Rajasthan Tiger Tour
Destinations: Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi
Duration: 21 Nights / 22 Days
Day 1: Arrival at 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.
Delhi was once the capital of nearly 7 empires. After independence it became the capital of India. Its splendid history still echoes in every corner of Delhi. It holds in it the synergy of ancient, medieval and contemporary cultures.
Overnight stay will be at Delhi.
Day 02 Delhi:
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. After breakfast there will be a full day tour of Old and New Delhi.
Old Delhi - The all day sight seeing trip includes renowned and historic places like Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. You will get a pleasurable cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandini Chowk.
New Delhi - The all day sight seeing trip includes famous and historic places like the Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. There will get a ride from the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, India Gate, Parliament House and the President's Residence and would end at the Diplomatic Enclave. There will be overnight stay in hotel.
a Qawwali at Nizamuddin Dargah on special days. Overnight stay will be at Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra
You will have Breakfast at the hotel. Agra is a 4-hour drive from Delhi covering approximately 201 km's by road. There will be a visit to the Sikandra, which is Akbar's Tomb in between the route.
When you reach Agra you will check in to a hotel.
Agra: 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.
Overnight stay will be at Agra hotel.
Breakfast will be provided at the Agra hotel. After that there will be sightseeing tours in Agra.
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 05: Jaipur - Pushkar
Ranthambore is a 6-hour drive from Agra covering approximately 240 km's by road. There will be a visit to Fatehpur Sikri in between the route.
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 reign.
After that you visit the Buland Darvaza, the largest gateway in India.
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 06: 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 7: Ranthambor - Jaipur
You will have Breakfast at the Agra hotel. Jaipur is a 4-hour drive from Agra covering approximately 175 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 8: 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 09: Jaipur - Pushkar
Pushkar is a 3 hours drive from Jaipur and is at a distance of 150 km's from jaipur.
Breakfast will be at the hotel. You will check out and proceed to Pushkar. En-route you will visit the Kishangarh Fort.
Pushkar: it is one of the holy cities of India. It is the only place in the world where you can find the Brahma Temple. Pushkar is also famous for the Cattle Fair.
Check in a hotel when you arrive at Pushkar and relax for some time.
You may spend the evening visiting the Ghats and the Local Market.
Overnight stay will be at Pushkar.
Day 10: Pushkar - Deogarh
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will check out and visit the Brahma Temple. Later on you have drive to Deogarh, which is 140 km's from Pushkar.
Deogarh: It lies on the limits of Mewar, Marwar and Merwara around 80 miles northeast of Udaipur.it is famous for its School of Miniature Paintings, some of the miniatures belong to the personal collection of the present Rawat Sahib and the paintings also adorns the fort walls.
Check in at the Deogarh Mahal when you reach. You may relax and spend the day strolling around the town and meeting the villagers.
Overnight stay will be at the Deogarh Mahal.
Day 11: Deogarh - Udaipur
Udaipur: It is often called as 'The Jewel of Mewar' because of its beautiful lakes. It is still ruled by the Sisodia Dynasty, since 1200 years.
Check in to the hotel as soon as you reach Udaipur. You may relax in the afternoon at the hotel.
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur.
Spend the night at Udaipur.
Day 12: Udaipur Trip
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 13: Udaipur - Jodhpur
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will check out and start for Jodhpur, which is 280 km's from Udaipur. En-route you will visit the Ranakpur Temples built around 15th century AD.
Jodhpur: Rao Jodha, chief of the Rathore tribe of Rajputs in 1459 AD, founded the grand city of Jodhpur.
You continue your drive to Jodhpur. Check in the hotel when you arrive Jodhpur.
Overnight stay will be at the palace.
Day 14: Jodhpur
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will proceed for the sightseeing tour of the city.
You will visit the Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada Memorial.
Overnight stay will be at the palace.
Day 15: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will check out and proceed to Jaisalmer.
In the morning you will proceed to Jaisalmer, the golden city of Rajasthan, situated in the center of the Thar Desert. It is a 6-hour drive from Jodhpur. 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.
Jaisalmer: Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav tribe and a Bhatti Rajput in 1156 AD on the Trikuta Hill, founded the city of Jaisalmer.
You will check in at a hotel when you arrive Jaisalmer
Overnight stay will be at Jaisalmer.
Day 17: Jaisalmer
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will proceed for full day sightseeing tour of the city.
You will visit the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwaon-Ki-Haveli, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli, Gandhi Sagar Tank and Barabagh Hill.
In the afternoon, you will proceed for visiting the Rajasthani Desert Village and the view of the sunset from the dunes.
You will return to the village for dinner with addition of the Rajasthani folk music and dance for entertainment.
You will stay overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 18: Jaisalmer
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will spend the morning visiting the mansions in the town.
After the lunch, you will enjoy a short camel ride (optional) at sunset.
You will check in at your deluxe-tented camp in the desert. In the evening, you will enjoy the Rajasthani Cultural Program.
There is overnight stay in the camp.
Day 19: Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Breakfast will be at the camp. You will continue with the safari and reach Bikaner via Nagaur. Bikaner is nearly 330 km's from Jaisalmer. 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 20: Bikaner - Mandawa
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing tour of 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 which is 180 km's from Bikaner.
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 21: Mandawa - Delhi
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.
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 22: 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.