Day 01: Arrive-Delhi: Arrival at Delhi International Airport where you’ll meet our representatives and transferred to hotel by car. You will be informed of the pick-up time, (usually 9:30 am) for your next day local tour. Overnight at hotel, relax and enjoy.
Day 02: Delhi sightseeing: After breakfast, car will take you for half day sightseeing. There are many interesting attractions within 40 km of radius to explore; the temples, historic places, monuments etc and old Delhi markets of this fascinating city. While returning to hotel in the evening you’ll go to grocery store to pick up supplies and then to the vehicle to stock and unpack. Our representative will also arrange for a briefing program for your final trip details and familiarize you with the vehicle functions before the journey begins. Return to hotel, have early dinner and sleep well tonight and prepare yourself for a dreamland journey from the next day. Over night at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra: (200 kms) Early morning at a leisurely pace you’ll leave for the city of TAJ, Agra. The entire evening is at your disposal, shop for some locally made handicrafts and showpieces. Do not forget to look for the miniature model of the Taj Mahal. At sunset, you can visit the Taj Mahal for a scintillating view of this monument of love under moonlit skies. The sight will seem straight out of a picture book. Today you’ll camp at Golf course ground near Taj, relax and enjoy. Please note: Taj-Mahal is closed on Friday’s
Day 04: Agra – Fathipursikri – Bharatpur: (80 kms) Today you’ll start off the day very early. It’s time for you to get the magnificent glimpse of Taj Mahal with the first rays of rising sun. The sight of the shining marble Taj will leave you spellbound. You can take few hours to explore the seventh wonder at your own pace. Just few paces away is the grand Red Fort of Agra. The 16th century fort encloses many palaces and which are worth visiting. Get the view of Taj Mahal from Red Fort which is simply outstanding. En-route you make a stop at the world heritage site of Fatehpur Sikri. The once capital of Akbar, now adorns a deserted look. Although the monuments have been very well preserved, keeping them a great place to visit. The main attractions are the Tomb of Salim Chisti, Palace of Jodha Bai, Panch Mahal, Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas. After exploring the Fatehpur Sikri you’ll resume journey to Bharatpur. Camp at ‘Wilderness Camp’ near Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bird Sanctuary), relax and enjoy.
Day 05: Bharatpur: (Keoladeo Ghana National Park) – Jaipur: (174 Km) Mornings are without a doubt the best time to go for a Jungle ride. So cut short your sleep to wake up to the early morning mists and get ready for listening to the soothing chirping of the birds that permeate the atmosphere. There are well defined forest trails inside the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. You can either cover them on foot, by a cycle or by taking a unique rickshaw safari. Sanctuary has the largest variety of avifauna which includes many rare and endangered species. You will find birds that come here from as far as Siberia and Central Asia. Siberian crane is definitely one of the major attractions of the park. Also experience the fun of boat ride inside the park that will let you unravel the wonders hidden deep inside the park. After late breakfast you’ll head towards Jaipur ‘Pink City’ the state capital of Rajasthan. Today the journey will be through the interiors of Rajasthan, so don’t forget to look around, as you will notice the rural charms and the real village life of this heritage state. On the outskirts of Jaipur lies the Amer fort (11km from Jaipur city). Enjoy a royal elephant ride as you climb up to the fort. The Amer Fort is the classical, romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Rest of the evening is at your disposal. Camp at near Amer fort parking.
Day 06: Jaipur: (30 km) after breakfast drive for about 11 kms to reach Jaipur city. The day is at your disposal to explore formidable forts, Hawa Mahal, ancient observatory built by the warrior-astronomer Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727, enchanting palaces and lovely temples. The old city of Jaipur is enclosed within seven gates, the most important of which are Chandpol, Jaipuri and Sanganer. If you wish to shop for souvenirs in Jaipur bazaar or just take a stroll through its many streets you should do it today since it will be your last day here, on this tour. Camp at Bani Garden near Chandpol bazaar.
Day 07: Jaipur – Mandawa: (160 Km) Early start from Jaipur, towards the Shekhwati region, to the town of Mandawa. Although the region has lost its importance as a centre of trade, its importance today lies in the splendidly frescoed & colourfully painted walls of havelis (mansions) of the Rajputs and the Marwaris mostly constructed by the prosperous merchants, between the 18th and 20th centuries. Referred to as the “open air art gallery” of Rajasthan, not just Mandawa but the entire Shekhawati region is dotted with fascinating mansions. Today you’ll camp in open area near Hotel Castle Mandawa.
Day 08: Mandawa – Bikaner: (200 Km) After a plesent stay at Mandawa, your day start with early breakfast and you’ll head towards the city of Bikaner, one of the famous enchanting desert cities of Rajasthan which comes alive with music and dance, gaining popularity as the visitor finds an opportunity to see some unusual folk performances, camel race & camel dance etc. Its spectacular landscape is dominated by the indomitable red sandstone fort of Junagarh, Lalgarh Palace (Red Palace) which you’ll visit tomorrow. Camp on an open ground near Palace.
Day 09: Bikaner sightseeing: The day is yours to explore one of the oldest cities in Rajasthan. It was founded by Rao Bikaji in 1488. City is surrounded by high crenellated walls. Visit the red sandstone fort of Junagarh, Lalgarh Palace (Red Palace), Camel breeding farm, beautiful Jain temples, Devi Kund (Royal Cenotaphs) and World Famous Karni Mata temple (Rats Temple). Evening you can enjoy watching folk dances or listening to the music. Camp on an open ground near Lalgarh Palace.
Day 10: Bikaner – Jaisalmer: (333 Km) After early breakfast drive to reach Jaisalmer the “Golden City” another beautiful desert town located in the Thar desert. En-route you’ll be stopping at Phalodi for a lunch break and spending some time to see migratory Demoiselle Cranes at the nearby village of Kheechan, at a leisurely pace, resume your journey to reach Jaisalmer before sunset. Today It was the longest drive day of the tour, nothing much to do after dinner, sleep well and prepair youself for tomorrow’s sightseeing. Camp on an open ground near Sonar Kila.
Day 11: Jaisalmer: takes the name of The Golden city from the yellow sandstone used in the construction of forts, palaces, houses and from its sand dunes. It was founded by Rao Jaisala in 1156. You have full day to visit temple, Haveli’s, Citadel, Cenotaphs, and Handicrafts. And You could visit the massive hill fortress of Sonar Kila the only Fort with a fourth of Jaisalmer’s population living within its walls. Jaisalmer exercises annual Desert Festival in (January – February), it has also become one of the annual calendar. Essentially, it is a showcase of the region on the desert citadel. A number of amusing events at the stadium include turban tying competitions and camel races. Camp on an open ground near Sonar Kila.
Day 12: Jaisalmer – Sam sand dunes: (42 Km) After a pleasant stay at Jaisalmer experience the romance of the Desert on the camel-back in the sand dunes of Sam. Its time to move further into the Thar desert. Two hours drive‘ll bring you to Sam, a small village 42 Km from Jaisalmer. Optional: Accommodation in comfortable swiss-cottage-tents inclusive of a Camel safari into the sunset point, laze around before settling down to an exciting campfire and folk musical extravaganza. Enjoy camping near sand dunes on an open ground.
Day 13: Sam sand dunes – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur: (327 Km) Today you’ll start off the day very early; retrace the journey taking the small road to Jaisalmer. Once again taking the NH-15 till Pokaran from T point you’ll turn right on linking highway no-114 to reach Jodhpur “The Blue City” is the second largest city of Rajasthan, sits on the edge of Thar Desert. The imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 A.D. by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs. The massive 15th century A.D. Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 Mts above the plains. The city is encompassed by a high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. A major trade centre of the 16th century A.D. the fortress-city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan.one of the most spectacular destinations in Rajasthan. Camp near Mehrangarh Fort.
Day14: Jodhpur sightseeing: After breakfast you have full day to explore the Fort, Museum, Palaces, Handicrafts, Cenotaphs, and Temples. Marwar Festival held in October in Jodhpur, this annual, event attempts to showcase the art culture of the Jodhpur region. It is devoted almost exclusively to song and dances, and the Maand Festival has become a part of this huge region celebration. Camp at Ranisaar Lake near Mehrangarh Fort.
Day15: Jodhpur – Ajmer: (205km) After Breakfast it is time to leave “the blue city” and head towards Ajmer, a burgeoning town on the shore of the Ana Sagar Lake flanked by barren hills. The city of Ajmer is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations for Muslims as well as equally important for Hindus, especially famous Dargah Sharif-Tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192. Places to see around; Nasiyan Temple, Taragarh Fort, Rest of the evening is at your disposal. Today you’ll camp at Daulat Garden near Ana Sagar Lake.
Day 16: Ajmer – Pushkar: is right on the edge of the desert and is only 11 kms from Ajmer. Pushkar is best known for its incredible Camel fair which takes place here every November. At this time, the town is overflowing with tribal people from all over Rajasthan; it is an event not to be missed. This friendly town is a very important pilgrimage centre for Hindus who are looking for a spiritual search; also the home to abode of Lord Brahma’s the only temple in India, lying to its west with a temple and a picturesque small lake and surroundings of Snake Mountain. The Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month of Kartik (Oct/Nov), devotes throng in large numbers here to take a dip in the sacred lake. Normally space is available to park the motorhome on road side near Bathing Ghats but during camel fair in Nov it is very difficult to find one.
Day 17: Pushkar – Kumbhalgarh: (180 Km) After Breakfast it is time to leave Pushkar and head further to south towards the fort of Kumbhalgarh, this is the most important fort in the Mewar region after Chittorgarh, built by Maharana Kumbha in the 15th centurey and, owning to its inaccessibilty on top of the Aravalli range at 1100 m, it was taken once in the history. Even then, it took the combined forces of four kingdoms including Emperor Akbar.There’s also a big wildlife sanctuary, known for its wolves and home to a very large chowsingha (four horend antelopes) lepord and sloth bear. Camp at the base of Kumbhalgarh fort or park near the city.
Day 18: Kumbhalgarh – Ranakpur – Udaipur: (130 Km) After breakfast, at a leisurely pace, you leave for the “City of Lakes” Udaipur en-route Ranakpur. The exceptionally beautiful Ranakpur complex is one of the largest and most important Jain temples in India. It lies in a remote valley of the Aravalli range. The main temple is the Chaumukha temple, or four faced temple, dedicated to Adinath, built in 1439. The architecture of Ranakpur Jain temples resembles to that of Khajuraho temples. After spending some time here and having lunch you’ll resume journey to Udaipur and camp near lake Pichola.
Day 19: Udaipur Sightseeing: Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. Founded in 1568 by Maharaja Udai Singh II -Udaipur. Popularly named as the city of Lakes, Udaipur beckons people to savor its timeless beauty. The main attractions in Udaipur include Jagdish Temple, City Palace, Boat Ride in lake Pichola, Pratap Memorial, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir, Handicrafts, Museum, Fountains and Fateh Sagar. Camp near lake Pichola.
Day 20: Udaipur – Chittorgarh: (120 Km) After a plesent stay at Udaipur, your day starts with wholsome breakfast. Today you’ll take the highway no-76 to reach the Chittorgarh. The sprawling hilltop fort of Chittorgarh epitomises the whole romantic, doomed ideal of Rajput chivalry. Three times in its long history, Chittor was saked by stronger enemy and, on each occasion, the end came in text-book Rajput style as jauhar was declared in the face of impossible odds. The rest of the day is free for leisure or if you wish to take a detour. Camp near fort.
Day 21: Chittorgarh – Bundi: (100 Km) After breakfast you’ll leave for quaint town of Bundi. The town’s Rajput legency is well preserved in the shape of the massive Taragarh fort, also known as the Star fort, was built in 1354, which broods over the town in the narrow valley. Bundi has several impressive baoris (step-wells) right in the centre of town. The rest of the day is free for leisure or if you wish to take a detour. Camp near fort or at palace.
Day 22: Bundi – Ranthambhore National Park: (130 Km) Early morning drive to reach town of Swai Madhopur. Lying on the main Delhi-Mumbai railway line, Swai Madhopur is the gateway to the world renowned Ranthambhor National Park- home to the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. Ranthambhor has been a witness to the rise and fall of many rulers and a series of battle scenes. In the 13th century Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were part of the royal hunting and also stayed here. Today you’ll camp near entrance gate of Ranthambhore.
Day 23: Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve: Mornings are without a doubt the best time to go for a Jungle ride. So cut short your sleep to wake up to the early morning mists and get ready for a Jeep safari in Ranthambore. The national park is spread out in an area of around 500 sq km. Keep your eyes open for spotting the king of the jungle, it is also home to other major wild animals including the leopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear, chital and a variety of birds & reptiles. Keep a binocular handy as the park is full of numerous varieties of birds also. The day can be an opportunity for relaxation, exploration or contemplation depending on your inclination. After lunch you can head out again for wildlife viewing to the national park or could go visit the majestic 1000 year old Ranthambore Fort that is situated on a high hill. The nature nicely balances the presence of the fort with the surroundings. After exploring the buffer areas of the park, you’ll return to motorhome. Sleep well tonight for tomorrow’s journey.
Day 24: Ranthambhore – New Delhi (312km) After earlly breakfast. Today, It’ll be time to say your good-bye to Rajasthan. Leave for Delhi via Dausa to take Jaipur – Delhi NH-8, by evening you’ll reach Delhi. Check into Hotel and sleep well tonight for tomorrow’s onward journey to your home country.
Day 25: Delhi International airport: Company represenataive who’ll transfer you to Delhi International airport by car which shall be the “end” of your tour.
Please note: The dates of the fairs and festivals are determined by the lunar calender. See the fact sheet.
ITINEARY OPERATE IN REVERSE ALSO
- All amenities of motorhome
- American plan menu (All meals)
- Camping equipments
- Helper & Cook
- Vehicles toll taxes & parking, Camping ground charges
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