The tour covers everything that Rajasthan offers: history, royalties, forts, palaces, hills, wildlife & of course the desert. The program is also packed with host of interesting experiences like staying in 300 year old forts, elephant & camel rides, boat rides, and wildlife safari. Total coverage at a steady pace with relaxed days also put in between.
Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
Places covered: Jaipur, Ranthambhore, Bijaipur, Udaipur, Mount Abu, Rohetgarh & Jaisalmer
Tour starts at: Jaipur
Tour ends at: Jodhpur
Day 01: Jaipur: Padharo Sa! You are picked by our executive from the International/ domestic airport or railway station & escorted to the hotel. We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Rajasthan holiday). For the evening we drive up to Nahargarh fort and take a breathtaking view of sprawling Pink City getting red at sunset.
Day 02: Jaipur: Pink city tour, architectural genius Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of PINK CITY (the city was colored pink in honour of the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1876). The tour includes visit to the Amber fort on an elephants back, city palace complex & the astronomical tower. The evening is free for shopping some of the most precious carpets, gems & stones Jaipur is renowned for.
Day 03: Ranthambhore: In the Wilderness We depart for Ranthambhore after a leisurely breakfast reaching in time to take an evening game drive. The Ranthambhore National Park certainly is one of the most picturesque game reserves in the world - the entire forest being dominated by the silent, ruined battlements of the Ranthambhore Fort, which is inside the sanctuary.
Day 04: Ranthambhore: Jungle safari We take an early morning game drive. The second half is free for leisure or another game drive (optional). Overnight in Ranthambhore.
Day 05: Castle Bijaipur: 16th century fort Castle Bijaipur is a 16th century fort which once played a pivotal role in safeguarding the eastern frontier of the Mewar dynasty from the Mughals & the Marathas. We reach the castle by lunch & have the rest of the day at leisure with options of doing the village tour on foot, bicycle or on a horse back or just relax by the poolside.
Day 06: Udaipur: Valor & Courage We visit the massive fort of Chittorgarh & see ramparts that speak of Rajput valor & courage. Upon arrival in Udaipur we check into our hotel & take a romantic boat ride at the backdrop of a glorious sunset on Lake Pichola. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 07: Udaipur: Royal memorabilia We take a half day sightseeing trip of this charming princely city visiting the city palace complex, Jagdish temple & the garden of the maids. The remainder of the day for shopping & other personal activities, Udaipur is popular for its tie-and-dye fabrics & miniature paintings. We have an optional visit to the Monsoon palace for panoramic views of the magical lake city in the evening. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 08: Mount Abu: Magic of Delwara temples After reaching Mount Abu, we keep the day at leisure. By the evening we visit the incomparable Delwara Temples and the sunset point.
Day 09: Rohetgarh: Desert experience begins We drive towards the magnificent 16th century fort now turned into a heritage hotel for a memorable stay. Built around a perfect semi-desert setting by the Rathore’s of the Champawat Clan and the fort turned hotel now is run by the heirs of the family who participate in the day to day activities of the hotel. The evening is at your disposal for a walking tour of the town or a jeep safari to the nearby village of the Bishnoi community.
Day 10: Jaisalmer: Golden fort land Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour of Jodhpur including a detailed exploration of the massive Mehrangarh fort & then depart for Jaisalmer. We depart for Jaisalmer & reach the Golden sand city by late afternoon.
Day 11: Jaisalmer: Desert all the way Enjoy a half day walking tour of the extraordinary Jaisalmer fort (still inhabited), visit the various haveli’s (mansions) built with yellow sandstone & exquisitely carved with intricate Jaalis (latticed grills). Jaisalmer is also a great place to pick up chunky rustic silver jewellery, colorful embroidered & mirror worked fabrics. After some rest at the hotel we get into the adventure spirit & drive towards the sum sand dunes. We check into our desert camp site & after enjoying a camel ride on the dunes we spend an enchanting evening on the sand watching the sensuous snake dance of the kalbeliya gypsies & listening to the full throated folk songs of the Manganiyars. Overnight in the tents under the desert starscape will be an unforgettable romantic experience of Rajasthan.
Day 12: Jodhpur : The Tour ends
We depart for Jodhpur and dropped to the airport/ station for your onward journey.