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Forts and Palaces Tour of Rajasthan

13 Nights / 14 Days

Places Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Kota - Bundi - Chhitaurgarh - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Nawalgarh - Mandawa - Delhi

Itinerary


Day - 01 : Arrive Delhi
Day first will be arrivel of Delhi, our tour executive will receive tourist at the airport and then transfer to hotel. In the Evening We shall go for Delhi Sightseeing, including Red Fort, Jama Masjid and other places according to time, First night stay will be in Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi -Agra ( 205 km/4Hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. En-route visits Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned city of Mughals. The buildings within Fatehpur Sikri are a unique blend of different architectural traditions. Though the general layout and concept of the buildings conform to the Islamic style of architecture, the actual buildings (mainly palaces), their ornate columns, arches, carving style, etc., show a strong Hindu style in general and that of Gujarat and Rajasthan in particular. On arrival check into hotel.

Afternoon proceeds for sightseeing tour of Agra. Agra has found its mention in the famous Hindu epic Mahabharat as the forest of Agraban close to Mathura. Badal Singh founded the city in 1475. Sikandar Lodhi made Agra his capital city. Later, Babur defeated the
Lodhis to capture the city situated on the banks of River Yamuna and thus, the long association of Mughals with Agra started. The Mughal love of architecture translated into beautiful monuments such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra. Visit World famous one of the Wonder of the World TAJ MAHAL, built by Shah – Jehan in memory of his beloved wife MUMTAJ. Experience Tonga ride on the way to Taj Mahal, pulled by horses. Also visit Agra Fort- The fort is built alongside the Yamuna river and stretches almost 2.5 km. It consists of a wall built in red sandstone and several buildings inside.

In the evening experience Henna Tattoo, the art of applying henna to adorn one’s palm and feet. Overnight at hotel (Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday)

Day - 03 : Agra - Jaipur (235 km/4.25Hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check - in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork. Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.

Day- 04 Jaipur
After breakfast visit the Amber fort, built in 16th century, enjoy an elephant ride at Amber. Drive past the Hawa Mahal-a Palace of winds. In the afternoon you will visit the city palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

Day - 05 : Jaipur - Kota - Bundi ( 207 km/4Hrs)
After breakfast drive to the Bundi via Kota. We shall leave for Sightseeing tour of Kota and later check in hotel at Bundi including Chambal Garden, a beautifully garden at the Amar Niwas; Maharao Madho Singh Museum, situated in the old palace and overnight at hotel in Bundi.

Day - 06 : Bundi - Chhitaurgarh - Udaipur ( 260 km/5Hrs)
After breakfast drive to the Udaipur via Chhitaurgarh. Arrive Udaipur and check - in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Udaipur including Fatehsagar Lake, built by Maharana Fateh Singh in 1754 A.D. Also visit the Jagdish Temple, the largest and most venerated temple of Udaipur. Overnight stay at hotel

Day - 07 : Udaipur
Morning City tour of Udaipur, one of India's most romantic cities and famed for its lovely palaces and lakes. Begin by visiting the City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments, then continue on to the Garden of Maidens "Sahelion-ki-bari" and the Folk Art Museum, to view the interesting collection of puppets & paintings. You shall be given enough Leisure time for individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day - 08 : Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur ( 254km/5Hrs)
After breakfast drive to the Jodhpur via Ranakpur (Ranakpur in the state of Rajasthan is one of the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. It is home to an exceptionally beautiful temple complex in the Aravali ranges and a must visit for the tourists coming to this region ). Arrive Jodhpur and check - in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur . Overnight at the hotel.

Day - 09 : Jodhpur
After breakfast visit the Mehrangarh Fort situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort visit Moti- Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1899 and the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight at hotel.

Day- 10 : Jodhpur - Jaisalmer( 274km/5.30Hrs)
After Breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. This afternoon excursion to Sand Dunes, enjoy a camel safari and a spectacular sunset in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day - 11 : Jaisalmer
This morning proceed to city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit Sonar Fort- housing a fourth of city's residents, Patwon Ki Haveli-one of the most exquisite havelis with a beautifully latticed facade, Salim Singh Ki Haveli- just three centuries old and is still lived in. Its arched roof is held up by well executed brackets in the form of peacocks. Nathmalji Ki Haveli built by two architect brothers is also worth admiring. Overnight at hotel.

Day- 12 : Jaisalmer - Bikaner( 330km/7Hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Bikaner On arrival check into hotel. Afternoon proceed for a guided city tour of Bikaner visiting Junagarh fort - built between by Raja Rai Singh, one of the trusted Rajputs general of the Akbar. The fort is formidable structure encircled by a moat and has some beautiful places within. These places made in red sandstone and marble, make a picturesque ensemble of courtyards, windows dotted all over the structure. It has 96-mt long walls, with 37 bastions and 2 entrances. The main entrance of the fort is Sun Gate. Also visit the other ancient Havelies, Camel-breeding farm (open 3-5 pm) etc. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel

Day - 13 : Bikaner - Nawalgarh - Mandawa ( 188km/2Hrs)
After breakfast you will be drive by road to Nawalgarh Mandawa. ( Nawalgarh is renowned all over the world for its exquisitely painted havelis that are beautifully designed and carved. The havelis are the mansions that boast of the beautifully carved wooden gates and the painted walls. The ornate iron and brass fittings revealed the affluence of the owner of the haveli.) Evening Check in Hotel Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day - 14: Mandawa - Delhi ( 252 km/5Hrs)
After breakfast you will be drive by road to Delhi. Here you can take a walking tour of the old havelies in this region belonging to some of the leading business families of the country; you can also visit the Mandawa Castle.