Delhi - Bagar - Bikaner -Jaisalmer -Jodhpur - Kumbalgarh
- Udaipur - Dungarpur - Bijapur - Kota - Ranthambhore
- Pushkar -Jaipur - Neemrana - New Delhi
(22 Nights / 23 Days)
DAY 1 / ARRIVAL DELHI
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old
& New Delhi :
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi
would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site
where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the
largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the
most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing
tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's
Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial
avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament
House, the President's Residence, Lotus Temple and
would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 / New Delhi - Bagar ( By road )
Morning drive to Shekhawati town and Bagar. The typical
havelis in Shekhawati consist of two courtyards, an
outer one for the men which serves as an extended
threshold and the inner one, the domain of the women.
The biggest ones sometimes had three or four courtyards
and two to three stories high. On arrival transfer
to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Bagar.
Day 04 / Bagar
Morning after breakfast excursion to Nawalgarh - founded
in 1737 by Nawal Singh. Has some of the best preserved
havelis and finest frescoes in Shekhawati. Later visit
Mandawa - founded in the 18th century. Mandawa ,often
called the open air art gallery of Rajasthan', the
region is famous for the high quality frescoes. Also
visit the painted Havelis of the ancient and the famous
silk route. Night stay in Mandawa. Night stay in Bagar.
Day 05 / Bagar - Bikaner ( By road )
Morning drive to Bikaner - the camel city. Visit the
well-preserved Junagarh Fort. It is an unassailable
fortress, which has never been conquered. Built in
1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh, one of the most distinguished
generals in the army of Emperor Akbar, the fort is
a formidable structure encircled by a moat. In the
evening visit the unique camel-breeding farm. This
government managed station, 8km from Bikaner is probably
unique in Asia. There are about 230 camels at the
National Camel Research Center and three different
breeds are reared here. The British army had a camel
crops drawn from Bikaner during the World War I. Also
visit Lallgarh Palace and Fort Museum. Night stay
Day 06 / Bikaner - Jaisalmer ( By road )
Morning drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival transfer on
camels to desert camp in a village outside Jaisalmer
to spend the day in rustic desert atmosphere. Night
stay in desert camp.
Day 07 / Jaisalmer
Morning drive back to Jaisalmer city and transfer
to hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing of various
attractions of the town covering forts ( 80 meters
above plains ) & Jain Temples within the Fort
built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth
watching. The specialty of the Fort is that still
approximately 5000 people are living inside. Visit
Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the
golden view of whole Jaisalmer city as whole city
is built in yellow sand stones, when sun rays fall
on the city, it give impression as golden city of
India. Afterwards visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath
Ji Mal Ki Haveli. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 08 / Jaisalmer - Jodhpur ( By road )
Morning drive through desert landscape with brief
halts at Kheechan (haven for migratory Demoiselle
Cranes) and Osian village (ancient trading town famous
for its superbly carved temples). Osian village is
like an oasis in the desert, situated on the diversion
off the main Jodhpur - Bikaner Highway. A drive to
this ancient township takes one past undulating terrain,
punctuated by desert stretches and little hamlets.
Osian has 15 beautifully sculpted Jain and Brahmanical
temples. Of these the most outstanding ones are the
earlier Surya or Sun Temple and the later Kali temple,
Sachiya Mata Temple and the main temple dedicated
to Lord Mahavira. At Jodhpur visit old markets around
Clock Tower. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 09 / Jodhpur
Morning half day jeep safari to Bishnoi villages to
see the sincere concerns shown by Bishnoi community
for environmental conservation. Later back at Jodhpur
and visit Mehrangarh Fort, Mehrangarh Fort was founded
in 15th century by the Rathore Rajputs when they shifted
their capital from nearby Mandore to Jodhpur. Mehrangarh
appears to rise from bluff-coloured sandstone hill
itself, so well built into the base that it is difficult
to tell where the hill ends and the walls begin. It
is approached by a series of seven gateways set at
an angle so that armies could not charge them with
any success. Pass the gates, the fort-palace takes
one's breath away . Across from huge courtyards are
the set wings of palatial apartments that have been
built over five centuries of bristling history. Also
visit the Jaswant Thada, located half way up the interminably
long road that climbs onwards to the fort, is the
traditional cremation ground of the rulers of Jodhpur.
Taking pride of place amongst the ornamental gardens
and chattris is the fabulous white marble memorial
to Jaswant Singh II, built in 1899. The cenotaphs
of other rulers, in the same neighbourhood, are relatively
simpler. Inside the main hall are royal portraits
and other possessions. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 10 / Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh ( By road
Morning drive to Kumbhalgarh, visit the temples of
Ranakpur en route and reach Kumbhalgarh - a beautiful
location nestled in forested hills encompassing an
impregnable fort. Its location had always been Kumbhalgarh's
greatest advantage. Because it was virtually inaccessible
in the 15th century, Rana Kumbha of Mewar built this
great defensive fortress on a 3,500 feet (1,100 meters)
high hill overlooking the approaches from Ajmer and
Marwar. Today, precisely because it is within easy
reach of Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, and Pushkar -yet
off the well trodden tourist routes-Kumbhalgarh is
an attractive destination. Night stay in Kumbhalgarh.
Day 11 / Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur ( By road
Morning drive to Udaipur and transfer to hotel. At
sunset take a boat trip over Lake Pichhola. Night
stay in Udaipur.
Day 12 / Udaipur
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for sightseeing
of Udaipur covering City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari,
Eklingji and Nagda. Evening entertainment at Bharatiya
Lok Kala Mandal. Night stay in Udaipur.
13 / Udaipur - Dungarpur ( By road )
Morning drive to Dungarpur and transfer to hotel. Later
visit the stunning interiors of Juna Mahal Palace. The
seven storey palace, Juna Mahal was built in stages
between 13th and 18th centuries. It is filled with many
old frescoes and paintings. The Aam Khas or main living
room, has impressive mirror work and glass inlays. The
former royal hunting lodge, on a nearby hilltop, has
sensational views over the town and its many temples.
Dungarpur has largest concentration of Bhil tribal population
in Rajasthan. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Dungarpur.
Day 14 / Dungarpur - Bijaipur ( By road )
Morning drive to Bijaipur, on arrival transfer to
hotel. Later visit the most impressive Chittaur Fort,
historically known for its fierce battles and bloody
sacrifices. The Fort, the pride of Chittaur, is a
massive structure with many gateways. It was built
initially by the later Maurya rulers in the 7th century
AD and in due course of time became the capital of
the Sisodias of Mewar. Perched on a 180 m high hill,
it sprawls over 700 acres. The fort has many magnificent
monuments - all fine examples of Rajput architecture.
Unfortunately, on account of the various battles fought
and lost, many of the monuments are in ruins. Some
of the monuments that can be seen are the Vijay Stambh
(Victory Tower), Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame), Rana
Kumbha's and Padmini's Palaces. Night stay in Bijapur.
Day 15 / Bijaipur - Kota ( By road )
Morning drive to Kota through ruined temple towns
of Menal and Bijoliyan. At Kota take a half-day sightseeing
trip of the palace and the museum. Night stay in Kota.
Day 16 / Kota
After breakfast continue sight seeing in Kota. Kota
is an amazing example of majestic medieval age and
modern industrialization. Its wealth of impressive
forts, opulent palaces and splendid temples of past
centuries retain their former glory. Its present-day
edifices and heavy industries have made it the industrial
heartland of Rajasthan. The history of the city dates
back to the 12th century AD, when chieftain Rao Deva,
conquered the territory and founded Bundi and Hadoti.
Later in the early I 7th century AD, during the reign
of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, the ruler of Bundi
- Rao Ratan Singh, gave the smaller principality of
Kota to his son, Madho Singh. Since then, Kota became
a hallmark of Rajput gallantry and culture. Night
stay in Kota.
Day 17 / Kota - Ranthambhore ( By road )
Morning drive to Sawai Madhopur, on arrival transfer
to hotel. Later take a jungle safari in jeeps to see
the famous wildlife sanctuary which is said to have
the India’s friendliest Tigers and also considered
to be the best place in the world to photograph the
tiger in its natural habitat. Night stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 18 / Ranthambhore
Morning safari in National Park. Later spent the day
at leisure. Night stat in Ranthambhore.
Day 19 / Ranthambhore - Pushkar ( By road
Morning drive to Pushkar.
Pushkar - is famous for its colourful
annual fair during kartik poornima (full moon) in
the November each year. At this time this otherwise
peaceful and gentle village on the banks of holy Pushkar
is thrown into colourful confusion when the desert
tribes and camel caravans meet to trade cattle, camels,
goat, sheep, clothes, jewellery and spices beside
the sacred Pushkar Lake and to perform their rituals
in its waters, to the accompaniment of temple &
folk music. Upto 200000 traders and 50000 cattle pour
into town, along with numerous festooned camels and
colourful pilgrims. After 10 hectic days of livestock
dealing, camel racing and colourful festivities, everybody
goes for a big holy dip in the lake on the night of
the full moon. Spend the day to explore the spiritual
facets of the town. Night stat in Pushkar.
Day 20 / Pushkar - Jaipur ( By road )
Morning drive to Jaipur and transfer to hotel. In
the evening walk through many interesting lanes of
Jaipur, which are full of shops of artisans, temples
and traditional houses. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 21 / Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast , visit the majestic Amber
Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up
on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set
against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later visit
the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa
Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than
a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand
carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined
to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside
world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's
observatory, where time has been accurately measured
since the 17th century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi
dhani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have
an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will
also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet
show and various other interesting activities. Night
stay in Jaipur.
Day 22 / Jaipur - Neemrana ( By road )
Morning drive to Neemrana and transfer to hotel. Later
free to relax and appreciate the strong character
the fort reflects. Night stay in Neemrana.
Day 23 / Neemrana - New Delhi
- Departure ( By road )
Morning drive to New Delhi. Arrive Delhi and later transfer
to airport for onward flight.
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