Essence of sands and heritage
Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Places to Visit: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Day 01 : Delhi
On arrival at Delhi International Airport you will be greeted by our representative & transferred to your pre – booked hotel. Relax & rejuvante yourself at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
Establish your morning with a guided tour of Old Delhi.Starting with Raj Ghat, where India’s son Mahatma Gandhi cremated. Visit the largest mosque in India known as Jama Masjid. Take a rickshaw ride in narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, old bazaar of Delhi. From here we ahead to Red Fort, built by emperor Shah Jahan in 17th century & labeled by UNESCO as world heritage site. Post lunch you will be taken for a tour to New Delhi planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Visit the Humayun’s Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in 16th century & renowned as World Heritage Site. Our next attraction will be Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret of world & a perfect example of Indo-Islamic architecture & listed in UNESCO’s world heritage site. Also visit the India Gate & President House, the official residence of President of India. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 – Delhi – Mandawa ( 250 Kms / 5.5 Hrs )
Post breakfast leave to Mandawa, the town of painted havelis ( mansions ). Upon arrival check in at hotel & overnight stay.
Day 04 – Mandawa – Bikaner ( 190 Kms / 3 Hrs )
Establish your morning with a guided tour to fresco painted havelis of Mandawa, Dundlod & Nawalgarh. Later on straight ahead to Bikaner, renowned for the best riding camels in the world. Upon arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon head out for Camel breeding farm – one of its kind in Asia & famous for camel breeding. Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 05 - Bikaner – Jaisalmer ( 330 Kms / 6 hrs )
The fifth day of your tour begin with a visit to The Junagarh Fort built in 1611 AD , is one of the few forts built on top of the hill , also visit the Lallgarh Palace museum & Karni Mata Temple Deshnok ( Rat Temple ).
Post lunch drive to Jaisalmer in the heart of Thar “ The Great Indian Desert “ .Upon arrival check in at hotel & overnight at hotel for relax.
Day 06 – Jaisalmer
Start your day with sightseeing of Jaisalmer Fort, built on the top of the hill. Made of sand stones & famous as Sonar Quilla, excellent example of Rajput architecture. Visit the Gadisar Lake & several sculptured havelis ( mansions ) of merchants. Later in the afternoon drive to Sam ( 40 kms from Jaisalmer ). Enjoy the sunset camel ride through the sand dunes & dinner. Overnight at hotel..
Day 07 – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur ( 280 Kms / 5 Hrs )
After breakfast leave to Jodhpur at the edge of Desert was once the capital of strong & powerful kingdom Marwar , also called as Blue City of India.Upon arrival check in at hotel. After freshen up plunge yourself into the magnificent heritage of Royal City.Visit the Mehrangarh Fort , most imposing fort of India & houses of excellent museum.Visit Jaswant Thada – A cenotaph of the rulers of Jodhpur built in lucid white marble & Umaid Bhawan Palace.Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 – Jodhpur – Udaipur enroute Ranakpur ( 280 Kms / 6 Hrs )
Start for Udaipur after breakfast, enroute stopping at Ranakpur Temples, famous for intricate sculpture. The 1444 pillars support the 29 halls of temple, none of which are similar. Ahead straight to Udaipur, a romantic city of Rajasthan , also familiar as Lake City. Upon arrival check in at hotel & overnight.
Day 09 – Udaipur
Morning after breakfast left yourself in depth of charm.Start your tour to visit the City Palace , built by Maharana Udai Singh on the bank of Pichola Lake , Jagdish Temple , Sahelion-ki-Bari ( Gardens of the maids of Honor ). Later in the evening enjoy boat cruise on Lake Pichola .After a busy day come back to your hotel & rejuvante yourself .Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 – Udaipur – Pushkar ( 280 Kms / 5 hrs )
Leave to Pushkar, a very famous religious hindu religious centre & houses of various sacred temples. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Day remains at leisure. Overnight at hotel..
Day 11 – Pushkar – Jaipur ( 150 Kms / 3 Hrs )
Morning after breakfast leave hotel & setyourself on the visit of holy town.We will visit the Brahma Temple ( said to be the one & only temple of Lord Brahma in world ) & other various temples. Later visit the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer, a world wide popular pilgrimage centre which attracts a large number of pilgrims every year. Drive straight to Jaipur, famous as Pink City. Upon arrival check in at hotel & overnight.
Day 12 – Jaipur
After breakfast in the morning you will be taken for Amber Fort, the majestic fort located at the top of Aravali Hills. Take a short ride on elephant’s back to reach at the fort, a overwhelming experience. Come back to the city & visit the City Palace, a perfection of Rajput & Mughal architecture, Palace of Winds popular as Hawa Mahal, a five storied building built in 1799 to enable the royal ladies to view the outside life & world. Later opt for Jantar Mantar, a astronomical observatory. Optional – Chokhi Dhani Enjoy the evening dinner at a village resort with typical Rajasthani experience.
Day 13 – Jaipur – Agra enroute Fatehpur SIkri ( 240 Kms / 5 Hrs )
Morning check out from hotel & drive to Agra on the way visiting Fatehpur Sikri, knowns as Ghost Capital. Visit the tomb of Salim Chishti, Akbar’s residential complex. Later continue on to Agra, the home of Taj. Upon arrival check in at hotel .After freshen up take a guided tour of Agra. Starting with Agra Fort, the majestic fort of red sandstone stands on the banks of river Yamuna, continue to Itmad-ud-Daula’s tomb & in the evening visit the magnificent TAJ MAHAL , one of the seven wonders of the world. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is a perfect example of most extravagant love.Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 – Agra – Delhi ( 220 Kms / 4 Hrs )
The itinerary stands on last day, start to Delhi in the morning & transfer to Delhi International Airport to connect flight for onward destination.