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Royal Heritage Tours of Rajasthan

Duration :- 16 Days / 15 Nights
Destinations Covered :- Delhi - Mandawa - Khimsar - Manvar -Jodhpur- Rohetgarh - Deogarh - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Chittaurgargh - Bijaipur - Bundi - Ajmer - Pushkar - Samode - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Along with an ancient historical heritage of more than 5000 years, Rajasthan boasts of a rich cultural heritage with opulent palaces,delicate temples, gardens , pavilions and huge fortresses which dominate the rugged hilltops. Camel, jeep, elephant, horse and village safaris and end less opportunities of living the way the royalties did once, in the heritage hotels. This itinerary offers a royal experience.
Day 01 Delhi
Arrive and transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.Red Fort, Delhi

Day 02 Delhi
Morning half day city tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat - The Mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi. Jama Masjid - the biggest Mosque in India and drive past Red Fort and tricycle tour of Chandini Chowk.

Afternoon half day city tour of New Delhi. Drive past President House, Parliament House (House of Representatives) and India Gate - War Memorial (stop for photography), Qutab Minar - 72.55 meters, high Victory Tower, onto Bahai Temple (lotus temple) Humayun's Tomb- built of red sandstone and is a first substantial example of the Mughal architecture, Laxmi Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu temple built by the Birlas, leading Indian industrialist.

Overnight at Hotel. Enquire Now

Day 03 Delhi- Mandawa
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa.

On arrival stay at Hotel Castle Mandawa.

Afternoon half day local tour of Mandawa.

Mandawa is renowned for its innumerable painted havelies (mansions), which were the homes of the Marwari trading community. These handsome havelies, adorned with elaborate and intricate frescoes, are over a hundred years old, and have withstood the ravages of time. The grand havelies of the Goenkas, ladia, Sarafs and the Chokhanis, in Mandawa are fine examples of the famous Shekhawati workmanship.

Day 04 Mandawa - KhimsarKhimsar
Morning visit Saraf Haveli with scenes of erotica, train, women at the well and the Ladia Havelis showing contemporary scenes as well as mirror work and Ludlow Castle famous for murals including hunting scenes, women musicians.

Afternoon drive down to Khimsar.

On arrival stay at Hotel Khimsar Fort- Khimsar, perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert is this unique 16th century fort. Rao Jodha - the founder Maharaja of Jodhpur successfully launched the royal dynasty at Khimsar. Currently, the 18th, 19th and 20th generations of the royal lineage still reside in this historic fort. Originally, the fort walls were built in 16th century. Subsequently, by mid 18th century, the royal family moved in and a new ladies residence was erected with finely carved windows in stone. Thakur Onkar Singh, the present Chief built himself a regal additional wing in the 1940's. Today, it is one of the finest heritage hotel. Enquire Now

Day 05 Khimsar - Manvar
Morning Jeep safari at Khimsar. enjoy sand dunes that shelter fields where the rare blackbuck can be spotted grazing.

Afternoon drive down to Manvar.

On arrival stay at Manvar Resort ( Deluxe Tents also available ).

Manvar - Manvar Resort, built in traditional Rajasthani architecture, is located in the heart of the gently rolling sand dune belt of Rajasthan. The accommodation is offered in cottages made of sand and brick with thatched roof. The resort has informal bazaar and crafts village that offers an insight into the arts and crafts of this desert state. The resort is spread over five acres.

Afternoon Camel safari.

Day 06 Manvar - Jodhpur - Rohetgarh
Morning after breakfast leave for Rohetgarh, enroute visit Jodhpur.

Jodhpur - a city founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha and is today one of the leading centers for wood , cattle , camels , salt and agriculture crops. Jodhpur is surrounded by a high stone wall with seven gates and countless bastions. The second largest city of Rajasthan is famous for the impregnable Meharangarh Fort. Also visit Jaswant Thada, a collection of royal cenotaphs built in white marble, Mandore Gardens.

On arrival at Rohetgarh check in at Hotel Rohetgargh Fort.

Rohet - the fortified desert home of the descendents of the 16th century Rathore of Champawat clan. A home, where, inspite of the inroads of modernity, aristocratic norms are still reserved and where one can, even today, experience the famed warm and courteous Rajput hospitality. Enquire Now

Day 07 Rohetgarh - Deogarh
Morning Jeep safari to visit Bishnoi Village

Later drive down to Deogarh. On arrival check in at Hotel Deogarh Mahal. The castle is built in 1670 on the architectural plans of the Sompura architects, the overall symmetry remains undisturbed despite a plethora of balconies, windows, pillars and staircases in this large palace.

A wooded principality , the seat of the Chundawat clan of Sisodia Rajputs, and the seat of the Deogargh school of paintings, this settlement is surrounded by Bhil villages whose colourful way of life and celeberation of festivals is unique.

Day 08 Deogarh - Udaipur - Dungarpur
Morning after breakfast drive down to Dungarpur enroute visit Udaipur.

DungarpurUdaipur - is one of the most beautiful city of Rajasthan, known as city of Lakes, Palaces and Gardens. Morning visit the City Palace in all its ancient glory, the residence of the Maharajas of Udaipur. City Place has several carved balconies, arches and decorated pillars, onto Sahelion - Ki-Bari (queen's resort for the friends) famous for its spectacular lawns, fountains and shady walks.

Upon arrival at Dungarpur check-in at Hotel Udai Bilas Palace. It was built to overlook Gaibsagar lake , the palace was first built in the mid-19th century and was extensively renovated and enlarged in the 1940's and fitted with glittering chandeliers and art-deco furniture. The dinning hall is lined with hunting trophies.

Dungarpur was a 13th century hostile offshoot of Chittaurgargh. Dungarpur has two beautiful palaces whose architecture is worth exploring since they consist of every known embellishment used in the making of any building.

Enquire NowDay 09 Dungarpur - Chittaurgarh - Bijaipur
Morning proceed to Bijaipur. Enroute visit Chittaurgargh fort.

Upon arrival at Bijaipur , check-in at Hotel Castle Bijaipur.

Bijaipur - Amid the serene Vindhyanchal ranges, Castle Bijaipur stands as a tradition in hospitality, pageantry and Rajput charm. Built in the 16th Century by Rao Shakti Singh Ji, the younger brother of the great patriot MAHARANA PRATAP to defend the MEWAR EMPIRE from invasions from central India, the chevaliers of this strategic fort have fought many fierce battles of historical importance against the Moghuls and the Marathas.

The thirteenth descendant of this fort has opened it's doors to tourists. A wildlife Sanctuary is situated adjacent to the Castle, harbouring rare fauna including the Leopards, Chinkaras, Spotted Deer, Four Horned Deer, Crocodile, Wild Boar and a variety of birds.

The 12th century Pangarh Fort overlooking the Lotus Lake spread out in 200 acres, is an amazing site to watch. It is 15 Km by jeep from the Castle. While Boating, if you are lucky you can see the tribals harpooning fish as done in ancient times.

Day 10 Bijaipur
Morning Jeep safari to visit the sanctuary. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11 Bijaipur - Bundi
Morning after breakfast proceed to Bundi Enroute visit Kota Fort.

Upon arrival at Bundi ,check-in at Hotel Braj Bhushanji ki Haveli. The Haveli was built a hundred and fifty years ago by a family that grave the state four of its prime ministers.

Bundi:- Its Palace has a distinguished characteristics. It has the most picturesque location, isolated and independent that it apperars like a miniature. Built of locally queried stone, it presents one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. Intricately carved brackets, pillars and balconies and sculpted elephants are used frequently. Chitra Shala inside the palace provides a colourful glimpse of history, the walls and ceiling of this palace are completely covered with paintings. Other places of interest are Phool Sagar Palace, Suke Mahal and Shikar Burj. Bundi is also known for its baolis or step wells. Unique to Rajasthan and Gujarat, the step wells served as water reservoir for the months of summer when there was a scarcity of water. One of the best preserved is Raniji-ki-Baoli with its exquisitely carved pillars and ornate archways.

Enquire NowDay 12 Bundi - Ajmer - Pushkar
Morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar. Enroute visit Tomb of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer.

Ajmer: Famous for the tomb of the sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the Dargah Sharif, the city was founded by the Chauhan ruler, Aiaipal, during the 11th century and is dominated by the Taragarh Fort built by Prithiviraj Chauhan. Some 800 years ago, a splendid embankment was built by Anaji by the lovely lake, Ana Sagar and some 500 years later Shah Jehan erected 5 beautiful marble pavilions.

On arrival Check in at hotel Pushkar Palace.Pushkar Fair

Pushkar is Sacred town and lies 11 kms north east of Ajmer. According to mythology, the Pushkar lake is supposed to have appeared miraculously when a lotus flower fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley. On Kartik Poornima, thousands of pilgrims come to bathe in the holy waters of the Pushkar Lake. The fair is overwhelming in its magnitude and its visual impact. Colorful bazaars are set up, camels are paraded and also bought and sold.

Evening enjoy sunset view.

Day 13 Pushkar - Samode
Morning proceed to Samode.

On arrival check in at Hotel Samode Palace.

The Nathawats of Samode played an important role in the Durbar of Jaipur where they served as prime ministers. Samode is a charming village and is surrounded by fertile fields, while a ring of sharp hills was the seat for their fortifications. It is famous for its high quality frescoes , and particularly in the use of indigo colours and the richly painted Durbar hall.

Day 14 Samode - Jaipur - Samode
Full day excursion of Jaipur visiting Amer Fort - Remarkable for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. Also climb upto the fort on the back of an elephant. Afternoon city tour visiting City Palace - where the former Maharaja still resides in a part of it, but rest now serves as a Museum. Also visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by a great astronomer Sawai Jai Singh onto drive past through Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds).

Overnight at Samode Palace.

Day 15 Samode - Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra . En-route visit Fatehpur - Sikri - once the capital of Mughal Empire and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Its fortifications and Palaces are in a wonderful state of preservation. On arrival at Agra ,check-in at Hotel Jaypee Palace.

Enquire NowDay 16 Agra - Delhi
Morning half day city tour visiting the World famous Taj Mahal , built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the year 1652 as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years to create this jewel.

Agra Fort - four successive rulers helped create this massive fort. Tomb of Itmad-ud-daullah- built by Empress Noorjehan in the memory of her father.

Afternoon leave by road for Delhi.

Arrive at Delhi and after dinner at Hotel Radisson / Vasant Continental , or in the city restaurant, departure transfer to international airport to fly back home / onward destination.

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