Shekhawati region is Mandawa. Arrive in Mandawa in the
Day 04: Mandawa (Excursion to Sikar
In the morning you will drive to Sikar. In Sikar you will
visit the Gopinath, Raghunath and Madan Mohan temple. You will
also visit the Biyani Havellis. In the afternoon you will
drive to Ramgarh. In Ramgarh you will visit the Shani Temple
as well as the Havellis of Poddars.
Day 05: Mandawa (Excursion to Fatehpur, Bissau and
In the morning drive to Fatehpur. Fatehpur is famous for its
frescoes in the Indian as well as western styles. The most
interesting Havellis in Fatehpur are the Havellis of
Chamariyas, Singhanias, Goenka and Jalan Havellis. Afterwards
you will visit the town of Bissau. Bissau was founded in the
mid 18th century. Bissau has splendid chhatris of its Thakurs
and well painted havelis of Khemka, Tibriwals, Thakurs,
Jhunjhunuwala and Kedia. After visiting the town of Bissau you
will visit the town of Churu which is famous for havelis of
Kothari and Kanhaiya Lal Bagla with marvellous life-size
paintings of Dhola Maru, Sassi Punu etc.
Day 06: Mandawa (Excursion to Lachmangarh and Nawalgarh)
Today you will visit the Fort of Lachmangarh which is one of
the most impressive fort in Shekhawati area. It is worth going
up to the top to get a view of the town below. Nawalgarh was a
central point for many of the trader families who decorated
their havellis with the fresco paintings. Some of them are
Poddar Haveli, Roop Niwas, Saat Haveli. One can also visit a
few temples and the fort of Nawalgarh.
Day 07: Mandawa (Excursion to Mehansar)
The morning is at leisure in Mandawa. In the afternoon drive
to Mehansar. Mehansar was founded in the mid of 18th century.
In Mahansar you will visit the Sone-Chandi-ki-Haveli (Sone Ki
Dukan Haveli) and Raghunath temple with beautiful paintings
which seem to have their origin from the Bikaner school of
Day 08: Mandawa (Excursion to Dundlod and Mukundgarh)
Today you will visit Dundlod. Dundlod is famous due to its
palace which has been now converted into hotel. The Goenka
Havellis of Dundlod are also worth visiting. Then you will
drive further to Mukundgarh. Mukundgarh is more known for its
fort than the havelis. The Mukundgarh fort has been converted
into heritage hotel and is worth visiting.
Day 09: Mandawa - Bikaner (about 180 km / 4
In the morning after having breakfast you will drive to
Bikaner. After a break you will visit the Junagarh Fort
constructed of red sandstone and marble with kiosks and
balconies embellishing the structure at intervals.
Day 10: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (about 330 km /
Today you will drive through the desert and proceed for
Jaisalmer. Arrive in Jaisalmer in the evening.
Day 11: Jaisalmer
Today you will have sightseeing in Jaisalmer. There you will
have a walk through the old city and visit the carved havellis,
fort, Jain temple and Gadisar Lake. In the afternoon you will
drive around 40 km. away from Jaisalmer to Sam dunes where you
will enjoy the sunset before you will drive back to Jaisalmer.
Day 12: Jaisalmer - Osain - Jodhpur (about 290 km / 6
Early morning drive to Jodhpur via Osian. Osian is a great
centre of Hindu and Jain religions. The oldest Temple here was
constructed in 1178 AD. In the evening arrive in Jodhpur.
Day 13: Jodhpur - Jaipur (about 335 km / 6˝ hours)
Today you will drive to the Pink City, Jaipur.
Day 14: Jaipur
After having breakfast you will drive to Amber which is about
11 km from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha
dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created
Jaipur. Here you will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the
back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber you will visit the Hawa
Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953
small casements with each having its own balcony. In the
afternoon you will visit the City Palace which is still the
formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the
Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city
palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur
Maharajas. Then you will have a walk through the colourful
Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block
printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. Later
visit Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai
Singh's five remarkable observatories. In the evening you will
drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit “Laxmi Narayan
Mandir”, a Hindu temple made out of white marble.
Day 15: Jaipur - Delhi (about 270 km / 5-6 hours)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to Delhi. Arrival
in Delhi in the evening. The rest of the day at leisure.
Day 16: Flight to home destination
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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