16 Days / 15 Nights
New Delhi – Jaipur – Shekawati – kuchaman Fort – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Manvar – Jodhpur – Bundi – Udaipur – Agra
Day 1: Arrive Delhi – Jaipur
Welcome to India, You will be received by Forever Tour To India representative at airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel you will have a brief description of your tour and the representative will hand over your documents regarding the tour, Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Jama Masjid, Delhi After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi visiting the a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Victorian Delhi , Parliament house, President house, India Gate & then Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Jaipur
The City Palace of Jaipur is located in the heart of the old city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. It is spread over a large area, split into a series of courtyards, gardens, and buildings. The outer wall was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II, but other additions are much more recent, some dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. The palace is a wonderful blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural style. The City Place of Jaipur is a major tourist attraction in Rajasthan.
Astronomical Observatory (Jantar Mantars)
Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India. The observatories, or “Jantar Mantars” as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. These structures with their striking combinations of geometric forms at large scale, have captivated the attention of architects, artists, and art historians world wide, yet remain largely unknown to the general public.
Jantar Mantar presents the observatories through a variety of media and information sources, making it possible to explore and learn about these historic sites through interactive panoramic “VR” photographs, time lapse sequences, and 3D models as well as articles, drawings, and historic texts. It is a comprehensive resource for exploring the observatories in depth.
Day 4: Jaipur
The Amer Fort is situated in Amer, which is 11 kilometers from Jaipur. Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. The Amer Fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Maotha Lake adds a certain charm to the entire Fort. Though the fort is quite old and may even look so from the outside, it is beautiful on the inside and boasts of various buildings of prominence like the ‘Diwan-i-Aam’, the ‘Sheesh Mahal’ and even the ‘SukhMahal’. The Amer Fort has influences of both Hindu and Muslim architecture. This fort also has the ‘Shila Devi’ Temple and the ‘Ganesh Pol’ which is a gate that leads to the private palaces of the kings. The Amer Fort has many pavilions and halls of great interest and other popular attractions.
The Jaigarh fort is the most spectacular of the three-hilltop forts that overlook Jaipur. In Mughal times, the Jaipur region was a major weapon-producing center for the Mughal and Rajput rulers, several of the weapons being on display in the fort’s museum. It is one of the few military structures of medieval India preserved almost intact, containing palaces, a granary, a well-planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and giant mounted cannon-the Jai Ban (Jaivan) which is the largest cannon on wheels in the world. Jaigarh Fort is also known as the fort of victory. The display includes a collection of canons, many of which are exquisitely decorated and were used in the Mughal campaigns led by the Rajput King, Raja Man Singh.
Of Jaipur’s three forts, Jaigarh is perhaps the most imposing. It does not have those delicate structures or palaces like that of Amber but if you want a quick look at a hard-core fortress, this is it. Jaigarh means `Victory Fort’ and was built between the 15th and the 18th century AD, and stands 15 km from Jaipur, amidst rock-strewn, thorn-scrub covered hills, its forbidding stone ramparts being visible from the Jaipur town. A steep road goes up to the main gate, the DungarDarwaza, from where the view is are inspiring.
Nahargarh Fort is located on the rugged ridge of Aravali Hills and it forms an impressive northern backdrop of Jaipur. It looks most classy when floodlit at night. The fort overlooks the city and presents a glittering view of the city lights. It was built in 1734 and extended in 1868. Nahargarh meaning abode of the tigers was built by Jai Singh to bolster the defence of Amber. The legend has it that it was named Nahargarh after Nahar Singh, a prince whose spirit would destroy the construction and stall its progress. So after a tantrik invoked the spirit, it agreed to withdraw on condition that the fort would be named after him. The Madhavendra Bhawan, built by Sawai Madho Singh has a unique cluster of 12 identical suites for queens and at the head is a suite for the king himself. The rooms are linked by corridors and retain some delicate frescoes as well as toilets and kitchen hearths. It was used by members of the royal family for excursion in summers and is even now a favoured picnic spot. Durg Cafeteria just above the entrance sells meals and refreshments, while Padao Restaurant on the west sells drinks around sunset.
Day 5: Shekawati (Mandawa) – Kuchaman Fort
Mandawa is located in the Shekhawati region of the Rajasthan. The presence of a number of forts, mansions and Haveli’s also make it a great tourist destination. Mandawa used to a busy market town for Rajput merchants. It was during that period, the Rajputs built a number of palatial mansions. It was their initiative to build the archways, murals etc. as well. This actually helped in imparting a royal ambiance and vintage charm to the place. The traders used to work in different parts of the country. However, whenever there was a question of building a palatial mansion, they built it in Mandawa. These mansions marked their wealth and prosperity.
Day 6: Kuchaman Fort – Bikaner Via Nagaur Fort
The Kuchaman Fort, a Heritage Hotel near Jaipur, Rajasthan. Ideally situated with a proximity to key tourist destinations in India Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaipur and Samode. The scenic beauty and picturesque setting of this fort makes you travel back in time. This Heritage Hotel and Resort offers more than just accommodation activities include Horse Safaris, Camel Safaris, Village Safaris, Bird watching and Temple excursions. Our special Kuchaman City excursion takes you through old heritage Haveli’s and other memorable lanes.
The resort itself offers Five-star comfort. An indoor Pool, Yoga Centre, Kerala Massages and a multi-cuisine restaurant. This Heritage Hotel and Fort with its high and massive ramparts, 32 bastions, 10 gates and various defenses is a formidable fort unique in its architecture. One of the finest Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan, The Kuchaman Fort is rapidly becoming the favorite choice for the discerning traveler.
As you go winding up an undulating mountain road, towards the massive portals of this magnificient fort, you travel back to in time, only to be swallowed into the inside of this ancient world of strange mysteries, of secret chants and mantras, of classical music and ragas, and of fine arts and murals. The Kuchaman Fort. Beckoning, inviting, waiting to welcome you as it rises proudly int the clear skies at the top of a 1000 feet high rock cliff.
The Kuchaman Fort, a rare jewel set in a glittering sea of golden sands, as though a million year old rock itself changed its shape, to record the extraordinary era of kuchaman glory.
The Kuchaman Fort, where with echoing, reverberating step, you peel away successive layers of timeless history, perfectly preserved, frozen in rock and
Day 7: Bikaner Via Nagaur Fort – Jaisalmer
Just over five centuries old, Bikaner was founded by a scion of the house of Marwar (Jodhpur). The fort of Bikaner, Junagadh, however, was built in 1593 by Raja Rai Singh who also served as a general in the army of Emperor Akbar. Made from red sandstone and encircled by a moat around which the modern city of Bikaner has spread in a somewhat erratic fashion, Junagadh consists of several palaces and apartments in a remarkable state of preservation. The art of mason and sculptor is most obvious in the recreation of delicate stone screens, kiosks, pavilions and series of arched entrances to buildings reached from corridors that have windows overlooking the city beyond.
Some of the palaces are among the most richly decorated in Rajasthan and include AnupMahal, Chandra Mahal and PhoolMahal. They give the impression of rich inlay of pietradura, though in fact the apartments are merely richly painted. The paintings have been preserved as good as new because of extremely dry heat conditions of the desert town. Another palace, BadalMahal recreated painting of clouds on its walls, a reminder of the monsoon that often failed the settlement. The Anup Mahal courtyard has a throne set in a pool of water. Bringing alive the sensitivity the rulers showed in their building environment.
Day 8: Jaisalmer
Morning sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer The golden rays of the setting sun, the colorfully adorned locals, the massive forts and mansions, the extremely fascinating craftsmanship, Rajput havelis, all these make Jaisalmer a place of must visit in Rajasthan. Moreover a visit to the Jaisalmer Fort (the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittaur), Patwon ki Haweli, (the grandest haweli of Jaisalmer), Desert Culture center and museums gives you some glimpse of this small town’s past. The Jain temples
meet your religious taste; Salim Singh ki haweli and Nathmal-ki-haweli give you some more idea of the haweli architecture of the town. Besides these, Gadsisar Lake is also an interesting spot that you must visit in this desert city.
Afternoon visit Sam Sand Dunes, Ideal for viewing sunsets, these sites will also give you a chance to capture the picturesque sand dunes in your camera. Overnight in Hotel. / Night at Desert Camp.
Day 9: Jaisalmer – Manvar
Rajasthan is presently one of the most enchanting tourist destinations in the world. Among all the cities in Rajasthan, Jodhpur is also experiencing a huge number of tourist footfalls in the recent past Tours to Manvar is one such attraction that is located in the midst of the Thar Desert, Manvar lying exactly between the Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner. It will surely give a great experience for the tourists by offering the beauty of desert of at its best. It becomes a must visit during excursions from Jodhpur.
Manvar is an excellent destination to have a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Manvar is one of the perfect options for those who wish to get the true feel of deserts. It is such a fascinating place that offers the raw beauty of nature. It will let you explore the various parts of the desert to enjoy its kaleidoscopic beauty. Sightseeing Manvar provides you an opportunity to enjoy the enthusiasm of wilderness in desert. Manvar has the sprawling resort that built on 5 acres of land reflecting the true ambiance of the traditional village.
The best time to visit here is between the months of September to March. During this time, you will be able to get to see a large number of migratory demoiselle cranes. Ride on Jeep safaris gives you an enjoyable experience for the tourists.
Day 10: Manvar – Jodhpur
Rajasthan is one of the most prominent tourist destinations that offer a lot of tourist attractions. The variety of tourist attraction helps in making Rajasthan one of the most sought after tourist attraction. In fact, Rajasthan is currently one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. The unique charm appeals similarly to the domestic tourists as well as foreign tourists. Among the various cities in Rajasthan that manages to attract a large number of tourists, Jodhpur is a prominent one. Jodhpur is tourist place in Rajasthan that has a variety of tourist places. These tourist places experiences a huge number of tourist footfall. However, in the recent past Jodhpur is also experiencing a huge number of tourist footfalls as the tourists are coming down to place to go for excursions from Jodhpur. Presence of a number of tourist attractions in close proximity to the Jodhpur helps in making Jodhpur excursions a thoroughly enjoyable excursion for the tourists. These excursions take you for a number of tours. Tours to Manvar is one such attraction that will surely be a great experience for the tourists. Offering the beauty of desert of at its best, it is a must visit during excursions from Jodhpur.
Day 11: Jodhpur (Maharangarh Fort with Jaswantarda) via Osian – Bundi
Having arranged many mobile camel safaris in the usual mainstream and busy destinations we realized that a more exclusive destination was missing from this fun experience. A location was sourced and what better than on the first sand dune of the famous Thar Desert of Rajasthan. With expansive views of the vast desert on one side and the intricate temples of Osian on the other, this camp, the first of its kind in India, offers easy access to the local desert villages. Venturing out on camel one can meet the proud local tribes, the Bishnois and Bhils, potters and weavers and shepherds in their natural surroundings, not to mention the various varieties of desert wildlife such as bluebulls, gazelles, foxes, peacocks and partridges to name but a few.
The nearby ancient village of Osian is legendary for it’s mesmerizing 6th / 8th century temples, sand-dunes and diversity of Rajasthani culture and tradition and Jodhpur, with its magnificent Meherangarh Fort, is just 60 kms away.
Being a permanent structure we also have the additional bonus of a refreshing swimming pool, a feat of architectural engineering in a sand dune !and the safari bar, a wonderful place to relax in the evenings over a drink and cigar to the gentle strains of jazz music.
Once at the camp -nestled in the dunes your host Reggie Singh, grandson of Maharaj Ratan Singh of Jodhpur will invite you for an evening of cocktails, folk entertainment and a semi formal candle lit dinner.
Day 12: Jodhpur – Udaipur
This morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur . Enroot Visit Ranakpur famous for Jain Temples. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch RanaKumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. Visit MuchhalMahaveer Temple – The distinctive feature of this Jain temple is the statue of Lord Mahavira with a moustache. From here proceed to Udaipur. check into your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure you may rest in the hotel Or visit the Udaipur city in the evening. Overnight in Udaipur Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Udaipur City Tour
This morning after breakfast City tour of Udaipur also known as the city of Lakes . It is the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajasthan Agency. Lake Pichola , fateh Sagar Lake , udai sagar and Swaroop sagar in the city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Places you visit CITY PALACE . Udaipur is a palaces complex in Udaipur in the Indian state Rajasthan. It was built by the Maharana udai Mirza Singh as the capital of the sisodia Rajput clan in 1559, after he moved from chittor. It is located on the east bank of the Lake pichola and has several palaces built within its complex. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in the Rajputana Agency and its last capital. JAGDISH TEMPLE is one of the famous temples of Udaipur . Located in the city palaces compel of Udaipur , this temple is made in the Indo Aryan style of architecture. In 1651, Jagdish temple was built by Maharana jagat Singh, who ruled Udaipur during 1628-53. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the universe. JAG MANDIR is a palace built on an island in the Lake pichola . It is also called the “Lake Garden Palace”. Its construction is credited to three Maharana of the sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom. It is named as “JagatMandir” in honour of the last named Maharana jagat Singh.SAHELION KI BARI is one the most beautiful gardens and a major tourist destination in Udaipur . The garden is famous for its lush green lawns marble art and fountains. English translation of saheliyonkibari means Garden of maids. By evening you may take a walking tour on your own through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur up to the Washing Ghats at the lake Pichola .by late evening return to your hotel. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 14: Bundi
Built in the 14th century, the Taragarh Fort is the star attraction in Bundi. With the entry being free and souvenir shops fortunately absent, the fort provides an option of peaceful ramble round its premises. Inside the instant eye-catchers include the BhimBurj, a large battlement with a cannon placed on it and a large reservoir carved out of single piece of rock. The views from the fort are exceptional, specially during the sunset when the rays seems to lend a lovely grace to the entire area.
In Chittorgarh, the Chittorgarh Fort is the imposing structure atop a hill of 300 m which has many palaces and monuments. This fort is situated 1 km from the new town and is spread over an area of around 692 acres.
Inside the large fort, is a road that connects the different gates, viz. the main gate or Ram Pol, Padan Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ganesh Pol, Laxman Pol and Jodla Pol.
These gates were built for security and fortification of the area. There are around 84 water bodies and many small palaces, important ones being RanaKumbha Palace, Rani Padmini’s Palace, etc.
Besides these structures, the fort is known for the KirtiStambha, in honour of the 1st Jain Thirthankara, the victory tower or Vijay Stambha, Meera temple, Kalika Mata temple and the various sculptures and carvings on the monuments.
Day 15: Jaipur
After breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. JantarMantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The HawaMahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Later late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. One can also visit Nahargarh Fort to see it illuminated over the floodlights. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 16: Agra
After breakfast drive to Jaipur en route visit Old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty – FatehpurSikri built in red sandstone in honour of Saint SalimChisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwan-e-Khas, Punch Mahal, the Tomb of SalimChisti, and the BulundDarwaza. Later continue to proceed to Jaipur. Rest of the day at leisure, in the evening hours enjoy walking in the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most common places such as its squares and lanes. Overnight at Hotel.
Your tour includes:-
- All arrival, departure, sightseeing’s as per above itinerary by air conditioned Luxury car with English speaking driver.
- Daily buffet breakfast.
- Indian sim card with cell phone.
- One double/ twin bed room.
- Elephant ride at amber fort.
- Boat ride at Udaipur.
- Desert safari by jeep in Jaisalmer.
- Guide service at all destination and monuments.
- All applicable hotel & transport taxes.
- Government services tax of 4.89%.
Your tour does not include:-
- Any meals other than those specified.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
- Entrance fees during sightseeing.
- Any other item not specified.
- Driver tip.
- International airfare