Royal Rajasthan Odyssey
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi. Begin your adventure in the bustling capital city of India, Delhi. Explore the historic landmarks of Old and New Delhi. Delhi, the capital city of India, holds immense touristic importance due to its rich historical heritage, housing iconic landmarks like the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and President House. Additionally, Delhi offers a diverse cultural experience with bustling markets, vibrant street life, and a wide range of culinary delights, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a blend of history, culture, and modernity.
Day 2: Delhi to Jaipur. Drive to Jaipur. Next, head to the City Palace, a grand complex that houses museums showcasing Rajasthani artifacts and history. Enjoy a traditional Rajasthani lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory with intriguing instruments. Explore the Hawa Mahal, known for its unique honeycomb-like architecture. In the evening, you can explore the local markets in Jaipur, such as Johari Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar, to shop for traditional Rajasthani handicrafts and textiles. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 3: Jaipur to Samode. Start your day by visiting the magnificent Amber Fort. You can hike up to the fort or enjoy an elephant ride to the entrance. Drive to Samode, which is around 40 km away and takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to reach. Upon arrival in Samod, check into the heritage palace hotel. Explore the Samode Palace, a stunning example of Rajput-Mughal architecture, with its beautiful courtyards, frescoes, and intricately designed interiors. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the village and interact with the locals to experience their culture and way of life. Overnight stay in Samod.
Day 4: Samode to Mandawa. Travel to the enchanting town of Mandawa, known for its stunning havelis adorned with intricate frescoes. samode-palace-b1 is a charming town located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, India. It is renowned for its well-preserved havelis (traditional Indian mansions) adorned with intricate frescoes and murals, showcasing the region's rich artistic heritage. Visiting Mandawa feels like stepping back in time, offering a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the merchants who once thrived in the area. Today, the town's architectural wonders and vibrant history make it a popular destination for travelers seeking to explore the cultural treasures of Rajasthan. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Rajasthani art and architecture.
Day 5: Mandawa to Bikaner. Head to the golden city of Bikaner, famous for its majestic Junagarh Fort and the fascinating Rat Temple. Junagarh Fort, is a magnificent fort built in the 16th century, known for its impressive architecture and ornate interiors. Enjoy a traditional Rajasthani lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the region. After lunch, visit the Karni Mata Temple, also known as the "Rat Temple," famous for its population of sacred rats. End your day with a visit to the National Research Centre on Camel to learn about the importance of camels in the desert region.Experience the desert charm of this medieval city.
Day 6: Bikaner to Jaisalmer. Begin your day with a visit to the Bikaner Camel Breeding Farm to witness the breeding and training of camels. Next, explore the Gajner Palace, a serene palace complex located beside the Gajner Lake, offering a peaceful retreat. Enjoy a boat ride on Gajner Lake, surrounded by picturesque landscapes and birdlife. After lunch, visit the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum to learn about the city's history and culture through its exhibits and artifacts. In the evening, take a stroll through the local markets, where you can shop for handicrafts and textiles unique to the region. Depart from Bikaner or Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer and visit Gadisar Lake. Walk down to Gadisar Lake, a serene man-made lake surrounded by temples and ghats. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance and catch the mesmerizing view of the sun reflecting on the water.
Day 7: Jaisalmer. Journey to the captivating city of Jaisalmer, located amidst the Thar Desert. Explore the golden sandstone fort, Jain temples, and enjoy a camel safari at the Sam Sand Dunes. Jaisalmer Fort also known as (Sonar Quila) is one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers stunning views of the city. Within the fort walls, there are numerous havelis, temples, shops, and bustling markets.
Day 8: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur. Travel to the "Blue City" of Jodhpur, dominated by the mighty Mehrangarh Fort. From the ramparts of Mehrangarh, one can witness the winding streets, bustling markets, and the vibrant life of the city unfolding against the backdrop of the majestic Thar Desert and the Aravalli Hills in the distance. The panoramic view from Mehrangarh Fort is a perfect blend of history, architectural splendor, and the vibrant culture that makes Jodhpur a truly captivating destination in Rajasthan, India. Discover the regal palaces, bustling markets, and immerse in the royal history of the region.
Day 9: Jodhpur to Udaipur. The route between Jodhpur and Udaipur is known for its scenic beauty and offers several interesting attractions that you can explore along the way.
- Ranakpur Jain Temple: Located about halfway between Jodhpur and Udaipur, the Ranakpur Jain Temple is a stunning masterpiece of Jain architecture. The intricately carved marble temple is dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankara of Jainism, and is known for its 1,444 exquisitely detailed pillars.
- Kumbhalgarh Fort: Situated near Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh Fort is a massive hill fort with a 36-kilometer long wall, the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China. The fort offers panoramic views of the Aravalli Hills and surrounding countryside.
Day 10: Udaipur Sightseeing. Spend the day exploring the exquisite palaces, temples, and gardens that exude Udaipur's royal charm. The City Palace, Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir, and Saheliyon ki Bari are some of the must-visit attractions that make Udaipur a romantic and enchanting destination for travelers from around the world. Its serene lakes, grand palaces, and vibrant markets create an unforgettable experience, making Udaipur a jewel in the crown of Rajasthan tourism.
Day 11: Udaipur to Bundi. Visit on the way Chittorgarh Fort, located in the city of Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, India, is one of the largest and most historically significant forts in the country. Perched atop a hill, the fort narrates tales of valor, sacrifice, and resilience from the Rajputana era. Its imposing walls, majestic palaces, and beautiful temples offer a glimpse into the grandeur of Rajput architecture. The fort is also renowned for the iconic Tower of Victory (Vijay Stambh) and the Tower of Fame (Kirti Stambh), which are adorned with intricate carvings and inscriptions. A visit to Chittorgarh Fort is an opportunity to step back in time and immerse oneself in the rich history and legends of Rajasthan. Later on travel to the lesser-known gem of Bundi, known for its stunning stepwells and intricate murals. Experience the medieval ambience of this offbeat destination.
Day 12: Bundi to Ranthambhore. Proceed to Ranthambhore National Park, one of the best places to spot the majestic tigers in the wild. Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan, India, is renowned for its thrilling tiger safaris, offering visitors the chance to spot majestic Bengal tigers in their natural habitat. The park's diverse flora and fauna, along with the excitement of encountering these elusive predators, make Ranthambhore a top destination for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Embark on thrilling wildlife safaris in this renowned tiger reserve.
Day 13: Ranthambhore to Agra. Head to the iconic city of Agra, home to the legendary Taj Mahal, a symbol of eternal love. Admire the stunning marble architecture and learn about its fascinating history. After visiting the Taj Mahal, head to Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Agra Fort and immerse yourself in the historical grandeur. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, savoring some Mughlai cuisine. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 14: Agra to Delhi. Return to Delhi, where you can indulge in last-minute shopping and cultural delights. You can also visit The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a magnificent architectural masterpiece and a Bahá'í House of Worship. Its lotus-shaped design with 27 marble petals attracts visitors of all faiths who seek serenity and spiritual reflection in its peaceful ambiance. Return to your hotel.
Day 15: Departure from Delhi
Bid farewell to the royal realm of Rajasthan, carrying memories of its grand heritage and captivating landscapes.