Forts, Palaces & Tigers of Rajasthan

Forts, Palaces & Tigers of Rajasthan: A Heritage and Wildlife Tour

Are you craving a culturally rich and heritage-filled holiday experience in Rajasthan? Look no further than the forts, palaces, and tigers of Rajasthan tour, also known as the “Land of Maharajas.” This extraordinary journey offers a perfect blend of historical wonders, magnificent architecture, and the opportunity to witness the majestic royal Bengal tigers and other wildlife. Let’s embark on a thrilling adventure through the captivating state of Rajasthan.


Delhi, Samode, Khimsar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bundi, Ranthambore National park, Agra

20 days

Unearth the deep-rooted cultural tapestry and illustrious heritage of Rajasthan, the “Land of Maharajas.” This meticulously curated journey spans the mesmerizing breadth of a land adorned with timeless forts, opulent palaces, and the regal allure of Bengal tigers.

Initiate your escapade in the bustling streets of Delhi, revealing its metropolitan wonders. Transitioning to a world of royalty, relish the elegance of a transformed palace in Samode, now a luxurious hotel. As you venture further, experience the imposing expanse of the Khimsar Fort paired with a thrilling desert safari. Dive into the historical treasures of Bikaner, and be intrigued by its unique Rat Temple. Witness the golden sands dancing to desert winds in Jaisalmer, leading to the awe-inspiring might of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Float on the serene waters of Lake Pichola in Udaipur and trace the lineage of Rajput dynasties at the monumental Bundi Fort, a masterpiece of the 16th century.

Ranthambore National Park beckons next. Here, the wilderness narrates tales of majestic Bengal tigers and a diverse wildlife ensemble. As you journey deeper into the heartlands, immerse yourself in the rural charm, rich traditions, and unparalleled heritage.

Crowning your voyage, the Taj Mahal awaits in Agra. Words fall short to define its magnificence. The ethereal beauty of this monument is best experienced as dawn paints it in hues of gold.

To elevate your travel experience, traverse this 20-day odyssey in a private SUV, chauffeured to your desires. Relinquish concerns about flight or train schedules, and indulge in Rajasthan at your leisurely pace.

Prepare to be captivated. Rajasthan’s grandeur and wildlife are awaiting your exploration. Embark on this journey of a lifetime.

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi

As you arrive at the international airport in Delhi, our representative will be there to welcome you. After completing the necessary formalities, you will be escorted to your hotel, where you can relax and prepare for the exciting adventure ahead.

Day 2: Explore Old and New Delhi

The second day of the tour is dedicated to exploring the contrasting flavors of Old and New Delhi. In the morning, delve into the historical treasures of Old Delhi. Begin your sightseeing tour with a visit to the magnificent Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the intricate architecture and relive the grandeur of the Mughal era.

Next, immerse yourself in the bustling streets of Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Delhi. Enjoy a thrilling rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes, soaking in the vibrant atmosphere and savoring the delicious street food.

In the afternoon, venture into New Delhi, where you will witness the architectural wonders of the city. Visit the iconic Qutub Minar, a towering minaret adorned with intricate carvings. Explore the grandeur of Humayun’s Tomb, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its exquisite Mughal architecture.

Conclude the day with a drive past notable landmarks such as Connaught Place, India Gate, and the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House).

Day 3: Drive to Samode

On day 3, depart from Delhi and embark on a scenic drive to Samode. Located approximately 6 hours away, Samode is home to the enchanting Samode Palace, a luxurious hotel that exudes charm and elegance. Check-in at the palace hotel and immerse yourself in the regal ambiance.

Day 4: A Day Excursion to Explore the Pink City, Jaipur

Embark on an exciting day trip to Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City. Begin your exploration with a visit to the majestic Amber Fort, perched atop a hill. Marvel at the stunning architecture and enjoy an elephant ride to ascend the fort.

Continue your journey to Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, famous for its intricate latticework. Experience the rich heritage of Jaipur as you visit the City Palace, an opulent complex that showcases the grandeur of Rajput architecture. Delight your taste buds with the flavors of authentic Rajasthani cuisine at a local restaurant.

Return to Samode and unwind in the serene surroundings of the palace.

Day 5: Drive to Nimaj

After a hearty breakfast, depart from Samode and embark on a scenic drive to Nimaj, known for its charming Chhatra Sagar Tented Camp. Upon arrival, check-in at the camp and spend the rest of the day indulging in various activities such as village visits, jungle safaris, and bird watching.

Day 6: Drive to Khimsar

Today, embark on a journey to Khimsar, a captivating destination renowned for its majestic Khimsar Fort. The fort, dating back to the 16th century, offers a glimpse into Rajasthan’s royal heritage. Check-in at the exclusive Khimsar Fort and savor the regal experience. In the evening, embark on a safari to spot local wildlife and witness the mesmerizing sunset at the sand dunes.

Day 7: Drive to Bikaner

Continue your expedition as you drive to Bikaner, a desert town with a rich history and exquisite architecture. Visit the imposing Junagarh Fort, adorned with intricate stone carvings, and explore the beautifully designed palaces within its complex. Discover the hidden treasures of this vibrant city and immerse yourself in its medieval charm.

Day 8: Drive to Jaisalmer

Depart from Bikaner and set off on a drive to Jaisalmer, the Golden City of Rajasthan. Famous for its golden sandstone architecture, Jaisalmer offers a truly magical experience. In the evening, witness the breathtaking beauty of Jaisalmer as the setting sun casts a golden hue over the city.

Day 9: Explore Jaisalmer City

Embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer, starting with a visit to the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort. Perched atop Trikuta Hill, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a true architectural marvel. Explore the intricately carved Jain temples and admire the stunning views from the fort’s ramparts.

Visit other notable attractions, including Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, and Nathmalji ki Haveli, known for their intricate craftsmanship and unique architectural styles. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of Jaisalmer.

Day 10: Experience the Desert of Jaisalmer

Indulge in a full-day excursion to Lodurva and the Samm sand dunes. Explore the ancient ruins of Lodurva, a town steeped in history and mythology. Marvel at the intricate carvings and sculptures that adorn the temples in this ancient township.

Continue your journey to the Samm sand dunes, where you can experience the true essence of the desert. Enjoy camel rides, witness mesmerizing cultural performances, and savor a traditional Rajasthani dinner under the starlit sky. Immerse yourself in the serenity and tranquility of the desert landscape.

Day 11: Drive to Jodhpur

After a leisurely breakfast, depart from Jaisalmer and drive to Jodhpur, the Blue City of Rajasthan. As you approach the city, the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort dominates the skyline, a testament to the valor and grandeur of the Rajput rulers. Explore the fort, visit its palaces and museums, and soak in the panoramic views of the city from its ramparts.

Discover the rich heritage of Jodhpur as you explore the bustling markets and the vibrant streets of the old city. Immerse yourself in the colors, aromas, and flavors of this captivating city.

Day 12: Explore the Jodhpur City

On day 12, continue your exploration of Jodhpur as you visit the Jaswant Thada, a stunning marble memorial built in honor of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Admire the intricate carvings and tranquil surroundings of this architectural marvel.

Explore the bustling Clock Tower market, where you can shop for vibrant textiles, handicrafts, and spices. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and interact with the friendly locals.

Day 13: Drive to Udaipur via Ranakpur Jain Temple

Leave Jodhpur behind and embark on a picturesque drive to Udaipur, the City of Lakes. En route, visit the famous Ranakpur Jain Temple, renowned for its exquisite marble architecture and intricate sculptures. Marvel at the intricate detailing and craftsmanship displayed in every corner of this magnificent temple.

Arrive in Udaipur, a city steeped in romance and beauty. Check-in at your hotel and take some time to relax and soak in the serene ambiance of the city.

Day 14: Explore Udaipur City

Discover the enchanting beauty of Udaipur as you embark on a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the majestic City Palace, a sprawling complex that showcases the grandeur of Rajput architecture. Explore the museum within the palace, which houses a remarkable collection of artifacts and historical relics.

Stroll through the picturesque Sahelion-Ki-Bari, also known as the Garden of Maidens, adorned with fountains, kiosks, marble elephants, and a delightful lotus pool. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this serene garden.

In the late afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola, surrounded by stunning palaces and picturesque landscapes. Witness the breathtaking sunset and capture the beauty of Udaipur in your memories.

Day 15: Drive to Bundi

Bid farewell to Udaipur and embark on a scenic drive to Bundi, a hidden gem in the heart of Rajasthan. Known for its magnificent forts, palaces, and stepwells, Bundi offers a glimpse into the glorious past of the region.

Visit the impressive Bundi Fort, built in the 16th century, and explore its beautiful palaces adorned with murals, mirror work, and intricate carvings. Discover the ancient stepwells, such as Raniji ki Baori, which served as important water sources and architectural masterpieces.

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and artistic beauty of Bundi as you wander through its narrow lanes and interact with the friendly locals.

Day 16: Drive to Ranthambore National Park (Sawai Madhopur)

On day 16, proceed to Ranthambore National Park, famous for its diverse wildlife and the majestic royal Bengal tigers. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and relax in the peaceful surroundings.

If time permits, you can embark on an afternoon jungle safari, accompanied by experienced naturalists and guides. Explore the lush forests and grasslands of the national park in search of tigers, leopards, and other wildlife species. Capture the raw beauty of nature and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 17: Jungle Safaris at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

This day is dedicated to immersing yourself in the wilderness of Ranthambore National Park. Embark on two jungle safaris, one in the early morning and another in the late afternoon, to maximize your chances of spotting the elusive royal Bengal tigers and other wildlife species.

Listen to the symphony of the jungle, observe the vibrant birdlife, and witness the captivating beauty of nature. Your experienced guides will provide you with insights into the flora and fauna of the region, ensuring a memorable wildlife experience.

Day 18: Travel to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri

Leave Ranthambore behind and continue your journey to Agra, the city of the iconic Taj Mahal. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri, a magnificent fortified city built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. Explore the architectural marvels of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and Panch Mahal.

Arrive in Agra and check-in at your hotel, where you can relax and prepare for the breathtaking experience awaiting you the next day.

Day 19: Explore Agra, Including the Beautiful Taj Mahal

Rise early to witness the mesmerizing beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise, when the first rays of sunlight illuminate the pristine white marble and create a magical ambiance. Admire the intricate details, the symmetrical design, and the love story that inspired this architectural wonder.

After experiencing the magnificence of the Taj Mahal, visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its impressive palaces, courtyards, and gardens, which offer panoramic views of the Taj Mahal.

In the afternoon, visit Mehtab Bagh, a garden complex located across the Yamuna River, where you can capture the best views of the Taj Mahal and enjoy a serene atmosphere.

Day 20: Travel Back to Delhi and Connect International Flight

On the final day of your tour, depart from Agra and drive back to Delhi. If time permits, you can indulge in some last-minute shopping for souvenirs and mementos.

In the evening, our representative will transfer you to the international airport in Delhi, where you will catch your flight back home, carrying with you beautiful memories of the forts, palaces, and tigers of Rajasthan.

The forts, palaces, and tigers of Rajasthan tour promises an unforgettable journey through the vibrant and culturally rich state of Rajasthan. From exploring historical wonders to experiencing the thrill of wildlife safaris, this tour offers a perfect blend of heritage, natural beauty, and adventure. Discover the majestic forts, indulge in the grandeur of palaces, and witness the raw power of the royal Bengal tigers in their natural habitat. Pack your bags, embark on this extraordinary adventure, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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