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Rajasthan Fort & Palace Tour

Duration

12 Nights / 13 Days

Places Covered

Delhi - Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh - Manwar - Jaisalmer - Bikaner -Mandawa - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

$ 640 / Person (3* Hotels)
$ 860 / Person (4* Hotels)
$ 1180 / Person (5* Hotels)

Overview

Rajasthan Fort & Palace Tour

R ajasthan is famous all over the world for its stunning forts and palaces that have been gloriously standing since decades in this princely state. It is the most colorful region in India exhibiting splendor and royalty in every walk of life. It is truly said “a land of valiance and chivalry,’ which is endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces, waves of sand dunes and serene lakes.

They are the perfect example of the architectural heritage of Rajasthan. The reminders of rich history of this eternal land are one of the major attractions of the state as well our country. A journey through these masterpieces makes travelers come back here again and again to enjoy the majestic blend of royal past and modern comforts. Built on high hilltops, amidst endless desert and on the islands in lake the monuments vary from each other having their own individual charm and charisma.
There is romance in Rajasthan’s forts and palaces and arts of gallantry retold in ballads and legends. Then there are sanctuaries sheltering rich and varied species of flora and fauna. And the shimmering Thar desert belt charms with a rare and amazing sight.

Rajasthan overwhelms with color found in bustling bazaars; in wide ranging costumes of its people; in streets where elephants and camels vie with buses and cars. The irresistible gamut of art and handicraft souvenirs will bewitch you. An exciting variety of Rajasthani delicacies will pamper your palate with a never-before gastronomic delight. Rajasthan with a treasure of history, picturesque architecture and bewitching landscape is an unparalleled destination. A destination that defies definition! Nobody leaves the land without priceless memories, a bundle of souvenirs & an address book full of friends.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

Begin your tour.
Land Delhi Airport,Welcome to Vardhman’s ‘Rajasthan Forts and Palaces Tour’.,Vardhman’s representative will meet & greet you & then transfer to your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Watch Sound & light show at Red Fort in the evening.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Visit to Akshardham Temple [Closed every Monday].
Overnight : Hotel

Day 2 Delhi

Morning after a leisurely breakfast proceeds for the sightseeing of Delhi. Visit Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Humayun’s tomb, Jama Masjid, Lakshminarayan Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building, Raj Ghat and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Attend Sound & light show at Red Fort in the evening.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 3 Delhi / Udaipur by flight

This morning we will transfer you to the airport to board the flight for Udaipur.On arrival at Udaipur we will transfer you to your hotel. Later, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur, stopping first at the City palace. Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies; and the Peacock Courtyard. Also visit the lovely Sahelion-Ki-Bari Gardens, the Jagdish Temple, and the local folk Museum.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Enjoy Private boat ride on Lake Pichola, Mewar Sound & light show, Vintage classic car collections, Crystal gallery.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 4 Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh

This morning after breakfast at the hotel drive to Kumbhalgarh. Enroute visit Ranakpur Jain Temples.A visit to the famous Jain Temple, dating back to the 15th century. It’s 29 halls are supported by 200 pillars, none of which are alike. The Temple abounds with intricate friezes and sculptures. Includes visits to two more Jain temples and the Temple of the Sun God with its erotic sculptures. Kumbhalgrh Fort (alt 1,087 m) was the second most important fort of the Mewar Kingdom after Chittaurgarh. Built mostly by Maharana Kumba (1485), it is situated on a West facing ridge of the Aravallis, commanding a great strategic position on the border between the Rajput Kingdoms of Udaipur (Mewar) and Jodhpur (Marwar). On arrival Check-in at Hotel.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 5 Kumbhalgarh - Manwar

After breakfast visit Kumbhalgarh Fort & then drive straight to Manwar, Enroute visit Jodhpur – gateway to the desert beyond, home of the Rathors of Marwar. Visit the Fort, rising up a hilly scarp, built on the advice of a hermit, which overlooks the city in the image of a long sentinel. Inside the Fort are a number of palaces added by successive rulers.On arrival check-in at hotel. Manwar, this picturesque getaway is situated 110kms. From Jodhpur-the beginning of Thar Desert. Manwar Desert Resort & Camp: It is set amidst sand dunes to befit the atmosphere. The Camp offers Swiss cottage tents well furnished with attached WC & Shower. The camp is very well located, in the desert. It serves very good continental and Indian cuisine. The dinner is accompanied by traditional folk dance performance.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Enjoy Jeep safari to nearby villages to see the village life. Enjoy 02 hours camel ride to the desert to view sunset.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 6 Manwar - Jaisalmer

Morning after breakfast at the hotel, drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival check-in at Hotel.Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 7 Jaisalmer

Proceed for the sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone. The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and elaborate balconies. See the Patwon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gadhi Sagar Tank. In the evening visit Khuri Sand dunes situated just 40 km off the town.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Enjoy short camel ride to Khuri Sand dunes.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 8 Jaisalmer - Bikaner

Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival Check-In at hotel. Rest of the day free for your own activities.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 9 Bikaner - Mandawa

This morning after breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Bikaner, this desert town in the north of the state was founded in 1488 by Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar’s army. Also visit Camel breeding farm (closed on Sundays).later drive to Mandawa. On arrival check-in at Hotel.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 10 Mandawa - Jaipur

This morning after breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Mandawa. Visit Mandawa Fort founded in the 18th century and many Havelis like Sewaram Saraf Haveli, Ram Pratab Nemani Haveli, Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli and more. Later drive to Jaipur and on arrival check - n at hotel. Overnight : Hotel

Day 11 Jaipur

Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Make your ascent to the palace fortress on the gaily aparisoned elephant back. Tour the chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for the excellence of their design and decoration. Afternoon tour of Jaipur, known as “The Pink City of Rajasthan”. Visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory, which was built in the 1700’s, yet even today still looks futuristic or almost surrealistic; the City Palace and its Museum, the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Enjoy Elephant Safari to the Amer/Amber Fort.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Visit to Choki Dhani Village – An Ethnic village resort in the evening.
Overnight : Hotel

Day 12 Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Morning drive to Agra. Enroute visit Fateh Pur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. It was a veritable fairytale city and its “ruins” are still in pristine condition. It’s not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world. On arrival check in hotel for overnight rest.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Attend Mohhobat -e- Taj Show
Overnight : Hotel

Day 13 Agra - Delhi

Morning proceeds for the sightseeing visiting the impressive Agra Fort and the most perfect architectural monument in the world – The Taj Mahal (closed on every Friday). Taj Mahal – the mausoleum of Empress Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved spouse of Shah Jahan, who died in 1630. The building, often styled “a dream in marble” is said to have taken at least 22 years (1631-1653) to build. Agra Fort – which lies on the bend of the River Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Later drive to Delhi and transfer to Delhi International Airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of “Rajasthan Forts and Palaces” escorted by Vardhman Vacations


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