Colourful Heritage Tour
Duration : 13 Nights/ 14 Days
Places Covered : Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Jaipur & Agra
Prices : US$ 855 Onwards per person
-- Tour can be customized according to your specific requirements --
The Colorful Heritage Tour Package is specially designed for those looking forward to experience India at its best. See the magnificent Forts of Agra, beautiful Temples of Mathura Vrindavan, famous architecture including the world-renowned Taj Mahal at Agra on your heritage tour to India.
Day - 1 - Arrive Delhi
You arrive in Delhi by International flight SU-535 at 0330 hrs. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check-in. After some rest, breakfast at coffee shop in the Hotel. After breakfast we will go on a guided tour of Delhi at 1100 hrs, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat followed by the drive around India Gate and President's House. In the afternoon visits to Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple (Closed on Monday) and Qutub Minar. Overnight stay at Hotel.(B)
Day - 2 - Delhi - Mandawa (280 km / 6 hrs)
Early morning you drive to Mandawa, located South West of Delhi. On arrival we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay. (B)
Day - 3 - Mandawa - Bikaner (160 km / 4 hrs)
Post breakfast departure for a half day sightseeing tour covering the Shekhawati region, rich in fresco painted dwellings. This region is often referred to as the "Open Air Gallery" of Rajasthan. Later you leave for Bikaner and check in at our hotel upon arrival. Overnight stay. (B)
Day - 4 - Bikaner - Jaisalmer (325 km / 6 hrs)
Bikaner, located at a distance of 160 Kms from Mandawa, features in the tourist map because of the Junagarh Fort, which has palatial rooms richly decorated with emeralds and intricate carvings in gold. Later you leave for Jaisalmer. On arrival, you check in at our hotel for overnight stay. (B)
Day - 5 - Jaisalmer
Set deep in the heart of Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, one of the last princely bastions of the region. Founded on the crossroads of lucrative trade routes, where the rich merchants hired craftsmen who worked with great diligence on the sandstone mansions they built, filing up facades with sculpture filigree, screen windows, delicate pavilions and balconies. Post breakfast half day sightseeing tour covering Jaisalmer Fort on the 80m high Trikula Hill built by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 and Patwon Ki Haveli, known for its most elaborate and magnificent facade. Next on is a camel ride at Sam dunes, 45 km from the city. Overnight stay at hotel. (B)
Day - 6 - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (290 km / 6 hrs)
Early morning drive to Jodhpur, a glittering blend of modern and traditional architecture reflecting upon its numerous palaces. The enchanting forts, temples and other royal residences have retained a medieval character, which comprises of the town's multifaceted attractions. Upon arrival we help you check in at our hotel. A leisurely evening follows highlighted by Folk dances of Rajasthan. Overnight stay. (B)
Day - 7 - Jodhpur
Post breakfast half day tour of Jodhpur. Visits to the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, undoubtedly the most prominent landmark of the city, followed by Jaswant Thada - the white marble memorial of Maharaja Jaswant singh II, built in 1899. Overnight stay. (B)
Day - 8 - Jodhpur - Ranakpur / Udaipur (325 km / 6 hrs)
Morning drive to Ranakpur to visit the secluded 1439 Jain Temple Complex with 29 halls dissected by 1444 pillars, each sculpted with unique designs. Lunch is suggested at the nearby Maharani Bagh Orchard retreat. Tour continues to Udaipur, which is another 80 km and a drive of roughly 2 hrs. Set around the vast Pichola Lake and dominated by dramatic palaces, Udaipur is Rajasthan's most picturesque city. Overnight stay. (B)
Day - 9 - Udaipur
The "City of Lakes" awaits your attention on this day. Morning tour of Udaipur's fascinating City Palace. Moulded in soft yellow stone, its windowless base is crowned with ornate turrets and canopies. Part of the Palace is now a museum with its marble and granite walls laden with brilliant miniature paintings and decorated with coloured glass and mirrors. The tour continues to the garden of the Maids of Honour and Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. At sunset you can cruise around in a boat amidst the romantic waters of Lake Pichola. Overnight stay. (B)
Day - 10 - Udaipur - Jaipur (425 km / 8 hrs)
Post breakfast departure for Jaipur. Upon arrival we assist you to check in at our hotel. Leisurely evening followed by overnight stay. (B)
Optional Excursion to Chokhi Dhani:
Today we will take you for an evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, an ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Evenings at Chokhi Dhani are very special. A Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground and includes the entertainment by folk dancers and musicians. The guests can move around freely and enjoy the evening. Later drive back to the Hotel for overnight stay.
Day - 11 - Jaipur
Early morning after breakfast 11 km drive to Amber Fort, the capital of the gallant Rajputs from 1037 to 1728 AD. We ride the elephant back and reach the Fort situated on the hill and then visit the Fort Palace. Later we visit the City Palace, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) and the Palace of Winds. Overnight stay. (B)
Day - 12 - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (260 km / 6 hrs)
After breakfast in the coffee shop, we drive at 0900 hrs to Agra. En route we visit Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning elegance of its palaces and courts. Further proceed to Agra, upon arrival we help you check-in at our hotel at Agra. In the evening enjoy the magic show performed by the local magician.
Overnight stay at Agra. (B)
Day - 13 - Agra - Mathura & Vrindavan - Delhi (220 km / 5 hrs)
Agra, erstwhile capital of great Mughals & known for Taj Mahal. It has always fascinated Indians & foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort & Taj Mahal at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations.
After early breakfast, we drive at 0800 hrs visit the incredible architectural excellence of Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Next we visit Agra Fort, built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565. The red sandstone Agra Fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. This massive Fort is 2.5 km long & is considered as the predecessor of the Delhi Red Fort. Later in the afternoon we leave for an excursion to Sikandara, Akbar's tomb.
Further we proceed to Mathura (Shri Krishna Janmabhumi Temple) & Vrindavan (Bankey Bihari Temple & ISKCON Temple) (Temples are close between 1200-1600 hrs), related with birth & childhood of Lord Krishna. In the evening drive to Delhi.
Overnight Hotel- Delhi (B)
Day - 14 - Depart Delhi
Our tour concludes : We thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the Airport for onward travel.