Rajasthan Tour Packages & Travel Itineraries
Complete Rajasthan Package
Duration : 14 Days
Destination Covered :
Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Samode, Jaipur,
Kuchaman, Bikaner, Gajner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Delhi -
Rajasthan the “Land of Princes” still living
in its’ historic past. Palaces, castles and forts of stunning artistry, a
romantic background for noble people legendary for their courage and
valour, richly adorned in splendid colours and traditional jewellery. A
land of contrast from tranquil lakes with island palaces to remote
villages untouched by time. The following itinerary offers a varied and
comprehensive journey of Rajasthan. Your private journey will bring to
life all the majesty, mystery and enchantment of this “Land of
Warriors.”along with a memorable trip to monument of love, the Tajmahal.
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India and transfer to hotel for
Day 02 Delhi
A full day of touring awaits you in India’s capital city. This morning’s
tour of Old Delhi includes the Red Fort with its imposing sandstone walls;
Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in
India; and the bustling marketplace. Continue on to New Delhi. Built by
the British in the 1920s, New Delhi is a city of wide boulevards,
impressive government buildings and green parks and gardens. During this
afternoon’s tour, visit Humayan’s Tomb, a forerunner of the Taj Mahal.
Drive by Parliament House on your way to the President’s Residence, and
take a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Delhi /
Drive to Agra. After freshening up, set out to see the Tajmahal. One of
most photographed buildings in the world, the Taj still moves all
visitors with its perfect proportions and exquisitely jeweled walls. Also
visit Agra Fort, which provides awesome views of the Taj. Shah Jahan was
imprisoned here by his son Aurangzeb. The Shah spent his final years
gazing at the tomb he had commissioned for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Agra /
Fatehpur Sikri / Samode
This morning drive to Samode via the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Built in the 17th century, this Moghul city was abandoned due to severe
water shortages. The buildings are perfect examples of the pinnacle of
Continue drive to Samode. the village of
Samode is on a former caravan route and although not strictly in the
Shekhavati region it is well worth the short detour. The village with its
local artisans producing printed cloth and glass bangles, nestles within
its old walls in the dry rugged hills of the northern Aravallis. The old
havelis and their paintings are still full of character; at the head of
the enclosed valley is the remarkable Samode Palace now converted into a
hotel. The palace is fabulously decorated with 300 year' old fine
Shekhavati style wall paintings (hunting scenes, floral motifs etc) which
still look almost new. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Excursion
This morning we make our full day excursion to Jaipur, the Pink city,
famous for the exquisite buildings of rose colour terra-cotta. En route
stop at Amber, once the capital of the Rajput Kingdom. The grandeur of its
palace and the ramparts of its fort recall the glory of an older age.
Ascend to the citadel on the back of a gaily caparisoned elephant!
Continue to Jaipur, one of the most picturesque cities in the World.
By afternoon we focus on other landmarks of the city including remarkable
Observatory designed and built by astronomer Prince Maharajah Jai Singh,
who founded the city in 1700s. Be sure to see the 90 foot-high sundial.
Then on to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a highlight of Jaipur and the
City Palace. Evening return to Samode for overnight.
Day 06 Samode /Kuchaman
After breakfast, drive to Kuchaman, the magnificent "Kuchaman Fort" in the
Nagaur district of Rajasthan. Built atop a 1000 feet high rock cliff, the
imposing fort is a rare masterpiece of royal heritage. Afternoon visit or
can have camel cart/camel safari to visit nearby village. Overnight at
Day 07 Kuchaman/
Bikaner / Gajner
After breakfast, drive to Bikaner, with five hundred years of vivid
history. A major stop on trading routes that passed through this area, Bikaner accumulated wealth, which sponsored the building of many elegant
havelis. After sightseeing in Bikaner we proceed to Gajner for overnight
The Gajner Palace, often described as an
incomparable jewel in the Thar desert 'built by maharajah Ganga Singh of
Bikaner stands on the banks of a lake. The palace was used by the
maharajah for his extravaganza sporting the architecture is truly out
standing as manifested in red sandstone with intricately carved pillars,
jharokas and screens, demonstrating a marvel of craftsmanship. Over the
years, royalty, both Indian and international, viceroys and other
dignitaries have been entertained at this grand palace. The palace is
surrounded by beautiful wooded area, now a preserved sanctuary, providing
shelter to chinkara, blackbuck, neelgai and wildboar.
Day 08 Gajner /
Drive to Jaisalmer today, in far western Rajasthan. If you wish, you may
make a stop at the Karni Mata temple in Deshnok. The common rat is
worshiped at this temple, and hoards of rodents are fed by worshipers who
come to pay their respects. Carry on to Jaisalmer. After the desolation of
the desert, the Jaisalmer fort rises out of the flat landscape like a
mirage. The fort and the buildings inside it are made of elaborately
carved yellow sandstone. Magnificent havelis attest to the success of the
city’s merchants in this remote outpost. Arrive Jaisalmer and overnight at
Day 09 Jaisalmer
A full day of touring includes the fort and its intricate Jain temples.
The temples date back to the 12 – 15th centuries, and several of the
town’s havelis are open to visitors. These extravagant mansions are based
around a central courtyard. Commissioned by wealthy merchants in the 18th
& 19th centuries, the stonework was carved by the silavats, or mason’s
community. Visit the Folklore Museum, with carved wooden miniature
temples, used for worship by travellers in the desert. Later this
afternoon, drive out to the Sam Sand dunes for a camel ride in the heart
of the desert. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Jaisalmer
Drive to Jodphur, with its magnificent fortress towering over the city. An
afternoon of touring in Jodhpur includes the Meherangarh Fort, with its
overwhelming Rajput atmosphere. Now uninhabited, the fort contains the
museum, with fine lattice covered walls and balconies. Be sure to see the
Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace), with its impressive marble coronation seat upon
which all rulers were crowned. The Phool Mahal (Flower Palace) was the
Maharaja’s dancing hall, where dancers would entertain the rulers’ guests.
Finally, solid silver howdahs and palanquins for riding elephants give the
final taste of life for Rajputana’s rulers. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 Jodhpur /
Rankpur / Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur this morning, enroute stop at the Ranakhpur Jain temple
complex, one of India’s most important Jain temples. Built in 1439, this
huge Jain temple complex is supported by 1444 pillars, no two of which are
alike. Arrive Udaipur and overnight at hotel.
Day 12 Udaipur
Visit Udaipur, this is one of the most romantic of Rajasthan’s cities.
Built along the banks of Lake Pichola, the City Palace looks over the
water, with the Lake Palace Hotel rising like a lotus out of the water.
This architectural fantasia was once a Maharaja’s palace. This afternoon
will be spent touring the city. Begin with the City Palace. Mirrored halls
and ivory doors, and the Peacock Courtyard are all part of the delights on
offer in the Palace. Continue to the Jagdish Temple and the local Folk
Museum this afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 Udaipur /
Transfer to airport to board flight to Delhi. Rest of the day at leisure
or last minute shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 Delhi / Overseas
Transfer to the airport for your onward international flight.