ROYAL PALACES OF RAJASTHAN
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations Covered:Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Samode – Mandawa – Khimsar – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Delhi
Day 1 : Delhi (Arrival)
Upon arrival at the Delhi airport/railway station, meet our tour representative and get transferred to the hotel for overnight stay. If you wish, you can go out and try some local delicacies.
DAY 02: Delhi (sightseeing)
On the 2nd day, you can go out for the sightseeing tour of Delhi. The places you will visit include Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Gandhi Memorial, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutub Minar Complex. In the evening, enjoy performances on the Dances of India Show. Later, return back to the hotel for night stay.
DAY 03: Delhi – Agra
Today, leave by road for Agra. It is just a 4 hour drive from Delhi. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Later, go out on a sightseeing tour of Agra. The first attraction you will visit include Taj Mahal. It is a white marble mausoleum built to commemorate the love of Shah Jahan for Mumtaz Mahal. Thereafter you will be taken to Agra Fort followed by Itmad-Ud-Daula Tomb. Later, return back to the hotel for night stay.
DAY 04: Agra – Jaipur
In the morning, take a road journey to Jaipur. It is approximately a 5 hour journey. On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri. The red-sandstone city is full of Mughal artistic marvels such as Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Jodha Bai Palace and Panch Mahal. On reaching Jaipur, check into the hotel for night stay.
DAY 05: Jaipur
Today, in the morning, go out on a trip to Amber Fort where you’ll hop on an elephant and enjoy the joy ride till you reach the entrance point. In the afternoon, go out on a sightseeing tour of City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Nawab Sahab ki Haveli and the bazaar. Later, return to the hotel for night stay.
DAY 06: Jaipur – Samode
In the morning, proceed on a road journey to Samode, which is around 60 kilometers from Jaipur. On reaching Samode, check into the Samode Palace. In the evening, go out to explore the surrounding areas. Stay overnight in the hotel.
DAY 07: Samode – Mandawa
In the morning, leave by road for Mandawa. It takes a 4 hour journey to reach Mandawa. On reaching Mandawa, check into the Castle Mandawa. The evening is booked to visit the Shekhawati region famous for its painted havelis. This will be followed by a 1 hour camel ride. Stay overnight in the hotel.
DAY 08: Mandawa – Khimsar
In the morning, take a road trip to Khimsar, which is around 210 kilometers away from Mandawa. On reaching Khimsar, check into the Khimsar Fort. The afternoon is booked to explore the majestic sand dunes of Khimsar. By evening, return to the Khimsar Fort for overnight stay.
DAY 09: Khimsar – Jaisalmer
Post breakfast in the morning, leave by road for Jaisalmer. One of the most prominent destinations in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is a tiny jewel in the heart of the Great Indian Desert-Thar. Upon arrival, check in at the Fort Rajwada. The evening is booked to explore the surroundings of this fortified city. Stay overnight in Jaisalmer.
DAY 10: Jaisalmer
Post breakfast in the morning, go out for a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. The places covered in Jaisalmer include Jaisalmer Fort, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli, Patwon-Ki-Haveli and Megh Durbar. This will be followed by Lodurva- a village in the outskirts of Jaisalmer famous for its Jain temples. In the evening, enjoy a camel ride at Sam sand dunes. Later, return back to the hotel for night stay.
DAY 11: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
In the morning, leave by road for Jodhpur. It is a 6 hour drive from Jaisalmer. On reaching Jodhpur, check in at the Umaid Bhawan Palace. The evening is free to explore the surroundings and the local bazaars. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jodhpur.
DAY 12: Jodhpur
In the morning, embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. The places you will visit here include Mehrangarh Fort (one of the largest forts in India) and Jaswant Thada (the 19th century white marble royal cenotaph). The evening is free at leisure. Stay overnight in Jodhpur.
DAY 13: Jodhpur – Udaipur
In the morning, leave by road for Udaipur. It is a 6 hour journey from Jodhpur. On the way, visit the famous Ranakpur temples, famous as a Jain pilgrimage center. On reaching Udaipur, check into the Lake Palace. The evening is booked to explore the local bazaars of Udaipur. Return to the hotel for night stay.
DAY 14: Udaipur
In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. The attractions you will visit include Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon ki Baari, City Palace and the Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir. In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on the Lake Pichola. Stay overnight at the hotel in Udaipur.
DAY 15: Udaipur – Delhi
The morning is free to relax and rest. Alternatively, you can choose to visit the local markets for some last minute shopping. In the afternoon, drive to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On reaching Delhi, meet our representative and drive to the international airport to board flight back home.