Duration: 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations: Delhi | Agra | Fatehpur Sikri | Jaipur | Mandawa | Bikaner | Jaisalmer | Manvar | Jodhpur | Ranakpur | Udaipur
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive tonight in India’s bustling capital city of Delhi, On arrival, our local guide will meet and assist you at the airport and transfer you to the pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2 : New Delhi Sightseeing
After a leisurely morning, embark on your tour of Old Delhi. Among your stops are the Red Fort, built by Shah Jahan, Raj Ghat – a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Ashoka Pillar and the milelong Chandni Chowk bazaar. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the Bistro Restaurant with a presentation of Indian music and dance.
Day 3 : Old Delhi Sightseeing – Agra
This morning enjoy a tour of New Delhi. Drive along Rajpath, the capital’s broadest avenue, for a view of the Parliament House, the President’s House and India Gate. Visit the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Mandir, a colorful and modern Hindu temple. This afternoon, drive to Agra, en route stopping at Sikandra to visit the tomb of Emperor Akbar. Check in at your pre-booked hotel.
Day 4 : Agra
Experience an early morning sunrise viewing of the magnificent Taj Mahal, a monument to the memory of love. After breakfast, tour the exquisite 16th-century Agra Fort. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 5 : Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
After breakfast proceed to the abandoned and nearly intact Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Muslim, Hindu and Jain architecture. Continue overland to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, also known as the “Pink City.” Check in at your pre-booked hotel.
Day 6 : Amber Fort Excursion & Jaipur Sightseeing
Today, you are transported back in time. Experience riding royally atop elegantly draped and painted elephants to the mountain fortress of Amber. Later, enjoy a tour of Jaipur City, visiting Hawa Mahal or “Palace of Winds,” City Palace and the ancient observatory. (BLD) with modern comforts.Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : Jaipur – Mandawa
Today, you will be driven to Mandawa in the Shekhawati region, known as “the open air art gallery” of Rajasthan. Castle Mandawa is a rugged and handsome fort that features war-scarred turrets, lofty domes and ancient cannons. It also offers gracious hospitality. Check in at your pre-booked hotel.
Day 8 : Mandawa – Bikaner
Morning trip is the visit at the ‘Havelis’ of Nawalgarh & Mandawa, and in the afternoon, transfer to Bikaner. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9 : Bikaner – Jaisalmer
After breakfast, visit the Junagadh Fort and the Camel Breeding Farm, an institute for research work on camels. The research institute houses a camel museum, which is a tourist attraction. In afternoon, leave Bikaner for Jaisalmer. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 10 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing
Visit the awesome Jaisalmer Fort, which houses the entire township within its ramparts. Visit the lovely Nathmalji-ki-Haveli and Patwon-ki-Haveli, three beautifully sculptured Jain temples built between the 12th and 13 th centuries No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a sunset trip to the picturesque sand dunes of Sam and a camel safari. The ripples on the wind-caressed dunes and the numerous musicians and dancers are a photographer’s delight.
Day 11 : Jaisalmer – Manvar
Drive to the enchanting Thar Desert oasis of Manvar, where you enjoy a stay in a luxurious tented camp and experience a night in the desert. Dine alfresco tonight under a canopy of stars, with entertainment including folk dancing and indigenous music. Check in at your pre-booked hotel.
Day 12 : Manvar – Jodhpur
Embark on an early morning camel safari to witness the magnificent sunrise over the desert dunes. Later travel to Jodhpur. Visit the invincible Mehrangarh Fort and the Jaswant Thada, a graceful marble cenotaph built in 1899. Check in at your pre-booked hotel.
Day 13 : Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur
This morning depart for udaipur. Stop en route and tour the beautifully sculpted 15th-century Jain temples of Ranakpur. Continue your journey, stopping for lunch at Maharani Bagh – a mango grove and the private gardens of the Maharajah of Jodhpur. Check in at your pre-booked hotel.
Day 14 : Udaipur Sightseeing
Tour the famous “City of Lakes,” known as udaipur, one of the most picturesque and romantic cities of India. Visit City Palace with its scalloped arches, fretted balconies and cupolas, Saheliyon ki Bari Garden and the folklore museum, where you can see a presentation of the string puppets typical to this area. The afternoon is at leisure.
Day 15: Udaipur- Delhi / Mumbai (Bombay)
Your day is at leisure. Evening fly to Delh / Mumbai.