Rajasthan Forts and Palaces Tour


13 Nights / 14 Days

Destination Covered:

Delhi-Mandawa-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur-Pushkar-Jaipur-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra-Delhi


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Tour Description


The land of great kings, Rajasthan is one of the most vibrant state of India. The state offers the number of the glorious forts, Palaces and Havelies along with that its royal heritage of culture and traditions are popular worldwide.

We are pleased to offer you a well-designed package ‘Rajasthan Forts and Palaces Tour’, during the tour you will feel the essence of the timeless era. Visit the forts and palaces of Rajasthan, to understand the culture and traditions. Along with that you will also get an opportunity to explore the some of the great Mughal monuments along with other historical monuments in Delhi and Agra including renowned Taj Mahal which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taj Mahal is described as the most extortionate monument ever built for love. The duration of the tour is 13 nights and 14 days, covering the places such as Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra and Delhi.


Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

On arrival at the Delhi airport, meet our representative, after welcome, proceed to the hotel, Check in at the hotel. Rest day free at leisure or you can explore the nearby places along with the markets at your own.

Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast, proceed for the city tour of Delhi includes the places such as Laxmi Narayan Temple, Parliament House, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. Thses all are the most popular tourist attractions of the city.

After sightseeing tour, return to your hotel room and stay overnight.

Day 3: Delhi - Mandawa (By Road- 257 km approx.)

Today after an early breakfast drive straight to Mandawa. Mandawa is the major part of Shekhawati region, it is a small town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. It is located about 190 kilometre away from Jaipur. Mandawa is known for its havelies and forts.

Upon arrival in Mandawa, check-in at the hotels. After freshen up, proceed for the city tour of Mandawa. Firstly visit to the splendid Mandawa Haveli. The intricately painted walls of this place and the detailed work will enthrall you to the fullest. After that visit some other popular havelis include the Jhunjhunwala Haveli, Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Goenka Double Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, and the Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli. After visiting the havelies, return back to the hotel. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Mandawa - Bikaner (By Road- 188 km approx.)

After breakfast, drive towards Bikaner. Bikaner is a most vibrant desert town with tremendous forts, utterly sculptured temples of red and yellow sand stones display some of the finest creations of Rajput civilization. It is the most beautiful yet very quiet destination of Rajasthan.

Once you arrive in Bikaner, check into your hotel. After freshen up, proceed for sightseeing that will cover main attractions of the town such as Raj Ratan Bihari temple, Junagarh Fort, Rasik Shiromani temple and the Karni Mata Temple. Enjoy comfortable night stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Bikaner-Jaisalmer(By Road- 330kms)

After breakfast, proceed to Jaisalmer by road. The Golden city’, Jaisalmer is situated 575 kilometers west from Jaipur. Jaisalmer comes under word heritage site. It is one of the most romantic places in India and also exotic destination for Indian as well as foreign tourists. For centuries this little settlement near India – Pakistan border was a trading post via which series of camels trekked cross deserts to Afghanistan and west Asia for trading.

On reaching Jaisalmer, check-in at one of our listed hotels. The day is to be spent at leisure. In the evening visit the Jaisalmer Fort- a dominant structure between the sand. Retire for the night at the hotel.

Day 6: Jaisalmer Sightseeing

Today after breakfast, proceed for a guided tour of the city. Jaisalmer is also famous for its havelies, visit to Salim ji Ki Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli.

By evening you will visit the stunning Sam Sand Dunes, No trip to Jisalmer is completed without visiting its vast Thar Desert. To feel the real colour of desert, this is the ideal location for to take the Desert Safari. Here you can enjoy the camel ride or enjoy the ever lively folk dances and music of Rajasthan as the sun sets. After that return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur(By Road- 285kms)

After breakfast proceed to Jodhpur by road, meet our representative, after welcome, proceed to the hotel.Jodhpur, it is also known as the metropolitan city of Rajasthan. The city was established in 1459 by Raja Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan. Jodhpur also popular for its forts, palaces, temples and the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. Due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort, it also called the “Blue City”. Jodhpur traveler spots remain as a living demonstration of the quality, traditions and culture.

Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Rest for a while. Then proceed for an excursion to beautiful forts and palaces including Jaswant Thada, Raj Ka Bag Palace, Mehrangarh fort and the Umaid Bhavan Palace. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur  

Upon breakfast, drive to Udaipur. En-route, visit Ranakpur, which is renowned for its Jain temples. The exquisite Jain temples of Ranakpur are a touch of glowing white marble in this green hilly part of Rajasthan.

Udaipur is also known as “City of Lakes”. The city has clean lakes dotted with isles, which are decorated with ancient forts and palaces.

Upon arrival in Udaipur, check in at the hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. You can explore the local markets of Udaipur. Stay the night in the hotel.

Day 9: Udaipur

Today after breakfast, proceed for the city tour of Udaipur including  Saheliyon ki Bari, Jagdish Temple- Built in the Indo- Aryan architectural concept this temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and City Palace- the gem of Udaipur surrounded by lakes.

In the evening enjoy boat ride at the Pichola Lake. Also visit the Lake Palace, one of the finest examples of architectural and cultural marvel. Stay the night in the hotel.

Day 10: Udaipur - Pushkar(By Road- 318kms)

Post breakfast, proceed for Pushkar. Pushkar is known as one of the ancient existing city of India. It is also one of the most important pilgrim destination for Hindus. The date of the foundation of the city is not known but as per Hindu mythology this place was created by Lord Brahma itself. Pushkar is famous for Bramha Temple, Pushkar lake.

Upon arrival, you check into the hotel room. The rest of the day is to be enjoyed at your own leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Pushkar - Jaipur(By Road- 145kms)

Today after breakfast, proceed to Jaipur, it seeks to combine the modern with the ancient and gleaming malls with resplendent palaces and forts. It is one of the most popular tourist destination of India. Behind its pink crenelated walls, you will find the original old city that’s dates back to the 18th century.

Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

Enjoy dinner at Chokhi Dhani, an ethnic village resort.  The evening will be fulfilled with cultural performance, camel ride and traditional food. Overnight stay.

Day 12: Jaipur Sightseeing

Today after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit main attractions of Jaipur including Hawa Mahal, The palace was designed for the royal women, so that they could see the festivals of the city without coming out of the palace. It was built of red and pink sandstone. You can get the best Rajasthani handcraft, clothing, souvenirs, jewelry etc nearby Hawa Mahal, do some sopping here.

City palace complex is located within the heart of Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings. It was built by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 and 1732 AD.  You may also visit Jantar Mantar Observatory this monument was built by Sawai Jai Singh, which is listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visit Jal Mahal, located at Man Sagar Lake, this fort was built in the 18th century and feels equally haunting and enchanting. Other spots to be visited are Amer Fort, About 11 kilometer north of the Jaipur city center Amber Fort Palace is located. It is the main attraction of Jaipur. Amber was the capital of the Kachhwaha Rajputs for 700 years. 

After sightseeing, return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 13: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Post breakfast you set for a drive to Agra; and a stopover in Fatehpur Sikri. In Fatehpur Sikri you visit the Buland Darwaza, Palace of Jodha Bai, Jama Masjid, Birbal Bhawan and Panch Mahal.

Resume the drive to Agra. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14: Agra - Delhi(By Road-210kms)

Today after breakfast, you depart for city tour in Agra, first visit The Taj Mahal, It is described as the most extortionate monument ever built for love. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan which was dedicated to his beautiful wife Arjumand Bano Begum popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal. It is the final resting place of the queen, splendidly created for her remembrance. The beauty of Taj Mahal not only brings joys in viewer’s eyes but also is a feast to senses.

Later, visit Agra Fort the Agra fort was built by Akbar between 1565 -1573. This fort is built alongside the banks of River Yamuna and stretches for a length of almost 2.5 km. The fort is made using splendid pieces of red sandstone and white marble and the inner area inlaid with various semi-precious stones,

After visiting the Agra fort, proceed for Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb,Nur Jahan the wife of Jahangir built a tomb for her father Mirza Ghiyas-ud-din, who died in 1622. The tomb was called as Imad-Ud-Daula. The tomb is built entirely of white marble. As its unique architectural style and structure, the tomb also called “Baby Taj”.

In the evening, return back to Delhi International Airport by road, so that you can carry on with your own journey. We hope you have enjoyed your trip and look forward to organizing your next tour with us.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  1. Explore the gems of Capital City Delhi; Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar etc.
  2. Visit the famous Junagarh Fort of Bikaner.
  3. Camel ride and sightseeing in Jaisalmer.
  4. Spend some time in Mehrangarh Fort.
  5. Soothing boating rides in the City of Lakes; Udaipur.
  6. Relive the era of love in Taj Mahal.
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