Rajasthan Heritage Tour
: 17 Days - 16 Nights
: Delhi - Rohet - Jaisalmer - Daspan - Bhadrajun -
Mount Abu - Dungarpur - Dhariyawad - Devigarh - Deogarh - Jaipur - Delhi
Day 01: Rohetgarh
Jodhpur by flight from New Delhi/Mumbai and further drive straight to Rohetgarh-
a charming village encompassing a heritage hotel of the same name. Rest of the
day at leisure.
Rohet Garh is 40 km short of Jodhpur on Udaipur-Jodhpur route. Past centuries
come to life at the historic boundary walls of Rohet - the fortified desert
home of the descendants of the 16th century Rathore of Champawat clan. A home,
where, inspire of the inroads of modernity, aristocratic norms are still revered
and where one can, even today, experience the famed warm and courteous Rajput
hospitality. Frescoes on the tall gateway, brightly painted in the traditional
style herald the entry into the portico decorated with the artifacts and trophies
of many years. An interesting village safari is one of the highlights to visit
Rohet Garh. During the day you have the option of either taking a sightseeing
tour of Jodhpur city or join a safari to Bishnoi villages.
Day 03: Jaisalmer
Reach Jaisalmer by road and check in. Explore the Golden city on your own
in the evening. Transfer on camels to desert camp in a village outside Jaisalmer.
Day 04: Jaisalmer
The year was 1970 when Maharaja Mahendra Singh Ji Pioneered the Hospitality
business in Jaisalmer by starting the Jaisal Castle Hotel at 12 room Hotel in
Jaisalmer Fort which was built in 1165 A.D. It was from here that began the
new world famous concept of the "Golden Thar Experience. Rawal Jaisal,
a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhati Rajput, laid the foundation of this
city in 1156 A.D.. Trikuta was the hill chosen and Jaisal abandoned his old
fort at Lodurva and established this new capital. The Bhati Rajputs of Jaisalmer
were feudal chiefs who lived on the forced levy on the caravans that crossed
their territory en-route Delhi. These caravans, laden with precious cargoes
of spices and silk brought great wealth to this town. Because of its remote
location, Jaisalmer for years remained untouched by
influences and during the British raj, the rulers of Jaisalmer were the last
to sign the instrument of agreement with the British. This included apart from
traditional royal hospitality and entertainment, camel safaris and desert camps.
As word of our excellence spread across the world the need arose to expand and
this, in 1980 resulted in the restoration of a 130 year old ancestral Place
belonging to Maharaja Shivdan Singh Ji in to Jaisalmer's first deluxe heritage
Hotel Narayan Niwas Palace, named after Maharaja Narayan Singh Ji, father of
Maharaja Mahendra Singh Ji. This today is the flagship of not only the company
but the entire hospitality industry of Jaisalmer.. Today we operate with excellence,
the Narayan Niwas Palace, The Jaisal Castle, Jaisal Tours and the Narayan Bagh
Resort, geared towards providing the ultimate Thar experience.
Half day guided sightseeing of Jaisalmer and further transfer to a village
outside Jaisalmer to spend the day in rustic desert atmosphere. Night stay
in desert camp.
Day 05: Daspan
Daspan, enroute visiting jailor Fort Daspan was founded in 1713 AD by grant
of a jagir of two villages from the then ruler of Marwar. Upon arrival check-in
at Castle Durjan Niwas, built in the early 19th century. Though built in the
Indo European style, it adapts itself well to the Rajput life style, with
the ladies apartments being separated from the gents apartments. This village
presents the most untouched picture of Indian villages. You may see a whole
range of crafts being practiced right in front. Move around in the region
for colorful bazaars in nearby Sindhari town, beautiful temples all around
and unspoiled village life. Take this less frequented route to the unexplored
parts of Thar Desert and reach Daspan. Check in the highly personalized atmosphere
of Castle Durjan Niwas in this village. This village presents the most untouched
picture of Indian villages. You may see a whole range of crafts being practiced
right in front.
Day 06: Bhadrajun
Drive through very untouched and virgin scenery of villages, farms and tribal
settlements and reach the very peacefully located castle of Bhadrajun for
the night stay.
Day 07: Mount Abu
Mount Abu - Rajasthan's only hill retreat blessed with pleasant climate all
through the year. Your first day here will be spent leisurely walking around
its lake and appreciating its greenery.
Day 08: Mount Abu
This club was built more than a century back. Today, it is an exclusive resort
in the lap of a lush valley and surrounded by beautiful mountains. The rooms
are well furnished and the resort offers all modern facilities.Cama Rajputana
Club Resort is a grand club with a history of over 125 years. The club was
restored and recreated to become a luxurious resort with great views and most
modern business facilities. There are good recreational facilities with finest
hospitality services to make it pleasurable for work and pleasure. The hotel
has 42 luxurious rooms and 2 suites, all with fabulous views and all the modern
facilities. Visit the Dilwara Jain temples, unparalleled in every aspect of
creativity and artistry on marble. The marble here is so finely carved that
it seems almost translucent!
Day 09: Dungarpur
Drive through tribal dominated areas and reach Dungarpur. Stay in the most
amazing suites of a palace still inhabited by the royal family - a rare opportunity
to be entertained by the royal family and closely see the princely lifestyle.
Day free at leisure.
Day 10: Dungarpur
Unlike the more recent Udai Bilas, the Old Palace or Juna Mahal as it is locally
known, is no longer occupied. It is still owned by the family and can be visited
only on invitation. Almost as old as the town itself, the construction of
the palace was started sometime in the turbulent 13th century amongst the
superb natural defenses of a rocky peak some 1500 ft. from the sea level Kuchaman
Fort now a heritage hotel resort is easily accessible from Delhi and Jaipur.
It is of a special significance, as it remained unconquered by either the
Marathas or the Mughals.
The Fort's formidable ramparts, innumerable terraces, balconies, and viewing
points along with its rich and interesting history, makes it a great holiday
destination with a difference !Visit the stunning interiors of Juna Mahal
Palace. Walk around the town in free time. The place has largest concentration
of Bhil tribal population in Rajasthan.
Day 11: Dhariyawad
Dhariyavad was founded in the mid-16th century by Sahasmal, The second son
of the greatest warrior of Mewar region - Maharana Pratap. located in the
south of Rajasthan the area is surrounded by subtropical forests of the Aravali
hills. The two rivers flowing through the region - Jakham and Karmoi add to
the beauty of the landscape. The Sitamata wildlife sanctuary is close by and
just 40 kms away is Baneshwar, where the annual (February) fair is one of
the most colorful gatherings of the bhills - the indigenous tribes of the
Established in the 16th century, more recent additions blend a European flavour
to the overall Rajput ambience. From here, horse safaris are a wonderful way
of exploring the forested countryside.
The fort is a combination of both rajput and European architecture and has
large rooms reflecting a traditional rajasthani ambience. Horse and jeep safaris,
visits to the nearby sites of interest and performance by local musicians
are all a part of the entertainment offered to the visitor here. Further,
the adventure enthusiasts can have the pleasure of trekking and safaris through
the unspoilt natural environs.
Reach Dhariyawad and stay in its beautiful fort. The fort is adjacent to Sitamata
Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a horse safari to explore the forested region and
Bhil tribal settlements.
Day 12: Devigarh
a few hours drive, check in one of the most beautiful heritage hotels of India
located in the outskirts of Udaipur city. After some leisure you may have a
half-day sightseeing of Udaipur city.
Day 13: Deogarh
Driving through Eklingji/ Nagda and visiting the Molela (famous for its terracotta
art) village, finally reach Deogarh Mahal - a charming palace having tastefully
decorated rooms. Evening at leisure watching spectacular cultural performances.
Day 14: Deogarh
Deogarh Mahal is a heritage hotel in Deogarh, Rajasthan. It is conveniently
placed, just a few hours drive from the lake city of Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh
fort, Chittaurgarh, and Ranakpur. One can make it a base for visiting these
nearby places or for going on horse safaris, bird watching, jeep drives, rural
rails and to experience first hand, the regal Rajasthani hospitality.
The Deogarh experience is a unique blend of tradition and modernity. The hotels
is in fact among the 'most liked' and appreciated heritage hotels in India.
In its short run in the hospitality industry, it has won for itself many awards
and accolades, the prestigious 'Tatler award' by the Conde Naste Traveler,
for best hotel under 100 pounds is just one of these.
Deogarh Mahal is an imposing structure built in the 17th century. It stands
atop a hill and offers a commanding view of the Aravalli mountain range and
the numerous lakes, strewn across the countryside. With its greying battlements,
domes, turrets, jharokhas and huge gateways, At a height of about 2100 ft
above sea level, it is cooler than surrounding Rajathan. Take an excursion
to Kumbhalgarh fort or Ranakpur temples. Later, explore the Deogarh town on
Day 15: Jaipur
One of the earlier Thakurs of Bissau Shyam Singh was an outstanding if somewhat
unconventional ruler -An Englishman who visited his court in 1808 had this
to say "At his palace I saw four Shekhawat Chief's and cousins - they
were plain men, and seemed to be living in great harmony. While some of the
others bore strong marks of the effect of opium especially noticeable in their
eyes, one of them Shyam Singh seemed remarkably mild and well mannered but
scarcely had I crossed the desert when I heard that Shyam Singh had murdered
the three others at a feast, stabbing the first with his own hand". This
story may or may not be authentic but is quite typical of times and conditions
prevailing in that particular era.
Palace is an elegant traditional hotel built in 1919 and recently renovated.
Close to the walled city and overlooking the Tiger fort the Bissau offers an
oasis of calm, care, comfort and respite from the 'heat and dust' of the city.
The guest rooms are spacious and comfortable. A gracious hotel with old-world
charm and reputation for excellent cuisine and service. An atmosphere pregnant
with intrigue, excitement, tragedy. Turreted ramparts enclosing a world of
To his credit, however, it must be maintained that Shyam Singh was at his
best a brilliant general and tactician who hired the services of French mercenaries
in his fight against the British and the Jaipur State. Most of the armory
displayed here were a part of Shyam Singh's 'personal effects'. After arrival
at Jaipur, take a city sightseeing trip. In the evening walk through many
interesting lanes of Jaipur, which are full of shops of artisans, temples
and traditional houses.
Day 16: Jaipur
Morning walking tour of some interesting streets and squares of the Pink City
to catch glimpses of the habitual patterns of its people which even includes
attending heart-rending prayers at Sri Govind Devji temple. Elephant ride
to Amber Fort during the day. Visit to a farmhouse for local Rajasthani dinner.
Day 17: Departure
Drive to New Delhi and check in. Day free for shopping or at leisure. At appropriate
time transfer to airport for your flight back home. The Tour Ends.