15 nights / 16 days
Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Khimsar – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Rohetgarh – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
The tour representative meets you on arrival in Delhi, India. Check in at a hotel on arrival for an overnight stay. Rest awhile and set out on a guided tour to Old Delhi. Begin with an exploratory tour of Red Fort – a red sandstone structure built by Emperor Shah Jahan when he shifted base from Agra to Delhi. See Jama Masjid a mosque that was also built by Shah Jahan. Visit the Rajghat and shop for artifacts as you walk along the streets of Chandni Chowk that was laid by emperor Shah Jahan for his daughter Jahanara.Drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 02 of the Royal Rajasthan Tour begins with visits to attractions such as the Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and Chhattarpur Temple. Enjoy shopping for souvenirs in the markets of Delhi, India. You are free to spend the afternoon at leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Drive to Mandawa in Rajasthan on day 03 of the Royal Rajasthan Tour with Magical India Tours. Check in at a heritage hotel for dinner and overnight stay. Set out on tours to the mansions of Shekhawati i.e. referred to as the ‘open-air art gallery of Rajasthan’. Mandawa was founded in the 18th century.
Drive to Bikaner with the Royal Rajasthan Tour Package. Check in at a hotel on arrival for dinner and overnight stay. Tour the Junagarh Fort that was built by Raja Rai Singh; see the Lalgarh Palace that was constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singhji. The other attractions you may tour the Camel Breeding Farm, Karni Mata Temple etc.Stay overnight at the hotel in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India.
Drive to Khimsar with the Royal Rajasthan Tour itinerary. Check in at the Khimsar Fort for an overnight stay. Tour the Junagarh Fort and other attractions before retiring for the night at the Khimsar Fort.
The morning takes you to Jaisalmer via Osian – an oasis in the desert. A drive to this ancient township takes one past undulating terrain, punctuated by desert stretches and little hamlets, Osian has 15 beautifully sculpted Jain and Brahma temples. On arrival check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day Seven of the Royal Rajasthan Tour brings you to the desert city of Jaisalmer. Explore the stupendous Jaisalmer Fort that houses the entire township within its protective ramparts and the magnificent havelis such as Patwon-ki-haveli and Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli that are over centuries old.The evening is reserved for a visit to the Sam Sand Dunes that give you the taste of the Thar Desert at its majestic best. Enjoy camel safaris as well as cultural programmes. Overnight stay at the Sam Sand Dunes.
The morning takes you to Jodhpur where you check in at a hotel. Post lunch, visit the Mehrangarh Fort, which is set atop a 125 meter high hill. Explore the Jaswant Thada Memorial- a cluster of royal cenotaphs built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Overnight stay at a hotel.
In the morning we drive to Rohetgarh and check-in at hotel on arrival. In the afternoon, proceed on a safari to Bishnoi Villages to explore these environmentalists’ distinct way of life that hasn’t been tarred with modernity. Also visit the villages of craftsmen – potters, weavers, and metal-ware. Overnight stay at the hotel.
On the 10th day of the Royal Rajasthan Tour, drive towards Udaipur en-route visiting Ranakpur Jain Temples that are renowned for their exquisite carved work in marble and a centre for Jain pilgrimage as well. On arrival at Udaipur, check into a hotel for overnight stay.
The city of lakes- Udaipur is a fascinating city to explore. With its intriguing blend of sights, sounds and experience- Udaipur is a tourist’s delight. Enjoy a boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola and in the afternoon and visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-Ki-Bari and Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum as well as the island palaces of Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas. Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 12 will take us to the holy city of Pushkar. On arrival check-in at the hotel and rest a while. Later visit Pushkar lake, a dip in which is considered the most sacred thing to do. Visit the nearby Brahma Temple, the only one in India and the Nag Pahar or the snake mountain.
After breakfast proceed for Jaipur and on arrival check-in at the hotel. The Pink City of Jaipur has a plethora of forts, palaces and museums that captivate the tourist’s attention. Late afternoon, visit the City Palace- a charming blend Mughal and Rajasthani Architecture that now houses all the artefacts that showcase the regal past of Jaipur. Also see the royal astronomy at Jantar Mantar and the nearby Hawa Mahal, from where the royal ladies used to observe numerous festive processions. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 14 of the Royal Rajasthan Tour is solely dedicated to exploring the Amber Fort. Reach the magnificent fort on the back of an elephant as you take in the sights of the huge ramparts and towers. See the Sheesh Mahal and the various pavilions and courtyards that are blessed with exquisite craftsmanship.Afternoon is free for leisure / shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast proceed to Agra en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri – a fascinating ghost town, lies a little before Agra where you can see the majestic Buland Darwaza as well as the marble tomb of the saint Salim Chisti, enclosed by delicately carved marble screens.Afternoon, arrive at Agra. After checking into a hotel, visit the Taj Mahal in the evening. Taj Mahal weaves a story of everlasting love in marble and was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Overnight stay at Agra.
Enjoy a whirlwind tour of Agra with visits to the Agra Fort. Check out from the hotel and proceed towards Delhi, visiting the Sikandra Fort enroute. After arrival in Delhi, you will be taken to the international airport for the flight back home, at the end of the Royal Rajasthan Tour.