In a bid to share the pie of tourists visiting Rajasthan for its majestic forts and palaces and to link it with Taj Mahal at Agra, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), an off shoot of Indian Railways has declared a tour itinerary for its patrons offering two conducted tours.
One for Golden Triangle of Indian Tourism Delhi- Jaipur- Agra and other to Bikaner, Jaisalmer, and Udaipur. On one hand the tourists will be visiting the symbol of love, the fabulous, Taj Mahal in Agra, breathtaking beauty of Jaipur on other side they can find themselves awed by the splendor and majesties of Junagarh fort in Bikaner, Sonar Fort in Jaisalmer and Sajjangarh Fort in Udaipur.
HAWA MAHAL JAIPUR
The tour program for Delhi- Agra-Jaipur which is scheduled to begin from December will be a one night/two day’s affair for which the online bookings will open in second week of August. As per the itinerary released by IRCTC, the tour will start with departure by Shatabdi Express to Agra from Delhi in which the tourist will avail a visit to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Id-Mat-ud –Daula . Lunch will be provided in Agra and then the tourist will travel by Shatabdi Express to Jaipur for night stay, At Jaipur, a guided sightseeing activity to Amber Fort and City Palace will be conducted. This package will be available on every Saturday-Sunday and is inclusive of confirmed tickets of Shatabdi Express plying between Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
RED FORT AGRA
CITY PALACE JAIPUR
The salient features of second tour package for Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Udaipur are almost identical to the first one where confirmed to and fro train ticket accommodation and meals at every destination is included in the expenses. Here the tourist will have an option to choose from Delhi-Bikaner-Jaisalmer Delhi, Delhi- Jaisalmer- Delhi and Delhi- Udaipur-Delhi package. The tour will be available on every Thursday from Second week of October. The bookings for which will commence from July end on IRCTC’s tourism portal.
JUNAGARH FORT BIKANER
SONAR FORT JAISALMER
SAJJANGARH FORT UDAIPUR
The first tour is designed for time starved tourists needing a refresher for a busy week ahead while the second is for the tourist who wishes to delve into the beauty and royalty of forts and palaces of Rajasthan.