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RAJASTHAN SPECIAL TOUR - 16D


Tour code           GTT - 9
Ex        Bengaluru / Hubli
Distance   6250 kms (approximately Round trip)
Duration   By Train 16 Days / By Flight 13 Days
Vehicle Used       A/C Luxury Bus
Accommodation  Twin sharing basis A/C Standard rooms
States visited      Rajasthan
Places visited      Ahmedabad, Mount Abu, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Sam Sandunes, Bikaner, Deshnookh, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Chittorgarh, Udaipur.


Departure dates:
    SEP 15.SEP 29. OCT 6.OCT 27. NOV 3.NOV 10.NOV 24. DEC 1.DEC 15.DEC 22. JAN 5.JAN 26. FEB 9.FEB 23. MAR 9.MAR 23.

COST :In Rs...
Adult
Twin Sharing
38500*
Adult
Single Sharing
51975
Child
(2-11 Years)
28875
Child
(2-11 Y)
19250*
Without Bed & Seat
Advance
Amount
10000*

NOTE :
  • For Infants 2-24 months(2 Years) Please send enquiry.
  • Charges for children mentioned applies only if they accompanied by 2 adults. If the child is accompanied by single adult full amount will be charged.
  • Children 2-11 Years will be charged 75% of the tour Cost with full-seat, without extra bed.
DAY 1       BENGALURU / HUBLI - AHMEDABAD
  Dep from Bangalore City Railway station.
 
DAY  2   IN TRAIN
  Train Journey Continues.
 
DAY 3     AHMEDABAD
  Early Morning Reach Ahmedabad Railway Station, transfer to Hotel. Free for Personal activities. Night halt at Ahmedabad.
 
DAY 4     AHMEDABAD - MOUNT ABU
  Morning Dep to Mount Abu, afternoon visit Brahmakumari Universal Peace Hall, Dilwara Temple, Nakki lake, Sun Set Point. Night halt at Mount Abu.
 
DAY 5     MOUNT ABU -  JODHPUR
  Morning after Breakfast Dep to Jodhpur, on the way have lunch. Night halt at Jodhpur
DAY 6       JODHPUR - JAISELMER
  Morning Visit Umedh Bhavan Palace, Meharangarh Fort Jaswant Thada. After lunch proceed to Jaislamer, Night halt at Jaisalmer.
 
DAY 7          JAISALMER
  Morning after breakfast visit Fort, Jain Temple and havelis. Gadisar lake. Evening Camel safari in Sam sand dunes, sun set point, Cultural Show. Night halt at Jaisalmer Tent.
 
DAY 8         JAISALMER - BIKANER
  Morning Dep to Bikaner. Afternoon Visit Junagarh fort, Night halt at Bikaner.
 
DAY 9         BIKANER - DESHNOK
  Morning Dep to Jaipur, Via Deshnok visit Karni Matha Temple (Rat Temple), Night halt at Jaipur.
 
DAY 10          JAIPUR
  Morning Visit City palace, Jantar Mantar, Birla Mandir, Amber Fort & Hawa Mahal, Jal mahal(out side). Night halt at Jaipur.
 
DAY 11         JAIPUR - PUSHKAR - AJMER - CHITTORGARH
  Morning proceed to Ajmer, visit Khwaja shah Dargah, In Pushkar Bramha temple and Bramha Sarovar. Night halt at Chittorgarh.
 
DAY 12           CHITTORGARH - UDAIPUR
  Morning visit Chittaurgarh Fort (By Auto Rickshaw) Victory tower, Padmini Mahal, Meera temple, etc. After lunch proceed to Udaipur. Night halt at Udaipur.
 
DAY 13           UDAIPUR
  Morning local sight seeing, City palace, Fateh Sagar lake, Sahelionki Badi, Maharana Pratap Smarak. Night halt at Udaipur.
 
DAY 14             UDAIPUR - AHMEDABAD
  Morning dep to Ahmedabad, evening free for Shopping. Night halt at Ahmedabad.
 
DAY 15             AHMEDABAD - BENGALURU / HUBLI
  Dep from Ahmedabad to Bangalore
 
DAY 16           IN TRAIN / HUBLI                                                                                                                                    
  Train journey, Evening reach Hubli
DAY 17            BENGALURU
  Reach Bangalore City Railway Station.
 
Ajmer : Ajmer is surrounded by the Aravalli Mountains. It is a pilgrimage centre for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and is also the base for visiting Pushkar , an ancient Hindu pilgrimage city, famous for the temple of Brahma. The Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is the major spot of attraction.
Pushkar : Pushkar is about 11 kilometres from Ajmer and is an important tourist destination. It is famous for Pushkar Lake and the 14th century Brahma Temple at Pushkar, dedicated to Brahm?, according to the Padma Pur??a, Pushkar is the only place where Brahm? may be worshipped.There is a general belief amongst Hindus that no pilgrimage to the four principal pilgrim centres (Char Dham) namely, Badrin?th, Jagann?th, R?meshwaram and Dwarka, would be complete without a blessing that comes from bathing in the holy Pushkar Lake. Pushkar has 52 bathing ghats and many temples. Pushkar is also famous for its annual Pushkar Fair. Camel race and sale are main attraction of this fair.
Chittaurgarh : It is often called as the "Bhakti aur Shakti ki nagari" (land of devotion and strength). Maharana Pratap signifies Shakti and Meerabai signifies Bhakti . The city of Chittaurgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. The district was bifurcated and a new district namely Pratap Garh was created with certain portion taken from Udaipur district in the newly created district of Pratap Garh.

The great Maharana Pratap, son of Rana Udai Singh II who is regarded as a personification of the values Rajputs cherish and die for. He took an oath to spend his life living in the jungles and fighting until he could realize his dream of reconquering Chittorgarh from Akbar (and thus reclaiming the glory of Mewar). It was the dream greatly cherished by Maharana Pratap, and he spent all his life to achieve this goal. He underwent hardships and a life of eating breads made of grass while fighting his lifelong battle. Maharana Pratap is the greatest hero in the eyes of the Rajputs of Mewar.
Chittorgarh Fort The Chittorgarh Fort seated on a 180 metre hill, covers an expanse of 700 acres . It was constructed by the Mauryans in the 7th century AD. There is also a belief that it was constructed by Bhima of the Pancha Pandavas. This fort was the citadel of many great Indian warriors such as Gora, Badal,Rana Kumbha, Maharana Pratap, Jaimal, Patta, etc.
Vijay Stambha : is a huge nine storey tower which was built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. The tower is 122 ft high and stands on a 10 ft high base. There are sculptures and carvings on the exterior walls of the tower. The tower is visible from any section of the town below. And for reaching tower top one have to climb 157 steps, one can take great view of the surroundings. The inside walls of the tower are carved with images of Gods, weapons, etc.
Rani Padmini's Palace : is in which Alauddin Khilji (one of the rulers of Khilji dynasty during the sultanate rule over India) was allowed to watch a reflection of the Rani by replacing the mirror at such an angle that even if he turned back he could not see the room. Khilji had been warned by the Rani's husband Rawal Ratan Singh that if he turned back they would cut his neck.
Meerabai Mandir ( Kumbh Shyam Temple ) : Maharana Kumbha build a Lord Vishnu Temple (Kumbh Temple) in 1449. When Meera came to Chittor, she requested a small Krishna Temple for her personal use. Her father-in-law (Maharana SANGRAM SINGH I) built a small Temple adjoining Kumbh Temple, which was named as Kumbh (Kumbha) Shyam Temple. There she continued her devotions to Lord Krishna, and used her wealth to help feed religious pilgrims and the needy.
Udaipur : is also called as city of lakes . Udaipur is a popular tourist destination in India. The lakes, palaces and lively workspaces and culture attract foreign and domestic visitors. It is a favourite marriage destination. Many celebrities, including film stars, business families, politicians chose Udaipur to hold marriage ceremonies and parties.
City Palace : is a palace complex in Udaipur, in the Indian state Rajasthan. It was 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. The City Palace in Udaipur was built in a flamboyant style and is considered the largest of its type in Rajasthan, a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, and was built on a hill top that gives a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding.
Pichola Lake : is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. It is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake, and have been developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake.
Jagdish Temple : is one of the famous temples of Udaipur. Located in the City Palace complex of Udaipur, this temple is made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), This three-storied temple is a wonder of architecture that comprises beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and lush halls.
Saheliyon-ki-Bari : or the 'Garden of the Maids of Honor' of Udaipur was once reserved for the royal ladies who came here for a stroll. A well planned garden, with extensive lawns and shady walks situated on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake was constructed by Maharana Sangram Singh for forty-eight young ladies-in-waiting sent to the royal house, as part of the dowry as a cool summer retreat for them. Its numerous fountains located strategically in the four scenic pools of the garden attract as much tourists as a favorite picnic spot of the city.
Maharana Pratap Memorial : is a historic site that is dedicated to the gallant Maharana Pratap. Situated at the top of Moti Margi or Pearl Hill, the memorial overlooks the Fateh Sagar Lake. Maharana Pratap Memorial was constructed with the initiative taken by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar with the help of a public trust. The memorial comprises a life-sized bronze statue of Maharana Pratap balanced on his loyal and favorite horse, Chetak. It is believed that Chetak was a faithful horse. He was extremely protective towards Maharana Pratap and stood by his master till his last breath. Chetak was killed in the battle of Haldighati. People visit this memorial to pay their homage to the Rajput hero, Rana Pratap and his loyal mount 'Chetak'.
Saheliyon-ki-Bari : or the 'Garden of the Maids of Honor' of Udaipur was once reserved for the royal ladies who came here for a stroll. A well planned garden, with extensive lawns and shady walks situated on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake was constructed by Maharana Sangram Singh for forty-eight young ladies-in-waiting sent to the royal house, as part of the dowry as a cool summer retreat for them. Its numerous fountains located strategically in the four scenic pools of the garden attract as much tourists as a favorite picnic spot of the city.
Mount Abu : is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Rajasthan state in western India near the border with Gujarat. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar above sea level. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert' as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. Some of the major tourist spots.
Nakki Lake : It is a very ancient sacred Lake, according to the Hindu legend. It is called by this name because it was dug out from Nails (Nakh). Boating in the lake and horse rides around the lake are available.
Todd Rock : Toad rock is so called as it looks like a toad about to jump into the lake, from the side of the rock facing the lake. There are two ways to go up and down the rock; to climb the rocky hill side or to use the steps leading down to Nakki Lake.
Dilwara Jain Temple : These temples built by Chalukya are world famous for their stunning use of marble. The five legendary marble temples of Dilwara are a sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains. Some consider them to be one of the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world. The marble temples have an opulent entrance way, the simplicity in architecture reflecting Jain values like honesty and frugality.
Sunset Point : one of the tourist attraction spot at Mount Abu where hundreds of tourists gather to have a spectacular view of the sunset.
Jodhpur : Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert. The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.
Meharangarh Fort : is located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is one of the largest forts in India. Inside its ways, there are several palaces, which are known for their intricate carvings and sprawling courtyards. The foundation of the fort was laid on May 12, 1459 by Rao Jodha on a rocky hill, after whom the city is named as Jodhpur. Fort is having 9 floors with a lift facility, the terrace of the fort is arranged with big canons and one can have a beautiful view of Jodhpur city from here. Canon marks on the walls & the hand marks of the queens who followed their husband by the name of Johar , Museum, Moti Mahal - The Pearl Palace, Sheesha Mahal - The Hall of Mirrors, Phool Mahal - The Palace of Flowers, are worth visiting things.
Jaswanth Tada : is the Royal cenotaph built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The monument, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble . Within this cenotaph, there are also two more tombs. The Jaswant Thada is a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers. The grounds also include a beautiful multi-tiered garden, and a small lake.
Umaid Bhawan Palace : located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world's largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace, this monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family. Umaid Bhawan Palace was called Chittar Palace during its construction due to its location on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur. The Palace was built to provide employment to thousands of people during the time of famine.
Jaisalmer : is known as the Golden city of Rajasthan , The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert .
Jaisalmer Fort : Built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal, Jaisalmer Fort is situated on Meru Hill and Named as Trikoot Garh had seen the scene of many battles.This is a living fort and about a quarter of city's population still live inside the fort. The main attractions inside the fort are: Raj Mahal (Royal palace), Jain temples and the Laxminath temple.
Merchant Havelis : These are large houses often built by wealthy merchants in Rajasthani towns and cities in North India, with beautiful, ornate sandstone carvings.
Gadisar Lake : Excavated in 1367 by Rawal Gadsi Singh, it is a scenic rainwater lake surrounded by small temples and shrines. Earlier, this lake was used to be the main water source of Jaisalmer.
Bikaner : was founded in 1486 by Bika, one of the fourteen sons of Rao Jodha. Bikaner - lying in the north of the desert state, bikaner is dotted with many sand dunes. More popularly called the camel country , Bikaner is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The exotic camel safaris, its gorgeous forts and the worship of thousands of holy rats at Karni Mata temple are some of the most interesting aspects of Bikaner. The camel festival at Bikaner held in the month of January is also an event worth witnessing if one wants to get the actual color of the place.
Junagarh Fort : was constructed by Raja Rai Singh in 1593. The fort is one of its kinds with a strong, innovative and formidable structure which is encircled by a water moat which is believed to have bred crocodiles in the past. An amazing network of havelis with courtyards and balconies, watch towers, armory, halls and other the fort exudes an aura of red sandstone and marble.
The Karni Mata temple : 30kms from Bikaner, is dedicated to an early fifteenth century mystic who was considered to be reincarnation of goddess Durga; she blessed Rao Bika and has been the tutelary daily of Bikaner dynasty. The specialty of the temple is that is inhabited by legious of brown rats, which scurry around the complex without any fear. The rats are believed to be repositories of the souls of dead ‘Charans’ the traditional bards. It is believed that the Maharajah of Bikaner had a vision in which the goddess asked him to protect the rats and for this reason. The temple has a rich carved entrance and superb silver doors with images of gods embossed on it; these were donated by Maharajah Ganga Singh.
 
Jaipur : popularly known as the Pink City, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city has been named.
Jantar – Mantar : is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Sawai Jai Singh . The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved of these. It has been inscribed on the World Heritage List .The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars' location as the earth orbits around the sun, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides.
Hawa Mahal : "Palace of Winds" or “Palace of the Breeze”), was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindugod. Its unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate latticework. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen, since they had to observe strict "purdah" system. Built of red and pink sandstone, it attracts the tourists who visits Jaipur.
Jal Mahal : is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake at the foot hills of Aravali Mountains in Jaipur city . The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.
Amer Fort : also spelled and pronounced as Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh I. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. The fort is divided into four main sections each with its own entry gate and courtyard. Main entry is through the Suraj Pole (Sun Gate) which leads to Jaleb Chowk, which is the first main courtyard. This was the place where armies would hold victory parades with their war bounty on their return from battles, which were also witnessed by the Royal family women folk through the latticed windows. This gate was built exclusively and was provided with guards as it was the main entry into the palace. It faced the eastern direction towards the rising Sun and hence the name. Royal cavalcades and dignitaries entered the palace through this gate. Ganesh Pol or the Ganesh Gate, named after the Hindu godLord Ganesh who removes all obstacles in life, is the entry into the private palaces of the Maharajas. The Lion gate, the premier gate, was once a guarded gate, leads in to the private quarters in the palace premises and is titled 'Lion Gate' indicative of strength. It was built during the reign of Sawai Jai Singh It is covered with frescoes and its alignment is zigzag, probably made so from security considerations to attack intruders.
City Palace : which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahalpalaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur, the capital of the Rajasthanstate, India. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajputclan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence.
Birla Temple : A modern Temple built of white marble dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, is a major tourist attraction of Jaipur.
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INCLUSION
  • Second sleeper Train Tickets for Bangalore-Ahmadabad -  Bangalore.
  • A/C Luxury bus for Sightseeing.
  • Guidance from experienced Tour Escort
  • Accommodation on twin sharing standard rooms in good hotels
  • Vegetarian Food by our cooking Staff ( Tea/coffee/ Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)
 
EXCLUSION
  • Special Pujas & darshans.
  • Entry Tickets , Boating, Camera Charges
  • Government Service Tax as applicable
  • Food during the train journey
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Mineral water
  • Any other expense incurred other than which are mentioned in Tour cost includes list.





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