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FORT & PALACE OF RAJASTHAN
Delhi-Neemrana -Jaipur - Pushkar - Jodhpur- Jaisalmer- Udaipur (12 Nights- 13 Days)
 
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Today arrival at Delhi airport. Excel's representative will meet you as you exit the arrivalterminal building after which you would be transferred to your hotel.

Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers. Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India.

 
Overnight Hotel
Day 02 : Delhi - City Tour
Today city tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of royal Shah Jahanabad, visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar. Drive past Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.

Afternoon attention focuses on New Delhi, visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. President's House, the official residence of the President of India.
 
Overnight at Hotel
Day 03 : Delhi- Neemrana Fort (125/2.5 hrs)
Today drive to Nemrana Fort, built since 1464 AD, and restored in 1980s, Neemrana Fort-Palace is India's oldest heritage resort. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.
 
Overnight at Hotel
Day 04 : Neemrana Fort- Jaipur (140 Kms/3 hrs)
Morning drive to Jaipur, stop en-route for visiting of Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. Visit Emperor Akbars Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti.

Continue you journey overland and drive to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valor & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors. Upon arrival check into Hotel.
 
Overnight at Hotel
Day 05 : Jaipur - Amber Fort - City Tour
EMorning excursion will take us to the AMBER FORT, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. Enjoy a unique experience of riding a caparisoned elephant from the foothills of the ramparts of the ancient fort (subject to availability).

Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory)- an astronomical treasure house with solar devices that give accurate predictions, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)- a five-storied structure of pink sandstone and Maharajah's observatory- originally built in the city's early years.

 
Overnight at Hotel
Day 06 : Jaipur - Ajmer - Pushkar (138/3 hrs)
Today drive to Pushkar- an important pilgrimage spot. The Pushkar lake has a mythological significance associated with it. According to myth, Lord Brahma was on his way to search for a suitable place to perform a 'Yagna' (a fire sacrifice). While contemplating, a lotus fell from his hand on the earth and water sprouted from three places. One of them was Pushkar, where Lord Brahma performed his Yagna.

Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Pushkar Lake, Lord Brhama Temple etc.
 
Overnight at Hotel
Day 07 : Pushkar - Jodhpur (220 Kms/5 hrs)
Today drive to the Marwar capital city of Jodhpur, bustling desert city is the second largest city in Rajasthan sprawled around the impressive cliff top Meherangarh Fort.

Afternoon city tour of of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including Moti - Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble memoriam built in 1899.

 
Overnight at Hotel
Day 08 : Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (290 kms/6 hrs)
Morning drive to the desert town of Jaisalmer, founded in the year 1156 by Bhatti Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal. Often described as Golden City & rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage the commanding Fort etched in yellow sandstone, dominates the amber-hued city with its entire awesome splendor.

Upon arrival check in at hotel.
 
Overnight at Hotel
Day 09 : Jaisalmer
After breakfast visit Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temples, City Palace. Continue visit Old town, Market, Hawelies such as Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh - ki - Haveli- Patwon - ki - Haveli

Late afternoon proceed to SAM SAND DUNES- no trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip to the most picturesque dunes of Sam. The ripples on the wind -caressed dunes, that create an enchanting mirage. Overnight at hotel.

 
Overnight at Hotel
Day 10 : Jaisalmer- Jodhpur
Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive Jodhpur. On arrival check into hotel.
 
Overnight at Hotel
Day 11 : Jodhpur- Udaipur (259 kms - 6 hrs)
Today drive to Udaipur, One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, is also known as the city of lakes. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens & the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage in the desert. En-route visit Ranakpur, known for its exquisitely carved Jain temples & the famous hall of 1444 pillars.

Continue you journey overland and drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Evening enjoy a boat ride on the picturesque Lake Pichola.

 
Overnight at Hotel
Day 12 : Udaipur
Morning excursion to Nagda, the ancient capital of Mewar & Eklingji (The Guardian Deity of Mewar) A religious place also well known as the abode of Lord Shiva. Later back to Udaipur

Afternoon proceed for half day city tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Sahelion- ki-Bari, Fatehsagar Lake, Sajjan Niwas Garden.

 
Overnight at Hotel
Day 13 : Udaipur- Delhi/ Mumbai
Today in time transfer to airport to connect Jetairways flight at for Delhi/ Mumbai. On arrival transfer to International airport to connect onward flight.
 

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