India is synonymous with the imposing architectural structures from where the mighty kings ruled their territories. Forts and Palaces Tour is an excursion towards such fascinating structures in a grand way. The real royal retreat begins from Delhi and moves towards Agra, where the white tomb - Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri’s still preserved city can be explored. The tour furthers towards the royal state of Rajasthan through Jaipur where the grandeur and mightiness of these architectural gems take every tourist by surprise. Trailing around the heritage architectural foundations of Pushkar, Ranthambhore, Kota, Bundi, Chittaurgarh, Bijaipur, Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner and Mandawa, the Forts & Palaces Tour offers a real experience of Indian Royalty.
Company representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi late in the evening. Transfer to your hotel. Relax.
Overnight at Delhi.
Proceed for Agra after breakfast. Reach Agra in the afternoon.
Check in at hotel and proceed for sightseeing. Enjoy battery van ride to the Taj. Overnight at Agra.
After breakfast drive to beautiful Pink City - Jaipur.
Stop at 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 Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.
Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight at Jaipur.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
Proceed for sightseeing of the city. Overnight at Jaipur.
Proceed for Pushkar after breakfast. Reach Pushkar by noon and relax. Check in at Pushkar Palace.
Visit the mausoleum, Anasagar and Akbar's Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Visit the Brahma Temple - The only one in the world. Start early after breakfast for Ranthambhore.
Proceed for the afternoon Safari to spot tigers. Overnight at Ranthambhore.
Full day (two private safaris) morning and evening at Ranthambhore.Overnight at Ranthambhore.
Proceed for the morning Safari. Breakfast at hotel.Drive to Kota.Overnight at Kota.
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Bundi. Proceed to Chittaurgarh. After visiting the Fort proceed to stay at the Bijapur Castle Suite. Overnight at the Hotel.
Start for Udaipur after breakfast. Reach and check in at hotel.
Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar -a kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. Relax in the evening. Overnight at Udaipur.
Breakfast at hotel. Overnight at Udaipur.
After breakfast drive to Kumbalgarh.
Reach Kumbalgarh. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Proceed in the morning after a leisurely breakfast and reach Jodhpur.
Relax in the hotel and visit the museum of Umaid Bhawan Palace. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Morning go for a village safari in the jeep and have a rare glimpse into the rich culture and true essence of India. Abundant wildlife (game) and memorable moments of the great desert landscape fascinates one while driving along the countryside.
Overnight at Jodhpur.
Proceed for Jaisalmer.
Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with its awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city.
Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
After a relaxed 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. (This is the highlight of the tour)
See the Patwon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank. Also visit Barabagh Hill.
In the afternoon, proceed to the sam sand dunes for visiting the typical Rajasthani Desert Village. View the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire. Return to the village for dinner amidst Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes.
Stay overnight at the Camp.
Breakfast at the camp. Continue with the safari and reach Bikaner via NAGAUR.
Check in at hotel.
Relax in the evening. Overnight at Bikaner.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing tour of Bikaner.
Proceed for Mandawa.
Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight at Mandawa.
Breakfast at hotel.
Take a walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of the country. Though they no longer live here, the local caretakers are happy to show the visitors around. Chowkhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli, Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli and Bhagchandika Haveli are of special interest. Spend the major part of the day looking into frescoes.
Also visit Mahensar and Dundlod meeting the local village chief. Leave for Delhi. Reach by evening. Overnight at Delhi.
Breakfast at Delhi. Proceed for a full day tour of Old & New Delhi.
Relax in the evening. Overnight at Delhi.
Breakfast at hotel. Day free to explore the city and finish last minute shopping.
Proceed for the dances of India showing the evening after checking out of the hotel. After the show you will have Farewell Dinner before reaching the airport for flight home with sweet memories of India.