Incredible Rajasthan Tour PackagesDuration: 15 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Jaipur - Agra
Incredible Rajasthan Tour is just what it states - absolutely incredible. It takes you directly into the heart of Rajasthani art and culture, Shekhawati region. Colorful vibrant art ornaments Mandawa's forts and havelis. Bikaner, Jaisalmer, and Jodhpur offer you beautiful desert scenes that include camel rides, Sam sand dunes, and a visit to the world's largest camel breeding farm. They offer you a different face of natural beauty and architectural splendor.
Acrobatic, upbeat and graceful performing arts of Rajasthan are a delight too. Folk songs and dances by the campfire make for some very interesting nights at Rajasthan. Lake Palace of Udaipur, world-famous Deogarh paintings and Palace Winds of Jaipur will keep you enthralled throughout the tour. The tour rounds off with a trip to Taj Mahal.
Highlights of Incredible Rajasthan Tour : Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Rickshaw Ride at Chandni Chowk, Humayun's tomb, Qutub Minar, President's House, Lotus Temple, Havelis of Mandawa, Taj Mahal, Buland Darwaza, Elephant Ride in Abmer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Camel Ride at Sam Sand Dunes and much more..
Daywise Itinerary for Incredible Rajasthan Tour:
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
A company representative from TNS will pick you up as soon as your flight lands and will then transfer you to the hotel that has already been booked for you.
Day 2 : Delhi
Delhi is the capital of India and offers you interesting plethora of architectural, historical, and cultural delights that span over a number of centuries. On this day, you will spend the entire day sightseeing highlights of Old and New Delhi.
Old Delhi's pride is Red Fort, once the stronghold of Moghuls and the place where India's tricolour flag was first unfurled when India got independence. The accompanying market of Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, is Asia's biggest market where you can try Delhi's delicacies, enjoy a rickshaw ride and buy souvenirs at very affordable prices.
New Delhi is much better planned with its wide roads and landscaping, which is the legacy of British Raj. The President's House, India Gate, Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple are some of the highlights that we will cover during this tour.
You will spend the night at Delhi.
Day 3 : Delhi - Mandawa (Distance by surface: 242 km, Usual Time Taken: 6 hrs)
Early morning, you will drive to Mandawa, the Storybook Town, and check-in at the hotel where you will stay for the night.
In the afternoon, you will go on sightseeing. You will witness the legacy of Shekawati region here, as you will find frescoes addressing all sorts of topics all over the city. Mandawa's painted havelis built by its wealthy merchants are well known all over the world. Frescoes and paintings at Mandawa range from religious to political satire to erotic.
In the evening, you will be able to relax in the hotel.
Day 4 : Mandawa - Bikaner (Distance by surface: 164 km, Usual Time Taken: 4 hrs)
A four-hour drive will take you to Bikaner, the Desert City of Rajasthan. You will check in at the hotel, where you will spend the night and then proceed on a sightseeing tour to its golden sand dunes, red sandstone forts and palaces, and temples. You can ride on beautifully bedecked camels and enjoy the celebration of life in a barren landscape backdrop here.
Day 5 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer (Distance by surface: 333 km, Usual Time Taken: 8 hrs 30 minutes)
Jaisalmer lies at the heart of the Thar Desert. In the early morning you will proceed for this desert magic and check in at a hotel in Jaisalmer, which has already been booked for you, for overnight stay.
You can spend the evening at leisure and chill out in your own way.
Day 6 : Jaisalmer
In the morning, get ready for a fascinating sightseeing tour of The Golden City of Rajasthan. The highlights will include Jaisalmer Fort with the Royal Palace and beautiful Jain Temples; and world renowned Havelis of Patwa, Nathmal, and Salim Singh that are known for their exotic artwork.
In the afternoon, you will witness the miraculous beauty of Sam Dunes, where the winds work constantly as a sculptor to carve beautiful sand works. As you ride on the camel here, notice how these sand dunes change their colour and shape with position of the sun and direction of the wind. Sunsets at Sam sand dunes are awesome.
Day 7 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (Distance by surface: 298 km, Usual Time Taken: 8 hrs)
This day will take you to yet another desert delight of Rajasthan, known as Jodhpur. It is a long drive and you will check in at the hotel in Jodhpur for overnight stay, once you reach there. You can spend the evening at leisure and get refreshed for the amusements planned for the next day.
Day 8 : Jodhpur
In the morning, you will visit the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India. Spread over 5 kms, the fort offers majestic bid-eye's views of the city. Its beautiful palaces - Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal - elaborately ornate windows along with royal exhibits tell a saga of splendour of its rulers. Other highlights of the sightseeing tour are Jaswant Thada, the royal cenotaphs; and Umaid Bhawan Palace that has an interesting history of royal generosity and wisdom.
In the afternoon, you will visit Mandore - the ancient capital of Marwar. Its Hall of Heroes has 16 gigantic figures of local heroes carved out of a single rock and is worth seeing.
Day 9 : Jodhpur - Udaipur (Distance by surface: 275 km, Usual Time Taken: 6 hrs)
After seeing the beauty of desert, you will move on to the Oasis City of Rajasthan, Udaipur. You will visit Jain Temples at Ranakpur en-route. The marble Jain temples of Ranakpur have several wondrous features such as 1444 elaborately carved pillars, each with unique ornate designs.
At Udaipur, you will check in at a hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10 : Udaipur
Udaipur is the City of Lakes and perhaps one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. The reflection of the Lake Palace in Lake Pichola, and fairy-tale scenic views of the forts, palaces and temples of the city make Udaipur a preferred destination for film shoots, Royal Rajasthan weddings and dreamy sojourns.
You can spend the latter half of the day at leisure.
Day 11 : Udaipur - Deogarh (Distance by surface: 150 km, Usual Time Taken: 4 hrs)
In the morning, you will leave for Deogarh with grand Deogarh Mahal or Palace that proclaims itself to be the Abode of Gods. Less ostentatious than many other Rajasthan forts and palaces, Deogarh Mahal has several architectural delights to explore.
Deogarh is an ideal stopover to witness a typical traditional village of Rajasthan. You will also see what remains of the Dashavatar Temple which was the first northern Indian temple with a shikhara.
Day 12 : Deogarh - Jaipur (Distance by surface: 250 km, Usual Time Taken: 5 hrs)
In the morning, you will leave for The Pink City Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and is a model royal destination with all the modern facilities. At Jaipur, check in at the hotel where you will spend the night.
The rest of the day is free and you can relax and enjoy on your own.
Day 13 : Jaipur
This morning has some delightful sights and amusements in store for you. You can ride an elephant like royalty on your trip to Amber Fort, which is magnificent and stunning to this day. In the afternoon, you will drive around Jaipur to see its highlights such as the Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal with its honeycomb-shaped facade, ingenious Jantar Mantar or the Royal Observatory, and the City Palace. You will spend the night at Jaipur.
Day 14 : Jaipur - Agra (Distance by surface: 201 km, Usual Time Taken: 4 hrs)
Fare well Jaipur as you proceed to the most popular tourist destination of India - Agra, the City of Taj Mahal. You will visit Fatehpur Sikri en-route, a model town that was lovingly developed by Emperor Akbar as his dream city but was abandoned later due to scarcity of water.
At Agra, you will check in at a hotel that has already been booked for you for overnight stay.
Day 15 : Agra - Delhi (Distance by surface: 235 km, Usual Time Taken: 5 hrs)
On the last day of your tour, you will visit the beautiful Taj Mahal, where the love for Emperor Shah Jahan for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal has been enshrined for eternity. Other highlights of your sightseeing tour of Agra are Agra Fort and Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah, also known as Baby Taj.
In the afternoon, you will drive back to Delhi, where you will be dropped at the airport in time for your flight to onward destination.