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Royal Rajasthan Tour

Duration : 16 days and 15 nights
Destinations Covered : Udaipur - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Nawalgarh - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi

Day - 1. Udaipur
We shall enjoy a warm Indian reception on our arrival at the Udaipur airport where the tour guide will meet and assist us to check in at a hotel for an overnight stay.

Day - 2. Udaipur-Ranakpur-Udaipur
On the second day, the Royal Rajasthan Tour itinerary includes a day excursion to the temples of Ranakpur. Ranakpur is tucked away in a remote valley in the Aravali range. It is situated around 60 km north of Udaipur in Pali district and boasts of one of the largest and most important Jain Temples in the country. It is one of the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. It is home to an exceptionally beautiful temple complex in the Aravali ranges and a must visit for the tourists coming to this region.

Day - 3. Mount Abu
The Royal Rajasthan Tour itinerary will take us to Mount Abu - the only hill station in royal Rajasthan. Mount Abu, the only hill resort of Rajasthan, is located at a distance of about 185 km from Udaipur and 500 km form Jaipur. Situated at a height of 1,220 m above sea level in the Aravali hills, Mount Abu is bounded by abundant vegetation and a striking lake named as Lake Nakki. The place is not only famous for its enormous natural beauty but also for its importance as a pilgrimage center for Jain and Hindus. We shall check in at a hotel on our arrival for an overnight stay.

Day - 4. Mount Abu
We shall see the attractions of Mount Abu with the Royal Rajasthan Tour package. The most famous temples and shrines here include Dilwara Jain Temples, Gaumukh Temple, Adhar Devi Temple, and Shri Raghunathji Temple. Then we shall enjoy a boat cruise on the Nakki Lake that apparently was carved out by Gods with their nails. We shall have an overnight stay in Mount Abu

Day - 5. Jodhpur
After breakfast we shall drive to Jodhpur, the royal city engulfed in tales of Rajput gallantry. We shall check in at a hotel on arrival for an overnight stay. We shall be left free to spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day - 6. Jodhpur
We shall enjoy an exciting heritage sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. We shall begin with a tour of Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Rao Jodha constructed the Mehrangarh Fort in 1459 AD. There are seven gateways to approach the fort. Rao Jodha and his successors built some palaces within the fort from 1456 AD onwards. These palaces are Moti Mahal, Chandan Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. Phool Mahal or Palace of Flowers was built as a hall of private audience. The decoration within this palace displays the ornamentation style of the 18th century AD. The Jaswant Thada, located half way up the interminably long road that climbs onwards to the fort, is the traditional cremation ground of the rulers of Jodhpur. Taking pride of place amongst the ornamental gardens and chattris is the fabulous white marble memorial to Jaswant Singh II, built in 1899. Later in the day we can explore the local markets and the lesser-known attractions of Jodhpur.

Day - 7. Jaisalmer
The Royal Rajasthan Tour includes a travel to Jaisalmer, a magnificent city that stirs in the heart of the Thar Desert. We shall check in at a hotel with assistance from the tour representative and spend the rest of the day enjoying the rustic glory of this medieval Rajput mainstay.

Day - 8. Jaisalmer
We shall undertake a tour of the Jaisalmer Fort, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Nathmalji ki Haveli and other Jaisalmer attractions. Then we shall ride a camel and camp on sand dunes on the outskirts of Jaisalmer. Later in the evening we shall drive back to the hotel in Jaisalmer city for dinner and overnight stay.

Day - 9. Bikaner
After breakfast the Royal Rajasthan Tour will undertake a travel tour to Bikaner that is known for breeding the fastest riding camels in Asia. We shall check in at the hotel on arrival and stay overnight in Bikaner.

Day - 10. Bikaner
We shall undertake a tour of the Junagarh Fort and set out on an excursion to the Karni Mata Temple at Deshnoke. Raja Rai Singh, one of the Akbar's distinguished generals built the 986 m long Junagadh Fort in Bikaner between 1588 and 1593 AD. Built by pink sandstone, the fort has 37 pavilions, massive columns, arches, screens and minarets. The carving and paintings on the fort is noteworthy and attracts a lot of tourists. Karni Mata Temple, 30 miles south of Bikaner in Deshnoke, is one of the strangest holy spots in India. Later in the day the Royal Rajasthan Tour guide arranges for you to be driven back to the hotel in Bikaner for an overnight stay.

Day - 11. Nawalgarh
The Royal Rajasthan Tour Itinerary includes a drive to Nawalgarh that is an important part of the Shekhawati region in Rajasthan. It is a region that is globally famous as "the open-air art gallery" of India. We shall stay at a heritage hotel and experience the magic that is Rajasthan.

Day - 12. Pushkar
We shall tour the openhandedly frescoed havelis of Nawalgarh and drive to Pushkar later in the afternoon. The architectural heritage of Pushkar is exceptional. The temples built and rebuilt over centuries offer a look at the different styles of various years. The city of Pushkar has over 400 temples in its limits. The only temple in the world of Brahma- the creator of the universe is here. We shall check in at a hotel on arrival for an overnight stay.

Day - 13. Jaipur
We shall travel around the attractions of Pushkar. We would plan to see the Pushkar Lakes and Ghats, Tour the Brahma Temple and Savitri Temple before driving off to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan, India. The Royal Rajasthan Tour guide will arrange for the check in at a hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day - 14. Jaipur
We shall visit the forts and monuments of Jaipur. We shall see Amber Fort, tour Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts and explore the interiors of the City Palace Complex. We shall also visit the Jantar Mantar before setting off on a generous shopping extravaganza to the markets of Jaipur. We shall have an overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.

Day - 15. Agra
We shall drive to Agra and enjoy the attractions of Fathepur Sikri and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary en route. We shall check in at a hotel on arrival in Agra for an overnight stay.

Day - 16. Agra
We shall walk around the magical Taj Mahal that owes its existence to a promise made by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to his dying queen Mumtaz Mahal.
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