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Rajasthan Art and Crafts Tour
Duration: 11 Days and 10 Nights
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Midnight arrival in Delhi, the cosmopolitan city and capital of India. Our representative will receive and transfer you to hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon you head on a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. You visit the Mughal era monuments Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Humayun's Tomb. You also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. A rickshaw ride through the old city is an exciting activity that you enjoy on your sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. You also visit Qutab Minar, one of the oldest monuments in Delhi, which was built between 12th and 13th century. Before proceeding to the hotel, we take you on a drive through New Delhi where you see the India Gate, Parliament House and President's House. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03 : New Delhi - Nawalgarh
In the morning drive to Nawalgarh in the Shekhawati region. Nawalgarh is about 280 kilometers away. Famous for fine paintings and beautiful havelis, Nawalgarh was founded in 1737 by Thakur Nawal Singh. Upon arrival in Nawalgarh, check in at the hotel. Relax and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 04 : Nawalgarh - Bikaner (about 240 km)
In the morning, proceed to visit the beautiful havelis, which are the main features of Shekhawati region. You visit Roop Niwas Haveli, Saat Haveli and old forts in Nawalgarh. You also visit various prominent havelis, which include Anaadilal Poddar haveli, Aath Haveli complex, Jodhraj Patodia haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat Haveli and Chokhani haveli.
Later proceed to Bikaner. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Take a short break and later head to visit the Junagarh Fort, which is build in red sandstone and marble. You visit the various mansions and palaces inside the fort. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 05 : Bikaner - Osian - Jaisalmer
In the morning drive through the vast stretch of desert on your way to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is about 330 kilometers from Bikaner. En-route you stop at Osian, which is a centre of Hindu and Jain religions. You get to see various temples in Osian. The oldest temple here was constructed in 1178 AD. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is famous for its beautifully carved havelis. The day is marked to visit various important places in Jaisalmer, which include the Jaisalmer Fort, and the havelis. In the afternoon drive to some 40 km away from Jaisalmer to Sam dunes where enjoy the sunset before driving back to Jaisalmer.
Day 07 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur in the early morning. Jodhpur is about 290 kilometers from Jaisalmer. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan and 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 10 km long wall, which has 101 bastions and seven gates. On your tour of Jodhpur you visit the Mehrangarh Fort, which was built on a steep hill. The fort is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential apartments. Later proceed to visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. You also stroll down the markets of Jodhpur. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 08 : Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
After breakfast drive Udaipur, which is about 260 kilometers away. En-route stop at Ranakpur, to visit the beautifully carved marble Jain Temples. After a short break at Ranakpur, proceed to Udaipur. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 09 : Udaipur
Start your sightseeing tour with a visit to Sahelion-Ki-Bari. Then proceed to visit the Museum of folk art, which has a rich collection of folk dresses, puppets, dolls, masks, ornaments, folk musical instruments and paintings on display. Afterwards visit the City Palace, the biggest palace complex in India, where four generations of Maharajas added mansions and palaces. You also visit the museum of the palace, which includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings of Indian mythology. In the evening take a boat ride on the lake Pichola. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10 : Udaipur - New Delhi
In the morning take a flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. You can enjoy shopping or relax in the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 11 : Delhi
Transfer to airport to take a flight back home. Tour ends.