Rajasthan FORT– PALACE Tour : (20 Days)
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Ranthambhore - Kota - Bundi - Chittaurgarh - Bijaipur - Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi
Tour Package Duration: 20 Nights/ 21 Days
Day 01 Arrival at Delhi
You will be arriving at Delhi, the capital of India, a seat of successive dynasties and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. Our company representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi. You will be guided to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 Agra
In the morning, after breakfast, drive to Agra, the City of Taj, that takes about four to five hours and check in at the hotel on arrival. Go on the sightseeing tour with marble wonder Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, the tomb of Empress Noor Jehan's father as its highlights. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
Day 03 Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri has sacred tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti and Buland Darwaza, reputed to be the largest gateway in the world. It has several monuments, palaces and courtyards worth a visit. It was very well planned city by Akbar but had to be deserted due to scarcity of water. Check in and overnight stay in the hotel at Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.
Day 04 Jaipur
After breakfast, go on an excursion to Amber Fort and ride like a king or queen on elephant's back there. Sightseeing tour of the city of Jaipur is scheduled for the day that includes a visit to the City Palace, where you can see Chandra Mahal, Shri Gobind Deo Temple and the City Palace Museum; Jantar Mantar, a royal observatory with masonry astronomical instruments; Hawa Mahal, a five-story structure with honey-comb façade and visits to the famous rug factory and gem factory, where you can see skilled artisans doing intricate work of gem cutting and polishing. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 05 Pushkar
After breakfast, leave for Pushkar and check in at the hotel on arrival. Visit the famous Pushkar Cattle Fair, 52 bathing Ghats and about 500 temples with legends of miraculous powers and different architectural styles situated around the holy Pushkar Lake, the only Brahma Temple in the world and the Rose Garden, famous for its essence that is exported all over the world. Enjoy a cruise in Pushkar Lake at sunset. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 Ranthambore
After an early breakfast, drive to the tiger reserve of Ranthambhore, where you will check in at the jungle resort for overnight stay. 14 km from Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore has largest tiger population in India. Enjoy an afternoon safari and an opportunity to spot tigers.
Day 07 Ranthambhore
Enjoy an entire day of elephant safari and get some good photographs and video-shoots of wildlife in its natural habitat including variety of species like Chitals, Indian gazelle, Leopards, Sambars, Nilgais and Mongoose along with a large variety of birds and aquatic animals. Visit the 10th century Ranthambore Fort and Jogi Mahal and see the second largest Banyan tree in India, which is quite famous. Overnight stay at the wildlife resort in Ranthambhore.
Day 08 Kota
After breakfast, drive to Kota, largest industrial town of Rajasthan. Go on a sightseeing tour with City Palace, Fort, Rao Madho Singh Museum, island temple of Jagmandir situated in Kishore Sagar Lake, a paddleboat cruise in the lake, Govt. Museum and the well-maintained and famous gardens of Chambal and Chatter Bilas. Kota is also famous for its sarees and school of miniature paintings with hunting scenes as its main theme. Overnight stay at hotel in Kota.
Day 09 Bundi/Chittaurgarh
Drive to Bundi after breakfast. 36 km from Kota, Bundi is known for majestic Taragarh or Atar Fort built in Rajput architectural style and famous for its murals. e, housing some of the superb Bundi murals. The other places worth visiting here are the picture gallery of Chatrasagar that displays beautiful colorful paintings on Radha and Krishna, especially based on the scenes from 'Ragamala' and 'Raaslila'; Sukh Mahal, which is believed to once have an underground tunnel that ran all the way to the old palace.
In the evening, drive to Chittaurgarh and visit the ruins of the famous Chittaurgarh Fort that has its tale of woes, still haunting its premises. It is said that the fort was attacked thrice and on the each women, proud Rajput women burnt themselves alive along with their children, so that the enemy could not get the chance to dishonor them. Check in and overnight stay at the hotel in Chittaurgarh.
Day 10 Udaipur
After the breakfast, embark on a five-hour-long drive to Udaipur, where you will check in at hotel for overnight stay. Udaipur is known as the City of Lakes as it has three big lakes and is surrounded by Aravallis. It had been an important town in the Mewar kingdom and was ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for more than twelve centuries. Evening at leisure.
Day 11 Udaipur
In the morning, go on a sightseeing tour of Udaipur after breakfast. The tour includes a visit to elegant City Palace with Shish Mahal and the Peacock Courtyard; the garden that was once used exclusively for royal ladies called Sahelion-ki-Bari, the Jagdish Temple, the folk museum, cruise on the calm blue waters of Lake Pichola and the visit to the island palace known as the Jag Mandir Palace. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.
Day 12 Kumbalgarh
Drive to Kumbalgarh in the morning, visiting the famous Jain temple complex of Ranakpur enroute. These temples are known for their 200 pillars, all carved differently, supporting 29 halls. Another temple worth visiting at Ranakpur is temple of the Sun God, which is known for its erotic sculptures. Check in at the hotel in Kumbalgarh and then visit the massive fort here that has yet been invincible, has 36 km long and thick walls and seven gates and ramparts. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kumbalgarh.
Day 13 Jodhpur
Enjoy a typical Rajasthani breakfast before heading to the fortified city of Check in at the hotel for overnight stay and visit the museum of Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Day 14 Jodhpur
Go on a village jeep safari today so that you can have a taste of the true desert life of Rajasthan. You can spot the shrubs and vast expanse of desert sands and may even see the abundant wildlife in the area. Later in the day, visit the Mehrangarh Fort with charming miniature paintings and cradle rooms and Jaswant Thada Memorial. Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 15 Jaisalmer
Leave for Jaisalmer, the desert city with a mighty fort made up of yellow sandstone that gives the city an amber hue, situated on the top of Trikuta Hill. Check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 16 Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer after breakfast and go on a guided sightseeing tour to Jaisalmer Fort, the oldest living fort of the world; the famous Havelis including Patwon-Ki-Haveli and Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli; Gandhi Sagar Tank and Sam Sand Dunes at sunset. Visit the typical Rajasthani Desert Village and enjoy the fold dance, music and cultural performances by the local artisans while you enjoy barbecue party around the bonfire. Overnight stay in the tents of the camping grounds.
Day 17 Bikaner
Enjoy traditional Rajasthani cuisine in the breakfast at the camp and then continue your safari to Bikaner, visiting Nagaur enroute. In Bikaner, check in at the hotel for overnight stay. Camels of Bikaner are known all over the world as the best riding camels and you can see them at work here. The Camel Breeding Farm and unique wells of Bikaner are quite a sight. Spend evening at leisure.
Day 18 Mandawa
After breakfast, drive to Mandawa, where you can see the Mandawa Fort, the different setting and style of all its 51 rooms and its museum that has a rich collection of arms with jade handles and traditional ceremonial costumes of the royal family. Check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 19 Mandawa/Delhi
After breakfast, see the painted Havelis of Mandawa that belong to its rich merchants including the Chowkhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli and note that most of the paintings and frescoes have local deities and daily desert lifestyle as its main theme. Leave for Delhi in the afternoon, where you will check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 20 Delhi
After breakfast, embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi, the capital of India, for the entire day. The highlights of Old Delhi are Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, the Red Fort and a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, which you can explore for some shopping treasures and taste the delicacies of this oldest market of Asia such Kachori and Kulfi. The highlights of New Delhi are Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Rajpath, India Gate, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Mughal Gardens. In the evening, the sound and light music show of Red Fort has the history of Mughal Empire as its central theme. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Day 21 Delhi
Have a breakfast and then for a shopping to the modern markets of Delhi such as Connaught Place and Palika Bazaar. You will also enjoy the classical Indian dance performances in the evening followed by a farewell dinner at the hotel. You will then be transferred to the airport from where you can catch your flight to onward destination.