RAJASTHAN AND GUJARAT TOUR
Duration: 20 Days 19 Nights
Destinations: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Ahemdabad – Diu – Sasan – Gondal – Bhuj – Mumbai
Best Season September till March
This tour is meant for those tourists who want to experience of culture of Royal Rajasthan and Gujrat together. There are places to offer like camel safari wildlife and besides a rich culture visit to lakes of Udaipur. It also includes visit to cosmopolitan city called Mumbai.
Day 01 DELHI
Arrive in Delhi. Transfer to your hotel after a warm welcome at the airport. Check into the hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Old & New Delhi, visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Shanti Van, Humayun Tomb, President House, India Gate and more.
Day 02 DELHI/AGRA
Drive 210 kms to Agra, city of Taj Mahal visiting enroute Sikandra Fort, the splendid mausoleum of the Emperor Akbar. Visit Taj Mahal built by Shah Jehan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmad-Ud-Daula’s Tomb which also known as Mini Taj Mahal.
Day 03 AGRA/JAIPUR
Drive 240 kms to Jaipur visiting sand stone city of Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Located at the edge of the great Indian Desert Jaipur is the gateway to Rajasthan. It is also known as Pink City because of the pink paint applied to the buildings on its old walled city which is traditionally a sign of Rajpoot culture associated with hospitality.
Day 04 JAIPUR
After breakfast drive or an excursion to Amber Fort, the once capital of Jaipur State where you go up the Fort on an elephant back. Drive afterwards back to Jaipur to visit The City Palace, Observatory and bazaars.
Day 05 JAIPUR/PUSHKAR
Drive 150 kms to Pushkar an important pilgrim centre for Hindus with its Holy lake, many bathing Ghats and temples. Fort tourists it is world famous for its huge colourful camel fair when the town is thronged with tribal people from all over Rajasthan, pilgrims from all over India, film makers, photographers and tourists from all over the world.
Day 06 PUSHKAR/BIKANER
We drive 260 kms though the desert of Thar to Bikaner. We shall see camel caravans, sheep-flocks, shepherds and nomads. Bikaner is a true desert town. We visit Junagarh Fort. Enroute we also visit the rate temple known as Deshnok.
Day 07 BIKANER/JAISALMER
Drive 330 kms to Jaisalmer. Deep in the heart of Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of the last Princely bastions in the region. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temple built in 1156 AD, Havelis or Town-mansions celebrated for their architecture.
Day 08 JAISALMER
Camel Safari around Jaisalmer and visit sand dunes.
Day 09 JAISALMER/JODHPUR
Drive 320 kms to Jodhpur one of the most distinctive princely states of Rajasthan. Visit Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459, Jaswant Thada and Mahamandir.
Day 10 JODHPUR/UDAIPUR
Drive 290 kms to Udaipur enroute visiting Ranakpur Jain temple. Udaipur is a city of lakes and described as the most romantic city of India with its emerald lakes.
Day 11 UDAIPUR
Full day sightseeing of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari, the gardens of the maids-of-honour, Pratap Memorial, Fatehsagar and Lake Pichola.
Day 12 UDAIPUR/AHEMEDABAD
Drive 265 kms to Ahmedabad which retains highly distinctive feel born out of al long and continuously evolving social history and architecture. Visit Jama Masjid, Sidi Syed Mosque, Ahmed Shah mosque, Bibi ka Masjid which are magnificent mosques and mausolea in Indo-Saracenic architectural style. We also visit Sabarmati Ashram, former residence of Mahatma Gandhi.
Day 13 AHEMEDABAD/PALITANA
Drive 220 kms to Palitana which is famous for its extraordinary Jain temples complex on Shatrunjaya Hill dating back to 11th to 20th century.
Day 14 PALITANA/DIU
Early morning visit temple complex on Shatrunjaya Hill. Afternoon drive 160 kms to Diu which is formerly a Portuguese township. O/N at beach Hotel.
Day 15 DIU/SOMNATH/SASAN
Drive 180 kms. Enroute visit Somnath temple. Somnath is one of the most sacred Shiva shrines in India. The temple was destroyed seven times and seven times it was rebuilt. Further drive to Sasan.
Day 16 SASAN/GONDAL
Morning Park Ride in the Sasan Gir Forest which is reserved for the rare species of Asiatic Lion. Other wild animals that can be seen in the Park are bear antelope, hyena, fox, Blue Bull, black buck and other species of deer family. Drive 150 kms to Gondal for the overnight.
Day 17 GONDAL/BHUJ
Drive 230 kms to Bhuj known as the gateway to Kutch. With maze like streets and crenellated gateways it enchants the visitor with warm hospitality of its colourful tribes and camels pulling cats in the markets.
Day 18 BHUJ
Bhuj is also famous for its silverware and Handicrafts. Sightseeing of the city visiting the Museums and some tribal villages. We find tribal huts beautifully decorated with their traditional paintings, cupboards, inlaid mirrors and the people in traditional costumes.
Day 19 BHUJ/MUMBAI
Flight to Mumbai.
Day 20 MUMBAI/DEPARTURE
Transfer to the international Airport and flight back.