Day 01: Flight to India (Delhi)
Midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi
is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to the hotel.
02: Old - New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon 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 was constructed in 1199. Before
we proceed to the hotel we drive through New Delhi where we
India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.
Day 03: Delhi - Shekhawati (about 270 km)
we drive to
Shekhawati region. 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. Arrival in Shekhawati in the late evening.
Day 04: Shekhawati - Bikaner (about 190 km)
morning we visit the grand havellis of the Shekhawati area. These 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 Hindu Mythology. After
the visit of Shekhawati area we proceed to
Bikaner. After a short break in
Bikaner 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 are an unforgettable experience for
Day 05: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (about
drive through the desert and proceed for
Jaisalmer. Very often one can see along the road to Jaisalmer some of the
antelopes of this region. Blackbuck and fast running chinkara are the most
common among them. We arrive in Jaisalmer in the
Sightseeing of the medieval city of 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
linking 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
Rajasthan but in the whole of India. Some of the visitors called this city "a
living museum". 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.
07: Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur (about 290 km)
Early morning drive to
Jodhpur via Osian.
Osian is a great centre of
Jain religions. The oldest temple here was constructed
in 1178 AD. After visiting the temple we drive to
Jodhpur. The city was once the capital of the princely state of Marwar
(Land of death). 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.
The old city is surrounded by a huge 10 km long wall
which has 101 bastions and seven gates. We will visit the
Mehrangarh Fort (majestic fort). Mehrangarh
Fort was built on a steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely
latticed windows in residential apartments within. We also visit the
Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. After the sightseeing we have
a walk through the Bazaars of Jodhpur.
08: Jodhpur - Luni (about 35 km)
Today we take leave from the
Sun City (Jodhpur)
and drive to Luni. In Luni we enjoy the overnight stay in the Fort Chanwa
which has been converted into a hotel. This fort has
big complex of courtyards, towers, water wheels,
stables and secret stairways. We also have enough time
to have a walk in the village to have an impression of
the rural life in the area.
09: Luni - Ranakpur - Udaipur (about 260 km)
Today we drive to
Enroute we will visit Ranakpur. Ranakpur is known for its
superbly carved marble Jain Temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers
48,000 sq. feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls.
The total number of columns is 1,444, all of which are intricately carved, no
two being alike. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were built during the 15th century.
have a break in Ranakpur before proceeding further for
Udaipur. Udaipur is
called the romantic city of Rajasthan. A city built around shimmering, clear,
blue water lakes which reflect the green hills of the
Today we visit
also known as the city of sunrise. We start our sightseeing with
the visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This Garden of the Maids of Honour is well laid
out with extensive lawns and shady walks. After the
visit of Garden of Maids we visit a Museum of folk
art. This museum has a rich collection of Folk
dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk
musical instruments and paintings on display. After a
break we visit the
Palace, the biggest Palace in India,
where 4 generations of Maharajas added their contribution, is so carefully
planned and integrated with the original buildings that it is difficult to
believe that it was not conceived as a whole. The museum of the palace
includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings of Indian
mythology. Today we have an opportunity to visit a traditional painting school
and see the famous miniature
paintings done. In the evening we have a Boat ride on the
lake Pichola. The
famous Lake Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence of the former rulers.
The James bond Film Octopussy was shot here and made this palace more known in
11: Udaipur - Delhi
the morning after having
our breakfast we take leave from the city of sunrise and take a flight to Delhi. Arrival
in Delhi in the afternoon. The
rest of the day at leisure. (opportunity for the last shopping or enjoy a
massage in the Hotel)
12: Flight to Home
Midnight flight to home destination.
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