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Comfort Wonders of Rajasthan

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Comfort Wonders of Rajasthan

Day 1: Delhi to Jaipur 

Your adventure begins with an exciting road trip from the bustling streets of Delhi to the captivating city of Jaipur. This half-day drive allows you to soak in the diverse landscapes of Northern India, passing through picturesque farmlands that gradually give way to the lush fringes of the jungle. Once you arrive in Jaipur, the Pink City, the remainder of the day is yours to explore at your leisure. With its rich history and vibrant culture, Jaipur beckons you to visit its iconic monuments and soak up the local vibes. 

Transportation: Delhi to Jaipur by Car or Van 
Accommodation: Royal View in a Standard Room 

Day 2: Jaipur 

After breakfast, meet your guide and embark on a day of epic exploration in Jaipur, where the rich tapestry of history and the vibrancy of the present collide in a magnificent display of architectural splendor. Your first stop is the awe-inspiring Amber Fort. As you ascend its grand ramparts, you'll be transported back in time to an era of opulent palaces and brave warriors. Marvel at the intricate details of the Sheesh Mahal, or "Mirror Palace," where thousands of tiny mirrors adorn the walls, reflecting a dreamlike world of elegance. Next up is the iconic Hawa Mahal, a mesmerizing facade of delicately honeycombed windows that evoke the image of a beehive. This "Palace of Winds" allowed the royal ladies to observe the city's bustling streets without being seen. The historic City Palace awaits your exploration, a majestic complex that seamlessly blends Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. Stroll through its grand courtyards, marvel at the impressive artifacts on display, and imagine the regal life led by the Maharajas of Jaipur. Perched atop the Aravalli hills, the formidable Jaigarh Fort offers panoramic views of the Pink City below. Explore its extensive battlements, admire the world's largest cannon on wheels, and soak in the history of this impressive stronghold. Conclude your journey with a visit to the Jantar-Mantar, a centuries-old scientific observatory. Here, you'll witness the ingenious instruments designed by Maharaja Jai Singh II for measuring time, predicting eclipses, and tracking celestial movements. It's a testament to the scientific prowess of ancient India. 

Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Royal View in a Standard Room 
Miscellaneous: English-Speaking Station Guide (Entrance Fees to Monuments Not Included) 

Day 3: Jaipur to Bikaner 

Today is all about the road less traveled as we embark on a lengthy drive to the captivating city of Bikaner. We kickstart the day early to ensure we have ample time to explore the intriguing Karni Mata Temple, famously known as the "Rat Temple" (yes, you read that right!). If time allows, we'll also make a pit stop at a Camel-breeding farm. Bikaner, with its medieval charm, offers a glimpse into a bygone era and is affectionately known as "camel country" for being home to the world's finest riding camels. We arrive at your accommodation in the second half of the afternoon, leaving you with a couple of hours to explore the surroundings on your own. 

Meals: Breakfast  
Transportation: Jaipur to Bikaner by Car or Van 
Accommodation: Hotel City Palace in a Standard Room 
Miscellaneous: Stops at Karni Mata Temple & Camel-Breeding Farm (No Guide, Entrance Fees Not Included) 

Day 4: Bikaner to Jaisalmer 

Embrace an early morning adventure as we explore the Junagadh Fort, a testament to Bikaner's rich history. Then, it's time to hit the open road once more, this time heading towards the enchanting city of Jaisalmer. Brace yourself for desert thrills as we journey to the sandy dunes and embark on a camel ride through the mesmerizing Sam Sand Dunes. As the sun gracefully dips below the horizon, we'll be treated to a beautiful desert sunset. The evening continues with a local dance performance and the allure of desert camping or a return to your hotel for a peaceful night's rest in the city. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 
Transportation: Bikaner to Jaisalmer by Car or Van 
Accommodation: Ozaki Desert Safari Camp Jaisalmer in a Safari Tent 
Miscellaneous: English-Speaking Station Guide (Bikaner), Camel Ride & Cultural Performance 

Day 5: Jaisalmer 

This morning you will be driven back to Jaisalmer City with the rest of the day free at leisure to explore this ancient city at your own pace. Rising majestically from the heart of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer boasts an imposing fort carved from golden sandstone. Inside the fort's ancient walls, you'll discover narrow lanes adorned with magnificent palaces, Havelis (ornate mansions), temples, skilled artisans, and of course, the ever-present camels. It's a city that conjures images of medieval life, offering a captivating blend of history and modern charm. 

Meals: Breakfast  
Transportation: Ozaki Desert Safari Camp Jaisalmer to Hotel Ozaki Heritage Jaisalmer by Car or Van 
Accommodation: Hotel Ozaki Heritage Jaisalmer in a Standard Room 

Day 6: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur 

As the sun rises over the golden dunes of Jaisalmer, you'll embark on a half-day journey to the city of Jodhpur. The drive promises to be a captivating ride through the shifting landscapes of Rajasthan. Upon your arrival in Jodhpur, the rest of the day is yours to explore or simply unwind. 

Meals: Breakfast  
Transportation: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by Car or Van 
Accommodation: Rajputana Palace in a Standard Room 

Day 7: Jodhpur 

Get ready for a day filled with regal wonders as you explore the enchanting city of Jodhpur. First, $step into the lavish Umaid Bhawan Palace, a royal residence turned into a heritage hotel. Marvel at its magnificent architecture, luxurious interiors, and opulent gardens. Visit then the elegant marble cenotaph of Jaswant Thada, a peaceful oasis of white in the bustling city. Next is the imposing 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort perches on a rocky hill, offering panoramic views of the city. It's a testament to the grandeur of Rajasthan's history. As you explore Jodhpur, you'll find that the graceful palaces, historic forts, and intricate temples bring to life the city's rich heritage. Alongside these historic wonders, you'll encounter exquisite handicrafts, lively folk dances, melodious music, and the vibrantly attired people, which lend a romantic aura to Jodhpur. It's in this city that the renowned "Jodhpurs" – those baggy-tight, horse-riding trousers – earned their name. 

Meals: Breakfast  
Accommodation: Rajputana Palace in a Standard Room 
Miscellaneous: English-Speaking Station Guide (Entrance Fees to Monuments Not Included) 

Day 8: Jodhpur to Pushkar 

This morning you'll hit the road again for a captivating half-day journey to the enchanting town of Pushkar, where you'll have the opportunity to wander at your leisure. Nestled beside the serene Pushkar Lake, this town boasts a stunning setting on the fringes of the desert, cradled by hills on three sides. Pushkar is celebrated for its plethora of temples, and at its heart stands the illustrious Brahma Temple, an exclusive sanctuary dedicated solely to Lord Brahma, a distinction unique to this town among the entire nation. 

Meals: Breakfast  
Transportation: Jodhpur to Pushkar by Car or Van 
Accommodation: Hotel Moti Mahal in a Standard Room 

Day 9: Pushkar to Agra 

Meet your driver and hit the road for a full-day road trip to the renowned city of Agra, with a fascinating stopover at Fatehpur Sikri, where history and quirks await. Did you know that Fatehpur Sikri, the "City of Victory," was the short-lived capital of the Mughal Empire, founded by Emperor Akbar? It was once a thriving metropolis and a masterpiece of Mughal architecture, but it was abandoned due to water shortages after just 15 years of use. Today, Fatehpur Sikri stands as a bustling market town, ready to pique the curiosity of intrepid travelers like you. Explore its historical allure and discover the intriguing blend of Mughal grandeur and contemporary vitality that makes this stopover a must-see on your journey.  
You will arrive in Agra by mid-afternoon, leaving you with a couple of hours to explore the city on your own before sunset. 

Meals: Breakfast  
Transportation: Pushkar to Agra by Car or Van 
Accommodation: Siris 18 in a Standard Room 
Miscellaneous: English-Speaking Station Guide (Entrance Fees to Monuments Not Included) 

Day 10: Agra to Delhi

In the early morning light, your adventure leads you to the world-famous Taj Mahal for a breathtaking sunrise view. Agra, historically known as Agrabana, is remembered today as the capital of the Mughals and is renowned worldwide as the City of Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Afterward, your journey continues with visits to Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-daulah's Tomb, Chisti's Tomb, and Sikandra. 
After a fulfilling day of exploration and discovery, savor a delicious lunch before embarking on the road back to Delhi, where you can either transfer to your hotel or continue your journey to your next destination. 

Meals: Breakfast  
Transportation: Agra to Delhi by Car or Van 
Miscellaneous: English-Speaking Station Guide (Entrance Fees to Monuments Not Included) 
Overzicht

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Accommodatie

2 Nights at Royal View in a Standard Room
1 Night at Hotel City Palace in a Standard Room
1 Night at Ozaki Desert Safari Camp Jaisalmer in a Safari Tent
1 Night at Hotel Ozaki Heritage Jaisalmer in a Standard Room
2 Nights at Rajputana Palace in a Standard Room
1 Night at Hotel Moti Mahal in a Standard Room
1 Night at Siris 18 in a Standard Room

Maaltijden

9 Breakfasts
1 Dinner

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