Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert

Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert

Destinations :- Delhi – Mandawa – Khimsar – Bikaner (En-route visit Nagaur Fort and Karni Mata Temple) – Jaisalmer – Osian – Jodhpur (En-route visit Ranakpur) – Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur – Chittorgarh – Jaipur - Bhandrej – Abhaneri – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra – Delhi

Durations :- 19 Nights / 20 Days

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Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert tour will give you the eternal sense and electrify you with the charisma of deserts.  Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour will take you to the Land of Rajas (Kings) which is Rajasthan earlier known as Rajputana as it used to be ruled by Rajputs (ancestors of the rulers).  Rajasthan is blessed with many magnificent Forts and grand Palaces and it would not be wrong to call Rajasthan as a synonym of forts and palaces.  Travelers from all over the world visit Rajasthan to not to view only the forts and palaces but also to experience the vibrant and colorful lifestyle of the inhabitants, where they enjoy the traditional music with folk dances, astonishing art work which is done on the back of Elephant or Camels. Trip India assures you that Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour will enthrall your senses as it is a rare of the rare place available across globe which offers diverse topography by offering wildlife to hill stations and deserts to water bodies.

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 Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert 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 Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert 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 Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure

Overnight at Mandawa

 

Day 04: Mandawa – Khimsar (Approx 260 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Khimsar Fort and Sand Dunes Village


Early morning check-out from Hotel and drive to Khimsar.  On your arrival at Khimsar, 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 Khimsar.  Today’s tour highlights will be Khimsar Fort and Sand Dunes Village.  In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice desert side restaurant and proceed for further sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your fourth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Khimsar

 

Day 05: Khimsar – Bikaner En route visit Nagaur Fort and Karni Mata Temple (Approx 160 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Nagaur Fort, Karni Mata Temple


After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Bikaner.  En-route we will visit Nagaur Fort.

Nagaur Fort is a Sandy fort which has haughty walls along with a big campus inside which hold many palaces and temples.  This fort dates back to 2nd Century and has been an observer for many battles.

After Nagaur Fort, we will further drive to Bikaner.  On your arrival at Bikaner, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and relax.  Later you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Karni Mata Temple.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your fifth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Bikaner

 

Day 06: Bikaner Sightseeing

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

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for the local sightseeing of Bikaner.  Today’s tour highlights will be Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Bhandasar Jain Temple and National Research 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 sixth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Bikaner

 

Day 07: 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.

Evening is free for leisure

Overnight at Jaisalmer

 

Day 08: 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 eighth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure

Overnight at Jaisalmer

 

Day 09: Jaisalmer – Osian (Approx 240 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Osian (City Of Temples)

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Osian (City of Temples).   On your arrival at Osian, 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 a local sightseeing of Osian.

Osian is a primeval city of Rajasthan and is located between Bikaner and Jodhpur. On your way to Osian you will see small villages, undulating passages and stretched deserts.  Osian is considered to be an important holy destination in Hindu religion.  Every year, thousands of tourists visit The Osian temples as the creation and design of these temples are beyond imagination. 

At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your ninth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure

Overnight at Osian

 

Day 10: Osian – Jodhpur (Approx 70 Kms)

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

After Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur.  On your arrival at Jodhpur, 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 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 tenth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Jodhpur

 

Day 11: Jodhpur – Kumbhalgarh, En-route visit Ranakpur (Approx 200 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Ranakpur Temple, Kumbhalgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Wildlife sanctuary

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Kumbhalgarh.  En-route we will visit Ranakpur 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.

Later, we will further drive to Kumbhalgarh.  On your arrival at Kumbhalgarh, 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 sightseeing of Kumbhalgarh.  The tour highlights will be Kumbhalgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Wildlife sanctuary.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your eleventh day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Kumbhalgarh

 

Day 12: Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur (Approx 100 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Lake Pichola, Lake Palace and City Palace.

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and further drive to Udaipur.  On your arrival at Udaipur, 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 Udaipur sightseeing.  Today’s tour highlights will be Lake Pichola, Lake Palace and City Palace.  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 twelfth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure (You may choose to go for evening walk and explore the surroundings).
Overnight at Udaipur

 

Day 13: Udaipur Sightseeing & Excursion Trip Eklingji and Nagda (Approx 45 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Saheliyon Ki Bari, Bagore ki Haveli, Eklingi and Nagda Temple Complex

After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for sightseeing of Udaipur.  Today’s tour highlights will be Saheliyon Ki Bari, Bagore ki Haveli, Eklingi and Nagda Temple Complex.

Eklingji Temple is one of the most famous temples in Rajasthan. It is situated in a small town of Eklingji which is also known as Kailashpuri. This temple is dedicated to Hindu God Lord Shiva (one of the Trinity God).The double-storied temple looks awesome with its pyramidal style of roof. The Eklingji temple is surrounded by long walls of hard rock.

Nagda Temple (Sas-Bahu Temple) is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it is made of two structures (Sas-Bahu).  The term Sas implies Mother-in-law and Bahu implies Daughter-in-law. The architecture of the temple is intricately carved with ornaments used to decorate the carving.  The larger (Sas temple) is surrounded by ten subsidiary shrines, while the smaller one (Bahu temple) is a five-shrined complex.

At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax.  Here you have completed your thirteenth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Udaipur

 

Day 14: Udaipur – Chittorgarh (Approx 120 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Chittorgarh Fort, Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame), Padmini`s Palace and Gaumukh Reservoir

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Chittorgarh.  On your arrival at Chittorgarh 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 the local sightseeing of Chittorgarh. Today’s tour highlights will be Chittorgarh Fort, Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame), Padmini`s Palace and Gaumukh Reservoir.  In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch in a nice restaurant and proceed for the further sightseeing. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your fourteenth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Chittorgarh

 

Day 15: Chittorgarh – Jaipur (Approx 310 Kms)

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Jaipur.  On your arrival at Jaipur, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and relax.   You may choose to explore the surroundings of this Pink city of Jaipur yourself by going out in the evening. Here you have completed your fifteenth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Jaipur

 

Day 16: Jaipur Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Laxminarayan Temple, City Palace and Jantar Mantar

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, Laxminarayan Temple, City Palace and Jantar Mantar.  Take a short break for your Lunch at a nice Restaurant in the Pink city of Jaipur and treat yourself with famous Rajasthan cuisine.  Later continue for the rest of the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour return to your hotel and relax. Here you have completed your sixteenth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure
Overnight at Jaipur

 

Day 17: Jaipur – Bhandrej (Approx 80 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Bhandrej Fort, Bhandrej Baodi (Step Wells) and surroundings.

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Bhandrej.  On your arrival at Bhandrej, 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 Bhandrej.  Today’s tour highlights will be Bhandrej Fort, Bhandrej Baodi (Step Wells) and surroundings. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at a nice restaurant and relax for some time and then continue for the sightseeing.  At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax.  In the evening you may choose to walk around the surroundings to explore the local markets. Here you have completed your seventeenth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Bhandrej

 

Day 18: Bhandrej – Agra (Via Abhaneri Village and Fatehpur Sikri) (Approx 180 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Abhaneri Village and Step Wells and Fateh Pur Sikri

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and drive to Agra. En-route we will visit Abhaneri Village and Fateh Pur Sikri.
Abhaneri, a small village, situated between Jaipur and Agra. The place is famous for the astonishing `Baoris` (step wells). It is considered that village of Abhaneri was established by the King Raja Chand. Originally Abhaneri was named as Abha Nagri, which means the city of brightness.

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 relax. Here you have completed your eighteenth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.

Evening is free for leisure.
Overnight at Agra

 

Day 19: Agra Sightseeing – Delhi (Approx 220 Kms)

Tour Highlights: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-Daula.
After Breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide for the local sightseeing of Agra.  Check-out from the Hotel and leave for the sightseeing.  Today’s Tour Highlights will be Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-Daula Fort.

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

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 Tāj Mahal.

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, we will further drive to Delhi. On your arrival in Delhi, check-in at your pre-reserved Hotel and relax. Here you have completed your nineteenth day of Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert Tour.
Overnight stay at Delhi

 

Day 20: Delhi Departure (By flight)

After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the Delhi Airport for your onward flight to your Country or to the next Destination.

Here you have successfully completed your Rajasthan Forts and Palaces with Desert 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
Khimsar Welcome Heritage Khimsar Fort / Similar Welcome Heritage Khimsar Fort / Similar Welcome Heritage Khimsar Sand Dunes Village / 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
Osian Royal Desert Camp / Similar Royal Desert Camp / Similar Royal Desert Camp / Similar
Jodhpur Hotel Pal Haveli / Similar Hotel Mapple Abhay / Similar Welcome Heritage Bal Samand Lake Palace / Similar
Kumbhalgarh The Haveli Resort / Similar Royal Kumbhalgarh Villas / Similar The Aodhi, Kumbhalgarh / Similar
Udaipur Hotel Swaroop Vilas / Similar Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa / Similar HRH Shiv Niwas Palace / Similar
Chittorgarh Castle Bijaipur, Chittorgarh Welcome Heritage Bassi Fort Chittorgarh / Similar Lake Nahargarh Palace-A Justa Resort / Similar
Jaipur Hotel Maharani Palace / Similar Fortune Park Bella casa / Similar Hotel Jaipur Marriott / Similar
Bhandrej Hotel Bhadrawati Palace gallery / Similar Hotel Bhadrawati Palace gallery / Similar Hotel Bhadrawati Palace gallery / Similar
Agra Hotel Siris 18 / Similar Clark’s Shiraz / Similar Radisson Agra / 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 19 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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