Best Rajasthan Traditional Tour 10 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Sariska - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar - Jodhpur - Delhi
Day 01 Arrival at Delhi
Receive a warm and traditional welcome at the airport in Indian style and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 Delhi
After breakfast, go on a sightseeing tour of the city including Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Rajghat, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and Mughal Gardens, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb. In the evening, see the famous sound and light show at the Red Fort. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 Jaipur
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and check-in at the hotel. Go on a sightseeing tour of the Pink City including an elephant ride to Amber Fort, City Palace and its museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jai Garh fort and Sisodia-Rani-Ka-Bagh will surely take your breath away. Spend the evening at your leisure or go for shopping and taste Rajasthani cuisine that includes Dal Bati, Churma and Bajare Ki roti for dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 Sariska
After breakfast, drive to Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary where you can spot a number of wildlife and bird species including the tigers, especially if you are on an elephant safari. Overnight stay at the Sariska wildlife resort.
Day 05 Mandawa
In the morning, drive to Mandawa in the Shekhawati region. Check-in at the hotel and explore the painted Havelis of the famous and rich merchants of the region that belong to the 18th and 19th centuries. Most of these fabulous paintings represent the deities that the natives worship and the daily life of the people. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 Bikaner
The sunrise view of Desert Resort in Mandawa is quite picturesque. From there, drive to Bikaner and check in at the hotel. A visit to the world-famous Camel Breeding Farm is in store for the day, where you can ride the camels and see how they are reared up. Spend the evening at leisure or go for shopping in the markets to look for some of the coveted handicrafts and miniature paintings. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 07 Bikaner
In the morning, go on a sightseeing tour of the city of Bikaner, including the 16th century Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, and famous Jain Temples. You can also savor the delicacies of Bikaner such as salties (Bikaneri Bhujia), potato snacks and sweets and desserts. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 Deshnoke/Nagaur/Khimsar
In the morning, drive to Khimsar visiting Karni Mata Temple at Deshnoke enroute. 30 km from Bikaner, this 600-year old temple is also known as the Rat Temple because thousands of rats live here permanently and are fed here as pets. It is believed that these rats are actually the devotees of Goddess Karni and spotting one white rat of the temple, is considered to be especially auspicious. On the way, you will also visit the famous cattle fair of Nagaur, which is the second largest in Rajasthan and held annually in Jan or Feb.
In the afternoon, you will reach Khimsar and visit the Khimsar Fort. Built originally as a stronghold against the enemy with fort walls, minarets, and stables; it was restructured in the 18th century to make it suitable to serve as the residence for the royal family. Today, the fort is one of the most popular heritage hotels in India. Overnight stay at the hotel in Khimsar.
Day 09 Ossian/Mandore/Jodhpur
In the morning, drive to Jodhpur, visiting Ossian and Mandore enroute. 58 km from Jodhpur, Ossian is rightly considered to be an oasis in the desert and is famous for its 11th century Jain temples with intricate carvings that are dedicated to Lord Mahavira. Other highlights of Ossian are Sun Temple, Kali temple and Sachiya Mata Temple. 8 km from Jodhpur, Mandore is known for the Royal Cenotaphs of the rulers of Jodhpur situated amidst well-maintained gardens. You will reach Jodhpur in the evening and check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 Jodhpur/Delhi
In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city with Mehrangarh Fort with its many palaces and courtyards on the top of Aravali Ranges; Umaid Bhawan Palace, still used as the residence for the royal family of Jodhpur in part and rest of it being used as the heritage hotel and a museum; and the Government Museum that has a rich collection of imperial dresses, portraits of the royal family and arms and ammunitions. In the evening, you will leave for Delhi, where you will be given the transfer to the airport so that you can catch your flight to an onward destination in time.