HISTORICAL RAJASTHAN VACATIONS TOUR
Day 1: Arrival Delhi Upon arrival you will be met by our representative at Delhi airport transfer to your pre booked hotel and assist with check in formalities at the hotel. Overnight stay is in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi Morning enjoy the city tour the capital city of India which is divided into two parts Old and New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat (Gandhi memorial) Chandni Chowk market by a rickshaw ride. Also visit India Gate (soldier memorial), Laxmi Narayan Temple a (modern Hindu temple), drive past President’s Estate, Parliament House. And finally visit Qutub Minar (the India’s longest tower). Overnight stay is at Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi – Agra (204 kms / 05 hrs)Morning drive towards Agra, the capital City of Mughal Empire and home of the exuberant monument Taj Mahal. Upon arrival check into hotel and afternoon visit wonderful white marble marvel Taj Mahal built by the Emperor Shah Jehan in the memory of his love, Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Also visit Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb built by Empress Noor Jahan in reminiscence of her father. Overnight stay is at hotel.
Day 4: Agra – Bharatpur (60 kms / 01 hr) via Fatehpur Sikri Morning leave for Bharatpur via Fatehpur Sikri. The ruined city built by Mughal emperor Akbar, mostly built in red sandstone Fatehpur Sikri is a great piece of architecture. Later continue to Bharatpura and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Later our naturalist will take you to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary which can be explored by a rickshaw ride. Overnight stay is in Bharatpur.
Day 5: Bharatpur – Karauli (110 kms / 02 hrs)Morning you drive towards your next destination in the tour Karauli, on arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Karauli visiting City Palace, the old memorial City Palace is a riche trove of architecture, stone carvings, wonderful net work and classic paintings. The exciting beauty of Darbar Hall is an expertise in itself. Also visit temple of Madan Mohan Ji & Kalyan Ji, the divinity of Lord Krishna, worshipped by millions of supporters from Rajasthan and other states. The antique and magnificently built temples of Madan Mohanji and Kalyanji are multitude by thousands of devotees every year. Overnight stay is in Karauli.
Day 6: Karoli – Bundi (283 kms / 5-6 hrs) After breakfast leave for Bundi, upon arrival check into the hotel and later proceed to visit the Taragarh Fort the prime attraction in Bundi. It is a 14th century fort and offers an excellent view over the town and surroundings countryside from the top of it. The fort is conquered by a huge stonework tower called Bhim Burj, built in the 16th century to house Bundi’s celebrated canon, the Garbh Gunjam (which means “The noise that Echoes in the Womb”). Evening is free to relax and overnight stay is at hotel.
Day 7: Bundi – Chittorgarh (140 kms / 3 hrs) Today after breakfast drive towards Chittorgarh, upon arrival check into hotel. Chittorgarh is the epitome of Rajput chivalry saying a saga of valour, resolve and sacrifice. It is home to numerous palaces, towers, temples, etc. We visit the main attraction here, its colossal fort built as a reflection of Rajput culture and tradition. The Chittorgarh Fort is a massive structure that stands tall over a 180m high hillock. Other than the fort the other interesting places we visit here includes Vijay Stambh also known as Victory Tower, Kumbha Shyam Temple, Rama Kumbha Palace and Kirti Stambh also known as Tower of Fame. Overnight stay in Chittorgarh.
Day 8: Chittorgarh – Deogarh (200 kms / 4 hrs) Morning at leisure and by early afternoon we leave for Deogarh, the small heritage village in Rajasthan. The most attractive Deogarh fort is located on a small hill and it is surrounded by the town with rajasthani and other international cuisine. It was built in 1670 by Rawat Dwarkadas ji of the Chundawat clan of the Siaodia family. There are five floors and over 200 rooms in it which have fresco done by local painters after whom Deogarh School of painting has acquired fame all over the world. The family has a large collection of Deogarh miniatures. Overnight stay is at Deogarh.
Day 9: Deogarh – Narlai (70 kms / 1.5 hrs) By surface to Narlai this morning, upon arrival check into the hotel. Narlai or Rawla Narlai is a small village with ancient caves and temples scattered all over. An opportunity to sneak a peek in the rural life of villages. Rest of the day is free to explore the village on own. Overnight stay is at Narlai.
Day 10: Narlai – Luni (165 kms / 03 Hrs) Today morning leave for Luni, upon arrival check into the hotel and after some relaxation proceed for city tour of Luni visiting the Luni River that has offered a lifeline to dwellers in the desert even though it has been a regular seasonal event and its floods in the history have shaped havoc. Overnight in Luni
Day 11: Luni – Jaisalmer (314 kms / 06 hrs)Morning proceed for Jaisalmer, the Golden City one of Rajasthan’s most exotic and unusual towns which had been untouched by outsiders for years. The many haveli’s here are exquisitely built out from golden yellow sandstone giving it a golden colour. Evening is free at leisure and overnight stay is at Jaisalmer.
Day 12: JaisalmerMorning take the city tour of Jaisalmer, located in the heart of the Thar Desert. We visit the splendid Jaisalmer Fort situated on Trikuta hill with wonderfully carved Jain temples, the Patwon-ki-Haveli, Nathmalji ki Haveli and Salim Singh Ki Haveli. Early evening visit Sam Sand Dunes which is the star attraction of your tour that allows you to relax and enjoying the exciting short camel safari here. Overnight stay is at Jaisalmer.
Day 13: Jaisalmer – Bikaner (330 kms / 07 hrs) From Jaisalmer drive towards Bikaner, founded by Rao Bikaji, Bikaner is truly a remarkable place with various imposing gorgeous palaces, temples, old haveli’s and museums. On arrival check in at the hotel and in evening stroll around this interesting town to explore something for yourself. Overnight stay is at Bikaner.
Day 14: Bikaner – Kuchaman (200 kms / 04 hrs)Morning after breakfast proceed for Bikaner sightseeing tour visiting Junagarh Fort which is illustrious by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and airborne windows of unstable designs. Also visit Lalgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat Temple. Afternoon leave for Kuchaman, arrive Kuchaman & check into the hotel. Situated in Nagaur district, Kuchaman Fort history around 17th century. Its scenic village can be covered by walking through it. Overnight in Kuchaman.
Day 15: Kuchaman – Pachar (180 kms / 04 hrs) Morning you leave for Pachar, upon arrival check into the hotel. Relaxation at the hotel and later proceed for city tour of Pachar. Located in the colourful region of Shekhawati it is a picturesque and calm place which serves as the base for one of the famous shrines – Khatu Shyam Ji which attracts a large number of devotees. Evening enjoy bullock and camel cart ride. Overnight stay is at Pachar.
Day 16: Pachar – Jaipur (75 kms / 02 hrs)The last destination in Rajasthan where we travel today is Jaipur. The capital city of the princely state of Rajasthan it is a beautiful city to visit that reflects the traditional and cultural aspect of historic Rajasthan. Also known as Pink City one can notice the colour used in most of the buildings and structures in the old part of the city. On arrival check in at the hotel and evening is free to relax or one has an option to visit Chowki Dhani – a traditional village set up where one can enjoy traditional folk dance and music and later enjoy an exquisite Rajasthani Thali for dinner. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.
Day 17: JaipurEarly morning we take you for an excursion tour to Amber Fort, situated on a hilltop this magnificent and stunning fort is the main attraction here. Enjoy the elephant ride to reach the top of the fort; you can see some great architecture palaces, pavilions and courtyards in this fort. After visiting Amber Fort, proceed for city tour of Jaipur which comprises of some glorious monuments such as The City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) & Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Jantar Mantar or also known as the Observatory and the vibrant markets of Jaipur to shop for handicrafts, textiles and jewellery and precious gem stones. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.
Day 18: Jaipur – Delhi (258 kms / 05 hrs)Morning on time transfer to Delhi international airport to board your flight for onward destination or back home