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Heritage Tour to Shekhawati

Duration : 09Nights / 10Days
Destination : Delhi - Shekhawat - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur


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Tour Itinerary :

Day 01 : Arrival at Delhi

You will arrive Delhi International airport by any International flight in the evening/night. Traditional "Swagat" (Welcome) on arrival at the airport. Later our representative will assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in. Night stay in Hotel.
Note : Check In & Check out time in hotels are 12 Noon.


Day 02 : Old Delhi - New Delhi

Early in the morning after a delicious breakfast, we will visit the magnificent havellis of the Shekhawati area. Shekhawati is just like a homeland of marwaris. The marwaris form one of the most significant merchant and business groups in India, they invented their business intelligence on the trade routes between Delhi and the coast between India and Central Asia.
Morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel at about 9AM and proceed for a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jehanabad, incliding a visit of Jama Masjid, the larget mosque in India. Mosque was built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Drive past through the Red Fort. In New Delhi, visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Later drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. Also visit the President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House. After lunch {own}, proceed to visit the Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aybak. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Evening visit the Bahai temple {Lotus Temple}. Night stay in hotel.
Note : Lotus Temple, Red Fort will be closed on Monday.


Day 03 : Delhi - Shekhawati

Morning after a delicious breakfast in the hotel, pick up & drive to Shekhawati. Upon arrival in Shekhawati, check-in to the hotel. After lunch and rest in the hotel proceed to visit the Saraf Haveli, Ladia Haveli and the Chokhani Haveli. In time allows, you can enjoy the camel safari upto the desert camp. Night stay in hotel.

Mandawa : In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan lies the beautiful small town Mandawa, known throughout the state for its forts and havelis. The structures of this place reminds one of the cultural and social hotspot this place used to be in the bygone era. Mandawa is situated in the north Indian state of Rajasthan around 190 km off Jaipur, the capital of the state. The town lies between latitude 28.06° in the north and longitude 75.20° in the east. The fort town of Mandawa is well connected with the other places in region through a good network of roads.


Day 4 : Shekhawati - Bikaner

Early in the morning after a delicious breakfast, we will visit the magnificent havellis of the Shekhawati area. Shekhawati is just like a homeland of marwaris. The marwaris form one of the most significant merchant and business groups in India, they invented their business intelligence on the trade routes between Delhi and the coast between India and Central Asia.
The walls are often sheltered with frescos, local myths and religious scenes from Hindu legends. After the visit of Shekhawati area continue drive to Bikaner. You will enjoy the rest of the day at leisure at nice hotel. Night stay in hotel.


Day 5 : Bikaner

After an early breakfast in the hotel, proceed for a visit of Junagarh Fort which was assembled of red sandstone and marble with cubicles and balconies adorning the structure at intervals. This imposing Fort and its palaces are an unmemorable experience for us.
Night stay in hotel.


Day 6 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer

After breakfast, check out from hotel and drive to the Desert City Jaisalmer via Osian. Osian is one of great symbol of Hindu and Jain religions. Here you can visit the oldest Temple, which was built in 1178 AD. Antelopes, Blackbuck and fast running Chinkara can be seen here easily and you see these animals along the road to Jaisalmer. While passing on this route we will also visit to villages and observe the traditional life of the villages in Rajasthan. On arrival in Jaisalmer, check in to the hotel.
Night stay in hotel.


Day 7 : Jaisalmer

After a delicious breakfast, proceed to visit the old town of Jaisalmer & visit Jaisalmer Fort, which was built in the year 1156 by Rawal Jaisal. Fort was built on 80m high hill, housing the entire township within its ramparts, the Fort is standing like a sentinel in the bleak desert landscape.
It is the only "Living Fort" in India & within its ramparts has an enchanting cow-web of narrow lanes dotted with some lovely Havelis (Mansions), Palaces & beautifully sculptured Jain Temples of the 12th-15th century AD. We will also visit the Patwon Ki Haveli in the heart of the town. It was built by the rich merchant Guman Chand Patwa & his sons, whose business stretched between Afghanistan & China. This is the most elaborate & magnificent among all the Jaisalmer Havelis. The carving on stone far surpasses in beauty the work on brocade & gold. After a relax breakfast, drive to Khuri, which is about 40 km away from Jaisalmer. Here enjoy the Camel ride on the Sand Dunes and enjoy the beautiful view if sunset. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer : Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'. The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 metre high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples.


Day 8 : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur

Have your breakfast in the hotel and later checkout and drive to Jodhpur, which is the second largest city in Rajasthan & has landscape dominated by the Mehrangarh Fort topping a sheer rocky ridge. Rao Jodha, founded the city in the year 1459 & it is named after him. It was formerly the seat of a princely state, also known as Marwar.
Night stay in Hotel.


Day 9 : Jodhpur

Morning proceed for a guided tour of Jodhpur, visiting the Mehrangarh Fort (Majestic Fort), one of the most impressive structures anywhere in India. This Fort was built by Rao Jodha, this 5km long Fort is situated on a 125m high hill & has some magnificent palaces.
The Fort Museum houses an exquisite collection of palanquins, howdahs (Elephant saddles), royal cradles, miniatures paintings, musical instruments, costumes & furniture. Later proceed for a visit of Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in the year 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Within the main cenotaph are the portraits of various Jodhpur rulers. This afternoon, we will make an special arrangement and you will feel like a Maharaja, “enjoy the “Vintage Car Ride”. Night stay in hotel.
Note : Vintage Car ride is subject to availability and need to book in advance.


Day 10 : Jodhpur - Delhi - Departure

Morning free in Jodhpur. Afternoon transfer to Jodhpur airport to take flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to a nice Indian restaurant for farewell dinner, followed by transfer to International airport to take your return flight back home. Trip ends with pleasant and happy memories of India. {We wish to have another chance to show you the other part of our lovely country and its culture}

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