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Forts & Palaces of Rajasthan

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Forts and Palaces of Rajsthan Tour Package starting from USD 2366 / person

14 days / 13 nights

Welcome to the ‘Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan’ tour, a journey through time and grandeur. Immerse yourself in the rich history and intricate architecture of Rajasthan’s most iconic fortresses and royal residences. Experience the luxury, colorful culture, bustling markets, and stunning landscapes as you travel from Delhi to Udaipur. From the awe-inspiring Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur to the romantic boat rides on Lake Pichola in Udaipur, this 14-day Rajasthan itinerary promises an unforgettable adventure.


Detailed itinerary :

Day 1 – Delhi – Arrival at Delhi International Airport

Morning or evening: Arrival at Delhi IGI International Airport. Welcome by our local representative and transfer to your hotel

A visit to Delhi will be proposed according to your arrival schedule at Delhi International Airport

Day 2 – Delhi: – Sightseeing of Delhi

Morning: After breakfast at your hotel, begin a tour of Old Delhi, with the famous Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque built by Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor also responsible for the construction of the Taj Mahal. With its courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees, the mosque is an architectural marvel.

Afternoon: Visit Humayun’s Tomb, often considered the inspiration for the Taj Mahal. The tomb is set within a beautiful garden, laid out in the Persian Char Bagh style. Then, head to Qutub Minar, a five-story victory tower with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran inscribed on its walls.

Late Afternoon: End the day with a drive past India Gate, an iconic war memorial, and take a moment to appreciate the grandeur of Rashtrapati Bhawan (the Presidential Palace) from the outside. These landmarks offer a taste of the city’s British colonial history blended with modern Indian governance. Return to your hotel for a restful evening.

Day 3 – Delhi / Agra:

Morning: After breakfast at your hotel, drive to Agra, the city most famous for being home to the iconic Taj Mahal. A drive through the mega highway reflects the changing image of the Indian infrastructure.

Afternoon: Upon arrival, check into your hotel and time to relax. In the afternoon, drive to the Red Fort, this red sandstone fort was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638. Inside, you’ll find a maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers.

Late Afternoon: Spend some time shopping at Agra’s local bazaars. The city is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and softstone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts, and this is reflected in the city’s marketplaces.

Day 4 – Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur:

Morning: Early in the morning depart to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise to capture its marble facade reflecting the evolving hues of the sun. The monument is a symbol of love built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Back to hotel for the breakfast.
Late in the morning drive to Jaipur making a stop at Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned Mughal city. Highlights include Buland Darwaza, the 54-meter high entrance, and the Tomb of Salim Chishti, adorned with intricate marble screens.

Afternoon: Upon arriving in Jaipur, check into your hotel. Visit the Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal. This five-story structure has 953 small windows, through which royal women could observe street festivals without being seen from the outside.

Late Afternoon: Visit the Laxminarayan Temple, commonly known as Birla Temple. This modern marvel made entirely of white marble, contrasts with the historic temples you’ve seen so far. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort, Lakshmi, and you can see various carvings depicting mythological events. If time permits, you can assist with the evening puja ceremony at the temple.

Day 5: Jaipur – Sightseeing

Morning: After breakfast at your hotel dead to visit the Amber Fort, a fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture. Don’t miss the Sheesh Mahal, a room adorned with thousands of mirror tiles and colored glasses. The fort also houses Diwan-i-Aam, the Hall of Public Audience, featuring a double row of columns with elephant-head brackets.
On the way back to Jaipur, a brief halt to visit from outside the Jal Mahal situated on Lake Mansagar.

Afternoon: Later explore the City Palace complex, which includes the Mubarak Mahal, now converted into a costume gallery displaying royal attires, and the Chandra Mahal, offering panoramic views of the city. Next, visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory that houses 19 architectural astronomical instruments.

End of the Afternoon: Walk around the local bazaars of Jaipur, such as Johari Bazaar, famous for precious gemstones, and Tripolia Bazaar, known for its ironware, utensils, and trinkets.

Day 6 – Jaipur / Roopangarh:

Morning: After breakfast, drive to Roopangarh. This 17th-century fort was built by Maharaja Roop Singh and has been transformed into a luxury heritage hotel.

Afternoon: After checking into Roopangarh Fort, drive to visit the holy city of Pushkar. The city is famous for its Brahma Temple, one of the few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world, and the sacred Pushkar Lake.

Late Afternoon: Return to Roopangarh for an evening at leisure in the fort’s opulent surroundings.

Day 7 – Roopangarh / Jodhpur:

Morning: After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Jodhpur, also known as the “Blue City” due to its blue-painted houses.

Afternoon: Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. You might opt to explore the hotel’s amenities or take a brief nap to recharge.

Late Afternoon: Visit the Mandore Gardens, home to memorials of Jodhpur’s former rulers. Also, explore the bustling Sardar Market near the Clock Tower, where you can find spices, handicrafts, and local textiles.

Day 8 – Jodhpur:

Morning: After breakfast, head to head to visit Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India. The fort’s museum showcases royal palanquins, costumes, and intricate miniature paintings. Nearby is the Jaswant Thada, a milky-white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, featuring intricate carvings and a serene lake.

Afternoon: Explore the Sardar Market near the Clock Tower, famous for spices, hand-embroidered fabrics, and silver trinkets.

Day 9 – Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Village Bera:

Morning: After breakfast, drive to Bera, a small village surrounded by wilderness. En route, visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple, a marvel of marble architecture with 1444 uniquely carved pillars.

Afternoon: Upon arrival in Bera, check into your palace hotel and have time to relax at this beautiful medical fort.

Late Afternoon: Explore the village of Bera and have high tea on the banks of the Jawai Dam, a setting often frequented by local wildlife.

Day 10 – Castle Bera:

Morning: After breakfast at your hotel, embark on a game drive to Jawai Dam to spot leopards and other native wildlife animals.

Afternoon: Return to the hotel for a late morning rest. Later, take a jeep safari to explore the tribal villages inhabited by the Raika community.

Late Afternoon: The remainder of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to reflect on the experiences so far or enjoy the hotel amenities.

Day 11 – Castle Bera / Udaipur:

Morning: After breakfast, drive to Udaipur, often referred to as the “Venice of the East” due to its abundant lakes and romantic ambiance.

Afternoon: Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy some time to relax. Udaipur’s hotels often offer splendid views of the surrounding lakes and palaces, making for a relaxing afternoon.

Late Afternoon: In the evening, attend a traditional Rajasthani dance and puppet show at Bagore Ki Haveli, an 18th-century mansion that offers a peek into royal life with its museum and cultural performances.

Day 12 – Udaipur

Morning: After breakfast at your hotel, head to explore the Grand City Palace, a complex of palaces on the eastern banks of Lake Pichola. The museum inside the palace offers a range of artifacts, from royal costumes to antique weapons. Continue your visit with the visit of Jagdish Temple, a large and artistically important Hindu temple.

Afternoon: Roam the bustling local markets of Udaipur famous for miniature paintings, silver jewelry, and Rajasthani fabrics.

End of the Afternoon: Enjoy a tranquil boat ride on Lake Pichola, which offers splendid views of the city and the sunset.

Day 13 – Udaipur to Delhi (by flight):

Morning: After your breakfast, time at your hotel to perhaps enjoy a massage session or simply relax.

Afternoon: Transfer to Udaipur airport for your flight back to Delhi. Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed by our local representative and check in to your hotel.

Late Afternoon: Visit Lodhi Gardens, a park spread over 90 acres, containing architectural works from the 15th century by the Lodhis, an Afghan dynasty. Evening free at your hotel.

Day 14 – Delhi:

Transfer to Delhi’s International Airport for your onward journey, marking the end of your memorable trip to the Forts and Palaces of Rajasthan.

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The price includes:

  • A spacious and suitable vehicle according to the number of participants. Comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle with onboard wifi.
  • Experienced English-speaking driver (basic English), including his meals, accommodations, and salary.
  • Double room accommodation with breakfast and tourist taxes included.
  • A ride in an electric rickshaw to explore the alleys of Jaipur.
  • An elephant ride or jeep ride to ascend to the Amber Fort.
  • A rickshaw bicycle ride to explore the alleys of Old Delhi in Chandni chowk.
  • Camel ride / Jeep ride in the Thar Desert with dinner and on-site dance performance.
  • Domestic flight between Delhi / Udaipur.
  • Entrance to the dance show at Baglore ki Haveli in Udaipur.
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur.

The price does not include:

  • International flights.
  • Dinners and lunches (unless indicated in the price includes).
  • Entrance fees to monuments and sites to visit.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Other personal expenses.

 

Your Hotels or similar

  • Delhi : Metropolitan Hotel & Spa
  • Agra: Trident Agra
  • Jaipur: Samode Haveli
  • Roopangarh : Roopangarh Fort
  • Jodhpur : Taj Hari Mahal
  • Bera: Castle Bera
  • Udaipur: Shiv Niwas Palace
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