India

Discovery Tour

North India Palaces and Forts

Summary

Type: Discovery Tour

Duration: 15 Days

Best Time to Travel: September – March

Places you'll discover

Agra
Delhi
Deogarh
Jaipur
Khimsar
Kuchaman
Mandawa
Narlai
Rohet
Udaipur



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    North India Palaces and Forts - Itinerary

    This tour explores some of the hundreds of palaces and forts dotted throughout Rajasthan and northern India. Visit Kuchaman Fort, with its dramatic location atop a 300m cliff. Khimsar’s fort is situated at the very edge of the Thar Desert where you can ride a camel at sunset.

    The 16th century Rohet fort is in an area populated by the Bishnoi – Rajasthan’s nomadic people. You also get to see the magnificent Udaipur Palace on the banks of Lake Pichola, Jaipur’s opulent City Palace and the lesser-known Deogarh Palace.

    Day 1

    Day 1 Delhi

    In the morning

    Arrive at Delhi International Airport and transfer to your hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 2

    Delhi

    Delhi
    In the morning

    Full day tour of the Indian capital including Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, the Red Fort and Jama Masjid – India’s largest mosque. Also visit New Delhi with its government Buildings and India Gate and Rajpath.

    In the afternoon

    Over dinner we have a performance of Indian dances.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 3

    Delhi – Mandawa

    Delhi – Mandawa
    In the morning

    Drive to Mandawa in the area of Shekhawati, renowned or its extraordinary painted havelis.

    In the afternoon

    Visit some of best preserved havelis before returning to the hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 4

    Mandawa – Kuchaman

    In the morning

    Drive to Kuchaman Fort, perched atop a 300m cliff with a colourful bazaar at the foot of the fort.

    In the afternoon

    Rest of the day is free at leisure.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 5

    Kuchaman– Khimsar

    Kuchaman– Khimsar
    In the morning

    Head for Khimsar with its fort and sand dunes, located on the edge on the Thar Desert.

    In the afternoon

    Optional jeep safari to the sand dunes to witness a sun set and also take a short camel ride.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 6

    Khimsar – Rohet

    In the morning

    Rohet’s main attractions are the 16th century fort Rohet Garh and the lake. Rohet and its surrounding villages are populated by the Bishnoi.

    In the afternoon

    Free time to explore neighbouring villages. Optional jeep safari to some Bishnoi villages.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 7

    Rohet – Narlai

    In the morning

    Narlai is a 15th century village located in the heart of the Aravalli Hills and surrounded by forest and breathtaking countryside.

    In the evening

    Guided walk through the village.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 8

    Narlai – Udaipur

    In the morning

    Drive to Udaipur, the lake city.

    In the afternoon

    Udaipur has many attractions and boasts various museums, palaces, gardens, monuments and colourful festivals.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 9

    Udaipur

    Udaipur
    In the morning

    Sightseeing tour of Udaipur including the City Palace on Lake Pichola, the Jagdish temple and the beautiful garden surrounding the Pratap Memorial overlooking Fateh Sagar Lake.

    In the afternoon

    Free time at leisure.

    In the evening

    Boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit Jag Mandir Island with its Summer Palace.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 10

    Udaipur – Deogarh

    In the morning

    Drive out of Udaipur for Deogharh with its 17th century Palace famed for its glittering mirror-work and murals.

    In the afternoon

    Free time to enjoy Deogarh.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 11

    Deogarh – Jaipur

    In the morning

    Drive to Jaipur and upon arrival check in to your hotel.

    In the afternoon

    The rest of the day is free at leisure.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 12

    Jaipur

    Jaipur
    In the morning

    Visit Amer Fort, on the rugged hills outside Jaipur and ascend to the Fort on the back of trained elephants with mahouts.

    In the afternoon

    Jaipur city tour with the City Palace and Jantar-Mantar, an observatory constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 13

    Jaipur – Agra

    In the morning

    After breakfast we depart for Agra. En route we stop at the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. Located 40km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.

    In the afternoon

    We continue on to Agra Arrive and transfer to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 14

    Agra – Delhi

    In the morning

    View the wondrous Taj Mahal standing majestically on the banks of the River Yamuna. We then proceed to the vast red sandstone Agra Fort.

    In the afternoon

    Drive north to Delhi and check in to your hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 15

    Delhi

    In the morning

    Free time until airport transfer for your onward flight.



    Additional Information

    What's Included?

    • Room accommodation in twin share
    • Private transportation by car/ minivan
    • Experienced English speaking Indian guide
    • Drinking water in car / minivan
    • Elephant ride in Jaipur
    • Boat ride on Lake Pichola
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Airport arrival and departure transfers

    What's Not Included?

    • International Flights
    • Drinks during meals
    • Optional tours
    • Indian visa
    • Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone
    • Tips and gratuities

    North India Palaces and Forts Summary

    Details

    Type: Discovery

    Duration: 15 Days

    Best Time to Travel: September – March

    Places you'll discover

    Agra
    Delhi
    Deogarh
    Jaipur
    Khimsar
    Kuchaman
    Mandawa
    Narlai
    Rohet
    Udaipur
    FROM
    £1085
    Per person based on 2 people sharing

    Speak to our friendly Travel Experts

    01279 507 956
    Customise This Tour
     

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