Duration : 17 day(s)
"Padharo mhare desh" or welcome to my country, this is spirit of Rajasthan, The land where guest is considered next to God. It is indeed land of paradoxes and has an unusual diversity in all its forms- people,customs,culture,constumes,music,manners,dialects,cuisine,and physiography, Rajasthan is literally a tresure house of history & archaeology, Rajasthan is also know for its rythmic folk dances & music.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi pick up from the Airport/Railway Station and transfer to hotel. This afternoon you will proceed on a sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi, visiting the Qutub Minar, tallest stone tower in India, Raj Ghat and the Red Fort & Jama Masjid, The Humayun's Tomb, the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple, The ISKCON Temple , the Qutab Minar, National Gallery of Modern Art, The Parliament House, the Laxminarayan Temple, and then back to your Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi to Mandawa
Early morning proceed to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa and check - in at hotel. From this hotel you can take a walking tour of the old havelies in this region belonging to some of the leading business families of the country, you can also visit the Mandawa Castle.
Day 3: Mandawa to Bikaner
Morning drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner and check – in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Bikaner including The Junagarh Fort, built by Rai Singh between 1588 and 1593, has a 986-metre-long wall with 37 bastions. You can also visit Deshnok- a small village situated 32 km south from bikaner city The greatest attraction of Deshnok is the temple of Shri karnimata.
Day 4: Bikaner to Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer and check – in at hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sam Sand Dunes in the evening for a spectacular sunset and enjoy an overnight camel safari.
Day 5: Jaisalmer City Tour
Morning sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer including Sonar Fort, housing a fourth of city’s residents. Also visit Patwon Ki Haveli is one of the most exquisite havelis with a beautifully latticed façade. Salim Singh Ki Haveli is just three centuries old, and is still lived in. Its arched roof is held up by well executed brackets in the form of peacocks, Nathmalji Ki Haveli built by two architect brothers, overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
This morning you will be transferred to the Blue City of Jodhpur, check-in at Hotel. Evening is at leisure.
Day 7: Jodhpur City Tour
This morning after breakfast visit the Mehrangarh Fort situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort visit Moti- Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1899 and the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Jodjpur to Mount Abu
Morning drive to Mount Abu. Arrive Mount Abu and check – in at hotel. It is a pilgrimage center for Jains and Hindus, noted for its beautiful Dilwara Jain Temples. This evening visit Nakki Lake, said to have been carved out by the gods with their nails, is a favorite spot for boating.
Day 9 : Mount Abu City Tour
This morning visit Dilwara Temples, the best Jain temples in the country. Gaumukh Temple, Achalgarh Fort, Toad’s Rock, Sunset Point, Trevor’s Tank etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Mount Abu to Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udiapur and check – in at hotel. Afternoon free to take a walking tour on your own through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur upto the Washing Ghats at the lake Pichola. Visit one of the fine downtown restaurants for an optional dinner.
Day 11: Udaipur City Tour
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. Late afternoon enjoy a two hour boat-ride on Lake Pichola visiting many Ghats (banks) of washing, bathing etc and enjoy excellent views of the Lake Palace and City Palace.
Day 12: Udaipur to Pushkar
Morning drive to Pushkar. Arrive Pushkar and check – in at hotel. Later visit Pushkar Lake which is believed by the Hindus to be as old as creation has been a place of pilgrimage through the centuries. There are 52 bathing Ghats built around the lake.
Day 13: Pushkar to Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check – in at hotel. Visit Jantar Mantar, which is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Jaipur city Tour
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.
Day 15: Jaipur to Agra
This morning you will be transferred by road to the Mughal city of Agra This afternoon you visit the Agra Fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar and the spectacular Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Day 16: Agra to Delhi
This morning you will be transferred back to Delhi by road (203 kms / 4 hrs). Rest of the day is free for shopping etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Onward Journey
Today you will be transfer to airport / railway station for your onward Journey.