|Places to visit :Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Khimsar – Jaisalmer Jodhpur – Luni – Ranakpur – Rawla Narlai – Udaipur – Deogarh Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi|
Duration : 18 Days Tour.
Day 01: Arrive in Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, meet and greet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel
Day 02: Delhi
Morning tour of historic city of Old Delhi to include magnificent Red Fort, The Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, Rajghat – memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk.
Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi to include Humayun’ s Tomb, Bhai Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate and Government buildings. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi – Mandawa
Morning drive to Mandawa, afternoon sightseeing in the Shekhawati region, often called the open air art gallery of Rajasthan .
Day 04: Mandawa – Bikaner
Morning drive to Bikaner, afternoon city sightseeing. This desert town in the north of the Estate was founded in 1488 by Roa Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar’s army and camel breeding farm. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Bikaner – Khimsar
Morning drive to Khimsar en route visit Deshnoke. The city’s Karni Mata, the temple dedicated to her provides sanctuary to mice in the belief that those who serve the Goddess are reborn as mice. Afternoon at leisure to visit the fort or optional camel ride. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Khimsar – Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast drive to drive to Jaisalmer, en route visit desert village. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Jaisalmer
The Rich and beautiful palaces and Havelis of Jaisalmer shimmer against the relentless monotony of the Thar desert. Its Rulers were known for their valor, their beautiful havelis and glorious temples. For close to ten centuries Jaisalmer has assumed the air of a virtual art museum.
Day 08: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Luni
Morning drive to Jodhpur, Gateway to the Thar desert, the city is known for its striking Forts, stately palaces, and gracious buildings. Some of these are now India’s finest hotels. The city was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha of The Rajput clar.
Day 09: Luni – Ranakpur – Rawla Narlai
Morning visit the Bishnoi villages, later drive to Narlai en route visit Ranakpur temple complex ( open at 1200 hours). Ranakpur the 15th century Chaumukh Jain temple, one of the most beautifully crafted sculpted temples in India. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Rawla Narlai-Udaipur
Wake up to the sounds of this 17th century village , and take in the spiritual energy from the fresh air descending down from the Shiva temple, stroll through the small bazaar, bustling with activity and bursting with colour, perhaps pausing to see rich handicraft or even design your own silver Tabiz, an ancient lucky charm, for women and man worn around the neck. Later drive to Udaipur. Overnight
Day 11: Udaipur
Udaipur is the most romantic city in Rajasthan. With its hilltop fortresses, fairytale palaces and exotic legends and its urban and industrial centers, the city is proud of its heritage as a centre for performing arts, painting, and crafts. Most of the marble palaces and fortification have now been transformed into palace hotels. Sightseeing of Udaipur includes City palace museum, Bharatiya Lok Mandir, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Partap memorial and afternoon boat ride on the lake Pichola to visit Jagmandir. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Udaipur – Deogarh
Morning drive to Deogarh Mahal a fortified palace in the heart of Deogarh village en route visit Eklingji and Nagda. Rest of the day free to explore the colorful village and bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Deogarh – Pushkar
Morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar, a quiet little town on the edge of a small and beautiful lake in eastern Rajasthan. A city of 500 temples and 52 bathing ghats, Pushkar prides itself on being the site of the only temple of Brahma, the Hindu God of Creation and is therefore believed to be the centre of the creation of the World. Afternoon city sightseeing Pushkar. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Pushkar – Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur, afternoon enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling bazaars. Jaipur is renowned for textile block printing, blue pottery, carpet weaving, semi-precious stones. Overnight at hotel
Day 15: Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort riding on the Elephant back. Afternoon city tour of the famous Pink City” which reminds of a glorious past and there is so much to see and enjoy here. Sightseeing includes City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 16: Jaipur – Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra en route visit Fatehpur Sikri and 2 hours Cycle Rickshaw safari in Bharatpur National Park. Fatehpur Sikri designed by Akbar as his capital was lived in for only a very few years. It is a beautiful architectural city built of Red sandstone. Evening arrive in Agra. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17: Agra – Delhi
Morning proceed for sightseeing of Agra. Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal and the famous Red Fort. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan built the extravagant Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his most beloved wife and was imprisoned in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj by his son until death. Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World.
Afternoon drive to Delhi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 18: Delhi – Abroad
Early Morning transfer to airport for your onward flight