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Essence of Rajasthan Tour

Visit the Land of the Rajput Kings and Explore a Vibrant Cultural Heritage

The tapestry of Rajasthan is so huge that every time you visit this northwestern state of India, you’ll discover something new and interesting. From one corner to another, the soil of Rajasthan is redolent with stories of valour of the Rajput kings. Whether you are interested in exploring palatial architecture, experiencing a unique culture, having a taste of adventure or absorbing spiritual charm, you’ll find it all in Rajasthan. And yet, there will be more for you to visit, explore and keep as wonderful memories. Some of the most famous cities in the state of Rajasthan include Jaipur, Ajmer, Bharatpur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Kota, Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. The gigantic That Desert alone has so much in store for you that you’ll perhaps never want to return. Created by Max Holidays, the Essence of Rajasthan Tour is aimed at helping you explore almost everything that makes Rajasthan one of the most coveted travel destinations on the face of earth. After your arrival and a sightseeing tour of Delhi (Old and New), catch your flight to Udaipur, famous as the ‘City of Lakes’. You’ll get a full day to visit the romantic city, its rich culture and vibrant heritage. Next, drive to Kumbhalgarh which is known for its massive fort, visiting the world-renowned Jain Temples of Ranakpur en route. The Deogarh Mahal is the next highlight of this tour. Next day, get ready for an exciting jeep safari and a visit to the local tribal villages of Rohetgarh. Jodhpur, the ‘Blue City’ of India is next on your list. The city attracts a large crowd for its beautiful forts and palaces. Drive to Kishangarh, which is located close to the city of Ajmer. After enjoying a wonderful sightseeing tour of Pushkar, where the world’s largest camel fair is held every year, reach Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. Visit multiple famous forts and palaces in the city along with an excursion to the Amer Fort and the Jaigarh Fort. Next, drive to Agra which shelters the Taj Mahal. Visit the ‘Ghost Town’ of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Finally, travel back to Delhi for your onward journey.

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Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival - Delhi

    Arrive at Indira Gandhi international airport and get received by our representative for an assisted transfer to your hotel.

  • Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing tour

    The beginning of the second day of Rajasthan essence tour will be on breakfast in the hotel restaurant after which you meet with your driver and guide in the hotel to start your first day of Rajasthan essence tour. Today you will be exploring the unique blend of Old and New Delhi which has too much to offer in terms of history, art, culture, architecture and spirituality.Start your trip from Old Delhi drive past through the Red Fort, visit Jama Masjid and enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride in the old and busy markets dating back to Mughal era. After finishing the visit to Old Delhi proceed to Raj Ghat to pay a visit the Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial.

    Later visit India Gate War Memorial, the beautiful and huge President’s Palace, Parliament building and other beautiful buildings nearby reminding you of the British Raj in Delhi. Continue drive to the other parts of the city to visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple

    Highlights : Night stay in the hotel.

  • Day 03 : Delhi - Udaipur (Flight)

    Take a flight to Udaipur after breakfast. At Udaipur pre arranged meeting with our representative and transfer to your hotel. After some relaxed time in your room enjoy a walk through the old town and explore the beautiful surroundings around the hotel.

  • Day 04 : Udaipur sightseeing

    Blessed with both natural as well as architectural beauty, the Romantic city of Udaipur has so much to attract the attention of the visitor. Start your sightseeing tour with a visit to Jagdish Temple and visit the most famous sites of City Palace Museum, Sahelion Ki Bari, Art Galley and Lake Fateh Sagar.

    In the evening enjoy ‘Light & Sound Show’ at the City Palace complex (September to April). Night stay at the hotel in Udaipur.

  • Day 05 : Udaipur - Ranakpur – Kumbhalgarh

    After breakfast, we will drive to Kumbhalgarh, enroute visiting the Ranakpur Jain Temple - built during the reign of the liberal and gifted Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century, in the AD 1439. From here, we will continue our drive to Kumbhalgarh

    Upon arrival in kumbhalgarh, check into your hotel. The massive fort, encompassed by a 36-km long wall, has seven majestic gates and seven ramparts, one within the other. Rounded bastions and high watchtowers strengthen the crenellated walls of the fort making it an impregnable structure.

    After wash and change, we will visit the great fort of Kumbhalgarh which is the birth place of Maharana Pratap. Standing on the top of a high hill, the majestic fort provides a panoramic view of Kumbhalgarh town. Also visit Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Covering the area of about 578 sq km the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Aravali Hills, west of the Kumbhalgarh Fort, on the leeward side. Panther, flying squirrel, wolf and many bird species can be seen here.

  • Day 06 : Kumbhalgarh – Deogarh

    In the morning after heartiest breakfast, we will drive to Deogarh. On arrival check into your pre booked hotel.

    Have some relax time and then enjoy the local sight seeing tour visiting the Deogarh Mahal – now rehabilitated to a heritage hotel and known for its beauty and bliss, Dashavatar Temple – beautiful temple that has been dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Night stay in your hotel at Deogarh.

  • Day 07 : Deogarh – Rohetgarh

    After breakfast, we will drive to Rohetgarh. Today we will enjoy the jeep safari and visit the local villages to witness the opium ceromony at Bishnoi village. Bishnoi’s are one of the community in Rajasthan which are known for their rich culture and for an art of living happy in scarcity of resources. Legally, they are only allowed to use opium for ‘religious’ purposes. In traditional occasions, the opium tea is made and served as a welcome drink and served to rest and relax.

  • Day 08 : Rohet - Jodhpur

    Following a leisurely breakfast, we will drive to Jodhpur. Welcome to the “Blue City” of India. The city reverberates with tales of antiques in the bareness of the desert.

    Visit Mehrangarh Fort erected by the Rathor King Rao Jodha , in 1459 A.D. The 120 meters high and huge fort is standing strong like a giant, projecting the city from a range of hills. It has strong walls and square towers all round it. Subtle barriers have been thrown across the roundabout ascent. Also visit Jaswant Thada, it was the cremation ground for the royal rulers of Jodhpur. Take a walk in the markets near the Clock Tower and then drive past through the beautiful palace of Umaid Bhawan which is now converted into a luxury hotel. The last point in our Jodhpur sightseeing tour will be Mandore Garden which is about 9 km from the city. Evening explore the market of the imperial city Jodhpur later return to hotel for overnight stay.

  • Day 09 : Jodhpur – Kishangarh

    After breakfast, we will drive to Kishangarh, town near Ajmer. Upon arrival, check into hotel. Founded by the prince of Jodhpur in 1609, Kishangarh has a beautiful palace, lake and a massive fort.

    Later we will visit Pushkar – one of the holiest place for Hindu community. Enjoy the splendid sightseeing tour of Pushkar. The main attraction at Pushkar is the famous Brahma Temple which happens to be the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. Every year in the month of November, Pushkar fair held where people from all over Asia come to sell and buy the cattle of different breeds. Take a holy dip in Pushkar lake which has 52 bathing Ghats. Spend some quiet time on the ghats of Pushkar Lake.

    Highlights : Drive back to Kishangarh to stay in your beautiful heritage hotel.

  • Day 10 : Kishangarh - Jaipur

    After a leisurely breakfast, we will drive to Jaipur. On reaching Jaipur check into your hotel and go for a sightseeing tour to explore the great cultural heritage of Jaipur. Drive through the ‘Pink city’ and visit Hawa Mahal which is considered to be one of the finest palaces of Rajasthan, the real treat to enjoy on your Rajasthan essence tour. Hawa Mahal is a five storied structure situated right on the road right in the middle of colourful bazaars. Built in the shape of the crown of Lord Krishna, the construction of this palace was done to allow the royal ladies to sit on the windows of the palace to witness day to day events and royal processings on the streets, as they did not appear in public or in front of the strangers. Later visit City Palace Museum to see the beautiful collection or arts and armour displayed in the museum. The last monument to be visited today is Jantar Mantar which is the largest observatory in the world

    Highlights : Free time and night stay in the hotel.

  • Day 11 : Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort excursion

    Wake up and have your breakfast early to get set for a most memorable time when you ride on an elephant’s back like a king to ascend the fort situated on the top of a hill. Drive to Amer Fort, situated 11 kms out of Jaipur city and start the ride from the foothill. Overlooking the city of Jaipur this magnificent fort was once the capital of the Kings of Jaipur untill they shifted to Jaipur. The Amer Fort (also called Amber Fort) has many attractive courtyards, halls, lawns and excellently carved gates.

    One can also take a drive further to visit Jaigarh Fort which overlooks the Amer Fort from ‘Cheel ka Teela’ hill. The fort was originally built to protect the capital of Amer Fort from any possible attack. At Jaigarh the largest canon of the world ‘Jaivana’ is displayed for the visitors.

    Spend time in exploring the colourful and crowded bazaars of Jaipur by walk or on a cycle rickshaw to have a real local experience.

  • Day 12 : Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

    Drive to Agra after breakfast. On the way to Agra take a stop at the deserted walled city of Fatehpur Sikri which was erected by Mughal Emperor Akbar and was used as their capital for about 15 years till they moved to Agra due to shortage of water in the area. There are many beautiful sites in Fatehpur Sikri including excellently designed halls, carved pillars, Dargah of Salim Chishti and Buland Darwaja. After visiting the city continue to Agra and check into the hotel upon arrival. In the afternoon visit the massive red sandstone structure of Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daulah and the very beautiful Taj Mahal which is one of the ‘Wonders of the World’.

  • Day 13 : Agra - Delhi

    Breakfast will be in the hotel and then spend some leisurely time on your own enjoying the hotel facilities or walking in the markets. Later drive to Delhi where you will be transferred to the airport directly to board your flight to home in the night on your day 13 of Rajasthan essence tour.

  • Day 14 : Delhi – Departure

    Departure of your flight from Delhi

What’s Included

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Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

13 nights in handpicked hotels

13 Breakfasts

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Rickshaw ride, Elephant ride, Folk dances.

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

International or domestic flights are not included

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa fee and charges

Monument and museum tickets

Meals not specified

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Trip Reviews

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Amelie | Perth Australia

14 Aug 2017

"The trip to Essence of Rajasthan, as the name says allot in itself makes you meet the soul of Rajasthan. I would love to come Udaipur once again as this place had so much to see and the beauty is magnificent. We went to Ranakpur, Jodhdur, Kumbhalgarh and many more places in Rajasthan. On arrival we were very well greeted. I am heartely thankful to the whole team of max for marvellous vacation."

  • 4.8
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Meran | Glasgow Uk

14 Aug 2017

"The tour was well organised along with excellent assistance received by Mr. Amit Dhingra. The driver also provided great services and was punctual. The tour met our expectations! Thanks! It was a great experience! We will absolutely recommend your travel agency!"

  • 4.0

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Essence of Rajasthan Tour

Travel Style

Comfort

Duration

14 Days

From
US $745
2 reviews
Start Point

Delhi

End Point

Delhi

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