Romantic Rajasthan

Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Manawar – Luni – Mount Abu – Udaipur – Pushkar – Samode – Jaipur – Delhi
Duration:15 nights / 16 days

Day 1- Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and meet the representative at the arrival hall and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon proceed on a tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, besides Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana. In New Delhi visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxminarayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple.

Day 2- To Mandawa
Morning drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa and check – in at hotel. From this hotel you can take a walking tour of the painted houses in this region belonging to some of the leading business families of the country.

Day 3- To Bikaner
Morning drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner and check – in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bikaner including The Junagarh Fort, built by Rai Singh between 1588 and 1593, has a 986-metre-long wall with 37 bastions. Also visit the government-managed Camel Research and Breeding Farm is only one of its kinds in Asia.

Day 4- To Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer and check – in at hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sam Sand Dunes in the evening for a spectacular sunset and also enjoy a camel ride.

Day 5- In Jaisalmer
Morning sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer including Sonar Fort, housing a fourth of city’s residents. Also visit Patwon Ki Haveli is one of the most exquisite havelis with a beautifully latticed façade. Salim Singh Ki Haveli is just three centuries old, and is still lived in. Its arched roof is held up by well executed brackets in the form of peacocks, Nathmalji Ki Haveli built by two architect brothers.

Day 6- To Manwar
Morning drive to Manwar. Arrive Manwar and check – in at tented camp in the middle of desert. Explore the surroundings and the village on own.

Day 7- To Luni
Morning drive to Luni. Arrive Luni and check – in at Palace Hotel. Afternoon enjoy a jeep safari to the Bishnoi Villages or horse ride around the Fort & village.

Day 8- In Luni
Day return excursion to Jodhpur. Visit The Mehrangarh Fort situated at an altitude of about 125 metres is spread over an area of 5 sq. km and has seven gates. The Jaswant Thada is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899. The Umaid Bhawan is a majestic building that presently functions as a hotel and museum. The Mandore Gardens, situated about 8 km from Jodhpur, has cenotaphs of the Jodhpur rulers. The Government Museum and Zoo are located in the pleasant Umaid Gardens.

Day 9- To Mount Abu
Morning drive to Mount Abu. Arrive Mount Abu and check – in at hotel. It is a pilgrimage center for Jains and Hindus, noted for its beautiful Dilwara Jain Temples.

Day 10- In Mount Abu
Morning sightseeing tour includes visit to Dilwara Temples, the best Jain temples in the country. Gaumukh Temple, Achalgarh Fort, Toad’s Rock, Sunset Point, Trevor’s Tank; Nakki Lake said to have been carved out by the gods with their nails, is a favorite spot for boating.

Day 11- To Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udiapur and check – in at hotel. Afternoon free to take a walking tour on your own through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur upto the Washing Ghats at the lake Pichola. Visit one of the fine downtown restaurants for an optional dinner.

Day 12- In Udaipur
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. Late afternoon enjoy a two hour boat-ride on Lake Pichola visiting many Ghats (banks) of washing, bathing etc and enjoy excellent views of the Lake Palace and City Palace.

Day 13- To Pushkar
Morning drive to Pushkar. Arrive Pushkar and check – in at hotel. Later visit Pushkar Lake which is believed by the Hindus to be as old as creation, has been a place of pilgrimage through the centuries. There are 52 bathing Ghats built around the lake.

Day 14- To Samode
Morning drive to Samode. Arrive Samode and check – in at Palace hotel. Explore the surroundings of Samode on own.

Day 15- To Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check – in at hotel. 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. 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. 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.

Day 16- To Delhi
Morning drive to Delhi airport. You will be assisted by a   representative to airport to board flight for onward destination. End of our services……………