Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner - Jaisalmer - Sam - Jodhpur - Luni - Village Khairwa - Ranakpur - Kumbhalgarh - Chittorgarh - Bundi - Samode - New Delhi
Day 01: Arrival in New Delhi
On arrival at Delhi International airport, meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. An overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Mandawa (260 km)
Mandawa Today, we will leave for Mandawa, well known for its forts and palace. On reaching Mandawa, check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up, we will go to visit the Mandawa’s fort, places and its few villages. Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay. Mandawa is located in the district of Jhunjhunu in Shekhawati region. The town of Mandawa was a trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes between China and the Middle East. Thakur Nawal Singh of Nawalgarh and Mandawa, built a fort in 1755 to protect this outpost. The township that grew around the fort soon attracted a large community of traders, who settled here. Mandawa still retains the havelis, mansions and the old world architecture dating back to that time.
Day 3: Mandawa - Bikaner (195 km) - Gajner (32 km)
After breakfast leave for Bikaner. On arrival, visit the royal walled medieval city dating back to 1486 AD and established by Prince Bika Rathore. Bikaner was a great center for trade in the ancient world as it was between the ancient caravan route, which linked Central Asia and North India with Gujarat seaports. We will be visiting the massive fort of Junagarh built between 1588 - 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh (1571 - 1611 AD). Junagarh fort is an architectural masterpiece. Further, we will visit the Lalgarh palace made by red sandstone and built by Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881 AD - 1942 AD) in memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh between 1902 -1926. Lalgarh is an example of pure Rajput martial architecture. Later, proceed to Gajner. On arrival, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 04: Gajner - Jaisalmer (302 km)
In the morning enjoy jeep safari to the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary to spot exotic animals like deer, jackal, wild boar and peacock. Later, return to the hotel for fresh-n-up. After fresh-n-up, drive to Jaisalmer. En-route we visit the village of Kolayat. Further, we will visit the village of Bawari Kallan. Here, we will have a walk through the streets of the village to observe the typical rural life of the villagers.
Day 05: Jaisalmer - Sam (45 km)
Jaisalmer Fort After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer and visit the Jaisalmer fort, through the narrows streets dotted with temples & havelis. Further, visit Gadisar Lake, famous havelis and Bada Bagh. In the evening return back to Sam. Enjoy camel ride at the dunes. Enjoy cultural performance followed by dinner in Sam. An overnight in Sam.
Day 06: Sam - Jodhpur (315 km) - Luni (44 km)
After an early breakfast leave to Luni. En-route we will visit Jodhpur city and visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan palace. Later, we will drive to Luni. On arrival, check into the hotel. An overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Luni
Today, enjoy a full day visit to Luni village. We will be visiting various traditional villages, seeing local handicrafts, pottery and hand weaving and some rare wildlife. Here, we will also take pleasure of Jeep safari and camel safari. An overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08: Luni - Village Khairwa (65 km)
Today, we will leave for Village Khairwa. On arrival, check into the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy village safari and camel or horse safari. Further, in the evening enjoy Folk dance or puppet show. An overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09: Khairwa - Ranakpur (80 km)
Ranakpur Today we will drive to Ranakpur. On arrival, check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up visit the tranquil Jain Temple which is magnificently carved out of white marble. In the evening, enjoy the calmness of the place. An overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 10: Ranakpur - Kumbhalgarh (40 km) - Chittorgarh (150 km)
After breakfast, leave for Chittorgarh. En-route we will visit Kumbhalgarh - The city is named after the impressive historic fort of Kumbhalgarh. Further, drive to Chittorgarh. On arrival, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Chittorgarh - Bundi (153 km)
In the morning visit the massive Chittorgarh fort - it is the epitome of Rajput pride, culture, values, romance and spirit. It reverberates with history of heroism and sacrifice, which is evident as it echoes with the tales sung by the Bards of Rajasthan. Later, drive to Bundi. On arrival, check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up visit the inviting Taragarh Palace. Taragarh is pride of Bundi. Rudyard Kipling mentioned about the palace as "No human hand can create such a splendour; for only angels have that skill" during his visit to Bundi. Taragarh fort was raised at a height of 500 meters atop a hill by Rao Bar Singh in the 13th century.
Day 12: Bundi - Samode (250 km)
In the morning, we will have village excursion around Bundi visiting its Step Well and Jait Sagar Lake. Later, drive to Samode. On arrival, check into the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. An overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 13: Samode
Today, we will visit the rustic villages of Samode and stay there for the whole day. Here, you will see the real India having the experience India rural life, traditional agriculture farming and cattle milking. You can enjoy camel safari, camel cart ride, bullock cart ride in Samode. An overnight stay in Samode.
Day 14: Samode - New Delhi - Departure
After breakfast leave for Delhi. On arrival, transfer to the International airport to board the flight for onward destination.