General

Rajasthan with a treasure of history, picturesque architecture and bewitching landscape is an unparalleled destination on the tourist map of India. Tourism is Rajasthan’s Life and Blood. Rajasthan has a haunting air of romance about it which is palpable in every nook and corner of the palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, desert and forts of Jodhpur, golden sand dunes of Jaisalmer and havelis of Bikaner and never ceases to enchant the tourists. Traveling too is a rewarding experience in Rajasthan.

Duration: 25Nights / 26Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi – Alwar – Bharatpur – Agra – Dholpur – Ranthambore – Bundi – Kota – Chittorgarh – Dungarpur – Udaipur – Kumbahlgarh – MountAbu – Rohetgarh – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa – Jaipur – Delhi

Day 01: Delhi Arrival

You will be provided a traditional welcome by Heritage India representative at the International airport in Delhi and transferred to the hotel where we have done pre-arrangements for you. Relax and unwind at the hotel on your first day in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi Sight-Seeing

After breakfast, you will be introduced with our selected guide for your sightseeing tour in Delhi. We understand that any tour is incomplete without giving the traveler the chance to explore the city himself, so you are at discretion to tell your personal guide about your priorities. You will move out for the sight-seeing of Delhi. Move to visit 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, enjoy rickshaw ride in ally of ChandniChowk. Evening visit to NEW DELHI – An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, the QutubMinar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Birla Temple, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. After finishing sightseeing tour of Delhi return to the hotel for night stay.

Day 03: Delhi – Alwar

Next morning after breakfast, Heritage India representative will transfer your luggage into the car which will take you to your next destination Alwar, prettily situated amidst the craggy and jagged rocks, Alwar in the Aravalli region presents a beautiful mix of different traditions. Upon arrival, check into hotel and relax for a while. Later we will move out for sight-seeing. Here we visit Vinay Vilas Mahal and Silserh Lake. Return to hotel and take rest for the night.

Day 04: Alwar – Bharatpur

After breakfast, check out from hotel and you will visit Bharatpur. En route take halt at Deeg and explore the marvelous Deeg Fort. Upon arrival, check into hotel and take rest for the night.

Day 05: Bharatpur – Agra

After sumptuous breakfast, check out from hotel and move out to enjoy the jungle safari. Post lunch, Heritage India representative will transfer your luggage into the car which will take you to your next destination Agra, the home of majestic Taj. . On arrival at Agra check into the hotel and relax for a while. In the evening, you can also go for a shopping spree in Agra as its markets have finest collections of various things. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Agra – Dholpur

Your Tour itinerary will be rewarded today. Early morning, visit the majestic TajMahal – One of the Seven Wonders of the World. The undefined beauty of this monument is one of the most attractive buildings not only in India but enlist itself in the same category in Whole World. Come back to hotel and after breakfast, go for a splendid tour of Agra city visiting Agra fort – The fort is a master piece of design and construction built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D., Itmad-Ud-Daulah – this fort was constructed by Noor Jahan in memory of his father Ghiyas-Ud-Din Beg in 16 Century. After this mind blowing sightseeing tour of Agra city return back to the hotel, take lunch. After leisurely lunch, you are free for your independent activities. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Dholpur (56 kms), a princely state. On arrival at Dholpur check into the hotel and relax for a while. In the evening, you can shop for souvenirs, handicrafts are an interesting option; while visiting the local bazaars is a must. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Dholpur – Ranthambore

Located 8 kms away from Dholpur, Muchchhkund is a revered Hindu site. It was named after Raja Muchchhkund the 24th king of the Suryavanshi Dynasty (the solar race) who is believed to have reigned nineteen generations before Lord Ram. Later, Heritage India representative will take you to your next destination Ranthambore. Upon arrival, you will check-into hotel and take rest. Overnight stay at resort.

Day 08: Ranthambore – Bundi

Today your tour will be rewarded today. Near the township of Sawai Madhopur, in the state of Rajasthan, Ranthambore National park is an outstanding example of Project Tigers efforts at conservation in the country. Go for safari tour, jeep safari, explore into the reserve at Ranthambore (by canter safari) to look for signs of game animals and other wildlife, including birds. Your guide will stop to show you any sightings and you will have some time for photography. Come back to hotel and after some time, our representative will take you to your next destination Bundi. Upon arrival in Bundi, you will check-into hotel and take rest. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09: Bundi – Kota

In Bundi we see the Chitrashala, Rani ki Baoli and Sukh Mahal. Later drive to Kota-known for its kota sarees and also for a miniature school of art which specialized in hunting scenes. Overnight at the Kota.

Day 10: Kota – Chittorgarh

Today visit the city palace and fort – on the banks of the chambal river, Jagmandir – in the island in kishoresagar lake was built by one of the queens of kota, govt. Museum and the famous gardens of chambal and chatter bilas. Continue to Rajmahal, a 300-year-old palace with the village named after it. The palace overlooks the river below. Later continue drive to Chittorgarh – the pride and glory of Rajasthan. Chittaur echoes with the tales of romance and valour unique to the rajput tradition. A ruined citadel, the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular \”chhatris\”. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Chittorgarh – Dungarpur

Today we see the Chittor Fort, the Palace of Rani Padmini, the Vijay Stambha, a victory pillar, and the Kirti Stambha, a Jain monument. Later continue drive to Dungarpur. Upon arrival, check into hotel and take rest for the night.

Day 12: Dungarpur – Udaipur

After breakfast we leave for a tour of Dungarpur. In Dungarpur we will see the Udai Bilas Palace, the Bijaigarh Fort and ancient temples. Later we leave for Udaipur. On the way we visit the Ranakpur Temples, one of the largest groups of Jain Temples in India. The most famous temples at Ranakpur are the Chaumukha, Neminath and Parashnath Temples. Arrive in Udaipur and check into the hotel, where you stay overnight.

Day 13: Udaipur

Start the visit of Udaipur city with City Palace – which is a largest palace complex in Rajasthan, Jagdish Temple – A fine Indo Aryan temple built in 1651. Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-bari gardens, and the local Museums, BhartiyaLok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum). MotiMagri literal meaning ‘Pearl Hill’ is a memorial of MaharanaPratap. Later in the evening enjoy boat cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. Also visit Fateh Sagar Lake.From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. You can also visit the Jag Mandir Palace – which is a lovely island palace in the middle of the lake. We understand that after such a long delightful day, you must be exhausted. Take rest.

Day 14: Udaipur

Rajsamand Lake is one of the five popular lakes of Udaipur. Located 66kms in the north of Udaipur, Rajsamand Lake lies between Rajnagar and Kankroli. The lake is also known by the name of Rajsamudra Lake in Rajasthan. Rajsamand Lake was built by Maharana Raj Singh in 1660. Noticing the statistics, the lake stretches to the length of 4 miles and 1.75 miles in width. The lake has the approximate depth of 60 feet. Later visit SriNath Temple, 48 km from Udaipur, Shrinathji of Nathdwara is actually a temple of Lord Krishna with his image carved out of a single block of black marble. Set amidst idyllic hills, it is said to be the second richest temple in the world. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Udaipur – Kumbalgarh

In the morning drive to Kumbalgarh and after arrival, take an excursion to Kumbhalgarh. Kumbhalgarh is famous the massive fort & the wildlife sanctuary. Wildlife tour in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan, jeep safari and horse safari, visit to Kumbhalgarh Fortress. Over night stay at hotel in Kumbhalgarh.

Day 16: Kumbalgarh – Mount Abu

Early morning our representative will transfer your luggage into the car which will take you to your next destination Mount Abu. Situated amidst lush green forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravali range – Guru Shikhar; Mount Abu is the summer capital for the Indian state of Rajasthan. The only hill retreat in Rajasthan, it has a cool and soothing climate thanks to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. On reaching Mount Abu Heritage India representative welcoming you heartily drives you to the hotel booked for your stay. The hotel staff gives you a traditional welcome and escorts you to the room. Evening is free for your own activity, you can frolic the markets. Journey might have exhausted you, take rest, overnight at hotel.

Day 17: Mount Abu

Mount Abu is home to a number of Jain temples. The Dilwara Temples are a complex of temples, carved of white marble, The Achalgarh fort, built in the 14th century stands nearby. It too encloses several beautiful Jain temples, including the Achaleswar Mahadev Temple and the Kantinath Temple. Nakki Lake is another popular visitor attraction of Mount Abu.

Day 18: Mount Abu – Rohetgarh

After breakfast we leave for Rohetgarh. See the beautiful Rohetgarh Fort and visit a Bishnoi village. The Bishnoi community, are known for protecting the environment and for their beautiful handicrafts. See the traditional lifestyle of rural Rajasthan. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.

Day 19: Rohetgarh – Jodhpur

Arrive breakfast we leave for Jodhpur. Check into your hotel in Jodhpur and refresh yourself. Then we begin a tour of Jodhpur. See the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India. Within the fort there are beautiful palaces, and a display of royal arms and artifacts. Visit the Jaswant Thada or royal cenotaphs in the Umaid Public Gardens and tour the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace, which has a heritage museum. Relax at your hotel or go shopping in the evening. Stay overnight at your hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 20: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer

After a leisurely breakfast, check out & straight drive to Jaisalmer, founded in the year 1156 by Bhatti Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal. Often described as Golden City & rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage the commanding Fort etched in yellow sandstone, dominates the amber-hued city with its entire awesome splendor. En-route we visit Osiyan, an oasis in the desert with many beautiful Hindu and Jain temples. Arrive at Jaisalmer, check into your hotel and refresh yourself. Then go for a drive to see the sunset over the sand dunes near Jaisalmer. Return to your hotel to stay

Day 21: Jaisalmer

After breakfast, move out for full day sightseeing of Jaisalmer. The tour begins from “The Jaisalmer Fort”, built in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, the fort crowns 80 meter high on the Trikuta hill. Also visit the “Havelis”, wealthy merchants built these exquisite havelis with profusely – carved stone facades. The Gadisar Lake and museum nearby , once the water supply of city, housing many small temples and shrines. Also see the beautiful Sonar Fort. Later in the afternoon drive to Sam Khuri Sand dunes 40 Kms from Jaisalmer. Take desert safari, camels ride on the sand dunes to view the sunset. The Rajasthani backdrop, the sunset and the camel ride make the entire outing an unforgettable experience. Back to hotel in the evening, the sight-seeing must have exhausted you, so you can take rest for the night. Night will be spent in the selected hotel.

Day 22: Jaisalmer – Bikaner

Next morning after breakfast, Heritage India representative will transfer your luggage into the car and you will move for sightseeing of Bikaner. On the way we stop at Kheechan, a village famous for the winter nesting grounds of thousands of cranes and other migratory birds. The local villagers feed the birds that come to Kheechan, ensuring that they return every year. You can see thousands of birds at Kheechan in winter. On arrival in Bikaner, check into hotel and take rest for the night.

Day 23: Bikaner – Mandawa

Next morning after breakfast, check out from hotel and we will start visit. We will visit the “Junagarh Fort”, built in the year 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh (1571-1612 AD), the 6th ruler of Bikaner. The Fort is a formidable structure & largely remained unconquered during its eventful history. It houses number of beautiful Palaces, Temples & Pavilions, which are richly decorated. We will also visit the other marvelous structures, Anup Mahal. Later you will be taken to your next destination Mandawa located in the heart of the semi desert Shekhawati region. On arrival, check into hotel and realx for a while. En-route We also see the Deshnoke Temple, where rats are considered holy and worshipped. Return to your hotel to stay overnight. On arrival, check into hotel and relax for the night.

Day 24: Mandawa – Jaipur

After breakfast, check out from hotel and you will move out for sightseeing. You will visit Mandawa Fort, located in the very heart of Mandawa & a classic example of the famed Rajput style of architecture and many other opulent havelis , Gulab Rai Haveli Places, Goenka Double Haveli, & Bansidhar Newatia Haveli. Later you will be driven to Jaipur, also known as “Pink City” which was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II Jaipur. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our representative. You check in hotel and take rest for while. In the evening, explore Jaipur. The monuments are built from pink sandstone, so Jaipur is called the pink city. From telephone booths to royal forts, you will see everywhere pink beauty. After the sightseeing explore the colorful bazaars of Jaipur. The textiles, leatherwear, paintings, pottery, carpets all lure your mind. Return back to the hotel.

Day 25: Jaipur

After leisurely breakfast, our representative will take you out for full day sightseeing of Jaipur. Your Incentive tour itinerary will be rewarded today. Early morning you will explore Amber Fort which is located 12 kms outside Jaipur. The original Palace was built by Raja Mansingh and later additions were made by Sawai Jai Singh. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of Kachhawa rulers. Enjoy the ascent to the palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. The romance and spirit of the city can be felt when you walk past the roads of the pink city. You have less time today. So, visit the City palace and its museum, Hawa Mahal, the astronomical observatory Jantar Mantar built by the Sawai Man Singh II. The monuments are built from pink sandstone, so Jaipur is called the pink city. From telephone booths to royal forts, you will see everywhere pink beauty. After the sightseeing explore the colorful bazaars of Jaipur. The textiles, leatherwear, paintings, pottery, carpets all lure your mind. Return back to the hotel. Have a shower. Then you will be taken to an ethnic restaurant for theme dinner. Enjoy folk dance and music programme. Night will be spent at the chosen hotel.

Day 26: Jaipur – Delhi

After breakfast day is free for personal activities and last minute shopping. Post breakfast, our representative will assist you in checking out of the hotel. Once you have settled in the car you drive straight to International Airport of Delhi.