Desert, Lakes, Forts & Palaces
Desert, Lakes, Forts & Palaces
Day 1: Delhi Arrival
Arrival at Delhi Airport. Meet & Greet at the Airport & transfer to Hotel. Delhi is a city built and re-built seven times over several centuries. The capital city today marries the quaint and unique elements of different historical eras with the pace of the bustling, growing economy. At every turn of the road, the past and the present coexist. On arrival check-in to hotel. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 2: In Delhi
After breakfast proceed for fullday sightseeing tour of Delhi covering Jama Masjid*, Red Fort*, Raj Ghat, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple (Bahai), Qutub Minar, Rashtrapati Bhawan*, Parliament House*, Jantar Mantar & India Gate. Overnight stay at Delhi. (*Drive Pass)
Day 3: To Mandawa
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Mandawa (257 kms / 5 hrs). On arrival at Mandawa check-in to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mandawa, dominated by an imposing mirage like fort. This region is famous for its havelis and Shekhawati paintings. Overnight stay at Mandawa.
Day 4: To Bikaner
After breakfast transfer to Bikaner (190 kms / 4 hrs). On arrival check-in to your hotel. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort which includes Anup Mahal, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal and Prachina Museum, Lalgarh Palace. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
Day 5: To Jaisalmer
After breakfast check out from hotel & transfer to Jaisalmer (333 kms / 6 hrs). On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 6: To Jaisalmer
After breakfast visit the Jaisalmer Fort which is made by unique Golden Lime stone, that's why it is known as Golden Fort or Sonar Kella. After that visit Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmal-ki-haveli, Salim singh-ki-Haveli. People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. After that also visit Gadishar Lake. In the evening, proceed for camel ride on Sam Sand Dunes & you can experience the spectacular view of sunset in Thar desert. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer
Day 7: To Jodhpur
After breakfast transfer to Jodhpur (285 kms / 5 hrs). On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 8: To Mount Abu
After breakfast start for halfday sightseeing of Jodhpur covering Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. After that transfer to Mt. Abu (326 Km / 7 hrs). On arrival check-in to your hotel. In the evening enjoy the sunset from Sunset View Point in Mt. Abu. Overnight stay at Mount Abu.
Day 9: In Mount Abu
After breakfast start for Mt. Abu city tour visiting Prajapita Brahmakumari, Adhar Devi Temple, Achalgarh, Guru Sikhar, Dilwara Jain Temple, Honeymoon Point, Art Gallery & Nakki Lake where you can enjoy boat ride at your own cost. Overnight stay at Mount Abu.
Day 10: To Udaipur
After breakfast check-out from hotel and drive to Udaipur, the beautiful Lake City of Rajasthan (186 kms, 4.5 hrs). On arrival at Udaipur check-in to your hotel. In the evening take a breathtaking boat tour over the picturesque Lake Pichola (at your own cost) to admire the royal buildings around the Lake and enjoy the scenic sunset view. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 11: In Udaipur
After breakfast start for Udaipur city tour visiting Fateh Sagar, Maharana Pratap Memorial, take a photo stop at Nehru Garden, Sehelion-KI-Bari - Queen's resort for their friends, Sukhadia Circle (Drive Pass), Bhartiya Lok kala Museum - a museum of folk and art, it displays a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls. After that visit City Palace - The largest palace complex of Rajasthan, Jagdish Temple - built by Maharana Jagat Singh and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu & Gulab Bagh. Overnight stay at Udaipur
Day 12: To Jaipur
After breakfast proceed to the Pink City - Jaipur (405 kms / 7 hrs). On arrival at Jaipur, check into your hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 13: In Jaipur
After breakfast start for full day local sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort & Palace, "Gaitore" Cenetophs (Front View), take a photo stop at Jal Mahal, City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & take a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 14: To Agra via Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast drive to another historical and romantic city - Agra (245 kms, 4.5 hrs). Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Also visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Afternoon visit The world famous Taj Mahal - the most precious gift of love built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his loving wife Mumtaz and also visit the Marble inlay making factories to see traditional workers making amazing marble crafts. Overnight stay at Agra.
Day 15: Departure
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Delhi Airport (225 kms, 4.5 hrs) for your onward journey.