Arrive into Delhi, Welcome to Vardhman’s ‘Rajasthan Herritage Tour’!
On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2 - Delhi
Morning after breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Old Delhi and New Delhi.
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 3 - Delhi - Agra (By Road 221 km)
This morning after breakfast drive to the “Romantic city of Taj Mahal” – Agra!.
City tour of Agra. Visit Taj Mahal (Closed on every Friday) & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Afternoon, ride to the massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. The Moti Masjid & other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian architects. Later you will visit a marble gallery – the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
DAY 4 - Agra -Fatehpur Sikri- Jaipur (By Road 221 km)
Early morning after breakfast drive to the Beautiful Pink City- Jaipur.
Popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted in honor of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens.
En-route Fatehpur Sikri the deserted city built in red sandstone. It a veritable fairytale city and its “ruins” are in pristine condition … also visits the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Fatehpur Sikri a must visit destination.
Upon arrival at Jaipur check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 5 - Jaipur Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast visit Amber Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the fort entrance.
Amber Fort : At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army and is a super example of Rajput architecture.
Then proceed on a sightseeing tour of City Palace- housing the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Jantar Mantar – it will give you much information about the astronomical instruments that use to work in the by gone era. Hawa Mahal- you will be bewitched viewing the ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds”, with its fine trelliswork, elaborate balconies with 953 niches and windows.
Evenings at your leisure- freak out in the colorful markets of Jaipur or relax in your hotel with some recreational activities.
DAY 6 - Jaipur - Jodhpur (By Road 280 km)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur .Upon arrival in Jodhpur, check into your 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
Relax in the hotel and then visit the museum of UMAID BHAWAN PALACE and the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorium built in 1899 and the Museum located in the Umaid Public gardens.
DAY 7 - Jodhpur - Udaipur (By Road 250km)
This morning after breakfast drive to the Lake City-Udaipur.
Visit Ranakpur en route Paying visit to the famous Jain Temple, is the part of the itinerary. The unique feature of the are its 200 unique pillars, none of which are alike supporting its 29 halls embellished with intricate carving and sculptures. Reach Udaipur and check in at hotel.
The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravallis. Its fairy-tale palaces, shimmering blue lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavor of a heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing sight.
DAY 8 - Udaipur Sightseeing Tour
After enjoying the delicious Rajasthani cuisine food proceed for the sightseeing of the Lake City-Udaipur. Morning first destination will be the royal City Palace. Here you will marvel at room’s decor with mirrored walls and ivory doors colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard.
In the afternoon start your journey for Lake Pichola. Proceed for evening motor launch cruise on the lake. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Next visit the Jag Mandir Palace – the other island palace in the middle of the lake. Spend some time at the Jag Mandir Palace. Visit the 300-year-old Jagdish Temple and the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rajput kings.
DAY 9 - Udaipur - Pushkar (By Road 250km/05hrs)
This morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar. En-route Ajmer, pay your homage at the holy pilgrim of Muslims- the Dargah Sharif Tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally worshiped by the Hindus and Muslims.
Continue drive to Pushkar and check into your hotel. Relax for a while and later 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.
Morning drive back to Delhi International airport. Enroute visit Kishangarh
Kishangarh is on the National Highway 8 in the Center of Rajasthan, 100 Km South West of Jaipur. It is primarily known for its world famous Miniature Paintings and Handicrafts and for the largest marble and granite cutting industry in the Country. Other attractions of the city are the fort of Kishangarh, Phool Mahal (Palace of the flowers) for the Maharaja’s of Kishangarh. A private residence of the Royal Family of Kishangarh opens for the discerning traveler. The Palace has lovely views of centuries old “Gundalao Lake” – is a paradise to flamingoes, pelicans, wild duck and the sarus (crane).
Reach Delhi airport in the evening to board flight for your onward destination to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of your “Rajasthan Heritage Tour” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.