Tour Itinerary Duration:
15 Nights / 16 Days
Travel Destinations Covered:
Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Bundi – Pachewar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi – Departure
Tour Program in Brief:
Experience rich culture and heritage beyond the royal and within the rural Rajasthan with Rajasthan Village Tour – a 2 week holidays into and across one of the most vibrant desert villages and regions of the world. Watch the richness of rural side of Rajasthan in its pottery at Bikaner and Pachewar, camel rides in Jaisalmer, nature loving tribe in Jodhpur, puppeteer community in Jaipur and so on. Folk dances, forts, palaces, villages, desert, cuisine and culture forms backdrop to an already rich tour of Rajasthan. This journey starts and ends at Delhi and includes the must-see Taj Mahal in Agra.
Day 1 Delhi
Arrive Delhi Upon arrival, traditional welcome & transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 Delhi
After breakfast start your day with rickshaw ride at Old Delhi the transport of Old Era It is totally a different & unique experience to visit the Old Crowded Market where you can witness the lifestyle of the locals stays in this area & also visit Ch andni Chowk, one of the country’s best known wholesale markets for textiles, electronic goods and watches. After rickshaw ride proceed to visit the highlights of Delhi sightseeing tour i.e. Red Fort (from outside), Jama Masjid, India Gate, President House (From Outside) Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 Delhi – Mandawa (265 Kms / 5 Hours)
After breakfast checkout & drive to Mandawa. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 Mandawa – Bikaner (200 Kms / 3.3 Hours)
After breakfast visiting Chowkhani Haveli, Gulaab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshmi Narayan Ladia Haveli, & Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli. Later drive to Bikaner. Bikaner lies in the center of the hot Thar Desert, 240 km northeast of Jodhpur. The old city is encircled by a seven-km-long city wall with fine entrance gates, constructed in the 18th century. The city is mainly interesting for the superb large fort and palace, built of the same reddish-pink sandstone as Jaipur’s famous buildings. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. In evening proceed to visit how to make Pottery, one of the old crafts, has its own standing tradition in Rajasthan. Certain shapes are characteristic of Rajasthan. The pottery of Bikaner uses lac colors embellished with gold to give a glittering finish. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 Bikaner – Jaisalmer (330 Kms / 5.3 Hours)
Morning after breakfast half-day city tour of Bikaner visit to Junagarh Fort, Museum & Lallgarh Palace. Later drive to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival, at Jaisalmer check-in to htl. Jaisalmer Founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D., the remote location of Jaisalmer kept it almost untouched by outside influences, even during the days of the Raj. Jaisalmer was the last to sign the Instrument of Agreement with the British. In Medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Persia, Africa and the West. Ages have gone by and the monuments of Jaisalmer have withstood the buffeting winds of the desert all through. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and harsh climatic conditions, together amounting to a memorable experience. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast half-day city tour to visit Jaisalmer Fort, Havelis (Patwon-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh-ki-Haveli), Gadi Sagar & Museum. Afternoon return back to hotel & around 1600 Hrs again start Excursion to Sam Sand Dunes where you will enjoy an hour Camel Ride view the sun set, return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (290 Kms / 5 Hours)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur, Jodhpur city at the edge of the Thar desert was once the capital of the Marwar state. It was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajput. In Jodhpur; the genius of its sculptors comes to life in its exquisite palaces, forts, temples and Havelis, which stand as a testimony to the imperial grandeur. Upon arrival check in to hotel & half day city tour of Jodhpur to visit Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. In evening enjoy Rajasthani folk dances along with Rajasthani dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 Jodhpur – Udaipur 290 Kms / 5Hrs.
Morning after proceed for an excursion to explore to Bishnoi Village safari by Jeep is another fascinating safari without experiencing which your Jodhpur tour will not be complete. The safari is done with a view to peek into the lifestyle and cultures of the Bishnois, a tribal community in Jodhpur, Rajasthan known for their unconditional love for nature and wild life. Tourists from all over the world who come to explore Jodhpur, Rajasthan visit Bishnoi village to learn more and more about this fascinating tribal community and their picturesque village setting. Later drive to Udaipur en route visiting Ranakpur renowned for its intricately carved Jain temples. Later continue drive to Udaipur, situated in the state of Rajasthan, means the ‘City of Sunrise’ has manifold attractions like imposing marble palaces, enchanting cool lakes, luxurious green gardens, and old temples. It has so many lakes and palaces that it is often called as the ‘City of Lakes and Palaces’. Upon arrival, check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 Udaipur
Morning after Breakfast half-day city tour to visit Jagdish Temple, Maharana Jagat Singh built the Jagdish temple, which is in the centre of the old town and to the north of city palace, in 1651. This temple is dedicated to God Vishnu and has a shrine with a black stone image of lord Vishnu as Jagannath (Lord of the universe)., City palace & Museums and Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, is in the north of the city. Also visit Shilpgram – meaning a “Craftsmen’s Village” is a living ethnographic museum depicting the enormous diversities in craft, art & culture between various Indian states, but the exquisite terracotta work mainly in dark red and dark brown sand material along with the wooden carvings are the forte of this ethnic village . In the evening around 1730 hrs; enjoy the boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Udaipur – Bundi (255 Kms / 6 Hours)
After breakfast drive to Bundi for sightseeing of fort and Raniji ki Baori stepwell. Continue to Rajmahal, a 300-year-old palace with the village named after it. The palace overlooks the river below. Overnight at Haveli Barj bhushan ji.
Day 11 Bundi – Pachewar 235 Kms / 5.5 Hrs.
After breakfast check out & drive to Pachewar. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Later proceed to visit Todarai Singh (Small Town) – This small town is 50 kms from Pachewar where one can see ancient Step wells and temples with beautiful carving can be visited by Jeeps or cars. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 Pachewar
After breakfast visit proceed to visit to explore Pachewar village has a lake which attracts many birds, cenotaphs, blue pottery kiln, metal toy makers and interesting surroundings. It is a treat to go for a walk through the village, seeing some traditional artisans at work. Here, you will get to see the timeless skills of village craftsmen and watch people going about their daily lives. The houses in Pachewar are mud-plastered and are decorated with white lime paste. Inside is the informal courtyard which is the centre of the family activity. Every family has goats and livestock that freely roam around in the courtyard. Family elders may be relaxing on the low cotton woven cots, while women are busy at some work and the children run in and out of the home. This is the quintessential picture of a rural home in India. You could also enjoy a cookery lesson in one of the local houses, and learn how to really make the most of Indian spices. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 Pachewar – Jaipur (90 Kms / 2 Hours)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. Jaipur – the vibrant capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as ‘The Pink City’ for the colour of the buildings in its wonderful old city. This Buzzing metropolis is certainly a place of wild contrasts and is a feast for the eyes. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 Jaipur
Morning after Breakfast visit Amer Fort & enjoy ride on a caparisoned elephant up to the Amber Fort established in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh of the Kachwaha dynasty. Within the Amber Fort are ornate palaces, courts, stairways, pillared pavilions & palaces & drive past the stunning artistry of the five-story façade of the Hawa Mahal. Afternoon visit the City Palace, the museum houses textiles, arms, carpets, paintings and manuscripts and other artistic paraphernalia & Astronomical observatory, built by Maharaja Jai Singh the founder of Jaipur, also visit Observatory & pass through Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Later in evening spend few hours to discover a Community of Local Puppet maker (real artisans, not a puppet factory). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15 Jaipur – Agra (235 Kms / 5 Hours)
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, – constructed by Akbar in 1569 to honor Sufi saint Salim Chisti. Akbar’s court occupied this city till it was abandoned due to non-availability of water but still in a state of perfect preservation. Continue on Agra. Upon arrival, check into hotel. Rest of the time free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 Agra – Delhi (203 Kms / 4 Hrs.) Delhi – Onwards destination
After breakfast proceed for half day city tour of Agra visiting world famous Taj Mahal- (closed on Fridays) built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beautiful wife Mumtaj. Continue onto Agra Fort-built by Mughal emperor Akbar to commemorate his victory in war. Later drive to Delhi International Airport to board on flight for your onwards destination.
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Note: The driving hours given above from one city to another are based on the normal conditions of the roads and may vary. A ny break for Food / Tea / Toilets / Sightseeing on the way will take extra time than the above given hours.