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  Land of Kings (Delhi-Nimaj-Jodhpur)  
 
Come home to Rajasthan: land of glorious citadels, forts and opulent palaces on one side and the semi nomadic colorful tribes living in its villages and hamlets on the other. Visit the Blue city of India or Jodhpur and its fort Mehrangarh, "A work of Giants and Angels" as Rudyard Kipling says. A journey to the land of erstwhile Maharajas and feudal lords and a taste of some royal and heritage hospitality in the heart of Rajasthan.
 
     
  Day 1: Train Delhi to Ajmer Drive to Nimaj
Today morning we catch the superfast air-conditioned train to Ajmer and then enjoy the country as we drive a couple of hours to the village of Nimaj. This is India's rural heart, with predominantly a farming and shepherd community welcoming you with its warm hospitality. Your stay is in one of the oldest heritage hotels of India, the Nimaj Palace. Still a part of the palace is home to the family who are the descendants of the pre independence Lords of Nimaj, and have endeavored to open the gates of their Palace for travelers, giving them a glimpse of Rural Rajasthan.

What is a land without its people? The village Safari in Jeeps is Nimaj's signature program that enables you to feel the very pulse of rural Rajasthan. The little mud houses in the nearby hamlet, the turban clad men, the shy, beautiful women, dressed in their traditional costumes. Nimaj is proud to share this rich and vibrant cultural heritage with you. Enjoy some tea at the Nimaj lake before heading back to the palace.

The evening is celebrated with some live Rajasthani folk music and glittering dances and Rajasthani inspired delicacies in the grand Buffet.
his magnificent mausoleum. With the geometrically patterned gardens the Emperor wanted his beloved's resting place to look like Paradise on Earth.

Overnight at Nimaj Palace
 
     
  Day 2: Drive to Jodhpur
We take a walk to the Nimaj market with its rich display of wares that will certainly bewitch you. Visit the local schools and houses and then be ready for a couple of hours drive to the city of Jodhpur.
 
     
 
Also known as the blue city, this was the capital city of the Principality of the kingdom of Marwar, ruled by the feared Rathore clan of Rajputs. Founded in 1459 by Roa Jodha, the city has had a history of war, romance and valor.
Today afternoon post lunch we drive down to the bustling Sadar Bazaar or Clock Tower market. Jodhpur has always been a centre of spices, textiles and Handicrafts. We get to the clock tower market and see the locals coming from surrounding villages and all over the city, busy haggling for jewelry, textiles and spices. The cows are always there to amuse us standing still as cyclists, tuk tuks and people hurriedly move around. Get a glass full of cardamom flavored yogurt Lassi and relish it in this busy bazaar.

Enjoy the evening dinner at one of the old city's roof top restaurants.

Overnight at Devi Bhawan or similar
 
     
  Day 3: Jodhpur, Overnight train to Delhi
After a hearty breakfast at our hotel we head for the impregnable Mehrangarh fort. Standing a hundred feet high from a sheer rocky cliff rising 400 feet from the middle of the old city plains, seeming as if till today it's safeguarding and protecting the whole city built around it. The fort always has its eagles and kites wheeling down in its skyline and is even a part of the Jodhpur crest and the flag. All around the fort lie's the old city which has most of the houses painted blue and gives us an impression of a blue city. From the ramparts of the Jodhpur fort enjoy hearing the sounds of the old city beneath and breathe in some air of bravery and battles. Explore this impressive and well maintained castle before we drive down to the Jaswant Thada, the royal Crematorium and its marble cenotaphs.
 
 
Later in the day some time to relax or an added choice of exploring life in the hidden alleys of the blue city, its people and their homes and some freshly made spicy samosa treat at the famous eatery in the walled city. A photographer's paradise indeed.

We checkout and head for the overnight air-conditioned superfast train to Delhi in the evening.

 
     
  Day 4: Delhi
Reach Delhi in the morning as the city wakes up, and we transfer you to your hotel for check in.
 
     
  Cost Per person: USD 415 per person for minimum 10 paying persons on twin share
Single Supplement: USD 135


Cost Includes:

 
  – All meals
– All accommodation
– English speaking Tour guide throughout the trip
– Private Transport vehicle
– Sightseeing and entrances as listed in the itinerary

 
     
  Cost Excludes:  
  Any expenses of a personal nature including beverages, laundry, tips etc
Any Travel / Medical insurance
Any airfares
Any expenses arising due to unavoidable circumstances beyond our control

 
     
   
     
   
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Gurgaon – 122 002 India

Phone: +91 124 420 3022
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OR

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