Rajasthan Fort & Palaces

Rajasthan Fort & Palaces

Delhi - Jaipur - Pushkar - Bundi - Kota - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi

( 15 Nights/ 16 Days )

Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Company representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi late in the night or
midnight. Transfer to your hotel. Relax. Overnight at Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. First half of the day relax at hotel. Proceed for a half day tour of Old & New Delhi.
Overnight at Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur Continue your drive to Jaipur and on arrival check-in Hotel.JAIPUR - The origins of the beautiful
city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the
Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling
metropolis, it still retains it's character and history - A beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity.
Popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts,magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens.
Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 4: Jaipur
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur. Elephant ride ascent to the fort. Proceed for sightseeing of the city. Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 5: Jaipur - Pushkar
Proceed for Pushkar after breakfast. Reach Pushkar by noon and relax. Check in at PUSHKAR PALACE.
Visit the mausoleum, Anasagar and Akbar's Palace. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Pushkar - Bundi
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Brahma Temple. (The one and only in the world). Offer Pujas at the holy lake of Pushkar. Proceed for Bundi. The town's medieval character, Taragarh Fort and the palace below are captivating. The Chitrashala in the palace has rooms covered with miniature paintings depicting scenes from the life of Lord Krishna and his consort Radha. Stay at an old hunting Haveli - ROYAL RETREAT - IN THE TARAGARH FORT COMPOUND for a beautiful experience. The hotel is of no star category but the experience will be better as this is the only hotel in the Fort Complex. In the evening enjoy a "Mashaal Dinner" - The place is lit up with burning torches and traditional dinner prepared of game is served. Truly unforgettable experience. Overnight at Bundi.

Day 7: Bundi - Kota - Udaipur
Start for KOTA after Breakfast. Rajasthan's largest industrial town situated on the banks of the river Chambal is well known for its Kota sarees and also for a miniature school of art which specialized in hunting scenes.
Visit the CITY PALACE AND FORT Also visit the Govt. Museum and the famous gardens of Chambal and Chatter Bilas. Proceed for Udaipur. Reach and check in at hotel. Udaipur is the jewel of MEWAR -a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. Relax in the evening. Overnight at Udaipur.

Day 8: Udaipur
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the Jagdish Temple and the local folk Museum. Overnight at Udaipur.

Day 9: Udaipur - Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. En-route, visit the RANAKPUR TEMPLES Reach Jodhpur. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur Relax in the evening or proceed for shopping. Overnight at Jodhpur.

Day 10: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Morning go for a village safari in the jeep and have a rare glimpse into the rich culture and true essence of
India. Abundant wildlife (game) and memorable moments of the great desert landscape fascinates one while driving along the countryside. Proceed for Jaisalmer. Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight at Jaisalmer.

Day 11: Jaisalmer
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart
of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone. The city is a mass of
intricately carved buildings, facades and elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT - The oldest living Fort in the world. (This is the highlight of the tour) See the Patwon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank. Also visit Barabagh Hill. In the afternoon, visit the Khuri Sand Dunes and the typical Rajasthani Desert Village. Take a camel ride to view the sunset from the dunes, (Same camels to be used for Safari - getting to know the camels) as the sky is set on fire. It can be an unforgettable experience. Return to the village for dinner amidst Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes. Overnight at Village.

Day 12: Jaisalmer Camel Safari
Proceed on camel backs early in the morning into the desert and reach midway between Khuri and Jaisalmer.
Camp for overnight stay.

Day 13: Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Continue your camel safari for the first half of the day and reach closer to Jaisalmer in the afternoon. Due to
weather conditions in August - one and half day should be enough. Return to Jaisalmer and proceed straight to Bikaner. (The road is very good and the journey will be comfortable and relaxing)
Reach Bikaner and check in at hotel. Relax in the evening. Overnight at Bikaner.

Day 14: Bikaner
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing tour of Bikaner.

Day 15: Bikaner - Mandawa
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Mandawa. Reach and check in at hotel. Take a walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of the country. Though they no longer live here, the local caretakers are happy to show the visitors around. Chowkhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli, Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli and Bhagchandika Haveli are of special interest. Spend the major part of the day looking into frescoes. Relax for the evening. Overnight at Mandawa.

Day 16: Mandawa - Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. Leave at leisure for Delhi.
Reach by afternoon and after Farewell Dinner and freshening up - proceed straight to the airport for flight back home with sweet memories of India.

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