Rajasthan Villages Tour

  17 Days / 16 Nights

   New Delhi-Agra- Ranthmbhore Tiger Rreserve- Jaipur- Kishangarh- Bassi- Khempur- Udaipur- Narlai-Jodhpur- Khimsar-Mandawa-

17 Days Rajasthan Villages Tour is a specially crafted and one of the most popular Rajasthan tour packages that takes a tourist to the villages of Rajasthan through off-beaten tracks. It is a trail through the Rajput lands. Though major cities of Rajasthan, cultural hotspots, are also covered in this amazing itinerary but the intent is to show real villages of Rajasthan. Experience varied flavors of heritage, culture, home-stays, rural life, ancient temples, forts, fortresses, palaces, temples and rich diversity of flora & fauna. During the tour, a tourist traverses through the desert land, dotted by colorful villages and adorned by folk-arts & handicrafts. The depth, range and inspirational complexity of rich heritage of customs, traditions, rituals, handicrafts, paintings, weaving, sculpture etc present an exotic spectrum and dazzling kaleidoscope of colors & textures. You will observe that common villagers and craftsmen are inspired by centuries-old socio-economic ethos. You will find whole village pursuing certain crafts, intrinsic to their survival or their daily needs. Along with rural landscape, one will visit world famous monuments and markets of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur & Jodhpur. Game drives in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve add charm.

Day 1

Arrival at Delhi

Most of the international flights land at Delhi often in mid-night. You will be received at the airport by our representative and welcomed in traditional Indian way. You will be directly transferred to New Delhi hotel for relaxation and overnight stay.

Day 2

Old and New Delhi exploration

After breakfast, take a tour to learn about the most interesting sights of Delhi. You see Qutub Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple, President House, Parliament, India Gate & ministers’ buildings. Early afternoon, you will be driven to Old Delhi to see Red Fort, built in 1638 by Shah Jahan. Here you can change the vehicles and have a ride of bicycle rickshaws which will take you through the narrow streets of the old town, driving past countless small shops and food stalls. Tour guide may suggest you some good and authentic shops. The different narrow lanes are marked by their specialized assortments like streets of silver traders, sellers of saris, shops of carpets and other crafts. Other parts of the old town are marked by specialized clusters of shops of fruit and vegetables, spices, etc. This ride through the bustling narrow streets ends at the Grand Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid). On the way back you can see the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi, known as Raj Ghat. Overnight stay has been scheduled in New Delhi hotel.

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Day 3

Delhi – Agra

After breakfast in Delhi hotel, drive to Agra, the crown of Mughal culture. On the way, at the very outskirt of Agra, stop at Tomb of It Mad ud Daula, popularly called Baby Taj. It’s precursor to Taj Mahal and has been a masterpiece to inspire Shah Jahan for sumptuous use of white marble.

Upon arrival in Agra, you will be transferred to Agra hotel. After short break, along with Agra tour guide, drive to famous Agra Fort, one of the three UNESCO World Heritage sites of Agra. Explore the fort by walking through pleasant corridors, magnificently decorated by stone-carved courtyards and landscaped gardens. There are many beautiful royal and religious buildings within fort compound. Every building or piece of architecture has history and inspirational legacy. Agra tour guide will expatiate on it.

Later in the afternoon, visit Mehtab Bagh, across River Yamuna. Sunset view of Taj Mahal from this Mughal garden is fascinating and highly cherished by a photograph aficionado. Later return to Agra hotel for overnight stay.

Day 4

Agra- Fatehpur Sikri –Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

Early in the morning, almost at the time of dawn, you will be taken to Taj Mahal by Agra tour guide on a tonga. Tonga ride will be an exotic India experience. Taj Mahal looks most beautiful at the time of sunrise. Visit, behold, capture in camera the beautiful Taj and get all relevant information about this iconic monument.

On the way to Ranthambhore, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a city built of pink sandstone during medieval era. Akbar built Fatehpur Sikri as a twin capital and as a tribute to Salim Chishti whose boon resulted in the birth of Jahangir, successor son of Akbar. But, this well planned and grand city was later abandoned due to lack of drinking water. Even today, it is in good condition & attracting lot of tourists. Various inscriptions and graffiti can be seen on various buildings which tell us lot about Akbar. Having seen Fatehpur Sikri, drive to Ranthambhore. After arrival at Ranthambhore, you will be transferred to jungle resort. Rest of the day is free to experience jungle cum village atmosphere. The village life is still un-spoilt. Overnight stay is scheduled in jungle resort of Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.

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Day 5

Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve

After early breakfast, move on for morning jeep safari into the forest to spot Royal Bengal tigers in their natural environs. About exploring jungle during three hours of game drive, return to resort to relax, refresh & have lunch. Post lunch, in the afternoon, again move for jungle safari. Ranthambhore is considered to be the best place to spot tigers. Later return to jungle resort to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay therein.

Day 6

Ranthambhore – Jaipur

After relaxed breakfast in the jungle resort of Ranthambhore National Park, drive to Jaipur, the “Pink City”. Upon arrival at Jaipur, you will be received by our representative and transferred to Jaipur hotel.

Today you will visit the city center in order to get an impression and overview of the entire city of Jaipur. It is recommended to also wander through the old town, roam around on foot to enjoy the hustle and bustle. The traffic here has developed its own form of organized chaos. The time is reserved for self exploration. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and is founded and established in a chessboard-like pattern (Jaipur city plan) by Maharaja Jai Singh II. It was founded in 1728. The Pink paint on the houses and shopping arcades of the old Jaipur gave the city the name "Pink City". The bustling city will enchant you with its colorful diversity.

After exploring market of Jaipur, you will be driven to Birla Temple, located at foothill of Mata Dungari. Attend auspicious evening “aarti” ceremony at the temple. Later in the evening, return to Jaipur hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 7

Jaipur exploration

After early morning scrumptious breakfast, drive to Amber through old town Jaipur. Jaipur is a mega-city. Jaipur is the center for many visitors. Jaipur is one of the most colorful cities in India, the reddish paint on the walls and facades of old town lent her the name “pink-red city”.

At Amber Fort, enjoy a maharaja-like ride on a richly decorated elephant. The elephant ride will commence at the foothill and ends at the courtyard of the palace. Watch and get mesmerized having seen the public audience hall (Diwan-i-Aam), magnificent Ganesh gate and the mirror palace (Shish Mahal), one of the most beautiful structures of its kind in Rajasthan. The palace of Amber and the magnificent landscape are among the most beautiful impressions of this trip.

Later, return to city centre to see Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal), one of the landmarks of Jaipur. The Palace of the Winds is a sham facade with 953 airy windows. Here the ladies of the royal family used to watch the action on the street, without being seen themselves. The city of Jaipur is rectangular in shape and divided into symmetrical blocks, in accordance with the requirements of city planning, as laid down in ancient Indian scripture on architecture “Shilpa Shastra”. Here you will be visiting City Palace and Jantar Mantar along with thorough exploration of buzzing market. In the evening attend ‘aarti’ ceremony in Govind Dev Ji Temple. Overnight stay has been planned in Jaipur hotel.

Day 8

Jaipur – Kishangarh

Have delicious breakfast in Jaipur hotel and depart for Kishangarh, a journey into real rural landscape of Rajasthan. It takes about two hours to reach Kishangarh. On arrival, you will be transferred to pre-booked hotel. After relaxing and having taken lunch, explore rural life and visit the fort and palace. Founded by Maharaja Kishan Singh in 1611 AD, Kishangarh is located in the centre of Rajasthan and home to world famous school of miniature paintings- Kishangarh paintings. One of the most famous renowned paintings is that of Krishna's consort Radha, who is depicted as a beautiful woman with enchanting almond eyes. Kishangarh is also famous for Bani Thani Paintings. The artist of this school favored evening lights and gray skies with fine colors. The outstanding school of Kishangarh paintings lasted only a few decades. Today the artists still create duplicates of the work. These days, Kishangarh is a rich storehouse of marbles. Prime tourist attractions of Kishangarh are Kishangarh (Roopangarh) Fort, Phool Mahal and miniature paintings. Roopangarh Fort and Phool Mahal have been converted into luxury heritage hotels with every bit of “old world charm” intact with modern amenities subtly assimilated. Kishangarh is now an industrial town for marble and textiles. Later return to hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 9

Kishangarh – Bassi

After breakfast in Kishangarh hotel, drive for Bassi, a village about 25 kms from Chittorgarh. Bassi is a historical fortress with Rajasthan’s most reputed royal clan of Sisodiya Rajputs still living here. On arrival at Bassi, you will be transferred to Bassi heritage hotel. Royal family also resides there. Listen from them unmatched lineage of Rajput tradition. Experience raw rural landscape and village lifestyle. Rest of the day is for leisure activities. Overnight stay has been planned in Bassi.

Day 10

Bassi – Chittorgarh - Khempur

After breakfast, head directly to Chittorgarh . Visiting Chittorgarh is a journey through history. The Fort of Chittorgarh reflects all romantic, heroic ideals of Rajput ethos & code of honor. Three times during its long history, the fort was conquered and plundered by the Muslim invaders out of religious vengeance. During all these three occasions, when all hope of victory diminished, the women and small children committed “johar”, the rite in which they threw themselves in burning pyres. The male Rajput warriors, having nothing left back at home, fought committed till the last drop of their blood causing irreparable damage and casualties to the enemy. The honor has been considered worthier than death.

After seeing the Chittorgarh, continue to Khempur. After arriving in Khempur, check in at the pre-booked heritage hotel. Relax a bit and there after move out to explore rural way of life in Khempur. Enjoy the village atmosphere. Overnight stay has been planned in Khempur hotel.

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Day 11

Khempur – Nathdwara – Eklingji - Nagda - Udaipur

After leisurely breakfast, drive to Udaipur. On the way to Udaipur, first you will have a stop-over at Nathdwara, known for Lord Krishna Temple. The idol of Lord Krishna is of seven years old Krishna. The statue or idol, initially used to be worshipped in Mathura, had been shifted to this place in 1672 in order to protect it from anti-Hindu fanatic iconoclastic Islamic policies of the Mughals, especially Aurangzeb.

After visiting Nathdwara, you will drive to Udaipur. On the way to Udaipur, you will again have a short stop-over at Temple of Eklingjji.< This entire temple area is Shri Eklingji and since ancient times is treated like a holy place, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Maharajas (rulers) of Udaipur were crowned here.

On the way, we take a short break for tea in Nagda. Nagda is known for 10th century temple of Sahastra Bahu, a form of Lord Vishnu. Over a period of time, Sahastra Bahu (meaning "One with thousand arms") Temple is often called as Sas Bahu temples, a local corruption of the original Sahastra-Bahu.

Having visited Nagda temple, proceed for Udaipur. Reach Udaipur and you will be received by our Udaipur representative. You will be transferred to Udaipur hotel. In the afternoon, take a stroll through the picturesque streets and in the late afternoon you will enjoy a pleasant boat ride on Lake Pichola. From the midst of Lake Pichola, you have a wonderful view of the palace complex and the islands Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas. On an island located Lake Palace, one of the most photogenic hotels in the world. This beautiful view had been portrayed in the James Bond film Octopussy few years ago. Enjoy sunset with wonderful view at the swimming pool. Overnight stay has been planned in Udaipur hotel.

Day 12

Udaipur tour

A romantic city of Rajasthan, Udaipur, a picturesque town with lakes, palaces and temples, is a true oasis in the dry landscape. This romantic city, due to its location on Lake Pichola, is called as the Venice of India. Today you can see the medieval Hindu temple Jagdish Mandir and City Palace of Udaipur (largest palace complex in Rajasthan). Several kings of Udaipur, called Maharanas, have contributed in construction of City Palace but every new addition to it is properly synched with original structure and architecture. Every new construction has been harmoniously integrated into the architectural style of the existing parts, so the City Palace looks as the work of a single act. City Palace of Udaipur ranks highest among Rajput palaces and is impressive for its beautiful lakeside location.

Later in the evening, you will be taken to school of saree printing. Saree printing craft is a highlight of Udaipur. Thereafter, visit and walk through Saheliyon ki Bari (Garden for Royal Maids). Overnight stay has been planned in Udaipur.

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Day 13

Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh – Narlai

Today you will drive to Narlai. On the way, you see Kumbhalgarh Fort. Kumbhalgarh Fort was built during 15th century by Rana Kumbha. Kumbhalgarh is an amazing fort. It’s a fort within a fort. The length of the walls is second only to Great Wall of China. The fortified town of Kumbhalgarh lies on a rocky summit of Arawali Hill, 1100 meters above sea level and 200 meters above the nearest hill. Within the crenellated ramparts, spread over an area of 12 square kilometers, are palaces, temples, old apartments, fields and gardens, in short everything that is needed for an autonomous survival during a siege.

After visiting Kumbhalgah, proceed to Narlai. On arrival at Narlai, you will be transferred to heritage hotel of Narlai. Explore rustic ambience of Narlai in the evening on your own. Overnight stay has been planned in Narlai.

Day 14

Narlai – Ranakpur - Jodhpur

Today you will drive to Jodhpur. On the way, you will see the Jain temples of Ranakpur. Almost hidden in a green valley of the Aravalli hills and little known, this picturesque temple complex is one of the biggest attractions of India and one of the absolute highlights of rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan. The incredible beauty cannot be expressed in words. After seeing the Ranakpur Jain temple, continue to Jodhpur. Upon arrival in Jodhpur, you will be transferred to Jodhpur hotel.

Post lunch, visit Jodhpur, the Blue City of Rajasthan. Since majority of houses in the old city are painted in blue, the city is termed so. Jodhpur lies on the edge of the Thar Desert and is the second largest city of Rajasthan. Visit the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, which dominates the town perched above the city of Jodhpur. The palaces inside the fort are built from sandstone, which is carved so artfully that it gives an impression of woodcarvings. The museum contains a large collection of thrones, flags, doors and weapons. Many rooms are still furnished with the original furniture of the bygone period.

After visiting Fort, roam in the city for shopping. Jodhpur is known for unique and rich handicrafts, peculiarly of the Thar Desert region. After shopping, a photo-opportunity in front of the Umaid Bhavan Palace awaits you. Umaid Bhawan Palace is the largest private construction in the world and is perfect example of Indo-Sarsanic form of architecture. After the tour, you will be transferred to hotel to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay.

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Day 15

Jodhpur – Khimsar

After leisurely breakfast, drive to Khimsar. In the afternoon, you reach Khimsar. The rest of the time you can spend at the swimming pool. Sit on the terrace of the fort palace with cold beer in hand and enjoy a wonderful view of the sleepy village and the vast desert plain. An air of poetry, romance and chivalry surrounds you when Rajasthani folk music is performed during dinner. Overnight stay has been planned in Khimsar.

Day 16

Khimsar - Mandawa

After breakfast, drive to Mandawa. Late afternoon, you reach Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. The Shekhawati region is known for painted havelis built in 18th and 19th centuries. These havelis were built by rich business community of Rajasthan, known as ‘Marwaris’. The merchants of the area, called Marwaris, achieved profits in the trade of spices, salt, precious stones, silks and carpets. The proceeds were invested in frescoes that decorate the magnificent palaces, temples and private homes, called havelis. The subjects of the paintings or frescoes on the walls of the havelis include scenes from daily life, gods and animals etc. Although, many havelis are inhabited these days, but magnificent frescoes and havelis in the middle of the Thar Desert wait for your exploration. Overnight stay has been planned in Mandawa hotel.

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Day 17

Mandawa – New Delhi - Departure

Having enjoyed delicious breakfast in Mandawa hotel, drive to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, keeping in view the scheduled departure of your flight, you can either be taken to any bustling market to explore for some souvenir or directly be transferred to airport to board flight for your onward destination.

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