OFFBEAT DESTINATIONS OF RAJASTHAN
Delhi – Churu – Khimsar – Nimaj – Ranakpur - Dungarpur – Chittorgarh – Bundi - Sawai Madhopur – Tehla – Delhi
Offbeat Destinations of Rajasthan Tour intriguing heritage of India. Explore cities with centuries of history, culture and untold stories. Covering locales with a pleasures offer and off the tourist radar, this is your chance to explore the unknown side of India. Start the tour with the alluring treasures of Delhi. Enjoy the tour of the sand dunes of the Thar Desert. The magnificent Chittorgarh Fort is one of the inspiring attractions you will come across. The marvelous architectural delights of Ranakpur Jain Temples is a memory you will cherish. Sawai Madhopur is one stop where you proceed for a wildlife adventure in the Ranthambore National Park.
- Delhi Sightseeing tour
- Churu Heritage Walk
- Admire the sand dunes in the Thar Desert
- Marvel at exquisite architecture of Jain Temples at Ranakpur
- Explore the largest fort in India, Chittorgarh Fort
- Excursion to the Ranthambore National Park
- Learn about typical village life in Rajasthan
- Shop to your heart’s content
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Day 02: Delhi – Churu
Day 03: Churu – Khimsar
Day 04: Khimsar – Nimaj
Day 05: Nimaj
Day 06: Nimaj – Ranakpur
Day 07: Ranakpur – Dungarpur
Day 08: Dungarpur
Day 09: Dungarpur – Chittorgarh
Day 10: Chittorgarh – Bundi
Day 11: Bundi - Sawai Madhopur
Day 12: Sawai Madhopur – Tehla
Day 13: Tehla – Delhi
Day 14: Delhi/ Departure
DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive at the New Delhi International Airport, where an representative will receive you. After the warm welcome avail the transfer to the pre-booked hotel. Freshen-up and make yourself comfortable.
Later proceed for guided city tour. Encompassing the major allures of Delhi, get to explore the heritage, culture and charm of the capital city. Known as the city of cities, the past and the modern create a rare spectacle. Start the tour from Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi, The Father of the nation was cremated in 1948. Next, visit the Red Fort, built of red sandstone dating from the very peak of the Mughal power. The India Gate is the iconic national monument of India. The Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Presidential Palace and the Secretariat buildings. Marvel at the architecture, heritage and history. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 02: DELHI – CHURU (255 KMS/ 06 HRS)
After breakfast & checkout from the hotel drive to Churu.
On arrival check-in at hotel. Freshen-up & proceed for Churu Heritage Walk.
Walk through Dharamsputa, a tall red stand-stone tower. Then proceed towards the local Bazaar. Shop or just explore the vibrant handicrafts and other items displayed. Make a stop at Surana Haveli. Built in the 19th century, it was built by the Kothari family who were successful Jain merchants. Next, proceed towards Surana Double Haveli which is also known as Surana Hawa Mahal, the Wind Palace. Pay respects to the Balaji Temple, contrasting with the plainness of the more concealed north wall. There are some gold paintings above the temple door and also in the porch of the shrine. The Mantri Chhatri has paintings on the basement walls and also in the dome, the latter mostly incarnation of Vishnu.
There is also an Optional Tour to Mandawa. This town in the Shekhawati region is home to some of the most thrilling architectural marvels. Visit the various fascinating mansions (havelis) that have lavishly painted walls. It narrates untold stories of the era gone by. Later return back to the hotel. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 03: CHURU – KHIMSAR (250 KMS/ 05 HRS)
Morning after the delicious breakfast & checkout, drive to Khimsar. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Freshen-up and proceed for a Jeep safari. The intriguing landscape is truly worth exploring. Stop for tea and refreshments at the Khimsar Dunes Village. Enjoy the beautiful views of the blissful sunset. Rest of the evening free at your own. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04: KHIMSAR – NIMAJ (155 KMS/ 04 HRS)
Early morning, after breakfast proceed for Black Buck Safari. The Panchala Black Buck reserve is home to three species of antelope, the Blackbuck, Chinkara and Bluebull. Sight the wildlife in their natural habitats.
Late in the morning proceed to drive to Nimaj. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Day is free for leisure activities at hotel. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 05: NIMAJ
After an early breakfast proceed for Village Tour. The "Dhani", Hamlets of Bishnoi, Seervi and Kumawat communities, Tribal settlements are simply intriguing. Marvel at the wonderful style of their home. Learn about their lives. Interact with the friendly folk who are proficient in various arts and skills. Next stop is Jal Tarang. Here a Romantic cruise at Chhatra Sagar Dam awaits you.
You can also take up the Optional Tour to Jodhpur. The Blue City has some memorable delights for you. Visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and the vibrant markets. Later return back to the hotel. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 06: NIMAJ – RANAKPUR (180 KMS / 4.5 HRS)
Start the day with an appetizing breakfast in the hotel. Then leave for the drive to Ranakpur. En-route stop to explore the Kumbhalgarh Fort. It was the most important citadel after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region. On arrival, check-in at hotel.
Freshen-up and proceed to visit Ranakpur Jain temple. The exquisite architecture, carvings were built during the reign of the Rajput monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The gifted king was tolerant and supported the progress of other communities. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared halls and domes supported by over four hundred columns. It is a sight one must not miss. After the dose of charm, recuperate overnight with stay in the hotel.
DAY 07: RANAKPUR – DUNGARPUR (200 KMS / 05 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Dungarpur, en-route visiting Udaipur. The city of lakes is one of picturesque sights of the desert state. The marvelous monuments narrate intriguing stories. On arrival, check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 08: DUNGARPUR
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing. Start with a visit to Juna Mahal. The 13th century seven-storeyed edifice resembles a fortress with crenulated walls, turrets, narrow entrances and corridors to slow down the march of the enemy. The Gaib Sagar Lake is a famous shrine of Shrinathji lies along the lake. The shrine is a merging of several beautifully built temples with one main temple. One sight one must not miss is Rishabdeo. The 14th century temple is renowned for its elaborate carvings and precious stone-studded idol of Lord Kesariyaji. Also pay respects to Deo Somnath. The 12th century temple of Lord Shiva is legendary sight.
Later drive back to Dungarpur. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 09: DUNGARPUR – CHITTORGARH (190 KMS/ 4.5 HRS)
After an early breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Chittorgarh. After you reach, check-in at hotel. Freshen-up and then ensue for Chittorgarh Fort. The city was formerly known as Chittaur. From the 7th century to the 16th, was the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs. Evening is free for leisure activities at the hotel. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 10: CHITTORGARH – BUNDI (160 KMS / 3.5 HRS)
Today make an early start to Bundi after breakfast. On arrival, check-in at the pre-booked hotel. Freshen-up and proceed to visit Taragarh Fort. The Taragarh Fort circlets the summit of a steep hill overlooking the town. The architecture is of note and the views are stunning. Next, visit the Sukh Mahal. It is the magnificent summer palace on the Jait Sagar Lake beautified with lush garden and surroundings of the Aravali mountain range. Evening free at your own. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 11: BUNDI - SAWAI MADHOPUR (140 KMS/ 2.5 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Sawai Madhopur. This city is famous all over the world for Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Get fresh and proceed to the wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy Jeep/canter safari to explore the jungle and tiger trails. You will have a wonderful opportunity to see the plenty of wild animals and birds including royal Bengal tigers. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 12: SAWAI MADHOPUR – TEHLA (160 KMS/04 HRS)
Early morning you may go for safari or may enjoy the leisurely comforts of your hotel. Come back to the hotel for breakfast. Later drive to Tehla. On arrival, check-in at hotel. Freshen-up and relax at resort. The town in Rajasthan is blessed with enticing charm of traditional lifestyle. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 13: TEHLA - DELHI (230 KMS/ 06 HRS)
After breakfast, drive to Delhi. On arrival, check-in at the pre-booked hotel. Freshen-up and proceed to visit Humayun's Tomb. Built in 1565 AD by his grieving widow Haji Begum, it is one of the stunning masterpieces dating to the Mughal Era. The beautiful Qutub Minar is next. Standing tall at 72 metres, the complex sheltersthe ruins of Quwat–ul–Eslam (Light of Islam) Mosque. The last stop is, Jama Masjid. It is undoubtedly the most elegant mosque in India. Later return back to the hotel. Night stay at hotel.
DAY 14: DELHI/ DEPARTURE
In time transfer to international airport to board your homebound flight with the happy memory of our incredible nation.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
- Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis based on double/twin occupancy.
- Excursions and touring as specified in itinerary, all on private basis.
- All airport and ground transportation on private basis.
- Driver allowance and all presently applicable taxes.
*Not included: gratuities, visas (if applicable), international or internal flights, meals and drinks not described, items of a personal nature.