Train Tour, Rajasthan Train Tour, Rajasthan Tour by Train

Rajasthan Tour by Train

(13 Days / 12 Nights)

(Delhi-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi)

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Day 1: Delhi

Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02. Old - New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon 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 place 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 architecture in India. Before we proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we see the
India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.

Day 03. Delhi - Jaisalmer (by train)
In the morning we visit "
Qutub Minar" which 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. In the evening transfer to railway station for overnight train journey to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is famous for its carved havellis (grand mansions). In medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Africa and the West. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and this city remains one of the most exotic city not only in Rajasthan but in the whole of India. Some of the visitors called this city "a living museum".

Day 04. Jaisalmer
In the afternoon arrive in Jaisalmer and transfer to the hotel. In the evening we drive around 40 km. away from Jaisalmer to
Sam dunes where we enjoy the sunset before we drive back to Jaisalmer.

Day 05. Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (by train)
In the morning you will have sightseeing in Jaisalmer. We have a walk through the old city and visit the
Fort and the Jain temple. In the late evening transfer to railway station for overnight train to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is also known as the blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. The old city is surrounded by a huge 10 km long wall which has 101 bastions and seven gates. Jodhpur lies on the once strategic Delhi-Gujarat trading route and the marwaris got benefit from the passing traffic of opium, copper, silk which was traded to China.

Day 06. Jodhpur
In the morning arrive in Jodhpur and transfer to the hotel. After having breakfast, you will visit the
Mehrangarh Fort (majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential apartments within. We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. After the sightseeing you will have a walk through the Bazaars of Jodhpur.

Day 07. Jodhpur - Udaipur (about 260 kms)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to
Udaipur. Enroute we will visit Ranakpur. Ranakpur is known for its superbly carved marble Jain Temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers 48,000 square feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls. The total number of columns is 1444, all of which are intricately carved, no two being alike. These temples were built during the 15th century. After visiting Ranakpur proceed further for Udaipur. Udaipur is called the romantic city of Rajasthan. It is a city, built around shimmering, clear, blue water lakes which reflect the green hills of the Aravali ranges.

Day 08. Udaipur
Today we start our sightseeing with the visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This 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 Folk Arts Museum. This museum has a rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings on display. Later we visit the
City 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 famous Lake 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 09. Udaipur - Jaipur (by train)
The day is free in Udaipur. In the late evening transfer to the railway station for an overnight train journey to
Jaipur. 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 Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones.

Day 10. Jaip
ur
In the morning arrive in Jaipur and transfer to the hotel. 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. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. It's complex instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy. In the afternoon we visit the City palace which 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. Later we have a walk through the colorful Bazaar of 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 ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance.

Day 11. Jaipur - Agra (by train)
In the early morning transfer to the railway station for the train to
Agra. Arrive in Agra by the afternoon and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure.

Day 12. Agra - Delhi (by train)
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the
Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. After visiting Taj Mahal transfer to railway station to catch the train for Delhi. In the night arrive in Delhi.

Day 13. Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.

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