Exclusive Rajasthan Tour Package

Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days

Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mukundgarh - Khimsar - Pokhran - Jaisalmer - Mandore - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Bijapur - Ajmer - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Depart Delhi


Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi by International flight.
Delhi is the capital of India and the third largest city of India. Delhi and Mumbai are the main cities used for international travel. You can even call Delhi twin Mukundgarhcities-Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of India during the Muslim rule from the 12th to the 19th century. New Delhi was created later under the British imperial rule. But what a travel book cannot tell you is that Delhi is a kaleidoscope that promises everything for a tourist... historic sites, divine retreats, heritage, tourism, theme parks, museums, gardens, galleries, film festivals, great shopping and more. You will me met on arrival by Exotique Representative with Fresh flower garlands and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Dr. Ramnath A. Podar Haveli Museum, Nawalgarh
Dr. Ramnath A. Podar Haveli,
Nawalgarh
Day 02 : Delhi - Mukundgarh (266 Km/ 166 Miles)

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Delhi for Mukundgarh by air conditioned coach. En-route you will visit Nawalgarh. Nawalgarh is rightly referred to as the Open Air Gallery. There is art all around. Nawalgarh is renowned all over the world for its exquisitely painted havelis that are beautifully designed and carved. The havelis are the mansions that boast of the beautifully carved wooden gates and the painted walls.

Your lunch will be in one of the Midway restaurants.

While at Nawalgarh you will visit the British Clock Tower at the college. The clock tower is a major landmark in Nawalgarh, which is the heart of the Shekhawati. Then there are two famous forts of Nawalgarh. The dome of the Nawalgarh fort has an aerial view of Jaipur painted on it. The Ganga Mai temple near the gate of one of the forts is a major tourist attraction. Arrive Mukundgarh and check in at FORT MUKUNDGARH The fort of Mukundgarh was founded in mid-18th century by Raja Mukund Singh.

The fort, built in a traditional style spreads over two acres of land. It has several courtyards, overhanging balconies, arched windows and the framed frescoes for which the entire Shekawati region is well known. Apart from the fort, the village has many painted havelis. The fort has been recently renovated keeping the traditional look of the palace intact. In the evening you will also have the opportunity to visit the nearby villages. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : Mukundgarh - Khimasr (261 Kms/163 Miles)

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Mukundgarh for Khimsar by air conditioned coach. Arrive Khimsar and check in at HOTEL KHIMSAR FORT. Perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert in the heart of rural India lies this unique 16th century fort that offers experience after exhilarating experience. Hundreds of years of history unfold as you glance at its battle-scarred walls and stroll down its ramparts.

Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon you will be given Jeep safari to visit local villages. You will have the opportunity to interact with the villagers and if you are adventurous you will also be able to sip a cup of tea in a typical local tea shop. View sensational sun set on sand dunes. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 : Khimsar - Pokhran - Jaisalmer (309 Kms/193 Miles)

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Khimsar for Jaisalmer by air conditioned coach. En-route you will stop at Pokhran Fort for lunch. Pokaran is the nearest inhabited place to the site of those notorious nuclear tests which India flaunted at the rest of the world in 1998. The nearest you come to the site is about 65km however, so you are not in much danger of radioactive contamination. Continue your drive to Jaisalmer. The name Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert. Local colour and warmth prevail over the inhospitable and forbidding terrain, imbuing the medieval town with a special magic. One of the main attractions is the imposing 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The beautiful havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the desert city Arrive Jaisalmer and check in at HOTEL MANDIR PALACE Jaisalmer has some of the most outstanding Palaces and Havelis and Mandir Palace is one of the best of them all. The building itself of Mandir Palace is around two centuries old and the main portions of the Mandir Palace were built during reign of Late Maharawal Jawahir Singhji. The Most outstanding feature of the Hotel Mandir Palace is the Tower known as "Badal Vilas" which is more than 50 metres high and is an important landmark of the Jaisalmer city. This Heritage Hotel offers a unique combination of medieval charm associated with modern amenities. In the evening you will see the sunset from near Royal Cenotaphs. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
Day 05 : Jaisalmer

Breakfast at the hotel. A day of relaxed sightseeing in Jaisalmar, with visits to the 12th-century "Golden Fort", the beautiful Jain Temples, narrow lanes lined with exotic havelis, and Gadisar Lake, which used to be the only source of water for the entire city and is surrounded by a number of shrines. Also ample time to take advantage of the excellent shopping available in the city's exotic markets and bazaars! Lunch at the hotel. In the evening you will drive down to Sam Dunes where you can ride a camel before watching the sunset. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 06 : Jaisalmer - mandore - Jodhpur (290 Kms/ 181 Miles)

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Jaisalmer for Jodhpur by air conditioned coach. En-route visit the Mandore gardens in Jodhpur. The city has a history of battles and royalty as is highly evident by the huge Meherangarh fort overlooking the city. There are some old monuments to see here and you can make a stop before heading to other places in Rajasthan. Did you know that the famous baggy/tight riding trousers called Jodhpuris take their name from this city? The city which stands at the edge of the Thar desert, was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rajput clan known as Rathores in 1459. Arrive Jodhpur and check in at the HOTEL UMMED. You will be given the city tour of Jodhpur in the Afternoon. Visit the famous red sandstone fort, built five centuries ago and containing the handsome Maharajah's palace, and Jaswant Thada, a royal memorial built in pure white marble. Also opportunity to shop in local markets. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 07 : Jodhpur

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is an exiting day and you will be given Jeep Safari to various villages around Jodhpur. Village Safari offers a rare glimpse into the rich cultural essence of Rural India, Abundant wild life and memorable moments of Great desert landscape will fascinate you as you jeep your way through the countryside. The Village safari is a glimpse of Rural Marwar in its authenticity. Guests interact with the various communities living in the area, share and understand their world. You will visit following villages.

Bishnoi Village
Bishnoi Village Experience
BISHNOI VILLAGE - Bishnois are the protectors of nature for 05 centuries and arguably the worlds first ecologists. Bishnois are responsible for the survival of species such as Black Buck, Antelopes etc.

SHEPHERDS VILLAGE - The semi-Nomadic Raika Shepherds of Marwar whose brilliant crimson and marigold custumes would make modern designers inferior.

POTTERS VILLAGE - Live demonstration of Pot making, Flasks, other small items are demonstrated in this village. The living style is also highlighted and the group members will really get a good idea about the way the potters live.

WEAVERS VILLAGE - Weavers addexciting colours to the safari with the live demonstration of weaving durries. You can not only see the way these people make these durries, you will also have an opportunity to buy some of them at a price lower than the normal shop.

Lunch will be in a hygienic restaurant in one of the villages. In the evening you will have some time to walk around the local bazaar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 : Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (260km / 163miles)

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Jodhpur for Udaipur by air-conditioned coach en route visiting Jain Temples of Ranakapur. Lunch at Maharani Bagh Orchard, Ranakpur. Ranakpur temples: A visit to the famous Jain Temple, dating back to the 15th century. 200 pillars, none of which are alike, support its 29 halls. The Temple abounds with intricate friezes and sculptures. The tour also includes visits to two more Jain temples and the Temple of the Sun God with its erotic sculptures. Later continue drive to Udaipur.

Udaipur is the most romantic of all the Rajasthan cities and one of the most exotic places in Asia. The city's palaces, havelis, temples sets it apart from the rest of the cities. It is also popular for its crafts, paintings and performing arts. The lake palace is the best example of the unique cultural explosion. Udaipur has rightly been called Venice of the east. You can see the city from a boat or from the rooftop of palaces, the view is marvelous, it makes you forget the world. The smooth rolling hills that surround Udaipur are as overpowering as the city itself. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 : Udaipur

American Breakfast at the hotel. Morning, city tour of Udaipur - the romantic Lake City in Southern Rajasthan, famous for the stunning white marble Palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. It was the former Palace of the Maharana and now converted to one of the most glamorous hotels in India. The tour will cover the magnificent City Palace, the Jagdish temple, the pleasure gardens and a drive around the other nearby lakes. Lunch at the hotel/one of the local restaurants.

The magnificent City Palace, which is simply enormous - an assemblance of not one but four separate palaces covering some four acres of area and exceeding all other palaces for colossal grandeur. Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies; and the Peacock Courtyard. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 : Udaipur - Bijapur (160 Kms/100Miles)

American Breakfast at the hotel. You will have a relaxed breakfast today. Leave Udaipur for Bijaipur. En-route visit CHITTORGARH. The history of Chittorgarh is one of the most stirring chapters in Indian history for it was there that the flower of Rajput chivalry sprang to life and the immense stretch of its sacred walls and ruined palaces relate the saga of innumerable sieges and heroism which has almost become a myth now. Continue your drive to Bijaipur. Lunch in a mid way restaurant. Arrive Bijaipur and check in at CASTLE BIJAIPUR..

Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh

This 16th century castle set in the serene Vindhyanchal ranges was built by Rao Shakti Singhji the younger brother of the great warrior Maharana Pratap. This fort echoes the sounds of many fierce battles of historic importance fought against Mughals and marathas. Arrive Bijaipur and check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 12 : Bijapur - Ajmer (225Kms/141 Miles) JAIPUR

American Breakfast at the hotel. After a early breakfast Leave for Jaipur by road en route visiting Ajmer and Pushkar. Ajmer, is the most sacred of all Muslim places of pilgrimage in India. Ajmer is a green oasis on the shore of Ana Sagar Lake, hemmed in by barren hills. Historically, Ajmer has always had great strategic importance. It was founded in 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan. He named it Ajaimeru the 'invincible hill'. The city's Muslim history began when Prithviraj Chau-han lost Ajmer to Sultan Muhammad Ghori in 1193 A.D.

The Persian saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti who came with Muhammad Ghori from Persia in 1192 settled here. Thus the place where he was buried is today known as the Dargah Sharif. Construction of the shrine was completed by Humayun and the gates were added by the Nizam of Hyderabad. Later Shah Jahan constructed a mosque of white marble, it has 11 arches and a Persian inscription running the full length of the building. Lunch at Mansingh Palace, Ajmer. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt.

Gol GumbazThe most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. In time transfer to the Railway station to connect train for Jaipur. Depart Ajmer by Shatabdi Express at 1550hours Arrive Jaipur at 1730hours. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel Arrive Jaipur and check in at the hotel. Dinner and Overnight in the hotel.

Day 13 : Jaipur

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will be given an excursion to Amer Fort - At a short distance of 11 kms. from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex stands amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with its forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the Maota Lake below. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate.

One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai Jai Singh. Within the palace are the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience" and the Sukh Niws where a cool breeze blows across channels of water for the purpose of air-conditioning. Here are the private chambers of the queens with windows having latticed screens so that the ladies could watch the proceedings of the royal court inprivacy. There is also the Jai Mandir or the "Temple of Victory", with its famed Sheesh Mahal, the scintillating "Hall of Mirrors". Return to the hotel for Lunch. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur city visiting City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar (Observatory).

Sun Gate, Amber Fort
Sun Gate, Amber Fort

The City Palace is now converted into a museum, except a small portion that is still used by the royal family of Jaipur. Built in the fortified campus style, the palace covers almost one-seventh part of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion that is devoted to the arms and ammunition used by the royal family in the past. Other important attractions are the Textile and Costume Museum, Art Gallery, Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, and Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am. Drive past Hawa Mahal - Strange though it may seem, this most famous landmark of Jaipur is not actually a palace but a series of sandstone screens.

This pink structure was constructed so that the ladies of the palace could watch the royal processions without being seen by any outsider. This sandstone edifice was named Palace of Winds after the many brass wind vanes that adorned it until 1960s. Also visit Observatory In the evening you will be transferred to Choki Dhani for dinner. Choki Dhani is an ethnic Village resort with an exquisite Rajasthani touch that makes it unique and more enjoyable. You can experience the whole Rajasthan here. Enjoy the folk music and dance performance and being a part of it and having fun, makes the experience more enjoyable and delightful. Return to the hotel for overnight.

Day 14 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra( 235Kms/147Kms)-DELHI

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we motor to Agra, with a visit en route to the ghost town of Fatehpur-Sikri, originally built by Moghul Emperor Akbar but deserted due to lack of water. Lunch at Laxmi Vilas Palace, Bharatpur Fatehpur Sikri Thirty-nine kilometres from Agra stands Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city of yesteryears.

The city was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in AD 1564 in honour of the Muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chisthi. Fatehpur Sikri was intended to be the capital city but the shortage of water and unrest in the north-west made Akbar abandon it. One of the major attractions of this city is the marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisthi. Other places of interest include Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai's Palace and Birbal Bhavan. Agra, the name brings to our mind superb monuments including the magnificent Taj which is one of the seven wonders of the world. Agra is the symbol of a bygone era.

The era, when the Mughals ruled India. As a reminder of their glorious past they have left behind some beautiful monuments. The one and the only Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jehangir's Palace. The list of the monuments is endless. If we could push these great monuments away from our minds, then Agra is just like any other city. After lunch you will be given the city tour of Agra. Visit Agra Fort - Built by Emperor Akbar on the west bank of the river Yamuna and beautified with palaces and gardens by Jehangir, Agra Fort today dominates the centre of the city. The crescent-shaped fort with its 20-metre high, 2.4-km outer walls contains a maze of buildings that form a small city within a city.

One can enter the fort only through the Amar Singh Gate. The public access is limited to the southern part of the fort which includes nearly all the buildings of tourist interest. The Diwan-i-Aam (hall of public audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience) were built by Shahjahan for receiving audiences. Jehangir's palace built by Akbar was the largest private residence in the fort. Close to Diwan-i-Khas, stands an octagonal tower known as Musamman Burj. It was here that Shahjahan breathed his last after seven years of imprisonment. Other places to see within the fort include the Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (the mirror palace) and the Anguri Bagh (the Grape Garden).

Musamman Burj
Musamman Burj, Agra Fort

In time transfer to railway station to board Shatabdi Express at 2010 hrs for Delhi. Arrive Delhi at 2300hours. Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 15 : Leave Delhi

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for the tour of Old and New Delhi. - Visit the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Visit the vast Red Fort, built in 1648, the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. You will enjoy the Cycle Rickshaw Ride in the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. Lunch at the city restaurant.

Later visit New Delhi - drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar Return to the hotel. Check-out from the hotel. The coach will take you to Connaught or some nice shopping center for your last minute shopping. You will then be transferred to the Bistro Restaurant for farewell dinner. Later drive to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.

Day 16 : Depart Delhi

The flight Departs Delhi.