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Rajasthan and Golden Temple Tour

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20 Days

Rajasthan and Golden Temple Tour

19 days / 20 nights

Starting from USD 1989 / person

Explore the vibrant tapestry of India’s cultural and historical riches on this Rajasthan and Golden Temple Tour. From the bustling streets of Delhi to the serene lakes of Udaipur, immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty and timeless allure of India’s most captivating destinations while exploring the spirituality at Golden Temple in Amritsar.


Detailed tour program :

Day 1 – Delhi – Arrival and welcome

Morning: Arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport welcome by our local representative and
transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 – Delhi – Visit of Delhi with Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb,
Qutub Minar

Morning: In the morning after breakfast start your visit with the iconic Red Fort, an architectural
marvel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its imposing red sandstone walls and marvel
at the intricate design and historical significance of this Mughal masterpiece.

Afternoon: Proceed to Jama Masjid, one of the largest and most renowned mosques in India.
Admire its stunning architecture, including its vast courtyard and impressive domes, and soak in
the serene atmosphere of this sacred site.

Evening: Continue your exploration with a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, a splendid example of
Mughal architecture and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the fascinating
history behind this mausoleum, which served as inspiration for the Taj Mahal.

Later, visit the Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world. Marvel at its towering height and
intricate carvings, and explore the surrounding complex, which includes other historical
monuments and ruins dating back to the 12th century.

Day 3 – Delhi / Agra (245km &  5h)

Morning: In the morning drive to Agra. On arrival check in to the hotel. Agra is the city of Taj –
which means the crown, and still today the Taj Mahal is indeed the crown of India. This charming
building of love attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. Apart from this, there are
monuments like Agra Fort, and ItmadudDaula’s tomb showing the great history and grandeur of
the Mughal era.

Afternoon: Visit the Agra Fort, one of the most beautiful Mughal-style forts built by Mughal
emperor Akbar in 1565. In the evening visit the bustling markets of Agra, known for its artwork on
marble. Then visit the Mughal Gardens Mehtab Bagh to have a glimpse of Taj Mahal from the
other side of river Yamuna.

Evening free at your hotel or to stroll in the markets of Agra. Diner in the hotel.

Day 4 – Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Abhaneri / Jaipur (245km &  5h):

Morning: Start early in the morning with your visit to the Taj Mahal to enjoy the views at sunrise. It
is one of the best time to visit the Taj Mahal as it is less crowded and the lights are very pleasant.
After the visit back to the hotel for breakfast.

In the late morning, drive to Jaipur. On the way visit the fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri. It was the
imperial capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1584. Built by Emperor Akbar, perfectly
preserved since its abandonment, it is a remarkable testimony to the Indo-Islamic architecture of
the 16th century and the step well Chand Baori in Abhaneri. On arrival check in to the hotel in
Jaipur.

Evening : free at your hotel to relax.

Day 5 – Jaipur :

Morning: After breakfast visit the Amber Fort, a fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture. Don't
miss the Sheesh Mahal, a room adorned with thousands of mirror tiles and colored glasses. The
fort also houses Diwan-i-Aam, the Hall of Public Audience, featuring a double row of columns with
elephant-head brackets.

The way back to Jaipur, a brief halt to visit from outside the JalMahal situated on the lake
Mansagar.

Afternoon: Later explore the City Palace complex, which includes the Mubarak Mahal, now
converted into a costume gallery displaying royal attires, and the Chandra Mahal, offering
panoramic views of the city. Next, visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory that houses 19
architectural astronomical instruments and the Hawa Mahal also known as the Wind palace.

End of Afternoon: Walk around the local bazaars of Jaipur, such as Johari Bazaar, famous for
precious gemstones, and Tripolia Bazaar, known for its ironware, utensils, and trinkets.

Day 6 – Jaipur / Pushkar

Morning: Depart from Jaipur after breakfast and travel to Pushkar, a sacred town famous for its
temples and holy lake. Explore the Pushkar Camel Fair, immerse yourself in the colorful festivities
and witness the trading of camels and other livestock.

Afternoon: Upon arrival in Pushkar, check into your hotel and enjoy a delicious lunch. Spend the
afternoon exploring the town spiritual landmarks, including the Brahma Temple, one of the few
temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world.

Evening: Relax and unwind by the tranquil Pushkar Lake, considered one of the most sacred
lakes in India. Take in the serene atmosphere as you watch the sunset over the surrounding hills,
casting a golden glow over the town.

Day 7 – Pushkar / Chittorgarh / Udaipur (323km and 6h)

Morning: Depart from Pushkar after breakfast and embark on a scenic journey to Udaipur, the
City of Lakes. En route, stop at Chittorgarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India and a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Explore the fort's massive walls, magnificent palaces, and historic temples,
and learn about its storied past of valor and romance.

Afternoon: Continue your drive to Udaipur, enjoying the picturesque landscapes of rural
Rajasthan along the way. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy a leisurely lunch.

Evening: Spend the evening at your leisure, perhaps taking a sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola or
exploring the vibrant markets of Udaipur.

Day 8 – Udaipur

Morning: Begin your day with a visit to the majestic City Palace, a sprawling complex of palaces,
courtyards, and gardens overlooking Lake Pichola. Explore the various museums and galleries
housed within the palace, showcasing exquisite artifacts and royal memorabilia.

Afternoon: Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a lakeside restaurant, savoring the flavors of Rajasthani
cuisine while taking in panoramic views of the lake and surrounding hills.

Evening: Take a stroll through the narrow lanes of the old city, known for its colorful bazaars and
traditional handicrafts. Visit Jagdish Temple, an architectural marvel dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and
witness the evening aarti ceremony performed by the priests.

Day 9 – Udaipur / Kumbhalgarh / Ranakpur / Jojawar (170km and 4h)

Morning: Depart from Udaipur after breakfast and head towards Kumbhalgarh Fort, another
magnificent fortress perched atop the Aravalli hills. Marvel at the fort's massive walls and intricate
architecture, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Afternoon: Continue your journey to Ranakpur, home to one of the most spectacular Jain temples
in India. Explore the intricately carved marble halls and pillars of the Ranakpur Jain Temple
complex, a masterpiece of architecture and craftsmanship.

Evening: Arrive in Jojawar by evening and check into your heritage hotel. Relax and unwind in the
tranquil surroundings, soaking in the old-world charm of this historic town.

Day 10 – Jojawar – Train Ride to Explore Rural Rajasthan

Morning: After breakfast experience the authentic charm of rural Rajasthan with a memorable
train ride through the picturesque countryside. Board the train at Marwad Railway Station and
embark on a journey through the Aravalli hills, passing through quaint villages and scenic
landscapes.

Afternoon : Disembark from the train and return to Jojawar by afternoon. Spend the rest of the
day at relaxing at your hotel enjoying the service of the palace.

Day 11 – Jojawar / Jodhpur (121km and 3h)

Morning: Depart from Jojawar after breakfast and journey to the majestic city of Jodhpur, often
referred to as the Blue City. En route, enjoy the scenic landscapes of rural Rajasthan and make
occasional stops to capture the picturesque beauty of the countryside.

Afternoon: Upon arrival in Jodhpur, check into your hotel. In the afternoon head to the towering
Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India. Explore its magnificent palaces, courtyards, and
museums, and enjoy panoramic views of the city below as it lights up in the evening.

Evening : Take some time to relax and refresh before beginning your exploration of the city's
iconic landmarks.

Day 12 – Jodhpur

Morning: After the breakfast start your day with the visit to the Umaid Bhawan Palace, a stunning
architectural marvel and one of the world's largest private residences. Explore the palace's opulent
interiors, lush gardens, and fascinating museum, which showcases the history and heritage of the
Jodhpur royal family.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, delve into the vibrant markets of Jodhpur, known for their colorful
textiles, handicrafts, and spices. Stroll through the bustling bazaars, haggle with local vendors,
and shop for souvenirs to commemorate your time in the Blue City. In the evening return to hotel
or enjoy a dinner at one of the rooftop restaurants in the old town.

Day 13 – Jodhpur / Ramdeora / Jaisalmer (330km and 5h)

Morning: Depart from Jodhpur after breakfast and travel to the golden city of Jaisalmer, located
amidst the vast Thar Desert. En route, stop at the revered Ramdeora Temple, dedicated to the folk
deity Ramdevji, and pay homage at this sacred pilgrimage site.

Afternoon: Continue your journey to Jaisalmer, enjoying the scenic beauty of the desert
landscape along the way. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and a brief time to relax.

After a brief rest at the hotel, visit of Gadisagar Lake, an artificial lake, this man-made reservoir,
adorned with artistically crafted archways and temples, is a testament to both the city's
architectural prowess and its historical efforts in water conservation.

Evening: Visit of Badabagh, Situated just a short drive from the city center, this garden complex
is renowned for its royal cenotaphs, intricately carved from local yellow sandstone. As the sun sets
over the Thar Desert, the cenotaphs take on a golden glow, creating an ethereal atmosphere that
captivates every visitor.

Day 14 : Jaisalmer – Sightseeing

Morning: After the breakfast at your hotel, head to explore the Golden Fort (Sonar Kila), built in
1156 by Rajput ruler Jaisal. The fort is a living monument, housing shops, hotels, temples and
ancient havelis. Visit the Patwa-ki-Haveli, a collection of five havelis, each one more ornate than
the other. Continue you visit with the visit of Salim Singh-ki-Haveli, recognized for its peacock-
shaped roof and intricate lattice work.

Late Afternoon: Proceed to Lodhruva, an ancient village known for its beautifully carved Jain
temples. These temples are renowned for their intricate designs and are a testament to the
region's rich cultural heritage. The serene surroundings offer a peaceful retreat.

Evening: Wrap up the day with a visit to the bustling local markets in the Jaisalmer fort. Here, you
can find a variety of handicrafts, textiles, and exquisite jewelry. It’s a great place to pick up
souvenirs like traditional Rajasthani textiles or local handicrafts.

Day 15 – Jaisalmer / Bikaner (331km and 6h)

Morning: Depart from Jaisalmer after breakfast and travel to the vibrant city of Bikaner, known for
its rich cultural heritage and majestic forts. En route, admire the changing landscape as you leave
the desert behind and enter the arid plains of northern Rajasthan.

Afternoon: Upon arrival in Bikaner, check into your hotel. Take some time to relax and refresh
before venturing out to explore the city's attractions.

Evening: Explore the imposing Junagarh Fort, an architectural marvel built by Raja Rai Singh in
the 16th century. Marvel at its intricate carvings, beautiful courtyards, and well-preserved palaces,
and learn about its fascinating history through informative displays and exhibits.

Day 16 – Bikaner / Hanumangarh (244km and 5h)

Morning: Depart from Bikaner after breakfast and drive to Hanumangarh, a historic city located on
the banks of the Ghaggar-Hakra River. En route, make occasional stops to stretch your legs and
capture photographs of the scenic countryside.

Afternoon: Upon arrival in Hanumangarh, check into your hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring
the city's ancient monuments, temples, and forts, which bear testimony to its rich history and
cultural heritage.

Evening: Relax and unwind at your hotel, savoring the peace and tranquility of your surroundings.
Reflect on the day's adventures and anticipate the experiences that await you in the days ahead.

Day 17 – Hanumangarh / Amritsar (288km and 6h)

Morning: Depart from Hanumangarh after breakfast and embark on a scenic journey to Amritsar,
the spiritual and cultural hub of Punjab. En route, enjoy the picturesque landscapes of rural Punjab
and make occasional stops to stretch your legs and refresh.

Afternoon: Upon arrival in Amritsar, check into your hotel. Take some time to relax and freshen
up before beginning your exploration of the city's iconic landmarks.

Afternoon : Explore the Partition Museum, dedicated to documenting the history and legacy of the
Partition of India in 1947. Browse through the exhibits and personal stories that offer insights into
the human cost and consequences of this historic event.

Evening: Free at your hotel.

Day 18 – Amritsar

Morning: After breakfast visit the awe-inspiring Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of Sikhism and
a symbol of religious tolerance and harmony. Partake in the evening ceremony of the Palki Sahib,
where the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, is carried in a procession around the temple
complex amidst devotional singing and chanting.

Later in the morning visit Jallianwala Bagh, a memorial garden commemorating the tragic
massacre of civilians by British troops in 1919. Pay homage to the martyrs at the memorial and
learn about this significant event in India's struggle for independence.

Afternoon: Set your journey to the Wagah Border to witness the closing ceremony on INDO-PAK
border. Arrival early to secure a place right in the front of Parade ground.

Evening: Back to your hotel and free time to relax.

Day 19 – Amritsar / Delhi (Express Train)

Morning: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before boarding an express train from Amritsar
to Delhi. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic journey through the countryside as you make your
way back to the capital city.

Afternoon: Upon arrival in Delhi, check into your hotel and freshen up before embarking on your
final exploration of the city. Visit any remaining landmarks or indulge in some last-minute shopping
for souvenirs.

Evening: Enjoy your last visit of India with the visit of local markets of Old Delhi.

Day 20 – Delhi and Departure

Transfer to the Indira Gandhi international airport to catch your fight back home.

 


 

Price includes

  • A vehicle Toyota Etios or Swift Dzire (a SEDAN CAR) or similar, with a private driver (parking
    fees, fuel, road taxes, and tolls included).
  • An experienced Basic English speaking driver (his accommodations, meals, and salary
    included).
  • Accommodation in one “double” room, taxes and breakfast included.
  • Elephant ride at the Amber fort in Jaipur.
  • Boat ride in Udaipur at Lake Pichola.
  • Traditional Rajasthan dance show at Bagore ki Haveli.
  • Train ride to explore the rural life near Jojawar.
  • Express train between Delhi / Amristar.
  • English speaking local tourist guides at Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Jodhpur,
  • Jaisalmer & Bikaner (one day in each city).
  • Two 500 ml bottles of water per day per person during journeys in the vehicle.
  • One local sim card with 2GB internet data every day to be connected.

Not included:

  • International flights.
  • Entrances to the monuments.
  • Lunch and dinner.
  • Tips.
  • Indian Visa.
  • Personal purchases.
Price

From

$ 1989




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