Rajasthan Desert Festival Tour

Duration : 13 Night / 14 Day

Destinations : Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Khimsar, Bikaner, Shekhawati

Desert Festival Tour of Rajasthan will enthrall you with enchanting desert festivals, it's cultural events, its glorious forts and of course the golden sand.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Our representative shall meet you in the arrival visitor's launch at the Indira Gandhi International Airport with a paging board. You will be transfered to your hotel. The representative shall complete formalities of checking in the hotel. There will be a complete introduction to the consolidated culture of an ancient land, a window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.Overnight will be at Delhi.

A Day Trip to Old Delhi
In the morning take your breakfast and be ready to explore the capital of kingdoms and empires. You will be visiting the Old Delhi. This part of Delhi owes its origins to Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It offers monuments, narrowed streets and bustling bazaars. The main structure is the Red fort built of red sandstone; it houses the famous Diwan-e-khas, the beautiful audience chamber where the Mughul Emperor Shah Jahan held his court by sitting on the peacock throne. Board the Rickshaw Ride, for a unique experience through the Chandni Chowk or the silver street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this busy avenue heading west from the Red fort. Opposite the fort you will be visiting the largest mosque in India - the Jama Masjid. You can try some delicacies of typical Indian cuisine at Chandani Chowk-Gol Gappa, Kulfi (condensed milk ice cream) and some mouth-watering sweets. Continuing the tour of Old delhi, visit Raj Ghat (Where the Father of Nation, Mahatma Ghandi was cremated). Over night stay at the hotel.

Day 03 : A Day Trip to New Delhi
Day 03: A Day Trip to New Delhi Commence your city tour of New Delhi after breakfast. Drive past the state Government buildings designed by Lutyens, visiting Rajpath leading up from the war memorial arch India gate, up to the imposing presidential palace - the Rashtrapati bhawan - built on Raisina hill and flanked by the secretariat buildings. Landscaped parks and formal gardens surround the magnificent monuments all over the city. You will also drive through Connaught Circus and Diplomatic Enclaves. The tour is ended at the tower Minaret of Qutab Minar another attraction of this edifice is an amazing 2000-year-old iron pillar erected in 4 AD, which has never rusted. Evening at your leisure, enjoy some recreational activities in the hotel.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Delhi/Agra
Morning after breakfast you will be driven to Agra. Enjoy the drive on the well-developed highway road to Agra. After reaching your destination check in at the hotel. Relax and get energetic for a day trip of Agra City. You will then drive to the parking place from there you will be taken in a battery operated vehicle to World famous Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal one of the 7 wonders of the world was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651AD. Taj Mahal - The symbol of Love was constructed in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan' s Wife). It will be a real treat for your eyes, a memory you will cherish throughout your life. Besides Taj Agra has lot in its treasures. Then you will proceed towards Agra Fort, a huge fort built by Akbar in 1525 AD.Night at hotel.

Day 05: Agra/ Jaipur
Day 05: Agra/ Jaipur Next morning proceed for your next destination-Jaipur. En route stop by at Fatehpur Sikri - 40 km from Agra. The city was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned it just after 15 years due to the scarcity of water. Visit the elegant buildings - The punch Mahal, Anup Talab,Diwan-e- Khas, Tomb of the holy saint Salim Chisti, Buland Darwaza and other important palaces where one experiences not only the Architectural gaiety but also its complete amalgamation. After Fatehpur Sikri drive straight to Jaipur, stay overnight at the hotel.Evenings will be at hotel.

Day 06 : Full Day Sightseeing of Jaipur City
After breakfast, you will head for the sightseeing tour to visit the Amber fort. Another attraction of the fort is the elephant safari that can be hired from foothills of the fort. The fort is perched on a hilltop and has some marvelous architectural splendor. The visit includes Sheesh Mahal, a beautiful palace whose interiors are embellished with glasswork that will definitely spellbind you. After the fort visit the 18th century astronomical observatory, Jantar Mantar and the captivating City Palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The palace had some unique collection of delicate paintings, royal costumes, jewelry and arms and ammunitions, you cannot escape from the charm of this marvelous wonder. Enjoy the typical Rajasthani cuisine during the lunch. The evening is at your leisure, you can stroll around the bustling bazaars of Jaipur and go for some exquisite shopping of Tie-Dye, mirror work textiles, jewellery,carpets etc. Stay for the night at your hotel.

Day 07: Jaipur/Ajmer/Pushkar
Next morning drive for Ajmer City, one of the most holy pilgrimage center of Muslims. You will be visiting here the Dargah or tomb of the great Sufi saint Khwaja Moin- ud- Din Chisti. After lunch proceed to Pushkar. Check in at the hotel. Visit the famous Brahma Temple the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world. Blessed with cultural blends, it is the venue for the famous Pushkar Fair, with people coming from all over Asia to buy and sell cattle of breeds from across the world. Visit the Ghats as the city has beautiful 52 bathing Ghats and 500 temples each having its own miraculous qualities and powers of healing and with varied architectural styles. In the evening visit the Rose Garden of Rajasthan famous for its rose essence, the Pushkar rose is also exported to the world. Overnight at Pushkar.

Day 08: Pushkar/Jodhpur
After breakfast proceed to Jodhpur. Reach Jodhpur and check into hotel. Located at the border of the Thar Desert the city was once the capital of the Marwar State. The main attraction of the city Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, at a height of 125m. In the afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort (1459 AD), it houses many miniature paintings & cradle room followed by a visit to Jaswant Thada Memorial. Overnight will be at Jodhpur.

Day 09: Jodhpur/Jaisalmer
Mounting from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden fantasy is the city of Jaisalmer. Reaching the city at noon, after lunch you will be visiting the living Forts, havelis belonging to various merchants and Gadisar-the pond. Another attraction of the city is its Desert Festival- that takes place every year around January-February. It is worth making a trip at the festival time, which is entrusted with many cultural events, camel races, folk dances, colorful bazaar and traditional singing of folk songs. Viewing sun setting from the dunes of sand is a mesmerizing experiencing.

Day 10: Jaisalmer/Khimsar
After breakfast we'll head for Khimsar. On arrival in the town you will check in at the hotel and thereafter visit the Khimsar Fort. The fort takes you back to the by-gone era of Rajputana Regime. The fort has some magnificent structures inside its colossal walls, a must visit sight.Over night stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Khimsar/ Bikaner
From Khimsar we will be proceeding to Bikaner, on arrival check in the hotel. First you will be taken to unbeatable fort of Junagarh, your next visit will be the camel breeding farm, here you will be given information about the camel breeding, the care that has been given to the camels in respect to medical facilities. In Bikaner also make a visit to the exquisite palaces and luxurious parks and don't forget to purchase Bikaner Snacks and Sweets another attraction of the city. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 12: Bikaner/ Shekhawati
In the morning hours you will be leaving for Shekhawati. By the lunchtime you will be in the city, after having lunch at the hotel relax for some time in the hotel. In the afternoon, you have an amazing visit to the palatial havelies. You will definitely cherish the exquisite paintings and frescoes that bedeck these havelis. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 13: Shekhawati/Delhi
Next day after breakfast proceed back to your destination. By afternoon you will reach Delhi. Check in the hotel, whole evening is at your leisure, you can go to Connaught Place, Palika Bazaar for shopping or just for freaking out. Over night at hotel. A lavish farewell dinner awaits you at night.

Day 14: Onwards to Your Next Destination
Onwards to Your Next Destination Morning you will be accompanied by our representative to the Indira Gandhi International Airport for your next exciting destination.

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