- NEEMRANA - MANDAWA - BIKANER - KHIMSAR - JODHPUR - GHANERAO - UDAIPUR -
DUNGARPUR - BIJAPUR - ROOPANGARH - JAIPUR - AGRA - DELHI The Glorious
past of Rajasthan is brought alive today by these splendid palaces, forts,
castles, hunting lodges, havelis & town houses. These places are today
friendly tourist hotels with personalized service. These heritage hotels
with a unique individual history that spans centuries, contain most of their
original architecture and furniture too. You really live in the past here!.
1: Arrival airport and transfer at New Delhi to hotel and in the
later afternoon we take you to a drive tour of Old & New Delhi.
2: After breakfast we drive to Neemrana. A former fort is
painstakingly furnished to restore its past glory. It is situated at the
most picturesque site and most of the rooms have private balcony facing
Day 3 We drive today to one of the
major places in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan-Mandawa. Dusty streets
with painted havelis is the unique feature of this region.
4 We drive today, after a drive of about 130 Kms at Bikaner-a
desert city. We check in at the most impressive & secluded Gajner palace
on the outskirts of the city. A private sanctuary and beautiful lake are the
major attractions here.
Day 5: After breakfast we
drive to Khimsar enroute Deshnok temple, Rat Temple and check in at Khimsar
fort. This is ideal place for Jeep safaris & village tours.
6: Today we drive to one of the major towns of Rajasthan-Jodhpur.
We visit here, Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Our host Ajit Bhavan
is impressive red sand stone structure built in 19th century.
Day 7: On our way to
Ghanerao, we will see a famous Jain temple at Ranakpur. We visit here tribal
village & Kumbhalgarh fort.
Day 8: A drive of
about 130 Kms brings us to Udaipur - a city of lakes and palaces, temples.
Our host, Shiv Nivas Palace is one of the best in Rajasthan and is blend of
Mughal decorative art and Rajput Military Architecture.
Day 9: We drive today to a remote town of Dungarpur to arrive at Udai Bilas
Palace, the banquet Hall here, with its jaunting trophies and crystal
chandeliers takes on a back to the days of past.
Day 10: A visit to for Dungarpur.
Day 11: We drive to
Bijapur and enroute visit Chittorgarh fort which is famous for Rani Padmini
who sacrificed herself. Castle Bijapur was build in 16th century. It has few
attractions nearby i.e. Panagarh fort, Lake, wildlife sanctuary etc.
12: A 5 hrs drive to Roopangarh via Ajmer. Roopanagarh fort was
built in 1653 AD and was the capital for about 100 days.
13: We drive today to Jaipur, pink city and the capital of the state of
Rajasthan, and arrive at Narayan Niwas Palace, which has been constructed in
1928AD by the first Indian, commissioned in the British Army.
14: We explore this city of Jaipur visiting Hawa Mahal, City palace
and its Museum, largest sun-dial in an ancient observatory built by
astronomer king & Amer fort with Elephant ride.
Day 15: After breakfast we drive to Agra and have halt at Fatehpur Sikri-old
capital of Emperor Akbar. We arrive by late afternoon at hour hotel in Agra.
16: After breakfast we visit Taj Mahal; Agra fort, and other
important monuments in town. In the afternoon we start our return trip to
Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to International airport for your onward
journey back home.
Day 1: Arrival : Delhi : Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer from
airport to hotel. Afternoon sight-seeing tour of OLD DELHI visiting the Raj
Ghat - Jamia Mosque - Red Fort - O/N at the Hotel.
Day 2: Morning,
sight-seeing tour of NEW DELHI visiting the Humayan's Tomb, the Qutub Minar,
drive along the ceremonial avenue-Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate,
Parliament House and the President's Residence and end the tour with a drive
through Diplomatic Enclave. Afternoon Free. O/N at the Hotel.
3: Transfer from hotel to the Railway Station in time of
Departure : Delhi at 06 15 hours by Shatabadi Exp. Arrival : Agra at 08
10 hours (Breakfast will be served in the train) Meeting and
assistance upto arrival and transfer from Railway Station to hotel.
Afternoon, sight-seeing tour of Agra city visiting the impressive Agra Fort,
the local bazaar and of course the most perfect architectural monument in
the world - The Taj Mahal. O/N at the hotel.
Day 4: Morning
drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri (221 Kms / 5 hrs) the
deserted, red sandstone cityhat was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital
and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest
gateway in the world. Continue your drive to Jaipur upon arrival check-in at
the hotel. O/N at the hotel.
Day 5: Morning excursion
to Amber Fort. Make your ascent to the palace fortress on the gaily
caparisoned elephant back. Tour the chambers and hallways of the palace
which are famous for the excellence of their design and deciration.
Afternoon tour of Jaipur known as "THE PINKCITY OF RAJASTHAN".
Visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory, which was built in the 1700's,
the City Palace and its Museum, the Hawa Mahal. O/N at the hotel.
Day 6: JAIPUR-MANDAWA
(168 Kms/4 HRS) Drive from Jaipur to Mandawa. On arrival Check-in at
the hotel. Afternoon sight-seeing tour to Mandawa. Visit the Mandawa Bazaar
which has many painted houses, part of which have been turned into shops.
This dessert village is peaceful and serene. O/N at the hotel.
7: MANDAWA-BIKANER (190 Kms/ 4 HRS) Drive from Mandawa to
Bikaner. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon, city sight-seeing tour
of Bikaner this desert town in the north of the state was founded in 1488 by
Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. Visit the
Junagarh Fort constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh. Also
visit Camel Breeding Farm (closed on Sundays). O/N at the hotel.
8: BIKANER-JAISALMER (340 kms/9 HRS) Drive from Bikaner to Jaisalmer.
On arrival check in at the hotel. O/N at the hotel.
Day 9: JAISALMER
Morning sight-seeing tour of Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great
Indian Desert. Its temples, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone.
Afternoon optional excursion to sand dunes (40 kms) to witness sunset. O/N
at the hotel.
Day 10: JAILSALMER-JODHPUR (308 kms/8
HRS) Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur. On arrival check in the hotel.
O/N at the hotel.
Day 11: JODHPUR - UDAIPUR
Morning sight-seeing tour of Jodhpur - gateway to the desert beyond, home of
the rathors of Marwa. Visit the Fort, rising up a hilly scrap, built on the
advice of a hermit, which overlooks the city in the image of a long
sentinel. And continue your drive to Udaipur, via Ranakpur (259 kms/7 hrs).
A visit to the famous Jain Temple dating back to the 15th century. It's 29
halls are supported by 200 pillars, none of which are alike. The Temples
abounds with intricate friezes and sculptures. Continue your drive and upon
arrival at Udaipur check-in at the hotel. O/N at the hotel.
12: UDAIPUR Morning, sight-seeing tour of Udaipur, stopping
first at City Palace. Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and
ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies; and the
peacock courtyard. Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens; the
Jagdish Temple; and the local folk museum, Afternoon, motor launch cruise on
the placid waters of Lake Pichola. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palaces-the
lovely island palace in the middle of the lake. O/N at the hotel.
13: UDAIPUR - DELHI Transfer from hotel to the airport in time
for: Departure : Udaipur by air Arrival: Delhi Meeting and
assistance upon arrival and transfer from airport to hotel. O/N at the
Day 14 DELHI-ABROAD Transfer from hotel
the airport in time for: Departure: DELHI