Chittorgarh To Ranakpur Trip
- Sightseeing Delhi’s alluring attractions
- Explore the magnificent palatial mansions of the bygone era.
- 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 1: Delhi- Arrive at the New Delhi International Airport, where an IHPL tour 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.
Day 2: Delhi – Churu- After breakfast 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.
Day 3: Churu – Khimsar- Start the day with breakfast. Later, 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.
Return to hotel for rest.
Day 4: Khimsar – Nimaj- 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. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Nimaj- Start the day with healthy breakfast. Then proceed for Village Tour. The “Dhani”, Hamlets of Bishnoi, Seervi and Kumawatcommunities, 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.
Day 6: Nimaj – Ranakpur- Start the day with an appetizing breakfast in the hotel. Then leave for the drive to Ranakpur.En-routestop 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 7: Ranakpur – Dungarpur- 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. Return for overnight stay.
Day 8: Dungarpur- Today you have an interesting day planned for you. 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.
Day 9: Dungarpur – Chittorgarh- Today have an early morning start. After your breakfast, drive to Chittorgarh. After you reach, check-in at hotel. Freshen-up and thenensue 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.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Chittorgarh – Bundi- Today make an early start to Bundi after breakfast. On arrival, check-in at the pre-booked hotel. Freshen-up andproceed 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.
Return to hotel for overnight rest.
Day 11: Bundi – Sawai Madhopur- Post breakfast, proceed bycar 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 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. Dinner & overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 12: Sawai Madhopur – Tehla- 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. Dinner and Overnight stay is arranged at your hotel.
Day 13: Tehla – Delhi (By Road)- 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. Thebeautiful 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.
After the amazing day, return to you hotel for overnight stay.
Day 14: Delhi – Back Home- After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel. Get assisted for a drive and drop at Delhi International airport. Board your flight for onward journey with mesmeric memories.