Delhi Ranthambore Tour
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Ranthambore - Kota - Bundi - Chittorgarh - Bijaipur - Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi
Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
Day 01: Delhi
On your late night arrival, the company officials will come and receive you from the International airport of Delhi, India. From there you will be directly taken to the hotel. You will have an overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Agra
After having breakfast you will proceed for Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India and reach by noon. After checking in the hotel you will proceed for sightseeing.
Built in 1565 by emperor Akbar, Agra fort was then its capital. Agra city was entirely transformed by emperor Akbar and Shah Jahan in terms of architecture. Primarily it is known for the very renowned and admired architectural wonder Taj Mahal. The contemporary Agra is overshadowed by the stunning Mughal heritage.
The main attraction of Agra is The Taj Mahal, and then there is Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulla's Tomb, which are worth a visit too. You will be provided with an English speaking guide and a battery run van.
Return to hotel and relax in the evening. Overnight will be at Agra.
Day 03: Agra - Jaipur
You will have Breakfast at the Agra hotel. Jaipur is a 6-hour drive from Agra covering approximately 221 km's by road. There will be a visit to Fatehpur Sikri in between the route.
When you reach Jaipur you will check in to a hotel.
Fatehpur Sikri - it was an important city at the time of Akbar's reign in the 16th century. The fort is visually striking because of the red sandstone. Due to scarcity of water, it was abandoned shortly after Akbar's death.
After that you visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in India.
When you reach Agra you check in at the hotel.
Jaipur - Sawai Jai Singh II built the Jaipur city in a time span starting from 1727 to 1731. He was the princely ruler of Jaipur at that time. Jaipur's culture, heritage and history are still preserved. Popularly Jaipur is called as the pink city because it was painted in pink in the honor of The Prince of Wales. It is brimming with old forts, majestic and royal palaces, ancient and modern temples and gardens.
When you reach Jaipur, you will check into a hotel. Overnight stay will be at Jaipur.
Day 4: Jaipur
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. There will be a trip to Amber Fort on the outskirts of Jaipur. You will be provided with an elephant to ride to the fort. King Man Singh started building this fort in 1592 and later on his son Jai Singh completed the construction. From there you carry on the sightseeing by going to Jaipur City, covering City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.
You are free to enjoy the evening. Overnight stay will be at the hotel
Day 05: Jaipur - Pushkar
After having breakfast in the morning, you will drive to Pushkar. When you reach Pushkar by noon check in at Pushkar Palace. You will visit the Brahma Temple, the mausoleum, Ana Sagar and Akbar's Palace. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 06: Pushkar - Ranthambore
After breakfast in the morning, we start early for Ranthambore.
When you reach Ranthambore you check in at a lodge.
Ranthambore National Park is approximately 14 kilometers from Sawai Madhopur. This park has been marked as the site where the maximum numbers of tigers have been spotted. Rivers Chambal and Banas run through the park in the north and south respectively.
Overnight stay will be at Ranthambore.
Day 07: Ranthambore
You will be taken for a jungle safari at 6 AM in the morning. Refreshments and water will be provided with the trip.
You will return to the resort to have your breakfast. You will then be taken to the temple and the fort inside the National Park.
From there you return to the resort to have lunch. In the afternoon you again go for a safari and track the tigers. Overnight stay will be at Ranthambore.
Day 08: Ranthambore - Kota
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. From there you will proceed for Kota.
Kota is popular for its Kota Sarees and Miniature school of Art expert in hunting scenes, Kota is Rajasthan's largest industrial town located on the banks of the river Chambal.
You will visit the City Palace and Fort on the banks of the Chambal River close to the Kota Barrage. It has the Rao Madho Singh Museum having the relics of the former rulers of Kota.
You will take a paddleboat and visit the Jag Mandir, an island on Kishore Sagar Lake, Government Museum and the famous gardens of Chambal and Chatter Bilas.
Day 09: Kota - Bundi - Chittorgarh
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. From there you will proceed for Bundi and check in to Royal Retreat, an aged hunting mansion in the Taragarh Fort Compound. The experience will be unique as this is the only hotel in the Fort Complex.
Bundi-It is a medieval town. The Taragarh Fort and the Palace here are quiet interesting. The Chitrashala in the palace has rooms encompassed with beautiful miniature paintings depicting scenes from the life of Lord Krishna and his companion Radha.
You will have a "Mashaal Dinner" in the evening. The torches are lit and the customary dinner of a hunted animal is served, which makes a memorable experience.
Overnight stay will be at Bundi.
Day 10: Bijaipur - Udaipur
After breakfast in the morning, we start for Udaipur. Arrive and check in at hotel in Udaipur.
You can relax in the evening. Overnight stay will be at Udaipur.
Day 11: Udaipur
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur.
You will be taken to the City Palace and the Peacock Courtyard, Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the Jagdish Temple and the Local Folk Museum.
You may relax in the afternoon at the hotel. In the evening, you will be taken for a motor launch cruise on the Lake Pichola. You will also visit the Jag Mandir Palace, which is an island palace in the middle of the lake. Overnight stay will be at Udaipur.
Day 12: Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh
After having your breakfast you drive to Kumbhalgarh. En-route, you will visit the famous Jain temples at Ranakpur then reach Kumbhalgarh. You will visit the huge Kumbhalgarh Fort, encompassed by a 36-km long wall and has seven imposing gates and seven walls, one within the other. You will stay overnight at the Aodhi Hotel at Kumbhalgarh.
Day 13: Kumbhalgarh - Jodhpur
YAfter having breakfast in the morning you will proceed for Jodhpur. When you reach check in at a hotel and relax. Later in the day you will visit the museum of Umaid Bhawan Palace. Overnight stay will be at Jodhpur
Day 14: Jodhpur
In the morning you will visit the nearby villages in a jeep and get an understanding of their rich culture and traditions showcasing the spirit of India. You will enjoy an afternoon city sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. You will visit the famous Mehrangarh Fort. Inside the Fort you will see a number of palaces showcasing a variety of miniature paintings & cradle room. You will also visit the famous Jaswant Thada memorial. Overnight stay will be at Jodhpur.
Day 15: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
In the morning you will proceed to Jaisalmer, the golden city of Rajasthan, situated in the center of the Thar Desert. When you reach, check in to a hotel. There is overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 16: Jaisalmer
After having breakfast you will enjoy a daylong sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. You will visit the 12th century magnificent fort at Jaisalmer (This is the highlight of the tour). You will visit the beautifully and magnificently carved Havelis of Salim Singh ki Haveli and Patwon ki Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank, followed by a visit to the Barabagh Hill. In the late afternoon you will take a camel safari in the astounding sand dunes up to the sunset point. You will return to a nearby village for dinner among Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes. You will stay overnight at the Swiss Tent Camp.
Day 17: Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Breakfast will be provided at the camp. You will continue with the safari and reach Bikaner via Nagaur. There you will check in at a hotel.
Bikaner - This is a royal city with an eternal charm. It lies in the north of Rajasthan; the city is flecked with sand dunes.
A Rathore Prince, Rao Bikaji, founded it in 1488; an heir of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodhaji, Bikaner has a glorious past. Situated in the north of Rajasthan, the walled city of Bikaner is famous for its sky touching forts, camel safaris, citadels and the well-known camel festival. This desert city was one of the most important trade centers of west-central Asia due to its geographical location.
Relax in the evening. Overnight stay will be at Bikaner.
Day 18: Bikaner - Mandawa
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing tour of Bikaner. From there you proceed to Mandwa which is 140 km's from Bikaner.
Rao Bikaji, a descendant of Jodhaji - the founder of Jodhpur, founded this desert town in the North of the state in 1488. You will visit the Junagarh Fort, constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army.
The city is also called the "Camel Country". You will visit the camel-breeding farm - the only one in Asia and the Karni Mata Temple.
From there you will proceed for Mandawa.
Mandawa is medieval fort an out of this worldview of the town can be seen from the porch of Castle Mandawa. Valuable collection of arms with jade handles, traditional ceremonial costumes can be seen at the Museum at the Castle. The Havelies that are worth a visit include Chokhani, Saraf, Goenka and Ladia in this town. The Castle has 51 rooms in the hotel, has no two rooms alike. It also has an interesting collection of paintings, jade, costumes and antiques.
Reach and check in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Mandawa.
Day 19: Mandawa - Delhi
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. Delhi is 260 km's from Mandwa. You will proceed for delhi after breakfast.
You will take a tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of the country. Chowkhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli, Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli and Bhagchandika Haveli are of special notice. You will spend the major part of the day looking into paintings.
You will also visit Mahensar and Dundlod meeting the local village chief. You leave for Delhi and Reach by evening.
Overnight stay will be at Delhi.
Day 20: Delhi
After breakfast at hotel, you go for a daylong sightseeing city tour of Delhi. You will visit the famous historical monuments of Delhi such as Qutub Minar, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Humayun Tomb to name a few. You will get a cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk. There is stay overnight at the Hotel.
Day 21: Delhi - Home
After having your breakfast at hotel, the whole day is free for leisure. You can explore the metropolis and do shopping. You will check out in the evening from the hotel and proceed a Qawwali at Nizamuddin Dargah on special days. After dinner you will be transferred to Airport to board a flight for your way back.