Day 01: Delhi
Midnight arrival in
Delhi. New Delhi is the cosmopolitan city and capital
of India and is the main gateway for the travellers. You are met by an Indo Vacations
representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
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 - Udaipur
After having our Breakfast we take leave
from Delhi and drive to airport for the flight to
Udaipur. Arrival in Udaipur in
the afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure. In the
evening we have a Boat ride on the
lake Pichola. The
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 the
Day 04: Udaipur
Today we visit Udaipur, 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 proceed to visit the
City 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
Day 05: Udaipur -
Rohetgarh (about 280 km / 5-6 hours)
Today we take leave
from Udaipur and drive to Rohetgarh.
Rohetgarh is famous for its fort of 17th century which
is now a luxury heritage hotel. We will be welcomed by
the royal family personally. We are invited to relax
in spacious varandah lounges decorated with historic
trophies or we can relax at the beautifully designed
swimming pool. We also take time to visit local people
where we are received with warmth and affection.
Day 06: Rohetgarh
- Jodhpur (about 50 km / 1 hour)
After breakfast we drive
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. Jodhpur lies on the once strategic
trading route and the marwaris benefited from the
passing traffic of opium, copper, silk which was
traded to China. 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 in residential apartments
within. 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.
Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (about 290 km / 5-6 hours)
Today we drive through the desert and proceed for
Jaisalmer. 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
rest of the day at leisure and
therefore enough time to relax.
Day 08: Jaisalmer
we have 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). 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 09: Jaisalmer -
Gajner (about 298 km / 6 hours)
we drive through the desert and proceed for
Osian. Osian is a great centre of
religions. The oldest Temple here was constructed in
1178 AD. Very often one can see along the road to
Gajner some of the antelopes of this region. Blackbuck
and fast running chinkara are the most common among
them. We have a stop enroute at a village to observe
the traditional life of the villages in Rajasthan. We
arrive in Gajner in the evening.
Day 10: Gajner - Bikaner
(about 32 km / 1 hour)
having breakfast we drive 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 us. In the evening we drive to Deshnok to
Karni Devi Temple, famous haven of rats.
Day 11: Bikaner -
Mandawa (about 190 km / 4 hours)
After having our Breakfast we
take leave from Bikaner and we drive to
Mandawa in the
is in 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 protection by Maharajas and many of
them built grand havellis. Arrival in Shekhawati in the
evening. The rest
of the day at leisure. (opportunity for the last
shopping or enjoy a massage in the Hotel)
Day 12: Mandawa
- Delhi (about 270 km / 5-6 hours)
In the morning we visit
the grand havellis of the Shekhawati area. 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 Hindu
Mythology. After the visit of Shekhawati area we proceed to Delhi. The rest of
the day at leisure. (Opportunity for the last shopping)
Day 13. Flight to Home
midnight flight to home destination.
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