palaces-tour-of-rajasthan

Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days

Destinations: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Pushkar – Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa – Delhi

Day 01: Delhi arrival

Arrive at Delhi airport. Meet and assist by our representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi city tour

Morning city tour of Old Delhi covering Raj Ghat – the memorial at the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Mosque – the largest Mosque in India and the Red Fort – Once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire. Afternoon tour of New Delhi covering Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, the Qutab Minar, drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and President’s Residence and end the tour with a drive through Diplomatic Enclave. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Delhi – Agra

Drive from Delhi to Agra (203 Kms / 4.5 hours). Visit Sikandra . On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Agra city visiting the impressive Agra Fort, the local bazaar and of course, the most perfect architectural monument in the world – The Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world, this beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble, took 22 years and 22,000 craftsmen to build it. This monument was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur sikri – Jaipur

Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri and Samode (235 Kms / 5 hours) the deserted, sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world. Contiue the drive to Jaipur and on arrival check in to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Jaipur

Morning visit Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Afternoon visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh’s observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening visit Chokhi Dhani for Rajasthani Theme evening including VEGETARIAN SIT DOWN (ON THE FLOOR) DINNER. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Jaipur – Pushkar

After a leisurely breakfast drive to Pushkar in your exclusive vehicle. In the evening move out to visit the holiest city of Rajasthan. Take a pleasant walk on the street around the sacred pond and Ghats up to Brahma temple. Rest of the time free for leisure.

Hawa Mahal, JaipurDay 07: Pushkar – Udaipur

Morning drive to Udaipur visiting the unparalleled Ranakpur temples (the temple here is the largest Jain temple in the world having 1444 carved pillars with no two pillars looking alike!) before finally checking in. On arrival, have some leisure in your hotel room. In the evening take a sightseeing tour of the breathtaking royal buildings around the Lake in boat tour.

Day 08: Udaipur city tour

Take a full day sightseeing trip of the city which includes visit to the City Palace (note the trees growing at the top floor of the palace, which is actually the summit of the hill the palace is covering!), Saheliyon ki bari and excursion to temples of Nagada and Eklingji. In the evening you may visit the Shilpgram or can explore the interesting labyrinths around Jagdish temple at your discretion.

Day 09: Udaipur – Ranakapur – Jodhpur

After a leisurely breakfast drive to Jodhpur in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check in. Relax for a while. Move out to visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Evening free to walk in the colorful bazaars of the Jodhpur.

Day 10: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer

In the morning after breakfast, go for a Jeep Safari to Bisnoi Village. The Bishnoi’s are a community of Rajasthan who are famous for there rich cultural Rajasthani Life and there true love for nature and animals. Bishnoi Village Safari is the organization started by a group of local people to help tourists take a glimpse of rich cultural life of Bishnoi Villages and True Rajasthan.

After the Jeep Safari and lunch at hotel drive to Jaisalmer (280 kms/ 6 hrs) to reach by evening. On arrival check in to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11: Jaisalmer – Sand dunes

Morning a half-day tour of Jaisalmer City covering Jaisalmer fort and Hvaelis. Afternoon visit the Sand Dunes to view the sunset. Enjoy a Camel Ride on the dunes- located about 42km from the city, the village of Sam is Jaisalmer’s nearest real Sahara-like desert. The best place to see the sunrise and sunset on the picturesque sand dunes. The ripples on the wind-caressed dunes creating an enchanting mirage are surely a delight. Exciting camel safaris allow you to get the real feel of the desert on the camel back and you can spend a night on these dunes. Evening witness the Rajasthani cultural activities like rajasthani danace, puppet show, folk dance etc and enjoy a Rajasthani dinner in sand dunes. Overnight stay in tent in Sam OR Khuri village.

Day 12: Jaisalmer – Bikaner

Morning afte breakfast check out from tent and drive to Bikaner. Reach to Gajner through Bikaner-the camel city. On arrival check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Further visit the well-preserved Junagarh fort, Lallgarh Palace & Jain Temples. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 13: Bikaner city tour

In morning drive to Deshnok Temple (famous as the RAT Temple). Further visit to the unique Camel Breeding Farm. Afternoon free at leisure and overnight stay.

Day 14: Bikaner – Mandawa

In the morning drive to Mandawa to reach y noon. On arrival check in at your hotel. Afterrnoon move out for a walking tour of the town to see some of its frescoed havelies. It was founded in the 18th century, this is a compact and busy little market town. It was fortified by the dominant merchant families and its fort dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. The Chokhani, Ladia and Saraf havelis are some of the splendid examples of this region’s havelis. A Shiva temple with a rock crystal lingam is also worth visiting. The fort is now converted into a heritage hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Mandawa – Delhi

Morning after breakfast drive back to Delhi (250 kms/5 hrs). On arrival check in to your prebooked hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight stay.

Day 16: Delhi departure

Morning free at leisure. Later transfer to the airport to board your flight for onward journey.