Cultural Rajasthan Tour: 15 Days

Destinations Covering: Jaipur- Nawalgarh- Mandawa- Fatehpur- Bikaner- Jaisalmer- Jodhpur- Mount Abu- Udaipur- Bundi- Garadia- Ranthambore- Jaipur

Duration: 15Days/ 14Nights

Arrival Location: Jaipur International Airport or Railway Station or Bus Station

Preferred Arrival Timing: Flexible, as we're spending sufficient days/nights in each city

Day 01: Jaipur arrival and sightseeing

Upon your arrival in Jaipur, our dedicated team will be present to warmly welcome you at the designated location. After the warm reception, we will assist you in reaching your pre-booked hotel. Once you've settled in, take some time to relax and rejuvenate. In the afternoon, we will commence the captivating city sightseeing tour. Our first destination is the iconic Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds, celebrated for its intricate honeycomb-like facade. Moving on, we'll explore the grandeur of the City Palace, an opulent royal complex encompassing stunning gardens, courtyards, and structures. A must-see is the City Palace Museum, showcasing an impressive collection of historical artifacts. Continuing our tour, we'll visit Jantar Mantar, an ancient observatory that houses intriguing astronomical instruments. Relish a delectable lunch featuring local cuisine flavors. As the late afternoon sets in, we'll head to the Albert Hall Museum, renowned for its remarkable architecture and vast array of artifacts. Our final stop for the day is the enchanting Birla Mandir, a pristine white marble temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, offering a tranquil ambiance and exquisite architectural beauty. Following a fulfilling day of exploration, you'll return to your hotel for a restful night's sleep, eagerly anticipating the adventures of the next day.

jaipur sightseeing covering prominent attractions such as hawah mahal (palace of winds), jal mahal, jantar mantar observatory, albert hall museum, amer fort, city palace museum, and jaigarh fort cannon
Jaipur Sightseeing Attractions
Day 02: Jaipur sightseeing

After a delightful breakfast, get ready for another day of exploring the wonders of Jaipur. We'll start with a visit to the magnificent Amer Fort (or, Amber Fort), a breathtaking fortress located on a hilltop. Enjoy an exciting elephant ride as you ascend the fort's stairs and immerse yourself in the royal ambiance. Capture memorable photos at Jal Mahal, a picturesque palace situated amidst a lake. Continue your journey to Nahargarh Fort, offering panoramic views of Jaipur. Next, we'll explore Jaigarh Fort, famous for housing the world's largest cannon. Take a break for a delicious lunch and then choose from various options for the afternoon. You can visit attractions like the Akshardham Temple, Vibrant Patrika Gate (a popular picturesque spot), or the Govind Dev Ji Temple, considered the "God of Jaipur" by locals. Alternatively, you can indulge in shopping at Jaipur's vibrant markets, offering a wide array of handicrafts, jewelry, bangles, and exquisite blue pottery.
End the day with an overnight stay at the hotel, cherishing the memories of Jaipur's rich heritage.

mandawa havelis and paintings, old havelis showing heritage of rajasthan
Bikaner Havelis | Paintings
Day 03: Jaipur - Nawalgarh - Mandawa (170kms/ 03hrs)

Travel to Mandawa, a town renowned for its stunning havelis adorned with intricate frescoes. Wander through the narrow lanes, marvel at the artistic murals, and experience the unique architectural heritage of Shekhawati.
Post breakfast, check-out from your hotel in Jaipur, and start our tour's first inter-city journey i.e. to the Land of Havelis and Heritage- Mandawa. It'll be a short journey when you compare it to the general inter-city duration of 05hrs in the Rajasthan tours so we'll arrive by noon if we depart from Jaipur around 08:00 AM. Upon your arrival in Mandawa, check-in at the hotel, get your luggage to the allotted room, and after settling in the room, start your excursion of Rajasthan's one side of Heritage. You will visit Mandawa Fort and some of the famous havelis like Poddar Haveli, Goenka Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Newatia Haveli, and many such showcasing unique art | paintings and old heritage of Rajasthan.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

bikaner sightseeing covering prominent attractions such as lalgarh palace museum, national research center on camel, karni mata temple, junagarh fort of bikaner, and karni mata temple rats
Bikaner Sightseeing Attractions
Day 04: Mandawa - Bikaner (200kms/ 04hrs)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before we set off on a captivating journey to the enchanting city of Bikaner. Our route will offer scenic vistas, with stops for refreshments and lunch along the way. Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed to your chosen hotel in Bikaner, where you can unwind. In the afternoon, visit the intriguing Karni Mata Temple situated in Deshnok, near Bikaner. This distinctive temple is dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Durga, and is renowned for its population of revered rats. Seek blessings and witness this unique sight. Our journey continues to the Bikaner Camel Breeding Farm, or the National Research Centre on Camel, celebrated for its conservation efforts and camel rides.
Enjoy an enriching overnight stay in Bikaner, immersing yourself in the city's vibrant cultural heritage.

Demoiselle Cranes at Khichan

Day 05: Bikaner Sightseeing - Khichan - Jaisalmer (300kms/ 05hrs)

After a delectable breakfast, we embark on a heritage exploration of Bikaner. Our first destination is the legendary Junagarh Fort, celebrated for its awe-inspiring architecture and intricate carvings. Delve into opulence at Lalgarh Palace, adorned with captivating frescoes and artistic treasures. Post lunch, our scenic journey takes us to the Golden Sands of Jaisalmer, the "Golden City," famous for its sun-kissed sandstone architecture. On the way, we make a special stop at Khichan Bird Sanctuary, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts where you can witness the graceful Demoiselle cranes on their migratory journey. Upon arrival in Jaisalmer, complete the check-in formalities at your chosen hotel and enjoy leisure time to soak in the enchanting atmosphere.
Prepare for a night's stay at the hotel, ready to delve into Jaisalmer's golden sandstone marvels.

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  • Day 06: Jaisalmer sightseeing

    After a delicious breakfast, get ready to explore the architectural wonders of Jaisalmer. Begin with a visit to the majestic Jaisalmer Fort, also known as the Golden Fort. Marvel at its intricate craftsmanship, elegant Jain temples, and ornately carved havelis. Next, venture into the narrow lanes of the fort and explore Patwon Ki Haveli, Nathmal Ki Haveli, and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, each showcasing unique architectural styles and cultural heritage. Afterward, visit Gadisar Lake, a serene man-made reservoir adorned with temples and ghats, offering a picturesque setting for peaceful moments. In the afternoon, embark on an adventurous excursion to the mystical desert region of Jaisalmer. Visit the ancient Kuldhara Village, known for its fascinating legends and abandoned structures that reflect its intriguing past. Experience the awe-inspiring Sunset View at the famous Sam Sand Dunes, where the golden hues of the desert create a mesmerizing spectacle. Enjoy a thrilling camel safari and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the desert. In the evening, indulge in a cultural program featuring Rajasthani folk music and dance, followed by a delectable dinner.
    After a day filled with unforgettable experiences, retreat to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

    jaisalmer sightseeing covering prominent attractions with namaste holiday- desert sam sand dunes, patwa haveli, golden fort, and bada bagh
    Jaisalmer Sightseeing Attractions
    Day 07: Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur (300kms/ 05rhs)

    Today marks the transition from Jaisalmer to the enchanting city of Jodhpur. En route, we'll pause at Osian, famed for its ancient temples and historical significance. Explore the exquisite Sachiyan Mata Temple and Jain Mahaveera Temple, marveling at their architectural splendor. Continuing our journey, we reach Jodhpur, often referred to as the "Blue City." Upon arrival, complete the check-in procedure at your hotel and take time to relax.
    Given that it's already late in the day, we recommend you rest today, as we have an entire day dedicated to sightseeing planned for tomorrow.

    Day 08: Jodhpur Sightseeing

    Indulge in a lavish breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a full day of exploring the magnificence of Jodhpur. Our journey begins with a visit to the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, an architectural marvel that stands atop a 150m high hill. Roam its sprawling grounds and discover its historical significance. The next attraction is Jaswant Thada, often referred to as the "Taj Mahal of Marwar," serving as a cremation site for the Royal Rajputs. Experience the grandeur of Umaid Bhawan Palace, also known as "The Chittar Palace," due to its use of Chittar sandstone in construction. Don't miss a visit to Mandore Garden, offering a serene escape amidst lush greenery. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at one of the delightful restaurants recommended by our representative. In the evening, explore the Clock Tower (Spice Market) and indulge in shopping for handicraft items, Pichwai paintings, Bandhej textiles, and other exquisite souvenirs.
    Conclude the day with an overnight stay at the hotel, savoring the experiences of Jodhpur.

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  • Day 09: Jodhpur - Bishnoi Village - Mount Abu (300kms/ 05hrs)

    After savoring a flavorsome breakfast, get your luggage packed and loaded into your assigned vehicle as our journey now takes us on a unique cultural experience. Visit the Bishnoi Village, situated on the outskirts of Jodhpur. Engage with the Bishnoi community known for their deep connection with nature and wildlife conservation. Learn about their traditions, witness traditional crafts, and gain insights into their way of life. Following this memorable encounter, depart from Jodhpur and proceed towards the serene hill station of Mount Abu. In the evening, enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Aravalli Range from Sun-set Point or Honeymoon Point.
    Relax and prepare for a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Mount Abu.

    Day 10: Mount Abu Sightseeing

    Begin the day with a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel before delving into the serene beauty of Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan. This picturesque destination offers a tranquil retreat from the bustling cities. Explore prominent attractions such as the intricately carved Dilwara Jain Temples, known for their marble craftsmanship and architectural brilliance. Experience the serene ambiance of Om Shanti Bhawan (Universal Peace Hall), a spiritual retreat center operated by the Brahma Kumaris, offering meditation sessions and spiritual teachings. Continue your exploration with a visit to Guru Shikhar, the highest peak in the Aravalli Range, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Visit the Achalgarh Fort, famous for its impressive architecture and historical relevance. Explore the fort's intricate carvings, ancient temples, and the renowned Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple. /*During the sightseeing, you'll have lots of moments of the surrounding aravalli range and hill station views to capture */ In the evening, enjoy boat riding on nakki lake (Toad Rock on a hill near the lake). Later stroll through the local bazaars up-to-the sunset point from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the setting sun.
    Overnight stay at the hotel.

    kumbhalgarh fort of rajasthan having the world's 2nd largest wall
    Kumbhalgarh Fort
    Day 11: Mount Abu - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur (240kms/ 04hrs)

    After a healthy breakfast at the pre-booked hotel, head towards the reception area for check-out process, and start our journey to the City Of Lakes. On our way to Udaipur, you can visit the fort of Rajasthan having the world's largest wall second to the Great Wall of China- Kumbhalgarh Fort. If time permits and we come accross the temple opening timings then we can visit Srinath Ji in Nathdwara and EklingJi Temple in EklingJi, both are located between Udaipur and Mount Abu/Kumbhalgarh. Continue our drive to Udaipur with required breaks in between for rejuvenation. On arrival, our representative will drive to the pre-booked hotel for your stay in Udaipur and ensure a seamless check-in process. Overnight stay at the hotel.

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  • Day 12: Udaipur Sightseeing

    Commence the day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, as we embark on a comprehensive exploration of the Lake City. Our journey begins with a visit to the majestic City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Roam through its opulent courtyards, grand palaces, the remarkable Crystal Gallery, and museums displaying a rich collection of artifacts. Pay your respects at Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and admire its intricate carvings and sculptures. Explore the serene beauty of Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Garden of Maidens), a tranquil garden adorned with fountains, kiosks, marble elephants, and charming lotus pools. Take a leisurely stroll and immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance. Enjoy lunch at a convenient spot, like the renowned food-point, Sukhadia Circle, rejuvenating yourself for the day's remaining activities. Proceed to the Maharana Pratap Memorial, situated atop Moti Mangri hill, for panoramic views of the city. Opt for a boat ride on Lake Pichola or Fateh Sagar Lake, both offering enchanting experiences. In the evening, revel in a cultural performance featuring traditional folk dances and music at Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal.
    Conclude the day with a leisurely dinner and rest, preparing for the next day's journey.

    Day 13: Udaipur- Chittorgarh- Bundi (300kms/ 05hrs)

    After a satisfying breakfast, bid adieu to Udaipur and set out for Chittorgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of India's largest forts. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of this historical fortress, witnessing its rich history and tales of valor. Explore its iconic structures, including the Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory), Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame), and the renowned Padmini Palace. Afterward, continue your journey to Bundi, a captivating town known for its ancient palaces, step wells, and traditional Rajasthani architecture. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and enjoy a leisurely evening. Visit the most imposing palace of Rajasthan - the Bundi Palace famous for Bundi murals, Chitrashalas ; and nearby attractions such as Taragarh Fort, and Rani Ji Ki Baori.
    An overnight stay in Bundi promises to envelop you in its unique charm.

    garadia hill in Kota with the scenic view of chambal river Day 14: Bundi - Garadia - Bundi - Ranthambore (200kms + 100kms/ 04hrs + 02hrs)

    Following a hearty breakfast, check out from the hotel and embark on a drive to Kota to visit the Garadia Mahadev Temple. Marvel at the beauty of the Chambal River and the surrounding hills, and pay a visit to the temple. Afterwards, continue your journey to Ranthambore. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel or resort for relaxation. You can also opt to visit the Ranthambore Fort and Trinetra Ganesh Temple within the fort. Enjoy the serene natural surroundings.
    An overnight stay at the resort/hotel.

    Jungle Safari Video

    Day 15: Ranthambore Safari - Jaipur Departure (180kms/ 03hrs)

    Begin the day with an early morning "Jungle Safari" at Ranthambore National Park (6:00-9:30 AM). Return to the hotel for breakfast and check out to proceed towards Jaipur for your departure. On arrival, you'll be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

    Departure Location:- Jaipur Internation Airport or Bus Station

    Preferred Departure Timing: Considering the 03hrs journey, time in Jungle Safari, and taking some en-route break(s), depending upon your flight we'll depart from Ranthambore accordingly for Jaipur departure. Most probably late afternoon departure (after 15:00)

    This marks the end of "Complete Rajasthan Heritage Tour in 15 Days by Car and Driver".

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