Rajasthan Desert Tour
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Shekhawati
Days 1 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at International Airport . Traditional welcome & Transfer To Hotel. Afternoon half Days tour of New Delhi Visiting Qutab Minar , Humayun Tomb , India Gate, Parliament street etc . Over night at Hotel.
Days 2 : Delhi
Morning Half Days city tour of old Delhi Visting Jama Masjid , Red fort and Chandni chowk etc . Afternoon Leisure & free for shopping, etc. Over night at Hotel.
Days 3 : Delhi - Agra ( By Surface ) 210 Kms 4 Hrs Drive
After Breakfast drive straight towards Agra & visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Also visit famous Red fort - 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.Over night at Hotel .
Days 4 : Agra - Jaipur ( By Surface) 232 Kms 5Hrs Drive
After Breakfast continue our drive towards Jaipur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town" which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur upon arrival check in at Hotel. Over night at Hotel.
Days 5 : Jaipur
After breakfast visit the majestic Amber Fort is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills & transfer to hotel. Later visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hava Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a facade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi Dani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities.Over night at Hotel.
Days 6 : Jaipur - Udaipur ( By Surface)
After an early breakfast we continue our drive to Udaipur. Afternoon free for leisure. Over night at the Hotel .
Days 7 : Udaipur
Built along three lakes and ringed by green hills, Udaipur(pop, 366.000) is known as the ' Venice of the East' The City's palaces, gardens, ghats, temples and painted houses match the beauty of the setting. This morning we'll visit the towering City Palace , the largest in Rajasthan, and the Saheliyon ki Bari ( Garden of the Maidens.) Once for bidden to all but he queen and her ladies.From here we visit the e superb Jagdish Temple noted for its elephant - motif carvings The afternoon is at leisure. Over night at the Hotel.
Days 08 : Udaipur- Jodhpur( By Surface)
Drive for Jodhpur after breakfast. On arrival check in at hotel. Over night at the hotel.
Days 09 : Jodhpur
Morning city sightseeing tour. Jodhpur, 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. Over night at the hotel.
Days 10 : Jodhpur - Jaisalmer( By Surface)
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival check in at the hotel. Over night at the hotel.
Days 11 : Jaisalmer
Morning city sight seeing tour. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, toDays stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmergo 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, whit their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Evening camel ride to visit Sam Dunes
Days 12 : Jaisalmer- Bikaner ( By Surface)
Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon 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. Over night at the hotel.
Days 13 : Bikaner – Mandawa( By Surface)
Morning drive to Mukandgarh/Mandava, on arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Mukandgarh/Mandava, foundin 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions.Mandawacastle 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.
Days 14 : Mandawa - Delhi ( By Surface)
After breakfast we Drive back to Delhi . Over night at Hotel.
Days 15 : Leave Delhi - Trf
To airport in time to catch the flight to Onward destination.
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