Destinations Covered : Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Delhi
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival by your international flight, assistance and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free to get over jet lag
Day 02: In Delhi
Morning: City tour of Old Delhi visiting Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan , Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana-the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi. Afternoon tour of New Delhi, visiting Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Lakshmi Narayan temple a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place- shopping centre of New Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi – Agra
Morning leave Delhi by surface for Agra. On arrival check-in at the Hotel. Afternoon City sightseeing tour visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Private and Public audience and other palaces.
Day 04: Agra – Jaipur
Morning leave Agra by surface for Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, (40 kms.) built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful building including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free to explore the city on own.
Day 05: In Jaipur
Morning excursion to the Amer Fort with elephant ride. Amer Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Ascend on Elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated. Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur, visiting Maharaja’s City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
Day 06: Jaipur – Mandawa
Morning leave Jaipur by surface for Mandawa. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon tour of the town and the painted Havelis.
Day 07: Mandawa – Bikaner
Morning leave Mandawa by surface for Bikaner enroute visiting a typical village. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon city tour of -Bikaner city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century Junagarh fort housing old palaces, temples and a 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.An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated.
Day 08: Bikaner – Jaisalmer
Morning leave Bikaner by surface for Jaisalmer. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 09: In Jaisalmer
Morning take a city tour of Jaisalmer and its carved Havelis. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately moulded wonderland. A half day sightseeing tour to visit this city of gilded magic. See the Citadel, the fort built by Rawal Jaisal and where a fourth of the population lives; Jain Temples of the 12th to 15th centuries Patwon ki Haveli, a five storey mansion with carved pillars and murals; Salim Singh and Nathmalji ki Haveli. Afternoon at leisure. (Optional visit to Sam to view the Sand-Dunes).
Day 10: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
Morning depart by surface for Jodhpur. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon City Tour of Jodhpur. Half day tour visiting the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace
Day 11: Jodhpur – Udaipur
Morning depart by surface for Udaipur enroute visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light and shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. On arrival at check-in at the hotel.
Day 12: In Udaipur
Morning City Tour of Udaipur visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (folk art Museum), Fatehsagar Lake, Pratap Smarak, Sajjan Niwas Garden, and Sahelion-Ki-Bari (Queen’s resort for her friends).In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Day 13: Udaipur – Delhi
In time transfer to the airport to connect flight for Delhi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Leave Delhi
Check out at 1200 hrs. In time transfer to the international airport to connect flight for onward destination.