Summary of

Rajasthan Forts & Palaces

Duration: 12 Days/ 11 Nights

Major Attractions: Gigantic Forts & Palaces, Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Desert safari, The Pink city, Ancient Temples, Camel safari, Tie & Die, Rural Villages

Destination Covered: Delhi, Shekawati, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bundi, Jaipur

Tour Summary

Known for its colorful saga and royal ambiance, Rajasthan is dotted with several Forts and Palaces that still hold a diorama of the medieval clamor. Rajasthan is well known for its impressive architectural buildings, including Palaces, Forts, and Havelis (mansions) those built by the Rajput rulers. Experience the Royal Rajasthan with us visiting its best Forts and Palaces.

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Delhi – Arrival: Welcome in India!

Arrive at the capital city of India and check-in at your hotel. The remaining time is at leisure till the next morning.

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DAY 2

Shekawati

Post breakfast, you will be driven to Nawalgarh-The city of Havelis and its unique architecture. The rich merchants constructed their lavish Havelis here and embellished them with beautiful paintings on religious, historical, folk, and social theme. On arrival, check-in at your heritage hotel. After brief leisure proceeds for the sightseeing tour of Nawalgarh. The major attractions are The Fort, Poddar Haveli Museum, Khendelwal Haveli, Moraka Haveli, and Ghair Ka Mandir. You may also visit nearby towns such as Mandawa and Mukundgarh to see some of the oldest and the best-preserved Shekhavati paintings in the region. This region is like an Open Art Gallery where you may see hundreds of Havelies with beautiful paintings and carved doors/windows. On arrival at Mandawa, enjoy the visit to Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Haveli, and Jhunjhunwala Haveli feature among notable tourist attractions in Mandawa.

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DAY 3

Bikaner

Morning proceeds to the Thar Desert region to reach Bikaner. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Later visit the historical Junagarh Fort- a 15th century Fort and unique camel research and breeding farm. Stay overnight at your heritage hotel.

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DAY 4

Jaisalmer

Morning checkout and proceed to visit the Rat Temple. Later proceed towards “the Golden City” of India Jaisalmer. After checking in and brief leisure, you will be transferred to the desert to enjoy a camel ride at Sum Sand Dunes. Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Desert on camel’s back. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 5

Jaisalmer

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer which includes your visit to the beautiful Jaisalmer Fort also known as Sonar fort. This is the only fort in India, where you may see the houses inside the fort. A visit inside the fort would provide you a nice opportunity to see the local culture of Jaisalmer. After brief leisure, proceed to visit the beautiful Patwon ki Haveli & Nathmal Ji ki Haveli. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 6

Jodhpur

Morning you will be transferred straightway to Jodhpur – “the sun city of India”. On arrival, check-in at your heritage hotel. After brief leisure, proceed for the sightseeing tour covering Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 7

Udaipur

Morning checkout and proceed to visit the Kumbhalgarh Fort-one of the biggest Forts in the world. The fortification of Kumbhalgarh fort is considered the second longest wall in the world, the first being ''the Great Wall of China''. Later you will be transferred straightway to Udaipur. Evening you may have a boat trip over Lake Pichhola. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 8

Udaipur

During the day take a guided sightseeing tour of City Palace, Shilpgram, and Saheliyon ki Bari. Later visit Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum (The interesting collection exhibited by this small museum and foundation for the preservation and promotion of the local folk arts including dresses, turbans, dolls, masks, musical instruments, paintings, and its high point puppets). Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 9

Bundi

Morning proceeds to the charming fort city i.e. Bundi. On arrival, check-in at your beautiful heritage hotel. After brief leisure, proceed to visit the magnificent Taragarh Fort and Bundi Palace. The palace complex has some very interesting apartments named Chhattar Mahal, Ratan Daulat, Sukh Mahal, Phool Sagar, and Chitrashala. Later visit the different interesting Step wells and eighty-four pillared cenotaph. You may stroll to explore the sights and colorful markets during the evening.

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DAY 10

Jaipur

Morning you will be driven to the Pink City of India i.e. Jaipur. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Evening free to walk in colorful old bazaars located in the old walled city.

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DAY 11

Jaipur

Morning proceeds for the sightseeing tour of Jaipur including City Palace Complex, Amber Fort & Jantar Mantar Observatory (a UNESCO world heritage site). You may visit ‘Chokhi Dhani” (optional)-an ethnic village resort to relish the Rajasthani dishes and to experience life in Rural Rajasthan during the evening. Here you will also have the option to enjoy a Camel ride, bullock cart ride, and Elephant ride at a very nominal cost. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 12

Departure

At appropriate time checkout from your hotel and you will be transferred straightway to Delhi international airport for your flight back to your home destination. The tour ends here.

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