15 Nights / 16 Days
Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Kotah - Bundi - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Agra
Rajasthan like a true Indian state has enormous diversity in its culture – with various types of religions, music, dance, food, traditions, dialects and costumes. This Indian state has a very rich culture that attracts thousands of tourists towards it. Rajasthan Cultural Tours Packages is perfect to get familiar to the rich culture and heritage of India as well as the royal state of Rajasthan. With this cultural tour of Rajasthan package you get an opportunity to travel cities which are bound to surprise anyone with their rich art forms and culture.
This package enables us to capture images of tribal life at its best - in all its traditional colours and innocent hospitality. The culture of Rajasthan is passed on from one generation to another and thus is being carried with same joy and happiness by all. The cultural tours of Rajasthan offer an opportunity to get a glimpse of the exotic locales of the state along with the familiarization of unique Art & Craft, Music & Dance and delicious cuisines of Rajasthan. You would have an opportunity to interact with the locals, visit villages and tribal homes etc. You could do all this and more without worrying about loosing time on journeys.
Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhi.
Welcome to Vardhman's 'Cultural Tour of Rajasthan Tour '! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel. Later proceed on a city tour of Delhi.
Combined tour of Old & New Delhi.
Vist Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Watch Sound & light show at Red Fort in the evening.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Visit to Akshardham Temple
After breakfast drive down to Mandawa and check in at the hotel.
Afternoon visit Mukandgarh/Mandwa, founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants. See beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle, one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collections of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum.
A walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of the country.
This morning drive down to Bikaner and transfer to hotel.
Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. Long before this, the city was a trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 kms. wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple.
Morning visit Deshnoke Temple.
Afternoon visit Camel Breeding Farm
Drive to Jaisalmer and on arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
City tour of Jaisalmer
Visit to sand dunes
Visit the famous forts & Havelies.
Afternoon visit Sam Dunes with camel ride.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Enjoy short camel ride to Sand dunes.
This morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur.
City tour of Jodhpur
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorium built in 1899 and the Museum located in the Umaid Public gardens.
City tour of Udaipur
Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola
Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum) Boat curise on Lake Pichola 4km long and 3km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, Palaces, temples bathing ghats and embankments
Afternoon at leisure
After breakfast drive to Kota visiting enroute Chittaurgarh and check in at the hotel.
Drive to Ranthambhore visiting en-route Bundi
On arrival at Ranthambore and transfer to hotel
OPTIONAL TOUR: Jeep or canter safari in the jungle.
Morning jeep safari to view the wildlife (Sanctuary remains close from Jul. to Sep.)
Afternoon drive to Jaipur and check-in at the hotel
City tour of Jaipur
This morning you will experience the wonders of this magicial pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort - which is set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements. We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant. Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glitterning with mirrors, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory - The Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that give accurate predictions till date. The City Palace reflects a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Enjoy Elephant Safari to the Amer/Amber Fort.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Visit to Choki Dhani Village – An Ethnic village resort in the evening.
Morning drive to Agra visiting enroute Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri, the birth story of this beautiful city is interesting. There, in a grotto in Sikri, lived a Muslim Saint , Sheikh Salim Chishti by name. Akbar hearing of his renown, asked of the blessings of a son, and when a son was born, not only was the child named Salim, the site for a mighty and ambitious project - a city - was chosen near the residence of the saint erected in k1569.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Mohabbat The Taj show.
City tour of Agra
Visit Taj Mahal, Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
OPTIONAL TOUR: Visit Mathura and Vrindavan temples.
Afternoon drive to Delhi and on arrival, transfer to International airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of 'Cultural Tour of Rajasthan Tour' escorted by Vardhman Vacations.