Essence of Rajasthan

17 Nights/ 18 Days
Destinations Covered
Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Deogarh - Chittorgarh – Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa
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Day 01: Arrival at Delhi

On your arrival at Delhi international airport our company representative will receive you and escort you to the hotel for assistance with check in process. Delhi, the capital of India is at the present an extensive city with an attractive merge of the history and the present. This city had been under rule of several dynasties and its great monuments showcase their power and royalty through them. Begin the tour from Delhi will be interesting and pleasurable. Rest of the day is free to explore the city on own. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi (Sightseeing)

After having breakfast get ready to enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of Delhi today, as the city is divided into two sections which are Old and New Delhi we begin the city tour from the Old Delhi.

Old Delhi - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi covers Raj Ghat – the monument position where the father of nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the biggest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the main lavish citadel and palace of the Mughal kingdom. Also enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to narrow and historic streets of Chandni Chowk bazaar.

New Delhi - A widespread sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would comprise a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive all along the traditional path - Rajpath, past the impressive India Gate, Parliament House and the President's Residence. Also visit Lotus Temple the remark of peace. Later in evening back to the hotel for night stay in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi - Agra (233km/4h)

Today morning have early breakfast and drive towards Agra. On your arrival at Agra check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. After little relaxation get ready to enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of Agra covering globally renowned Taj Mahal constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal. It is made up of white marble and is the most stunning monument ever built for love. Later in the day visit the massive Agra Fort which encloses many buildings in it such as the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of local community and confidential Audience. Later in the evening you have an option of enjoying the 6D animation movie “INDIA IN MOTION” which explains and show you the vibrant cultural of India. Overnight stay is at Agra.

Day 04: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (244Km/4h30)

Morning after breakfast at the hotel and drive towards Jaipur en route visiting the deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri which was once the Mughal capital for a short period of time under the reign of great emperor Akbar, due to the scarcity of water the capital had to be shifted back to Agra. On arrival at Fatehpur Sikri visit the amazing Buland Darwaza which Akbar constructed to honor his conquest over Deccan India. Some other magnificent buildings to be visited are Diwan-i Am and Diwan-i-Khas and Jodha’s Palace. Later in afternoon continue your trip to Jaipur, on arrival at Jaipur check into your pre booked hotel. And in evening you are free to visit the vibrant marketplace of Jaipur. Overnight stay is at Jaipur.

Day 05: Jaipur (Sightseeing) (Pink City)

Today after a hearty breakfast move on to take an excursion to Amber Fort just 11 km away from Jaipur – it is a citadel compound which is positioned today as well was inaugurated under the time in power of Raja Man Singh. On arrival at Amber Fort enjoy Elephant journey to arrive at the fort entrance established on the top of vertical hill. Later drive back to Jaipur and visit famous tourist attractions here such as the City Palace - an ideal blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. Further we visit Jantar Mantar, the planetary Observatory made up of brick and used to forecast solar plans that offers precise prophecy till date. Later visit the Palace of Winds locally known as Hawa Mahal, a five – storied pyramid shaped monument made up of pink sandstone. Later in evening back to the hotel for night stay in Jaipur.

Day 06: Jaipur - Deogarh (274km/4h55)

Morning after breakfast in the hotel drive towards Deogarh – is snuggling in the middle of the matured Aravalis mountain ranges. The neighboring environment is uneven with rocky hills and is sprinkled with numerous old, imposing citadels and over a hundred of lakes. Deogarh is also well-known for its diminutive work of art. Upon arrival check into your pre booked hotel at Deogarh Mahal and get relaxed. Later in afternoon you are free to explore the majestic Deogarh Mahal and its beautiful surroundings. Overnight stay is at Deogarh.

Day 07: Deogarh - Chittorgarh (148km/3h30)

Today morning after breakfast drive to Chittorgarh – city of war and romance. Chittorgarh is the city which converses in relation to the account of victors and losers. It is the town which clutches the consequence and proves of all the imperial clashes and all the imperial love. On your arrival at Chittorgarh check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed for some time. Afterward have an escorted sightseeing tour of the city covering Chittorgarh Fort - the grand hill citadel constructed on a enormous rock, 3 miles lengthy and 495 feet above the ground, it clutches the peak place for being the biggest citadel in India, this fort is extremely well-known for the tales of courage where the people prefer death as an alternative of receiving lined by some others or surrendering in front of them. Later in the evening back to the hotel and overnight stay is in Chittorgarh.

Day 08: Chittorgarh - Udaipur (112km/2h30)

Today morning have a relaxed morning breakfast and later drive towards Udaipur – known as the City of Lakes & the City of Sunrise. On arrival at Udaipur check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. In evening you are free to stroll around the local market and to enjoy the green surrounding of the Udaipur though an enjoyable boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight stay is at Udaipur.

Day 09: Udaipur

After having morning breakfast, get ready to enjoy the guided city tour of Udaipur covering City Palace – which has a sequence of some charming buildings in it which were constructed from 1559 AD. Their verandas offer a panoramic sight of Jag Mandir and Lake Palace. Later visit “Garden of Maidens” in hindi idiom described as “Saheliyon – ki – Bari” which was put down for the queens ladies to expend their spare time. In evening take pleasure in boat ride on romantic Lake Pichola. The attractiveness of the lake is enhanced by the adjoining hills, citadels, place of worship & boundaries. Later back to the hotel for night stay in Udaipur.

Day 10: Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh (102km/2h25)

Morning after breakfast in the hotel head towards Kumbhalgarh positioned at an elevation of 1914 meters over sea level bounded by thirteen crests of the Aravalli Mountains. On arrival at Kumbhalgarh check in to your pre booked hotel / resort and get relaxed. After some relaxation you are free to take pleasure in the cool surrounding of the Kumbhalgarh Fort. The fort was constructed by Rana Kumbha and is extended up to 36 km in its length and conceivably the second largest subsequent to the Great Wall of China. Kumbhalgarh fort presents the magnificent view of the city from the pinnacle. Overnight stay is at Kumbhalgarh.

Day 11: Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Jodhpur (196km/4h20)

Today morning after breakfast in the hotel, drive towards Jodhpur this is also known as the “Sun City”. On the way to Jodhpur visit a collection of Ranakpur Jain holy places. The most well-known is Chaumukha shrine devoted to the first missionary of Jain, Adinath. The temple has about 1444 columns which are extremely skillfully imprinted and the important is that no two columns counterpart each other. Later move on towards Jodhpur. On your arrival at Jodhpur check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. Overnight stay is at Jodhpur.

Day 12: Jodhpur (Sghtseeing) (The Sun City)

Today after breakfast get ready to enjoy the Jodhpur sightseeing tour. Today visit the muscular, good-looking and wonderful – Mehrangarh Fort which was constructed by the Rathore ruler Rao Jodha, in 1459 AD. It is positioned like a huge, foresight from a variety of mounts. It is 120 meter elevated, huge and has stylish arrangement. Then visit the luxurious Umaid Bhavan Palace which has at present been rehabilitated into a five star lavish heritage hotel. Later visit the Jaswant Thada which a commemorative of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built up in white marble. In evening some time is free to move around the local market place. Overnight stay is at Jodhpur.

Day 13: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (281km/4h40)

After having breakfast in the hotel, drive towards the town of Bhati rulers amidst the Thar Desert – Jaisalmer. It is also described as the golden city because most of the building in Jaisalmer is finished with Yellow sandstone. On your arrival at Jaisalmer check in to your pre booked hotel and rest of the day get relaxed in the hotel. Overnight stay is in Jaisalmer.

Day 14: Jaisalmer (Sightseeing) (The Golden City)

Have your breakfast in the hotel and afterward visit to the splendid Jaisalmer Fort also known as the Sonar Kila. The fort placed approximately 30 meters above the city and serves as a residence to a whole living region within its massive walls. Jaisalmer is also famous for its old and traditional havelis and during your sightseeing tour you also include the visit to Patwon ki Haveli, Salim ji ki Haveli and Gadi Sagar Lake. In evening enjoy the excursion to Sam Sand Dunes which is approximately 40 Km away from the city. Here take pleasure in camel ride at sunset with some great views, with the optional Rajasthani dinner and live cultural performances. Later in day back to Jaisalmer for overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 15: Jaisalmer - Bikaner (330km/5h15)

Morning after having breakfast in the hotel drive towards Bikaner – it is famed for its sand dunes and spicy food. On your arrival at Bikaner check-in to your pre booked hotel and get relaxed for the rest of the day after a long journey by road. Overnight stay is in Bikaner.

Day 16: Bikaner

After having breakfast get ready to enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of Bikaner covering Junagarh Fort – constructed in 15th century by Raja Rai Singh & Lal Garh Palace built by Maharaja Ganga Singhji n memory of his father in 1902. Also visit the Karni Mata Temple – well famed as Rat temple by the local people, this temple is 30 km away from Bikaner. Lastly visit Asia’s largest camel breeding farm and enjoy the thrilling and courageous camel ride. Overnight stay is at Bikaner.

Day 17: Bikaner - Mandawa (190km/3h15)

After having breakfast drive towards the direction of Mandawa famed for its citadels and Havelis. On arrival at Mandawa check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. Mandawa located in the Shekhawati district of Rajasthan is renowned as an open art gallery because of the majority of the wall paintings and extensive frescoes paintings. After little relaxation take city tour of Mandawa covering Mandawa Fort, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Murmuria Haveli and Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli. Overnight stay is at Mandawa.

Day 18: Mandawa - Delhi (Departure) (275Km/5h40)

After breakfast, drive back to Delhi and get transfers to the Delhi International airport to board your flight back to home / next destination.

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