Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Arrive Delhi meet & assistance at the airport. Later transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old & New Delhi
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 Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, and the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi-Agra (By Surface)
After breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and check-in at hotel. Later visit the world famous Taj Mahal, Built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing the pearl mosque – the rusty and majestic red sandstone fort of Agra stands on the bank of river Yamuna and Emperor Akbar started the construction in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend on ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock throne and met foreign ambassador and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Night stay at Agra.
Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Bharatpur - Ranthambhore (By Surface)
Morning after breakfast and drive to Ranthambhore en-route visit Fatehpur sikri, a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. After visit continue drive to Bharatpur. Visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary on rickshaws. The most Spectacular water- bird Sanctuary features nesting indigenous water- birds and migratory birds. From October till December, the indigenous water- birds nest around the lake, from December on the migratory Geese, Duck and Cranes are the main feature of the bird sanctuary. After visit continue drive to Ranthambhore. Arrive Ranthambhore and check-in at hotel. Night stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 05: Ranthambhore
Early morning after breakfast visit to the National Park and jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top) in the National Park. Later back to hotel. After lunch second visit to the National Park and enjoy the game viewing. Night stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 06: Ranthambhore - Jaipur (By Surface)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check-in at hotel. Later visit to Jaipur
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. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 07: Jaipur
Morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
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 its ultimate expression.
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.
BIRLA TEMPLE - Situated in the south of Jaipur, Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions India has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 08: Jaipur - Ajmer - Pushkar- Udaipur (By Surface)
Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur en-route visit Ajmer and Pushkar. Visit Ajmer the famous Dargah of Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti. The shrine is next only to Mecca or Median for the Muslims of south Asia. Akbar used to make a pilgrimage to the Dargah from Agra once a year. Later visit 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. After visiting continue drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur and check-in at hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 09: Udaipur
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting the city is built in 1559. A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described 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. Also enjoy Boat ride at Lake Pichola. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 10: Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur (By Surface)
Morning after breakfast and drive to Jodhpur on the way visit the world famous Jain Temple Ranakpur. The exceptionally beautiful Ranakpur complex is one of the largest and most important Jain temples in India. The main temple is the Chaumukha Temple, or Four Faced Temple, dedicated to Adhinath, built in 1439, this huge, superbly crafted and well-kept marble temple has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, no two alike. After visiting continue drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur and check-in at the hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 11: Jodhpur
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Mehrangarh Fort, the original fort was constructed by Rao Jodha in 1459 after whom the city has been named. See the cenotaph Chattri of Kiratsingh Sodha, Jayapol, Fatehpol, Lohapol, Phool mahal, Zhanki mahal, moti mahal and a museum in the fort which has interesting artifacts. Jaswant Thad, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Clock Tower. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 12: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (By Surface)
Morning after breakfast and drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer & check in at the hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting the burnished sandstone Jaisalmer, Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets, which are supreme examples of the art. Evening enjoy camel ride – along with culture program and Dinner. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 13: Jaisalmer – Bikaner (By Surface)
Morning after breakfast and drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner & check-in at the hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bika Ji 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 gates. 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, and Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 14: Bikaner – Mandawa (By Surface)
Morning after breakfast and drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa and check-in at the hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing tour of Mandawa, founded 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 15: Mandawa – Delhi & Departure
Morning after breakfast and drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey. Tour ends with sweets memories...