New Delhi – Samode – Nawalgarh – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Rohet – Udaipur – Deogarh – Jaipur – Agra – New Delhi
Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Welcome to India! You will be received at New Delhi International airport, assisted and transferred straight to Neemrana. Stay in the fascinating Neemrana Fort. Day free to explore around the village. Besides the fort, a step well is also worth exploring.
Drive to Samode village and check in at Samode Palace. The fairy tale palace perfectly recreates the nostalgia of princely past when everything of it evoked a unique style!
Following breakfast, you will be driven to Mandawa. Check into a hotel as soon as you reach Mandawa. In the evening, you will be visiting the various tourist places in Mandawa such as Chokhani and Ladia Havelis, Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, Mandawa Fort, etc. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Reaching the Shekhawati heartland, take a walking guided tour of the colorful town which has some of the best preserved frescoed havelis (mansions). Overnight at your Hotel.
Reach the 'Camel City' Bikaner and check in. After a brief leisure visit the well-preserved Junagarh fort. In the evening visit the unique camel-breeding farm.
Today morning after breakfast you will drive to the desert city of Jaisalmer enroute visit Gajner and Pokaran. Gajner (a former hunting resort of the Bikaner royal family), Pokaran (a 14th century fort), Pokaran Citadel (previous known as Balagarh) of the Champawat Rathors, the mighty Rajput nobles of Marwar. Continue your drive to Jaisalmer and, upon arrival, check into Hotel.
Morning sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort (built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill), Salim Singh ki Haveli and Patwon Ki Haveli, some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and latticework of breathtaking intricacy. Afternoon excursion to Sam Sand Dunes (45 kms). Take a short camel ride to view the sunset, which can be an unforgettable experience. Overnight at the Tent at sand dunes.
Morning tansfer to Rohetgarh. Take a less popular route and visit the ancient town of Osiyan on the way. Drive further and reach Kheechan village for the rare sight of thousands of migratory birds in the desert. Finally reach Rohetgarh palace (a charming heritage hotel) and check in. Day completely free to move around the village of BishnoiCopmmunity. Overnighta at your Hotel.
In the morning take an excursion to Jodhpur and visit Mehrangarh fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Sardar Market and old town. Back at Rohet evening free on your own. Overnight at your Hotel.
After Breakfast drive to Udaipur enroute visiting Rankapur The jain Tmeples of 15th Century. Upon arrival in Udaipur, Check in to the Hotel. In the evening take a breathtaking boat tour to admire the royal buildings aroung the Lake .Overnight at Udaipur Hotel.
In the Morning sightseeing tour to Udaipur. Udaipur is possibly the most romantic city in Rajasthan. There would be no doubt as to why it is called "The Venice of East". Tour starts with a visit to the massive City Palace complex, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The main part of the palace is a museum with its collection of mosaic, miniatures etc. Depicting the Rajput way of life proceed on to Jagdish temple located close to the City Palace, marvel at its imposing sculpted figures and heavily ornamented interiors. Drive on to the Pratap Smarak, see the bronze statue of Rajput hero Maharana Pratap surrounded by some lovely landscaped gardens including a Japanese Rock Gardens.
Next stop of your tour is Bhatia Lok Kala Museum with its extensive collection of Rajasthani folk arts and crafts. The focal point of the museum is its collection of puppets. The last stop of your tour is the Sahelion ki Bari, marvel at its marble fountains and elephants. Round off your tour with a drive through the bustling bazaars. Evening Boat Ride to Lake Pichola. Overnight at Udaipur Hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast drive towards Deogarh visiting Eklingji and Nagda on the way before finally checking in. Stay in Deogarh Mahal- a palace of great character and ambience. The whole day on your discretion. Suggested visit to Molela village (famous for terracotta crafts) or Kumbhalgarh fort.
Transfer to the Pink City - Jaipur. On arrival check in the hotel. Evening free to walk in interesting old bazaars. Overnight at Jaipur Hotel.
After breakfast move out for a sightseeing tour of the City Palace Complex, Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort. Evening at discretion to try one among several options- shopping, visit a farmhouse for local Rajasthani dinner or taking a walk through the streets lined with great heritage buildings. Overnight at Jaipur Hotel.
Morning drive to Agra. On arrival check in into your hotel and move out for a guided tour of Agra which includes - Taj Mahal, it was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal, in 1632. Taj Mahal is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra Fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D and Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb - The tomb was built by Empress Noor Jahan, in memory of her father, Ghias-ud-Din Beg in 1622-25 A.D. Overnight at Agra hotel.
Drive to New Delhi. At appropriate time transfer to airport for the flight back home with sweet memories.