Duration: 16 Days / 15 Nights
Destinations: Delhi - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Manvar - Jaisalmer - Gajner - Pushkar - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

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  • Overview

    When the cultural festivities of Pushkar Fair mingle with authentic wildlife lures of Ranthambore National Park, a new outlook of Rajasthan state forms shape.

    Day 1 : Abroad - Delhi

    Upon arrival in Delhi, the guests will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 2 : Delhi

    This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

    Afternoon visit New Delhi - drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour with a visit to the towering minaret of Qutab Minar.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 3 : Delhi - Jaipur ( Distance of 258 kms )

    Morning drive to Jaipur on arrival in Jaipur - check into the hotel.

    Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 4 : Jaipur

    Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.

    Afternoon at leisure for own activities.

    Overnight at Camp.

    Day 5 : Jaipur - Jodhpur ( Distance of 266 kms )

    Morning drive to Jodhpur on arrival in Jodhpur - check into the hotel. Morning city tour of Jodhpur - includes Meherangarh Fort - one of the most impressive and formidable fort in the whole of fort-studded Rajasthan. It is situated on a high natural rock bluff from where you can look down on the wonderful panorama of the bustling city below. Also visit Jaswant Thada - the Royal Cenotaphs.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 6 Nov : Jodhpur – Manvar ( Distance of 70 kms )

    Morning drive to Manvar. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

    Manvar Resort is located right in the heart of the Great Indian Thar Desert. It's an unprecedented tourist destination offering a rare opportunity to enjoy Rajasthan's desert life, culture, wildlife & beauty.

    Built in the style of a traditional desert village, the resort is spread over 5 acres. Constructed using local materials & techniques. The resort consists of 21 well designed stone cottages with thatched roofs, thatched roof eateries, open air courtyard sit outs, book & gifts shop, reading room and a swimming pool.

    Afternoon visit tribal Bisnoi village - All Bisnois believe in the sanctity of animal and plant life as laid down by the 15th century Guru Jambeshwar in the form of 29 basic tenets, hence BIS (twenty) and NOI (nine). They further believe their ancestors are reincarted as deer, so there are usually herds of deer found near Bishnoi villages. You will be welcomed by smiling Bishnoi tribeswomen, brightly clad, heavy bangles up the whole length of arms and men wearing pure white. Also see weaving and pottery making.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 7 : Manvar - Jaisalmer ( Distance of 170 kms )

    Morning drive to Jaisalmer on arrival, check-in at hotel.

    Late afternoon visit the sand dunes and a camel ride to view the sunset, as the sky is set on fire and Rajasthani folk musicians play haunting tunes. It can be an unforgettable experience.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 8 : Jaisalmer

    Morning visit the city's magnificent havelis or merchant's houses, each richly decorated and carved from golden yellow sandstone - Patwon-ki-haveli (House of the Brocade Merchants) is the largest and most elaborate of the famous havelis of Jaisalmer. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli (The Mansion of Nathmalji), the last of the great havelis was built in the late 19th century. End the morning with a visit to Gadisar Lake ? the large natural oasis that attracted Rawal Jaisal to this site.

    Late afternoon visit the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rawals in Barra bagh where the rulers were cremated. This is also the best place from which to watch the spectacular desert sunset, and photograph the fort.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 9 : Jaisalmer - Gajner ( Distance of 280 kms )

    Morning drive to Gajner en route visit Bikaner.

    City sightseeing tour of Bikaner, this desert town in the north of the state was founded in 1488 by Roa Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army.

    Thereafter continue drive to Gajner and check-in at hotel.

    Gajner Palace is an incomparable "Jewel in the Thar Desert" built on the embankment of a lake by His Late Highness Maharaja Ganga Singhji of Bikaner. During winter even now, this palace with its beautiful lake and surrounded wooded areas become the home of different species of migratory birds, most renowned amongst them being the Imperial Sand Grouse. Endangered Antelopes like Black Bucks, Nilgais, Chinkaras and other animals like the Wild Boar roam freely in this area which is now a preserved sanctuary.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 10 : Gajner - Pushkar ( Distance of 258 kms )

    Morning drive to Pushkar on arrival in Pushkar - check into Deluxe Tents.

    The Royal Camp which captures the luxurious nostalgia of a bygone age of the Maharaja's Safari and Shikar camps, combined with innovative design demonstrating many of the skills and crafts of Marwar. The camp consists of tents, each with verandah, bedroom and bathroom. There is a large dining tent serving the best of Rajasthani cuisine and a large open reception tent with seating areas.

    Pushkar - is famous for its colourful annual Camel Fair during kartik poornima (full moon) in the November each year. At this time, this otherwise peaceful and gentle village on the banks of holy Pushkar take is thrown into colourful confusion when the desert tribes and camel caravans meet to trade cattle, camels, goat, sheep, clothes, jewellery and spices.

    Overnight at Camp.

    Day 11 : Pushkar

    Full day at the fair. Built as 'an explosion of fun, frolic, games and laughter', the fair provides some wonderful photographic opportunities and is a rare change to see Rajasthani women decked out in all their traditional jewellery, dress and finery.

    A host of cultural event like puppet shows, folk dance & music, cattle auction and camel races are also a part of the festivities.

    It is worth getting up early to see the camels and tribes rousing themselves in the pink of the dawn desert light.

    Overnight at Camp.

    Day 12 : Pushkar - Ranthambore ( Distance of 280 kms )

    Morning drive to Ranthambore on arrival, check-in at hotel.

    Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary - Rajasthan's most renowned wildlife sanctuary, it is 400 sq kms of dry deciduous forest, perfect natural habitat for tigers, and is set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with pavilions and dominated by a hilltop fort. Ranthambore was one of the hunting preserves of the former rulers of Jaipur and because of this the Maharajas ensured the environment was preserved and the forest and their inhabitants well protected. It has a good population of tiger and their prey species, and has been declared a "Project Tiger" reserve. Wildlife includes blue bull, black buck, spotted deer or cheetal, wild boar, a large variety of bird species and, if very lucky, the rarely seen leopard. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 13 : Ranthambore

    Early morning and afternoon game viewing in the sanctuary by canter.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 14 : Ranthambore - Bharatpur ( Day Train )

    Morning drive to Bharatpur and on arrival check in the hotel and in the afternoon you will visit Bird Sanctuary and stay overnight

    Day 15 : Bharatpur – Agra ( Distance of 56 kms )

    Check out from hotel and drive to Agra enrouting Fatehpur Sikri

    Fatehpur Sikri - drive to the impressive sandstone fortress of Fatehpur Sikri. The fort was built in the 16th century and only occupied for a few years before being abandoned, leaving the buildings in virtually perfect conditions.

    Continue drive to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra - check into the hotel.

    Afternoon visit the famous Taj Mahal -This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child.The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday).

    Overnight at hotel.

    11 Nov : Agra - Delhi - Onward journey ( Distance of 201 kms )

    Morning visit Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.

    Therafter, drive to Delhi on arrival in Delhi, transfer to the International airport for flight to back home.

    Depart Delhi.

  • Get in touch

    Rajasthan Travel Services
    Contact Person: Mr. Suresh Sirwani
    52-55, Ground Floor, Ganpati Plaza,
    M.I. Road, Jaipur - 302001
    Cell No : 91 - 09829050852
    E-mail: suresh@rts.co.in