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Classical Rajasthan

Duration: 15 nights and 16 days

Classical Rajsthan for 15 nights and 16 days with Skylord Travel
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Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Rohetgarh. Jodhpur, Udaipur, Deogarh, Samode, Jaipur & Agra with Skylord Travel
Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Rohetgarh. Jodhpur, Udaipur, Deogarh, Samode, Jaipur & Agra

Day 1 Delhi

Arrive in New Delhi, you will be met and assisted by our representative and transfer to your hotel. India's capital & a major gateway to the country, Delhi is contemporary and a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2 Delhi

This morning after breakfast proceed for full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. Drive past Red Fort, President House, India Gate and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s modern Delhi before you head to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi that marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb it was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 3 Mandawa

This morning after breakfast proceed to Mandawa (260 kms/ 6 hrs drive approx). Arrive Mandawa and check in to your hotel. Later, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Mandawa. The entire Shekhawati region is well known for its painted havelis (mansions with frescoes). Mandawa in particular is central to this beautiful form of art. Some of the notable haveli’s are the Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli and Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli. Not surprisingly, the entire town is referred to as an Open Art Gallery. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Mandawa.

Day 4 Bikaner

This morning after breakfast proceed to Bikaner (185 kms/ 4.3 hrs drive approx). If ever beauty has bloomed in a desert, it has been at Bikaner it comprises imposing palaces and beautiful, richly sculptured temples of red and yellow sandstone. Arrive Bikaner and check in to your hotel. Later proceed for a half day tour. Visit Junagadh Fort an unassailable fortress, it never been conquered. Inside the fort are some magnificent palaces like Anup Mahal, Ganga Niwas and Rang Mahal or palace of pleasure. The Har Mandir is the majestic temple for the royal family. Later, visit a camel breeding farm here; professional camel breeders research how to breed the best camels. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Bikaner.

Day 5 Jaisalmer

This morning after breakfast proceed to Jaisalmer (333 Kms/8 hrs drive approx). Jaisalmer, which lies in the heart of the Thar Desert a city, seeped in color and rich tradition; it was once a major centre on the trading route between India and the west. Arrive Jaisalmer and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 6 Jaisalmer

This morning after breakfast proceed for half day tour of Jaisalmer. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, which is the only living fort of India and houses the entire township within its ramparts. Visit Salim Singh ki Haveli, built around 300 years ago, and Patwon-ki-Haveli which is the largest and most elaborate mansion of its kind in Jaisalmer, followed by a visit to Nathmal Ji ki Haveli, a grand mansion that blends Rajput and Islamic architecture. Later, drive past the beautiful Gadisar Lake and Badal Vilas, the present residence of erstwhile royal family. Later, visit Sam Sand Dunes, around 42 kms from Jaisalmer, is the closest place from where you can lose yourself in ‘The Great Thar Desert'. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 7 Jodhpur

This morning after breakfast proceed to Jodhpur (290 Kms / 7 hrs drive approx). Arrive Jodhpur and check in to your hotel. Later, in the day proceed for a half-day sightseeing trip of Jodhpur, which is the second largest city in Rajasthan and also called the ‘Sun City’. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort. This spectacular fort made from red sandstone stands on a perpendicular cliff above the skyline of Jodhpur. Also visit Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Later, drive past the Mandore garden, which showcases cenotaphs of Jodhpur's former rulers; instead of the usual umbrella-shaped cenotaphs these are built along the lines of a Hindu temple. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 8 Rohetgarh

This morning after breakfast proceed to Rohet Garh (20 Kms/ 20 minutes drive approx). Arrive Rohet Garh and check in to your hotel. Rohet Garh is a classified Heritage Hotel. Over the course of fifteen years it has been nurtured and developed with great love and care by the family into one of the finest Heritage hotels in the country. No new building has been added in the renovation process, but rather, old edifices have been skillfully redesigned to create a heritage property that has few parallels. Situated on the banks of a lake and set in the midst of rural surroundings, it is a haven of peace and tranquility. Sprawling lawns and manicured gardens, which invite a multitude of birds and dancing peacocks, herald your entry into this oasis where the bird song is the only sound you will hear. Later proceed for The Village Safari by Jeep. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Rohet.

Day 9 Udaipur

This morning after breakfast proceed to Udaipur (230 kms / 5 hrs drive approx). Enroute, visit the Ranakpur Temples, acclaimed worldwide for their intricate and superb architectural style. These temples form one of the five major pilgrimages of the Jain’s. Arrive Udaipur and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 10 Udaipur

This morning after breakfast proceed to for full day tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola. The complex is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559. The balconies of the palace provide panoramic views of the Lake Palace Hotel and Jag Mandir on one side, and the city of Udaipur on the other. The paintings, mosaics, intricately carved 'chhatris' and the architecturally brilliant facade all contribute to making your visit to the City Palace a truly memorable experience. Thereafter, visit a picturesque garden, Sahelion ki Bari. You will visit also visit Jagat Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Ambika- a form of Goddess Durga. Built in 961 A.D, this temple is renowned for its intricate carvings in the exteriors. In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, which is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD (Depending upon the water level of lake). Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Udaipur.

Day 11 Deogarh

This morning after breakfast proceed to Deogarh (135 kms / 3 hrs drive approx). Arrive Deogarh and check in to your hotel. Deogarh : As soon as you glimpse the Deogarh Mahal, you can see that its rulers must have been serious players in the Mewar aristocracy, their magnificent fort a fitting stronghold for one of its sixteen “umraos” - the most senior feudal barons attending on the Maharana of Udaipur. Even so, you might not necessarily guess that the Rawats of Deogarh (a local title equivalent to “Raja”) once ruled over the fourth largest jagir in the whole of Rajasthan. At its most extensive, their territory comprised some 210 villages, with one of their defensive forts as far as 100 km away. Yet there is little ostentation and even less gold to be found in their palace. Like most of the Mewar nobility, they spent too much time fighting to have much to spare for amassing great wealth. Rest of the day at leisure. Rest of the day at leisure. One can do Jeep drive into the countryside with an escort, Trekking (in the hills), English saddle horse riding around the hotel and the nearby villages, Romantic horse-carriage ride, A walk through the village, Boating on the lake ( monsoon permitting). Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Deogarh.

Day 12 Samode

This morning after breakfast proceed to Samode (335 kms / 6 hrs 30 min drive approx). Arrive Samode and check in to your hotel. Samode Palace: A splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture, the Palace combines the best of Indian and Mughal styles. The 475-year-old palace is a celebration of the senses, underlined at all times by contemporary luxury and the signature service of Samode hotels - a magical hospitality and rare courtesy. Guests are known to want to lose themselves in the maze of bougainvillea covered courtyards, connected by quaint narrow staircases and chance upon lounges adorned by charming arches, stunning mirror work, exquisitely painted walls and ceilings. Royal suites and rooms surround the courtyards, each with their unique personality and décor. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Samode.

Day 13 Samode

This morning after breakfast proceed for an excursion to Jaipur (40 kms / 1 hrs drive approx). Visit the Amber Fort a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” Later visit the City Palace. Visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Drive back to Samode. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Samode.

Day 14 Agra

This morning after breakfast proceed to Agra (270 kms/6 hrs drive approx) enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO World Heritage Site), which was built by the Emperor Akbar. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water.. Further drive Agra. Arrive Agra and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Agra.

Day 15 Agra Delhi

This morning after breakfast proceed for half day tour of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, this beautiful yet forbidding structure houses many exquisite palaces, and is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Also visit the Taj Mahal a mausoleum built as a symbol Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. Later drive to Delhi (210 kms / 4.3hrs). Arrive and check in at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 16 Onwards

This morning after breakfast proceed to the airport to board the flight for your onward destination.

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