experience the living cultures of inida 16 Nights / 17 Days (RAJASTHAN WITH JAMBA)

Day 01 Arrive Delhi 
Day 02 Delhi
Day 03 Delhi / Mandawa
Day 04 Mandawa/ Jamba
Day 05 Jamba
Day 06 Jamba / Jaisalmer 
Day 07 Jaisalmer/Jodhpur
Day 08 Jodhpur/Ranakpur / Udaipur
Day 09 Udaipur
Day 10 Udaipur/Deogarh
Day 11 Deogarh/Jaipur
Day 12 Jaipur 
Day 13 Jaipur/Ranthambore
Day 14 Ranthambore 
Day 15 Ranthambore/Bharatpur / Fatehpur Sikri/ Agra 
Day 16Agra/Delhi
Day 17Departure Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi from Copenhagen. After clearing Customs and Immigration, you will be met by our representative outside the International Arrivals Hall and transferred to the Hotel. (Rooms will be available from 12 noon)
Overnight at hotel

Day 02 : Delhi

Breakfast at the hotel.
.The city beautifully encloses magnificent landmarks and monuments that narrate the story of their glorious past.

Morning, proceed for full-day sightseeing of Old Delhi. 
This includes driving past the Red Fort (Closed on Monday and National Holidays), built in 1648 during the reign of Shah Jehan in red sandstone, which gave the fort its name.
Jama Masjid is India's largest mosque, built of red sandstone and white marble in the middle of the 17th century. Chandni Chowk (Silver Street), once the imperial avenue, is today bustling with shops, stalls and silversmiths' ateliers.

.After lunch, we drive past India Gate, a 42-metre archway built in memory of Indian soldiers killed during the First World War. Rashtrapati Bhawan, built in the early 20th century as the Imperial residence of the Viceroy is today the official residence of the President of India and Parliament House, a unique circular building with huge colonnades, houses the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament.
One of Delhi’s most striking monuments is the 70-meter high Qutab Minar, which looms majestically across the wide plains of Delhi.
In the evening, enjoy the welcome dinner.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 03 : Delhi / Mandawa

After early breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Mandawa.
Check in at hotel on arrival.
Afternoon enjoy a sight seeing of Mandawa.
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There are a number of fascinating havelis in Mandawa, all of them adorned with beautiful wall paintings.
Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli:This haveli has a painting depicting Indra Dev on an elephant and Lord Shiva on his vehicle, Nandi bull.

Murmuria Haveli:The paintings of the haveli include a train with a crowded level crossing, with crow flying above it. Another impressive picture is that of Nehru on a horseback, holding the national flag.

Jhunjhunwala Haveli:The haveli is decorated with striking gold leaf painted room.

Mandawa Castle:. Situated in the middle of the town, the Mandawa castle has now been converted into a heritage hotel. However, once the castle served as the residence of a noble. Built as per a medieval theme, the castle of Mandawa is adorned with beautiful frescoes. The rooms of this palace are decorated with Lord Krishna paintings, exquisite carvings and amazing mirror work. The Durbar Hall of the palace houses a number of antiques and paintings.

Return to the hotel for Dinner.

 

                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 04 : Mandawa / Jamba

Today morning, we start our drive to Far Horizon’s Dera Desert Resort at Jamba. 
First of its kind in India, this is an air-conditioned permanent camp, built on top of a sand dune, in the heart of Rajasthan.

Here the standard of elegance and luxury are virtually unsurpassed. Guests are treated to the ultimate in Indian hospitality, with air-conditioned, spacious and sumptuously furnished accommodation, each with private facilities and a range of activities that include desert adventures such as wildlife watching, camel trekking, and four wheeled dune & tribal safari.

                                                Overnight at the Dera Sand Dune Retreat (B/ L/ D)

Day 05 : Jamba

After breakfast, enjoy a jeep safari into the surrounding villages.
The Safari will take you into the living cultures of Rajasthan’s desert where we will visit the Village headman’s house and he will take us around the village.

.This excursion introduce us to traditional Rajasthani hospitality, as well as, giving us a chance to see close up life in rural Rajasthan.  The villages are built with painted adobe walls, and village life continues unaffected by the big cities nearby.

The Bishnoi tribes that inhabit this region are a fascinating community. All Bishnois follow the 21 (bis‑noi) tenets laid down by the 15-century guru Jambeshwar. They fervently believe in the sanctity of animal and plant life so wildlife finds a natural sanctuary around their villages.  the length of their arms.  By contrast, their tall me

 

.Bishnoi villages are immaculate, daily scrubbed by brightly clad women who are weighted down by silver jewelry and festooned with bangles right up to n dress entirely in white, their large turbans loosely swathed around dark skinned, weathered faces.  When a Bishnoi dies, he is sometimes buried in the sitting position and often placed at the threshold of the house or adjoining cattle shed.  They believe they will be reincarnated as a Deer – hence, the herds, that are often seen near the villages are unharmed. 

A visit to the temple of the founder of this tribe known as the ‘Jambaji’ is a must.
Return to the camp in time to watch the setting sun light up the desert.

When guests are in camp, musician and dancers from nearby villages usually come to dance away the evening.

 

                                                Overnight at the Dera Sand Dune Retreat (B/ L/ D)

Day 06 : Jamba / Jaisalmer

After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Jaisalmer.

Check in at the hotel upon arrival.

Afternoon, Proceed for half-day sight seeing of Jaisalmer.

 

.Jaisalmer Fort is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan and commands the desert landscape from its 250ft high perch on the hill above the city.

Three strong walls protect the citadel. The first was constructed by the local Jain panchayat in the 15th century. Subsequent additions and fortifications were built by the Rawals. Jaisalmer is also known for its stunning havelis.

Patwa Haveli, is the most elaborate and magnificent of all the havelies in Jaisalmer. The other havelies worth visiting are the Salim Haveli & Nathmal haveli.

In the evening, we drive out to the Royal cenotaphs with beautifully carved ceilings and equestrian statues of the former rulers.

Return to the hotel for Dinner

Overnight at the hotel (B/ D)

Day 07 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

After breakfast in hotel, check out and drive to Jodhpur; check in at hotel upon arrival.

After lunch enjoy a sight seeing of Jodhpur.

.Visit Meherangarh Fort, Established in 1459, is an impressive and unique synthesis of massive walls and lacelike palaces.  Today, the Fort houses the finest museum, with the most modern museum methods of study and conservation in Rajasthan. The museum also has an amazing collection of never-before-published paintings.

On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive rose sandstone and marble palace was built between 1923 and 1940, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a famous hotel, the Palace also houses a Museum.
Dinner at the hotel.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 08 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

After breakfast in hotel, check out and drive to Jodhpur; check in at hotel upon arrival.

After lunch enjoy a sight seeing of Jodhpur.

.Visit Meherangarh Fort, Established in 1459, is an impressive and unique synthesis of massive walls and lacelike palaces.  Today, the Fort houses the finest museum, with the most modern museum methods of study and conservation in Rajasthan. The museum also has an amazing collection of never-before-published paintings.

On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive rose sandstone and marble palace was built between 1923 and 1940, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a famous hotel, the Palace also houses a Museum.
Dinner at the hotel.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 09 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

After breakfast in hotel, check out and drive to Jodhpur; check in at hotel upon arrival.

After lunch enjoy a sight seeing of Jodhpur.

.Visit Meherangarh Fort, Established in 1459, is an impressive and unique synthesis of massive walls and lacelike palaces.  Today, the Fort houses the finest museum, with the most modern museum methods of study and conservation in Rajasthan. The museum also has an amazing collection of never-before-published paintings.

On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive rose sandstone and marble palace was built between 1923 and 1940, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a famous hotel, the Palace also houses a Museum.
Dinner at the hotel.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 10 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

After breakfast in hotel, check out and drive to Jodhpur; check in at hotel upon arrival.

After lunch enjoy a sight seeing of Jodhpur.

.Visit Meherangarh Fort, Established in 1459, is an impressive and unique synthesis of massive walls and lacelike palaces.  Today, the Fort houses the finest museum, with the most modern museum methods of study and conservation in Rajasthan. The museum also has an amazing collection of never-before-published paintings.

On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive rose sandstone and marble palace was built between 1923 and 1940, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a famous hotel, the Palace also houses a Museum.
Dinner at the hotel.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 11 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

After breakfast in hotel, check out and drive to Jodhpur; check in at hotel upon arrival.

After lunch enjoy a sight seeing of Jodhpur.

.Visit Meherangarh Fort, Established in 1459, is an impressive and unique synthesis of massive walls and lacelike palaces.  Today, the Fort houses the finest museum, with the most modern museum methods of study and conservation in Rajasthan. The museum also has an amazing collection of never-before-published paintings.

On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive rose sandstone and marble palace was built between 1923 and 1940, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a famous hotel, the Palace also houses a Museum.
Dinner at the hotel.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 12 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

After breakfast in hotel, check out and drive to Jodhpur; check in at hotel upon arrival.

After lunch enjoy a sight seeing of Jodhpur.

.Visit Meherangarh Fort, Established in 1459, is an impressive and unique synthesis of massive walls and lacelike palaces.  Today, the Fort houses the finest museum, with the most modern museum methods of study and conservation in Rajasthan. The museum also has an amazing collection of never-before-published paintings.

On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive rose sandstone and marble palace was built between 1923 and 1940, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a famous hotel, the Palace also houses a Museum.
Dinner at the hotel.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 13 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

After breakfast in hotel, check out and drive to Jodhpur; check in at hotel upon arrival.

After lunch enjoy a sight seeing of Jodhpur.

.Visit Meherangarh Fort, Established in 1459, is an impressive and unique synthesis of massive walls and lacelike palaces.  Today, the Fort houses the finest museum, with the most modern museum methods of study and conservation in Rajasthan. The museum also has an amazing collection of never-before-published paintings.

On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive rose sandstone and marble palace was built between 1923 and 1940, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a famous hotel, the Palace also houses a Museum.
Dinner at the hotel.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 14 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

After breakfast in hotel, check out and drive to Jodhpur; check in at hotel upon arrival.

After lunch enjoy a sight seeing of Jodhpur.

.Visit Meherangarh Fort, Established in 1459, is an impressive and unique synthesis of massive walls and lacelike palaces.  Today, the Fort houses the finest museum, with the most modern museum methods of study and conservation in Rajasthan. The museum also has an amazing collection of never-before-published paintings.

On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive rose sandstone and marble palace was built between 1923 and 1940, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a famous hotel, the Palace also houses a Museum.
Dinner at the hotel.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 15 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

After breakfast in hotel, check out and drive to Jodhpur; check in at hotel upon arrival.

After lunch enjoy a sight seeing of Jodhpur.

.Visit Meherangarh Fort, Established in 1459, is an impressive and unique synthesis of massive walls and lacelike palaces.  Today, the Fort houses the finest museum, with the most modern museum methods of study and conservation in Rajasthan. The museum also has an amazing collection of never-before-published paintings.

On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive rose sandstone and marble palace was built between 1923 and 1940, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a famous hotel, the Palace also houses a Museum.
Dinner at the hotel.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 16 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

After breakfast in hotel, check out and drive to Jodhpur; check in at hotel upon arrival.

After lunch enjoy a sight seeing of Jodhpur.

.Visit Meherangarh Fort, Established in 1459, is an impressive and unique synthesis of massive walls and lacelike palaces.  Today, the Fort houses the finest museum, with the most modern museum methods of study and conservation in Rajasthan. The museum also has an amazing collection of never-before-published paintings.

On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive rose sandstone and marble palace was built between 1923 and 1940, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a famous hotel, the Palace also houses a Museum.
Dinner at the hotel.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

Day 17 : Jaisalmer / Jodhpur

After breakfast in hotel, check out and drive to Jodhpur; check in at hotel upon arrival.

After lunch enjoy a sight seeing of Jodhpur.

.Visit Meherangarh Fort, Established in 1459, is an impressive and unique synthesis of massive walls and lacelike palaces.  Today, the Fort houses the finest museum, with the most modern museum methods of study and conservation in Rajasthan. The museum also has an amazing collection of never-before-published paintings.

On the way down from the fort, on left is Jaswant Thada, the graceful marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. His son Maharaja Sardar Singhji built the Taj Mahal of Marwar in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur.

Umaid Bhawan Palace: Located at 2 km southeast of the Jodhpur city at the top of a hill, Umaid Bhawan Palace is another major landmark of Jodhpur. Commissioned by Maharaja Umaid Singh in 1929 as a famine relief scheme, the impressive rose sandstone and marble palace was built between 1923 and 1940, providing employment for 3,000 famine-stricken people. Now a famous hotel, the Palace also houses a Museum.
Dinner at the hotel.
                                                                                                Overnight at hotel (B/D)

 

END OF TOUR