Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Today Arrive Delhi, The Capital of India. You are greeted with a traditional Indian Welcome and escorted transfer to Hotel. Specify your flight
Day 02 New / Old Delhi
Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Old Delhi - Here you will view Red Fort, the most Opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. Rickshaw puller ride through the Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
Afternoon visit to New Delhi - Lateens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. Visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, Drive pass through the Raisina Hill, past the imposing India Gate, President House and Parliament House. Also visit Sikh Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to see the worship etc.
Day 03 Delhi – Patan 157 kms / 2.30 hrs
We begin our drive this morning by car to Patan Town on arrival, we are transferred by camel cart to the Patan Mahal Palace Hotel. Built around 1790 shortly after the battle of Badal-Mahal, the Patan Mahal Palace has been lovingly turned into a heritage hotel, and is ours for today and this evening.
Afternoon we enjoy a guided walking tour of Patan town. We then continue to Badal Mahal, an 800-year old palace, where we can admire the stunning views of the town and the surrounding mountains. You can find Rajasthani men and women busy making bangles or beautiful pots in the village. The temple also adds to the serenity of the existing ambience where one can spend a few spiritual moments on their own.
And if you’d like a taste of a typical Rajasthani village, then step out of the gates of the palace to explore the quaint alleys and roads of the village. Overnight stay
Day 04 Patan – Nawalgarh 187 kms / 4 hrs
Morning we drive to Nawalgarh is the main town of Shekhawati Region. Nawalgarh was founded in 1737 by Thakur Nawal Singh, a warrior-statesman of some eminence.
This town is known for the high quality of its paintings, even in the richly frescoed Shekhawati area. The Poddar school has some excellent old werk, as well as walls that have been restored in recent times using the same style of frescos for which the region is famous. The town exudes an old charm with its colorful bazaar having the largest number of painted havelies. One cannot forget these mansions covered with frescoes depicting the whole gamut of social and religious life. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 05 Nawalgarh – Khimsar 250 kms/ 5
After breakfast drive to Khimsar – perched on the edge of the great Thar Desert in the heart of rural India, It offers a wide range of experiences. The battle-scarred walls and turrets remind you of its glorious past as a center of much warfare, as well as commerce and trade. The initial construction began in 1523, but the family moved in during the 18th century when a new ‘zanana’ (ladies wing) was constructed. Thakur Onkar Singh built a regal wing for himself in the 1940s. Today, the Khimsar Fort ranks high among the premier classified heritage hotels of India. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 06 Khimsar – Jaisalmer 290 kms/ 5 hrs
Morning proceed to Jaisalmer - the ancient citadel on the Caravan route linking India with Persia, Arabia and The Mediterranean. This architectural in the twelth century by Jaisal, a Bhatti Prince, Located in the heart of the Thar Desert. Few cities in the world can match the Magnificence. Jaisalmer is renowned for its intricately carved & chiseled Haveli’s (Mansions), which illustrate superb craftsmanship. Overnight stay
Day 07 In Jaisalmer
Morning embark half day tour of Jaisalmer fort. Afterwards visit to the Gadisar Tank & large houses of the merchant called havelies, some of them dating to the Premediaval Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Shah Haveli and Nathamal Ki Haveli with their intricately carved screens on the facades and the typical traditional architecture.
Desert Camel Safari:
Afternoon Camel Safari start for Sam Sand Dunes on edge of Desert National Park, also see the village life and see the sunset over the sand dunes. Overnight Stay at hotel.
Day 08 Jaisalmer – Pokaran 110 km 2 hrs
Morning drive to Pokaran - Fort Pokaran; the 14th century citadel also known as “Balagarh” stands as a paragon amidst the Thar Desert. This monument is the premier fort of The Chief of Mighty Champawats (the clan of Rathores) has to its erstwhile aristocratic title attached the prestigious honour ‘Pradhan’ (The Premier Noble) to recognize every Thakur of Pokaran as of the first honour in The Durbar (the court) of the state Marwar- Jodhpur.
Surrounded with rocky, sandy and five salt ranges, Pokaran means “the place of five mirages” Fort Pokaran stands on ancient trade route that carried salt silk and spices to Persia and beyond. Instead of winding caravans of the past, it now has trains, buses and cars. The fort now attracts travelers to stay betwixt the glorious history where each stone speaks out volumes of the past. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 09 Pokaran - Jodhpur 170 Kms /3.30 hrs
After breakfast depart to Jodhpur – the Great Indian Desert, sites on sand stone hill surrounded by a strong wall, approximately 6 miles long with 7 entry gates. The fortified city of Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodhaji – chief of Rathore clan of Rajputs. The imperial city set at the edge of the Thar desert, is replete with amazing legends of romance and heroism. A major trade center of 16th Century, Jodhpur has grown to become the second largest city of the state. Afternoon Half day sightseeing of the city includes visit to Meherangarh Fort – stands a top a 125 metre high hill dominating the city’s skyline. It is one of the most impressive and formidable fort of the country, also visit the Umaid Bhavan Palace and its museum – a treasure trove. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 10 Jodhpur – Rohetgarh 52 kms/1 hrs
After breakfast 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 memorial of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, built in 1899 in white marble near the fort is noteworthy for its superb architecture, the royal cremation site and then proceed to see the most magnificent, modern 20th century Palace, our drive continued to Rabari and Bishnoi Village - 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. Remainder day is free for rest & relax. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 11 Rohetgarh – Daspan 135 Kms / 2 hrs
Drive to Daspan village where the fertile fields grow bountiful crops, and the village is known for its embroidered shoes. There are also some families that make bows and arrows in the Bhil style stay at Durjan Niwas Castles a small but beautiful fortress palace built in the early 19th century by the Champawat clan of Marwar. Many changes and additions were made into the old fortress and present structure is just a shadow of the original. The building was originally built in the Indo - European style of architecture with separate parts for ladies and gents. The hotel provides all modern amenities with the old world charm of Rajasthan to make your stay the most pleasant ever. Overnight stay at Durjan Niwas Castles
Day 12 Daspan – Siyana 58 kms/1 hrs
Drive to Siyana. Stay at the Thakur Ganpat Singh's farm with its stable of Marwari horses. You can opt and paid at the spot for Horse Riding, Wild life safari by Jeep, Village Safari by Jeep, Camel riding, Bird watching. Overnight stay at Ganpat Singh's farm
Day 13 Siyana - Ranakpur 125 Kms / 2 hrs
Morning leave for Ranakpur – one of the biggest and most important Jain temples, it is one of the five holy sites for the Jains. The main temple in the complex is “Chaumukha temple” or the four-faced temple dedicated to Adhinathji and built in the 15th century. It has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, all of which are different from each other. The Surya Narayana temple and the other jain temples in the complex are also worth visiting. The magic of light & shade is really awe- inspiring. Afternoon take the bullock cart will be perhaps the greenest and quirkiest ride you will find in Ranakpur explore to see glimpses of the village life. Explore the market Identify the fruits and vegetables for purchase. Negotiate with the vendors. Make the purchase. Overnight stay Mahna hotel
Day 14 Ranakpur – Deogarh 92 Kms /1.30 hrs
After breakfast drive to Deogarh, you can relax by the pool or take a stroll in the surrounding villages to explore the unexplored rural Rajasthan. Afternoon a rural heritage ride on the meter gauge train, having wooden slipper, accompanying local villagers traveling to Marwar the track passes through a breath taking scenery of Ravli sanctuary, with some 100 feet high bridges, two long tunnels, waterfalls, thick jungle, and above all an unchanged ambience of bygone era. One travels through a Ghat section and descends from neighboring shrub Jungle to feed on articles given by the villagers. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 15 Deogarh – Udaipur 135 kms/2 hrs
Morning leave for Udaipur – the “City of Lakes” is perhaps the most romantic and beautiful cities of India. In contrast to its desert neighborhood it stands out with an enchanting image of white marble palaces, placid blue lakes, gardens and temples surrounded by hills and mountains. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 A.D. on the shored of Lake Pichola upon arrival check in hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing of Udaipur includes The City Palace – this is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, construction of which was started by Udai Singh. This white marble architectural marvel, standing majestically on a hill is surrounded by crenellated walls. This huge edifice 30.4 meters high and 244 meters long was added on to, by later rulers, but the additions are so well planned and integrated, it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as complete structure, drive around Fateh Sagar lake – this fine lake, lying to the north of and connected by a small canal with Lake Pichola, was originally built by Maharana Jai Singh, in 1678 AD, Sahelion-ki-Bari or “ Garden of the Maids of Honour” was laid out for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of dowry, Partap Smarak: A memorial to the legendary warrior Rana Pratap, Bhartiya Lok Mandal Museum – a museum of folk arts, it displays a rich collection of folk musical instruments and paintings. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 16 Udaipur - Dungarpur 105 Kms /1.30 hrs
After breakfast drive to Bhil village Dungarpur – the diversity of nature unfolds in this hill town situated at the foothills of the Aravali. Dungarpur was founded in 1282 A. D. by Rawal Veer Singh. The region offers varied flora and fauna and an interesting topography, ranging from wild and rugged terrain in the North-East to fertile alluvial plains in the South-West. Complementing the scenic landscapes are the magnificent rivers-Mahi and Som. While the former separates the district from banswara, the latter draws a natural boundary between the district and Udaipur. The town is a visual delight during monsoons. Besides its rich natural wealth, Dungarpur boasts of a unique style of architecture as seen in the old palaces and noble residences. Also famous are lacquer painted toys and picture frames. Later visit to Udai Bilas Palace, Juna Mahal, Gaib Sagar Lake, Beneshwar and Galiyakot. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 17 Dungarpur – Chittaurgarh - Bijaipur 230 kms / 4.30 hrs
After breakfast drive to Bijaipur. En route visit to Chittaurgarh and visit to The Fort - standing tall over a 180 metre high hillock and sprawling over 700 acres, the fort is a standing edifice to the valour of Chittaurgarh, Vijay Stambh or Victory Tower – Built by Rana Kumbha in 1440 AD to commemorate his victory over the combined forces of the kings of neighboring Malwa and Gujarat, this tower is 120 feet high and has a girth of 30 feet at the base, Kirti Stambh – Built in the 12th century, it was dedicated to Lord Sri Adinath Rishabdeo, the first Jain Tirthankar. The 22 meter high structure is peplete with figures from the Jain pantheon.
Arrive Bijaipur the base for the Mina tribes. The village is located beside a lake. Castle Bijaipur – are the descendents of the great Rajput warrior, Shakti Singh. He was younger brother of the great Maharana Pratap Singh, a ruler of Mewar (Udaipur Region). The Castle built in 16th century. The Castle reflects a life style of Mewar with matching cuisine. The castle has had the privilege of playing host to thousands of tourists over the last one decade. The village Bijaipur is surrounded by green hills and the castle is situated in middle of village. The village is on the way to Bundi – Kota Road, 40 kms away from Chittorgarh. Overnight stay at Castle Bijaipur
Day 18 Bijaipur - Kota 170 kms /3.30 hrs
Morning drive to Kota-known as the industrial capital of Rajasthan, It has an interesting blend of the Old and the New. The fort, overlooking the mighty Chambal River, is the foremost tourist attraction here. The town is dotted with age-old monuments and temples retaining the glory of bygone era, as well as present day edifices and heavy industries. The history of the city dates back to the 12th century A.D., when Hada Chieftain, Rao Deva Conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti. Afternoon sightseeing Kota houses the museum and has some elaborately painted chambers. Ghazi Gate- famous for its outstanding mirror work, ebony and ivory inlaid doors. Overnight stay at Umed Bhawan
Day 19 Kota – Rajmahal 108 kms /2 hrs
Morning countryside drive to Rajmahal en route visits to Bundi – is a picturesque as one of the beautiful miniatures. Magnificent gardens, step-wells, lakes and chhatris make this ‘Kala Nagri’ or art city, nestling amongst green hills, a delightful feast of visuals for the traveler. Visit the Taragarh Fort – the serpentine Taragarh Fort and its palace is what immediately strikes visitors on arrival in Bundi, Sukh Nivas – the lakeside palace, which was the venue of much royal revelry, has excellent terrace garden, Nawal Sagar – this artificial lake has a temple to Varuna, the God of water, in the center. Our drive continued to Rajmahal 300 hundred old hotel en route visits to Bundi – is a picturesque as one of the beautiful miniatures Overnight stay at hotel
Day 20 Rajmahal – Pachewar 90 kms/ 1.30 hrs
Today drive to Pachewar Fort Pachewar Garh is situated in the middle of the village Pachewar from where one can have a 360* panoramic view of the entire village. A glimpse of Pachewar village provides you the opportunity to see ancient Temples, Royal Cenotaphs situated on the banks of Lake Pampa Sagar, different artisans like black smiths, gold smiths, earthen pot makers, carpet weavers at work, villagers extracting oil traditionally with the help of ox, Pachewar flourishing agricultural practices, toy makers and a blue pottery killn. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 21 Pachewar - Jaipur 87 kms / 1 hrs
Today drive to Jaipur once the capital of Rajasthan province the abode of Rajasthan; everywhere you will see the monuments of its Rajput rulers. Later visit the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on Caparisoned Elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered, whose hilltop location is to view various palaces with rooms of stunning beauty including the world’s finest chamber of mirrors and also visit temple of Kali. Later drive to Ranthambhore National park.
Afternoon visit to maharaja’s City Palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.
Day 22 Jaipur - Bhandarej 62 kms /1 hrs
Morning drive to Bhandarej – it is famous for its Bhadrawati Palace. A heritage property with a fascinating History. Tracing back to 11 century, when the Kachawa Chidftan Dhula Rao Saheb defeated the Badgujars and conquered Bhandarej. Tha Palace is splendidly restored and refurbished to the former glory. Come and see us and experience the atmoshphere. The village has a lovely setting beside a lake, and Mina settlements around it. Overnight stay at Bhadrawati Palace
Day 23 Bhandarej - Karauli 120 kms / 2 hrs
Morning drive to Karauli – a remote ancient town, A devotional city. A wealth of history and a magnificent palace built in 1635. That is Karauli, your new destination in Rajasthan. A Blend of warm royal hospitality, a serene rural environment and an opportunity to see historical monuments and magnificent temples will make your visit to Karauli a memorable experience. The ruling family of Karauli is the descendents of Lord Krishna while the city is the home of Shri Madan Mohanji, the deity of Lord Krishna, worshipped by millions of followers from Rajasthan and other states.
The old City Palace is a treasure trove of architecture, stone carvings, gorgeous jalli work and classic paintings. The spellbinding beauty of Darbar Hall is an experience in itself witness devotional life at the temples of Madan Mohanji, Kalyanji and Kaila Devi. Visit local bazars for exclusive items of handicraft, and colorful bangles of Karauli. Overnight stay at Bhanwar Niwas Palace
Day 24 Karauli - Keoladeo Birds Sanctuary 110 kms / 2 hrs
On today’s drive through the Rajasthani countryside we see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored saris of the region, Camels, Elephants & scenes of rural lives. Our drive to Keoladeo Birds Sanctuary in Bharatpur, home to more than 300 species of Birds are found in this small park of 29 sq. kms. of which 11 kms. are marshes and the rest, scrubland & grassland. Enjoy Jungle Atmosphere. Overnight stay at Laxmi Vilas Palace
Day 25 Keoladeo Birds Sanctuary - Agra 55 kms /1 hrs
After breakfast drive to Agra via the Ghostly deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 by the Great Emperor Akbar. Today it is deserted & left in solitude to reminisce over its past glory. Arrive Agra, at the time of the Mughals, in the 16th & 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire. During this period the city became a leading centre of art, science, commerce and culture. Akbar the Great made Agra great. The city's origins are dim but Akbar's grandfather Babur is credited with Agra's founding. The short golden age of Agra came to an end with the seventeenth century reign of Shah Jehan, mastermind of the unforgettable Taj Mahal.
Evening take Horse cart (Tonga Ride) both way enjoy the Magnificent Taj Mahal – The New 7 wonder of the world and Monument of Love in the warm glow of Sunset, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, what makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughal brought this concept to India they elevated it to heights of Incomparable artistry. As you drive through the city witness the local life, Shopping and bazaars (markets) and the hustle bustle of everyday India.
Day 26 Agra - Delhi 200 kms / 3 hrs
Say good by to this fascinating tour and drive back to Delhi and transfer to International Airport to board the flight for onward Destination.
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