Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan
Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days
Destinations:Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Junia - Jaipur - Delhi
Day 1 - Delhi: Late in the evening meeting and assistance on arrival in Delhi International Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 - Delhi: Full day sightseeing Old & New Delhi, visiting the historic Red Fort, Jama Masjid (the largest Mosque in India), Raj Ghat, (Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial site). Later pass through Sir Edwin Lutyen’s masterpiece city of New Delhi, visiting the President’s House, India Gate, Connaught Place. The evening is at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 - Delhi - Mandawa: Morning leave for Mandawa located in the Shekawati region of North – West Rajasthan. Afternoon, visit Mandawa bazaar and colorful havelis ( palaces). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 - Mandawa: Morning visit some of the havelis in the small town around Mandawa. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 - Mandawa - Bikaner : Morning leave for Bikaner, a heavily fortified fort city famous for its camel farm and colorful people. Afternoon, visit fort & the local Camel Breeding Farm. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 - Bikaner - Khimsar (Via Nagaur): Morning leave for Khimsar en-route visit Nagaur, a desert town noted for its fine fort and then visit the Royal castle at Khimsar. Evening, drive into the desert to see the sunset and to spot Antelopes, Peacocks and Deer & overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 - Khimsar - Jaisalmer: Morning visit the famous Hindu Jain Temples at Osiyan enroute to the ancient city of Jaisalmer city which is one of India's most beautiful, colorful & fascinating border area of India. On arrival check into hotel. In the evening a camel ride to visit the Sand Dunes. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 - Jaisalmer: A half day city tour visiting temples, Fort and Havelis Afternoon, drive to the outskirts of the city to see Amar Sagar lake and to Sunset Point for a superb view of the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur: Morning leave for the city of Jodhpur, which is known for its massive 15th century fort in the most spectacular of cliff top settings. In the afternoon, explore the busy streets and bazaars. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 - Jodhpur: Morning sight seeing excursion to visit the magnificent Meherangarh fort. Afternoon visit the Bishnoi village, where you will meet colorful tribal people and witness their rural village life. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh: Morning leave for a scenic drive through the countryside to see the beautiful Jain temples at Ranakpur. After visiting the Ranakpur temples continue through the villages to the fort at Kumbalgarh. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur: Morning a short drive to the romantic city of Udaipur, visiting en-route the temples at Eklingji and Nagda. on arrival in Udaipur transfer to hotel and overnight at hotel.
Day 13 - Udaipur: A half day city tour visiting Palaces and Museum dedicated to Rajasthani arts, crafts and Traditions, Sahelion Ki Bari, Jagdish Temple and Gulab Niwas Garden. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14 - Udaipur - Junia: Morning leave for Junia enroute visit Chittorgarh (the centre of Rajput resistance against Mughal Rule, here visit the glory of the Chittorgarh the Tower of Victory. Later on arrival in the interesting village of Junia view the beautiful insight into the life of rural India and its people. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15 - Junia - Jaipur: Morning leave for the colorful city Jaipur. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 16 - Jaipur: A full day sightseeing tour of this magnificent "Pink City" visiting "Hawa Mahal" (Palace of Winds), the Observatory, City Palace, the Crafts centre & colorful bazaars. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17 - Jaipur - New Delhi (via Amber Fort): Morning leave for Delhi enroute visit the Amber Fort known for its rich culture and heritage. At Amber Fort take an Elephant ride to reach top of the Fort to visit Jagmandir or the chamber of glittering mirrors, Jai Mahal & the temple of Goddess Kali. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to international airport to board flight for onward destination.
Room till 12 noon of day 17