RAJASTHAN TOUR OF FORTS AND PALACES

Places Visited

Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Jodhpur-Sardargarh-Rohetgarh-Udaipur 

Itinerary

DAY 01 ARRIVAL DELHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Our friendly representative will be at the airport to greet you as soon as you enter the arrivals area and you will be driven to your hotel in comfort and safety.

Delhi is known for its rich and diverse cultures, history and heritage is the ideal place to explore the pulse of India and its people.

DAY 02 CITY TOUR OF OLD & NEW DELHI

The morning begins with refreshing breakfast. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and ready to show you the best of Old and New Delhi. The tour will start with Old Delhi where you will visit the Jama Mosque- the largest mosque of India. In continuation we take a Rickshaw ride (Pedi cabs) through the 300 year’s old Chandni chowk bazaar to explore the historical lanes of Old Delhi and Asia’s largest spice market.

At the end of the rickshaw ride we move on to Raj Ghat, the memorial of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. It is a peaceful place with beautiful gardens.

Later we head to British Delhi (New Delhi), drive pass the official home of President of India (Rashtrapati Bhavan) and India’s highest legislative body the parliament building. Also visit the Iconic India gate memorial to 90,000 India soldiers who died during World War 1.

Our last visit for the day will be Qutub Minar UNESCO world heritage site.

Overnight stay in Delhi.

DAY 03 DELHI TO AGRA (220 KMS / 03-04 HRS DRIVE)

Today have breakfast and drive to Agra. On arrival check in at Hotel. Later visit Agra fort. It is one of the three strategic forts build by Mughal emperors. It enjoyed great prestige and significance when Agra served as their capital. The Mughal treasury was always kept in this massive giant fort. ll.

As the sun begins to set you will be at Mehtabh Bagh, to take in the magnificent view of the Taj Mahal from the opposite side of the river. The garden is an elaborate 25 acres and the initial purpose was that it to be a “Moonlit pleasure garden”,

DAY 04 AGRA-FATEHPUR SIKRI-JAIPUR (260 KMS / 05-06 HRS DRIVE)

Morning enjoy the sunrise tour of Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal memorial to Love, is the tomb of Mumtaj Mahal, the wife of 5th Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, World’s richest man of his time. There are many architectural buildings in the world but what makes this building different than other is the love story behind this monument of Love.

Return to the hotel for breakfast. After relaxing breakfast we drive to Pink city Jaipur. En route we make stop to visit Fatehpur sikri. Continue our drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur check in at your hotel. Evening will be at your leisure.

Overnight stay in Jaipur.

DAY 05 JAIPUR

After breakfast, you will be collected by your guide and taken to Amber fort. After exploring Amber fort we head to the city for rest of the sightseeing tour. En route we stop to take picture of the amazing spectacle Jal Mahal (Water palace).

Afternoon enjoy a local Jaipur style of artwork, block printing and stone cutting. Further we visit City palace- Built between 1729 and 1732, Located in the epicentre of the Pink city Jaipur. Also visit solar observatory Jantar Mantar. The observatory was built in 1716 A.D and contains 15 astronomical instrument complexes, one remain unfinished, of which 6 function with solar lithe and 11 by Lunar and stellar reflection.

Overnight stay in Jaipur.

DAY 06 JAIPUR TO JODHPUR (300 KMS/ 05 HRS DRIVE)

Post breakfast leave for Jodhpur by road. Jodhpur -Founded in 1459 by Roa Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Kingdom of Marwar. It is also referred to as the Blue city due to the vivid blue painted house. Upon arrival visit MEHRANGARH FORT: 550 years old fort, stands proudly on a 125 m long hill is an architectural marvel. Also visit UMAID BHAWAN PALACE: It is one of the world’s largest private residences. This beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Umaid singh to provide employment to his people during a long drawn famine in the early 20th century.

Overnight stay in Jodhpur.

DAY 07 JODHPUR TO ROHETGARH (50 KMS/ 01 HRS DRIVE)

Today after leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to the 16th small feudal town Rohetgarh. In Rohetgarh you are transported in to a world of past, vibrant colour and spectacular magnificence.

Rohetgarh is situated on the banks of a lake and set in the midst of rural surroundings; it is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Sprawling lawns and manicured gardens, which invite a multitude of birds and dancing peacocks, herald your entry into this oasis where the bird song is the only sound you will hear. A superb swimming pool with four charming pavilions entices you for a refreshing dip.

Later enjoy Village Safari Showcasing the best of the land; it is a cultural experience, which encompasses all that this region has to offer. From the warm and hospitable people, to the various customs and ceremonies and abundant wildlife, you have the rare privilege of being welcomed into people’s homes and interacting with them. They get to experience and understand a way of life that takes them closer to their roots.

This unique tour is made possible solely because of the host family’s special relationship with the local people of the various communities, which allow rare access into every home visited, where guests are welcomed as their very own.

Evening relax and enjoy the cultural show and Magic show at Rohetgarh.

DAY 08 ROHETGARH TO SARDARGARH (160 KMS / 03 HRS DRIVE)

After breakfast drive to Castle of Sardargarh, one of the magnificent forts of Rajasthan is an extravagant creation by men of a bygone era, placed amidst the mountains and deep forests of Chuppun. Sardar Singh, one of the most powerful Dhodhias, built the Sardargarh Fort during 1738 to 1743. You can see the ramparts of the mystery filled Sardargarh, like a great ship anchored at outer sea, much before you get close to the gigantic walls soaring high above the low lying village of Lawa.

DAY 09 SARDARGARH TO UDAIPUR ENROUTE VISIT RANAKPUR (90 KMS / 02 HRS DRIVE)

Have your breakfast and drive to Udaipur – City of lakes. En route visit famous Jain temples of Ranakpur. Ranakpur Temple: Beautiful sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this renowned place. Marked as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in the 15 the century. The central Chaumukha [four faced temple] is dedicated to Adinathji the temple is an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars all distinctly carved and no two being alike is an amazing evidence of the genius sense of architecture that enhances the charm of the place. Every temple has this conceivable surface carved with equal delicacy. Overall Ranakpur is known as ‘ The tranquil pilgrimage town. Continue drive to Udaipur. (Ranakpur Temple is open from 12PM to 5 PM).

On arrival check inn at hotel. Enjoy remaining day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur

DAY 10 UDAIPUR CITY SIGHTSEEING

Udaipur- City of Lakes Surrounded by ancient mountains and set on the edge of the lakes. It is referred as city of Lakes, which make this city most Romantic city of India. Udaipur was founded in 1559 and named after Maharana Udai singh. After delicious breakfast your guide meets you at your hotel. Visit the largest palace complex in Rajasthan CITY PALACE. In the Afternoon visit JAGDISH TEMPLE the most beautiful temple of Udaipur and later enjoy free time to walk around lakes. Evening enjoy a cultural event DHAROHAR a showcase of 7 Rajasthani folk dances in a 17th century historic old mansion.

enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola. Evening will be at your leisure. Overnight stay in Udaipur

DAY 11: DEPARTURE TO UDAIPUR AIRPORT - TOUR ENDS

After Breakfast check out from hotel and departure transfer to Udaipur Airport to connect flight for onwards Journey. 

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