Rajasthan Independent tour collection

The wonderful amalgamation of age old traditions, intriguing cultures and warm welcoming hospitality can be only experienced in Rajasthan.

Forts and Palaces Tour of Rajasthan

After you arrival in Delhi, drive to the village of Mandawa, located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Visit castles, havelis and shrines in Mandawa before heading to the city of Bikaner, the 'Land of Camels'. Here, make a visit to the much popular Lalgarh Fort. Drive to Khimsar to view the Khimsar Fort. Travel to the desert city of Jaisalmer to experience the monumental beauty of the Jaisalmer Fort and the Patwon Ki Haveli among others. See the Hindu and Jain shrines located in Osian and reach Bishnoi, a tribal village. Explore the town of Kumbhalgarh and the Jain temples in Ranakpur. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Udaipur and the holy town of Pushkar. Drive to Agra, the erstwhile Mughal kingdom and home to the Taj Mahal. Finally, get ready to explore the tourist attractions in Delhi. There's much more!

Trip Overview
Travel type : Group Travel
Travel scale : Culture / Heritage
Trip length : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Start point : Delhi, India
End point : Delhi, India
Region : North India
Trip Inclusions
Accommodation
13 Nights in handpicked hotels, 01 night at camp
Transport
All ground transport for sightseeing trips
Guides Services
Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours
Meals
14 Breakfasts, 02 Dinners
Activities
Rickshaw ride, Elephant ride, Folk dances, camel ride
Other Services
Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi

On arrival at Delhi international airport our representative shall meet and escort you to the hotel and assist with check in there. Delhi is the capital city of India and one of the modern metros which is decorated with antique structures from the past. It attracts a large number of tourists towards its monuments and sprawling markets. Evening is free to experience Delhi city on own. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Included meals: no meal included
Included entrances: no visit & sightseeing

Day 02: Delhi - Mandawa (280 km / 6 hrs)

Today morning have your breakfast and drive towards Mandawa – located in the spirit of the partially – parched Shekhawati province. Shekhawati which means "Garden of Shekha" and has got its name from its ruler Rao Shekha who feint this region in the 14th century. The castle of Mandawa was constructed in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh, the organizer of the city. In the past times Mandawa was established & equipped by the wealthy & main Silk Route traders of the district. They build up numerous Havelis, Chhatris, shrines & Step-wells with elaborated frescoes decorating their ramparts & now appropriately given the nickname of an Open Air Art Gallery. Mandawa still preserve the attraction & feeling of a past era & approaching here is similar to pacing into a dissimilar planet. On arrival at Mandawa check into your pre booked hotel. In evening enjoy the visit to local havelis like Gori Shankar Haveli, Goenka haveli etc recognized for beautiful frescoes ornamenting the walls & ceiling. Overnight stay is in Mandawa.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Frescoes and Havelies

Day 03: Mandawa - Bikaner (180 km / 4 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Bikaner – the desert city of Rajasthan established by Rao Bikaji in 1488. On arrival at Bikaner Desert Khimsar Dunecheck into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. Later visit Junagarh Fort, constructed by 6th ruler of Bikaner Raja Rai Singhji, who lined for the duration of 1571-1612. It is created by red sandstone & marble with cabins & verandas decorating the construction at intermission. Afterward visit to Lal Garh Palace, constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881-1942), an architectural masterwork in red stonework, in reminiscence of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. In evening back to the hotel for night stay Bikaner.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Junaghar fort, Lalgarh Palace

Day 04: Bikaner - Khimsar

Today morning have your breakfast and move on towards Khimsar, balanced on the border of the vast Thar Desert. Outstanding fort at Khimsar demonstrates a wide assortment of skills. The conflict – marked ramparts & towers take you back to the one of the splendid past. Today, the Khimsar Fort position high in the middle of the leading confidential traditional hotels of India. On the way to Khimsar en route visit the globally famed Rat Temple at Deshnok. On arrival at Khimsar check into your pre booked hotel. Later in evening visit the Khimsar fort. Overnight stay is in Khimsar.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Khimsar fort

Day 05 : Khimsar - Jaisalmer (240 km / 6hrs)

Today have your breakfast in the hotel and move towards Jaisalmer, established in the year 1156 by Rawal Jaisala Bhatti a Rajput leader. It is also called as the golden city as it is holding the massive desert. And is also an imperative prehistoric dealing centre because of its premeditated position on the camels. Jaisalmer also have many old Havelis, built by traders of the 19th century, which are elegantly engraved from golden-yellow sandstone & are in a gorgeous state till date. On arrival at Jaisalmer check into your pre booked hotel. Overnight stay is at Jaisalmer.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: no sightseeing

Day 06 : Jaisalmer

Today after breakfast visit the older city of Jaisalmer & view the great Jaisalmer Fort, constructed by Rawal Jaisal in the year 1156. Suspended on 80m elevated mount, accommodating the whole town inside its walls, the golden Fort is repudiating resembling a lookout in the miserable desert background. Also visit superlative Patwon Ki Haveli placed in the city. It was constructed by the wealthy trader Guman Chand Patwa & his sons, whose trade extended among Afghanistan & China. It is the most intricate & outstanding example from every Haveli in Jaisalmer & is practically the pride and joy of Jaisalmer well-known for its architectural affluence. The statues on stone far exceed in attractiveness then toil on brocade & gold. Later in evening drive 40 km away from Jaisalmer to Sam Sand dunes, a visit here is a must to complete the visit to Jaisalmer and get the real feel of great Thar Desert and have camel ride with the option of enjoying the ethnic rajasthani cultural dance and food in evening. Later drive back to the hotel for night stay at Jaisalmer.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Haveli, camel ride

Day 07 : Jaisalmer - Osian (Osiyan) (240 km / 6hrs)

Today have your breakfast and drive to Osian, positioned in the middle of Jaisalmer & Jodhpur. Osian is mainly renowned for its Jain shrines. The antique community was situated on an extremely significant trade route connecting the 8 – 12th centuries. The city was conquered by the Jains, both marketable & demographically and they construct their shrines of astonishing worth in Osian. Beside Jain shrines there are also excellent Hindu holy places devoted to a variety of Hindu deities. In total there are 16 Hindu & Jain shrines with wonderful eminence. On arrival at Osian check into your pre booked hotel and after some relaxation visit the most impressive temple the Mahavira shrine devoted to the 24th & previous Jain diviner. The shrine was constructed roughly in 775 AD & additional minor place of pilgrimage were added on to the compound till about the 15th century. Then visit Sachiya Mata Temple or also famed as Indrani, initially constructed in the 8th century, the present holy place compound through rendezvous back to the 12th century. The two other holy places in the multipart of Indrani temple are Chandi Ka Mandir & the Amba Mata Mandir. Later in evening back to the hotel for night stay in Osiyan.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: camel Safari

Day 08 : Osiyan – Excursion to Jodhpur & Guda Bishnoi Village (60Km / 01hr)

Today take a guided excursion tour to Jodhpur, busy desert municipality and the 2nd major city in Rajasthan with scenery conquered by the substantial Mehrangarh Fort towering over the city. Rao Jodha, a leader of the Rathore tribe, established the city in year 1459 & it is given name after him. On arrival at Jodhpur visit the imposing fort constructed by Rao Jodha – Mehrangarh Fort. It is positioned at a peak of 125m elevated mount. The fort is sheltering the museum with superb compilation of palanquins, Elephant encumber, imperial cribs, outfits & furnishings. We also appoint an architectural signpost Jaswant Thada, a white marble monument build in the year 1899 in reminiscence of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Later in afternoon visit the Guda Bishnoi rural community, a planet of ethnic colour & rural artistic splendor. Here view a variety of conventional community, and come across to their handiwork like shoe creator, earthenware, hand knitting. Later in evening back to Osian and overnight stay is in hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada

Day 09 : Osiyan - Kumbhalgarh (255km / 07hrs)

Today have early morning breakfast and then drive towards Kumbhalgarh, established by Rana Kumbha the well-known Mewar conqueror, a shrewd & a huge designer. Kumbhalgarh is the delight for the natural world lovers, as it is delimited by vegetation & flora and fauna. En route visit the well-known Ranakpur Jain Temples of 15th century. Ranakpur is Jain's holy place and was constructed all the way through the supremacy of the open-minded & talented ruler Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The temples has domes, cupolas and turrets and the most striking feature in it are the 1444 pillars intricately carved and impressively no two of them are alike. Later continue drive to Kumbhalgarh, on arrival check in at the hotel and overnight stay at Kumbhalgarh.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Forts

Day 10 : Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur (100Km / 02hrs)

Today morning drive towards the most romantic city – Udaipur, established in the year 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh subsequent to his last ineffective effort to protect the Mewar capital, Chittorgarh from the attack of Mughal beneath Monarch Akbar. It is put up on the border of three lakes & also famed as "City of Lakes & Palaces". On arrival at Udaipur check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. In evening enjoy the boat ride on Lake Pichola. The loveliness of the lake is improved by the neighboring hills, palaces, place of worship, and swim Ghats & edges. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: no sightseeing

Day 11 : Udaipur

Today after breakfast enjoy the guided city tour of Udaipur covering City Palace – a fascinating compilation of structures added by a variety of Maharanas (Kings) after Udai Singh constructed in the year 1725. The splendor of the Palace begins right from its entry at the northern Tripoli Gate that carries us to the middle patio, the most excellent place to sight the facade of filigreed terrace & elaborated cupola – topped loom. Then visit Sahelion ki Bari also called as the – Garden of Maids of Honour which is a decorative backyard constructed by Maharana Sangram Singh for his daughter & the women's of the Queen's patio. It is decorated with a number of spouts, swimming pool & chiseled pavilions. Later visit the Indo – Aryan Jagdish Temple, constructed in the year 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh. It is the principal & the most gorgeous shrines of Udaipur with notable sculpted descriptions. In evening again enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola. The Jag Niwas palace also known as Lake Palace and Jag Mandir are the two islet palaces on the lake appear similar to diamond in the lake. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: City Palace, Sahelion ki Bari, Jag Niwas palace

Day 12 : Udaipur - Pushkar (250 km / 6hrs)

Today after breakfast drive towards Pushkar, a charming little city situated accurately on the periphery of the desert but is alienated from it by the Snake mountain peak. Pushkar is regularly appointed by devotees as it clutches the most exceptional fairs of its type. It is a mixture of a mammal fair & spirutality. On arrival at Pushkar check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. Evening stroll through the numerous ghats of the Pushkar Lake. Overnight stay is in Pushkar.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: no sightseeing

Day 13 : Pushkar - Samode (180 km / 4hrs)

Morning have your breakfast and later visit Brahma Temple, believed to be the only devoted temple to Lord Brahma in world. Also visit the Pushkar Lake and then drive towards Samode snuggled charmingly amidst rocky mountain. The silence lavishness of the fort offers retreat into aesthetically elegant surroundings. The Palace is now converted into one Lotus Templeof India's most delightful and luxury heritage hotels that reproduces an old ethnic charm. On arrival check into your pre booked hotel. Get some time free to explore the city as your own. Overnight stay is in Samode.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: sightseeing

Day 14 : Samode Excursion to Jaipur (65Km / 01hr)

Today morning have your breakfast and enjoy an excursion tour to Jaipur – prevalently known as the Pink City and also the capital city of Jaipur. Jaipur is one of the most significant inheritance towns in India. On your arrival first visit the massive Amber Fort – the palace compound which situate to this date was originate beneath the supremacy of King Man Singh. Here sit on the Elephant back and enjoy the ride up to the entrance of the fort situated on the top of steep hill. Later we visit the City Palace, a great mix together of Rajasthani & Mughal construction. The middle of the citadel is a seven-storied structure called Chandra Palace, which offers the fine view of gardens & the city. Later we visit planetary observatory known as – Jantar Mantar, in last visit the Hawa Mahal called as Palace of Winds, a five – storied building made up of pink building material, put up in 1799 for royal women, so that they could observe the delegations, markets etc from its 953 small windows. Later in evening back to Samode for night stay in Samode.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Amber For, City Palace, Chandra Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal

Day 15 : Samode - Bharatpur (195 km / 05 hrs)

Today we drive to Bharatpur; city constructed in 1733 by Maharaja Suraj Mal. Bhartapur was once an unassailable, fine - equipped town, & the capital of an empire lined by Jat Maharajas. It is the paradise for wild life lovers as it has the safe haven for birds previously known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Now Bhartapur is a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO. In Bharatpur on can find 364 types of flora and fauna, counting the uncommon Siberian Crane that has been evidenced in the park. With these birds you can also view the seasonal migratory birds. On arrival at Bharatpur check into your pre booked hotel and after relaxation enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride in the Bhartapur national park to get the sight of beautiful birds. Overnight stay is at Bharatpur.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Bharatpur sanctuary

Day 16 : Bharatpur – Agra sight (60 kms / 1 hr). Train to Delhi

After breakfast drive to Agra and on arrival enjoy the guided city tour of Agra covering Taj Mahal – built in memory of the everlasting love of Shah Jahan for his dearly loved companion Mumtaz Mahal. Next we visit Agra fort – which was constructed by Akbar the grand Mughal ruler and was afterward the creation, was supplemented by his son Jahangir and his grandson Shah Jahan. The majority of the arrangement within the fortification abides the core of Hindu as well as Islamic structural designs. Itmad ud daulah – is a crypt of Mirza Ghiyas Beg father in rule of Jahangir. Later in evening get transfers to the Agra railway station to board the superfast train to Delhi. Upon arrival assisted transfers to your pre booked hotel for overnight stay in Delhi.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort

Day 17 : Delhi sightseeing & Departure

Today have your breakfast and proceed to enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of Delhi. Delhi is an international capital as people from all over the nation has drifted here as it is the city of occasion. Delhi is ethnically and traditionally also extremely rich. Major visiting attractions in Delhi are the memorials like Qutub Minar constructed by Qutub ud din Aibek of the slave family, then visit the Humayun's tomb and enjoy the drive past President's House and a brief halt at the landmark of the city India Gate build in the reminiscence of sacrifice of British Indian Army who fought in World War I. Also enjoy the drive past Red Fort similar to Agra Fort and obtain a leisurely walk in Chandni Chowk where you can discover the pavement superstore and a very busy mass. In evening take a leisurely walk in the boulevard to combine with Indian culture. Later get in time transfers to the Delhi international airport to board your flight back to home / next destination.

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Qutub Minar, Humayun's tombg
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