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rural rajasthan

The Journey Through Rural Rajasthan

Places Covered : Delhi - Jaipur- Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Khimsar - Rohet - Deogarh - Kumbalgarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Delhi
Tour Duration : 18 Nights & 19 Days
rural rajasthan tour map

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Detailed Itinerary :

Day 1 : New Delhi

Arrive Delhi Meet and assistance on arrival and transfer from airport to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

delhi arrival

Day 2 : Delhi

Full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in Asia), Red Fort (built between 1639-48 by the Shah Jahan, the creator of the Taj Mahal), the Rajghat (the cremation site of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi) and Qutab Minar (72m high), the most perfect of towers of the Persian world. The drive through New Delhi includes the Embassy area (Diplomatic Enclave), government buildings, India Gate, Birla Temple, Connaught Place and past Safdarjang's Tomb (1753 AD).

humayun tomb

Day 3 : Delhi - Jaipur ( 257kms )

Morning, drive to the delightful Neemrana Fort. After Lunch and time exploring this wonderful, rambling place, continue to Jaipur. Upon arrival check into Hotel Rambagh Palace or the luxurious Raj Vilas just outside the city, for two nights. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

raj vilas jaipur

Day 4 : Jaipur

Morning visit Amber fort, pausing en route to see the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), which is really just an elaborate façade. Proceed on to one of Rajasthan's greatest forts, Amber, where you will ascend to the fort on elephant back and visit the myriad of marble palaces. In the afternoon explore the city's bazaars and visit the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory. Overnight at the hotel.

amber fort elephant ride

Day 5 : Jaipur - Mandawa (170kms)

Morning drive to Mandawa, enroute visiting Samode and Nawalgarh. Upon arrival check into Hotel Castle Mandawa. Afternoon tour of Mandawa, which lies in the heart of Shekhawati. A painted arched gateway, adorned with illustrations of Lord Krishna and his cows, leads to the Bazaar. You can wander through the streets where mansions of rich merchants are adorned with elaborate frescoes. Overnight at the hotel.

castle mandwa

Day 6 : Mandawa - Bikaner (200kms)

Morning drive to Bikaner en route visiting the bustling town of Fatehpur, where almost every street is flanked with the painted walls of "havelis" (mansions). Continue your drive to Bikaner and, upon arrival, check into Hotel Gajner Palace (a beautiful lakeside palace just outside the city) for two nights. Overnight at the hotel.

gajner palace

Day 7 : Bikaner

The city of Bikaner derived its wealth from being sited on the main trading route of Northern India. This morning you will visit the Junagarh Fort, a fine example of 16th century architecture surrounded by many palaces with carved marble balconies inlaid with mirror and lacquer work. Also visit the Camel breeding farm, the first of its kind in the whole of Asia and Devi Kund, the site of royal cenotaphs. Overnight at the hotel.

junagarh fort

Day 8 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer (333kms)

Morning drive to the desert city of Jaisalmer, a perfect example of a walled city, en route visiting Pokaran, the 14th century Fort Pokaran (previously known as Balagarh) citadel of the mighty Rajput nobles of Marwar. Continue to Jaisalmer. On arrival check into hotel Rajwada Fort / Gorbandh Palace for two nights.

pokharan fort

Day 9 : Jaisalmer

Morning walk up to the fort which was built in 1156 and is one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan. You then have an opportunity to explore the city, which has some spectacular "havelis" (mansions). Afternoon drive to Sam Sand Dunes to watch the sun set over the city, which turns a deep golden colour as the sun sinks. Take a short camel ride on the sand dunes. It can be an unforgettable experience. Overnight at the hotel.

sam sand dunes

Day 10 : Jaisalmer - Khimsar (305kms)

Drive east to Khimsar, a tiny village on the fringe of the desert. En route visit Osian, which has 16 Jain and Vaishnava temples dating from the 8th to 11th centuries and presenting the grandeur of Indian temple architecture. Continue your drive to Khimsar and check into Hotel Royal Castle, a unique 15th century castle converted into a hotel.

Afternoon jeep safari to view sunset at Sand dunes with high tea. Overnight at the Hotel.

sam sand dunes

Day 11 : Khimsar - Rohet (140 Kms)

Morning drive to Rohet en route tour of the desert city of Jodhpur. Visit the Mandore Gardens, the ancient capital of the state of Marwar. Also explore the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, perched on a hill, and Jaswant Thada, the site of cenotaphs of former rulers of Marwar. Continue to Rohet and on arrival check into Hotel Rohetgarh, a beautifully converted small castle. Stay for one night. Overnight at the hotel.

mehrangarh fort

Day 12 : Rohet - Deogarh (140 Kms)

Morning village safari around Rohet. See Bishnoi tribal villages and rural, Rajasthani life. After lunch, drive to the delightful small town of Deogarh. Check into Hotel Deogarh Mahal for one night. It is an exquisitely restored fort, perched high on a hilltop.

Afternoon you explore the typical Rajasthan village surrounding the fortress before an evening visit to the fascinating cave temple nearby and a stunning view point from where you may watch the sun setting.

deogarh mahal

Day 13 : Kumbhalgarh

Continue driving south to the remote hilltop fort at Kumbhalgarh. Explore the many palaces and temples that lie within the walls of the fort, situated on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary. Check into Hotel Aodhi. Overnight at the hotel.

kumbhalgarh fort

Day 14 : Kumbhalgarh - Mount Abu (240 Kms)

Morning drive to Ranakpur where you will visit the exquisite Jain temples. In the afternoon continue to Mount Abu, Rajasthan's only hill station. On arrival check into Hotel Palace for two nights.

dilwara jain temple

Day 15 : Mount Abu

Explore the town and visit the exquisite and intricately carved Jain temples, which are the finest in India. You will also have time to relax around Nakki Lake, the focal point of Mount Abu and a pleasant spot for boat rides and walks in the nearby eucalyptus woods.

nakki lake

Day 16 : Mount Abu - Udaipur (185 Kms)

Morning drive to Udapur. On arrival check into Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace for two nights.

shiv niwas palace

Day 17 : Udaipur

Morning visit to the City Palace, the lovely Sahelion Ki Bari and Jagdish temple. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

jagdish temple udaipur

Day 18 : Udaipur - Delhi

Morning fly to Delhi. On arrival meet and transfer to Hotel Taj Palace for the day. Evening transfer to the international airport to connect flight for onward destination

taj palace delhi

Day 19 : Delhi

Departure for next destination.

return flight

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