Experience the best of India with our 15-day Taj Mahal and Historical Rajasthan Tour Package. Visit the world-famous Taj Mahal and enjoy a guided tour of the Beautiful Rajasthan. Explore the Pink city of Jaipur, the golden city of Jaisalmer and the majestic city of Udaipur. Enjoy a traditional camel ride in the Thar Desert and take in the breathtaking views of the Aravalli Hills. Discover the fascinating culture and history of Rajasthan with visits to ancient forts, palaces and temples. Enjoy a comfortable stay in some of the finest hotels and resorts of Rajasthan. Visit the Tour Planner Rajasthan website to plan a memorable and hassle-free tour of India's most colorful state.
Welcome to India! You will be received at Indira Gandhi International airport by one of our executives and later shall be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay. Remaining time is completely at leisure.
After having a leisurely breakfast, move out for a daylong sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation, the iconic Qutub Minar, stunning Lotus temple and other attractions. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk— Old Delhi's most famous market—where you'll be able to shop for everything from saris to silver jewellery. Post noon, drive past India gate, Parliament house and President's house. By the evening return back to the hotel. Optional sound and light show tour at Akshardham temple. Overnight at the hotel.
After having breakfast, drive straight to Shekhawati region. Arrive Mandawa first - this small market town has more of a rural Rajasthani village feel and dozens of decorated Shekhawati havelis and is dominated by an imposing fort, turned into a hotel. For a panoramic view over the town, head up to the terrace of the Mandawa Castle. Continue to Mukundgarh - This town is a renowned craft center. In addition, you'll find one of the biggest havelis in the region there, as well as a fort. Overnight stay in Nawalgarh.
After having breakfast at the hotel, checkout Later drive to Nawalgarh - a vibrant town with a great blend of accommodation and painted havelis, which number in the hundreds. The finest frescoes can be found here. Also visit the small town of Dundlod which has a small number of havelis with impressive murals as well as a fort at its center. Return back to Nawalgarh for overnight stay.
Drive to the Thar Desert and to the historic city of Bikaner in northeastern Rajasthan. Enroute visit Fatehpur - founded in the mid 15th century and taken over by Shekhawati Rajputs in the 18th century, has many painted havelis. Continue to Bikaner and arrive and check in at the hotel. Established by Rao Bika, the son of Maharaja Rao Jodha (the founder of Jodhpur), in 1488, Bikaner quickly became an important stop on the trade route between Central Asia and the Gujarat coast, before becoming an important cultural center for arts and architecture under Mughal rule in the 16th century. After checking in, a half-day sightseeing tour of this beautiful city starts with a visit to the majestic Junagarh Fort, which was built by Raja Rai Singhji between 1571 and 1611. Inspired by his overseas trips, Junagarh Fort comprises palaces, temples, pavilions, monuments, and art. Also visit a Camel Breeding Farm by the evening.
Drive to Jaisalmer today and halt at Deshnok and visit Karni Mata temple also known as Rat temple along the way. Later drive to Jaisalmer, nicknamed as the "Golden City" for the yellow sandstone this fortified citadel is made of. Upon arrival, you will be driven straight to the Sam Sand Dunes to enjoy a camel ride and see the sunset. Evening folk dance performances followed by dinner at the camps. Overnight stay at the desert camps.
Drive to Jaisalmer city and visit the beautifully-carved Jain temples and the city's magnificent Havelis (merchants' mansions), including Patwon ki Haveli (the largest) and Nathmal Ki Haveli, built at the end of the 19th century. Also visit Bada Bagh, a garden complex with several royal cenotaphs. It's a great place to admire the sunset and photograph the walled city. You can also walk down to Gadisar Lake, a water reservoir located south of the fortress. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Drive to Jodhpur today and enroute visit the ruins of ancient sacred temples of Osian. Osian was a great trading center between the 08th and 12th centuries. Today it is a desert oasis with sixteen Brahmanical and Jain temples, beautifully sculpted & designed, most of which have stood the ravages of time. The largest of these are Sachiya Mata Temple & Mahavir Jain temple which are both functional. Continue your journey to Jodhpur. Arrive and check in. Jodhpur is also known as the blue city, due to the city's houses being painted in blue. It is the cultural capital of Rajasthan, with historic temples, forts, and palaces, fascinating architecture, and beautiful art. In the evening, take a stroll around the Clock Tower area and the beautiful local bazaars in the winding narrow streets and return back to the hotel.
After having breakfast, take a tour of the majestic Mehrangarh Fort built in 1459. It is one of the most formidable and impressive structures in India and is an architectural marvel. After exploring the fort, continue your tour to the royal cenotaphs of Jaswant Thada. Later, we leave the arid desert behind and drive through the beautiful Rajasthani countryside and the Aravalli Hills on our way to the 'City of Lakes' Udaipur. Enroute, take a halt at the beautiful Jain temples of Ranakpur, supported by 1444 marble pillars, each of them intricately and artistically carved, yet no two of them are alike. We continue our drive to the lakeside city of Udaipur, also known as the most romantic city in India. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Evening you may stroll around the shores of Lake Pichola to watch the sunset over the city's beautiful temples, palaces, hills, ghats (stairs).
After having a leisurely breakfast, your tour of Udaipur begins with a visit to the beautiful City Palace on the shores of Lake Pichola. Comprising several different palaces built over the generations by various Maharanas (warrior kings), who ruled over Udaipur at the time, the complex has different architectural styles and elaborate detailing like the filigreed balconies, beautiful carvings and painted frescoes. Next visit the biggest and most beautiful temple in Udaipur, the Jagdish Temple, which was built in 1651. Post lunch, visit Saheliyon Ki Bari, or the Garden of the Maids, which was built to provide an escape from the overpowering heat of the court for the queen and her ladies in waiting. This ornamental garden includes fountains, pools, pavilions, and statues in it. At sunset, take a boat ride on Lake Pichola to appreciate the beauty of this romantic city from the calm and tranquil waters. Visit Bagore ki Haveli for enjoying a cultural performance of Rajasthani Folk Dances. Overnight at the hotel.
After having breakfast, drive to the holy town of Pushkar. On the way you shall visit Chittorgarh. The Chittorgarh fort is the epitome of Rajput bravery and culture and it is one of the largest forts in India. Later continue to Pushkar - a small town on the edge of the desert with a quiet lake, small hills, and several temples. It is home to the one and only Brahma temple in the world and is an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus. Visit the Temple and spend some time by the sacred lake. In the evening, attend a prayer ceremony in Varaha Ghat, where you can hear the sound of the bells ringing from the surrounding temples as the sun goes down. Overnight at the hotel.
After having your breakfast, checkout and drive to Jaipur today. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Evening is free to explore the bazaars in and around the walled city.
Early in the morning drive to the 16th century Amber Fort. Ascend on an elephant that transports you to the lofty fort, where you enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. Later in the afternoon visit the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire, Hawa Mahal (palace of winds) and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory. Evening you have the option of having dinner at an ethnic rural village or at the hilltop of Nahargarh which offers a breathtaking night view of Jaipur. Overnight at your hotel.
After having your breakfast, checkout and drive to the erstwhile mughal citadel of Agra and stop by Abhaneri stepwells enroute. Visit the Harshat Mata Temple and India's deepest and largest stepwell, the impressive Chand Baori. Later continue your journey to the 16th-century Fatehpur Sikri - the abandoned citadel of Emperor Akbar. Finally reach Agra and check in at your hotel for overnight stay.
Early morning at sunrise, visit the epitome of love – the world famous Taj Mahal! Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers. Continuing the tour visit the grand Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. Later, drive back to New Delhi and upon arrival you have the option of some last minute shopping or having dinner at one of the local restaurants. At appropriate time, you will be transferred to the International airport for your onward journey [The Tour Ends]