Princes & Palaces of Rajasthan

Season : Mid September to Mid April


 

Marble palace rising from idyllic lakes - like gems studded in a setting of azure. Dunes and craggy citadels. Ruins that whisper legends. Picture-book cities in the folds of mountains. Regal opulence that lingers in ceremonial pomp. Men in vivid turbans and women adorned in shimmering silver. Tales of valor and chivalry. All vibrant images of the dazzling mosaic that is the state of Rajasthan.

DAY 1: Arrive Delhi
Traditional welcome on arrival with meeting assistance at the airport. Transfer to hotel.

DAY 2: Delhi
Sightseeing of Old and New Delhi - Visit Jama Mosque, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Qutab Minar, India GAte, and drive past the grand Government buildings.

DAY 3: Delhi / Agra
Drive to Agra. Visit world's greatest monument of love - Taj Mahal, and Agra Fort. Evening a lecture on Mughal history.

DAY 4: Agra / Gwalior / Agra
Travel by train to the fort city of Gwalior, known for its spectacular hill top citadel with its Rajput palaces, Hindu temples and a Victorian school. In the evening return back to Agra by train.

DAY 5: Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur, the fabled "Pink City" enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted capital city of the mighty Mughal Empire. Evening a lecture on the history of Rajput Warriors and Maharajas.

DAY 6: Jaipur
Morning excursion to 17th Century Amber Fort. Scenic Elephant ride up the hill to the old palace. Later sightseeing of Jaipur visiting the Astronomical observatory (Jantar Mantar), City Palace and the lovely Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.

DAY 7: Jaipur / Samode
Drive to Samode - a separate ruling dynasty for overnight stay at a palace. A royal gala evening with cocktail dinner. fireworks and royal welcome will be organised at Samode Palace where the ex-ruler of Samode will be present.

DAY 8: Samode / Mandawa
Drive to Mandawa - Famed for its painted murals. Wander through the streets where mansions (Havelis) of rich merchants are adorned with elaborate frescoes. In the evening meeting with the ex-ruler of Mandawa.

DAY 9: Mandawa / Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner - the 15th century royal walled city. Evening cocktail dinner.

DAY 10: Bikaner / Nagaur / Khimsar
Morning visit the Junagarh Fort. The Fort Museum houses a valuable collection of ancient manuscripts, miniature paintings, jewellery etc. Later drive to Khimsar en route visiting Nagaur. A theme village dinner on the sand dunes with folk dances. The ex-ruler will apprise you about the history of the ruling family of Kahimsar.

DAY 11: Kashmir / Jodhpur
Depart for Jodhpur - A vibrant trade town that stands on a range of Sandstone hills. Evening a meeting with the Maharaja of Jodhpur or a member of the royal family over cocktails.

DAY 12: Jodhpur
Jodhpur was the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit palace, forts and Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble cenotaph built in 1899.

DAY 13: Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur - Venice of the East visiting enroute Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd in his annals.

DAY 14: Udaipur
Sightseeing of Udaipur - including the City Palace - The largest palace in Rajasthan and the Garden of the Maids of Honour constructed in the early 18th Century. This evening a special Gangaur boat dinner on the lake can be organized.

DAY 15: Udaipur / Delhi / Depart Delhi
Transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi. In the evening farewell dinner and transfer to international airport for flight back home.

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