Destination Covered: Delhi –Jaipur – Khimsar – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Rohet– Kumbhalgarh – Ranakpur – Udaipur–Pushkar– Bharatpur – FatehpurSikri – Agra
The Photography Tour of India is a tour to the magical land of India that is famous for its rich culture, festivities and historical sites. The lively Rajasthan tour presents you with a variety of palaces, forts desert safari in the charming Sam sand dunes. The tour to Rajasthan is sure to be a lifetime experience for anyone as it is a vibrant combination of natural beauty, old culture and chivalry.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
Arrival / Delhi
Arriving Delhi, you will clear customs and colonization. Leaving the airport, our representative will be present holding a placard with your name on it. Reach hotel. Assistance for check-in will be provided. Overnight at hotel.
Delhi - Jaipur
Have your breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur. Reach Jaipur and check-in into hotel.Relax at your hotel for the whole day. OR you can explore the local markets . the Jaipur is famous for- Jewellery, precious stones, paintings, hand printed textiles etc.
As the sun sets over the hills you will be at the JalMahal – the Water Palace where the shadows and reflections across the water provide excellent potential for some creative evening shots.
Special dinner at CHOKHI DHANI, an Rajasthani Ethnic Village Resort where you can relish the taste of RAJASTHANI CUISINE with Folk Dances. Other attractions are CAMEL RIDES,PUPPET SHOW, MAGICIAN, FORTUNE TELLER and VILLAGE CRAFTS. Overnight at hotel.
Munch your breakfast and spend full day sightseeing in Jaipur which is a blend of color, dance, and song with the traditional arts and crafts. Morning we will visit Amer Fort - The royal family's residence at Amber is only 11 km away. Ascend on elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.
Then, visit Jaigarh Fort is a magnificent stronghold built by Sawan Jai Singh II. This almost-intact fort is surrounded by huge battlements and is connected to the Amer Fort (also called 'Amber' Fort), with profound passages. Originally built to protect the Amer Fort and the palace within the complex, the Jaigarh Fort is architecturally similar to the Amer Fort, and offers a panoramic view of the city of Jaipur.
Now visiting the City Palace which is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still living in the palace.
Fresh yourself by taking a Heritage Walk of the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most frequent places such as its squares and lanes. Also experience a rickshaw ride through the active markets of Jaipur.
In evening we will ensue towards the Nahargarh Fort where you can take some amazing shots of the sunset over the entire city. Later on see the Spectacular Sound & Light Show at theAmber Fort.Nightstay at hotel.
Jaipur - Nawalgarh – Mandawa
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Nawalgarh( the Open Air Gallery). There is art all around. Nawalgarh is well-known all over the world for its elegantly painted havelis that are delightfully designed and engraved.
Heading towards Mandawa which is known for its famous mansions and havelis. Arrive Mandawa and check-in into hotel. In the afternoon visit the grand havellisof the Shekhawati area. Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
Mandawa – Khimsar
After breakfast take a walk towards the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families. The local caretakers are happy to show the visitors around. On the road you can shop for the colorful art and crafts of Rajasthan: tied and dyed textiles, metal handicrafts, carved wooden artifacts and more. Stopover painted havelis& mansions. Also visit Mandawa Town for capturing the rural life in your camera.
Later on drive to Khimsar - which is steeped in history. Founded 2500 years ago by the Jain Saint Mahaveer this is the starting point of the great Indian Desert. The founder of the castle which was built in mid 15th century was Prince Karamsi. On influx check-in into Hotel Khimsar Fort.
In the afternoon visit Khimsar village where you will enjoy the traditional lifestyle of the local people and their colorful handicrafts and textiles. Shop in the market at Khimsar. In the evening relax at your hotel. You have an choice to relax and pamper yourself with an Kerala aromatherapy massage by expert masseurs. Stay Overnight at hotel.
Khimsar – Jaisalmer
After having breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer - The Citadel City. On the way we pass camel carts, vibrant and colorful Rajasthani women carrying produce to the market, and men sporting brightly colored turbans usually sitting groups just passing the time of the day.
Check in into hotel .Relax at your hotel. OR you can explore the local markets for shopping. Overnight at hotel.
After an early breakfast start to explore Jaisalmer, much of which still remains inside the walls of the fort. Everywhere you go, the Jaisalmer is ever present and adds a wonderful warmth to the place, even though it's already in the desert! We will show you the palace inside the fort and the Jain temple. Later on take a guided walk around the old city where there are many havelis, all ornamented with fine carvings in the local stone. The intricacy of the trellis work - all hand-carved is sometimes defies belief.
In the late afternoon we have arranged Sunset camel ride to the Sam Sand Dunes. A trip to Jaisalmer is in incomplete without this visit to most panoramic Dunes of Sam, where the wind is unendingly carving out picturesque patterns on this desert sand. Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur - The Desert fascination. On the way regularly stopping for snaps and refreshment. Reach Jodhpur and check-in into hotel.
In the afternoon half day city sightseeing of Jodhpur city “ the second largest city of Rajasthan “and a major tourist attraction in the country. Covering Mehrangarh fort one of the largest forts in India. Also visit Jaswanthada - The 19th century royal monument and the museum located in the Umaid public gardens. After that a visit UmmedBhawan Palace.A part of UmaidBhawan Palace houses a well-maintained museum, displaying an amazing array of items belonging to the Maharaja and the royal family - weapons, antiques & mesmerizing clocks, crockery and trophies.
In the evening again visit Mehrangarh fort which offers and amazing unusual view of setting sun for photography. Stay overnight at hotel
Jodhpur – Rohet – Kumbhalgarh
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Rohet where the landscape begins to turn to real desert. Enjoy a half day Jeep Safari to see the sights of Bishnoi villages.
Later on continue drive to Kumbhalgarh. On Returning check-in into hotel. Now visit Kumbhalgarh Fort, the indestructible of the Kumbhalgarh fort towers much ahead of its fashionable citadels in its sophistication and structural luster. Prettily placed in strategic location this fort is often referred as the eye of Mewar. Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur – Udaipur
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and driver to Ranakpur. Visit Ranakpur Jain Temples intricate, one of the biggest and the most important group of Jain temples in India.
Drive to Udaipur, the lovely lakeside capital of Mewar - The City of Dreams , the most romantic city in Rajasthan.Check-in into hotel. Rest of the afternoon is free at leisure for your personal activities. You can explore the bustling by lanes of Udaipur which have artisans practicing their traditional crafts handed down to them by their elders. Khari printers do decorative floral patterns in gold and silver on plain or printed fabric. Block printers print various designs and patterns in different colours with the help of wooden blocks. You’ll also find artisans carving furniture, making puppets and traditional wooden toys. Along with engraving and embossing on brass, silver, jewellery, copper and even pottery, Meenakari is a specialty of this region. Udaipur also specializes in stone carving, especially in marble and sandstone, with artisans working hard at chiseling their finest filigree work. Colour as usual plays an important role in the life of Udaipur as in Rajasthan. It is wonderfully evident in ghagharas (long flowing skirts), cholis (blouses), and odhnis (long scarves) of the women as well as the turbans of the men. Stay overnight at hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast enjoy city sightseeing tour of this "Lake City". Udaipur, which is a cool oasis in the dry heart of Rajasthan. It is probably the most romantic city in a state where every city has some romantic or exotic tale to tell. The huge city palace towering over the Lake Pichola is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Though it is a conglomeration of buildings built by successive rulers, it manages to retain a surprising uniformity of design and affords very fine view of the lake and the city from the upper terraces. The Jagadish temple next to the city palace enshrines a black stone image of Lord Vishnu and his vehicle- a mighty bird called garuda - in a brass image. The temple is a very fine example of Indo-Aryan Art.image not found
Evening we enjoy a boat cruise on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola. The island palace on the Lake called Jagmandir Palace is quite fascinating. The Palace provided inspirations and ideas to the builder of the Taj Mahal. The banks of the lake provide interesting glimpses of the daily bathing and the laundry that takes place here. Looking across the lake, with the city and its great palace rising up behind the island palace, is a scene of rare beauty. Stay overnight at hotel.
Udaipur – Chittorgarh – Pushkar
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Chittorgarh. The rambling hilltop fort of Chittorgarh epitomizes the whole romantic, destined ideal of Rajput gallantry. Visit Chittorgarh Fort - The unconquerable pride of Chittorgarh, the fort is an enormous structure with many gateways built by the later Maurya rulers in 7th century A.D. Also visit other palaces and visit that very spot where Rani Padmini committed Johar.
Later on continue drive to Pushkar - the city of Brahma. On arrival check-in into hotel. After check-in visit various temples and the holy lake. Stay overnight at hotel.
Pushkar - Bharatpur - FatehpurSikri - Agra
After breakfast check-out and head towards Agra. On the way visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world. You will enjoy a Rickshaw ride inside the Sanctuary for Bird Watching.
Also visit FatehpurSikri, the first planned city of the Mughals and also the first one designed in Mughal architecture, an blend of Indian architecture, Persian and Islamic architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Arrive Agra and check-in into hotel.
In the evening, head to Mehtab Bagh for a unique (and your last!) view of the TajMahal from across the Yamuna river! Overnight at hotel.
Agra – Delhi (Departure)
Ø Early morning visit the TajMahal - India’s most captivating and striking masterpiece. The Taj is most enchanting in the quietness of early morning. This famous monument is at its best under the early morning sun. It is the best time to click pictures as not only is the light wonderful but it’s relatively less crowded too. With the rising Sun the white marble changes its colour and hues and it is excellent for photography.
After breakfast visit the rambling Agra Red Fort which is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall.
Later on visit Itmad-ud-daula which has a special place in the archives of both history as well as architecture. This is precisely because Itmad-ud-Daula is the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. This is actually a mausoleum that overlooks the River Yamuna and is a tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in the court of Shah Jahan.
In the afternoon check-out from the hotel and drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and Car with driver will be at your disposal until the transfer to International airport to catch flight back to home.
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Taj Jai Mahal Palace
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