Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Arrive at Delhi's airport, meet and greet upon arrival with Warm Welcome garlanding with fresh marigold flowers and transfer to hotel for check in. (Check in time at hotel is 12 noon ) Overnight at hotel
Delhi - believed to have been founded by the Pandava brothers around 2nd or 3rd century B.C., is one of the oldest cities in India. The city has been raised out of ashes and ruins seven times. Be it the Tomars of the 7-8th century or the Ghori’s, The Khalkis, the Tughlaqs, the Saiyads, The Lodis, the Mughals and finally the British rulers, each has contributed to the colorful history of the city. Overnight at hotel
Day 02 : Delhi
Morning after breakfast proceed for half day city tour of Old Delhi takes you to the magnificent Red Fort- a marvel in red sandstone, built on the banks of River Yamuna by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. Visit Raj Ghat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi), Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Drive past Chandni Chowk, once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which today is the busiest commercial area of the city. Walk through Chandni Chowk to savour of an oriental bazaar. (Red fort closed on Mondays)
Afternoon tour of New Delhi. Visit the 12th century Qutab Minar . Drive past the India Gate ( war memorial dedicated to the lives of lais down by Indian soldiers), the President residence- formerly the Vicero's Palace, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings,- an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture. Overnight at hotel
Day 03 : Delhi - Mandawa (280 Kms)
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa. Upon arrival check in at the hotel , afternoon sightseeing in the Shekhawati region, often called the open air art gallery of Rajasthan . Mandawa - If the desert blooms in myriad colours it is the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, where every home is adorned with gaily painted murals that illuminate the arid landscape. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 : Mandawa - Bikanaer (190 Kms )
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner. Upon arrival Bikaner check-in at the hotel - Bikaner city is bolstered by imposing walls & has 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples & mosque.
Afternoon: City tour of Bikaner visiting the fort, founded by Raja Rai Singh, is distinguished by its long range of 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. Visit the cenotaphs situated 8 K.M. from Bikaner at Devi Kund with innumerable ornamentals Chhatris of the Royal House of Bikaner. On your return visit the Camel breeding farm set within the Sand Dunes, the only farm of its kind in whole Asia.Overnight at hotel
Day 05 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330 Kms)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Upon Jaisalmer check at hotel. Rest of the time at leisure.
Jaisalmer-The city Jaisalmer was founded by Bhatti Rajput Rawal Jaisal in 1156. The history of Jaisalmer also reveals the courage and determination of the Rajputs. The city used to be a major trade center as it was the trade route of the western countries to India. Jaisalmer is situated in the westernmost part of the state of Rajasthan, the heart of the great Thar Desert. Overnight at hotel
Day 06 : 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 valour , their beautiful havelis and glorious temples. For close to ten centuries Jaisalmer has assumed the air of a virtual art museum .
Sightseeing in Jaisalmer include , Sonar Kila , Patwon ki haveli , Salim Singh ki Haveli and Nathmalji Ki Haveli and afternoon excursion to Sam for short camel ride in the sand dunes of thar desert . Overnight at hotel
Day 07 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (285 Kms )
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival Jodhpur check- in at the hotel.
Jodhpur -The Rajput chief Rao Jodha founded the city of Jodhpur in 1459. Earlier, it was the capital of The Marwar state of Rajasthan. A 10-km-long wall made of stone surrounds the city. Eight doors stand all through the wall leading to different places of Jodhpur. The city has about 100 towers most of which are surrounded by defensive battlements. The guards' chambers, constructed high up above the ground and fitted with iron spikes on top, could be seen alongside these walls. Jodhpur is situated at the edge of the Thar Desert with Jaisalmer on its west, Barmar, Jalor and Pali on its south.
Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Later visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight at hotel
Day 08 : Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (290 Kms)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Udaipur and en-route visit Ranakpur Jain Temples built in the 15th century are ( Temple open at 1200 Noon) situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali.Its surrounding is quite and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple different from each other. The magic of light and shade is awe-inspiring. After the visit of Ranakpur temple continue your drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival Udaipur check-in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 09 : Udaipur
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur city. Jagdish temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with note worthy sculpted images; the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, which houses an interesting collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, paintings etc; the Saheliyon ki Bari with its many fountains.
Afternoon: A highlight of your trip to Udaipur is a sunset boat cruise on the beautiful placid Lake Pichola. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces including the beautiful city palace, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. There are two island palaces, The Jagmandir and Jagniwas and also the beautiful Lake Palace sits on an island in this lake. Boat rides, which originate from the City Palace jetty are a popular way of exploring the natural beauty of Udaipur. Overnight at hotel
Day 10 : Udaipur - Jaipur (390 Kms)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. Upon Jaipur arrival check in at hotel. 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 11 : Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort with elephant ride. Inside the Fort visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. Enroute to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.
Afternoon city tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (235 Kms )
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri . Fatehpur Sikri designed by Akbar as his capital , was lived in for only a very few years . It is beautiful architectural city built of Red sandstone .
The attractions in Fatehpur Sikri are Jama Masjid - a beautiful building containing elements of persian and Hindu design. The main entrance is through the 54 m high Buland Darwaja, After the visit of Fatehpur Sikri continue your drive to Agra . On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 13 : Agra - Delhi & Depart
Morning after breakfast proceed for tour of Taj Mahal ( Taj Mahal Closed on Fridays ) & Agra fort . Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, this beautiful mausoleum is built of pure white marble and is an architectural marvel..
Afternoon: Drive back to Delhi which is about 204 KM and takes about 4 & half hours. Upon arrival transfer to a local Restaurant for Dinner ( on direct payment ) . After Dinner Late night transfer to International airport to board the flight for onward destination.