The tour provides an opportunity to stay at the properties, which were once
the mighty fortresses of the Rajputs. Explore the heritage and culture while
experiencing the pinnacle of hospitality. Covered Destination : : Delhi - Neemrana - Samode - Kuchaman
- Mandawa - Sariska - Agra - Delhi Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Breakfast - (B)
Lunch - (L)
Dinner - (D)
Day 1 : Delhi
On arrival, just past midnight, you will be receive by our executive and
accorded a royal welcome and escorted to the pre-booked
Deluxe / Luxury Hotel. New Delhi
New Delhi begins with the drive past Safdarjang's
Tomb (1753 AD) on the way to Qutab Minar (1193 AD) this striking medieval
tower of victory of Persian World is 73 m high. Within the Qutab complex,
amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque, stands the Iron pillar which
has stood the vagaries of weather and has not rusted over 1500 years. Then
drive through New Delhi includes the Embassy area (Diplomatic enclave),
Government buildings, India Gate, Sikh Temple (Bangla Sahib Gurudwara),
Birla Temple and Connaught Place, New Delhi's main shopping area. Visit
Humayun's Tomb - considered to be the fore runner of Taj Mahal.
Day 2 : Delhi B / D
In morning, after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, your personal guide takes
you to the fantastic sites of old and New Delhi. The sites include the Jama
Masjid, Raj Ghat (Gandhi's memorial), Humayun's tomb and the 12th centaury
Qutab Minar. During the day you also drive through the government building
like the president house, the parliament, India Gate and the Sikh temple.
Evening we seize the opportunity to host you a welcome dinner at the Village
Bistro on a rooftop.
Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 3 : NeemranaB
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel you will proceed for Neemrana. The
fort is situated on a majestic plateau, concealed in a horse shoe formation
on the hills of Arravali mountain ranges. The hotel has 10 levels and it
is most romantic at the sunrise and sunset. All the rooms have a sit out
balcony from where you could view the plain for miles.
After a leisurely breakfast we take a short drive to Fort Neemrana, nestled
in the Aravalli hills. Day will be at leisure for your personal activities.
Day 4 : SamodeB / D
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel you will be driven to most ornate Samode
palace. After check in take a guided tour of the palace (rated as the fifth
best hotel in the world by London times). The day offers you a complete
relaxation and leisure. Late afternoon take a stroll in the village. This
evening we host you a romantic dinner at one of the chosen venues to add
to the charm of the evening.
The story of Samode Place goes back more than four
and a half centuries. Prithviraj Singhji of Amber, the seventeenth prince
of the house of Kachhawaha Rajputs, had awarded Samode to one of his twelve
sons-Gopal Singhji along with the hereditary title of Rawal Saheb. Nestled
picturesquely amid rugged hills, Samode Palace with its stately grandeur
and frescoed walls is a pleasant journey into the glorious past. The palace
is full of architectural delights -the birds, animals and flowers painted
on the walls of Sultan Mahal, the dining-room with its stained glass windows
and its collection of old family portraits, the Durbar Hall with its painted
ceilings and intricately carved walls and beautiful chandeliers, give this
palace its old world charm. Each room is done up in traditional Rajasthani
style and the antique furniture blends well with the atmosphere making it
comfortable and luxurious at the same time. Special Features: A traditional
welcome with camel carts, buggies, elephants and local musicians is organized
if desired. Camel safaris is also available.
Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 5 : Samode - Jaipur - SamodeB / L
Jaipur is only 40 kms from Samode, is the pink city of Jaipur. This morning
after breakfast you drive to the most enchanting city of all times.
This morning you take a ride on an elephant back as your personal guide
takes you to the majestic Amber fort. You ascend the fort, the royal way.
The sight seeing of Jaipur includes the visit to the most distinguished
astronomical observatory and the royal city palace complex.
We would like to offer you a traditional silver platter lunch at a restaurant
known for its cooking demonstration and the most exclusive for us, a turban
tying demonstration. There is also a turban museum there.
After enjoying an eventful day, return back to the pristine Samode palace.
The Capital of Rajasthan, this picturesque city is a symphony in Pink, a
color which symbolizes hospitality in Rajput culture. Built by Raja Jai
Singh in the 18th century it is surrounded by hills topped with rugged fortresses
and dotted with fairy tale palaces. Jaipur is a city of ambling camels and
brightly dressed peasants, treasure trove of handloom and craft. Come visit
city of Love, legends and lore.
The splendid fort / palace of AMBER were wrested by the Kachhwaha Rajputs
in the mid-12th century. The Kacchawaha's dominated the surrounding area
for the next six centuries. Amber was also the prime site of the alliance
between the Mughals and the Rajputs. The astronomer-king Sawai Jai Singh
II, famous for his Jantar Mantar ascended the throne in 1699. He soon decided
to build a new city in the plains: JAIPUR was designed according to the
principals of the Shilpa-Shastra (Architecture) and the capital shifted
here in 1727, the city attracted merchants and crafts-people that over time
shaped its irresistible bazaars.
Day 6 : KuchamanB / D
Today morning, after breakfast explores the Rajasthan not open to the most
travelers, as the drive takes you through the saline ravines of the Thar.
Short of lunch arrive the majestic Kuchaman fort perched on a hilltop overlooking
the salty lakes in the horizon. Take some time off this afternoon to relax
and later take a guided tour of the fortress to witness the sati point,
the maze, the secret tunnel, and the palace chambers and eventually allow
us to host a cocktail at the sunset point to take your spirits high.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 7 : MandawaB
Yet another day to treasure is here. The drive this morning brings you to
the open air art gallery of Rajasthan.
Upon arrival, check-in at Castle Mandawa for a stay of one night. Late
afternoon take a walking tour through the narrow lanes of Mandawa to witness
the fine frescos from the 15th - 16th century, truly a photographer's
Overnight and stay will be at the hotel. Mandawa - Shekhawati
Think of the most famous of the Marwari business families in India, and
it s a fair bet that a painted haveli by that name exists in Shekhawati.
Singhania, Goenka, Birla, Bharatiya, Jalan, Saraf, and Poddar the list is
impressive. The successful Marwari ventured out to the ports of Bombay and
Calcutta, prospered and spent lavishly on beautifully painted havelis in
the 18th and 19th century's .The painters are as much at ease with Krishna
and the gopis as with the Wright brothers trying to fly their machines.
Shekhawati is not a town or a village, but a region comprising Sikar and
Jhunjhunu districts with a network of towns Nawalgarh, Dhundlodh, Mandawa,
Lachhmangarh, Fatehpur and Sikar.
Day 8 : Mandawa - SariskaB
Today morning, after breakfast we take you to the most extravagant Sariska
Palace (the former hunting lodge of the royal family of Alwar region). The
palace stands just outside the entrance of the tiger project. Upon arrival
check in and take some time off to lay by the pool and put things together.
Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 9 : SariskaB
Today you have a day full of adventure, as we offer you two game drives
into the park to witness the wildlife around. The park offers you chances
to track the royal Bengal tigers, leopards, antelopes, deer and the captivating
nature alluring the visitors.
Overnight and stay will be at the hotel.
Day 10 : Sariska - Agra
Today morning, after breakfast you will start off to the city of love and
mughal grandeur, Agra. En route visit the fabled city of mughals , the Fatehpur
Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at the Deluxe / Luxury
Hotel for a stay of two nights.
Day 11 : AgraB
Today early morning, before breakfast, as we recommend visiting the Taj
at sunrise, when it's sublime beauty enchants you at the first sight. The
visit allows the best photography of the building as during the early hours
it's not very crowded. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Then after you
tour continues and your personal guide takes you to other spectacular monuments
of the mughal era, including the larger than life Agra Fort and the sublime
Itmad-ud-Daulah (baby taj). Taj Mahal
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by Emperor Shah Jehan in the
memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum took
22 years to complete with a work force of 20,000 craftsmen and master builders,
who came from all over Asia to join in this great work from Baghdad, Shiraz,
Delhi, Samarkand and Turkey. The marble, India s finest; was quarried at
Makrana near Jodhpur. Precious and semi precious stones were imported from
distant lands : Jasper from Punjab, Jade & Crystal from China, Turquoise
from Tibet, Lapis from Afghanistan and Ceylon, Chrosolite from Egypt, Amethyst
from Persia, Agate from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from Golconda
and Mother of Pearl from the Indian Ocean.
Day 12 : Agra - Delhi
Today morning, after breakfast you will be driven to Delhi. Upon arrival
we hold day rooms for you at the hotel not too far from the airport. Transfer
to the airport to catch your onward flight.
1. Accommodation in grand heritage / 5 star hotels, with all specified meals.
2. Air conditioned transport of superior category, with mineral water and
soft beverages served during drives
3. Services of excellent, English speaking guides at all destinations.
4. Entrances to all monuments, even on multiple visit basis.
5. Day room in Delhi prior to your departure.