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  • Junagarh-Fort-Rajasthan
  • Temple at Jaipur
  • jaipur

India and the Riches of Rajasthan

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  • Duration
    Duration:12 Days
  • Accomodation
    Accommodation: 11 Nights (Luxury Hotel)
  • Meals
    Meals :12 Breakfast, 11 Lunches
    11 Dinner
  • Location
    Service: Airport to Airport
  • Trip Grade
    Trip Grade :Easy
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Overview

‘India and the Riches of Rajasthan’ is a beautiful trip especially designed to explore Rajasthan-literally known as land of kings. This trip offers you an opportunity to witness a popular ideal of romantic India and its boasting maharajas’ palaces, camel treks and colorful festivals, the lifetime experience. Each of the itineraries involves a different hue in Rajasthan. By its name, it is the vibrant cultural hub of northwest India, rich in Hindu, Jain and Muslim heritage, where you get acquainted with talented local artistes; visit superb citadels, palaces and temples as well as the famous Taj Mahal; and stay in world-renowned luxury hotels. While journeying through Rajasthan , you will not only explore the cultural territories of northwest India but also visit magnificent temples and experience colorful tribal culture.

India and the Riches of Rajasthan tour provides you with incomparable luxury hotels and their world-class services in many of the Oberoi hotels. The tour of the soaring Ranakpur Jain Temple, with its dozens of marbled columns that support intricately carved domes gives you a mesmerizing effect. The traditional craftsmanship, from pottery throwing to intricate weaving techniques in rural Bishnoi village is another attraction of your visit to Rajasthan. The historic Taj Mahal offers a magnificent effect on you during sunset and sunrise, watching its marble face change color with the shifting light. There will be an opportunity to celebrate the Art Deco décor and incomparably luxurious atmosphere of Umaid Bhawan Palace, named as the best hotel in the world in 2016 by Trip Advisor.

Highlights

  • Explore the cultural heartland of northwest India
  • Stay in the incomparable luxury Oberoi hotels and experience their world-class service
  • Explore the Ranakpur Jain Temple having dozens of marbled columns that hold beautifully carved domes
  • Take a look at traditional craftsmanship of pottery and weaving techniques
  • Experience the Taj Mahal both during sunset and sunrise
  • Celebrate the Art Deco decor and incomparably luxurious atmosphere of Umaid Bhawan Palace

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Delhi, India

One of the representatives from Black Diamond expeditions will receive you at the Indiragandhi International airport when your flight lands in Delhi, India’s historic capital city from where you will be ushered to a luxurious and recently refurbished hotel there.

Dinner

Day 2Exploring Delhi/ the Old & the New

You will begin your exploration of Delhi with a visit to the great Jama Masjid, the largest and most important mosque in India. Move among locals engaged in daily prayer, taking in the Mosque’s two steeples, each over 130 feet tall. Then, set off on an exciting rickshaw ride through the narrow alleys of Chandni Chowk— one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi, frequented by locals and visitors alike. After lunch, tour New Delhi, including Humayun’s Tomb, an architectural precursor of the Taj Mahal. Also view the India Gate, a triumphal arch more than 130 feet tall; drive along the Rajpath, or King’s Way, a broad ceremonial boulevard; and see the presidential residence of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner and cocktails at your hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Flight to Jodhpur | Exploring the Mehrangarh Fort

The day begins with a flight to Jodhpur and transfer to your hotel, a spectacular Art Deco retreat built in the 1930s. Begin the day’s explorations at Mehrangarh Fort, which stands atop a rocky cliff 400 feet above the city. Enter one of its seven fortified gateways, touring its museum and palaces. Descending toward town, stop at Jaswant Thada, a marble monument remembering the former maharajas and maharanis of Jodhpur. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Discovering Jodhpur | From the “Blue City” to Tribal India

Set out to explore Bishnoi village and experience rural Rajasthan’s legendary history and customs. Witness a traditional therapeutic ceremony; visit with a family of potters as they demonstrate their craft; and see the phenomenal pattern work created by local weavers of traditional rugs. Return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, Ride like a Local by auto rickshaw to the old town of Jodhpur, stroll around the local markets.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Drive to Udaipur | Exploring Historic Sites

Drive across the Aravalli Hills, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, passing age-old farms and vibrantly clothed locals, en route to Udaipur. Stop in Ranakpur to visit one of the most sacred sites of the Jain faith — a 15th-century temple carved from marble slabs that were transported long distances and hidden from invaders among the forested hillsides. View this grand temple, known as Chaumukhu, with its more than 1,400 marble pillars and intricately carved interior domes, and take in the wealth of detail in its soaring architecture. Next, enjoy lunch under a banyan tree at Mountbatten Lodge, a luxurious oasis set among the rolling hills. This evening, arrive in Udaipur and check in to your multi-award-winning hotel set on the 200-year-old hunting ground of the Maharana of Mewar, on sparkling Lake Pichola.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Exploring Romantic, Wistful & Serene Udaipur

Explore Udaipur, starting at the sprawling City Palace, extravagantly decorated in mosaic, mirror and tile work. See how its four interconnecting palaces showcase diverse architectural styles. Proceed to the Crystal Gallery located in Fateh Prakash Palace to browse an exquisite collection of priceless Rajput miniature paintings, crystal objets d’art and fine furniture. Finally, visit the Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids of Honor) to stroll its extensive lawns and shady walks, followed by an afternoon at leisure. This evening, embark on a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola, sailing past its picturesque ghats and palaces, and stopping at the 17th-century water palace of Jag Mandir. View this magnificent monument with its domes, marble pillars and fountains as well as its special approach from the water — a row of marble elephants that seem to be guarding the island. Cap off your boat cruise with a Scenic Sundowner. Later, enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7Excavating Udaipur | Delwara and the temple complex of Eklingji and Nagda

After breakfast, take a short drive outside of the city to Delwara and the temple complex of Eklingji and Nagda, to explore its more than 100 temples dedicated to Shiva and Lord Vishnu, and savor the tranquil atmosphere of prayer time. Return to Udaipur for lunch and a spice demonstration at a family-owned local restaurant before returning to the hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Flight to Jaipur | Exploring The “Pink City”

This morning, fly to Jaipur. Later, in the afternoon, you will set out to explore the “Pink City,” named for its use of local pink plastered stone. Tour the City Palace, a complex including the ornate Mubarak Mahal palace. Next, visit the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. This evening, gather for dinner at your tranquil hotel that is set amid beautiful gardens.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9Exploring Jaipur

Today, begin with a photo stop at what is perhaps Jaipur’s most famous building, Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, which was built expressly to allow ladies of the palace to view the street from behind artfully designed screens without being seen. Then proceed to explore Amber Fort, one of the finest examples of a fort palace, built similar in style to the surrounding, richly decorated Mughal courts. Enjoy lunch at a distinctive local restaurant, and then enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10Trip to Agra | The Great Taj Mahal

Journey to Agra, a one-time Mughal capital begins. During leisure, you will have lunch at the hotel. Later, visit the iconic Taj Mahal to observe its perfect symmetry and proportions, and watch how the light from the setting sun plays across its detailed marble surfaces. Return to the hotel for your farewell cocktail and dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11Visiting Agra Fort

Start your day by returning to the Taj Mahal to see how the sunrise colors its delicately carved façade. Return to the hotel for breakfast before setting out on a tour of Agra, visiting Agra Fort, an imposing sandstone citadel that lies on the bend of the River Yamuna, almost in the heart of the city. Later, drive to Delhi and, upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12Departure day / Delhi

Transfer to the airport early this morning for your flight home or begin your post-tour extension to Mumbai.

Breakfast

Included

  • All Transfer
  • Private Car
  • Tour Escort
  • Monument Entrance fee
  • Luxuary Hotels

Excluded

  • Entrance fees at visiting sites not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lunch, dinner & beverages except those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips, portage or any expense of personal nature
  • Cameras and video permits for certain sites
  • Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Accomodation

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Meals

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Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– Austria – Euro (EUR)
– France – Euro (EUR)
– Germany – Euro (EUR)
– Italy – Euro (EUR)
– Netherlands – Euro (EUR)
– Switzerland – Swiss franc (CHF)
– United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£)

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