Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Places Covered: Delhi – Samode – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Luni – Udaipur – Dungarpur – Deogarh – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
Day 01 – Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by international flight. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 – Delhi Full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi
New Delhi visit includes Qutab Minar, one of the earliest remains of Imperial Delhi (13th century AD ) Humayun’s Tomb-the fine monument believed to be forerunner of Taj Mehal, India Gata, the 42 metre high arch was raised as a memorial to soldiers, drives past Parliament House, President’s House, Secretariat Building, Laxminarayan Temple and The Connaught Place.
Day 03 – Delhi/Samode
In the morning, drive to Samode Palace. On arrival, check-in at the hotel.Samode Palace, Samode – its history goes back more than four and half centuries. Prithviraj Singhji of Amber, the seventeenth prince of the house of Kachhawaha Rajputs, had awarded Samode to one of his twelve sons-Gopal Singhji along with the hereditary title of Rawal Saheb.
Day 04 – Samode – Mandawa
Drive to Mandawa and on arrival, check-in at Mandawa Casle.
Day 05 – Mandawa – Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner and on arrival, check-in at BHANWAR NIWAS PALACE. Bhanwar Niwas, Bikaner – built in the early 20th century by Seth Bhanwarlalji Rampuria is one of the most interesting havelies located in Bikaner. This hotel has very interesting rooms like the blue drawing room, entrance hall, grand staircase and the library. The bar is a converted Baori, or underground rain water tank. The hotel has 14 elegantly furnished comfortable rooms.
Day 06 – Bikaner – Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer stopping en-route at Osian to visit temples. Arrive Jaisalmer and check-in at FORT RAJWADA hotel.
Day 07 – Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer – much has been written about this city but nothing can prepare the visitor for the sheer magic and brilliance of this Desert City. Rawal Jaisal laid the foundation of the city in 1156 AD.
Day 08 – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
In the morning drive, to Jodhpur. JODHPUR – The former capital of Marwar state was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, Mehrangarh Fort spreading over 5 km on a perpendicular hill and looking down 125 metre,the fort appears rugged and impenetrable from the outside but houses some of the most intricately adorned palaces with exquisitely carved panels and latticed windows, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal are some of the important areas to visit A collection of royal cenotaphs, built in while marble, lies very close to the fort.
Day 09 – Jodhpur – Luni
On arrival, check-in at FORT CHANWA Luni Fort Chanwa – located 35 kms from Jodhpur belongs to Maharaja Dalip Singh, youngest son of Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. Over a hundred years old, this heritage hotel has ornately carved lattice work friezes and intricate jharokhas.
Day 10 – Luni – Ranakpur – Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur visiting en-route Ranakpur. RANAKPUR – The Jain community. like several others, had always enjoyed the patronage of the ruling family of Mewar and quite a few important positions were held by the Jains. In 15th century, Rana Kumbha of Mewar gave a large stretch of land in a quite and picturesque valley, deep in the Aravallis, to the Jains.
Day 11 – Udaipur
Morning city sightseeing tour. Udaipur- Sightseeing tour of Udaipur, one of the most beautiful cities in all of Rajasthan, better known as cities of Lake, founded by Maharana Udaipur, the places of interest include City Palace which has several carved balconies, arches and decorated pillars, Zenana Mahal, Fateh Prakash, Durbar Hall and Shambhu Niwas. Also visit Jagdish temple, Sahelion-ki-Bari (queen’s resort for the friends). Afternoon at leisure.
Day 12 – Udaipur – Dungarpur
Morning leave for Dungarpur, founded in the 13th century and rose to fame under the Guhilot Ahara uryavanshi Rajputs. The Udai Bilas Palace was enlarged by in 1940 Maharawal Laxman Singhji, who built three new wings around the “Ek-Thambia Mahal’ literally, one-pillared palace) and thus createdthe famous ‘courtyard’.
Day 13 – Dungarpur – Deogarh
Drive to Deogarh and on arrival, check-in at Deogarh Mahal. Deogarh Mahal located 135 km from Udaipur on Udaipur-Ajmer route, on a hillock and encircled by the town was built in 1670 AD by Rawar Dwarkadasji of the Sisodia dynasty .
Day 14 – Deogarh – Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar and on arrival, check-in at the hotel. Pushkar, this sacred town lies 11 km north east of Ajmer and 130 km from Jaipur. According to mythology, Pushkar Lake is supposed to to have appeared miraculously when a lotus flower fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley.
Day 15 – Pushkar – Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur and on arrival, check-in Samode haveli. Samode Haveli, Jaipur built by Rawal Sheo Soinghji, a Prime Minister in the royal court of Jaipur. The Haveli is the result of around 200 years of construction in phases, by its occupants.
Day 16 – Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, set in a picturesque location. Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Mansingh in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments.
Day 17 – Jaipur – Agra
Drive to Agra visiting enroute Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri, the birth story of this beautiful city is interesting. There, in a grotto in Sikri, lived a Muslim Saint , Sheikh Salim Chishti by name. Akbar hearing of his renown, asked of the blessings of a son, and when a son was born, not only was the child named Salim, the site for a mighty and ambitious project – a city – was chosen near the residence of the saint erected in k1569.
Day 18 – Agra – Delhi drive
Morning sightseeing tour of Agra. Agra, the home of the immortal Taj Mahal, the inimitable poem in white marble is the first expression of love of an Emperor Shahjehan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This great monument was completed in 1653 AD.