Rajasthan Forts And Palaces
Duration : 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Bundi - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Overnight at hotel.
Day 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, Gandhi memorial - The memoir of father of the nation. Also enjoy the sound & light show in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi - Mandawa
Today 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. Overnight at hotel.
Day 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.
Day 05 : Bikaner
Today enjoy city tour covering Junagadh Fort - constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 metre 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.
Day 06 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer (325 kms 6.5 hrs)
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.
Day 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, Lodurva - A masterpiece of architectural grandeur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Jaisalmer
No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a visit to the most picturesque dunes. This day you will 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.
Day 09 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Today morning drive to Jodhpur - The Desert enchantment, arrive and check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 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 Jaswanthada - The 19th century royal cenotaph, a creation in white marble, Clock tower - The timely treasure of Jodhpur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : 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.
Day 12 : Bundi - Udaipur
In the morning drive to Udaipur enroute visiting Ranakpur temples - the pilgrimage centre of Rajasthan a few of the numerous temples are Chaturmukh temples. Arrive and check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Udaipur
Today enjoy city tour covering Saheliyon - 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 storeyed porch. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Udaipur - Pushkar
Today drive to Pushkar - the city of Brahma, on arrival check in into hotel. Rest of the day free to relax. Overnight at hotel
Day 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, 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.
Day 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.
Day 17 : Jaipur - Agra
Today 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.