Rajasthan with Taj- 12Days

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Tour Ref - TP0059 Delhi–Agra-Dausa-Jaipur-Deogarh-Udaipur-Luni-Khimsar-Mandawa-Delhi

Day 1: Arrive – Delhi
Arrive Delhi. On arrival assistance and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Tajmahal-India-www.tourpassion.com…Day 2: Delhi - Agra
Morning, drive to Agra. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon, city tour and visit the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Red Fort and The Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daula built by Empress Noor-Jehan in memory of her father. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Agra - Dausa
Morning, drive to Dausa. Arrive Dausa & check in at hotel Bhadrawati Palace. Bhadrawati Palace is a heritage property with a fascinating history.It dates back to the 11th century. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Dausa - Jaipur
Morning, drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check in at hotel. Afternoon visit of the bazaars of Jaipur. Overnight at hotel.

Jaipur-Hawa-Mahal-www.tourpassion.com…Day 5: Jaipur
Morning, sightseeing tour and visit to Amber Fort. Amber fort was the ancient capital of state until 1728. See the Sheesh Mahal or the hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jal Mahal and Kali Temple. Ascend on elephant back, the hill on which fort is situated. City sightseeing tour, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting prince. Ever since it had retained that color. Built by maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit the Maharaja's city palace and the observatory and drive past Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds. Overnight at hotel.

Deogarh-www.tourpassion.com…Day 6: Jaipur - Deogarh
Morning, drive to Deogarh. Arrive Deogarh & check in at hotel. The Deogarh Castle is located on a hillock and is encircled by the town. It was built in 1670 ad by Rawat Dwarkadasji of the Chundawat clan of the Siaodia Dynasty. Constructed by the famed Sompura architects, well-known for there additions and alterations were carried out according to the needs of the residents. There are five floors and over 200 rooms have murals done by local painters after whom Deogarh school of painting has acquired fame the world over. The family has a large collection of Deogarh miniatures. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Deogarh - Udaipur
Morning, drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur & check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Udaipur visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Shaelion Ki Bari (queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (folk art museum). Rest the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Udaipur-Palace-www.tourpassion.com…Day 8: Udaipur - Luni
Morning, drive to Luni. Arrive Luni and check in at hotel Fort Chanwa 35 Kms away from Jodhpur. Belonging to Maharaja Dilip Singh, the youngest son of Maharaja Umaid Sing Ji of Jodhpur. It is an imposing and well maintained structure over a hundred years old built of famous red sand stone of Jodhpur and ornately carved lattice work, friezes and intricate jharokhas. Its traditional gates lead to a complex of courtyards, towers, water wheels stables, passages and unexpected stairways leading to secret pavilions and panoramic terraces. The small village is home to many artisans who work with metal, clay or wood, keeping alive the skills passed down over the centuries by their ancestor. The noise and bustle of the village settles down by evening and all is quite as peace descends on the desert. The fort with its huge gates and protective walls stands proud and strong under the spectacular company of stars. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Luni - Khimsar
Morning, drive to Khimsar. Arrive Khimsar and check in at hotel. Khimsar is steeped in history- founded 2500 years ago by the Jain Saint Mahaveer, this is the starting point of the great Indian Desert tours. The founder of the castle, which was built in mid 15th century was Prince Karamsi, son of Jodhpur and very close to other places of interest like Osian and Nagaur. Well managed Khmisar Fort provides the visitors with all modern amenities- 50 luxuriously furnished rooms, theme dinners, a variety of continental and Indian meals as well as traditional Rajasthani meals are available. Overnight at hotel.

mandawa-castle-www.tourpassion.com…Day 10: Khimsar - Mandawa
Morning, drive to Mandawa, en route visit Nagaur. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Mandawa. Visit Mandawa. Mandawa, founded in 1775 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa Castle, one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons, ancient coins and many other interesting items preserved in a Museum. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Mandawa - Delhi
Morning, drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Old & New Delhi. Sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar. India Gate (war memorial) , Laxmi Narayan Temple (modern Hindu Temple), drive past President's Palace, Parliament House and Secretariat Building. Visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Van, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk market. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Delhi
Spend the day at leisure and depart to international airport for onward journey.