17 Days - Rajasthan Cultural and Wildlife Tour

Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Kota - Bundi - Ranthambore - Jaipur

Overview

Rajasthan is extremely rich when we talk about culture and traditions. This is evident through the conduct of locals who take every incoming person as very special and important. They are firm believers in the phrase: “Atithi Devo Bhava” and treat all guest of theirs like God. Also they have long preserved the living style and dressing style of their ancestors with unmatched grace.

On this trip we take you to explore the beautiful culture of Rajasthan. Itinerary of this 17 days long trip will include visit to Delhi, Agra and six most famous cities of Rajasthan: Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Ranthambore and Bikaner. All of these cities are explored sparing one day for each and every popular tourist attraction is visited here.

Highlights

  • Visit Red Fort, India Gate, Parliament House and Chandni Chowk in Delhi.
  • Enjoy rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Explore Shekhawati Village and Grand Havelis of rich business class in Mandawa.
  • Excursion of Camel Breeding Farm, Junagarh Fort in Bikaner.
  • Visit Jain Temples, Patwon ki Haveli and Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer
  • Enjoy camel ride in Jaisalmer
  • Go to Mandore Gardens and Umaid Bhawan Palace museum at Jodhpur
  • Enjoy camel ride in Jaisalmer
  • Explore Bundi Fort and and Thrilling Wildlife Safari in Ranthambore
  • Visit Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur
  • Enjoy Elephant Ride at Amer Fort

Day Wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival Delhi

Arrive Delhi, meet with our representative at the arrival lounge and then transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 2 : Delhi Sightseeing

Delhi is the power seat of India because of it being the national capital and it has been granted such a status because earlier some part of it was the capital of Mughal and British India.

Starting from Jama Masjid (largest mosque in India), Rajghat (cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), Red Fort (outside view) and Chandni Chowk (all in Old Delhi). Enjoy rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.

We move to Lotus Temple(of Baha’i faith), Birla Temple (enshrining Lord Vishnu), Qutub Minar, India Gate (built by Britishers), Parliament House, President’s house etc. to know a little more.

Shopping at the markets is one of the favourite activities of all. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 3 : Delhi - Mandawa ( By Road 260Kms / 5 Hrs)

Post breakfast, we drive you to Mandawa from Delhi and take you to a hotel on reaching.  Mandawa lies in Rajasthan state where affluent merchant class flourished greatly.

Afternoon visit to village Shekhawati scheduled. This place looks extremely beautiful as grand mansions (Havelis) of rich business class stand over its picturesque landscape. See the Mandawa Fort and beautiful havelis.

Overnight stay at Mandawa.

Day 4 : Mandawa - Bikaner (By Road approx 193 Kms / 3.5 Hrs)

Post breakfast, drive towards Bikaner. On arrival, you will transferred to prebooked hotel. Come noon an informative excursion of Camel Breeding Farm lined up where you come to know about the breeding time and international demand of the ship of the desert (camel).

Also you can taste camel’s milk and can enjoy a ride on a camel. Evening return to the hotel and spend time at leisure. Take a good night’s sleep at Bikaner.

Day 5 : Bikaner Sightseeing

Some sites in Bikaner are worth a visit and shouldn’t be missed out so we have put in your touring itinerary of Bikaner: the Junagarh Fort and the lovely Bhand Sagar Jain Temple.

While dining, be prepared to be carried away by the taste of Bikaneri snacks and sweets served to you. Overnight stay at Bikaner.

Day 6 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer (By Road approx 333 Kms / 6 Hrs)

Post breakfast, a drive will convey you to Jaisalmer lying at the centre of the Great Indian Desert. Assisted check in to a hotel on arrival after which you can spend some time restfully in your private space or can move out to discover the colourful markets.

Return to the hotel for dinner and night stay.

Day 7 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast, visit the Jain Temples located within Sonar Quila. You can also see the amazing museum in here exhibiting art pieces and long flowing robes of Jaisalmer Royals.

Thereafter, we will take you to have a look at Patwaon Ki Haveli and Gadisar Lake. Highlight of the day will be exploring the expansive desert grounds of Jaisalmer having sand dunes at the back of a camel and viewing a breath-taking sunset scene at the sunset point.

Night stay enjoying cool flowing breeze at camp on the open desert grounds.

Day 8 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (By Road 281Kms / 5 Hrs)

Post breakfast, we will take you to Jodhpur by a drive. Steering through the village roads, spectating the desert lands you will reach at your destination and transfer to a hotel with the help of our representatives.

Later, you go to the Mandore Gardens (former capital of Marwar kingdom) and Umaid Bhawan Palace museum (one of the world’s largest privately owned residences by a king) as per the schedule.

Quiet and peaceful night stay at the hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 9 : Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur (By Road approx 220 Kms / 05Hrs)

At dawn start for Kumbhalgarh (cover 220kms in 5 hours) and shift to a hotel on your arrival. Kumbhalgarh Fort is excursed on this day where you can see several palaces, gardens, temples etc inside the acreage. This fort was owned by the kings of Mewar and was used as a hideout in the times of emergency.

Evening transfer to Ranakpur via a comfortable drive. Overnight stay on at Ranakpur.

Day 10 : Ranakpur - Udaipur (By Road 93Kms / 2 Hrs)

Ranakpur is a well known town for Jain pilgrimage because of location of Ranakpur Jain Temples here (made of white marble showcasing exemplary carvings craft). Visit the main shrine of Adinath (having a whopping 1,444 columns), Sun Temple etc. in the campus.

Next a drive will convey you to Udaipur (4 hours). Enroute you can have a look at the agricultural practices adopted by locals. Check in to a hotel on arrival and overnight stay at Udaipur.

Day 11 : Udaipur Sightseeing

Udaipur is named after the ruler of Mewar - Rana Udai Singh therefore this city has some royal legends attached to it. Your itinerary for day 10th will include a visit to Lake Pichola and enjoy boat ride.

Later visit City Palace exhibiting antiques, art pieces, peacock square etc, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Nathwara, Eklingji Shiva Temple etc.

In the evening, enjoy cultural dance show at Bagore ki Haveli. Come back to the hotel in Udaipur for night stay.

Day 12 : Udaipur - Kota (286km/5hrs)

In the morning a drive will transfer you to Kota. This town keeps a special place in history due to the palaces and temples situated here. Now also it is developing at a fast pace as a result of the Chambal River Valley Project (Kota is located along the banks of Chambal).

On arrival, check in to a hotel. Rao Madho Singh Museum, Jag Mandir, City Palace and Fort are worth a visit here. Overnight stay in Kota.

Day 13 : Kota - Bundi - Ranthambore (200 km/4hrs)

After breakfast, road trip to Ranthambore. There will be a halt at Bundi in between. Bundi was ruled by Hada Chauhans’ clan and here the splendorous Bundi Fort (a very good remnant of Rajput architecture) is a not-to-miss place.

Continue driving towards Ranthambore and evening will be marked with the arrival at Sawai Madhopur, the gateway to Ranthambore National Park. Check into the hotel and spend your night at peace here.

Day 14 : Ranthambore National Park

Morning enjoy thrilling wild safari in the well preserved lands of Ranthambore National Park. This place is covered under Project Tiger 1973 and is a natural home to the Royal Bengal Tigers. So while driving through the jungle in a jeep you can spot a tiger looking as ferocious as always.

Also, there are several other animal and plant species that can be of your interest. Overnight stay at Ranthambore.

Day 15 : Ranthambore - Jaipur (By Road approx 191 Kms / 4 Hrs)

Post breakfast, drive towards Jaipur. On arrival, check into hotel and relax for sometime. In the evening, visit Birla Temple

Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day 16 : Jaipur Sightseeing

Toada, the day is scheduled to the grand exploration of Jaipur - Rajasthan’s capital. In the morning, enjoy elephant ride and visit the Amber Fort owned by Sawai Jai Singh II and have such a strategic location (situated on hill of Aravalli) because Jai Singh wanted to keep an eye on Jaipur. The palaces, gardens inside the fort are spell binding especially Sheesh Mahal in Amber Fort.

Later we will take you to Jantar Mantar (one of the four astronomical observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh II but the best preserved), City Palace displaying art objects, royal wearables, weapons etc.

Also visit Jal Mahal and in the evening free for shopping at local bazaars and personal activities. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

Day 17 : Jaipur - Delhi (Departure)

Post breakfast, drive towards Delhi and you will be transferred to Delhi Airport to continue your onward journey.

Inclusions

  • All sightseeing and transfers by using air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Assistance on arrival/departure transfers.
  • Knowledgeable and friendly chauffeur.
  • 16 nights accommodation on twin sharing.
  • Breakfast at hotels.
  • All meals during your stay in Ranthambore National Park.
  • Experienced english speaking guides.
  • English speaking naturalist during jungle safaris in Ranthambore.
  • Enjoy the Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
  • Enjoy the Camel ride in Jaisalmer.
  • Experience the Rajasthani folk dance in Jaisalmer.
  • Enjoy the Boat ride in Udaipur.
  • Experience the Cultural dance show in Udaipur.
  • Morning and evening Jungle safaris in Ranthambore.
  • Experience the Elephant ride in Jaipur.
  • Driver allowance, parking, fuel charges and toll taxes.
  • Govt. taxes as per current module.

Exclusions

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Camera and monument entry fees.
  • Any airfare.

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