RAJASTHAN FORTS & PALACES TOUR
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi On arrival at Delhi international airport our representative will meet and assist you to the hotel and for check in. Overnight stay is at hotel in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi – Mandawa ( 265 kms – 05-06 hours) Post breakfast drive towards Mandawa, a small town of the Shekhavati region. Once you reach, check into your pre-booked hotel. After enjoying lunch, set out of your room to visit beautiful painted havelis and frescoes. Later, enjoy a guided tour of Mandawa Fort- a beautiful fort well-known for its paintings, most of which are a depiction of the life of Lord Krishna. Stay Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Mandawa – Bikaner (200 km / 4 hrs) After breakfast drive to Bikaner – the desert city of Rajasthan established by Rao Bikaji in 1488. On arrival at Bikaner check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. Later visit Junagarh Fort, constructed by 6th ruler of Bikaner Raja Rai Singhji, who lined for the duration of 1571-1612. It is created by red sandstone & marble with cabins & verandas decorating the construction at intermission. Afterward visit to Lal Garh Palace, constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881-1942), an architectural masterwork in red stonework, in reminiscence of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. In evening back to the hotel for night stay Bikaner.
Day 4: Bikaner – Khimsar Today morning have your breakfast and move on towards Khimsar, balanced on the border of the vast Thar Desert. Outstanding fort at Khimsar demonstrates a wide assortment of skills. The conflict – marked ramparts & towers take you back to the one of the splendid past. Today, the Khimsar Fort position high in the middle of the leading confidential traditional hotels of India. On the way to Khimsar en route visit the Rat Temple / Karni mata at Deshnok. On arrival at Khimsar check into your pre booked hotel. Later in evening visit the Khimsar fort. Overnight stay is in Khimsar.
Day 5: Khimsar – Jaisalmer (240 km / 6hrs)Today have your breakfast in the hotel and move towards Jaisalmer, established in the year 1156 by Rawal Jaisala Bhatti a Rajput leader. It is also called as the golden city as it is holding the massive desert. And is also an imperative prehistoric dealing centre because of its premeditated position on the camels. Jaisalmer also have many old Havelis, built by traders of the 19th century, which are elegantly engraved from golden-yellow sandstone & are in a gorgeous state till date. On arrival at Jaisalmer check into your pre booked hotel. Overnight stay is at Jaisalmer.
Day 6: Jaisalmer Today after breakfast visit the older city of Jaisalmer & view the great Jaisalmer Fort, constructed by Rawal Jaisal in the year 1156. Suspended on 80m elevated mount, accommodating the whole town inside its walls, the golden Fort is repudiating resembling a lookout in the miserable desert background. Also visit superlative Patwon Ki Haveli placed in the city. Later in evening drive 40 km away from Jaisalmer to Sam Sand dunes, a visit here is a must to complete the visit to Jaisalmer and get the real feel of great Thar Desert and have camel ride with the option of enjoying the ethnic rajasthani cultural dance and food in evening. Later drive back to the hotel for night stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 7: Jaisalmer – Osian (Osiyan) (240 km / 6hrs) Today have your breakfast and drive to Osian, positioned in the middle of Jaisalmer & Jodhpur. Osian is mainly renowned for its Jain shrines. The antique community was situated on an extremely significant trade route connecting the 8 – 12th centuries. The city was conquered by the Jains, both marketable & demographically and they construct their shrines of astonishing worth in Osian. Beside Jain shrines there are also excellent Hindu holy places devoted to a variety of Hindu deities. In total there are 16 Hindu & Jain shrines with wonderful eminence. On arrival at Osian check into your pre booked hotel and after some relaxation visit the most impressive temple the Mahavira shrine devoted to the 24th & previous Jain diviner. The shrine was constructed roughly in 775 AD & additional minor place of pilgrimage were added on to the compound till about the 15th century. Then visit Sachiya Mata Temple or also famed as Indrani, initially constructed in the 8th century, the present holy place compound through rendezvous back to the 12th century. The two other holy places in the multipart of Indrani temple are Chandi Ka Mandir & the Amba Mata Mandir. Later in evening back to the hotel for night stay in Osiyan.
Day 8: Osiyan – Excursion to Jodhpur & Guda Bishnoi Village (60Km / 01hr) An excursion tour to Jodhpur, 2nd major city in Rajasthan state with magnificent Mehrangarh Fort towering over the city. Rao Jodha, a leader of the Rathore tribe, established the city in year 1459 & it is given name after him. On arrival at Jodhpur visit the imposing fort constructed by Rao Jodha – Mehrangarh Fort. It is positioned at a peak of 125m elevated mount. The fort is sheltering the museum with superb compilation of palanquins, Elephant encumber, imperial cribs, outfits & furnishings. Outskirts of fort Jaswant Thada is situated, a white marble monument build in the year 1899 in reminiscence of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Later in afternoon visit the Guda Bishnoi rural community, a planet of ethnic colour & rural artistic splendor. Here view a variety of conventional community, and come across to their handiwork like shoe shaper, earthenware, hand knitting. Later in evening back to Osian and overnight stay is in hotel.
Day 9: Osiyan – Kumbhalgarh (255km / 07hrs) Today have early morning breakfast and then drive towards Kumbhalgarh, established by Rana Kumbha the well-known Mewar conqueror. Kumbhalgarh is the delight for the natural world lovers, as it is delimited by vegetation & flora and fauna. En route visit the well-known Ranakpur Jain Temples of 15th century. Ranakpur is Jain’s holy place and was constructed by ruler Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The temples has domes, cupolas and turrets and the most striking feature in it are the 1444 pillars intricately carved and impressively no two of them are alike. Later continue drive to Kumbhalgarh, on arrival check in at the hotel and overnight stay at Kumbhalgarh.
Day 10: Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur (111Km / 02hrs) Today morning drive towards the most romantic city – Udaipur, established in the year 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh subsequent to his last ineffective effort to protect the Mewar capital, Chittorgarh from the attack of Mughal beneath Monarch Akbar. It is put up on the border of three lakes & also famed as “City of Lakes & Palaces”. On arrival at Udaipur check into your pre booked hotel. In evening enjoy the boat ride on Lake Pichola. The loveliness of the lake is improved by the neighboring hills, palaces, place of worship, and swim Ghats & edges. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.
Day 11: UdaipurToday after breakfast enjoy sightseeing of Udaipur covering City Palace – a fascinating compilation of structures added by a variety of Maharanas (Kings) after Udai Singh constructed in the year 1725. The splendor of the Palace begins right from its entry at the northern Tripoli Gate that carries us to the middle patio. Then visit Sahelion ki Bari also called as the – Garden of Maids of Honour which is a decorative backyard constructed by Maharana Sangram Singh for his daughter & the women’s of the Queen’s patio. It is decorated with a number of spouts, swimming pool & chiseled pavilions. Later visit the Indo – Aryan Jagdish Temple, constructed in the year 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh. In evening again enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola. The Jag Niwas palace also known as Lake Palace and Jag Mandir are the two islet palaces on the lake appear similar to diamond in the lake. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.
Day 12: Udaipur – Pushkar (250 km / 6hrs)Today after breakfast drive towards Pushkar, a charming little city situated accurately on the periphery of the desert but is alienated from it by the Snake mountain peak. Pushkar is regularly appointed by devotees as it clutches the most exceptional fairs of its type. It is a mixture of a mammal fair & spirutality. On arrival at Pushkar check into your pre booked hotel. Evening stroll through the numerous ghats of the Pushkar Lake. Overnight stay is in Pushkar.
Day 13: Pushkar – Samode (180 km / 4hrs) Morning have your breakfast and later visit Brahma Temple, believed to be the only devoted temple to Lord Brahma in world. Also visit the Pushkar Lake and then drive towards Samode snuggled charmingly amidst rocky mountain. The silence lavishness of the fort offers retreat into aesthetically elegant surroundings. The Palace is now converted into one Lotus Temple of India’s most delightful and luxury heritage hotels that reproduces an old ethnic charm. On arrival check into your pre booked hotel. Get some time free to explore the city as your own. Overnight stay is in Samode.
Day 14: Samode Excursion to Jaipur (65Km / 01hr)Today morning have your breakfast and enjoy an excursion tour to Jaipur – prevalently known as the Pink City and also the capital city of Jaipur. Jaipur is one of the most significant inheritance towns in India. On your arrival first visit the massive Amber Fort – the palace compound which situate to this date was originate beneath the supremacy of King Man Singh. Here sit on the Elephant back and enjoy the ride up to the entrance of the fort situated on the top of steep hill. Later we visit the City Palace, a great mix together of Rajasthani & Mughal construction. The middle of the citadel is a seven-storied structure called Chandra Palace, which offers the fine view of gardens & the city. Later we visit planetary observatory known as – Jantar Mantar, in last visit the Hawa Mahal called as Palace of Winds, a five – storied building made up of pink building material, put up in 1799 for royal women, so that they could observe the delegations, markets etc from its 953 small windows. Later in evening back to Samode for night stay in Samode.
Day 15: Samode – Bharatpur (195 km / 05 hrs) Today we drive to Bharatpur; city constructed in 1733 by Maharaja Suraj Mal. Bhartapur was once an unassailable, fine – equipped town, & the capital of an empire lined by Jat Maharajas. It is the paradise for wild life lovers as it has the safe haven for birds previously known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Now Bhartapur is a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO. In Bharatpur on can find 364 types of flora and fauna, counting the uncommon Siberian Crane that has been evidenced in the park. With these birds you can also view the seasonal migratory birds. On arrival at Bharatpur check into your pre booked hotel and later enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride in the Bhartapur national park to get the sight of beautiful birds. Overnight stay is at Bharatpur.
Day 16: Bharatpur – Agra sight (60 kms / 1 hr). Train to DelhiAfter breakfast drive to Agra and on arrival enjoy the guided city tour of Agra covering Taj Mahal – built in memory of the everlasting love of Shah Jahan for his dearly loved companion Mumtaz Mahal. Next we visit Agra fort – which was constructed by Akbar the grand Mughal ruler and was afterward the creation, was supplemented by his son Jahangir and his grandson Shah Jahan. The majority of the arrangement within the fortification abides the core of Hindu as well as Islamic structural designs. Itmad ud daulah – is a crypt of Mirza Ghiyas Beg father in rule of Jahangir. Later in evening get transfers to the Agra railway station to board the superfast train to Delhi. Upon arrival assisted transfers to your pre booked hotel for overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 17: Delhi sightseeing & Departure (Noon check and evening departure)Today have your breakfast and proceed to enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of Delhi. Delhi is an international capital as people from all over the nation has drifted here as it is the city of occasion. Delhi is ethnically and traditionally also extremely rich. Major visiting attractions in Delhi are the memorials like Qutub Minar constructed by Qutub ud din Aibek of the slave family, then visit the Humayun’s tomb and enjoy the drive past President’s House and a brief halt at the landmark of the city India Gate build in the reminiscence of sacrifice of British Indian Army who fought in World War I. Also enjoy the drive past Red Fort similar to Agra Fort and obtain a leisurely walk in Chandni Chowk where you can discover the pavement superstore and a very busy mass. In evening take a leisurely walk in the boulevard to combine with Indian culture. Later in time transfers to the Delhi international airport to board flight back home.