Besides its famous forts and palaces, Rajasthan is also known for its wonderful painted havelis (houses). Once home to the mercantile class of Rajasthan, these havelis are known for their exquisite wall paintings that depict scenes from the Hindu mythology. A few of them also depicts the arrival of the Europeans. This 6 Days Rajasthan Painted Havelis Tour with Agra is a must-visit for those who love art, especially miniature paintings.
The town of Mandawa located 190 kms away from Jaipur and 240 kms from New Delhi forms a part of the Shekhawati region that is famous for its opulent havelis. Built by fabulously rich Marwari merchants, many of whom made their fortunes during the 17-19th century when Mandawa was an important trading center, these homes with paintings, murals, and various other beautiful artifacts stand as a testament of their wealth and affluence. The more rich a merchant was, the more grand was his haveli.
- Depending on your arrival/departure time, a half day city tour of Delhi can be arranged.
- For a full day city tour of Delhi, a stay of one more day is recommended.
- This tour can be customized to a 13Nights/14 Days tour package to include cities likeDelhi, Agra, Fatehpur-Sikri, Jaipur, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer- Jodhpur to Udaipur via Ranakpur.
Day 1: Delhi – Mandawa (280 kms / 06 hrs)
Arrival at Delhi Airport and drive to Mandawa. Arrival & check in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Mandawa.
Day 2: Mandawa – Jaipur (190 kms / 03.5 hrs)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel & visit Mandawa Fort/Castle followed by Hanuman Prasad Goenka’s Haveli, Jhunjhunwala’s Haveli, Saraf Haveli, Murmuria’s Haveli, Raghunath Ji Temple, Ladia Haveli, Chokhani and Newatia Havelis and Lord Krishna Temple. Later, proceed to Jaipur & check in to the hotel.
Day 3: Jaipur City Fort
After breakfast , we begin with our city of Jaipur starting with visit Amber Fort,(on Elephant back and descending by Jeep ride), City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal. Later, visit Nahargarh and Jaigarh Fort. In the evening gather for Aarti Ceremony at Birla temple. Overnight at hotel
Day 4: Jaipur – Agra (250 kms / 05 hrs)
After breakfast & check out from leave Jaipur for Agra en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Reach Agra & check in to the hotel. Later visit the Agra Fort. Ovenight at Agra
Day 5: Agra - Delhi (225 kms / 05 hrs)
At sunrise visit Taj Mahal . Later return to hotel for breakfast and check out from hotel. Arrive at Delhi & check in to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 6: Departure from Delhi
Check out from the hotel & depart to the airport to catch destination Flight.