Located in the north-western part of the country, Rajasthan is the largest state of India. It is also home to many important geographical entities like the great Aravalli Ranges, Chambal River and Thar Desert. According to experts, it was once the part of the great Indus Valley Civilisation, which is believed to be probably the oldest civilisation on earth. Come visit this wonderful state, especially its wonderful cities of Mandawa, Bikaner and Jaipur for an enthralling experience.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival in Delhi | Delhi to Mandawa
Soon after arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, board the designated vehicle and proceed towards the hotel in Mandawa.
Situated in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, Mandawa is considered as the gateway to the Shekhawati region of the state. Home to the heritage of Indian art, this place is a popular tourist destination for travellers during vacations. There are some amazing attractions in this city that worth a visit throughout the year.
On reaching the hotel, check-in and rest for some time. Later, go on a sightseeing tour of the city. You can start your sightseeing tour by visiting probably the most significant destination of this city, the Mandawa Fort. Known for its architectural brilliance, this fort is wonderfully maintained and designed. The charm and beauty of medieval era can still be witnessed in this fort.
Next, you can go to the famous Mandawa Castle, which houses the antique collection of this city that you cannot afford to miss. Experience the blend of modern culture and vibrant tradition over here.
Later, return to the hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2 – Mandawa to Bikaner
In the morning, check-out the hotel and proceed towards Bikaner, which is famous for its great monuments and wonderful camel safaris. Bikaner, the crowded desert city of the largest state of India, is flanked by the great Thar Desert. There is much to see and experience in this amazing city.
On reaching Bikaner, check-in at the hotel and rest for some time. Thereafter, you can go on a sightseeing tour.
Commence the sightseeing tour of Bikaner by visiting the Junagarh Fort, which was ruled by Raj Rai Singh, a Rajput warrior. The architecture of this fort is a perfect fusion of Gujarati, Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The fort is a complex, which comprises several palaces like Hawa Mahal, Chandra Mahal, Diwan-e-khas and Ganga Mahal. All these palaces are masterpieces and probably the finest examples of Rajput style of architecture.
Next, you can visit the famous Lalgarh Palace, which was built in the year 1902, by a brave ruler of Bikaner – Maharaja Ganga Singh. The palace is made of red sandstones and surrounded by lush greenery, which multiplies the charm of the palace. It houses a spectacular lawn, which is the home for many rare and beautiful birds. The palace is a feast to the eyes because of its delightful architecture.
You cannot afford to miss the enchanting experience of a camel safari at the time of sunset in Bikaner. Amidst the desert, a camel safari gives you a perfect view of the landscape.
After a tiring day of sightseeing, come back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 3 – Bikaner to Jaipur
Today, check-out from the hotel and leave for the city of Jaipur.
The vibrant city of Jaipur is famous for its bustling city life. It was once home to many royal families of India. The city is a perfect amalgamation of modern and medieval India. During winters, the picturesque beauty of the capital city of Rajasthan is extremely pleasant and attracts a lot of travellers. The place is home to many places of tourist interest that gained a reputation for them across the globe.
On reaching the hotel in Jaipur, check-in and rest for some time. Thereafter, you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4 – Sightseeing in Jaipur
Today, get ready to embark on a sightseeing tour of the picturesque city of Jaipur.
You can start your trip by visiting the grand Hawa Mahal, which is built with pink sandstones, making it even more enchanting. It has beautifully designed 953 windows and is also known as the ‘Palace of the Winds’. These windows were built for the women of royal families to witness the hustle-bustle of city life.
Later, you can also head to the magnificent City Palace, which is a complex of palaces, home to Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal and many other buildings, which are constructed with a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. You may also visit the museum inside the palace complex that houses various handicrafts, sculptures and pictures to depict the glorious history of Rajasthan. The panoramic view of the city from the top of the palace is simply spellbinding.
Later, you can pay a visit to one of the largest solar observatories of India – Jantar Mantar, which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II – the founder of the Pink City. Jantar Mantar is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The instruments present here are still used to study the planetary changes. You can also visit grand forts like Nahagarh Fort or Amber Fort.
After the day-long excursion, return to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 5 – Jaipur to Delhi | Departure from Delhi
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and drive towards Delhi airport or railway station to board your return flight or train, culmination this fun-filled journey.