Golden Triangle with Rajasthan tour
Duration : 8Nights / 9Days
DAY 01 : Arrive Delhi
Welcome to Delhi, the capital of modern India. On arrival, you are received and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free you to relax. Overnight in Delhi.
DAY 02 : Delhi – Agra ( 250 kms / 04 hrs )
After breakfast visit on a sightseeing tour Old Delhi in the morning covering Jama Mosque, the Red Fort and Mahatma Gandhis memorial Raj Ghat. In the afternoon, set off on a sightseeing tour of New Delhi covering Safdarjang's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb after drive to Agra . Upon arrival and check in hotel.Overnight in Agra .
DAY 03 : Agra – Jaipur ( 250 kms / 04 hrs )
After breakfast visit a city tour to experience the TAJ MAHAL (closed on Fridays), an extravagant marble monument of love, built by Shah Jahan in 1653 as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, this beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble took 22 years and 22,000 craftsmen to build. Continue your tour to the Agra Fort, an original red sandstone fort built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565. The forts maze of courtyards, its marble mosque and lavish private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. After drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted 16th century red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar. Here you visit the Bulund Darwaza (The Gate of Victory) - the tallest gateway in the world, and the superb white marble tomb of the famous Sufi saint Shaik Salim Chishti. Continue your drive to Jaipur. Built by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is a picturesque city in a symphony of pink. Upon arrival and check in hotel. Evening visit Birla temple. Overnight in Jaipur.
DAY 04 : Jaipur - Jodhpur ( 350 kms / 06 hrs )
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur enroute visit Pushkar later drive to Jodhpur. Continue your drive to Jodhpur and upon arrival check in to your hotel. Jodhpur, founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, was the capital of the state of Marwar during the rule of the Rathor clan. Set right at the edge of Thar Desert, it is strewn with 15th century forts and palaces that stand testimony to the history of this princely state. Overnight in Jodhpur.
DAY 05 : Jodhpur – Jaisalmer ( 300 kms / 05 hrs )
After breakfast proceed on a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur beginning with the formidable hilltop Mehrangarh Fort. A series of gates named Jayapol, Fatepol, Lahapol etc. lead into the Fort. Visit the palaces located inside the fort - Moti Mahal or Pearl Palace, Sukh Mahal or Pleasure Palace and the Phool Mahal or Flower Palace. Continue the tour to visit the Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph built in 1899 as a memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. after drive from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer . Overnight in Jaisalmer.
DAY 06 : Jaisalmer
After breakfast visit for a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Begin at the Jaisalmer Fort, built in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, atop the Trikuta hill. Still inhabited, there are palaces and bazaars within the fort walls. Also visit the havelis which are palatial homes with carved stone facades and owned by wealthy merchants. Other attractions include Ganga Sagar Tank and Museum, housing many small temples and shrines. In the afternoon, visit the Sam Sand Dunes. Take a camel ride on the sand dunes to view the sunset. The Rajasthani backdrop, the sunset and the camel ride make the entire outing an unforgettable experience. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
DAY 07 : Jaisalmer – Bikaner ( 350 kms / 06 hrs )
After breakfast drive to Bikaner. The genesis of the desert town of Bikaner dates back to Rao Bikas conquest in 1486 AD. Once a major center of trade in the 16th century situated on the ancient silk route, today Bikaner has retained much of its medieval aura. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. After Proceed for sightseeing tour visiting the 16th century magnificent Junagarh Fort. Other places of interest include the famous camel breeding farm just outside the town (closed on Sunday). and the local bazaars. Overnight in Bikaner.
DAY 08 : Bikaner – Jaipur ( 350 kms / 06 hrs )
After breakfast drive to Jaipur .Upon arrival and check in hotel. After Proceed for an excursion to Amer Fort which is located 12 kms outside Jaipur. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of Kaisshawah rulers. Enjoy the ascent to the Palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Visit the multiple chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for their design and decorations. In the afternoon, proceed for a city tour visiting the unique stone observatory Jantar Mantar, the opulent City Palace with its musuems, and driving past the Hawa Mahal. Overnight in Jaipur.
DAY 09 : Jaipur departure
This morning check out from hotel and transfer to Jaipur airport in time to board to your onward destination.
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