Exotic Royal Rajasthan Sojourn

13 Nights/ 14 Days

Welcome to Exotic Royal Rajasthan Sojourn



Package Itinerary

An alluring 14 day trip to Rajasthan, a land of mysticism and alchemy, dignity and valiance, with the added joy of staying in the magnificent traditional havelis and manors that are now restored into heritage hotels. With stops at Mandawa, in the Shekhawati region famed as the open air art gallery of Rajasthan, the trip changes pace to Bikaner, famous for its handiworks and leather goods. The next stop on your Royal Rajasthan Tour Package is Jaisalmer, famous for endless stretches of sand dunes and the magnificent fort. The trip then takes you to the vivacious bazaars of Jodhpur selling multihued fabrics and jewelries that are ages old. The Royal Rajasthan tour gives you the opportunity of staying at some of the best known Heritage hotels in India like The Neemrana Fort Palace, The Mandawa Castle, The Khimsar Fort, Rohetgarh and The Deogarh Mahal. The trail finally ends at the Venice of the east, Udaipur. 

Day 01 – Arrive Delhi

At the Delhi International Airport you will be received by a Rare Holidays representative and he will escort you to the hotel and will help you with the check in formalities.

Your Royal Rajasthan tour starts from the Capital, Delhi, a Metropolis, with an ideal combination of the ancient and the contemporary era. Delhi has two visible parts: New Delhi, the city created by the British, as the royal capital of India in 1911. The Old Delhi which was considered as the Muslim capital of India between the 17th and the 19th century. There are at least eight cities on the location of modern Delhi among which Indraprastha is one of the first recognized settlements, highlighted in the epic Mahabharata over 3000 years ago. Nevertheless, Delhi has always been one of the major cities in the northern region of the subcontinent.
 

Overnight at Hotel Radisson

Day 02 – In Delhi

After the breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi .The Tour includes the following places:

Red Fort:
Jama Masjid: Chandni Chowk (Silver Street.

Raj Birla Mandir
India Gate. 

Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House
Qutub MinarBahai’s Temple

Overnight in Hotel Radisson

Day 03 – Drive Delhi – Neemrana (120 kms/03 hrs)

After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, travel by road to Neemrana, the next destination on your Royal Rajasthan tour. 

The drive from Delhi to Neemrana is approximately two hours, Neemrana is situated almost midway between Delhi and Jaipur. The Neemrana Fort Palace is considered to be one of the oldest and the finest Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan. Located on a hill, this luxurious fort is constructed over 10 levels, with rooms and suites. This rooms and suites are furnished with a selective collection of conventional and colonial furnitures, relics and objects d’art. Most rooms have private balconies or sunshades. And the loos are designed to have views.
 
On your arrival at the fort, you are free to explore the Neemrana Fort Palace. The rest of the day is free for you to relax. You can take walks around the village and enjoy the beautiful scenic beauty of the fort. The Fort also has a luxurious swimming pool and a well equipped Ayurvedic spa, for relaxing and rejuvenating you.

Overnight stay at the Neemrana Fort.

Day 04 – Drive Neemrana – Mandawa (220 kms/04 hrs)

After a relaxing breakfast at the Neemrana Fort, you will then start your drive to Mandawa, the next stop at the Rajasthan Tour.

Mandawa is a very beautiful small town in the Jhunjhunu district, which is also a part of the Shekhawati region. Mandawa is famous for its painted Hhavelis. The semi desert region of Shekhawati is popularly known as the ‘open-air art gallery’ of Rajasthan. This region has hundreds of havelis, temples, monuments, wells and forts. 

On your arrival at Mandawa, take your time to explore the castle. Castle Mandawa is a perfect place to discover the heirloom of the 18th century paintings that ornament the havelis of this beautiful town. It has covered balconies and turreted battlements. It also offers a modern comfort with a old world charm. The highlight of your stay is a royal repast, where the guests dine under the stars, entertained by Rajasthani fire dancers. A two hundred and forty year old fortress, which has been converted by the family into a fine example of traditional hospitality.
 

Later in the afternoon the guide will take you for a guided tour of Mandawa. And the tour includes the following places of interests: Aath Haveli Complex, Anandila Poddar Haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat Haveli & Chokhani Haveli.
 

Overnight stay at the Mandawa Castle.

Day 05 – Drive Mandawa - Bikaner (190 kms / 04 hrs)

After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, your next destination on the Royal Rajasthan tour is the desert town of Bikaner.

Bikaner - Rao Bikaji, second son of the founder of Jodhpur, established Bikaner. The old city stands on a slightly high ground delimited by a fortified wall. The Ganga canal, which was constructed between 1925 and 1927, fetched fortune to this otherwise dry desert region.

On your arrival at the Bikaner hotel, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check in formalities.

Later, the tour guide will pick you up from the hotel for a guided sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Tour includes visit to the following places of interest:
 

Junagarh Fort & Museum:

Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum. 
Overnight stay in Bikaner.

Day 06 - Drive  Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330 kms / 05 hrs)

After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and he will help you with the check out formalities. You will then start your drive to Jaisalmer, the next and perhaps the most thrilling destination of your Royal Rajasthan tour.

Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer was established by the head of the Bhati sect, Rawal Jaisal Singh in 1156 A.D. It is called the golden ciy of the Thar Desert, because yellow sand and yellow sandstone is used in most of the buildings in the city. Jaisalmer was declared a National Heritage City in 1974 and since then the town has been very well maintained and protected for the pleasure of the tourists. The vicinity of Jaisalmer is the dwelling for many rare desert flora and fauna.

On your arrival at the Jaisalmer hotel, you will be met by our representative and he will help you with the check in formalities.
You are free for the rest of the day. You can either relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the city.

Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 07 -  In Jaisalmer

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by the tour guide from the hotel and he will take you for a guided sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Tour includes the following places of interest: 

Jaisalmer Fort: Jain Temples,Laxminath Temple and Gadi Sagar Lake. You could take a good walk within the narrow lanes inside the Fort premises which was a city within itself. 

Later in the evening, a visit to the Sam Sand Dunes. 

Just outside the city of Jaisalmer, lie the panoramic dunes of Sam, a visit to which will remain in your memory as one of the highlights of your Rajasthan tour. The spirits of the desert, the ripples of the Dunes create a fascinating mirage that stretches for miles and miles. The tour includes a short camel ride, giving you wonderful views of the sunset over the dunes.

Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
 

Day 08 -  Drive Jaisalmer - Khimsar (295 kms / 5 hrs)

After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and he will help you with the check out formalities. The next destination on your Royal Rajasthan tour is Khimsar.

Khimsar - Khimsar located at the edge of the Thar Desert, is the small village hamlet of Khimsar, which houses the Khimsar Fort, now one of India’s finest heritage hotels. The Khimsar Fort with it’s battle-scarred walls and towers retells the glorious pasts in India, and offers a wide range of experiences to the guests.

On arrival at Khimsar, check into the Khimsar Fort.
 

Later in the afternoon, you will be driven from the Khimsar Fort on a four wheel drive vehicle through the nearby villages to an area considered as a Black Buck Reserve. The Black Bucks are a rare species of Deer, and are only found in this area. This one hour Safari will be followed by a picnic tea stop on the famous Panchala Sand Dunes to witness the sun dipping into the amazing desert. The Khimsar Fort also offers Camel safaris to other neighboring sand dunes.

Overnight stay at Khimsar Fort.

Day 09 –Drive Khimsar – Jodhpur – Rohetgarh (140 kms/03 hrs)

After a relaxing breakfast at the Khimsar Fort, you will then start your drive to Rohet Garh, the next stop on your Royal Rajasthan Tour, enroute stopping at Jodhpur, for a guided tour.

Jodhpur - Jodhpur is famous as the 'blue city' because of its blue cottages. The lively desert city of Jodhpur stands at the fringe of the Thar Desert and is the second major city of Rajasthan after Jaipur. The city is differentiated by a huge fort that covers a sheer rocky ridge rising in the heart of the town. The old city is still delimited by a 10 km long wall, made about a century after Jodhpur was established. There are eight gates leading out of the old city. You can take a stroll through the beautiful winding streets. The city of Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by RaoJodha, the chief of a Rajput clan known as Rathores and was earlier called Marwar

Sightseeing in Jodhpur, includes visits to the following places:
 

Mehrangarh Fort,Jaswant Thaada

After the sightseeing, continue your drive to Rohet Garh.

Rohet Garh -Rohet Garh is located just 45 kms away from Jodhpur. Over the course of almost 25 years Rohet Garh has been cherished and refined with great love and care by the family into one of the best heritage Hotels in the Country. It is situated on the bank of a lake and set in the midst of rural surroundings.. A grand swimming pool with four attractive porches lures you for a refreshing dip. The dinner is mostly served by the poolside as the folk artists vivify the atmosphere. A stylish lounge, quiet verandahs and sunshades with breathtaking views, makes it perfect for rejuvenating.
Overnight stay in Rohet Garh.
 

Day 10 –In Rohet Garh

The morning is for you to relax and enjoy the surrounding and the facilities of Rohet Garh. Later in the afternoon, take a safari through the nearby Bishnoi villages. The Bisnois are said to be the Premier ecologists of the world, who have protected nature for over 500 years, and are responsible for the survival of several animal species including the Black Bucks. The Village Safari gives visitors the privilege of visiting the homes of the villagers , and interacting with them.

Overnight stay at Rohet Garh.

Day 11 – Drive Rohet – Deogarh (200 kms/04 hrs)

After a relaxing breakfast at Rohet Garh, you will then start your drive to the next destination on the Royal Rajasthan tour, Deogarh.

Deogarh : Ideally located , in the heart of the Aravalli Hills, less than 3 hours drive from Udaipur, is the Deogarh Mahal. Lovingly restored , by one of the nicest and the friendliest families of Rajasthan, the Deogarh Mahal is one of the best Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan. Deogarh has a spectacular swimming pool , and several roof terraces, courtyards and walkways . The beautiful and conventional bedrooms are the result of a great deal of hard work, immense love and care. The surroundings of Deogarh are one of the friendliest and the safest to dip yourself in.

The rest of the day is free for you to either relax and enjoy the facilities of the Deogarh Mahal or explore the surrounding village and its colourful bazaars.
 

Overnight stay at Deogarh Mahal.
 

Day 12 – Drive Deogarh – Udaipur (140 kms/3 hrs).

After a leisurely breakfast at the Deogarh Mahal, you will start your drive to Udaipur, your last destination on the Royal Rajasthan tour package. 

Udaipur - Udaipur, literally meaning “the city of Sunrise”, was established by a Rajput King, Maharana Uday Singh, in 1567, and this city is now also known as the “city of Lakes” and also the “Venice of the East” 

Udaipur is a moony lake city with its marble whims, attractive hibiscus-covered gardens and elegant fountain porches, which symbolize the glory of Rajput era. Like many other cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is the heirloom of an honor-bound race that loved the good things in life and often gave up their lives protecting them.

On your arrival at the hotel in Udaipur, you will be again be met by our representative and he will assist you with check in formalities.
 

Rest of the day is free for you to either relax and enjoy the facilities at the hotel or explore the city.
 

Overnight stay in Udaipur.

Day 13 – In Udaipur

After breakfast, the guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Tour includes following places of interest:

City PalaceJagdish Temple
Saheliyon Ki Bari

Lake Pichola

You could choose a Cruise on the Lake in the Afernoon.

Overnightstay in Udaipur. 

Day 14 – Depart Udaipur

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check-out formalities. The representative will then escort you to the airport to board flight for onward destination.

 

Cost Includes :

  • Accommodation on Twin share basis with breakfast
  • All sightseeing with language speaking guide
  • Transportation by AC Deluxe Vehicle for local and Inter-state drives
  • All Entries at Monuments
  • All Hotel Taxes 
  • 2 Mineral Water bottles daily during interstate drives and sightseeing
  • All Parking charges 

Does not Include

  • Visa cost
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel Tickets
  • Lunch and dinner Cost
  • Tips at airports and Hotels or to Guides