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Classic Rajasthan

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Icon Journeys : Indian Subcontinent : India : Classic Rajasthan
Days: 12 Days
Nights: 11 Nights
Validity: 01 Jan 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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Day 1: 

Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi airport, we will meet you and escort you to your private vehicle for your transfer to your hotel. Your evening is at leisure.

Overnight: Delhi

Day 2: 

Delhi

Today we begin our sightseeing of Delhi with a tour of Old Delhi. You will visit the Jama Masjid, India\\\'s largest mosque, followed by a cycle rickshaw ride through the lanes of Chandni Chowk (Silver Street) and the Red Fort. After lunch we will see New Delhi. Highlights include Parliament House, the Presidential Palace and the India Gate. Late in the afternoon, we will explore the superb Humayun\\\'s Tomb, the first Mughal garden tomb. Then we finish our day with one of Delhi’s most striking monuments, the 70-meter high Qutab Minar.  

Overnight: Delhi (B)

Day 3: 

Delhi – Agra – Bharatpur

This morning you will be transferred to New Delhi Railway station for the Shatabdi Express train (06h15/08h10) for Agra. The train is clean, and you will ride in Executive Class. On arrival at Agra Railway station, we will meet you and transfer you for a visit to the Red Fort. After the Red Fort you will visit Taj Mahal, the World’s greatest monument to love, and one of the most beautiful buildings on Earth. There will be time to explore, and time to sit and wonder. After Lunch you join your private driver and vehicle, and head to Bharatpur Sanctuary, enroute visiting the fabulous and deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri.

Overnight: Bharatpur (B)

Day 4: 

Bharatpur – Karauli 

After breakfast you will drive to Karauli. Red stone ramparts once surrounded the walled city and even today there are six gates and twelve posterns around the city. The present City Palace is a 17th century building with elaborate ornamented stucco work and frescoes. On arrival you will check-in at Bhanwar Vilas Palace, and after lunch go by camel cart to see the 600 year old city where one can see local handicraft shops, bangle making, wooden toys, bamboo items, traditional sweets etc being made on the spot. Then we’ll head to the 500 year old city palace full of frescos, fine stone carvings & paintings. Before returning to the hotel you’ll visit the famous lord Krishna temple, Madan Mohan ji which is in the city palace, for an evening arti. (traditional Hindi song and performance) 

Overnight: Karauli (B)

Day 5: 

Karauli

Today you are at leisure at your hotel- you may explore the Bhanwar Vilas Palace and walk around the market.

Late afternoon around 15h00, we’ll go for a jeep safari to the beautiful Kaila Devi National park (Project tiger/Buffer zone to Ranthambhore National Park) and visit the villages within the sanctuary. Though not a game-drive, you may be lucky enough to see some of the animals native to the region.

Overnight: Karauli (B)

Day 6: 

Karauli- Jaipur - Samode

This morning we’ll make an early start for our drive to Jaipur, the Pink City. You’ll travel through rural lands and villages. Camel-carts and donkeys ply the roads, and there is much to see and enjoy. As you have your own driver and vehicle, don’t hesitate to ask for a photo-stop or a chance to stretch your legs. Upon arrival in Jaipur, we’ll visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and a colourful Bazaar. This afternoon you’ll visit the famous Amber Fort, where there is plenty of time to explore this enormous building. After Amber Fort we will proceed to Samode in the evening.

Overnight: Samode (B)

Day 7: 

Samode

The day is at leisure amongst the beautiful surroundings of Samode. Take a walk outside in the Rajasthan countryside, or indulge yourself in the spa.

Overnight: Samode (B)

Day 8: 

Samode – Jodhpur

This is quite a long day, but rural Rajasthan constantly produces fabulous sights, and at the end of the drive lies the wonderful Blue City of Jodhpur. After check-in at your hotel, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight: Jodhpur (B)

Day 9: 

Jodhpur

Today you explore the impregnable fortress that towers above the rest of the city -‘Mehrangarh Fort’. Later we will visit Jaswant Thada, the Royal Cenotaph. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the central market, or relax at your hotel. In the evening, we’ll pick you up from the hotel, and take you on a jeep safari to a small village, where you can learn first-hand about the lifestyle and culture of the Rajasthani people

Overnight: Jodhpur (B)

Day 10: 

Jodhpur - Delwara

Today you drive to the small village of Delwara, 26km from Udaipur. En-route we visit the Jain Temple at Ranakpur. This superb structure is built of white marble, and the intricate carvings and decorations are stunning. The temple is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, continue on to Devigarh Palace, high in the Aravali Hills at Delwara. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Delwara (Devigarh Palace Hotel) (B)

Day 11: 

Delwara

Today is at your leisure. You may explore the local village with a local guide from the hotel, laze by the pool, or maybe indulge yourself with a spa treatment at the L’Occitaine Spa.

Overnight: Delwara (B)

Day 12: 

Delwara – Udaipur

After breakfast, we will drive down to Udaipur, where you can explore the market and the beautiful City Palace. When you are ready, we will take you on a boat trip on Lake Pichola, where you will have some stunning views back to the city. After lunch, we will transfer you to Udaipur airport for your onward journey.

End of services (B)

Accommodation

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Delhi      
The Imperial Hotel (Grand Heritage Room) The Oberoi Hotel (Luxury Room) The Claridges Hotel (Claridges Room) B-19 Hotel (Deluxe Room
Bharatpur      
Laxmi Niwas Palace (Suite) Laxmi Niwas Palace (Suite) Laxmi Niwas Palace (Deluxe Room) Laxmi Niwas Palace (Deluxe Room)
Karauli      
Bhanwar Vilas Palace (Suite) Bhanwar Vilas Palace (Palace Room) Bhanwar Vilas Palace (Deluxe Room) Bhanwar Vilas Palace (Deluxe Room)
Samode      
Samode Palace (Deluxe Suite) Samode Palace (Deluxe Suite) Samode Palace (Deluxe Room) Samode Palace (Deluxe Room)
Jodhpur      
Umaid Bhawan Palace (Heritage Suite) Umaid Bhawan (Suite) Raas Hotel (Luxury Room) Devi Bhawan (Deluxe Room)
Devigarh      
Devigarh (Aravali Suite) Devigarh (Aravali Suite) Devigarh (Palace Suite) Devigarh (Palace Suite)
     
     
     
     

Inclusions

  • Meet and assist service upon arrival and departure.
  • Transfers in private vehicle.
  • Private touring using an air-conditioned Toyota Innova car/Mini Van for all services as per the itinerary (4-6 guests using AC Mini Van).
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis at all hotels with daily buffet breakfast.
  • Entrance fee to the monuments as per the program.
  • Services of a local English speaking guide as per the program.
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandi Chowk, Delhi.
  • Jeep ride to Amber Fort
  • Jeep safari in Jodhpur to visit Bishnoi village.
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola, Udaipur (subject to water level in the lake).
  • All presently applicable taxes.

Exclusion

  • International flights 
  • Any Lunch & Dinner; unless specified. 
  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, drink etc. 
  • Tips 
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