12 DAYS & 11 NIGHTS
DELHI I SAMODE I NIMAJ I MIHIRGARH I DEOGARH I DEVIGARH
Our Rajasthan with Boutique Hotels itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what’s possible, and is merely a starting point when crafting your tailor-made tour of Rajasthan. For those who’d like to steer off the beaten track, are interested in days relaxing in the wilderness, value intimacy, but still want to take in the region’s must-sees, this would be the ideal framework to get started with and refine together into your ideal Rajasthan tour.
Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotelCheck in at hotel
Breakfast in the hotelDelhi – discover that India’s capital is sprinkled with glittering gems: captivating ancient monuments, magnificent museums, a vivacious performing-arts scene and some of the subcontinent’s yummiest places to eat.
Overnight at hotel
Depart for full day guided tour of Old & New DelhiDelhi, the capital of India comprises of conspicuously contrasting Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 19th centuries and one can find mosques, monuments and forts related to Muslim history. New Delhi is the imperial city created as India's capital by the British intricately planned and comprises of imposing buildings displaying various modern style of architecture.
Then visit Raj Ghat (The memorial of the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi)
The tour would also include a drive through the Lutyens Delhi and a photo stop at India Gate (The war memorial) as well drive past President's Palace & Parliament House.Overnight at hotel The Imperial
Transfer to Delhi train station in time to board train to Agra (Travel in First Class)Meet/Assist on arrival and conduct the half day tour of Agra
Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world - The Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the Moslems, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. While its significance as a political center ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jahan, its architectural wealth has secured its place on the international map.
In the late afternoon transfer to Agra train station in time to board train to DelhiOvernight at hotel
Depart for Samode and check in at Samode PalaceSamode Palace - Exclusive and discreet, Samode Palace has been host to royalty, celebrities, artists, and the discerning traveller. Awaken to the quiet dawn, or have a cocktail on the terrace garden to the accompaniment of folk musicians. Run your fingers across the intricate story of an ancient mural on an uneven wall. Emerge from a gentle healing massage at the spa, or perhaps just sink into the lavish bed in your room. Samode Palace weaves its magic on you. The Palace A splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture, the Palace combines the best of Indian and Mughal styles. The 475-year-old palace is a celebration of the senses, underlined at all times by contemporary luxury and the signature service of Samode hotels – a magical hospitality and rare courtesy.
Rest of the day is free to relaxOvernight at Samode Palace
Depart for full day excursion to Jaipur (40kms/1hrs)Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II and is the first well planned city of India, located in the desert land of India. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. In the present date, Jaipur is the major business centre for the natives of Rajasthan with all requisites of a metropolitan city.
We ascend to the fort on the back of a caparisoned Elephant. Return can be on foot or by shared jeep.
City Palace Museum
The tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping. Jaipur is known as a shopper’s paradise famous for jewellery, handicraft, carpet, blue pottery and textiles
Options activities (at an extra cost):
Also you can see a bollywood movie in Rajmandir, which was the dream of Shri Mehtab chandra Golcha who wanted a cinema hall that will cross the boundary of traditional cinema and will showcase more than just movie. He wanted a cinema hall that could hold his audience for his style and elegance. A cinema that will make his audience feel like that they are the royal guest of a palace and are invited for a complete entertainment. Rajmandir was his idea that has proud India and over the years has witnessed many movie premiers, and has become one of the most popular tourist place of Jaipur. Rajmandir is owned by Bhuramal Rajmal Surana , the reputed jewellers of Jaipur since 250 Years.Overnight at hotel
Depart for Nimaj and check in at hotel Nimaj Palace - One of the Oldest Heritage property of the Country running as a hotel, which makes you relive the medieval era in its 22 ALL-SUITES accommodation. Over the centuries the Thakurs of Nimaj refurbished the palace as per their likes which even today evokes a feeling of awe and reverence and the imposing gates remind you of the chivalrous days. The palace facade carved in red sand stone makes it a distinctive landmark in the architectural history of India. Many typical Indian Motifs and designs used here have to be seen to be believed which gives the palace a unique flavor.Afternoon you will be taken on a Jeep Safari to visit the local village
Overnight at hotel
Depart for Rohet and check in at hotelMihir Garh - A dream realized..
Built in 2009 AD….MIHIR GARH…. or ‘The Fort of the Sun’ is an indulgent initiative from the House of Rohet. Manifesting out of the golden sands of Marwar, it stands majestically to embrace the discerning traveler and shower upon him the legendary hospitality and the diverse flavors of the land.The equestrian program at Mihir Garh is among the finest in the country. The best specimens of the Marwari breed of horses will give you a sense of sheer strength and freedom, as you ride across the vast, virgin wilderness.
Overnight at hotel
Depart for excursion to Jodhpur (70kms/1.5hrs)Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rajput clan known as the Rathores, and the city grew out of the profits of Opium, Sandalwood, Dates and Copper. Rathore kingdom was once known as Marwar (the Land of Death), but today it’s moustached men are more about smiling for the camera.
Also visit the bustling market of Jodhpur.Overnight at hotel
Depart for Deogarh and check in at hotel Deogarh MahalAs 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. Even so, you might not necessarily guess that the Rawats of Deogarh (a local title equivalent to “Raja”) once ruled over the fourth largest jagir in the whole of Rajasthan.
Late afternoon enjoy Jeep safari into the local villageOvernight at hotel
Depart for Devigarh and check in at hotel The RaasRest of the day is free to relax
Overnight at hotel
Depart for full day excursion to Udaipur (25kms/40mins)Udaipur was the capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar, ruled by the Sisodia clan. The founder of Udaipur was Rana Udai Singh. The ancient capital of Mewar was Nagda, located on the Banas River northeast of Udaipur. Legend has it that Maharana Udai Singh came upon a hermit while hunting in the foothills of the Aravalli range. The hermit blessed the king and asked him to build a palace on the spot and said that it would be well protected. Udai Singh established a residence there. In 1568 the Mughal emperor Akbar captured Chittor and Udai Singh moved the capital to the site of his residence, which became the city of Udaipur. As the Mughal empire weakened, the Sisodia Ranas, and later Maharanas, reasserted their independence and recaptured most of Mewar except the Fort of Chittor. Udaipur remained the capital of the state, which became a princely state of British India in 1818.
Udaipur – also known as City of Lakes visiting City Palace - standing on the east bank of Lake Pichola is a massive series of palaces built at different times from 1559. The balconies of the Palace provide panoramic views of "Jag Niwas" (the Lake Palace Hotel), Jag Mandir on one side and on the other side of the city of Udaipur. Its main entrance is through the triple-arched gate - the Tripolia, built in 1725. The way now leads to a series of courtyards, overlapping parations, terraces, corridors and gardens. There is a Suraj Gokhda, where the Maharanas of Mewar presented themselves in the times of trouble to the people to restore confidence. The Mor-chowk (Peacock courtyard), gets its name from the mosaics in glass decorating its walls. The Chinese Painting Exhibition is noteworthy while a series of wall paintings of Krishna are on display in Bhim Vilas. There are numerous other Palaces such as Dilkhush Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Moti Mahal and Krishna Vilas – built in the memory of a princess of striking beauty who poisoned herself to avert a bloody battle for her hand by rival princes. Now the Palace contains many antique articles, paintings, decorative furniture and utensils and attracts thousands of visitors every day
Sahelion ki Bari
In the evening return to the hotelOvernight at hotel
Transfer to Udaipur airport in time to connect flight to DelhiUpon arrival change terminal from domestic to International to connect your onward flight to next destination
COST & INCLUSIONS
Share twin accommodation with breakfast
Transfers & sightseeing by Air Conditioned vehicle
Services of Local English speaking Guide
Morning & Evening Yoga Session
First Class train ticket for travel Delhi/Agra/Delhi by Gatimaan Express
Village walk in Samode
Elephant ride in Jaipur
Jeep Safari in Nimaj
Village safari in Mihirgarh
Village safari in Deogarh
boat ride in Udapiur
Present Applicable taxes as on 31st May, 2018
Entrance tickets to Monuments
Visa fee & Insurance
Items of personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone, camera fee, drinks & tips etc