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Rajasthan India Tour Package - Visit Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan

Rajasthan India Tour Package covers some of the most beautiful and historical places of Rajasthan famous for their Forts & Palaces. This 15 Nights/16 Days Rajasthan India Tour Package covers Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Mt. Abu - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

DAY 01 : Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi on arrival, we shall meet & greet assisted with you at the airport by our executive and transferred to hotel. O/N Hotel

DAY 02 : Delhi

After breakfast, full day local sight-seen of Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India - Built by Shah Jahan, built in 1656; witness the Red Fort; Visit Humayun's Tomb: built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture; Visit Qutab Minar, witness the India Gate, President House.
O/N at Hotel

Day 03 : Delhi - Mandawa (250 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)

Afternoon, visit Mandawa (Shekawati region). This region came into prominence in the 14th century when a number of Muslim clans moved into the area and the towns of this region developed into important trading posts on the caravan routes emanating from the ports of Gujarat. This region is famous for painted havelis (houses) most of which date back from the 18th century. The major towns of interest are Mandawa, Fatehpur, Nawalgarh. Visit the havelis in Mandawa and other villages of Shekhawati region.

DAY 04 : Mandawa – Bikaner (190 KM, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)

Afternoon, city tour of Bikaner - a desert town founded in 1488 by Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort which was constructed between 1588 and 1593 by a general in the army of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. The fort has a 986m long wall with 37 bastions and two entrances; Camel Breeding Farm, managed by government this camel breeding station is probably unique in Asia and has thousands of camels.

Day 05 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer (333 KMS, 05-06 HRS DRIVE)

Day 06 : Jaisalmer

After breakfast, city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the citadel – the Fort built by Rawal Jaisal where a fourth of the population lives. The fort also houses Jain temples of the 12th to 15th centuries, Patwon Ki Haveli – a five-stoery mansion with carved pillars & murals of Salim Singh. Also a courtesan has built visit Gadsisar, which had once supplied water to the city; the temples & archways around it.

Afternoon, excursion to Sam – 45 km away, is known for its sand dunes & is the venue for the Desert festival. Get the actual feel of the desert by enjoying a camel ride on the sand dunes and witness a magnificent sunset on the sand dunes. Return to Jaisalmer for overnight stay.

Day 07 : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (290 KMS, 05-06 HRS DRIVE)

In the afternoon, city tour of Jodhpur: Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, which literally means “Majestic Fort”, located at the very center of the city. There are, in all, three gates, each built to commemorate a particular victory, as well as to reinforce the fort. It has a collection of musical instruments, palanquins, furniture & cannons on the forts’ ramparts are well preserved. Jaswant Thada: Close to the fort complex lies this white marble cenotaph, built in 1899, in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Rare portraits of Jodhpur's rulers are, also, to be seen at Jaswant Thada.

Day 08 : Jodhpur - Mount Abu (264 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)

Afternoon, city tour of Mount Abu, which is the only hill station in the state of Rajasthan. Visit the Dilwara Jain temple, which are the main attraction in Mt. Abu and are amongst the finest examples of Jain architecture in India. The complex included 02 temples, the older of which is the Vimal Visahi built in 1031 and is dedicated to the first tirthankar, Adinath. The later Tejpal temple was built in 1230 AD and is dedicated to Neminath - the 22nd tirthankar.

Day 09 : Mount Abu - Ranakpur - Udaipur (275 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)

After breakfast, leave for Udaipur. Enroute visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur: The clusters of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, come across as a marvellousfeat of architecture. It would take anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in 1460, so well preserved & sparkling is the marble. The main temple is supported on 1,444 pillars – none of which is similarly carved. After the visit, continue drive to Udaipur.

Day 10 : Udaipur

After breakfast, visit the romantic city of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace which is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan; Jagdish temple, a fine Indo Aryan temple built in 1651; Sahelion ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, which is a small garden with its fountains, kiosks, marble elephants & lotus pool.

In the evening, boat ride on Lake Pichola.

Day 11 : Udaipur – Chittorgarh - Puskar (310 KMS, 07-08 HRS DRIVE)

After breakfast, leave for Pushkar, enroute visiting Chittorgarh. The hilltop fortress of Chittorgarh epitomises the whole romantic ideal of Rajput chivalry. A stronger enemy sacked the fort 3 times from 1303 to 1568 and on each occasion, the end was "Jauhar". The men donned the saffron robes of martyrdom and rode out from the fort to certain death and the women and children immolated themselves on a huge funeral pyre. Continue drive to Pushkar.

Pushkar - The holy lake of Pushkar is believed to have been created by Lord Brahma himself. It is as important as Banaras or Puri. Devout Hindus believe that it is essential to visit Pushkar at least once in their lifetime. No pilgrimage is considered complete without a dip in the holy Pushkar lake. Pushkar has as many as 400 temples and 52 ghats and the only temple in the country that is dedicated to Brahma is to be found here. While Pushkar is a heaven for the religiously inclined, it is also the venue of one of the country's most colorful cattle fairs - the Pushkar Fair.
Arrive Pushkar and check in hotel.

Day 12 : Puskar - Jaipur (135 KMS, 03-04 HRS DRIVE)

After breakfast, free to explore Pushkar on your own.
Afternoon, leave for Jaipur - The Pink City: Jaipur needed a fresh coat of paint to welcome its distinguished guest the Prince of Wales in 1905-6. The contractor inability to supply any other color in the required quantity compelled the choice of pink shade for its walls. A contractor’s compulsion famed Jaipur to Pink city. Since then the PINK color is associated with hospitality in Rajput culture.

Day 13 : Jaipur

After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the fort entrance. Amber Fort: At a distance of 11kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army and is a superb example of Rajput architecture.

Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar Mantar - the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal.

Day 14 : Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (240 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)

After breakfast, leave for Agra. Enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory.

Continue drive to Agra.

Arrive Agra in the evening and check in hotel

Day 15 : Agra - Delhi (203 KMS, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)

After breakfast, city tour of Agra. Visit Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structures; the highlight of the day - The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653.

Afternoon, leave for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check in hotel.

Day 16 : Delhi

Transfer to the IGI airport to catch international flight for your own destination.

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