DAY 1- Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi airport and transfer to the hotel. Later drive to take a combined tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. The Older part of Capital takes you to the Red Fort with its Pearl Mosque and exquisite audience halls, Jama Masjid Mosque, with its marble domes and slender minarets; Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi cremated). The Modern area takes you on a drive along Rajpath, New Delhi's broadest avenue, and see The House of Parliament, the diplomatic enclave and the President's House - The Royale Residency of the former viceroys and now the President of India. Visit the India Gate and The Qutub Minar built in the 12th century. Evening drive back to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2- Delhi
After breakfast, take a full day tour to Akshardham Temple. Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind. Evening is free for shopping. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3- Delhi – Agra (233 km - 3 hours 36 mins)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Agra. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Emperor Akbar the Great commissioned the Agra Fort that is also sometimes called Red Fort of Agra. During the reign of emperor Jahangir, the capital was briefly shifted to Lahore but Agra became the seat of Mughal capital one again in the reign of Akbar. Akbar became emperor in 1556 and when he consolidated himself sufficiently, he started the construction of Agra Fort in the year 1665. The fort was completed in the year 1671.Agra Fort is among the finest examples of the fusion architecture that has dominated the Mogul period. The assimilation of these different styles has given the buildings within the fort a distinctive look. To name a few, for example, the Jahangir Palace built by Akbar is the most magnificent blend of Persian and local style whereas Divan-e-Aam mixes subtleness of Turkish exteriors with the complex pattern of Persian architecture. Later do shopping at local market. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4- Agra – Bharatpur (58.0 km - 1 hour 20 mins)
Enjoy Sunrise at Taj Mahal - Seventh wonder of the world. Taj Mahal of India - "the epitome of love", "a monument of immeasurable beauty". The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. The thoughts that come into the mind while watching the Taj Mahal of Agra is not just its phenomenal beauty, but the immense love which was the reason behind its construction. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. The very first sight of the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love and romance leaves one mesmerized. Later return back to hotel and take breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Bharatpur. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 5- Bharatpur – Jaipur (186 km - 3 hours 7 mins)
After breakfast, drive to visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, also known as Keoladeo National Park. This famous sanctuary plays host to thousands of birds especially during the summer season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971 and later declared a World Heritage Site. Later drive to Jaipur. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 6- Jaipur
After breakfast, later take a city tour. Amber Fort - Amber Fort is located in Amber (Jaipur), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. To add to its charm, Maotha Lake makes its foreground. The crystal mirror image of the Fort, on the still waters of the lake, seems to be a beautiful illusion. Amber Fort is usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I. Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and a famous tourist attraction of Jaipur. The Palace offers a beautiful sight to behold. The splendid Rajputana architecture of Hawa Mahal, still speaks the glory of the royal family. However, one can also find a glimpse of Mughal architecture, which is blended perfectly to make it different from others. The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Hawa Mahal is a pyramid-shaped facade with five stories. It has 953 small windows decorated with tiny lattice work. These pink sandstone windows commonly known as "Jharokhas" are constructed in such a style, that it looks like a giant honeycomb. City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. Among the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture. City Palace complex covers a huge area, which is divided into a series of gardens, courtyards and buildings. Initially, Raja Jai Singh built the outer wall occupying a huge area. The additional grand buildings were constructed later by the succeeding rulers.Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is the largest stone observatory in the World and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveler. Jantar Mantar of Jaipur is one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. During the period between 1727 and 1733, Jantar Mantar took its form and structure. Initially Jantar Mantar was named as Yantra Mantra, which means instruments and formulae, but due to mispronunciation of the term, it is changed to the recognized name. Later return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 7- Jaipur – Mandawa (169 km - 3 hours 7 mins)
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to Mandawa. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit Mandawa Fort, Thakurji Temple and Havelis of Mandawa. Mandawa Fort is counted among the most beautiful forts in Rajasthan. It reflects the royalty, magnificence and splendour of the bygone period. The Mandawa fort has painted archways that are decorated with interesting forms of paintings of Lord Krishna along with his cowherds. The Thakurji Temple is a beautiful temple of Mandawa devoted to Lord Krishna. Decorated with breathtaking paintings, images, patterns and archways, the temple is worth a visit. Havelis - There are many havelis in Mandawa. The Binsidhar Newatia Haveli is one of the famous haveli known for its curious paintings. Inside the haveli, there are many beautiful and lively paintings. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli is another haveli famous for its ruins erotic images. Other havelis are Goenka Double Haveli, Murmuria Haveli and Jhunjhunwala Haveli. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 8- Mandawa – Bikaner (192 km - 3 hours 18 mins)
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to Bikaner. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. drive to take city tour. Later visit Karni Mata Temple, the Junagarh Fort - Within the fort are thirty seven palaces and pavilions. Suraj Pol or the Sun Gate is the main entrance to the fort. The most beautiful palaces in the complex are the Chandra Mahal, Phool Mahal and Karan Mahal. The palaces, exquisitely built in red sandstone and marble are ornate with mirror work, carvings and paintings. Lalgarh Palace: The magnificent fort in red sandstone, a fascinating juxtaposition of the Oriental style and European luxury that leaves you truly mesmerized. Return back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 9- Bikaner – Jaisalmer (331 km - 5 hours 29 mins)
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel
DAY 10- Jaisalmer
After breakfast, take a full day city tour. Jaisalmer Fort: - Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest in Rajasthan. Two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by imposing crenellated sandstone wall 30 feet high; it has 99 bastions, 92 of which were built between 1633 and 1647. Tazia Tower of Jaisalmer is one of the major tourist attractions. If you have done with the various Rajputana architectures scattered in the city, Tazia tower will come as a welcome break to you. These were the homes of the former royal family. The Tazia tower is a 5-storied structure where each story has significance in its own.Gadsisar Lake is another major tourist attraction of Jaisalmer. Just leave the madding crowd behind and venture towards the outskirts and you will find yourself next to the famous Gadsisar Lake. In the evening, check in at the Desert Camp. Later take an excursion to Sam Sand Dunes, to enjoy beautiful sunset across this nomad's land. See the long stretches of sand dunes as far as your eyes can go. The golden crests and troughs provide you with the sense of limitlessness. Take a camel safari to experience the limitless Thar Desert. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 11- Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (288 km - 4 hours 50 mins)
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Later rest of the day is free. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 12- Jodhpur – Mt. Abu (270 km - 4 hours 27 mins)
After breakfast, take a city tour. Mehrangarh Fort - is still run by the former Maharajas of Jodhpur. The fort has a stunning collection of elephant howdahs, miniature paintings, and a huge tent made for the Mughals. Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial is a peculiar monument to death. The son of the Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built this in memorial of his father.Also, the building has wonderful views over the city and of the fort. Later drive to Mt. Abu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 13- Mt. Abu – Udaipur (163 km - 2 hours 46 mins)
After breakfast, checkout from hotel and drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Later rest of the day is free. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 14- Udaipur
After breakfast, take a full day city tour. City Palace - A majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls, it is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces corridors rooms and hanging gardens. Jagdish Temple - Built in 1651A.D. by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indoarmy temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple if Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images. Saheliyon Ki Bari (Garden of the maids of Honor) - This small ornamental garden was a popular relaxing sport where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools chiseled kiosks and marble elephants. Maharana Pratap Memorial - This is a very congenial old building built right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola at Gangori Ghat. Amir Chand Badwa, the Prime Minister of Mewar built it in the eighteenth century. The glass and mirror in the interiors of the Haveli delicate work and well preserved too. The two peacocks made from small pieces of colored glasses are fine examples of glasswork. The Lake Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in the world, arising out of the Turquoise Waters of the Pichhola like an elegant fantasy in white marble. The Lake palace was built in the 17th century on a natural foundation of 4 acers of rock. It was initially called Jaginwas after its founder Maharana Jagjit Singh. Later return back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 15- Udaipur – Pushkar (278 km - 4 hours 51 mins)
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and later drive to Pushkar. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit the Pushkar Lake is an important pilgrimage spot for the Hindus. It has a mythological significance associated with it. According to the myth, Lord Brahma was on his way to search for a suitable place to perform a 'Yagna' (a fire sacrifice), in the meanwhile, a lotus fell from his hand on the earth and water sprouted from three places - one of them being Pushkar where Lord Brahma performed his yagna. Brahma Temple which holds utmost importance to the pilgrims as it is the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. It's marked by a red sphere, and over the entrance gateway is the Hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma. Inside, floor and walls are engraved with dedications to the dead. This is the only temple in the world where Lord Brahma - Creator of the Universe, is worshipped. Return back to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 16- Pushkar – Jaipur (145 km - 2 hours 30 mins)
After breakfast , check-out from hotel and drive to Jaipur en- route visit Ajmer. Visit Dargah Shariff of Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti is indeed an ornament to the city of Ajmer. It is one of the holiest places of worship in India not only for the Muslims but also for the people of other faiths who hold the saint the high esteem and reverence. As mentioned previously. The Khwaja Saheb, as a ‘living spirit’ of peace and harmony, enjoys universal respect and devotion ever since he set his holy feet on the soil of Hindustan. Later continue journey to Jaipur Airport to board the flight for onward the journey with fond memories of the trip.
Tour Ends...(All distances and timings are approx. )