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Fort & Palaces of Rajasthan

Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination : Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur / Delhi

Day 01 : (02/12/2010) Arrival at Delhi

Meet and assist by representative upon arrival at Delhi Welcome in Indian tradition. After transfer to Hotel with assistance.
Over night at Hotel

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast proceed sightseeing of New Delhi. Visiting Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty. In evening Sound and Light show at Red fort: The eventful history of Delhi has been witness to is brought out as a sound and light show every evening on the ramparts of the Red, end of the show enjoy dinner at “Chour Bazaar” at Famous Restaurant of old Delhi. later return to hotel.
Over night at Hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi – Mandawa (230 km 05 hours)

Morning after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Mandawa. On arrival transfer to the hotel. After relaxation visit Mandawa town, stroll through the bustling bazaars and pick up things of your interest. visit the Shekhavati region an important town of the years gone by, to see number of remarkable Havelis and Castles in the nearby towns of Nawalgarh and Laxmangarh. These havelis are museums in themselves, numerous havelis built by the rich merchants as their residence in 18th and 19th century
Overnight at hotel

Day 04 : Mandawa – Bikaner (160 km 04 hours)

Morning check out from the hotel and drive to Bikaner, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later take an excursion tour of Bikaner covering Junagarh Fort - constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 meter long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances, visit Lalgarh Palace, residence of Royal family of Bikaner.
Overnight at hotel

Day 05 : Bikaner – Jaisalmer (330 km 07 hours)

After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer en route visit to the massive Fort Pokharan, the town Pokhran came to the limelight when several nuclear tests were conducted here during the 1970's and the 1990's. Pokharan Fort is Built in 1532-1584 the yellow sandstone Pokhran fort. Arrive at Jaisalmer check in at hotel. In evening proceed to Sam Sand Dunes , enjoy camel safari to discover the various sights and sounds, Sunset is the best time to explore the dunes.
Overnight at hotel

Day 06 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Morning breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer covering Jaisalmer Fort - built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, consisting of 99 bastions. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & Patwon-Ki-Haveli - some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and latticework of breath taking intricacy, Later drive to Jodhpur. Arrive at Jodhpur check in at hotel.
Overnight at hotel

Day 07 :Jodhpur – Udaipur (266 km 05 hours)

After breakfast proceed for sight seeing of Jodhpur. Visit Mehrangarh Fort; Perched on a 150 m high hill fort was founded in 1459. The display of Canon is one of the rarest in India. Battle scars of canon ball hit by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with meticulously carved panels, latticed windows or "Jarokhas" with evocative names. The chambers of Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, the Sileh Khana and the Daulat Khana are noteworthy for the splendor and glamour of a bygone era. Jaswant Thada: The graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji in the memory of Maharaj Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately carved marble stone that is sculpted by the genius artesian. A visit to this structure is through the rocky hills giving it a secluded and a mystic aura. Also visit the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Later drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Overnight at hotel

Day 08 : Udaipur

Morning after breakfast visit the grand City Palace Museum and towers over the Pichola Lake. Maharana Uday Singh initiated in the construction of the palace but succeeding Maharanis’ added several palaces and structures to the complex retained a surprising uniformity to the design.
JagdishTemple -The exterior and the plinth are covered with base relief of alligators; elephants, horsemen and celestial musicians rise in tiers. Chanting, bells and music can be heard throughout the day.
Shalio Kee Badi: The "garden of the maids of honour", Sahelion-ki-Bari was designed and laid out early in the eighteenth century as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in leisure. The lotus pool, fountains, lawns, flowerbeds, and marble pavilions all combine to make it a captivating place.
Evening Enjoy Boat Ride on Lake Pichola. Visit the unique Jagdish Temple amidst on Lake Pichola. Transfer to hotel.

Day 09 : Udaipur- Delhi By Air

After the breakfast transfer to Domestic airport to board flight to Delhi. Upon your arrival at Delhi direct transfer to international airport to catch the flight to your next destination.