Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan
Day 1 Arrive Delhi by flight
Arrival Delhi late night. On arrival assistance at airport & transfer to your hotel by air conditioned car. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 02 Delhi Sightseeing
Breakfast at hotel Visit these places...
Day 03 Delhi – Shekhawati
1. JAMA MASJID – Completed in 1658 this is one of the largest Mosques in India
2. CHANDNI CHOWK – One of the main markets of Delhi, this ancient market which was the pride of the Mughals, still fascinates the visitors with its colourful crowds and varied shops
3. RAJ GHAT – A serene and touching tribute to the Father of the Nation – Mahatma Gandhi P.M: Visit of NEW DELHI - Visiting
1. QUTAB MINAR – In 1199, Qutbuddin raised the Qutab Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. At 72.5 m, it is the highest stone tower in India and one of the finest Islamic structures ever raised in India.
2. HUMAYUN’S TOMB – Built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum, in the middle of 16th century, this Red sand stone structure is considered to be the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. The structure is one of the best examples of Mughal Architecture.
3. INDIA GATE – India Gate is a 42m high stone arch of triumph. It bears the name of the 85,000 Indian Army soldiers who died in the campaigns of World War One, the North – West frontier operations and the 1919 Afghan Fiasco. Below the arch is the memorial to the Unknown Soldier. Drive around the Presidential Palace and drive back to your hotel. Overnight.
After breakfast at hotel, leave by air-conditioned car for Shekhavati. Journey time approx 5 hrs and 30 mn. On arrival proceed to your hotel. P.M: Visit of Havelis in MANDAWA. Shekhawati’s magnificent havelis or mansions, built by the rich merchants of the region, display a unique architectural style that evolved around the courtyards to ensure safety and privacy of the women folk and protection from the heat of the long and harsh summers during forts and palaces of Rajasthan tour. The Havelis painted predominately in blue, maroon, yellow, green and indigo have beautiful wall paintings that adorn their walls. Overnight.
Day 4 Shekhavati – Bikaner
After breakfast at hotel leave by car for Bikaner. Journey time approx 3 hrs & 30 mn. On arrival proceed to your hotel. P.M. : City tour of BIKANER : Junagarh Fort: which contains several exquisite palaces - among them Anup Mahal and Badal Mahal. Also visit Deshnoke, Karni Mata's temple, which is 33 km away and is devoted to an incarnation of Durga. Overnight during Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan tour.Day 5 Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After breakfast leave by car for Jaisalmer. Journey time approx. 6 hrs. On arrival proceed to your hotel. En route, pass by the Pokhran Fort. P.M.: Late afternoon watch sunset over Jaisalmer from the cenotaphs. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 Jaisalmer
Breakfast at hotel. Visit JAISALMER FORT – The Jaisalmer fort, built in golden yellow sandstone and is over 800 years old, crowns the Trikuta Hill. The Fort stands almost 30 metres over the city and houses an entire living area within its huge ramparts. Walking through the narrow lanes is an experience worth savouring. Within the Fort visit of Jain Temples. Continue your tour to visit Havelis. Patwon Ki Haveli is the most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer Havelis. It stands in a narrow lane and one of its apartments is painted with beautiful murals. Also visit SALIM SINGH KI HAVELI and NATHMAL KI HAVELI. P.M. Visit of JAIN TEMPLE in the vicinity of Jaisalmer. These Rajasthan forts sre so famous around all ver world. Overnight stay st hotel.
Day 07 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Rohet
After breakfast at hotel leave by car for Jodhpur. Journey time approx 5 Hrs. Visit of MEHARANGARH FORT. Situated on a Steep Hill, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India with Rajasthan Forts and Palaces. Rajasthan Forts encloses many Rajasthan palaces which are known for their intricate carvings and sprawling courtyards.Continue your Rajasthan forts and palaces tour with visit of JASWANT THADA. Closed to the Fort lies this white marble cenotaphs, built in 1899, in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singe 2 rare portrials of Jodhpur’s rulers are, also, to be seen at Jaswant Thada. Terminate you tour with a visit of Sardar market. Narrow alleys lead to quaint bazzars selling textiles, antiques, silverware and handicrafts. After visit leave for Rohet by car. Journey time approx 1 Hr. On arrival proceed to your hotel.Overnight during Rajasthan Fort and Palaces.Day 08 Rohet - Ranakpur - Kumbalgarh
Early morning visit of the Bishnoi Villages by jeep. After breakfast leave by car for Ranakpur. Journey time approx 2hrs & 30 mn. On arrival visit of JAIN TEMPLE. Nestled in the quiet, picturesque Aravalli Hills, this Temple is dedicated to “Lord Adinath” (Jain Tirthankar). The Temples here stand from the 15th century. The 29 halls are supported by 1444 pillars and no two are exactly alike. After visit, leave by air-conditioned car for Kumbalgarh. Journey time approx 2 hrs. On arrival proceed to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 Kumbalgarh - Eklingji - Udaipur
Breakfast at hotel A.M. Visit of Fort, KUMBHALGARH - is famous for its 15th century fort . Approachable by road, the huge stone bastion stands atop a hill and allows access through spiked gates. After visit continue by car for Udaipur. Journey time approx 2 Hrs. On arrival proceed to your hotel. P.M. At leisure (Car at your disposal). Overnight.
Day 10 Udaipur
Breakfast at hotel A.M. City Tour: Visit of the romantic City Palace and the museum within it. Continue to the Old Part of the city with its charming and quaint bazaars and temples. Mingle with the teeming hordes of people crowding the picturesque and colourful narrow streets. Visit the enchanting gardens of Sahelion ki Bari. P.M. Boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight.
Day 11 Udaipur - Deogarh
After Breakfast at hotel leave for Deogarh. Journey time approx 3 Hrs. On arrival proceed to your hotel. –Deogarh Mahal – which is a fascinating palace built in the 16th Century and is of particular interest for those wanting to delve into the history of this region. P.M. Visit the picturesque villages in the vicinity of Deogarh. Overnight during Rajasthan Fort and Palaces.
Day 12 Deogarh - Samode
After Breakfast. Samode was a great and prosperous city by the newspaper Rajputana in 1879. The Zamindars (owners) of Samode the principal Thakurs of the state of Amber were the clan of Nathawat Chomu, a branch of the Amber house, dating back to the Maharaja of Jaipur, the fabled Prithviraj Singhji, the 17th prince of the house Kacchwaha Rajputs. It was awarded Samode to Gopal Singhji, one of his 12 son, a noble vassal of the Principality of Amber and Jaipur. Samode was one of the richest kingdom of Amber. Thereafter, the kingdom fell into the hands of Behari Das, a warrior of the Rajpoot clan that was in the service of the Mughals. Having belonged to six generations of his descendants Samode was delivered to the Maharaja. installation or Samode Samode Bagh. Samode Bagh is a garden paradise situated 4 km from Samode Palace, nestled on 20 acres of beautiful land that combine the tranquility and luxury. The atmosphere is quiet, relaxed and elegant. It is a romantic hideaway where you can be as active or thoughtful as you want. Samode Bagh offers a unique experience of camping in tents, air-conditioned tent where the color of the dunes are luxuriously furnished with every comfort. The garden has a length of about one hundred fifty meters and is surrounded by a wall 15 feet high. The Samode Palace is one of the most charming hotels and romantic India.
Day 13 Samode – Jaipur (50kms/1.5hr)
After breakfast leave by car for Jaipur. On arrival visit of Amber Fort, FORT AMBER which was constructed between the 10th and 11th century by a tribe called Minas fell into the hands of the Rajputs in 1037 and remained the capital of the Rajputs till 1728 when the capital was shifted to the newly founded city of Jaipur. It is perhaps one of the most imperial and dominating forts in India. You will be climbing up to the Fort on the back of an elephant, which in itself is a unique experience! P.M.: A Visit to City Palace Museum, an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art. The Museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of Royal Princes. You will also visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in 1726 AD, Hawa Mahal (PALACE OF WINDS) a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramid façade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Overnight.
Day 14 Jaipur – Agra (255kms/5hrs)
After breakfast at hotel begin your drive for Fatehpur Sikri. Journey time approx 4 hrs. On arrival visit of Fatehpur Sikri, Perched atop a rocky ridge 37 km west of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri came into being four centuries ago when Emperor Akbar, created the first planned city in Indo – Islamic style. The city was actualized with great energy, but was completely abandoned a little more than a decade later. Fatehpur Sikri is built in red sandstone, and is a beautiful blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural element. The sandstone is richly ornamented with carving and fretwork. After visit continue drive of 1hrs for Agra. On arrival proceed to your hotel. Overnight during Rajasthan Fort and Palaces.
Day 15 Agra – Delhi (220kms/4.5hrs)
Visit of Taj Mahal at sun rise. Taj Mahal, the monumental labour of love of a great ruler for his beloved queen is sheer poetry in marble. One of the wonders of the world, this 17th century monument took 22 years in the making. An estimated 20,000 people worked to complete this enchanting mausoleum. Return for Breakfast at hotel. Around 0900Am Visit of FORT. The Great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the construction of the Agra Fort in 1565, A.D. The forbidding exterior of this Fort hides an inner paradise. There are a number of exquisite buildings like the Moti Masjid within this Fort, after visit drive to Delhi. En route, visit of SIKANDRA (The mausoleum of Emperor Akbar represents his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of Hindu and Muslim architectures in a superlative fusion). Upon arrival drive into town (No Hotel) Late night transfer to International AirportDay 16 Delhi - Departure
Today, you have the room booked till 1200hrs noon check out, Later you will be transferred to airport depending on your return flight schedule.
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