Destination: – Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Pushkar – Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa – Delhi
Duration: – 13Nights/14Days
DAY 01: Arrive Delhi
Meet and assist on arrival in Delhi. Later transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
DAY 02: Delhi
After breakfast, our guide will meet you at hotel lobby to take you on the full day city tour of Delhi. The tour includes visit to interesting places in Old Delhi in the first half, covering”Red Fort” (exterior) built by Emperor Shahjahan the creator of Taj Mahal,”Jama Masjid” one of Asia’s largest mosque, enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride in “Chandni Chowk” the main street in old Delhi and a lively shopping bazaar and later visit to ”Rajghat”, memorial site of father of the nation Mahatama Gandhi. Afternoon tour of New Delhi to include, the mid- 16th century “Humayun’s Tomb”, the 12th century medieval tower “Qutub Minar” and drive past India Gate a 42m high stone memorial arch, Parliament House and President’s residence in New Delhi. By evening return to your hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 03: Delhi-Agra (By Road- 215 Kms- 4 hours approx)
After breakfast, drive to Mughal city Agra and upon arrival check into your hotel. Post Lunch make a guided city tour of Agra, visit the grand “Agra Fort” built by Great Emperor Akbar, and the famous & magnificent “Taj Mahal” (1653 AD)-the symbol of eternal love, built by Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. By evening return to your hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 04: Agra-Jaipur (By Road- 265 Kms/ 5 hours approx)
After breakfast, drive to ”Pink city” as Jaipur is popularly known as, enroute stop at “Fatehpur Sikri” (World Heritage site) 37 Km south west of Agra, red sand stone city built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Continue for Jaipur and on arrival check- in at your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
DAY 05: Jaipur
After breakfast, make a guided city tour of Pink city Jaipur, visit the “Amber Fort”, built in 16th century, and enjoy an elephant ride at Amber. Drive past the “Hawa Mahal” (Palace of Winds) originally built to enable ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life and processions of the city. In the afternoon you will visit the beautiful “City Palace”, a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture and the “museum”, walk to adjacent “Jantar Mantar” an astronomical observatory. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
DAY 06: Jaipur – Pushkar (By Road- 145 Kms/ 2.5 hours approx)
After Breakfast drive to Pushkar, a town developed around the holy “Pushkar Lake” and situated amidst the Aravalli range of hills. Pushkar is considered one of the sacred town for Hindus and also known as king of pilgrimage. Pushkar Lake is surrounded by 52 bathing ghats- a series of steps leading to the lake. The history of Pushkar Lake dates back to the 4th century BC. The City has the only existing temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator of Hindu trinity. Overnight at Pushkar.
DAY 07: Pushkar – Udaipur (By Road-284 Kms/ 5 hours approx)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Afternoon arrival in Udaipur and check-in at hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.
DAY 08: Udaipur
After breakfast make a guided city tour of Udaipur, also known as “City of lakes” or “Venice of the East”. Udaipur nestles like a gem in a valley surrounded by green Aravalli hills. Make a tour of “City Palace”, the largest in Rajasthan,” Jagdish Temple” and “Saheliyon ki Bari” or the ”Gardens of the Maids of Honour”. In the evening enjoy a relaxing boat ride during the sun set hours on “Lake Pichola”. Overnight in Udaipur.
DAY 09: Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur (By Road- 250 Kms/ 4 hours approx)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur- the imperial city, set at the edge of the Thar Desert, enroute visit the “Ranakpur Jain temples”, 90 Km north of Udaipur. Ranakpur Jain temples complex is extremely beautiful and one of the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. Continue for Jodhpur and upon arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at Jodhpur.
DAY 10: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (By Road- 270 Kms/ 4.5 hours approx)
After breakfast make a guided tour of important landmarks of Jodhpur city like the invincible “Mehrangarh Fort”, “Jaswant Thada” a graceful marble cenotaph & “Umaid Bhawan Palace” (Now a grand heritage hotel). Post lunch depart for Jaisalmer and upon arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
DAY 11: Jaisalmer
After breakfast full day guided sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer city that includes the splendid “Jaisalmer Fort”, “Jain temples (12-15th centuries)”, “Havellis (mansions)”, Sun set “Camel safari” in Sam desert. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
DAY 12: Jaisalmer – Bikaner (By Road-330 Kms/ 4.5 hours approx)
After breakfast drive to fascinating city of Bikaner, enroute visit the “Camel breeding farm”. Upon arrival check in- hotel. Post lunch make a guided tour of important landmarks of Bikaner city that includes “Junagarh Fort” built on the desert plains, instead of hilltop and “Karni Mata temple”. Overnight at Bikaner.
DAY 13: Bikaner – Mandawa (By Road-188 Kms/ 4 hours approx)
After breakfast drive to Mandawa an important trading outpost during the ancient time, located in the Sekhawati region that is known as “Open air art gallery” of Rajasthan. Upon arrival check-in hotel. Post lunch visit the enchanting villages in the Sekhawati region. See the various frescos “Havellis” (mansions) at Mandawa. Overnight at Mandawa.
DAY 14: Mandawa – Delhi (By Road-257 Kms/ 6 hours approx)
After breakfast at hotel and later drive back to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to international airport to connect flight back to home/ onward destination with sweet memories of your trip to India.