Rajasthan Heritage Tours (Customized tour)
Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days
Cities Covered: Delhi - Samode - Nawalgarh - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ghanerao - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Kanota - Agra
Rajasthan is made more vibrant and multi-hued by its heritage and color. Music, dance and a plethora of fairs and festivals transform the otherwise arid land into a creative and fertile basin. Seasonal changes in Rajasthan are indexed by the festive fervor. Folk music and folk dance constitute an inseparable aspect of the culture and lifestyle of Rajasthan and a generous showcase of this folk art is staged in the fairs and the festivals. The folk music traditions of Rajasthan are kept alive by entertainer like the Langas, Manganniyars, Mirasis and Dholis..
Day : 1 Arrive Delhi - Samode
On arrival in Delhi you will be picked up from the airport and driven straight away to Samode. On arrival check in into Hotel Samode Palace. Afternoon free to explore the surroundings, in the evening enjoy GALA welcome dinner with traditional Rajasthani dances. Overnight at hotel.
Day : 2 Samode - Nawalgarh
In the morning take a city tour of Jaipur covering Amer Fort, Royal observatory, and then continue to Nawalgarh: The heart of Shekhawati. On arrival check in into Hotel Roop Niwas Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Day : 3 Nawalgarh - Mandawa
Morning free to explore the surroundings, then drive to Mandawa, ideal location to revisit Rajasthan's rich heritage and culture. On arrival check in into Castle Mandawa. Rest of the day free to explore the surroundings. Overnight at hotel.
Day : 4 Mandawa - Bikaner
In the morning explore the area, and in the afternoon drive to Bikaner. On arrival check in into hotel Lallgarh Palace. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Day : 5 Bikaner
Today enjoy city tour covering Junagadh Fort - constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 metre long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances, Bhand Sagar Temple - The 16th century Jain temple,is the most important of this temple complex, Camel Breeding Farm - a unique experience where you can ride on a camel & have perhaps the first taste of camel's milk. Overnight at hotel.
Day : 6 Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Breakfast at hotel and Proceed for Jaisalmer. Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with its awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city. Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight at Jaisalmer
Day : 7 Jaisalmer
Morning city tour covering &150; Jaisalmer Fort - built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, the fort is entered through the Suraj Pol or Sun Gate. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh- Ki- Haveli & Patwon-Ki-Haveli - some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and lattice work of breath taking intricacy, Lodurva - A masterpiece of architectural grandeur. Overnight at hotel.
Day : 8 Jaisalmer
After breakfast visit Jaisalmer Fort 80 meters above the plains with thousands of inhabitants. Visit several Jain Temples, Palace within the Fort. Afternoon drive to Bara Bagh (royal cenetophs), Ladhurva Jain Temple, Sam Sand Dunes by camel ride to watch sun set in the Sand Dunes. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day : 9 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Jodhpur. Reach and check in at hotel. Set at the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert which was once the capital of the Marwar state. Relax in the evening or proceed for shopping. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day : 10 Jodhpur - Ghanerao
In the morning you are free to explore the enchanting surroundings. Afternoon drive to Ghanerao. On arrival check in into Ghanerao Castle. Overnight at hotel.
Day : 11 Ghanerao - Ranakpur
In the morning take an excursion to Kumbhalgarh. Afternoon drive to Ranakpur, On arrival check in into hotel Maharani Bagh. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day : 12 Ranakpur - Udaipur
In the morning enjoy visit Ranakpur temples, then continue to Udaipur. On arrival check in into Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace. In the afternoon enjoy a city tour. Overnight at hotel.
Day : 13 Udaipur - Deogarh
In the morning half day city tour. Then drive to Deogarh. On arrival check into Deogarh Mahal: A castle of Medieval Rajasthan. You can also enjoy of your choice Trekking in the hills or Walk in the village or Local tribal warrior dance or Performance by folk musicians and artists. Overnight at hotel.
Day : 14 Deogarh - Jaipur - Kanota
In the morning drive to Jaipur and proceed 15 kms further towards east. Arrive and check into Royal Castle Kanota : Rest of the day free. Overnight at hotel.
Day : 15 Kanota - Agra
Drive to Agra, enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive and check in into hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a city tour covering Taj Mahal, Red Fort, The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Overnight at hotel.
Day : 16 Agra - Delhi
Today morning drive back to Delhi enroute visiting Sikandara. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day : 17 Delhi / Onward Destinations
Sightseeing In the morning we will take you to a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. You will enjoy the grandeur of the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Nad the greenery around Rajghat. In the afternoon you are back in your hotel for lunch. Soon you will be out for a city tour of New Delhi. Here you will have a delightful time at the India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Laxman Temple.Now the tour ends and you can proceed to your onward Journey as per your programme.