Day 01 DELHI - ALSISAR 242kms 6hrs
Morning drive to Alsisar (30 km from Mandawa). Arrive and transfer to hotel.
small town has many Havelis and temples. The terrace of the rugged fort
provides a panoramic view of the town. See the extraordinary frescos on
the walls of the houses.
Day 02 ALSISAR – BIKANER 185kms 4hrs
Morning drive to Bikaner. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Visit Junagarh Fort and the Camel Breeding Farm.
city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing
the old palace, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh it is a
beautiful and well maintained fort with several Palaces, distinguished
by balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Among them are Karan
Mahal, Anup Mahal & Badal Mahal. An enormous arched doorway leads
to the Joramal temple. The royal chapel, Har Mandir, is where royal
marriages and birth were once celebrated.
Lalgarh Palace, in the
city, is carved out of red sand stone, and has been converted into a
Heritage hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 BIKANER- MANVAR 4x4 trek 170kms 6hrs
morning carry a packed lunch from Bikaner and proceed by 4x4 soft top
Mahindra jeep to Manvar via Phalodi, and the desert are of
Charkada-Jamba. Arrive Manvar and check in to Desert camp (Swiss cottage
deluxe tents with separate seating area and bedroom with two beds,
small table, lantern, Rose petal bowls, western WC, etc.)
Thar desert by 4 x 4 jeep and also visit Manvar sandunes. The dunes are
large extents of shifting sands, the wind heaps the sand into hills or
deep hollows, varying in size from 3 to 15km. Enjoy sunset with the
changing colors in the desert, then proceed to the camp site, pitched in
the middle of the dunes. Dinner at camp site with Rajasthan music
around the camp fire. Overnight in the tents.
Day 04 MANVAR – ROHET 155km 6hrs
Rohet via Jodhpur. Jodhpur sightseeing will include Mehrangarh Fort,
founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 when he moved his capital from nearby
Mandore. There are Palaces housed within this daunting structure among
which are Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, built in
1899, in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. This imposing marble
memorial is made of thin marble sheets, which allows sunlight to filter
in. Lunch in Jodhpur at Umaid Bhawan Palace and visit the Museum there.
After lunch proceed to Rohet - 45 km 1 hr from Jodhpur
Arrive Rohet & check in to hotel.
Proceed for Jeep safari / village safari which allows guests the
opportunity to visit small villages including the Bishnoi tribe, famous
as the earliest environmentalists. Also visit homes of the local
weavers, potters and gypsy tribes, who would be as curious about the
visitor as the visitor is about them. En route view the wildlife of this
region, like black buck, blue bull and spotted deer. Overnight at
Day 05 ROHET – BHENSWARA 70km 2hrs
Morning drive to Bhensawara . Arrive Bhensawara & check in to Rawala Bhensawara. The
Rawala (castle or manor) was built by Thakur Jagat Singhji Rathore
(Champawat) founder of Bhenswara about 240 years back. Built in a
typical Rajput architectural style, this Rawala has been refurbished as
per the likes of the residing Thakurs of Bhenswara with an uplift in the
early 1940s by the late Thakur Madho Singhji who added modern comforts
to his ancestral residence which enabled his successors to convert it
into a heritage hotel personally run by them. A discerning traveler to
this aristocratic house is their esteemed guest. The Rawala has well
appointed rooms and suites with traditional décor. The village of
Bhenswara is situated on the northern bank of the river Jawai which
orginates from the Aravalis and flows down to the Rann of Kutch. A few
kms away stands the old mighty mountain range of ESRANA with granite
rocks and boulders. The village has a population of about 5000 people of
different caste and clan.
PM : Leopard Safari - see leopard, hyena,
wolf, jackal, blue bull, chinkaras porcupine, hare, etc. Also visit a
Rabari (shepherd) village enroute . Overnight at Rawal Bhensawara.
Day 06 BHENSWARA – KORTA 50km 1hr
is beautifully situated in the foothills with panoramic landscapes and
sandy tracks. This is the home of the Marwari horses. The Rajputs
were born to be horse riders. The tradition was strongly enforced in
ancient times when the cavalry formed the most important flanks of the
army. The Marwari horses are a special indigenous breed - hardy, agile,
sensitive, sturdy and intelligent. All the Marwari horses used here are
bred and trained in their own thikana stables which can boast of being
“the home of the Marwari breed” due to the finest pedigree horses of our
past records whose bloodline can still be traced.
Arrive Korta ,
Check in at Korta Stud farm. Full day horse safari around Korta which
allows guests the opportunity to visit small villages including the
shepherds, potters and gypsy tribes in their homes. Lunch enroute. The
smooth running of an exclusive and exciting horse safari requires team
work and a fully equipped backup team carrying all necessary
requirements, including medical, follows the group and meets up during
halts. Each horse has a groom to take charge of saddling-unsaddling, etc
and to look after the guests as well as the horses.
Day 07 KORTA – RANAKPUR - KUMBALGARH
breakfast drive to Kumbalgarh. En route visit Rankpur, situated in a
remote and peaceful Aravali valley and famous for its carved marble Jain
temples, the most famous being the Adinath temple which has 29 halls
supported by 1444 pillars, no two of which are alike. Lunch can be
arranged at the nearby Maharanibagh Orchard Retreat (belonging to the
Maharaja of Jodhpur). From here there is an option to take a forest trek
to Kumbalgarh (12km 3hrs). This is a hilly trek through the sanctuary
and passing a crocodile lake.
On arrival at Kumbalgarh, visit the
famous Kumbalgarh Fort built in 1458 AD as a last stand for the forces
of Mewar. The Palace is encircled by a true example of a Rajput fighting
Fort and has survived many battles remaining the only unconquered
Fort. Overnight in the Luxury of The Aodhi Hotel, within walking
distance of the Fort and the only inhabitation in the area.
Day 08 KUMBALGARH – UDAIPUR 90km 3hrs
Drive to Udaipur & check in at hotel. PM free
Day 09 UDAIPUR
Visit City Palace -built
in 1725, Jagdish Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Bhartiya Lok Kala
Kendera (folk museum), Saheliyon ki Bari (Garden). Evening boat ride on
Lake Pichola .Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 UDAIPUR-CHITTORGARH – BIJAIPUR 160km 5hrs
drive to Bijaipur, en route visiting Chittorgarh. Arrive Bijaipur and
check in to Castle Bijaipur The forests here have tiger and leopard, but
even these did little to deter the Maratha and Mughal armies who camped
and waged battle in its vicinity- making Bijaipur of strategic
importance. Located 40 km from Chittorgarh, this Sisodia principality is
now more easily accessible, and far less hostile to its visitors. Begun
in the 16th century, the castle has architecture reminiscent of the
great palaces of Chittorgarh, though the furnishings are a contemporary
rendition. Overnight at Castle Bijaipur.
Day 11 BIJAIPUR –PUSHKAR 225km 4hrs
Morning drive to Pushkar . Arrive Pushkar & check in to hotel .
PM. Sight seeing of Pushkar visiting Ghats & Brahma Temple . Overnight at the hotel
Day 12 PUSHKAR – JAIPUR – 140km 3hrs
Morning drive to Jaipur
.Arrive Jaipur & check in at hotel. Afternoon tour of Jaipur, known
as “THE PINK CITY OF RAJASTHAN” -visit the unique Jantar Mantar
Observatory which was built in the 1700s, yet even today still looks
futuristic or almost surrealistic, the City palace and its museum, the
Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13 JAIPUR – FATHEPUR SIKRI –AGRA 250km 5hrs
breakfast drive from Agra to Jaipur, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri —
the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his
capital and Palace in the 16th Century. Continue your drive to Agra and
check into hotel .Overnight at Hotel .
Day 14 AGRA - DELHI 200km 4hrs
sight seeing tour of Agra city visiting the impressive Agra Fort, the
local bazaar and of course, the most perfect architectural monument in
the World, the Taj Mahal. After lunch drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi
& check in to hotel
Day 15 DEPARTURE DELHI
You will be transferred to airport in time for your international flight back home.
1. Delhi – Agra (1 Night) – Jaipur (2 Nights) – Alsisar (1 Night) –
Bikaner (1 Night) - Manvar(1 Night) – Rohet(1 Night) – Bhensawara (1
Night) – Korta (1 night) – Kumbalgarh (1 Night) – Udaipur (2 Nights)
& from Udaipur take a flight for Mumbai / Delhi
2. Delhi – Agra (1 Night) – Jaipur (2 Nights) – Alsisar (1 Night) –
Bikaner (1 Night) - Manvar(1 Night) – Rohet(1 Night) –Korta (1 night) –
Kumbalgarh (1 Night) – Udaipur (2 Nights) & from Udaipur take a
flight for Mumbai / Delhi