Forts and Palaces Tour of Rajasthan
Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Mt. Abu – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Kota – Ranthambhore – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Today on your arrival at Delhi the capital of India, you will obtain warm customary Indian welcome by our representative and will be escorted to your pre booked hotel for overnight stay in Delhi. The capital city of India is one of the main gateways to the country, the various different faces of the Delhi attracts visitors. Today spend the rest of the day to explore the city on own. Overnight stay is in Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi Sightseeing
Today morning have your breakfast and after some relaxation get ready to explore the capital city India in its two broad divisions Old Delhi and New Delhi. Visit the visit Qutub Minar – 72.5 meters high and from base 14.32 meters and it Qutube Minar Delhishrink to 2.75 meters at top. This was raised by Qutub-ud-din- Aibek in 1199 and later accomplished by the illtutmish in 1235. After this visit Humayun’s tomb – it was raised by the widow of Humayun in 1564 and took nine years to complete. The entire structure of the glorious fort was made by red sand stone and white marble. It is one of the premium examples of the Garden tomb and an originator to the TAJ MAHAL. After this drive pass through the Raisina Hill to sight the President House, Parliament House past the magnificent India Gate. In twilight visit the Red Fort to see the “Son et Lumire” show that is interaction of animated lights with the sound tracing the ancient times of monument till date. Overnight stay is in Delhi.
Day 03 : Old Delhi Sightseeing + Drive to Mandawa (250 kms / 05 hrs)
Today after having morning breakfast, discover Old Delhi by covering Red Fort, Shah Jahan’s graceful fort in red sandstone and also halt at Jama Masjid which is the striking memorial of Old Delhi and India’s biggest mosque with this also visit Memorial consign of Mahatma Gandhi “Raj Ghat”. In afternoon drive towards Mandawa which is the “land of shekha’s tribe” and also known as “Shekhawati”. On arrival at Mandawa check into your pre booked hotel and getrelaxed. Overnight stay is in Mandawa.
Lallgarh Palace Day 04 : Mandawa Sightseeing. Drive to Bikaner. (190 kms / 04 hrs)
After breakfast get ready for the sightseeing tour of Mandawa. Mandawa is well-known not only for its havelis but also for its castle and forts. Some of the mainly visited havelis are Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli – This haveli has a depiction relating divinity Indra sitting on an elephant and deity Shiva on Nandi bull. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli – well-known for its erotic imagery, now frequently disfigured. Jhunjhunwala Haveli – The haveli is ornamented with exceptional gold leaf decorated room. Later drive towards Bikaner the “LAND OF CAMELS”. Bikaner is located in the north west of Rajasthan positioned at the mid of the TharDesert. On arrival at Bikaner check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed for the rest of the day. Overnight stay is in Bikaner.
Day 05 : Bikaner Sightseeing. Drive to Jaisalmer (300 kms / 06 hrs)
Today early morning enjoy the Bikaner city tour and visit the eye-catching Junagarh Fort, which was constructed in 1611 AD by Raja Rai Singh. Then visit the Lallgarh Palace – built between 1902 and 1926 according to the Mughal, Camel Safari JaisalmerEuropean and Rajputana architectural technique. Later in afternoon drive towards Jaisalmer which is the antique citadel on the procession means connecting India among Arabia, Persia and the Mediterranean. On arrival at Jaisalmer after a long journey check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed for night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing in evening Desert Camel Safari
Today morning after breakfast enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer covering Jaisalmer Fort – also known as SONAR QUILA or GOLDEN FORT, getting higher opening from the sand, the mammoth arrangement combines with the golden color of the barren region ambience and the setting suns in its main multicolored shades gives it a fairy tale appearance. Later visit the Gadisar Lake – a rain water lake constructed by Maharawal Gadsi in 14th Century. Earlier it was the major source, of water for the entire town. Now numerous species of birds can be found around it. After this visit the Patwon Ji – Ki – Haveli. – It is the biggest and most sophisticated haveli in Jaisalmer. It is five stories high and widely imprinted and have some mirror work. Also visit Salim Singh ki Haveli – built 300 years ago by Salim Singh. Later in evening visit the sand dunes to get the real feel of desert. There enjoy the Camel Safari and spend an unperturbed evening around the campfire with ethnic dance and musical performances by the professional singers. Later in evening back to the hotel for night stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 07 : Depart Jodhpur & Sightseeing (285 Kms / 06 hrs)
Morning after breakfast leave for Jodhpur – the second major city in Rajasthan, established in A.D. 1459 by Rao Jodha, a leader of the Rathore family. It is situated on the sand stone mount surrounded by a rough wall which is about 6 miles stretched with 7 entry doors. On arrival at Jodhpur check into your pre booked hotel and after some relaxation get ready to enjoy the sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Today visit the Mehrangarh fort situated on a peak of 125 m elevated hill, it is one of the main imposing & largest castle in India. Later visit to Jaswant Thada a white imprinted marble sheets memorial built in 1899 in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Later in evening back to the hotel for night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 08 : Depart Mt. Abu / Sightseeing (326 Kms / 06 hrs)
Dilwara Temple TourToday morning after breakfast drive towards the hill station of desert region “MOUNT ABU” placed 4000 feet above the sea level. With lush green flora and fauna it is a great place for relaxation. On arrival check into your pre booked hoteland get relaxed. Early in the evening visit the world admired Dilwara Jain Temple complex which includes five Jain temples constructed in 11th century. All these temples have decorative carvings which distinguish the pinnacle in the capability of decoration by stones. Here also visit the Nakki Lake charmingly set amidst hills and is believed that this lake has been carved bythe Gods with their nails. Enjoy the boat ride on Nakki Lake. Later drive back to the hotel for overnight stay in Mt. Abu.
Day 09 : Mt. Abu – Ranakpur – Udaipur (175 Kms / 05 hrs)
This morning after breakfast leave towards Udaipur which is considered as one of the romantic city in India. En route visit Ranakpur famous for its Jain Temples devoted to Adinath. The temples are supported with 1444 pillars imprinted with beautiful details in marble. And each pillar is different from other in its carving. Later drive towards Udaipur also known as the city of lakes. On arrival at Udaipur check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. In evening enjoy the boat ride on Lake Pichola and travel around the vibrant bazaar of Udaipur. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.
Day 10 : Udaipur Sightseeing
Lake Pichola UdaipurToday enjoy the sightseeing tour of Udaipur covering CITY PALACE which is placed along the eastern shore of Lake Pichola and is decorated with the combination of Rajputana and Mughal architecture. It is the palace built by Maharaja Udai Singh and has many numbers of balconies, courtyards and towers which offer the stunning view of the city and lake underneath. With this also visit Sahelion-ki-bari – also called as the Garden of Maidens built by Maharana Sargam Singh in 18th century. It is the very gorgeous garden having numerous flowerbeds, verdant lawn, fountains and sheltered trees. Then visit Fateh Sagar Lake – built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh. It is located to the north of Lake Pichola. Your sightseeing also includes 15 minutes puppet show at Bharatiya Lok Laka Mandir. It is a museum having collection of the folk outfits, ornaments, dolls, musical instrument etc. In evening back to the hotel for night stay in Udaipur.
Day 11 : Udaipur / Kota (270 kms)
Today morning drive to Kota – business state of Rajasthan, full of joviality, joyfulness and sharp in vibrant history. It is also well-known for its antique palaces, havelis and forts. On arrival at Kota check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. In after noon enjoy the sightseeing tour of Kota covering RAO MADHO SINGH MUSEUM which is located inside the momentous fort of Kota. This museum has the collection of Hadaoti painting, civilization and the past. It is also the home of world famed Kota school of diminutive paintings. Later enjoy the scenic boat ride on Chambal River. In evening back to the hotel for night stay in Kota.
Day 12 : Kota / Ranthambore Game viewing (110 kms)
Today after breakfast drive towards the Ranthambhore tiger reserve. It is the lush green forest situated on the connection of themountain ranges of the vindhyas and Aravalis. Majority of the species which you can spot are of the Ranthambore Wildlifeherbivorous deer and antelope species. Apart from tigers one can also see leopard, monkey langurs, jackals, jungle cat, wild boar, sloth beer, Nilgai, Sambhar, and Chital, Blackbuck and many more. On arrival at Ranthambhore check into your pre booked jungle resort. Later in afternoon get ready to enjoy the Jungle safari. In evening back to the hotel and night stay inRanthambhore.
Day 13 : Ranthambore / Jaipur (175 kms)
Morning enjoy the Jungle safari and after breakfast drive towards the “Pink City” the capital of Rajasthan Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.
Day 14 : Jaipur sightseeing tour
Today after breakfast visit Amber fort positioned on the fringe of the capital and is just about 11 Km from the main town. Fort is located on the top of the hill. On arrival enjoy the elephant ride from the bottom to the top of the hill and enjoy the beauty of Amber Fort. It is a striking complex with halls, palaces, gardens etc. Later back Jaipur and visit the City Palace – it is the mixture of ethnic rajputana and mughal architectural styles. Then visit the observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh II – Jantar Mantar. Also visit Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds which has 953 small windows from where the noble ladies used to sight the demonstrations taken out in the road. In evening enjoy the walk around the local colorful market place of Jaipur. Overnight stay is at your hotel.
Day 15 : Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra (232 kms)
After breakfast drive towards Agra, en route visiting the deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar finished this little village as his possessions just to admire the Sufi saint Salim Chisti by whose elegance he was blessed with son, Jahangir. Here Taj Mahal Agravisit the Diwan – e – Khas, hall of confidential spectators and Diwan – e- Am, hall of the communal viewers, five stories Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza are some of the iconic structure of Fatehpur Sikri. Later drive to Agra the place having one on the Seven Wonders of the World and the remark of true love story “TAJ MAHAL”. On arrival check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed for night stay in Agra. Overnight stay is in Agra.
Day 16 : Agra sightseeing / Delhi (204 kms) Departure / Onward Destination
Today visit the iconic Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Later visit the massive fort of Agra built in 16th century and also Itmad-ud-Daulah which was constructed by Empress Noor Jahan in memory for her father. In afternoon leave towards Delhi and on arrival get transfer to Delhi airport to board your flight back to home / next destination.