Palace Tour Rajasthan
10 Nights - 11Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Jaipur - Sariska - Mandawa - Bikaner
- Khimsar - Jodhpur
Day 01 Delhi
Begin your tour
Arrive into Delhi
On arrival at Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's Representative
to your hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Relax for the rest of the day.
Day 02 Delhi
This morning after a leisurely breakfast, proceed for the Combined
city tour of Old & New Delhi.
Combined city tour of Old & New Delhi.
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu
Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught
place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid,
one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation
sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni
Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Day 03 Delhi - Alwar
This morning after breakfast we will proceed to Alwar. On arrival
transfer to your hotel. Check-in at the hotel.
Relax for a while.
Later proceed to visit Alwar.
City tour of Alwar
We will visit the Vinai Vilas City Palace. This palace has a fine museum
with more than 7000 manuscripts, miniature paintings in both Mughal
and Rajasthani style, armour, textiles and musical instruments. We will
also visit the Yashwant Niwas. It is a palace built by Maharaja Jai
Singh in the Italian style. Sariska Palace: Sariska was known as the
royal reserve of the rulers of Alwar. The Sariska Palace was built by
the Maharajas of Alwar and this palace has now been converted into a
heritage hotel. Vijay Mandir Palace: Situated just 10km from Alwar this
is a royal residence, built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1819. A splendid
temple of Sita Ram is situated here which is visited by large number
of devotees on the occasion of Ramnavmi.
In the evening we will visit the Siliserh Lake.
Day 04 Alwar - Jaipur
Today morning after a leisurely breakfast we will drive to Jaipur.
Arrive Jaipur check into the hotel. Relax for a while. Later proceed
for half day excursion.
Half-day excursion to Amberfort with Elephant Ride
Enjoy the sights of the Shish Mahal, built in the 17th century a perfect
blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture will surely hypnotize you. Also
see the hall of public audiences and Maharaja Man Singh's Palace who
had 12 queens.
Day 05 Jaipur
Today after a leisurely breakfast we will proceed for the sightseeing
City tour of Jaipur
The rose pink city got its name from the red color of its building that
were painted red in 19th century when queen Victoria made her visit
to this royal city of Rajasthan. You will be guided to the imposing
City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amer Palace, Jantar Mantar and the Jai Garh
fort. The beautiful fountains pools and sculptures of the Sisodia-Rani-Ka-Bagh
will surely take your breath away. Evenings are at your leisure.
Optional: Enjoy a delicious Rajasthani cuisine at famous Choki Dani
where you are served food in typical Rajasthani style with non-stop
servings of food items. Go for shopping at the famous government emporiums
for handicrafts items or tie and dye textiles. At night you are back
in your hotel- after a day full of unknown experiences.
Day 06 Jaipur - Mandawa
After breakfast proceed for Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa check into hotel.
City Tour of Mandawa
The guided tour will take you to the beautiful village of Shekhawati,
here, you will be totally overwhelmed by the magnificent havelis built
by the rich and the famous merchants of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The havelis are embellished with paintings reflecting the daily life
of the desert of deities whom the people worship.
Day 07 Mandawa - Bikaner
Early morning enjoy your Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for
Bikaner. On arrival check into the hotel.
Visit to Camel Breeding Farm & Bazaars
Later in afternoon visit to a camel-breeding farm. The farm will up
date you about the breeding time of camels and how they are taken care
and raised in the farm. Evenings enjoy the stroll at the bustling bazaars
of the city center over brimmed with handicraft and miniature paintings.
Stay in a hotel overnight.
Day 08 Bikaner
Morning after breakfast proceed for the city tour of Bikaner.
City tour of Bikaner
Your exploration of Bikaner will be started by a visit to Junagarh Fort,
an imperial museum that comprises history of Bikaner from its days of
erection dating back to the 16th century. Also visit Lalgarh palace
and famous Jain Temples embellished with marvelous architectural work.
Another attraction of the city lies in its food, snacks and sweets-
don't forget to purchase potato snacks, Bikareri Bhujia (salted snacks)
and mouth-watering sweets from the city.
Over night stay at hotel.
Day 09 Bikaner - Deshnok - Nagaur - Khimsar
Morning drive for Khimsar en-route covering the sightseeing of Deshnok
the Rat Temple. Karni Mata Temple, Deshnoke lying at the distance of
30km from Bikaner. Visit the 600 years ancient shrine of Goddess Karni.
You will be astonished to see that besides the Goddess the other deity
of the temple are rats. The people have a strong notion that these rodents
will be reincarnated as divine human.
Later visit the unique town of Nagaur, one of the most picturesque of
Rajput townships resounds with life during the Nagaur Fair. This cattle
fair is the second largest in Rajasthan and is held every year during
the Hindu month of Magh (Jan-Feb).
By afternoon you will be reaching to Khimsar. On arrival transfer to
your hotel. Relax for a while. Later proceed to visit Khimsar.
City tour of Khimsar
visiting Khimsar Fort. This fort architecture offers great discrepancy.
Initially, the fort walls, minarets and stables were built solely for
war but later on when the royal family shifted to the fort in 18th century
the fort was restructured. Today, this fort ranks amongst the premier
classified Heritage Hotels of India. Over night at Khimsar Heritage
Day 10 Khimsar - Ossian - Mandore - Jodhpur
Day 11 Jodhpur - Delhi (Flight)
Morning start your trip to Jodhpur en-route covering Ossian and
Enroute visit to Ossian and Mandore
Ossian (58km) is also referred as an oasis in the desert. Pay a visit
to beautifully carved Jain temples of 11th century dedicated to Lord
Mahavira followed by a visit to Sun Temple, Kali temple and the Sachiya
Mata Temple. Mandore (8 km) see the cenotaphs of Jodhpur rulers amidst
the beautiful gardens. The walls of the cenotaphs are festooned with
15 sculptures of Hindu deities tunneled out of the hard rocks, a worth
visiting sight. By evening reach to Jodhpur, overnight stay at the hotel.
Morning you will be guided to Mehrangarh fort crowning on the hilly
terrain of Aravali Ranges at a height of 125m. The beauty and the glory
of many royal palaces in the fort speak epic of red sandstone Palace.
Umiad bhawan a beautiful architectural splendor is still the residence
of erstwhile rulers of Jodhpur, the part of the palace is converted as
a heritage hotel and part is preserve as a museum. Government Museum the
museum has sumptuous amassing of arms and ammunitions, royal dresses portraits
of royal family.
Later transfer to Jodhpur airport to board the flight for Delhi for your