Days : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittaurgarh - Pushkar - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Meet our representative to the airport, Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day rest and relax. Overnight Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi Sightseeing
Your private guided tour of the capital today highlights the remarkable contrast between Old and New Delhi. Your excursion includes the Jama Masjid, the largest Friday mosque in India. From here we suggest a walk in the heart of Old Delhi - a great way to absorb the sights and sounds. You will also see the monumental buildings set along wide boulevards of Lutyens` New Delhi, including India Gate and the President`s residence. Evevning drive towards pre arranged cooking classes specially arrnaged for you. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi - Agra
This morning you will rise early and drive to Agra. Here you will enjoy a guided tour of the city. You will also see the Red Fort, where Shah Jehan spent the last few years of his life imprisoned here by his son, looking across the Yamuna River at his accomplished Taj Mahal, and I`tma-ud-daulah, sometimes known as the "Baby Taj".
Day 04 : Agra - Jaipur
This morning you will have a guided visit to the legendary Taj Mahal, built as a memorial to the wife of Shah Jehao the for sunrise. You will then drive from Agra to Jaipur stopping en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the enigmatic and beautiful deserted capital of Emperor Akbar which was abandoned when water supplies dried up.
Day 05 : Jaipur
Full day sightseeing in and around the `Pink City` of Jaipur. In the morning you will visit the magnificent Amber Palace with your guide. Capital of the Kachhawaha Rajputs until 1727, this fort complex can be ascended on elephant back and there are great views from the top. Later, back in Jaipur, you will discover the treasures of the City Palace which houses an important museum, the intricate facade of The Palace of the Winds and the fascinating observatory. Later in the evening proceed for pre arranged dinner and folk dance performance. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 06 : Jaipur - Bikaner
Driving in west reach the desert citadel - "Bikaner". Tucked away in the harsh desert region of western Rajasthan lies the relatively remote city of Bikaner. Start the day by visiting the unusual Junagarh Fort. Unusual because, unlike all the major forts of Rajasthan which are on hilltops, this one was built on the desert plains itself. The palace complex's sumptuously decorated interiors are better preserved than in almost any other region. Also visit the camel breeding farm and famous rat temple at Deshnok. Overnight at Bikaner.
Day 07 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Drive further westward & reach the golden oasis called Jaisalmer. Here it appears as if a master-craftsman took one huge piece of sandstone and patiently carved out the entire city. For the second half of the day explore the beautiful man made lake Gadsisar (the only source of water Jaisalmer had for years) & the royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh.
Day 09 : Jaisalmer
Visit one of the most exotic forts of Rajasthan in the first half of the day exploring it from every nook and corner and take some delightful pictures. Then drive towards the rolling sand dunes to enjoy camel safari over sand dunes. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer only
Day 10 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Drive towards east to reach Jodhpur - Blue City. Jodhpur city was found way back in 1459. Climb up the majestic Mehrangarh fort (one of the best preserved forts with modern techniques of audio guides) and explore the various sections within. Also visit the marble cenotaph at Jaswant Thada before returning back to the hotel. Evening free to shop. Enjoy an optional dinner atop the fort.
Day 11 : Jodhpur - Udaipur
Drive towards south for Udaipur. The beautiful city of lakes Udaipur is often referred to as the Venice of East and more so locally as the Kashmir of Rajasthan. En route you can see the marvellous Jain temples at Ranakpur. Day at your discretion with vehicle at disposal. In the evening enjoy boat ride over lake Pichola with backdrop of sun set.
Day 12 : Udaipur
You visit the city palace complex, which houses a museum and a hotel. One of the most fascinating parts of the palace is the Mor Chowk (Peacock courtyard), with its walls covered with a dramatic glass mosaic relief of dancing peacocks. Also visit the Jagdish temple & the garden of the maids
Day 13 : Udaipur - Chittaurgarh
Drive in east direction and reach Chittaurgarh. After check in take some rest at hotel. Later set out to visit the famous fort with other attractions of place. Overnight at Chittaurgarh.
Day 14 :Chittaurgarh - Pushkar
Driving northwards reach the holy city of Rajasthan "PUSHKAR". A pilgrimage center with the only temple in India dedicated to lord Brahma, the Creator. Pushkar is the venue of an annual camel fair. Here also visit the various ghats of Pushkar lake.
Day 15 : Pushkar - Ranthambhore
Drive in south east direction to reach Ranthambhore and have overnight stay after check in.
Day 16 : Ranthambhore
Day is kept to enjoy morning and afternoon safari. Overnight at Ranthambhore.
Day 17 : Ranthambhore - Jaipur - Delhi
Driving towards north reach Jaipur airport to board flight for your onwards journey.