Destinations: Delhi - Jaipur - Pushkar - Bundi - Kota - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi
Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Day 01: Delhi
On your late night arrival, the company officials will come and receive you from the International airport of Delhi, India. From there you will be directly taken to the hotel. You will have an overnight stay in the hotel.
Delhi was once the capital of nearly 7 empires. After independence it became the capital of India. Its splendid history still echoes in every corner of Delhi. It holds in it the synergy of ancient, medieval and contemporary cultures.
Day 02 Delhi:
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. After breakfast there will be a full day tour of Old and New Delhi.
Old Delhi - The all day sight seeing trip includes renowned and historic places like Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. You will get a pleasurable cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandini Chowk.
New Delhi - The all day sight seeing trip includes famous and historic places like the Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. There will be a ride from the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, India Gate, Parliament House and the President's Residence and would end at the Diplomatic Enclave. Reach Jaipur, check into your hotel and relax for the rest of the evening.
Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur
Jaipur is a 6-hour drive from New Delhi covering approximately 260 km's by road. After having breakfast at Delhi hotel you leave for Jaipur. There you check into a hotel.
Jaipur - Sawai Jai Singh II built the Jaipur city in a time span starting from 1727 to 1731. He was the princely ruler of Jaipur at that time. Jaipur's culture, heritage and history are still preserved. Popularly Jaipur is called as the pink city because it was painted in pink in the honor of The Prince of Wales. It is brimming with old forts, majestic and royal palaces, ancient and modern temples and gardens.
The whole day is left for you to shop around or rest. The overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 04 Jaipur:
Breakfast will be in the hotel. There will be a trip to Amber Fort on the outskirts of Jaipur. You will be provided with an elephant to ride to the fort. Man Singh started building this fort in 1592 and later on his son Jai Singh completed the construction. From there you carry on the sightseeing by going to Jaipur City, covering City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.
You are free to enjoy the evening. Overnight stay will be at the hotel
Day 5: Jaipur - Pushkar
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will move for Pushkar and reach by noon. You will check in at Pushkar Palace.
Pushkar - it is nearly 11 km's from Ajmer. Pushkar is one of the most holy and the oldest cities of India with mentions in mythology and the epic, Mahabharat. According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma, the creator of the world performed the sacred Vedic Yagna at Pushkar in search for his dwelling on earth. Pushkar is the only place in the world where a temple is dedicated to Lord Brahma. It has more than 400 temples and 52 bathing ghats, hence known as the 'Param Thirathsthan' meaning the absolute pilgrimage hub; no pilgrimage is complete without taking a dip in the holy waters of the Pushkar Lake. Apart from religious reasons, Pushkar is largely visited every year for its famous Pushkar Fair. The Pushkar Fair is one of the largest cattle fairs in the world. The shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer sees pilgrims from all over the world.
You will visit the Mausoleum, Anasagar and Akbar's Palace.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 6: Pushkar - Bundi
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will visit the Brahma Temple where rituals will be taking place.
You will proceed for Bundi and check in to Royal Retreat, an aged hunting mansion in the Taragarh Fort Compound. The experience will be unique as this is the only hotel in the Fort Complex.
Bundi-It is a medieval town. The Taragarh Fort and the Palace here are quiet interesting. The Chitrashala in the palace has rooms encompassed with beautiful miniature paintings depicting scenes from the life of Lord Krishna and his companion Radha.
You will have a "Mashaal Dinner" in the evening. The torches are lit and the customary dinner of a hunted animal is served, which makes a memorable experience.
Overnight stay will be at Bundi.
Day 7: Bundi - Kota - Udaipur
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. From there you will proceed for Kota.
Kota - is popular for its Kota Sarees and Miniature school of Art expert in hunting scenes, Kota is Rajasthan's largest industrial town located on the banks of the river Chambal.
You will visit the City Palace and Fort on the banks of the Chambal River close to the Kota Barrage. It has the Rao Madho Singh Museum having the relics of the former rulers of Kota.
You will take a paddleboat and visit the Jag Mandir, an island on Kishore Sagar Lake, Government Museum and the famous gardens of Chambal and Chatter Bilas.
From there you proceed to Udaipur. Reach and check in at the hotel.
Udaipur- It is often called as 'The Jewel of Mewar' because of its beautiful lakes. It is still ruled by the Sisodia Dynasty, since 1200 years. Maharaja Udai Singh II founded Udaipur in 1568 after Mughal Emperor Akbar destroyed his Fort Chittorgarh. This charismatic 'city of Dawn' is enveloped by lush green hills of Aravallis.
You can relax in the evening. Overnight stay will be at Udaipur.
Day 8: Udaipur
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur.
You will be taken to the City Palace and the Peacock Courtyard, Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the Jagdish Temple and the Local Folk Museum.
You may relax in the afternoon at the hotel.
In the evening, you will be taken for a motor launch cruise on the Lake Pichola. You will also visit the Jag Mandir Palace, which is an island palace in the middle of the lake. Overnight stay will be at Udaipur.
Day 9: Udaipur - Jodhpur
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will proceed to Jodhpur from there.
En-route, you will visit the Ranakpur Temple, dating back to the 15th century. The 29 halls of the temple, sustained by 200 pillars, each different from the other in pattern is an awesome sight. The Temple is decorated with elaborate fabrics and sculptures. You will visit Jain temples and the Temple of the Sun God, which has titillating sculptures.
From there you reach Jodhpur.
Jodhpur - lies in the Thar Desert, the city of Jodhpur was once the capital of the Marwar state. Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore tribe of Rajputs founded it in 1459 AD. The place is an intriguing tourists destination for the Mehrangarh Fort, built around the 15th century. The huge fort on the top of a hill stands at a height of 125 m above the plains. A high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable citadels encloses the city.
Afternoon you will go for a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. You will visit the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada Memorial and Umaid Bhawan Palace.
You may relax in the evening or proceed for shopping. Overnight stay will be at Jodhpur.
Day 10: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will take a village safari in the jeep to catch a glimpse of the loaded culture and the spirit of India.
From there you proceed for Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer - The Golden City of Jaisalmer has an interesting legend connected with its formation. Lord Krishna, the head of the Yadav Clan, told Arjuna that a descendent of the Yadav Clan would set up his kingdom on the top of the Trikuta Hill. His prediction was fulfilled in 1156 AD when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan, dumped his fort at Lodurva and established a new capital -Jaisalmer on the Trikuta Hill.
One of the last princely forts in the region, Jaisalmer is the hub of wealthy merchants engaged in stone crafting who do their work with great fragility.
Reach Jaisalmer and check in at a hotel. Overnight stay will be at Jaisalmer.
Day 11: Jaisalmer
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer.
You will visit the Jaisalmer Fort, the oldest living Fort in the world, Patwon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli, Gandhi Sagar Tank and Barabagh Hill.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Khuri Sand Dunes and a Rajasthani Desert Village. A camel ride will take you to view the sunset from the dunes.
You will return to the village for dinner among Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes. Overnight stay will be at the Village.
Day 12: Jaisalmer Camel Safari
You will proceed on camel backs early in the morning into the desert.
You will reach midway between Khuri and Jaisalmer. You will camp for overnight stay.
Day 13: Jaisalmer - Bikaner
You will continue your camel safari for half of the day. You will reach closer to Jaisalmer in the afternoon. One and half days of safari are appropriate due to weather conditions in August. You will return to Jaisalmer.
You will proceed to Bikaner. You will reach Bikaner and check in at the hotel.
Bikaner - The royal city lies in the north of the Rajasthan is spread with many sand dunes. Rao Bikaji, a descendant of Jodhaji who was also the founder of Jodhpur, founded this town in 1488. Popularly called the Camel Country, Bikaner is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The wells of Bikaner are a vital source of water. These wells are built over high platform with thin towers on each of the four corners. They are noticeable even from a distance.
You may relax in the evening. Overnight stay will be at Bikaner.
Day 14: Bikaner
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will proceed for sightseeing tour of Bikaner.
You will visit the Junagarh Fort, Camel-Breeding Farm, which is the only one in Asia and the Gajner Palace-the palace on the lake.
Overnight stay will be at Bikaner.
Day 15: Bikaner - Mandawa
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel. You will proceed for Mandawa. When you reach, check in at the hotel.
Mandawa - The medieval Fort of Mandawa showld be visited. You can savor the picturesque view of the town, which can be seen from the porch of Castle Mandawa. The Castle now converted into a heritage hotel has 51 rooms, where no two rooms are alike. A rich collection of arms with jade handles, time-honored ceremonial costumes are on display at the Museum in the Castle. Also on showcase are the collection of paintings, jade, costumes and antiques.
You will be taking a walking tour of the painted mansions and palaces of some of the leading business families of the country. You will visit the Chowkhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli, Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli and Bhagchandika Haveli.
You may relax for the evening. Overnight stay will be at Mandawa.
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