Taxi for Rural Rajasthan Tour

 

Duration of Tour: 22 Nights / 23 Days

 

Destination: Delhi » Samode » Nawalgarh » Khimsar » Jaisalmer » Jodhpur » Rohetgarh » Narlai » Deogarh » Kumbhalgarh » Udaipur » Dungarpur » Bijaipur » Kota » Bundi » Ranthamboe » Jaipur » Agra » Delhi.

 

Day:1 Arrive Delhi

 

Arrive in Delhi & drive to Samode.

Arrive at Samode, check into the hotel.

After breakfast visit Samode Palace : which was built by the Maharaja of Jaipur Jai Singh II's Finance Minister. The palace is renowned for its Shekhawati style paintings. The paintings of Dewan - I - Khas too are marvelous. However, the piece-de-resistance of Samode Palace is the magnificent 300-year-old Durbar Hall or Sheesh Mahal, which is renowned for its lattice work. The palace is surrounded by hills, which makes for a truly picturesque setting.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:2 Samode - Nawalgarh (150 kms. / 3 hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast,drive to Nawalgarh, upon arrival check into the hotel.

Afternoon visit, explore surrounding towns and village with their painted havelis and temples

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:3 Nawalgarh - Khimsar

After leisurely breakfast,drive to Khimsar, upon arrival check into the hotel.

Afternoon visit,Khimsar Fort: Perched on the edge of the great Thar Desert, 90 kms north-east of Jodhpur, this is amongst the premier heritage hotels of India. Unspoilt and well preserved, like a royal manor, this fort is spread over 11 acres of sprawling lawns, orchards and open courtyards.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:4 Khimsar - Jaisalmer (295 kms. / 6 Hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast,drive to Jaisalmer, upon arrival check into the hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:5 Jaisalmer

After leisurely breakfast,sightseeing tour of jaisalmer city: The citadel city built in 12th century is an architectural dreem in yellow sand stone lyimg in the lonely silence of the thar desert, would provoke wonder, at what could have induced jaisal, a Bhati prince, to settle right in the heart of a desolate desert. The forts and palaces and sevral superbly carved jain temples in and around jaisalmer are old reminiscent of a gloriously history. From the balconies jutting out from either side of the lanes, almost touch overhead.Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmalji ki haveli,Salim singh ki haveli are some of notable mansions.

Afternoon Excursion Camel Ride at Sam Desert 45km. west of jaisalmer, are the proper sand dunes and popular with camel safaris. this jaisalmer's nearest real sahara like desert.the ripples on the wind caressed dunes create enchainting images a photograph's delight. The sand shimmers under the glow of hotel sun highlighting what actually a desert stands for. various cultural programmes are organized again the backdrops of these fascinating dunes.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:6 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur ( 305 kms. / 6 Hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast,drive to jodhpur, upon arrival check in at hotel.

Afternoon visit jodhpur city : The home of the Rathore rulers- the princely state of Rajasthan. A High 10 km.long wall protected the well fortfied city. Within stands an imposing fort on a low range of sandstone hills, about 125 mts. above the surrounding plains.

Visit Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha (after whom the city is named) the fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite design in red sandstone.

Jasawant Thada- an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate the acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in 19th century.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:7 Jodhpur - Mandore - Rohetgarh ( 50 kms. / 1½ hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast,drive to Rohetgarh, enroute visiting Mandore

Mandore, This former capital of Marwar, lies 9 kms north of Jodhpur. The gardens of Mandore also house the royal cenotaphs or 'dewals' of the Maharajas, including Maharaja Jaswant Singh and, largest and finest of all, the impressive temple-shaped memorial to Maharaja Ajit Singh.

After visit continue drive to rohetgarh, upon arrival check into the hotel.

Afternoon visit Rohetgarh: brings a range of horse safaris, jeep safaris and bird watching tours. These safaris provide an opportunity to ride splendidly and look around at the town with a much closer look. You can also ride on the well-bred horses and have a look at the Rebari and Bishnoi village that provides you an insight of the life in the rural area of the state.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:8 Rohetgarh - Narlai ( 115 kms. / 2½ hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast,drive to Narlai, upon arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities and explore Narlai Village.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:9 Narlai - Ranakpur - Kumbhalgarh ( 70 kms. / 2 hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast,drive to Kumbhalgarh enroute visiting Ranakpur Famous for the quadruple jain temple dedicated to prophet Adinath, the whole structure has 84 domes and 1444 pillars.

After visit continue drive to kumbhalgarh, upon arrival check into the hotel. Evening Explore Kumbhalgarh Village.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:10 Kumbhalgarh - Deogarh ( 70 kms. / 2 hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast, Morning visit Kumbhalgarh Fort: It was Built by Rana Kumbha in 15 century, The fort has perimeter walls that extend 36 kilometres in length. Claimed to be the longest in the world after �The Great Wall of China�. Over 360 temples are within the fort. 300 ancient Jain and the rest Hindu. The vista from the palace top typically extends tens of kilometers into the Aravalli Range.

After visit continue drive to Deogarh, upon arrival check in at hotel.

Afternoon visit Deogarh City: The small town of Deogarh that lies on the borders of Mewar, Marwar and Merwara is famous across the world for the Chanderi Sarees manufactured here. The town of Deogarh offers a commanding view of the Aravalli mountain range and the numerous lakes, strewn across the countryside. The main attractions of the town of Deogarh are Deogarh Mahal, Dashavatar temple, Mahanstambha and Chanderi.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:11 Deogarh - Udaipur (135 kms. / 3 hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast drive to Udaipur enroute visiting Eklingji there are 108 temples surrounded by a high fortified wall, the whole complex is known as Sri Eklingji Temple and has been a holy site associated with Lord Shiva since ancient times. the present structure however, date from the 16th century.

Nagda close to Eklingji Temple, down a rough country rode is belived to have been established by Nagaditya the fourth mewar king descendant of the Guhil who was born in a cave in the aravali mountains.There are sevral temples dating back to the fourth centyry A.D.

After visit continue drive to Udaipur, upon arrival check into the Hotel.

In the evening boat ride on Lake Pichola: most memorable boat ride with the reflections of the majestic Lake Palace Hotel at its best against the setting sun. Fringed with hills, gardens, havelis,ghats and temples,Lake Pichola is the scenic focus of udaipur,Set in it are Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:12 Udaipur

After leisurely breakfast,visit

Udaipur City In the most midst of this romantic fate ridden land you come Udaipur, beautiful city of lakes, Palaces and fountain. In the shadows of dark green hills, Udaipur's three lakes-Pichola, Rang Sagar and Fateh Sagar are shimmering jewels from the opal surface of which rise fairytale white palaces. Maharana Udai Singh sought shelter here from the Mughal hordes and then tarried to fashion a city out of the silent vale. Visit the

city Palace Museum-grandeur and intricacy stroked all over in Granite, Marble and Mosaic displayed in the sparkling white filigreed balconies and windows, ornate arches and cupolas atop magnificient octagonal towers.

Jagdish Temple Built in 1651 A.D. one of the oldest temple in Town dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Sahelion-Ki-Bari The Spectacular Garden displaying the unique life style of the royal ladies who once lived in the palace.

Afternoon free for independen activities.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:13 Udaipur - Dungarpur ( 105 kms. / 2½ hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast drive to Dungarpur, upon arrival check in at hotel.

Afternoon Visit Dungarpur City The city of Dungarpur has withstood the rise and fall of many empires. Not only Tribal chiefs, Rajput kings, Mongol invaders, Mughals but even Marathas ruled over Dungarpur. The architecture of the city clearly indicates the variation of cultures the town has witnessed. Due to these variations, the historical monuments of the city are worth visiting as all of them are truly unique to the visitors. The major places worth visiting in Dungarpur are Baneshwar Fair, Dungarpur Museum, Gaib Sagar Lake, Juna Mahal, Udai Bilas Palace and Urs- Galiyakot. and Explore village all around (Bhil).

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:14 Dungarpur - Chittorgarh - Bijaipur ( 270 kms. / 5½)

After leisurely breakfast drive to Bijaipur enroute visiting Chittorgarh: One of the most formidable forts in India, Chittorgarh Fort is the symbol of the Rajput valiancy and supreme sacrifice. Standing majestically on a steep180 m high hill, the massive Chittorgarh Fort is approachable through a 1 km long zigzag road. The road leads through seven gates to the main gate Rampol. On the climb between the second and third gate you see two chattris (cenotaphs) built to honor Jaimal and Kula- heroes of 1568 siege by Emperor Akbar. Surajpol is the main gate of the fort.In that you will see Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory), Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame), Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, Kalika Mata Temple.

After visit continue drive to Bijaipur, upon arrival check into the Hotel.

Afternoon visit Bijaipur: a visual treat as the beautiful valleys and lake of this place would keep you mesmerized. You may pay a visit to the village too that encircles the Bijaipur Castle in order to have a glimpse of the lives of the local people.

The base for the mina tribs, the village is located beside lake.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:15 Bijaipur - Kota

After leisurely breakfast drive to Kota, upon arrival check in at hotel.

Afternoon visit Kota City: The city fort and palace, one of its main attractions, is located on the eastern banks of the Chambal River, near the Kota Barrage. This type of fort-palace complex is one of the largest to be found in the state of Rajasthan. The museum within the city palace is worth visiting, as it houses a good collection of artifacts. Kishore Sagar tank, built in 1346, located near the palace is an important tourist attraction. The little Jagmandir palace, built on a small island at the center of this tank by one of the local rulers in 1740, is another place to visit. Adjacent to the Kishore Sagar is the Brij Vilas Palace Museum, a small government museum.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:16 Kota - Bundi ( 40 kms. / 1 hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast drive to Bundi, upon arrival check in at hotel.

Afternoon visit Bundi

Raniji ki Baori Rani Nathawati constructed this 46 m deep well in the year 1699 AD. It has a superb gate and some beautiful carving.

Sukh Mahal It is a fascinating summer palace located on the Sukh Sagar Lake and is surrounded by lush green gardens. It is believed that an old tunnel connects this place to the old palace of Bundi.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:17 Bundi - Ranthambore ( 130 kms. / 3 hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast drive to Ranthambore, upon arrival check in at hotel.

Afternoon visit Ranthambore Tiger Century: There are about 42 tigers in Ranthambore National Park. A good network of gravel tracks crisscross the park and safaris are undertaken in open-sided jeeps driven by ranger.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:18 Ranthambore - Jaipur (170 kms. / 3 ½ Hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast drive to Jaipur, upon arrival check in at hotel.

Afternoon visit proceed to Amber Fort the ascent to the fort will be on elephant back/jeeps,Amber fort,the formal capital of the royal jaipur.

11 kms from Jaipur - A marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. The magnificent old citadel, a labyrinth of massive walls and towers, shrouds an exquisite marble palace, pillared and carved glimmering with a million tiny mirrors, which create tantalising reflection effect. The ascent to the fort is on gaily caparisoned, painted elephant, passing through the ancient main gate where Maharaja's of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years.

City Palace Museum - an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art. The Museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and procession.

Jantar Mantar (Observatory) - an accurate Observatory built in 1726 AD :

Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storeyed wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

Birla Temple - situated just below Moti Dungri, the Birla Lakshmi Narayan Temple has a huge complex and is built in a contemporary style.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:19 Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra(232 km / 5 ½ hours)

After leisurely breakfast, Drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri: The Mughal Emperor Akbar built Fatehpur Sikri about 35 km from Agra, and moved his capital there. Later abandoned, the site displays a number of buildings of significant historical importance. A World Heritage Site, it is often visited by tourists to Agra. upon arrival check into the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:20 Agra

After leisurely breakfast, morning visit Taj Mahal , and Agra Fort

Taj Mahal:Agra is the medieval city of the famous 17th century masterpiece Taj Mahal, which of course is the most splendid of all buildings - perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. It was built in the memory of the beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal of one of the greatest kings Shah Jehan of the Mughal Empire.

(Taj Mahal closed on Fridays)

Agra Fort Agra is not only famous for Taj Mahal but the impressive Mughal Red Fort known as the Agra Fort. The story of the Mughal Empire in stone, Built by Emperor Akbar and successively enriched with places and marble pavilions.

Afternoon visit Itmad-ud-Daulah

Itmad-ud-Daulah Empress Nur Jehan built Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, sometimes called the Baby Taj, for her father, Ghias-ud-Din Beg, the Chief Minister of Emperor Jahangir. Small in comparison to many other Mughal-era tombs, it is sometimes described as a jewel box. Its garden layout and use of white marble, pietra dura, inlay designs and latticework presage many elements of the Taj Mahal.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:21 Agra - Sikandra - Delhi ( 203 kms. / 4½ hrs.)

After leisurely breakfast, Drive to Delhi enroute visiting Sikandra: the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, is only 13 kilometres from the Agra Fort. Akbar's tomb reflects the completeness of his personality. The vast, beautifully carved, red-ochre sandstone tomb is set amidst a lush garden. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it.

After visit continue drive to Delhi,upon arrival check into the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:22 Delhi

After leisurely breakfast, visit of Old Delhi and New Delhi,

Old Delhi An ancient walled city. Here you will drive pass Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. Rajghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colourful market of the old city.

New Delhi This city designed and built by the british in the 1920's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. First you will visit two monuments from Delhi's past Humayun's Tomb and qutub Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate.

Overnight at Hotel

 

Day:23 Leave Delhi

 

Early Morning after breakfast Transfer to international airport to board your flight for back home.

 

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