North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour

North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour

Destinations :- Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar- Jaipur - Agra – Delhi

Durations :- 14 Nights/15 Days

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India is one of the rare places on the earth which has a spectacular diversity. It has been stimulating and fascinating the sanity of any traveler, who is travelling to India from its snow capped mountains to the blue beaches of south, serene temples to lively fests and lantern-lit villages to Silicon Valley. During North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour, you will explore the two faces of Delhi and will then head towards the enduring landscapes of Aravalli Hills and  the Deserts of Rajasthan which is renowned for magnificent Forts, splendid Palaces and its rich culture and heritage. Fort, Palaces and Havelis (Castles) in Rajasthan are best example of excellent artwork where beautiful wall frescoes, paintings and complex carvings can be witnessed. People travelling to Rajasthan get fascinated with its beauty and always dream of living a luxury life in the Forts and Palaces which are now converted to heritage hotels.

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi (By flight)

On your arrival at New Delhi International Airport, our representative will traditionally welcome (Swagat) you and assist you in check-in to your pre booked hotel. Relax for a day after a long flight and prepare for the further trip. Here you have completed your first day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Delhi

 

Day 02: Old Delhi and New Delhi sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Redfort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi Museum), Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our professional Tour guide and will be taken for the sight-seeing of Old and New Delhi.  Today’s highlights will be Redfort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar.  You tour will start from the Old Delhi and will end at New Delhi. Delhi has two different faces the “old” and the “new” and each of her face will give you a complete different experience.  New Delhi offers you Modern Architecture, Luxury Hotels, classy café’s, bars and business centers. On the other side, the face of Old Delhi offers you splendid history of Delhi which served as the capital of Islamic India.  At the end of the tour return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have completed your second day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Delhi

 

Day 03: Delhi – Mandawa (Approx 260 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Mandawa Haveli’s (Castles) and village Tour

Early morning check-out from Delhi and drive to Mandawa.  On your arrival at Mandawa, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide for the local sightseeing of Mandawa. Today’s tour highlights will be Mandawa Haveli’s (Castles) and village tour.

Mandawa was built in the mid of 18th century by the Rajputs.  The sightseeing at Mandawa includes visit to old glorious Haveli’s (Castles).  You can enjoy the Art work and the beautiful paintings on the wall of the houses at this place.  There are limited activities to be done in Mandawa but all the available activities are worth doing.  Camel ride is one of the popular activities in Mandawa.

In the afternoon, enjoy your Lunch at a nice Restaurant and treat yourself with the famous Rajasthan cuisine.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your third day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour..

Evening is free for leisure.

Overnight at Mandawa

 

Day 04: Mandawa – Bikaner (Approx 200 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Bhandasar Jain Temple, Karni Mata Temple and National Research Centre on Camel

After Breakfast, check-out from Hotel and drive to Bikaner.  On your arrival at Bikaner, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for local sightseeing of Bikaner.  Today’s tour highlights will be Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Bhandasar Jain Temple, Karni Mata Temple and National Research Centre on Camel. In the afternoon, take your lunch a nice local restaurant and proceed for further sightseeing.  In the evening enjoy your visit to Camel breeding farm. At the end of the tour return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have completed your fourth day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for leisure

Overnight at Bikaner

 

Day 05: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (Approx 340 Km)

Tour Highlights: Gadisar Lake

After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer.  On your arrival at Jaisalmer, check-in to your pre-booked Hotel and relax.  After Lunch, you will be escorted by our representative and will be taken for a short tour to Gadisar Lake.  This lake fulfills the water requirements of the local inhabitants. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your fifth day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.

Overnight at Jaisalmer

 

Day 06: Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, the Thar Heritage Museum, Desert National Park

After Breakfast you will be escorted by our Tour guide and will be taken for local sightseeing of Jaisalmer better known as “The Golden city of Rajasthan”.  Jaisalmer stands on the edge of Desert and is crowned by Jaisalmer Fort.  Today’s tour highlights will be Jaisalmer Fort, Bada Bagh, Patwon-Ki-Haveli, Sam Sand Dunes, the Thar Heritage Museum, and Desert National Park.  In the afternoon take your lunch at a local nice restaurant and continue with the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your sixth day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for leisure

Overnight at Jaisalmer

 

Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (Approx 280 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Day free for Travelling and Leisure

After Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur.  On your arrival at Jodhpur, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and relax. In the evening you may choose to visit the surrounding places to explore the city. Here you have completed your seventh day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Jodhpur

 

Day 08: Jodhpur Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Clock Tower, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Government Museum

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for a Jodhpur sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Clock Tower, Umaid Bhawan Palace, and Government Museum.  In the afternoon, treat yourself in a nice restaurant with Rajasthan cuisine. At the end of the tour return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your eighth day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Jodhpur

 

Day 09: Jodhpur – Udaipur via Ranak Pur Temple (Approx 260 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Ranak Pur Temple

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Udaipur.  En-route we will visit Ranak Pur Temple. 

Ranakpur Temple is world famous temple as it is amongst five most important shrines for Jain religion in India.  This bravura holy temple is made up of light colored marble.  This temple dates back to the 15th Century and is famed for its unique architecture.  Ranakpur Temple is devoted to Lord Adinath.  This temple is constructed on elevated platform which has nine basements and around 84 statues of Gods.  The temple has 1444 pillars which are beautifully adorned. Shrines of Lord Parswanath, Neminath and Surya Narayan are located in the surroundings of the Temple.

At the end of the tour, further drive to Udaipur.  Take your lunch in a nice Highway Restaurant.  On your arrival at Udaipur, check-in at your Hotel and relax.  Here you have completed your ninth day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for leisure

Overnight at Udaipur

 

Day 10: Udaipur Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Lake Pichola, Lake Palace, City Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari and Bagore ki Haveli.

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will proceed for the local sightseeing of Udaipur. Today’s tour highlights will be Lake Pichola, Lake Palace, City Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari and Bagore ki Haveli. In the afternoon, relax for a while and take your lunch in a restaurant.  After Lunch, continue for rest of the sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your tenth day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Udaipur

 

Day 11: Udaipur – Pushkar & Ajmer (Approx 290 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Lord Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake

After Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Pushkar. On your arrival at Pushkar, check-in to your pre-reserved Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will proceed for the sightseeing of Pushkar. Tour Highlights will be Pushkar Lake and Lord Brahma Temple.

Pushkar Lake: According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma is the creator of the Universe and Lotus is the birth place of Lord Brahma.  It is believed that at the time when Universe was created, a Lotus flower sprang from the navel of Lord Vishnu (One of the Trinity Gods) and gave birth to Lord Brahma.  Then Lord Brahma had thrown this Lotus to select a suitable spot.  Lotus struck at this particular place of Pushkar and water came out from the flower and gave it a shape of holy Pushkar Lake which is till date is valued as a pilgrimage place for Hindus. 
Apart from pilgrims thousands of foreign travelers also visit Pushkar to take a Holy bath in this sacred Lake.

Brahma Temple: It is an important pilgrimage place for the Hindus and is located in the Pushkar.  This is the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in India.   This place is filled with natural beauty and it holds and has special existence in the hearts of Hindus.  The surroundings of the Temple are breathtaking beautiful with and is surrounded by Aravalli Hills.
At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have completed your eleventh day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.
Overnight at Pushkar

 

Day 12: Pushkar – Jaipur via Ajmer (Approx 150 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Ajmer Sharif Dargah (Holy Shrine), City Palace and Jantar Mantar

After Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur. En-route we will visit Ajmer Sharif (Holey Shrine).

Ajmer: Ajmer Sharif is an esteemed shrine of Saint Moinuddin Chishti located at Ajmer. The shrine has the grave of the honored Saint Moinuddin Chishti.  Ajmer city is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills. It is a pilgrimage centre for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and is also the base station for visiting Pushkar.

After visiting Ajmer Sharif, we will further drive to Jaipur.  On your arrival at Jaipur, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and relax.  After Lunch, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will proceed for Jaipur sightseeing. Tour Highlights will be City Palace and Jantar Mantar. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch in a nice Indian restaurant and proceed for further sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your twelfth day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Jaipur

 

Day 13: Jaipur Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal & Laxminarayan Temple

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for Jaipur sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and Laxminarayan Temple.  Take a short break for your Lunch at a nice Indian Restaurant and continue for the rest of the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour return to your hotel and relax. Here you have completed your thirteenth day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for leisure
Overnight at Jaipur

 

Day 14: Jaipur – Agra via Fateh Pur Sikri (Approx 240 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Fateh Pur Sikri, Agra fort & Itmad-ud-Daula

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Agra. En-route we will visit Fateh Pur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri is a fascinating ghost city and it was built in the 16th century. It is located at a distance of 37kms from Agra City.  Mughal Emperor Akbar, at the age of 26 years did not have a successor and founded this historical site, Fatehpur Sikri.   He went to a saint called Shaikh Salim Chishti who used to live in a city called Sikri. His blessing gave Akbar 3 sons. In return as a gesture, Akbar built a whole new city in Sikri. Akbar named this new capital Fatehpur Sikri or the City of Victory. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor.

At the end of the tour, further drive to Agra. On your arrival at Agra, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and freshen-up.  After freshen-up, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for local sightseeing of Agra. Highlights will be Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daula fort.

Agra Fort: After lunch we will proceed for Agra Fort.  This fort was constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D and it includes much other architecture like the Moti Masjid and Musanman Burj.  It is believed that Shah Jahan was imprisoned and died here.

Itmad-ud-Daula Fort: Itmad-ud-Daula Fort also sometimes described as Jewel box and is a Mughal mausoleum located in the city of Agra.  It is also famous with another name Baby Taj as it is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal.

At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your fourteenth day of North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour.

Evening is free for leisure

Overnight at Agra

 

Day 15: Agra (Sightseeing) – Delhi (Approx 220 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Taj Mahal and Local Market

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and proceed for the sightseeing of Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal: Visit the most beautiful monument of India and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal.  It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.  The Taj Mahal is a must sight-seeing for all visitors to India and one of the most beautiful architectural achievements in the world.  It is considered to be a symbol of enduring love.  Taj Mahal is made up of opulent white marble and is a symbol of sentiments, purity and simplicity. This is the only monuments which has touched the hearts of people from all corners of the world.

Important Note: Taj Mahal remains closed in every Friday

Later visit the local market to experience the fine Marble Art work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.

At the end of the tour, return to Delhi. On your arrival at Delhi, you will be assisted by Trip India representative for your transfers to the International Airport for your further flight to your Country.

Here you have successfully completed your North India Forts, Palaces and Deserts Tour..  We sincerely thank you for choosing Trip India for your travel arrangements and we appreciate your patronage and wish you for a safe journey.

 

Hotels Accommodations Envisaged:-

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested:-

Destinations  Deluxe  Hotel    Premium Hotel Luxury Hotel
Delhi Hotel Grand Sartaj/ Similar Hotel Royal Plaza / Similar Hotel The Lalit / Similar
Mandawa Heritage Mandawa /Similar Hotel Tulip Inn / Similar Mandawa Castle / Similar
Bikaner Rajvilas Palace / Similar HRH Karni Bhawan / Similar HRH Gajner Palace / Similar
Jaisalmer Deokiniwas Palace + Deluxe Camp / Similar Hotel Jaisal Vilas + Royal Desert Camp / Similar HRH- Gorband Palace / Similar
Jodhpur Hotel Pal Haveli / Similar Hotel Mapple Abhay / Similar WelcomHeritage Bal Samand Lake Palace / Similar
Udaipur Hotel Swaroop Vilas / Similar Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa / Similar HRH Shiv Niwas Palace / Similar
Pushkar Hotel Gulab Niwas Palace / Similar Hotel Jagat Palace / Similar Hotel Pushkar Palace / Similar
Jaipur Hotel Maharani Palace / Similar Hotel Lemon Tree / Similar Hotel Marriott Jaipur / Similar
Agra Hotel Siris 18 / Similar Clark’s Shiraz / Similar Radisson Agra / Similar
Delhi Hotel Grand Sartaj/ Similar Hotel Royal Plaza / Similar Hotel The Lalit / Similar

Note:

  1. Group rates are available on request. contact
  2. Above mentioned package cost is valid on minimum Two Person Basic.
  3. High Season – Any Fair / Festival / New Year / Christmas surcharge are additional

Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation for 14 Nights/ on twin / double sharing basis.
  2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, All arrivals, departures, sightseeing and inter-city drive as per the itinerary.
  4. Services of English speaking guide as per the itinerary above.
  5. Services of Trip India representative on all arrivals and departures.
  6. Escorted Evening Sightseeing at Ganga River Boating in Kolkata
  7. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
  8. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

Cost does not Includes:

  1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
  2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
  3. Meals other than mentioned above.
  4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
  5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
  6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
  7. Medical Requirements on request.
  8. Service Tax as per government.
  9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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