Delhi – Jaipur – Pushkar – Udaipur – Mount Abu – Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer- Bikaner
12 Days/ 11 Nights
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive 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. Arrive and Check in, Overnight at Delhi.
Day 02: Drive from Delhi – 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 03: 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 04: Jaipur to Pushkar (03 hrs)
This morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to 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. Evening time is for leisure. Overnight stay at Pushkar.
Day 05: Pushkar – Udaipur (05 hrs)
Today after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Udaipur - An enchanting and enthralling place of limpid lakes, verdant forests, palaces, and gardens, temples, aesthetically surrounded by the Aravalli hills. Founded in 1559 AD by Maharaja Uday Singh, this is popularly known as the City of Lakes and also as the Venice of the east. Moreover, this is well eminent for the performing arts, crafts, and miniature paintings throughout India. Check-in in hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Udaipur sight seeing
Morning tour City Palace, at this complex one will marvel at the rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, windows with colored glass, inlaid marble balconies and the peacock courtyard. Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-bari gardens, the Jagdish temple and the local museum. In the afternoon, enjoy a motor launch cruise on the placid waters of the beautiful lake Pichola, enlarged by Maharana Udai Singh after he founded the city. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. You can also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - which is a lovely island palace in the middle of the lake. Overnight at Udaipur.
Day 07: Udaipur to Mount Abu
Early morning after breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Mount Abu, arrive and check in, later visit for sight seeing. Visit the Dilwara Jain Temples which were constructed back in the 11th century. Then, you can visit Sunset Point or Nakki Lake and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surroundings. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Mount Abu.
Day 08: Mount Abu - Ranakpur – Jodhpur (05 hrs)
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Jodhpur, enroute visit Ranakpur - Stop en route and tour the beautifully sculpted 15th century Jain temples of Ranakpur. Continue your drive to the Jodhpur - Jodhpur "The Sun City" was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts - the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a10 km long wall surrounding it. Also it has eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city. Arrive and check in, overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 09: Jodhpur city tour
After breakfast proceed for Jodhpur sightseeing - Proceed on tour of 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. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 10: Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (05 hrs) & Jaisalmer sight seeing
Today early morning checkout from hotel and drive to Jaisalmer, arrive and checkin, later visit to Jaisalmer sightseeing - Jaisalmer Fort, built in 1156 by Rawal Jaisal, the fort crowns 80 meter high on the Trikuta hill. Still inhabited, there are palaces and bazaars with in the fort walls, which have 99 bastions around the circumference. Also visit the Havelis, wealthy merchants built these exquisite havelis with profusely carved stone facades. The famous ones are the Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli. Post lunch proceed to the Sam Sand Dunes, experience a camel safari and gaze the sunset overlooking the golden sands. The ripples on the wind-caressed dunes and the numerous musicians and dancers are a photographer’s delight. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 11: Jaisalmer-Bikaner (04 hrs) & Bikaner city tour
After you have your breakfast, leave for the last destination of this tour, Bikaner. Bikaner is a famous city which is known for its royal forts and palaces. On reaching Bikaner, check-in to the hotel and take some rest. Later, visit attractions of such as Junagarh Fort and Bhandasar Jain Temples. After this, you can enjoy sunset views of the desert and camel ride. Take a stroll through the place in the evening and return to the hotel. Overnight at Bikaner.
Day 12: Bikaner-Jaipur
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to Jaipur, arrive and check in, overnight stay at Jaipur.