Rajasthan Cultural Tour (10-Days)
This tour brings together the cultural extravaganza of Rajasthan involving all the makings of an experience that will allow you to capture a truly timeless culture of India. Journey begins from Delhi to Jodhpur and thereon to Pushkar, Ranthambore, Agra and finally back to Delhi. Along the tour you cannot help get captivated by Jaipur's past and present, its many constituent cultures and its remarkable cultural heritages. Architectural grandeur of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur makes your exploration so very worthwhile. Besides being a heritage city Jaipur is also considered to be one of the best planned cities in India. You can set out on a quest to enjoy some of the finest local feasts and festivals with traditional style and fervor in Pushkar. The tour also includes quality-oriented wilderness trip to Ranthambore Park. Out in the park, there is an abundance of surprises waiting for you. The journey gets more rewarding as you set your eye on the incomparable beauty and grandeur of Taj Mahal in Agra. Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, the other two UNESCO World Heritage Sites equally reward you with powerful memories. In every travel destination you take a walk through history and culture, which offers insight and challenges of a different kind. We assure you the highest and most personal standards of services.
- Trip length: 10 Days
- Activity: Cultural Tour
- Starts in: Delhi
- Ends in: Delhi
- Accommodation: Hotel
- Transpertation: Private car
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Day 02 - Drive from Delhi to Jodhpur
Day 03 - Sightseeing in Jodhpur
Day 04 - Drive from Jodhpur to Pushkar
Day 05 - Drive from Pushkar to Jaipur
Day 06 - Sightseeing in Jaipur
Day 07 - Drive from Jaipur to Ranthambore
Day 08 - Sightseeing in Ranthambore and wildlife excursion
Day 09 - Drive from Ranthambore to Agra and from Agra to Delhi &
Day 10 - Departure
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
As soon as you land at Delhi airport, our staff will be at your warm reception to escort you to your hotel. After getting thoroughly briefed about the travel plan, you can make all the apt travel preparations accordingly. You get to have free time to indulge in any kind of activities of your choice.
Day 2: Drive from Delhi to Jodhpur
After breakfast you will be chauffeured to Delhi airport to fly to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan. With warm reception and hospitality, our staff will escort you to your hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Jodhpur
Nicknamed as "Sun City", "Blue City" and also as "Marwar", Jodhpur is most soght after destination for its palaces, forts, temples and pictureque desert landscape. Thick stone wall encloses the city with its Nagauri gate, Merati gate, Sojati gate, Jalori gate, Siwanchi gate and Chand gate. Your well structured Jodhpur Sightseeing tour starts after breakfast with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort which towers the city at an elevation of 125 m. The fort has a musuem that has amzingly preserved India's miniatures, antique furnitures, palanquins, howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, musical instruments, costumes and many other object of historic value. Further on, you will be driven past the Clock Tower to visit Jaswant Thada, a white marble memorial of Maharja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899. There are two tombs residing near this historical monument. 20th century Umaid Bhavan Palace is your next destination. This palace got its name from its founder Maharaja Umaid Singh and locals also call this palace by the name "Chittar Palace" as it was constructed using chittar sandstone. Its architectural aesthetics include picturesque courtyards, spacious elegant rooms, beautiful balconies, royal residence, the Heritage hotel and museum. Other worthwhile visits are to Osiyan Temple, Girdikot and Sardar market and Maha Mandir. Eventually, you return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Drive from Jodhpur to Pushkar
After breakfast a culturally stimulating drive from Jodhpur takes you to Pushkar and eventually concludes at your hotel in Pushkar. The hotel caters to your every need. After delicious lunch, you venture on a quest to explore the cultural highlights of Pushkar. Pushkar, spread across an area of 5.10 sq.km, is regarded a very sacred Hindu pilgrimage for its 14th century Brahma temple, Savitri Temple, Rangji Temple, Warah Temple and Apteshwar Temple. It is most popular for its Pushkar fair which is celebrated for 5 days on the Kartik Purnima during the month of October or November. Besides Indians people from nooks and corners come to buy and sell camel During Pushkar fair and this is the major attraction of the fair. Pushkar Lake, a religious site, is the most frequented site for pilgrims who come here to achieve salvation by taking a bath in this lake. Pushkar sightseeing tour gets more fascinating as you head towards legendary Pushkar Palace to witness the sheer mystism of Indian archiecture and arts. Lastly, you return to your hotel with insightful travel experience.
Day 5: Drive from Pushkar to Jaipur
Leaving behind Pushkar with the lasting memories, you will be driven to Jaipur after breakfast. On reaching your hotel in Jaipur, you get to enjoy the high quality services. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is popularly called "Pink City" and was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. In the evening, you can stroll around the bustling city at your own pace.
Day 6: Sightseeing in Jaipur
Jaipur sightseeing journey commences after breakfast. Your professional guide takes you to the vibrant cultural spots. One such site is Amber Fort which you will definitely find an absolute delight. Riding on an elephant to the courtyard of Amber Palace, you walk down the times of ancient Indian kings and receive grand royal reception. Marvelous architecture of the fort reflects both Hindu and Muslim influences. Carpet weaving industry has brought in huge income generation and employment opportunities in Jaipur. If you wish to see in person how carpets are manufactured, you can visit weaving centers. After lunch, you continue sightseeing other sites like Jaipur Maharaja's City Palace, the Palace of Wind, Nahargarh Fort and Jantar Mantar stone Observatory. All these palaces are living history of bravery and valor of Jaipur's legendary Kings and the richness of ancient Indian architecture, arts and culture. History has it that during the reign of kings and queens, women from royal background was secluded from the outside world to live within the walls of the Palace of Wind which in Jaipur is called Hawa Mahal. With huge insights, you return to your hotel for dinner and night cap.
Day 7: Drive from Jaipur to Ranthambore
After breakfast you will head towards Ranthambore. The drive crosses past deciduous forests and an undulating verdant terrain. Our staff will escort you to your hotel in Ranthambore.
Day 8: Sightseeing in Ranthambore and wildlife excursion
Early in the morning after having breakfast you begin exploring the wilderness of Ranthambore Park on a jeep safari with a guide. Spread across an area of 400 sq. km, Ranthambhor wildlife sanctuary is the home to about 25 tigers, 40 leopards, sambhar, chital, nilgai, chinkara, langur, wild boar, peafowl, leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sloth bear, marsh crocodile pythons and many other rare species. The park also boasts the most extensive collection of fauna. Padam Talab, Rajbagh and Milak Talab are the three breathtaking lakes that have doubled the charm of the Park. You even get to see tigers walking graciously and fearlessly around the park. The park got its name from 11th century Ranthambore fort which stands proud on top of the hill overlooking the captivating view of the entire park. In a nutshell, the park is a veritable paradise for ardent wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. After wildlife experience, you get extra leisure time before overnighting at your hotel.
Day 9: Drive from Ranthambore to Agra and from Agra to Delhi
Journey towards Agra immediately starts after breakfast. On reaching your hotel in Agra, we make all necessary travel arrangement to make your stay memorable. In the meantime you can enjoy the services of the hotel. An experienced guide will take you to Taj Mahal after lunch. Taj Mahal is regarded one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a World Heritage. It was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz and thus represents the immortal love of a husband for his wife. The mere mention of Taj Mahal conjures of an image of marvelous architectural jewels which for centuries have held the entire world spellbound with its unparalled beauty. You even get an opportunity to visit Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, the other two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the evening, you drive back to your hotel in Delhi.
Day 10: Departure
After breakfast, you will be driven to Delhi airport to board a flight back to your home town.