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 - Jaipur- Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Manwar
- Jodhpur - Udaipur - Kota -Ranthambhore - Agra - Delhi----View
Route Map Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Breakfast - (B)
Lunch - (L)
Dinner - (D)
Day 1 : Delhi
Upon arrival at international airport, you will be received at the airport
by our executive. Our executive would escort you to your pre-booked Deluxe
/ Luxury hotel.
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)
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 cease the opportunity to host you a welcome dinner at the Village Bistro
on a rooftop. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi to Jaipur(B / L)
Checkout after a leisurely breakfast at hotel and continue to drive to Jaipur,
the pink city. Lunch will be at Samode Palace.
Late afternoon arrive Jaipur and check-in to pre-booked
Deluxe / Luxury hotel. The evening you have an option to take a heritage
walk into the illuminated bazaars of the pink city and enjoy a rickshaw
ride and the treasure hunt organized especially for you.
Overnight will be at the hotel. Jaipur
THE splendid Fort / Palace of AMBER was 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 bazaar.
Day 4 : Jaipur :(B / L)
This morning you take a ride on an elephant back as your personal guide
takes you to the majestic Amer 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
demonstration. There is also a turban museum there.
Day 5 : Jaipur to Bikaner (B)
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel you will be driven to Bikaner with
Lunch at Midway. On arrival you will be received at your pre-booked Deluxe
/ Luxury hotel with royal welcome Bikaner
Rao Bika, Rao Jodha's younger son, founded BIKANER in 1486. The fortified
town still retains the aura of medival times. A century later Raja Rai Singh
built this impressive fort Junagarh. It is surrounded by moat and houses
many outstanding palaces, made of red sand stone and marble. Lal garh palace
was built by Maharaj Ganga Singh in commemoration of his father Maharaj
Lal Singh. The museum in Bikaner has a rich collection fo artifacts dating
to harrapan, kushan era. The other attractions of the town are Devi Kund,
Rat Temple and Gajner.
Day 6 : Bikaner
In the morning after the leisurely breakfast, your personal guide takes
you to Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace Museum and the Camel Breeding Farm.
In the evening you will be taken for jeep safari to Rat Temple (Karni
Mata) or jeep safari to and while coming back dinning and winning can
in the desert dunes with cultural dances and folk music.
Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 7 : Jaisalmer (B)
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel you will be driven to Jaisalmer with
lunch at midway. Upon arrival, check-in at Deluxe / Luxury hotel for a stay
of two nights. Jaisalmer
Nothing can prepare you for the first sight of Jaisalmer as it appears dream-like
amidst the dunes. The trance continues inside the fort among maze- like
streets and bazaar. Outside the fort the havelis bewitch you. Look out for
Jaiselmer's evocative Desert Festival. The city was founded by Rao Jaisal
in the year 1156 A. on the advice of local hermit. The fort Sonar is built
on Jurassic sandstone grows out of a rock in an undulating sea of sand.
The other attractions are Sam sand dunes 45 Kms and Lodruva Jain temples
Day 8 : Jaisalmer (B / L)
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel you will visit the golden fort, Gadisar
Lake. Jain Temple, Patwon Ki Haveli. Nathmalji-Ki-Haveli & Salim Singh,s
Haveli. After the morning tour we bring you back to the hotel for a special
event in the evening where we take you to the dunes nearby for a sunset
and camel ride at the dunes. We offer you an event to remember with folk
dances from the desert and dinner served in the traditional style.
Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 9: Manwar
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel you will driven to Manwar. Nothing
could present the desert better. Manwar: literally meaning hospitality at
its zenith. After a lunch at the base camp we give a 4 wheel jeep safari
into the desert to witness the thar, meaning the living desert. It's called
so because this semi arid area is a house of countless number of tribes.
Later, just as the sun drops in its celestial abode we reach our camp, where
we spend a night to cherish. The night unfolds the hospitality and the tranquility
of the desert. Watch out for the wake up call the next morning.
Day 10: Manwar - Jodhpur (B)
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel you will be driven to Jodhpur. The
drive from Manwar this morning is short as it brings you into the blue city,
Jodhpur. We straight go to the majestic Mehran Garh fort and then have a
visit of the royal cenotaphs. Take a walk downhill to witness the blue washed
houses of the Brahmins. After the visit you continue to drive towards your
little oasis in the desert, Rohet Garh. A family run heritage hotel where
you find time to just relax and unwind.
Jodhpur is a vibrant, strategically important city
on caravan trade routes. In the region Marwar, the land of death, Jodhpur
came up in the 15th century on profits from opium, sandalwood, dates and
copper combined with the might of Rao Jodha and Mehrangarh became the most
majestic fort of Rajasthan.
Day 11: Jodhpur - Udaipur (B / L)
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel you will be driven another stretch
of 6 hrs to reach the city of romance, lakes and gardens.
En-route visit the most extravagant temple of the Jains, the Ranakpur
temple, with it's distinctly carved 1444 pillars. We host you a lunch
at the very special Ranakpur hill resort.
After lunch, drive through the hills to bring you at Udaipur. Upon arrival,
check-in at Deluxe / Luxury hotel. Overnight
will be at the hotel.
UDAIPUR is perhaps a unique pre-modern capital in
that it has no fort. Coming to life after the final sacking of Chittaur
, Udaipur saw an explosion of building activity- temples, palaces and Havelis.
Lake Picchola with its two islands- Jagatniwas (now the Lake Palace Hotel)
and Jagmandir defines Udaipur. The City Palace towers over the lake. The
artificial Jaisamand Lake was created in 17th century by damming the Gomti
River. There are beautiful chhatries (Cenotaphs) around the embankment.
Day 12 : Udaipur (B / D)
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, the day starts with a visit to the
Jagdish temple, the Sahelion ki Bari garden complex and the royal city palace
complex. Return to the hotel around lunch. Early evening we have a boat
ride for you on the placid waters of lake Picchola , the most romantic site
to be. Late evening we host you a farewell dinner at the splendid Bagore-ki-Haveli.
The dinner includes cocktails and a dance performance from the locals. Overnight
will be at the hotel.
Day 13 : Udaipur - Kota
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel you will be driven to Kota visiting
en route fort chittaurgarh which was the erstwhile capital of Mewar before
it fell to the Mughals.
On arrival at Kota, where you will meet with our executive at your pre-booked
Deluxe / Luxury hotel. Kota
Situated at the banks of river chambal it is the industrial city of the
state. Jait singh the chieftan defeated the tribal chief Koteya who was
the ruler of kota laid the foundation of this city on the severed head of
the defeated. The Garh or the city Palace has marvelous mirror work, ebony
and ivory inlay work and houses a massive collection of miniature paintings,
beautiful frescos and royal cenotaphs. The city also boasts of a crocodile
sanctuary and a haven for migratory birds. The river has islands which are
uninhabited and are a sight to watch. Bundi
Another place of interest in this region is Bundi which is hardly40 kms
from kota. Perched on the hill is the fort which has tier upon tier of terraces,
overhanging balconies and battlement walls. The fort had murals, frescos
and painting of medieval era.
Day 14 : Kota to Ranthambhore (B / L / D)
Toady after a leisurely breakfast at hotel you will be driven to Ranthambhore.
On arrival we take you to jeep ride in the tiger preserve. Retire to the
hotel in the evening. Taj Jungle lodge. Ranthambore
NEAR SAWAI MADHOPUR, the stunning RANTHAMBORE tiger project is famous for
its tigers .The best season is Oct-April. The 10th -century fort witnessed
Raja Hammir's valiant defeat against Allaudin Khilji . The heroic tales
are given a suitable ambience by crumbling temples and mosques, crocodile
infested lakes and chhatris( Cenotaphs).
Day 15 : Ranthambhore (B / L / D)
The next morning after a leisurely breakfast at hotel you will again go
to the jeep safari in to the park. After the safari visit the Badal Mahal,
the Ganesha temple in the fort everyday receives wedding invitation by the
sack full. In afternoon, you will return back to the jungle for the tigers.
Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 16 : Ranthambore - Agra (B)
Today after an early breakfast you will be driven to Agra, en-route visiting
the deserted mughal capital, Fatehpur Sikri.
Upon arrival, you will check-in at Deluxe / Luxury hotel and soon leave
to visit the legendary Taj. Later arrive and stay at the hotel. 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 17 : Agra - Delhi (B)
The day starts early as we offer you to visit the great monument once again
by the sun rise. After the visit you return to the hotel for breakfast.
Then soon we check out and visit the majestic Agra fort, again belonging
to the great mughal empire. After the visit continue to drive to Delhi.
The drive is comfortable and offers convenient stops at regular intervals.
Upon arrival in Delhi we would be holding day rooms for you to wash and
change before we provide you a transfer to the airport to catch your onward
The tour includes:
a) Accommodation in the prescribed category of hotels on twin sharing basis
with breakfast on regular basis.
b) A/C Transport of high standards with soft beverages and mineral water
served during drives with compliments.
c) Entrances at all the monuments and services of an excellent personal
guide at all the destinations.
d) Assistance upon arrival and departure by our skilled representatives
at all destinations.
e) Meals as specified.
a) International flights and taxes etc.
b) Any tips for the porters, drivers or the tour guides.
c) Any drinks and beverages during the paid meals, if not specified.