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Meet the Rajput knights and dukes - 15 days | 14 nights

Highlights of the programme :
  • A whole day devoted to visit Delhi
  • Mount Abu and Jain temples carved in white marble
  • Chittorgarh largest fortress in India
  • Bundi, the medieval charm in the heart of Rajasthan

ITINERARY

 

Jour 01 Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Reception at the airport. Transfer and overnight at the hotel.
Jour 02 Delhi
Day dedicated to the visit of Delhi, capital of India has a fascinating history and dynamic present. First, Old Delhi, the ancient city of the Mughal sultans with steep and narrow streets teeming with people and New Delhi, the capital of the Indian Empire with wide tree lined avenues designed and built by the British as Edwin Lutyens a garden city. In the morning, Old Delhi with a visit to Raj Ghat, the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; passing in front of the Red Fort was once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal empire and the bustling shopping district of Chandi Chowk. The afternoon Visiting New Delhi with the minaret Qutb Minar, the tallest minaret in the world. Then Connaught Circus, the heart of public life in New Delhi, Rajpath and India Gate, Parliament and the President's residence. End of the tour by the Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight at hotel
Jour 03 Delhi - Mandawa
After breakfast, drive to Mandawa located in the Shekhawati region. Upon arrival, visit the village of Mandawa features winding streets, beautiful havelis with naive and colorful paintings and a special atmosphere. Shekhawati, especially the Mandawa region is a veritable museum of open-air painting in Rajasthan and was the favorite place of the Marwari community, great merchant families of India from the 17th to the 19th century. These wealthy merchants built sumptuous residences, the "havelis", beautifully decorated interior and exterior frescoes. Overnight at hotel.
Jour 04 Mandawa - Bikaner
Departure by road to Bikaner known for its camel farms. After lunch, tour of Bikaner. This desert town in the north of the state of Rajasthan and crossed by caravans coming from the Far East and Arabia, was founded in 1488. The city still benefit from the arid climate that surrounds it as protection against enemies but the old town is however defended by impressive fortifications. Visit the Fort and the old palace. Junagarh Fort, built in the 16th century features beautifully decorated palaces. Overnight at hotel.
Jour 05 Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Departure for Jaisalmer, the Golden City and explore this fascinating medieval city of yellow sandstone, lost in the depths of the Thar Desert. Open-air museum, unrivaled throughout India with its strong, beautiful haveli Patwon-Ki and Lake Sagar Tank, Jaisalmer has its historical importance and its wealth to its role as a caravan stopover between India and Persia, Arabia and the West. Evening, sunset to chhatri, cenotaphs of Maharawal, rulers of Jaisalmer. They were built in the former royal garden, located on a rocky hill near a small lake below. Overnight at hotel.
Jour 06 Jaisalmer - Manwar
Visit Jaisalmer, this beautiful city situated inside a huge fort, the second oldest fort in Rajasthan whose interior is a maze of courtyards and halls. Stroll in the most populated area around the fort where the bazaar and the most beautiful havelis are, and visit the magnificent Patwon Ki Haveli, home of brocade merchants. Close to the walls of the lower city, Lake Gadisar a rainwater retention lake created in the 14th century, the main source of drinking water for the entire city at the time. In the late afternoon, drive to Manwar and installation camp located in the dunes. The concept of camping tent seems to date back to the 17th century when the emperor went to the battlefield. These existing camps are provided with all comforts and offers the memory of an unforgettable night. In the late afternoon, camel safari in the desert at sunset. Overnight camp. 
Jour 07 Manwar - Jodhpur
Morning departure to Jodhpur, former capital of Marwar. On arrival, tour of the city known for its fort, Mehrangarh Fort, overlooking the town like a sentinel. Built in 1459, it contains many palaces built by successive rulers. Jodhpur is commonly known as the Blue City because most of the houses in the old city are painted that color. Blue indicates that these houses belonged to members of the Brahmin caste. Jaswant Thada and visit of the royal cenotaphs. Beautiful white marble mausoleum in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, is nicknamed the Rajasthan Taj Mahal. Then walk to the fortified in the colorful and lively bazaar, Sardar Bazar, around the Clock Tower. Overnight at hotel.
Jour 08 Jodhpur - Mont Abu
Morning drive to Mount Abu, the only hill station - 1200 meters - Rajasthan located at the southern end of the Aravalli hills. Built around a lake, it is also an important pilgrimage center, known especially for its entire Jain temples Dilwara referred to as one of the best examples of religious architectural excellence. Everything is carved marble and pure white. By late afternoon, boat ride on Lake Nakki to enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset. Overnight at hotel.
Jour 09 Mont Abu - Udaipur
After breakfast, drive to Udaipur. Stops in villages along the road to enjoy the rural life, wander the markets, see crafts, etc. On arrival at Udaipur, transfer to hotel and free time to stroll along the lake at sunset. Overnight at hotel.
Jour 10 Udaipur
Day tour of the white city, Rajasthan's most romantic. With its marble palaces with undeniable charm with towers, domes and intricately carved balconies, Udaipur offers an enchanting spectacle. Visit the City Palace, a huge palace of 1567, Rajput and Mughal mixture of influences surrounded by crenellated walls with panoramic views of Lake Pichola and its two islands. Continue to Jagdish Temple and Sahelion Ki Bari visit, garden bridesmaids of the Maharani. Then the Nagda site where many shrines and temples are located. In the late afternoon boat ride on Lake Pichola where you can admire the magnificence of the royal palace and the city. Overnight at hotel.
Jour 11 Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bundi
Morning drive to Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh Fort is considered the largest fort in India and best preserved of the state of Rajasthan. Known of Chittor, it was the capital of Mewar and extends majestically over 280 hectares. The walls of this fort in heavily marked story contains numerous monumental ruins that have largely inspired the imagination of writers for centuries. Continue to Bundi and arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Jour 12 Bundi
Morning tour of the city with the strong and the Taragarh Palace. The fort, built in 1534, is accessible by an impressive gateway that provides a magical view of the surroundings. Visit the palace of Bundi which one of the pavilions contains a gallery of murals in the turquoise and green hues that adorn the palace. His paintings of great finesse, portray moments of life of Lord Krishna and illustrate the hours of court life Rajput. Walk in the heart of the city with its medieval charm that closes colorful markets and bazaars. Overnight at hotel.
Jour 13 Bundi - Jaipur
Morning departure for Jaipur. On the road, visit the Amber Fort, the ancient capital of Jaipur Maharajas. This former 16th century fortress, built atop a rocky outcrop, is accessible by elephant. Arriving in Jaipur, stop at the legendary Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal, with multiple openings. Built in 1799 and close to the City Palace, this amazing architectural fantasy was built for women of royal families so they can attend processions without being seen. Overnight at hotel.
Jour 14 Jaipur
Day dedicated to the visit to the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur, or the Heart of Rajput chivalry, built in 1727, is known as the "Pink City" because of the color of its walls. Visit the City Palace and sumptuous museum containing many treasures, the Astronomical Observatory and its amazing instruments that still admired today. In the afternoon, pedicab ride for you to take the pulse of the old city of Jaipur, which is full of markets, colorful bazaars and shopping wisely aligned under the arches along the avenues. Overnight at hotel.
Jour 15 Jaipur - Delhi
After breakfast, drive to Nahargarh, the Tigris fortress built by the Maharaja for his new unofficial women. Panoramic view of the pink city. Then visit the Jaigarh fort. Very nice collection of weapons of Maharaja with the widest cannon on wheels in the world. Departure to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to the airport for the return flight.

SUGGESTED HOTELS

You will find below our selection of hotels for this trip. Hotels indicative subject to availability. The choice of the class of accommodation to you. You will be able to specify it in your quote.

Le Roi - Delhi

Team and cozy enough for this modern hotel. Rooms very clean and well appointed. Wifi access. Complete small lunch.

Vivaana Haveli - Mandawa

You fall in love with the place the moment you arrive. Many frescoes refined and elegant. The rooms and bathrooms are large. Very nice garden. The pool is beautiful and the spa without moderation. A wonderful restaurant in Rajasthan.

Maharaja Ganga Mahal - Bikaner

Nice and close to the old town. Nice setting, in a quiet and relaxing place. Exceptionally large rooms. Good restaurant. Friendly staff.

Heritage Inn - Jaisalmer

Nice hotel not far from Jaisalmer. Small bungalows around a beautiful garden. Pool and spa center. Large rooms well decorated and quiet. Rooms for practical bathroom. The Garden Restaurant Offers a fine served buffet table or kitchen.

Manwar Desert Camp - Manwar

This is an absolutely charming and relaxing place to enjoy the atmosphere of the desert. Courteous and prompt service. The rooms / tents are spacious and comfortable. Dance and music every night.

Pal Haveli - Jodhpur

Ideal location for this beautiful haveli close to the Clock Tower and bazaars. As soon as one enters, the noise outside is allowed and is a haven of peace, away from the buzz of the city. The welcome is friendly and attentive service. The interior is very nice and large rooms are beautifully appointed. The rooftop restaurant offers a beautiful view of the city and the fortress. Breakfast tasty and filling.

 

Jaipur Palace - Mont Abu

Spectacular location for this former palace full of history. Converted into a hotel, the patio is a must that offers stunning views of the city and the Nakki Lake. The place has kept the charm of the palace "Heritage" with large rooms and an atmosphere of yesteryear.

Lake Pichola - Udaipur

Ideally located hotel with great views of Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace and City Palace. The design of the roof is magical with swimming pool and restaurant. The hotel has just reopened with several months of work.

Bundi Haveli - Bundi

Authentic hotel in the city center. Spacious rooms, old world décor with lots of charm. Pleasant and helpful staff. Beautiful roof terrace.

Khandela Haveli - Jaipur

Former residence of the Maharaja converted into a hotel, this beautiful haveli combines traditional royal hospitality with modern comforts. Spacious rooms with refined decoration surrounding a patio. Restaurant and rooftop pool. A charming place where it feels good.

Suggested Activities

You will find below our suggestion for activities to do throughout your journey. Do not hesitate to contact an advisor Aryavrit Travels for any specific request.

Ayurveda massage

Ayurveda invites us to stay in harmony with nature, in touch with the elements of nature by practicing yoga and meditation which help us to purify and nourish our body and mind. A massage  on the eye  helps to rebalance the body and its functions. Enjoy your visit to the birthplace of Ayurveda to experience a massage in the purest tradition.

Cooking lessons

You fell for tandoori chicken, Kerala fish curry, samosas, the thali, the dal, biryani? Do not leave without having learned to cook these dishes. We offer courses in vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. At the end of the session, you are invited to examine and taste your own the prepared dishes.

Henna session

Mehndi usually refers to the art of drawing with henna on the skin. It is an ephemeral equivalent of tattooing. In Rajasthan, mehndi is an fplk art and it is common for women to get as sophisticated as those of newlyweds drawings. Attend a session to decorate your hands with henna and why not take the opportunity to keep track of your visit!

Yoga

Immerse yourself in the practice of Yoga and meditation which helps you to know your body and mind. An experienced yoga teacher will teach you the various techniques of "pranayama" (breathing), "asanas" (positions) and 'dhyana' (meditation). A unique opportunity in the purest tradition.

Film show

Indians like to say that what unites them is a passion for cricket and love of cinema. India is the largest film industry in the world in terms of production and the number of entries. Attend the screening of a film, it's a unique experience and share a moment of jubilation.

Local family

What could be more authentic than sharing a moment with a local family? An opportunity to understand the Indianess from very close which is worth reading several books on India. A unique opportunity to  learn about the customs of your hosts, with whom you share a traditional meal. A moment of conviviality, memorable exchanges that will only add magic to your stay.

Vintage car

Experience the charm side with a vintage ride in Rajasthan. These old cars of the maharajahs take you as a prince through the main streets of the cities. A timeless adventure not to be missed.

Cricket match

Catch a game of cricket, a sport that is truly thrill the crowds in India. Unknown in France, cricket crystallizes all the passions in the Indian subcontinent, where millions of fans follow live matches of their national team. The best players are idolized as real stars, like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev considered one of the best cricketers of all time.

Polo match

Polo on horseback or elephant, a unique show in Jaipur, Jodhpur or Delhi. Sport in vogue in India, polo on horseback is still today one of the spearheads of the sport in the Indian aristocracy. Polo on elephant back, meanwhile, is not a sport as such. Nevertheless, it attracts large crowds because of the originality of a rapid game with elephants struggling to move on the ground. Very entertaining!

Ballooning

Take a step back to admire the pink city Jaipur, it is possible. Climb aboard the platform of your balloon and fly over the capital of Rajasthan and the impressive Amber Fort which is necessary not far from it. In the early morning light, the emotions are at their peak by the glipse by the history of vastness and beauty which has exisred here for last many centuries.

Bike ride

We invite you to immerse in unusual: a bike ride on the roads of India, Nepal and Bhutan. Cycling is a way to meet people, a tool to reach out to the population, which allows you to be closer than at the window of an air conditioned car. Let yourself drift along with your meetings, you will appreciate the paths which reserve surprises, all more enjoyable than the other.

Horseback ride

Expect a complete change: in the saddle on the beautiful Marwari horses with amazing earrings shaped like a crescent moon, discover the breathtaking surroundings and go out to meet the locals. A walk to discover treasures, off the beaten path.

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