Now, it’s the time to visit real land of kings-Rajasthan. Rajasthan is an amazing state with majestic culture and rich heritage. The history of Rajasthan is full with splendor, courage, battles, sacrifices and pride. Rajasthan tour is a legendary trip among the foreigners and Indians.
Erco Travels draft a cultural and heritage tour of Rajasthan with b full coverage of all historical places and the deep view of attire , culture ,tradition of Rajasthan .this trip give you a classic experience of Rajasthan .So just plan your tour with us to explore this royal state of India.
Fly from your country to New Delhi, you will be greeted & assisted by Erco Travels Representative upon arrival. Transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.Day 02 : New & Old Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Jamia Masjid, enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar And 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Birla Temple, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar. Return Hotel for overnight stay.Day 03 : Delhi - Neemrana ( 122 Km, 02.1/2 hours )
Breakfast in the Hotel and then leave for Neemrana in Rajasthan, check in at Hotel Fort Neemrana. Afternoon visit 11 storey deep step well which was constructed for the military purposes in the 16th century and supply of water to the village. Afterwards visit typical Rajasthani traditional village to watch the daily village life with rich Rajasthani culture, and overnight stay at Hotel.Day 04 : Neemrana - Jaipur ( 142 Km, 03. hours )
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. This historic city was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh in 1727 AD after shifting his capital from Amer valley to newly formed and planned city of its time after consulting so many maps of the world and finally organized own religious map Shilpa Shastra with the help of a young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Batacharya. Maharaja Swai Jai Singh was a builder, astronomer, astrologer, soldier, philospher. Presently, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan & is world famous as the Pink City. Arrive and your first Stop will be at Amer Fort where from elephants will carry you to the Fort, gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants. After lunch visit City Palace Museum, Astrological Observatory, Hawa Mahal ( wind palace ) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and daily life. Check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning leave for Mandawa through the villages of Rajasthan. Arrive & check in at Hotel Mukandgarh Fort, afternoon visit the 150 to 200 year old painted havelies (big houses) by the natural colors in the streets of the village. You can also watch the daily village life while watching the havelies. Overnight at Hotel.Day 06 : Mukandgarh - Bikaner ( 190 Km, 04 hours )
Morning leave for Bikaner was founded by Rao Biked Ji in 1488 A.D. Arrive & check in at the Hotel Lall-Garh Palace. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort founded in year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh who was general in the army of mighty Mughal emperor Akbar and rest of the Fort was improved by the successors. Afterwards visit Asia’s largest Camel Breeding Research Farm and local busy markets. Overnight at Hotel.Day 07 : Bikaner - Deshnok - Khimsar ( 145 Km, 03 hours )
After breakfast leave for Khimsar via 600 years old Deshnok Rat temple. After temple continue your drive to Khimsar was founded by 24th Jain Profit Mahavira 500 years B.C.
Arrive 15th century Hotel Royal Castle Khimsar Fort, afternoon Jeep safari will be organized to visit local villages, wild life & sensational sun set on sand dunes. Return Hotel for overnight.
After breakfast leave for Jaisalmer enroute visit at 7th century Mahavira Jain Temple and 2000 years old Jija Mata Temple at Oscian village. Continue your drive drive to Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. after shifting his capital from Ladurva. Jaisalmer was the main caravan route from Far East to the Middle East, arrive & check in at Hotel Gorbandh Palace or similar for overnight stay.
Morning sightseeing of Fort ( 80 meters above plains ) & Jain Temples within the Fort built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth watching. The specialty of the Fort is that still approximately 5000 people are living inside. Visit Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the golden view of whole Jaisalmer city as while city is built in yellow sand stones, when sun rays fall on the city, it really looks goldencity of India. Afterwards visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. Afternoon drive to Sam Sand dunes to watch sensational Sun Set by camel ride. Return to Hotel for overnight.Day 10 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur ( 285 Km, 05 hours )
Breakfast & leave to Jodhpur, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD after shifting his capital from Mandore to Jodhpur by the advise of a holy man. Arrive & check in at Hotel Umaid Bhawan Palace, afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort 125 meters above plains, Jaswant thada and Sardar market clock tower. Overnight at Hotel.Day 11 : Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Mount Abu ( 325 Km, 08 hours )
Breakfast and leave for Mount Abu enroute visit 15th century Ranakpur Jain Temple built in pure white marble with 80 dooms supported by 1444 different carved pillars. After sightseeing continue your drive to Mount Abu, arrive & check in at Hotel for overnight stay.Day 12 : Mount Abu
Morning visit the highest point Mount Abu at the altitude of 1533 MSL. old Shiva Temple. Afterwards a special visit 11th century Dilwara Jain Temple built in pure white marble. The thin marble sculptures are very special to watch & builder of the temple offered to labors that as much as dust from marble statues will be collected, in exchange same quantity of gold will be rewarded to make the sculptures more thin. After sightseeing return back to Hotel & afternoon visit sun set point to watch superb view of sun set. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning leave for Dungerpur through the tribal villages, arrive & check in at 19th century Udai Bilas Palace. The antiques around the Udai Bilas Palace is superb to watch. Afternoon visit 13th century Juna Mahal which still gives impression & experience of the royal family. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.Day 14 : Dungerpur - Udaipur ( 110 km, 02 hours )
Breakfast at Hotel & drive to Udaipur, founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 AD, ( Maha means great & Rana means warrior, so Maharana means a great warrior ). Udaipur is a beautiful city of lakes at the altitude of 577 MSL surrounded by Aravalli Hills. Arrive and check in at Hotel & after change & wash visit City Palace, Jagdish temple built in 1651 AD, Fatehsagar lake Sahalion Ki Bari. Afternoon enjoy boat ride in lake Pichola to visit Jagmandir Island. Late afternoon, enjoyexciting cultural folk dances of Rajasthan at Meera Kala Mandir. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.Day 15 : Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bijaipur ( 150 Km, 04 hours )
Morning leave for Bijaipur enroute visit at largest Fort in India “Chittorgarh Fort” was the cradle of brave Sisodia Rajputs. The Fort is 180 meters above the ground surrounded in 2.5 km. It is believed that 5000 years back, one of the hero’s of Mahabarta “Bhima” constructed a water Tank. The Fort is surrounded by so many temples such as 16th century Meera Temple, Jain Temple, Shiva temple, 15th century Victory Tower etc. After sightseeing drive to Bijaipur, arrive & check in at Castle Bijaipur built in 16th century by Rao Shakti Singh, younger brother of great Maharana Pratap & fierce battles were fought over here. Overnight stay at Castle.
Morning leave for Kota, arrive & check in at Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Kota standing beside the Barrage overlooking the Chambal River. You will visit here Rao Madho Singh Museum, Government museum, Chambal Gardens, Jagmandir & surrouding city. Overnight stay at Hotel.Day 17 : Kota - Bundi - Ranthambore ( 140 Km, 04 hours )
Breakfast at Hotel & leave for Ranthambore enroute sightseeing of Bundi. You will visit here Taragarh Fort built in 1354 A.D. Afterwards visit Palace, known variously as the Chitra Mahal and Umeed Mahal. After lunch continue your drive to Ranthambore, arrive & check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning game viewing by Jeep safari in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve to watch different varieties of animals especially tiger. You can also watch here leopard, panther, spotted deer, antelopes & many varieties of birds. Return to Hotel & afternoon same activities of game viewing. Overnight at Hotel.Day 19 : Ranthambore - Karauli ( 110m, 03hours )
Morning again same activities of game viewing in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. After breakfast drive to Karauli, arrive & check in at Hotel Banwar Vilas Palace. Afternoon you will visit famous Karauli temple & enjoy camel / horse ride to visit the surrounding traditional villages. Overnight at Hotel.Day 20 : Karauli - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra ( 170 Km, 05 hours )
Morning leave for Agra enroute one of the most important place of Mughal era Fatepur Sikri founded by Akbar in 1569 ADas a ceremonial capital. But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water and Akbar went back to Agra. Continue your drive to Agra, arrive and check in at Hotel Clarks Shiraz. After change and wash visit one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal ( monument of love ), founded by 5th great Mughal Emperor Shahi Jahan in the memory of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum ( with love emperor called her Mumtaz ). After her death in 1627 AD, in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj means crown & Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace ) from 1631 to 1653 AD with twenty two thousand labors working since sun rise to sun set in twenty two years. The marble was transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast check out from the Hotel and visit Agra Red Fort which was built by three emperors Akbar & Jahangir built in red sand stones and Shahi Jahan in pure white marble. While driving to Delhi visit crematory of Akbar at Sikandra which he had started building himself and after his death, it was finished by his son Jahangir. Continue your drive to Delhi, arrive & explore few hours in the busy markets. After farewell dinner transfer to International airport to board flight back to your country with sweet lively Indian Memories.