Place to visit: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
DESCRIPTION: Rajasthan, in the northwestern part of India is referred as the Desert Jewel of India. Set against the vast backdrop of sand and desert, Rajasthan is an exotic and vibrant state where royal glory meets tradition in a riot of colors. The magic of Rajasthan is unequalled in the world for its heritage, culture, safaris and sand dunes.
On this tour you will see an unusual diversity in its entire form - people, customs, culture, costumes, music, manners, dialects, cuisine and topography.
Day 1: Arrive New Delhi
Airport to hotel transfer by company representative.
Day 2: New Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for full day tour of Old Delhi. Highlights –
Visiting the Red Fort (built 1648), the Jama Masjid (built 1658), a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, drive past India Gate and the presidential Palace on to Humayun's tomb, ending with a visit to Qutab Minar.
Day 3: Drive New Delhi - Agra (204 km, 5 hrs.)
Check-in at Agra hotel. Post lunch visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Day 4: Drive Agra - Jaipur (235 km, 6 hrs.)
Breakfast at hotel. En route Jaipur visit Fatehpur Sikri (built 1570). Check-in at Jaipur hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur
Full day sight seeing of Jaipur. Highlights – visiting Amber Fort, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory and Hawa Mahal (built 1799, the Palace of Winds).
Day 6: Drive Jaipur - Bikaner (300 Km, 6-7 hrs.)
Check-in at Bikaner Hotel. Post lunch visit the Bikaner Fort (locally called Junagarh Fort).
Day 7: Drive Bikaner - Jaisalmer (300 km, 6-7 hrs.)
Check-in at Jaisalmer hotel. Relax or explore Jaisalmer on your own.
Day 8: Jaisalmer
Post breakfast visit the Jaisalmer Fort (locally called Sonar Quila) and Havelis (Indian mansions, residences of chieftains of the Royal Army). Later, a jeep safari ending with a camel safari to the sand dunes at sunset.
Day 9: Drive Jaisalmer - Joghpur (280 km, 5 hrs.)
En route stopover at motel for wash and change. Check-in at Jodhpur hotel. Post lunch visit Mehrangarh Fort, a complex of palaces (elevation 400 ft. / 122m). Later visit the Jaswant Thada (cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers).
Day 10: Jodhpur - Udaipur ( 350 km, 8 hrs.)
En route Udaipur visit the marble Jain Temples of Ranakpur. Check-in at Udaipur hotel.
Day 11: Udaipur
Post breakfast visit the City Palace (built 1559), a palace complex and the Sahelion Ki Baari (Garden of Maids). Later, a boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Day 12: Fly Udaipur - New Delhi - Home
Morning flight from Udaipur – Delhi. Transfer to New Delhi hotel for wash and change. Transfer to international airport for flight back home.