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Rajasthan Heritage Tours >> Rajasthan Forts Palace Tours
Duration :- 16 Nights/17 Days
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Day 1: Arrive Delhi:
Namaste! We are welcomed the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together. After immigration and custom formalities, we are transferred to our hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Delhi (B).

Day2: Delhi:
As India's capital, Delhi is a political and business hub, as well as one of the country's major travel gateways. It also has a throng of semi permanent foreigners who work as news correspondents, at embassies (we can identify a diplomat's car by it's blue number plate), or at other organizations that have foreign associations. Spacious and planned, New Delhi was built as the imperial capital of India by the British while Old Delhi was the capital of the Muslim India between the 17th and the 19th centuries - there is a rich legacy of mosques, and monuments and forts that testifies to this. Delhi hasn't always been India's capital, but it has played a paramount role in Indian history. Many have invaded Delhi through the ages, including the Persian emperor, Nadir Shah, who sacked the city in 1739 and carted the Kohinoor Diamond (now part of the British royal family's crown jewels) and the famous Peacock Thrown off to Iran. The British Captured Delhi in 1803, but during the Indian Uprising of 1857 it was centre of resistance against them. The capital of India is a true reflection of the old and new of India. We start our morning tour with New Delhi and visit the famous India Gate followed by the Houses of Parliament, Connaught Place and the Qutub Minar - a perfect minaret towering 102 meters / 112 yards into the sky. New Delhi is a blend of Moghul India, Hindu India, and British India and certainly of modern independent India. Our afternoon concentrates on Old Delhi, starting with the famous Red Fort. Built by Shah Jehan, this was once the most opulent fort of the Moghul Empire. Next we visit another Moghul majesty, the Jama Masjid that is India's largest mosque, followed by the Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. We end our tour with a bazaar experience at Chandni Chowk, the street of silver and goldsmiths. Also visit a Kashmiri handicraft emporium where skillful craftsmen from Kashmir will show you how "The World famous Persian carpets" are weaved. These craftsmen have resettled down in Delhi after the uprising in Kashmir and are trying to earn their livelihood.
Overnight: Hotel in Delhi (B).

Taj Mahal, Agra Travel & ToursDay 3:Delhi/Agra:(Drive 200km/4Hrs):
This morning we pass interesting Indian scenery as we drive to Sikandra. This is where lie the remains of Akbar the Great - one of the greatest of the Mughal rulers. A very simple mausoleum for a person of his stature. The mausoleum brings in a lot of visitors and black-faced monkeys keen to grab food you may be holding in your hand. Later we continue with our countryside drive to Agra - the city that is Home to the most well known wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal. On arrival in Agra we are welcomed with a visit to Taj Mahal one of the most well known wonders of the world, built by Shah Jehan as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj is built of white marble, beautifully carved and inlaid with semi-precious stones. Next we visit Agra Fort, where Shah Jehan, in the later years of his life, was imprisoned by his son to prevent him from spending the family fortunes on a black echo of the Taj Mahal.
Overnight: Hotel in Agra (B).

Day 04: Agra/Fatehpur Sikri/ Bharatpur (Drive 51 Kms / ½ Hrs):
A short drive gets us to Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful capital built in 1640 by the Mughal King, Akbar the Great. The city was later abandoned for lack of water. A superb example of Mughal architecture, it stands perfectly preserved in the desert. We also visit the artistically designed mausoleum of Salim Chisty who is reputed to have prayed for a son for Akbar leading to the birth of Salim Jehangir, the builder of the Taj. Later we leave for Keoladeo National Park, popularly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in the Rajasthan state of India, the picture of marshes packed with exotically colored birds flashes in the mind. It is almost unbelievable that more than 300 species of birds are found in this small park of 29 sq. km. of which 11 sq. km. are marshes and the rest scrubland and grassland. It is much more surprising that this unique ecosystem is manmade. Bharatpur town used to be flooded regularly every monsoon. IN 1760 an earthen dam (Ajan Dam) was constructed to save the town from annual vagary of nature. The depression created by extraction of soil for the dam was cleared and this became the Keoladeo Lake. At the beginning of this century, this lake was developed and was divided into several portions. A system of small dams, dykes, sluice gates, etc., was created to control water level in different sections. Shooting buffs, hides and pavements were constructed. This became the hunting preserve of the Bharatpur royalty and one of the best duck shooting wetlands in the world. Hunting was stopped here by mid-60s. The status of this avian haven was upgraded to a National Park in 1981. On arrival in Bharatpur we check in our hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax and one can take a nature walk in the evening.
Overnight: Hotel in Bharatpur (B).

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur Vacation ToursDay 05: Bharatpur/ Jaipur (Drive 186 Kms / 3½ Hrs):
In the morning after an early breakfast we visit the Keoladeo National Park. Keoladeo is a paradise for migratory birds. More than 100 species visit the park due to hostile climatic conditions and shortage of food back Home. They come from as far off as Russia, Europe, China, Mongolia, Southwest Asia, Tibet, etc. Many of them even fly over highest peaks in Himalayas. One of the major attractions of Keoladeo, the Siberian crane or the great white crane, occasionally visits the park. Siberian crane, numbering only few hundred, is one the verge of extinction. There are two races western and eastern. It is birds from the western race, which used to visit Keoladeo migrating from the Ob river basin region in the Aral Mountains in Siberia via Afghanistan and Pakistan, after a journey of more than 6,000 kms. Later in the noon come back to our hotel and leave for an interesting countryside drive to Jaipur. Jaipur - Filled with frenetic crowds, Rajasthan' s chaotic, dusky - pink capital is a place of wild contrasts, bombarding the senses at every turn. Jaipur' s old city, it's rich color deepening and fading according to the light, is lined with long, twinkling bazaars. Like Wacky Races on acid, vegetable - laden camel carts thread their way through streets jam-packed with cars, cows, rickshaws & bicycles. The city owes its name, foundation and careful planning to the great warrior - astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693 - 1743). On arrival in Jaipur we check in our hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Jaipur (B).

Day 06: Jaipur:
A royal experience awaits us as we take an elephant ride uphill to the intriguing Amber Palace, a distinguished example of 17th Century Rajput architecture. After the tour and enjoying a panoramic view, we return to Jaipur to visit the old astronomical observatory built by the founder of the city, Jai Singh. We also visit the majestic Palace, which houses a rare collection of Indian art, and the colorful bazaar. Jaipur is noted for its craftsmen, skilled in brass inlay, lacquer work and stone setting. Most of the buildings in the old city are made of pink sandstone and one of the most beautiful is Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds, where the ladies of the royal harem used to watch the city from behind the intricately carved facade. Evening is free to enjoy both shopping and a cultural experience in the bazaars of Jaipur. As Jaipur is famous for its jewels (gems cutting and polishing), we will take you to a Gems cutting and polishing center - which has won several awards by Japanese Government & Govt.of India. In the evening we visit ethnic village Resort of Chokhi Dhani for ethnic Rajashtani style dinner.
Overnight: Hotel in Jaipur (B).

Day 7: Jaipur/ Chittorgarh: (Drive 318 km/ 8Hrs):
After breakfast we leave for Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh's fort, a massive, magnificent russet-colored construction sprawling across the hills, epitomizes the whole romantic, doomed ideal of Rajput chivalry. Three times in its long history, a strong enemy sacked Chittor and, on each occasion, death came before dishonor as jauhar was declared in the face of impossible odds. On arrival in Chittorgarh we check in our hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Chittorgarh (B).

City Palace, Udaipur Holiday PackagesDay 8: Chittorgarh/ Udaipur: (Drive 113km/ 3Hrs):
After breakfast we explore Chittorgarh city. Later we check out from our hotel for Udaipur. Udaipur is called the "Lake City" of Rajasthan, with its lakes of steel blue waters, studded with tiny islands on which rise beautiful marble Palaces, built on the ridge of a hill and crowning the ridge is the Palace of the Maharajah, making this truly a princely city. On arrival in Udaipur we check in our hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Udaipur (B).

Day 9:Udaipur:
After breakfast we enjoy a city tour. We Visit the City Palace with its intricate countryside; patios and balconies, Sahelion-Ki-Bari or the Garden of the Maidens of Honor, Jagdish Temple and the Gulab Niwas Garden are the highlights. We also visit Jag Niwas Palace; also built in the middle of the lake, have a beautifully landscaped garden inside. The parakeets returning to their nests in the early morning, is a spectacular sight from this palace. Later we visit Lake Pichola: Created artificially at the end of the 14th Century, is a picturesque place with bathing Ghats, temples and palace now converted into a deluxe Hotel called the Lake Palace Hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Udaipur (B).

Day 10:Udaipur/Jodhpur:(Drive 259km/7Hrs):
After breakfast we proceed to Jodhpur en-route visiting Ranakpur. Ranakpur is famous for Jain Temple. It has a serene location, grand structure and beautiful sculptures. The intricate carvings on its 200 marble pillars are wonders of art and craftsmanship. Later we continue our countryside journey for Jodhpur. Jodhpur is founded in 1450 A.D. by Rao Jadha, a King of Marwar, Jodhpur, with its impressive Fort, Royal Palaces and temples, is one of Rajasthan's important cities.
Overnight: Hotel in Jodhpur (B).

Umaid Bhawan, Jodhpur Travel VacationsDay 11:Jodhpur:
After breakfast we visit the beautifully landscaped Mandore Gardens. Meharangarh fort built in 1459 A.D by Rao Jadha rises steeply from a rocky scrao winds upto the massive gateway with immense portals and enters through the Gate of victory - Jai Pole and Loha Pole Marked with palm prints of 'Sati' (Rajput Ladies immolated themselves on funeral fire of their Husband). See Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and Rang Mahal with arched windows, chiseled and stone lattice work and exuberance of painted walls and ceiling with miniature paintings, inlay work and mirrors. Jaswant Thada: Richly carved white marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswanth Singh II which preserves the genealogy of the rulers of Jodhpur along with their life size portraits. After a short city tour proceeds further to the Hotel. Evening is free for relaxation & also personal activities.
Overnight: Hotel in Jodhpur (B).

Day 12:Jodhpur/ Jaisalmer: (Drive 298km/8 Hrs):
After early breakfast we proceed to Jaisalmer - The Citadel City, An architectural dream in the lonely yellow silence of the desert. What could have induced Jaisal, a Bhatti prince, to settle right in the heart of a desolate desert, that too in the 12th century. In the narrow, cobbled alleys of Jaisalmer - no wider than a stretched arm - cluster the haveli or the mansions of the rich, with stone carving and latticed work of breathtaking intricacy. Patwan ki haveli, Nathmalji ki haveli and Salim ki haveli are some of the beautiful mansions. The fort build on the highest point of Tricutta hill is entered through the Suraj Pol or Sun Gate. Jaisalmer' s strategic position on the camel train routes between India and Central Asia bought it great wealth. The merchants and townspeople built magnificent houses and mansions, all exquisitely carved from wood and golden sandstone. Jaisalmer looks as if it has grown out of the desert. On arrival in Jaisalmer we check in our Hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax or enjoy the city atmosphere.
Overnight: Hotel in Jaisalmer (B).

Desert Festival, Jaisalmer Tours & TravelDay13: Jaisalmer:
After breakfast we leave for city tour of Jaisalmer visiting the fort built by Maharawal (Maharaja) Jaisal in 1156 AD- One of the 2nd oldest in Rajasthan situated on triangular Mound 76 meters above ground level. Like a giant sandcastle, the golden fort thrusts skywards out of the surrounding barren landscape. Dubbed the "Golden City" because of its honey color, it is the place that should exist only in the imagination. For years Jaisalmer remained untouched by the outside influences. The rise of shipping trade and the port of Mumbai saw the decline of Jaisalmer. But the desert fortress, that seems to be straight out of the 'Tales of the Arabian Nights' still enchants. The life within the citadel conjures up images of medieval majesty visible in its narrow lanes strewn with magnificent palace, haveli, temples and of course skilled artisans and ubiquitous camels. The setting sun turning Jaisalmer into a beautiful golden brown is a spectacular sight. We also visit the Jain temple of the 11th century BC, Gadisar Tank - A scenic rainwater lake with numerous beautiful shrines around and a spectacular avian variety. The lake is an idyllic spot for outings, Folk Museum, Patwan ki Haveli the most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer haveli. It has exquisitely carved pillars and extensive corridors and chambers. One of the apartments of this five storey high haveli is painted with beautiful murals, Badal Vilas Palace. We come back to the hotel after sightseeing. In the late afternoon we leave for an excursion to SAM and SAND DUNES. Village SAM 45 kms west of Jaisalmer has a cluster of Sand dunes. These dunes are large extents of shifting sands, the wind heaps the sand into hills or deep hollow scopes vary in size from 3 to 15 km. Adventure freaks can go out on a Camel Safari - getting the real feel of the desert on the camel back. Enjoy the sun set with changing colors in desert.
Overnight: Hotel in Jaisalmer (B).

Day 14:Jaisalmer/Bikaner:(Drive 333km/8Hrs):
After breakfast we proceed to Bikaner. Bikaner city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque & Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aries windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Jaramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. On arrival in Bikaner we check in into hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Bikaner (B).

Day15: Bikaner:
After breakfast we explore Bikaner city. We visit Junagadh fort, constructed between 1588to 1593 by Raja Rai Singh. Fort has a 986 metre long wall with 37 bastion & two entrances. Later we visit Bhand Sagar Temple& also visit Jain Temple and camel Breeding farm. Evening is free for personal activities.
Overnight: Hotel in Bikaner (B).

Mandawa Fort, Mandawa Vacation ToursDay 16:Bikaner/Mandawa:(Drive 164km/4Hrs):
After breakfast we proceed to Mandawa, ideal location to revisit Rajasthan's rich heritage and culture. Mandawa is an excellent base for exploring the region. It was settled in the 18th century and fulfilled by the dominant merchant families. On arrival in Mandawa we check in into Castle Mandawa. Rest of the day is free to explore the Shekhawati region.
Overnight: Castle Mandawa (B).

Day 17:Mandawa/ Delhi/Out:(Drive 242km/6Hrs):
After breakfast we come back to Delhi. Evening is free for shopping & Personal activities. In the late evening we are transferred to international airport for onward journey.












Cultural Tours : Aromas of East || Taj at Full moon || The Grand Palace Tour || Glimpses of South India || A Study Tours of the Indian Cuisines || Spirit of India || Historical Gujarat || Northern Raj || Southern Raj || Golden Triangle || Himalayan Sancturies || Treasures of South India || India Southern Spices ||
Classical India Tour || India from North to West || India from North to East || Best of Kerala || Exotic India & Nepal || Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan ||
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Luxury Tour India : Royal India Tour || Exotic India Tour || Golden Triangle || Golden Triangle with Ranthambore || Glimpses of India || The Maharaja Tour || Himalayan Romance with Taj, Pink City & Lake City

Fixed Departure Tours : New Year at Taj Mahal || Pushkar Fair

Himalayan Panorama : Golden Temple & Kashmir || Bestway Himalayan Adventure || Drive through Buddhist Kingdom || The Holy Mount, Kailash Mansarover Yatra || Mountain Bike Tour

Beach Holidays : Majestic India with Goa || Sun & Sand of East India || Andamans - A Dream Destination || Goa Beach Tours India

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India by Rail : Palace on Wheels || Royal Rajasthan on Wheels || The Indian Maharaja || The Golden Chariot || Splendours of The South

Kerala Tours: Best of Kerala || Glimpses of South India || Indian Southern Spices

Special Interest Tours : Made for Each Other || The Culinary Art of India || The Best of Tandoori Delights || Dances of India || Project Tiger

Pushkar Mela : Jewels of India & Nepal with Pushkar

Spiritual Tours : Sai Baba of Puttaparthy || Sai Baba of Shirdi || Sri Aurbindo Ashram || The Great Temple Tour || Buddha Tour

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North East India Tour : Best of Arunachal Pradesh || Enchanting Nagaland

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