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Rajasthan Palace Trip|
Rajasthan Palace Trip
9 Nights / 10 Days|
Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Sariska - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar - Jodhpur
- Delhi |
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
At the airport
you will be received with a warm traditional welcome featured by the Indian 'namaste'
(a welcome posture with hands folded together). A representative of the tour agent
is always there to escort you to your hotel for overnight stay.
stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi City Tour Old & New Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel be ready for the treasures ahead. A guided tour of
the city takes you to the sumptuous Mughal monuments of Red fort and Jama Masjid.
At Rajghat and India Gate you will be amidst the foliage. In later half of the
day you will visit the fabulous sights- Rashtrapati Bhavan, The Mughal Gardens,
Qutab Minar and many more. Evening hold more excitement, as you will be viewing
the sound and light show at the Red Fort. Finally, you are back in your hotel
to rest for the night.
Day 3: Delhi/Jaipur
after breakfast proceed to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur check into the hotel. Half-day
excursion to Amberfort with Elephant Ride. Enjoy the sights of the Shish Mahal,
built in the 17th century a perfect blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture will
surely hypnotize you. Also see the hall of public audiences and Maharaja Man Singh's
Palace who had 12 queens. Over night stay at the hotel.
5: Jaipur Sightseeing Tour
Just after breakfast at the hotel, you proceed for Jaipur sightseeing tour. The
rose pink city got its name from the red color of its building that were painted
red in 19th century when queen Victoria made her visit to this royal city of Rajasthan.
You will be guided to the imposing City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amer Palace, Jantar
Mantar and the Jai Garh fort. The beautiful fountains pools and sculptures of
the Sisodia-Rani-Ka-Bagh will surely take your breath away. Evenings are at your
leisure. Enjoy a delicious Rajasthani cuisine at famous Choki Dani where you are
served food in typical Rajasthani style with non-stop servings of food items.
Go for shopping at the famous government emporiums for handicrafts items or tie
and dye textiles. At night you are back in your hotel- after a day full of unknown
Day 4: Jaipur/Sariska Morning
breakfast drive to Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is abode of large
number of wildlife and diverse variety of birds. Sighting a tiger is not that
difficult at the sanctuary that too if riding on an elephant. Night stay at the
Sariska wildlife resort.
Day 5: Sariska/Mandawa
Morning proceed for Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa check into hotel. The guided
tour will take you to the beautiful village of Shekhawati, here, you will be totally
overwhelmed by the magnificent havelis built by the rich and the famous merchants
of the 18th and 19th centuries. The havelis are embellished with paintings reflecting
the daily life of the desert of deities whom the people worship.
Early morning view the sunrise at the Desert Resort
at Mandawa and then proceed for Bikaner. On arrival check into the hotel. Later
in afternoon visit to a camel-breeding farm. The farm will up date you about the
breeding time of camels and how they are taken care and raised in the farm. Evenings
enjoy the stroll at the bustling bazaars of the city center over brimmed with
handicraft and miniature paintings. Stay in a hotel overnight.
7: Bikaner Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast proceed for the city
tour of Bikaner. Your travel will be started by a visit to Junagarh Fort, an imperial
museum that comprises history of Bikaner from its days of erection dating back
to the 16th century. Also visit Lalgarh palace and famous Jain Temples embellished
with marvelous architectural work. Another attraction of the city lies in its
food, snacks and sweets- don't forget to purchase potato snacks, Bikareri Bhujia
(salted snacks) and mouth-watering sweets from the city.
Over night stay
Day 8: Bikaner/Deshnok/Nagaur/Khimsar
Morning drive for Khimsar en-route covering the sightseeing of Deshnok the Rat
Temple. Karni Mata Temple, Deshnoke lying at the distance of 30km from Bikaner.
Visit the 600 years ancient shrine of Goddess Karni. You will be astonished to
see that besides the Goddess the other deity of the temple are rats. The people
have a strong notion that these rodents will be reincarnated as divine human.
Later visit the unique town of Nagaur, one of the most picturesque of Rajput
townships resounds with life during the Nagaur Fair. This cattle fair is the second
largest in Rajasthan and is held every year during the Hindu month of Magh (Jan-Feb).
By afternoon you will be reaching to Khimsar, visiting Khimsar Fort.
This fort architecture offers great discrepancy. Initially, the fort walls, minarets
and stables were built solely for war but later on when the royal family shifted
to the fort in 18th century the fort was restructured. Today, this fort ranks
amongst the premier classified Heritage Hotels of India. Over night at Khimsar
Day 9: Khimsar/Ossian/Mandore/Jodhpur
Morning start your trip to Jodhpur en-route covering Ossian and Mandore.
Ossian (58km) is also referred as an oasis in the desert. Pay a visit to
beautifully carved Jain temples of 11th century dedicated to Lord Mahavira followed
by a visit to Sun Temple, Kali temple and the Sachiya Mata Temple. Mandore (8
km) see the cenotaphs of Jodhpur rulers amidst the beautiful gardens. The walls
of the cenotaphs are festooned with 15 sculptures of Hindu deities tunneled out
of the hard rocks, a worth visiting sight. By evening reach to Jodhpur, overnight
stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Jodhpur/Delhi
you will be guided to Mehrangarh fort crowning on the hilly terrain of Aravali
Ranges at a height of 125m. The beauty and the glory of many royal palaces in
the fort speak epic of red sandstone Palace. Umiad bhawan a beautiful architectural
splendor is still the residence of erstwhile rulers of Jodhpur, the part of the
palace is converted as a heritage hotel and part is preserve as a museum. Government
Museum the museum has sumptuous amassing of arms and ammunitions, royal dresses
portraits of royal family. By evening reaching back to Delhi, transfer to the
airport to board flight for your next destination.
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