You have golden opportunity to explore the rich Indian cultural heritage on Rajasthan tours and travels. There are several monuments, places, forts, havelis, etc showing the glorious past and History
Day 01 –Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi – The national capital of India. On arrival we will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 – Delhi
After breakfast we would take you for a full day sightseeing of Delhi covering Laxmi Narayan Temple – a modern Hindu temple devoted to Goddess Laxmi and Narayana, India Gate – is located on Raj Path in New Delhi, Parliament House, Jama Masjid – largest mosque in India, Red Fort,Gandhi memorial, Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar. In the evening return to the hotel.
Day 03 – Delhi – Samode
In the morning drive to Samode. Samode is located in the regal Indian state of Rajasthan and around 42 km away from capital city Jaipur. This tiny village is famous for its havelis, fort & handicrafts. Visit In the morning drive to Samode. Samode is located in the regal Indian state of Rajasthan and around 42 km away from capital city Jaipur. This tiny village is famous for its havelis, fort & handicrafts. Visit In the morning drive to Samode. Samode is located in the regal Indian state of Rajasthan and around 42 km away from capital city Jaipur.
SamodePalace: Displaying its regal grandeur with frescoed walls, it is one of the most impressive palaces in entire Rajasthan. Inside Samode Palace visit Sultan Mahal with a wonderful hall has a gorgeous marble pillared verandah. The room is adorned with blue tile work and the walls are ornamented with patterns painted with vegetable dyes.
Durbar hall: which is quite like the other hall is painted with elaborate floral designs and colored delicately with vegetable dye. Also take a tour of the Hall of Mirrors, which as the name suggests, is a hall decorated with tiny fragments of mirror on the walls.
Samode Bagh: It was constructed by Rawal Sheo Singhji more than 400 years ago and is modeled on the geometric style of Mughal Gardens. Airy Pavilions, rippling water fountains, and gracefully furnished tents are the major attractions of Samode Bagh.
Samode Fort: This medieval relic seems like a sentinel standing on a hill above the Samode Palace. King used to stay in the fort when Samode Palace was not built.
Day 04 – Samode – Mandawa
Today drive to Mandawa – situated in the heart of the Shekhavati region, is a compact little beautiful town in the state of Rajasthan. Mandawa has numerous magnificent havelis and dazzling forts spread all throughout the place. And these comprise of intricate craftsmanship and the strikingly beautiful arches.
Antique fresco and beautiful paintings are featured on these havelis. Visit – The medieval Fort of Mandawa, founded in 18th century, is famous for its beautiful painted arched getaways adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows and splendid carvings. Saraf haveli, Ladia havelis and Chokhani havelis are a few of the well–known havelis of Mandawa.
Day 05 – Mandawa – Bikaner
In the morning drive to Bikaner– established in 1488 AD by Rao Bika Ji, it is situated in north–west part of Rajasthan. The impressive palaces, beautiful and ornately sculptured temples of red and yellow sand stones exhibit some of the finest creations of Rajput civilization. The city is surrounded by huge walls, and scattered with many sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval splendor that spread through the citys lifestyle. Reach & check into the hotel. Later go for a half day sightseeing of Bikaner.
Visit Junagarh Fort – It is believed to be one of the most magnificent forts of northern India which has remained unconquered till date. This fort was built in 15th century by Raja Rai Singh who was one of the most able and faithful generals of Akbar. This fort has a 986m–long wall with 37 bastions, a moat and two entrances.
Visit The Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum: This small museum has a huge collection of pre–Harappan, Gupta and Kushan pottery. It’s wealthy collection of pottery, carpets, paintings, armory, coins terracotta ware, weapons make this museum one of the finest in Rajasthan.
Also see Camel Breeding Farms: This government run station is perhaps unique in Asia. It is located at 08 kms from Bikaner. There are about 230 camels at the National Camel Research Center and three different breeds are reared here.
Lalgarh Palace – Constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh in remembrance of his father is situated 3 km north of Bikaner city. Designed by Sir Swinton Jacob, the palace is quite impressive with suspended balconies and fragile latticework.
Day 06 – Bikaner – Jaisalmer
In the morning drive to Jaisalmer – also known as Golden City, Arrive and check into hotel. Later we enjoy a city tour covering Jaisalmer Fort – This magnificent fort was constructed in 1156 by the Bhatti Rajput ruler Jaisala. It is located on an 80m high Trikuta Hill. This is a living fort; with one quarter of the old citys population residing in it. The fort is approached through four gateways – Akhaiya Pol, Ganesh Pol, Suraj pol and hava Pol.
Other Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh–Ki–Haveli – hasbeautiful mansion with stone carvings and lattice work of spectacular intricacy & Patwon–Ki–Haveli – which has delicately carved pillars and widespread corridors and chambers. Also visit Lodurva situated at 16 km – The ancient capital of Jaisalmer and a significant pilgrim spot of the Jain community with some glorious Jain temple.
Day 07 –Jaisalmer
No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip to the most picturesque Sam sand dunes. This day you will visit Sam sand dunes – situated at a distance of approximately 42 km from the city of Jaisalmer. Located in the center of the Thar Desert, these sand dunes are amongst the most renowned ones in Rajasthan. Radiating laid–back vibes, Sam Sand Dunes, would totally charm you with their attractive sights. Adventure freaks can go out on a camel safari– getting the real experience of the desert on the camel back.
Day 08 – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
Today morning drive to Jodhpur – The Sun City. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Later take a full day city excursion covering Mehrangarh fort located at a distance of 5 km from Jodhpur. It is one of the largest forts in India. It is also the most magnificent fort in Jodhpur, infact, in the whole Rajasthan which is situated on a 150 m high hill. It was established by Rao Jodha in 1459. Seven gates have to be crossed to reach the fort. Other attractions of Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan include several palaces inside the fort, with their extensive and huge courtyards.
One of the forts palaces The Moti Mahal or the Pearl Palace has a gracefully carved stone screen and treasures the Sringar Chowki, royal throne of Jodhpur & elegantly adorned ceilings and walls, with delicate latticework on the windows.
Phool Mahal or Flower Palace–The Jodhpur Coat of Arms is reserved in the Phool Mahal. Walls of this Flower Palace are covered with paintings illustrating various musical moods.
Jhanki Mahal – the residence from where the zenana women would watch ceremonial proceedings.
Sheesh Mahal – Hall of Mirrors – Its mirror–work includes large, regular pieces, rather than an intricate mosaic of tiny fragments; another variation is the superimposition over the mirror–work of brightly painted religious figures made in plaster.
We will also take you to Jaswant Thada which lies adjacent to Mehrangarh Fort and The 19th century royal cenotaph, a creation in white marble. It houses pictures of successive rulers.
Visit Clock tower – The timely wealth of Jodhpur. Later shop for exquisite handicrafts including the famous embroidered shoes, antiques, as well as Bandhini or tie and dye fabrics.
Day 09 – Jodhpur – Luni
On arrival, check–in at FORT CHANWA Luni Fort Chanwa – located 35 kms from Jodhpur is owned by Maharaja Dalip Singh, youngest son of Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. It was built by Kaviraj Muraridanji, a minister in the court of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Elegantly carved windows or jharokas and latticework friezes consist of some of the most glorious features of the Chanwa Luni Fort.
Day 10 – Luni – Ranakpur – Udaipur
In the morning drive to Udaipur en route visiting Ranakpur temples – The exceptionally beautiful ranakpur complex situated 60 km north of Udaipur, is one of the largest and most important Jain temple in India. The enormous structure of the temple is exclusively raised in light color marble. The main temple is the Chaumukha Temple, or Four–Faced Temple, dedicated to Adinath was constructed in 1439.
The multifaceted structure of the temple has four separate entrance doors to penetrate in the chambers. These chambers lead to the main hall or Grabh–Griha, where the idol of Lord Adinath is positioned. Over 1444 pillars support this huge structure and it is surprising to know that every single pillar is carved gracefully and not one pillar resembles the other. Within the complex are two other jain temples devoted to Neminath and Parasnath and, a little distance away, a Sun Temple & Amba Mata Temple is also located.
Day 11 – Udaipur
Morning excursion to the city covering City Palace – A regal architectural wonder located over Lake Pichola, it is an accumulation of courtyards, pavilions, terraces corridors rooms and hanging gardens. They all are built at different time beginning from 1559 A.D. The balconies of the palace provide splendid view of "Jag Niwas" or Lake Palace hotel, Jag Mandir on one side and on the other the city of Udaipur.Jagdish Temple – located in the city palace complex, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and can be approached by a broad flight of steps.
Fateh Sagar Lake – A gorgeous lake which is overlooked by a number of hills on the three sides and the Pratap Memorial on its north side which was constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh. In the middle of the lake is Nehru Park – a lovely garden island with a boat shaped cafe reachable by an enjoyable boat ride, later visit Saheliyon–Ki–Bari also known as garden of maids – queens resort for her friends and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir – Folk Art Museum which exhibits the brilliant collection of folk articles of Rajasthan varies from typical rural–dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings.
Day 12 – Udaipur – Dungarpur
Morning leave for Dungarpur, is located in the south of Rajasthan. The legend has it that Dungarpur once used to be a Bhil Pal or the village of Dungaria, a Bhil chief. After him the city got its name. It is believed that Rawal Veer Singh murdered Dungaria and founded the city of Dungarpur (the City of Hills) in 1282. Later visit.Juna Mahal – filled with many old frescoes and paintings. The Aam Khas, or main living room, has impressive mirror work and glass inlays. Rajmata Devendra Kunwar State Museum – Government run museum.
Day 13 – Dungarpur – Deogarh
Drive to Deogarh –the fort of Gods, is positioned on the right bank of the Betwa River. The fort is entered through a corbelled gateway in the outer wall. Within the fort is a extraordinary group of 31 Jain temples, which were the renowned Jain centres from the 8th to the 17th centuries. Deogarh Fort & Palace is the only attraction which is worth visiting in the city.
Day 14 – Deogarh – Pushkar
Today drive to Pushkar – the city of Brahma, on arrival check into hotel. Later take a half take a city tour covering Jagat Pita Shri Brahma Temple – The only exquisite temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, Apteshwar Mahadeo Temple – Dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Day 15 – Pushkar – Ajmer – Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Ajmer to visit the Dargah of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti. Its entrance has high gates which are carved with silver. Grave of the saint is surrounded by silver railing & also covered with marble. Arrive & check into the hotel.
Day 16 – Jaipur
Enjoy full day excursion to Amber Fort, starting with a joy ride on an Elephant. Visit Sheesh Mahal inside also known as Palace of Mirrors it is one of the most impressive sights in the Amber Fort. Later visit City Palace – which was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. It also house a sequence of gardens, courtyards and buildings with a mix of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, Jantar Mantar – the royal Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh, also drive past Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds – and the Bazaar etc.
Day 17 – Jaipur – Agra
Morning drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, Jama Masjid / The Buland Darwaza / Palace of Jodha Bai / Birbal Bhawan and Panch Mahal. On arrival check into the hotel.
Day 18 – Agra – Delhi
After breakfast we would take you for a full day sightseeing of Agra which will include Taj Mahal – constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in remembrance of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj has continued to be a mark of love since ever, Red Fort – is positioned in Agra, on the banks of Yamuna River. It is known as Red Fort because it is built of a kind of red sandstone.
You can also visit inside some of the most beautiful structural designs of the Mughal Period Pearl Mosque, Moti Masjid, Diwan–i–Khas, Diwan–i–Am and Jahangiri Mahal. Also visit Itmad–ud–Daulas Tomb – It was built much earlier than Taj Mahal in 1622 A.D. The tomb is of particular importance since many of its design outshine the Taj.
Day 19 – Depart Delhi
Departure transfer to airport for flight to home country.