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Royal Rajasthan Tours
Duration : 9 Days / 8 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Delhi

Our planet is full of different types of people with their own traditions and cultures; it also has stunning landscapes, ethnic diversity, and religions. There are so many opportunities to explore and experience the unique customs by traveling the world. However there is one country which is so unique and has so much to offer that it has been a melting pot of culture since time immemorial with a history that boasts of advanced culture and intellectual civilizations, it is India.

India is the only nation which provides a plethora of diversity and dexterity to travelers who thirst for variety. In south the golden sunset at Kanyakumari is as captivating as the sunrise at Patnitop in Kashmir in the North. The deserts of Rajasthan in the North-West are as mesmerizing as the serenity of the tea-gardens of Assam in the East.

India is not only famous for its beautiful traditions and the diverse culture that has held the travelers spell bound every now and then but also for the lofty peaks of the Himalayas, plains, rain forests of Karnataka, deserts of Rajasthan, Southern beaches and much more, India has so much to offer to travelers who like their variety and diversity. India provides ample opportunities for the travelers to visit places and see the attractions, one can also experience rejuvenation through age old traditional medicinal system like Ayurveda. There are a number of tour packages for the first time travelers which allow them to experience the true beauty of the country and the most popular among them is the Royal Rajasthan Tour.

The Royal Rajasthan Tour is one of India’s most popular tourist circuits of the country. The tour basically covers five of the most vibrant, beautiful and amazing cities of India – Delhi, the country capital over decades, Agra- the seat of power during much of Mughal rule and home to the spectacular Taj Mahal, and Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur  - the Rajasthani Experience with its traditions of chivalry, valour, forts and palaces.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met our Hansa Vacations representative and after a warm welcome proceed to the pre-booked hotel. Special welcome at hotel in traditional Indian style.

Overnight stay at hotel Le Meridien in Delhi.

Hotel Le Meridien New Delhi is a premier business hotel in the Indian capital city- New Delhi.
The elegantly designed Le Meridien New Delhi is centrally located and is a favorite among the corporate class, and one of the best five star hotels in Delhi.

Delhi - One of the oldest cities in the world, Delhi has been the centre of political activity since time immemorial. The city has witnessed the formation and destruction several times in the course of history. Ruled by several dynasties, it has always attracted emperors, conquerors and the poor alike. The city of Delhi bears complexities, contradictions, beauty and dynamism - where the past co-exists with the present. The city has undergone several changes from centuries, but its transformation from walled city to cosmopolitan city never interrupted its spirit, the spirit of prosperity and progress. In this city, the counterparts of tall skyscrapers and modern townships are ancient buildings, majestic monuments and historic ruins. The lifestyles and traditions of Delhi are rich and truly reflect the diverse Indian culture - a window to the kaleidoscope that is India.

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for a tour of the city. Your sightseeing will start with a visit to the (Birla Mandir) Laxminarayan Temple, built by one of India's foremost business families and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver. Proceed to the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi that offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon proceed for a visit to New Delhi. Drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate built in memory of the 85,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during World War 1. Opposite the India Gate, is the massive Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India. Continue on to Humayun`s Tomb of the Mughal era followed by tour of the towering minaret of Qutab Minar. Qutub-Minar in red and buff sandstone is the highest tower in India. It has a diameter of 14.32m at the base and about 2.75m on the top with a height of 72.5m. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi .


Day 03: Delhi - Agra (204 Kms / 4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra, once the capital of Mughal India, it is famous for the world renowned Taj Mahal.

Agra is a medieval city on the banks of Yamuna River was founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in 1956. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. For centuries, the Taj Mahal has aggressive poets, painters and musicians to try and abduction its ambiguous abracadabra in word, colour and song. It is one of the best absolute architectural creations of the world. Since the 17th century, travellers accept beyond continents to appear and see this ultimate canonizing to love, and few accept been blah by its incomparable beauty. Taj Mahal stands in the burghal of Agra, in the arctic Indian accompaniment of Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the Yamuna River.

Trident, AgraUpon arrival in Agra check-in hotel Trident Agra. The Trident, Agra, set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped central courtyards, is built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era. The Hotel is literally, a stone's throw away from one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. Spread over an area of six acres of landscaped gardens, Trident Hilton Agra offers fines hospitality and impeccable guest service.

Afternoon you will visit the Agra Fort. Agra Fort is located on the right bank of the river Yamuna in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. It 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. It was constructed by the third Mughal emperor Akbar on the remains of an ancient site known as Badalgarh. Sikandar Lodi (1487-1517) was the first Sultan of Delhi to shift his capital from Delhi to Agra.
Overnight stay at hotel

Day 04: Agra - Jaipur (260 Kms / 6 hrs)
After breakfast visit the “Monument of Love” - Taj Mahal (closed on Friday’s) which symbolize eternal love frozen in white marble built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. After sightseeing drive to Jaipur, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Akbar (1556-1605), grandson of Babur, shifted his residence and court from Agra to Sikri, for a period of 13 years, from 1572 to 1585 to honour the Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti, who resided here (in a cavern on the ridge). Akbar revered him very much as the Saint had blessed him with a son who was named Salim in 1569. He raised lofty buildings for his use, and houses for the public. Thus grew, a great city with charming palaces and institutions. Akbar gave it the name of Fatehabad and which in later days came to be known as “Fatehpur Sikri”.

Continue drive to Jaipur, upon arrival in Jaipur – check into the hotel Trident Jaipur. Breathtaking views of the serene Mansagar Lake and the striking Aravalli range welcome guests at the 135 room Trident Hotel, Jaipur.

Situated en route to Jaipur’s famous Amber Fort, the Trident, Jaipur offers gracefully furnished rooms that are well-equipped. There are exclusive non-smoking rooms and rooms designed for the disabled too.

The hotel’s multi–cuisine restaurant serves an elaborate a ’la carte menu and extensive buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
There are excellent facilities for conferences and business events.

Overnight at hotel.

Jaipur is a land of natural beauty and great history. It has a flourishing tourism industry. Also called pink City, it is the capital of Rajasthan. It is well connected to the other parts of the world, through its vast network of airways, railways and roads. The palaces of Jaipur are the favourite spots for tourists, both Indian and foreign. Many old and neglected palaces and forts in Jaipur have been converted into heritage hotels. The service sector of Jaipur boasts of its tourism, real estate, insurance and hotel industry.

Day 05: Jaipur
After breakfast start the day with an excursion to Amer Fort. Amer was the ancient capital of Jaipur. It is situated atop the Aravalli hills overlooking the city. Ascend the fort on elephant's back, like a king. Amber Fort is located in Amber (Jaipur), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion. Amber Fort is usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I.

The outer appearance of the Fort, being rough and craggy is totally different from its core. The interior of the Fort provides a soothing and warm ambience, which is least expected from its outer appearance. The marvelous decoration of the Amer Fort is influenced by both, the Hindu and Muslim manner of ornamentation. Exquisite paintings of hunting scenes on the walls depict the temperament of the Rajputs, who were adventurous, revolutionary and self-indulgent.

Afternoon visit Jaigarh fort where you can see the world's largest canon displayed. Later visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and a famous tourist attraction of Jaipur. The Palace offers a beautiful sight to behold. The splendid Rajputana architecture of Hawa Mahal, still speaks the glory of the royal family. However, one can also find a glimpse of Mughal architecture, which is blended perfectly to make it different from others. The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.

After Hawa Mahal visit Jantar Mantar Observatory and City Palace museum which covers a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens and buildings. A part of this palace is now a museum, containing three wings of Armoury, Textiles and Artefacts. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Jaipur – Udaipur (by flight)
In the morning our representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. In Udaipur our representative shall assist you and transfer you to hotel Trident Udaipur.

Hotel Trident Udaipur - Set in forty three acres of lush green landscaping, Trident, Udaipur is located on the banks of the picturesque Pichola Lake and is ten minutes drive from the city centre. The rooms are furnished in shades of beige and light cream and the architecture reflects the ancient heritage of Udaipur. The hotel provides a perfect base to explore the fabled city of Udaipur, acclaimed worldwide for its beautiful lakes, medieval palaces and colourful bazaars.

Udaipur, formally known as the city of lakes and Venice of East. An exotic city offering various tourist activities. Udaipur lake city offers five gorgeous lakes, beautiful green gardens, fantabulous fountains, awe inspiring palaces & forts, stunning Aravalli mountain range and old mansions converted heritage hotels. The city of Lakes "Udaipur" is a lovely blend of water, lush green hills that set fire and passion in poet. Its palaces are straight out of a fairy-tale book, lakes, forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, relives the reminisces of a heroic past, valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichola is excitement that defines imagination.

Later proceed for a city tour of Udaipur visiting Sahelion Ki Bari (The garden of royal maids), City Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple.

Udaipur City Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola. This majestic City Palace is the most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur and often distinguished as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Initially, Maharana Udai Singh built this superb wonder, but the present form of the Palace is the result of subsequent additions by his successors. City Palace boasts of the wonderful blend of Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture. The Palace has various towers, domes and arches, which add to the flavour of heritage site. Towering on the banks of Pichola Lake, City Palace is truly a feast to the eyes. City Palace is a marvellous assortment of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Encircled by fortifications, this imposing Palace is wholly built in granite and marble.

Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.

Day 07: Udaipur
Morning proceed for a half day tour of Nagda Eklingi temple.Nagda was the old capital of Mewar. The chief relic, now extinct consists of the twin 'Saas - Bahu' temple of the 10th century. Spartan sanctums are here, wedded to sumptuous Mandaps, that of the bigger temple being more so. The latter in a closed one, richly carved both inside and outside, as compared to the open one in the other case. The group faces a large tank, the route to which is marked by a handsome torana or ceremonial gate. The princes of Mewar considered themselves as ruling on behalf of Eklingji (Mahadeva) enshrined in an imposing temple in the neighbouring Kailashpuri. Despite the recent glitz, the palace has an atmosphere. The complex has many other temples, including the very austere Lakulish of the 10th century with an imposing black statue of the defied Shaivite preacher of 2nd century A.D.

Day 08: Udaipur – Jodhpur (245 Kms/ 06 Hours)
After breakfast depart for Jodhpur. En-route, stop at Ranakpur for sightseeing of the fabulous 500-year-old Jain Temples.

Ranakpur Temple complex was nominated amongst the top 77 wonders, while deciding for new Seven Wonders of the World. However, number of wonders cannot be increased and some or the other would come amongst the top seven, still Ranakpur Temple is undoubtedly a wonder. The temples are superbly preserved in near perfect condition. The most distinctive feature are the 29 halls of the main temple, some octagonal and many more than one story high, are dissected by 1444 pillars, each sculpted with unique designs which no two are the exactly alike. The carving on the walls, while musicians and dancers have been modeled out of brackets between the pillars and the ceiling. The temple is a masterpiece of architecture and boasts of not less than four additional shrines. It has 24 pillared halls with 80 domes that are supported by 400 columns. The upper and lower parts of the domes are linked by brackets that have deities' sculptures. Above all, you would be amazed to see at a height of 45 feet engraved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures. Each column is intricately carved and it is surprising to know that no two columns have the similar design. Apart from this, another stunning act about these columns is that they change their colour from golden to pale blue after every hour during the day. In the mandap (prayer hall), the two big bells of 108 kg each produce a harmonious sound on the movement. Chaumukha temple is formed like a Nalinigulm Vimana (heavenly aircraft) and provides this whole structure a celestial appearance. Conceivably, it is due to the intricacy of the structure that the temple took approximately 65 years to complete. Continue to Jodhpur. Arrive and check in to the hotel Ajit Bhawan Palace.  Overnight stay at the hotel

Ajit Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur is a magnificent mansion built by Maharaja Ajit Singhji of Jodhpur. The palace had been the home to the Maharaja at one point of time. Like all other mansions built by Maharaja Ajit Singhji of Jodhpur, this huge mansion also allures you with its royal appeal and unmatched sophistication. Following the latest trends, this royal palace has been transformed into heritage hotel at present, but still now, a part of this palace is occupied by the royal family. This one is believed to be India's first heritage hotel. Ajit Bhawan offers you the promise of a wonderful holiday where you will be greeted with a heart warming welcome and experience the very best of class, style and comfort. There are 81 rooms at hotel Ajit Bhawan Palace.

Jodhpur - Often referred to as the 'Sun City' or the 'Blue City', Jodhpur is the second-largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Set at the edge of the Thar desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana. The massive 15th century A.D. Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 Mts. Above the plains. The city is encompassed by a high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. A major trade centre of the 16th century A.D. the fortress-city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan.

Day 09: Jodhpur – Delhi (by flight)
After breakfast proceed for half day tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, The majestic Mehrangarh Fort is one of India's largest forts and located in the picturesque city of Jodhpur. The work of building the fort originally commenced in 1459 on the behest of the founder of Jodhpur - Rao Jodha but much of the fort as it stands today was built in the era of Jaswant Singh. This magnificent fort is spread over 5 kms. and is located on top of a hill which is all of 125 meters high. To honour and memorialize momentous triumphs there are three stately gates to the fort. Once inside the fort visitors can't help marvelling at some astonishing palaces which are a living testimony to the high standard of craftsmanship prevalent in those days. The Moti Mahal which is made of elaborately carved stones is the dwelling place of the royal throne of Jodhpur which is popularly referred to as the Srinagar Chowki in local parlance. There is also the majestic Umaid Villas that showcases some remarkable Rajasthani miniature art work. The Ajit Villa is conspicuous with its rich collection of musical instruments and regal attires while the gorgeous Phool Mahal is where the legendary Jodhpur Coat of Arms is preserved. The parapets of Phool Mahal are adorned with exquisite art works portraying various melodious scenes.

Jaswant Thada - Negotiate a thrilling rocky trail from the mighty Mehrangarh Fort to the enthralling Jaswant Thada on the hilly sandstone tracts of Jodhpur. The Jaswant Thada is a flawlessly executed piece of Rajputana architecture that enchants you with its poignant appeal on your tours to Jodhpur tourist attractions with Indian Horizons. Un parallel in grace, the Jaswant Thada is a royal cenotaph that was constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh to honour the memory of his courageous father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The main cenotaph that is dedicated to Maharaja Jaswant Singhji is designed like an exquisite piece of jewellery, magnified out of proportion. The white marble Jaswant Thada looks like a lovely temple that entices you with its pavilions, domes and delicate looking pillars. Feast your eyes on the profusion of marble latticework that adorns the entire Jaswant Thada. See true to life portraits of Rathore warriors who ruled Jodhpur, admire colourful dedications to the maharanis and concubines of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji who committed Sati on the pyre of the deceased ruler.

Afternoon our Hansa vacations representative will transfer you to airport to board the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi our representative will meet you and transfer you to the International Airport for flight back home. You have an option to request for a wash and change room at an airport hotel should your flight depart late night or early morning.