Rajasthan Forts and Palaces Tour
21 Nights / 22 Days
Destinations Covered :
New Delhi - Neemrana - Samode - Nawalgarh
- Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Deogarh - Jaipur -
Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - New Delhi
Day 01: New Delhi - Neemrana
Welcome to India. You will be received at New Delhi International airport,
assisted and transferred straight to Neemrana. Stay in the fascinating Neemrana
Day 02: Neemrana
The Neemrana Fort Palace is situated on a majestic plateau concealed in
a horseshoe formation of the Aravalli ranges, considered the oldest fold
mountains in the world. The beginnings of this rugged architectural jewel
which rises to nine levels, date back to 1464 AD, making it India's oldest
heritage resort. Conveniently located just off the Delhi Jaipur highway,
Neemrana is Rajasthan's closest palace to India's capital. Day free to explore
around the village. Besides the fort, a step well is also worth exploring.
Day 03: Samode
Samode according to the Rajputana Gazetteer of 1879 was a large and flourishing
town. The Zamindars (landlords) of Samode the principal thakurs of the state
of Amber were the Nathawat clan from Chomu, a branch of the house of Amber,
tracing their relation to the Jaipur Maharaja the fabled Prithviraj Singhji
the 17th prince of the house of Kacchwaha Rajputs.
A heritage resort atop the Shivalik Hills mere seven hours away from Delhi
and one and a half hours from Chandigarh, Nalagarh Fort is a must visit
must stay hotel. Built in 1421 by the royal family of Nalagarh, the hotel
has all the modern facilities. The erstwhile royal family is still residing
inside the palace that marks the regal continuity that this structure
The day's activity includes a traditional Rajasthani lunch and an excursion
to nearby towns of Lachhmangarh and Fatehpur for the better appreciation
of the Shekhawati region popularly known as 'the largest open air art
gallery of the world'!
Day 06: Bikaner
Reach the 'Camel City' Bikaner and check in. After a brief leisure, visit
the well-preserved Junagarh fort. In the evening visit the unique camel-breeding
Day 07: Jaisalmer
Drive through the Thar Desert and finally reach Jaisalmer (the Golden
City) and check in at your hotel. In the evening walk in the still inhabited
fort of Jaisalmer abuzz with a distinct and vibrant lifestyle.
Day 08: Jaisalmer
The year was 1970 when Maharaja Mahendra Singh Ji Pioneered the Hospitality
business in Jaisalmer by starting the Jaisal Castle Hotel at 12 room Hotel
in Jaisalmer Fort which was built in 1165 A.D. It was from here that began
the new world famous concept of the "Golden Thar Experience.
Day 09: Rohet
Past centuries come to life at the historic boundary walls of Rohet -
the fortified desert home of the descendants of the 16th century Rathore
of Champawat clan.
Day 10: Rohet
In the morning take an excursion to Jodhpur and visit Mehrangarh fort,
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Sardar Market and Old Town. Back at Rohet evening
free on your own.
Day 11: Udaipur
The hotel is in fact a white marble palace that seems to float miraculously
on the still waters of Lake Pichola. Probably the most romantic hotel
in the world, this 250-year old palace offers guests a unique blend of
serenity and opulence. Founded in 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh, the Lake
city of Udaipur is often referred as the 'Venice of the East'.
Day 12: Udaipur
After breakfast move out for a half day sightseeing trip of City Palace
and Saheliyon ki Bari. Rest of the time free to explore the interesting
labyrinths around Jagdish temple on your own. Take a boat ride sightseeing
tour of Lake Pichhola at sunset.
Day 13: Dungarpur
Unlike the more recent Udai Bilas, the Old Palace or Juna Mahal as it is
locally known, is no longer occupied. It is still owned by the family and
can be visited only on invitation. Almost as old as the town itself, the
construction of the palace was started sometime in the turbulent 13th century
amongst the superb natural defenses of a rocky peak some 1500 ft. from the
sea level Kuchaman Fort now a heritage hotel resort is easily accessible
from Delhi and Jaipur. It is of a special significance, as it remained unconquered
by either the Marathas or the Mughals.
Day 14: Dungarpur
The whole day free to relax in the serenity of Udai Bilas Palace.
Day 15: Deogarh
After a leisurely breakfast, drive towards Deogarh visiting Eklingji and
Nagda on the way before finally checking in. Stay in Deogarh Mahal - a palace
of great character and ambience.
Day 16: Deogarh
The whole day on your discretion. Suggested visit to Molela village (famous
for terracotta crafts) or Kumbhalgarh Fort. Option of taking a unique safari
on horses to the villages in this region of rugged terrain.
Day 17: Jaipur
Transfer to the Pink City - Jaipur. On arrival check in the hotel. Evening
free to walk in interesting old bazaars.
Day 18: Jaipur
After breakfast move out for a sightseeing tour of the City Palace Complex,
Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort. Evening at discretion to try one among several
options - shopping, visit a farmhouse for local Rajasthani dinner or taking
a walk through the streets lined with great heritage buildings. o/v night
stay in the hotel.
Day 19: Fateh Pur Sikri / Agra
Early morning to drive to fatehpursikri to see fatehpursikri fort and
drive to agra .O/v night stay in the hotel.
Day 20: Agra
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Agra which includes the
most beautiful monument of love - The Taj, Agra Fort and few other attractions.
Later checkout from the hotel and transfer to New Delhi. Arrive and check
in. Remaining day free for shopping at Hauz Khas Village or at leisure.
Day 21: New Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast move out for a daylong sightseeing of Old
Delhi (Shahajahanbad) which includes the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk &
Jama Masjid along with other attractions. Drive past the impressive boulevards
and buildings such as President's Residence and others in Lutyen's Delhi
(New Delhi). Evening free to move around the busy Connaught Place.
Day 22: Departure
At appropriate time checkout from the hotel and transfer to International
airport to board the flight back to your country.