13 Days Diwali Special Rajasthan Experience

13 Days Diwali Special Rajasthan Experience

Welcome to a special Diwali departure, tailor-made to celebrate the festival of lights amidst the enchanting charm of Rajasthan. Immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of Diwali against the backdrop of Rajasthan's timeless beauty, where every nook holds a treasure trove of stories waiting to be unearthed. Rajasthan is a land characterized by its fairy tale palaces and imposing forts, accompanied by the melodious strains of folk songs that narrate tales of love and life. The vibrant costumes of its people provide a striking contrast against the rugged, arid landscape and ever-shifting sands. Above all, Rajasthan is a land brimming with vitality and resilience, its spirit undiminished by the passage of time.

 
  • Start Location : Delhi
  • Finish Location : Delhi
  • Trip Style : Signature,
  • Country : India
  • Group Size : 2 to 16

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Inclusions


Accomodation

11 Night twin share hotel 1 Desert Clamping

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Activities

Jama Mosque, Sikh Temple, Rickshaw ride, Spice Market Old Delhi, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal Photo stop, Jal Mahal- Photo Stop, Jaipur Orientation walk, Diwali Celebration, Junagarh Fort, Street food walk, Guided walking tour- Jaisalmer, Meherangarh Fort, Ranakpur Jain Temple, Boat ride Udaipur, Udaipur city Orientation walk, City palace- Udaipur

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Airport Transfer

Arrival & Departure transfer included

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Local Tipping

Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport

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Meals

12 breakfasts, 1 dinner

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Transportation

Private bus, Auto rickshaw, Private vehicle, Cycle rickshaw, internal flight, Camel

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Itinerary

Day 1
Delhi
Day 2
Delhi
Day 3
Agra
Day 4
Jaipur
Day 5
Jaipur
Day 6
Bikaner
Day 7
Jaisalmer
Day 8
Jaisalmer
Day 9
Jodhpur
Day 10
Udaipur
Day 11
Udaipur
Day 12
Delhi
Day 13
Delhi

Day 01 Welcome to Delhi

Namaste and welcome aboard! Upon your arrival at Delhi's airport, our representative will be there to greet you and swiftly escort you to your accommodation. If you arrive early, you have the option to explore some of Delhi's renowned sites or simply relax at the hotel to overcome jetlag. Later in the evening at 6 PM, your tour leader will convene with you and your fellow travelers to go over the details of the tour. If you're feeling adventurous, you can rejoin the group for an optional dinner and get acquainted with your tour companions. It's a perfect opportunity to start your journey on a sociable note and make new friends along the way.

Day 02 Delhi

Today, we dive deep into the heart of Delhi's bustling rhythm. Experience a slice of daily life as you observe the morning routine of a typical Delhi office worker while traveling aboard the Metro to Old Delhi. In Old Delhi, juxtaposition reigns supreme, with modernity overlaying the ancient cityscape. Wander through its labyrinthine alleys, where remnants of ornate houses whisper tales of a bygone era. Discover the grandeur of Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Embrace the quintessential Delhi experience by hopping onto a rickshaw, a timeless mode of transportation, and journey to Sis Ganj Gurudwara to gain insights into the Sikh religion. Today's adventure promises to be a captivating exploration of contrasts, history, and cultural richness nestled within the vibrant tapestry of Delhi.

Day 03 Agra

Embarking on an early morning journey, we board a train bound for the legendary city of Agra. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the opulent history of the region as you traverse the arches of Agra Fort, delving into its intertwined narrative with the iconic Taj Mahal. Like Old Delhi, Agra seamlessly weaves together threads of the past and present, with artisans and craftsmen preserving age-old traditions. An opportunity to engage with these artisans awaits in the afternoon. Conclude the day with a breathtaking visit to the symbol of eternal love, the Taj Mahal, as the late afternoon sun casts a mesmerizing glow upon its marble façade. Later, prepare for an optional dinner, where you can unwind and reflect on the day's remarkable experiences amidst the backdrop of Agra's enchanting allure.

Day 04 Jaipur

Today, we embark on a journey by private bus to Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan. While Jaipur undergoes rapid transformation, the timeless tradition of relishing a cinematic experience remains unchanged. Upon our afternoon arrival, we will immerse ourselves in the rich history and culture of Jaipur with a guided walk through its old city. Old Jaipur City beckons with its narrow lanes, bustling bazaars, and magnificent architecture, each corner resonating with stories of bygone eras. Later in the evening, depending on ticket availability, you have the option to indulge in a Bollywood film at a local theatre, steeped in the old-world charm that defines Jaipur. It's a chance to unwind and partake in a quintessential Indian pastime, adding yet another layer of enchantment to our Jaipur experience.

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Day 05 Jaipur

Today marks the eagerly awaited Diwali night, but before the festivities begin, we kick off the day with a hearty breakfast. Our journey through Jaipur's bustling streets takes us to the magnificent Amber Fort, passing by iconic landmarks like the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and the Jal Mahal (Water Palace) for quick photo opportunities. While Jaipur offers an array of attractions, time constraints limit us to select experiences. A must-visit is the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar, an 18th-century stone observatory, followed by the City Palace, showcasing the opulent artifacts of the Jaipur Royals. As the evening approaches, we eagerly anticipate the celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights. Diwali festivities are a spectacle to behold, featuring the illumination of oil lamps, the crackle of fireworks, and the exchange of sweets among loved ones. It's a time to embrace the spirit of joy, prosperity, and togetherness, marking the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and jubilant atmosphere of this cherished festival, creating unforgettable memories with your fellow travelers.

Day 06 Bikaner

Another early start beckons as we embark on a journey to Bikaner, a scenic drive spanning approximately 6 hours. Along the way, we're treated to picturesque vistas of quaint villages, sprawling camel farms, and bustling scenes of daily life. The roads come alive with the sights and sounds of rural India – herds of cows and goats causing traffic jams, fruit vendors vocally promoting their produce, and vehicles filled to the brim with people, reminiscent of a bubble about to burst from a pipe. Each small town resembles a bustling anthill, pulsating with vitality. Upon our arrival, we make our way to the immaculate Junagarh Fort, a treasure trove of artifacts chronicling the illustrious history of the Royal House of Bikaner. Despite the day's journey, we find renewed energy as we meander through the streets of the Old City in the evening. Here, we indulge in piping hot chai and tantalizing street food, igniting our taste buds with flavors that leave a lasting impression. It's a fitting end to an eventful day, offering a glimpse into the vibrant essence of Bikaner's culture and culinary delights.

Day 07 Jaisalmer

Today, we journey towards the golden city of Jaisalmer, a scenic drive spanning around 6 hours. Upon arrival in the afternoon, take some time to unwind and relax. Embrace the tranquil ambiance as the sun casts its fading light over the cityscape. Head to the sunset point to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of the city preparing to embrace the night. With the evening free at your disposal, you have the freedom to pursue your interests and make the most of your time in this enchanting desert city.

Day 08 Jaisalmer

Among all the forts we've explored on this tour, Jaisalmer Fort stands out as the sole fort where people still reside. After breakfast, we embark on a stroll through the winding alleys of the city, leading us to this grand fort that looms large and majestic. As we traverse its ancient paths, worn smooth by centuries of footsteps, we're transported back in time, marveling at the intricate temples and lavish houses that echo a bygone era of opulence. In the afternoon, we escape the hustle and bustle of city life by venturing into the desert, where we'll embark on a camel ride across the mesmerizing dunes. As evening descends, we settle into a night of camping amidst the tranquil desert landscape, immersing ourselves in the serene beauty of the surroundings. It's a journey that promises to be both enriching and unforgettable, offering a glimpse into the rich history and natural splendor of Jaisalmer.

Day 09 Jodhpur

We depart from the sandy expanses of the Jaisalmer desert early in the morning, journeying towards the enchanting blue-hued houses of Jodhpur that adorn the Old City. Standing in awe, we gaze up at the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, which towers majestically above the cityscape. These quaint houses hold tales of their own, each whispering stories of bygone eras. Later in the day, we delve into the secrets of the fort itself, exploring its historic corridors and hidden chambers. As evening descends, take time to unwind and relax. Consider dining at a restaurant offering panoramic views of the illuminated fort, casting a magical glow over the city below. It's a perfect opportunity to reflect on the day's adventures and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Jodhpur's architectural wonders.

Day 10 Udaipur

Today, we embark on a journey to Udaipur, known as the City of Lakes, Venice of the East, or the White City, effortlessly embodying each epithet like second nature. Renowned as one of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur boasts a plethora of attractions—from picturesque lakes to majestic mountains, opulent forts, grand palaces, charming rooftop restaurants, captivating cultural shows, and quaint coffee shops. Before immersing ourselves in the city's vibrant tapestry of activities, we make a captivating stop at Ranakpur, where we explore the intricately carved interiors of a Jain Temple. The journey to Udaipur spans approximately 7 hours, offering ample time to soak in the scenic landscapes along the way. If time permits, ease into the evening by indulging in a serene sunset boat ride around Udaipur's largest lake, Pichola, a perfect prelude to the enchanting experiences awaiting us in this majestic city.

Day 11 Udaipur

Begin your day with a visit to the opulent City Palace, immersing yourself in its grandeur and rich history. The remainder of the day is yours to customize to your preferences, with a tempting option being a hands-on cooking class. Dive into the culinary world as you whip up flavorful Indian curries or master the art of brewing masala chai. After savoring your creations for lunch, explore the city at your leisure or indulge in the mystical allure of palmistry with a palm reading session. As evening descends, gather for a celebration of life, where talented artists narrate tales through mesmerizing puppet shows and folk dancers enchant with their graceful performances. It's an evening filled with vibrant cultural experiences, offering a glimpse into the diverse artistic traditions of Udaipur. Embrace the magic of storytelling and dance, uniting with fellow travelers in an unforgettable celebration of art and life.

Day 12 Delhi

After yesterday's flurry of activities, you may opt to relax and enjoy the morning over a leisurely breakfast, soaking in the ambiance or taking a leisurely stroll around town for some last-minute shopping. As our journey draws to a close, we bid farewell to Udaipur and head back to New Delhi today. We'll arrive at Delhi airport by evening, marking the conclusion of our tour. However, reserve your final cheers for a memorable farewell dinner, where we can reminisce about our adventures and bond over shared experiences. Before departure, ensure to double-check your flight details and coordinate your transfer arrangements with your tour leader. It's a fitting finale to our incredible journey together.

Day 13 Departure

As our journey comes to an end, it's time to say goodbye to your tour leader and newfound friends, carrying with you a backpack filled with cherished memories. Departure transfers are arranged for you on the day of your departure. Most hotels have a check-out time of 12 pm, but please confirm this with your tour leader or the hotel reception. If you're extending your stay in Delhi, consider exploring our 13 Days Incredible South India tour for more unforgettable experiences. Whether you're continuing your adventure or heading back home, we hope the memories made during this journey stay with you for a lifetime. Safe travels and until we meet again!

Our Hotels


Desert Tulip

Nestled in the captivating Thar Desert, the Desert Tulip Hotel and Resort sits only a stone's throw away from the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort. A towering sandstone masterpiece, the hotel exudes an air of romance, chivalry, culture, and beauty. Its walls boast intricate carvings on yellow sandstone, which pays homage to the skills of the local craftsmen while seamlessly blending tradition with modern elegance. The hotel's friendly and serene atmosphere, coupled with the landscaped gardens that envelop the pool, creates a mystical environment, perfect for enchanted evenings. Guests can also immerse themselves in the rural Rajasthan culture, with local artists performing traditional dances and rustic music, offering a glimpse into the area's rich heritage.

Maharaja Ganga Mahal

Maharaja Ganga Mahal Hotel in Bikaner, Rajasthan, Housed in a stunning palace that once belonged to the Maharaja of Bikaner, this luxurious hotel is a testament to the city's rich cultural heritage. The palace has been carefully restored and renovated to provide guests with an authentic and comfortable stay. With beautifully carved interiors, intricate paintings, and ornate architecture, you'll feel like you're living the royal life.The hotel's location is also ideal for exploring the city's many cultural and historical attractions, including the Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, and the Karni Mata Temple.Overall, Maharaja Ganga Mahal Hotel is the perfect choice for those seeking a luxurious and authentic experience in Bikaner, with its combination of rich history, modern amenities, and exceptional service.

The Exotica Grand

The Exotica Grand Delhi in Patel Nagar epitomizes luxury and comfort, offering a captivating blend of modern elegance and traditional charm. Boasting lavish accommodations, the hotel provides a haven of sophistication with its well-appointed rooms, exquisite decor, and personalized services. The culinary experience is a gastronomic delight, featuring diverse cuisines to satisfy discerning palates. State-of-the-art facilities, including a fitness center and business amenities, cater to both leisure and business travelers. Conveniently located in Patel Nagar, it provides easy access to Delhi's key attractions. The Exotica Grand stands as a testament to opulence, ensuring a memorable stay in the heart of the capital.

Dates


Start
Finish
Monday
28 Oct 2024
Saturday
09 Nov 2024
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$2,672
+$1,170
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