Forts and Palaces Tour
Duration : 14 Days / 13 Nights
Destination Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Upon your arrival in Delhi, you are greeted by our tour representative. You then check in to your hotel room, spend the day at leisure and stay overnight.
Day 2: Delhi
Today, after breakfast, you buckle up to explore Delhi. The sightseeing tour includes Laxmi Narayan Temple, Parliament House, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb; all of these are the most magnetic tourist spots of the city. You then return to your hotel room and stay overnight.
Day 3: Delhi - Mandawa (257 km approx.)
After an early morning breakfast you depart for Mandawa. Upon reaching Mandawa, you check in to your hotel room. In the evening you visit Shekhavati area and painted Haveli. You stay overnight in the hotel room.
Day 4: Mandawa - Bikaner (188 km approx.)
Following a hearty breakfast is the city tour of Bikaner. During this four hour drive, you visit Junagarh Fort- the most popular fort of Bikaner, Anup Mahal- with prettified elaborate details and Karan Mahal- decorated with a blend of Rajput and Mughal style of architecture; the gems of Bikaner city. You then check into your hotel in to your hotel room and stay overnight.
Day 5: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Set to leave for Jaisalmer, after breakfast. Jaisalmer is situated in the Thar Desert; giving you a hint of its beauty, that is actually indefinable. Further, you check in to the luxury heritage hotel, Fort Rajwada. In the evening, you explore the area near the hotel, and return to your hotel room and stay overnight.
Day 6: Jaisalmer
Following lip-smacking breakfast is the sightseeing tour in Jaisalmer. The gem to be visited today is Jaisalmer Fort- A golden tinged fort, atop a hillock. Highlights inside the fort are Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Megh Durbar and many others; every inch of the fort is adorned with soulful artwork. In the evening, you enjoy camel ride at the Sand Dunes and savor a magnetizing view of the sunset. Later, return to the hotel room and stay overnight.
Day 7: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
This morning, after breakfast, you leave for Jodhpur. Upon arrival, check-in the hotel. In the afternoon, you proceed to Mehrangarh Fort, spilling with heavy grandeur and charm; this is amongst the largest forts in India. The fort is flecked with numerous palaces. Another highlight of the day is the flawless white marvel; Jaswant Thada. You return to your hotel room and stay overnight.
Day 8: Jodhpur- Ranakpur- Udaipur
Upon breakfast, drive to Udaipur. You halt in Ranakpur, for the darshan in its temples like the Chatarmukh Temples. On reaching Udaipur, you check in to your hotel room. You are free to spend rest of the day at your own leisure or shop in the local markets.
Day 9: Udaipur
City tour of Udaipur is arranged post breakfast. Some of the highlights of the day are Saheliyon ki Bari- A rejuvenating garden dating to the ancient era, Jagdish Temple- Built in the Indo- Aryan architectural concept this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and City Palace- the gem of Udaipur surrounded by lakes. In the evening, a boat ride in the Pichola Lake heals the gloom as the sun sets. All this is followed by an overnight stay in the hotel room.
Day 10: Udaipur- Pushkar
This morning, you leave for Pushkar, after the breakfast. Upon arrival, you check into the hotel room. The rest of the day is to be enjoyed at your own leisure. By late evening/night, you return to your room and stay overnight.
Day 11: Pushkar- Jaipur
Leave for Jaipur in the morning, after breakfast. You then check in to your hotel room and spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. Later, in the evening/night, you come back to the room and stay overnight.
Day 12: Jaipur
This morning, after refreshing breakfast, you are taken to Amber Fort, where an enthralling elephant ride awaits you. In the afternoon you visit City Palace, a perfect epitome of beauty. The palace has courtyards, gardens and other buildings. After this you explore Royal Observatory. By late evening, you return to the hotel room and stay overnight.
Day 13: Jaipur- Fatehpur Sikri- Agra
On the thirteenth day, upon breakfast you set for a drive to Agra; and a stopover in Fatehpur Sikri. In Fatehpur Sikri you visit the Buland Darwaza, Palace of Jodha Bai, Jama Masjid, Birbal Bhawan and Panch Mahal. You reach Agra by evening, retire in your hotel room and stay overnight.
Day 14: Agra- Delhi
Upon breakfast, you depart for city tour in Agra; and off course The Taj Mahal tops the priority list. Besides this Agra’s Red Fort and Itmad-ud-daula are also scheduled. In the evening, you are driven to Delhi International Airport, so that you can carry on with your own journey.