16 Nights / 17 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Jaipur – Bundi – Chittorgarh – Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh – Luni – Jodhpur- Pokaran – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa – Delhi
Rajasthan the land of Rajputs (Son of Kings).They were brave, courageous, loyal, generous, hospitable, chivalrous and patriotic. They were always true to their words and were great patrons of art and architecture. They were great builders and spent money lavishly on building activities. This tour will take you to some grandeur forts and palaces which were built by them. You can also enjoy the royalty of staying in Pokaran Fort at Pokaran and Fort Chanwa in Luni. Most of the Palaces now have been converted into luxury hotels and bears the status of Heritage where you can taste the hospitality of the bygone eras.
Day 01 : Delhi - Arrival
Traditional welcome by Max representative at the international airport. After that drive to your pre booked hotel for night stay.
Day 02 :Delhi Sightseeing
Meet your guide in the hotel lobby who will be with you entire day taking you to all the fascinating monuments of Delhi. Sightseeing of Delhi is divided between old and new city. Visit Qutub complex which houses Qutab Minar, Quwat ul Islam mosque and Iron Pillar. From outside see President’s House which was formerly the Governor General’s residence of colonial India. In front of President’s House is India Gate a memorial of soldiers who lost their lives in World War I and Afghan war. Humayun’s tomb built in Red sandstone built by Akbar between 1565-1580 AD. Drive past Red Fort built by Shah Jehan who held his first Durbar here on 18th April 1648 AD. Jama Masjid (Jumma Mosque) near the Red Fort is the biggest mosque in India and perhaps in the whole world. Other places of interests are Lotus Temple, Birla Temple and national museum. Evening return to hotel for night stay.
Day 03 : Delhi - Jaipur 265 Km /05 Hrs
Have breakfast in the hotel after our driver will report at the hotel. Drive to the Pink city, Jaipur. On arrival check in hotel and later go for half day guided city tour of Jaipur. Visit City Palace, part of which is the residence of Maharaja of Jaipur and other has been converted into the museum, next to city Palace is the Observatory also called Jantar Mantar in Hindi language was built by Sawai Jai Singh, in the early 18th century, is a marvel of civil architecture of the Rajputs. Later visit Hawa Mahal a rare example of elaborate and fanciful architecture built in the 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. This was built for the royal ladies to watch day today activities in the street. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Jaipur – Excursions to Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort
After relaxed breakfast in the hotel go for an excursion to Amer Fort and Jaigarh Fort. Amer was the ancient capital of Kachhawa rulers.Ascend the fort on elephant’s back. The fort stands on rugged hill; Amber complex is made of white and red sandstone, the fort overlooks Maotha Lake which adorns its beauty. At mirror Palace, thousands of tiny mirror are embedded in the ceilings. After spending some time at Amer Fort drive to Jaigarh Fort, which is on higher hill than Amer and is believed to be connected through a passage. It was an artillery production centre and houses one of the biggest canons of the world. Later in the afternoon you are free to loiter around the colorful market of Jaipur, buy souvenir for the family and friends. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 05 : : Jaipur – Bundi 192 Km / 04 Hrs
After breakfast head to Bundi, a small town cradling in the valley of Aravalli hills of south east Rajasthan. After check in formalities are over go for guided city tour. Visit the ruin of Taragarh Fort which is constructed on the steep hill side was built in the year 1354 AD. Adjacent to the fort is the Bundi Palace which is famous for its murals. Another attraction of Bundi is step well which in local dialect is called Baoris; there are about 50 step wells among them some Ranji ki Baori is the prominent one. Evening back to hotel for night stay.
Day 06 : Bundi – Chittorgarh 140 Km / 03 Hrs
Today head to another glorious city of Rajasthan Chittorgarh.On arrival check in hotel. After wash and change leave for guided city tour. Chittorgarh Fort erected on a hillock and occupies an area of 3.5 square kilometers. It is also a massive structure and has strong walls. It also has several barriers across its roundabout ascent, so that the invaders could not attack it easily. The victory tower is the best specimen of Rajput civil architecture .it was constructed by Rana Kumbha of Chittor in 15th century (between 1443-48 AD) to commemorate his victory over Mahmud, the ruler of Malwa that is why it is known as the Victory Tower. Also see Rana Kumbha Palace, Kirti Stamabh, Ratan Singh Palace and Padmini Palace.
Day 07 : Chittorgarh – Udaipur 120 Km / 03 Hrs
Head to the city of lakes, Udaipur built by Rana Udai Singh in 1559 AD is well known for its palaces built in lakes.They are as exquisite as gems of marble carvings inlaid with mirror mosaics and murals and miniature paintings. After check in hotel go for sightseeing of Udaipur. Go for a boat ride and visit the palaces constructed in the islands of Jag Mandir and Niwas in the centre of the lake have beautiful marble domes and towers. The Lake Palace which is converted into a luxury hotel is a masterpiece of workmanship and architecture. It appears like a spotless fresh lily perched on the steel blue extent of the calm water.The Palace contains beautiful gardens, chambers and balconies. The inside of the Palace is ornamented with beautiful frescoes and gorgeous paintings. Later in the evening return to hotel for overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Udaipur Sightseeing
After relaxed breakfast go for half day guided city tour. Visit City Palace which has a series of some fascinating buildings which were built from 1559 AD. Their balconies give a panoramic view of Jag Mandir and Lake Palace. “Garden of maidens” in Hindi Language called “Saheliyon – ki – Bari” which was laid for the royal ladies to spend their leisure time. Also visit Bagore ki Haveli, Lok Kala Mandir.Rest of the day free for shopping and for personal activities. Night stay at hotel.
Day 09 : Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh 85 Km / 02 Hrs
Morning breakfast in the hotel and then head to Kumbhalgarh located at a height of 1914 meters above sea level surrounded by thirteen peaks of the Aravalli hills. Check in one of the resort. After that you are free to enjoy the ambience of the Kumbhalgarh Fort. The fort was built by Rana Kumbha and is stretched to 36 Km in length and perhaps the second biggest after the Great Wall of China. You can have a panoramic view from the top of the fort. Overnight at resort.
Day 10 : Kumbhalgarh – Ranakpur – Luni 270 Km / 06 Hrs
Morning head to Luni en route visiting a group of Ranakpur Jain temples. The most famous is Chaumukha Temple dedicated to the first apostle of Jain, Adinath. The temple has about 1444 pillars which are very beautifully carved and the best part is that no two pillars match each other. After visitng Ranakpur Jain temples drive to Luni which is a small hamlet near Jodhpur town. Check in one of the heritage fort hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Luni – Jodhpur Sightseeing – Luni 40 Km / 01 Hr
Morning drive to Jodhpur for the city sightseeing. Visit the strong, beautiful and magnificent, Mehrangarh Fort which was erected by the Rathor King Rao Jodha, in 1459 AD. It stands like a giant, projecting from a range of hills. It is 120 metres high, massive and elegant structure. Umaid Bhavan Palace which has now been converted into five star deluxe hotels also holds an attraction for its grandeur architecture. Also visit Jaswant Thada which a cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II made of white marble. Later in the afternoon return to Luni. In the evening take a stroll in the village streets of Luni to see the local culture. Night stay at hotel.
Day 12 : Luni – Pokaran 190 Km / 04 Hrs
Today leave for Pokaran, situated remotely in the Thar Desert. On arrival check in one of the royal heritage hotel Pokaran Fort surrounded by the rocky and sandy desert. Pokaran means, the place of five mirages. (Five Salt ranges). It is also the site where nuclear tests were conducted by India on 18th May 1974 and thereafter on 11th May 1998. Overnight stay at Pokaran Fort hotel.
Day 13 : Pokaran – Jaisalmer 110 Km / 03 Hrs
After breakfast drive to the city of Bhati rulers amidst the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer. It is also called golden city since most of the building are made of Yellow sandstone. On arrival check in hotel and rest of the day relax in the hotel to enjoy the facilities. In the evening you will be driven to Sam dunes which is about 40 Km from the city. Enjoy the camel ride at Sunset, after spending sometime in the Sam return back to hotel for night stay.
Day 14 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing
After relaxed morning breakfast enjoy half day guided city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, inside the fort many houses are built and is the only fort in Rajasthan dwelled by local population. Later visit Patwon ki Haveli, Salim ji ki Haveli, Gadi Sagar Lake. Rest of the day free to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15 : Jaisalmer - Bikaner 325 Km / 06 Hrs
Check out the hotel early morning to drive Bikaner as it is a long journey. Upon arrival check in hotel and rest of the day relax after a long journey. Evening free for personal activities. Night stay at hotel.
Day 16 : Bikaner Sightseeing - Mandawa 190 Km / 04 Hrs
After breakfast meet our guide in the hotel who will take you for city sightseeing later drive to Mandawa. The places of interests are Junagarh Fort of 15th century by Raja Rai Singh. After that visit Lal Garh Palace, Rat Temple and Camel Breeding Farm. Drive to Mandawa, upon arrival check in hotel for night stay.
Day 17 : Mandawa Sightseeing - Delhi 275 KM / 05 Hours
After relaxed morning breakfast go to see the open sky art Gallery which Mandawa has to offer. It is famous for the frescoes paintings on the walls of Havelis and forts for which Mandawa is popular. Later in the afternoon drive to Delhi, on arrival check in hotel for night stay.
Day 18 : Delhi – Fly back home
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Day free for shopping and last minute packing, later in the evening you will be transferred to the International airport to board your flight back to home.
Basic Inclusions of the package :
- Assisted transfers from airport to hotel and back
- Accommodation in hotels (as per the category selected)
- Daily Breakfast Buffet
- City tour + Drives by private car
- An English / Language speaking well mannered guide during sightseeing trips
- All currently applicable taxes
- Any meal unless mentioned above, personal expenses like telephone /laundry bills etc.
- Entrance fees and still camera or video camera charges at various monuments and museums.
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides, and bellboys at hotels
- Departure taxes or Visa handling fees (A Visa is required to visit India)
- Any International Air fare, Airports tax and travel insurance etc. and other services not specified above.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.
» All prices quoted per person in INR. on twin sharing basis. Rates subject to change without notice Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time.
» Rates are applicable for Indian market only.