his extensive tour of Rajasthan- the "land of warriors" invites both the first time visitors and those wanting to explore this kaleidoscopic state more. Covering all the well-known sites and some smaller towns and villages, the tour is rich in culture & historical experience. A mix of comfortable first class and heritage hotels (former royal mansions or similar) are selected to enhance your total experience of the land.
 
Day 01: NEW DELHI: Welcome in India. Transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure.
   
Day 02: DELHI: Daylong tour of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and Lutyn's Delhi (New Delhi). Also visit Sikh Temple. Evening enjoy Dances of India show followed by dinner at Chor Bizarre.
   
Day 03: SAMODE: Proceed to Samode to stay in Samode Palace, nestled picturesquely amid rugged hills. Afternoon is free to explore Samode Village.

Beautiful Samode Palace

 
Day 04: MANDAWA: Drive to Shekhawati town Mandawa. Afternoon walking tour to see some of its old frescoed havelis. Evening relish the delectable meal over alluring folk music.
   
Day 05: MANDAWA: Morning camel ride to visit the Harlalkabaoli- a working step well, Majisa ka Kuan, and Shiva Temple. Later excursion to Mukundgarh, Dundlod & Nawalgarh. All the three colourful towns are famous world over for their finest painted havelis (mansions).
   
Day 06: BIKANER: Drive to the fortified city of Bikaner. Afternoon visit the impressive Junagarh Fort, Camel breeding farm- only one of its kind in Asia, and colourful bazaars.
   
Day 07: KHIMSAR: Continue to Khimsar visiting enroute Karni Mata temple, where thousands of rats are revered along with the temple deity, Karni Mata. Arrive & check in 15th century fortified palace, Khimsar Fort.
   
Day 08: JAISALMER: Proceed to Jaisalmer, visiting abandoned trading town of Osian enroute. In Jaisalmer, visit Bada Bagh & finely carved royal Chhatris (cenotaphs).
   
Day 09: JAISALMER: Morning visit the still inhabited Jaisalmer Fort, magnificently carved

 

Havelis, and Gadisar Lake. Evening enjoy camel ride on Sam Sand Dunes-Jaisalmer's real Sahara like desert, and let the setting sun over these golden dunes romanticise you.

Folk musicians performing at sunset, Sam Sand Dunes

 
Day 10: ROHETGARH: Reach Rohetgarh by road. Day free to roam around the village of Rohet. Evening enjoy folk music & dance performances by traditional artists.
   
Day 11: JODHPUR: Daylong excursion to Jodhpur to visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, and the museum located in the Umaid public gardens. Optional lunch at Umaid Bhawan Palace. Later enjoy bazaar walk around Clock Tower in the old town.
   
 
Day 12: KUMBALGARH: Morning visit to Bishnoi village to see to believe the sincere concerns shown by Bishnoi community for environment conservation. Continue to Kumbalgarh. Arrive & check in your hotel.

Kumbhalgarh Fort- The Largest Fort of Rajasthan

 
Day 13: UDAIPUR: Visit the 15th century Kumbalgarh Fort in the morning. Later drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur
  Jain temples enroute. Evening visit Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal to enjoy rajasthani dance performances.
   
Day 14: UDAIPUR: Morning sightseeing trip includes City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari, and colourful bazaars. At sunset, enjoy a romantic boat ride over the picturesque Lake Pichhola. The wonderful day ends with a special dinner at beautiful Lake Palace.
   
Day 15: DEOGARH: Proceed to Deogarh visiting Nagda & Eklingji temples enroute. Arrive & check in the 17th century hilltop palace Deogarh Mahal. Afternoon free to explore the small town and/or visit the nearby lake to watch a large variety of migratory birds.
   
Day 16: JAIPUR: Morning drive to Jaipur. Evening enjoy rickshaw-ride through colourful bazaars of the Pink City.
   
Day 17: JAIPUR: Early morning walk through some interesting lanes of the pink city to witness as to how the old city comes into life. Later visit Amber Fort, which is ascended on elephant back. Afternoon sightseeing trip includes Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds), Jantar-Mantar (the Observatory) and Maharaja's City Palace.
   
Day 18: AGRA: Drive to a typical rajasthani village of Pehrasar to relish a delectable lunch in Chandra Mahal Haveli. Later visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary to see 415 species of birds, 117 of which migrate from as far as Siberia & China. Continue to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute.

Panch Mahal- Five storied Wind Palace, Fatehpur Sikri

   
Day 19: AGRA: Morning visit Taj Mahal - A beautiful  poem written in white marble, and the impressive Agra Fort. Evening enjoy a high tea, especially arranged for you in a setting overlooking the Taj Mahal.
   
Day 20: DELHI: Drive back to Delhi visiting Sikandara on the way. Transfer to International airport in time for your flight to onward destination.
   
Day 21: DELHI: Fly to onward destination.

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