This itinerary takes first time visitors, as well as those who want more, on a journey to explore the most important as well as the lesser known areas of Rajasthan. Travel, slightly off the main tourist track to some lovely palaces and hunting lodges of the erstwhile maharajas.
Experience the vast expanses of the Thar Desert to ethereal Lake Palaces; gaze at the unforgettable Taj Mahal; enjoy a sumptuous dinner with a traditional family of Jaipur.
Tour Program : Delhi Arrival - Delhi ( 2 Nights ) – Agra ( 1 Night ) – Jaipur ( 2 Nights ) – Bundi ( 1 Night ) – Pushkar ( 1 Night ) – Jodhpur ( 1 Night ) – Jaiselmer ( 2 Nights ) - Narlai ( 1 Night ) – Udaipur ( 2 Nights ) – Delhi / Mumbai Departure
Total : 13 Nights & 14 Days Tour
Arrive New Delhi, India’s Capital, where our representative greeted you with a traditional Indian welcome on arrival at the airport and escorted to the hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi
Your tour today introduces you to the highlights of New Delhi & Old Delhi. Proceed for a guided tour dedicated to Mughal capital of Shahjahanabad, today known as Old Delhi. Visit the great Jama Masjid, the most important Asia’s largest mosque.
Then, Ride Like a Local as you set off on an exciting rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the bustling main street of Old Delhi, which is known as Silver Square (Once the center of Delhi), to the various places of interest- just as the Royal Mughals would have done centuries ago. Afterwards visit Rajghat - This is the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
Later have a break for your lunch, and then visit rest part of the tour for New Delhi. As a complete contrast, New Delhi stands in formal splendor. It is a city of wide boulevards that offers ever changing perspectives of Lutyen’s landscaped city of Delhi, covering President House (from outside) is the official residence of the President of India. Formerly the residence of the Viceroy of India, later see India Gate - It's a majestic high arch,42 meters high, built as a memorial to the Indian Soldiers killed in world war - 1.
Afterwards visit Qutab Minar - which was built to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Ghori over Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan in 1192 AD, by his then viceroy, Qutb-ud-din Aibak, who later became the first Sultan of Delhi of the Mamluk dynasty. Qutab Minar is 72.5m high tower dates back to the 13th century and is one of the greatest bequests of the Islamic culture. Evening back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi
Morning : Proceed on a city tour of Agra. Visit the Agra Fort, built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir’s Palace, Khas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor, died a prisoner.
Later visit the Taj Mahal – the inimitable poem in white marble. Built over a period of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, it is one of the seven modern wonders of the World.
( Taj Mahal, Agra is closed on every Friday )
Overnight Hotel - Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. It is built a city predominantly in Red Sandstone and is called Fatehpur Sikri, which is also known as a fairy-tale ghost city of delicately carved red sandstone. It is one of the finest examples of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world.
Later drive known to the magnificent Jaipur - This place is also known as the “Pink City”. During a state visit by Prince Albert to him all the old houses were painted in Pink honor and welcome. Upon Arrival check in at hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur
Morning after breakfast sight seen of the impressive Amber Fort with Elephant Ride. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Mughal ruling families.
Afternoon tour of the City – “The Pink City” is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry.
You will also visit the Hawa Mahal , Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical, instruments.
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur
Morning after breakfast , Drive to Bundi, excursion of sight seen of Bundi, visit Taragarh Fort and Bundi Baoris.
Taragarh Fort or 'Star Fort' is the most impressive of structures of city of Bundi in Indian state of Rajasthan. The fort also has Miran Saheb ki Dargah. He was the governor of the fort and laid down his life in an encounter.
The largest of Bundi's baoris or step wells is the intricately carved Raniji ki Baori. Some 46 m deep, it was built in 1699 by Rani Nathavatji. The steps built into the sides of the water-well made water accessible even when at a very low level. The baori is one of the largest examples of its kind in Rajasthan.
Overnight Hotel - Bundi
Drive to Pushkar – an oasis in the desert. The quiet little town of Pushkar is a holy lake and is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage center. There are countless temples, ghats (bathing steps) and the fronts of the houses are whitewashed.
The city also boasts its Brahma temple, dedicated to the supreme god of the Hindus. An old legend says that Brahma, the Creator of the universe in search of a suitable place of sacrifice a lotus flower (Pushkar) fell from his hand. At this point, where the flower fell, there was a lake – today’s holy Pushkar Lake. On arrival check in at hotel.
Later enjoy the full day at the Pushkar Fair grounds and at the tented camp. Witness livestock traders wearing brightly hued turbans and long mustaches buying and selling thousands of lavishly decorated steers, camels and horses.
In the evening enjoy the Camel ride to see the beautiful hills and mesmerizing sunset on desert of Pushkar.
Overnight Hotel - Pushkar
Drive to Jodhpur, sharing the road with more and more camels, trucks, cattle, water buffalo and rickshaws the closer you get. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Later we proceeds your tour in afternoon to visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant thada and walk in the traditional spice market of the city. Afterwards drive back to your hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Jodhpur
Morning after breakfast proceeds for Jaisalmer. On arrival check in at your hotel. Evening free for individual activities.
Overnight Hotel - Jaisaelmer
Morning after breakfast proceeds for city tour of Jaisalmer.
Visit : Jaisalmer Fort also called Sonar Qila or Golden Fort because it is made up of yellow sandstone and seems to ignite into a golden flame when scorched by the desert sun. Even today, one fourth of the old city’s population resides within the fort. A cross-cultural merging of Rajput, Islamic architectural styles and the Jain Temples make this fort an exception in its own.
Patwaon Ki Haveli is one of the largest and most elaborate Haveli in Jaisalmer and stands in a narrow lane. It is five storey’s high and is extensively carved. It is divided into six apartments, two owned by archaeological Survey of India, two by families who operate craft-shops and two private homes. There are remnants of paintings on some of the inside walls as well as some mirror work.
In the afternoon drive to Sam Sand Dunes to enjoy Camel Safari.
Post dinner drive back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight Hotel - Jaisalmer
After breakfast, we proceeds drive to narlai - capital of the former princely state of Rajputs. This town is not well known but no less interesting for that. It features an impressive palace, hot and royal hospitality, a quiet and rural area as well as historical monuments. The ruling families are descendants of Lord Krishna, a Hindu form of the Divine.
The old district is a treasure trove of architecture, stone works and impressive classical painting. Because of the Krishna temple Narlai is also a very popular place of pilgrimage. Upon Arrival check in at hotel. Tour of the city and in the evening you will take part in the Aarti ceremony at a temple.
Overnight Hotel - Narlai
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. En route visit a family. Drive to Ranakpur. The dividend is exploiting this temple complex is one of the most beautiful in all Rajasthan’s, built in the 15th Century by the Jain community. The main temple Chaumuk impresses with its countless columns and detailed sculptures.
Overnight Hotel – Udaipur
The day starts with the city tour you will see the City Palace, Bharatiya Lok Kala, the “House of Friends” Saheliyon-ki-Bari – a park with fountains and pleasure gardens and the golden equestrian statue of Pratap.
In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit the island palace Jag Mandir here, a palace of splendidly carved marble on an island in the middle of Lake Pichola. Later, back to hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight Hotel – VaranasiOvernight Hotel - Udaipur
Today as per your flight schedule you will be driven to airport to catch your flight to Delhi / Mumbai , Upon arrival in Delhi / Mumbai, you will meet & assisted for your transit flight to onward destination.