RURAL RAJASTHAN TOUR
DELHI – MANDAWA – BIKANER – GAJNER – JAISALMER – SAM – JODHPUR – LUNI – VILLAGE KHAIRWA – RANAKPUR – KUMBHALGARH – CHITTORGARH – BUNDI – SAMODE – DELHI / DEPARTURE
Duration : 14 NIGHTS / 15 DAYS
Visit Rajasthan’s villages for an immersion in old India; vibrant colours, small villages and farms, bazaars, markets, camels and bullock carts.
No visit to Rajasthan is complete without including one of its iconic cities but to find the real, rural India head off the beaten track to some of its villages and smaller towns. Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue – and that’s just the cow horns. Rural Rajasthan is the stuff of your imagination; sweeping deserts and craggy hills, forgotten forts and fairy-tale palaces, snooty camels and wandering cows, the very essence of India all in eye-popping glorious technicolour.
After the hullabaloo of the cities the Rajasthan countryside presents a great opportunity to slow down to a pace of life no faster than a trundling bullock cart. Rural India is where the majority of Indians live, in small towns.
Suggested tour itinerary is a flexible tour proposal and can be change as per the guest requirement. We provide tailor made itinerary as per the need of the guest if you want to add or remove any of the destination please advise us for modification so that you can enjoy best of your holidays in India.
Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive at Delhi airport / railways station, meet and greet by ITM representative and transfer to hotel. Where our representative will assist you to check in at hotel and later explain the tour scheduled in detail and handover all the tour related documents to you. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight Delhi.
Day 02: DELHI – MANDAWA
Today after breakfast we will leave for Mandawa. Mandawa, well known for its forts and palace. On reaching Mandawa, check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up, we will go to visit the Mandawa’s fort, places and its few villages. Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Mandawa is located in the district of Jhunjhunu in Shekhawati region. The town of Mandawa was a trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes between China and the Middle East. Thakur Nawal Singh of Nawalgarh and Mandawa, built a fort in 1755 to protect this outpost. The township that grew around the fort soon attracted a large community of traders, who settled here. Mandawa still retains the havelis, mansions and the old world architecture dating back to that time.
Day 03: MANDAWA – BIKANER – GAJNER
After breakfast leave for Bikaner. On arrival, visit the royal walled medieval city dating back to 1486 AD and established by Prince Bika Rathore. Bikaner was a great center for trade in the ancient world as it was between the ancient caravan route, which linked Central Asia and North India with Gujarat seaports.
We will be visiting the massive fort of Junagarh built between 1588 – 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh (1571 – 1611 AD). Junagarh fort is an architectural masterpiece. Further, we will visit the Lalgarh palace made by red sandstone and built by Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881 AD – 1942 AD) in memory of his father Maharaja Lal Singh between 1902 -1926. Lalgarh is an example of pure Rajput martial architecture.
Later, proceed to Gajner. On arrival, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 04: GAJNER – JAISALMER
In the morning enjoy jeep safari to the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary to spot exotic animals like deer, jackal, wild boar and peacock. Later, return to the hotel for fresh-n-up. After fresh-n-up, drive to Jaisalmer. En-route we visit the village of Kolayat. Further, we will visit the village of Bawari Kallan. Here, we will have a walk through the streets of the village to observe the typical rural life of the villagers. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 05: JAISALMER – ASM
After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer and visit the Jaisalmer fort, through the narrows streets dotted with temples & havelis. Further, visit Gadisar Lake, famous havelis and Bada Bagh. In the evening return back to Sam. Enjoy camel ride at the dunes. Enjoy cultural performance followed by dinner in Sam. Overnight in Sam.
Day 06: JODHPUR – LUNI
After an early breakfast leave to Luni. En-route we will visit Jodhpur city and visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan palace. Later, we will drive to Luni. On arrival, check into the hotel. Overnight Luni.
Day 07: LUNI
Today, enjoy a full day visit to Luni village. We will be visiting various traditional villages, seeing local handicrafts, pottery and hand weaving and some rare wildlife. Here, we will also take pleasure of Jeep safari and camel safari. Overnight Luni.
Day 08: LUNI VILLAGE – KHAIRWA
Today, we will leave for Village Khairwa. On arrival, check into the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy village safari and camel or horse safari. Further, in the evening enjoy Folk dance or puppet show. An overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09: KHAIRWA – RANAKPUR
After breakfast drive to Ranakpur. On arrival, check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up visit the tranquil Jain Temple which is magnificently carved out of white marble. In the evening, enjoy the calmness of the place. An overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 10: RANAKPUR – KUMBHALGARH – CHITTORGARH
After breakfast, leave for Chittorgarh. En-route we will visit Kumbhalgarh – The city is named after the impressive historic fort of Kumbhalgarh. Further, drive to Chittorgarh. On arrival, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11: CHITTORGARH – BUNDI
In the morning visit the massive Chittorgarh fort – it is the epitome of Rajput pride, culture, values, romance and spirit. It reverberates with history of heroism and sacrifice, which is evident as it echoes with the tales sung by the Bards of Rajasthan.
Later, drive to Bundi. On arrival, check into the hotel. After fresh-n-up visit the inviting Taragarh Palace. Taragarh is pride of Bundi. Rudyard Kipling mentioned about the palace as “No human hand can create such a splendour; for only angels have that skill” during his visit to Bundi. Taragarh fort was raised at a height of 500 meters atop a hill by Rao Bar Singh in the 13th century.
Day 12: BUNDI – SAMODE
In the morning, we will have village excursion around Bundi visiting its Step Well and Jait Sagar Lake. Later, drive to Samode. On arrival, check into the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. An overnight Samode.
Day 13: SAMODE
Today, we will visit the rustic villages of Samode and stay there for the whole day. Here, you will see the real India having the experience India rural life, traditional agriculture farming and cattle milking. You can enjoy camel safari, camel cart ride, bullock cart ride in Samode. An overnight stay in Samode.
Day 14: SAMODE – DELHI
After breakfast leave for Delhi. On arrival check in at hote. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight Delhi.
Day 15: DELHI / DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to Airport / Railway Station to catch flight / Train for onwards destination with the happy memories of your tour and our services.