Rajasthan Cultural Trip
Delhi, Neemrana, Mandawa, Gajner, Khimsar, Jaisalmer, Osian,
Rohetgarh, Jodhpur, Kumbhalgarh, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Kota, Bundi, Pushkar,
Jaipur, Bharatpur (Pehrsar), Agra
20 nights / 21 days
01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive at New Delhi airport. Meeting and assistance at airport followed by transfer
to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
Morning breakfast at hotel and followed by combined city tour of old and new
Delhi visiting Mughal monuments like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rajghat- the
place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Humayun Tomb and drive pass to British
landmark such as India Gate, President house and Govt. Secretariat. Also visit
12th century Minaret- Qutab Minar graceful and well sculptured and stands 75
meters, Lotus Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi/Neemrana (140 kms/3 hrs)
Morning after breakfast drive to Neemrana. Arrive and check in at hotel. Afternoon
visit Neemrana Fort Palace now turned into the one of the oldest heritage hotel
of India built in 1464 AD in rock cut Aravali hills and local sightseeing of
Neemrana visiting 11 storey deep step well and local traditional village. Evening
explore the Fort Palace- stepped palaces of this architectural jewel cut into
the hillside to sprawl over 3 acres/1.2 hectares and rises to 10 levels commanding
the most splendid views. Including a vista pool to the horizon. From 1986, the
ruins of this Fort-Palace have been sensitively restored and reconstructed.
The rooms are furnished with an eclectic mix of traditional Indian and colonial
furniture, antiques and objects d'art. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Neemrana/Mandawa (180kms/4 hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Semi desert region of the Shekhawati
is colourful fantasy having a fascination uniquely of its own and home of the
marwaris, India's mercantile community. This region is also known as "The
Open air art gallery". Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour
visiting world famous old painted Havelies and rich painted frescoes which speak
of rich cultural heritage of the region also visit local surrounding villages
experiencing the daily village life. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Mandawa/Bikaner/Gajner (250 kms/7 hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Gajner. Enroute city tour of Bikaner
the royal fortified city with timeless appeal. lying in the north of the Thar
desert, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Visiting well preserved Junagarh
Fort built of Red sand stone give the impression of rich inlay of pietra dura
and apartments are merely richly painted. Lalgarh Museum the architectural masterpiece
in red sand stone its facade is almost entirely composed of the pierced stone
screens called jaails. Palace has beautiful lattice work and filigree work.
Also visit Asia's biggest camel breeding farm to watch different breeds of Camels.
Thereafter continue your drive to Gajner upon arrival check in at hotel. Evening
visit Gajner Palace enjoys views of spectacular sunsets from the deck while
the solar powered boat on the lake can get you within few feet of the waterbirds.
Day 06 : Gajner/Khimsar (150kms/4hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel drive to Khimsar, enroute visit 600 years old Karni
Mata Rat Temple. After sight-seeing continue your drive to Khimsar arrive and
check in at hotel. Afternoon visit local tribal villages, group of wild deers
Black buck & Indian Gazelle and Jeep safari on the sand dunes. Overnight
07 : Khimsar/Osian/Jaisalmer (240kms/6hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Jaisalmer. Enroute visit Osian - The
ancient town of Thar Desert an archaeologist delight surrounded by golden sand
dunes, it has sixteen Brahamanical and Jain temples beautifully sculpted and
designed. Thereafter continue your drive to Jaisalmer - The place to simply
wonder and get lost. It is a small place totally unspoiled and very remote.
Upon arrival check in at hotel. Evening visit the sunset point and witness the
most spectacular sun set with gold all around reflecting on the ramparts and
atop terraces The setting sun turning Jaisalmer into beautiful golden brown.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Jaisalmer
Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for city tour visit The Golden hued Fort
built of jurassic yellow sandstone housing the entire township within its ramparts
its houses palaces and old Jain temples dating back to 12th- 15th century. Also
visit Some of the most exotic mansions or Havelis all intricately latticed are
strewn all over Jaisalmer are Nath Mal ji Ki haveli, Salim Singh Ki haveli and
the Patwon Ki Haveli, and Gadisar Lake. No trip to Jaisalmer complete without
a trip to the most picturesque dunes of Sam evening visit Sam sand dunes and
enjoy Camel ride at sand dunes. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Jaisalmer/Jodhpur/Rohetgarh (340kms/08 hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Rohetgarh. Enroute visit Jodhpur city
visiting magnificent Mehrangarh Fort standing sentinel to the grandeur of the
past, and houses a palace houses with rich collection of palanquins, howdas,
royal cradels, miniture paintings etc. Down the road from Mehrangarh fort is
Jaswant Thada, an attractive marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh some
sections of the thin marble walls are translucent feature extolled by resident
guides as some thing of a miracle and Umaid Bhawan Palace, Only Palace built
in mid 20th century in India this palace is also known as Chittar Palace as
local chittar stone is used it is splendid example of Indo-colonial style. Thereafter
continue your drive to Rohet - small quaint village, Rohet is home to several.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 : Rohetgarh/Kumbhalgarh (150 kms/4 hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and sightseeing tour of Small quaint village, Rohet
is home to several artisans and visitors can also visit Bishnoi settlements
with their scrubbed homes and flamboyantly dressed and bejeweled Women later
drive to Kumbhalgarh. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of
Kumbhalgarh visiting second biggest Fort of Asia " and second to Great
Wall of China. Kumbalgarh Fort " built by one of the strongest King of
Mewar Maharana Kumba in 15th century to built chain of Forts to protect his
motherland. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 : Kumbhalgarh/Ranakpur/Udaipur (165 kms/5hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Udaipur. Enroute visit Ranakpur temple
exquisite architectural Jain temples amidst the peaceful Aravalli range three
storyed structure, with 29 halls, 80 domes and 1,444 pillars and no two pillars
are alike every pillar is intricately carved with equal delicacy. Then continue
your journey to Lake city - Udaipur Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight
Day 12 : Udaipur
Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for city tour of Udaipur visiting City
Palace - The largest palace complex of Rajasthani is a completely white structure
standing majestically on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls. Lake palace
or Jag niwas - one of the most beautiful palaces of the world, Jag Mandir -
The island palace was commenced Maharana Jagat singh and Jagdish Temple, Sahelion
Ki Bari (Garden of the Maids) etc. Evening optional visit to Lok Kala Mandir
for cultural program on direct payment basis. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 : Udaipur/Chittorgarh/Kota (270 Kms/6 hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Kota. Enroute visit Chittorgarh town
known for its massive fort atop a hill. This quintessence of Rajput heroism,
Chittorgarh is proud witness of the bravery and chivalry of its inhabitants.
Other places to see are The Palace of Rana Kumbha, Vijay stambh or Tower of
Victory, Kirti Stambh or Tower of Fame etc. Thereafter continue your drive to
Kota upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at
Day 14 : Kota
Morning breakfast at hotel and followed by City tour of Kota visiting Garh (Palace
Fort) the impressive fort stands like a sentinel over the present day Chambal
valley project, City Palace which has marvelous mirror work, ebony and ivory
inland doors and houses an impressive collection of Rajput miniature paintings,
Chambal garden,Brij Vilas Palace houses rare collection of coins, manuscripts
and collection of Hadoti sculpture, and Jag mandir and aesthetic monument built
in middle of Kishore sagar. Overnight at hotel.
15 : Kota/Bundi/Pushkar (210 kms/5hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Holy city Pushkar. Enroute visit Bundi
- The named after Bunda, a Meena Chieftain. Bundi nestles along a narrow gorge
in the hillstown have fascinating Hada Palaces, like Chhatra Mahal or Palace
of Tower, Taragarh Fort - The star fort most majestic white fort crowning the
wooded hill, Chitrashala, Sukh Mahal, etc. Thereafter continue your drive to
Pushkar upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon Visit the Only temple of the
Lord Brahma in the world on the bank of Pushkar lake and also you can see the
Pushkar fair ground famous for the Annual fair being held every year in the
month of November. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 : Pushkar/Jaipur (145 kms/4hrs)
Morning after leisure breakfast at hotel and drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check
in at the hotel. rest of the day at leisure Evening optional visit to Raj Mandir
cinema hall on direct payment basis. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17 : Jaipur
Morning after breakfast and leave for full day city tour to Amber fort and ride
the hill on the back of decorated elephant and to the Pink city (Jaipur) built
in the 1727 A. D. To visit Hawa Mahal - Palace of winds , City Palace Complex
which houses the rare and rich collection of ornaments, arms, royal costumes,
carpets and decorative art objects of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art
and architecture. , Jantar Mantar- A 18th century observatory and Birla Mandir.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 18 : Jaipur/Pehrsar (Bharatpur) (165 kms/4hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Pehrsar Village. Upon arrival check
in at hotel. Afternoon explore the village and life of the people. Overnight
19 : Pehrsar/Fatehpur Sikri/Agra (80 kms/2hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Agra. Optional visit to Keoladeo National
Park on direct payment basis. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - The city of victory
beautifully preserved. The sandstone mansions of Sikri are experiments in art
and architecture and to a great extent uphold Akbar's ideals and visions. Later
continue your drive to Agra upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon City tour
of Agra visiting world famous Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonder of the world.
A pristine monument of undying love and also visit The rusty red sand stone
Agra fort. The first of the great Mughal buildings where three Mughal emperor
left their foot prints. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 20 : Agra/Delhi (210 kms/5hrs)
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival check in at
hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 21: Delhi
Morning breakfast at hotel. In time meeting at the hotel and transfer to airport
for onward journey. Hotel check out at 1200 noon.
Price: Rs. 43,200/- per person/night with standard
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