Rajasthan Forts and Palaces Tour
Places : Delhi Mathura Agra - Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur Ajmer Pushkar - Ranthambore Bundi Kota
- Chittaurgarh Udaipur Kumbhalgarh - Jodhpur Osian
Jaisalmer Khimsar Bikaner Mandawa Delhi Out
Duration : 20 Nights / 21 Days
Rajasthan Forts and Palaces tour is an ultimate reason to visit this
royally magnificent state of India. Lasting for 21 days, this enchanting
journey uncovers almost every attraction here including forts, palaces,
havelis, temples with a vibrant and colourful element of royal Rajasthan.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
arrival in Delhi, meet India Budget tour representative for assisted
transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast, dedicate a full day towards the heritage of Delhi based
on old and new character. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat (Cremation
site of Mahatma Gandhi), Qutub Minar and India Gate (War Memorial). This
will be followed by another unique experience of driving past the
President House & Parliament House. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi Mathura Agra
After breakfast, drive to Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna (203 km
/ 4 hrs drive). Enroute visit the Mathura temples. This city is closely
associated with the life of Lord Krishna, whose birth; childhood and
adulthood are richly woven into the poetry, music and dance that are part
of Indian tradition and culture. Rajasthan culture and traditions are also
fondly associated with Lord Krishna. Who can forget Mirabai and her
selfless devotion toward her Lord? Later, continue towards Agra. Upon
arrival, transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Agra.
Day 04 : Agra
After breakfast city tour of Agra visiting the world famous Taj Mahal,
Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah. This resplendent Mughal city is a home to
several Mughal monuments that have seen the history in the making.
Overnight in Agra.
Day 05 : Agra Fatehpur Sikri Jaipur
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur (232 km / 05 hrs). En route visit
another Mughal remnant on the route to royalty. This is the Mughal city of
Fatehpur Sikri still in excellent state of preservation. Continue towards
Jaipur. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the noon, begin the city
tour of Jaipur visiting the Hawa Mahal, the palace of winds, the
Observatory or the Jantar Mantar. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 06 : Jaipur
After breakfast visit to Amber Fort, the recently recognized world
heritage site of India. This was the ancient capital of the State.
Elephant ride / Jeep Safari to ascend hill top are the equally exciting
attractions of this visit as the fort itself. Architecturally, the fort is
based on the Hindu Muslim synthesis. Rest of the day is free for leisure.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 07 : Jaipur Ajmer Pushkar
After breakfast, drive to Pushkar (145 km / 3 hrs ). Enroute visit Ajmer
Sharif. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. This is famous for a dargah
that attracts pilgrims from world over. Later visit Pushkar, famous for
its picturesque sites as well as more than 400 temples. The most important
of the temples is the Brahma Temple (only temple of Lord Brahma, the
creator, in the world). Also, the town is famous for the annual Camel
Festival of Rajasthan. Overnight in Ajmer.
Day 08 : Pushkar Ranthambore
Morning drive to Ranthambore (255 km / 05 hrs). Upon arrival, transfer to
the wildlife resort. Enjoy the evening game viewing trips in open jeeps to
Ranthambore national park and spend time tracking tigers and viewing other
wildlife attractions of the park. Overnight at the resort.
Day 09 : Ranthambore Bundi Kota
After breakfast, drive to Kota famous as the art haven of Rajasthan (180
km / 03 hrs ). Enroute visit Taragarh Fort, Painted Palaces and Lake. The
Palace at Bundi is a fine example of the Rajput architecture, housing some
of the superb Bundi murals. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of
the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Kota.
Day 10 : Kota Chittaurgarh
After breakfast sightseeing of Kota visiting Man Singh Palace museum,
Chambal Garden, Haveli of Devtaji, Jag Mandir. The other places worth
visiting in Kota are Kansua temple with a four faced Shiva Lingam, Bhitria
Kund, Adhar Shila, Budh Singh Bafna haveli and Yatayat Park. Later drive
to Chittaurgarh (172 km / 02 hrs drive). the famous warrior, Maharana
Pratap belonged to Chittaurgah. Enroute visit 11 century Menal and Bijolia
temples. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Chittaurgarh. Rest of the
day is free for leisure. Overnight in Chittaurgarh.
Day 11 : Chittaurgarh Udaipur
After breakfast, visit the fort, Vijay Stambh (Victory Tower), Kirti
Stambh (Tower of Fame), Rana Kumbha Palace etc. Later drive to Udaipur
(115 km / 03 hrs). Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is
free for leisure. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 12 : Udaipur
After breakfast, begin a city tour visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple,
drive around Fateh Sagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her
friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Evening visit
Eklingji and Nagda temples. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 13 : Udaipur Kumbhalgarh
Morning after breakfast, check out Udaipur for a drive to Kumbhalgarh
(100 km / 02 hrs). Afternoon proceed for a sightseeing tour of the famous
fort. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14 : Kumbhalgarh Jodhpur
breakfast drive to Jodhpur (159 km / 3 hrs). Upon arrival, transfer to the
hotel. Later visit to the Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mahamandir
Temple, Jaswant Thada, Clock Tower Mandore Garden. Overnight stay in the
Day 15 : Jodhpur Osian Jaisalmer
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur (290 km /07 hrs), Enroute visit the
Osian Temples which is famous for ancient temples and cultural heritage.
Experience the exotic camel ride here. Upon arrival, transfer to the
hotel. Overnight in Jaisalmer
Day 16 : Jaisalmer
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer, which includes a visit to
the 12-15th century Jain temples, Folk Museum, Gadi-sar Tank & the
colorfully painted homes known as Havelies. Afternoon we drive to Khuri
Village. Khuri is a village 45 km south west of Jaisalmer. It is a
delightfully peaceful place with mud and straw decorated houses. Further
proceed for 1 Km away from village; you can see magnificent patches of
sand dunes. You can have camel ride here. People & village life can be
seen on the way to Khuri in various villages. Drive back to hotel for
overnight stay. Or you may stay in a tented camp there only.
Day 17 : Jaisalmer Khimsar
Morning drive to Khimsar (335 km / 7 ½ hrs ). Upon arrival, transfer
to Hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight in Khimsar.
Day 18 : Khimsar Bikaner
Khimsar has a wide range of experiences. The battle scarred walls and
turrets remind on of the glorious past. Construction began in 1523 AD, the
family moved in during the 18th century when a new Zenana
(ladies wing) was constructed. Thakur Onkar Singh built a regal wing for
himself in 1940s. Khimsar fort ranks high amongst the premier classified
heritage hotels in India. Later drive to Bikaner (157 km / 3 ½ hrs ).
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 19 : Bikaner Mandawa
After breakfast, begin sightseeing tour of Bikaner including visit to the
historic Junagarh Fort, Bikaner Palace and the Golden Jubilee Museum.
Later drive to Mandawa (165 km / 4 hrs ). Upon arrival, transfer to the
hotel for overnight stay.
Day 20 : Mandawa Delhi
Morning devote a sightseeing of this Shekhawati region famous for its
havelies and gorts. Evening enjoy the picturesque view of the desert
state. Later drive to Delhi (260 km / 5 hrs) drive. Upon arrival, transfer
to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 21 : Delhi Out
After breakfast transfer to the Airport to board the flight for onward
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