(Heritage On Wheels train is not operational now, alternately we are sugesting the below itinerary)
The tour will take you to marvel palaces and forts of Rajasthan to camel ride through Thar desert. You will also be getting a chance to explore the villages and day-today activities of village people. This enchanting tour will really make the trip unforgettable.
Delhi – Samode – Jaipur – Ajmer – Pushkar – Kuchman – Mandawa – Bikaner – Khimsar – Jaisalmer – Osian – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur
Day Two : Delhi
After breakfast leave for full day Delhi sightseeing tour visiting the Raj Ghat (Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar & India Gate (War Memorial). Drive past President House & Parliament House. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Three : Delhi – Samode
Morning drive to Samode i.e. 260 kms / 5 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Samode Palace displays the excellence of Rajasthani architecture. Samode Bagh was built by Rawal Sheo Singhji. It is modeled on the geometric style of the Mughal Garden. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Four : Samode – Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur i.e. 42 kms / 01 hrs drive. Enroute visit to Amber Fort – Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Elephant ride / Jeep Safari is provided to ascend hill on top of which the fort is situated. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur visiting the Hawa Mahal ? the palace of winds, the Observatory or the Jantar Mantar. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Five : Jaipur – Ajmer – Pushkar
After breakfast drive to Pushkar i.e. 145 kms or 3 hrs drive. Enroute visit Ajmer Sharif. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Pushkar is famous for its picturesque sites as well as more than 400 temples. Pushkar Lake is the site of annual holy bath on Kartik Purnima. Pushkar Bazaar is famous for its high range of handicrafts. Another important attraction in the city is Man Mahal built by Raja Man Singh of Amber. Afternoon visit Pushkar Lake, one of the holiest places of India and site of the Pushkar Mela. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day Six : Pushkar – Kuchman
Morning drive to Kuchman i.e. 100 kms / 2 ½ hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit the Kuchaman Fort which is the most important attraction of Kuchaman. Converted into a heritage hotel now, the fort displays a rich collection of original inlay work in semi-precious stones, glass and gold paint. The Sheesh Mahal (glass palace) is a sight to marvel at. Meanwhile, a colorful bazaar located below the fort is a great place to shop for handicrafts and fabrics. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Seven : Kuchman – Mandawa
After breakfast drive to Mandawa i.e. 140 kms / 03 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later sightseeing of Mandawa Castle Mandawa – an ideal base to discover the legacy of 18th Century frescoes that adorn the Havelies of this storybook town. With canopied balconies and turreted battlements, it offers modern comforts with an old world charm. The highlights of your stay is a royal repast where guests dine under the stars entertained by a Rajasthani fire dancer. Also enjoy the picturesque view of the desert state. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Eight : Mandawa – Bikaner
After breakfast drive to Bikaner i.e. 165 kms or 04 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure or you may explore the local market by your own. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Nine : Bikaner
After breakfast sightseeing tour includes visit to the historic Junagarh Fort, Bikaner Palace and the Golden Jubilee Museum. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Ten : Bikaner – Khimsar
After breakfast drive to Khimsar i.e. 157 kms / 04 hrs drive. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Khimsar has a wide range of experience. The battle scarred walls and turrets remind on of the glorious past. Cnstruction began in 1523 AD, the family moved in during the 18th century when a new “Zenana” (ladies wing) was constructed. Thakur Onkar Singh built a regal wing for himself in 1940s. Khimsar fort ranks high amongst the premier classified heritage hotels in India. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day Eleven : Khimsar – Jaisalmer
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer which is around 305 Kms / 07 hrs drive. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day Twelve : Jaisalmer
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer, which includes visit to the 12-15th century Jain temples, Folk Museum, Gadi -sar Tank & the colorfully painted homes known as Havelies. Evening drive to Khuri Village, Khuri is a village 45 km South west of Jaisalmer. It is a delight fully peaceful place with mud and straw decorated houses. Further proceed for 1Km away from village, you can magnificent patches of sand dunes. You can have camel ride here. People & village life can be seen on the way to Khuri in various villages. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Thirteen : Jaisalmer – Osian – Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur i.e. 290 kms and 07 hrs drive. Enroute visit to the Osian Temples. You may explore optional camel ride here. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Fourteen : Jodhpur
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur which includes visit to the Mehrangarh Fort, Mahamandir Temple, Jaswant Tada, Clock Tower, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Mandore Garden. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day Fifteen : Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur which is 259 kms. & approx. 06 hrs, Enroute visit the famous Ranakpur Jain temples. The intricately carved white marble is so well preserved it belies the temple’s 500 years. The temple dedicated to the Sun God is famed for its erotic sculpture. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day Sixteen : Udaipur – Delhi – Out
After breakfast city tour visiting City Palace, drive around Fateh Sagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen’s resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Udai Sagar and the also visit Island palace of Jag Mandir. Later transfer to the railway station to board the train to Delhi by train # 2964 Mewar Exp dep. 18:30 hrs. Overnight on board.
Day Seventeen : Delhi – Out
Arrive Delhi at 06:15 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to the Airport to board the flight for onward destination.