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Best of the Rajasthan FlyTour

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DATES AVAILABLE:

1st October - 31st March

DURATION: 14 Days

Inclusions:

  • Return airfares to Delhi
  • 13 nights accommodation in 4 or 5 star hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • All land transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • Airport assistance on arrival in Delhi
  • 2 Jungle Safaris in Ranthambhore National Park
  • Early morning Taj Mahal visit at sunrise
  • See the Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Rickshaw ride in Jaipur
  • Camel Safari in the Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer
  • Common Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola in Udaipur
  • Visit to the Ranakpur Jain Temples
  • Entrance to various sites and monuments as detailed in the itinerary
DATES AVAILABLE:

1st October - 31st March

DURATION: 14 Days
Best of the Rajasthan FlyTour - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

Please note the are peak season surcharges applicable from 1 December to 31 January, please ask for details.

This holiday is available from all departure points in Australia, if you don’t see your preferred city in the pricing below please call us and we’ll be happy to quote.

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

Please note the are peak season surcharges applicable from 1 December to 31 January, please ask for details.

This holiday is available from all departure points in Australia, if you don’t see your preferred city in the pricing below please call us and we’ll be happy to quote.

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Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

Please note the are peak season surcharges applicable from 1 December to 31 January, please ask for details.

This holiday is available from all departure points in Australia, if you don’t see your preferred city in the pricing below please call us and we’ll be happy to quote.

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Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. Fly to Delhi

    Fly from Australia to Delhi. Some flights may be overnight, if so we’ll let you know about this when you book. On arrival in Delhi you’ll be met by one of our representatives who’ll help you through customs and immigration, and then transfer you to your hotel. As the capital of India, Delhi is the third largest city with a population of approximately 18 million. Its strategic location along the north-south, east-west route has given it a focal position in Indian history and many great empires have been ruled from here. The monuments and ruins of these are scattered throughout the city, often right next to modern structures and high rise towers.

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Delhi Hotel

  2. Delhi

    After breakfast proceed on the full day of sightseeing starting in Old Delhi where you will view the Red Fort from outside before walking through Chandni Chowk, savouring the ambience of the oriental, crowded bazaar. Afterwards, continue to India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid. Afterwards have a brief photo stop at India Gate, a memorial to the Indian servicemen who died in World War I. Continue to Humayun’s Tomb (the second Mughal Emperor) built in the mid-16th-century. This tomb is the first great example of a Mughal garden tomb and was the inspiration for several monuments such as the incomparable Taj Mahal. Later this afternoon, visit the always busy and jam-packed Connaught Markets, where you can find linen, clothing, saris, handicrafts, jewellery, books, home wares and everything in between.Later you are transferred to a Local Restaurant for your Welcome Dinner

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Delhi Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  3. Delhi – Agra

    After breakfast drive to Agra and on arrival check in to your hotel In the afternoon visit the tomb of Idmad-Ud-Daulah a Mughal mausoleum, often described as “jewel box” and sometimes called “Baby Taj”. The tomb of Idmad-Ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Agra Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  4. Agra

    Early morning visit the Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun is rising. No polluting vehicles are allowed within a 500m radius of the Taj Mahal complex, so at a designated point you will need to board a small electric cart to drive to the entrance gate. Here you will clear security and then be admitted to the complex.The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. Spend 2 hours here. For admission to the main mausoleum area you are required to wear shoe covers (they may be provided on site, but please remember to bring an additional pair of socks just in case).Return to your hotel for breakfast and a chance to freshen up.Next is Agra Fort situated on the west bank of the Yamuna River and built by Emperor Akbar between 1565 and 1573. Its imposing red sandstone ramparts form a crescent along the riverfront and encompass an enormous complex of courtly buildings, ranging in style from the early eclecticism of Akbar to the sublime elegance of Shah Jahan. The barracks to the north are British additions from the 19th-century. A deep moat, once filled with water from the Yamuna River, surrounds the fort.

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Agra Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  5. Agra – Jaipur

    After breakfast drive to Jaipur, visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route. Located 40km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 after it was prophesised that the then childless Akbar would have sons if he moved his capital to the site. At great expense to the empire, the capital was moved here but sadly only occupied for 14 years before slowly being deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city due to a scarcity of water. Whilst here you will visit the remarkably well-preserved and graceful buildings within the Ghost City including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal Empire at the height of its power. Continue to Jaipur, known as the ‘Pink City’ for the colour of the buildings in the old town. Some parts of the road are very rough so the journey takes most of the afternoon.Jaipur was founded in 1727 as Mughal power within India was declining. The then Maharaja Jai Singh moved his capital from Amer Fort down onto the plain below. The city is now the capital of Rajasthan State and commonly called the ‘Pink City’ because of the pink paint on all the buildings in the old city area. This was apparently done to imitate the magnificent, red sandstone buildings of the Mughals and in an attempt to impress the Prince of Wales when he visited Jaipur in 1876. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure.

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Jaipur Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  6. Ranthambhore

    After breakfast, you start today with a brief photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), tourists are unable to enter the building so you will be able to view it from the busy street opposite. Continue to Amer Fort or ‘Amber Fort’ as the British called it. Erected in 1799 by the Sawai Pratap Singh, Hawa Mahal was built so that the veiled ladies of his harem could observe, unnoticed, the lively street scenes below. After you arrive at the base of Amer Fort, you will take an elephant ride that will take you all the way up to the entrance. Inside the fort you will visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory, which houses the famed Sheesh Mahal.Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace this afternoon to explore the former Royal residence; part of the building has been converted into a museum, while the Royal family of Jaipur still uses the remaining sections of the palace. Outside the gate to the Maharaja’s City Palace is Jantar Mantar, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. The observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.Before returning to the hotel, stop for some shopping inside the walled city, where villagers from around Jaipur come to sell and trade their produce. The remainder of the evening is free at your leisure.

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Jaipur Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  7. Jaipur – Gajner

    After breakfast you drive to Gajner, Enroute sightseeing tour of Bikaner – The city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a 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. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebratedLater, continue on to Gajner

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Gajner Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  8. Gajner – Jaisalmer

    After breakfast, head to Jaisalmer. Founded by Prince Jaisala in 1156, it is dubbed the ‘Golden City’ because of the honey-coloured sandstone walls, emphasized by the setting sun. It was once a flourishing trade centre, strategically located on the busy caravan trade route to Afghanistan and Central Asia. Jaisalmer’s wealthy traders and rulers vied with each other to beautify their austere desert surroundings with splendid palaces and havelis. Made of the local golden-yellow sandstone, they are the most spectacular example of the Rajasthani stonemason’s art.

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Jaisalmer Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  9. Jaisalmer

    After breakfast sef off to see the Jaisalmer Fort which rises like a fabulous mirage out of the sands of the Thar Desert. The awesome contours of its 99 bastions are softened by the golden hue of the stone. Built in 1156 by Maharawal Jaisal and added to by his successors, this citadel stands on the peak of the 80m-high Trikuta Hill. In mediaeval times, Jaisalmer’s entire population lived within the fort and to this day, thousands of people reside here, making it India’s only living fort. Royal palaces, a cluster of Jain temples, mansions and shops are all contained within its walls. We will visit the beautifully carved Jain temples and Badal Vilas Palace. We also visit some impressive merchant mansions (havelis) including the Patwon Ki Haveli, a five-storey mansion with carved pillars and murals. Late afternoon we visit the Sam Sand Dunes followed by a Camel ride.

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Jaisalmer Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  10. Jaisalmer – Jodhpur

    Today we drive to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan, located at the entrance to the Thar Desert in a region called Marwar. Upon arrival we check into our hotel.Later visit the Clock Towers & Local Markets: the century old Clock tower is an old city landmark surrounded by the vibrant sounds sights and smells of Sardar Market – marked by triple gateways from its north and south ends. The narrow, winding streets of the old city spread through-out all directions

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Jodhpur Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  11. Jodhupr – Udaipur

    Today also is another travel day and you start after breakfast by road for Udaipur. The drive excluding stops is approx. 6 hrs but once again we have broken it up with a couple of stops to make it enjoyable and experiential.You drive across the Aravalli Hills, the oldest mountain range in the world. The scenery along the way is superb and you will see many vignettes of Rajasthani rural life. Among the sights you see are colorful villages, farms where an ancient system of irrigation using bullocks and a Persian wheel are still in practice, outdoor schools and the sartorially vibrant people who add a splash of color to the countryside. There are endless opportunities for photography. This is an opportunity to see life in India outside the cities and towns.Your first stop is at the white temples of Ranakpur to explore the intricate carvings and architecture of the sprawling Jain temples. An austere religion, the temple belies the dictates of simplicity promoted by the founder. The temple was built in 1439 and is dedicated to the first Jain Thirthankara or saint. The whole, including the extraordinary collection of 1144 uniquely carved pillars, the richly decorated ceilings, and the friezes depicting the lives of the 24 Jain Thirthankaras is fascinating.Udaipur is the capital city of the legendary Sisodias of Mewar, believed to be direct descendants of the Sun (an insignia you’ll see everywhere), and was built on the shores of Lake Pichola by Udai Singh II in 1559. Known as the “City of Sunrise,” it is often described as the most romantic city in India and was built around four man-made lakes. The placid blue waters reflect ethereal white palaces and temples, beyond which shimmer the distant Aravalli Hills, apparently the oldest range in the world, predating even the Himalayas.

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Udaipur Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  12. Udaipur

    This sprawling palace was built over three centuries and is a series of four interconnecting palaces, illustrative of various architectural styles. In the main it is a blend of Rajput military architecture and lavish Mughal inspired decorative art on the inside. In terms of an exemplary eye to detail and craftsmanship, few palaces match the artwork in this palace. Also of particular note here is the exquisite collection of priceless Rajput Miniature paintings done in the Mewari tradition.You also take walk through the Crystal Gallery which has a rather eclectic collection of Crystal Object d’art and furniture including a complete bedroom set, discovered recently in a store room in the palace.Another major attraction is Jagdish Temple the focal point of worship in the city.Located in the City Palace complex of Udaipur, this temple is made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture. In 1651, Jagdish temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh, who ruled Udaipur during 1628-53. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe. It is celebrated for being the largest temple in the city of Udaipur. The gateway of this temple can be sited at a distance of 150 meters from the Bara Pol of the City Palace. The splendid architecture of the temple boasts of a pyramidal spire, mandap (prayer hall) and a porch. The first and the second storey of the temple possess 50 pillars each. The intricate carvings on the pillars need an enduring sight to praise the noteworthy beauty of this temple. This temple was built keeping in the mind the Hindu architectural science of ‘Vastushstra’.Next visit the Sahelion Ki Bari or the Gardens of the Maids of Honour. This is a small ornamental pleasure garden decorated with elegant lotus pools, gushing fountains and black marble kiosks.Also enjoy a cruise on the 4km long Lake Pichola, fringed with hills, palaces, havelis, ghats and temples. Whilst on the cruise we will see the Lake Palace, formally known as Jag Niwas, it was built between 1734 and 1751. It was once a royal summer retreat and is now one of the world’s greatest hotels. It is also a popular location for film shoots, including James Bond’s Octopussy.

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Udaipur Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  13. Udaipur – Delhi

    After breakfast transfer to Udaipur Airport to board your flight for Delhi. Meeting and Assistance is provided on arrival at Delhi Airport, as is a transfer to your hotel in Delhi. Later you are transferred to Local Restaurant for Farewell Dinner.

    Overnight: 4 or 5 Star Delhi Hotel

    Meals: Breakfast

  14. Delhi – Australia

    This morning after breakfast, be transferred to the airport for flights home. Some flights may be overnight, we’ll advise you about this when you book.

    Meals: Breakfast