Forts and Palaces Tour of Rajasthan
Renowned across the world for its magnificent forts and palaces, Rajasthan is the land where one can feel the charm and magic of bygone times. The structural design and interiors of forts and palaces of Rajasthan are tribute to the chronicle past which exemplifies superb work of former times. Get a flavor of vibrant Rajasthan with Tour My India illustrating a rich historical background and covering cities like Nawalgarh, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Jaipur. Our Rajasthan forts and palaces packages will render you with some beautiful experiences that you will cherish for many, many years.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the full day sightseeing of New Delhi in the Morning which includes Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Qutub Minar, Purana Qila, Humayun’s Tomb, Jantar Mantar Etc.
After having lunch we can proceed for the sightseeing of Old Delhi which includes Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Gandhi memorial, Raj Ghat. You also can enjoy the light & sound show at Red Fort in the evening etc. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi - Nawalgarh
After breakfast drive to Nawalgarh. On arrival check-in at hotel. Evening free to explore the place. Overnight stay at hotel.
Nawalgarh is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Indian state Rajasthan. It is part of the Shekhawati region and is midway between Jhunjhunu and Sikar. Nawalgarh is famous for its fresco and havelis and considered as Golden City of Rajasthan. It is also the motherland of some great business families of India.
Day 04: Nawalgarh - Bikaner
After breakfast take a walking sightseeing tour of Nawalgarh Havelis, Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Morarka Haveli and Bala Quila. Later drive to Bikaner. On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Bikaner founded in 1488, the desert city of Bikaner is located in north-western Rajasthan. The city was founded by Rao Bika with the help of Nehra Jats. Bikaner was well protected from its enemies by the harsh deserts. It was also a major trade centre as it was located on the ancient caravan route which linked Central Asia and North India with Gujarat seaports.
Day 05: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After breakfast go for half day tour of Bikaner, visiting the Bikaner Fort (Junagarh Fort) - The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old Fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh Palace outside the fort limits, The Lalgarh Palace - The palace was built between 1902 and 1926 according to Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles and the Deshnoke Temple (Karni Mata Temple) - Karni Mata, considered as an incarnation of Goddess Durga lived here in the fourteenth century and performed many miracles.
Afternoon drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Jaisalmer
After breakfast go for full day for sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort - Jaisalmer Fort is one of the largest forts in the world. It is situated in Jaisalmer city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was built in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal, from where it derives its name, Manak Chowk, Havelis, Gadisar Lake - Gadisar Lake is one of the most important tourist attractions in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, Its charm lies in the fact that it was the only source of water for the Jaisalmer city in the olden days, and the colorful markets. In the afternoon go for an excursion to Sam Sand Dunes. In the evening take a camel safari and enjoy the sunset at sand dunes. Later drive back to Jaisalmer. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Jaisalmer was founded by Prince Jaisal Bhatti. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Centuries ago Jaisalmer's strategic position on the camel train routes brought its locals enormous wealth which they spent in building intricately carved palaces and temples in golden - yellow sandstone. These fortresses of Jaisalmer also known as Havelis of Jaisalmer are like a mirage in the barren Thar Desert. On either side of the narrow lanes of Jaisalmer are the sandstone havelis, made up with stone carvings, screen windows, delicate pavilions and balconies.
Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jodhpur. On arrival at Jodhpur check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Jodhpur is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys round the year. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the bright blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The old city circles and the fort is bounded by a wall with several gates. Whereas, the city has expanded very much outside the wall over the past several decades.
Day 08: Jodhpur - Jaipur
After breakfast go for a half day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort - Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. The fort is situated 400 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls, The Jaswant Thada - The Jaswant Thada is an architectural landmark located in Jodhpur. It is a white marble memorial built by Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and the Umaid Bhawan Palace - Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world's largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace, this monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family.
Afternoon drive to Jaipur, On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09: Jaipur
After breakfast go for an excursion to Amer Fort. Ascend the fort on Elephants back. In the afternoon take tour of the city visiting the City palace, the Jantar Mantar (observatory), the Palace of Winds and the Birla temple. In the evening check into a hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Agra, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri was built during 1571 and 1585. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height. Later continue drive to Agra. On arrival at Agra check-in at hotel. Afternoon visit Agra Fort. Overnight stay at hotel.
Agra Fort, which has the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-am (the hall of public audience) and Diwan-e-Khas (the hall of private audience).
Day 11: Agra - Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit the famous Taj Mahal. Afternoon drive to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD).
Day 12: Delhi Depart
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.
Tour & services Ends.