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The Royal Rajasthan

Destinations

Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

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DAY 01 : Arrival at Delhi & day at leisure.

On your arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative who will help you with your transfer to the hotel where you can relax.

Delhi Red-Fort-Delhi

Delhi

The Capital of India, Delhi is the 3rd largest city and an epitome of architectural extravaganza. It is often the starting city for the Indian Golden Triangle tour. Delhi also is the crowned city to lead the standards of hospitality, being numbered top in the list of Alluring India Tour’s luxury private tours. It comprises of “Old Delhi”- the capital of Muslim India and “New Delhi” the imperial city created as the nation’s capital by the British. A unique blend of tradition and modernity is prominently visible to its guests as soon they arrive. Here you can come across multiple cultures, languages, traditions and people in complete harmony. 

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DAY 02 : Full day sightseeing of Delhi visiting Red Fort, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Breakfast will be at hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing tour.

Raj Ghat:

The mortal remains of Mahatma Gandhi were cremated on this spot on the west bank of the river Yamuna on the evening of January 31, 1948. A simple open platform inscribed with the Mahatma's last words, 'Hey Ram' (Oh God) is set in a garden with fountains and a variety of trees. 

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in the country, with a capacity to accommodate 25000 devotees at a time. It was built under the reign of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1656 AD. It is also called the Friday congregational mosque because people of the Islam faith turn up in large numbers to offer their prayers on Fridays. The mosque is a great example of architectural expertise that existed during the Mughal period. It is a blend of both Hindu and Mughal style of architecture. It is an important part of the sightseeing tour of Delhi due to its beautiful architecture and Alluring India Tour's knowledgeable guides will help you explore this part of old Delhi.

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Qutub Minar

The Qutub Minar is claimed to be the tallest brick minaret in the world and is a must visit during sightseeing in Delhi. The minaret is 234 feet high and the highest individual tower in the world, with other towers being the Great Pagoda in Pekin, China and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

It was built by the founder of the slave dynasty named ‘Qutub-ud-din Aibak’ in the 12th century to honor the victory of a Mughal King Mohammed Ghori over the Rajputs. It was completed in the 13th century by his son-in-law and successor Iltutmish.  Built exclusively in red brick and sandstone, this minaret is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic architecture and is today a pat of the UNESCO World Heritage Site community.  It has often been viewed as a symbol of the military might of the Turko-Afghan dynasty.

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India Gate India Gate

India Gate

India Gate is a memorial to the brave soldiers who were killed in the World War I.  It is build in shape of an arch that is 42 meters in height, and is called the ‘All India War Memorial’. It is considered as the national monument of the country and forms a vital component of the sightseeing in Delhi.  The monument comprises of an eternal flame dedicated to the Indian soldiers. This flame is known as ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ meaning the 'Flame of the eternal soldiers'.

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Red Fort Red Fort

Red Fort

Red Fort was the seat of Mughal rulers in India and is one of the most popular sightseeing places in Delhi. Popularly known as the ‘Lal Quila’, it is one of the most significant monuments in Delhi. ‘Lal’ is the Hindi word for 'Red' and ‘Quila’ is the Hindi word for a 'Fort'. The famous ruler ‘Shah Jahan’ built this fort in the 17th century on the banks of the river Yamuna. It took around a decade for its completion with its construction beginning in 1938. While in the past it served as an important place for base of the Mughal empire, even today it is known for its architectural grandeur and the prime minister of the country addresses the citizens from this fort, on the Independence day of the country. Alluring India Tour offers the most comprehensive tour of Delhi including a visit to the Red Fort, with a highly experienced guide who will not leave any stones unturned to make your visit to Delhi truly worthwhile.

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You shall also visit the Parliament Building & the Rashtrapati Bhavan which is the President’s House.

Day 03: After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your drive for Mandawa (250 kms / 5 hrs) where you will check-in at hotel and relax for the evening.



Mandawa

Mandawa, earlier known as ‘Mandu ki dhani’, ‘Mandu ka bas’ or ‘Manduwas’,  is situated in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. This town is known for its fascinating havelis (mansion) and is often referred as the ‘open art gallery’ of Rajasthan because of the entire region of Shekhawati.

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Reach & check in at the hotel and relax.

Overnight will be at hotel in Mandawa. 

Day 04: Enjoy your breakfast & later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Mandawa visiting Mandawa Fort, Gulab Rai Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, and Bansidhar Newatia Haveli.

Overnight will be at Mandawa.

Day 05: After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your drive for Bikaner (160 kms / 4 hrs) where you will check-in at hotel and relax for the evening.



Bikaner

Situated in the north of Rajasthan, the city of Bikaner boasts of its historical & architectural opulence spread across an enormous expanse of sand dunes. Bikaner is known for its ancient temples, gorgeous palaces, red sandstone ‘havelis’ (mansions) & the camel breeding farm. It has the world’s largest Camel research and breeding farm and is the only Camel breeding centre in the entire continent of its kind. Camel breed of this region is considered to be the best riding camel in the world.

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Day 06: Enjoy your breakfast & later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Bikaner visiting Junagagarh Fort & Karni Mata Temple.

Enjoy your leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Bikaner.

Junagarh Fort

Junagarh Fort is a fort in the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits. It is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. The modern city of Bikaner has developed around the fort.

The fort complex was built under the supervision of Karan Chand, the Prime Minister of Raja Rai Singh, the sixth ruler of Bikaner, who ruled from 1571 to 1611 AD. Construction of the walls and associated moat commenced in 1589 and was completed in 1594. It was built outside the original fort of the city, about 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from the city centre. Some remnants of the old fort are preserved near the Lakshmi Narayan temple.

Historical records reveal that despite the repeated attacks by enemies to capture the fort, it was not taken, except for a lone one-day occupation by Kamran Mirza. Kamran was the second son of the Mughal Emperor Babur who attacked Bikaner in 1534, which was then ruled by RaoJait Singh. In the battle, the Mughals were defeated by Rathors. Kamran then returned to Lahore.

The 5.28 hectares large fort precinct is studded with palaces, temples and pavilions. These buildings depict a composite culture, manifest in the mix of architectural styles.

Junagarh fort is located in the arid region of the Thardesert of Rajasthan bordered on the northwest by the Aravalli range, a range of mountains in western India. Part of the desert area is in Bikaner city, which is one of the three desert triangle cities; the other two cities are Jaisalmer and Jodhpur. The name of the place where Bikaner city with its forts was established was then known as Jungladesh.

Before the present Junagarh Fort was built, an old stone fort existed in the city. This fort was built in 1478 by RaoBika who established the city of Bikaner in 1472. RaoBika was the second son of Maharaja RaoJodha of the Rathor clan, the founder of Jodhpur city. He conquered the large arid lands to the northern region of Rajasthan to set up his domain. As the second son of Jodha he had no chance of inheriting his father's territory of Jodhpur or to the title of Maharaja. He, therefore, reconciled and decided to build his own kingdom at Bikaner at the place then called "Jungladesh". Bikaner, though a partly of the Thar Desert, was considered an oasis on the trade route between Central Asia and the Gujarat coast since it had adequate spring water sources. Bika's name was thus tagged to the Bikaner city as well as to the then state of Bikaner ("the settlement of Bika") that he established. The history of Bikaner and the fort within it thus start with Bika. It was only about 100 years later that Bikaner's fortunes flourished under Raja RaiSinghji, the sixth ruler of Bikaner, who ruled from 1571 to 1611. During the Mughal Empire's rule in the country, he accepted the suzerainty of the Mughals and held a high position of an army general in the court of Emperor Akbar and his son EmperorJahangir. His successful war exploits by way of winning half of Mewar kingdom won him accolades and rewards from the Mughal emperors. He was gifted the jagirs (lands) of Gujarat and Burhanpur. With the large revenue earned from these jagirs, he built the Junagarh fort on a plain land, which has an average elevation of 760 feet (230 m). The formal foundation ceremony for the fort was held on 17 February 1589 and the fort was completed on 17 January 1594. Raja RaiSinghji, was an expert in arts and architecture and the knowledge that he acquired during his several sojourns to several countries are amply reflected in the numerous monuments he built in the Junagarh fort.Thus the fort, a composite structure, became an outstanding example of architecture and a unique centre of art, amidst the Thar desert.

Karan Singh who ruled from 1631 to 1639, under the suzerainty of the Mughals, built the Karan Mahal palace. Later rulers added more floors and decorations to this Mahal. Anup Singh, who ruled from 1669–98, made substantial additions to the fort complex, with new palaces and the Zenana quarter (royal dwelling for females). He refurbished the Karan Mahal with a Diwan-i-Am (public audience hall) and called it the AnupMahal. Gaj Singh who ruled from 1746 to 1787 refurbished the Chandra Mahal (the Moon palace). Following him, Surat Singh ruled from 1787 to 1828 and he lavishly decorated the audience hall (see picture in info box) with glass and lively paintwork. Dungar Singh who reigned from 1872 to 1887 built the BadalMahal (the weather palace) named so in view of a painting of falling rain and clouds (a rare event in arid Bikaner). Ganga Singh who ruled from 1887 to 1943 built the Ganga Niwas Palace, which has towers at the entrance patio. This palace was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob. Ganga Singh's son Sadul Singh succeeded his father in 1943 but acceded to the Union of India in 1949. He died in 1950

Bikaner came under the suzerainty of the British Raj under a treaty of paramountcy signed in 1818, where after the Maharajas of Bikaner invested heavily on refurbishing their Junagarh fort.However, during the 18th century, before this treaty was signed, there was internecine war between rulers of Bikaner and Jodhpur and also amongst other Thakur, which was put down by the British troops. It is reported that during the attack by Jodhpur army, of the two entrances to the fort (one in the east and the other in the west), the eastern entrance and the southern rampart were damaged; marks of cannon balls fired are seen on the southern façade of the fort.

Ganga Singh was the best-known king among the Rajasthan princes. A favourite of the British Raj, he earned the title of Knight Commander of the Star of India. He served as a member of the Imperial War Cabinet, represented the country at the Imperial First World War Conferences and the British Empire at the Versailles Peace Conference and was aware of the shift of fortunes in the World War II but died in 1943, before the war was won by the allies. His contribution to the building activity in Junagarh involved separate halls for public and private audience in the Ganga Mahal and a durbar hall for formal functions. The hall where he held his Golden Jubilee as a ruler of Bikaner is now a museum. He also got a new palace - north of Junagarh fort - designed and built by Swinton, the third of the new palaces built in Bikaner and named it Lalgarh Palace in the name of his father and shifted his residence from Junagarh fort to this palace in 1902. The royal family still lives in a special suite in the Lalbagh palace, which they have converted into a heritage hotel.

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Karni Mata Temple

Karni Mata Temple is a popular and unusual holy shrine of India. This Temple is in a small town of Deshnok, which is located at a distance of 30 kms in south of Bikaner in Rajasthan. Karni Mata Mandir is easily accessible by regular buses from Bikaner and Jodhpur. To ensure a comfortable journey, one can also opt for taxis that can be availed from anywhere in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Karni, who is regarded as the incarnation of MaaDurga.

In the 14th century, Goddess Karni is said to have lived and performed many miracles during her existence. Karni Mata was a mystic, who led a virtuous life committed to the service of the poor and the oppressed of all communities. The goddess is said to have laid the foundation of Deshnoke. As per the stories, once when her youngest son drowned, Goddess Karni asked Yama (the god of death) to bring him back to life.

Lord Yama replied that he could not return her son's life. Thus, Karni Mata, being an incarnation of Goddess Durga, restored the life of her son. At this point of time, she announced that her family members would die no longer; in fact they would incarnate in the form of rats (kabas) and ultimately, these rats would come back as the members of her family. In Deshnok, there are around 600 families that assert to be the descendants of Karni Mata.

The present temple dates back to the 15th century, when it was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh of Bikaner. The striking façade of the temple is wholly built in marble. Inside the temple complex, one can see a pair of silver doors before the main shrine of the Goddess. These solid silver doors were donated by Maharaja Gaj Singh, on his visit to this temple.

In the main shrine, the image of the goddess is placed with holy things at her feet. Surrounded by rats, Karni Mata is holding a trishul (trident) in one of her hands. The image of Karni Mata is 75 cms tall, decked with a mukut (crown) and a garland of flowers. On her either side, images of her sisters are placed. Karni Mata Temple attracts numerous tourists and pilgrims throughout the year, due to its unique presiding beings.

The temple has around 20,000 rats that are fed, protected and worshipped. Many holes can be seen in the courtyard of this temple. In the vicinity of these holes, one can see rats engaged in different activities. The Rats can be seen here eating from huge metal bowls of milk, sweets and grains. To make the holy rats safe, wires and grills are sited over the courtyard to avoid the birds of prey and other animals.

It is regarded auspicious, if a rat (kaba) runs across one's feet. Even, a glimpse of kaba (white rat) is considered promising and fruitful. Twice a year, a festival is celebrated in the honor of Karni Mata. A grand fair is organized during this time and people come here to seek the blessings of the Goddess.

Karni Mata was born on 2 October 1387 in the village of Suwap in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. The seventh daughter of Mehoji Charan and his wife Deval Devi, her original name was Ridhubai. According to legend, she earned the honorific name Karni at age six by miraculously curing her aunt. Mata—a term meaning "mother"— was commonly added to the names of those worshipped as mother goddesses. She married DipojiCharan of the village of Sathika around AD 1415 but did not live a conventional "married life."

Later on she arranged the marriage of her husband with her younger sister Gulab. She lived in her in-laws' village for about two years before leaving with her followers and a herd of cattle to live a nomadic life, camping at sunset. One such camp was made at the village Jangloo, but a servant of RaoKanha who was ruler of the place, denied them access to water for people and cows. On this, Karni Mata declared her follower RaoRidmalof Chandasar as new ruler of the village and continued on her journey. When she reached near Deshnok, RaoKanha himself came to oppose her camping but he died Karnimata stopped further wandering and started living there. Her husband Depoji died in AD 1454. Rats became sacred in her temple when Karni Mata's stepson Laxman drowned in a tank he was attempting to drink from.

Legend has it that Karnimata implored Yama, the god of Death; though he at first refused, Yama eventually relented, permitting Laxman and all of Karnimata's male children to be reincarnated as rats. In AD 1453, she gave her blessing to RaoJodha of Jodhpur for conquering Ajmer, Merta and Mandor. In 1457, she went to Jodhpur at RaoJodha's request to lay the cornerstone of the fort at Jodhpur.

Her first temple was constructed in the village of Mathaniya during her lifetime by her follower Amara Charan. In AD 1472, she arranged the marriage of RaoBika(the fifth son of RaoJodha) and Rang Kunwar (daughter of RaoShekha of Pungal) to turn the enmity of the Rathor and Bhatian families into friendship. In 1485, she laid the foundation stone of the fort of Bikaner at the request of RaoBika. In 1538, Karniji went to visit Maharaja of Jaisalmer. She was travelling back to Deshnok with her stepson Poonjar and a few other followers on 21 March AD 1538. They were near Gadiyala and Girirajsar of Kolayat district in Bikaner district where she asked the caravan to stop for water. She disappeared there, reportedly at the age of 151 years.

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Return back to the hotel and overnight will be at Bikaner.

Day 07: After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your drive for Jaisalmer (331 kms / 7 hrs) where you will check-in at hotel and relax for the evening.

Have a comfortable morning and enjoy your breakfast at the hotel.

Later start your drive for Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer

Situated amidst the desert of Thar lies the golden city of Jaisalmer. This city is the largest district in India. Jaisalmer is studded with magnificent forts and palaces, beautiful Jain temples, the heritage and folklore museums, Camel safaris and also is a cultural hub of this region.

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Reach and check in at the hotel and in the evening proceed to the SAND DUNES for visiting the Typical Rajasthani Desert Village. View the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire.

Overnight will be at Jaisalmer.

Day 08: Enjoy your breakfast & later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel.

Later proceed for a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer fort, also known as Sonar Quila, is the second oldest in Rajasthan and is one of the largest living forts in the world. This fort is a  World Heritage Site. Within the fort, there are many beautiful mansions, temples and many historical monuments.

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Nathmal Ji ki haveli

Two architect brothers built it in the 19th century. Interestingly, while one concentrated on the right, the other concentrated on the left and the result is a symphony epitomising the side by side symmetry during construction. Paintings in miniature style monopolise the walls in the interior. Mighty tuskers carved out of yellow sandstone stand guard to the haveli.

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Salim Singh ki haveli

'Salim Singh ki haveli' is one of the important havelis in Jaisalmer, known for its architectural designs from the seventeenth century.  

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Patwon Ji Ki Haveli

The Patwon Ji ki Haveli is an interesting piece of Architecture and is the most important among the havelis in Jaisalmer. This is precisely because of two things, first that it was the first haveli erected in Jaisalmer and second, that it is not a single haveli but a cluster of 5 small havelis. The first among these havelis was commissioned and constructed in the year 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa and is the biggest and the most ostentatious. It is believed that Patwa was a rich man and was a renowned trader of his time. He could afford and thus ordered the construction of separate stories for each of his 5 sons. These were completed in the span of 50 years. All five houses were constructed in the first 60 years of the 19th century. The havelis are also known as the 'mansion of brocade merchants'. This name has been given probably because the family dealt in threads of gold and silver used in embroidering dresses. However, there are theories, which claim that these traders made considerable amount of money in Opium smuggling and Money-lending. This is the largest Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. This haveli is presently occupied by the government, which uses it for various purposes.This is one of the largest and most elaborate Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. It is five storeys high and is extensively carved. It is divided into six apartments, two owned by archaeological Survey of India, two by families who operate craft-shops and two private homes. There are remnants of paintings on some of the inside walls as well as some mirror work.

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Tazia Tower

Tazia Tower is one of the most prominent tourist attraction of Jaisalmer. It is situated within the Jaisalmer Fort complex. It is a 5 storeyed Tazi Tower located in the 'Badal Palace' complex. The Badal palace is the place where the royal family used to reside.  

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Jain Temples:

Jain Temples situated in the Jaisalmer Fort are a must visit site in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. You will find these temples to be very old and high pilgrimage as well as archeological value attached to them. These are a group of Jain temples dating back 12th and 15th centuries and are dedicated to various Jain Tirthankars (Hermits). On the walls of the temples, you can find animal & human figures, carved in famous Dilwara style.These temples are built in the Dilwara style that is famous all over the world for its architecture. The style got its name from the famous 'Dilwara Temples' situated on Mount Abu, a famous Hill station and pilgrimage destination in Rajasthan. The Jain temples in the Jaisalmer Fort are dedicated to Rikhabdevji and Shambhavdev Ji, the famous Jain hermits known as 'Tirthankars'. Like all other structures in Jaisalmer, these temples are craved of yellow sandstones. The beautifully carves decorations on the wall will give you divine peace. The Astapadhi Temples that are situated in the same complex are a must visit too.

Return to the hotel and spend night at Jaisalmer.

Day 09: After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your drive for Jodhpur (290 kms / 6 hrs) where you will check-in at hotel and relax for the evening.

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel.

Later start for the “Blue City” of Rajasthan, Jodhpur.

Jodhpur

Jodhpur popularly known as ‘The Blue City’ or ‘The Sun City’ was named after its founder Rao Jodha, who was the chief of the Rathore clan. It is the second largest city in Rajasthan, after Jaipur. The old Jodhpur is separated from the new city by a stretch of a long 10 km wall. Travelers visit Jodhpur primarily for its magnificent Mehrangarh fort and the Umaid Bhawan Palace which has been converted into a hotel but one can see the palace museum if not staying at the palace hotel. Alluring India Tour organizes special village jeep safaris around Jodhpur which offer a glimpse into the rural areas too.

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Reach and check in at the hotel and the evening would be at your own leisure.

Day 10: Enjoy your breakfast & later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Jodhpur.

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel.

Later proceed for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur.

Meharangarh Fort Meharangarh Fort

Meharangarh Fort

Mehrangarh Fort addressed as ‘the work of giants’ by Rudyard Kipling is undoubtedly magnificent! Adorning the blue city, this fort was named in honor of the mythological ancestors of the Suryavanshi Rathores, as the word ‘Mehr’ means ‘Sun’.  The Sun-deity has been the chief deity of the Rathore dynasty. The architecture of this grand fort is spectacular and even today it portrays the glorious lifestyles of the Rajputs. A major highlight of the Mehrangarh fort is the Mehrangarh Fort Museum with the royal palanquins, miniature paintings, furniture, and historic armory.

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Jaswant Thada

‘Jaswant Thada’ is a beautiful marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1899. It is basically a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers. This architectural landmark in Jodhpur is a classic example of the famed Rajputana style of architecture.  The main cenotaph comprises of ornamented sculptures, domes and pillars. There is also a separate section of cenotaphs dedicated to the brave queens and concubines who committed ‘Sati’ (self immolation) on the pyre of Jaswant Singh.

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Return back to the hotel and overnight will be at Jodhpur.

Day 11: After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your drive forUdaipur (263 kms / 6 hrs) where you will check-in at hotel and relax for the evening.

Breakfast will be at the hotel. Later start your drive to the majestic city of Udaipur.

Udaipur Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur has been referred by multiple titles such as ‘Venice of the East’, ‘Most romantic city of India’, ‘City of Lakes’ etc. It used to be the capital of the former princely state of Mewar. Apart from its many beautiful lakes, Udaipur is also known for its palaces, museums, gardens and gorgeous hotels.

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Reach and check in at the hotel and relax. Evening will be at your own leisure.

Overnight will be at Udaipur.

Day 12: Enjoy your breakfast & later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Bagore Ki Haveli & Jagdish Temple.

Have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Today we take you for an exciting sightseeing tour of Udaipur.

Bagore ki Haveli

Bagore Ki Haveli got its name from Maharana Shakti Singh of Bagore who contributed a three storey’s construction to this monument initiated by Amir Chand Badwa, who was the Chief Minister at the Mewar Royal Court. After his death, the building came under the possession of Mewar State. Bagore Ki Haveli means the ‘Mansion of Bagore’. It is said that the mansion that used to serve the royalty of Mewar was left vacant for almost half a century.

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Udaipur Udaipur

Udaipur

Udaipur has been referred by multiple titles such as ‘Venice of the East’, ‘Most romantic city of India’, ‘City of Lakes’ etc. It used to be the capital of the former princely state of Mewar. Apart from its many beautiful lakes, Udaipur is also known for its palaces, museums, gardens and gorgeous hotels.

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Jagdish Temple

Jagdish Temple is one of the famous temples of Udaipur. Located in the City Palace complex of Udaipur, this temple is made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture. In 1651, Jagdish temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh, who ruled Udaipur during 1628-53. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe. It is celebrated for being the largest temple in the city of Udaipur. The gateway of this temple can be sited at a distance of 150 meters from the Bara Pol of the City Palace. This three-storied temple is a wonder of architecture that comprises beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and lush halls. In those times, 1.5 million rupees were spent to raise this structure. The spire of the main temple is around 79 feet high that undoubtedly dominates the skyline of Udaipur. This shikhar (spire) is festooned with sculptures of dancers, elephants, horsemen and musicians making it truly a sight to behold. Know More..

Later in the evening proceed for the boat ride at Lake Pichola.

Return to the hotel and overnight at Udaipur.

Day 13: After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your drive for Pushkar (283 kms/ 6 hrs) where you will check-in at hotel and relax for the evening.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed to drive for Pushkar.

Reach and check in at the hotel and relax. Overnight will be at Pushkar.

Day 14: After an early breakfast, proceed for Jaipur (250 kms / 5 hrs) where you will check-in at hotel and relax for the evening.

Jaipur

Rajasthan came in existence post India’s independence by merger of the princely states of the region, also once known as “The Land of the Maharajas”. This is when the picturesque city of Jaipur was chosen as the capital of the newly formed state of ‘Rajasthan’. Jaipur today is one of the important cities of the Golden Triangle and can be explored in a royal manner through the private luxury tours offered by Alluring India Tour. These tours are the best way to soak in the grandeur of this royal city. For those who have limited time in hand, may choose for a tour package for Jaipur from Delhi as there are flights available and one can also travel by road. If you have more time in hand, then you must visit the other cities in Rajasthan besides Jaipur and can choose from many of our Rajasthan luxury tour packages.

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Reach and check in at the hotel. Overnight will be at Jaipur.

Day 15: Enjoy your breakfast & later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting Amber Fort Palace, City Palace, Jantar Mantar & Hawa Mahal.

Have a comfortable breakfast at the hotel.

Later proceed for a sightseeing tour of Jaipur.

Jantar Mantar

The words ‘Jantar Mantar’ have several interesting meanings as per the Hindi dictionary. The word ‘Jantar’ refers to an instrument whereas the word ‘Mantar’ means to calculate or consult. Sometimes the word Mantar also refers to ‘witchcraft’. However, it actually means an instrument used to calculate and is basically an observatory used to measure time, predict eclipses and to ascertain other astronomical events. There are five such observatories in India with this one at Jaipur being the largest. Jantar Mantar is also believed to have the world’s largest stone observatory. It is amazing to explore how these simple stone structures were used to make predictions that are done today with the modern  complex equipments.

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Hawa Mahal Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

This monument is one of the favorites in Alluring India Tour's list of Jaipur sightseeing. The plan of the Hawa Mahal or the ‘Palace of Winds’ was initiated in the reign of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. However, it was his grandson Sawai Pratap Singh, son of Maharaja Sawai Madhosingh I, who built the Hawa Mahal in 1799 as a continuation of the Royal City Palace. It is a five storied pyramid shaped building made with 953 small windows. These windows are made in pink sand stone and are known as ‘Jharokhas’. The windows are decorated with tiny lattice work and actually resemble a giant honeycomb. The multiple windows keep the palace cool even in summers and was basically used by the royal women of the palace. There is an imperial door connecting the Hawa Mahal to the City palace.

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Return back to the hotel and overnight will be at Jaipur.

Day 16: After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your drive for Agra (233 kms/ 5 hrs) where you will check-in at hotel and relax for the evening.

Agra

Agra is one of the most important cities for any traveler seeking heritage tours of India! The presence of 'Taj Mahal' has even immortalized its city Agra as ‘The City of Taj’. Alluring India Tour, takes its guests down the lanes of this historical town giving them, a memorable experience. Through A.I.T.'s luxury tours of North India, a traveler gets to experience the grandeur of the monument, along with high quality services crafted especially for the elite.

It does not take much for a traveler’s eye to discover that there’s more to Agra than just the enchanting Taj Mahal. The city is a virtual gateway to a world of discovery… where moments of an era that’s long gone, still echoes the tale of this glorious town. The older city of Agra has impressively retained much of its resplendent history.

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Day 17: Enjoy your breakfast & later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Agra visiting the ‘Taj Mahal’ and ‘Agra Fort’.

 

Taj Mahal

There is no other word, but ‘Overwhelming’ that can best describe the emotions that our travelers experience standing in front of this exquisite monument! ‘Taj Mahal’ today is not only synonymous with ‘India’ but also with eternal love, due to the popular saga of Emperor ‘Shah Jahan’ and his queen ‘Mumtaz Mahal’. The narration mentions that the Emperor loved his queen immensely and promised to make a grand mausoleum in her memory. The architecture of the mausoleum and its surrounding gardens were made to match description of heaven as laid out in the holy Islamic texts. The gardens symbolize paradise gardens that are said to have four flowing rivers through them. As per the mystic Islamic texts of the Mughal period, Paradise is referred to as the ideal garden of abundance with four rivers flowing from a central spring, separating the garden into north, west, south and east. To organize a memorable visit to this exquisite monument, explore the tailor made luxury tour packages, offered by Alluring India Tour! 

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Agra Fort Agra Fort

Agra Fort

The ‘Agra Fort’ was built by the great Mughal Emperor ‘Akbar’. While the Taj Mahal is said to adorn the city of Agra with its beautiful architecture in white marble, the magnificent Agra Fort built in red sandstone is yet another jewel of the Mughal architecture that forms an important part of the sightseeing in Agra. This massive fort is considered as the predecessor of the Delhi Red fort and its wall stretches upto 2.5 kms. Its construction began during the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar and continued till the reign of his grand son Shah Jahan, who contributed to the construction of most of the buildings inside the fort. Travelers who opt for private tours to India with Alluring India Tour, are able to explore the massive Agra fort in a leisurely manner, as they have the freedom to move at their own pace.

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Day 18: Have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel & start your drive for Delhi. On your arrival at Delhi, proceed for the international airport to connect flight back home.

Best Months for this tour: November, December, January, February

Inclusions

TOUR LAND PRICE WILL INCLUDE:

  1. Double / twin room accommodation in above mentioned Hotels
  2. Breakfast in Hotel as per the Itinerary
  3. Meet and Greet at the airport at all applicable places
  4. All airport transfers by Private Air Conditioned Car
  5. All sightseeing by Private Air Conditioned Car
  6. Inter-city transfers by Private Air Conditioned Car
  7. All Monument Entrances
  8. Services of English Speaking Guide at all applicable places
  9. Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
  10. Tonga Ride In Agra
  11. Elephant Back Ascent at Amer Fort in Jaipur
  12. Boat ride at Lake Pichola
  13. Camel ride at Sand Dunes
  14. Extensive Sightseeing as Per the Tour Program
  15. All Transport Taxes, Inter State Vehicle Permit, Driver Allowances & hotel taxes
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