Rural India Tour Guide & Driver

Rural India 12 Days

11 Nights / 12 Days – Delhi – Nawalgarh – Bikaner – Gajner – Kolayat – Bawari Village – Sam – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur – Bijaipur – Chittorgarh – Pushkar – Jaipur – Abhaneri – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

Day 1 – Arrive at Delhi

Arrive at Delhi airport. You will be met with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 2 – Delhi – Nawalgarh 
285km / 6 hours

Breakfast at hotel and later depart for Delhi visit. Sightseeing tour of New Delhi begin with Qutab Minar. This striking medieval tower of victory, built by the slave dynasty, is 73m high. Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque, stands the Iron pillar which has stood the vagaries of weather and has not rusted for over 1500 years. Later drive through the Embassy area, Diplomatic enclave, stop for a quick photo shoot at India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidential Estate formerly Viceroy’s House). In the afternoon drive to Nawalgarh. Arrive in the evening and check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel Koolwal Kothi.

Village of BikanerDay 3 –Nawalgarh – Bikaner – Gajner
240km / 4½ hours

Breakfast at the hotel and then visit the Shekhawati villages of Mandawa and Fatehpur. The whole area of Shekhawati has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions and is called the open air gallery. After the visit continue drive to Bikaner. On arrival visit Junagarh Fort. The Junagarh Fort built between 1588 and 1593 built by Raja Jai Singh who was a general in the army of the Mughal emperor, Akbar. The fort has a 986 meter long wall with 37 bastions & 2 entrances, and it is famous for the super quality of stone carvings. Depart for Gajner. Arrive in the evening and check in to the hotel Gajner Palace.

Day 4 – Gajner – Kolayat – Bawari Village – Sam
295km / 6 hours

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Sam near Jaisalmer. En route you will stop at Kolayat village. Kolayat - a beautiful village with Havelis and sacred Lake is 15kms from Gajner. It’s a pilgrimage place for Hindus. Another important feature of Kolayat is the annual fair held during Oct. - Nov. (full moon of the Hindu month Kartik) which attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists. En route visit Bawari Kallan. Enjoy the village walk and observe the typical rural life of the village. Continue drive to Sam. Arrive in Sam sand dunes and check in to the luxury Swiss tents in the middle of the desert. Enjoy camel ride at the dunes. Dinner and cultural program will be organised at the dunes of Sam. Overnight in tented accommodation at Sam sand dunes.

Day 5 – Sam – Jaisalmer

After breakfast depart for Jaisalmer city for sight seeing. Visit the city. Walk up to the Jaisalmer fort, through the narrows streets dotted with temples & havelis. You will visit the fort, Gadisar Lake, famous havelis and Bada Bagh. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 6 – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
285km / 5 hours

Breakfast and drive to Jodphur. Arrive in Jodhpur in the afternoon and visit the fort.

Jodhpur is the second largest city of Rajasthan. The Old city is surrounded by a huge nine and a half kilometre long wall which has seven gates. Some of the houses and temples are of richly carved stone, in particular the buildings near the Sadar Bazar.

Visit the Mehrangarh Fort situated on a steep hill, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. To enter the Mehrangarh Fort, seven gates have to be crossed. Some of these gates still bear marks of many a siege that this fort has withstood. Visit the clock tower bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 – Jodphur – Ranakpur – Kumbhalgarh
210km / 5 hours

Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the village safari in Jeep. Later, drive to Ranakpur. Visit famous Jain temples. Continue drive to Kumbhalgarh. Arrive and check in to the hotel. In the late afternoon visit Kumbhalgarh Fort. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kumbhalgarh.

Day 8 – Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur – Bijaipur
200km / 5 hours

After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Arrive and visit the lake city. Visit the City Palace. It is the largest palace in Rajasthan. Also visit the Jagdish Temple and Saheliyon-Ki-Bari or the "Gardens of the Maids of Honour". Later drive to Bijaipur. Arrive and check in to the Castle Bijaipur. Take a stroll in the village.

Day 9 – Bijaipur – Chittorgarh – Pushkar
200km / 4½ hours

Breakfast at hotel and drive to Chittorgarh. Arrive and visit the Chittorgarh Fort. After the visit continue drive towards Pushkar. Arrive at Pushkar and check in to the hotel. Evening visit the lake and the temple. Overnight at the hotel in Pushkar.

Day 10 – Pushkar – Jaipur
165km / 3½ hours

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jaipur. On Arrival visit Jaipur city. Visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.

Also visit the City Palace, where you can see Chandra Mahal, Shri Gobind Deo Temple and the City Palace Museum; also visit Jantar Mantar, a royal observatory with masonry astronomical instruments. Later visit the Monkey Temple. Arrive and check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.

Day 11 – Jaipur – Abhaneri – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
235km / 5 hours

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Agra. En route you will visit Abhaneri.

Abhaneri The City of Brightness is a small town village, situated at 95km before from Jaipur. Originally Abhaneri was named as Abha Nagri, which means the city of brightness, but due to mispronunciation of the term, it changed to the present name. Today, the city is in ruins; yet it still attracts tourists from across the globe.

Continue drive towards Fatehpur Sikri. Visit Fatehpur Sikri. The great ruler Akbar set up his capital here, and built a grand city, but after only 40 years the water supply became too difficult to maintain in this dry area, so all of the inhabitants packed up and moved on. They left behind a phenomenal collection of grand temples and palaces, with the ruins of old houses standing between them. Now it is an atmospheric ghost city, full of green parrots and monkeys. After the visit continue drive towards Agra. Arrive and check in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Agra.

Early morning visit the Taj MahalDay 12 – Agra – Delhi airport
200km / 4 hours

Early morning visit the Taj Mahal. It was built by Shah Jahan as a token of his love for his deceased wife, and is undoubtedly the most romantic burial site in the world.

Return to hotel for breakfast and then visit Agra fort. Later in the evening drive to Delhi. On arrival visit the Shikh Temple of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

In the late evening you will be taken to a local city restaurant for farewell dinner. After the dinner transfer to the international airport to board the flight back to your country.

 

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