Land of Rajputana
Land of Rajputana
Day 1: Arrive Delhi (By Flight)
Arrive at International airport, our representative will meet on arrival and after traditional welcome would assist you & transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Delhi is the capital city of India and is regarded as the heart of the nation. The city is popular for its enriched culture and heritage. The influence of religious diversity can be seen in the city along with the cultural impact of the Mughal, the ancient Indian and the British.
Day 2: Delhi (Sightseeing of Old Delhi & New Delhi)
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Delhi. The capital city is divided into two sections popularly known as Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi is popular for its ancient culture and monuments along with its overcrowded gastronomically lanes. Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi includes Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Rajghat. The remarkable Indian Capital was architecturally designed by the British architect Edwin Lutyens and was named after him. Enriched with history and culture, the impressive avenues and imperial buildings. Sightseeing of New Delhi includes Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and drive through Rajpath, Parliament House, The President's residence & Diplomatic Enclave. Visit the magnificent Lotus temple at the sunset are some of the major attractions of New Delhi. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi – Mandawa (261 Kilometres / 5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Mandawa, known universal located in the heart of Shekhawati famous for wall frescoes painting. This place is often referred to as open air gallery of Rajasthan. Haveli's or wealthy Mansions of this town are decorated with gaily painted fresco that illuminates the arid landscape.Arrive Mandawa and check in to hotel. In the afternoon visit the famous Haveli's of Mandawa such as Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Bansidhar Nevatia Haveli, Sheh Ram Ladia Haveli and Goenka Haveli. Overnight stay at Mandawa.
Day 4: Mandawa – Bikaner (193 Kilometres / 4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Bikaner, founded in 1488 by Rao Bikaji one of fourteen sons of the Rathore King - Rao Jodha, who had set up the city of Jodhpur. Bikaner famous as the camel city. Arrive Bikaner and check in to your Hotel. In the afternoon visit royal city Bikaner with visit to The Raja Rai Singh constructed fort in 1593 AD - The Junagarh Fort. The fort has the fortunate status of never been under enemy control or seized. The fort also has The Prachina Museum show a rich collection of royal costumes, textiles and accessories. The Lallgarh palace with an architectural pleasure and a fine mixture of Rajput, Mughal and European architectural style constructed with Red sandstone. Bikaner has unique feature places as a Camel breeding farm the only one of its kind in Asia and The Karni Mata Temple at Deshnok where rats spoil uninjured and run free all over the place. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
Day 5: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (330 Kilometres / 6 hrs)
After breakfast leave for famous "Golden City of India "- JAISALMER. The forts, havelis, sand dunes and camel rides of this golden city explain its exclusivity and charm. The endless miles of sand dunes make it a incredible location and one of India's most popular tourist destinations. Jaisalmer served as the main trade path connecting India to Egypt, Arabia, Persia, Africa and the west during the medieval time. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 6: Jaisalmer
After breakfast we begin the sightseeing tour of dramatic Jaisalmer by visiting the second oldest fort of Rajasthan the Jaisalmer Fort built in 1156 AD with golden Jurassic stone. The great pieces of structural design can be seen through the various Havelis of Jaisalmer such as Patwon ki Haveli, Nathmal Ji ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli. These were former mansions of rich merchant's. The Tazia Tower - a five tiered tower with skill fully carved balcony on each storey is quite inspiring and Gadisar an artificial lake built in 1367 AD are also important sights to see. The unfruitful magnificence of the desert can be enjoyed this afternoon. 40Kms drive from Jaisalmer and we arrive at Sam Dunes where the wind constantly carves out patterns on the desert sand; the wave on the dunes creates a charming vision. The memorable experience of the sunset camel safari on the sand dunes gives a golden chance to have an insight into desert life. The customary Rajasthani cuisine with live cultural programs organized against the backdrop of charming dunes of Sam can be enjoyed in the evenings. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 7: Jaisalmer – Osian - Jodhpur (290 Kilometres / 6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur, on the way visit Osiyan Jain Temples, There are approximately 15 Ossian Jain temples near Jodhpur. The most fascinating one of the Jain Osiyan temples in Rajasthan is the Mahavira temple. It is dedicated to the last (24th) Jain Prophet. The main temple was constructed around 775 A.D. And till about 15th century, the other smaller shrines were being added to the main complex. Later continue drive to Jodhpur, "The Sun City" was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India was previously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. It is divided into two parts - the old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a10 km long wall surrounding it. Also it has eight Gates leading out of it. The new city is outside the walled city. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 8: Jodhpur
After breakfast enjoy grand sightseeing tour of Jodhpur visiting impressive Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha, Jaswant Thada - The stylish marble cenotaph of Jaswant Singh II, this graceful cenotaph has been built like a temple with intricately engraved marble stone and is an perfectly executed piece of Rajputana structural design, Umaid Bhawan Palace an architectural attractiveness is a delicate merge of Edwardian and Rajputana structural design. Afternoon enjoy village safaris around Jodhpur visiting Bishnoi Villages - home of an environment friendly ethnic group. Bishnoi people carry out Vegetarian way of living and cutting of Green trees and hunting of animals in the area is strictly banned. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 9: Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur (290 Kilometres / 6 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. Enroute visit Ranakpur Jain Temples sole and amazingly sculptured Jain Temple in complex of Ranakpur. It is built with creamy marble and the exclusive characteristic of this temple is that it has been supported by 1444 remarkably carved pillars and no two of them are alike. Later continue drive to Udaipur, known for its scenic hills, impressive lakes, marble palaces and green and serene gardens. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 10: Udaipur
Start the day with you have many addition in your sightseeing tour the main attraction The City Palace - an architectural surprise made up of white marble crown by vaulted pavilions and cupolas at different levels. Other stops are Sahelion Ki Bari or the Garden of Maidens is well laid out with extensive lawns and sheltered walks, the largest temple in Udaipur - The Jagdish Temple built in 1651 AD, it's a fine example of Indo-Aryan structural design and preserves an huge black stone image of Hindu deity Vishnu. Show a unique collection of folk outfits, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and painting etc The Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal is an interesting museum. Evening rejuvenate yourself with boat ride on romantic Lake Pichola.Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 11: Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur (410 Kilometres / 7 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, on the way visit holy town of Pushkar, a place of pilgrimage for Hindus and famous for the sacred Pushkar Lake & Brahma Temple. Every year in the month of November a camel and cattle fair is held here. Later continue drive to Jaipur, the largest city and the capital of Rajasthan, is also referred to as Pink City. Built by Sawai Jai Singh, this place was India's first planned city. With spectacular hilltops and stunning fortresses. On arrival, check-in at hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 12: Jaipur
After breakfast excursion to Amer Fort. Enjoy an intrepid Elephant ride ascent to the fort which displays a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu panache. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. Afterwards, move towards the City Palace where the Maharaja reigned from. This palace also includes the famous 'Chandra Mahal' and 'Mubarak Mahal', and other buildings which form a part of the palace complex. In the end, visit Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal, which again symbolise the classic Rajasthani architecture. Overnight stay at Jaipur
Day 13: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (235 Kilometres / 5 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Agra and on the way visit to Fatehpur Sikri, fascinating ghost city built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar the great. Fatehpur Sikri is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Fatehpur Sikri Mosque is said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. Also visit Diwan-E-Aam, Diwan -E-Khas, Panchh Mahal, Buland Darwaza & Tomb of Saint Salim Chisti. Later continue drive to Agra, has a rich historical background, which is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Agra came to its own when Shahjahan ascended to the throne of Mughal Empire. He marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. On arrival check in to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay at Agra.
Day 14: Agra - Delhi (210 Kilometres / 4 Hrs)
After breakfast proceed for day sightseeing of Agra city. Visit the legendary edifice, Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday). The construction of this marble masterpiece is credited to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who erected this mausoleum in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in A.D. 1630. The construction of Taj Mahal was started in A.D. 1632 and completed at the end of 1648 A.D.which. Apart from Taj Mahal, there is one another perfect monument, which is the Agra Fort, built by Akbar in Red Sandstone. Agra Fort worked both as a military strategic point as well as the royal residence. Ensconced within, is the magnificent Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. After Agra Fort, visit BABY TAJ - The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj. Now, drive back to Delhi, en-route visit the Sikandra - Mughal Emperor Akbar’s Mausoleum. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 15: Delhi – Onward destination
Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey.