Grandeur of Rajasthan

Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi

Day To Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Traditional welcome by our executive on your arrival at Delhi’s airport followed by transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today morning explore and experience the capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 20th centuries, the Old Delhi. We shall stop at the Red Fort for a photo shoot and then take a Rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of the Old Delhi up to the nearby Jama Masjid Mosque, the largest in India, has a courtyard that can hold 25,000 worshippers. The pay a poignant visit to Rajghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation and a memorial to this humble man who so changed the world.

In the afternoon we explore India’s bustling capital city the New Delhi visiting the Vijay Chowk, “Victory Square”, stopover at the Presidential Palace with its intriguing combination of classical and Indian design elements and the India Gate memorializing Indian soldiers who died in World War I. Then travel far back in time at Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating from 1570 AD and the first garden-tomb on the Indian sub-continent and lastly visit the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world.

Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi – Mandawa
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today morning we start our drive to Mandawa. Mandawa – part of Shekhavati, a region once on the silk route on China, had its inhabitants the rich merchants who lavishly decorated their houses with paintings on religion, historical, folk and social themes.

On arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of this Shekhawati region visiting some of the prominent and significant Havelis.
Overnight at hotel in Mandawa.

Day 04: Mandawa – Bikaner
Breakfast at the hotel.
We start with our drive to our next destination, Bikaner.

Afternoon, enjoy your tour of the city visiting the Junagarh Fort built in 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh, a General in the army of Emperor Akbar. This fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat and has some beautiful palaces within. Then visit the Camel Breeding Farm.
Overnight at hotel in Bikaner.

Day 05: Bikaner – Jaisalmer
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today we start our to Jaisalmer, also known as the Golden City. On reaching Jaisalmer check in to your hotel with balance of the day free to relax.

Overnight at hotel in Jaisalmer.

Day 06: Jaisalmer
Breakfast at the hotel.
Proceed for your sightseeing tour visiting Jaisalmer Fort (80 meters above plains) & Jain Temples within the Fort built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth watching. The specialty of the Fort is that still approximately 5000 people are living inside. Visit Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the golden view of whole Jaisalmer city as whole city is built in yellow sand stones, when sun rays fall on the city, it give impression as golden city of India. You also visit the Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli.

Later in the afternoon drive to Sam Sand dunes to watch sensational Sun Set and also enjoy a Camel Ride.
Overnight at hotel in Jaisalmer.

Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today we start early with our drive to Jodhpur.
Set at the edge of the Thar desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel.

Afternoon enjoy a guided tour visiting Mehrangarh Fort- The most magnificent fort in Jodhpur is the Mehrangarh Fort. It is situated on a 150m high hill. Rao Jodha, the then chief of Rathore clan, constructed it in 1459. There are a number of attractions within the fort like several palaces, galleries, a museum, and temples and so on. Jaswant Thada- Jaswant Thada lies to the left of the Mehrangarh fort complex. It is a royal cenotaph made up of white marble. It was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Some rare portraits of the former rulers of Jodhpur are also displayed here.
Overnight at hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 08: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur
Breakfast at the hotel.

We start our drive towards Udaipur en-route visiting the famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Udaipur is a beautiful city, set amidst the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, India.

Udaipur is known for its picturesque lakes, also referred as ‘The City of Lakes’. The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city.

Overnight at hotel in Udaipur.

Day 09: Udaipur
Breakfast at the hotel.

Proceed for a full day guided tour of at Udaipur, beginning with the visit to Saheliyon Ki Bari, the “Garden of Maids”. Then visit to The City Palace Complex, overlooking Lake Pichola, reveals the splendor with which maharajas and their families surrounded themselves. The City Palace Museum exhibits a remarkable collection of ancient curios, antiques, and sculptures, as well as priceless possessions of ages gone by. Miniature paintings on display depict many aspects of the royal lifestyle enjoyed by privileged few who lived here. Up next is a visit to the magnificent Jagdish Mandir, the largest temple in Udaipur, adorned with bas-reliefs of elephants, alligators, horsemen and musicians, and enshrining a black stone image of the supreme Hindu god Vishnu.

Followed by a Boat Ride on picturesque Lake Pichola reveals some of the spectacular palaces of the Rajput princes, for which Udaipur is famous, on islands and along the shore.
Overnight at hotel in Udaipur.

Day 10: Udaipur – Pushkar
Breakfast at the hotel.

Check out and drive to Pushkar a holy city of Rajasthan is also famous for its yearly Pushkar Cattle Fair. In the afternoon visit the Brahma Temple the creator of the world which one and only temple in the world dedicated to him. A walk around the ghats near the Pushkar Lake.

Overnight at hotel in Pushkar.

Day 11: Pushkar – Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel.

Today morning drive to Jaipur and on reaching check in to your hotel. Jaipur is also known as the “Pink City” for the striking pink stucco walls of Old Jaipur. Balance of the day at leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 12: Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel.

Start your city tour with the excursion to the splendid Amber Fort, an architectural masterpiece of great historical significance. Begun in the 16th century and built of red sandstone and marble, the seemingly rough exterior gives no hint of the warm and opulent ambiance of the interior, as you’ll discover this morning. Here you also get an opportunity to climb up to the fort on decorated elephant back.

In the afternoon visit the splendid City Palace & Museum which opens a door into the opulent world of the Rajput princes and the treasures with which they surrounded themselves. The City Palace complex is home to several palatial buildings constructed by influential rulers that reflect the blending of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. Maharaja Jai Singh II built Jantar Mantar, the world’s biggest stone observatory, between 1727 and 1733 AD. You’ll be amazed by the “tools” he used to study the heavens – and that still provide accurate information today – during a tour. Further visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, a five storeyed wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 13: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Breakfast at the hotel.

Check out and proceed with your journey to your last important city Agra. En-route visit the old deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri.
Overnight at hotel in Agra.

Day 14: Agra – Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning proceed for a guided tour visiting the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most admired architectural masterpieces. This majestic marble-domed mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife to symbolize unending love. Then visit the Agra Fort, with splendid remains of sandstone and marble palaces.

Afternoon drive back to Delhi and on reaching Delhi you will be dropped at the airport to connect your late evening/night flight back home.

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