One of the best tours of Rajasthan for two weeks offering visit to the historical sites depicting the story of Rajputs vigor in this region. The Princly kingdoms of Rajasthan merged as one state of Indian union after independence. Though the Rajasthann did not have a common political and administrative entity prior to this, its socio - culture history was knit on the basis of its history, life patterns, values systems and linguistic unity. From the seventh century on , Manu Bhasha was recognised as the language of Rajasthan. By the eleventh centuary, great epics such as Chand Bardai's PrithviRaj Raso had come into existence. Thsi great tadiition of written literature continues till today through a large number of heroic epics, legendary ballads, stirring poetry, devotional compositions, works on prosody, dictionaries, tales in prose, and a critical treatises on philosophy, religion, logic and medicine. The tradition of Jain and Charan literature has enriched cultural discourse in recording historical events and people's aspirations through the common mode of Language.
Duration : 15 Nights/ 16 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Samode - Nawalgarh - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaislamer - Jodhpur - Ghanero - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Jaipur - kanota - Agra - Delhi
DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI - SAMODE (BY ROAD) 240 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
On arrival in Delhi you will be picked up from the airport and driven straight away to Samode. On arrival check in into Hotel Samode Palace. Afternoon free to explore the surroundings, in the evening enjoy GALA welcome dinner with traditional Rajasthani dances. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 : SAMODE - NAWALGARH (BY ROAD) 140 KMS 3 HOURS DRIVE
In the morning take city tour of Jaipur covering Amer Fort, Royal observatory, and then continue to Nawalgarh : The heart of Shekhawati. On arrival check in into Hotel Roop Niwas Palace. Overnight at hotel
DAY 03 : NAWALGARH - MANDAWA (BY ROAD) 30 KMS 1 HOUR DRIVE
Morning free to explore the surroundings, then drive to Mandawa, ideal location to revisit Rajasthan's rich heritage and culture. On arrival check in into Castle Mandawa. Rest of the day free to explore the surroundings. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04 : MANDAWA - BIKANER (BY ROAD) 200 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
In the morning explore the area, and in the afternoon drive to Bikaner. On arrival check in into hotel Lallgarh Palace. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
DAY 05 : BIKANER
Today enjoy city tour covering Junagadh Fort - constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 metre long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances, Bhand Sagar Temple - The 16th century Jain temple, is the most important of this temple complex, Camel Breeding Farm - a unique experience where you can ride on a camel & have perhaps the first taste of camel's milk. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06 : BIKANER - JAISALMER (BY ROAD) 300KM 7 HOURS DRIVE
In the morning drive to Jaisalmer - The Citadel City, Arrive and check into hotel. Afternoon free to relax or enjoy the city atmosphere. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 07 : JAISALMER
Today we enjoy a city tour covering Jaisalmer Fort built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, Sun Gate. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh - Ki - Haveli & Patwon - Ki - Haveli - some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and lattice work of breath taking intricacy, Lodurva - A masterpiece of architectural grandeur. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 08 : JAISALMER
No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a visit to the most picturesque dunes. This DAY you will visit Sam sand dunes. The ripples on the wind - caressed dunes create enchanting mirages. Adventure freaks can go out on a camel safari - getting the real feel of the desert on the camel back. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 09 : JAISALMER - JODHPUR (BY ROAD) 330 KMS 8 HOURS DRIVE
Today we drive to Jodhpur, after a short city tour proceed further to the Hotel Saradar Samand Palace, which is located near the Saradar Samand Lake. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 10 : JODHPUR - GHANERAO (BY ROAD) 215 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
In the morning you are free to explore the enchanting surroundings. Afternoon drive to Ghanerao. On arrival check in into Ghanerao Castle. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 11 : GHANERAO - RANAKPUR (BY ROAD) 30 KMS 1 HOUR DRIVE
In the morning take an excursion to Kumbhalgarh. Afternoon drive to Ranakpur, On arrival check in into hotel Maharani Bagh. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 12 : RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR (BY ROAD) 100 KMS 3 HOURS DRIVE
In the morning enjoy visit Ranakpur temples, then continue to Udaipur. On arrival check in into Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace. In the afternoon enjoy a city tour. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 13 - UDAIPUR - DEOGARH 140 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
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 14 : DEOGARH - JAIPUR - KANOTA 305 KMS 7 HOURS DRIVE
In the morning drive to Jaipur and proceed 15 kms further towards east. Arrive and check into Royal Castle Kanota : Rest of the day free. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 15 : KANOTA - AGRA (BY ROAD) 220 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
Today drive to Agra, enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive and check in into hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a city tour covering Taj Mahal, Red Fort, The Tomb of Itmad - ud - Daula. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 16 : AGRA - DELHI (BY ROAD) 210 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
Today morning drive back to Delhi enroute visiting Sikandara. After a whirlwind city tour of Delhi, enjoy farewell dinner, and be transferred to Airport to enboard International flight.
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