The Rajput Kings left their mark on this
wonderful land in the from of magnificent palaces, citadels and forts. The
result is a colorful Province boasting some of the country's most glorious
sight and charming retreats. To experience the wonder of this golden age, we
have created a tour based around the celebrated Heritage properties of the
region. Conversions have been sympathetically undertaken, with the
properties keeping their royal ambience. The atmosphere is that of a country
guesthouse and many are still owned and run by the former ruling family.
Part of the charm of these properties is that no two rooms are alike,
although modern facilities are available in the rooms, it is the romance of
a bygone age that leaves the lasting impression.
The tour features comprehensive sightseeing at a relaxed pace. Most of the
internal travel is by road and rail allowing us the opportunity to enjoy the
scenery and local life en route. As the drive from Delhi to Udaipur is long,
we have chosen to fly.The tour represents extremely good value that would
outshine similar tours.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Delhi. You will meet our representative and transfer to hotel for overnight
Day 02 : Delhi
Today, leave for sight-seeing tour which includes Jama - the largest mosque
of Emperor Shajahan. Later proceed Red Fort Raj Ghat- Cremation site of
Mahatma Gandhi, to India Gate - a 42 meter stone arch built in the memory of
the Indian Soldiers who died in World War II, Driver past the President's
House & Parliament House, Humayu'ns Tomb a memorial by the Taj Mahals,
the Qutab Minar, Brila Mandir and Lotus Temple.
Day 03 : Delhi - Udaipur
In the Morning fly to the romantic city of Udaipur and transfer to the
Hotel. The afternoon is free to relax in the well - kept gardens on this
19th century palace or by the swimming pool. Built for the Maharana to watch
the major processions in Udaipur, its rooms are a blend of Rajput and
Day 04 : Udaipur
Morning tour of the magnificent City Palace and the temples of Eklingji and
the less frequented Ngada. The afternoon is free to relax.
Day 05 : Udaipur - Narlai
Drive through the Aravalli Hills to the majestic Kumbhalagharh Fort.
Perched high above the palins. We lunch at the secluded Aoundhi Retreat.
Descend from the hills to the religious village of Narlai (160 kms/ 4hrs)
and stay at the charming Rawla Narlai, a converted former hunting lodge of
the Maharaja of Jodhpur.
Day 06 : Narlai
Morning visit to the superb 15th century Jain temples in the quiet wooded
valley of Ranakpur, one of the five Jain holy sties in India. Afternoon
walking tour in the village of Narlai, where we are free to wonder around
this fascinating village of artisans.
Day 07 : Narlai - Rohet
Morning drive to the Picturesque hamlet of Rohet. The afternoon is free to
explore the village of this Bishnoi community.
Day 08 : Rohet - Jodhpur
We Start today with a village safari in the area surrounding Rohet. Later
drive to Jodhpur ( 40 kms / 1 hours) and check into our hotel.
Day 09 : Jodhpur
Morning tour of Jodhpur, including the imposing Meherangarh fort with its
palaces and outstanding museum. Afternoon is free to explore Jodhpur further
or relax at the hotel.
Day 10 : Jodhpur - Jaipur
Early Morning train to Jaipur (about 5 hrs. journey). An afternoon tour
encompasses the City Palace, its museums and famed 18th century observatory,
and elegant Place of the Winds.
Day 11 : Jaipur
We explore the medieval fort at Amber, which was the ancient capital of the
Kachawha Rajputs. The afternoon is free to explore the " Pink City"
further or relax in the atmospheric courtyard of our hotel.
Day 12 : Jaipur - Bharatpur
Morning drive (176 / 3 hrs) to the Bharatpur Bird Sancturary. The afternoon
is occupied with viewing the abundant bird life.