Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting
the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated;
Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would
include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive
along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India
Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end
with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 / Delhi - Agra ( By road Approx. 4 Hrs.)
After breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive and transfer to hotel.
Later visit the Agra Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque - the
rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the
banks of the river Yamuna and the construction wasstarted
by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private
audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an
ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock
Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.
Also visit Itmad-up-Dau’s tomb, built by Noorjehan in
memory of her father. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04 / Agra - Jaipur (By road Approx. 5 Hrs.)
Early morning at sunrise visit the world famous Taj Mahal, built
by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz
Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later after breakfast
drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor
Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later
abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the remains, it fortifications
within the city including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti,
Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 / Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani
fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592,
and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior
belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and
Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani
architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the
area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind
Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of
the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts
of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical
instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is
a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures
of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and
elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built
in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for
the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 06 / Jaipur - Udaipur ( By road Apprx. 8 Hrs.) via Pushkar
Morning drive to Udaipur- an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan
enroute visiting Pushkar. Pushkar boasts temples, though few
are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage
site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently
rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one
of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It's
marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans,
or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally
chosen Pushkar as its site. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to
hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 07 / Udaipur
Morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built
in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described
as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col.
James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple,
Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s
resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art
museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Rest of the day at leisure.
Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 08 / Udaipur - Jodhpur ( By road Apprx. 7 Hrs.) via Ranakpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur in route visit Ranakpur Jain
Temple. Ranakpur is one of the five holy places of the Jain
community. These temples were built in the 15th century AD
during the reign of Rana Kumbha and are enclosed within a wall.
The basement is of 48, 000 sq. feet area that covers the whole
complex. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared
halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns.
Continue drive to Jodhpur on arrival transfer to hotel. Night
stay in Jodhpur.
Day 09 / Jodhpur
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour
of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore
clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh
Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit
Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing
marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh
II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 10 / Jodhpur - Jaisalmer ( By road Approx. 7 Hrs.)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer - induces a dramatic
picture of utter magic and brilliance of the desert. The hostile
terrain not with standing the warmth and color of people is
simply over whelming. One of the main draws is the daunting
12th century Jaisalmer Fort and beautiful havelis which were
built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting
aspect of the you can let your eyes caress the sloppy sand
dunes while you ramble your way in a camel safari. Bhatti Rajput
ruler Rawal Jaisal, after whom the city finds its name, founded
Jaisalmer in 1156. The drive passes by dry vegetation, with
villages of colorfully dressed people. Plenty of camels and
camel carts, sheep and goats pass you by. On arrival in Jaisalmer,
check in the Hotel. Rest the day is free at leisure. Night
stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 11 / Jaisalmer
Morning city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer Visit Jaisalmer Fort,
over the Trikuta hill, this fort is the biggest and the most
beautiful landmark of the city. The fort is occupied by shops,
stalls, and a number of other business concerns. It is also
known as Sonar Quila or the Golden fort, rising from the sand,
the mega structure merges with the golden hues of the desert
ambience. The Jain temple, situated inside the fort, made between
12th and 15th century, bears testimony to Rajasthan unique
artistry Visit the havelis; the mansions built by the wealthy
merchants, which are still in very good condition. The intricate
craftsmanship is beyond parallel. The havelis like the Patwon-ki-Haveli
and alim-Singh-ki-Haveli are remarkable for their exclusive
cutwork, yellow and red stone treatment and the bracket-shaped
decoration of peacocks. The rich merchant inspired by the classic
style of the royals, constructed huge mansions (havelis) adjacent
to each other in the nature of medieval culture and profusely
decorated walls and ceilings and intricately carved outdoors
and interiors. In the afternoon, visit the Khuri Sand Dunes
and the typical Rajasthani Desert Village. Take a camel ride
to view the sunset from the dunes, (Same camels to be used
for Safari - getting to know the camels) as the sky is set
on fire. It can be an unforgettable experience. Overnight in
Day 12 / Jaisalmer - Bikaner ( By road Approx. 6 Hrs.)
Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Afternoon
city sight seeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder
Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade
center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s
dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine.
The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall,
which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered
by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces,
temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished
by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial
windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the
museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain, Deshnoke Rat temple and The Camel’s
Breeding Farm. Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 13 / Bikaner - Mandawa ( By road Approx. 06 Hrs.)
Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later
visit the painted havelies of the Dundlod town and surrounding
areas of the Mandawa, Mandawa founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal
Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful
frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest
castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection
of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient
coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items,
preserved in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa.
Day 14 / Mandawa - Delhi (By road Approx. 06 Hrs.) - Departure
Morning After breakfast drive to Delhi and transfer to airport
for your onward journey.