Duration of Programme: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Places to Visit: Delhi - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Osian - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Sawai Madhopur / Ranthambore National Park - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Jhansi - Delhi.

India Gate-DelhiDay 01: Arrive Delhi
Evening arrive at IGI (Indira Gandhi International) airport.
Delhi - a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi's rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators.

On arrival, meeting, assistance at airport by our representative and transfer to hotel. Where our executive will explain the travel plan in detail and hand over the essential documents (Tour programme, hotel's vouchers, feedback report etc.) to you. Overnight at hotel.

w3infotekDay 02: Delhi - CYCLE RICKSHAW RIDE
After breakfast at hotel start combined city tour of Old & New Delhi start from Red Fort (From outside) - Closed on Monday - built in red sandstone, constructed by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, Jama Masjid - India's largest mosque and enjoy Cycle rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar and 400 years old Chandni Chowk bazaars. Rajghat - crimination place of Mahatama Gandhi. Laxmi Narayan Temple, Humayun Tomb - the tomb of first Mughal emperor Humayun and Qutab Minarthe highest stone tower in India. India Gate - This solemn monument was built in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the World War Ist. Drive past theĀ Rashtrapathi Bhawan, Parliament House. Evening free to explore local markets. Overnight at hotel.

w3infotekDay 03: Delhi - Mandawa (257Kms/5Hrs)
After breakfast at hotel drive to Mandawa. Mandawa is a small town in the heart of Shekhawati region. The place is known not only for its havelis but also for its Fort Palace. The structure of the palace reminds of the cultural and social importance of this region in the past. Of the havelis, the most important are the Chokhani, Ladia, Binsidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings.
Upon arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Mandawa - Bikaner (200Kms/4.5Hrs)
After breakfast at hotel visit “Open Art Gallery Havelis & Frescoes paintings. The open air-art-gallery', as it is popularly called, is famous for its plethora of painted havelis, all commendable pieces of the rich artistic tradition of this region.
Later in the afternoon drive to Bikaner. Bikaner - one of the most worth visiting cities of Rajasthan.

The city of Bikaner still preserves its old charm in form of its historical monuments, stunning havelis, elegant palaces and terrific temples. On arrival, check in at hotel. Evening free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.


Day 05: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330Kms/7Hrs)
After breakfast at hotel visit massive Junagarh Fort & Museum. Junagarh Fort Revel in the architectural splendor, as you take an intimate look at this imposing fort, built by Akbar's contemporary Raja Rai Singh. A museum with valuable miniature paintings and rare antiques is also located in the Junagarh Fort. Also visit Lalgarh Palace - The magnificent fort in red sandstone, a fascinating juxtaposition of the Oriental style and European luxury that leaves you truly mesmerized.

In the afternoon drive to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer - The name Jaisalmer evokes utter magic and vibrancy of the desert. It's straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. The hostile terrain notwithstanding the warmth and colour of people is simply overwhelming. One of the main draws is the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The beautiful havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the desert city. And you can let your eyes caress the sloping sand dunes while you ramble your way in a camel safari. The desert citadel is truly a golden fantasy in the Thar Desert. Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, after whom the city finds its name, founded Jaisalmer in 1156 AD. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast at hotel, visit Jaisalmer city. The city of Jaisalmer is crowned by fantastic fort, named Sonar Kila or Golden Fort. The fort is also called Jaisalmer Fort. The fort is located atop the Trikuta Hill and surrounded by a 30 feet high wall with 99 fortresses. Jaisalmer Havelis - Jaisalmer Havelis were once the home of wealthy merchants. These havelis of Jaisalmer are well-known for their creative designs and adornments. Also visit Gadsisar Sagar Lake.The lake offers an opportunity to view hundreds of migratory birds during the winter season. During your visit to Gadsisar Sagar Lake, you will also see a breathtakingly beautiful lush green garden - Bara Baghwhich is an oasis in the desert.
Afternoon excursion to Sam Sand Dunes (Desert) & enjoyCamel Ride”. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (264Kms/6hrs)
After breakfast at hotel drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is set at the edge of the Thar Desert. This imperial city echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (266kms/6hrs)
After breakfast at hotel visit Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. Mehrangarh Fort - one of the largest in India, unsurpassed in beauty and grandeur - and a perfect example of desert variant of Rajput architecture also visit Jaswant Thada.
Later in the afternoon drive to Udaipur en-route visit Rankapur Jain temples. Ranakpur Temple is a beautiful structure carved in stone. This magnum opus of architecture possesses around 1400 intricately carved pillars. Continue drive to Udaipur - Udaipur - One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes and the City of Dawn. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Udaipur
After breakfast at hotel, visit City Palace. City Palace - Udaipur's fascinating City Palace is the largest royal complex in Rajasthan, See the Peacock Square and the miniature painting school inside the palace premises. Udaipur has the prestige of housing the best miniature art schools in the country under the royal patronage of the king of Udaipur. Sahelion Ki Bari - The "garden of the maids of honour", Sahelion-ki-Bari was designed and laid out early in the eighteenth century as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in leisure. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir - Is home to an attractive collection of folk dresses, puppets, ornaments, folk musical instruments and paintings. The museum is the best place for those interested in puppetry. Bagore ki Haveli - There is a very congenial old building built right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola.

Day 10: Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur (408 kms/7.5hrs)
After breakfast at hotel drive to enroute visit Pushkar - Pushkar - A very small town, seemingly just about bigger than the lake it adjoins, Pushkar attracts Hindu devotees and Hindu dilettantes in large numbers. On arrival, visit Brahma Temple - The only temple in the world that is dedicated to Lord Brahma and Pushkar Lake.

Later drive to Jaipur. Jaipur - capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as ‘The Pink City for the colour of the buildings in its wonderful old city. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.

After an early breakfast at hotel, visit the majestic Amber Fort and Palace, originally constructed by Raja Mansingh and one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. Enjoy the unique experience of an ascent on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant, up to the Fort. In the afternoon, visit the city's Palace Complex holds several museums that contain impressive collections of miniature paintings, costumes, and armor. Sheesh Mahal built in the 17th century in a fusion style of Hindu and Islamic art. Also see the hall of public audiences and Maharaja Man Singh's Palace who had twelve queens.Later see the Jantar Mantar Observatory, a sanctuary of the astronomer king, Maharaja Jai Singh II. Nearby, the intriguing Palace of the Wind, the Hawa Mahal, was built in 1799 to allow ladies from the royal family to view the city and bazaar below in privacy. Evening free to explore the local markets. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (235Kms/5Hrs)
After breakfast at hotel drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri - constructed by Akbar in 1569 to honor Sufi saint Salim Chisti. Akbar's court occupied this city till it was abandoned due to non-availability of water but still in a state of perfect preservation. Continue drive to Agra. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Agra - Delhi (203kms / 4.5hrs) / Departure
After breakfast at hotel visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) - world's greatest monument to love. Emperor Shah Jahan built this pristine white marble mausoleum in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Agra Fort, built by the Mughal dynasty's greatest Emperor, Akbar, in 1565. A number of the fort's beautiful palaces, mosques and gardens were built by his successors in later years. Pearl Mosque, it shined like a pearl. It is held that this mosque was constructed by Shah Jahan for his members of royal court. Diwan-i-Khas - Here envoys and other honoured guests were granted a personal USDience with the ruler. the Diwan-e-Khas is a small marble structure near the Diwan-e-Am. Diwan-i-Aam - the ruler held mass USDience. He would sit on his throne facing petitioners. His minister would assemble the petitions and refer them to the Diwan-e-Khas for private USDience. Jahangir Mahal - Jahangiri Mahal is the most important building of the Akbari period in the Agra Fort. Itmad - Ud - Daula known as the "Baby Taj", it is the first tomb in India built entirely in white marble. Sikandra - The great Mughal emperor Akbar's Tomb.

Later in the afternoon drive to Delhi. On arrival transfer to airport to board on flight for onward destinations.

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