The first name which comes to mind talking of forts and palaces is Rajasthan. City Palace, Jaipur exhibits royal artifacts used by ancient Maharanas. The paintings and architecture of the palace portrays the valor and lifestyle of Rajputs.Castle shaped Hawa Mahal (Palace Of Winds) made of pink sandstone with over 900 windows, lodged royal ladies who were barred from venturing into public. The women kept themselves in touch with day-to-day happenings through these windows.
Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur was built to commemorate the death of Jaswant Singh II. Fort at Chittorgarh have a historic connection which relates tales about the bravery of Rajputs. City Palace of Udaipur has a sprawling complex comprising of pavilions, gardens, house of maids.
Agra too has a massive World Heritage Site - The Agra Fort built by Mughals. The fortress built of red sandstone houses Diwan-e-Aam, diwan-e-Khas, balconies, gardens. Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, built by Akbar is dotted with small palaces, hall of public and private audience. Red Fort in Delhi holds an important place in Indian history. Capital of Mughal empire during Shah Jahan’s rule, the fort plays a pivotal role in Republic day celebrations in India. The Prime Minister addresses the nation from here before colorful parades kick off.
Eminent forts and palaces have now become heritage points thronged by scores of tourists around the globe.
Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the full day sightseeing of New Delhi in the Morning which includes Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Qutub Minar, Purana Qila, Humayun's Tomb, Jantar Mantar Etc.
After having lunch we can proceed for the sightseeing of Old Delhi which includes Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Gandhi memorial, Rajghat. You also can enjoy the light & sound show at Red Fort in the evening etc. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02, DELHI - SAMODE:
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Samode. On arrival at Samode check-in at hotel. Evening free to explore Samode Village. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03, SAMODE - NAWALGARH:
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Nawalgarh. On arrival at Nawalgarh check-in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Nawalgarh visiting Havelis & Forts. Overnight stay at hotel.
Nawalgarh: Founded in the 18th Century by Nawal Singh, it has some of the finest frescoes in the Shekhawati region. A huge fort with colorful bazaar and numerous havelis with elaborate architecture make it an interesting destination for a 1 day / 1 night stay. There are a few prominent havelis like Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Hodh Raj Patodia Haveli etc., which are to be visited, and so are the two forts and the palace hotel Roop Niwas that is a beautiful heritage property and is renovated with modern facilities. The Palace offers spacious painted rooms, Luxurious interiors, graceful hospitality and great thematic evenings with sumptuous cuisine. The registered painting in their Art Gallery is a treat to the visuals.
Day 04, NAWALGARH - GAJNER:
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Gajner. On arrival at Gajner check-in at hotel. Afternoon explore the surroundings of palace and view animals & bird life along the lake. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05, GAJNER - BIKANER - GAJNER:
Breakfast at the hotel an excursion to Bikaner visiting Bikaner Fort, and the Lalgarh Palace & Camel breeding farm. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06, GAJNER - JAISALMER:
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival at Jaisalmer check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Nothing else in India is remotely similar to Jaisalmer. This captivating sandy outpost has been dubbed the 'Golden City' because of the honey colour imparted to its stone ramparts by the setting sun.
Day 07, JAISALMER:
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for half day city tour of Jaisalmer, visiting Jaisalmer Fort, Havelis, Manak Chowk, Gadisar Lake, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli, Patwon-Ki-Haveli with stone carving and lattice work of breath taking intricacy. Evening proceed to visit Camel safari at Sam. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08, JAISALMER - ROHET:
After breakfast drive to beautiful village of Rohet, situated 40 kilometers away from Jodhpur. En route visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur.
Rohet is also known as 'Evergreen Oasis in the Desert'. Rohetgarh Fort in this village used to be the ancestral home of Thakur Dalpat Singh I and care by the family into one of the finest Heritage hotels in the country. Overnight stay at Rohetgarh Fort.
Day 09, ROHET - UDAIPUR:
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Udaipur. On arrival at Udaipur check-in at hotel. Evening free for self activities. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10, UDAIPUR:
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for city tour of Udaipur, visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Museum, Saheliyon ki Bari (Gardens of the maids of Honor) evening take boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11, UDAIPUR - DEOGARH:
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Deogarh. On arrival at Deogarh check-in at hotel. Afternoon visit the surrounding villages and witness their daily lifestyle of living of the villagers. Overnight stay at hotel.
Deogarh village where the royal family are our hosts at the Deogarh Mahal. As soon as you glimpse the Deogarh Mahal, you can see that its rulers must have been serious players in the Mewar aristocracy, their magnificent fort a fitting stronghold for one of its sixteen "umraos" - the most senior feudal barons attending on the Maharana of Udaipur. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12, DEOGARH - JAIPUR:
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Jaipur: Capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1728 A.D. It is also called Pink City because most houses in this city are pink colored. The city is surrounded by thick walls 20 feet high and 9 feet wide having eight gates. Ajmeri gate and the Sanganeri gate in the south, Chandpole gate in the west and the Ghat Darwaza in the east are some of the main gates of Jaipur. The city is surrounded by hills on all sides except the southwest. Forts and temples can be seen on the hills.
Day 13, JAIPUR:
After breakfast go for an excursion to Amer Fort. In the afternoon take tour of the city visiting the City palace, the Jantar Mantar (observatory), the Palace of Winds and the Birla temple. In the evening check into a hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 14, JAIPUR - BHARATPUR:
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bharatpur. Bharatpur also known as Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds especially during the summer season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site. On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon enjoy the bird watching in birds Sanctuary, Boating and Rickshaw ride inside the Sanctuary. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15, BHARATPUR - AGRA:
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Agra, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri was built during 1571 and 1585. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height. Later continue drive to Agra. On arrival at Agra check-in at hotel. Evening visit Agra Fort and the famous Taj Mahal. Overnight stay at hotel.
Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD).
Agra Fort, which has the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-am (the hall of public audience) and Diwan-e-Khas (the hall of private audience).
Day 16, AGRA - DELHI:
After breakfast will be driven to Delhi takes about 3 hours to reach Delhi.