13 Days Heritage of Rajasthan with Goa
Vibrant culture, majestic forts, and more history than the rest of India put together-that’s Rajasthan. Experience heritage and luxury palace stay with AG Tour.
Sketch Itinerary :
Delhi - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Goa
Rajasthan is a historic destination where one can see many grand forts and palaces built by the Rajput rulers of yesteryears. You can ride a camel across the desert sands, ascend a hill up to the entrance of Amer Fort on elephant back and feel like a Maharaja as you tour the royal forts and palaces of Rajasthan. This tour also includes the visit to Queen of beaches - Goa.
On arrival at Indira Gandhi International airport, meet & greet by our representative & get transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight stay at the hotel.
New Delhi: The capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern era. Standing along the west End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi unwinds with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India.
Delhi is a palimpsest, bearing the complexities, the contradictions, the beauty and the dynamism of a city where the past coexists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Diverse cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city, have enriched its character.
After breakfast proceed for full day city tour of old & New Delhi. You will make a visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Lotus Temple, Laxmi Narayan temple, Qutub Minar, Himayun Tomb. Drive past President house, India Gate and Connaught place shopping centre. Return to the hotel after sightseeing tour for overnight stay.
After breakfast at hotel you will be driven (06 hrs approx) to Jaipur and check-in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Jaipur: . The city that once had been the capital of the royalty, now serves as the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal family. In the present date, Jaipur is the major business centre for the natives of Rajasthan with all requisites of a metropolitan city. The city of Jaipur, painted in pink, grasp the appreciation of every visitor. One can see that hoary charm still alive in the avenues of Jaipur. Jaipur is the reservoir of Indian customs, traditions, civilization and legacy.
After breakfast at hotel move out to visit Amber fort, usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I. An elephant will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
In the afternoon visit the city palace (A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar (consisting of outsized astronomical instruments).
You will be dropped back to the hotel after sightseeing for overnight stay.
After breakfast at hotel leave (06 hrs approx drive) for Jodhpur.
Arrival Jodhpur & check-in to hotel. Afternoon half day city tour of Jodhpur includes visit to Meharangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India, situated 410 feet above the city and built by Rao Jodha around 1460. You will visit beautifully crafted and decorated palaces including Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Palace (Flower Palace) and Sheesha Mahal (Mirror Palace).
Then you will move to visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 By Maharaja Sardar Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh.
Also visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace, one of the world’s largest private residences divided in to three functional parts – a Luxury hotel, Royal family’s residence and a Museum.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
This day you will be driven (04 hrs approx drive) to Kumbhalgarh en-route visit Ranakpur, beautifully sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this renowned place. Considered as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in the 15th century during the reign of Rana Kumbha. These rare temples are enclosed within a wall.
Arrive and check-in to the hotel.
Later, you will visit The Kumbhalgarh Fort. It was the stronghold of the kingdom of Mewar built by Maharana Kumbha in 1453. Visit the palace and see the beautiful mural paintings in the Zenana mahal (ladies quarters). The view from the parapet wall is breathtaking and this is where the soldiers used to be stationed to look out for the advent of the enemies. The fort has 7 gates through which we need to enter to gain access to the palaces. See the temple where Maharana Kumbha was treacherously killed by his own kith and kin during his prayer to win the seat of Mewar.
This day you will be driven (02 hrs approx drive) to Udaipur en-route visit Ranakpur, beautifully sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this renowned place. Considered as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in the 15th century during the reign of Rana Kumbha. These rare temples are enclosed within a wall.
Arrive Udaipur and check-in to the hotel.
Udaipur: Maharana Udai Singh founded Udaipur in 1559 AD. According to a legend Udai Singh was guided by a holy man meditating on the hill near Pichola Lake to establish his capital on that very spot. Surrounded by Aravali Ranges, forests and lakes this place was less vulnerable to external invasion than Chittaurgarh.
Udaipur is often called ‘Venice of the East’. It is also the ‘city of lakes’. The Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) located in the middle of Pichola Lake is the finest example of architectural and cultural marvel. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, crafts and its famed miniature paintings.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel half day city tour includes visit to the city palace, a majestic architectural marvel that is perched on a hill and towers over Lake Pichola. The Palace is a majestic conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Visit Jagdish temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's Resort For Her Friends), the "Ladies Garden", with its rich foliage and intricately designed fountains. And Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum) which has an interesting collection of Indian folk art including costumes, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, musical instruments and deities.
Afternoon enjoy Boat ride on Lake Pichola on which the majestic Lake Palace hotel is situated. See the ghats along the lake and the interesting buildings on the banks. The view of the city palace from the lake is spectacular.
Overnight at hotel.
Today you will be transferred to the airport to board on flight for Goa via Mumbai.
Upon arrival, meet at the airport and you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight stay.
Today after breakfast at hotel leave for full day tour of Goa includes visit to Miramar Beach, Panaji City , Latin Quarters, Churches of Old Goa and Temples at Mangueshi. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, rest of the day is free to explore the beaches of Goa. You can visit the beaches including Anjuna Beach, Colva Beach and Calangute Beach. Later, you will return to the hotel for an overnight stay at the hotel.
This day you are free to enjoy the sandy beaches. Laze on the beach, go for swim, indulge in water sports, explore the shops, buy holiday wear. In the evening you can go out to dine at one of the many restaurants to try Goa cuisine. Overnight stay at the hotel.
This day you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight for Mumbai / Delhi. On arrival you will connect to the international airport to board the scheduled flight for your hometown. A departure will mark the conclusion of the tour with happy memories.