Rajasthan Palaces with Beaches

Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days

Destinations Covered: Delhi- Agra- Fatehpur Sikri- Jaipur- Bikaner- Jaisalmer- Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur - Delhi - Goa - Delhi

Day 01:Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi, meet and assistance at the airport and 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, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi – Agra (By Road)

Morning After breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive Agra and check-in at the hotel. Later visit Red Fort and Taj Mahal. Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat. Taj Mahal - This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child.The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. Night stay in Agra.

Day 04: Agra -Fatehpur Sikri- Jaipur (By Road)

Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world. After visiting continue drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check-in at the hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 05: 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. Continue sightseeing.

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 at Jaipur.

Day 06: Jaipur – Bikaner (By Road)

Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner and check-in at your hotel. Later proceed on a city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Visit Bikaner Fort, Lalghar Palace and excursion to Deshnoke Temple (Rat Temple). Night stay in Bikaner

Day 7: Bikaner - Pokhran Fort- Jaisalmer (By Road)

Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer en-route visit Pokhran Fort. Arrive Jaisalmer and check-in at the hotel. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 8:Jaisalmer

Morning after breakfast 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 9: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (By Road)

Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur & check in hotel. Later 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 10: Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur (By Road)

Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur en-route visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur, superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition for over 500 years. The most attractive features are the 29 halls of the temple, which have 1444 pillars of which no two are alike. After visiting continue drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur and check-in hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.

Day 11: Udaipur - Delhi (By Train)

After breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed for city sightseeing tour of Udaipur, 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. After sightseeing departure transfer to the railway station to board to the train for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 12: Delhi – Goa (By flight)

After breakfast departure transfer to Delhi airport to catch flight for Goa .Arrive Goa and check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Free for leisure activities. Night stay in Goa.

Day 13: Goa

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Goa. Visit Old Goa, the most important Cathedrals and churches - namely Se-Cathedral, Church of St. Francis Xavier, St. Catherine's Church, and Arch of vice Roy of Goa. Miramar Beach - This is the only beach close to any city and has a good view of the river Mandovi flowing into the sea. Also visit Dona Paula fishing village which is a small village at the tip of Panaji, the place has a very good viewpoint and a monument at the same place. Night stay in Goa.

Day 14: Goa

Full day free for leisure activities on beach. Night stay in Goa.

Day 15: Goa - Delhi (By flight)

Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival catch the flight for onward journey. Tour ends with sweet memories...