Cultural Tour Of Rajasthan

Destinations Covering:-Delhi- Jaipur- Mandawa- Bikaner- Jaisalmer- Jaisalmer- Jodhpur- Udaipur- Bundi- Ranthambore- Agra- Delhi Duration:- 17Days / 16Nights
NOTE:- This Tour can be made to 14Days/ 13Nights by having 01 Night in Jodhpur, Ranthambore, and Agra. No worries in terms of Comfortability in doing so.
Day 01: Delhi Arrival

Arrive at the Delhi IGI airport. There you will see an envoy of Namaste holiday(generally holding a patching board of your name) who will pick you from there. Check-in at the hotel and have some time for relaxation.
Visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana-memorials dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru; Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. You can ask the assigned chauffeur to stop at a good(famous) place to eat.
Visit Qutub Minar , Lotus Temple, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate. Drive past(&visit) President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings. Visit Connaught Place shopping centre(where you can do shopping if you want to).
In the evening visit and explore the magnificent Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi- Jaipur(250kms/ 04-05hrs)

After a healthy breakfast at the hotel, kick-start our tour by first travelling to The Pink City. On arrival check-in at the hotel and have some rest.
In the evening after having done some rest,you can do some shopping and at-last visit light and sound show at the Amer fort(optional).
After that overnight stay at the hotel to have a sound and sweet sleep.

Day 03: Jaipur sightseeing

Have some breakfast at the hotel, then after doing so we'll start our sightseeing.
You will visit the Amer fort- enter the fort by climbing up the stairs on an elephant(i.e. you will experience the joy of an elephant ride),
have a road side-view of Jal Mahal-a Palace built amidst a lake, you can have a photo session there and then drive ahead to visit Hawah Mahal(palace of winds), City Palace- this royal complex comprises of gardens,courtyards, and buildings; Jantar Mantar- an observatory site based on the concepts of astronomy;
Visit Albert hall museum and in the evening visit Birla Mandir(Temple).
During sightseeing, you can stop at some points for lunch/ shopping or exploring the market area of Jaipur.
Have dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Jaipur- Fatehpur- Mandawa(150kms/ 03hrs)

After breakfast drive to Mandawa.En-route visit Fatehpur Shekhawati village- visiting Saraf Haveli- It is extremely popular among the tourists and you might feel like spending some more time here, seeing around, or studying the beautiful/ paintings of Radha-Krishna.
Mahaveer Prasad Goenka Haveli-in Fatehpur is one of the best havelis in Fatehpur. Just like the other havelis, it also got list among the best due to it's craftsmanship, architecture, and the experience (one shall feel) after entering it.
Continue our drive towards Mandawa.
On arrival, transfer to the pre-booked hotel for check-in then take some time to relax and leave for the city tour-by visiting Mandawa fort, various mansions and havelis
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 05: Mandawa- Bikaner(200kms/ 04hrs)

After having a lavish breakfast,drive towards Bikaner-The Camel City,located on the east of the Thar Desert. Arrive there and check-in at the hotel.
Enjoy camel farm (Here we'll see lots of camels of varying breeds, this place is also known as National Research Centre on Camel of Indian Council of Agricultural Research) and in the evening visit Karni Mata Temple(Rat temple).
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06: Bikaner sightseeing- Khichan- Jaisalmer(350kms/ 06hrs)

After a healthy breakfast at the hotel, check-out to move towards our next destination- Jaisalmer after completing the sightseeing of Bikaner.
Visit junagarh fort-The fort was originally called "Chintamani" and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century.
Lalgarh palace-another architectural marvel of Bikaner and as the name suggests it is built by the beautiful red sandstones. On our way to Jaisalmer,
visit khichan village Bird Sanctuary(which is famous for being home to Demoiselle Cranes-locally known as kurja that migrate here every winter), then after lunch, we'll continue our journey to The Golden City. Post arrival, check-in at the hotel and relax.
Rest time is for leisure as we cover the sightseeing of the "Golden City" tomorrow.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 07: Jaisalmer sightseeing

Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel to visit the Jaisalmer Fort- which is made of unique Golden Lime stone, that's why it's known as "The Golden Fort" or "Sonar Kila". After that, we will visit some havelies like Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmal-ki-haveli, and Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli(Some of the most popular spots in Jaisalmer due to the architecture used in them, each with a unique varied design/perk).
After that, also visit Gadishar Lake(A man-made lake/water-reservoir, surrounded by some mandirs/temple, ghats/bank and one can also do boating in it so it's one of the famous attractions in Jaisalmer). And then we'll extend our joy by experiencing a camel ride on sam sand dunes(desert), there you will enjoy a beautiful view of sun-set in the Thar desert.
Overnight stay at Jaisalmer tent where you would enjoy our Rajasthani Culture like Rajasthan's folk dance, Rajasthan's special dish(desert beans) as dinner.

Day 08: Jaisalmer- Osian- Jodhpur(300kms/05 hrs)

After having a toothsome breakfast at the hotel, check-out from the tent to move towards our next destination in this wonderful 17 Days Rajasthan Tour- Jodhpur. En-route visit Osian Temples- Osian Mata Temple, Jain Mahaveera Temples are some of the famous among other temples (Must visit attraction around Jodhpur/ Jaisalmer).
Post lunch, drive towards The Blue City. On arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in and have some time for relaxation.
In the evening visit Clock tower(spice market), you can also do some shopping if you want to as there are many interesting things to look for like Handicraft items, Pichwai paintings, Bandhej.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 09: Jodhpur sightseeing

Have breakfast at the hotel then start the sightseeing of this beautiful Blue City of Rajasthan by visiting Mehrangarh Fort(one of the largest and most glorious forts in Rajasthan which stands upon a 150mhigh hill) and Jaswant Thada(built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant singh, acts as a cremation site for the royal Rajput family), made from Marbles, it's also known as the "Taj Mahal of Marwar").
After Lunch, you can visit Mandore Garden and after that, on the outskirts of Jodhpur, you can visit Bishnoi Village to explore/ see the real tribal life of Rajasthan with their traditions and customs. Main attraction of this village is “blackbuck deers” along with other worth visiting points like pottery, weaver families where you'll get to know about the culture and tradition of these people.
Rest time is for leisure and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Jodhpur- Ranakpur- Udaipur(280kms/ 05hrs)

After a lavishing breakfast at the hotel, check-out from the hotel to drive towards Udaipur. On our way to "The Lake City", visit one of the famous Jain Temples of India and it is also one of the famous temples as tourist attraction to visit in Rajasthan- Ranakpur Jain Temple (visit our blog on Ranakpur Jain Temple). Have some lunch and then continue our drive towards The Lake City.
On arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in and relax for a while.
Have some boating in Lake Pichola- around which you can enjoy the scenery of "City palace, hotel Taj Lake palace, jag mandir, Leela palace, Udaivilas".
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Udaipur sightseeing

Have some lavishing breakfast at the hotel, then start the sightseeing of this beautiful Lake city by visiting Jagdish temple- dedicated to Lord Vishnu; City Palace- Rajasthan's largest palace complex; Saheliyon ki Baadi( Garden of the Maidens)- is the most beautiful garden in Udaipur/Rajasthan it's attractions are fountains, marble elephants, a lotus pool and many more;Bhartiya Lok kala Mandal( Museum)- it displays information regarding folk, art and craft, culture/ history of many places like Rajasthan/ Madhya Pradesh/ Gujarat. Fateh Sagar lake; Maharana Pratap Memorial( situated at the top of Moti Magri/Pearl hill); Gulab bagh; Sukhadia circle( will be visited while we drive pass from it).
In the evening, after having a wonderful day's sightseeing, visit Cultural Program in Bagore ki haveli(Optional).
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12: Udaipur- Bundi(260kms/ 04hrs)

Post breakfast,check-out from the hotel and move ahead for our next destination i.e, Bundi-The narrow region beautifully filled with huge constructions, stunning forts, magnificent monuments, mansions and an attractive water body in the middle makes the view more ashtonishing.
On arrival check-in at the hotel in Bundi and have some time for relaxation.
We then visit the most imposing palace of Rajasthan - the Bundi Palace famous for it's Bundi murals, Chitrashalas(Picture Gallery); Taragarh Fort with massive Bhim-Burj; Sukh- mahal; some step-wells of Bundi, the best among them being the Raniji ki Baori.
In the evening you can just walk around traditional bazaars(Markets) of Bundi.
Overnight stay at Bundi.

Day 13: Bundi- Ranthambore(150kms/ 03hrs)

After having a sweet breakfast at the hotel,check-out, and drive to Ranthambore. Take some stops in-between for refreshments/ lunch or for any other reason. On arrival, check-in at the resort and have some time for relaxation.
After Lunch, we will take you to the Ranthambore Fort and Trinetra Ganesh Temple(within the fort).
Enjoy the surroundings of the beautiful nature.
Have dinner and then overnight stay at the hotel/resort.

Day 14: Ranthambore

Enjoy an early morning “Jungle Safari” at the Ranthambore National Park(6:00AM- 9:00 AM).
After that, come back to the hotel for breakfast. Again, in the afternoon you can enjoy Jungle Safari.
Enjoy your rest time in Relax at the resort and the nature around in this beautiful national park.
Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 15: Ranthambore- Abhaneri- Fatehpur Sikri- Agra

You can pay an Early morning visit to the park for Jungle safari otherwise have breakfast and check-out for Agra.
En-route visit Abhaneri step-well(Chand Baori)- which is considered as one of the biggest and deepest step wells in the entire world. It has 3500 narrow steps in thirteen stories and is 100 feet deep; Fatehpursikri fort- this place is amazing and it looks like a Mughal era resort as it is built of both mughal and Persian architecture.
On arrival check-in at the hotel in Agra and relax. In the evening visit one of the seven wonders of the world- Taj Mahal.
Overnight stay at the hotel to have a sound and sweet sleep.

Day 16: Agra sightseeing

Early morning, during sun-rise, you can visit Taj Mahal. Morning after breakfast start for full day Agra sightseeing.
Visit Akbar's mausoleum at Sikandra. Later visit Taj-Mahal- world renowed visiting site and also one of the seven wonders of the world.
Also visit Agra Fort-built by the orderes of Emperor Akbar in 1566, this fort is made by using red sandstone and it lies on the banks of yamuna.
And Itmad-ud-Daulah's tomb(built by marble jali works, it's work is considered more delicately done than any other Agra's structure, including the Taj-Mahal).
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 17: Agra- Delhi departure(220kms/ 04hrs)

This is the last day of our wonderful 17 Days Rajashtan with Golden Tour covering all the prominent places of Rajashtan plus wildlife too.
Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel, and drive towards Delhi.
On arrival in Delhi, transfer to the airport/ railway station for your onward journey.

"Tour Ends here and Sweet Memoreis begin"
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