: 15 Days / 14 Nights
: Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bharatpur -
Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Khimsar -
Deshnok - Gajner - Mandawa - Bagar - Delhi
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Arriving Delhi, you will be met by our representative. Arrival transfer
to your hotel and assistance for check-in will be provided. After check-in
overnight at hotel.
Day 02 - Delhi
After breakfast full day city tour visiting India gate (war memorial, Rajghat
(the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi ) and Red Fort. After that visit The
National Museum is one of India's most prestigious institutions. The galleries
of the museum follow a historical and chronological sequence. The Indus
Valley Gallery displays many antiquities excavated from Mohenjodaro and
Harappa, like terracotta toys, images and pots, jewellery, seals, bronze
and copper implements and sculpture. Later on drive past President's House,
Parliament House & Secretariat Building. Later on visit Qutab Minar.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 - Delhi - Agra
After breakfast check-out and you depart on a four hours drive to Agra.
Arrive Agra and check-in into hotel. Later on visit Agra Red Fort - a visit
to the fort in Agra is a must since so many of the events which
lead to the construction of the Taj took place here.
In the late afternoon visit the Taj Mahal - a poem in white marble, is a
fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles. The incredible
lacy white grandeur built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his loving
Mumtaz Mahal. It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever
built for love. With the Sunset the white marble changes its colour and
hues and it is excellent for photography. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bharatpur - Jaipur
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and we take you to on a visit to
Fatehpur Sikri - Built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as
the capital of his vast empire, Fatehpur Sikri was mysteriously abandoned
13 years later. The mosque at Fatehpur Sikri is considered a copy of the
mosque at Mecca and is extremely elegant, containing elements of Hindu and
Persian design. The main entrance to the complex Buland Darwaza or "Great
Gateway" is reached by an impressive flight of stairs. Inscribed on
the inside of the archway is the quote: "The World is a bridge. Pass
over it, but build no house upon it. He who hopes for an hour, may hope
After continue drive to Jaipur. Enroute visiting Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
- one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world. The marshes here are
home to over 360 species of birds including the Siberian cranes that come
to spend the winter here. On arrival check in into hotel. In the evening
we have arranged your dinner at Revolving Restaurant. View the Pink City
from the 14th storey of the revolving restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 - Jaipur
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Jaipur which is an exuberance of
color, dance, and song with the traditional arts and crafts. It's one of
India's most well planned cities, with wide, straight avenues, roads, streets
and lanes in a grid system. The great warrior/astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh
II carefully planned Jaipur's foundation. Laid out in the 18th century,
its design followed specifications from an epochal Hindu treatise on architecture.
This "Pink City," so called because its buildings are painted
in the tones of an autumnal sunset, intersperses the play of red and pink
with white borders and motifs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 - Jaipur - Pushkar
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Pushkar - the city
of Brahma. Pushkar is a sacred town for the Hindus, situated 11 kms. to
the North-West of Ajmer. The charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement so
captivated the great Indian poet, Kalidas, that it found a place in his
classic, Abhigyan Sakuntalam. The Great Hindu epics of Mahabharat and Ramayana
make references to this religious place regarded to be Adi Tiratha. Evidence
points to its having existed during the fourth century B.C. lake in the
inhospitable surroundings of a desert is no less than a miracle. Overnight
Day 07 - Pushkar - Udaipur
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Udaipur. On arrival
check-in into hotel. The rest of the evening is free to explore this city
of lakes on your own. Or you may enjoy our optional boat ride on the picturesque
Lake Pichola, cruising past the spectacular City Palace, Jag Mandir Island
and the famous Jag Niwas Island. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 08 - Udaipur
After breakfast visit City Palace - the largest palace complex in Rajasthan,
with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies, and cupolas. Jagdish Temple
is an Indo-Aryan temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It has a black stone image
of Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the Universe. Also visit Folk Art Museum
which has an interesting exhibition of folk arts including dresses, dolls,
masks, musical instruments, paintings, and puppets. With the museum tour,
you get a glimpse of Rajasthani history, in addition to marveling at the
rich architecture and decoration of the palace itself. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur
After an early breakfast check-out from the hotel and driver to Ranakpur.
Visit Ranakpur Jain Temples complex, one of the biggest and the most important
cluster of Jain temples in India. Nestled in the Aravalli range. The Chaumukha
Temple, or Four Faced Temple, is the main temple in the complex and dates
back to the 15th century.
After lunch continue drive to Jodhpur - The Desert enchantment. Arrive and
check-in into hotel. Later on visit Mehrangarh fort - unsurpassed in beauty
& grandeur, it is one of the largest forts in India. Innumerable palaces
in the fort, interspersed with sprawling courtyards, are intricately carved
Jaswanthada - The 19th century royal cenotaph and the museum located in
the Umaid public gardens. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer - The Citadel
City. On the way we pass camel carts, vibrant and colorful Rajasthani women
carrying produce to the market, and men sporting brightly colored turbans
usually sitting groups just passing the time of the day. On arrival check
in into hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 11 - Jaisalmer
After breakfast half day sightseeing of Jaisalmer. Almost 900 years old,
Jaisalmer was a major post on the trade route across the forbidding Thar
Desert, and still today, one's first glimpse of the honey colored walls
of the fort, rising out of the hot and barren desert is magical. Untouched
by time, Jaisalmer, with its golden crenellated walls and narrow streets
lined with exquisite havelies, has a medieval ambience. The fort encloses
palaces decorated with delicate jali or lattice worked screens, carved doors
and flora carvings, and elaborately carved 12th to 16th century Jain temples.
The havelies in both the fort and the town are exceptional. Similar in style
to the homes of Venetian merchants, the havelies were the mansions of wealthy
traders. The houses are decorated with beautifully carved facades, jali
screens and oriel windows, each with an inner courtyard surrounded by richly
decorated apartments. To see the beauty of the Thar Desert take a camel
ride to Sam Sand Dunes. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 12 - Jaisalmer - Khimsar
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Khimsar - which is
steeped in history. Founded 2500 years ago by the Jain Saint Mahaveer this
is the starting point of the great Indian Desert. The founder of the castle
which was built in mid 15th century was Prince Karamsi. On arrival check-in
into Hotel Khimsar Fort. Perched on the edge on the great Thar Desert in
the heart of rural India, the unique fort at Khimsar offers a wide range
of experiences. The battle-scarred walls and turrets remind one of the glorious
past of this place. Relax and pamper yourself with an Kerala aromatherapy
massage by expert masseurs. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 13 - Khimsar - Deshnok - Gajner
After an early breakfast, check-out from the hotel and visit Khimsar town.
See the rural Rajasthan on Village Tour. Later on drive to Desnok, the temple
is dedicated to Karni Mata -an incarnation of Durga. The temple has fascinating
huge silver gates and marble carvings that were donated by Maharaja Ganga
Singhji The most attractive feature of temple are the rodents who scamper
freely within the premises and if one touches your feet its considered auspicious.
After that continue drive to Gajner. On arrival check-in into hotel Gajner
Palace, just a 30-minute drive from Bikaner, is today a grand heritage palace
of Bikaner. The Gajner Palace, often described as an incomparable jewel
in the Thar desert 'built by maharajah Ganga Singh of Bikaner stands on
the banks of a lake. The palace was used by the maharajah for his extravaganza gisporting the architecture is truly out standing as manifested in red sandstone
with intricately carved pillars, jharokas and screens, demonstrating a marvel
of craftsmanship. Over the years, royalty, both Indian and international,
viceroys and other dignitaries have been entertained at this grand palace.
The palace is surrounded by beautiful wooded area, now a preserved sanctuary,
providing shelter to chinkara, blackbuck, neelgai and wildboar. Overnight
Day 14 - Gajner - Mandawa
After breakfast you have an option to see Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary. Later
on drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa and check-in into hotel Castle Mandawa
which is one of the finest castles of Rajasthan is now a beautiful hotel.
Mandawa has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions.
In the afternoon take a walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of
the leading business families of the country. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15 - Mandawa - Bagar - Delhi
After breakfast visit painted havelis & mansions. Also visit Mandawa
Town for capturing the rural life in your camera. Later on continue drive
to Delhi. On the way stopping at Bagar for lunch. We have arranged your
lunch at Piramal Haveli. The Haveli has traditional courtyards enclosed
by colonial pillared corridors. Frescoes of flying angels and gods in motor
cars adorn the walls. Here, the famed traditional vegetarian cuisine of
the Marwaris is served in thalis.
Arrive Delhi. A car & driver will be at your disposal until transfer
to IGI Airport to catch flight for onward destination.