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*Note: Exact hotels of your tour will be confirmed 15-20 days prior to tour. Hotels mentioned are symbolic and can be changed to similar hotel. Unless mentioned: Base category room calculated.
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Rajasthan Calling

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Tour Start Location

New Delhi

Tour End Location

New Delhi

General Inclusions

  • Elephant ride for uphill and jeeps for downhill at the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Sunset Boat ride in Lake Pichola
  • Presently applicable taxes
  • 16-nights’ accommodation in sharing Double or Twin room basis
  • Breakfasts in the residing hotels (starting from day 02)
  • 02 dinners in Ranthambore
  • Dinner & Camel ride in Desert Camp
  • Private AC transport as per program in appropriate sized vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guides for sightseeing as per program

General Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, insurance or visa fees
  • Personal expenses of any nature
  • Camera or video fee
  • Tips or gratuity (not compulsory but recommended and appropriate)
  • Major meals (lunch, dinner) unless specified
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘Package Costs Includes’
  • Entrances to monuments/activities (supplement given)

Compliments from Truly India

  • Warm welcome with fresh flower garlands on arrival in India
  • 02 water bottles per person in vehicle per day
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi market
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Mumbai

Arrive at ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport’ Mumbai. Meet with our company representative, warm welcome with fresh flower garlands & then transfer to hotel in your private Vehicle.

On arrival, check-in. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Mumbai

Post breakfast, proceed on a city tour. Includes visit of Dhobi Ghat- a unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. All for a pittance. The “laundries” are called “Ghats”: row upon row of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone

Mani Bhavan,it is a simple old-style, two storied building. Whenever Gandhiji was in Mumbai between 1917 to 1934, he stayed here. It is now converted into a museum and research centre. Admire the collection of Indian paintings and sculptures at the Prince of Wales Museum, visit Jehangir Art Gallery. Later, drive past monuments built during the British era such as Gateway of India, Mumbai University, Rajabai Clock Tower, High Court and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (VT).

Also visit Crawford Market, in the evening, cruise past Marine Drive in your vehicle and reach Colaba.

Optionally explore Colaba on your foot. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3Mumbai – Udaipur

Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to airport to board the flight to Udaipur.

Upon arrival check-in and overnight at hotel in Udaipur.

Day 4Udaipur

Breakfast at hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Udaipur city.

Udaipur city tour comprises of visit to Sahelion-ki-Bari, which is good example of the art of landscaping, a beautiful garden was built for the 48 maidens meant to be a part of the dowry of the princess. Arrive at City Palace, Standing on the edge of the Lake Pichola and built by Maharaja Udai Singh, the gorgeous City Palace is a marvel in marble. Majestically set on a hill, it is accentuated with balconies, towers and cupolas along with superb views of the lake and the city that can be admired from the upper terraces
Later, a short walk to the Jagdish Temple, lets you immerse in local life & get great pictures. Late afternoon/early evening, you will have boat ride in Lake Pichola, ride takes you to visit Jag Mandir – the first island palace on Lake Pichola.

Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 5Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh

After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to Kumbhalgarh (85kms/2-3hours).

Upon reaching the Kumbhalgarh, check-in at the hotel.

Later proceed to visit Kumbhalgarh fort includes visit of Halla Pol, Hanuman Pol, Bhairon Pol, Nimboo Pol, Paghra Pol, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Vedi Temple, Ganesh Temple,Parsvanath Temple, Bawan Devri Temple, Mamadeo Temple, Kumbha Palace, Birth Place of Maharana Pratap, Badal Mahal.

Overnight in Kumbhalgarh.

Day 6Kumbhalgarh – Ranakpur – Jodhpur

After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur (190kms/4-5 hours) en route stop at Ranakpur Jain Temples.

Dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha, Ranakpur Jain Temples include several other temples within the campus like the Surya Temple, Chaumukha Temple, Amba Temple and the Parshwanath Temple.

On arrival in Jodhpur, check in to hotel, overnight.

Day 7Jodhpur – Dunes

After your scrumptious breakfast leave for the sightseeing trip. Visit Jaswant Thada – also known as the Taj Mahal of Mewar, Mehrangarh Fort – a spectacular fort perched upon a hill and offering panoramic views of the Jodhpur city and Mandore. Later visit the magnificent Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum. Also visit Clock tower & city market.

Later drive to the next destination Dunes Camp(280Kms/5-6hrs).

Once you reach, you will be comfortably transferred to the Camp where you can complete the check-in formalities.

After straightening your back, you will be taken to the magnificent Sand Dunes in the evening. Sam Sand Dunes is a perfect place to witness matchless sunset views. Experience Camel ride to the Sunset Point.

Return to camp. Lively folk dances and musical performances will leave a long lasting impression on you.

Enjoy an overnight stay at the Camp.

Day 8Dunes – Jaisalmer

Post breakfast checkout from the Camp and proceed to Jaisalmer-Founded by Maharana Jaisal Singh, a Rajput Singh in 1156 AD, the city derives its name from the ruler itself.

Upon arrival at Jaisalmer, accommodate at the pre booked hotel.

The city is quite famous for the Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Sonar Quila. The town bustles with various shops, hotels and ancient havelis and is considered as the only living fort in India. Inside this fort, visit the Raj Mahal (royal palace), the Laxminath Temple and several Jain temples. The palace museum has a huge collection of the items belonging to the royal era.

Other attractions that you will visit include Patwon-ki-Haveli, Gadsisar Lake (built in the 14th century by Maharawal Gadsi for the conservation of rain water) and Sam Sand Dunes.

Overnight stay.

Day 9Jaisalmer – Bikaner

Post breakfast drive the next destination Bikaner (330Kms/5-6hrs). ON arrival, visit Junagarh Fort which consists of courtyards, kiosks and balconies. Next, visit the camel breeding farm, a unique farm in Asia and Karni Mata Temple also known as Rat Temple.

Upon arrival accommodate at the pre booked hotel. Overnight

Day 10Bikaner – Jaipur

Post breakfast, drive to Jaipur (330kms/5-6hours)

Upon arrival in Jaipur, accommodate at the pre booked hotel. Overnight.

Day 11Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur

We start with Amber Fort. Elephant ride uphill & Jeep ride downhill at the fort. Nostalgic Amber Fort, near Jaipur in Rajasthan, is one of the most well-known and most-visited forts in India. During downhill, visit a very heritage structure – Panna-Meena ka kund, which is a square-shaped stepwell, with adjoining stairs on all four sides and a room on the northern wall.

We will make our way back to the city, en-route we will stop at Jal Mahal, Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. Short stops at the Jewel & Carpet Workshops in Jaipur are must to witness how the local artisans create marvels from raw materials.

Later in the second half of the day, visit Jantar Mantar, a large grassy enclosure containing eighteen huge stone astronomical measuring devices constructed between 1728 and 1734. City Palace, originally built by Jai Singh in the 1720s and having lost none of its original pomp and splendour. Before you start exploring the local markets, stop for photography at the one world’s most famous façade Hawa Mahal.

Post your exploration in the local market. Return to hotel & overnight.

Day 12Jaipur – Ranthambore

Post breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive towards Ranthambore (190Kms/4hrs).

Upon arrival, check-in at the pre booked Jungle resort.

Later proceed for the Jungle safari at Ranthambore National Park with naturalists in open jeep.

Considered as one of the biggest national parks in northern India in 1980, will offer you to witness, close with many wildlife’s like peacocks, bears, gazelles, sloths, wild boars and no doubt Bengal tigers. See the beautiful vivid variety of birds and animal flocking/relaxing in their region.

Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 13Ranthambore – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

Post breakfast, checkout and drive towards Fatehpur Sikri (240kms,4-5 hours), best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. And said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. Highly popular amongst them is Buland Darwaza, which is titled as the largest gateway in the world.

Continue moving towards Agra (20kms,30minutes). On arrival, proceed for sightseeing,

Visit Agra Fort; Agra has one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Visit a Marble Workshop; local artisans showcase their skill of Marble Inlay work in these workshops. The artisans in Agra are believed to be the descendants of the artists who were actual workers of Taj Mahal.

Post sightseeing transfer to hotel, overnight stay.

Day 14Agra – Delhi

Early morning wake-up call and sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. (timings would vary as per season). Sunrise is by far the best time to visit the Taj Mahal. Not just because the early morning light turns the dome of the temple a soft, golden colour, but because this is the time when there are the least amount of tourists. Described by Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore as “a teardrop on the face of eternity”, the Taj Mahal is undoubtedly the zenith of Mughal architecture.

Return to hotel, daily routine & breakfast. Later checkout and drive towards Delhi (200Kms-4 hours).

On arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 15Delhi

Post Breakfast. Proceed for Delhi’s tour.

Start the Delhi tour by visiting memorial of Mahatma Gandhi ‘Raj Ghat’ & then visit Jama Masjid (one of India’s biggest mosque). A rickshaw-ride through the narrowest lanes of Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi) will entice you, surprise you & might intimidate you, but for sure, these chaotic streets will give you an experience of a lifetime.

Cruise on your rickshaw through many small lanes, such as silver market, book market, wedding market etc. Your rickshaw will come at a halt in ‘Khari Baoli’ – spice market, and then have a walk around in the area. Return to your vehicle by rickshaw-ride & then drive past the majestic Red Fort- where Indian PM unfurls the flag every 15th August (Independence Day) & addresses the nation.

Next visit to a Sikh Temple ‘Bangla Sahib’ & then drive past major govt buildings such as Presidents Palace, Parliament House, India Gate circle.

Later proceed to visit Humayun’s Tomb, Humayun’s tomb is sublimely well proportioned, seeming to float above its symmetrical gardens. It’s thought to have inspired the Taj Mahal, which it predates by 60 years. Lotus Temple for a short exterior photography stop;

Post Lotus temple proceed to visit Qutub Minar; The Qutab Minar, soaring Afghan-style victory tower and minaret, erected by sultan Qutb-ud-din in 1193 to proclaim his supremacy over the vanquished Hindu rulers of Qila Rai Pithora. Also visit a Kashmiri Co-operative, enjoy a Kashmiri Tea ‘Kahwa’ here when you witness the artisians presenting their local arts & products.

Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

Day 16Delhi Departure

This day brings the end of wonderful tour, post breakfast proceeds to airport for the flight to onwards destination.

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