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Typical Rajasthan
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Rajasthan Typical 14 days
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The Strong Points
A trip back in time where still seems to resonate the voice of the Maharajas. Complete and thorough tour of Rajasthan and Agra Taj Mahal sublime testimony of eternal love, Bikaner pearl of the Thar Desert, Mandawa and his "havelis" Jodhpur to indigo houses. Rickshaw rides in Jaipur camel Behlu mounted to Amber Fort on an elephant, horse 4x4 in villages, small train ride, nights under the stars or in private homes. Many meals specifically Rajput, vegetarian. Different shows: puppets, magic, Bollywood film show in Jaipur Rajmandir.
Day 1: Delhi
Arrive Delhi and welcome by our representative.
Transfer to the hotel.
Next program time of arrival and overnight at the Hotel Florence.
Day 2: Delhi
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Day will be spent visiting the capital of India, composed of two cities: the old city Mughal "Old Delhi" and the modern city "New Delhi".
Morning discovery of Old Delhi
visit the Jama Masjid (mosque closed on Fridays and holidays), the largest mosque in India that can bring in the inner courtyard to 20,000 worshipers. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1656. 5000 workers participated in its construction which lasted six years.
Chandni Chowk, the Grand Bazaar with the flower market and the market for jewelery. It includes jewelry in silver, crafts, sweets ... teeming day and night.
Rickshaw ride, Rickshaw on 3 wheels in the old town.
Past the Red Fort (closed on Mondays) former residence of Mughal Emperors
Visit the Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi's place of cremation. Raj Ghat, polished marble platform, is the most potent symbol of the nation. This is the place where took place the cremation of the body of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948. On this granite platform registered his last words: "He Ram" (Ôh God !!)
Free lunch.
In the afternoon, visit to New Delhi
The tomb of Emperor Humayun, son of Babur and Akbar's father, a building of red sandstone inlaid with white marble which stands in a garden designed by a Persian architect in the sixteenth century. This tomb was the prototype of the Mughal tombs gardens inspired other monuments such as the Taj Mahal. Built in 1565, it houses the tombs of Humayun wives
Qutab Minar The (XIII century), the highest minaret in the world, built to announce the advent of the sultans, consists of five floors of red sandstone and white marble to a height of 73 meters and in a plane polygon 20 sides.
Then you spend the Gateway of India before arriving at the Presidential Palace and the huge Connaught Place, the commercial heart of New Delhi, with shady arcades and shops, restaurants, cinemas and stalls selling books.
Dinner. Overnight at hotel Florence.
Day 3: Delhi / Mandawa (260 km / 6h)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Morning departure by road to Mandawa. The city is located in the Shekawati region, famous for its havelis with walls decorated with frescoes, residences of wealthy merchants of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Merchants generations have settled in this region of India, at the crossroads to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia. Today, the descendants of these families are still at the head of successful companies always own these homes.
Arrive at Mandawa in the afternoon and transfer to hotel.
Free lunch.
In the afternoon, you will walk on foot in the village where you can admire the stunning havelis and murals.
Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Heritage Mandawa.
Day 4: Mandawa / Fatehpur / Bikaner (200 Km - About 4 Hours)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Morning departure by road to Bikaner, in the heart of the Thar Desert, once important caravan center and nowadays privileged place for breeding camels.
Along the way, stop at Fatehpur rich hundreds of Havelis and visit one of them from 1860.
Continue to Bikaner.
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
Free lunch.
In the afternoon, visit a research center and camel breeding sponsored by the government. Camels are in the area "the workhorse" of farmers.
Then, explore the city founded in 1488: the great fort visit Junagarth erected in the 16th century by a general of Mughal Akbar's army carved balconies, kiosks and fine murals give the place a certain charm. Walk in the old town where we find the famous havelis and palaces of the ancient witnesses Shekawati rich heritage and caravan cities of Bikaner and Jaisalmer next stage of the journey.
Dinner. Overnight at hotel Lalgarh Palace.
Day 5: Bikaner / Bhailu (100 Km)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Morning departure to Bhailu located in the Thar Desert (100 km).
Arrive Bhailu late afternoon and homestay accommodation. Home by the family.
Dinner at the guest house.
Night in a traditional house in the Room, under the stars on the roof terrace or double tent.
Day 6: Bhailu
Discovery of this village in the Thar desert created there about 275 years ago by two brothers Brahman who settled at the request of a handful of Rajput rejected by the Maharaja of Jodhpur. Here intersect many Rajasthani castes: Rajput (descendants of warriors Rupo Rupawat ji), Jats (farmers Bishnoi Tribe), Gipsy, Dalit ... Each caste is recognizable by the color of their beautiful turbans.
No Tourism and the village square is organized perfectly. Point restaurants or hotels but there are a hairdresser, a tinsmith, a grocery store, a pharmacy, a mailbox and ... a drinker. Camels, sheep, cows ... come here to drink throughout the day. By late afternoon, a camel riding at sunset followed by a Gipsy concert in the dunes under the stars shall close the visit of the village memorable.
Overnight in guesthouse.
Day 7: Bhailu / Jodhpur (200 Km / 5h)
Breakfast.
Early departure for Jodhpur, Rajasthan second city and former capital of the state of Marwar.
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
Free lunch.
The afternoon will be devoted to the discovery of Jodhpur. Nestled at the foot of a fortress, huge millstone dark red sandstone where forces wore out many conquerors, Jodhpur appears as a comforting oasis stretching and yellow in the desert plains of Rajasthan. It is also called the "Blue City". The old city is surrounded by a wall pierced with seven gates, which was built in the mid sixteenth century on a perimeter of nearly 10 km.
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, which dominates the old town, decorated with beautiful havilis. It is still owned by the Maharaja of Jodhpur. This massive fortress is impressive by its size. Perched 125 meters above sea level, it crowns a rocky ridge in the center of the city. The fort, the view of the old town with its blue buildings is the most spectacular. A path leads down to the bazaars loaded odor multiple spices ... stroll to the bazaar Sandar (near the clock tower) where women dressed in colorful saris Jodhpur alone are a show.
Dinner. Overnight at hotel Ranbanka.
Day 8: Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur (280 Km)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning drive to Ranakpur, beautiful path in the mountainous south of Rajasthan which are scattered villages inhabited by beautiful silhouettes colorful saris ...
Upon arrival, site visit Ranakpur Jain temples impressive set of white marble pillars to 1444.
Free lunch.
Continue to Udaipur. Udaipur, the city of Dawn, is perhaps the most romantic city in Rajasthan, with its refined and graceful palaces along the lakes. This picturesque city was founded in the sixteenth century by Maharana Udai Singh in a valley surrounded by hills on the banks of Lake Pichola. Its brightness attracted many painters and artists.
Arrive late afternoon and transfer to hotel.
Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Swaroop Vilas.
Day 9: Udaipur
Breakfast.
Visit the City Palace in marble and granite or white palace of Maharana, the largest fort in the state that crowns the ledge overlooking Lake Pichola. This labyrinth rooms tastefully decorated and covered galleries frescoes was raised in 1570 and expanded over time, becoming a perfect sample of various architectures. A part of the palace is still inhabited by the royal family, another is transformed into a luxury hotel, while the third is a museum, the Bharatiya Lok Kala, folk art museum.
Strolling in Bari Mahal, lovely Mughal style garden with marble fountains, ponds covered with lotus flowers ... where were chatting the ladies of honor of the queen.
Free lunch
In the late afternoon boat ride on Lake Pichola where stands the famous "Lake Palace", the former palace of the Maharaja. Off the island of Jagmandir to taste the atmosphere of the former summer palace.
Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Swaroop Vilas.
Day 10: Udaipur / Jaipur (405 Km / 6h)
Breakfast.
Morning drive to Jaipur, known as the "Pink City". Capital of Rajputana with Rajas are said to be descendants of Rama, the city of Jaipur was founded in 1728 by the astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II warrior, astronomy enthusiast. The entire city with pink buildings, surrounded by crenellated walls and dominated by hills and forts.
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Note: It is possible to take a flight operating in winter, from October to March with supplement.
Free lunch.
The rest of the afternoon is free for personal discovery of the city.
Dinner. Overnight at Megh Niwas hotel.
Day 11: Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel.
The day will be dedicated to the discovery of Jaipur.
Departure for a morning excursion to Amber Fort perched on a hill.
Stop at the facade of the Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal, stunning architectural fantasy that allowed women of the royal family to contemplate public events without being seen (external visit only).
Continue to the Amber Fort which is reached by elephant (subject to availability) - 2 people per elephant - jeeps (5 people per jeep) or on foot. Amber was the ancient capital of Rajasthan. Founded by the Minas and still flourishing in 967, the fort was captured by the Rajputs in 1037; They kept it until 1728 and then deserted him for the new city of Jaipur. At the entrance of a rocky gorge, near a beautiful lake, picturesque location Amber is highlighted by the beauty of its architecture. We climb the ramparts to visit the magical halls of the palace and a temple dedicated to Kali.
Visit the Temple of Kali. Note: You will be asked to leave all your leather goods goalkeeper to enter this temple.
Free lunch.
In the afternoon, visit the old city of Jaipur - The palace of the Maharajah of which is still inhabited by the local Rajah (unauthorized access) and the other a museum containing beautiful old carpets. Museum visit. - At the gates of the palace, stop at Jantar Mantar observatory built in the early 18th century and instruments surprised and admired.
Then you will go for an unusual ride in the colorful bazaar of the old city Cyclo Pousse, Rickshaw on 3 wheels. A time will be devoted to walking tour of the Spice Bazaar.
Dinner. Overnight at Megh Niwas hotel.
Day 12: Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra (240 Km)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart for Agra and en route stop at Fatehpur Sikri, former Mughal capital built by Emperor Akbar, whose palace is a fine example of Mughal architecture of the sixteenth century.
Visit the palace and called Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world. Fatehpur Sikri, a fortified ghost town is located on the road to Jaipur, 38 kms from Agra. On this spectacular site of the Ganges Valley, the magnificent ruins of red sandstone lying in the middle of the plain are the remains of one of Akbar's capitals. He founded in 1569 to express his gratitude for the birth of his son, Selim. The main building is the Great Mosque, probably the most wonderful of India. The Palace of Jodha Bai, Rajput wife of Akbar, a courtyard surrounded by a gallery topped buildings and covered with glazed blue roof. Private apartments Akbar and exquisite palaces of the Turkish Sultana are in another court. The Panch Mahal, or palace Five Floors, includes the audience hall. In 1583, the English came to meet the Emperor Akbar and were dazzled by the riches exhibited before their eyes. Ten years later, the Emperor Akbar and his court had to return to AGRA following a water shortage and the city was deserted gradually.
Lunch during the excursion.
Continue to Agra, rich of the finest Mughal architectures of the 17th century Red Fort and the Taj Mahal.
Arrival in the late afternoon and transfer to hotel.
Dinner. Overnight at hotêl Taj Resort.
Day 13: Agra / Delhi (200 Km - About 4:30)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Early morning transfer to board the "Tonga" Indian custom carriages (4 People in Tonga) for the discovery of the Taj Mahal, unforgettable white marble mausoleum. The visit to the Taj Mahal at sunrise you can admire the site under special lighting. Supreme work of Muslim art, this mausoleum was built (1631-1653) near Agra by Shah Jahan for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is based at his side. The exterior is decorated with arabesques and texts from the Koran, inlaid with precious stones. The tomb itself, while pure white marble, consists of an octagonal building with a square terrace, with a dome 26 meters high. On this vast marble terrace totaled four elegant minarets. Note: The Taj Mahal is closed on Friday
After this moving visit, return to the hotel for breakfast.
In leaving for Delhi, visit the Red Fort, the former residence of Mughal Emperors. In 1565, Akbar began building the Red Fort with its high walls of red sandstone: inside the south rises the Jahangir Mahal or Palace of Jahangir, built by Akbar; north, the Pearl Mosque, built by Shah Jahan. The "Khas Mahal 'which forms three pavilions, one discovers a beautiful view on the Yamuna and the Taj Mahal.
Early in the afternoon, drive to Delhi. Lunch on the way.
Arrive late afternoon in Delhi and transfer to hotel Florence. Dinner.
Day 14: Delhi - International Airport
Free day, relaxing, shopping ...
Removing the airport depending on departure time. End of our services.
The price is 1270 euros TTC per person based on maximum 8 participants in double rooms.
included
Support for the arrival airport in Delhi (India), until the departure airport in air-conditioned luxury car with an English speaking driver and an experienced English speaking guide who will be available 24 / 24h all along the way to organize all your travel and meet all your special requests.
The air-conditioned double room accommodation in 3 star hotels or boutique hotels class inheritance.
Breakfast.
Full board at the guest house to Bhailu and the jeep ride and camel in the village.
Non included
Lunch, dinner, drinks and gratuities.
Entrance tickets to monuments and game reserves.
Walks on the back of animals (horse, elephant) available to you but not mandatory and massages in the accommodation.
The plane ticket, the tourist visa for India and the mandatory repatriation insurance for travel within the country.
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