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Heritage Rajasthan (14 nights/15 days) Travel Package India

New Delhi
Mandawa
Bikaner
Jaisalmer
Manwar
Jodhpur
Rohtak
Ranakpur
Udaipur
Deogarh
Jaipur
Fatehpur Sikri
Agra
New Delhi

Overview

Rajasthan the ‘Land of kings’ is the largest state of India. It is situated in the western part of the country. The state is also the home of the ‘Great Indian Desert’ or the Thar Desert. Rajasthan is a tourist’s paradise in spite of its inhospitable and barren terrain and is one of the most colourful places you can ever come across. With its sand dunes, forts, temples, fairs and festivals and tribal lifestyle, Rajasthan can keep you mesmerised till the end of your tour.

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Day 1
Arrive in New Delhi

Arrive at the New Delhi International Airport. Our representative will be waiting outside the customs enclosure to assist you to the hotel where you will stay overnight.

Day 2
In New Delhi

New Delhi is the capital city of India. New Delhi has a colourful history and since the Mughal period (17th century) till the British period (1947) served as the capital city of India. In 1649 Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built Shahajahanabad which today is known as Old Delhi. The day will start with a tour of the Old Delhi. Visit the Red Fort built by Emperor Shahajahan in 1638. Next admire the great domes of Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial. Later take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the oldest market in Delhi and enjoy the Delhi street food. In the afternoon explore New Delhi, starting with Humayun’s tomb, the mausoleum of Emperor Humayun with typical Mughal architecture. Another place of interest is the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world built in 1206 by Qutab-Uddin-Aibak. Later drive past the secretarial offices, the Parliament house and India Gate- the war memorial. Next visit the Connaught Place in central Delhi, a sprawling market place remarkable for its architecture and historical significance. Enjoy the overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3
New Delhi - Mandawa

After having breakfast drive down to Mandawa, part of the Shekhawati region. You will arrive late in the afternoon and check into the hotel. You are free to relax in the evening and spend the night in the hotel in comfort.

Day 4
Mandawa - Bikaner

After the breakfast you can walk around the town and see Mandawa havelis. These ‘havelis’ are mansions with lavishly painted walls with religious motifs to Rajasthani women and even Europeans.  Come back to the hotel for the onward journey to Bikaner. You will reach by late afternoon and check into the hotel. Spend the evening relaxing in the hotel and stay the night.

Day 5
Bikaner- Jaisalmer

Once you reach check into the hotel and then proceed to explore the Junagarh Fort. Bikaner was established in 1488 by Rao Bika Ji. This city with its imposing forts, temples and palaces are a fine example of Rajput architecture and culture. Exploring the Junagarh fort, you will see a blend of Mughal, Rajput and Gujrati architecture. This fort was built by Raja Rai Singh in 1593. Later drive down to Jaisalmer. You will arrive late in the evening and check into the hotel. Spend the evening and the night at the hotel.

Day 6
In Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is situated like an oasis in the heart of the Indian desert. It is a fortified city made of yellow sandstones with palaces and havelis within it. After breakfast start your day with a visit to the grand Jaisalmer Fort. This was built in 1156 by Raja Jaisal. It gets its magical look because it is built with golden and yellow sandstone. Take a tour of Nathmal-Ji-Ki-Haveli. This structure is built of yellow sandstone and bears a rich architectural splendour of the ancient times. Proceed to Patwon-Ke-Haveli which is a five storied construction with long corridors and walls which are intricately decorated with Rajput designs and art forms. In the evening you can walk to the Khuri sand dunes to watch the sunset. Return back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 7
Jaisalmer - Manwar

Post breakfast you will visit a small town Manwar in the interior of the Thar Desert. Here you can see vast stretches of sand acquiring a golden hue with the sunlight falling on it. Though a small town it is a tourist’s delight as the visitors get a firsthand experience of the desert and can stay in the tents which are set up for the desert camp. The tents are fully equipped with amenities that are required for a comfortable stay. In the evening you can enjoy the music and dance performances sitting right in the heart of the desert.

Day 8
Manwar - Jodhpur - Rohet

After breakfast start with the onward journey to Jodhpur by car. Reach the city of Jodhpur and check in to the hotel. The past glory of the city is personified by its forts, palaces and other monuments. Set out to visit the most magnificent fort in Jodhpur, the Mehrangarh Fort. Constructed in 1459 by Rao Jodha, it sits atop a 150m high hill. After the visit continue to Rohet. Check into the hotel and stay overnight. (Depending on the availability you could also stay at Fort Chunwa/Luni).

Day 9
Rohet - Ranakpur - Udaipur

The morning would be dedicated to the surface journey to Udaipur. Stop en-route to visit Jain temples at Ranakpur. . It was built during the reign of Rana Kumbha in 1439. The main temple is dedicated to first tirthankara, Adinath. The four faced temple with intricate carving on the stone walls is absolutely breathtaking. These are the most important holy Jain temples in India. Arrive late evening in Udaipur and check in to stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 10
In Udaipur

Post breakfast; proceed on a half city tour in Udaipur. The city of Udaipur has some picturesque lakes and gardens and temples and forts, examples of striking architectural grandeur. Set out on a city tour starting with the ancient temple of Eklingji, a Shiva temple, remarkable for its pyramid style roof and distinctly carved towers and Nagda temple of 646 AD. The afternoon is devoted to the city tour. Visit the City Palace with its remarkable collection of ancient curios, antiques, sculptures and inscriptions.  Next visit the Crystal Museum holding rare glittering crystal objects to feast your eyes upon. To relax take a stroll in Saheliyon Ki Bari, a sprawling garden with lush green lawns, marble art and fountains. Another ancient temple that you will visit is the Jagat temple built in 961 a.d. Return back to the hotel for a relaxed evening and night.

Day 11
Udaipur - Deogarh

In the morning after breakfast proceed to Deogarh by car. Check into the Deogarh Mahal Heritage hotel for your stay. In the afternoon walk around the village. The Deogarh Mahal has some lovely miniature paintings. Come back to the hotel in the evening, relax and stay overnight.

Day 12
Deogarh - Jaipur

After breakfast start the journey to Jaipur by road. Upon arrival at Jaipur you shall check into the hotel. It is also popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ because of the pink walled buildings of the old city. The first visit will be to the astronomical observatory, Jantar Mantar. This was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in 1727.The last destination for the day will be Hawa Mahal, the palace of winds built in 1799. This palace is an architectural wonder designed to trap cool wind inside the palace. This is also built with pink stones. Later you can choose to walk around in the colourful markets of Jaipur. Return back to the hotel for the night.

Day 13
Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Start for Amber Fort after breakfast. Amber Fort is set on the top of a hill with number of breath taking palaces, gardens and temples with elaborate mirror work adding to the grandeur.Start the journey towards Agra stopping en-route to visit Fatehpur Sikri. This city, 37 Km from Agra is built predominantly with red stones. It was built by Emperor Akbar in memory of Sufi saint Salim Chisti. This magnificent city has 11Km long fortification, interspersed with numerous gates. The city was abandoned by the emperor after 15 years due to scarcity of water. After arriving at Agra you will check into the hotel. You may relax in the hotel in the evening and stay overnight.

Day 14
Agra - New Delhi

Agra is situated in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra has a rich history and has three UNESCO world heritage sites- Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. On the way to Agra stop at Sikandra, Emperor Akbar’s grave. Reach Agra and check into the Hotel. Later visit Taj Mahal, one of the ‘seven wonders of the world’. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan (1632-1652) in memory of his wife Mumtazmahal. The perfectly sculptured structure out of white marble never fails to impress the visitors. It is closed on Fridays. Later visit the Agra Fort a massive red stone fort sprawled over 94 acres. This fort though built earlier was renovated by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. Come back to the hotel for the overnight stay. Continue your journey towards Delhi having a short stop at Sikandra, the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. Arrive at Delhi and check into the airport hotel and have dinner. Later in the evening get transferred to the international terminal to catch the flight for the onward journey.

Heritage Rajasthan  (14 nights/15 days) Humayuns Tomb
Heritage Rajasthan  (14 nights/15 days) Mandawa Fort
Heritage Rajasthan  (14 nights/15 days) Havelis in Mandawa
Heritage Rajasthan  (14 nights/15 days) Bikaner Junagarh Fort
Heritage Rajasthan  (14 nights/15 days) Jaisalmer City Fort
Heritage Rajasthan  (14 nights/15 days) Udaipur Lake Palace
Heritage Rajasthan  (14 nights/15 days) Jantar Mantar Jaipur
Heritage Rajasthan  (14 nights/15 days) Fatehpur Sikri Agra
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