Duration of Cultural Rajasthan Tour: 19 Nights / 20 Days
Places to Visit during the Cultural Rajasthan Tour: Delhi -Agra- Bharatpur – Jaipur- Ranthambore – Deogarh – Udaipur – Jodhpur- Jaisalmer- Bikaner – Mandawa – Samode – Delhi
Day 01: New Delhi: Welcome in India! On arrival you will be transferred and assisted till your room in your hotel. Remaining day at leisure.
Day 02: New Delhi: After a leisurely breakfast move out for a daylong sightseeing of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad), which includes the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk & Jama Masjid along with other attractions. Later after lunch drive past through 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 03: Agra: Drive to Agra and check in at your hotel. After lunch visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Evening free to relax.
Day 04: Bharatpur: Early in the morning, you shall be taken to see the back side of Tajmahal. The rare sight of Taj from the fields with the river in the front is simply magical. Later drive to Bharatpur visiting the elaborate water palaces of Deeg built by Raja Surajmal Jat on the way. At Bharatpur, we keep the evening at leisure.
Day 05: Jaipur: Early morning, have a completely rewarding experience of seeing an overwhelming range of birds during the rickshaw trip into the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. A few hours drive will transport you to the charming Pink City of India. On arrival check in at your hotel. In the evening take a walking tour of the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most commonest places such as its squares and lanes.
Day 06: Jaipur: Take a full day long sightseeing tour of Jaipur city that includes the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory, Hawa Mahal, Birla temple, Albert hall and excursion to the old capital Amber. Here at Amber, you’ll ascend till the gates of majestic fort on elephant back. The fort displays a beautiful mix of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Optional trip to ethnic village resort where you may enjoy traditional Rajasthani dinner (extra charges applicable).
Day 07: Jaipur: Day optional tour to Sanganer town (for block printing factories) or a lunch at Samode Palace (extra charges applicable). Sunset view of Jaipur from imposing Nahargarh fort. Evening free to walk in the wonderfully lit bazaars of the Pink City.
Day 08: Ranthambore: After reaching Sawai Madhopur, take a jungle safari on jeeps to see the rare Indian tigers in full glory at the Ranthambore National Park.
Day 09: Ranthambore: At 0700 in the morning visit the National Park once again as morning hours are better time to view the wild animals. After lunch there awaits another safari to explore what you missed in the first two. Evening at leisure.
Day 10: Deogarh: Reaching Deogarh day left free to explore the surrounding tribal villages or nearby countryside. Evening folk entertainment within the palace.
Day 11: Udaipur: Morning drive to Udaipur visiting the unparalleled Ranakpur temples (the temple here is the largest Jain temple in the world having 1444 carved pillars with no two pillars looking alike!) before finally checking in. On arrival, have some leisure in your idyllic room in the Lake Palace. The Lake Palace seems like floating on the calm waters of Lake Pichhola. In the evening take a sightseeing tour of the breathtaking royal buildings around the Lake in boat tour.
Day 12: Udaipur: Take a full day sightseeing trip of the city which includes visit to the City Palace (note the trees growing at the top floor of the palace, which is actually the summit of the hill the palace is covering!), Saheliyon ki bari and excursion to temples of Nagada and Eklingji. In the evening you may visit the Shilpgram or can explore the interesting labyrinths around Jagdish temple at your discretion.
Day 13:Jodhpur: In the morning drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in at your hotel and later visit the majestic Mehrangarh fort and the busy bazaars around Clock Tower in the old town.
Day 14: 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 15: Jaisalmer: Morning sightseeing tour of the fort and various other attractions of this fairy tale city. In the evening, excursion to the Sand Dunes of Samm for the sunset views of the desert. Take an enjoying camel ride on the desert.
Day 16: Bikaner: After a leisurely breakfast drive to 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 17: Mandawa: Drive to the Shekhawati town Mandawa in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check in at your hotel. Walking tour of the town to see some of its frescoed havelies.
Day 18: Samode: Reach Samode, a fairy tale like village with an equally charming palace as your place of stay. At Samode, you may have a walking tour over the sand dunes or explore the heritage character of the village. Evening at leisure watching cultural performances.
Day 19: New Delhi: Drive to New Delhi in your exclusive vehicle. While have a leisurely lunch in the beautiful Neemrana Fort. On arrival check in at your hotel. Rest of the time free for leisure.
Day 20: Departure: At appropriate time your will be transferred to the international airport of New Delhi to board the flight back to home.