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Imperial Rajasthan Tour

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi, Meet Canter Tours representative at the airport & transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi
After delicious breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi see Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the Presidentís House , Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial Night stay Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur
In the morning drive to Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing of Jaipur covering City Palace, the City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 04: Jaipur
In the morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort. Also visit Jaigarh Fort - Jaigarh used to be the royal arsenal. The view of the city of Jaipur from this picturesque fort on top of a hill is truly an experience of a lifetime. overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 05: Jaipur - Mandawa
In the morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa- see Fort of Mandawa. The havelies worth a visit are Chokhani, Saraf, Goenka and Ladia in this town. Built in 1775 by Thakur Nawal Singh, descendant of Rao Shekhaji, who also founded the city of Nawalgarh. Arrive Mandawa & transfer to hotel. art of a legend, wander in the under the high ceilinged 'Diwan Khana' (Darbar Hall). Afternoon walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of the country. Chowkhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli, Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli and Bhagchandika Haveli are of special interest. Spend the major part of the day looking into frescoes overnight stay in Mandawa.

Day 06: Mandawa - Bikaner
In the morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner -The royal fortified city with a timeless appeal. Lying in the north of the Desert State, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval splendor that pervades the city's lifestyle. Arrive Bikaner & transfer to hotel.
Later visit the Junagarh Fort ,constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army and the Karnimata Temple at Deshnok. Also visit the prestigious camel breeding farm in the evening.Night stay in Bikaner.

Day 07: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After Breakfast drive to Jaisalmer - Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with its awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city.
Arrive Jaisalmer & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 08: Jaisalmer
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone. The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT - The oldest living Fort in the world, Also visit the Patwon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli , Gandhi Sagar Tank and Barabagh Hill. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 09: Jaisalmer
Day will be free to explore the culture of this unique city.
In the afternoon, visit the Khuri Sand Dunes and the typical Rajasthani Desert Village. Take a camel ride to view the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire. It can be an unforgettable experience.
Return to the village to drive back to Jaisalmer after a Rajasthani dinner served in the village amidst Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 10: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur -Set at the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana. The massive 15th century AD Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 Mts. Above the plains. The city is encompassed by a high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions.
Arrive Jodhpur & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jodhpur.

Day 11: Jodhpur
Morning go for a village safari in the jeep and have a rare glimpse into the rich culture and true essence of India. Abundant wildlife (game) and memorable moments of the great desert landscape fascinates one while driving along the countryside.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur - gateway to the desert beyond, home of the Rathors of Marwar, visit the Mehrangarh Fort, rising up a hilly scarp, built on the advice of a hermit, overlooking the city in the image of a long sentinel. Inside the Fort are a number of palaces added by successive rulers. In this palace you would see different miniature paintings & cradle room. Later visit Jaswant Thada Memorial & the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Night stay in Jodhpur.

Day 12: Jodhpur - Mt Abu
After breakfast drive to Mount Abu -At 1,200 meters, Mount Abu is the highest point of the Aravalli range passing through Rajasthan. The only hill resort of Rajasthan. It is build around a lake and is surrounded by forested hills. According to the legend, the place derives its name from ARBUDA, a serpent who descended to the spot to rescue Shiva's bull NANDI. Besides having all the features of a pleasant hill resort, this place is also famous for the DILWARA TEMPLES and many more archeological remains. There are romantic royal retreats and relics of the Raj.
Enjoy boating at the Nakki Lake and visit the temples and the museum. Night stay in Mount Abu.

Day 13: Mt. Abu
Day will be at Mt Abu. Visit the Dilwara Temples during the day. The architecture of these temples is very interesting and famous. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Mount Abu.

Day 14: Mount Abu - Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Udaipur -The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravallis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences and inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers.
Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carry the flavor of a heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing sight.
Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar -a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years.
Arrive Udaipur & transfer to hotel. Later proceed for Evening Motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From he boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - the other island palace in the middle of the lake. Spend some time at the Jag Mandir Palace.Evening at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.

Day 15: Udaipur
Proceed for day sightseeing tour of Udaipur, stopping first at City Palace. Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard.
Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the Jagdish Temple and the local folk Museum.
Night stay in Udaipur.

Day 16: Udaipur - Chittaurgarh
After breakfast drive to Chittaurgarh-The pride and glory of Rajasthan, Chittaur echoes with the tales of romance and valor unique to the Rajput tradition. A ruined citadel - Where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular chattris.
This fortified settlement has been ravaged thrice and each time the outcome was 'Jauhar'-when women and children immolated themselves on a huge funeral pyre while men donned in saffron robes of martyrdom rode out of the fort towards a certain death.
Arrive Chittaurgarh & transfer to hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing of Chittaurgarh Fort -Believed to have been constructed by the Mori rulers in the 7th century, this fort is located on a 180m high hill, covering 700 acres. "Tablets" and "Chattris" lie between several monumental gates. Also visit Padmini Palace - The palace of the legendary queen of Mewar.
Night stay in Chittaurgarh.

Day 17: Chittaurgarh - Kota
In the morning drive to Kota -Along the eastern bank of the Chambal River lies Kota -
Arrive Kota & transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing of Kota covering Brijraj Bhawan Palace, Umed Bhawan Palace, Chambel Garden overnight stay in Kota.

Day 18: Kota - Ranthambhore
After breakfast drive to Ranthambhore - the famous Tiger Reserve, is perhaps the best place in the world to sight a tiger in the wild. The Ranthambhore National Park has had more Tiger sightings than any other National Park in the country. It has come to be known as "The land of the Tiger", where most of the documented footage of this majestic beast has been recorded.
Ranthambhore is also very rich in bird life with over 300 species of birds. In fact, for a keen bird-watcher Ranthambhore and its surrounding areas are paradise. Birds like Greylag geese, Bar headed geese, Painted stork, Pochards, Gadwall, Mallard, Tawny Eagle, Greater and Lesser Spotted Eagle, the rare Black Eagle, Greater and Lesser Flamingoes and many more are regular winter migrants which come from their nesting grounds north of Himalayas to Ranthambhore and surrounding areas.
Besides Tiger, there are many other animals to observe, understand and enjoy, Elegant and graceful Spotted Deer, huge Sambar, Crocodiles basking around the banks of the lakes, Vultures soaring in the sky, Crested Serpent Eagle scanning the ground from its perch or the kaleidoscope of waterfowls at the pools are all the interest for a visitor with sensitivity.
Day at leisure . Night stay in Ranthmbhore.

Day 19: Ranthambhore
Morning & Afternoon Jungle safari by Canter. Night stay in Ranthmbhore.

Day 20: Ranthambhore - Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra-Badal Singh established the city of Taj in 1475. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharat as Agraban. This city in those days was considered to be the sister-city of Mathura, which was more prominent than Agraban. Agra came into its own when the Lodhi Kings chose this place beside the River Yamuna to be their capital city. Sikander Lodhi made Agra his capital but Babar defeated the Lodhis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal empire.
In the Mid 16th century and earlier 17th century Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it was during this time when the symbol of love Taj Mahal was built. The buildings made during this era were purely in the contemporary Mughal style and of very high quality. The same is still reflected in whatever monuments remain in Agra. The narrow lanes of Agra filled with aroma of Mughlai cuisine, the craftsman who are busy in crating master pieces with their skill all remind of the Mughal royalty which this city had once experienced. Today whatever remains, has become a major tourist attraction which has taken Agra again to the heights of glory but this time as a major tourist destination of India.
Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.

Day 21: Agra - Delhi
Morning at sunrise visit the TAJ MAHAL - one of the Seven Wonders of the World was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651AD. Taj Mahal - The symbol of Love was built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan' s second Wife).
Also visit Agra Fort - Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.
Later drive to Delhi via Sikandra and the holy city of Mathura. Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 22: Departure
Transfer to airport to connect the onward flight.

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