Rajasthan – India’s Land of Palaces and Havelis

Duration: 15 Days 14 Nights

Description : Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur –Ranakpur, Udaipur, Deogarh, Pushkar – Jaipur, Agra

Day 01: Arrive DELHI

Upon Arrival in Delhi, you will be greeted by our Representative after clearance of Immigration and Customs and transfer to Hotel. CHECK-IN 1300hrs.
(DELHI – India’s Capital and political seat is a bustling Metropolis with 25 Million Inhabitants. Divided into 2 Parts – OLD and new. Old built by Moghuls and NEW designed during the British time, which is even now known as “LYUTENS” (the architecture) Delhi. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi

Day 02: DELHI

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Morning proceed for the visit of Old Delhi – visit the splendid Mosque – Jama Masjid – one of the largest Mosque in India by Mugal Emperor Shah Jahan the Builder of Taj Mahal. Walk through the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk (“Silver Street”), enjoy Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. Drive past the Red Fort – a majestic Fort and an erstwhile seat of power – which encapsulates a long period of Indian history and its arts. You will be humble by your visit to Raj Ghat, where father of Nationa, Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

Afternoon: Your visit in New Delhi will include Qutub Minar – a soaring Afghan style Tower and Minaret erected by Qutb-Ud-din in 1193 – the pride of Delhi. It is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture constructed of red sandstone, inlaid with black and white marble, on a commanding podium, looking towards the Yamuna. Drive through the India Gate and President House passing through various architectural buildings, mostly constructed during British time.
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi

Day 03: Delhi –MANDAWA (250Km – 05,30Hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Leave by Car for Mandawa.
(Mandawa – a small town in Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan, known for its havelis. Haveli has a theme incorporated from the history and British time.) After Arrival, Check-in at the Hotel.
Afternoon: visit the Grand Old Havelis to see the master architect work on the Walls.
Overnight stay at hotel in Mandawa.

Day 04 : MANDAWA – BIKANER (190Km – 04,30hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Leave by Car for Bikaner (Bikaner is A 15th Century royal walled city on the triangle of desert cities. It was an important transaction Centre with Africa and West Asia. Bikaner is famous for the best riding Camels in the World. Bikaner Camel Corps is still a showpiece of the Indian Army.)
Afternoon: visit Junagarh Fort – one of the most imposing forts of Northern India, The fort is surrounded by a high wall and deep moats. Visit the Palaces and temples located within the Fort. The palaces have exquisitely carved windows, balconies, towers and kiosks. Visit Camel Breeding Farm and the Old City.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Jaisalmer.

Day 05: BIKANER – JAISALMER (310Km -07 Hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Leave by Car for Jaisalmer.
(Part of Great Indian desert, it lies in the heart of Thar Desert. The Yelloish-Golden combination of sand can be seen in the city and surrounding areas. City is famous of Fort, Temples and Havelis.)
After Arrival, Check-in at the Hotel.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Jaisalmer


Breakfast in the Hotel.
Morning: visit the majestic Jaisalmer Fort, built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal. Visit Raj Mahal (Royal Palace), Jain temple and the Laxminath temple. Visit also includes some other renowned Havelis in the area.
Afternoon: drive to Sam Sand dunes (42 Km). Camel Ride will be provided during Sun Set. Dinner will be provided in the Tents with the Folk Dances. Return to your Hotel.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Jaisalmer.

Day 07: JAISALMER – JODHPUR (298Km -06,30Hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Depart for Jodhpur – (City stands on a range of sandstone hills surrounded by a strong wall nearly 10Kms in length with 7 Gates. Dominating the City is an eminence surrounded by a massive fortress)
On arrival in Jodhpur you will be transferred to hotel.
Afternoon: Visit Mehrangarh Fort built by Local Rajputs and the architect of Rathore. Visit the various palaces within the Fort with respective Museums displaying the treasures of the Royal Families. visit Jaswant Thada a marble memorial to the popular ruler Jaswant Singh II. Orientation drive of Old City to view the various Craftsmen at work.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 08: JODHPUR –RANAKPUR-UDAIPUR (Total distance 280Km – 6 hrs)

After Breakfast in the Hotel, Drive to Udaipur via Jodhpur en route visiting RANAKPUR Temples, replica of Mount Abu Temples. These Temples are made out of light colored Marble. 1444 Marble Pillars are carved in detail and are the foundation of these temples. One of the Marble rock depict 108 Heads of Snakes and the tails.
Proceed onwards to Udaipur
(Udaipur – the most romantic city of India with many lakes. It is also referred as Venice of East. 3 Lakes – Fateh Sagar, Lake Pichola and the Swaroop Sagar are interconnected. Surrounded by Aravali Mountains, the city’s pride is in various Temples, Forts, Gardens and the Fountains therein.)
After, Arrival in Udaipur, Check-in at the Hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.


Breakfast in the Hotel.
Morning: Visit the Palace of Maharani, on the bank of Lake Pichola. See the Peacock in mosaic on the walls, floors inlaid with tiles of rare beauty and Roof Gardens affording magnificent views of Panorama below. Visit Jagdish Temple and Sahelion Ki Bari
Boat Ride on Lake Pichola. Visit the Jag Niwas Palace by motor Launch. The Palace, built of granite and marble, covers four acres and is built almost in the middle of the Lake. Visit the Borra Mahal, Khas Mahal and the courts, gardens and fountains. Also visit Jag Mandir palace.
Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.

Day 10: UDAIPUR – DEOGARH (130Km – 03,30Hrs)

After Breakfast in the Hotel, within 3 hours drive you will see glimpses of a Palace – known as Deogarh Mahal built by Rawats (a local title equivalent of Raja). The Palace signifies the complete Aristocracy of the Rulers.
After Arrival – check-in at the Mahal (Palace).
Afternoon – Visit the Village of Deogarh.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Deogarh.

Day 11: DEOGARH – PUSKAR (160Km – 04 Hrs)

After Breakfast at the Palace, another 3 Hours Drive will take you to Pushkar – in Sanskrit, it mean Blue Lotus Flower. Located on the Pushkar Lake. Pushkar has many Temples and most famous among these is Brahma Temple built during 14th Century. Annual Cattle Fair is held on the Full Moon Day in November, every year.
Upon Arrival – Check in at the Hotel
Afternoon: Visit of Pushkar includes Brahma Temple and the Ghats where devotees take bath. Walk leisurely along the Lake and also visit the Bazaars.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Pushkar.

Day 12: PUSHKAR – JAIPUR (150Km – 04 Hrs)

After Breakfast Drive to Jaipur but not before you visit Ajmer – surrounded by Aravalli Hills. It is a popular Muslim pilgrim city for the shrine or Dargah of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Ajmer is regarded as a center of education in Rajasthan.
Proceed onwards to Jaipur – Capital of Rajasthan, is a historical city. Named after its founder, the great Warrior-Astronomer Jai Singh II. The city was painted Pink to welcome the Prince of Wales. The Pink color has become the landmark of Old City of Jaipur.
After Arrival – check-in at the Hotel
Evening – Visit Flower Market and eventually CHOKHI DHANI – a Village life depicted and specially created for tourists to have glimpse of Rajasthani cultural dances and a Dinner served in the traditional way of Rajasthan
Overnight, stay at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 13: JAIPUR

Breakfast in the Hotel
Morning: Visit Amber Fort – on Elephant Back & visit the Old Palace within the complex of Fort overlooking the Lake at the entrance to a rocky mountain grove. Built in 17th Century, the Palace is a distinguished specimen of Rajput architecture. Palace & Observatory remain closed on 26th Jan, 15th Aug & 2nd Oct & day following Holi Festival.
Afternoon: proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaipur, Rose-Pink Capital of Rajasthan. City is surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with Forts & enclosed by embattled Walls. Visit City Palace – which now houses a Museum containing rare manuscripts, Paintings & an armoury, Observatory with a Sundial 90ft high. The Museum amidst the Ram Niwas Palace Gardens. Visit Palace of Winds.
Overnight stay at the Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 14: JAIPUR-FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA (260Km – 06 Hrs)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Leave by Car for Agra en route visit Fatehpur Sikri.
FATEHPUR SIKRI – UNESCO Heritage site was once the Capital of Agra though for short time during the reign of Emperor Akbar. The City was an Indo-Islamic masterpiece. Visit the Mosque, Diwan-i-has in the Palace.
Later drive to Agra (Home to TAJ MAHAL – one of the Seven Wonders of the World)
Afternoon: Visit Agra Fort – built by Emperor Akbar. The maze of Courtyards, mosques & Private Chambers of the Fort echo the Story of the Mughal Empire.
Overnight stay at hotel in Agra

Day 15: Agra – DELHI

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Morning: sunrise visit to The Taj Mahal One of the seven Wonders of the world. Built by Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved Consort Mumtaz Mahal, this beautiful Mausoleum in pure marble is an architectural marvel.
Proceed onwards to Delhi.
After Arrival – You will be given a Farewell Dinner.
Transfer to International Airport for your onward destination.