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Rajasthan with Gujarat Tour
Duration : 08 nights/ 09 days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Ajmer - Nathdwara - Udaipur - Mount Abu - Ahemdabad - Rajkot - Porbander
Day 1 : Delhi-Haridwar
Pick up from Delhi airport where our representative will assist you and later straight drive to the City of Ganges-Haridwar. Later visit Mansa Devi Temple, Pareshwar Maha dev Temple, Bhimgoda Tank, Pawan Dham Temple, Lal Mata Temple, and Parmath Ashram. Bharat Mata Temple, Saptrishi Ashram. In the evening, go to Har ki Pauri to attend the evening aarti at River Ganges. Overnight at a hotel in Haridwar.
Day 2 : Haridwar-Rishikesh-Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi
Early morning attend he morning aarti at River Ganges and later drive to Rishikesh. Take on a full day city tour visiting Triveni Ghat, Laxman Jhoola, and Shivanand Jhoola. Also, view some premier temples, ashrams and yoga centers.
Later drive back to Delhi. Overnight at a hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast full day city tour visiting Old Delhi and New Delhi.
Red Fort- Magnificent fort with beautiful artwork of red sandstone on the banks of river Yamuna. It is a huge complex of gardens and pavilions and marble palaces.
Jama Masjid- A magnificent historical creation by Shah Jahan. Composed of marble and sandstone it is one of the largest mosques in India. It also contains a few relics of Prophet Muhammad.
India Gate- Built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 India soldiers killed in World War I, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931.
Qutab Minar- Soaring tower of victory built after the defeat of the last Hindu kingdom in Delhi. Overnight at a hotel in Delhi.
Day 4 : Delhi-Agra
Early morning drive to Agra.
Agra- The Land of culture and heritage. Agra is the city of the inimitable Taj Mahal. Agra is famous for its marble inlay work, leather goods, brassware’s, finely worked precious and semi-precious stone jewellery and ornate zari embroidery.
Later city tour visiting
Taj Mahal- It is the most beautiful monument in Agra. The beauty and grandeur of the Taj Mahal has made it one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife-Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the most beautiful monuments in the world. A beautiful gift from a Mughal emperor to his deceased wife, the Taj Mahal is a symbol of love and beauty.
Agra Fort- built in red sandstone, this huge fortress on the bank of the Yamuna. The fort house has many beautiful palaces and mansions, which include Jahangiri Mahal, Khass Mahal, Diwan-i-Khass and Diwan-i-Aam.
Itmad-Ud-Daula Tomb- Also known as Baby Taj, this tomb is a daughter's tribute to her father. Built in 1628 by Nurjahan in memory of her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg.
Sikandra Fort- it is 4 kms from Agra where Akbar built his mausoleum. Overnight at a hotel in Agra.
Day 5 : Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur
Later in the morning, drive to Fatehpur Sikri, once the capital of the Mughal emperor Akbar, a deserted, red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century.
Later in the afternoon, drive to Jaipur - the pristine jewel in the desert sands of Rajasthan. Jaipur is remarkable for its marvelous architecture and town planning as it is for the lively spirit of the people who inhabit it. The city presents a unique synthesis of culture that has to be experienced in order to be appreciated. The old Jaipur painted in Pink, the lively spirit of fanfare, festivity and celebration of the people adequately match the colorful and intricately carved monuments.
Later visit the Pink City viewing
Hawa Mahal- one of the most common and popular tourist attractions in Jaipur. This five-storey building was used as a veil by the royal women folk to watch the proceedings on the road below.
City Palace- In the heart of the old city is former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The palace also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit, acquired by Sawai Jai Singh II to study astronomy in detail.
Jantar Mantar- A stone observatory, largest of Jai Singh’s five remarkable observatories. The observatory was built to study the movement of stars. The observatory is built in stone and marble.
Amer Palace- A beautiful complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens and temples built by Raja Man Singh. Tourists often ride on the elephant back to the Singh pool and the Jaleb Chowk. Other tourist attractions are Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Govind Deoji Mandir, Rambagh Palace, Kanak Valley and Laxmi Narayan Temple. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 6 : Jaipur-Ajmer-Nathdwara-Udaipur
After breakfast, later drive to Ajmer, situated in the green oasis wrapped in the barren hills has been a witness to an interesting past. Later visit
The Dargah: At the foot of a barren hill, is situated India’s most important pilgrimage center for people from all faiths. It is the splendid tomb of the Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti more popularly known as Khawaja Saheb or Khawaja Sharif.
Shahjhan’s Mosque: In the corner of the inner court of the Dargah, is a magnificent building in white marble with a long (30.5m) and narrow court having low arcade and delicate carvings with trelliswork. It is the most marvelous of all the sanctums within the sanctuary of the Dargah.
Pushkar Lake (11km.): The lake is situated on the edge of the desert and surrounded by hills on three sides, is separated from Ajmer by ‘Nag Pahar’-the snake mountain. Later drive to Nathdwara, a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. This is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage shrines of India, enshrining Krishna as Govardhana Giridhari. Later visit
The Srinathji Temple: Shrinathji represents the form of Krishna, in which he lifted the Govardhana hill and subdued Indra the king of Devas who was sending an incessant downpour of rain, causing immense hardship to the cow herds of Gokul. The image of Srinathji is believed to have been a self manifested one. Later in the evening, drive to Udaipur.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Udaipur.
Day 7 : Udaipur-Mount Abu
Full day sight seeing visiting
Lake Pichola- this lake presents the picturesque beauty of Udaipur. Encircled by numerous palaces on all sides, it houses various islands where the famous Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas are situated.
Maharaja Jagat Singh II built Lake Palace- the palace. It is situated on Lake Pichola, and it appears to be floating on the lake.
City Palace- The largest palace of Rajasthan, it represents the architectural and artistic evolution of Mewar over the centuries. The palace is divided into various sections, each with its own distinctive
Saheliyon ki Bari- this garden was the picnic spot for the 48 royal ladies who were offered to the prince as dowry. The gardens here have lush green lawns & beautiful fountains in the shape of birds - presenting a wonderful sight!
Jagdish Temple- One of the largest and popular Vishnu Temples of Northern India, this temple has exquisite carvings and four other smaller shrines dedicated to other deities.
Ahar- An ancient capital of Mewar, Ahar is the favorite haunt of archaeologists and research scholars. It houses various famous monuments and temples like the Royal Cenotaphs, Adinath Temple, and Mahavira Temple. Later in the evening, drive to Mount Abu.
Overnight at hotel in Mount Abu.
Day 8 : Mount Abu-Ahemdabad
Day 9 : Ahemdabad-Rajkot-Porbander
After breakfast visit
Dilwara Temple- These are temples of significance to the Jain pilgrims. The Temples in this Hill Station in India boast of immense architectural beauty and finesse among all other Hill Stations in India.
Nakki Lake- Nakki Lake is a beautiful picnic spot in Mount Abu. According to the legend, the lake was created by a Hindu God using his nails, and so derives its name Nakki (nail) Lake. The lake offers breathtaking view of surrounding hills and offers ideal spot for boating.
Guru Shikar- Guru Shikar is the highest peak of the Aravali range, located at about15 km northeast of Mount Abu. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage site, worth visiting on your Mount Abu Tour.
Other famous attractions in Mount Abu include the Gaumukh Temple, which derives its name from a sculpted cow situated in the temple compound, Adhar Devi Temple and Shri Raghunathji Temple. Later drive to Ahemdabad and overnight stay.
After breakfast, visit the city
Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram- Situated along the bank of Sabarmati River,this ashram was founded by Mahatma Gandhi and has become a place of pilgrimage.
Kankaria Lake- South-east of the city, this artificial lake complete with an island summer palace, was constructed in 1451 and has 34 sides, each 60m long. There’s a huge zoo, a small acquarium, boat club. The entire Kankaria area with the introduction of open air theatre and children’s garden is known as ‘Balvatika’.
The Jumma Masjid- Described by some as one of the most beautiful mosque in India.
Nal Sarovar- This delightful bird sanctuary of Gujarat nestles around the Nal Lake. 1 Kms. from Ahmedabad.
Akshardham Mandir- The Akshardham is one of the finest contemporary temples in all of India, using a blend of traditional sandstone carving with state-of-the-art technologies like fiber-optics, sound and light shows, multi-media, audio-visual shows etc.
Later visit Rajkot, the birthplace of the Gandhian Non Violence movement. It is famous for manufacturing jewelry, woolen and cotton textiles, handicrafts and bandanas textiles.
Places of tourist interest in Rajkot are the beautiful lakes around Aji Dam, Rashtriya Shala, Rajkumar college and the beautiful Jagat Mandir dedicated to Shri Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa.