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Home > India Tour Packages > Forts & Palaces Tour
Forts & Palaces Tour
Duration : 17 Nights & 18 Days
Destinations : Delhi – Samode – Jaipur – Pushkar – Khimsar – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Chittorgarh – Kota – Bundi – Swai Madhopur – Agra – Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon your arrival at Delhi international airport, our company representative shall meet you and after a warm welcome, he will escort you to the hotel with the check-in formalities. Today your rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing
Today morning after having breakfast proceed for the full day sightseeing tour of Delhi in which your visit covers both the parts of Delhi - the Old Delhi and the New Delhi. Start you city tour with the Old Delhi sightseeing which includes visit to Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Masjid - largest and famous mosque of India built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1656 A.D. Also explore the oldest market of Delhi - Chandni Chowk with a joyful rickshaw ride. Later proceed for New Delhi sightseeing visiting Qutub Minar – a tallest brick minaret built during 11th century and Humayun's Tomb - a perfect example of Mughal architecture. Later drive past the massive Red fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan, President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 03 : Delhi – Samode (270 kms / 05 hrs)
Today morning after having breakfast in hotel drive towards Samode - snuggled charmingly amidst rocky mountain, lies 50 kms northwest from Jaipur. Here the construction of the fort began 400 years ago and each successive ruler added to the fort and the palace. The Palace is now converted into one of India’s most delightful and luxury heritage hotels that reproduces an old ethnic charm. On arrival at Samode check in to your pre booked hotel. Evening is free at leisure to enjoy a leisure walk at local markets and explore the city on your own. Overnight stay is in Samode.

Day 04 : Samode – Jaipur – Samode (50 kms / 01 hr)
Morning after having breakfast in hotel enjoy the excursion sightseeing tour of Jaipur – also known by the name of Pink City and the capital city of Rajasthan. Jaipur is one of the most significant inheritance towns in India. Visit the massive Amber Fort – ancient capital of Jaipur, situated on the top of the Aravalli hills overlooking the city. Here enjoy the elephant ride up to the entrance of the fort situated on the top of steep hill. Next visit the City Palace, a great mixture of Rajasthani & Mughal construction. It is a wonderful palace complex situated in the heart of the old City and accommodating various marvelous structures like the Chandra Mahal, City Palace Museum and Shri Govind Dev shrine. Next visit Jantar Mantar observatory - built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, an ancient royal observatory. It is used to be an astronomical gadget to know about the time season etc. in ancient times. Lastly visit the Hawa Mahal which is also known as Palace of Winds. It is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur, built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, a five – storied building made up of pink building material, put up in 1799 for royal women, so that they could observe the delegations, markets etc. from its 953 small windows. Later in evening after sightseeing drive back to Samode. Overnight stay is in Samode.

Day 05 : Samode – Pushkar (180 kms / 03 hrs) 
After having breakfast in hotel continue your drive towards holy city of Rajasthan – Pushkar. The creation of the city is associated with the lord Brahma. Pushkar is also well-known for the festivity of yearly cattle fare known as the Pushkar Fair. It is one of the largest cattle fairs in the country where animals are brought from miles around to be traded and sold. Here thousands of tourists from worldwide come to take part in this spiritual festival. On arrival check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Later after some relaxation proceed for the sightseeing tour of Pushkar. Visit Pushkar Lake and the old religious temples near the lake. The most famous is the Brahma temple, the only temple devoted to Lord Brahma. It is said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. Later after sightseeing drive back to hotel. Evening is free at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay is in Pushkar.

Day 06 : Pushkar – Khimsar (200 kms / 04 hrs)
Morning after having breakfast continue your drive towards Khimsar - perched on the edge on the great Thar Desert in the heart of rural India. The unique and outstanding fort at Khimsar offers a wide range of experiences. The battle-scarred walls and turrets remind one of the glorious past of this place. En route visit the globally famed Rat Temple at Deshnok. On arrival at Khimsar, transfer to your pre booked hotel. Later in evening visit the Khimsar fort. This magnificent fort is literally off the beaten track. Set in the middle of sand dunes. The construction of the fort was begun in 1523 by Rao Karamsji, 8th son of the founder of Jodhpur Rao Jodha. Also visit the 10th century Nagaur Fort – the fort is larger than the Mehrangarh fort of Jodhpur. Recipient of the UNESCO international award for restoration is 40 km away from Khimsar. Later after sightseeing drive back to your hotel. Overnight stay is in Khimsar.

Day 07 : Khimsar – Jaisalmer (300 kms / 05 hrs)
Today morning after having breakfast in hotel continue your drive towards Jaisalmer. Much has been written about Jaisalmer but nothing can prepare the visitor for the brilliance of this desert city. It is also recognized as the Golden City of Rajasthan in the Great Indian Thar Desert. The city is famous for its old havelis, united by the common use of local yellow stone and beautifully preserved due to the isolated location. On arrival at Jaisalmer transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Evening enjoy an excursion to Sam Sand dunes. A visit here is a must to complete your visit to Jaisalmer. This would be an unforgettable experience for you. Various cultural programs are organized here and get the real feel of great Thar desert. Here you will also enjoy a leisure camel ride to view the sun set over the sand dunes. Later in late evening drive back to hotel. Overnight stay is in Jaisalmer.

Day 08 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast enjoy the sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Pay your visit to beautifully carved old havelies and mansions in the city. Few of the best havelies which we visit are, Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmalji Ki Haveli and Salim Singhji Ki Haveli and the carving in these havelies is of very superior quality. These havelies were built by the rich merchant traders during 18th and 19th centuries. Later visit massive Jaisalmer Fort - dominating structure between the sands and the second oldest fort in Rajasthan. The specialty of the Fort is that still approximately 5000 people are living inside. The fusion of Rajput and Islamic architecture styles are visible in fort. Later after sightseeing drive back to hotel. Evening is free at leisure to enjoy a leisure walk in local markets. Overnight stay is in Jaisalmer.

Day 09 : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (310 kms/06 hrs) 
Today morning after having breakfast in hotel continue your drive towards Jodhpur. The city was founded by Rao Jodha Ji in 1459 A.D. Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan famous for its many palaces, forts and temples which are set in the stark landscape of the Thar desert. On arrival at Jodhpur, transfer to your pre-booked hotel. After some relaxation proceed for the city tour of Jodhpur. Visit Jaswant Thada – a white marble cenotaph built in 1899 by Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Also visit invincible Mehrangarh Fort which was built in 1459 AD, the major attraction of the city. Lastly visit the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace – a luxurious palace which is converted into hotel. Later after sightseeing drive back to hotel. Evening is free at leisure to explore on your own. Overnight stay is in Jodhpur.

Day 10 : Jodhpur – Udaipur (Via Ranakpur) (275 kms / 05 hrs)
Morning after breakfast continue your drive towards the “romantic city of Rajasthan”, Udaipur. En route pay your visit to beautifully sculpted Jain temples of Ranakpur. Later continue your drive towards Udaipur. The city was built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh which is famous for its charming lakes and bounded by the antique Aravali mountain ranges. On arrival transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Evening is free at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.

Day 11 : Udaipur sightseeing 
Morning after breakfast enjoy the sightseeing tour of Udaipur. The sightseeing includes visit to City Palace museum which was built by Maharaja Udai Singh, which is approached through Tripolia Gate and has several carved balconies, arches and decorated pillars. Next visit Jagdish temple – located in the palace complex of Udaipur which was built by Maharana Jagat Singh. The temple is made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Next visit Sahelion Ki Bari - built by Maharana Bhopal Singh and also recognized as the garden of royal ladies. Lastly visit Fateh Sagar Lake - built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh and situated to the north of Lake Pichola. Evening enjoy a leisure boat ride at Lake Pichola to visit Jagmandir island. Later after sightseeing and a leisure boat ride drive back to hotel. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.

Day 12 : Udaipur – Chittorgarh (120 kms / 03 hrs)
Morning after having breakfast in hotel drive towards Chittorgarh - was the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs. On arrival at Chittorgarh, transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Later after some relaxation visit the fort of Chittorgarh. The main reason for visiting Chittorgarh is its massive hill top fort, which is a depiction of Rajput culture and values and is the best known fort in Rajasthan. The fort spread over 700 acres on 180 meter high hill. Also visit Tower of Victory which was built in 1440 AD by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory. Later after sightseeing drive back to hotel. Evening is free at leisure to enjoy at local markets. Overnight stay is in Chittorgarh.

Day 13 : Chittorgarh – Kota – Bundi (140 kms / 03 hrs)
Today morning after having breakfast in hotel continue your drive towards Bundi - just 36 km from Kota is a tiny picturesque town. En route pay your visit at Kota which is an interesting blend of the old and new. Here the fort is the main attraction, overlooking the mighty Chabal river. Later after sightseeing continue your drive towards Bundi. On arrival transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Founded in 1342, the ancient city of Bundi is well-protected city of history. Later proceed for the sightseeing which includes impressive medieval forts, palaces, haveli’s, temples with beautiful stone idols and chattris with carved pillars, along with a picturesque lake in the heart of the town. Overnight stay is in Bundi.

Day 14 : Bundi - Sawai Madhopur (125 Kms / 03 hrs) 
Morning after having breakfast in hotel, head towards Sawai Madhopur which is a blend of history and wildlife adventure. Sawai Madhopur is one of the most attractive tourist places in Rajasthan. This place is better known for Ranthambore National Park under “Project Tiger”. On arrival at Sawai Madhopur, transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Later after some relaxation proceed for the sightseeing. Visit the fort of Sawai Madhopur which was founded in 11th Century is one of the oldest fort in Rajasthan. Later visit temples which are the major attraction of Sawai Madhopur. After sightseeing drive back to hotel. Overnight stay is in Sawai Madhopur.

Day 15 : Sawa Madhopur
Today you will enjoy early morning Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top). The main attraction of the park is undoubtedly, the tigers. Apart from tigers you will see other animals such as wild deer, wolfs beers, fox, chital, sambar and many species of birds & reptiles. Later after jungle safari back to hotel for relaxation. Your afternoon is free at leisure. Later in evening again proceed for an evening jungle safari. Overnight stay is in Sawai Madhopur.

Day 16 : Sawai Madhopur – Agra (265 kms / 05 hrs)
Today morning after breakfast head towards Agra – the city of Taj Mahal. En-route pay your visit to Fatehpur Sikri – fascinating ghost city built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar to commemorate the birth of his son but later abandoned due to scarcity of water. It is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour atits height. Later continue your drive towards Agra. On arrival at Agra, transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Evening is free at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight stay is in Agra.

Day 17 : Agra – Delhi (200 kms / 03 hrs)
Morning after a relaxed breakfast we visit the mind blowing Taj Mahal - one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. It is an immense mausoleum built of white marble and style that combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian architectural styles. Later visit Agra Fort – the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra containing the Pearl Mosque. The fort comprises of many fairy-tale palaces built by Shah Jahan; Audience halls and two very beautiful mosques. The fort is situated about 2.5 kms northwest of Taj Mahal, on the banks of the river Yamuna, construction of which was started by Emperor Akbar in the year 1566. Lastly visit Itmad-up-Dau’s tomb, built by Noor Jahan. Later after sightseeing drive back to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, transfer to your hotel. Evening is free at leisure for last time shopping. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

Day 18 : Delhi Depart 
Today morning on time transfer to the Delhi international airport to board the flight back home or onward journey.