The best palace hotels of Rajasthan await your incoming, your room selection offers view of the desert, the jungles & for once you'll be surrounded by hills on all sides. The tour sets the mood for those intimate moments with your better half, nature bows down to your romance. Rajasthan welcomes new members to its clan.
Duration : 7 nights / 8 days
Places covered : Neemrana, Samode, Gajner & Jaisalmer
Tour starts at : Delhi
Tour ends at : Jodhpur
Day 01: Neemrana: Namaste Welcome aboard You are welcomed, garlanded on arrival by our manager and escorted to Neemrana in your private car. Our manager gives a brief presentation introducing you to various aspects of the tour ensuring a real Indian experience. Evening at leisure, overnight in Neemrana.
Hotel: Neemrana fort & Palace (www.neemranahotels.com)
Built in 1964 AD Neemrana-fort-palace is one of the most outstanding restoration works that has taken place in India which started in 1986. Nestled in the Aravallis (one of the oldest hill ranges of the world), the fort offers splendid views. Your room will have a private balcony or a terrace.
Day 02: Neemrana: Romance in the village Full day at your disposal, enjoy a leisurely walk in the village hand-in-hand and visit the nearby step well (the source of water storage in the times of the Kingdom). Overnight in Neemrana.
Day 03: Samode: Mountains on all sides We drive towards Samode, a quiet town nestled in the Aravali mountains. We check into one of the best palace hotel of the country. Simply relax at the palace or enjoy a picnic lunch in the mango orchards in the garden resort nearby. For the more adventurous you can also ride the horses up the hillocks into the sand dunes.
Hotel: Samode Palace (www.samode.com)
Samode palace is one of the most charming & romantic hotels of India, winner of the best heritage hotel of the country award for five consecutive years, Samode Palace belongs to one of the prime ministers of the Jaipur royal Gharana, a lot of the famous bollywood shoots also take place here.
Day 04: Samode: Elephant ride, Picnic lunch We take a half day tour of the sparkling pink city Jaipur visiting the popular monuments and also climb the amber fort on an elephants back in true royal style. On returning back, spend the evening exploring the quaint village of Samode on foot, cycles, camel or horse back or simply relax by the poolside.
Day 05: Gajner: Romance in a hunting lodge We reach Gajner & are treated to royalty yet again. An optional jungle game drive would be available on request. Overnight in the palace.
Hotel: Gajner Palace (www.hrhindia.com)
A stylish hunting lodge from the days of Raj spreading over an area of 6000 acres is today a Grand Heritage Palace. The sprawling lawns & chirping of the birds & peacocks make it a truly memorable place for honeymooners.
Day 06: Jaisalmer: Watch the sun go down On our way to Jaisalmer, we visit Kheechan village, home to 1000's of migratory demoiselle cranes who feed on the grains donated by the villagers. Upon arrival, we check into our hotel and have some rest. Enjoy a memorable sunset at Bada Bagh & Vyas Chathris (royal cenotaphs).
Hotel: Fort Rajwada (www.fortrajwada.com)
The premiere hotel of Jaisalmer, Fort Rajwada overlooks the golden fort & city of Jaisalmer. The hotel is a mix of heritage & modernity with use of 450 year old carved balconies & various forms & arts & crafts throughout the hotel on one hand and use of most modern/ upto date conveniences of the 21st century on the other hand.
Day 07: Jaisalmer: Straight from Arabian nights 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 (Tents are only operational between Oct – April, night at the hotel in other months).
Day 08: Jodhpur: Honeymoon ends The day at leisure till we drive towards the Jodhpur airport / railway station for your onward journey. Honeymoon ends. Ashoka Holidays wishes you the happiest married life.