Locations Covered:
Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Manvar - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Mumbai
Overview :
One of the most colorful regions in India, if not the world, is the state of Rajasthan. Explore this awe-inspiring "Land of Kings", where much of India's history comes from. If you desire to be treated like royalty and lavish in the exquisite surroundings of some of the state's best palace hotels, then this tour is tailor made for you.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive in India's bustling capital city of Delhi, where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome and escorted to the hotel. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 02 : New Delhi Sightseeing
After a leisurely morning, embark on a tour of New Delhi. Drive along Rajpath, the capital's broadest avenue, for a view of Parliament House, the President's House, India Gate. Visit the Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Mandir, a colorful and modern Hindu temple. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the Bistro restaurant with a presentation of Indian music and dance.
Day 03 : Old Delhi Sightseeing - Agra
Morning tour Old Delhi. Among your stops are the Red Fort, built by Shah Jahan; Raj Ghat - a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. This afternoon drive to Agra, en route stopping at Sikandra, to visit the tomb of Emperor Akbar. Overnight at Agra.
Day 04 : Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur
Early morning experience a sunrise visit of the magnificent Taj Mahal, a monument to the memory of love. After breakfast, tour the exquisite 16th Century Agra Fort. 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". Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 05 : Amber Fort Excursion and Jaipur Sightseeing
Today, you are transported back in time. Experience riding royally atop elegantly draped and painted elephants, up 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. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 06 : Jaipur - Mandawa
Today, you drive to Mandawa in the Shekhawati region known as "the open air art gallery" of Rajasthan. The Castle Mandawa, a rugged and handsome fort, featuring war-scarred turrets, lofty domes and ancient cannons, offers gracious hospitality with modern comforts for your night stay. Overnight at Mandawa.
Day 07 : Mandawa - Bikaner
Visit enchanting villages in the Shekhawati region. The many havelis (town mansions) are covered with frescoes painted by local artists. Continue to the fascinating city of Bikaner, tucked away in the desert of western Rajasthan and characterized by its beautiful sandstone architecture. Enjoy your stay at historic hotel, carved out of red sandstone and still inhabited by the royal family. Overnight at Bikaner.
Day 08 : Bikaner Sightseeing
Start the day by visiting the unusual and impressive Junagarh Fort, built on the desert plain itself, instead of a usual hilltop. The palace complex with its sumptuously decorated interiors, ornately lacquered walls and dazzling colored glass, are perhaps the best preserved examples of their kind in India. Overnight at Bikaner.
Day 09 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer, a fascinating city rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage. The commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands in awesome splendor. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 10 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing
Visit the awesome Jaisalmer Fort, housing the entire township within its ramparts. Visit the Lovely Nathmalji-ki-Haveli and Patwonki- Haveli; three beautifully sculptured Jain Temples built between the 12th and 13th centuries; and five interconnected palaces. 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; the numerous musicians and dancers are a photographer's delight. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 11 : Jaisalmer - Manvar
Drive to the enchanting Thar Desert oasis of Manvar, where you enjoy your stay in a luxurious tented camp and experience a night in the desert. Dine al fresco tonight under a canopy of stars, with entertainment including folk dancing and indigenous music. Overnight at Manvar.
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. Overnight at Jodhpur.
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 Maharana of Jodhpur. Overnight at Udaipur.
Day 14 : Udaipur Sightseeing
Tour this 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. Overnight at Udaipur.
Day 15 : Udaipur-DeogarhDay 15 : Udaipur - Mumbai
Your day is at leisure. Evening flight to Mumbai (formerly Bombay). After dinner, bid farewell to India, and depart on your international flight filled with colorful memories of your regal escapade in the heart of Rajasthan.
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