Destinations Covered: Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Chittorgarh-Udaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Bikaner-Mandawa
Highlights: Old Delhi, Chandni Chouk, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Jantar Mandir, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Sahelion – ki-Bari, Fatehsagar Lake, Sajjan Niwas Garden,
Point of Arrival & Departure: Delhi
Duration: 13 Nights & 14 Days.
Day 1: Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport, you will get transferred to your hotel.
Delhi: Delhi is a busy metropolitan city, which successfully combines in its folds the antique with modern. Its strategic location was the most important reasons why one after the other dynasties choose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Many monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers. Early in the 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Spend the night at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
City sightseeing. Attractions here are Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of royal Shah Jahanabad, the great Juma Masjid the principal mosque of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar, Red Fort built by Shah Jahan in the year 1648, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek, India Gate memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. President’s House, the official residence of the President of India. Stay overnight at Hotel
Day 3: Delhi – Agra (204 Kms, 4 hrs drive)
After the breakfast drive to Agra, situated on the banks of Yamuna river. It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments. On the way visit Sikandara, Akbar’s tomb. Upon arrival at Agra check in to the hotel.
City sightseeing in the afternoon. Attractions here are 16th-century Agra Fort & Taj Mahal the symbol of eternal love, It was built by Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Spend the night at Hotel
Day 4: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (238 Kms, 5 hrs drive)
After the tasty Indian breakfast drive to Jaipur. En-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital) the political capital of India’s Mughal Empire under Akbar’s reign, Emperor Akbars Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti.
Jaipur: Popularly known as Pink City, this largest city in Rajasthan is an epitome of magnificence and vibrancy. This city was established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, and is India’s first planned city. This royal place is rich in heritage, culture and architecture. With splendid fortresses, majestic palaces, tranquil temples and beautiful havelis; Jaipur turns out to be an ideal tourist destination. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors. Upon arrival check into Hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur -Amber Fort – City Sightseeing
Morning excursion to the Amber Fort, the palace complex. Enjoy a unique experience of riding a caparisoned elephant from the foothills of the ramparts of the ancient fort (subject to availability)
Then we visit the City Palace a blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory)- an astronomical treasure house with solar devices that give accurate predictions, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)- a five-storied structure of pink sandstone and Maharajah’s observatory. Back to hotel in the evening.
Day 6: jaipur -Udaipur ( By flight)
After a delicious breakfast transfer to the airport for flight for Udaipur, One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, is also known as the city of lakes. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens & the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage in the desert. Transfer to Hotel on arrival.
After city tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Sahelion – ki-Bari, Fatehsagar Lake, Sajjan Niwas Garden.
Overnight at Hotel
Day 7: Udaipur – Excursion to Chittorgarh
Have your breakfast. Then tour to Chittorgarh which is remembered for bravery and valor of their Rajput rulers. Visit here unique forts & palaces of Maharana Pratap. Evening enjoy a boat ride on the picturesque Lake Pichola. Overnight at Hotel
Day 8: Udaipur – Jodhpur via Ranakpur (250 Kms, 6 hrs drive)
Morning drive to the Marwar capital city of Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan sprawled around the impressive cliff top Meherangarh Fort. En-route visit Ranakpur, known for its exquisitely carved Jain temples & the famous hall of 1444 pillars. On arrival check in at hotel and spend the night.
Day 9: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (287 Kms, 6 hrs drive)
Morning city tour of of Jodhpur visiting 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.
Afternoon drive to the desert town of Jaisalmer, often described as Golden City in the heart of the Thar Desert founded in the year 1156 by Bhatti Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 10: Jaisalmer
Morning visit Gadsisar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temples, City Palace, Old town, Market, Nathmalji-ki-Haveli, Salim Singh – ki – Haveli, Patwon – ki – Haveli.
Late afternoon proceed to Sam Sand Dunes- no trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip to the most picturesque dunes of Sam. The ripples on the wind kissed dunes, that create an enchanting mirage. Spend the night at Hotel
Day 11: Jaisalmer – Bikaner (333 Kms, 6 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to the princely state of Bikaner, founded by Rao Bikaji in the year 1488 AD. He was a Rajput prince, descendent of the founder of neighboring Jodhpur. Check in to the hotel on arrival at Bikaner. Rest of the day free at leisure. Spend the night at Hotel
Day 12: Bikaner – Mandwa (190 Kms, 4 hrs drive)
After breakfast visit Junagarh Fort, The Fort is a formidable structure & largely remained unconquered during its eventful history. It houses number of beautiful Palaces, Temples & Pavilions, which are richly decorated. Beautifully maintained rooms of Anup Mahal now display the treasures of the Royal family. The Fort Museum has an extensive collection of illuminated manuscripts, jars, carpets, weapons, 0rnaments, treaties, decorations & Farmans (King’s Orders).
Then drive to Mandawa, in the heart of the semi-arid Shekhawati region. Shekhawati owes its name to Rao Shekha who ruled this area in the 14th century. The Fort of Mandawa was built in the year 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh, the founder of the town. Check in to the hotel on arrival. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel
Day 13: Mandwa
After breakfast explore the Mandawa Fort, located in the very heart of Mandawa & a classic example of the famed Rajput style of architecture and Havelis, the most important are the Chokhani, Ladia, Binsidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings. Spend the night at Hotel.
Day 14 : Mandawa – Delhi (260 Kms, 6 hrs drive)
Drive to Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to airport for the onward destination.
Accommodation of your choice,
Tours & Sightseeing as per the itinerary,
Jaipur to Udaipur flight ticket,
All airport pick up & drop by a/c car,
All tours & transfers by a/c car.
Price as per the request