India: Bright Rajasthan

India: Bright Rajasthan

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We offer you an individual tour to the bright Rajasthan with a Russian-speaking guide and accommodation in historical palaces, forts and mansions of India!

A wonderful country - India! The history of its cultural heritage counts more than one millennium, and the generations living on this land were rich in philosophers, wise men, courageous and brave warriors, talented architects and skilled artisans who left to their descendants an eternal memory of themselves in the form of amazing monuments of architecture, ancient observatories, luxurious palaces, formidable forts, temples, mosques and collections of medieval weapons.

Dates of travel: regularly (until 15.04.2018)
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Itinerary: Delhi (1 night) - Agra (1 night) - Jaipur (2 nights) - Udaipur (2 nights) - Jodhpur (2 nights) - Delhi (departure)

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Day 1

Arrival in Delhi
Arrival in Delhi - the beautiful capital of India. After completing the formalities at the airport - a traditional warm welcome and transfer to the hotel, where you can relax after the flight.
Free time and rest.

Night in Delhi: Colonels Retreat (Silver Class) or The Manor (Gold Class)

Day 2

Delhi – Agra (204 km, 4 h)

Today you will have an excursion to the main sights of Old and New Delhi. In the morning you will visit the Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the architectural masterpiece of the Muslim religion. Then you will pass by the walls of the Red Fort, whose majestic fortifications are made of red sandstone, and formerly the seat of the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan and where the country's independence from Britain was declared.

We continue the tour in New Delhi. You will visit a white temple with golden domes - Sikh gurudvar Bangla Sahib, a functioning temple, it is believed that the consecrated water from it heals the sickness of believers. You will pass along the central avenue of the city and you will see the President's Palace and the House of Parliament. Stop for a while at the Indian Gate - the memorial arch to the Indian soldiers. And later we will visit the Qutub Minar complex, a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture of the 12th century. 

Transfer to Agra, the city where the seventh wonder of the world is located - Taj Mahal.
Arrival in Agra, check-in at the hotel, free time and rest.

Night in Agra: Clark Shiraz (Silver Class) or ITC Mughal (Gold Class)

Day 3

Agra – Jaipur (240 km, 5.5 h)

Today you will visit the delightful Taj Mahal - the architectural embodiment of the love of Emperor Shah Jahan to his beautiful wife Arjumand Bano (Mumtaz Mahal), also called the "poem incarnated in marble", "the pearl of India" or, according to the great Bengali poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore, "A tear frozen on the cheek of eternity."

Later you will visit the majestic Fort of Agra (1565-1573), built by Emperor Akbar of red sandstone, behind the powerful walls of which there are palaces, halls for audiences, private quarters, mosques and gardens.
After the tour - transfer to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, known as the "Pink City" due to the color of the walls of buildings and houses in its ancient quarters. Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 according to the project of the young Bengali architect Vidhiadhara Bhattacharya in accordance with the canons of ancient Indian architecture Shilpa Shastra.
Arrival in Jaipur, check-in at the hotel, free time and rest.

Night in Jaipur: Diggi Palace (Silver Class) or Fairmont Jaipur (Gold Class)

Day 4

Jaipur

This morning you will visit Fort Amber, founded in 1952 by Maharaja Man Singh. The fortress-palace Amber is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture in India, combining Rajput and Mughal architecture. The fortress consists of majestic ramparts, various gates leading to elegant palace chambers. Like the maharajam of ancient Amber a few centuries ago, visitors can climb to the fortress palace on horseback on the colorfully decorated elephants under the solemn salutatory sounds of the drums.

Then you will visit the small but unique Hindu temple of Jagat Shiromani (1599-1608), dedicated to Vishnu and the divine couple of Krishna and Mira Bai. Mira Bai (1498-1557) was a great Indian saint and poetess. The temple is interesting with exquisite carvings on the stone.  

After dinner, you will examine the City Palace, part of which is still the residence of rulers of Jaipur. Here you will visit several museums and see collections of royal men's suits, embroidered with gold threads of shawls and silk saris, as well as a collection of weapons and a gallery of traditional Jaipur miniatures painted with natural mineral paints on rice paper or camel bone.

Also, you will get acquainted with the ancient observatory Jantar Mantar, built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, which is a huge complex of unique giant stone structures used for forecasting weather, periodicity of eclipses, time determination, as well as for determining distances to various celestial bodies and making horoscopes. It is here that the largest operating sundial in the world is Samrat Yantra (27 m).
Free time and rest.

Night in Jaipur: Diggi Palace (Silver Class) or Fairmont Jaipur (Gold Class)

Day 5

Jaipur – Fort Chittorgarh - Udaipur (400 km, 7.5 h)

After breakfast we will go to Udaipur - azure city, located in a picturesque place among the hills of Aravali and surrounded by three lakes - Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Uday Sagar.
On the way - stop on an excursion to the largest fort of India, the famous Fort Chittorgarh, the area of which exceeds 280 hectares. Fort Chittorgarh has a great and dramatic past. It was built in the 8th century by the powerful ruler of the Mewar dynasty. Many times, throughout the centuries, the fort was subjected to sieges, three of which - in 1303, 1535 and 1568, were particularly dramatic. When, after a long siege of the fort, it became clear that further resistance was useless, the male population emerged from the fort to meet their own death, while women and children committed suicide by burning themselves alive in a large fire. Today, the fort is a popular landmark of India as the embodiment of heroism and courage in the name of freedom. Powerful gates, arches and towers, fortress walls with a length of 13 kilometers, reservoirs and wells, an impressive "Victory Tower" almost 40 meters high, about 130 partially destroyed temples and palaces, among them Padmini Palace.
Upon arrival in Udaipur - accommodation at the hotel and rest.

Night in Udaipur: Rajputana Resort (Silver Class) or Chunda Palace (Gold Class)

Day 6

Udaipur

After breakfast, we will visit the Udaipur City Palace of the 16th century, one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan, which still houses the residence of the present Maharaja, historic hotels, museums and galleries, patios, reception rooms, where royal events are still held. You will also see Jagdish Temple, an Indo-Aryan temple of the 17th century, dedicated to the deity Vishnu (Lakshmi-Narayanan), the keeper of the universe; Sahelion-ki-Bari, a garden created for the wives of the Maharaja, with beautiful lawns, ponds, marble elephants and fountains.
Free time and rest.

Night in Udaipur: Rajputana Resort (Silver Class) or Chunda Palace (Gold Class)

Day 7

Udaipur – Ranakpur Temple – Jodhpur (280 km, 6 h)

In the morning, after breakfast, transfer to Jodhpur awaits you. The road will run through very picturesque places. On the way to Jodhpur you will also stop on an excursion to the famous Jain temple of Ranakpur. Built in the 15th century, this temple is known for its grandiose buildings, sculptures and stunning stone carvings. The main temple of the complex is the Chaumukha Temple, it has 29 rooms, the vaults of which are supported by 1444 carved columns, the carving pattern of none of them is repeated!
Continuation of the road to Jodhpur.
Free time and rest.

Night in Jodhpur: Ajit Bhawan (Silver Class) or ITC Welcome (Gold Class)

Day 8

Jodhpur

This morning you will visit the majestic Fort Mehrangarh of the 15th century, reigning over the city on a rocky mountain, among which there are magnificent palaces - Moti Mahal, Shish Mahal, Full Mahal, Silekh Khan and Daulat Khan, impressive examples of magnificent architecture. Near the Fort there is also Javaswant Thada, a group of exquisite royal tombs of white marble, which you will also see.
In Jodhpur, you will also could purchase bright souvenirs and gifts - embroidered shoes, metal and silverware, paintings and national fabrics.

You will also visit the Museum of the Umaid Bhavan Palace - the palace was built by the Maharajas Umaid Singh at the beginning of the last century (this is the last palace in India, built with the ruling maharaja, is a fine example of mixing indo-colonial and art-deco styles), this exquisite palace is also called the Palace Chittar by the name of the stone from which it was built.
Free time and rest.

Night in Jodhpur: Ajit Bhawan (Silver Class) or ITC Welcome (Gold Class)

Day 9

Jodhpur – Delhi

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and flight to Delhi. International flight and return home.

Cost of the program:

Accommodation in hotels of category Silver Class (4*Heritage & Boutique)

  • EUR 1699 per person in a single room
  • EUR 899 per person in a double room
  • EUR 750 per person in a triple room

Accommodation in hotels of category Gold Class (5*Heritage & Boutique)

  • EUR 2295 per person in a single room
  • EUR 1191 per person in a double room
  • EUR 1056 per person in a triple room

What's included:

* meeting and assistance of a representative at the airport
* transfer airport-hotel-airport
* personal assistant on round-the-clock communication throughout the tour
* meals: breakfast - daily
* accompanying Russian speaking guide for the whole tour
* comfortable transport throughout the tour (with air conditioning)
*excursion program
* all fees and taxes

What's not included:

* international and domestic air travel
* health insurance
* cost of entrance tickets for monuments
* visa application
* tipping and additional personal expenses