Forts and Palaces Trail

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Forts and Palaces Trails to Witness Historical Excellence through Architecture

Fort and places trail of Rajasthan let you to have an opportunity to glance trough the craft of war and luxury enjoyed by the erstwhile rulers of Rajputana and princely kingdoms of Rajasthan. A home to more than twenty princely states within Rajasthan the fort and palaces provided protection to the rulers from invasions to enjoy peaceful and tranquil life with their subjects in ultimate luxury.

Though the stone fortifications, the forts of Rajasthan are an ideal example of rich architectural heritage to be experienced on forts and palaces trail of Rajasthan. They are an exotic center of attraction for tourists not only from India but also from all across the globe. There is not a single isolated spot where these forts and palaces are made, however, you can find them at entire span of Rajasthan including from the Hilltops on Aravali Range, amidst the endless deserts or an aesthetically blended palace on an island lake, and you can specter architectural wonder anywhere.

As these surprises of architecture has been transformed into heritage hotels, you not only can glance trough their architecture, but also live them to have a sense of royalty and luxury once retained by rulers of these forts. Some of the major forts and palaces of Rajasthan include Amber Fort in Jaipur, Chittorgarh Fort in Chittorgarh, City Palace in Jaipur, Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, Junagadh Fort in Bikaner, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Sonar Kila in Jaislamer, City Palace in Udaipur and many more.

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Delhi

On arrival meet with our representative and after a warm welcome proceed to the pre- booked hotel for night stay.

Day 02 Delhi

The morning starts with a combined guided visit to the Old and New Delhi. Chandni Chowk, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid, India Gate,President's Palace, Qutab Minar are the attractions for the day.

Day 03 Delhi to Samode

Head towards the beautiful Samode in Rajasthan. On arrival at Samode, check into one of the best Heritage hotels in the country Time free to enjoy the beautiful place.

Day 04 Jaipur

Start the day with an Elephant ride at Amber Fort. After visiting the fort you'll drive to the pink city of Jaipur. Enjoy a visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and City Palace museum. Time is free to explore the colourful and crowded markets.

Day 05 Samode to Pushkar

After breakfast in the hotel leave to the holy city of Pushkar Visit Pushkar Lake and temples near the lake. Later visit the Dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Mainuddin Chishti and Adhai Din Ka Jhopra, at Ajmer. Night stay at Pushkar.

Day 06 Pushkar to Khimsar

Drive to Khimsar this morning. On arrival, check into the magnificent Khimsar Fort hotel. The place is perched on the edge of the Great Thar Desert. Turrets remind of the glorious past. Hundreds of years of history unfolds as you glance at its battle-scarred walls and stroll down its ramparts. Also visit 10th century Nagaur Fort.

Day 07 Khimsar to Jaisalmer

Head for Jaisalmer where you check in at another magnificent palace hotel in the Deserts. Much has been written about Jaisalmer but nothing can prepare the visitor for the sheer magic and brilliance of this desert city. The fort of Jaisalmer stands almost 100 meters over the city and also houses an entire living area within its huge ramparts.

Day 08 Jaisalmer

Enjoy visit to beautifully carved old havelies and mansions in the city. Few of the best havelies which we visit are,Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmalji Ki Haveli and Salim Singhji Ki Haveli. Built during 18th and 19th centuries, the carving in the havelies of Jaisalmer is of very superior quality. No visit to Jaisalmer is complete without a sunset camel safari tour to picturesque Sam Sand Dunes where the numerous musicians and folk dancer delight for the photographers.

Day 09 Jaisalmer to Jodhpur

Drive to Jodhpur this morning. After hotel check in visit the invincible Mehrangarh Fort and the graceful marble cenotaph Jaswant Thada which was built in 1899.

Day 10 Jodhpur to Udaipur

This morning depart for the romantic city of Udaipur, stopping en route at Ranakpur to visit beautifully sculpted Jain temples. Later proceed to Udaipur where stay will be at a beautiful hotel near the beautiful Lake Pichola. Leisurely evening and stay at the hotel.

Day 11 Udaipur

Start the morning tour of beautiful & romantic city of Udaipur with a boat ride on Lake Pichola. The sightseeing will include City Palace, which is approached through Tripolia Gate and has several carved balconies, arches and decorated pillars. , Royal Garden of Maids and Jagdish temple (dedicated to Lord Jaganathji, the temple has imposing sculpted figures and heavily ornamented interiors).

Day 12 Udaipur to Chittaurgarh

If any fort of Rajasthan were to be singled out for its glorious past and bravery tales of legendary heroes then it would be the ‘Fort of Chittaurgah’. Today morning we leave for Chittaurgarh and visit the fort spread over 700 acres on 180 meter high hill. Also visit Tower of Victory built in 1440 to mark the victory of Rana Kumbha.

Day 13 Chittaurgarh to Bundi

In the morning we drive to Bundi, en route stopping at Kota which is an interesting blend of the old and the new. The fort at Kota, overlooking the mighty Chabal river is the main attraction. Head for Bundi and check into the hotel. Founded in 1342, the ancient city of Bundi is well-protected city of history. Interesting monuments including impressive medieval forts, palaces, havelies, temples with beautiful stone idols and chattris with carved pillars, along with a picturesque lake in the heart of the town, add to its charm.

Day 14 Bundi to Sawai Madhopur

Today morning after having visited many interesting historical cities, we head for Sawai Madhopur which is a blend of history and wildlife adventure. Sawai Madhopur is better known for Ranthambhore National Park under “Project Tiger”. Founded in 11th Century the fort of Sawai Madhopur is one of the oldest in Rajasthan. Enjoy evening safari into the jungle with the naturalist. All meals and stay at a jungle lodge.

Day 15 Sawai Madhopur

Morning and evening jungle visits with the naturalist. All meals and stay at your jungle lodge.

Day 16 Sawai Madhopur to Agra

After breakfast leave for Agra city, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival at Agra, check into the hotel and later visit Taj Mahal which is perhaps the most beautiful monument in the world built for ‘love’.

Day 17 Agra to Delhi

In the morning visit Agra Fort and Sikandra Fort and then drive back to Delhi for stay.

Day 18 Leave Delhi

An escorted transfer to the International airport will be arranged as per your flight schedule.

What’s Included

Airport Services

Private air conditioned car with driver Company staff for airport assistance

Accommodation

16 nights in handpicked hotels, 01 night in desert camps

Meals

17 Breakfasts, 03 Dinners

Transport

All ground transport for sightseeing trips

Guides / Escorts

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours

Activities

Rickshaw ride, Elephant ride, Folk dances, camel ride, jungle safari

Other inclusions

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

What’s not included

Flights

International or domestic flights are not included

Travel insurance

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa

Visa fee and charges

Entry Tickets

Monument and museum tickets

Meals

Meals not specified

Personal expenses

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Accommodation Style Max Holidays

Accommodation style

Enjoy staying in some beautiful and tastefully decorated heritage hotels of Rajasthan during your Rajasthan vacation. Our hotels are well located and they offer high end customer service for a memorable experience. Our past travellers had great experience in staying there.

Normally our tour cost offers are based on room sharing basis until specified unless. Single room supplement can be provided upon request for those willing to stay in a single room only.

Remark : Upgradation to higher class of hotels is available at all locations.