Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Pushkar - Deogarh - Udaipur - Bera - Rohet - New Delhi
Taj Mahal with Rajasthan Palaces Tour
Day 01: New Delhi
Welcome to India! On arrival you will be transferred and assisted till your room in your hotel. Remaining day at leisure.
Day 02: New Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast, move out for a daylong sightseeing of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad), which includes the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk & Jama Masjid along with other attractions. After lunch drive past impressive boulevards and buildings such as President's Residence and others in Lutyen's Delhi (New Delhi). Evening free to move around the busy Connaught Place.
Day 03: Jaipur
Morning checkout and drive towards Pink City. After checking in and some leisure, move out to shop in its colorful bazaars. Have some beautiful views of the Pink City at sunset from Nahargarh Fort.
Day 04: Jaipur
Day sightseeing of the City Palace Complex and Amber Fort. Visit to a farmhouse for local Rajasthani dinner.
Day 05: Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar and check in. At this holiest city of Rajasthan, you may also take a walk on the street around the sacred pond and ghats upto Brahma temple.
Day 06: Deogarh
Reaching Deogarh day left free to explore the village or take a horse safari to nearby countryside. Evening folk entertainment within the palace.
Day 07: Deogarh
Option of visiting Molela village (famous for terracotta craft) or Kumbhalgarh Fort or Ranakpur Jain temples.
Day 08: Udaipur
Visit Eklingji and Nagda on the way to Udaipur.
Eklingi & Nagada
The interesting little village of Eklingi, with a number of ancient temples, is only 22 km and a short bus ride north of Udaipur. The Shiva temple in the village itself was originally built in 734, although its present form dates from the rule of Maharana Raimal between 1473 and 1509. The walled complex includes an elaborately pillared hall under a large pyramidal roof and features a four- faced Siva image of black marble. The temple is open at rather odd hours-5 to 7 am, 10 am to 1 pm and 5 to 7 pm.
At Nagada, about a km off the road and a km before Eklingi, are three old temples. The Jain temple of Adbudji is essentially ruined, but its architecture is interesting and it’s very old. The nearby Sas Bahu, or Mother and Daughter-in-Law, group has very fine and intricate architecture and carvings, including some erotic figures. You can reach these temples most conveniently by hiring a bicycle in Eklingi itself.
The beautiful Lake Pichola was enlarged by Maharana Udai Singh after he founded the city. He built a masonry dam, known as the Badi Pol, and the lake is now four km in length and three km wide. Nevertheless, it remains fairly shallow and can actually dry up in severe droughts. At these times, you can walk to the island palaces from the shore. Fortunately, this doesn’t happen often. The City Palace extends a considerable distance along the east bank of the lake. South of the palace, a pleasant gardens runs down to the lake. North of the palace, you can wander along the lake, where there are some interesting bathing and dhobi (laundry) ghats.
Out in the lake are two islands- Jagniwas and Jagmandir. Boat rides, which leave regularly from the City Palace jetty (known as Bansi Ghat), are pleasant but expansive.
At Udaipur take a boat trip over Lake Pichhola at sunset. Optional dinner at Shiv Niwas Palace.
Day 09: Udaipur
Day sightseeing of City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Eklingji and Nagda. Evening entertainment at Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal.
Day 10: Bera
Drive through forested hills, which has a large concentration of tribal population. The picturesque and pleasant trip will end up at Bera. Accommodation in Leopard's Liar - a beautiful and thematic jungle resort. The day will be spent in wilderness, if lucky leopards will be seen.
Day 11: Rohet
Built in the 16th century, the Rohet Garh Fort has arched gateways that lead to a central compound. All the rooms open into this compound. The resort has a beautiful décor with carved furniture, mementos and paintings. The dining hall is decorated with a large collection of antique hunting rifles, shields, spearheads, daggers, tiger skins and trophies. All these contribute to the quaint ambience of the fort.Drive straight to Rohetgarh - a charming village encompassing a heritage hotel of the same name. Take a safari to Bishnoi villages; the people of this community lead typical desert lifestyle distinctly close to nature.
Day 12: Rohet
During the day you will be taking a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city which includes the Mehrangarh Fort among other attractions.
Day 13: Departure
Take the flight to New Delhi. At appropriate time transfer to international airport for the flight back home.