Rajasthan Historical Tour
Famous for its food, vibrant markets, majestic forts and palaces, Rajasthan is definitely an incredible state in India. This beautiful and colorful state fascinates tourists from all over the world but the rich historical background of the state attracts more and more tourists.
In our 14 Nights/15 Days Rajasthan Historical Tour Package, will come to know the history of the state by exploring the historical forts and palaces. We have included all the major attractions of the state with the national capital – Delhi. The trip will start from exploring old and new Delhi and then, you will be driven to the major historical destination of Rajasthan like Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, and Jaipur.
Highlights of the Tour
This 13 Nights/14 Days tour package offers you to discover the following:
- The famous Painted Havelies, Palaces, forts, Lakes, Desert, Temples of Rajasthan.
- Experience the heritage sites and culture of Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar & Jaipur.
- Visit the Cmel breeding Farm in Bikaner
- Enjoy Camel Ride on Sand dunes of Jaisalmer.
- Enjpy Jeep ride in Jodhpur and visit the Local Bishnoi Tribal villages
- Enjoy Boat Ride on Lake Pichola Udaipur.
- Visiting the Hawa Mahal, a palace built without foundation.
- Visiting the Sheesh Mahal, a palace of mirrors.
- Daily Breakfast
- Air-Conditioned Car with English Speaking Driver
- Sightseeing Tour with an English Speaking Guide
- International/Domestic flight tickets and visas
- Entrance Fees Approx INR 700 per person per Monument
- Tip for your tour guide. Tipping the tour guide is your personal gesture
- Tip for your driver. Tipping the driver is your personal gesture
Destinations Covered: Delhi (02Nights) – Mandawa (01Night) – Bikaner (01Night) – Jaisalmer (02Nights) – Jodhpur (02Nights) – Udaipur (02Nights) – Pushkar (01Night) – Jaipur (02Nights)
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi meet Shakti India Tours representative who will assist you to transfer and check-in at the pre-booked hotel accommodated for overnight stay.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Delhi City
Have a hearty breakfast at the hotel and proceed for an excursion to Old and New Delhi. Start your Delhi city tour by visiting Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Then, India Gate and Parliament House. In old Delhi, you will see Red Fort or Lal Quila, Raj Ghat the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid, and the vibrant market of the old Delhi. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Mandawa (235 kms/5.5hrs. approx.), Evening visit of few havelies of Town
Post your breakfast at the hotel, leave for Mandawa. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the pre-booked hotel by the representative of Shakti India Tours. Freshen up and relax. Post your lunch in the afternoon, proceed for sightseeing tour of Mandawa – A small town in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan with a unique medieval charm. The streets are lined with richly painted houses and each town is bustling with activity. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 04: Mandawa - Bikaner (200 kms/3 hrs. approx.), Evening visit Deshnok Mata Temple (also known as Rat Temple)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Bikaner. Upon arrival in Bikaner meet our tour representative who will assist you withthe check-in procedure at the hotel. Freshen up and enjoy a short driving trip of Bikaner – A desert fortified city on the ancient caravan routes that originated from Africa and West Asia. Evening visit of Deshnok - 32 km from Bikaner is Deshnoke, famous for its Rat Temple (Karni Mata Temple). Return to Hotel and Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Sightseeing Tour of Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330 kms/5 hrs. approx.)
After having breakfast at the hotel, proceed for half day sightseeing of Bikaner. Take a visit to the Junagarh Fort which consists of temples, grand palaces, museum pavilions and walls. Explore the architecturally beautiful structures for the fort and also visit the Fort Museum. Thereafter visit the Lalgarh Palace. See Shri Sadul Museum, Lalgarh Palace Hotel and Laxmi Niwas Palace Hotel within the palace complex. Post Lunch you will be driven to Jaisalmer by road. Shakti India Tours representative will assist you to transfer and check-in at the pre-booked hotel accommodated for overnight stay.
Day 06: Sightseeing Tour of Jaisalmer
Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel and proceed for an excursion of Jaisalmer – the citadel city built in the 12th century is an architectural dream in yellow sandstone lying in the lonely silence of the Thar Desert. The Forts and palaces and several superbly carved Jain Temples in and around Jaisalmer are all reminiscent of a glorious history. In the afternoon visit Sam: 40 Kms from Jaisalmer are the silver-gold sand dunes of Sam. A camel ride at sunset, as the sky is set on fire, and Rajasthani musicians play haunting tunes, can be an unforgettable experience. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (280 kms/4.5 hrs. approx.)
In the morning leave Jaisalmer for Jodhpur by road. Afternoon free for your independent activities. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 08: Sightseeing of Jodhpur
The day begins with a jeep safari in the first half of the day to Bishnoi village. Started by Rajas Maharajas, the Bishnoi village safari allows visitors to see the village peoples’ culture and living life. This is the best place to experience the Indian Tribe. Also, visit the Guda Bishnoi Lake as it is a natural lake and perfect for Picnic. Return to Hotel for Wash and change.
After Breakfast at hotel, proceed for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur – The home of the Rathore rulers – the princely State of Rajasthan. A high 10 km long stone wall protects the well-fortified city. Within, stands an imposing Fort on a low range of sandstone hills, about 125 mtrs. above the surrounding plains. Visit Mehrangarh Fort- founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha (after whom the city is named) the Fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite designs in red sandstone. Also, visit Jaswant Thada- an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate the acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in the 19th century. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 09: Jodhpur - Udaipur (250 kms/5 hrs. approx.), en-route visit Ranakpur Jain Temples
Have a hearty breakfast at the hotel and then drive to Udaipur. En-route visiting Jain Temple at Ranakpur. The whole structure has 80 domes and 400 pillars. Continue your drive for Udaipur. You will be received by our tour representative who will transfer you to the pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is free for independent activities. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 10: Sightseeing Tour of Udaipur, evening Boat ride on Lake Pichola
Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace Museum – grandeur and intricacy stroked all over in granite, marble, and mosaic displayed in the sparkling white filigreed balconies and windows, ornate arches and cupolas atop magnificent octagonal towers, Jagdish Temple – built in 1651 AD. Also, visit Sahelion Ki Bari- the spectacular garden displaying the unique lifestyle of the royal ladies who once lived in the palaces.
Afternoon at leisure. In the evening enjoy a most memorable boat ride with the reflections of the majestic Lake Palace Hotel at its best against the setting sun. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 11: Udaipur - Pushkar (330 kms/6 hrs. approx.), en-route visiting Chittorgarh Fort
Drive to Pushkar post your breakfast. En-route visit Chittorgarh – home of the brave, 115 Kms east of Udaipur. The road to the citadel of Chittor Zig Zag steeply for a couple of Kms and passes through seven huge gates, each with watchtowers and great iron spiked doors. The tower of victory is over 35 metres high and has nine storeys served by a winding staircase. It is covered from top to bottom with carvings, depicting the social life of the time. Continue your drive for Pushkar. Upon arrival in Pushkar, our tour representative will assist to transfer you to the designated hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 12: Sightseeing Tour of Pushkar – Jaipur (150 kms/3 hrs. approx.)
Early morning check out from the hotel and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Pushkar. A serene lake, glittering below the bright blue desert sky, Pushkar is one of the holiest pilgrimages in Hinduism. Said to be as old as the Vedic Purans, the lake is the center of this small holy town and draws thousands of visitors every year. The lake's natural beauty is almost dramatic and enhanced by the 52 ghats and 400-odd temples, most painted a saintly white that surrounds it. The water of the lake is said to have healing powers and a dip in its holy waters is one of the five dhams of Hinduism. Continue your drive for Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur check in at the pre-booked hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Sightseeing Tour of Jaipur
After having a hearty breakfast at the hotel, proceed for an excursion of Amber Fort which is 11 Kms. from Jaipur – a marvellous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Mata Lake below. The ascent to the Fort is on gaily caparisoned elephants. The Fort interior has various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory work, exquisite wall paintings and tiny mirror chips, which create a tantalising reflection effect. And then visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar – Mantar and City Palace Museum – an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, and armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 14: Jaipur – Delhi (265 kms/5 hrs. approx.)
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. The morning will be at leisure OR you may plan for last minute shopping in Jaipur. Later in the afternoon, you will be driven to Delhi, Shakti India Tours representative will drop you at Delhi Airport or Railway station to board your flight/train for home or onward destination.
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