15 DAYS RAJASTHAN PALACES TOUR
Duration: 15 Days 14 Nights
Destinations: Delhi – Bharatpur – Kanota – Deogarh – Udaipur – Khumbhalgarh – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Nawalgarh – Delhi.
Best Season September till March
This tour is meant for those tourists who want to relive the past of Old Rajasthan by staying in Palaces and Forts of Rajasthan which are now turned into the heritage hotels. Earlier these places were used by the Royal families for their residential purposes. During this tour we’ll make special arrangements so that the tourists can feel the rich heritage culture of Rajasthan.
Day 01 DELHI
Arrival in Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Combined sightseeing of Old & New Delhi, visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Shanti Van, Humayun Tomb, President House, India Gate and Qutab Minar.
Day 02 DELHI/AGRA/BHARATPUR
Transfer to Railway Station. Departure to Agra by Shatabdi Express, the fastest train of India which takes us there in 02 hours. Upon arrival proceed for sightseeing, visiting Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb and world famous Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jehan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal. It took 22 years and 20,000 people to build the Taj Mahal. Drive further 75 kms to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Enroute visit the sand stone city of Fatehpur Sikri, mausoleum of Akbar. For two nights we stay in a Heritage Hotel.
Day 03 BHARATPUR
Visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park on man driven tricycles. The official figures say that about 415 kinds of birds can be seen in this Sanctuary, about 117 of which migrate from as far as Siberia and China.
Day 04 BHARATPUR KANOTA TOUR
Drive 190 km to Kanota and check in to hotel Royal Castle, another Heritage Hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 05 KANOTA/JAIPUR/KANOTA
Drive 19 km to Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City because of the pink paint applied to the buildings in its old walled city. In Rajpoot culture, pink was tradionally a colour associated with hospitality. Located at the edge of the great Indian Desert, Jaipur is the Gateway to Rajasthan. In Jaipur we visit the City Palace, Observatory, Wind Palace and local bazaars. Afternoon we make an excursion to Amber Fort, once capital of the Jaipur State, where you go up the Fort on elephant back. Drive back to Kanota for overnight.
Day 06 KANOTA DEOGARH TOUR
After breakfast Drive 295 km to Deogarh situated in the rugged country side of the Aravalis Hills. Dotted by number of lakes, it is visited by a large variety of migratory birds. We stay in yet another Heritage Hotel.
Day 07 DEOGARH UDAIPUR TOUR
Drive 150 km to Udaipur, the City of Lakes. On arrival check in a Heritage Property. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 08 UDAIPUR SIGHTSEEING
Full day sightseeing of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari, the gardens of the maids-of- honour, Pratap Memorial, Fatehsagar and Lake Pichola.
Day 09 UDAIPUR/KUMBALGARH/GHANERAO TOUR
Drive 90 km to Ghanerao, enroute visiting Kumbalgarh Fort, built in the 15th century. Overnight in Ghanerao Castle.
Day 10 GHANERAO JODHPUR TOUR
Drive 110 km to Jodhpur, one of the most distinctive princely States of Rajasthan. After check in a Heritage Hotel we proceed for sightseeing visiting Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459, Jaswant Thada and Mahamandir.
Day 11 JODHPUR JAISALMER TOUR
Deep in the heart of Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of the last princely bastions in the region. We drive there covering 285 km. Half day sightseeing of Jaisalmer visiting Jain Temples built in 1156 AD, Havelis, mansions celebrated for their architecture, Gharisagar and Amarsagar. We stay in a Haveli or Palace Hotel.
Day 12 JAISALMER BIKANER TOUR
Drive 330 km to Bikaner. After check in proceed for sightseeing, visiting Junagarh Fort, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Camel breeding farms and Deshnok Temple where the rates are worshipped as sacred. Overnight at Hotel laxmi niwas or similar.
Day 13 BIKANER NAWALGARH TOUR
Drive 215 km to Navalharh. After check in visit Mandawa, famous for its havelis, dating back to 18th century. Walls and ceilings and roofs have been painted in vegetable and stone colours so beautifully that some people call it an Open Air Art Gallery of Rajasthan. Overnight in Roop Niwas or Mandawa Castle.
Day 14 NAWALGARH DELHI DEPARTURE
Drive 240 km to Delhi.
Day 15 DELHI/DEPARTURE
Transfer to international airport.