Delhi-Mandawa-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Pushkar-Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi
If India is a beautiful fresco of diverse cultures, colors, traditions and landscapes, then Rajasthan must be its focal point, where all these varied shades of India converge. From the sand dunes to the serene hill stations, and from lake bestowed cities to fort dotted capital, the vividness of Rajasthan is clearly seen in its every offering. Blending all the varied shades of Rajasthan, LuxoIndia has brought ‘Royal Rajasthan Tour’ package. This precisely tailored tour itinerary offers the travelers a never before experience of Rajasthan in the most luxurious manner. Come, see and share the best of Rajasthan tours with the most preferred Indian travel portal LuxoIndia.
As you arrive at the Delhi Airport, our tour representatives will offer you a warm welcome and after that an assisted transfers to the hotel. Check in to the hotel for relaxation and overnight stay. If you want, you can also explore the various sites of Delhi as the entire day is free.
The city of Delhi has a glorious past and a dazzling present. This day’s tour begins with a refreshing breakfast and then a visit to the Raj Ghat, which is the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Later, drive past Red Fort and then visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia built by Shah Jahan. If you want, you can also enjoy a rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk which is completely optional. After having a tour to the Old Delhi, move towards New Delhi which beautifully presents the British legacy in India. In New Delhi, drive past President’s House, and India Gate while the tour guide will brief you about the history of all these places. After the drive you can photo stop at India Gate.
Later in the afternoon, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutb Minar. While the former was built by the widow of second Mughal king in India Humayun, the latter was built by Qutb-ud-din-Aibak. Both of these are UNESCO World Heritage Sites now. Later, before returning to the hotel for an overnight stay, also visit Laxmi Narayan temple.
Delhi – Mandawa
Post breakfast embark on a drive to Mandawa, the next tour destination. A town in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, Mandawa is about 270 kilometers from Delhi and encompasses a drive time of approximately 7 hours. Mandawa is a part of the Sekhawati region and was a trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes that stopped here en route to China and Middle East. Even today, the high-end artistry of the erstwhile rulers is clearly visible in the intricately curved city palaces and forts. The Mandawa bazaar has many painted houses, parts of which have now been turned into curio shops. The havelis of the Chokanis, the Goenkas and the Sarafs have extravagantly painted frescos.
Upon reaching Mandawa, check in to your hotel. After having some relaxation, set out for a sightseeing tour to Mandawa, where you will visit the grand havelis and the beautiful Mandawa fort. Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Mandawa – Bikaner
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and embark on a drive to Bikaner, which is about 170 kilometers from Mandawa and encompasses a drive time of about 4.5 hours. Bikaner is a medieval city set along the old caravan route which linked Central Asia and North-West India with the Gujarat Seaport. This sublimely picturesque place is surrounded by the harsh desert and is dotted with beautiful red sand stone havelis. The city was named after its founder Rao Bikaji who set up this independent kingdom in 1488 AD. Upon reaching Bikaner, check in to the hotel and take some rest there.
Afterwards, you will be offered a sightseeing tour to the city of Bikaner and will also be taken to the Junagarh Fort. The fort was built by Raja Rai Singh, the sixth ruler of Bikaner who reigned from 1571 to 1612. Rai Singh had conquered part of Marwar and had been granted territory in Gujurat and Burhanpur by the Mughal emperor Akbar as a reward for his services as military commander. Explore the beautiful artistry of Junagarh fort during your visit there.
Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Bikaner – Jaisalmer
In the morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then start a drive from Bikaner to Jaisalmer, while visiting en-route the Karni Mata temple in Deshnok. Karni Mata was a Hindu sage who was considered to be the embodiment of Goddess Durga by her followers. During her lifetime the Rajputana rulers built many temples dedicated to her. Among all the Karni Mata Temples in Rajasthan, the one situated in Deshnok is the most famous. The temple is also famous as rat temple for the devotees there believe that rats are the messengers of Karni Mata and thus provide them full protection.
After Karni Mata Temple, we will continue the drive to Jaisalmer, which is about 333 kilometers from Bikaner and covers a drive time of around 6.5 hours. Jaisalmer is a town situated in the heart of the Thar Desert. The landscape all around Jaisalmer turn the Arabian Night fables come alive. Jaisalmer is also called the ‘golden city’ for the shimmering sand dunes all around it. The sandstone forts and palaces are the masterpieces of architecture which are well preserved till today.
As you reach Jaisalmer, check in to the hotel for leisure and an overnight stay.
After the breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour to the city of Jaisalmer and visit different forts, palaces and markets. At first we will visit the Jaisalmer fort; the distinct feature of this fort is that it is the only ‘living fort’ in Rajasthan, where people still reside within the walls of the fort. This giant fort is situated at the highest point above the market place, and houses many majestic temples and palaces within it. Also visit the century old Jain Temple situated within the fort complex. Later, visit different intricately carved havelis most of which were built by the merchants; among all these the Patwon ki Haveli is the best and the most popular.
In the afternoon, proceed towards Sam Sand Dunes which is approximately 40 kilometers from Jaisalmer. Explore the miraculous sand dunes riding on the back of a camel. After the camel safari return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and embark on a drive to Jodhpur, which is around 295 kilometers from Jaisalmer and can be covered within a drive period of 6 hours. Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan and is situated on the entrance to the Thar Desert. Jodhpur is also called the ‘blue city’ for its bluish aura created by the scattering of blue colored buildings in the city. The old city was founded in the year 1459 which is now surrounded by 10 kilometer long wall. The giant Mehrangarh Fort overlooks the city and is also a famous tourist destination in Jodhpur.
After arrival in Jodhpur, check in to the hotel for relaxation.
Later in the afternoon set out for an excursion tour to the Bishnoi Village which is about 40 kilometers from the city of Jodhpur. The village is home to the Bishnoi tribes of Rajasthan; this particular sect of tribe follows an environment friendly lifestyle and also contributes in preserving many endangered wild life species. Experience the lifestyle of rustic Rajasthan in the most beguiling manner during your tour to this village of mud thatched huts.
Later, return to the hotel for relaxation and an overnight stay.
Jodhpur – Udaipur
This morning, proceed to the Mehrangarh Fort for a sightseeing tour, after having a leisurely breakfast. This majestic fort is standing in the low sandstone hill and houses many apartments like Sukh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal etc. There is also a beautiful museum inside the fort which displays the royal jewelry, costumes, armory, palanquins, howdahs and other remains of the past. After having an explorative visit to the Mehrangarh Fort, we will return back to the hotel en-route visiting Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Later, we will check out from the hotel and embark on a drive to Udaipur, the ‘Lake city’ of Rajasthan. The city of Udaipur is about 259 kilometers from Jodhpur and encompasses a drive time of around 6 hours.
Udaipur is situated in the backdrop of Arravali Hill ranges and is surrounded by serene lakes. It is most popular among the couples worldwide and for it’s intermingling of lakes and palaces, it’s also called the ‘Venice of East’. The top most things to do in Udaipur are visit to City Palace, boat ride in Lake Pichola and a visit to the Jagdish Temple.
Upon reaching Udaipur, check in to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Post breakfast proceed for a half day city tour to Udaipur. First visit the beautiful City Palace Complex and the Museum inside it. It is the largest palace complex in India and depicts a blend of various architectural influences. The Palace is standing amidst the glittering water of Lake Pichola, and a distant view of this floating wonderland is enough to mesmerize the travelers. After City Palace, visit the Jagdish Temple which was built in the 17th century AD and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later, drive past the Fatehsagar Lake and also visit Sahelio-ki-bari, an ornamental pleasure garden with water fountains and marble kiosks. Later visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir or the Folk Art Museum.
In the afternoon, get a trip to the temples of Eklingji and Nagda; the Eklingji temple dates back to around 734 AD and has beautiful carvings on white marbel and sand stones.Later visit Nagda to see the ruined 11th century Jain temple of Adbhutji and the Sas Bahu group of temples.
The evening in Udaipur would be studded with a boat ride in the tranquil lake of Pichola. Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Udaipur – Puskar
Post breakfast, check out from the hotel to proceed towards the next destination, Pushkar. The city of Pushkar is situated about 285 kilometers away from Udaipur which can be reached in approximately 7.5 hours. Pushkar is a small town in the Indian state of Rajasthan which is famous as a holy pilgrimage city and also for its camel fair. Settled around a small lake, the whole city is dotted with temples dedicated to various Hindu dieties. Pushkar, is also famous for having the only Brahma temple in whole India.
Every year, on the first full moon after Deewali, the Pushkar camel fair is held where people from different villages participate.. Camel fair is quite popular with foreign tourists as well.
Upon reaching Pushkar, check in to the hotel for relaxation and an overnight stay.
Pushkar – Jaipur
Early morning, set off to a sightseeing tour to the Brahma Temple which is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. After that drive past the Pushkar Lake and then return to the hotel. Later, embark on a drive to Jaipur which is the next destination on Royal Rajasthan Tour.
Jaipur is about 150 kilometers from Pushkar and it takes around 4 hours of time to reach there. Jaipur is the soul of Rajasthana and is dotted with various forts, palaces and temples. It is also one of the most prefered tourist destinations in India and presents the varied shades of Rajasthan in the most alluring manner. The most famous destinations in Jaipur include Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Laxmi Narayan Temple etc.
As you reach Jaipur, check in to the hotel for leisure and an overnight stay.
Post breakfast, start the Jaipur sightseeing with a visit to the Amber Fort first. This honey colored fortress is situated 11 kilometers north of the main city in the lap of Aravali Hills. There you will be offered a joy ride on the back of the elephant. Often described as the “sleeping beauty of Rajasthan”, Amber fort was ruled by the Kachwaha rulers for around four hundred years. The architecture of the fort and the artworks inside it presents a fine concoction of the Hindu and Rajputana taste. For its beautiful interiors, it appears to be a paradise to the photographers.
After Amber Fort, move towards the main city of Jaipur and visit the beautiful City Palace. Once the home of the Rajput rulers, today City Palace serves as a museum where one can witness the grand display of royal attires, jewels, other items used by the Rajput rulers, vintage wagon collection, war weapon collection etc. It is a great place that unfolds many mystical chapters of Rajputana kingdom before our eyes. Later, drive past the Hawa Mahal and photostop at the Albert Hall. Afterwards, make a visit to the astronomical observatory Jantar Mantar, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century.
After a complete explorative tour to Jaipur return back to your hotel at night for an overnight stay.
Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Post breakfast, hit the road for a drive to Agra enroute visiting Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri. While Abhaneri is most famous for its step wells, the city of Fatehpur Sikri presents a great example of Mughal architectural style before our eyes. Agra is about 260 kilometers from Jaipur which can be reached in approximately 6 hours. Abhaneri is situated on the Jaipur-Agra highway and is famous for its step wells, one of the unique inventions by the local farmers to harvest rain water. After visiting these wells, proceed towards Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that mirrors the era of Mughal rule in India. The city has many temples, mosques, palaces and halls, most of which were built by the Mughals during their reign.
After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, continue the drive to Agra, the home to the Majestic World Wonder Taj Mahal. While Rajasthan presents the Rajputana era before our eyes, the city of Agra speaks about the Mughal reing in India. The monuments and medieval buildings in Agra bear witness to the high taste of Mughal rulers for art and architecture.
Upon your arrival in Agra, check in to the hotel to shed off the journey fatigue and stay for the night.
Agra – Delhi
The morning rays of sun truly do splendor when it falls on the white marble of Taj Mahal and on the running river of Yamuna. After a morning breakfast, we start for the Taj to witness this majesty of nature and the man made wonder. There are many stories and myths interwoven around this majestic mausoleum. The final resting place of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s third wife Mumtaj Mahal, Taj still revive the century old love story of Shahjahan and Mumtaj.
Our next expedition point is the Agra Fort, another magnificence of the Mughal architecture. Entering this castle of the Mughals gives a feeling of experiencing an era of royalty, valor and grandeur. A royal chair made up of rarely found black marble stone in the upper portion of the fort brings before us the high artistic taste of the Mughal kings. There are different palaces inside this castle named after different kings, queens, prince and princess of the Mughal era.
Later, visit the tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah or “Baby Taj” which is often considered as the blue print of the Taj Mahal. This white marvel stone tomb of Mirza Ghiyaz Beg is adorned with intricate pietra dura carvings which is certainly a visual feast to the art lovers.
After this, embark on our return journey to Delhi which is around 205 kilometers from Agra and covers a drive time of approximately 5 hours. Upon reaching Delhi, you will be offered an assisted transfer to the Delhi Airport where to board the flight for your onward journey.