This tour takes you to the famous forts & Palaces of Rajasthan along with visits to Taj Mahal in Agra and heritage of Delhi. Its a great insight into the rich and amzing traditions of India and covers almost all important places on the forts and Palaces circuit...
Get a warm welcome from Escapade tour representative upon late evening arrival in Delhi. Check -in at your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Set out for Mandawa and move to your hotel after arrival. In the hub of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan nestles the small town of Mandawa, known throughout the state of Rajasthan for its stunning forts and havelis. Mandawa is also known as the Rajasthans "Open Art Gallery". Visit the popular painted Havelis. Spend the night at the hotel.
Drive down to Bikaner, known as the desert city, attracts travellers for its glistening golden sand dunes, magnificent red sandstone forts, palaces and havelis and its exciting camel safaris. Stop to visit Nawalgarh, on the way. It is called the Golden City, which houses beautiful fresco and havelis. On arrival, check into your hotel. If time and energy permits, you can explore the surroundings on foot. Overnight stay.
Begin your day with a city tour of Bikaner. Visit places like Junagadh Fort-commissioned during the 16th century, Camel Breeding Farm and Bandh Sagar Temple built during the 16th century. The city claims of having the best camels. This city has the worlds largest camel breeding. The camel festival that is held here every year is quite popular amongst the tourists. Night stay in the hotel.
In the morning, proceed towards Jaisalmer. On reaching, check into the hotel and relax. Dotted with tourist haunts that reflect the energetic culture of this lovely locale, Jaisalmer is laced with gorgeous forts, sacred shrines and stately havelis. The city is also distinguished for several lively and entertaining fairs. Spend the night at the hotel.
Explore the beautiful city of Jaisalmer. Explore the several tourist places in the city such as Salim Singh- Ki- Haveli- a 17th century Haveli with a striking structure, Jaisalmer Fort- one of the worlds largest forts and Patwon-Ki-Haveli- a five-storied mansion, probably one of the largest one in the city. Overnight at hotel.
Today visit the most picturesque dunes of Jaisalmer. Two of the most famous and visited sand dunes of Rajasthan are the Khuri dunes and Sam dunes. Enjoy the ride on camel back and observe the local way of living in houses with thatched straw roofs. Also visit the local bazaar. At night, enjoy local folk songs by a campfire. Overnight stay.
Start your journey for Jodhpur. After arrival, get to your pre-booked hotel. Featuring gorgeous palaces, forts and temples, Jodhpur is a gorgeous city and a major tourist destination of India. Also known as Marwar, Sun City, and the Blue City, Jodhpur was once a princely state. If you want then you can visit the local market today. Overnight in the hotel.
Go on a full day city tour of Jodhpur. Visit the many sightseeing locales in Jodhpur such as Mehrangarh Fort - unrivalled in beauty and magnificence; it is one of the largest forts in India. Also visit the Jaswan Thada, and the Clock tower. Retire for the night at the hotel.
In the morning drive towards Udaipur. On the way, explore the Ranakpur Temples and the Chaturmukh Temples. These are ancient Jain temples, popular for their striking architecture and artwork. Udaipur is better known as the `the city of lakes`, and is a much sought after tourist destination of Rajasthan. Situated on the banks of the beautiful Lake Pichola and the Lake Fatehsagar, cocooned by the Aravalli Hills, Udaipur is dotted with palaces, domes, shrines and other tourist attractions. After arriving, complete the check- in formalities at your hotel to spend the night.
Explore the beautiful city of Udaipur today. Visit places like Saheliyon-Ki-Bari, Jagdish Temple and the City Palace that is located amidst Lake Pichola. Also visit Eklingji and Nagda Temples, which are architectural marvels. Night stay in the hotel.
Set out for Pushkar. Check into the hotel on reaching and take rest. Known to be the city of Brahma, Pushkar is home to the sacred Pushkar Lake. The 52 ghats and 500 temples have added a mythical charm to the place making it a relevant place of Hindu pilgrimage. The well-known cattle fair has also made Pushkar prominent internationally. On reaching, check-in at your hotel. Today, if you want then you can explore the surroundings on foot. Overnight at hotel.
In the morning explore Pushkar, one of the oldest existing cities of the country, which every yea plays host to the popular Pushkar Camel Fair. Later in the afternoon leave for Jaipur and check in at the hotel on arrival. Jaipur uniquely blends the old world charm along with modern culture that never fails to surprise a traveller. The old Jaipur painted in Pink fascinates every traveller. You can visit the popular local bazaars of the city today. Spend the night at the hotel.
Today visit the glorious Amber Fort, Enjoy an elephant ride as you explore the Amber Fort. Later, take a city tour of Jaipur later. In the afternoon visit places like the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and the Hawa Mahal. Return to the hotel for the night.
After breakfast, leave for Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri on the way. In the evening reach Agra and check in at the hotel. Agra in Uttar Pradesh is famous all over the world for the immaculate Taj Mahal. The city is one of the major tourist destinations of India. The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri are the three distinguished structures of Agra and have been declared world heritage sites by UNESCO. Spend the night in the hotel room.
On the last day of the Forts and Palaces tour, explore Agra attractions. Visit the Taj Mahal (one of the Seven Wonders of the World) - a glorious white-marble mausoleum and the Agra Fort that contains halls of public and private audiences, among many other gorgeous structures. Another must visit spot is the tomb of Itmad-ud-daulah. Arrive at Delhi and transfer to the airport or the railway station to board a flight or a train for your onward journey.