The Heritage Trail

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The Heritage Trail


Total Trip:
14 Days
Country Visited:
India
Places visited:
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Nimaj, Shahpura, Kumbhalgarh, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai
Departure Date:
Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures

Travel back in the ancient old era and enjoy one of the best cultures and hospitability in the world. The tour will kick start with the capital city of India where you will witness from cosmopolitan’s New Delhi to hustle and bustle streets of old Delhi. You will be riding like local on the back to cycle rickshaw ride in old Delhi, one of the best ways to experience this busy town. From busy roads of Delhi, the tour continues to Rajasthan. The first one to visit is city of golden sand Jaisalmer, which is full of heritage. The camel awaits you for the evening sand dune ride. From here the travel to Jodhpur famous for massive Mehrangarh Fort and explore the local Bishnoi villages (Jodhpur countryside) by 4X4 jeep. From here the next comes is city of lake Udaipur famous for heritage and lake Pichola. Here you will experience the beautiful boat ride followed by the Brahma Temple visit in Pushkar which is the only of its kind temple in the world, understand the story behind the making of only one of its kind temples from your guide. The Best of Rajasthan tour is incomplete if you have not visited the beautiful Jaipur. Enjoy the famous Pink city Jaipur, where the cycle rickshaw will be waiting to take you through narrow lanes and bazaars (local markets). From Jaipur reach Ranthambore by a short 3 hour car ride. After all the heritage and culture, it’s time to explore the wildlife of Ranthambore National park and chase the big cats in the early morning and late afternoon safaris. No tour is complete in India, if you have not seen the impressive and beautiful Taj Mahal. No book can describe the beauty of this monument. Enjoy the breathtaking views of this monument with the first ray of sunlight. In short, you will experience great hospitality, heritage and culture, scenic countryside drives and adventurous safaris on this holiday. The best of Rajasthan tour is a power packed holiday package. Just pack your bags and get ready to experience one of the best holidays you can ever have. 

Happy Journey, Bon voyage, Feliz Viaje, Glückliche Reise, Felice Viaggio, Jornada Feliz!

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN DELHI (INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT)

You will arrive at the Capital city of India “Delhi”. After clearing immigration and other formalities at the airport you will be met by our representative at arrival hall terminal where you will find many people paging for their guests. Out of them you will find our representative holding a placard with your name written on it. He will assist and escort you to your vehicle and further transfer to the hotel.

DAY 2: EXPLORE OLD AND NEW DELHI

Explore Old Delhi in the first half of the day. The sightseeing tour will begin with visit to Emperors. Later proceed for visit to The Jama Masjid (mosque) and enjoy the rickshaw ride on busy roads of Chandni Chowk.  Also drive past Old Fort

The next half day will be reserved for visit to New Delhi. Start with Qutub Minar, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, The Qutub Minar is constructed with red sandstone and marble, and is the tallest minaret in India, with a height of 72.5 meters. It contains 379 stairs and the base diameter is 14.3 meters and it narrows to 2.7 meters at the last storey. Your next stop will be Humayun’s Tomb. During the drive you will pass Connaught place, India gate, Rastrapati Bhawan (President’s House) and some other important building.

DAY 3: TRAVEL TO AGRA

Today you will be driven to city of Taj “Agra”. The drive will be for approx. 4 hours.

Post lunch you will proceed for sightseeing tour of Agra city. First you will visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city. After the First Battle of Panipat, in 1526 Mughal captured the fort and a vast treasure – which included a diamond (Koh-I-Noor), was seized.

Later you will be taken to Mehtab Bagh from where you will get the best sunset glimpse of Taj mahal to click the best posed Taj Mahal.

DAY 4: TRAVEL TO JAIPUR VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI

Early in the morning proceed for sunrise visit to Taj Mahal. The book, stories or any other source cannot define the Taj mahal in words; you will experience the same with the first rays of sun and will fall in love with monument which is the symbol of love.

Post visit return back to your hotel for check-out and enjoy the breakfast. Post breakfast start your drive to Jaipur, enroute you will visit Fatehpur Sikri constructed by Sikriwal Rajput Rajas, the last Emperor Maharana Sangram Singh at the beginning in 1500 AD. At Seventh attack of Akbar Sikriwal Rajput left Palace after that Sikrigarh was named Fateh(victory)pur Sikri.

On arrival proceed for check-in at your hotel and rest after a long drive. In the evening you can stroll in the old bazaars (markets) of pink city Jaipur.

DAY 5: EXPLORE THE PINK CITY, JAIPUR

Early in the morning you will be taken to Amber Fort, enroute to which you will enjoy the visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace on wind). At the entrance gate you will be provided with Elephant, climb as he will ascend and take you to the fort. You will return by foot.

Post Amber Fort visit, you will be taken to visit City Palace, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence.

You will also visit Observatory (Jantar Mantar) and Birla Temple. If time permits, you can also enjoy the local bazaars (markets) in which you will find all shops painted in pink color.

DAY 6: TRAVEL TO NIMAJ

Today post breakfast you will be driven to Nimaj. On arrival proceed for check-in at your tent at Chattrasagar, which is often considered to be one of the most peaceful, unique and friendly places to stay in Rajasthan. The Camp is pitched on a dam, overlooking a lake.

Day will be at leisure to enjoy the activities organizes by your host. The Camp organizes farm & village visits and also conducts bird watching tours. All meals will be served during tented accommodation.

DAY 7: DRIVE FURTHER TO SHAHPURA

Breakfast will be served at your camp.

Post breakfast you will be driven to Shahpura. On arrival proceed for check-in at hotel. Shahpura Bagh is an authentic home stay experience in Rajasthan. Life is unhurried here. The days filled with sunshine, conversation and picnics, fishing and boating on the lakes with lazy sundowners to trap the blazing sunset.

All meals will be served at Shahpura Bagh.

DAY 8: TRAVEL TO UDAIPUR ENROUTE VISITING KUMBHALGARH FORT

Post breakfast you will be driven to romantic city of Rajasthan “Udaipur” enroute visiting Kumbhalgarh Fort, built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha, and enlarged through the 19th century, Kumbhalgarh is also a birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar.

You can enjoy the lunch at hotel in Kumbhalgarh. After enjoying the lunch continue your travel to Udaipur and on arrival check-in at your hotel. Rest of the evening will be at leisure for independent activities.

DAY 9: EXPLORE THE CITY OF LAKES, UDAIPUR

Enjoy the breakfast at your hotel. Post breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur. First you will visit City palace, built by the Maharana Udai Singh as the capital of the Sisodia Rajput clan in 1559, after he moved from Chittor. It is located on the east bank of the Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex. Later you will also visit Sahelion-Ki-Bari and Jagdish Temple.

In the late afternoon enjoy the boat ride on Lake Pichola. In this lake you will also find here you will also enjoy boat ride in Lake Pichola, is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. Jag Mandir and the famous Lake Palace hotel are located in the lake and accessible by boat only.

DAY 10: FLY TO AURANGABAD

Today you will be transferred to airport to board the flight for Aurangabad. On arrival meet at airport and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 11: A DAY TO EXPLORE AJANTA CAVES (UNSECO SITE)

Today you will proceed for full day excursion to The Ajanta Caves which is the 30 rock-cut cave monuments which dates from the 2nd century BCE to about 500 or 600 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with Buddha figures and depictions of the Jataka tales. The site is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

DAY 12: EXPLORE ELLORA CAVES AND EVENING FLY TO MUMBAI

Today post breakfast you will proceed for half day visit to Ellora caves, Ellora is world famous for the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, the great Kailasa (Cave 16). The visit to these caves is enjoyed maximum during monsoon, when every stream is filled with rainwater, and the entire environ is lush green.

Later you will be transferred to airport to board the flight for Mumbai. On arrival meet at airport and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 13: EXPLORE THE MUMBAI CITY AND ELEPHANTA CAVES (UNSECO SITE)

Post breakfast you will proceed for sightseeing tour of Elephanta caves located on island in Arabian Sea and can be reached only by ferry from Gateway of India. It consists of two groups of caves—the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second is a smaller group of two Buddhist caves. The Hindu caves contain rock cut stone sculptures, representing the Shaiva Hindu sect, dedicated to the god Shiva.

The rock cut architecture of the caves has been dated to between the 5th and 8th centuries, although the identity of the original builders is still a subject of debate. The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. All the caves were also originally painted in the past, but now only traces remain.

Later proceed for visit to Prince of Wales museum, Mani Bhawan, drive past Marine drive, Gateway of India, witness Dhobi Ghat. If time permits also experience Haji Ali Dargah (Mosque).

DAY 14: DEPARTURE MUMBAI (INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT)

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast you will be transferred to international airport to board the flight for back home.

Note: If required, we can arrange a day use room or dinner in Delhi before international flight back home. Also, an extension tour of Varanasi, Goa or Aurangabad can be arranged from Delhi. Please discuss the same with our holiday consultant for more options.