13 Nights / 14 Days
Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
Rajasthan has a long and rich history whose evidence can be seen in the form of palaces, temples, forts, and more. Our Fort and Palaces of India tour package encompasses some famous monuments dotted across Rajasthan. Bikaner, Udaipur, Pushkar, Mandawa, Jaisalmer, and Jodhpur are some historical cities covered in this heritage Rajasthan package. The attractions in the national capital, Delhi, and the erstwhile Mughal capital, Agra, are also included.
Indian Holiday ensures a comfortable journey, thus, includes meals, stays, private transfers, and guided sightseeing tours. Read the 14 days itinerary below for day-to-day activities information.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary. If you want to customize the tour, contact us.
Upon arrival at the Delhi airport/railway station, our tour representative will escort you to the hotel pre-decided for your stay. Complete the check-in process and enjoy a relaxing stay. Dinner and overnight stay in Delhi.
On the 2nd day of the Forts and Palaces of India journey, our guide will pick you up and drive you to the popular tourist attractions such as India Gate, Jama Masjid, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Parliament House, Gandhi Memorial, Qutub Minar Complex, Humayun’s Tomb and Red Fort. Our expert guide will entertain you with interesting stories about these attractions. Dinner and overnight stay in Delhi.
Early morning, after breakfast, take a road trip to Mandawa. The town lies amidst the famous Golden Triangle destinations - Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. On reaching Mandawa, check-in to your hotel. In the evening, you will be taken to the Shekhawati region, also known as the ‘Open Art Gallery of India’. Explore the beautifully painted Havelis and later enjoy a camel ride for about an hour. Dinner and overnight stay in Mandawa.
Today, we will drive from Mandawa to Bikaner, a city known for its intricately carved jharokhas (windows). Once reached, check-in to the hotel and relax. Later, go out for a sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Start with a visit to the 17th-century old Junagarh Fort. Other major attractions covered in this tour include Karan Mahal, Anup Mahal, and Bijai Phool Mahal. Post sightseeing, drive back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Bikaner.
Following a leisurely breakfast, take a road trip to Jaisalmer. It is an erstwhile princely state in the heart of the Thar Desert. Upon arrival, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Later, visit the local markets of Jaisalmer. Afterward, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Post breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Start by visiting Jaisalmer Fort, perched atop Trikuta Hill. Besides, you can visit the local Havelis of Jaisalmer, including Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli, and Patwon-Ki-Haveli, famous for their stone carving and lattice work. In the evening, enjoy the camel safari till sunset. Later, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
After breakfast, check-out, then leave by road for Jodhpur, also called the “Blue City” due to houses painted in blue color. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Later, go out on a sightseeing tour covering Mehrangarh Fort-one of the largest forts in India, and Jaswant Thada, a 19th-century white cenotaph built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh. The evening is free to explore the local bazaars or simply relax. Later, drive back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Savor a scrumptious meal and check-out from the hotel. Today, you will drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur, the “City of Lakes,” by road. On the way, visit the Ranakpur temples, the Jain pilgrimage center of Rajasthan. Visit the famous Chaturmukh temple, famous for its exquisite art and architecture. Upon arrival, check-in to the Lake Palace. The evening is free to stroll around the local bazaars and shop for handicraft items. Dinner and overnight stay in Udaipur.
Early morning, set out for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. The places you will visit in Udaipur include Saheliyon Ki Bari, Jagdish Temple, a fine example of Indo-Aryan architecture, the majestic City Palace, and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir. The evening is scheduled for a boat cruise in Lake Pichola. Afterward, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Udaipur.
Start the day with a healthy breakfast and then take a road journey to Pushkar, known for its spiritual significance and architecturally beautiful temples. Upon arrival in Pushkar, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the evening, visit the famous Brahma Temple, dedicated to the Hindu creator God Brahma followed by a boat cruise. After the tour, drive back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Pushkar.
On day 12 of your Forts and Palaces Tour of India, drive towards Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Upon arrival, follow the check-in process and straighten your back. Spend the rest of the day indulging in activities of your choice. Dinner and overnight stay in Jaipur. Optional: Visit the ethnic village resort ‘Chokhi Dhani’ to savor local Rajasthani food.
Wake up to a lovely morning and go out for an excursion to the famous Amer Fort. Hop on the elephant and ascend to the entrance point of Amber Fort. In the afternoon, enjoy the sightseeing tour of Jaipur covering City Palace, a palatial complex showcasing a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, Jantar Mantar, a royal observatory housed with astronomical instruments, and the local bazaars. Post tour, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Jaipur.
After breakfast, check-out, and hit the road to Agra. On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri (the deserted Mughal town built by emperor Akbar). Jama Masjid, The Buland Darwaza, the Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan, and Panch Mahal are worth visiting attractions in Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in to the hotel and retire for the day. Dinner and overnight stay in Agra.
This is the last day of your Forts and Palaces India tour. So after a leisurely breakfast, proceed towards the magnificent Taj Mahal. Built in the 17th century, the Taj Mahal is recognized as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’. Next, head to Red Fort, also called Agra Fort, the erstwhile formidable base of Mughal rulers. End the Agra sightseeing tour with a visit to Itmad-Ud-Daulah tomb, also known as Baby Taj. By afternoon, leave by road for Delhi. On reaching Delhi, you will be transferred to the airport/railway station for the onward journey.