Royal Rajasthan (19 days / 18 nights)
Duration: 18 Nights / 19 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Osian – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Dungarpur – Chittorgarh – Kota – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport you will meet & greet with Indian Traditional Welcome by the Representative of Udaipur Meera Taxi Booking and you will transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for a full day guided sightseeing tour of the city. Morning visit Old Delhi - magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Asia's largest mosque, Rajghat - the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi - the "Father of the Nation". Afternoon visit New Delhi - Humayun Tomb, Birla Mandir, Bahai Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, President'' House and drive through Connaught Place. Evening, see Son-et-Lumerie at Red Fort (optional). Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Mandawa
Morning drive for Mandawa. Check into the hotel.
Evening free at leisure to visit the local havelis and forts in Mandawa. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Mandawa - Bikaner
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner. Check into the hotel. Later, half-day city tour of various Havelis & palaces of the Rajput era.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Bikaner – Jaisalmer
Today we drive towards Jaisalmer. Evening, enjoy camel ride to the Sam Sand Dunes in the desert city of Rajasthan. Arrive Jaisalmer by late evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jaisalmer Sightseeing
Morning full day sightseeing of Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temple, Gadsisar Tank, Folk Museum, Patwan Ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Diwan Nathmal ki Haveli, Badal Vilas Palace and evening walk through narrow cobbled streets. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Jaisalmer – Osian
After breakfast, drive to Osian, the camel camp in the Thar desert. Enjoy a camel safari to nearby oasis village Khetasar (2.30 hrs ride). One also visits the local potter, weavers, Bishnois huts along the Safari route. On reaching Khetasar the guests are brought back to camp in 4 wheel drive Jeeps. The evening is spent at the camp with folk entertainment followed by a sit down dinner. Overnight at the camp.
Day 8: Osian – Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur, the capital of the Marwar State. Full day excursion of Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada and Mandore Garden. Evening free to explore the tiny shops in the narrow lanes of the city. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 9: Jodhpur – Udaipur
Today, moves towards the City of Lakes-Udaipur, En-route visit famous Jain temples of Ranakpur (Jain temples at Ranakpur are built in white marble. Its 29 halls spread over 40,000 sq.ft. and consisting of 1,444 pillars, not one of which is alike in its carving). Day free for rest.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Udaipur
After breakfast proceed for a full day guided sightseeing tour including City Palace, Jagdish temple, Vintage Car Museum, Fatehsagar Lake, Moti Magri, Saheliyo ki Bari, Shilpgram and Sajjangarh fort. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Udaipur – Dungarpur
Early morning drive to Dungarpur, En-route visit Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful stretch of virgin forest, having untouched areas of countryside around it. Visit the rock carvings of the Mesolithic era, oldtemples and overwhelming tribal population. On arrival at Dungarpur, check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Dungarpur
Morning tour of the Juna Mahal, the Gaib Sagar Lake famous for its shrine of Shri Nathji lying along the lake and the Vijay Raj Rajeshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Evening free for leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Dungarpur – Chittorgarh
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Chittorgarh - the well-established citadel and the capital of Mewar rulers. On arrival check into the hotel for wash-n-change. Then proceed on a guided tour of the Chittorgarh Fort, which stands 180 mtrs high with each stone narrating its own story. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Chittorgarh – Kota
Today we proceede for Kota. On arrival check into the hotel for wash-n-change. Then proceed on a guided tour of Kota, to include City Fort Palace, Museum and Jagmandir Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Kota – Bundi – Sawai Madhopur
Leave Kota for the journey towards Bundi, for a half-day guided tour of the Taragarh Fort, Raniji-ki-Baoli, (Queen's step well) and Nagar Sagar Kund. In the afternoon drive to Sawai Madhopur. Evening free at the national park. Overnight at resort.
Day 16: Sawai Madhopur – Jaipur
After morning breakfast, drive onto Jaipur - the Pink City of Rajasthan. Upon arrival in Jaipur, transfer to the hotel for wash 'n' change. Later, guided half-day city tour of Jaipur covering Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Royal Observatory). Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Jaipur
Today you will explore the majestic Amber Fort - the erstwhile capital of the Kachwahas Rajputs before they moved to their newly built capital in Jaipur. This is the only fort where one can still go by the elephant back even today like a Maharaja. Evening at leisure for enjoying the real charm of this royal city to stroll in the local bazaars to see some handicrafts and artisans. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Jaipur – Agra
Breakfast at hotel. Then drive to Agra via Fatepur Sikri. In the afternoon, visit the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. The Taj Mahal of Agra is a monument built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of her wife Mumtaz Mahal while the Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar. Built with red sandstone the Fort is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture
Day 19: Agra – Delhi
Early morning drive back to Delhi. On arrival check into hotel for wash-n-change. Depending on flight schedule transfer to international airport for connecting flight to onward destination.
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