Heritage tour of Rajasthan
Duration : 17 days / 16 night
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Khimsar - Jodhpur - Rohitgarh - Narlai - Udaipur - Deogarh - Bundi - Samode - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Agra.
Day 01: Delhi
Upon arrival at International Airport you are met and transferred to your prebooked Hotel for overnight stay. Upon arrival at the hotel you are received with a traditional welcome.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast proceed to visit Qutab Minar India Gate, Rajghat and Shanti Vana the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Drive past Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Parliament street and President House.Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03: Delhi/Mandawa
morning drive to Mandawa .On arrival checkin at hotel . Mandawa is a small beautiful town in the heart of Shekhawati region. The place is known not only for its havelis but also for its fort palace. Over-night at hotel
Day 04: Mandawa/Bikaner
Drive further west to Bikaner, in the Thar Desert for one night at the Gajner Palace(a beautiful lake side palace just outside the city). Afternoon exploring the city, seeing the ancient Jain temples in the old city, Junagarh Fort and the Lallgarh Palace.
Day 05: Jaisalmer
After breakfast, visit this perfect Rajput walled desert city which is like a golden jewel shimmering above the hard sand.
Day 06 & 07: In Khimsar
After breakfast leave for Khimsar en-route Visiting Desert Hamlets and Hindu Temples in Osian. After arrival in Khimsar Fort remaining time for relaxing at Swimming-Pool Side. Dinner with Folklore Dances and overnight at Khimsar Fort overnight at Hotel Khimsar palace
Day 08: Khimsar/Jodhpur & Rohitgarh
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Jodhpur. Set at the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert which was once the capital of the Marwar state. Relax in the evening or proceed for shopping. Overnight at Rohitgarh.
Day 08: Jodhpur/Luni & Rohitgarh
In morning drive to Rohitgarh..Enroute visit to Luni Castle . On Arrival Check In At Hotel Rohitgarh Palace .Afternoon Jeep Safari In Bishnoi Villages. Evening Rajasthani Dances:-Bhawai Dance, Chari Dance, Drum Dance & Ghoomar Dance.Overnight at hotel
Day 09: Rohitgarh /Narlai
In morning drive to Narlali.On arrival Checkin at hotel. Rawla Narlai is situated at the foot of Aravali Hill and is located midway between Udaipur and Jodhpur. It is situated in an ancient dwelling, dotted with caves and temples. lying at the bas4 of a jillock on the top of the which is a classical statue of an elephant narlai has many Hindu and jain.Overnight at hotel
Day 10 : Narlai/ Udaipur
In morning drive to Udaipur .. On arrival check-in hotel ..Afternoon city tour. Lake Pichola - Hills, temples, palaces, bathing ghats and embankments, surround this picturesque lake built by Maharajah Udai Singh. The two breathtaking palaces - Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) - also standamidstthislake. » City Palace - The City Palace on the banks of the Lake Pichola is a collection of rooms, corridors, terraces, pavilions, hanging gardens and courtyards. » Jagdish Temple - Built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh, this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city. Sahelion Ki Bari - The garden of the maids of honour, Sahelion-ki-Bari was designed and laid out early in the eighteenth century as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in leisure.. Overnight at hotel :
Day 11 : Udaipur Breakfast at hotel.
There is no other place in India which appeals more to the poets and painters, Travellers and writers , than Udaipur , the lovely lake side capital of Mewar.
Udaipur today is one of the most picturesque cities in India, set as it is on three beautiful lakes and surrounded by hills. The city´s inherent romance and beauty, and its remarkable past, bristling with episodes of heroism and splendor, continue to enthrall the visitor.
It is the key city of Rajasthan´s southern region of Mewar. Mewar is a hilly, forested region, in complete contrast to the harsh deserts of Marwar (Jodhpur).
The City Palace is a blend of stern Rajput military architecture on the outside and lavish Mughal-inspired decorative art on the inside. Set on a hill overlooking the Pichola Lake it is a sprawling edifice made up of at least four separate inter-connecting palaces, built over a period of nearly 3 centuries. The Palace museum contains a wonderful collection of old Rajput weaponry. One of the more unusual moments in the colorful history of Udaipur was when it was used as a location for shooting the James Bond film, Octopussy.
Visit City Palace, the largest Palace complex Museum of Rajasthan. Take a stroll through the colorful Bapu Bazaar. Towards sunset proceed on a cruise on Lake Pichola, and visit the Jag Mandir Palace.
Day 12: Udaipur/ Deogarh
In the morning half day city tour. Then drive to Deogarh. On arrival check into Deogarh Mahal: A castle of Medieval Rajasthan. You can also enjoy of your choice Trekking in the hills or Walk in the village or Local tribal warrior dance or Performance by folk musicians and artists. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Deogarh/Bundi
ToDay just a handful rEmailn of which the Shiva and Ganesha are the best.
Afternoon: Arrive Bundi. The palace is considered to be one of the finest specimens of Rajput architectures. The only area that is open for tourists is the Phool Mahal (Flower Palace). The murals that grace the walls are exquisite. Later drive on to Kota. Overnight at Hotel Brij Raj Bhavan.
Day 14: Bundi/ Samode
On the 14th day of Royal Rajasthan Heritage Tour with Taj Tour, depart for Samode village. Transfer to the hotel. Away from the hustle bustle of the city life, enjoy a laid-back stay at Samode Palace Hotel in Samode.
Day 15: In Jaipur
This day proceed to Jaipur 70 Kms from Samode. Here is Amber Fort, 11 km from Jaipur. Take an elephant ride up o the fort and feel like a royalty. Afternoon sightseeing tour of the city includes visit to the City Palace Museum, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Discover a redefined version of pleasure while exploring the affluent and colorful culture of the region. Overnight in Samode.
Day 16: Samode/Bharatpur
Early morning, after breakfast, we drive to Bharatpur. Reach Bharatpur & check in hotel. In the afternoon, we behin our sightseeing tour of the Bharatpur bird Sanctuary where a cacophony of sounds will greet you . The Sanctuary is home to various migratory birds. From October till December, the indigenous water- birds nest around the lake from December on the migratory Geese, Duck and Cranes are the main feature of the sanctuary. Nightstay at hotel Laxminiwas Palace.
Day 16: Bharatpur/Agra
Morning drive to Agra via the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikari, built by Akbar as his capital but abandoned soon after. Evening visit to the Taj Mahal sunset. Overnight at Taj View Hotel.
Day 17: Leave Delhi :
After breakfast Guided Sightseeing of Red Fort. Continue drive to Delhi en-route Visiting Akbar_s Mausoleum in Sikandra. Late afternoon arrival in Delhi. Evening : Farewell Dinner at Hotel & Transfer to International Airport.