Places to Visit : Delhi - Neemrana - Jaipur -Ranthambore - Bundi - Kota - Bijaipur - Chittorgarh - Dhariyawad - Dungarpur - Udaipur - Delhi
Duration : 14 Days
Day 01 : Abroad -
Arrive Delhi. Meet and
assistance on arrival and transfer from airport to hotel. Overnight at
Day 02 : Delhi
Full day sightseeing
tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in
Asia), Red Fort (built between 1639-48 by the Shah Jahan, the creator of
the Taj Mahal) and the Rajghat (the cremation site of the Father of the
Nation, Mahatma Gandhi).
Afternoon sightseeing tour of New
Delhi, drive past Safdarjang's Tomb (1753 AD). Visit the Qutab Minar
(72m high), the most perfect of towers of the Persian world. The drive
through New Delhi includes the Embassy area (Diplomatic Enclave),
government buildings, India Gate, Birla Temple and Connaught Place.
Day 03 : Delhi - Neemrana (122kms)
Morning drive to
Neemrana. Upon arrival in Neemrana, check into Hotel Neemrana Fort, one
of the oldest forts in Rajasthan converted into a hotel. Afternoon
explore the nearby village and visit 18th century step-well located at
walking distance. Overnight at the hotel.
04 : Neemrana- Jaipur (145 kms)
Morning drive to Jaipur and
upon arrival check into Hotel Rambagh Palace for two nights. Rest of the
day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning excursion to Amber Fort (located on a hill
overlooking the Maota Lake). You will climb to the fort on
gaily-caparisoned elephants. It is a stunning example of Rajput
Afternoon city tour of Jaipur, popularly known
as " The Pink City of Rajasthan". Visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace
of the Winds), which is an elaborate façade behind which ladies
of the court used to observe life going on in the streets below. Also
visit the City Palace, a wonderful blend of Rajput and Mughal
architecture where the present Maharaja still resides. Also visit the
Museum, which houses a rare collection of manuscripts, paintings,
carpets and armory. Explore the Jantar Mantar, the observatory built by
Sawai Jai Singh in 1728. It is the best preserved amongst five
observatories built by him. Overnight at the hotel.
06 : Jaipur- Ranthambore (182 kms)
Morning drive south to
Ranthambore National Park, a former private Royal hunting preserve. It
lies at the junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya Hills. Stay two nights
at the Sawai Madhopur Lodge. Afternoon game drive.
Morning and evening game viewing
Much of this area comprises arid scrub jungles, together with forested
hills and artificial lakes. There is an impressive range of birdlife on
the lakes. The animal species includes sambar, chital, nilgai, chinkara,
wild boar, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, tiger and leopard. Overnight at
08 : Ranthambore - Kota (125 kms)
Morning drive to Kota
en route visiting Bundi. Visit the City Palace and the tremendous
Taragarh or the Star Fort. Continue drive to Kota and check into Hotel
Brij Raj Bhawan / Umed Bhawan for one night. Afternoon visit to Kota
City Palace and Museum with its outstanding collection of miniature
Day 09 : Kota - Bijaipur (170 Kms)
Morning drive to Biajipur, en route visiting the Bijolia, the cluster of
11th century temples, and the well-preserved 12th century temples at
Menal. Stay one night at the 16th century Bijaipur Castle amid the
Vidhyachal ranges. Afternoon free to take a jeep out to Pangarh Fort.
Day 10 : Bijaipur- Dhariyawad (150 Kms)
drive south to Dhariyawad. En route visit Chittorgarh, one of the most
spectacular forts in Rajasthan. The impressive remains of temples,
towers and palaces date from the 7th to the 15th centuries. Upon arrival
check into Hotel Dhariyawad Fort for one night. The small, river bank
town of Dhariyawad is centered around the 16th century fort. Evening
free to wander around the village.
Day 11 : Dhariyawad -
Dungarpur (100 Kms)
Morning drive to Dungarpur, a small town
nestling in the Aravalli hills. Check into the 19th century Udai Bilas
Palace, the erstwhile
Royal Residence, and lye on the banks of the Gaibsagar Lake. Afternoon
drive upto the old palace to see the colorful and vibrant frescoes,
exquisite miniature paintings, glass and mirror inlay work. Proceed to
the top of the hill to watch the sun set over the hills.
Day 12 : Dungarpur- Udaipur (120 kms)
Morning drive to
Udaipur. On arrival check into Hotel Shiv Niwas Palace / Lake Palace for
two nights. Afternoon motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake
Pichola. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as
it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan
desert. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - the other lovely island
palace in the middle of the lake. Built by Maharana Karan Singhji in
1622 as a pleasure palace for royal function, this island palace has
also provided refuge to Prince Khurram who was more known as Emperor
Shah Jahan. It is also believed that he got the inspiration to build the
Taj Mahal from this Island Palace. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 : Udaipur
Morning, sightseeing tour of Udaipur. This
is possibly the most romantic city in Rajasthan. There would be no doubt
as to why it is called the "Venice of the East". Maharana Udai
Singh founded the city in 1568. Udaipur is full of palaces, temples and
havelis, ranging from the modest to the extravagant. Visit the City
Palace. At this palace complex, you will marvel
at the rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows,
inlaid marble balconies and the peacock courtyard. Also visit the lovely
Sahelion-ki-Bari gardens, the Jagdish temple and the local folk museum.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14 : Udaipur - Delhi by
Morning transfer from hotel to the airport in time to
take flight for Delhi. Meeting and assistance on arrival and check into
hotel Taj Palace.
Evening transfer from hotel to the
international airport to connect flight for onward destination.