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Offbeat Rajasthan – 12 Days

 

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This offbeat journey offers a look at the history and heritage of this timeless land, bringing you stunning capitals of the former princely states—home to sprawling haveli and Rajput-era palaces—and rural Rajasthan villages and fortified towns untouched by time. Explore some popular as well as some of the offbeat trails of Rajasthan. Visit the immense Amber Fort high above Jaipur, get mesmerized by the grandeur of the royal mansions of Shekawati, soak up the unhurried atmosphere at pious Pushkar, stay at a former palace in Deoghar, experience village life in Bassi, climb down the steps of a step well in Bundi, visit the majestic Chittorghar fort and spot tigers at Rahthambore. This is one of a kind Rajasthan experience you are not going to forget in a hurry.   

 

ITINERARY

Jaipur, Mandawa, Pushkar, Deoghar, Bundi, Chittorghar, Bassi, Ranthambore (11n / 12d)

Day 1 – Jaipur : Arrive at Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Jaipur is known as the “Pink City” after the rusty colour that many of the houses are painted. With beautiful palaces, forts, gardens, temples, and unending market streets, it has a bit of everything that Rajasthan has to offer. Afternoon take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar Observatory.Evening enjoy dinner at a Rajasthani restaurent. Overnight at Jaipur.  

Day 2 – Jaipur to  Mandawa : After breakfast transfer to Mandawa, in the heart of the Shekhawati region. Visit some of the havelies ( royal mansions ) for which the entire Shekhawati region is known for. These fascinating haveli have elaborate hand painted walls. Evening go for a sunset camel ride in the sand dunes. Overnight at Mandawa.

Day 3 – Mandawa to Pushkar : After breakfast and visit to Mandawa Fort with painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows, head for Pushkar. Rub shoulders with pilgrims and sadhus in Pushkar, and see India’s only Brahma temple. Time permitting you could take a camel ride into the desert and witness a magical sunset among the dunes or head to a hilltop temple for magnificent views of the town. Overnight at Pushkar.  

Day 4 – Pushkar to Deoghar : After breakfast transfer to Deoghar. Deoghar is located at a height of 2100 ft above sea level which makes this place cooler as compare to other cities of Udaipur. The main attraction of Deogarh is Deogarh Mahal – built in the 17 century is now converted into a heritage hotel. The palace stands a top of hill offer a spectacular view of the Aravali mountain range, lakes and countryside. Deogarh is renowned for a school of miniature painting which is still in practice and this art form is very popular in Rajasthan and other parts of India. On the fort walls, frescoes art form can be seen. Overnight at Deoghar.

Day 5 – Deoghar to Udaipur : After breakfast leave for Udaipur and en route visit Kumbalghar Fort. Kumbalghar fort is considered as the second most significant fort after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region, and is situated 64 kms north of Udaipur.Built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha and enlarged through the 19th century, Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. Evening free to explore the bustling markets of Udaipur or rest. Overnight at Udaipur.

Day 6 – Udaipur : Full day for Udaipur sightseeing. visit the City Palace, a towering citadel over the shadow of Lake Pichola. The palace is a conglomeration of buildings constructed by successive Rajput rulers. You’ll also visit Jagdish Temple that enshrines black stone carving of lord Shiva and his mighty carrier Garuda. Also visit the Jain temple at Ranakpur, Lake Pichola and Bagore ki Haveli. Overnight at Udaipur.

Day 7 – Udaipur to Chittorghar ( Bassi ) : to Morning after breakfast in the hotel, we will head to Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh Fort, one of the finest forts in the country a huge rock of 3 miles long and 495 feet high is still in existence. It is a land where the ideals of chivalry, sacrifice and honor were always worshipped. Today, all that remains of those glorious times are the ruins of forts, palaces and temples that have nevertheless managed to retain their old grandeur. The place is truly a symbolic representation of noble and brave traditions of the Rajputs. Evening drive to Bassi village for a rural Rajasthan and stay. Overnight at Bassi.

Day 8 – Bassi : A tiny village located just 25kms from Chittorgarh, Bassi is a famous for its sculptures and woodcraft. Tourists have the option to stay at the magnificent 16th century Bassi Fort which is the main highlight of this village. Today converted into a luxury hotel it gives the travelers a glimpse of its glorious past. One can also visit two large water reservoirs which are used as irrigation dams called as Bassi Dam and Orai Dam; enjoy angling, boating and bird watching on these dams. Wildlife lovers are attracted in large number to Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary which showcases some exotic species of animals and birds in their natural habitat. On an exploratory walk through the village, you’ll see local craftspeople at work and have plenty of opportunity to meet with the villagers.Overnight at Bassi.

Day 9 – Bassi to Bundi : After breakfast travel to Bundi. This quaint little picture perfect city boasts of a towering fort that has never been conquered, a palace with amazing fresco’s and mirrors, over 50 baoris (step wells) with the most magnificent architecture, the Nawal Sagar Lake. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Take a day trip out of the city and you’ll see some real hidden beauties of Rajasthan – pre-historic rock paintings, a beautiful waterfall straight out of the sets of a Hollywood movie, humongous rock formations and some old temples. Overnight at Bundi.

Day 10 – Bundi to Ranthambore : After breakfast head to Ranthambore. Once a famous hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore is now one of the county’s largest national parks. Take a safari into the heart of the jungle to discover tranquil lakes and ruined palaces, while keeping eyes out for deer, monkeys and the elusive Bengal tigers. Overnight at Ranthambore.

Day 11 – Ranthanbore to Jaipur : After breakfast leave for Jaipur an check in to the hotel. En route visit the 15th century Amber Fort and palaces, about 10 km outside the walled city, which was the former capital of the region. Evening take a walk through the colorful Jaipur bazaar and finish your shopping.
Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 12 – Departure : After breakfast transfer to airport. End of tour.

THEMESCulture 
Nature   
Offbeat
Wildlife   

DESTINATIONSJaipur     
Mandawa    
Pushkar
          
Deoghar
Bundi
Chittorghar
Bassi
Ranthambore

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HIGHLIGHTS
– Houseboat stay at Nageen Lake
– Explore Dal & Nageen Lake on Shikara
– Visit the meadows of Sonmarg, Gulmarg and Pahalgam
– Savor Kashmiri Wazwan
– Beautiful drives through mountains and fields 

COST Spoiler content INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS :

5 Nights stay at home stay / resort with breakfast,  2 night stay at houseboat with breakfast,  All transfers and excursions in private vehicle including all vehicle charges – driver cost, toll, parking etc. , service charges and taxes.

EXCLUSIONS :

Other than mentioned, Entry tickets and camera charges at sightseeing places ( if applicable ), Shikara Ride charges.

STAY & TRANSPORT  

 As  this is a customised tour, you can choose the accommodation and transport as per your preference .  Accommodation types available – Resorts, Cottages, Hotel, Home stay, Deluxe Camp Transport Private Vehicle ( SUV or Car )

 

NOTE :

COST MENTIONED IS INDICATIVE.
This is a customized trip. Cost might vary depending on your group size and type of accommodation required. Please contact us for details

 

  

 

 

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