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Itinerary:  Hidden Jewels of Rajasthan

 

Tour Highlights

Shekhawati district - Home to Unique painted ancient mansions of rich traders * Camel Ride in Surajgarh * Stay in heritage homes in Surajgarh and Jaipur * Private fort of Ramathra * Explore the countryside at Ramathra * Jeep Safari to visit the tribal hamlets at Ramathra * UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Humayun Tomb Delhi, Royal Observatory Jaipur, Agra Fort * Taj Mahal - Seven Wonders of the World

Overview

Rajasthan with its rich history and glorious architectural marvels is the focus of the tour. However this is a tour with a difference, slightly off the beaten track. Explore the elaborately decorated mansions of Shekhawati, enjoy the countryside with its quaint villages and simple folk. Indulge in a camel ride or a Jeep Safari into the serene countryside or just enjoy quiet walks. There is something for everyone. The famous tourist destinations of Pink City Jaipur with its palaces and forts and Agra - home to Taj Mahal and other marvels of the Mughal dynasty are enjoyed before heading home via New Delhi.

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Day 1 - Arrive Delhi

Met on arrival at International airport and transfer to the hotel for the night.


Day 2 - Delhi

Morning Half Day Guided tour of Imperial Buildings of Central Delhi, the majestic Birla Temple and Emperor Humayun's tomb.

Afternoon free

Overnight at hotel

 


Day 3 - Delhi / Surajgarh

After breakfast, drive to Surajgarh town ( 220 Kms, 5-6 hours)

Afternoon camel ride to enjoy the countryside.

Overnight at Fort Surajgarh


Day 4 - Surajgarh

Day excursion to view the famous ancient painted mansions of the nearby towns of Nawalgarh and Fatehpur.

Remainder of the day free.

Overnight at Fort Surajgarh

 


Day 5 - Surajgarh / Samode

After breakfast, drive to Samode town ( 160 Kms, 3-4 hours)

Remainder of the day to explore the grand Samode Palace or the quaint village.

Overnight at Samode Bagh


Day 6 - Samode / Jaipur

After late breakfast, drive to Jaipur ( 40 Kms, 1 hour)

Afternoon guided tour of City Palace Museum, Ancient Royal Observatory and the bazaars of the old city.

Overnight at hotel Alsisar Haveli or similar


Day 7 - Jaipur

Morning guided tour of the formidable Amber Fort.Visit the Anokhi Museum of  hand block printing afterwards.

Afternoon free.

Overnight at hotel


Day 8 - Jaipur / Ramathra

After breakfast, drive to Ramathra ( 175 Kms, 3-4 hours)

Afternoon nature walk along the lake and hillside / walking tour of Ramathra Village

Overnight at Ramathra Fort


Day 9 - Ramathra

Morning Jeep Safari into the nearby countryside and tribal hamlets.

Afternoon free.

Overnight at Fort Ramathra


Day 10 - Ramathra / Agra

After breakfast, drive to Agra ( 225 Kms, 5-6 hours)

Remainder of the day free.

Overnight at hotel Amar


Day 11 - Agra / Delhi / Depart

Morning guided tour of Taj  Mahal and Agra Fort.

Later in the afternoon / evening dive to Delhi Intl airport ( 210 Kms, 4-5 hours) to board onwards flight.


Ideas for extending this Journey

For Wildlife enthusiasts, Ranthambore National Park can be visited from Ramathra Fort for a few nights, to search for the Royal Bengal Tiger and other fauna

October - March

 

TOFTThe Hotels covered in this Itinerary are:
Alsisar Haveli

Alsisar Haveli

Located in the heart of the Pink City,  Haveli has been aesthetically restored, incorporating in itself the grandeur of traditional Rajput architecture.

A rambling courtyard dominates the front façade of the Haveli. This area was once used for get-togethers by the men folk of the house, it is now open for guests to enjoy food and drink while they witness puppet shows and folk dance performances. Well manicured gardens and a rippling marble fountain surrounded by lush greenery provide a haven of serenity for a weary traveler.

 


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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Day 2 - Delhi
Day 3 - Delhi / Surajgarh
Day 4 - Surajgarh
Day 5 - Surajgarh / Samode
Day 6 - Samode / Jaipur
Day 7 - Jaipur
Day 8 - Jaipur / Ramathra
Day 9 - Ramathra
Day 10 - Ramathra / Agra
Day 11 - Agra / Delhi / Depart

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