Unexplored Rajasthan Tour
THE TOUR AT THE GLANCE
Rajasthan Offbeat Tour, the intriguing heritage of India. Explore cities with centuries of history, culture and untold stories. Covering locales with a pleasures offer and off the tourist radar, this is your chance to explore the unknown side of India. Start the tour with the alluring treasures of Delhi. Enjoy the tour of the sand dunes of the Thar Desert. The magnificent Chittorgarh Fort is one of the inspiring attractions you will come across. The marvelous architectural delights of Ranakpur Jain Temples is a memory you will cherish. Sawai Madhopur is one stop where you proceed for a wildlife adventure in the Ranthambore National Park.
EXPERIENCES AND VISITS IN THIS TOUR JOURNEY
- Walk thru / Cycle Rickshaw Asia’s largest Spice Market and explore narrow lane in Old Delhi
- Take in a sunset over the Thar Desert from atop a sand dune outside of Churu
- Churu Heritage Walk - walking through a ghost town.
- Khimsar Village – Catch A Glimpse Of The Sand Dunes
- Kumbhalgarh Fort – An Architectural Wonder Of Rajasthan
- Marvel at exquisite architecture of Jain Temples at Ranakpur
- Marvel the splendour of wonderful monuments of Chittorgarh
- Explore the largest fort in India, Chittorgarh Fort
- Going on the tiger’s trail and engage in jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park
- Learn about typical village life in Rajasthan
- Visit of Magnificent Taj Mahal – The monument of Love
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Arrive Delhi, After completing immigration and custom formalities, meet our representative at the arrival gate. After introductions, you will be transferred to the hotel.
DELHI, the capital of India, is home to 16 million people, making it the third largest city in India. The strategic location of the city made it an attractive location for invading armies, and it served as the capital for many great empires that ruled India. Many of these Empires built significant monuments, and whilst the Mughal and the British are the most visible, while driving through the city you will see ruins from previous capitals, the earliest dating back to the 12th century.
Morning your tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. He is also famously known as the “father of the nation”. Continue your tour to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques. People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet. Enjoy the rickshaw ride at Old Delhi peddling through the narrow by lanes of Chandani Chowk and visit spices market is one of the largest wholesale spice markets in Asia, It is well worth a visit for the intensity of its sights and smells alone. Along with fresh spices of all shapes, sizes, and colors, this market sells myriad nuts, herbs, dry fruits, and grains.
In the afternoon visit the Qutb Minar complex which dominates the historic site where Qutb-ud-Din-Aibak laid the foundation of Delhi Sultanate. Its sandstone minaret, 72.5 m high, has a staircase of 379 steps to reach the summit. It is the tallest stone tower in India and one of the most successful Muslim buildings. You will then discover the Humayun Mausoleum, the 2nd Mughal emperor. Built in the middle of the 16th century at the request of Hamida Banu Begum (the widow of Emperor Humayun), the mausoleum is a fine example of early Mughal architecture.
Drive past British Architect by Edward Lutyens, with the task of building the new capital in Delhi. Lutyen’s Delhi primarily consists of the administrative area of the capital, India Gate and the Viceroy’s House (which is now known as Rashtrapati Bhawan). A visit to Delhi is incomplete without going to Lutyen’s Delhi which one can say, is the place where the Central Government of India currently resides and works from.
Today, travel by road to Churu. the gateway to the Thar Desert, upon arrival check in at Hotel
In the afternoon proceed Heritage Walk- Walk through Dharamsputa, a tall red stand-stone tower. Then proceed towards the local Bazaar. Shop or just explore the vibrant handicrafts and other items displayed. Make a stop at Surana Haveli. Built in the 19th century, it was built by the Kothari family who were successful Jain merchants. Next, proceed towards Surana Double Haveli which is also known as Surana Hawa Mahal, the Wind Palace. Pay respects to the Balaji Temple, contrasting with the plainness of the more concealed north wall. There are some gold paintings above the temple door and also in the porch of the shrine. The Mantri Chhatri has paintings on the basement walls and also in the dome, the latter mostly incarnation of Vishnu.
Today, travel by road to Khimsar. Perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert in the heart of rural India lies this unique 16th century fort that offers experience after exhilarating experience. Hundreds of years of history unfold as you glance at its battle-scarred walls and stroll down its ramparts. You are not prepared for the beauty, the grandeur, the layout or the magnificence of this castle even as you approach it through sand dunes and narrow countryside roads. On arrival check-in at hotel.
Freshen-up and take drive in the jeep through the desert countryside nestled at the edge of the Indian Thar. Here you can visit the local villages. On your ride, watch wildlife prevailing in this area..The intriguing landscape is truly worth exploring. Stop for tea and refreshments at the Khimsar Dunes Village. Enjoy the beautiful views of the blissful sunset.
Early morning, after breakfast proceed for Black Buck Safari. The Panchala Black Buck reserve is home to three species of antelope, the Blackbuck, Chinkara and Bluebull. Sight the wildlife in their natural habitats.
Late in the morning proceed to Nimaj. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Day is free for leisure activities at hotel.
Today, Start the day with healthy breakfast. Then proceed for Village Tour by Jeep. The "Dhani", Hamlets of Bishnoi, Seervi and Kumawat communities, Tribal settlements are simply intriguing. Explore the village life, interact and peep into the rich culture of Rajasthan. The place around the village water tank, from where women carry water on their head is full of activity. Seeing village artisans at work, creating leather articles, pottery and handicrafts etc. is a treat to the eyes. Enterprising traders, struggle to do business with the farmers who come here for their necessities. Marvel at the wonderful style of their home. Learn about their lives. Interact with the friendly folk who are proficient in various arts and skills. Next stop is Jal Tarang. Here a Romantic cruise at Chhatra Sagar Dam awaits you.
Today, travel by road to Ranakpur. En-route stop to explore the Kumbhalgarh Fort-a rare architectural masterpiece from 15th century India is a sight to behold. Often compared to the Great Wall of China, these massive forts of 36km walls is an UNESCO world heritage site. The fort is adorned by several Hindu and Jain Temples of which the giant Shivalinga is of primary importance. Then continue drive to Ranakpur, upon arrival check-in at hotel.
Freshen-up and proceed to visit Ranakpur Jain temple. The exquisite architecture, carvings were built during the reign of the Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The gifted king was tolerant and supported the progress of other communities.There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared halls and domes supported by over four hundred columns. It is a sight one must not miss.
Today, travel by road to Dungarpur, enroute stop at Udaipur and visit the City Palace - the focal point of the city and has several areas of interest like the Suraj Gokhada, Badi Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Mor Chowk (the peacock courtyard), and the Zenana Mahal. Next we visit the Jagdish Temple, located close to the Palace with its imposing sculpted figures and heavily ornamented interiors. Finally, stop by to visit Sahelion ki bari Gardens or the ‘Garden of maids’; built under the express guidance of Maharana Sangram Singh II, it is believed that the garden was constructed for 48 maids who accompanied the Maharana's wife as dowry.
After visit continue drive to Dungarpur,on arrival check in at Hotel
Today proceed for sightseeing. Start with a visit to Juna Mahal. The 13th century seven-storeyed edifice resembles a fortress with crenulated walls, turrets, narrow entrances and corridors to slow down the march of the enemy. The Gaib Sagar Lake is a famous shrine of Shrinathji lies along the lake. The shrine is a merging of several beautifully built temples with one main temple. One sight one must not miss is Rishabdeo. The 14th century temple is renowned for its elaborate carvings and precious stone-studded idol of Lord Kesariyaji. Also pay respects to Deo Somnath. The 12th century temple of Lord Shiva is legendary sight.
Today, travel by road to Chittorgarh. On arrival check in at Hotel
Freshen-up and then start visit Chittorgarh Fort. The city was formerly known as Chittaur.From the 7th century to the 16th, was the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs. Popular for the tales of valour and romance of its erstwhile royalty, Chittorgarh was the former capital of the Sisodia clan of Mewar. Placed on the banks of rivers Gambhiri and Berach, this city has magnificent forts, ruined castles and glorious royal structures. Chittorgarh has a total of 7 massive entries
Today, travel by road to Bundi. On arrival check in at Hotel
In the afternoon you will visit Bundi Palace is the desired place to see the utmost architectural styles and art collections. This palace houses numerous palaces and each palace are known for exquisite architectural attractions. The murals and frescoes of the Palace are the best-known examples of architectural styles of Bundi region. Visit Stepwells the largest and the greatest step well is the Raniji Ki Baori. The name itself suggests it is the queen of all step wells in Bundi. Later walk through the Bazaar
Today, travel by road to Ranthambore. This city is famous all over the world for Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve.
In the afternoon you will embark game drive within the park.- can be seen, as well as the Indian hare, mongoose and monitor lizards. Among the other local fauna are the leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cats, sloth bear and marsh crocodile. The lakes and pools at the park are where the deer congregate and where it is easiest to see the animals.
Early morning you will go for safari into the park to try to catch a glimpse of one of the elusive tigers. Wake up early in the morning - one of the best times to catch a glimpse of these secretive animals - and leave for your first safari into the National Park. Ranthambore has one of the largest populations of tigers in India, and your experienced guides know the best places to visit to see the tigers.
Come back to the hotel for breakfast. Later drive to Dholpur. On arrival, check-in at hotel.
In the afternoon proceed Chambal river safari - The best way to experience the Chambal Sanctuary is to take a boat safari in Chambal river, experiencing the magnificent Ravines on one side of the bank and happening wildlife on the expanse of the river, the other side. The safari is for one hour (extendable on prorata basis) and your boat escort takes you quite far in to the river bed to experience the natural habitat of Ghariyals, Crocodile, turtles and close to 300 species of resident and migratory birds.
Today, travel by road to Delhi , en route stop at Agra and visit The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World that symbolizes the love of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal’s final resting place. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. The Agra Fort is one of the most important and robustly built strongholds of the Mughals, embellished with number of richly decorated buildings encompassing the imposing Mughal style of art and architecture.Also visit a marble-inlay workshop to see the intricate work and unique skill which goes into each finely detailed piece of marble inlay, using a number of beautiful semi-precious stones.
Continue drive to Delhi, arrive and check in at Hotel (rooms for was and change)
Later drive to Delhi, upon arrive, you will meet and transfer to airport to board international flight back home
End Of Tour
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR TOUR COST
- Accommodation for total 13 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Meals: full board in Ranthambore and Dholpur
- Transfers, sightseeing and excursions as per the program by air-conditioned Vehicle
- English speaking local guide for sightseeing as per program
- All entrance fees to the monuments as mentioned in the program.
- Cycle rickshaw ride in the local bazaar in Delhi
- 02 Jeep safari to visit local villages and black buck sanctuary in Khimsar
- 01 Jeep safari to visit bishnoi village in Nimaj
- 02 Jungle Safari (by Cantre / by Jeep) at Ranthambore National Park with Naturalist
- 01 Boat safari on Chambal river to explore wildlife on the expanse of the river
- Our representative for assistance on arrival and departure at airport.
- All presently applicable taxes including the GST charges levied recently by the Government.
- Two bottles of mineral water each day during sightseeing.
TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE FOLLOWING EXPENSES
- International / Domestic Airfare
- Any new admission fees / taxes / fuel surcharges/ Visa fees
- Meals not mentioned
- All personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, trip cancellation and personal insurance, gratuities, excess baggage fees
- Early check-in/late check-out (except as noted)
- Camera/video fees at monuments
- Communication costs
- Any additional expenses due to unforeseen problems like natural disaster, war or strikes, cancellation or misconnection of flights or last-minute change of timings etc.
- Any other service, which has not been specified as "included".
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