Duration: 21 Nights / 22 Days
Places Covered: Delhi – Agra – Bharatpur – Ranthambhore – Kota – Bundi – Chittaurgarh – Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh – Mt Abu – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa – Jaipur – Delhi
Day 02 / Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House , Red fort , Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 / Delhi – Agra
Early morning drive to the city of Taj- Agra .Arrive Agra in approx. 4 hours & transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Red fort – the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcoveof inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.Evening free to explore the Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04 / Agra – Bharatpur
Early morning at sunrise visit the magnificient Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife.Later drive to Bharatpur. If you are craving for exciting action in the lap of Nature, Bharatpur is the destination. A day at the biggest Bird Park in Asia, making friends with and tracking over 350 distinct species of birds, is an exhilarating experience. Night stay in Bharatpur.
Day 05 / Bharatpur – Ranthambhore
Morning drive to Ranthambhore- famous for the wildlife sanctuary which is said to have the India’s friendliest Tigers and also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat. Arrive Ranthambhore & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 06 / Ranthambhore
Early morning jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is open on the top) in the National Park. Back to hotel for lunch. Later in the afternoon a second visit to the National Park and enjoy the game viewing . Night stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 07 / Ranthambhore – Kota
Early morning again visit the Jungle in search of tiger. Later drive to Kota & transfer to hotel . Afternoon visit the palace , museum & also visit the fort city Bundi. Night stay in Kota.
Day 08 / Kota – Bundi
Morning drive to Bundi . Arrive and transfer to hotel. Later visit various attractions at Bundi along with the Palaces famed for its murals. Night stay in Bundi.
Day 09 / Bundi – Chittaurgarh
Morning drive to Chittaurgarh travelling through the ancient temples of Bijoliyan and Menal. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Later proceed for a half day sight seeing tour of various attractions of Chittaurgarh and then move out to the Nagda and Eklingji temples. Rest of the day for shopping and leisure and evening for cultural entertainment. Night stay in Chittaurgarh.
Day 10 / Chittaurgarh – Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Jagdish temple and Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queen’s resort for their friends). Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 11 / Udaipur
Morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 12 / Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh
Morning drive to Kumbhalgarh. Visit the enormous fort and palace built by Maharana Kumbha which was never seiged. Also visit the wild life sanctuary, Tribal villages and the Ranakpur Jain Temples. Night stay in Kumbhalgarh.
Day 13 / Kumbhalgarh – Mt Abu
Morning drive to Mt Abu. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Later by evening visit the incomparable Delwara Temples and the sunset point. Night stay in Mt Abu.
Day 14 / Mt Abu – Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 15 / Jodhpur
Morning half day jeep safari to Bishnoi villages to see the sincere concerns shown by Bishnoi community for environmental conservation. Later back at Jodhpur and visit Mehrangarh Fort, Mehrangarh Fort was founded in 15th century by the Rathore Rajputs when they shifted their capital from nearby Mandore to Jodhpur. Mehrangarh appears to rise from bluff-coloured sandstone hill itself, so well built into the base that it is difficult to tell where the hill ends and the walls begin. It is approached by a series of seven gateways set at an angle so that armies could not charge them with any success. Pass the gates, the fort-palace takes one’s breath away . Across from huge courtyards are the set wings of palatial apartments that have been built over five centuries of bristling history. Also visit the Jaswant Thada, located half way up the interminably long road that climbs onwards to the fort, is the traditional cremation ground of the rulers of Jodhpur. Taking pride of place amongst the ornamental gardens and chattris is the fabulous white marble memorial to Jaswant Singh II, built in 1899. The cenotaphs of other rulers, in the same neighbourhood, are relatively simpler. Inside the main hall are royal portraits and other possessions. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 16 / Jodhpur – Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Later in the evening visit the abandoned haunting village of Kuldhera and take an enjoying camel ride at the golden sand dunes of the Samm by the sunset. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 17 / Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast proceed for sightseeing of various attractions of the town covering fort with its temples & palaces, the Havelis, the amazing maze of lanes and bylanes, Gadsisar tank, Bada Bagh and Vyas Chhattries. ( 80 meters above plains ) & Jain Temples within the Fort, built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth watching. The specialty of the Fort is that still approximately 5000 people are living inside. Visit Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the golden view of whole Jaisalmer city as whole city is built in yellow sand stones, when sun rays fall on the city, it give impression as golden city of India. Afterwards visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. Evening reserved for folk entertainment. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 18 / Jaisalmer – Bikaner
Morning drive to Bikaner travelling through the Kheechan village and spend some time there with migratory cranes. At Bikaner visit the Junagarh Fort and the Karnimata Temple at Deshnok. Also visit the prestigious camel breeding farm in the evening. Night saty in Bikaner.
Day 19 / Bikaner – Mandawa
Morning drive through the Tal Chhaper Deer Sanctuary and finally reach this cute little town Mandawa. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Later go for a walk in the town and survey some of the most beautiful frescoes in the Havelis of Dundlod, Laxmangarh, Nawalgarh and Mukundgarh. Night stay in Mandawa.
Day 20 / Mandawa – Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur and transfer to hotel. In the evening walk through many interesting lanes of Jaipur, which are full of shops of artisans, temples and traditional houses. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 21 / Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast , visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh’s observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dhani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 22 / Jaipur – Delhi – Departure
After a relaxed breakfast drive to Delhi & transfer to airport to board the flight back home.