Introduction – Grand Rajasthan Tours
Majestic forts, grand Havelies, splendid temples, colourful culture, delicious cuisine and colourful and bright costume of Rajasthan, there is so many things that Rajasthan has to draw the attention of tourists to the exotic and colourful state of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is the golden glow of desert landscape offers the visitors both quiet moments of relaxation and adventure in the desert state.
Day 01 : Delhi
On arrival at Indira Gandhi International airport, meet & greet by our representative & transfer to Hotel.
New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India.
Delhi is a palimpsest, bearing the complexities, the contradictions, the beauty and the dynamism of a city where the past coexists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Diverse cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city have enriched its character.
Day 02 : Delhi
Night stay at Delhi.
After breakfast leave for full day city tour of old & New Delhi, visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghats, Lotus Temple, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, India Gate, President House and Qutub Minar. Night stay at Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi - Neemrana
Morning drive (03 hrs) to Neemrana. Arrive Neemrana and check – in to the hotel. Day free to view town's truly majestic atmosphere to relax and to enjoy panoramic views of the landscape.
Evening visit Neemrana Fort, the chief landmark of this town. The Neemrana Fort, was built by Maharaja Devi Singhji and this particular place has derived its name from the gallant local chieftain Nimola Meo. There is an interesting incident behind the name of the fort. While fighting with the Chauhans he was overthrown and he made a humble plea for naming his lost kingdom after his name. This fort is an architectural marvel of Rajasthan and one of the oldest too.
Day 04 : Neemrana – Jaipur
Night stay at Neemrana.
After breakfast drive (03 hrs) to Jaipur, arrive and check - in to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork. Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Night stay at Jaipur.
Day 05 : Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city. You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Rest of the day free for shopping or leisure activities. Night stay at Jaipur.
Day 06 : Jaipur - Samode
Morning drive (01 hr) to Samode, arrive and check - in at hotel. The town offers a quiet, elegant and luxurious atmosphere.
Samode : The Samode palace which is an old fortified residence of the Nathawat family (hailing from Chomu) that served as the prime ministers of the Jaipur Royal Court is located some 40 km from Jaipur. This magnificent palace is charming and romantic in itself, and exhibits grandeur, good taste, class and elegance.
Day 07 : Samode - Karauli
Night stay at Samode.
Morning drive to Karauli, arrive Karauli and check - in at hotel. Later in the day you will have an opportunity to explore the colorful bazaars and its narrow lanes. Also visit the attractions like City Palace, a treasure trove of architecture, stone carvings, gorgeous jalli work and classic paintings. Visit local bazaars for exclusive items of handicraft, and colorful bangles of Karauli. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 : Karauli - Ranthambore
Morning drive to Ranthambore, arrive & check - in at hotel.
Ranthambore National Park is the former hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur and the home of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Afternoon jeep safari of the park. Overnight at the hotel.
Ranthambore National Park : This Tiger Reserve lies on the junction of Aravali and Vindhyas just 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur in Eastern Rajasthan. It sprawls over a varying and undulating landscape. The scenery changes dramatically from gentle and steep slopes of the Vindhyas to the sharp and conical hills of the Aravali. A tenth century fort also blends amicably with the background. Pure sands of Dhok (Anogeissus pendula) interspersed with grasslands at the plateaus, meadows in valleys and luxuriant foliage around the canals make the jungle. Three big lakes – Padam Talab (meaning Lake), Malik Talab and Raj Bagh – are similar turquoises studded in the vast forest that abounds with aquatic vegetation including duckweeds, lilies and lotus.
Day 09 : Ranthambore
Morning and afternoon jeep safari. Spend the day exploring the park and in search of the tiger.
Day 10 : Ranthambhore – Kota – Bundi
Morning drive to Bundi via Kota, enjoy sightseeing upon arrival.
Kota : An amazing, juxtaposition of majestic medieval age and modern industrialization, mainly the Hydro Electric Plant on the Chambal River and the Nuclear Power Plant. It has a few traces of its past still left. The fort overlooking the river Chambal is the foremost tourist attraction. It also houses the museum with a rich collection of art and artefacts and some elaborately painted chambers.
Arrive Bundi and check in hotel at Bundi. Overnight at hotel.
Bundi : Bundi is a magnificent town, 36 Kms from Kota, once ruled by the Hada Chauhans. First destination is Hadoti set in a narrow inclining gorge. The palaces and forts have a fairy tale quality about them. Isolated and independent, this picturesque location has much to offer. Rajput architecture shines in the intricately carved brackets and pillars. Interesting places are Diwan-e-aam, Hathia Pol, and Naubat Khana.
Day 11 : Bundi - Bijaipur
After breakfast drive to Bijapur via visit Chittorgarh, epitomizes Rajput spirit, valour, pride and romance. It reverberates with heroism and sacrifice the tales of which are still sung by the Bards of Rajasthan. The imposing and awe inspiring fort stands on a 240-hectares site, on 180m high hill that rises rapidly from the plains.
According to the legend the construction of the Chittaurgarh fort was started by Bhim, a Pandav hero of mythological epic Mahabharata. The fort has many magnificent monuments. Even though the fort mostly is in ruins, it stands as an overwhelming reminder of its past history of triumph and tragedy and its walls resonate with unbelievable legend of extraordinary men and women and their equally astounding deeds.
After visiting Chittorgarh continue to drive to Bijapur, arrive & check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Bijaipur - Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur, arrive and check - in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Udaipur including Fatehsagar lake, built by Maharana Fateh Singh in 1754 A.D. Also visit the Jagdish Temple, the largest and most venerated temple of Udaipur. Over night at hotel.
Day 13 : Udaipur
Morning City tour of Udaipur, one of India's most romantic cities and famed for its lovely palaces and lakes. Begin by visiting the City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments, then continue on to the Garden of Maidens "Sahelion-ki-bari" and the Folk Art Museum, to view the interesting collection of puppets & paintings. Afternoon at leisure for your own activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Udaipur - Deogarh
Morning drive to Deogarh, arrive and check - in at a palace hotel. The castle is situated on a hillock, which is encircled by the Deogarh town. Explore surroundings on own. Over night at hotel.
Day 15 : Deogarh – Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur - Gateway to the Thar Desert. Arrive Jodhpur and check - in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur including 5 km long majestic Mehrangarh Fort situated on a high hill, one of the most impressive and formidable structures; Jaswant Thada, a memorial built in pure white marble for the exclusive use of the royal family, as a crematorium; Umaid Bhawan in rose colored sandstone; Mandore Gardens, once the old capital of Marwar.
Day 16 : Jodhpur - Delhi (By Flight)
Overnight stay at hotel.
In the morning departure to Jodhpur airport for Delhi flight and arrive in Delhi.
Upon arrival in Delhi transfer to the International Airport to board on your flight towards your own destination.