TOUR PROGRAM FOR Mr. Barry and Kathryn Thalden
Day / Date 1st Nov
Agra Arriving at Delhi Indira Gandhi Inter. Airport (Terminal 2) On your arrival at Delhi airport/station you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel to check in. Delhi: After breakfast drive to Agra: In the morning drive to Agra and check in your hotel. Later visit Agra Agra, which includes world famous monument of eternal love the Taj Mahal, the historical Agra Fort and other places of tourist attraction. ttraction. Overnight stay in the hotel. Jaipur: In the morning drive towards Jaipur and visit the forbidden capital of Akbar “Fatehpur Sikri Sikri”” on the way. This place is built by red sandstone and remained the capital of the mighty Mughal Emperor Akbar for 12 years. However, after his reign of 12 years Akbar never came back to this place. On arrival at Jaipur you will be transferred to your hotell to check in. During the day you have the option of visiting the traditional bazaars of the walled city (pink city) or to see a Bollywood (Indian derivative of Hollywood, term used for the Hindi film Industry based at Mumbai) flick at arguably the best ci cinema nema theatre of AsiaAsia Rajmandir or to sit back and relax at your hotel room. Enjoy the sunset view from Nahargarh (Lion Fort). In the evening visit the much-revered much Govind Devji Temple. You have the option of taking your dinner at an ethnic village resort iin n the outskirts of the town. Rest of the time is kept for leisure. Jaipur: After breakfast move for a sightseeing tour of Jaipur, which includes visit to Hawa Mahal (palace of the wind wind), City palace (royal museum), Jantar Manta Mantar (observatory), Amber fort and Jaigarh. One of the thrilling experiences would be to ascend till the gates of Amber fort from the foot of the hillock where the fort is situated,, on elephant back. back In the evening you have the option to visit Jawahar Kala Kendra-cultural
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2nd Nov Agra
center and hub of Jaipurâ€™s intellectual and cultural activities. This place is designed by one of the world renowned architects-Charles Correa. During winters there are lots of cultural activities organized at this place in which the finest artists all over the country perform. There is also an ethnic village setting within the compounds of this center where many world-class exhibitions are organized. 4th
Pushkar: After breakfast drive to Pushkar and check in Pushkar your hotel. Later take a visit to Pushkar including Brama temple and Palace other beautiful temples. Overnight stay in the hotel
Bikaner: In the morning you will be transferred to Bikaner and on your arrival check in your hotel. After some leisure move for the sight seeing tour of Bikaner including preserved Junagarh fort, museum and places of interest. Overnight stay in the hotel. About Bikaner is famous for its Old Havelis. 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. Jaisalmer: In the morning you will be transferred to Jaislamer to check in your hotel. After some leisure move for the sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer which includes Jaisalmer fort, Jain temples, Patwon ki Haveli and other places of tourist attractions. Overnight stay in the hotel. Jaisalmer: Rawal Jaisal founded Jaisalmer in year 1156. Jaisalmer lies near the extreme western edge of Rajasthan, about 100m east of the Pakistan border. It is called the â€˜Golden Cityâ€™ because of the honey coloured imparted to its stone ramparts by the setting sun. It is a good base for camel safaris into the desert. Places of Interest: Jaisalmer fort (Sonar Killa): It is also known as a Golden fort. One of the fascinating things about the fort is its color: its massive sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, turing to a magical honey-gold as the sunsets. The fort stands on a triangular hill 250 feet high, enclosed by a thick, crenellated wall of over 30 feet high and reinforced with ninety-nine bastions, most of which were built in the mid-17th century. However most of the town still lives within the fort, making it a kind of living museum.
Jain temples: With in the fort there are some old Jain temples, dating back to the 12th century. The most interesting are the temples of Rishabhdevji and Sambhavnath. Patwon Ki Haveli: The largest and most elaborate of these havelis is Patwon ki Haveli, built in 1805 by Guman Chand Patwa, a merchant and banker, who is said to have had three hundred trading centers between Afghanistan and china. Its entire frontage is beautifully carved, with its
sixty latticed balconies looking as if they have been created from sand wood rather than from stone. Nathmalji Ki Haveli: Even more beautifully carved is Nathmalji ki Haveli, built by a Prime Minister of Jaisalmer as late as 1885. Its faĂ§ade is a riot of ornamentation: flowers, birds, elephant, soldiers etc. 8th
Free day at Jaiselmer for a night safari to the desert and evening camp in the desert itself. Evening would be a combination of campfire, Rajasthani food and camping in the Desert. o/n Tents
This is one of the best camping sight of Thar Desert- Jaisalmer. Rawla is approved Desert Resort by Department of Tourist. Rawla have 83 Bigha Land and have own Rawla Sand Dunes. Here guest can enjoy peaceful sunset and also enjoy ethnic village concept, echo friendly, nontouristic, undisturb and hassele atmostphere. Rawla has 25 tents and tent traditional cottages with different venue of evening programmes... This highlight your tour and make your Jaisalmer visit memorable. Jodhpur : In the morning drive to Jodhpur and on your arrival check in your hotel. After some leisure move for the sight seeing tour of Jodhpur which includes majestic Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada (Cenotaphâ€™s of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II) and other places of attractions. Rest of the time is kept for leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel Mount Abu: Early in the morning drive to Mount Abu ( the only hill station of Rajasthan and central India) and check in your hotel. Rest of the time is kept free for leisure.
Ranakpur: In the morning drive to Ranakpur and visit Kumbalgarh on the way. On your arrival at Ranakpur you will be transferred to your hotel to check in. Overnight stay in the hotel. Udaipur: In the morning visit Ranakpur. Later drive to Udaipur and check in your hotel. In the evening may take a boat trip over Lake Pichhola at sunset (if water is available). Optional dinner at Shiv Niwas Palace. Overnight stay in the hotel Udaipur: After breakfast move for the day long sightseeing tour of Udaipur which includes city place and Saheliyon-KiBari (The garden of maids of honour with numerous fountains which shows unique life style of the royal ladies who one strolled here. Overnight stay in the hotel. Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is better known as lack of cities. The marble places, the beautiful gardens and the placid blue lakes enhance the beauty of this city. It was founded in 1568 by Maharaja Udai Singh II. The Lake Palace is certainly the best late example of this unique cultural explosion, but Udaipur is full of palaces, temples and havelies ranging from the modest to the extravagant. It's also proud of its heritage as a center for the performing arts, painting and crafts.
Shiw Niwas Palace Shiw Niwas Palace
Bundi Bundi: During the day take a visit to Taragarh fort and other places of tourist attractions. Visit the markets Overnight stay in the heritage hotel. Bundi-Kota-Delhi Delhi (Departure): In the morning you will be transferred to Kota railway station to board the train to Delhi. On your arrival at Delhi railway station you will be assisted and transferred to Delhi hotel .
Braj Bhushan Haveli Devkunj Delhi
By Vehicle to Ashram
Ashram Sonepat Ashram Sonepat o/n Flight Back to the US
Land Cost per person:
$135 per person per day. This would include the following 1. All airport Transfers in air conditioned taxi. 2. All a/c room in four star hotels (In Delhi and Agra) and in the best heritage properties all over Rajasthan. 3. Air Conditioned seating Tata Indigo deluxe car which will remain at your complete disposal throughout the tour. 4. Services of English Speaking escort from Day 01 to end of the tour. 5. Food including breakfast only at the hotels. The lunch and Dinner has to be midway or doing sight seeing and will have to be directly taken care by the Guest. We would suggest you good eating joints. 6. Local ocal Guides would be arranged in most of the places to show around various monuments. 7. Camel ride at Sam Sand Dunes (Jaisalmer) where one will be in nature with the camels in an Adventure style camp. The cost includes lunch and dinner at the Jaisalmer Sam Dunes 8. Elephant ride at Amber fort at Jaipur. 10. Train fare in AC II tier from Kota to Delhi. 11. All transport to Ashram, accommodation, food and meditation charges. Cost Does not include - Changes in programs or flight schedules due to reasons lilike ke climate and geographical hazards - Travel and flight insurance, emergency medical repatriation charges. - Expenses of personal nature including: mineral water , liquor/drinks, telephone calls, shopping, etc. - Tips to hotel staff & any items not mentioned ioned above
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Published on Sep 11, 2009
Howard Park Plaza After breakfast move for a sightseeing tour of Jaipur, which includes visit to Hawa Mahal (palace of the wind), City palac...