Delhi - Jaipur - Mandawa - Khimsar - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Rohet - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Pushkar - Agra - Delhi
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Arriving Delhi, you will clear customs and immigration. Leaving the airport, you will be met by our representative, holding a placard with your name on it in the arrival lounge. Arrival transfer to hotel. Assistance for check-in will be provided. After check-in overnight at hotel.
Day 02 - Delhi - Jaipur
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check-in into hotel.
As the sun sets over the hills you will be at the Jal Mahal - the Water Palace where the shadows and reflections across the water provide excellent potential for some creative evening shots. In the evening we have arranged a special dinner at CHOKHI DHANI, an Rajasthani Ethnic Village Resort where you can savour the taste of RAJASTHANI CUISINE with Folk Dances. Other attractions are CAMEL RIDES,PUPPET SHOW, MAGICIAN, FORTUNE TELLER and VILLAGE CRAFTS. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast/Dinner)
Day 03 - Jaipur
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Jaipur which is an exuberance of color, dance, and song with the traditional arts and crafts. Morning we take you to Amer Fort - The royal family's residence at Amber is only 11 km away. Ascend on elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated. Then, visit Jaigarh Fort is a majestic stronghold built by Sawan Jai Singh II. This almost-intact fort is surrounded by huge battlements and is connected to the Amer Fort (also called 'Amber' Fort), with subterranean passages. Originally built to protect the Amer Fort and the palace within the complex, the Jaigarh Fort is architecturally similar to the Amer Fort, and offers a panoramic view of the city of Jaipur.
After that visit City Palace which is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of the palace.
Later on take a Heritage Walk of the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most commonest places such as its squares and lanes. Also experience a rickshaw ride through the bustling markets of Jaipur. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 04 - Jaipur - Nawalgarh - Mandawa
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Nawalgarh which is rightly referred to as the Open Air Gallery. There is art all around. Nawalgarh is renowned all over the world for its exquisitely painted havelis that are beautifully designed and carved.
Later on drive Mandawa which is which is known for its famous mansions and havelis. Arrive Mandawa and check-in into hotel. In the afternoon visit the grand havellis of the Shekhawati area. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 05 - Mandawa - Khimsar
After breakfast take a walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of the country. Though they no longer live here, the local caretakers are happy to show the visitors around. En-route you can shop for the colorful art and crafts of Rajasthan: tied and dyed textiles, metal handicrafts, carved wooden artefacts and more. Visit painted havelis & mansions. Also visit Mandawa Town for capturing the rural life in your camera.
Later on drive to Khimsar - which is steeped in history. Founded 2500 years ago by the Jain Saint Mahaveer this is the starting point of the great Indian Desert. The founder of the castle which was built in mid 15th century was Prince Karamsi. On arrival check-in into Hotel. In the afternoon visit Khimsar village where you can see the traditional lifestyle of the local people and their colorful handicrafts and textiles. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 06 - Khimsar - Jaisalmer
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaisalmer - The Citadel City. On the way we pass camel carts, vibrant and colorful Rajasthani women carrying produce to the market, and men sporting brightly colored turbans usually sitting groups just passing the time of the day.
On arrival check in into hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at your hotel. OR you can explore the local markets for shopping. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 07 - Jaisalmer
After an early breakfast start to explore Jaisalmer, much of which still remains inside the walls of the fort. Everywhere you go, the Jaisalmer is ever present and adds a wonderful warmth to the place, even though it's already in the desert! We will show you the palace inside the fort and the Jain temple. Later on take a guided walk around the old city where there are many havelis, all adorned with fine carvings in the local stone. The complexity of the lattice work - all hand-carved is sometimes defies belief.
In the late afternoon we have arranged Sunset camel ride to the Sam Sand Dunes. A trip to Jaisalmer is in incomplete without this visit to most panoramic Dunes of Sam, where the wind is unceasingly carving out scenic patterns on this desert sand. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 08 - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Jodhpur - The Desert enchantment. On the way frequently stopping to click images and refreshment. Arrive Jodhpur and check-in into hotel.
In the afternoon half day city sightseeing of Jodhpur city which is the second largest city of Rajasthan and a major tourist attraction in the country. Covering Mehrangarh fort which is one of the largest forts in India. Also visit Jaswanthada - The 19th century royal cenotaph and the museum located in the Umaid public gardens. After that a visit Ummed Bhawan Palace. A part of Umaid Bhawan Palace houses a well-maintained museum, displaying an amazing array of items belonging to the Maharaja and the royal family - weapons, antiques & fascinating clocks, crockery and trophies.
In the evening again visit Mehrangarh fort which offers and amazing exotic view of setting sun for photography. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 09 - Jodhpur - Rohet - Kumbhalgarh
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Rohet where the landscape begins to turn to real desert. Enjoy a half day Jeep Safari to explore Bishnoi villages.
Later on continue drive to Kumbhalgarh. On arrival check-in into hotel. After check-in visit Kumbhalgarh Fort, the impregnable stronghold of the Rajputs Kumbhalgarh fort towers much ahead of its contemporary citadels in its elegance and structural brilliance. Prettily placed in strategic location this fort is often referred as the eye of Mewar. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 10 - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Udaipur
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and driver to Ranakpur. Visit Ranakpur Jain Temples complex, one of the biggest and the most important cluster of Jain temples in India.
Later on drive to Udaipur, the lovely lakeside capital of Mewar - The City of Dreams which is perhaps the most romantic city in Rajasthan. On arrival check-in into hotel. In the late afternoon you'll be taking the Lake Pichola boat ride including a stop off at the Jagmandir Island and the chance to see the renowned "floating palace" and the sun setting over the Aravali hills. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 11 - Udaipur
After breakfast visit City Palace - the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Then, visit Jagdish Temple, 16th century temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. We'll drive past Fateh Sagar Lake with a visit to Sahelion-ki- Bari, garden of the maids-of-Honor. Also visit Pratap Memorial, Atop the Moti Magri or prarl hill, overlooking the Fateh Sagar lake is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap with a bronze statue of the Maharana.
In the afternoon a guided walk through the nearby village and meet some of the local children who learn English simply by meeting guests and can't wait to explain everything they know about their village. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 12 - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Pushkar
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive to Chittorgarh. The sprawling hilltop fort of Chittorgarh epitomises the whole romantic, doomed ideal of Rajput Chivalry. Visit Chittorgarh Fort - The indomitable pride of Chittorgarh, the fort is a massive structure with many gateways built by the later Maurya rulers in 7th century A.D. Also visit other palaces and visit that very spot where Rani Padmini committed Johar.
Later on continue drive to Pushkar - the city of Brahma. On arrival check-in into hotel . After check-in visit various temples and the sacred lake. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 13 - Pushkar - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
After breakfast check-out and drive to Agra. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the first planned city of the Mughals and also the first one designed in Mughal architecture, an amalgamation of Indian architecture, Persian and Islamic architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Arrive Agra and check-in into hotel.
In the evening, head to Mehtab Garden for a unique (and your last!) view of the Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna river. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Day 14 - Agra - Delhi (Departure)
Early morning visit the Taj Mahal which is India's most fascinating and beautiful masterpiece. The Taj is most enthralling in the quietness of early morning. This glorious monument is at its best under the early morning sun. It is the best time to click pictures as not only is the light wonderful but it's relatively less crowded too. With the rising Sun the white marble changes its colour and hues and it is excellent for photography.
After breakfast visit the sprawling Agra Red Fort which is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall.
Later on visit Itmad-ud-daula which has a special place in the chronicles of both history as well as architecture. This is precisely because Itmad-ud-Daula is the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. This is actually a mausoleum that overlooks the River Yamuna and is a tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in the court of Shah Jahan.
In the afternoon check-out from the hotel and drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and Car with driver will be at your disposal until the transfer to International airport to catch flight back to home. (Breakfast)