Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
- Mt.Abu - Udaipur - Chittaurgarh - Kota - SawaiMadhopur
- 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. Also enjoy various
traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and
various other interesting activities. Overnight
03 / Jaipur - Mandawa (By Road - 151kms - 03hrs)
Morning drive to Mandawa a region 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 - Mandawa
After breakfast excursion to Nawalgarh, which
is 8kms from Mandawa. View the colorful bazaar
and two forts. There is also interesting temple
in town including Ganga Mai near Nansa Gate. Evening
back to Mandawa. Overnight at hotel.
05 /Mandawa - Bikaner (By Road - 200kms - 04hrs)
Morning 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 at hotel.
07 / Bikaner - Jaisalmer (By Road - 333kms - 8.5hrs)
Morning drive to the ancient caravan city of Jaisalmer,
one of the last princely bastions in the region,
founded on the crossroads of lucrative trade routes.
Overnight at hotel.
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 - Jodhpur (By Road - 326kms - 08hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur through the most
interesting contours of the desert landscape.
Arrive Jodhpur & transfer to hotel. Overnight
10 / Jodhpur
Morning visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort,
which dominates and offers spectacular vistas
of the blue-hued city.
Later explore on your own the bazaars known for
antiques and artifacts or for textiles. Overnight
11 / Jodhpur - Mt.Abu (By Road - 244kms - 06hrs)
Morning drive to Mt.Abu. which is built around
a lake and is surrounded by forested hills. Besides
having all the features of a pleasant hill resort,
Mt.Abu is also well known for the famous Dilwara
Temples and many more archaeological remains.
Arrive Mt.Abu and transfer to hotel. Overnight
12 / Mt.Abu
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Mt.Abu visiting
the Nakki Lake. The lake is studded with little
islands, Gaumukh temple, and a place, which is
ascribed to the legendary hermit Sage Vashistha,
who is said to have created the 4 warrior Rajput
clans out of a religious fire. Also visit the
Dilwara temples, built between the 11th and the
13th centuries. Overnight at hotel.
13 / In Mt.Abu
Morning visit the Sunset Point and the Honeymoon
Point. The setting of the sun against the hilly
back drop presents a breathtaking view Later visit
Achalgarh (11kms away and famous for temples
and a Fort) and Guru Shikhar-15kms from Mt.Abu
and the highest peak in the Aravallis (1922m).
Overnight at hotel.
14 / Mt.Abu - Udaipur (By Road - 292kms - 07hrs)
Morning drive to Udaipur. An oasis in the desert
state of Rajasthan. Arrive Udaipur and transfer
to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
15 / Udaipur
Morning sightseeing tour of Udaipur covering City
Palace, poised over Lake Pichola, iridescent with
tile and mirror inlay. Later can explore the town
by walking through the narrow, colourful winding
lanes. Overnight at hotel.
16 / Udaipur
After breakfast visit the famous Jain temples
of Nagda and Eklingi only 15kms from Udaipur.
Later back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
17 / Udaipur - Chittaurgarh - Udaipur
Morning excursion to the historic city of Chittaurgarh.
112kms from Udaipur it was a well-established
citadel and the capital of Mewar, until emperor
Akbar conquered it. Chittaurgarh Fort stands about
180 metres high and at the summit it is 5km long
north to south, but only ¾ km at its widest,
east to west. Upon arrival at chittaurgarh you
will visit the Fort, Vijay stambh and Kirti stambh
later back to Udaipur. Overnight at hotel.
18 / Udaipur - Kota (By Road - 284kms - 6hrs)
After breakfast drive to Kota. Rajasthan's largest
Industrial town situated on the banks of the river
chambal is well known for its famous kota sarees
and also for a miniature school of art which specialized
in hunting scenes.
Arrive Kota and transfer to hotel. Overnight at
19 / Kota
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Kota visiting
City Palace and Fort. Within the city palace is
the museum, which houses a good collection of
artifacts. Later visit the Chambal Gardens. Beautiful
gardens around Kota along the Chambal River, which
has a crocodile sanctuary. Overnight at hotel.
20 / Kota - Ranthambhore (By Road - 200kms - 04hrs)
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. After lunch Jungle safari
by canter to encounter the Tiger. Overnight at
21 / Ranthambhore
Morning and afternoon jungle safari. The park,
which is one of the finest tiger reserves in the
country, is the main attraction of Ranthambore.
Overnight at hotel.
22 / Ranthambhore - Agra (By Road - 294kms - 07hrs)
After breakfast drive to the city of Taj, Agra.
Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved
red sandstone "ghost town" which
was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar,
built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply
failed. Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel. Overnight
23 / Agra - Delhi (By Road - 200kms - 04hrs)
Morning sightseeing tour of Agra visiting the
magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders
of the World. One 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. It's a wealth of white marble and
semi-precious stone. Undoubtedly the highlight
of your tour. Later visit the Agra Fort, a hilltop
citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and
gates. Afternoon drive to Delhi and transfer to
hotel. Overnight at hotel.
24 / Delhi
Departure. After breakfast sightseeing of Delhi
covering the Qutab Minar. A fine example of early
Mughal and Afghan architecture. Later drive past
the grand government buildings, the President's
House, India Gate, Red fort, Laxmi Narayan Temple
& Mahatma Gandhi Memorial.
transfer to airport for onward journey.
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