Rajasthan fort and Palaces Tour
Duration : 21 Nights / 22 Days
Destinations Covered : New Delhi - Neemrana - Samode - Nawalgarh - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Deogarh - Jaipur
- Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - New Delhi
Day 01: New Delhi - Neemrana
Welcome to India. You will be received at New Delhi International airport, assisted and transferred straight to Neemrana. Stay in the fascinating Neemrana Fort.
Day 02: Neemrana
The Neemrana Fort Palace is situated on a majestic plateau concealed in a horseshoe formation of the Aravalli ranges, considered the oldest fold mountains in the world. The beginnings of this rugged architectural jewel which rises to nine levels, date back to 1464 AD, making it India's oldest heritage resort. Conveniently located just off the Delhi Jaipur highway, Neemrana is Rajasthan's closest palace to India's capital. Day free to explore around the village. Besides the fort, a step well is also worth exploring.
Day 03: Samode
Samode according to the Rajputana Gazetteer of 1879 was a large and flourishing town. The Zamindars (landlords) of Samode the principal thakurs of the state of Amber were the Nathawat clan from Chomu, a branch of the house of Amber, tracing their relation to the Jaipur Maharaja the fabled Prithviraj Singhji the 17th prince of the house of Kacchwaha Rajputs.
A heritage resort atop the Shivalik Hills mere seven hours away from Delhi and one and a half hours from Chandigarh, Nalagarh Fort is a must visit must stay hotel. Built in 1421 by the royal family of Nalagarh, the hotel has all the modern facilities. The erstwhile royal family is still residing inside the palace that marks the regal continuity that this structure has maintained.
The day's activity includes a traditional Rajasthani lunch and an excursion to nearby towns of Lachhmangarh and Fatehpur for the better appreciation of the Shekhawati region popularly known as 'the largest open air art gallery of the world'!
Day 06: Bikaner
Reach the 'Camel City' Bikaner and check in. After a brief leisure, visit the well-preserved Junagarh fort. In the evening visit the unique camel-breeding farm.
Day 07: Jaisalmer
Drive through the Thar Desert and finally reach Jaisalmer (the Golden City) and check in at your hotel. In the evening walk in the still inhabited fort of Jaisalmer abuzz with a distinct and vibrant lifestyle.
Day 08: Jaisalmer
The year was 1970 when Maharaja Mahendra Singh Ji Pioneered the Hospitality business in Jaisalmer by starting the Jaisal Castle Hotel at 12 room Hotel in Jaisalmer Fort which was built in 1165 A.D. It was from here that began the new world famous concept of the "Golden Thar Experience.
Day 09: Rohet
Past centuries come to life at the historic boundary walls of Rohet - the fortified desert home of the descendants of the 16th century Rathore of Champawat clan.
Day 10: Rohet
In the morning take an excursion to Jodhpur and visit Mehrangarh fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Sardar Market and Old Town. Back at Rohet evening free on your own.
Day 11: Udaipur
The hotel is in fact a white marble palace that seems to float miraculously on the still waters of Lake Pichola. Probably the most romantic hotel in the world, this 250-year old palace offers guests a unique blend of serenity and opulence. Founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh, the Lake city of Udaipur is often referred as the 'Venice of the East'.
Day 12: Udaipur
After breakfast move out for a half day sightseeing trip of City Palace and Saheliyon ki Bari. Rest of the time free to explore the interesting labyrinths around Jagdish temple on your own. Take a boat ride sightseeing tour of Lake Pichhola at sunset.
Day 13: Dungarpur
Unlike the more recent Udai Bilas, the Old Palace or Juna Mahal as it is locally known, is no longer occupied. It is still owned by the family and can be visited only on invitation. Almost as old as the town itself, the construction of the palace was started sometime in the turbulent 13th century amongst the superb natural defenses of a rocky peak some 1500 ft. from the sea level Kuchaman Fort now a heritage hotel resort is easily accessible from Delhi and Jaipur. It is of a special significance, as it remained unconquered by either the Marathas or the Mughals.
Day 14: Dungarpur
The whole day free to relax in the serenity of Udai Bilas Palace.
Day 15: Deogarh
After a leisurely breakfast, drive towards Deogarh visiting Eklingji and Nagda on the way before finally checking in. Stay in Deogarh Mahal - a palace of great character and ambience.
Day 16: Deogarh
The whole day on your discretion. Suggested visit to Molela village (famous for terracotta crafts) or Kumbhalgarh Fort. Option of taking a unique safari on horses to the villages in this region of rugged terrain.
Day 17: Jaipur
Transfer to the Pink City - Jaipur. On arrival check in the hotel. Evening free to walk in interesting old bazaars.
Day 18: Jaipur
After breakfast move out for a sightseeing tour of the City Palace Complex, Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort. Evening at discretion to try one among several options - shopping, visit a farmhouse for local Rajasthani dinner or taking a walk through the streets lined with great heritage buildings. o/v night stay in the hotel.
Day 19: Fateh Pur Sikri / Agra
Early morning to drive to fatehpursikri to see fatehpursikri fort and drive to agra .O/v night stay in the hotel.
Day 20: Agra
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Agra which includes the most beautiful monument of love - The Taj, Agra Fort and few other attractions. Later checkout from the hotel and transfer to New Delhi. Arrive and check in. Remaining day free for shopping at Hauz Khas Village or at leisure.
Day 21: New Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast move out for a daylong sightseeing of Old Delhi (Shahajahanbad) which includes the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk & Jama Masjid along with other attractions. Drive past the impressive boulevards and buildings such as President's Residence and others in Lutyen's Delhi (New Delhi). Evening free to move around the busy Connaught Place.
Day 22: Departure
At appropriate time checkout from the hotel and transfer to International airport to board the flight back to your country.