Duration of the Tour: - 16 Days and 15 Nights
Destinations Covered: - New Delhi – Neemrana – Jaipur – Samode – Mandawa – Gajner – Jaisalmer – Khimsar – Jodhpur – Rohet – Udaipur – New Delhi
Day 01: New Delhi (ARRIVAL): Welcome to India!!! On your arrival at Delhi international airport you will be received by representative of Western India Nature Tours and transferred to your hotel. At New Delhi, evening to be used in shopping and visiting the local bazaars. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 02: New Delhi: After a leisurely breakfast move out for a daylong sightseeing of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and New Delhi which includes Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 03: Neemrana: After a leisurely breakfast drive to Neemrana. On arrival check-in to your hotel (Neemrana Fort). Neemrana Fort-Palace is among India's oldest heritage resorts which has its own charm to stay in an heritage palace hotel which gives you an experience of historical luxury in an authentic palace hotel. Over night in your hotel room.
Day 04: Jaipur: In the morning drive to Jaipur. On your arrival to the charming Pink City of India check-in at your hotel. Time free for leisure. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. In the evening take a walking tour of the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most common places such as its squares and lanes. Night stay in your hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur: Take a full day long sightseeing tour of Jaipur city that includes the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory, Hawa Mahal, Birla temple, Albert hall and excursion to the old capital Amber Fort. Here at Amber, you’ll ascend till the gates of majestic fort on elephant back. The fort displays a beautiful mix of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Optional trip to ethnic village resort where you may enjoy traditional Rajasthani dinner. Night stay at your hotel.
[Amber Fort Palace: - Amber Fort is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.
City Palace: - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
Jantar Mantar: - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
Hawa Mahal: - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.]
Day 06: Samode: After having a leisurely breakfast, drive to Samode in your exclusive vehicle. Samode a small village near Jaipur is famous for its beautiful Samode Palace and garden. You will be wonder struck at the building structure of the exquisite Diwan-I-Khas, that still adorned with original paintings and mirror work. During the day, a camel ride through the Samode village and the adjoining countryside is a good idea. Evening hold lot more in its treasures, the hotel organizes a musical evening of folk dances and songs performed by the local artisans. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 07: Mandawa: Morning, drive to Mandawa. On arrival check in at your hotel. Later visit Mandawa town, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 08: Gajner: After having a leisurely breakfast drive straight to Gajner. En-route do sightseeing of Bikaner. Visit the Junagarh Fort, Havelis, and the Lalgarh Palace. Continue your drive to Gajner. On arrival check-in at your hotel Gajner Palace. The Gajner Palace hotel is ideally located on the banks of a lake and is built on a sprawling 6000 acres of greenery. This palace used to be the hunting lodge of Rajasthan's royalty and was graced by notable British bigwigs during the British era. The palace has been redone meticulously to revive the Raj days and capture the grandeur of kingly Rajasthan. Later visit the Gajner wildlife Sanctuary. Over night at your hotel.
Day 09: Jaisalmer: Early morning drive to Jaisalmer – City of Golden Deserts in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival transfer on camels to desert Place in a village outside Jaisalmer to spend your day in rustic desert atmosphere and enjoy dance and some cultural activities under the tinkling stars. Night Stay in Tented Accommodation.
Day 10: Jaisalmer: In the morning drive to Jaisalmer city. On arrival, check in into your hotel room. After having a leisurely breakfast move out for sightseeing of one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan "Golden Fort", Gadisar Lake followed by a walking tour to admire the excellent stone carving work on Havelies in the town. Visit the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Overnight in your hotel.
Day 11: Khimsar: Morning drive straight to Khimsar. On arrival check-in into your hotel (Khimsar Fort). This marvelous property was awarded the 'GRAND HERITAGE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE'. In the evening enjoy the sensational sunset on the sand dunes and visit the nearby homes of the locals to have a feel of the rural life-style. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 12: Jodhpur: After breakfast proceed for Jodhpur. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Move out for a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the grandeur of the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower. Evenings at leisure, walk along the flourishing spice market here, you are left fascinated by the aroma of the opulent variety of spices. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 13: Rohet: In the morning, drive straight to Rohet in your exclusive vehicle. Beautifully restored and landscaped with colourful flowers and rare plants and trees, Rohet is indeed a perfect place for nature lovers and horse riders. The morning is kept at leisure for you to meet with your personal needs. Later in the day experience the village Jeep Safari Tour to Bisnoi's Desert Villages and also witness the Opium Ceremony at Paliwal Village. Overnight stay at your hotel Rohet Garh (A Heritage Hotel).
Day 14: Udaipur: Morning drive to Udaipur in your exclusive vehicle. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. In the evening take a walk through the colorful Bazaar. Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola, and visit the Jag Mandir Palace amidst the lake, the picturesque beauty of the palace will take your breath away. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 15: Udaipur: Take a full day sightseeing trip of the city which includes visit to the City Palace - the largest Palace museum of Rajasthan (note the trees growing at the top floor of the palace, which is actually the summit of the hill the palace is covering!), Saheliyon ki bari, luxuriate some time in this embellishing garden where royal ladies use to bask in the green lawns and blue waters and excursion to temples of Nagada and Eklingji. In the evening visit the 300-year-old Jagdish Temple and the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rajput kings. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 16: New Delhi (DEPARTURE): Morning transferred to airport of Udaipur to board the flight for New Delhi. On your arrival at New Delhi at appropriate time you will be transferred to the international airport of New Delhi to board the flight back to your home with sweet memories. (The Tour Ends)
· Welcome Dinner at Jaipur.
· Invitation to Indian family house to experience real culture and tradition.
Request Note: - The above proposed tour program can be customized as per your need and requirements.