Splendid Rajasthan

Duration: (24 Nights / 25 Days)
Destinations:
Delhi → Samode → Nawalgarh → Khimsar → Jaisalmer → Pokhran → Jodhpur → Mandore → Rohet → Daspan → Sirohi → Ranakpur → Devigarh → Udaipur → Dungarpur → Chittaurgarh → Bijaipur →Kota → Bundi → Pachewar → Jaipur → Bhandarej → Karauli → Bharatpur → Delhi

Day 1: Arrival at Delhi

On arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, our representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at Hotel in Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi

After breakfast, later start to sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar. India Gate (war memorial), Laxmi Narayan Temple a (modern Hindu temple), drive past President’s estate, Parliament House, Secretariat building, Raj Ghat and Shanti van, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid, the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Delhi – Samode

After breakfast drive to Samode. Stop for a visit to the picturesque village and the magnificent Samode Palace. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 4: Samode – Nawalgarh

After breakfast drive to Nawalgarh, a small town in the heart of Shekhawati region, later in the afternoon explore surrounding towns and villages with their painted havelis and temples. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 5: Nawalgarh – Khimsar

After breakfast drive to Khimsar, Khimsar perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert in the heart of virgin India lies a unique 16th Century fort. The fort was originally built as protection, was later used by the royal family as the residence in the 18th century. Originally, the fort walls, turrets and stables were built solely for war, and were constructed around the beginning of the 16th Century. Back to the hotel, stay overnight in Khimsar.

Day 6: Khimsar – Jaisalmer

After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer, arrive and proceed for Sam Sand Dunes (40 kms from Jaisalmer city). Outside Jaisalmer. Later proceed for SAM at camel riding point. You will be provided camel ride till sunset point. After viewing the sunset proceed for Swiss tent by camel ride. Arrive Swiss tent and check-in. Late evening enjoys folk dances, Rajasthani music, and campfire along with the dinner. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 7: Jaisalmer – Pokhran

After breakfast explore Jaisalmer on foot. Cut off from civilization for centuries, Jaisalmer is one of the last known citadels where the 21st century has made few intrusions, and a wide variety of crafts are still alive. In the afternoon, drive to Pokaran to stay at its fort. Pottery, and decorations for camels are popular here. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 8: Pokhran – Jodhpur

Drive to Jodhpur and go for sightseeing in the afternoon. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 9: Jodhpur – Mandore – Rohet

Visit Mandore, and then continue to Rohet where you will stay in a charming fort. In the afternoon we will go for a jeep safari to the surrounding Rabari and Bishnoi villages. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 10: Rohet – Daspan

Drive to Daspan village where the fertile fields grow plentiful crops. The village is known for its embroidered shoes. There are also some families that make bows and arrows in the Bhil style. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11: Daspan

Drive to Siyana, the farming country and visit the stable of Marwari horses. Stay overnight at Farm House.

Day 12: Daspan – Sirohi

Drive to Sirohi, across the flat, irrigated lands. Rabaris a settled in a large number in the nearby areas. These migrants move around, but this permanent settlement has well-kept, clean homes.

Day 13: Sirohi – Ranakpur

Drive to Ranakpur where you can view the grand 16th century temples. Stay at Maharani Bagh in the midst of an orchard, and enjoy Garasia dancers performing in the evening. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 14: Ranakpur – Devigarh

Drive to Devigarh to stay at the Mahal or Palace. Spend evening at the lakeside farmhouse of a local chieftain and stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 15: Devigarh – Udaipur

Drive to Udaipur and stay at a choice of deluxe palace hotels. Go for sightseeing and stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 16: Udaipur – Dungarpur

Drive to Dungarpur and visit its Bhil villages all around. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 17: Dungarpur – Chittorgarh Fort – Bijaipur

Drive via Chittorgarh Fort to Bijaipur, the base for the Mina tribes. The village is located beside a lake. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Bijapur – Kota

Drive to Kota and stay at Umed Bhawan, Brijraj Bhawan or Sukhdham Niwas. Go for local sightseeing and stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 19: Kota – Bundi

Drive to Bundi for sightseeing of fort and Raniji ki Baori stepwell. Now continue to Rajmahal, a 300-year-old palace with the village named after it which overlooks the river below. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 20: Bundi – Pachewar

Drive to Pachewar village and its restored fort or Garh. View flourishing agricultural practices, toy makers and a blue pottery kiln. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 21: Pachewar – Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur and go for sightseeing there. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 22: Jaipur – Bhandarej

Drive to Bhandarej . This village has a lovely setting beside a lake and Meena settlements around it. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 23: Bhandrej – Karauli

Drive to Karauli which is known for its pink stone quarries and Kaila Devi temple. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 24: Karauli – Bharatpur

After breakfast drive to Bharatpur. Visit bird sanctuary, and visit the old fort with its incredibly invincible mud bastions. Night stay in Bharatpur.

Day 25: Delhi Departure

On the 25th day, enjoy breakfast and drive to Delhi, to board the flight back to home.