Rajasthan Royal Tour
When it comes to exploring India, begin with the desert state Rajasthan as nothing can be so entertaining, fascinating or mesmerising as beginning the tour from the National Capital and going through the destinations which may not be usually the part of a tour package but this specially designed Rajasthan trip by Footloose Holidays satiates that vagabond spirit where you get to witness India in its most spectacular, brighter form right from a glimpse of city life to a rustic countryside, golden sands, jungle safari and a journey through the live art gallery which is in fact a small non-entity town leaving you spellbound with human creativity at display. Not only that the forts and palaces of Rajasthan remain invincibly strong and beautifully, challenging the tests of time and leaving you craving for more.
Day 1 Arrival in Delhi, National Capital
Arrival at New Delhi International Airport, where you will be greeted by Foot loose representative, who escorts you to your pre-booked hotel, once the customs and immigration formalities are over. Enjoy the sumptuous meal at the hotel and take your time to rest and recoup.
Day 2 Delhi - Jaipur (by road) 250kms/5hrs drive
Following your hearty breakfast; it’s time to proceed to Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. On arrival at the Pink City, you will be checked-in at the hotel, pre-booked by Footloose Holidays. After adequate rest, brace yourself for an unparallel experience as you drive through this legendary city’s tour which gives a glimpse into its rich architecture in the form of these timeless relics preserved and cherished. This tour will lead you to City Palace, where you get an insight into the lives of the mighty Rajput kings. You get to see the largest silver urns in the world, along with many other items to leave you awe-struck. Following City Palace are Museum, and Observatory. Head back to the hotel for the dinner and enjoy the starry night at Jaipur.
Day 3 Jaipur City Tour Continues
As you are driven today to witness a monument, so grand and royal called Amer Fort which is going to add a majestic touch to your visit when you enjoy caparisoned Elephant ride to climb through the magnificent structure. Explore other attractions of the city like Hawa Mahal. Don’t miss out on the vibrant Bazaars of Jaipur, and buy souvenirs for your friends and relatives. Enjoy the evening at your own leisure. Try authentic Rajasthani cuisine and enjoy another night stay at the hotel.
Day 4 Jaipur - Mandawa (by road) 200kms/4hrs drive
Post breakfast, leave for Mandawa, a small town of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, which boasts of being the open art gallery of India. On your arrival at Mandawa, take a short break at the hotel. Utilize your afternoon to visit these fascinating Havelis and mansions. Enjoy your dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5 Mandawa - Bikaner (by road) 200kms/4hrs drive
Drive to Bikaner, begins post- breakfast. Bikaner gives you your first glimpse of Thar Desert. On arrival, our representative will escort you to the hotel. Enjoy the afternoon in sightseeing tour which covers the 16th century Junagarh Fort and Lalgarh Palace, now a heritage hotel, which was once the abode of Maharaja of Bikaner. Before you call it a day, visit these architectural beauties called Laxmi Niwas Palace and Jaswant Thada. Dinner at the hotel awaits you and overnight stay will enthuse you with energy to enjoy the new day.
Day 6 Bikaner Tour Continues
Following your sumptuous breakfast, another place that is going to leave you wonder-struck must be visited in the first half of the day. It is known as Deshnoke Temple, also called The Rat Temple. In the afternoon, visit Camel Breeding Farm. Enjoy the evening’s leisure time to explore anything that you fancy. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 7 Bikaner- Jaisalmer (by road) 350kms/6hrs drive
Post breakfast, we will head for Jaisalmer, the heart of Thar Desert, also known as Golden City is one of the last princely bastions of the region. Founded as the medieval trade center, where the rich merchants hired craftsmen who worked with great diligence on the sandstone mansions they built, filing up frontages with sculpture filigree, screen windows, delicate pavilions and balconies. Check-in at the hotel, once you arrive. Quench your wander lust as the remaining day time is free for your own activities. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 8 Jaisalmer Tour
Have a very early morning breakfast and advance for the city tour, for the spectacular view of the yellow sandstone city with the rising sun. Your afternoon will be dedicated to Sam sand dunes to enjoy the desert safari and saying goodbye to the sun as it sets deep inside these sand dunes, is something that you must not miss. It is difficult to leave this breathtaking sight. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 9 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (by road) 300kms/5hrs drive
Post your breakfast at the Sun City, another Royal city, called Blue City, also known as Jodhpur awaits you. Jodhpur is a perfect blend of modern and traditional architecture and culture. On arrival at Jodhpur, our representative will assist you to check-in at the hotel. Your afternoon will be scheduled for the sightseeing tour which includes Majestic Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Palace. Evening is for you to enjoy the solitude and gather your energy for the next day sightseeing tour. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 10 Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh (by road) 225kms/5hrs drive
Following your breakfast, it’s time to depart from Jodhpur for Kumbhalgarh, located in the westerly range of Aravalli hills, is the proud owner of the World Heritage Site, called Kumbhalgarh Fort. Arrive there and check in at your pre- booked hotel. Freshen up and take rest for a while. Visit the legendary Kumbhalgarh fort in the afternoon. Spend evening at leisure, taking a stroll to enjoy the visual treat. Enjoy the hearty dinner before you retire for the night at the hotel.
Day 11 Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur (by road) 100kms/2hrs drive
Venture towards the lake city, Udaipur, once you have enjoyed the breakfast. You are going to love this drive to Udaipur which will lead you to one of the most colorful cities of Rajasthan. Visit the famous Jain temple of Ranakpur en route. Arrive at Udaipur and check in at your pre-booked hotel. Feel the pristine beauty of the city surrounded by lakes as the evening is free for your own activities. Dinner and overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 12 Udaipur City Tour
After enjoying your delicious morning meal at the hotel, advance for the city tour. Udaipur instills romance at the sight of this white marble Palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. Formerly, Maharana’s Palace and now turned in to one of the most glamorous hotels in India. The tour covers the splendid City Palace, Jagdish Temple, and a drive around the other nearby lakes. Garden of Maidens “Sahelion-ki-bari” and the Folk Art Museum & paintings, Lok Kala Mandal, are surely going to leave you spellbound. Rest of the day time is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. Enjoy your gastronomic supper and comfortable stay at hotel.
Day 13 Udaipur - Bundi (by road) 250kms/5hrs drive
Post your morning brunch, leave for Bundi, a city known for its ornate forts, palaces and step well reservoirs. En route, we also visit Chittorgarh, famous for its fort which was an abode to many valiant warriors. Reach Bundi and check in at hotel. Freshen up and embark on the city tour to visit the famous historical monuments Taragarh Fort and Sukh Mahal. Enjoy your dinner and stay at the hotel.
Day 14 Bundi - Ranthambore (by road) 150kms/3hrs drive
Drive to Ranthambore National Park, post breakfast. Reach Ranthambore and check-in at your pre- booked accommodation there. Take proper rest and leave for jungle safari in the evening. Ranthambore, located in the town of Sawai Madhopur was formerly a royal hunting ground, is now a famous tiger reserve and the home to Bengal tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles. You can easily spot tigers in the daytime too. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 15 Ranthambore - Agra (by road) 250kms/5hrs drive
Post your yummilicious brunch; we leave for Agra, the home to the world famous monument the Taj Mahal. On your way to Agra, visit Fatehpur Sikri, a small historical city, founded by a Mughal Emperor. Continue your journey and reach Agra. Check in at your reserved hotel. Enjoy your dinner and take good rest at the hotel.
Day 16 Agra - Delhi - Departure
After your breakfast proceed to have the splendid view of the famous white marble mausoleum the Taj Mahal, and become witness to this symbol of eternal love. Visit another famous monument of Agra, the Agra Fort. In the latter half of the day, you will be driven to Delhi where we come to the end of this tour that is truly royal and will leave you with many beautiful memories to cherish.