Royal Rajasthan Tour
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Delhi
Rajasthan, Rajputana of old, a land where life in all its aspects comes emblazoned in the brightest of colors. Mighty forts and ornate palaces reveal the opulence and power of the maharajas who ruled here for centuries. Adorned with unique fresco styles and intricate miniature paintings, the Rajasthani palaces are the enduring legacy of some of India's most flamboyant ruling dynasties, the Rajputs. Our journey rediscovers the majesty and regal splendor of this remarkable state, visiting such outstanding sights as the stunning walled city of Jodhpur, the intricate havelis of Jaisalmer, and the lake city of Udaipur. Whether retracing the old caravan route to Jaisalmer or relaxing in royal palaces, this tour brings to life the majesty of the 'Land of Kings'.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi, our Executive/ representative will meet you at the Airport followed by transfer from Airport to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
Breakast at hotel. Morning sightseeing of Old Delhi including Red Fort (closed on Monday), Raj Ghat, Chandini Chowk, Jama Masjid. Lunch in the city. After Lunch morning sightseeing of New Delhi including India Gate, President House, Rajpath, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb. Dinner & overnight at hotel
Day 03 : Delhi – Agra (200 Kms)
After breakfast, drive to Agra via Sikandra – the red sandstone mausoleum
of Emperor Akbar. Arrive and check in at hotel. Lunch in hotel and then continue sightseeing of Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays) regarded as one of the Wonders of the World. Later visit the massive Agra Fort, which has been the seat of Mughal rulers for several years. Evening visit to Local market. Farewell Dinner. Overnight at Hotel in Agra.
Day 04 : Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (225 Kms)
After breakfast, depart for Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri, a special destination. Once the capital of the Mughal Empire, Fatehpur Sikri remains in perfect condition to this day. The city was constructed during the rein of Akbar, the greatest of the Mughal emperors, and it was at Fatehpur Sikri where the Emperor spent the richest and most productive years of his 49 year rein. You will take a short tour of this Sikri, where Islamic, Hindu, and Jain influences are all evident in the architecture. Lunch Enroute. Continue for Jaipur. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Jaipur
Breakfast at Hotel in Jaipur. Full day city tour of Jaipur including excursion to Amber fort. At Amber fort visit Sheesh Mahal, Ganesh Pol, Shila Devi Temple, Kesar Kyari Bagh. Climb up the fort on elephants back like the Maharajas and visit the Amber Palace of the Kuchchawa rulers. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur city visiting Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), The City Palace, January Mantar etc. Dinner at selected restaurant. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 : Jaipur – Mandawa
Breakfast at hotel and depart for Mandawa, reach the Shekhawati town. Lunch in Mandawa. After lunch walking tour of the town to see some of its frescoed "havelies" (mansions) and Excursion to Nawalgarh - the town having some of the best frescoes. Traditional Rajasthani Gala Dinner in the hotel.
Day 07 : Mandawa – Bikaner
Breakfast at hotel and depart for Bikaner, reach Bikaner - the camel city. Lunch in hotel and after lunch, sightseeing of unique camel - breeding farm. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Bikaner – Deshnok - Jaisalmer
Breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing of well-preserved Junagarh Fort and Rat Temple in Deshnok and thereafter continue drive to Jaisalmer. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Jaisalmer – Sam Camp
Breakfast at hotel. Morning sightseeing which includes Gadi Sagar, the golden-hued Jaisalmer fort, Nathmaji ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli. Lunch at hotel. After lunch drive to Kanoi, where the camels are waiting to start Safari till Sunset Point. After sunset, transfer to Camp. We organize Special Traditional Welcome with Garlands, Tikka and Welcome Drink and the evening will start with Camp fire,Gala Evening & Cocktail with local folk dances. Overnight at Swiss Camp.
Day 10 : Jaisalmer – Osiyan - Jodhpur
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Jodhpur. Lunch Enroute. On the way visit the Jain Temple complex of Osiyan built in 08-11 centuries with beautiful and fascinating sculptures. On arrival in Jodhpur check-in at the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Jodhpur – Delhi (By Flight )
Breakfast at hotel. Morning tour of Jodhpur including Mehrangarh Fort. The Mehrangarh Fort dominates this 15th century city. Visit this magnificent fort and Jaswant Thada – a royal cenotaph, close by. Umaid Bhawan Palace, the royal residence, a part of which is now a hotel. Lunch in the city. After lunch depart for airport to connect flight for Delhi.