13 Days / 12 Nights
Day 01: Arrive New Delhi
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative & transferred to hotel. Delhi - capital of modern India. Many dynasties and rulers have flourished on its regal soil over the last 3000 years. The legacy still survives in many monuments varying from the 13th century mausoleum of the Lodi Kings to the buildings of British India's imperial past like the Parliament House and the Presidential Estate. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 02: Tour Delhi
Morning breakfast at hotel later proceed on a tour of Old Delhi, visit the Red Fort, Raj Ghat - a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. Later tour New Delhi, drive along Rajpath the capital’s broadest avenue, for a view of the Parliament House, the President’s House and India Gate. Visit the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 03: Drive from Delhi – Agra (03 hrs) & Agra tour
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive Agra later proceed to Agra city tour - visit the world famous Taj Mahal (closed on Fri's) - one of the seven wonders of the world, a mausoleum built by Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, Agra Fort - The high red sandstone ramparts of this great monument stretch for almost 2.5 km, dominating a bend in the river Yamuna, northwest of the Taj Mahal. The foundation of this majestic citadel was laid by the Emperor Akbar, and it developed as a stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Evening is free for shopping activities. Overnight stay in Agra
Day 04: Drive from Delhi to Jaipur (05 hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Jaipur- The capital city of the state of Rajasthan is popularly known as the ‘Pink City’ of the terra-cotta-colored lime plaster that coats the old part of the city's walls, buildings, and temples. Arrive and check in. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 05: Jaipur city tour
Morning, proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort - the original Palace was built by Raja Mansingh and later additions were made by Sawai Jai Singh. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture. Enjoy the ascent to the Palace on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Visit the multiple chambers and hallways of the palace which are famous for their design and decorations.
Afternoon, proceed for a city tour to visit the unique Jantar Mantar, which is a magnificent stone observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728 and drive past the Hawa Mahal, an intriguing “Palace of Winds”. This was really a facade built in 1799, to allow royal ladies to view the city from the windows. Later visit the opulent City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal style which has grand museums displaying an excellent collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 06: Jaipur – Kota (04 hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to kota - famous for its architectural heritage comprising of beautiful palaces, temples, museums, all reflecting the splendor of the bygone era. Enroute visit Bundi - Visiting Bundi is like stepping back in time. It's a picturesque & captivating little town which has more or less retained a medieval atmosphere. Later continue your drive to Kota & check in. Later proceed on visit to the City Fort and Palace, Rao Madho Singh Museum, Jagmandir Palace, Haveli of Deaji and Chambal Gardens among many more. Evening is free to relax. Overnight stay in Kota.
Day 07: Kota – Udaipur (05 hrs)
Early today to Udaipur. Enroute visit the famous Chittorgarh Fort. Later continue your drive to Udaipur - If Jaipur is a city in pink, Udaipur is a study in white. The city is famous for its palaces, lake, museums, temples, and gardens. Late evening arrive & check in. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 08: Udaipur City Tour
Today after breakfast proceed for city tour of Udaipur - The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan and its museum has stunning collection of objects collected by different Maharanas of Udaipur over the centuries. The Picholia Lake, Udai Sagar, and Pratap Sagar are some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Some other attractions in the city are the Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Jag Mandir, Pratap Memorial. Evening is free for leisure / shopping in Udaipur. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 09: Udaipur – Jodhpur (05 hrs.) Via Ranakpur.
This morning after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Jodhpur. Stop en route and tour the beautifully sculpted 15th century Jain temples of Ranakpur. Continue your drive to the Jodhpur – Mighty Mehrangarh, the muscular fort that towers over the Blue City of Jodhpur, is a magnificent spectacle and an architectural masterpiece. The Blue City really is blue! Inside is a tangle of winding, glittering, medieval streets, which never seem to lead where you expect them to, scented by incense, roses and sewers, with shops and bazaars selling everything from trumpets and temple decorations to snuff and saris. Arrive & checkin overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 10: Jodhpur city tour & later drive to Jaisalmer (04 hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed to Jodhpur city tour - Visit Meherangarh Fort with its graceful palaces, a spectacular setting for the rich past and culture of the imperial city. Jaswant Thada - a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant II in 1899. Umaid Bhawan Palace - made of marble and pink sandstone, the construction of the Umaid Bhawan started in 1929 and it took 16 years to complete it. It is believed that the palace was constructed to give employment to the famine-struck population. After lunch drive to Jaisalmer, arrive & check-in overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 11: Jaisalmer – Bikaner (05 hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel later drive to the Bikaner - Bikaner - tucked away in the desert of western Rajasthan and characterized by its beautiful sandstone architecture. Frequented by the legendary caravans that strung out across the desert of West Asia & Africa. Upon arrival check in. Later tour the “Junagarh Fort” built between 1588 and 1593 built by Raja Jai Singh who was a general in the army of the Mughal emperor, Akbar. The fort has a 986 meter long wall with 37 bastions and 2 entrances, it is famous for the super quality of stone carvings. Visit the fascinating “Karni Mata Temple in Deshnok, an incarnation of the goddess Durga. The huge silver gate and marble carvings donated by Maharaja Ganga Singh, lead you into the sea of swarming rodents who are considered auspicious. Devotees throng this temple to make offerings to the rats. Other places of interest include the famous camel breeding farm just outside the town. Overnight at Bikaner.
Day 12: Bikaner – Mandawa (05 hr)
After breakfast drive to Mandawa - a compact little town which, was settled in the 18th century. Fortified by the dominant merchant families, Mandawa houses some of the finest painted havelis in the region and the fort, dating back to 1760. On arrival check in. Later proceed on sightseeing tour, visit the most famous Bansidhar Newalia Haveli built in 1910 which has some curious paintings on its walls. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, built in 1870 is also one of the finest in the region and has some of superb murals. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Mandawa.
Day 13: Mandawa - Delhi (05 hrs)
After breakfast checkout from and drive to Delhi and transfer to Delhi airport for onward destination.