Royal Tour of Rajasthan
Duration : 18 Days / 17 Nights
Destination : Delhi- Mandawa- Bikaner- Jaisalmer- Jodhpur- Bundi- Udaipur- Pushkar- Jaipur- Agra- Delhi
Days 01 Arrival Delhi
On arrival at Delhi International airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. This day or night is generally kept for relaxing, overnight at hotel.
Days 02 Delhi
In the morning take a city tour covering Laxmi Narayan Temple –
The Place of Gods, India Gate - The memorial of martyrs, Parliament House – The Government headquarters. In the afternoon take a city tour of Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort - The red stone magic, Qutub Minar, Humayuns, Tomb and Gandhi memorial – The memoir of father of the nation. One can enjoy the sound & light show in the evening at the Red Fort. Overnight at the hotel
Days 03 Delhi - Mandawa
Morning drive to Mandawa : a compact little town of Shekhavati region, Arrive and check in into hotel. In the afternoon visit Havelis & beautiful frescoes. The medieval fort of Mandawa gradually rises on the horizon like a mirage. A painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows leads to the bazaar. Evening one can enjoy dinner with local folk dance and music in the courtyard of the Hotel
Days 04 Mandawa - Bikaner
In the morning drive to Nawalgarh – the town where the finest of the Shekhavati’s frescoes can be seen. It’s Havelis still bear witness to the rich & prosperous Marwari era of the 19th century. Worth visiting are the Aath Haveli complex, Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat Haveli & Chokhani Haveli. Drive to Bikaner – Vale of Serenity, upon arrival check in into hotel. Evening free to relax. Overnight at hotel
Days 05 Bikaner
Morning enjoy city tour covering Junagarh Fort – constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 meter long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances, Bhand Sagar Temple – The 16th century Jain temple, is the most important of this temple complex, Camel Breeding Farm – a unique experience where you can ride on a camel & have perhaps the first taste of camel’s milk. Overnight at hotel
Days 06 Bikaner - Jaisalmer
In the morning drive to Jaisalmer – The Citadel City, Arrive and check into hotel. Afternoon free to relax or enjoy the city atmosphere. Overnight at hotel.
Days 07 Jaisalmer
Today we enjoy a city tour covering Jaisalmer Fort –
built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, Sun Gate. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & Patwon–Ki-Haveli – some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and lattice work of breath taking intricacy, Lodurwa – A masterpiece of architectural grandeur. Overnight at hotel.
Days 08 Jaisalmer
Morning free and late Afternoon visit Sam sand dunes. The ripples on the wind-caressed dunes create enchanting mirages. Adventure freaks can go out on a camel safari- getting the real feel of the desert on the camel back. Overnight at hotel.
Days 09 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur – The Desert enchantment, arrive and check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Days 10 Jodhpur
Full day city tour covering Mehrangarh fort – unsurpassed in beauty & grandeur, it is one of the largest forts in India. Innumerable palaces in the fort, interspersed with sprawling courtyards, are intricately carved Jaswant Thada – The 19th century royal cenotaph, a creation in white marble, Clock tower – The timely treasure of Jodhpur. Overnight at hotel.
Days 11 Jodhpur – Bundi
In the morning drive to Bundi – A dream remembered, on arrival check in into hotel. Afternoon you will be free to explore the surroundings. Overnight at hotel.
Days 12 Bundi – Udaipur
In the morning drive to Udaipur enroute visiting Ranakpur temples – the pilgrimage center of Rajasthan a few of the numerous temples are Chaturmukh temples. Arrive and check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Days 13 Udaipur
Morning city tour covering Sahelion – Ki – Bari – The garden for the maids of honour of the queen. Jagdish Temple – dedicated to Lord Vishnu & approachable by a broad flight of steps, the shrine is a rectangular platform on the lines of Indo-Aryan style of architecture, City Palace – located amidst Lake Pichola, Eklingji & Nagda Temples – built in white marble with a double storied porch. Overnight at hotel.
Days 14 Udaipur – Pushkar
Morning drive to Pushkar – the city of Brahma, on arrival check in into hotel. Rest of the day free to relax or walk around Pushkar lake. Overnight at hotel.
Days 15 Pushkar – Jaipur
In the morning half take a city tour covering Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Temple – The only exquisite temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, Apteshwar Mahadeo Temple – Dedicated to Lord Shiva : head towards Jaipur not missing the Dargah of Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti- so called Mecca of India for muslims, entered through a high gateway with silver doors. The grave of the saint is surrounded by a silver railing. Arrive and check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Days 16 Jaipur
In the morning take an excursion to Amer fort with joy ride on an Elephant. In the afternoon take a city tour covering City Palace – occupies a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens & buildings and a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, Royal Observatory – An observatory with some rare qualities to its credit, Nawab Sahab Ki Haveli – and the Bazaar etc. Overnight at hotel.
Days 17 Jaipur – Agra
morning drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri (Old Deserted town of Mughal Dynasty) Jama Masjid / The Buland Darwaza / Palace of Jodha Bai/Birbal Bhawan & Panch Mahal. On arrival check in into hotel. Free to enjoy the city atmosphere. Overnight at hotel.
Days 18 Agra – Delhi
Morning city tour covering Taj Mahal – a poem written in white marble, the most extravagant monument ever built for love, Red Fort – a visit to the fort in ‘Agra’ is must since so many of the events which lead to the construction of the Taj took place here, Itmad-ud-daula’s Tomb – The tomb is of particular interest since many of its design elephants overshadow the Taj. Afternoon drive back to Delhi. On arrival optionally you can have your dinner and later transfer to International Airport to board flight to home.