Day 01: Arrival in
Around midnight arrive in
New Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital New Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the Hotel.
Day 02: New Delhi
In the morning 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". "Qutub Minar" is 71 meter high and consists of five stories. In 1199 work began on this tower which 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 the embassy area in New Delhi where we visit the
India Gate and see some impressive Government Buildings.
Day 03: New Delhi - Agra (about 200 km / 4 hours)
Today we drive to
Agra. In the evening arrive in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 04: 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
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.
Day 05: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (about
260 km / 5-6
Today we leave Agra, drive to the Pink City
Jaipur. Enroute we make a stop and visit
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
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
Day 06: 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
(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 visit
the City Palace that is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in
a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the
City Palace we visit the
private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to
Jantar Mantar, a stone
observatory, and the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. Its
complex instruments reveal us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy. Later we
have a walk through the colourful 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 07: Jaipur - Mandawa (about 168 km / 3˝ hours)
After having our breakfast we leave the Pink City, Jaipur and drive to
Mandawa in the
Shekhawati region. Arrival in Mandawa in the evening. Shekhawati lies 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. Later after having a small break we visit the grand havellis of the Shekhawati area. The marwaris enjoyed protection by Maharajas and many of them built grand 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
Day 08: Mandawa - Bikaner (about 190 km / 4 hours)
In the morning after 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.
Day 09: Bikaner - Gajner (about 32 km / ˝ hour)
Today we drive through the desert and proceed for
Gajner. 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 arrive in Gajner in the afternoon.
Day 10: Gajner - Jaisalmer (about 298 km / 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. We have rest of the day at leisure in Jaisalmer.
Day 11: Jaisalmer
Today 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. 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.
Day 12: Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur (about
290 km / 6
After breakfast we drive to
Jodhpur via Osian.
is a great centre of
Jain religions. The oldest Temple here was
constructed in 1178 AD. After visiting the temple we proceed further for
Jodhpur. Jodhpur 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. In the evening we have a walk through the Bazaars of Jodhpur.
Day 13: Jodhpur - Rohetgarh (about 50 km / 1 hour)
In the morning we will visit the
Mehrangarh Fort (majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort is 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 drive to Rohetgarh.
Rohetgarh is famous for its fort of 17th century which is now a luxury heritage hotel. Here one can relax in the spacious varandah lounges decorated with historic trophies or relax at the beautifully designed swimming pool.
14. Rohetgarh - Pushkar (about 280 km / 5-6 hours)
Today we leave Rohetgarh and drive to
Pushkar. Pushkar being one of the most religious places for Hindus has the
atmosphere of an ancient religious town. The only
temple of God Brahma is in
Pushkar thus making Pushkar an important pilgrimage city for Hindus. Pushkar has
become famous in the world due to its Pushkar Festival which takes place in the
month of November when the whole of Pushkar is transformed into a spectacular
fair ground where thousands of pilgrims come to bath in the holy water of
Pushkar lake and the biggest
cattle and camel markets take place here where Farmers, breeders and camel
traders buy and sell. (if this tour takes place during the time of Pushkar
Festival we spend 2 nights stay in Pushkar instead of one and therefore the
duration of this Tour will be extended for one more day making it 17 days tour).
Day 15: Pushkar - Deogarh (about 150 km / 3 hours)
Today we drive to Deogarh. In
Deogarh we enjoy the overnight stay in a
Maharaja Palace which has been converted into a Hotel. We have the rest of the day at leisure and therefore enough time to relax and have a walk in the Bazaar of this small town.
Day 16: Deogarh - Ranakpur (about 53 km / 1 hours)
Today we will drive to
Ranakpur. Ranakpur is known for its superbly carved marble
Jain Temples. After a small break we will visit the Jain temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers 48,000 square feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls. The total number of columns is 1444, all of which are intricately carved, no two being alike. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were built during the 15th century.
Day 17: Ranakpur - Mount Abu (about 181 km / 4 hours)
Today we drive from Ranakpur to
Mount Abu. Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan nestling in picturesque Aravali mountains. Entire hill side in Mount Abu is covered by the mango, bamboo, eucalyptus, date-palm, silk, cotton and lime trees. Arrive in Mount Abu in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 18: Mount Abu
After having breakfast we visit the most famous
Dilwara Jain temples. Dilwara Jain Temples were constructed between 11th and 13th centuries. After visiting the temple we will have a walk at the focal point of the town,
Nakki Lake. This artificial lake is ringed by hills and overhung by the enormous Toad Rock. In the evening we will walk through the Bazaar up to Sunset Point from here one can have the best view of the mountain. We also enjoy the sunset here as the sun gradually drowns itself in the sky between the two mountain peaks.
Day 19: Mount Abu - Udaipur (about 185 km / 4 hours)
After having breakfast we drive to
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 Aravali ranges. Arrival in Udaipur in the afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure.
Day 20: 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 Folk art museum. This museum has a rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings. After a break we proceed to
City Palace, the biggest Palace in India, where 4 generations of Maharajas added their contribution. 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
Day 21: Udaipur - Dungarpur (about 120 km / 2˝ hours)
Today we take leave from Udaipur, the City of Lakes and drive to Dungarpur.
Dungarpur means a “Hill town”. In Dungarpur we enjoy the overnight stay in a fort which has now been converted into a heritage hotel. We have the rest of the day at leisure and therefore enough time to relax and have a walk in the Bazaar.
Day 22: Dungarpur - Chittorgarh (about 200 km / 4 hours)
After having breakfast, we drive to
Chittorgarh. In the afternoon we visit
Chittorgarh Fort, the world famous fort of Rajasthan. On the crest of the enormous grey hill, girdled by massive walls and seven majestic gateways, one stumbles upon shattered palaces, a "Temple of Mirabai" - the mystic poetess and the intricately carved nine storeyed
Tower of Fame, built in the 12th century in honour of Lord Adinath, the first Jain Tirthankara.
Day 23: Chittorgarh - Kota (about 180 km / 3˝ hours)
Today we drive to
Kota. The town of Kota was once the part of the erstwhile
Rajput kingdom of
Bundi. In Kota we will visit the city fort and palace. This type of fort-palace complex is one of the largest to be found in the state of Rajasthan.
Day 24: Kota - Ranthambore (about 158 km / 3 hours)
Today after the breakfast we leave for
Ranthambore is well known for the world famous
Ranthambore National park. Ranthambore National Park is a well known tiger reserve under Project Tiger. Ranthambore National park is surrounded by the Vindhyas and the Aravali mountains and covers an area of 392 square km. The Tiger remains the biggest attraction of the Ranthambore National Park. This national park is the home of a vast variety of animals.
Day 25: Ranthambore
In the early morning we will explore the park and have a jungle safari. Here we might have an audience with the tiger. In this park besides tiger various other animals like Sambhar, Cheetal, Wild Boar, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Jackal and Hyena can also be seen.
Day 26: Ranthambore - Bharatpur (about 250 km / 5-6 hours)
Today we leave the Ranthambore National Park and proceed to
Bharatpur. Bharatpur has its fame due to Keoladeo
Birds National Park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Bharatpur was earlier a duck shooting resort of the Maharaja. In Bharatpur we will visit the
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. This park with its 375 species is one of the best water bird sanctuary in the world. In winter there are many migratory birds from the northern hemisphere including the rare Siberian crane.
Day 27: Bharatpur - New Delhi (about 184 km / 4 hours)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to New Delhi. Arrival in New Delhi in the afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure.
Day 28: Flight to home destination
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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