Day 01 Arrival at Delhi
Royal Rajasthan Tours
representatives will receive you on arrival at the international
airport in Delhi late in the evening. Transfer to your hotel.
DELHI - the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a
sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the
present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of
an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.
Overnight will be at Delhi.
Day 02 Delhi -
Agra (By Road 250 Kms/6 hr)
Proceed for Agra after
breakfast. Reach Agra in the afternoon. Check in at hotel and
proceed for sightseeing. Overnight at Agra.
03 Agra - Jaipur (By Road 221 Kms/6 hr)
drive to beautiful Pink City - Jaipur. Stop at Fatehpur Sikri. The
deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his
capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating
experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins"
are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the
court life must have been like in the days of it's grandeur. Also
visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Reach
and check in at hotel.
Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 04 Jaipur
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for
excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur. Elephant ride
ascent to the fort. AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the
classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was
started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent
Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise
where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds i's
Proceed for sightseeing of the city.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional
Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh
of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri
Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the
five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the
country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical
instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The
ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a
prominent landmark in Jaipur. Its five-storey structure of
sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and
elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built
in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the
Later in the evening transfer to hotel for
Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 05 Jaipur -
Proceed for Pushkar after breakfast. Reach
Pushkar by noon and relax. Check in at the SWISS TENTS.
- Amongst the grandeur of Rajasthan, discover a unique gem -
Pushkar. Lord Brahma - The creator of the world in a search for
his abode on earth, performed the supremely spiritual VEDIC YAGNA
at Pushkar. It is thus the site of the only Brahma Temple in the
world. Blessed with cultural blends, it is the venue for the
famous Pushkar Fair, with people coming from all over Asia to buy
and sell cattle of breeds from across the world. The consecrated
mausoleum of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer attracts pilgrims
from all over the world. A city of Pilgrimage from time immemorial
with over 500 temples and Ghats Pushkar begets a legacy of
timeless architectural heritage. Pushkar radiates an ambience of
peace and spirituality that casts a lure to visit again and again.
The Pushkar fair is amongst the largest cattle fairs in the world
and amongst the oldest cities in India, with references in
mythology and the Mahabharat.
Day 06 Pushkar
Full day will be spent in PUSHKAR FAIR.
07 Pushkar - Ranthambhore
Visit the BRAHMA TEMPLE - The
only one in the world. Start early after breakfast for
Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve - at the
junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas, is a unique example of
natural and historical richness, standing out conspicuously in the
vast, arid and denuded tract of eastern Rajasthan, barely 14
kilometers from Sawai Madhopur. Get in tune with nature for a
luxury holiday in the heart of the jungle.
Proceed for the
afternoon SAFARI to spot tigers.
Overnight will be at
Day 08 Ranthambhore
Full day (two private safaris) at Ranthambhore.
Day 09 Ranthambhore - Kota (By Road 140 km/3 hr)
for the morning SAFARI. Breakfast at hotel. Start for KOTA.
Visit the CITY PALACE AND FORT - On the banks of the
Chambal river close to the Kota Barrage is the fort and the city
palace complex, which houses the RAO MADHO SINGH MUSEUM containing
the relics of the former rulers of Kota.
in the island in Kishore Sagar Lake was built by one of the queens
of Kota. You will take a paddleboat and roam around the same for a
spiritual experience. Also visit the Govt. Museum and the famous
gardens of Chambal and Chatter Bilas.
Overnight stay will be
Day 10 Kota - Bundi - Chittaurgarh
(By Road 180 km/5 hr)
Breakfast at hotel. Start for
Visit the TARAGARH or STAR FORT. Perched on a thickly
wooded hill is a marvelous white fort with a huge reservoir that
once supplied water to the palace. Built in 1354 AD the fort is
one of the most impressive forts of Rajasthan. This magnificent
edifice is a fine example of the Rajput architecture, housing some
of the superb Bundi murals.
Proceed to CHITTAURGARH.
EPITOME OF ROMANCE AND VALOUR - The pride and glory of Rajasthan,
CHITTAUR echoes with the tales of romance and valor unique to the
Rajput tradition. This is a ruined citadel, where the royal past
lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular
CHATTRIS. This fortified settlement has been ravaged thrice and
each time the outcome was 'JAUHAR' -when women and children
immolated themselves on a huge funeral pyre while men donned in
saffron robes of martyrdom rode out of the fort towards a certain
After visiting the FORT proceed to stay at the Castle.
Overnight at the CASTLE.
Day 11 Bijaipur -
Udaipur (By Road 180 km/5 hr)
Start for Udaipur after
breakfast. Reach and check in at hotel. The city of Dawn, Udaipur
is a lovely land around the azure lake, hemmed in by the lush
hills of the ARAVALLIS. A vision in white drenched in romance and
beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and
experiences and inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters
and writers. Udaipur is the jewel of MEWAR - A kingdom ruled by
the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. Relax in the evening.
Overnight at Udaipur.
Day 12 Udaipur ( Lake
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing tour
of Udaipur, stopping first at City Palace. Here you will marvel at
rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows
and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard. Also visit
the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the Jagdish Temple and the
local folk Museum.
Overnight at Udaipur.
Day 13 Udaipur - Kumbalgarh (By Road 100 km/2 hr)
After breakfast drive to Kumbalgarh. En-route, visit the RANAKPUR
TEMPLES, dating back to the 15th century. 200 pillars, none of
which are a like, support its 29 halls. The Temple abounds with
intricate friezes and sculptures. Includes visits to two more Jain
temples and the Temple of the Sun God with its erotic sculptures.
Stay overnight at the HOTEL in KUMBALGARH.
14 Kumbalgarh - Jodhpur (By Road 150 km/4 hr)
the morning after a leisurely breakfast and reach Jodhpur. Set at
the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes
with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the
capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 AD by Rao
Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs who claimed to be
descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana.The massive
15th century AD Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill,
soaring 125 Mts. Above the plains. The city is encompassed by a
high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. Relax
in the hotel and visit the museum of UMAID BHAWAN PALACE.
Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 15 Jodhpur
Morning go for a village safari in the jeep and have a rare
glimpse into the rich culture and true essence of India. Abundant
wildlife (game) and memorable moments of the great desert
landscape fascinates one while driving along the countryside.
Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 16 Jodhpur -
Jaisalmer (By Road 300 km/5 hr)
Proceed for Jaisalmer.
Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is
the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow
sandstone stands, with its awesome splendor, dominating the
amber-hued city. Reach and check in at hotel.
Day 17 Jaisalmer ( Golden City )
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour of
The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great
Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of
yellow stone. The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings,
facades and elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT - The
oldest living Fort in the world. (This is the highlight of the
Stay overnight at the SWISS TENT CAMP.
Day 18 Jaisalmer - Bikaner (By Road 330 km/5 hr)
Breakfast at the camp. Continue with the safari and reach Bikaner
via NAGAUR. Check in at hotel.
BIKANER - The royal
fortified city with a timeless appeal. Lying in the north of the
Desert State, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Bikaner
retains the medieval splendor that pervades the city's lifestyle.
More popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for
the best riding camels in the world. The ship of the desert is an
inseparable part of life here. Be it pulling heavy carts,
transporting grains or working on wells, camels are the prime
helpers. The wells of Bikaner - an important source of water are
other attractions of the city. These are built on high plinths
with slender minareted towers on each of the Four Corners and can
be noticed even from a distance.
Relax in the evening.
Overnight at Bikaner.
Day 19 Bikaner - Mandawa (By Road 140 km/3 hr)
at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Rao Bikaji, a
descendant of Jodhaji - the founder of Jodhpur, founded this
desert town in the North of the state in 1488. Visit the Junagarh
Fort, constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a
general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army. The city is also
called the "Camel Country". Visit the camel-breeding
farm - the only one in Asia. Visit the KARNI MATA TEMPLE.
Proceed for Mandawa.
The medieval Fort of Mandawa gradually
rises on the horizon like a mirage. A breathtaking view of the
town can be seen from the terrace of Castle Mandawa. Precious
collection of arms with jade handles, traditional ceremonial
costumes can be seen at the Museum at the Castle. The havelies
worth a visit are Chokhani, Saraf, Goenka and Ladia in this town.
Built in 1775 by Thakur Nawal Singh, descendant of Rao Shekhaji,
who also founded the city of Nawalgarh. Reach and check in at
Overnight at Mandawa.
Mandawa - Delhi (By Road 260 km/5 hr)
Breakfast at hotel.
Take a walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the
leading business families of the country. Though they no longer
live here, the local caretakers are happy to show the visitors
around. Chowkhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshminarayan
Ladia Haveli, Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli and Bhagchandika Haveli are
of special interest. Spend the major part of the day looking into
frescoes. Also visit Mahensar and Dundlod meeting the local
village chief. Leave for Delhi. Reach by evening.
Day 21 Delhi
Delhi. Proceed for a full day tour of Old & New Delhi.
OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail
visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma
Gandhi was cremated, Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in
India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and
palace of the Moghul Empire. Cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid
to Chandni Chowk. Relax in the evening.
New Delhi -
broadest avenue, and see the House of Parliament, India Gate,
Lotus Temple, Akshardham temple, the Diplomatic Enclave and the
President's House the royal residence of the former viceroys and
now of the President of India. Also visit the India Gate and drive
through Connaught Place, the Qutub Minar built in the 12th
Overnight at Delhi.
Delhi - Home - Scheduled Destinations
Breakfast at hotel.
Day free to explore the city and finish last minute shopping.
Proceed for the DANCES OF INDIA SHOW in the evening after checking
out of the hotel. After the show you will have FAREWELL DINNER
before reaching the airport for flight home with sweet memories of