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Rajasthan Forts & Palaces Trip|
Rajasthan Forts & Palaces Trip
17 Nights / 18 Days|
Covered: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar - Jodhpur - Kishangarh - Kuchaman
- Jaipur - Delhi|
DAY 1/ Delhi
Arrive Delhi meet assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2/ Delhi
Morning, combined sightseeing of Old
and New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar. India Gate (war memorial), Laxmi Narayan Temple
a (modern Hindu temple), drive past President's estate, Parliament House, Secretariat
building, Raj Ghat and Shanti van, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal
Nehru, Jama Masjid, the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3/ Delhi - Pachewar
Early morning express train to Jaipur.
From here we continue by road to the small village of Pachewar and stay in the
300 years old fort. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4/ Pachewar - Bundi
Morning, drive to Bundi.
Arrive Bundi and check in hotel. Afternoon visit Hada Kingdom located in the saddle-
like fold of the hills. This is a beautifully located fortified settlement. Its
fort and palaces are impressive especially for the delicacy and profusion of their
architectural embellishments. Bundi is equally well known for its step wells as
well as for its school of Paintings. Overnight at hotel.
5/ Bundi - Castle Bijaipur
Morning, drive to Bijaipur. Arrive Bijaipur
& check in hotel. Afternoon, visit the forests. Located 40 Kms from Chittorgarh
this Sisodia principality is now more easily accessible and far less hostile to
its visitors. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 6/ Castle Bijaipur - Udaipur
Morning, drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur & check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 7/ Udaipur
Morning, sightseeing of Udaipur
visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Shaelion
Ki Bari (queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (folk art
museum). Overnight at hotel.
DAY 08/ Udaipur - Dungarpur
Morning, drive to Dungarpur. Arrive Dungarpur & check in hotel. Afternoon,
visit deep in the heart of Bhil Country surrounded by hills. The house of Dungarpur
was a 13th century hostile offshoot of Chittorgarh that later made peace with
it. Off the beaten track, Dungarpur has two beautiful palaces whose architecture
is worth exploring since they consist of every known embellishment used in the
making of any building. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 09/ Dungarpur
Morning, drive to Narlai. Arrive Narlai & check in hotel.
Afternoon visit the Narlai. Legend says that it was here that the sage Narad Muni
meditated long before it was inhabited. Later it became a hunting preserve for
the Sisodias. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 10/ Narlai - Luni
Morning, drive to Luni. Arrive Luni & check in hotel. Afternoon visit the
Luni River that has provided a lifeline to dwellers in the desert, even though
it has been a seasonal phenomenon and its floods in the past have wrought havoc.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 11/ Luni
Luni. Visit the Fort Chanwa. Luni built by the youngest son of Jodhpur's Maharaja
Umaid Singh a hundred years ago, used large blocks of sandstone to create
a handsome building and includes jharokhas and cupolas characteristic of the architecture
of the region. The interiors are 19 rooms, serves Rajasthani cuisine and makes
a delightful excursion into the idyllic world of a desert community. Overnight
DAY 12/ Luni - Osian
to Osian. Arrive Osian & check in hotel. Afternoon Sightseeing of Osian. An
ancient town of the Thar Desert, renowned for a cluster of ruined Brahmanical
and Jain Temples dating from 8th to 11th century. The most important temples are
the Surya or Sun Temple and the Sachiya Mata Temple. The latter has a "Shikhar"
clustered by a row of tarots an ambulatory and a large assembly hall with an elaborate
ceiling. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 13/ Osian - Kuchaman
Morning, drive to Kuchaman. Arrive Kuchaman & check in hotel. Located in Nagaur
District, Kuchaman Fort has had a strategic role to play in Rajasthan's history
which unravels as one moves around its 17th century battlements. Its picturesque
village is idyllic for those who would like to discover the charm of walking through
it. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 14/ Kuchaman - Nawalgarh
Morning, drive to Nawalgarh. Arrive Nawalgarh & check in hotel. Afternoon,
visit Nawalgarh, the seat of the Poddar families. Nawalgarh is known for the high
quality of its Paintings, even in the richly frescoed Shekhawati area its Poddar
school has some excellent old work. Nawalgarh was founded in 1737 by Thakur Nawal
Singh, a warrior- statesman. Evening visit to Mandawa, Dundlod. The Mandawa Castle
is one of the finest castle of Rajasthan, is now a beautiful hotel and it has
beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions. Overnight at hotel.
15/ Nawalgarh - Jaipur
Morning, drive to Jaipur. Check in hotel.
Afternoon visit the bazaars of Jaipur. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, visit Amber Fort via Wind Palace & Water
Palace here you have the elephant ride to the top of the fort. After sightseeing
of Amber visit city palace, Observatory & the glittering bazaars of Jaipur.
Back to hotel via Birla Mandir. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 17/ Jaipur - Agra
Morning, departure by car for
the fabled city of Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri,
the deserted "ghost" capital of the Emperor Akbar with its beautifully preserved
forts, palaces and mosques. Arrive Agra and check into your hotel. Visit the magnificent
Taj Mahal built by the Emperor Shah Jehan between 1631 and 1653 as an expression
of his love for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Over night at hotel.
18/ Agra - Delhi
Sightseeing of Agra. Visit the Taj Mahal once again
and later visit the Red Fort and Moti Mosque. After lunch transfer to Delhi via
Sikandra to visit the Tomb of Emperor Akbar. On arrival in Delhi you will be transferred
to your hotel or the airport for your onward journey.
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