Grand Tour of Rajasthan


Rajasthan is diagonally divided into the hilly and rugged south - eastern region and the barren north - western Thar Desert,which extends across the border into Pakistan. There are plenty of historic cities, incredible fortresses awash with legends,and rare gems of impressionistic beauty. First europeans to visit the subcontinent were not only captivated by stories of snakes and sorcerers, but also by India's Kings and princes known as "Maharajas". These immensely powerful feudal rulers resided in vast palaces throught India in which every conceivable luxury even air - conditioning was at their disposal. But Indian court life was largely inaccessible to outsiders throught the colonial period and the customs and architecture of india's royalty remained shrouded in myth.

The grandeur and mystique of India's Palaces endured the colonial experience and can be seen today in the various places and citadels of Rajasthan. Theses awesome abodes are surrounded by massive walls and not only show evidence of Maharaja' military might, but also of their material wealth and cultural sophistication.Visitors to the region's Palaces and forts will be delighted by their priceless jewels, antique rugs and ancient texts.

Duration : 25 Nights / 26 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bundi - Bijaipur - Chittorgarh - Deogarh - Udaipur - Ghanerao - Rohet - Luni - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Manvaar - Khimsar - Naguar - Bikaner - Mandawa - Dundlod - Nawalgarh - Delhi

DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival you will be received by our representative and transferred to hotel . Overnight at hotel.

DAY 02 : DELHI
After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Delhi visiting Qutub Minar , Humayuns Tomb , India Gate ,Red Fort ,Jama Masjid , Gandhi Memorial etc. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 03 : DELHI - AGRA (BY ROAD) 210 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Mughal Fort of Sikandra. On arrival transfer to hotel, rest of the DAY free to acquaint Agra on own. Evening one can visit the Taj Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 04 : AGRA
After breakfast sight seeing tour of Agra - visiting Agra Fort, Ittamudaulahs tomb, Moti Masjid and Taj Mahal, Optionally one can take an excursion tour in the morning to Bharatpur to visit the Keoladeo Ghana National park - known for its 350 species of migratory birds.

DAY 05 : AGRA - JAIPUR (BY ROAD) 232 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visiting the ghost town of Mughal - Fatehpur and Sikri, on arrival, transfer to hotel. Evening free to relax. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 06 : JAIPUR
After breakfast an excursion to Amer Fort where sheer pleasure of a joy ride on an Elephant is there for you. Explore the majestic fort on the back of Elephant. In the afternoon enjoy half DAY city tour covering Hawa Mahal, Royal Observatory, Nawab Sahab - Ki - Haveli, City Palace, Johari Bazaar In the evening visit Chokhi Dhani an ethnic resort with ambiance of village serving authentic Rajasthani cuisine with live music and folk dances. Return after dinner to the hotel for overnight.

DAY 07 : JAIPUR - BUNDI (BY ROAD) 210 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Bundi, transfer to hotel on arrival, later in the DAY visit Taragarh Fort built in 1354 A.D., Bundi Palace, Chhattar Mahal, Ratan Daulat, Chitrashala, Nawal Sagar lake, Raniji - ki - Baori (Step well), Sukh Mahal, Phool Sagar, and eighty four pillared cenotaph. Evening free to relax. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 08 : BUNDI
After breakfast take an excursion tour to near tribal villages of Bundi, and visit Jait Sagar lake, and Rameshwaram cave, evening free to relax at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 09 : BUNDI - BIJAIPUR (BY ROAD) 110 KMS 3 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast in the morning drive to Bijaipur, enroute visiting the fort of Bijolia in Bijlai, on arrival transfer to hotel hotel in Bijaipur. Later take jeep or horse safari to Menal water falls and tribal villages of Bijaipur.

DAY 10 : BIJAIPUR - CHITTAURGARH (BY ROAD) 37 KMS 1 HOUR DRIVE
Morning one can take horse safari again to the tribal villages, later after late breakfast drive to Chittaurgarh, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later in the afternoon visit Chittaurgarh Fort (one of the finest Fort of Asia - and one need more than one DAY to discover the fort completely), evening free to relax at the hotel. Overnight at Chittaurgarh.

DAY 11 : CHITTAURGARH - DEOGARH (BY ROAD) 200 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Deogarh, on arrival transfer to hotel. Enjoy the serenity and tranquility of Deogarh Mahal built in 17th Century in the country side of Rajsamand, visit Rajsamand lake known for its migratory birds. Overnight at the hotel in Deogarh.

DAY 12 : DEOGARH - UDAIPUR (BY ROAD) 140 KMS 3 HOURS DRIVE
Morning one can take horse safari of the surroundings county side. Later after breakfast drive to Udaipur , on arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit City Palace complex, Sajjangarh Fort, Sahelion ki baari, and Shilpgram (Art museum). Evening free at leisure, overnight at the hotel.

DAY 13 : UDAIPUR - GHANERAO (BY ROAD) 120 KMS 3 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Ghanerao, enroute visit the 15th century temple of Ranakpur , on arrival transfer to Ghanerao Royal castle, built of red stone in 1606. Enjoy horse safari around Ghanerao which falls under the wild life sanctuary of Kumbhalgarh. Overnight at the hotel

DAY 14 : GHANERAO - ROHET 215 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast in the morning drive to Rohetgarh, on arrival transfer to hotel, later in the DAY take horse safari to Bishnoi tribal villages. Evening free to enjoy at the Rohetgarh Fort hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 15 : ROHET - LUNI (BY ROAD) 19 KMS 30 MIN DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Luni, on arrival transfer to the Luni fort hotel, rest of the DAY free to enjoy horse safari in the surrounding villages of Bishnoi tribes.

DAY 16 : LUNI - JODHPUR 34 KMS 1 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast in the morning drive to Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to Hotel, later sight seeing of Jodhpur, visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Evening visit Balsamand lake and palace. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 17 : JODHPUR - JAISALMER (BY ROAD) 330 KMS 8 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer enroute visit the ancient ruins of Ossian temples & Fort Pokhran , on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to visit the Gadisar lake in Jaisalmer. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 18 : JAISALMER
After breakfast sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Manek Chowk, Golden Fort of 99 bastions, overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 19 : JAISALMER - MANVAR (BY ROAD) 170 KMS 3 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Manvar, on arrival transfer to desert resort of Manvaar, relax till 1600 hrs, later ride to the campsite which lies under the sand dunes of Shergarh district (Highest dunes in the desert of Thar are found in this region). Enjoy dinner accompanied by folk music & dances. Overnight in the Swiss tents at Manvaar.

DAY 20 : MANVAAR - KHIMSAR (BY ROAD) 165 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Khimsar - on arrival transfer to Khimsar Fort hotel. rest of the DAY free to explore the fort and the surrounding semi desert of Khimsar . overnight at the hotel.

DAY 21 : KHIMSAR - NAGAUR (BY ROAD) 40 KMS 1 HOUR DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Nagaur - on arrival transfer to Royal camps in Nagaur, enjoy desert safari till sunset, dinner accompanied by folk music and dances. Overnight in the tents.

DAY 22 : NAGAUR - BIKANER (BY ROAD) 126 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Bikaner - , enroute visit the famous temple of rats at Deshnok (Rats are held sacred in this temple of Deshnok ). On arrival transfer to hotel. Later in the DAY visit Junagarh fort, Lalgarh palace complex and Camel breeding farm. Evening free to relax. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 23 : BIKANER - MANDAWA (BY ROAD) 175 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to to Mandawa - 175 Kms, Check into the desert Resort. Traditional welcome while checking in at the hotel. Evening enjoy Gala bar - be - cue with camp fire and pegs, to add to dimensions of the starry night there will be sweet music played by the desert dwellers. A totally unforgettable experience. Overnight to be spent at hotel.

DAY 24 : MANDAWA - DUNDLOD (BY ROAD) 30 KMS 1 HOURS DRIVE
Morning visit havelis & beautiful frescoes, an overview of Thar desert would simply add to your joy. later checkout and drive to Dundlod - On arrival transfer to Dundlod fort Hotel. Evening enjoy the folk dances Overnight at hotel.

DAY 25 : DUNDLOD - NAWALGARH (BY ROAD) 20 KMS
After breakfast drive to Nawalgarh - on arrival transfer to Roop Niwas palace hotel. Later one can take horse safari to the surrounding villages. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 26 : NAWALGARH - DELHI (BY ROAD) 240 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Delhi , on arrival transfer to hotel for freshen up, after farewell dinner at hotel in Delhi , transfer to airport to board the flight back home.


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