Highlights

Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Chand Baori stepwell, Choki Dhani Resort, Raj Mandir, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar - Cinema Experience , Brahma Temple , Junagarh Fort , Sand Dunes , Jaisalmer Fort , Mehrangarh Fort , Lake Pichola , Gate way of INDIA , AND Elephnta caves.

Itinerary

  • Duration: 14 Nights 15 Days
  • Best Time: September to March
  • Available Dates :

    From 1st October 2019 to 31st March 2020 - ( except 20 December 2019 - 10 Jan 2020)

Day

Arrive Delhi; our representative will be waiting for you outside the EXIT gate of arrival terminal,

Holding a placard. Met upon arrival and transfer to hotel. (Early check in is subject to

Availability.)

The capital of modern India has behind it centuries of history, which has enriched its culture. Nowhere has tradition blended with modernity on a scale as evident in New Delhi. Delhi is what you want it to be – a modern city with life or a city of monuments and history.

Remainder of the day at leisure / free for independent activities.

Overnight will be at the hotel.

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning proceed for city tour of Old and New Delhi.

The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama.

Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna was built during the years 1638 - 48 when the Mughal Empire was at its peak. The tour continues to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside. People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet.

Humayun Tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum, in 1569-70,And designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects chosen by her.

The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest stone tower in India. The Qutub Minar was started in 1199 AD by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak and completed by the sultan's successor and son-in-law, Iltutmish. The building is 72.5 m high and has 379 steps from the bottom to the top. The Minar is tapering with the diameter of the base is 14.3 m while at the top floor it is2.7 m. The Qutub Minar is still the highest stone tower.

The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President’s residence.

Overnight will be at the hotel.

Breakfast will be at hotel and after breakfast start your drive to Agra.

Arrive at Agra and check in to hotel.

After some rest proceed to visit Agra Fort.

Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.

Overnight will be at the hotel.

Morning visit to Taj Mahal.

Breakfast will be at the hotel and after breakfast drive to Jaipur via Abhaneri.

The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of

Rajasthan.

It is one of the largest step wells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones. Located in the eastern part of the province of Rajasthan, it was built by King Chanda somewhere in the 9th century.

The Chand Baori is not an easy landmark to find, thus it is one of the hidden secrets of India! Step wells, also called bawdi or Baori, and are unique to this nation.  The wells have steps built into the sides that lead down to the water. Chand Baori one was built during the 8th and 9th centuries and has 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry, which descend 20m to the bottom of the well.

Centuries ago, the step wells were built in the arid zones of Rajasthan to provide water all year

through.

Arrive Jaipur and check in to your hotel.

After some rest proceed to visit The Choki Dhani.

Choki Dhani Resort, located in the outskirts of Jaipur, is a must visit for a wonderful experience. The place provides an authentic Rajasthani village culture in the form of its architectural design and execution. Individuals are welcomed inside through a little Aarti and tikka.

The place offers a variety of local attractions that could be found in a village in Rajasthan: puppeteers, palm readers, bird readers, magician, and performances such as the famous Rajasthani ghumar dances alongside fire shows. It also offers short animal rides on horses, camels, elephants and bulls.

It also has a small cave built in it and one can also play games that are available at a fair. The food is also a typical Rajasthani thali, served in a Rajasthani setup. The overall experience is satisfyingly worth it.

Overnight will be at the hotel.

Breakfast will be at hotel.

After breakfast proceed to visit the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort.

Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction

of Amber Fort in the 17 th century.

The jeep will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.

In the afternoon, you will visit the city of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while touring Jaipur include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to this day. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets.

Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour of Jaipur City.

Optional - After some rest proceed if anyone wants to go for the experience of Bollywood Movie in the famous cinema hall of India called Raj Mandir. Radmandir is also a major tourist attraction for being one of India’s largest (and still operating) single screen theater. Established by the renowned Golcha family, the theater came into existence 250 years ago and has been providing a great movie watching experience since. The cinema hall is also known for its grand and royal decor, and the largest screen in the city.

Popular both nationally and internationally, the theatre attracts both movie goers and tourists every day.

Overnight at hotel

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Pushkar.

Pushkar is a small holy town in the state of Rajasthan famous for the temple of Lord Brahma,Pushkar Lake, various Ghats and temples spread all around the lake.

Brahma is considered to be the creator of the world in Hinduism, Pushkar is the only temple of this important deity in the whole world. This is also considered as Adi Teerth or Teertharaj, meaning an ancient holy place or the most important of holy places, respectively.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Breakfast will be at hotel.

After breakfast drive to Bikaner.

Afternoon visit Karni Mata Temple (Rats Temple) at Deshnok, 30 km from Bikaner that was completed in the early 20th century in the late Mughal style by Maharaja of Bikaner. With rippling sands and abundant sunshine, the walled city of Bikaner is popular for its sky touching forts, camel safaris and camel festival. The famous fort of Junagarh was built by Raja Rai Singh in 1593. This is the fort of the Bikaner royal family. The fort houses old palaces, temples and mosque. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. Har Mandir temple here was the royal chapel i.e. private temple of the royal family, where they celebrated festivals and other family functions.  Fort also includes Anup Mahal, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal and Prachina Museum. Lalgarh is another fort of the Rajputana family here. You might like to visit the prestigious camel breeding farm later (closed on Sundays). Sightseeing points shall be covered as the time permits.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer.

On arrival at the camp/ cottage stay, check in.

Rest day is free at leisure.

Day is yours, vehicle is at Disposal. Evening camel Safari in the Thar Desert. Evening enjoy the dinner with Kalbeliya Dance show.

Overnight at the camp with dinner.

Breakfast will be at the camps.

Morning after breakfast, check out from the camp and check in at the Hotel.

After check in enjoy sightseeing of Jaisalmer includes Jaisalmer Fort, Museum, Patwon Ki

Haveli and Kothari Haveli etc.

Jaisalmer Fort

Built in the 12 The centuries by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal, the Jaisalmer Fort is a massive yellow sandstone fortification that maintains the Raj Mahal and several havelis, gateways and temples. The tawny-brown rampart that turns into honey-gold at sunset, justifying the name “Sonar Quila”, is undoubtedly a blazing instance of visual perception. The architectural design of the fort having intricately carved windows, doors and walls is one of the fine examples of the rich heritage in India. Located on the Trikuta Hill and overlooking the Jaisalmer city, the Jaisalmer Fort is thus one of the popular tourist attractions in Jaisalmer. Moreover, the two canon points, located at vantage points within the fort, give you an amazing panoramic view of Jaisalmer city. Today… in the midst of the royal yellow sandstone architecture, Jaisalmer Fort boasted as one of the fortified cities in Rajasthan housing numerous eateries, including Italian, French, and native cuisines; hotels; and museums.

Salim Singh Ki Haveli

A distinct architecture that you will come across in Jaisalmer city is the Haveli of Salim Singh from the 17 th century which has an extended arched roof in the shape of a peacock. It is an incredible silhouette that is crafted with 38 balconies, each having distinct designs. Salim Singh Ki Haveli is one of the heritage attractions to explore when you are travelling to Jaisalmer.

Kothari’s Patwa Ki Haveli

An impressive example of intricate architecture that unwrap the passage of a wealthy trader, Guman Chand Patwa of the 19th century, the Patwa ki Haveli is one of the must places to visit in Jaisalmer. It is one of the largest Havelis in Rajasthan that maintains fine wall paintings, beautiful jharokhas (balconies), archways and gateways. The Patwa ki Haveli is a cluster of five grandiose havelis which were gifted By Guman Chand Patwa to his sons. History reveals that the „Patwas‟ left the Havelis at the mercy of care takers who in due course became the owners. Later, the first haveli was sold to Mr. Jeevanlalji Kothari… and thereafter Patwa ki Haveli was renamed as the Kothari’s Patwa Haveli.

Jain Temple

The Jaisalmer Fort houses a group of Jain Temples that dates back to the 12 th and 15 th century. The group of Jain Temples is a fine example of Dilwara style of architecture that uses yellow sandstone. The temples are dedicated to various Jain Tirthankars. With detailed architectural work having carved animal and human figures on the wall, a dome that is covered by an amalak and a water pot containing lotus flower…the Parshvanath Temple is the most prominent one. Further, the Rishabnath Temple and Sambhavanath Temple in Lodurva, which is 16 kilometers from Jaisalmer city, are two other Jain temples that one can visit during their trip to Jaisalmer.

Mandir Palace

One of the finest examples of craftsmanship, having ornate balconies, canopies and intricately carved screens, the Mandir Palace is a popular tourist attraction in Jaisalmer. It was built between the 9 th and the 10 th century and was the residence of the rulers of Jaisalmer for over 200 years. The Mandir Palace features the „Badal Vilas‟, which is a tall sandstone structure below the hill top city fort.

Overnight will be at the Hotel.

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur.

Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborates royal palanquins (sedan chairs). Set on on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue.

Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Jodhpur includes Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower. While visiting Mehrangarh Fort, please do not miss the view of blue houses and sunset from top of the Fort.

Jodhpur is divided into two parts- old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a 10km long wall. The new city however is outside the walled city. Known as the blue city, Jodhpur is actually blue. You will get to know this when you would be in the buzzling and glittering old city of Jodhpur. Some say that the on the orders of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha, the city was painted blue. Others say that the blue houses belong to the Brahmins where other non Brahmins too got involved in the act. There is yet another theory that says blue tint repels insects.

Here stands the mighty and muscular Mehrangarh- a formidable and impressive hilltop fort. A series of gates lead to the Fort  built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1806 and the Fatehpol or Victory Gate erected by Maharaja Ajit Singh to celebrate his victory over the Mughals. The main gate is the Lahapol & an iron gate besides which there are 15 hand prints which are the Sati Marks of Maharaja Man Singh’s widows who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843. Inside the fort, visit the palaces Moti Mahal orPearl Palace, the 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. In the evening, stroll around in the vibrant markets of Jodhpur, to take back home antiques, bandhini, footwears, Mathaniyas red chillies and more.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

 

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

After visit, drive to Udaipur, upon your arrival at the hotel, gets refreshed.

A state combining the charms of arid deserts, skilled artisans and authentic traditional food, Rajasthan offers an ultimate holiday experience to travellers and explorers alike. Your vacation here would start with your arrival at the Udaipur airport, from whereon you would be transferred to your hotel.

A centre for Rajasthani performing arts and crafts, the lake city of Udaipur is often referred to as the ”Venice of the East”.

Overnight will be at the hotel.

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

After breakfast, enjoy the sightseeing of Udaipur.

Udaipur means another day of explorations and experiencing the numerous charms of this city. Enjoy the sightseeing tour of this vivacious destination and enjoy sightseeing as Saheliyon Ki Baori, Museum of Folk Arts and City Palace.

Sahelion ki Baori, also known as the Courtyard of the Maidens is a mesmerizing tourist hotspot in Udaipur. Here, you would be able to enjoy the richness of the well-maintained lush green lawns along with the beautiful marble fountains constructed in the 18th century.

Museum of Folk Arts has a remarkable collection of Rajasthani folk art. A variety of cultural performances and exhibits could be experienced here under one roof, showcasing a different side of India’s rural heritage.

The City Palace, one of the most famous of the attractions in Udaipur, served as the humble abode of the ruling royalty. The structure, styles and designs incorporated in this complex are unique bearing many mirrored tiles, paintings, glass work and ornamental tiles. A visit here would give a fair idea of the opulence of the dynasties that ruled Udaipur. When you wish to relax, you can return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Jagdish Temple The Jagdish Temple is raised on a tall terrace and was completed in 1651. It attaches a double-storey Mandapa (hall) to a double-storey saandhara (with a covered ambulatory) sanctum. The mandapa has another storey tucked within its pyramidal samavarna (bellroof) while the hollow clustered spire over the sanctum contains two more, nonfunctional stories. To reach the main shrine, one mustclimb 32 marble steps, intercepted by a Brass image of Garuda in the end, being the mount (vahana) of God Vishnu. Shri Jagdish Temple is the most beautiful example of Hindu Iconography, consisting of three stories of hand carved stone, with a steeple nearly 79 feet high and is the largest temple of Udaipur.

Also enjoy Evening Boat Ride at Lake Pichola.

Optional Activities: Cable Car at Dodh Talai.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

After breakfast transfer to Amritsar airport to board the flight to Mumbai.

Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a densely populated city on India’s west coast. A financial center, it’s India largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city  also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry.

Arrive at Mumbai airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel.

Overnight will be at the hotel.

Breakfast will be at the hotel.

After breakfast the first spot is at Mumbai harbor where you will take a ferry ride to Elephanta Island.

Elephanta Island is famous for Elephant caves which is a heritage site. Top attractions on the island are the caves, islands, sea view and others. The caves were used during 5th century BC.

There is a Hindu temple on the island.

After lunch at any restaurant, you will be taken to Gateway of India for photoshoot and sightseeing. Later, you will be taken to Prince of Wales Museum. You can find interesting artifacts of Indus Valley civilization here. The museum has nothing to do with Wales. George V, who was a Prince of Wales, placed the foundation stone for the museum and thus, the museum got its name.

By early evening, you will be taken to Mani Bhavan, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, father of India. The next one on the list is shopping trip. You will be taken along busy lanes filled with shops and other attractions.

After that in evening back to the Hotel.

Overnight will be at the hotel

Breakfast at the hotel.

Rest of the day will be free for shopping at local market (Vehicle will be at your disposal for full day).

After dinner at local restaurant you will transfer to the airport for your onward journey with memories of Your Festigo Journey.

 

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Price Payable

Minimum paying pax                              Per Person Cost 

02 pax                                                        2600 USD 

Single room suplimentry                            799 USD

The prices are Inclusive of

14 nights’ accommodation on TWIN sharing basis at the hotel mentioned above OR SIMILAR CATEGORY OF ALTERNATE HOTELS.

English Speaking Guide for the whole program till arrival to departure.

Meal Plan – Daily buffet breakfast at all the hotels except the places where we have mentioned the specific meals in the program.

Rickshaw Ride at Old Delhi.

Excursion to Choki Dhani with Dinner visit is included in Jaipur

Movie ticket with Snacks included in the program

Camp stay in Jaisalmer will be with the Dinner

Flight ticket included from Udaipur to Mumbai in Economy Class

All transfers, sightseeing tours and excursion by AC Mini Coach as per the above

Itinerary (No transport services included for days at leisure).

 Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porterage at all hotels.

One time monuments entrances also included.

Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.

 All currently applicable taxes including service tax.

The prices are Exclusive of

 Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.

 Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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SPECIAL NOTES:-

Check-In, Check-out time 1200 NOON

 Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.

 In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly

 Baggage allowance in all airlines flying in Domestic sectors within India is 15 kgs for check-in baggage & 07 kgs for Hand Baggage.

Above rates are Nett non commissionable

Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.