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Historical Rajasthan Tours

Duration : 17 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Neemrana - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi


Day 01 : Delhi
Your tour starts at Indira Gandhi international airport, our well experienced representatives will receive you at the airport lobby. After the warm welcome they will insure that all your luggage and belongings are well taken care of. Thereafter will escort you in the air conditioned cab to the hotel. Where rooms are already booked for you. At hotel we take special care of your relaxation. Remember at Select India holidays your satisfaction is our only motto.

Day 02 : Delhi
Its perfect to starts your tour with capital city Delhi. In the morning Breakfast is served at the hotel room before the full day sightseeing starts in this city of many moods. The tour begins in luxurious deluxe buses with well trained tour guide. First we starts with world famous Qutub Minaar 73 m-high the sign of victory built in 1193. The glorious mughal era is well reflected in Delhi Forts ( Delhi red fort, purana quila, tughlakabaad fort) Red Fort and Old Fort the major sites to visit in the capital. Then we move to lotus temple.The masterpiece of Colonial architecture created during the British Rule can be seen in parliament house, Rashtrapati bhawan(Presidential house), India gate and many other government buildings. Safdarjang's tomb and Humayun tomb are the typical example of mughal style of tomb architecture.

Second phase of delhi sightseeing starts from Raj ghaat where The father of the nation saint mahatma ghandhi’s soul rest in peace. Also built in mughal sultanate Jama masjid is one of the greatest mughal architecture, an Islamic worshiped center. Chandani chowk area is also the main attraction of city where you can enjoy traditional mughlai foods and do shopping. Overnight will be in delhi .

Day 03 : Delhi - Neemrana (140 kms)
Next morning after breakfast we head straight to Neemrana. Neemrana is a historical town with ancient flavour in alwar district of Rajasthan. Fort neemrana was constructed in 1464 AD in rock cut Aravali hills. Later it was converted in to heritage resort where we will check in. the resort itself is a magnificent sight to visit. The captivating ambiance, antique art works and period furniture will transport you in different world. After refreshment and lunch local sightseeing begins in the afternoon. 11 storey deep steps well is the very interesting and thrilling place to visit. After that we go to the traditional village where you can experience the earthiness of Indian culture. Fort Neemrana will be the host of your overnight stay.

Day 04 : Neemrana - Mandawa (150 kms)
4th day trip starts with lavish breakfast and 150 kms trip to Mandawa a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan situated in Shekhawati region. Popularly called the "Open art gallery" of Rajasthan, Mandawa is blessed with lavishly painted mansions(havelis). after refreshment at hotel the sightseeing starts in the afternoon. The world famous havelies have vibrant colored paintings ranging from god and goddess to 20th century modern art on their walls. In the evening we go to the local surrounding villages to experience daily village life.

Day 05 : Mandawa - Bikaner (190)
We travel from Mandawa to Bikaner the green city of Rajasthan. In the midway we halt at fatehpur to see old painted havelies.  In bikaner after refreshments in the hotel we starts for the Junagarh Fort built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh the sixth ruler of Bikaner. Fort has a museum displaying weapons, ornaments of gone by era. Then we visit camel breeding biggest farm of Asia and watch different breeds of Camels. Bikaner is famous for its "Bikaneri Bhujia" and Chhappan Bhog sweets. You can buy these delicious gifts for your near and dear ones. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06 : Bikaner - Khimsar (200 kms)
On 06th day morning enjoy the royal style breakfast and drive to Khimsar. In the midway we visit 600 years old Karni Mata Rat Temple. Belief is that the "Karni Mata" took care of the Rajputana family. Rats can be seen everywhere in and around this temple, locals treat rats to be holy. After sight-seeing we continue to khimsar
and check in at hotel. Khimsar is situated at the edge of Thar deserts. Here the sightseeing includes visit to local tribal villages. In the deserts you will be welcomed by group of wild deers, the most fascinating Jeep Safari in sand Dunes is lifetime experience.

Day 07 : Khimsar - Jodhpur (100 kms)
On day 07 we drive to Jodhpur. En-route Jodhpur we visit the world famous Jain temple dedicated in the name of 24th Jain Prophet Bhagwan Mahaveer in Osiyan. Our drive continues to Jodhpur. Arrive and check in at hotel. Here in Jodhpur our sightseeing continues and we visit the Jodhpur ka quila, the majestic and largest few forts in India. Also known as Mehrangarh Fort it stands 125 meters high, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. We will then visit Jaswant Thada the all white marble memorial built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II in 1899.  Clock Tower and local Sardar Market are the other places to visit in Jodhpur. Overnight will be at Jodhpur.

Day 08 : Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Kumbhalgarh (160 kms)
From Jodhpur our memorable and exciting journey continues to Ranakpur widely famous for its 15th century Jain Temple. The temple is built of pure white marble with 80 domes supported by 1444 beautifully carved pillars. 108 heads of snakes and numerous tails are carved with a single marble. We continue our drive to reach the second biggest Fort of Asia " Kumbalgarh Fort " this fort was made by King of Mewar Maharana Kumba in 15th century. This fort has 36 kilometers long perimeter wall. Claimed to be the longest only next the Great Wall of China.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 : Udaipur
After breakfast we move to Udaipur also known as the Venice of the East. City with  beautiful lakes in the backdrop of famous Aravail hills. In Udaipur you will visit Jagdish temple. The temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. Then we visit the islands in Fateh Sagar Lake. After this we reach City Palace Museum. Visiting City Palace Museum is like traveling back in time. Sahelion Ki Bari (Maharani’s Friends Garden) is other attraction to look for. Rest of the day you can do shopping, enjoy Tonga ride, take the snaps for your memory. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11 : Udaipur - Chittorgarh (115 kms)
Morning drive to Chittorgarh. After checking in at hotel and after refreshment, tour will reach Asia's biggest Fort " Chittorgarh " the huge fort is situated at 180 meters above the plains. Believed to be founded by Bhima(during Mahabharata period) the ruler of chittorgarh the Sisodia Rajputs are famous for there bravery. Meerbai The famous lover of lord Krishna stayed here. The meerabai temple is a place to visit. You can visit the johar (the act of mass suicide to protect ones self respect) site.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12 : Chittorgarh - Pushkar (200 kms)
After having breakfast we move from Chittorgarh to Pushkar, the holy town in the Ajmer district. Refreshment at hotel and afternoon city tour begins with visit to the only "Brahma Temple" in the world. The city is sacred dhams (pilgrimage sites for Hindus). Pushkar the oldest cities of India lies on the shore of Pushkr Lake. Legend is that Lord Brahma himself created this city. Pushkar lake has 52 ghats. Here  pilgrims take bathe in sacred waters. The other destination in the city includes the Pushkar Camel Fair ground. This cattle ground is one of the main tourist attractions.

Day 13 : Pushkar - Jaipur (145 kms)
From pushkar we drive down to Jaipur. The first planned city founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh 2nd in 1727 AD. We check in at hotel. After taking some rest and refreshments we visit the world famous Precious and semi Precious stones and Rajasthani handicrafts and local bazaars. You can shop goodies for your home. We also visit famous museums to experience the glorious past of pink city. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 14 : Jaipur
As we are on the Historical Rajasthan Tours, we must give special time and attention to the capital city of Rajasthan. The 2nd day at Jaipur starts with royal Rajasthan breakfast.  Followed by local sightseeing of Jaipur. The landmark Rajputana architecture Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) is a famous tourist attraction of Jaipur. After that we go to The Amber Fort built with white marble and red sandstone.Here the main tourist attraction is the royal elephant ride. We also visit the Jantar Mantar the largest Astrological Observatory in the World made of stones. You can see the accurate astronomical calculated by these stone structures. The tour continues to City Palace created by maharaja sawai maan singh another landmark of city.  Return back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 15 : Jaipur - Agra (235 Kms, 06 hours )
After having breakfast we precede to Agra. In the route we stop to visit Fateh-Pur-Sikri ceremonial capital of Akbar (1569-1582 AD ). Visiting fatehpur sikri is really an experience. Emperor Akbar’s Guru Salim chisti dargaah is flaunted by devotees from all around the world. Unfortunately this city was abandoned due to lack of drinking water.
 
The journey proceed to Agra, after freshen up in the hotel afternoon visit to Agra fort the magnificent mughal architecture similar to red fort of delhi. During the sunset comes the lifetime moment to visit the symbol of love for centuries and the 8th wonder The Taj Mahal. You can feel the essence of love. Moving around this historical monument will make you feel nostalgic. The heavenly Taj Mahal changes colour during sunset and looks more stunning. You can snap yourself with Taj in the background. As they say all is well that ends Well. It wont be better to sum up your Historical Rajasthan Tours with wonderful Taj Mahal.Overnight will be at Agra.

Day 16 : Agra - Delhi
After breakfast in Agra we leave for Delhi. In Delhi you are shifted to hotel. As this is the last day of your historical tour go and explore the city, you can do last minute shopping in local bazaars. You can also go to watch bollywood masala flick in the nearby theater. In the evening pack your bags for next day travel to home. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 17 : Delhi
After meeting at the hotel our staffs will fully assist you to the international airport to board your return flight with sweet memories to share with loved ones. Your tour completes here. Now its time to relax and relish the memories you have created during this lifetime tour.