Rajasthan known as the “land of kings “provides some marvelous marks from the history in the form of its forts, palaces, mansions and haveli’s that were earlier residences of the royals of the state. These abandoned structures from past are scattered all over Rajasthan state and are excellent examples of rich architectural heritage. All these ancestral homes from centuries are unique reflecting their own individual history and traditions. Restored meticulously by today’s former Maharaja’s these impressive structures have been transformed into Heritage hotels with varying categories of budget. Retaining the ambience and royalty from generations, these heritage hotels have been developed with all modern amenities/ facilities for a comfortable stay of today’s travelers. The huge mansions and palaces of Maharaja’s have become some of the best leading heritage hotels in the country such as Rambagh in Jaipur, Umaid Bhawan in Jodhpur, Lake Palace in Udaipur, Devi Garh, Samode Palace and many more. Welcoming guests from all over the world and offering the experience of Indian history and royalty that was a part of the then life styles. Apart from this, numerous small haveli’s and castles in Rajasthan have also opened their doors to tourists. Attracting many for over years now, the Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan are a class in themselves extending traditional services, personalized care and warm hospitality to guests.
14 Nights / 15 Days
Delhi –Agra – Jaipur – Bikaner – Gajner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur – Delhi
Arrive Delhi International airport. On Arrival, you will meet our representative at the airport. He will assist for transfer and will accompany you till check in at Hotel Oberoi Maidens.
Today, leave for full day city tour visiting both New & Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid – the largest mosque of Emperor Shajahan, Red Fort, Raj Ghat- Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, to India Gate – a 42 meter stone arch built in the memory of the Indian Soldiers who died in World War I, Drive past the President’s House & Parliament House, Humayun’s Tomb a memorial by the Taj Mahals, the Qutab Minar, Birla Mandir and Lotus Temple.
Morning leave for Agra, you will be reaching there by noon. Upon arrival check into Hotel Grand Imperial. Afternoon visit Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world, Red Fort and Itmad-ud-Dual.
Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visit Fatehpur Sikhri which is the old capital of Mughal, still preserved in good condition. Proceed to Jaipur and check in at Raj Palace or Jai Mahal Palace. Evening you may visit the colourful local markets.
Morning excursion to Amber Fort – capital of the old state of Dhundhar, located on the rugged hills that surround Jaipur. Painted elephants will take you up the hill to admire the massive getaways, courts, stairways and pillared pavilions and palaces that recall the glory and wealth of Amber’s association with the Mughals. Afternoon city sightseeing visiting the City Palace Museum (still houses the erstwhile royal family) Jantar Mantar – the Royal Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) -built for the royal ladies to watch the activities on the market street below without being observed themselves.
Morning drive to Bikaner. After lunch in Bikaner, drive to Gajner (half an hour drive). Check into Gajner palace. Afternoon free for leisure.
This desert town in the north of Rajasthan is a largely unspoilt. The tour of Bikaner starts with a visit to Junagarh Fort with its superb stone carving. The fort has the usual collection of Rajput miniatures and an extensive collection of weapons including two World War biplanes. The other notable place that you will visit is the government camel breeding farm unique in Asia.
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, you will be reaching there by afternoon. Check into Gorbandh Palace.
Morning visit Jaisalmer Jain Temple, Various Havelies noted for its art & craft works, Gadi Sagar tank & museum, Jaisalmer Fort etc. Afternoon excursion to Sam sand dunes. This is the closest place from where you can loose yourself in ‘the Great Thar Desert’. Join a camel caravan and ride along the breathtaking crests and troughs.
Morning drive to Jodhpur, enroute visiting Osian Temples dated back to BC. You can once again explore camel ride here. Proceed to Jodhpur and check into Ajit Bhawan.
Morning city tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel & Museum, Jaswant Thada, Mandor Garden, Clock Tower & Sadar Bazaar. Afternoon drive to Ranakpur and check into Hotel Fateh Bagh.
Morning drive to Kumbhalgarh and check in at Aodhi. Later visit Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary and various temples. Overnight at Hotel Aodhi
Morning drive to Udaipur and check in at Shiv Niwas or Fateh Prakash Palace. Afternoon excursion to Eklingji and Nagda Temples
Full day city tour visiting Pratap Memorial, City Palaces, Jagdish Temple, Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum, Saheliyon Ki Bari (Garden of the maids of Honor ), Fateh Sagar, Pichhola Lake etc.
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi for your international flight back to home.