Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. You are received representative at the airport & Transfer to hotel. He will present you the travel documents Rest of the day free for independent activities.
Day 2 : Delhi Sightseeing
New Delhi: designed and built by the British in the 1920’s it’s a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. First you will visit two monuments from Delhi’s past Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House.
Old Delhi: an ancient walled city. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughul Empire; Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colorful market of the old city.
Day 3 : Delhi To Agra (200 Kms. /4-5 Hours)
Drive to Agra, check in the hotel. In the afternoon reach Agra and check in at your hotel. Later proceed for the city sightseeing tour visiting The Taj Mahal, which is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (precious and semi precious stone inlay) work. Also visit Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort), which retains the irregular outline of the demolished mud-wall fort of the Lodis. The Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daula’s is located in a walled garden overlooking the Yamuna.
Day 4 : Agra To Jaipur Via Fatehpur Sikri (250 Kms. /5-6 Hours)
Drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri – built in Red Sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti, who foretold the birth of 3 sons to emperor Akbar, an example of robust stability combined with originality each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane Khas, Punch Mahal, The Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza, after visit continue drive to Jaipur and check into hotel.
Day 5 : Jaipur Sightseeing
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, situated outside the walled city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajput forts. You can have the unique experience of riding on elephant back to the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur known for its blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture.. Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh-I, the founder ruler of Jaipur. Stop at Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a seven storied facade and one of the most picturesque landmarks constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.
Day 6 : Jaipur To Udaipur Via Ajmer/Pushkar (450 Kms. /6-7 Hours)
Drive to Udaipur, via Pushkar – The holiest place for Hindus. This is the place where Lord Brahma (the Creator) and his wife Saraswati (the goddess of learning and music) performed a ritual. Here we visit the only Brahma temple in the world before intermingling with the colors in the local bazaar. Pushkar is also world famous for its cattle fair, which is held each year in the month of October – November and continue drive to Udaipur.
Day 7 : Udaipur Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing 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 made for maiden princes to play. Late afternoon enjoy 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 8 : Udaipur To Jodhpur Via Ranakpur (300 Kms. /5-6 Hours)
Drive to Jodhpur, via world famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Admire the workmanship from the 16th century temples. The whole structure has 80 domes and 400 pillars. Continue your drive to Jodhpur check in the hotel. Visit Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha (after whom the city is named). The Fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite designs in red sandstone. Also visit Jaswant Thada- an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate the acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in 19th century.
Day 9 : Jodhpur To Jaisalmer (350 Kms. /5-6 Hours)
Drive to Jaisalmer, Driving through the Thar Desert and arrive at Jaisalmer, one of the jewels in India’s crown also known as Golden city. Exquisite wood and sandstone buildings dot the town and within Jaisalmer Fort are homes, hotels and shops hidden in ancient lane ways.
Day 10 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing
Visiting the Jaisalmer Fort – The oldest living Fort in the world having astonishing Havelies (Mansions) such as Salim Singh and Patwon Ki Haveli. In the afternoon, proceed to the Sam or Khuri village to experience Camel safari on sand dunes. View the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire. Return to the village for dinner amidst Desert Folk musicians playing desert symphony and folk dances.
Day 11 : Jaisalmer To Bikaner (350 Kms. /5-6 Hours)
Drive to Bikaner. In afternoon enjoy the sightseeing of Bikaner. Fortified city situated on the ancient Silk (caravan) route of Thar Desert. 32 Kms. From Bikaner is Deshnok, famous for its Rat Temple. (Karni Mata Temple)
Day 12 : Bikaner To Mandawa (200 Kms. /3-4 Hours)
Drive to Mandawa – situated in Shekhawati region, known as “Open air art gallery of Rajasthan” covering towns such as – Nawalgarh – Dundlod – Mandawa. The Shekhawati region is famous for its beautiful painted (Fresco) Havelies (mansions), constructed by merchants of this region in18th and 19th centuries.
Day 13 : Mandawa To Delhi (250 Kms. /4-5 Hours)
Drive to Delhi. Check in the Hotel. Sightseeing of Akshardham temple complex in Delhi-sprawling pink sandstone and white marble temple complex of the Swaminarayan. The complex will double up as a modern centre of spirituality and learning about Indian culture. t is expected to become a major tourist attraction of Delhi. The temple complex will be spread on 30 acres of the Yamuna bank. Its architecture draws inspiration from the temples of Badrinath (Uttaranchal), Somnath (Gujarat) and Konark (Orissa).Swaminarayan Sect that controls Akshardham complex seems to have been part of the bhakti movement and born of the philosophy of Sahajan and Swami (1781-1830) who was considered an incarnation of Lord Swaminarayan and was a powerful social activist.Then you will be transferred to International Airport for your onward Journey.
P.S: This tour could be customised as per your interest.
Rajasthan Safari (13 Days/12 Nights)
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi