Rural Rajasthan Tour with Taj Mahal

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival; after clearing your immigration & customs; you will be met by our airport facilitation
staff carrying placard of your name in visitor’s arrival hall. You will be greeted and transferred to
your hotel with necessary assistance. (check in time 1400hrs)
Overnight at Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing

Following breakfast proceed for the combined city tour of Old & New Delhi.
Old Delhi – visit the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Driving past the
magnificent Red Fort, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
Walk through the “Chandni Chowk” to experience the ambience of an oriental bazaar. Enjoy the
main hub for Shopping on cheapest rate. Walk through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi to reach
Jama Masjid – The World Heritage Monument – The largest mosque in India completed in 1658
by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal,
New Delhi. Our tour of New Delhi includes drive past visits the India Gate (war memorial
dedicated to the lives of the Indian Soliders), the President House, Parliament House and the
Secretariate Buildings – an ancient blend of the Victorian and 20 th Century architecture
Overnight at Delhi.

Day 03 : Delhi – Mandawa

After breakfast, start drive to Mandawa visiting Mahansar route which is famous for many Havelis
decorated with frescoes. The walls are decorated with motifs of the mythology of India. Upon
arrival check into the hotel; rest time at leisure.
Overnight at Mandawa.

Day 04 : Mandawa – Khimsar (180m)

In the morning, visit Shekhawati town was an important stop for traders in the past. This is a fascinating travel destination rural Rajasthan. There
are numerous havelis belonging to wealthy merchants of the 18th century and 19. The havelis are
painted with motifs from everyday life, as well as divine figures. Subsequently, the unit of Khimsar.
En route, you can visit the majestic fortress of Ahichatragarh. Khimsar is reached in the afternoon.
Overnight at Khimsar.

Day 05 : Khimsar – Ossianji – Pokaran – Jaisalmer

In the morning depart on a journey across the Thar Ossianji to visit the Temple of the seventh
century Harihar. It could reach Pokaran then visit the fortress of the city where the third Mughal
emperor, Akbar, was born. The village has a very vibrant bazaar. Later proceed to Jaisalmer. Here
you see the dazzling sunset. Check into a hotel for the night.
Overnight at Jaisalmer.

Day 06 : Jaisalmer

In the morning, visit several Jain temples inside the fort of Jaisalmer. Jainism respects all life and
upholds strict vegetarianism. It is an excellent destination for Rural Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tours.
Visiting the Palace Museum, you will see different real objects. Then, you can visit the Patwaon ki
Haveli, with intricately designed latticed windows used by the ladies to see the outside world. You
will be taken to Gadisar Lake. Later, visit the Sam Khuri or town where you can go see the point of
sunset on the sand dunes. Stay in mud huts pre-set. At night, local popular music along with dinner.
Overnight at Jaisalmer in the desert mud huts.

Day 07 : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (280km)

After taking your breakfast, to drive to Jodhpur. You get there by early afternoon. Then visit the
main tourist attractions of the city. Explore the spice market of Jodhpur. Proceed to Mandore
Gardens, the capital of Marwar to visit the cenotaphs and shrines of local war heroes. Thereafter,
return to Jodhpur and visit the Umaid Bhawan, the current residence of Jodhpur royalty.

Overnight at Jodhpur.

Day 08 : Jodhpur – Luni (40km)

In the morning visit the Mehrangarh Fort. We have a splendid collection of paintings, weapons and
ammunition. The city looks beautiful from the fortress. Then we drive to Luni-the world of the
forest and animals. You will visit several towns Bishnoi. Surely love this travel destination rural
Rajasthan. Bishnoi respect animals and plant life. Do not let anyone hunt or cut trees in their
vicinity. Witness the opium ceremony generally in this part of Rajasthan. The older are offered a
drink of opium by the youth, when old people at home from work com.
Overnight at Luni.

Day 09: Luni – Ranakpur – Udaipur

In the morning, we drive to Ranakpur. This is the famous Jain pilgrimage center. Appreciate the
magnificent 16th century architecture. You will see the famous shrine of Adinath with 1444
columns. It is really splendid. There are several other temples and the temples of the sun, etc.
Thereafter, we drive to Udaipur. Along the way, you will walk in the villages and mingle with local
people. Upon arrival at Udaipur check into the hotel.
Overnight at Udaipur.

Day 10 : Udaipur

UdaipurIn the morning, visiting the attractions of the city. Visit the City Palace museum is the most
gifted of all the museums of the palace in Rajasthan. Explore the peacock square and the miniature
painting school inside the palace premises. Visit the temples of Nagda and Eklingji. Eklingji temple
belongs to the Maharana of Mewar (royal family) and is often there to pray. You can also visit all
other attractions such as the site of the city, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir.
Overnight at Udaipur.

Day 11 : Udaipur – Ajmer – Pushkar (250km)

In the morning, you will leave for Pushkar and Ajmer. In Pushkar, will visit the Brahma Temple. It
is believed that Lord Brahma and his wife made a ritual in the lake. The Brahma temple is solely
dedicated to Lord Brahma. Pushkar is also famous for cattle fair held during October and
November. It is very important that the destination PF rural Rajasthan tour with Taj Mahal. Then
you will leave for Ajmer. This is a famous pilgrimage center for Muslims. You will visit the Dargah
was built in fond memory of Khwaja Moin ud Din Chishti where Muslims from all parts of India
gather to pay their respects. Then, you can visit the Palace of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, where his
son Jehangir received Sir Thomas Roe and granted permission to East India Company to trade with
India. This event subsequently changed the course of the history of India as India became a British
colony later.
Overnight at Pushkar.

Day 12 : Pushkar – Jaipur

In the morning, we drive to Jaipur. Jaipur is reached around the food. Check into a hotel. Evening
explore the Jaipur Bazar, explore the local bazaars. You can also visit the gem-cutting and polishing
factory in the town.
Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 13 : Jaipur Sightseeing

After proceeds to visit Monkey Temple – A pre-historic pilgrimage site, is located only 10km away
from Jaipur. One of the jewels of Jaipur, the temple complex encompasses natural fresh water
springs and 7 holy 'kunds' or water tanks. Among these kunds, the 'Galta Kund', is the holiest one
and is believed to never get dry. A spring of pure water flows from the 'Gaumukh', a rock shaped
like a cow's head, into the tanks.
You will also visit Milk Market – This market comes alive at 6 AM with milk sellers congregating
here. Most sellers collect milk from their own villages or from the nearby villages. They usually load
large milk cans onto local buses or jeeps to bring them to the market. Many of them prefer to carry
these milk jars onto their bikes & rides all the way to such markets from their respective villages.
Following breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort: the former capital of the royal
Rajputs. Few fail to be moved by the dramatic Rajput grandeur of this hilltop fortress-palace 11-km
north of Jaipur. Set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements, the
palace straddles two sepia-hued tundra hills overlooking Maota Lake, and its sprawling crenellated
walls lattice the surrounding hills.
Drive past / Photo Stop of Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink
sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of
the old city. It was built in 1799 so that veiled royal woman could peer down unseen by the world
through its 593 stone screens. We proceed for a guided tour of the City Palace – The City Palace in
the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is
a seven storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens and the city.
Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 14 : Jaipur – Karauli (180 km)

After taking your breakfast, you will leave Karauli. Check into a hotel, later, you will discover the
lost treasures of this beautiful place. Explore the Palace of Karauli with elaborate mirror work and
woodcraft. Visit the bazaars full of local colors and sounds. It's really a lovely experience.
Overnight at Karauli.

Day 15 : Karauli – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

After having breakfast, you will embark on Fatehpur Sikri. It arrives here in the afternoon. It was
built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Attraction, as the majestic Panch Mahal and Bulund Darwaza. This
city, however, was abandoned after only two years due to several reasons. Resume your journey to
Agra and upon arrival there, in a hotel. You can relax or visit the local markets.
Overnight at Agra.

Day 16 : Agra – Delhi – Onward Destinations

Early morning visit Taj Mahal. It looks so beautiful at sunrise crimson light. It was built by Mughal
Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The beauty of the Taj surely
dazzle you. Later visit the Agra Fort and its majestic palaces, gardens and fountains. Also visit
Itmad-ud-Daulah tomb. Also known as Baby Taj. Start your trip to New Delhi. En route, visit the
tomb of Akbar at Sikandra.
After visit start drive to Delhi and you will be directly departure transfer to airport to connect flight
for Onward destination.

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