Rajasthan and Gujarat Tour is a perfect tour to know about the
culture, tradition and lifestyle in the state of Rajasthan and
Gujarat. During this tour we visit Delhi, Mathura, Agra, Karauli,
Jaipur, Pushkar, Jojawar, Udaipur, Dungarpur, Ahmedabad,
Bhavnagar, Palitana, Bhavnagar, Mumbai and some parts of Gujarat
and North India. The state of Gujarat is known all over the
world for its holy temples, historic capitals with immense
architectural wealth, wildlife sanctuaries, beaches, hill
resorts, fascinating handicrafts and mouth watering cuisine.
Day 01: Arrival in
Around midnight arrival in
The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for
travelers. Upon arrival, you are met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to the Hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Mathura (about 150 km)
Today In the morning we have sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a
Rickshaw Ride parallel to the Red
Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and
Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat",
the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama
Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also
visit the famous "Humayun
Tomb" which is the first substantial example of Mughal
in India and "Qutub
Minar". "Qutub Minar" is 71 meter high and consists of
five stories. In 1199 work began on this tower which was
intended to be the most glorious tower of victory in the world.
This tower was damaged twice and repaired in 1326 and 1368.
Before we proceed to the Hotel we drive through the embassy area
in New Delhi where we visit the India
Gate and see some impressive Government Buildings. Later
we drive to
Mathura is a very important religious city of
Uttar Pradesh. It is the
epicenter of Brajbhoomi, the land of
Lord Krishna and
lies on the banks of the Yamuna
River. Mathura derives its glory & sacred character from
being the birth place of Lord Krishna. Through centuries, it has
attracted pilgrims from the Hindu, Buddhist and Jains.
Day 03 : Mathura - Agra (about 140 km)
In the morning you will experience the old religious
Mathura is one of the holy
cities in northern India, located in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
In connection with the worship of Krishna It is an important
pilgrimage center of
Hinduism. The city is located 140
km south of Delhi, 50 km north of Agra, and is located east of
the Yamuna, which flows into the Ganges. After an extensive tour
we leave Mathura and proceed towards
On the way to Agra we known the tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar "Sikandra".
In the afternoon the
Red Fort of Agra. The plant on the banks of river Yamuna
impressed by his sumptuously appointed audience halls, mosques,
ornate private rooms and shelters. Then, the visit of India's
most beautiful and famous building Taj Mahal on the program. In
the 17th Century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan had the
Mahal built as a tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the
14th at the birth of their Child died. Surrounded by a beautiful
garden stands this magnificent monument of love, which is quite
rightly counted among the Seven Wonders of the World. We leave
the Taj Mahal and its magical atmosphere with a lot of time
affect us. Then there is the opportunity to see those artisans
at work on the shoulder, its predecessors have made the Taj
Mahal with ornate inlaid and mosaic work to a perfect building.
Overnight in Agra.
Day 04: Agra -
Fatehpur Sikri - Karauli (about 150 km)
breakfast drive to Karauli. In the way we visit the
Fatehpur Sikri. We stay in a former palace in
Karauli. Bhanwar Vilas Palace was the residence in
1938 by Maharaja of Karauli. The architecture of the colonial
and the interiors are decorated in the art de-decor period
furniture. The spacious grounds are home to a variety of plants
Karauli - Jaipur (about 158 kms)
we leave Karauli and drive to the Pink City Jaipur.
This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the
great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
Jaipur is the capital of
and famous for its
precious and semiprecious stones. In the afternoon arrival in
Jaipur. The rest of the day at leisure. BD
Day 06: Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber,
laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of
Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly
created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the
back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the Hawa
Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it
contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony.
The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to
watch processions below without being seen. In the afternoon we
visit the City Palace that is still the formal residence of the
royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal
architecture. In the museum of the City
Palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur
Maharajas. We continue to Jantar
Mantar, a stone observatory, and the largest of Jai
Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments
reveal us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy. Later we
have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a
factory to see the famous block printing work being done since
centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new
city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi
Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white
marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer
Day 07: Jaipur - Pushkar - Jojawar (about 306 kms)
After breakfast we drive towards
Pushkar. For the devout Hindus counts this place one of
the three holy places of pilgrimage in India. The sacred
temple should ever be that of Pushkar, as this is the only temple in
the country, the god Brahma was dedicated. In addition, there
are over 100 other temples. World famous Pushkar is also famous
for its camel and cattle markets, which take place in November
at the full moon and a unique experience are ("Pushkar
Festival": If the date of this trip fall on the time of Pushkar
Festival, Pushkar is one more night planned and the entire trip
is extended according to the nearest day)
Our destination for the day Jojawar, a lively village that
borders the Aravali Hills.
Here we stay in a former palace that has been converted into a
Day 08: Jojawar - Ranakpur - Udaipur (about 168 km)
On this day, we continue our journey through the Aravali
mountain range towards
Udaipur. The way we visit the
Jain temple of
Ranakpur is located amidst the Aravali Mountains, one of the
oldest mountain chains in the world (about 150 million years
old). The main temple of the system is made of marble and has
1444 pillars which are richly decorated with ornaments and
figures. Afterwards drive to Udaipur, a city which is
idyllically located between the lakes and hills as well as the
"city of sunrise" is called.
Day 09: Udaipur
we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of sunrise. We start
our sightseeing with the visit of
Garden of the Maids of Honour is well laid out with extensive
lawns and shady walks. After the visit of Garden of Maids we
visit a Museum of folk art. This museum has a rich collection of
Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical
instruments and paintings on display. After a break we visit
Palace, the biggest Palace in India, where 4 generations
of Maharajas added their contribution, is so carefully planned
and integrated with the original buildings that it is difficult
to believe that it was not conceived as a whole. The museum of
the palace includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature
wall paintings of Indian mythology. Today we have an opportunity
to visit a traditional painting school and see the famous
miniature paintings done. In the evening we have a Boat ride on
the lake Pichola. The
Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence of the former
rulers. The James bond Film Octopussy was shot here and made
this palace more known in the west.
Day 10: Udaipur - Dungarpur (about 120 km)
we take leave from the City of Lake (Udaipur) and drive to
Dungarpur. Dungarpur means a Hill town In Dungarpur we
enjoy the overnight stay in a Fort which has been converted into
a Hotel. We have the rest of the day at leisure and therefore
enough time to relax and have a walk in the Bazaar of this.
Day 11: Dungarpur - Ahmedabad (about 174 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we move to drive to
On arrival after a short break proceed to visit one of the
finest textile museums of the world and also the Gandhi Ashram.
Day 12: Ahmedabad - Bhavnagar (about 176 kms)
the morning after having breakfast we drive to Bhavnagar.
lies in the southeast corner of the Kathiawar peninsula in the
Saurashtra plains. Once the capital of a princely state,
Bhavnagar is home to several lakes and temples. In the afternoon
we visit the Takhteshwar
Gandhi Smriti Museum. Takhteshwar temple is located on a small
hillock and provide good views over the city and out into the
Gulf of Cambay. Gandhi
Smriti Museum is
located northeast, by the clock tower and has a good collection
of Gandhi memorabilia. In the evening we visit the bazaar in
Day 13: Bhavnagar - Palitana - Bhavnagar (about 100 km)
Today we will drive to Palitana.
Palitana is the gateway to the Shatrunjaya hill and one of the
Jainism's holiest pilgrimage sites. There are about 863 temples
on the top of the hill, exquisitely carved in marble and built
over a span of 900 years. To visit the temples on the
Shatrunjaya hill one has to climb 600 m up the hill. So today we
will ascend the
either on foot or in Doli or lift chairs. After reaching the top
of the hill we will visit the Jain temple. The temple which is
dedicated to Shri Adishwara, the first Jain Tirthankara
(apostle) is one of the most magnificent temples and the most
sacred temple on Shatrunjaya hill. The Muslim shrine of Angar
Pir is also situated near the temple. After visiting the temple
we will visit the Chaumukha or the four faced temple. It has an
image of Adinath facing out in the four cardinal directions.
Drive back to Bhavnagar.
14: Bhavnagar - Mumbai (By air)
In the noon flight to Mumbai
(formerly Bombay). As the last highlight of our tour we enjoy
the city tour of Mumbai. Mumbai is the second biggest city of
and is full of contrasts. Mumbai with its temples, cathedrals
and mosques is a real cosmopolitan city of India. In Mumbai we
have a walk through the harbour area and visit the Gateway of
India built in 1927 by English to commemorate the visit of
George 5th from England. After the sightseeing of Mumbai we
drive to the hotel and get relaxed.
Day 15:Flight to Home
Around mid night flight to back home.
provide you the accommodation as per your budget mentioned above
in the table of hotels category for any of the booked tour.
Hotels provided by us are from budget to luxury class hotels.
Luxury hotels are all five stars or of above standard. Deluxe
would be a combination of 3 and 4 star Hotels and standard would
be a combination of 2 and 3 star or similar hotels. The criteria
for selecting hotels by us remains the best value of your money.
We also provide you wherever possible accommodation in heritage
hotels. Heritage Hotels are old Palaces, Forts and Grand
mansions of Maharajas which have been later renovated and
converted into Hotels. Rooms are decorated all individually.
Rooms are comfortable, romantic and present the flair of olden