Magical Rajasthan Tour
Duration: 26 Days / 25 Nights
Places to Visit: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bundi - Bijaipur - Chittaurgarh - Deogarh - Udaipur - Ghanerao - Rohet - Luni - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Manvar - Khimsar - Nagaur - Bikaner - Mandawa - Dundlod - Nawalgarh - Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President's House, Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 – Delhi – Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Mughal Fort of Sikandra. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04 – Agra
Morning at sunrise visit the magnificient Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife, also visit Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcoveof inlaid marble at the back,the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Night stay in Agra.
Day 05 - Agra - Jaipur ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visiting the ghost town of Mughal - Fatehpur Sikri, on arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 06 – Jaisalmer
After breakfast proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 07 – Jaipur - Bundi ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Bundi & transfer to hotel. Later visit Taragarh Fort built in 1354 A.D., Bundi Palace, Chhattar Mahal, Ratan Daulat, Chitrashala, Nawal Sagar lake, Raniji - ki - Baori (Step well), Sukh Mahal, Phool Sagar, and eighty four pillared cenotaph. Evening free to relax. Night stay in Bundi.
Day 08 – Bundi
After breakfast take an excursion tour to nearby tribal villages of Bundi, and visit Jait Sagar lake, and Rameshwaram cave, evening free to relax at the hotel. Night stay in Bundi.
Day 09 – Bundi - Bijaipur ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Bijaipur, enroute visiting the fort of Bijolia in Bijlai, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later jeep or horse safari to Menal water falls and tribal villages of Bijaipur. Night stay in Bijaipur.
Day 10 – Bijaipur - Chittaurgarh ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Chittaurgarh & transfer to hotel. Later visit Chittaurgarh Fort (one of the finest Fort of Asia ), evening at leisure. Night stay at Chittaurgarh.
Day 11 – Chittaurgarh - Deogarh ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Deogarh, on arrival transfer to hotel. Enjoy the serenity and tranquility of Deogarh Mahal built in 17th Century in the country side of Rajsamand, visit Rajsamand lake known for its migratory birds. Night stay in Deogarh.
Day 12 – Deogarh - Udaipur ( By road )
Morning drive to Udaipur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit City Palace complex, Sajjangarh Fort, Sahelion ki baari, and Shilpgram (Art museum). Evening at leisure . Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 13 – Udaipur - Ghanerao ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Ghanerao, enroute visit the 15th century temple of Ranakpur, on arrival transfer to Ghanerao Royal castle, built of red stone in 1606. Enjoy horse safari around Ghanerao which falls under the wild life sanctuary of Kumbhalgarh. Night stay in Ghanerao.
Day 14 – Ghanerao - Rohet ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Rohetgarh, on arrival transfer to hotel, later take horse safari to Bishnoi tribal villages. Evening free to enjoy at the Rohetgarh Fort hotel. Night stay in Rohet.
Day 15 – Rohet - Luni ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Luni, on arrival transfer to the Luni fort hotel, rest of the day free to enjoy horse safari in the surrounding villages of Bishnoi tribes. Night stay in Luni.
Day 16 – Luni - Jodhpur ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur and transfer to hotel. Later sight seeing of Jodhpur, stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 17 – Jodhpur - Jaisalmer ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer enroute visit the ancient ruins of Osian temples & Fort Pokhran, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to visit the Gadisar lake in Jaisalmer. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 18 – Jaisalmer
Morning city sight seeing tour. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient fort the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli, whit their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Evening camel ride to visit Sam Dunes. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 19 – Jaisalmer - Manvar ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Manvaar, on arrival transfer to desert resort of Manvar, later ride to the campsite which lies under the sand dunes of Shergarh district (Highest dunes in the desert of Thar are found in this region). Enjoy dinner accompanied by folk music & dances. Night stay in the Swiss tents at Manvar.
Day 20 – Manvaar - Khimsar ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Khimsar - 90 Kms, on arrival transfer to Khimsar Fort hotel. Rest of the day free to explore the fort and the surrounding semi desert of Khimsar. Night stay in Khimsar.
Day 21 – Khimsar - Nagaur ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Nagaur - 70 Kms, on arrival transfer to Royal camps in Nagaur, enjoy desert safari till sunset, dinner accompanied by folk music and dances. Night stay in the tents.
Day 22 – Nagaur - Bikaner ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Bikaner - 105 kms, enroute visit the famous temple of rats at Deshnok (Rats are held sacred in this temple of Deshnok). On arrival transfer to hotel. Later in the day visit Junagarh fort, Lalgarh palace complex and camel breeding farm. Evening free to relax. Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 23 – Bikaner - Mandawa ( By road )
After breakfast drive to to Mandawa- often called the open air art gallery of Rajasthan, the region is famous for the high quality frescoes. Arrive Mandawa & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Mandawa.
Day 24 – Mandawa - Dundlod ( By road )
Morning visit havelis & beautiful frescoes, an overview of Thar desert. Later drive to Dundlod - 30 Kms. On arrival transfer to Dundlod fort Hotel. Evening enjoy the folk dances. Night stay in Dundlod.
Day 25 – Dundlod - Nawalgarh ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Nawalgarh - 25 kms, on arrival transfer to Roop Niwas palace hotel. Night stay in Nawalgarh.
Day 26 – Nawalgarh - Delhi - Departure ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Delhi & transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.