A true traveller’s trip through Rajasthan can never be complete without a detour through one of around 35000 villages in the state. With its small population spread over a large area, There are a number of villages in the state which can be visited. There are many villages in Rajasthan which can be visited. Some such villages are in the Shekhawati region, around Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Bikaner. Villages of Rajasthan offer the traveller a great insight into the Rajasthani life and ways. The rustic Rajasthan is calling you out for an experience of a lifetime.
Day 01 – Arrive at Delhi
Namaskar! Welcome to India. Your Glimpse of Rural Rajasthan Tour begins with a welcome meeting with our representatives at Airport. After traditional welcome with garland at airport, transfer to Hotel. Delhi was Capital of the Mughal Empire in the seventeenth century, and today capital of a country with over a billion inhabitants, Delhi is clearly divided between the old and the new city. Later we leave for a sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. In Old Delhi we will visit the largest mosque in India called Jama Masjid.The highlight of the tour is an exhilarating bicycle rickshaw ride through the bustling and colourful streets of fabled shopping bazaar, Chandni Chowk (Silver Street).We drive past Red Fort citadel and reach Rajghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi where nearby are located two museums dedicated to him too. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar,a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Well known for mughal architecture. Over night at Hotel
Day 02 – Delhi - Khandela
After breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Khandela. The charm of this city is its havelis, rich patrician houses that make it an open-air museum. Stop at a potter to discover his craft and demonstration of Henna (tattoo on the hand) during the visit of the village of Khandela. Night at the Heritage Hotel
Shekhawati Region : This is a semi-arid historical region located in the northeast part of Rajasthan, India. Shekhawati is located in North Rajasthan . History has it that in the 17th to 19th centuries, Marwari merchants constructed these grand havelis in the Shekhawati region. Steeped in wealth and affluence, these merchants got busy outdoing others in building more grand edifices – homes, temples, step wells which were richly decorated both inside and outside with painted murals
Day 03 – Khandela – Bikaner – Siana
Morning transfer to Siana This countryside village is located in the Desert Triangle This is the core part of The Great Indian Thar Desert. This village can be approached by road from any one of the three cities of desert triangle. En route visit Bikaner covering Junagarh Fort , constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army. The city is also called the "Camel Country". Visit the camel-breeding farm - the only one in Asia. Also visit theKarni Mata Temple. Deshnokh - Situated in the north of Rajasthan, the walled city of Bikaner is famous for its sky touching forts, camel safaris, citadels On arrival Tradition welcome by Indian family. You will stay in home stay Siana Sojourn
Day 04 – Siana
In this morning after breakfast with Rajasthani Family. Explore Siana Village with local people . the village walk at Siana Sojourn is just a small window into a world of simplicity and adaptability.Village Walks, in contrast to the Jeep and Camel safaris offer a quieter and more informative way to experience the desert way of life around Siana Sojourn.The village tour will allow you to share the fascinating culture of these friendly people against the captivating beauty and tranquility of the vast desert. The journey into the desert is an opportunity to experience village life at close quarters in one of the harshest environments in the world.In village Siana, Overnight at Siana Sojourn
Day 05 – Siana - Jaisalmer
In this morning after breakfast check out and proceed to Jaisalmer, - The Golden City of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is simply unmatched. It was the part of the famous Silk Route during the days of yore. The splendid Jaisalmer Fort stands proudly on its land and narrates the stories of the valor and chivalry of the Rajput rulers. On arrive at Jaisalmer relax and Overnight at Hotel
Jaisalmer in Thar desert : Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the "Golden City," it's distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja's Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.
Day 06 – Jaisalmer
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. Visit the 12th century magnificent fort at Jaisalmer (This is the highlight of the tour). Also visit the beautifully and magnificently carved Havelis of Salim Singh ki Haveli and Patwon ki Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank, followed by a visit to the Barabagh. Afternoon excursion to Sam village for Camel ride at Sunset in Thar desert. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 07 – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Chandelao
In this morning after breakfast check out and proceed to Chandelao, En route visit Jodhpur is also known as blue city, a major tourist attraction in Rajasthan. Jodhpur has a number of tourist spots to offer to the travelers including Mehrangarh Fort situated 425ft above city, built by Rao Jodha around 1459 and Jaswant Thada, which is cenotaph built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur in memory of his Father
There are many more historical places in Jodhpur which represent the royal past of Rajasthan. Later, you can stroll down the markets of Jodhpur. On arrival at Chandelao Check in a village home stay Chandelao Garh
CHANDELAO VILLGAE -Experience the "real" India with a visit to Chandelao Garh. Only 40 km from bustling Jodhpur this highly rated hotel will enfold you in a different world - the world of the rulers of Rajasthan in a traditional village. Majestic Chandelao Garh is the ancestral home of the landowners of the area, and has been tastefully converted to a modern hotel. But do not expect telephones and televisions - the Garh will provide you with an authentic experience of traditional Rajasthani hospitality in a tranquil village setting.
Day 08 –Chandelao – Pushkar – Jaipur
In the Morning after having breakfast, village walk at Chandelao , explore real village life at chandelao. Later drive to Jaipur en route visit enchanting city of Pushkar. This place is also known for its Brahma Temple that is believed to be one of the few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in the country. You can concentrate upon the Ghats of Pushkar and also visit all the three sacred lakes of Pushkar. This lake is a beautiful spot to be in harmony with your mind and soul. On arrival at Jaipur. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 09 –Jaipur
In the Morning after having breakfast, take a guided tour of Amber Fort. Set in a picturesque location, Amber is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple of Kali are some of the prominent areas of interest. You will be provided the Elephants to ascend the fort to visit the complex.
back to Jaipur, Enjoy a tour of Jaipur city which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago. Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace (apart of which is the home of the erstwhile royal family), the Observatory, Hawa Mahal or the Palace of winds built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and drive past the old part of Jaipur city. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 10 –Jaipur- Suroth
In the Morning after having breakfast, drive to Suroth. ituated in the golden triangular of India A remote ancient town, a devotional city, a blend of warm royal hospitality, a serene rural environment that is Suroth, your new destination in Rajasthan. Suroth was officially founded 600 yeras ago by the Surtanot Rajput, Raja BalDev Singh.The ruling family of SUROTH are considered the descendents of Jaipur Riyasat, The Surtanot Rajput.Red stone ramparts surrounded the walled city with bastions for security. Till date the village was boasts of many gates. On arrival check in Suroth Mahal. After lunch Walk to see the 500 years old village where one can see local handicraft shops like lacker work, bangle making, wooden toys, bamboo items, traditional sweets etc being made. Then go to see stone works famous all over the world specially in Pakistan and other neighbouring countries.
Before returning to the hotel guest can also visit local market (Haat Bazar) , some of ancient temples and organic farming on the way . Overnight at Hotel
Day 11 –Suroth – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra, a must visit city on any Tour of India. Home of the World famous Taj Mahal, Agra provides avid glimpses of Mughal architecture. To be in Agra is like taking a walk through India's Mughal period history. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri (just at the threshold of Agra city). Fatehpur means ‘city of victory’ and Sikri was a small village during that time. Fatehpur Sikri is an abandoned city of Mughals, came into existence during reign of Akbar in 16th century. It remains capital of Mughal dynasty for 10 years. On arrival check in Hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, some 200 km from Delhi. Agra has three UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri 40 km away. There are also many other buildings and tombs from Agra's days of glory as the capital of the Mughal Empire.
Day 12 –Agra – Delhi
Morning proceed for half day sightseeing covering the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra fort – the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. The crescent-shaped fort with its 20-metre high, 2.4-km outer walls contains a maze of buildings that form a small city within a city.
Afternoon transfer to Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi
Day 13 –Delhi – Depart
Morning after breakfast. On appropriate time you will be transferred to the international airport of New Delhi to board the flight back to your home with a bunch of sweet memories.