Destinations : Delhi (2) – Jaipur (2) – Mandawa (1) – Bikaner (1) – Jaisalmer (2) – Manwar (1) – Jodhpur / Chandelao Garh (1) – Udaipur (2) – Chittaurgarh / Kota (1) – Ranthambore (2) – Agra (1) – Delhi
Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Our representative will be pleased to welcome you upon arrival at Delhi International airport and will transfer to your hotel for 02 nights stay
Day 02: Delhi City Tour
Morning after breakfast, your guide will be happy to take you some of the famous attractions of Old & New Delhi including Jama Masjid the biggest mosque of the country; enjoy Rickshaw ride through narrow streets of Chandni Chowk one of the busiest market; photo stop at Red Fort one of the most beautiful example of Mughal architecture; India Gate, a war memorial site; Drive pass Parliament, President house and the beautifully designed Government buildings built in British Raj.
Later in the afternoon, see the beautiful “Humayun’s Tomb” the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun built by Hamida Banu Bedum in memory of her husband in 1569-70 and designed by a famous Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. Then move to visit “Qutab Minar” a world heritage site commenced to build in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak and finished by his successor Iltutmish and Firoz Shah Tughlak.
Day 03: Delhi > Jaipur
Morning after breakfast, drive towards to Jaipur (260 kms / 6 hrs) founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727 AD.
Upon arrival check into your hotel for 02 nights, rest of the day leisure on your own.
Day 04: Jaipur City Tour
Morning after breakfast, your tour will begin with an exciting elephant ride to reach a top of Amber fort – one of the great example of Hindu-Muslim architecture built in 16th century.
Later in the afternoon see the beautifully designed “City Palace complex” one of the major attractions situated in the heart of pink city Jaipur, “Jantar Manter” an astronomical observatory built in 18th century by Raja Jai Singh II, “Hawa Mahal” the land mark of Pinkcity Jaipur built by Maharaja of Jaipur for the royal ladies.
Day 05: Jaipur > Mandawa
Morning after breakfast, embark on your drive to Mandawa (168 Kms / 3 ½ hrs) a small town in the heart of Shekhawati region famous for it’s beautifully designed Havelies. The Havelies of Mandawa are widely known for its curious paintings especially Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli famous for its erotic pictures, which are now defaced.
Upon arrival check into your hotel (may opt to stay in a heritage Haveli). Later explore the ancient Havelies of Mandawa region including Ladia Haveli, Chokhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli and Binsidhar Newatia etc.
Day 06: Mandawa > Bikaner
Morning after breakfast, embark on your drive to Bikaner (195 kms / 4 hrs) the desert city of Rajasthan established by Rao Bikaji in 1488 AD.
Upon arrival check into your hotel. Later enjoy guided city tour of Bikaner city visiting the famous Junagarh Fort – a unique illustration composite culture built by Raja Raj Singh Ji (6th ruler of Bikaner who ruled from 1571 to 1612). Also visit the Lalgarh Palace museum, built by Maharaja Ganga Singh a stunning architectural masterpiece built in red stonework. If time permits and you prefer, then visit the biggest camel breeding farm of Asia where one can see more than 200 camels together including babies.
Day 07: Bikaner > Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast, embark on your leisure drive towards Jaisalmer situated in the heart of exotic Thar desert and famed as “Golden City” as its yellow sand gives the yellowish golden shade to the city.
Upon arrival check in at your hotel for 02 nights stay. Rest of the day at leisure on your own
Day 08: Jaisalmer City Tour
Morning after breakfast, enjoy city tour of golden city Jaisalmer visiting the landmark of city Sonar Fort which is also known as Jaisalmer Fort built by Bhati Rajput in 1156. See the Royal Palace, Laxminath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi, Nathmalji Ki Haveli – designed by the famous brother (Hathu & Lulu), Gadisar Lake - surrounded by numerous temples and holy shrines, Patwon Ki Haveli – built by five jain brothers between 1800 and 1860, Salim Singh ki Haveli and Tazia Tower etc.
Later in the evening enjoy Camel safari by the sunset to experience the golden desert of thar where you can see huge sand dunes changing its shapes with the flow of wind.
Day 09: Jaisalmer > Manvar
Morning after breakfast, embark on your drive to Manvar (182 kms / 3 hrs) an ethnic gateway resort in the heart of thar-desert.
Upon arrival check into Manvar Desert Camp & Resort for a night stay. Later you may opt to enjoy Desert Safari, Village Safari, Camel Safari at the additional charges.
Day 10: Manvar > Chandelao Garh, via Jodhpur
Morning after breakfast, embark on your drive to Chandelao Garh (148 Kms / 3 ½ hrs) to have a real Rajasthani village experience.
En-route to Chandelao garh, enjoy city tour of Jodhpur which is also known as Blue city visiting sky-touched Mehrangarh fort, Jaswant Thada etc. Later continue your drive towards to a peaceful village Chandelao Garh and check into your hotel for a night stay.
Day 11: Chandelao Garh > Udaipur, via Ranakpur
Morning after breakfast, embark on your scenic drive to Udaipur (285 kms / 6 ½ hrs) via visiting spectacularly carved ‘Ranakpur Jain temples’ one of the five holy places of the Jain community created by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century.
Thereafter, continue your drive through the beautiful countryside to the city of Lakes Udaipur and check into your hotel for 02 nights stay.
Day 12: Udaipur City Tour
Morning after breakfast, enjoy city tour of Udaipur covering ‘City Palace complex’ built over a period of nearly 400 years being contributed by several Maharana’s (Kings) of Mewar empire. The majesty of the Palace begins right from its entry at the northern Tripoli Gate that carries us to the middle patio, the most excellent place to sight the facade of filigreed terrace & elaborated cupola – topped loom. Also visit ‘Sahelion ki Bari’ built by Maharana Sangram Singh for his daughter & the women’s of the Queen"s courtyard and adorned with a several spouts, swimming pool and chiselled pavilions etc.
Also visit the Indo–Aryan Jagdish Temple, built in the 17th century by Maharana Jagat Singh - one of the main and the most beautiful shrines of Udaipur with outstanding sculpted descriptions.
Evening, experience a refreshing boat ride after a day long on Lake Pichola see the surrounding beauty of lake Pichhola including the impressive Lake Palace, Jagmandir and city palace etc.
Day 13: Udaipur > Kota, via Chittaurgarh
Morning after breakfast, embark on your drive to Kota (285 Kms / 5 hrs) which was once a part of former Rajput kingdom of Bundi and became a distinct princely state in 17th century.
En-route to Kota visit Chittaurgarh fort – a world heritage site one of the largest historical forts of India and former capital of Mewar kingdom in Rajasthan. Later embark on your drive to Kota, upon arrival check into your hotel for a night stay.
Day 14: Kota > Ranthambore, via Bundi
Morning after an early breakfast, enjoy city tour of Kota visiting Maharao Madho Singh Museum, Kota government museum, Chambal Garden, Kishore Sagar and Jagmandir.
Later, embark on your drive to Ranthambore (175 kms / 5 hrs) via visiting some of the tourist attractions of Bundi, then continue your drive towards and check into your hotel for a night stay
Day 15: Ranthambore
Enjoy early morning and evening Jungle Safari in the Ranthambore National Park one of the famous parks in North India and home of rare variety of wildlife including Leoppars, tigers and sloth bears.
Rest of the day at leisure to relax at your jungle resort or may opt to visit Ranthambore fort built by a Chauhan ruler in 944 AD.
Day 16: Ranthambore > Agra
Morning after breakfast, embark on your drive through the picturesque countryside to Agra - the city of Taj Mahal. Upon arrival check into your hotel for a night stay.
Later after freshen up, enjoy city tour of Agra visiting one of the seven wonders of the world “Taj Mahal” built by one of great Mughal to keep his endless love alive. Also visit the Historical Agra fort and colourful city bazaar etc..
Day 17: Agra > Delhi
Today embark on your drive to Delhi (210 kms / 4 hrs), upon arrival transfer to Indira Gandhi International airport to catch your flight to fly back home with the sweet memories of Real Rajasthan.