Duration : 14 nights 15 days
Destination : Rajasthan with Varanasi
This 15 days Rajasthan Village Tour takes you to an amazing journey right in the heart of desert land where you can witness the unique legacy of Rajasthan. These small villages dotted across length and breadth of the royal state depicts the Rajasthani culture in true form. From the visit to various forts and monuments, to enjoying delectable Rajasthani cuisine, visiting the dunes at Khuri Village, etc- this trip offers you all and even more.
The tour executive will be there to receive you from the airport or the railway station and from here you will first check into your chosen 3 or 4 stars hotel. Delhi has very good accommodation options but pick up the one which is closest to places which you wish to see. Begin with the tour of old Delhi. Visit Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Lodhi Gardens and Humayun's Tomb. In the evening take a walk by India Gate. Delhi is heaven for food lovers. Enjoy your favorite cuisine in any of the well-known eating places in Delhi. Overnight stay is in Delhi.
In the morning the tour executive will have you transferred to Mandawa. This Land of Havelis is located at a distance of 6 hours from Delhi. Begin the tour with the visit to Snehi Ram Ladia Haveli which is the main attraction in Mandawa. Other, must- visit sites are Harlalka Well and Golden Haveli. Overnight stay is in Mandawa.
In the morning you will be taken to Bikaner. The journey will take around 3 hours 30 minutes. It is located right in the center of the Thar Desert. The city offers you an opportunity to see ancient forts, palaces, and temples like Lalgarh Palace, Junagarh Fort, Gajner Palace, Karni Mata Temple, etc. Overnight stay is in Bikaner.
In the morning you will leave for Gajner which will just take you 40 minutes. Gajner Palace is like a jewel in the Thar. Built by Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh, this palace is spread across 6000 acres of land. Go for the nature walk, the boat ride on the lake, safari and sanctuary diners to have the real feel of bliss and tranquility. Overnight stay is in Bikaner.
In the morning you will leave for Khuri which will take around 4 hours. This place will take you on a tour of dunes. Book a camel safari and see the mud and straw- covered huts in the desert. This is how rural Rajasthan lives. Overnight stay is in Khuri.
In the morning you will leave for Luni. It takes around 5 hours. Enjoy the village tour of Luni This experience of rustic relief in lap of nature is truly outstanding. You can visit Luni Fort. Overnight stay is in Luni.
In morning you will leave for Jodhpur which is also known as the "Blue City". It takes just 45 minutes to reach Jodhpur. Jodhpur is a beautiful city known for its royal forts and palaces. Visit Mehrangarh Fort which is one of the largest forts in Rajasthan. Other must-visit places here are Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Gardens, etc. Overnight stay is in Jodhpur.
In the morning leave for Ranakpur. On the way you will take a halt at Narlai. Narlai is a very small village, located on the foothill. It is just 36 km away from Ranakpur. Visit the various Hindu and Jain Temples here. The architecture and murals in temple of Lord Adinath, who was the 1st Jain Tirthankara are worth seeing. Other key places to visit here are Surya Narayan Temple, Sadri, Muchhal Mahavir Temple, etc. Overnight stay is in Ranakpur.
In the morning you will leave for Kumbalgarh which is known for Kumbhalgarh Fort which us a UNESCO World Heritage site. After that you will proceed towards Udaipur. On reaching Udaipur you will check into a good heritage hotel. Visit Jagmandir which is a well- known 17th century palace complex. Visit Lake Pichola which one of the main attractions of Udaipur. Later, in the evening visit the Vintage Car Museum. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.
In the morning you will leave for Chittorgarh in an A/C sedan taxi. The journey roughly takes 2 hours 30 minutes and you will be in Chittorgarh by noon. Visit the Chittorgarh Fort which is a a huge fort complex. Then you can visit Meera Temple, Vijaya Stambha and Kalika Mata Temple. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Chittorgarh.
In the morning you will leave for Bijaipur which is a heritage getaway in the heart of Aravalli. Visit Castle Bijaipur which is a 16th century palace complex. Overnight stay is in Bijaipur.
In the morning you will be transferred to Bundi. It will take you 3 hours to reach Bundi. Visit Taragarh Fort, Nawal Sagar Lake and Sukh Mahal. Overnight stay is in Bundi.
In morning you will drive down to Samode. It will take around 5 hours to reach Samode. Samode Palace in Samode is one of the most popular places for royal weddings. The amalgamation of Rajput and Mughal architecture will actually amaze you. Visit other sites such as Samode Fort, Samode Haveli and Govind Devji Temple. Overnight stay is in Samode.
In the morning after having breakfast you can leave Jaipur. In an hour you will be in Jaipur. There are many lovely places to see in Jaipur such as Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jawahar Circle etc. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.
Early in the morning you will be leave back for Delhi. It takes almost 5 hrs to reach Delhi. On way take a halt at Fatehpur Sikri and visit Buland Darwaza. Once you reach Delhi you will head straight to the airport where you can board a flight for your onward destination.