Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Gajner
- Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Pushkat &
Ajmer - Ranthambhore - Karauli - Bhandarej - Bharatpur
- Agra - Delhi
01 / Arrival Jaipur
Arrive Jaipur, Meet assist at the airport &
transfer to hotel.
Jaipur- the fabled "pink city" of the
desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja
of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world
symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe
through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing
it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears,
which were witnesses to the royal processions
and splendours, are now living monuments.
02 / Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast, visit the majestic
Amber Fort, the one that cannot be easily described.
You ride up on Elephants to the former capital
of the royals set against the backdrop of the
wooded hills. Post lunch tour of the Palace of
Winds also known as Hawa Mahal. This elaborate
building, now little more than a façade,
is encrusted with delicate screens and carved
balconies from which the royal ladies, confined
to their quarters, could sneakily view the outside
world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's
observatory, where time has been accurately measured
since the 17th century. Later also visit Birla
Mandir - a unique monument with exquisite marble
carvings. In the evening enjoy your dinner at
Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort) where you
will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan.
Enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet
show and various other interesting activities.
Overnight at hotel.
03 / Jaipur - Mandawa (By Road - 151kms - 03hrs)
Morning drive to Mandawa - famous for the high
quality frescoes. Arrive Mandawa and transfer
to hotel. After lunch sightseeing of Mandawa to
appreciate the painted Havelis on the ancient
and the famous silk route. Overnight at hotel.
04 / Mandawa - NawalGarh - Dundlod - Mandawa
After breakfast excursion to Nawalgarh, which
is 8kms from Mandawa. It has a colourful bazaar
and two forts. There is also interesting temple
in town including Ganga Mai near Nansa Gate. Later
visit Dundlod and Ratangarh. Sight seeing of the
frescoland, Shekhawati Haveli's & the local
market Evening back to Mandawa. Overnight at hotel.
05 / Mandawa - Bikaner (By Road - 200kms - 04hrs)
After breakfast drive to Bikaner, tucked away
in the desert region of western Rajasthan. Arrive
Bikaner and transfer to hotel, Overnight at hotel.
06 / Bikaner
Morning sightseeing of Bikaner covering the unusual
Junagarh Fort, sumptuously decorated with its
ornately lacquered walls in red & gold and
panels of dazzling coloured glass inlay set over
the coronation throne. After lunch excursion tour
to Deshnok (Karni Mata Temple) devoted to an incarnation
of Durga. The sacred rats and their life is reconfirmation
of the almighty power of the Goddess. Overnight
07 / Bikaner - Jaisalmer (By Road - 333kms - 8.5hrs)
Morning drive to the ancient caravan city of Jaisalmer
enroute visiting Gajner & Kolayat. Gajner
35kms from Bikaner is famous for Gajner Palace
converted into hotel and the wildlife sanctuary.
Later visit Kolayat, a beautiful village with
Havelis. Later drive to Jaisalmer and transfer
to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
08 / Jaisalmer
Explore the honey-coloured fort that emerges from
the flat dry desert sands and enjoy a walk through
the maze of narrow streets in the city with ornately
decorated havelis. Evening enjoy camel ride by
the sand dunes. Overnight at hotel.
09 / Jaisalmer - Khuri - Jaisalmer
After breakfast drive to Khuri, 80kms away from
Jaisalmer. A famous village in desert. Evening
back to Jaisalmer. Overnight at hotel.
10 / Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (By Road- 326kms - 08hrs.)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur through the most
interesting contours of the desert landscape.
Arrive Jodhpur and transfer to hotel. The enchanting
forts, temples, other royal residences and settlements
retain its medieval character and comprise the
town's multifaceted attractions. Overnight at
11 / Jodhpur
Morning visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, which
dominates and offers spectacular vistas of the
blue-hued city. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight
12 / Jodhpur - Udaipur (By Road - 259kms - 07hrs.)
Morning drive to Udaipur, an oasis in the desert
state of Rajasthan Enroute visit Kumbhalgarh,
famous for its Fort converted into hotel. Also
visit the Jain temples at Ranakpur, superbly preserved
in a near-perfect condition for over 500 years.
The most attractive features are the 29 halls
of the temple, which have 1444 pillars of which
no two are like. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to
hotel. Overnight at hotel.
13 / Udaipur
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur covering the
City Palace, poised over Lake Pichola, iridescent
with tile and mirror inlay. Post lunch tour of
the famous Jain temples of Nagda and Eklingi,
15kms from Udaipur. Later back to hotel. Overnight
14 / Udaipur - Ajmer (By Road - 276kms - 6.5hrs)
Morning drive to Ajmer, where two cultures meet.
Temples and mosques within a short distance of
each other. The harmonious blend of Hinduism and
Islam gives this town a unique character Enroute
visit Deogarh (famous palace converted into hotel)
and Nathdwara (famous temple of Lord Krishna).
Arrive Ajmer and transfer to hotel. Overnight
15 / Ajmer & Pushkar
Morning sightseeing of Ajmer visiting Anasagar,
an artificial lake. On one embankment is the marble
'baradaries' (pavilions) erected by Shahajahan
in 1637 and the other side is a park (Daulat Bagh)
Later visit the Dargarh, located in the heart
of the old city is the tomb of the Sufi saint-Khwaja
Moinuddin Chishti. Beyond the dargah is a building
of unusual architecture. Post lunch tour of Pushkar
(11kms. From Ajmer) Quiet and tranquil, Pushkar
is a heaven for tourist searching for respite.
A religious town built around a lake, it is best
known for the annual camel/cattle fair that turns
the heaven into a riot of colour. Overnight at
hotel in Ajmer.
16 / Ajmer - Ranthambhore (By Road - 275kms -
After breakfast drive to Ranthambhore, famous
for the wildlife sanctuary, which is said to have
the India's friendliest Tigers and also considered
to be the best place in the world to photograph
the tiger in its natural habitat. It is also a
wonderful place for bird watching. Arrive Ranthambhore
and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
17 / Ranthambhore
Morning and afternoon jungle safari by Canter
to encounter the Tiger. The park, which is one
of the finest tiger reserves in the country, is
the main attraction of Ranthambore. Overnight
18 / Ranthambhore - Karauli (By Road - 105kms
After breakfast drive to Karauli, a remote ancient
town, a devotional city. Arrive Karauli &
transfer to hotel. After lunch visit the temples
and local bazaars. Overnight at hotel.
19 / Karauli - Bhandarej (By Road - 125kms - 2.5hrs)
Morning drive to Bhandarej and to hotel Bhadrawati
Palace. A 200-year-old Palace. Later visit the
adjoining palaces in a jeep. Overnight at hotel.
20 / Bhandarej - Bharatpur (By Road - 110kms -
Morning drive to Bharatpur. Situated between the
cities of Agra and Jaipur in the northwest, it
is famous for Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary, which
is a home to an astonishing range of flora and
fauna. Birds come to this national park in waves.
Arrive and transfer to hotel. After lunch have
a completely rewarding experience of seeing an
overwhelming range of birds during the rickshaw
ride into the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Overnight
21 / Bharatpur - Agra (By Road - 56kms - 1.5hrs)
After breakfast drive to the city of Taj, Agra
visiting enroute, Fatehpur Sikri. A perfectly
preserved red sandstone "ghost town"
which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor
Akbar. Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel. Evening
visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunset. One
of the Seven Wonders of the World and the most
extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000
men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial
to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Overnight at hotel.
22 / Agra - Delhi (By Road - 200kms - 04hrs)
After breakfast visit Agra Fort, a hilltop citadel
with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates.
Post lunch tour of Itmad-Ud-Dullah's tomb, or
the 'Baby Taj'. Less visited but much admired,
it bears striking mosaics inlaid with sparkling
Afternoon drive to Delhi and transfer to airport
for onward journey.
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