Fort and Palace Historical Cultural Rajasthan Tour

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( Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Ranthambhore - Kota - Bundi - Chittaurgarh - Bijaipur - Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa – Delhi)

(20 Days / 19 Nights)


Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
As you arrive in Delhi for the start of the Fort Palaces Tour Rajasthan, you will be received by the warmest of welcomes at the airport from where you would be escorted to the pre-booked hotel of your choice by our very own tour representative.
 
Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast in the hotel, Proceed for a full day tour of Old and New Delhi. We will go first to old Delhi tour because in the morning Jama Masjid is less crowded. After Jama Masjid visit the Raj Ghat and the Red Fort, the most opulent fort of the Moghul Empire. Go for a rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk one of the bustling bazaars of Delhi, don't forget to enjoy some of the mouth watering food specialties of old Delhi.
 
New Delhi sightseeing tour includes a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President's Residence). Luxuriate in the extensive lawns of India Gate. Evening hold more excitement in its stores, enjoy the sound and light music show at Red Fort depicting the stories of great Mughal Empire. Relax in the evening. 
Overnight at Delhi.
 
Day 3: Delhi - Agra 
Morning after breakfast starts your tour for Agra. Reach Agra around noon after checkin we will go out for sightseeing. 
Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously. A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city and restaurants will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai cuisine.Visit to the most magical wonder, the Taj Mahal a magnum opus carved out of a pure white marble rightly known as the 7th wonder of the world. After Taj proceed for sightseeing to the Agra Fort and also enjoy the vision of Taj from the fort premises. Later in the evening visit Itmadullah's Tomb built by Empress Noor Jehan in memory of her father (The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj). 
Overnight at Agra. 
 
Day 4: Agra - Jaipur 
After breakfast drive to beautiful Pink City - Jaipur. Enroute stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sand stone city, built by Emperor Akbar is an exhilarating experience. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. 
Reach and check in at hotel Jaipur, popularly known as the rose Pink City because of the extensive use of the pink color applied to the buildings. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens. 
Overnight at Jaipur.
 
Day 5: Jaipur 
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur. Enjoy a ride on elephants back to the fort; a magnificent view of the city down will leave you mesmerized. Afternoon sightseeing of the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum, worth visiting sights, Jantar Mantar an observatory, Hawa Mahal a magnificent five-story structure are great masterworks. Explore local market on your own.
Overnight at Jaipur.
 
Day 6: Jaipur - Pushkar 
Proceed for Pushkar after breakfast. Reach Pushkar by noon, check in at hotel. Pushkar, famous for a Pushkar Fair, with people coming from all over Rajasthan to buy and sell cattle of breeds from across the India. Visit the exotic 52 bathing Ghats having their own miraculous qualities and powers of healing. Also pay a visit to temples that are scattered over the vast area total 500 in numbers. Don't forger to visit the rose garden of Rajasthan famous for its essence and is also exported through out the world. In the evening go for a cruiser in the Pushkar Lake and enjoy the sun set. 
Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 7: Pushkar - Ranthambhore 
Start early after breakfast for Ranthambhore. Reach the place and check in the jungle resort. Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, barely 14 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur, had more Tigers than any other National Park in the country. It has come to be known as "The land of the Tiger", where you can also record the footage of this majestic beast here and there. Proceed for the afternoon Safari to spot the tigers. 
Overnight at Ranthambhore jungle resort.
 
Day 8: Ranthambhore
Morning after breakfast you are guided to Ranthambore Fort & Jogi Mahal dating back to the 10th century also sees a famous second largest Banyan tree in India. After lunch the copious variety of birds and water bodies can also be shorted through your camera on elephant safaris at Ranthambhore, shoot the magnificent mammals in your camera like Leopards, Indian gazelle, Sambar, Nilgai (bluebull), Chital, Mongoose, which you can sight often in the woods. 
Overnight at Ranthambhore.
 
Day 9: Ranthambhore - Kota
Early morning breakfast we will drive to Kota in Rajasthan state. Visit the City Palace and Fort and also see Rao Madho Singh Museum. Then visit Jagmandir located on the island in Kishore Sagar Lake. Go for a water cruiser by taking a paddleboat to reach the spot. Also visit the Govt. Museum and the famous gardens of Chambal and Chatter Bilas. Rajasthan's largest industrial town well known for its Kota sarees and also for a miniature school of art which specialized in hunting scenes. 
Overnight at Kota.
 
Day 10: Kota - Bundi - Chittaurgarh
After breakfast drive to Chittaurgarh enroute visit the Taragarh or Atar Fort, a small picturesque town of Bundi. Chittaur echoes with the tales of romance and valor unique to the Rajput tradition. Visit the ruined citadel, you will be astonished to know that this fortified settlement has been ravaged thrice and each time the outcome was 'JAUHAR' -when women and children immolated themselves on a huge funeral pyre. After visiting the fort proceed to stay at the Bijapur Castle Suite. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 11: Bijaipur - Udaipur
Start for Udaipur after breakfast. Reach and check in at hotel. The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravallis. Their image in the tranquil waters of the Lake Pichola is a bewitching sight. Udaipur is the jewel of MEWAR -a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. Relax in the evening. 
Overnight at Udaipur.
 
Day 12: Udaipur 
Early morning breakfast at hotel; proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur City. Visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the Jagdish Temple and the local folk Museum and most important City Palace rooms, here you will see artistic piece of work on mirrored walls,ivory doors, colored glass windows,inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard.Overnight at Udaipur.
 
Day 13: Udaipur –Ranakpur- Kumbalgarh 
After breakfast drive to Kumbalgarh.Lying 90-km northwest of Udaipur, the city has the attraction of the massive fort, encompassed by a 36-km long wall with 7 majestic gates and 7 ramparts. Stay overnight at the Aodhi Hotel of Kumbalgarh. En-route visit the Ranakpur Temples, you will be bewitched at the temple sight with 200 pillars, none of which are alike, supporting its 29 halls. Also visit the temple of the Sun God with its erotic sculptures. Reach Kumbalgarh, check in the hotel.
 
Day 14: Kumbalgarh - Jodhpur 
Proceed in the morning after a typical Rajasthani breakfast and reach Jodhpur. The city is encompassed by a high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. Relax at the hotel and visit the museum of Umaid Bhawan Palace. Overnight at Jodhpur.
 
Day 15: Jodhpur 
Morning go for a village safari in the jeep and have a rare glimpse into the rich culture and true essence of India. Abundant wildlife (game) and memorable moments of the great desert landscape fascinates one while driving along the countryside. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur - gateway to the desert beyond, home of the Rathors of Marwar, visits the Mehrangarh Fort, rising up a hilly scarp. You will be fascinated by miniature paintings & cradle rooms in side the palace. After this you would visit Jaswant Thada Memorial. Overnight at Jodhpur.

Day 16: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer 
Proceed for Jaisalmer. Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with its awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city. Jaisalmer perched on the Trikuta Hill. Reach and check in at hotel.  Overnight at Jaisalmer. 
 
Day 17: Jaisalmer 
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour of the Golden City - Jaisalmer. You will be guided to Jaisalmer Fort- The oldest living Fort in the world. Also visit Patwon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank. In the afternoon, proceed to the Sam Sand Dunes for visiting the typical Rajasthani Desert Village. View the sunset from the dunes. Stay overnight in the Tent Accommodation. 

Day 18: Jaisalmer-Nagaur-Bikaner 
After breakfast at the Jaisalmer camp, journey continue to another destination Bikaner via Nagaur. Check in at hotel. More popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. You can see camel in every field- pulling heavy carts, transporting grains or working on wells, camels are the prime helpers. The wells of Bikaner - an important source of water are other attractions of the city. These are built on high plinths with slender minaret towers on each of the 4 corners and can be noticed even from a distance. Relax in the evening. Overnight at Bikaner.
 
Day 19: Bikaner - Mandawa 
After breakfast at Bikaner hotel, proceed for Mandawa. Reach and check in at hotel. A breathtaking view of the town can be taken from the terrace of Mandawa Fort. Precious collection of arms with jade handles, traditional ceremonial costumes can be seen in the museum inside the fort. You will be amazed at the sight of the fort equipped with 51 rooms and no 2 rooms are alike. Overnight at Mandawa. 
 
Day 20: Mandawa - Delhi (By Road 260 km/5 hr)
After breakfast at Mandawa hotel, start your walking tour of last day Rajasthan of painted 'havelis' of the leading business families. The caretakers will explain you about the history of Mandawa Haveli and happy to show the visitors around. A visit to Chowkhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli will leave you spellbound. Spend the major part of the day looking into frescoes. By afternoon leave for Delhi for final destination.
 

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