Thursday, 4 April 2013

Luxury Tours of Gujrat And Rajasthan



Gujrat And Rajasthan Tour
Duration : 19 Nights / 20 Days
Places Covered : Mumbai (Bombay) - Ahmedabad - Lothal - Bhavnagar - Palitana - Gondal - Junagarh - Dasada - Poshina - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi
» Arrive Mumbai:This afternoon continue on a guide tour of the town, Which is distinctly hot. Its weathered Victorian mansion, some still privately owned, and grand public buildings, several beautifully lit at night, stand as lingering reminder of the days of the British Raj, First visit the Gateway of India, hastily created as a symbol of welcome to Queen Mary and King George V of England on their to India in 1911. Upon coming in Mumbai (Bombay) sunrise at leisure to rest and relax.  Next visit the Hanging Gardens, perched at the top of Malabar Hill, which provide lovely views over the Arabian Sea.
» Bombay - Ahmedabad by Fligh:After breakfast an excursion on motorized boat across the Arabian Sea to the Elephanta Caves, which house several, sculptures and images sacred to the Hindu faith. Of special mention is the sculpture of the Holy Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - the Creator, Preserver and the Destroyer. Afternoon we are transferred to the domestic airport to board flight for Ahmedabad. Upon arrival we are met and transferred to our pre booked Hotel.
» Ahmedabad - Lothal - Bhavnagar:Afternoon we continue our drive for Bhavnagar enroute visiting the Indus Site of Lothal. Upon arrival in Bhavnagar check into the Nilambagh Palace. Morning visit the Calico Museum, numerous mosque and mausoleum complexes and other attractions of Ahmedabad.
» Bhavnagar - Palitana - Gondal:After breakfast we go for a morning trip to the celebrated Jain Temples covered on the Shetrunjaya hill with its splendid cluster of more than 850 temples on the summit. These temples were built some 900 years back. On a moonlit night these ivory coloured temples conjure up the vision of a fantasy land. The ornate temples have deities studded with GEMS and JEWELS. After the visit to these famous Palitana Temples we continue our journey to Gondal.
» Gondal - Excursion to Junagarh:After breakfast we visit the time and standard car collection, the 1748 AD Naulakha Palace, the Ayurvedic pharmacy and the lakes of Gondal. After visit these sites of Gondal we drive to Junagarh to visit the celebrated Uparkot Fort, Durbar hall Palace Museum, Royal Mausoleum and Hill Views.
Evening we arrival back to Gondal for an overnight at the hotel.
» Gondal - Dasada:After breakfast we drive towards Dasada. Afternoon we take excursion by jeeps to the little Rann of Kutch sanctuary and nearby villages.
» Dasada:After breakfast we drive towards Dasada. Afternoon we take excursion by jeeps to the little Rann of Kutch sanctuary and nearby villages.
» Dasada - Poshina:Today we visit the village around Dasada of more than nine pastoral and farming community. Here we visit hamlet along the Little Rann of Kutch and the salt gatherers.
» Poshina - Mount Abu:
Sprawling along a 1200 m high plateau, Mt Abu stretch for about 22 Km.For years the Maharajas and the Princes escaped to this hill resort to break out the very hot summers of the covered in dust desert. After breakfast we start our drive towards Mount Abu. Close to the Gujarat border, Mt Abu is Rajasthan's only hill station. Here we also visit the celebrated Dilwara group of Jain temples - one of the finest examples of Jain construction in India. Overnight at the hotel.
» Mount Abu - Udaipur:After breakfast we start our drive towards Udaipur. Upon arrival at Udaipur we check into our pre booked Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.
» Udaipur:Built along three lake and ring by green hill, Udaipur (pop, 366.000) is known as the 'Venice of the East' The City's palaces, garden, ghats, temples and painted house equal the beauty of the setting. This morning we'll visit the towering City Palace, From here we visit the e superb Jagdish Temple noted for its elephant - motif carvings. Evening we take a ship ride on the Lake Pichola. the largest in Rajasthan, and the Saheliyon ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens). Once for bidden to all but he queen and her ladies.
» Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur:After breakfast leave for JODHPUR enroute we visit Ranakpur which is situated between Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Udaipur. The Chaumukha temple, or Four Faced Temple is the main temple in the complex and dates back to the 15 th century.Built in limestone, the temple has 29 hall support by more than 1400 pillar, no two of which are alike. Here we visit the celebrated Ranakpur Temple compound, one of the largest and most important bunch of Jain Temple in India. Nestled in the Aravalli Range. After visiting the Ranakpur we continue our drive to Jodhpur. Upon coming in Jodhpur we checking at our pre booked hotel.
» Jodhpur:This morning's tour begins at the substantial Mehrangarh Fort where we will explore the complicated living residence, corridor and palaces within the compound. Late morning, we set out on a fascinating drive to Rohetgarh, a neighboring royal village. continue into the heart of the bazaars for a view of local artisans at work as well as locals shopping of their wares.On our drive back to the hotel we visit the famous Jaswant Thada - a memorial built in pure white marble which is in exclusive use by the royal family as a crematorium, the old fort museum and the mandore garden. Overnight at the hotel.
» Jodhpur - Pushkar:A city of 500 temples and 52 bathing ghats. Pushkar prides itself on being the site of the only temple of the Hindu God of Creation, BRAHMA and is therefore believed to be the centre of the creation of the world. Afternoon is spent visiting the ghats and the temples. After an early breakfast we drive towards Pushkar - a quiet little town, on the edge of a small and beautiful lake in eastern Rajasthan.
» Pushkar - Jaipur:Checking at hotel. Designed in accordance with Shilp Shastra - an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture - Jaipur follows a grid system. After a relaxed breakfast we start our journey for Jaipur popularly known as the Pink City, was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Upon arrival check in your pre booked Hotel.
The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The Palace of winds - a five storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. Afternoon - tour of City Palace and Observatory.  It was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life.
» Jaipur:Today morning we visit the Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, which is a super example of Rajput (Medieval Hindu) style architecture. The capital of Rajasthan is the most colourful city in India.  A slow elephant ride takes us to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings. In the evening, we visit Chokhi Dhani where an ethnic village atmosphere is recreated each evening with thousands of oil lamps, folk dancers, arobats, snake charmers, puppeteers etc. Afternoon is spent visit the local bazaar.
» Jaipur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur sikri - Agra:The reserve bosts of river 300 species of resident and migratory birds. From here we drive to the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri (ghost capital) for a tour of the magnificent and world heritage buildings still in a state of perfect preservation. This morning travel to Bharatpur for a tour of the world famous bird sanctuary here.  We continue our journey for Agra and upon arrival check into Hotel.
» Agra - Delhi :
This morning we see the exquisite tomb of the emperor Jehangir's chief minister and father-in - law, often called the 'BABY TAJ' because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal. Then we tour Agra's Red Fort, built over three generations by the moghul emperors. Agra was the capital of India under the Moghuls in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Following an afternoon free, we go at sunset to see the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by a sorrowing Shah Jahan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal. After visiting the Agra city we leave for Delhi. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking.
» Delhi :
This morning we visit Old Delhi, built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan the Magnificent (who also built the Taj Mahal). courtyard, three domes and two minarets, First we will be visiting the famous Jama Masjid mosque with its 9,000 sq. ft.  and then proceed to the massive complex known as the Red Fort.
Afternoon we'll visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, a Spectacular structure that's just 60 years old, and then proceed via India Gate and the Governmental building to Qutub Minar, the 240 foot tower built in 1190 to commemorate the arrival of Islam in India, the Evening we go for a farewell Dinner in Haus Khas Village complex. Bahai Temple with its nine pools on an elevated platform, and the Crafts Museum, which replicates and Indian street with over 50 artists and craftspeople at work.
» Leave Delhi:
After what will have been a majestic way to see and experience royal India, we bid farewell as we are transferred to the airport for our flight back home.