Enchanted Rajasthan: Palaces & Historical Forts Journey
Suitable for:
Spiritual, Cultural, Artistic & Gastronomic Interests
Friends & Family Travel
Solo Female Travel
Corporate Travel
Journey Overview
An enchanted India whispering in her palaces and forts the splendour and majestic History, once lived there.
This journey is a possibility to immerse yourself not only into vibrant genuine cities, but an opportunity to experience their people, their music, their food and their hearts. Rajasthan culture and kindness must be felt, not only seen. Come and witness it.
Strident, modern and multi colour city. Old Delhi is where all shades of humanity could be seen and felt.
A town built in 18th. Century located in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Expect an outdoor museum every step while experiencing the heritage walks around its Havelis (traditional, exquisitely decorated mansions during Silk Route) and local people peaceful live. Enjoy and ease your spirit in our Mandawa Kothi property.
A Thar Desert city with many woven layers of history intertwined into its many fortresses and palaces. Get ready to be bedazzled. Located in the North Eastern part of Rajasthan, Bikaner is also known as camel country. You will see them everywhere!
For thousands of years men and animal have conquered the desert together. Rocking on the back of the camel, you see through the bygone era. Witness how  even in the harshest living conditions, Jaisalmer´s people  embrace their region and know how to make the most of whatever nature offers them.
The extraordinary Mehrangarh Fort dwarfs the Blue city of Rajasthan 
with its small indigo-washed buildings inside the 15th Century city.  Witness a real cross section, from elephant-glutted mega-bashes in the hills outside of town to a simple procession through the maze of the old city.  
Know as the most romantic city of India. Majestic palaces, temples and Havelis (Traditional, exquisitely decorated mansions during Silk Route in 18th. Century) make a live art scene with countless narrow streets and natural charms.  Extraordinary architecture and colourful bazaars make of Udaipur an enchanted place to enjoy sunsets when boat riding lake Pichola.
Beautiful Rajasthan town that offers sand dunes in the Thar Desert, a holy lake, exquisite temples, scenic gardens and many camels. 

The last quarter of the year, especially, brings together a melee of colours, activities, celebrations and unique traditions. Known for its Camel Fair.
Capital of Rajasthan.  Historical and royal Pink City where the Palace continues to house the former Royal Family. A flamboyant state where past and present merge in a unique way.
The place where the legacy of the Mughal empire has left a   Wonder of the World born from a love story: The Taj Mahal. Fascinating tombs and mausoleums, forts and bustling chowks (marketplaces), await you.
Journey Highlights
Qutub Minar 
Humayun’s Tomb 
India Gate and Rajpath 
Red Fort 
Akshardham Temple
India Gate
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
Gandhi Memorial
Jama Mosque
Castle of Mandawa
Old Step Well
Old Havelis
Podar Haveli  Nawalgarh (30 km from Mandawa)
Ramgarh(23 km from Mandawa)
Junagarh Fort
Jain Temple in Bhandasar
The Karni Mata Temple (The Rat Temple) (30 km from Bikaner)
Fort and Palace Museum
The Jain Temples inside the fort
Walk through the Havelis: Patwa Haveli & Salim Singh ki Haveli
Sunset at Bada Bagh Cenotaphs
Sunset at Vyas Chhatri
Jaisalmer - Desert
(50 km from Jaisalmer Town)
Sam Sand Dunes & Khuri Sand Dunes 
You will be in Khuri Sand dunes
Camel Ride at Sunset
Night around Bonfire at  Thar Desert ( Folk Dance and Marwari Music Performers)
Mehrangarh Fort
Jaswant Thada
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Clock Tower (Gnatra Ghar)
Boat Ride At The Lake Pichola
Saheliyo ki bari Garden (Princess Garden)
Jag Mandir Palace
City Palace
Jagdish Temple
Ghats of Pushkar
Bramha Temple
Rangji Temple
Savitri Mata Temple on top of the mountain
City Palace
Amber Fort
Hawa Mahal
Jantar Mantar Observatory
Jaigarh Fort
Albert Hall Museum
Birla Temple
Morning Aarti at Govind Dev ji temple
Nahargarh Fort
Gaitor Royal Cenotaphs
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
Journey Day By Day
Day 1 - 3 DELHI
You will be picked up from Delhi Airport with a signed board under your name, as per your arrival details. Taken to your hotel to be recovered.  Early arrivals have the possibility to explore Delhi, depending on your preference.
Immerse into Indian History, Politics and Religion. Discover The Independence Struggle, Major sites of Democratic India (India Gate, President’s House, Parliament House) and today´s life of Indian Capital city. Experience Gandhi Smriti, Qutub Minar (The insignia of Islamic Dynasties in India and Mughal Empire). Experience by Rickshaw Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad). Impressive monuments: Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (A Sikh Temple), Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple and Sufi Saint Mosque known as Nizamuddin. Awake every sense by visiting Chandni Chowk market. 

Some places would be visited according to your time and personal interests.  

Next stop: Mandawa
Distance from Delhi to Mandawa: 5.5 h (260 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Grand Godwin
Semi Luxury: Vivanta by Taj
Luxury: Taj Palace
Day 3 – 5 MANDAWA
A genuine town where you could appreciate rural and traditional life in Rajasthan. An outdoor museum displaying unique architecture and mural paintings every step you take. Experience the Heritage Walk to witness the mansions built during the Silk Route, known as Havelis.

Next stop: Bikaner
Distance from Mandawa to Bikaner: 3.5 h (200 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Shahi Palace
Semi Luxury: Mandawa Kothi
Luxury: Castle Mandawa
Day 5 - 6 BIKANER
Once a staging post on the great caravan routes, the Old Town is still encircled by massive fortified walls.  Bikaner´s Fort is the only famous monument in Rajasthan, which was not built on top of a mountain or a hill.  Witnessing the Rajput, Mughal and British empires, as each transformed it in many ways. Visit to the Rat’s Temple about 35km if you are comfortable with it.  A walk through the old heritage buildings in the Kote Gate Market of Bikaner, would be a great experience as well.

Next stop: Jaisalmer
Distance from Bikaner to Jaisalmer: 5 h (220 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Harasar Haveli
Semi Luxury: Lalgarh Palace
Luxury: Narender Bhawan
Considered one of India’s jewels. Jaisalmer Fort must be seen and felt with its people. So active still and with local life inside of it.

Visit the Bara Bagh Cenotaphs, Gadisar Lake, Patwa and Salim Singh Havelis. 
During sunset you will arrive to the Thar Desert for a camel ride around the sand dunes.  Experience the stared sky with a bonfire; folk dance and traditional Marwari music performers.
Enjoy the outdoor camp and immerse yourself into an unforgettable night. 

Next stop: Jodhpur
Distance from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur: 4.5 h (285 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Imperial
Semi Luxury: Fort Rajwada
Luxury: Surya Garh
Day 8 -9 JODHPUR
The Blue city of Rajasthan with Indigo coloured houses in the Old Town. Jodhpur´s Fort is majestic and massive on top of a hill. 
Enjoy a walk near the Clock Tower seeing old buildings and smelling the many spices in the market. 
Experience Bishnoi Village, Ummaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Mandore Garden depending on your time and preferences.

Next stop: Udaipur
Distance from Jodhpur to Udaipur: 5 h (250 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Pal Haveli
Semi Luxury: Ratan Villas
Luxury: Taj Hari Mahal
Day 9 – 11 UDAIPUR
The Lake City of Rajasthan, one of the most beautiful and romantic towns India has. Experience the magic of its lake and the City Palace, which is breathetaking; splendour and nostalgia merge.

Visit the quiet and unique Princess Garden, Shilp Gram and the Jagdish Temple. During your stay you will enjoy a boat ride on lake Pichola for a scenic photographic view of Udaipur and the Jag Mandir, also called the “Lake Garden Palace” built on an island.

Next stop: Pushkar
Distance from Udaipur to Pushkar: 5 h (280 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Ram Pratap Palace
Semi Luxury: Udai Kothi
Luxury: Fatehgarh
Day 11 - 12 PUSHKAR
Pushkar is one of the oldest cities, known as a pilgrimage place for devotees from all over India. Owns an interesting mythological History and a legacy of timeless architectural heritage.

Experience the Only Lord Brahma (The Universe Creator) Temple in the world. The Holy Lake of Pushkar with its mystical beauty. The local market is small but unique where you could find handmade gifts, quality spices and colourful clothing.

Next stop: Jaipur
Distance from Pushkar to Jaipur: 3 h (150 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Master Paradise
Semi Luxury: Pushkar Resort 
Luxury: Ananta
Day 12 – 14 JAIPUR
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Master Paradise
Semi Luxury: Pushkar Resort 
Luxury: AnantaRajasthan Pink City and capital surrounded by monuments, palaces, fortresses and magic. See and live the City Palace, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), and Jantar Mantra, which served as an Astronomical Observatory built in 17th Century. 

Experience the mind blowing Amber Fort with its countless stories, and the beautiful Birla Temple. Later on, walk around the markets known as Johri Bazar and Choti Chopper. Jaipur is famous for its unique Jewellery market.

In the evening you could have a walk around the Old Walled City, and through the local market.

Next stop: Agra
Distance from Jaipur to Agra: 4.5 h (240 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Khandela Haveli
Semi Luxury: Shahpura House 
Luxury: Samod Haveli
Day 14 - 15 AGRA
Arriving to Agra means to experience the utmost romantic story of all times in front of your eyes. 
Closed on Fridays, be aware. 

You could enjoy the sunset Taj Mahal view from the backside of River Yamuna. If time permits, you could visit the Red Fort on same day. If not the day after could be possible during sunrise, along with Taj Mahal visit.

After you will be driven to your next destination.

Next stop: Delhi
Distance from Agra to Delhi: 4 h (230 km)
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Parador
Semi Luxury: Radisson 
Luxury: Mughal Sheraton
Day 15 DELHI
You have the option to prepare for the next day departure and stay relaxed at your hotel. Or visit Delhi if you are very active and would like to explore some markets in the city:  Chandni Chowk Market, The Kinari Bazaar (Wedding Market), Textile Market (Wholesale Market), The Book Market, and  the very interesting Spice Market (Grind and Whole Spices).

If your preferences are around art and architecture you could visit: Fateh Puri Mosque, Sis Ganj Guradwara, Jain Temple and The Shiva Temple as well. Depending on your peace and comfort.
Relaxed and ready for travelling back home, your driver will take you to the airport as per your flight schedule.
Hotel Options Available:
Affordable: Grand Godwin
Semi Luxury: Vivanta by Taj
Luxury: Taj Palace
Included in Enchanted Rajasthan
-Selected 15 nights accommodation based on single/double occupancy in mentioned hotels
-Full breakfast daily
-Air Conditional Comfortable Vehicle with WI-FI for your connectivity
-Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
-English-Speaking Local Driver and Private Guide
-Driver expenses, fuel, insurance and all taxes covered
-Cooking class in Jaipur with dinner
-Boat ride in Lake Pichola
-Entrance Fees and Taxes
-Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi City Market
-Bottle of water while in the car

Excluded Services in this Journey:
 -International or Domestic flights
-Gratuities/tips for bellboys and housekeeping staff. This is left to your discretion.
-Indian visa (most people will require an Indian visa - Please note we don’t provide advice on visas and it is your responsibility to obtain the correct information/visa)
-Meals not specified in your journey
- Beverages, unless specified.
-Tips/gratuities for meals not specified in your journey
- Travel insurance. Please be aware that comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory 
-Laundry and telephone bills.
-Entrances to monuments
-Movie/video camera fee at monuments 
-Medical  Insurance
-Baggage Insurance
-Airport Departure Taxes 
-Any other service that has not been specified
-Your Game Safaris at any National Park, unless specified in your journey
Enchanted Rajasthan
16 Days & 15 Nights
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