Rajasthan Tour Packages & Travel Itineraries
Desert Tour India - A
Footprints of Rajasthan
Duration : 13 Nights 14 Days
Destination Covered :
Delhi ,Agra, Jaipur,
Pushkar, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Mandawa, Delhi
Day 1: Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay
Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi:
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj
Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid -
the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort
and palace of the Moghul Empire.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a
visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial
avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the
President's Residence, Lotus Temple and would end with a drive through the
Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra ( By road )
Morning drive to Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later proceed for
city sight seeing tour visiting the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the
Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine
her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque -
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-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. Also visit Itmad-up-Dau's tomb, built by Noorjehan in
memory of her father. Night stay in Agra.
Day 4: Agra - Jaipur ( By road )
- [233 km.]
Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor
Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later abandoned due
to scarcity of water. Visit the remains, it fortifications within the city
including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other
palaces. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 5: Jaipur
Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a
colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever
since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the
notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City
Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal &
through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur
Day 6: Jaipur - Udaipur ( By road )
- [405 km.]
After breakfast drive for Udaipur, arrive Udaipur and transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 7: 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,
the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queen's resort for their friends)
Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Rest
of the day at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 8: Udaipur - Jodhpur ( By road )
- [266 km.]
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay
Day 9: Jodhpur
After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur -
the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince
Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within
the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an
imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II
around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 10: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer ( By road )
- [308 km.]
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening at
leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 11: Jaisalmer
Morning city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing in the heart of the
Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in
place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins
of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his
old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the
magnificient fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki
Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme
examples of the art. Evening camel ride to visit Sam Dunes. Night stay in
Day 12: Jaisalmer - Bikaner ( By road )
- [333 km.]
Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later city
sight seeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488.
But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from
Africa and West Asia. Bikaner's dominant features are rippling sands and
abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms
wall, which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered by
imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples
and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its
long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of
varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain
and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 13: Bikaner - Mandawa ( By road )
Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit
Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his
descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle
one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of
collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient
coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved
in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa.
Day 14: Mandawa - Delhi - Departure
Morning drive to Delhi and transfer to airport for onward journey.