Tour Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Mukundgarh - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar - Jodhpur - Narlai - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Roopangarh - Kunchaman - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
As soon as you arrive at Delhi Airport/Railway Station, you will welcomed by our representative; he will take you to the hotel for check in. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
On the second day you will go for a sight seeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi will cover Raj Ghat, the Red fort and the Jama Masjid. After having lunch, you will visit the attractions of New Delhi such as the Qutub Minar, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lotus Temple and Akshardham temple. In the evening you will return to your hotel for night stay.
Day 03: Delhi - Mukundgarh
On the third day of the tour you will be driven towards Mukundgarh; where you will experience the rich culture of Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Upon your arrival, you will check in at the hotel to freshen up ready yourself to visit the Mukundgarh Fort. The Fort has a wonderful collection of antique furniture and wall paintings and is known for its captivating courtyards, halls, balcony and arches. Later you can visit the handicraft market for some shopping. In the evening return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 04: Mukundgarh - Mandawa
After breakfast, you will explore more of Shekhawati region. Upon arrival at Mandawa, you will check in at the hotel to freshen up. Here you will visit the painted havelis of the Dundlod town- there are called the open air art galleries. You will also explore the castle of Mandawa at your own pace. Return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 05: Mandawa - Bikaner
It will take you around four hours to reach Bikaner as it is 200 kilometers ahead from Mandawa. So you will start your journey in the morning after having your breakfast at the hotel. On your way to Bikaner, you will make a visit to Junagarh fort. It is a mighty fortress, which has never been occupied by any enemy. Upon arrival at Bikaner, you will check in at the hotel and get ready to visit prominent attractions of Bikaner that includes Bikaner Fort, Lalgarh Palace and museum and Camel safari. Return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 06: Bikaner - Khimsar
After having your breakfast you will proceed towards Khimsar, visiting Deshnok on the way. Deshnok is known for its "Rat Temple". The temple has infinite number of rats and you would be surprised to know these rats do not harm or disturb the devotees offering prayer. They carry on their tasks of jumping here and there without causing any harm to others. After paying homage at the temple you will continue to travel to Khimsar. Upon arrival, you will check in at the hotel for night stay.
Day 07: Khimsar
On the seventh day of the trip you will visit the Khimsar Fort. Nestled on the edge of the great Thar Desert, it is one of the chief attractions in Khimsar. After having lunch you will go for an excursion to Khimsar Sand Dunes village. You will also get to enjoy camel safari. Later enjoy the sunset tea or bonfire dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08: Khimsar - Jodhpur
Early in the morning you will head towards Jodhpur, also known as the "Sun City" or the "Blue City". The city is called "Sun city" because of its bright and sunny weather and "blue city" because of the blue painted houses in the city. Upon arrival, you will check in at the hotel. Rest of the day will be spent at leisure. Spend the night at the hotel.
Day 09: Jodhpur
After a traditional breakfast you will head towards the Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is situated on a low sandstone hill. The fort has two palaces called Moti- Mahal and Phool Mahal. Later you will visit Jaswant Thada, a marble cenotaph built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1899 and also visit the Umaid Public Gardens. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Jodhpur - Sodawas
On the tenth day of the tour you will be transferred to Sodawas after breakfast. Upon your arrival you will check in at the hotel and get ready to visit the grand gateway at Karni Kot. At present Thakur Sunder Singh of Sodawas and his family reside at the palace and they will join you and discuss their traditions in detail. You can also request for horse safari, village walk or massage by expert village massagers. Later return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 11: Sodawas - Narlai
After quenching your hunger with delectable breakfast, you will head towards Narlai by road. The place is situated at the foot of a hill, dotted with ancient caves and temples. Upon arrival you will check in at the hotel and quickly get ready to visit the ancient temple where a miraculous flame has been burning for centuries. The temple attracts numerous tourists and devotees every year from various parts. You can also try horse/ camel or jeep safari. In the evening return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 12: Narlai - Ranakpur
In the morning you will head towards Ranakpur- famous for its beautiful Jain temples. Upon your arrival you will check in at the hotel, freshen up and get ready to visit the Ranakpur Jain Temples. The temples were built during the reign of Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The architecture of the temples is mind blowing. The temple has four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and domes supported by over four hundred columns. The most distinctive feature of this Jain temple is the statue of Lord Mahavira in which Lord has a moustache. Later return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 13: Ranakpur - Udaipur
In the morning you will proceed towards Udaipur - the city of lakes. Upon arrival you will check in at the hotel, relax and get ready for late afternoon sight seeing. You will visit the Lake Pichola and enjoy a two hour boat-ride and also get an excellent view of the Lake Palace and the City Palace. Return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 14: Udaipur
After morning breakfast, you will head towards the City Palace and Museum. Next you will visit the Maharana Pratap Memorial. It is located at the top of the Moti Magri (Pearl Hill) and was built by Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar. The most significant feature of the memorial is the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. The next stopover of the day will be the famous Jagdish Temple. It was constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari also known as "Garden of the maids" is a small ornamental garden having lush green lawns, fountains and marble art. Rest of the day will be spent at leisure. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15: Udaipur - Deogarh
In the morning you will be driven towards Deogarh, located in Rajsamand District of Rajasthan. The city is famous for Deogarh Mahal. As the Mahal has been converted into a hotel you can also stay here and experience the hospitality. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 16: Deogarh - Roopangarh
After breakfast you will head towards Roopangarh. On your way to Roopangarh by road you will visit the famous Dargah of Khwaja Sahib at Ajmer, one of the holiest Muslim shrines in the country. Upon arrival at Roopangarh, you will check in at the hotel. After getting ready you will visit the massive Roopangarh Fort. Witness the heritage walks in the village of Roopangarh. Later return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 17: Roopangarh - Kunchaman
You will proceed towards Kunchaman after having your breakfast at the Roopangarh hotel. As soon as you reach the destination, you will check in at the hotel and then visit the Kunchaman Fort. The Kuchaman Fort has now been converted into a heritage hotel. The famous Meena Bazaar is within the fort complex, where the Kuchamani folk artists and craftsmen have stalls selling exquisitely made handicrafts. The fort also has a museum of weapons. The hall of the palace houses beautiful miniature paintings, murals and gilded work. Later return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 18: Kunchaman - Jaipur
On the 18th day of the tours you will be driven to the Pink City - Jaipur. Upon your arrival you will check in at the hotel and get ready for a city tour. In the city tour you will see the Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Museum, Jantar Mantar and the Birla temple. In the evening you will be dropped at the market for shopping. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 19: Jaipur - Agra
Early in the morning you will proceed towards Agra - the ci Cy of the Taj Mahal. En route you will visit Fatehpur Sikri - once the capital city of the Mughals. Later continue your drive to Agra; upon arrival check in at the hotel. Spend the time at your leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 20: Agra - Delhi
After morning breakfast you will make a visit to the Agra fort and the famous Taj Mahal - the symbol of love. The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world. You may also visit Dayal Bagh to see the famous temple under construction for years. In the evening you will head towards Delhi. Upon reaching Delhi, you will check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 21: Delhi Departure
According to the timing of your train/flight, you will be transferred to the railway station/ airport for onward journey.
North India heritage package offers a broad window to the rich heritage of North India and Rajasthan.