14 Days |
The 14-days offbeat tour of Rajasthan is an enticing affair that mainly encircles the traditional destinations starting from the national capital, Delhi. There are heritage walks, visits to havelis, forts and palaces, and discovery of places with history and narration of the bygone era. From forts that date back to 7th century to monuments erected in 15th century, the cities of Rajasthan have lots to offer.
Your trip begins with a city exploration of Delhi – including some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and heritage buildings like the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Red Fort. Crawling towards Rajasthan, there will be places dedicated to cultural and traditional faces of the state. From Heritage Walk at Churu, to Khimsar Dunes Villages, to temples of Dungarpur, to natural beauty of Bundi, and exotic wildlife at Khimsar and Ranthambore, you will have a complete package of adventure meeting every preference and suiting every age group.
Let this “14-days offbeat tour of Rajasthan” be the ultimate discovery of the state in a way you would never forget in a hurry. Enjoy your travel as your devour into heritage and bask in the adventure and amazing natural beauty.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Old Delhi including Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Red Fort.
Churu Heritage Walk covering havelis, forts and temples.
Jeep safari to explore the enthralling landscape at Khimsar.
Black Buck Safari at the Panchala Black Buck Reserve.
Dungarpur city trip including Juna Mahal, Gaib Sagar Lake and several temples.
Welcome to Delhi, India. Get received by our representative at the airport, who would transfer you to your pre-booked hotel for freshening up and gearing up for the guided city tour.
Your tour begins with a visit to Raj Ghat built as the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi as he was cremated here. Up next is Jama Masjid and the Red Fort, built in red sandstone in the majestic era of the Mughal. Your city tour continues with places like Qutub Minar, the India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Presidential Palace, and the Secretariat buildings which would treat your eyes with their individual architectural ecstasy. Then visit Humayun's tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This place is very alive, historically touching and very beautiful.
Come back to your hotel for overnight stay in Delhi.
Have your breakfast before heading off to Churu on road. Upon reaching, check-in to your hotel, get freshened up and proceed for Churu Heritage Walk.
The Heritage Walk starts at Dharamsputa and moves ahead towards the local markets. It is a pure bliss to walk amidst the colourful shops displaying several vibrant handicrafts, jewellery, and other items. Your next stop would be at Surana Haveli that dates back to the 19th century when the Kothari family built it. The Wind Palace, or the Surana Hawa Mahal, or the Surana Double Haveli is next on the list before proceeding to the Balaji Temple.
There is an optional tour to Mandawa, the ancient town of the Shekhawati region famous for some of the most exciting architectural excellence exhibited in the mansions or havelis with lavishly painted walls narrating the untold stories of the bygone era.
Come back to your hotel and retire for the night for overnight stay in Churu.
Post breakfast, start for Khimsar on road. After reaching the hotel and freshening-up, you would be taken for a jeep safari to explore the enthralling landscape. You would stop for tea and refreshments at the Khimsar Dunes Village. The divine view of sunset shouldn’t be missed at Khimsar.
Return to your hotel fo0r overnight stay at Khimsar.
You will be taken for the exciting Black Buck Safari at the Panchala Black Buck Reserve, so finish off an early breakfast and make a move. The Reserve is the home to three different species of antelope including the Black Buck, Chinkara and the Bluebull, and you would be lucky if you can catch sights of all these three species.
After completing your rendezvous with the antelopes, continue with your journey to Nimaj. Check-in to your hotel, and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay is at hotel in Nimaj.
Post a healthy breakfast, proceed for Village Tour that takes a round at the Dhani, Hamlets of Bishnoi, Seervi and Kumawat communities where the tribal settlements are prominently visible. Next destination is Jal Tarang where a romantic cruise at Chhatra Sagar Dam is scheduled for you.
Up next is an optional tour to Jodhpur, the Blue City. You would be taken to visit some of the famous places like the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, and Jaswant Thada along with the local vibrant markets of the city.
Return to your hotel and retire for overnight stay in Nimaj.
After breakfast, start your journey to Ranakpur on road. On the way, you would stop by the Kumbhalgarh Fort, the second most important citadel after Chittorgarh in Mewar. Reach Ranakpur and check-in to your hotel.
Your day trip begins with a visit to Ranakpur Jain Temple famous for its exclusive architecture in carvings that date back to the 15th century when the Rajput ruler Rana Kumbha ruled the region. Explore the shrines, twenty-four pillared halls and domes completed by over four hundred columns which mesmerizes with its exclusive sight.
Come back to your hotel for overnight stay in Ranakpur.
Have your breakfast before starting off to Dungarpur, via Udaipur on the way. Enjoy the spectacular views of the desert city beautifully ornamented with marvellous monuments and intriguing stories attached to each one of them.
Reach Dungarpur, check-in to your hotel and stay overnight in Dungarpur.
Start your day for an eventful sightseeing in the city of Dungarpur after your breakfast. The first stop is at Juna Mahal, the 13th century edifice that stands tall at 7 stories exhibiting a rich history since 13th century. The monument is a fort complete with crenulated walls, turrets, narrow entrances and corridors built to slow down the approaching enemy.
Next place of interest is the Gaib Sagar Lake which is a famous shrine of Shrinathji, and comprise of several beautifully built temples that merge with one main temple. Another must visit temple is Rishabdeo that incorporates the stone-studded idol of Lord Kesariyaji enclosed in the 14th century temple of elaborate ornamentation and decoration. Deo Somnath, the 12th century temple of Lord Shiva, is another temple that you would visit this day.
Drive back to Dungarpur and spend overnight in hotel.
Start your expedition for the day a bit early after breakfast. You are heading off to Chittorgarh. Freshen up as you reach hotel, and start for Chittorgarh Fort to explore it for the day. It used to be the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs between 7th to 16th century.
Evening is free for leisure at the hotel before you dine and retire for overnight in Chittorgarh.
You start off to Bundi after an early breakfast. Check-in to your pre-booked hotel, and get freshened up before making your way to Taragarh Fort nestled at the summit of the hillock that overlooks the entire town. The Fort is noted for its exceptional architecture and also for the views of the surroundings.
Up next in the list is the Sukh Mahal located near the banks of Jait Sagar Lake. It used to be the summer palace perfectly ensemble with lush garden and the Aravali mountain ranges surrounding the monument.
Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Bundi.
Have your breakfast and get started to Sawai Madhopur by road. Famous for Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve, the city welcomes you for a jeep safari once you get freshened up in the hotel. Be prepared to spot some rare species of wild animals and birds including quite a number of Royal Bengal Tigers.
Enjoy your encounter with fauna and avifauna before coming back to hotel for overnight stay.
You have a choice on this day whether to go for a morning safari or to spend at your leisure. If you opt for a safari, start early and then once you are done come back for a breakfast in the hotel. Later, start off for Tehla and check-in to your resort for freshening up and spending the day relaxing in your room. Don’t miss out the traditional lifestyle of the town which has its exclusive charm.
Overnight stay is at the hotel in Tehla.
Drive back to Delhi after breakfast at hotel. Check-in to your hotel and freshen up before starting your day trip. The first spot to visit is Humayun’s Tomb built in 1565 AD which displays some marvellous architectural masterpieces of the bygone era ruled by the Mughals. Up next is the 72-meters Qutub Minar and its complex that shelters the relics of Quwat–ul–Eslam Mosque. The elegant mosque, Jama Masjid, would be your last destination for the day.
Come back to your hotel for an overnight stay in Delhi.
Check out of the hotel after a leisurely breakfast. You would be dropped to the international airport for a return or outbound flight.
The 14 Days Offbeat Tour of Rajasthan comes to an end.