|Fort & Palaces Tour (13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS)|
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Samode - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, Upon clearing customs and immigration, you will be met and transferred to you hotel for check-in. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. Your tour of the 17th century old city includes the great mosque of Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk 'Moonlit Stree" , Old Delhi's main streets and colorful shopping bazaar; a drive past Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandi. New Delhi sightseeing include the Humayun's Tomb, the precursor of the Taj Mahal; a drive down the spectacular Rajpath 'Kingsway" passing the India Gate, the President's House, and the House of Parliament. Enjoy a brief respite from the otherwise bustling city at Birla Mandir, a modern and colorful Hindu Temple. By evening return to the hotel for relax & overnight.
Day 03: Delhi - Agra
Post breakfast leave for Agra in the morning. On arrival check-in at your Hotel. Afternoon enjoy a half day tour of Taj Mahal. Stroll around the lovely gardens before entering this intricately carved marble structure. Next visit to Agra Fort, seat of the Mughal dynasty in the 16th century, lies on the bend of the River Yamuna, almost in the heart of town. It has imposing gates, walls of red sandstone , and a moat. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Agra - Jaipur
After breakfast morning drive to Jaipur, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire, Fatehpur Sikri was mysteriously abandoned 13 years later. Upon arrival Jaipur, check-in to your hotel and enjoy the balance on the day at leisure. Jaipur is an exuberance of color, dance, and song. The "Pink City" so called because its buildings are painted in the tones of an autumnal sunset, intersperses the play of red and pink with white borders and motifs. It's one of India's most well planned cities, with wide, straight avenues and lanes in a grid system. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur
After an early breakfast visit to the Amber Fortress. Experience the majesty of a bygone ear, riding like royalty atop elegantly draped and painted elephants into the high mountain fortress. Later you will visit Jaipur City. Visit the Hawa Mahal or "Palace on Winds" one of the major landmarks of Jaipur, although it is actually little more than a facade. Continue to the City Palace, located in the heart of the old City, is a large complex of courtyard, buildings, and gardens, and also houses an interesting museum. Also visit the adjacent Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory built by Raja Jai Singh. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur - Samode
Morning after leisure breakfast & sightseeing of Nahargarh & Jaigarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravali Hills an impressive fort overlooking the pink city of Jaipur. The view of the city from the Fort is breathtaking. Continue your drive to Samode. Check in Samode Palace. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Samode - Mandawa
After breakfast drive from Samode to Mandawa. Afternoon visit to the Havelis. Some of the important Havelis are Chokhani, Ladia, Binsidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings. The region is also called as “open Art Gallery”. Evening enjoy a Camel ride. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 08: Mandawa - Bikaner
Post breakfast drive from Mandawa to Bikaner. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Afternoon visit to Jungarah Fort –one of the architectural peace was built in late 15th Century by Raja Rai Singh a general in Mughal Emperor Akbar widely decorated with Morror & frescos work. Also visit to Gajner Palace-often described as an incomparable jewel in the Thar Desert. Camel Breeding Farm located at Jorbeer is one the largest camel farms of Asia. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 09: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Morning drive from Bikaner to Jaisalmer en route visiting Pokaran Fort. Pokaran stands amidst the Thar as Paragon- The well restored building hands out a view of the ornamentally carved, red sandstone Mahals, the traditional Jharokas and the grand turrets, parapets depicting Rajput and Mughal architecture. On arrival check-in at your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
Day 10: Jaisalmer
Morning visit to Jaisalmer Fort or Golden Fort due to its ever changing colors. This huge Fort is counted as one of the largest fort of the world. Within the fort are the three most exquisitely sculptured Jain temples dedicated to Rishabhdevji, Sambhavanathji and the Ashthapadi . There are quite impressive Havelis among most important are Nathmal JI Ki Haveli & Salim JI Ki Haveli. Evening visit to Sand Dunes with a camel ride in Sam approximately 40 kms west of the city. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 11: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Morning after breakfast drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon visit to Mehrangarh Fort-one of the most stunning hill forts. It appears to rise from the bluff-coloured sandstone hill itself, so well built into the base that it is difficult to tell where the hill ends and the walls begin. Visit to Jaswant Thada- A cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 A.D. in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Umaid Bhawan Palace- It can qualify for several firsts: the largest private residence in the world, the finest extant example of art-deco, the only palace to have painting from the Ramayana painted by a Polish artist, the first to use air-conditioning, electricity and elevators, and the most impressive for its size and dimensions. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 12: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
Morning after breakfast drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur en route visiting Jain Temples complex at Ranakpur. One of the largest and most important Jain Temples in India. The temple complex lies in a remote valley of the Aravalli range in Southern Rajasthan. The white marble Temples were created in the 15th century AD and remain in near perfect condition. Arrive Udaipur in late afternoon and check-in at your Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 13: Udaipur
After breakfast embark for a city tour. The enchanting city of Udaipur was once the lakeside capital of Mewar. Often called the Venice of the East, Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan. Visit the city palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum. "Sahelion-Ki-Bari, or Garden of the Maids of Honor" is a small ornamental garden with fountains, kiosks, marble elephants, and delightful lotus pools. Jagdish Temple is an Indo-Aryan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It has a black stone image of Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the Universe. Continue to the Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum which houses an interesting exhibition of folk arts including dresses, dolls, masks, and musical instruments. Evening enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, surrounded by splendid hills, palaces, temples and bathing ghats. Visit the island Palace of Jag Niwas which is beautifully set in the middle of the lake. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 14 : Udaipur - Delhi Departure
This morning you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi you will be collected from the Domestic airport and transfer to the International airport in time to connect your onward flight to home.
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Cost Includes of:
- Assistance on arrival.
- Accommodation in a well appointed room on twin sharing basis.
- Buffet or fixed menu breakfast.
- All transfers & sightseeing as per above itinerary by AC Indica car.
- All hotel taxes, vehicle fuel charges, Driver allowance, toll & interstate Taxes.
- Service tax will be extra as per applicable.
- Not valid during X-Mas & New Year period.