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Forts and Palaces of India

Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
Activities: Visit to the renowned forts and palaces
Regions: North India
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Best Time: January, February, March, October, November, December

Overview

Rajasthan is a land of forts and palaces. Built on high hilltops, in the middle of enormous deserts, and on islands in lakes, the forts and palaces of Rajasthan India, showcase the architectural heritage of Rajasthan. Many of these Rajasthan forts and palaces look rugged and rough from their exteriors; the interiors take you to an altogether different world. Surprises are the second name of these architectural marvels, which are the Rajasthan forts and palaces spread throughout Rajasthan India.Make sure while you are on a journey to the eternal land of Rajasthan to stay in any of these Rajasthan forts and palaces, as many of these places are again regaining their past glory. Popularly known as the Heritage Hotels, these places are a blend of the royal past and modern world, which you can see on tours to Rajasthan India.

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Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Shikhar Travel staff will welcome you with garlands at airport. Our staff will assist you to transfer the hotel and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi

This day you have a full day sight seeing of Delhi visiting New Delhi and Old Delhi. In Old Delhi visit to Chandani Chawk and drive pass by Red Fort. Later come back to New Delhi and visit to Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb and evening can walk around India Gate. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi – Mandawa (257kms)

Right after breakfast, leave for Mandawa, check in at the hotel on arrival. Afternoon visit to havelies and colorful Bazaars in the Mandawa, back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04 : Mandawa – Bikaner (200kms)

Morning you will proceed for Bikaner. Afternoon after check-in at hotel visit to Junagarh Fort, The wonderful architectural piece was built between 1588 -1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh (1571 - 1611 AD). Evening free to visit the market of Bikaner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Bikaner – Jaisalmer (333kms)

Morning proceed to the antique desert town of Jaisalmer, after breakfast, check-in at nice hotel. Move to visit Sam sand dune that is a cultural extravaganza of Rajasthan. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06 : Jaisalmer

After breakfast, continue to visit amazing place of Jaisalmer covering famous places like The Sonar Quila or the Golden fort, Salim Singh ki haveli, Patwon ki haveli, and such other beautiful havelis. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (305kms)

Proceed to Jodhpur the next morning, the southern edge of Thar Desert. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. Visit Mehran Garh Fort, founded in 15th century, along with graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, built by Jaswant Tada in 1899 A.D which is popularly known as the Taj Mahal of Marwah. Stay overnight at Jodhpur.

Day 08 : Jodhpur – Pushkar (208kms)

After morning meal, leave for Pushkar. On arrival chek-in at hotel. In Pushkar, visit the holy Lake and also the famous Brahma Temple. Pushkar is one of the holiest places for Hindus. Overnight Pushkar.

Day 09 : Puskar – Jaipur(290kms)

Morning drive to Jaipur. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace & the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 10 : Jaipur

Leave for Amber Fort immediately after breakfast. While visiting to its magnificent palace and halls, enjoy incomparable Elephant ride. Visit Jaigarh Fort and get an opportunity to see largest cannon on the wheel, Jaiban. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 : Jaipur – Agra (236kms)

Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces in Fatehpur. On arrival check-in at hotel in Agra. Visit Agra Fort, this great monument of red sandstone was constructed by Emperor Akbar. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 : Agra – Delhi (210kms)

Morning visit to Taj Mahal and drive to Delhi airport in time for return flight.

Delhi: Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb and rickshaw ride in old Delhi
Mandawa: Havelis of Mandawa
Bikaner: Junagarh Fort
Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort,Salim Singh ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli
Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada
Pushkar: Bramha Temple and Pushkar Lake
Jaipur: Amer Fort, City Palace, Obervatory and Hawa Mahal
Agra: Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

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