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Rajasthan Havelis Forts Tours
Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Samode - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
- Luni - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Deogarh - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra -
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhi.
Welcome to Vardhman's "Rajasthan Havelis Forts Tour"!
On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's
representative to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02: Delhi
This morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Delhi.
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern
Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building
and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama
Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti
Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi-Samode
In the morning, drive to Samode - its history goes back more
than four and half centuries. Prithviraj Singhji of Amber, the seventeenth
prince of the house of Kachhawaha Rajputs, had awarded Samode to
one of his twelve sons-Gopal Singhji along with the hereditary title
of Rawal Saheb.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Relax for a while and then visit
Samode Village and Samode Palace.
Day 04: Samode - Mandawa
This morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa.
Upon arrival at Mandawa check into your hotel. Later proceed for
city tour of Mandawa.
Visit Mandwa, found in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the
home of his descendants. See beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions.
Mandawa castle, one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a
hotel and house of collections of armories, costumes of ancestors,
canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many
other interesting items, preserved in a museum. A walking tour of
the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of
Day 05: Mandawa - Bikaner
After breakfast drive to Bikaner. Upon arrival at Bikaner check
into your hotel.
Later visit Bikaner
Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. Long before
this, the city was a trade center on the caravan routes from Africa
and West Asia. Bikaners dominant features are rippling sands
and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed
by a 7 kms. wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City
is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing
old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the
fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line
of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh
Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple.
Day 06: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Today after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival in Jaisalmer
check in at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 07: Jaisalmer
After breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour of The
Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian
Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone.
The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and
elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT - The oldest living
Fort in the world.
(optional camel safari)
Day 08: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
This morning drive to the Jodhpur and check into your hotel.
Later proceed city tour of Jodhpur
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including
Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing
marble memorium built in 1899 and the Museum located in the Umaid
Day 09: Jodhpur - Luni
After breakfast drive to Luni. Upon arrival check into your
Located 35 kms from Jodhpur belongs to Maharaja Dalip Singh, youngest
son of Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. Over a hundred years old,
this heritage hotel has ornately carved lattice work friezes and
Day 10: Luni - Ranakpur - Udaipur
This morning after a lesiurely breakfast drive to Udaipur visiting
RANAKPUR - The Jain community. like several others, had always enjoyed
the patronage of the ruling family of Mewar and quite a few important
positions were held by the Jains. In 15th century, Rana Kumbha of
Mewar gave a large stretch of land in a quite and picturesque valley,
deep in the Aravallis, to the Jains.
Day 11: Udaipur
Morning city sightseeing tour. Udaipur- Sightseeing tour of
Udaipur, one of the most beautiful cities in all of Rajasthan, better
known as cities of Lake, founded by Maharana Udaipur, the places
of interest include City Palace which has several carved balconies,
arches and decorated pillars, Zenana Mahal, Fateh Prakash, Durbar
Hall and Shambhu Niwas.
Also visit Jagdish temple, Sahelion-ki-Bari (queen's resort for
Afternoon at leisure.
Day 12: Udaipur - Dungarpur
Morning leave for Dungarpur, founded in the 13th century and
rose to fame under the Guhilot Ahara uryavanshi Rajputs. The Udai
Bilas Palace was enlarged by in 1940 Maharawal Laxman Singhji, who
built three new wings around the "Ek-Thambia Mahal' literally,
one-pillared palace) and thus createdthe famous 'courtyard'
Day 13: Dungarpur - Deogarh
Drive to Deogarh. Located 135 km from Udaipur on Udaipur-Ajmer
route, on a hillock and encircled by the town was built in 1670
AD by Rawar Dwarkadasji of the Sisodia dynasty. On arrival, check-in
at your pre-booked hotel.
Day 14: Deogarh - Pushkar
On the day 14 of your tour drive to Pushkar.Pushkar, this sacred
town lies 11 km north east of Ajmer and 130 km from Jaipur. According
to mythology, Pushkar Lake is supposed to to have appeared miraculously
when a lotus flower fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped
into this valley. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Relax for a
while and later visit the famous Brahma Temple the only temple dedicated
to Lord Brahma in the world. Blessed with cultural blends, it is
the venue for the famous Pushkar Fair, with people coming from all
over Asia to buy and sell cattle of breeds from across the world.
Visit the Ghats as the city has beautiful 52 bathing Ghats and 500
temples each having its own miraculous qualities and powers of healing
and with varied architectural styles.
In the evening visit the Rose Garden of Rajasthan famous for its
rose essence, the Pushkar rose is also exported to the world.
Day 15: Pushkar - Jaipur
This morning depart for the Beautiful Pink City-Jaipur. Upon
arrival check into your hotel.
Jaipur built by Rawal Sheo Soinghji, a Prime Minister in the royal
court of Jaipur. The Haveli is the result of around 200 years of
construction in phases, by its occupants.
Day 16: Jaipur
City tour of Jaipur
This morning you will experience the wonders of this magicial pink
city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort. Later visit the Jagmandir
or the Hall of victory glitterning with mirrors, Maharaja's City
Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace
of Winds and through the rose pink residential and business areas
- Elephant Safari
- Lunch at a Heritage hotel with Tonga ride or explore the market
& shop for special bargains.
Day 17: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
After a lesiurely breakfast at the hotel leave for Agra. Visiting
enroute Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri : The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar
built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is
an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its
"ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to
imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of it's
grandeur. Also visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in
On to Agra.
On arrival at Agra, transfer to your hotel. Relax for the rest of
Day 18: Agra - Delhi
City tour of Agra
Visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula.
Later you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra
which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear
& exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
Later in the late afternoon drive back to Delhi International airport
to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet
and unforgettable memories of "Rajasthan Havelis Forts Tour"
escorted by Vardhman Vacations.
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