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Detailed Schedule of Architecture Tour (14 Days/ 13 Nights)
Day 01 Arrival at Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 Delhi-Agra (By Road 4 Hrs Drive, Approx. 200 Kms)
After breakfast move for sightseeing tour of New Delhi . Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate , the President’s House, Humayun’s Tomb, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial .Afternoon drive to Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.
Day 03 Agra-Jaipur (By Road)
Morning at sunrise visit the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort which was once the flourishing centre of the mughal dynasty and construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566 which is a splendid fusion of military might and lavish beauty. Afternoon drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the remains, it fortifications within the city including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 04 Local Tour of Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast , visit the majestic Amber Fort, Ride up on Elephants to the ancient capital of the royals. Later visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar which is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Hawa Mahal also known as Palace of Winds, The five-story façade, decked with countless windows was built to enable the women of the court to watch royal processions. The intricately carved windows and a breathtaking interplay of red and white sandstone make it a destination par excellence. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 Jaipur-Udaipur (By Road)
Morning drive to Udaipur- enroute visiting Pushkar – the holy town in Rajasthan is known for it’s sacred lake and the only Brahma Temple in the world. Legend has it that this lake was formed where Lord Brahma – the lord of creation – dropped a lotus on the day of the full moon. Every November, the famous Pushkar Fair is held for 7 days. The Fair is predominantly a gathering with thousands of camels, cattle and horses for trade, with added attractions of games, races, local folk dances, song and entertainment. Visit Brahma Temple and Lake there. Arrive Udaipur and Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 06 Local Tour of Udaipur
Morning city sight seeing tour. Built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Afternoon leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 Udaipur-Jodhpur (By Road)
Drive for Jodhpur after breakfast. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening at leisure .Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 Local Tour of Jodhpur
Morning city sight seeing tour. Jodhpur, stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 Jodhpur-Jaisalmer (By Road)
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 10 Local Tour of Jaisalmer
Morning city sight seeing tour. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli, whit their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Evening camel ride.
Day 11 Jaisalmer-Bikaner (By Road)
Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 12 Local Tour of Bikaner
After breakfast city sight seeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 Bikaner-Mandawa (By Road)
Morning drive to Mukandgarh/Mandava, on arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Mukandgarh/Mandava, foundin 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum.
Day 14 Mandawa-Delhi Departure
Drive for Delhi, Arrive Delhi and transfer to Airport for onward Journey.