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Heritage Trails & Wildlife Wonders of Rajasthan

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Duration

10 Nights / 11 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Rajasthan’s “Heritage Trails & Wildlife Wonders,” where history and nature converge in a spectacular blend. Begin in Delhi, tracing the footsteps of emperors at the Red Fort and Jama Masjid before delving into the painted havelis of Mandawa. Explore the Blue City of Jodhpur, adorned with majestic forts and bustling markets, then venture to Jaipur, the Pink City, for regal palaces and vibrant bazaars. Experience the thrill of Ranthambore National Park, home to majestic tigers and ancient Ranthambore Fort. Conclude in Agra, where the Taj Mahal shines as a symbol of eternal love, encapsulating the grandeur and diversity of Rajasthan’s cultural and natural heritage.

Highlights

  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrival in Delhi, India’s bustling capital city known for its historical landmarks and vibrant culture. Check into your hotel and unwind after your journey, preparing for the adventure ahead.

Day 2: Delhi

After breakfast, begin your exploration with a visit to the Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an architectural marvel from the Mughal era. Explore its sprawling complex of palaces, gardens, and museums. Next, visit Jama Masjid, one of India’s largest mosques, known for its impressive architecture, including the towering minarets and the vast courtyard that can accommodate thousands of worshippers. Experience the bustling energy of Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s oldest and busiest market. Stroll through its narrow lanes filled with shops selling spices, textiles, street food, and traditional goods. Pay homage at Raj Ghat, the serene memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, where his final rites were performed. It is surrounded by tranquil gardens, offering a peaceful atmosphere for reflection. Visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the tallest brick minaret in the world. Marvel at its intricate carvings and the surrounding ruins of ancient structures dating back to the 12th century. Explore Humayun’s Tomb, another UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of Mughal architecture. Wander through its lush gardens and admire the symmetrical design that later inspired the Taj Mahal. Stop at India Gate, a war memorial dedicated to Indian soldiers who died during World War I. Take a moment to appreciate its grandeur and significance. End the day with a visit to the Lotus Temple, renowned for its striking lotus-shaped architecture and serene atmosphere ideal for meditation and reflection.

Day 3: Delhi - Mandawa (250kms)

Enjoy breakfast before departing for Mandawa, a town in the Shekhawati region known for its elaborately decorated havelis (mansions) adorned with vibrant frescoes depicting mythological and historical themes. Explore the Shekhawati Havelis, where each mansion tells a unique story through its intricate paintings and architectural styles that reflect the prosperity of the region’s merchants during the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit Mandawa Fort, a centuries-old fortress that once served as a stronghold for local rulers. Admire its imposing structure and the detailed frescoes adorning its walls. Wander through Mandawa’s bustling bazaars, where you can shop for local handicrafts, textiles, and jewelry, immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Rajasthan.

Day 4: Mandawa - Jodhpur (330kms)

Depart for Jodhpur, known as the "Blue City" due to the indigo hues of its houses that contrast against the desert landscape. Explore the Sardar Market and the bustling clock tower area, where local artisans sell colorful textiles, handicrafts, spices, and silver jewelry. Experience the lively atmosphere and interact with friendly locals. Optional visit to the Umaid Bhawan Palace, one of the world’s largest private residences and a blend of Rajput and Art Deco architectural styles. Discover its history as a royal residence and current role as a luxury hotel and museum showcasing artifacts from Rajasthan’s royal heritage.

Day 5: Jodhpur

Begin your day with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort, perched on a rocky hilltop and offering panoramic views of Jodhpur. Explore its well-preserved palaces, intricately carved panels, and collections of royal artifacts that provide insight into the city’s rich history. Visit Jaswant Thada, a white marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Admire its elegant architecture, intricate lattice work, and peaceful gardens. Explore the Mandore Gardens, once the capital of Marwar, known for its temples, memorials, and lush greenery. Discover ancient cenotaphs and the Hall of Heroes dedicated to Rajput warriors. Optional visit to the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, a conservation area showcasing the native flora and fauna of the Thar Desert. Walk along its trails amidst rocky outcrops and seasonal water bodies.

Day 6: Jodhpur - Jaipur (330kms)

Depart for Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan known as the "Pink City" for its terracotta-colored buildings and forts. Explore the bustling markets of Johari Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar, renowned for their Rajasthani jewelry, textiles, pottery, and handicrafts. Engage with local artisans and shop for souvenirs. Optional visit to the Albert Hall Museum, a palatial building housing a diverse collection of artifacts, including ancient sculptures, arms and armor, and decorative arts reflecting Rajasthan’s cultural heritage.

Day 7: Jaipur

After breakfast, visit the majestic Amber Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a stunning example of Rajput architecture. Explore its well-preserved palaces, courtyards, and the shimmering Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) adorned with intricate mirror work. Discover the City Palace, an exquisite blend of Rajput, Mughal, and European architectural styles. Explore its courtyards, gardens, and museums displaying royal costumes, weapons, and artworks. Visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory and UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at its collection of architectural astronomical instruments used for measuring time, predicting eclipses, and observing celestial bodies. Stop for a photo at Hawa Mahal, the iconic "Palace of Winds," known for its unique facade with hundreds of windows and lattice work that allowed royal women to observe street festivities without being seen.

Day 8: Jaipur - Ranthambore (145kms)

Depart for Ranthambore National Park, one of India’s largest and most renowned national parks, known for its thriving population of Bengal tigers and diverse wildlife. Visit Ranthambore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a historic fortification offering panoramic views of the park and its surrounding landscapes. Explore its temples, palaces, and reservoirs that date back to the 10th century.

Day 9: Ranthambore

Embark on morning and afternoon safaris in Ranthambore National Park. Explore its varied terrain, from dense forests to open grasslands, as you search for sightings of Bengal tigers, leopards, sloth bears, and a multitude of bird species. Continue your wildlife adventure, guided by experienced naturalists who share insights into the park’s ecology and conservation efforts aimed at protecting its diverse flora and fauna.

Day 10: Ranthambore - Agra (250kms)

Depart for Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a testament to eternal love. Marvel at its symmetrical architecture, intricate marble inlay work, and reflecting pools. Explore Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a red sandstone fortress that served as the residence of Mughal emperors. Discover its palaces, mosques, and audience halls showcasing Mughal art and craftsmanship. Visit Mehtab Bagh, a riverside garden complex offering a stunning view of the Taj Mahal at sunset. Capture breathtaking photographs of the monument across the Yamuna River, surrounded by lush greenery.

Day 11: Agra - Delhi (210kms)

After breakfast, return to Delhi, reflecting on your unforgettable journey through the heart of India’s cultural and natural treasures. Optionally, enjoy last-minute shopping or sightseeing in Delhi, exploring its modern landmarks, shopping malls, or bustling markets. Transfer to the airport for your onward journey, concluding your enriching tour of Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Mandawa, and Jodhpur.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 10 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • 3-Time shared Gypsy safari in Ranthambore National Parks with forest department naturalist.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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