Day 1: Jodhpur
In the morning arrive at the
Jodhpur airport or railway station. Upon arrival, you
will be met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to the hotel. Jodhpur
is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also known as the
blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. In the
afternoon have sightseeing in Jodhpur. We will visit the
(majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a steep hill and is among
the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows within the
residential apartments. We also visit the
Jaswant Thada, a royal
cenotaph built in white marble. After the sightseeing we have a walk
through the Bazaars of Jodhpur.
Day 2: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (about 290 km)
After having breakfast drive to
Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer's crenellated
golden sandstone walls and its narrow streets lined with exquisitely
carved buildings makes this city unique. Jaisalmer is famous for its
carved havellis (grand mansions). In medieval times, its prosperity was
due to its location on the main trade route which links India to Egypt,
Arabia, Africa and the West. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture
and this city remains one of the most exotic city not only in
but in the whole of
India. Some of the visitors called this city “a
living museum”. Arrive in Jaisalmer in the evening. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3: Jaisalmer
Today we have a walk through the old city and visit the
Fort and the
Jain temple. In the afternoon we drive around 40 km. away from Jaisalmer
to Sam dunes where we enjoy the sunset before we drive back to Jaisalmer.
Day 4: Jaisalmer - Bikaner (about 330 km)
After breakfast drive to
Bikaner. In Bikaner today we visit the
Junagarh Fort (1571-1611 AD)
constructed of red sandstone and marble with kiosks and balconies
embellishing the structure at intervals. This imposing fort and its
palaces will be an unforgettable experience for us.
Day 5: Bikaner - Mandawa (about 190 km)
After breakfast we proceed to
Shekhawati is in the North
East region of Rajasthan and is the homeland of marwaris. The marwaris
form one of the most important merchant and business groups in India.
They developed their business acumen on the trade routes between Delhi
and the coast between India and Central Asia. The marwaris enjoyed
protections by Maharajas and many of them built grand havellis. In the evening
we visit havellis. The havellis are mansions, elaborately and
attractively decorated with a strong main entrance. The walls are often
covered with murals, local legends and religious scenes from
6: Mandawa - Jaipur (about 168 km)
Today we drive to the Pink
City Jaipur. This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning
to the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur
is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its
handicrafts and precious
and semiprecious stones. In the afternoon we visit the
City Palace which is still the formal residence of the royal
family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal
the museum of the city palace we visit the private collection of the
Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to
Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the
largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. It's complex
instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.
Day 7: Jaipur
After breakfast we drive
to the ancient capital of
Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber
was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it
was moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress
on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the
Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small
casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air
to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being
seen. In the afternoon we have a walk through the colorful Bazaar of
Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being
done since centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new
city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu
temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to
observe a prayer ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of
Indian music and dance.
Day 8: Jaipur - Agra (about 260 km)
Today we leave Rajasthan,
the biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields, small
towns and villages in direction of
Agra. Enroute we make a stop and
Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time,
constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city
constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been
built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the
water supply. In the evening arrive in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 9: Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the
Agra Fort, built by
three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive
structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time
of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial
quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit
the most beautiful monument of India, the
Taj Mahal, an enduring
monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by
the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to
his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age
of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal
to take this impressive memory home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we
have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still being
done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists
of the Taj Mahal.
Day 10: Agra - Delhi (about 200 km)
In the morning, after
having the breakfast we drive to
Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in the
afternoon. In the afternoon we have sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a
Rickshaw Ride parallel to the
Red Fort through the old city and famous
Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "Rajghat"
the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and
Jama Masjid, the great
mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous "Humayun
Tomb" which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture
in India and "Qutub Minar" which is 71 meter high and consists
of five stories. In 1199 work began on this tower and it was intended to
be the most glorious tower of victory in the world. This tower was
damaged twice and repaired in 1326 and 1368. Before we proceed to the
hotel we drive through New Delhi where we visit the
Government Buildings and Embassies.
In the night drive to
airport or railway station for the onwards journey.
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