Discover Deserts, Forts and Palaces Tour Package

Delhi (02 Nights) > Agra (01 Night) > Jaipur (02 Nights) > Bikaner (02 Nights) > Jaisalmer (02 Nights) > Jodhpur (01 Night) > Kumbhalgarh (01 Night) > Udaipur (02 Nights) > Delhi/Mumbai

Durations:-

13 Nights & 14 Days
  • Heritage
  • Cultural
  • Religious
  • Taj Mahal
  • Traveler

Overview

Discover Deserts, Forts and Palaces is an exclusive 14-day tour package tailored byIndia By Car And Driver to give you a taste of India in style. Major citiesDelhi, Agra, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur are included, together with highlights at each destination - Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri in Agra; City Palace, Jaipur; and the famous landmarks in Delhi.You can book online and IBCAD will customise your tour for you.

Itinerary

Day
1

Arrive Delhi

  1. Hotel Stay

On arrival at Delhi you will be welcomed by our English-speaking representative, who will ensure that your transfer to your hotel is seamless, as you ride through the bustling Delhi traffic in an air-conditioned car to the hotel of your choice. Check into hotel for overnight stay.

Day
2

Delhi

  1. Red Fort
  2. Jama Masjid
  3. Qutub Minar
  4. Humayun’s Tomb

Breakfast at leisure before heading off to explore Delhi, with its bustling markets, vibrant street life, and amazing monuments, including:

  • Red Fort – this magnificent sandstone monument, referred to locally as “Lal Quila” and commissioned by the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1639. It represents the apex of Mughal creativity and is a blend of Persian, Islamic and Hindu styles.
  • Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India that can house up to 25,000 people in a single prayer session. This is another of Shah Jahan’s creations, also built in local sandstone between 1644 and 1658.
  • Qutub Minar, also known as “The Tower of Victory” is a much earlier monument, constructed c.1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, surrounded by a lush green garden.
  • Humayun’s Tomb – India’s first great dynastic mausoleum, surrounded by gardens and built in 1570 by Mughal emperor Humayun’s wife, Bega Begum. Overnight stay in Delhi.
  • Day
    3

    Delhi – Agra

    1. Agra Fort
    2. Taj Mahal

    After breakfast depart for Agra with your driver. He will point out the interesting sights on the way and on arrival, you will check into your hotel to prepare for sightseeing.
    First stop will be the famous red sandstone Agra Fort, on the banks of the River Yamuna, built by Emperor Akbar in the year 1566.
    And later, you will see the Taj Mahal. Ranked as one of the world’s top landmarks, you will marvel at this white marble edifice created by Shah Jahan for his beloved late wife.
    Overnight stay in Agra.

    Please Note: Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.

    Day
    4

    Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur

    1. Taj Mahal
    2. Buland Darwaza

    A chance to visit Taj Mahal again at sunrise and see Shah Jahan’s magnificent creation in the mellow morning light.
    Return to your hotel for breakfast and checkout and then depart for the unique desert city of Fatehpur Sikri, which served as the capital city of the Mughal Empire for 10 years, when Emperor Akbar was in power in the 16th century. It also houses one of the largest mosques in India – the Jama Masjid and has a memorable Victory Gate.

    From here you will head off to Jaipur to check in to the hotel of your choice.

    Day
    5

    Jaipur

    1. Amber Fort
    2. Jal Mahal
    3. Jantar Mantar
    4. Hawa Mahal

    Breakfast at hotel before setting off to see the city sights:
    Amber Fort, also known as “Amer Fort” perched high on a hill overlooking Maota Lake, built by ruling Raja Man Singh I in the 16th century. You can ride an elephant, or take a car/jeep to access the hill-top fortress that showcases the lives and styles of former rulers and includes the world famous “Sheesh Mahal” or Hall of Mirrors.

  • Jal Mahal – a spectacular red, sandstone, water palace in the middle of Man Sagar Lake.
  • Jantar Mantar, the largest and best preserved observatory in India, built by Jai Singh II in the 18th century
  • Hawa Mahal, or “Palace of the Winds”, one Jaipur’s most photographed landmarks, with more than 950 small windows in its façade and often compared to a beehive, built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.
  • And just around the corner, the City Palace – the world-famous complex conceived by Sawai Jai Singh II – featuring unique courtyards and gardens; a museum that will enlighten you about life in Rajasthan. Make sure you visit PitamNawas Chowk with its four magnificent gates depicting the seasons.
  • Day
    6

    Jaipur – Bikaner

    1. Hotel Stay

    Breakfast at hotel before leaving for Bikaner. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and the rest of your day is free for you to explore the city. Overnight stay Bikaner.

    Day
    7

    Bikaner

    1. Junagarh fort
    2. Lalgarh palace
    3. Laxmi Niwas palace

    Breakfast at the hotel before setting off to see Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace and Laxmi Niwas Palace, all architectural attractions, show-casing the lives of rulingfamilies in days gone by.

    Day
    8

    Bikaner – Jaisalmer

    1. Hotel Stay

    After breakfast, depart for the most eastern city in Rajasthan – Jaisalmer – on the edge of the Thar Desert. Then spend the rest of the day exploring this fascinating city, with its huge surrounding walls and havelis – homes to former merchants – many of which are now hotels. Overnight stay Jaisalmer.

    Day
    9

    Jaisalmer

    1. Jaisalmer fort
    2. Patwon ki haveli
    3. Bada bagh
    4. Sam sand dunes

    Today is a sightseeing day, exploring Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli and Bada Bagh, an impressive garden complex some 6km north of the city, housing a set of royal cenotaphs, including one for Jai Singh II.And you will then drive to the legendary Sam sand dunes to enjoy a camel safari, traditional folk dancing and an overnight stay in a desert tent.

    Day
    10

    Jaisalmer – Jodhpur

    1. Hotel Stay

    Breakfast in the desert after a night under the stars before leaving for Jodhpur to check into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the legendary “Blue City”.

    Day
    11

    Jodhpur – Kumbhalgarh

    1. Meharangarh fort
    2. Umaid Bhawan Palace
    3. Jaswant Thada

    After breakfast, you will explore Jodhpur, and visit the magnificent Meharangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada. And when you have finished sightseeing, you will be able to relax on the car journey toKumbhalgarh. On arrival, check-in to hotel for overnight stay.

    Day
    12

    Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur

    1. Kumbhalgarh Fort

    Have breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Kumbhalgarh Fort complex, with the second longest perimeter wall in the world. Your driver will then take you to Udaipur – the “City of Lakes” or Venice of the east where you will check-in to your hotel. Evening at leisure to take a boat ride on Lake Pichola or explore the streets of Udaipur. Overnight stay Udaipur.

    Day
    12

    Udaipur

    1. Jagdish Temple
    2. City Palace
    3. Saheliyon-ki bari
    4. Fateh Sagar lake

    After breakfast at your hotel, leave for a sightseeing tour of the city that includes Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Saheliyon-kibari and Fateh Sagar Lake. Overnight stay Udaipur.

    Day
    12

    Udaipur – Delhi/Mumbai (by flight) and Departure

    1. Departure

    Breakfast at the hotel, followed by departure to Udaipur airport to board your flight to Delhi/Mumbai, to make a connection to your international flight home.

    Tour Ends

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