01 : Arrive
Arrive Delhi on arrival, we shall meet & greet
assisted with you at the airport by our executive
and transferred to hotel. O/N Hotel
02 : Delhi
After breakfast, full day local sight-seen of
Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque
in India - Built by Shah Jahan, built in 1656;
witness the Red Fort; Visit Humayun's Tomb:
built in mid 16th century this is an early example
of Mughal architecture; Visit Qutab Minar, witness
the India Gate, President House.
O/N at Hotel
Day 03 : Delhi
- Mandawa (250 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)
Afternoon, visit Mandawa (Shekawati region). This
region came into prominence in the 14th century when
a number of Muslim clans moved into the area and the
towns of this region developed into important trading
posts on the caravan routes emanating from the ports
of Gujarat. This region is famous for painted havelis
(houses) most of which date back from the 18th century.
The major towns of interest are Mandawa, Fatehpur,
Nawalgarh. Visit the havelis in Mandawa and other
villages of Shekhawati region.
DAY 04 : Mandawa
– Bikaner (190 KM, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)
Afternoon, city tour of Bikaner - a desert town founded
in 1488 by Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder
of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort which
was constructed between 1588 and 1593 by a general
in the army of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. The fort
has a 986m long wall with 37 bastions and two entrances;
Camel Breeding Farm, managed by government this camel
breeding station is probably unique in Asia and has
thousands of camels.
Day 05 : Bikaner
- Jaisalmer (333 KMS, 05-06 HRS DRIVE)
Day 06 : Jaisalmer
After breakfast, city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the
citadel – the Fort built by Rawal Jaisal where
a fourth of the population lives. The fort also houses
Jain temples of the 12th to 15th centuries, Patwon
Ki Haveli – a five-stoery mansion with carved
pillars & murals of Salim Singh. Also a courtesan
has built visit Gadsisar, which had once supplied
water to the city; the temples & archways around
Afternoon, excursion to Sam – 45 km away, is
known for its sand dunes & is the venue for the
Desert festival. Get the actual feel of the desert
by enjoying a camel ride on the sand dunes and witness
a magnificent sunset on the sand dunes. Return to
Jaisalmer for overnight stay.
Day 07 : Jaisalmer
– Jodhpur (290 KMS, 05-06 HRS DRIVE)
In the afternoon, city tour of Jodhpur: Visit the
Mehrangarh Fort, which literally means “Majestic
Fort”, located at the very center of the city.
There are, in all, three gates, each built to commemorate
a particular victory, as well as to reinforce the
fort. It has a collection of musical instruments,
palanquins, furniture & cannons on the forts’
ramparts are well preserved. Jaswant Thada: Close
to the fort complex lies this white marble cenotaph,
built in 1899, in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant
Singh II. Rare portraits of Jodhpur's rulers are,
also, to be seen at Jaswant Thada.
Day 08 : Jodhpur
- Mount Abu (264 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)
Afternoon, city tour of Mount Abu, which is the only
hill station in the state of Rajasthan. Visit the
Dilwara Jain temple, which are the main attraction
in Mt. Abu and are amongst the finest examples of
Jain architecture in India. The complex included 02
temples, the older of which is the Vimal Visahi built
in 1031 and is dedicated to the first tirthankar,
Adinath. The later Tejpal temple was built in 1230
AD and is dedicated to Neminath - the 22nd tirthankar.
Day 09 : Mount
Abu - Ranakpur - Udaipur (275 KMS, 06-07 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, leave for Udaipur. Enroute visiting
the Jain temples at Ranakpur: The clusters of temples,
made of intricately sculpted white marble, come across
as a marvellousfeat of architecture. It would take
anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in
1460, so well preserved & sparkling is the marble.
The main temple is supported on 1,444 pillars –
none of which is similarly carved. After the visit,
continue drive to Udaipur.
Day 10 : Udaipur
After breakfast, visit the romantic city of Udaipur.
Visit the City Palace which is the largest palace
complex in Rajasthan; Jagdish temple, a fine Indo
Aryan temple built in 1651; Sahelion ki Bari or Garden
of the Maids of Honour, which is a small garden with
its fountains, kiosks, marble elephants & lotus
In the evening, boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Day 11 : Udaipur
– Chittorgarh - Puskar (310 KMS, 07-08 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, leave for Pushkar, enroute visiting
Chittorgarh. The hilltop fortress of Chittorgarh epitomises
the whole romantic ideal of Rajput chivalry. A stronger
enemy sacked the fort 3 times from 1303 to 1568 and
on each occasion, the end was "Jauhar".
The men donned the saffron robes of martyrdom and
rode out from the fort to certain death and the women
and children immolated themselves on a huge funeral
pyre. Continue drive to Pushkar.
Pushkar - The holy lake of Pushkar is believed to
have been created by Lord Brahma himself. It is as
important as Banaras or Puri. Devout Hindus believe
that it is essential to visit Pushkar at least once
in their lifetime. No pilgrimage is considered complete
without a dip in the holy Pushkar lake. Pushkar has
as many as 400 temples and 52 ghats and the only temple
in the country that is dedicated to Brahma is to be
found here. While Pushkar is a heaven for the religiously
inclined, it is also the venue of one of the country's
most colorful cattle fairs - the Pushkar Fair.
Arrive Pushkar and check in hotel.
Day 12 : Puskar
- Jaipur (135 KMS, 03-04 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, free to explore Pushkar on your own.
Afternoon, leave for Jaipur - The Pink City: Jaipur
needed a fresh coat of paint to welcome its distinguished
guest the Prince of Wales in 1905-6. The contractor
inability to supply any other color in the required
quantity compelled the choice of pink shade for its
walls. A contractor’s compulsion famed Jaipur
to Pink city. Since then the PINK color is associated
with hospitality in Rajput culture.
Day 13 : Jaipur
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant
ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the fort
entrance. Amber Fort: At a distance of 11kms from
Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state.
Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man
Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army and is
a superb example of Rajput architecture.
Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace
which has museum having an extensive collection of
art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar Mantar
- the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728
and the façade of Hawa Mahal.
Day 14 : Jaipur
– Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (240 KMS, 06-07 HRS
After breakfast, leave for Agra. Enroute visit the
abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri : built by
Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the
Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to
scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including
the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal
& other Palaces which are still preserved in its
Continue drive to Agra.
Arrive Agra in the evening and check in hotel
Day 15 : Agra
- Delhi (203 KMS, 04-05 HRS DRIVE)
After breakfast, city tour of Agra. Visit Red fort,
which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions
were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah
Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private
audiences amongst many other beautiful structures;
the highlight of the day - The Taj Mahal, which was
constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz
Mahal. Construction of the Taj began in 1631 and was
not completed until 1653.
Afternoon, leave for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and check
Day 16 : Delhi
Transfer to the IGI airport to catch international
flight for your own destination.