Rajasthan Forts & Places
The six Hill Forts of Rajasthan, spread across Rajasthan state in northern India, clustered together as a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Arrive Delhi. Met upon arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Delhi / Mandawa, 6 hrs drive
Breakfast at hotel. Later drive to Mandawa. Lunch enroute. Check into hotel. Rest of the day visits the villages, Mandawa, etc. Mandawa was founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and is still the home of his descendants. Mandawa houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items preserved in a museum. The whole area of Shekhavati has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions and is called the open air gallery. Overnight at hotel.
Mandawa / Deshnok / Bikaner, 4 – 5 hrs. drive
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Bikaner. Afternoon tour of this desert city. Lunch at local hotel. Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. Sightseeing of Rat Temple at Deshnok. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Bikaner / Camel Safari, 3 hrs. drive
Breakfast at hotel. Later proceed for starting point of camel safari. Arrive starting point of Camel Safari. Hot Lunch. Start Camel Safari. Evening reach camp site. Tea , coffee and snacks upon arrival camp. Evening enjoy campfire and Rajasthani Folk Music and dance presented by Cameliers / local people. Hygienic dinner will be served by our professional staff. Overnight Tents
Camel Safari / Khimsar, 2 hrs. drive
Breakfast at Camp. Start camel safari. Arrive in a village and meet local people. Later a short ride to road head. Drive to Khimsar. Arrive Khimsar and check into hotel for lunch. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight stay.
Khimsar / Jodhpur / Chandelao
Breakfast at hotel. Later drive to Jodhpur. Morning sightseeing of Mehrangarh Fort situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Lunch at local restaurant. Later visit local market and the city. Drive to Chandelao. Arrive Chandelao and check into this small charming hotel for dinner and overnightstay.
Breakfast at hotel. Early morning explore the village. Later visit the local market and Bishnoi village. Back to hotel for lunch. Evening we shall ride camel cart for about one hour to reach a small rocky hill where we will enjoy beautiful sunset and bar-be-que dinner. Back to hotel again by lying on open camel cart while looking stars. Back to hotel for overnight stay.
Chandelao / Ranakpur / Rawla Narlai, 4 hrs. drive
Breakfst at hotel. Drive to Ranakpur. Arrive Ranakpur. Visit Ranakpur Temples. Ranakpur – 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe-inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Lunch at hotel.
After lunch drive to Rawla Narlai. Check into hotel for relaxe. Evening one can explore the village or hike on rocky mountain for a spectacular view of surrounding.
Rawla Narlai / Train Ride – 2 hrs. drive Train Ride / Sardargarh
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to a small railway station to enjoy a unique train ride with locals through a very scenic wooded Aravali Hills . About 2 hrs. train ride. Lunch at local restaurant. Drive to Sardargarh via a scenic route. Arrive Sardargarh and check into this magnificent fort hotel. Later may visit local market. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Sardargarh / Bundi, 4 ½ - 5 hrs. drive
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Bundi. Arrive Bundi and check into hotel for lunch. Later sightseeing of the fort and palace, step well and the local market. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Bundi / Jaipur / Chomu – 5 hrs. drive
Breakfast at hotel . Later drive to Jaipur. Lunch enroute. Arrive Jaipur and proceed for sightseeing of Morning the Amber Fort – the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Ascend the Fort on Elephant back. A short drive past of Jaipur City. Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Later proceed to the small town Chomu. Stroll thorugh local market. Check into magnificent Chomu Palace for overnight stay.
Chomu / Agra – 5 – 6 hrs. drive
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Lunch enroute. If time permit visit Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Agra / Delhi by coach 5 hrs. Delhi / onward destination
Early morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Back to hotel for breakfast. Later drive Delhi. Lunch enroute. Arrive Delhi and possibly a short tour of Delhi. After dinner transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey