|Rajasthan Forts & Palaces Tour
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Delhi / Mumbai
11 Nights / 12 Days
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival at International airport & transfer to hotel. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Morning sightseeing of New Delhi is consisting of drive through the Raisina Hills- Parliament House, India Gate, President House, 16th century tomb of Emperor Humayun built of Marble & Red stone in typical Mughal fashion, Lotus temple (Bahai Temple) & Qutab Minar. Afternoon sight seeing of Old Delhi is highlighted Shah Jahan's Red Fort, the bustling market place of Chandni Chowk by Rickshaw Puller Ride, Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Evening return to the Red Fort to watch the "Sun et Lumire" which is an inter play of colorful lights and sound tracing the history of monument till date. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (204 kms)
Morning drive to Agra-The Mughal city en-route visit Sikandra. On arrival check in hotel. Afternoon visit to Taj Mahal - The Monument of love, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. (TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS). Other Agra attraction on the tour includes Agra Fort built by Akbar The Great. Evening is free for shopping opportunity. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (232 Kms)
Morning drive to Jaipur en-route visit to Ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri built in 1569 by the great Emperor Akbar. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit the Maharajas' City Palace & its museum, Jantar Mantar (Observatory), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) & Birla White Marble Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur
Morning excursion to 17th Century fortress of Amber. Ascend to the fort on Caparisoned Elephant to various Palaces with rooms of stunning beauty including the World's finest Chamber of mirrors and the temple of Kali. Evening is free for shopping of Rajasthan handicrafts & Arts. Evening at Chokhi Dhani an ethnic village resort is very special. A village fair is recreated on the sprawling ground. While Folk dancers and Musicians entertain, tangy the mouth-watering snacks whet the appetite for a very sumptuous and traditional Rajasthani Meal. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur - Mandawa (165 Kms)
Morning drive to Mandawa. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit to Havelis & Temples. The terrace of the rugged Fort provides a panoramic view of the town. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses and medieval painting of Shekhawati. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Mandawa - Bikaner (190 Kms)
Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Later embark on a tour of Bikaner City, visit the Junagarh Fort, built in 1611 AD. The palaces worth visiting are Anup Mahal, Karan Mahal, and Bijai Phool Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (333 Kms)
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, the ancient citadel on the Caravan route linking India with Persia, Arabia and The Mediterranean. This architectural in the 12th Century by Jaisal, a Bhatti Prince. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit to the Gadisar Tank & large houses of the merchant called havelis, some of them dating to the Premediveal Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Shah Haveli and Nathamal Ki Haveli with their intricately carved screens on the facades and the typical traditional architecture. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Jaisalmer
Rajasthani evening At Sam Dunes - a typical Rajasthani village is created for this evening, mud walls gaily painted with an entrance, food stalls are built with thatched roofs where Rajasthani woman cook local food in traditional earthenware pots. Continental and Muglai food will also serve. The group members are entertained with Rajasthani Folk music and Dance. Back to the hotel after a most memorable tour. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning embark half day tour of Jaisalmer fort. Afterwards Camel Safari will be arranged. You will go in a Caravan through the small ethnic beautiful villages and meeting with local villagers to know about their way of way of living and culture & to see the Spectacular Sun Set.
Day 10: Jaiselmer - Jodhpur (285 Kms)
Village Safari (By Jeep)- A memorable outing in Jeeps visit various traditional villages seeing local handicrafts viz. stone makers, pottery, hand weaving and also men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver jewellery, etc. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the Great Indian Desert, sites on sand stone hill surrounded by a strong wall, approximately 6 miles long with 7 entry gates. Upon arrival check in hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of the city includes visit to Mehrangarh Fort, drive through the old city and past the Clock Tower near the largest spice bazaar in the sub-continent, visit the Jaswant Thada Cenotaph, the royal cremation site and then proceed to see the most magnificent, modern 20th century Palace, the Umaid Bhavan Palace and its museum - a treasure trove.
Day 11: Jodhpur – Udaipur (259 Kms)
Morning drive to Udaipur-this beautiful 16th century city is considered to be the most romantic spot in India. On arrival check-in the hotel. Today sight seeing of Sahelion-Ki-Bari (The fountain and flowered garden of Maidens), Partap Smarak: A memorial to the legendary warrior Rana Pratap, City Palace, Bhartiya Lok Mandal Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Udaipur-Delhi-Onward Destination
Morning transfer from hotel to airport to board the flight for Delhi or Mumbai. Depart for onward journey.
» Thrill to the Sound & Light Show at Red Fort
» Stand before the World's most famous Monument to Love The Taj Mahal
» Travel by Brightly Caparisoned Elephant to Jaipur's Amer Fort Walk
through the Mughal Ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri
» Drive down to Delhi's impressive Raj Path to India Gate
» Travel by Brightly Caparisoned Elephant to Jaipur's Amer Fort
» Take a Camel Ride along the Sam Sand Dunes
» Boat ride at Udaipur