First Trip to Rajasthan
Duration: 13 Nights/14 Days
Delhi / Mandawa / Bikaner / Jaisalmer / Jodhpur / Udaipur / Jaipur / Agra / Delhi
Day 1: Arrival in New Delhi
After the formalities of customs, our representative will welcome you at the Delhi airport to greet you on arrival in India.Transfer to the hotel. Registration formalities at the hotel and overnight in Delhi.
Day 2: Visit New Delhi and Old Delhi
After breakfast,Visit Old Delhi. Pass through Red Fort and visit Jama Masjid mosque in monuments are unavoidable. You can also visit Chandni Chowk bazaar and its many as Spice Market, the market papers, jewelry etc. Later, at the option of visiting New Delhi: The Qutub Minar, the “Tower of Victory”, also the highest stone tower across India, the imposing the “India Gate” and Rastrapathi Bhawan, the residence of the Viceroy has now become ministerial buildings and the Laxmi Narayan temple where Gandhi used to come and worship. Return to your hotel and Night stay in Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi / Mandawa (250 kms / 5hrs)
After breakfast, depart for Shekawati. On the way visit possible Rani Sati temple in Jhunjunu(if you have time).Arrival at the hotel where you can explore beautiful havelis and their paintings and their typical architecture. Night stay in Mandawa.
Day 4: Mandawa / Bikaner (200 kms / 4H)
After breakfast drive to Bikaner. Check in the hotel. In the afternoon visit to Bikaner Junagarh Fort built in the fifteenth century by Raja Raj Singh, Lalgarh Palace and farm camels. You can also, if you wish, visit Deshnok the Rat Temple (30 kms south of Bikaner).Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 5: Bikaner / Jaisalmer (330 kms / 6H)
Departure for Jaisalmer in the morning. Arrival in Jaisalmer and Check-in .In the evening you can enjoy the sunset from the viewpoint of the Cenotaph. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 6: Jaisalmer
Morning visit to the citadel known for its famous temples and palaces of yellow sand. Visit Fort, Manak Chowk, Patwon ki haveli and Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Lake Gadisar. Late afternoon drive to Khuri village for the desert safari. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 7: Jaisalmer / Jodhpur (280 kms / 4H)
After breakfast depart for Jodhpur. Arrival in the blue city and check-in. The program in the afternoon: visit the Mehrangarh Fort, a magnificent complex of palaces overlooking the city. Then visit the cenotaph of marble, Jaswant Thada, raised in 1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II. Night stay In Jodhpur.
Day 8: Jodhpur / Udaipur (280 Kms / 5 H)
Depart for Udaipur. En route visit the Jain Temple in Ranakpur. This famous temple, and delicately carved genuine sparkling jewel in the heart of the rainforest is dedicated to Bhagwan Rishabdev, the first Jain Tirthankar. After a wonderful road Araveli among the mountains, arriving in Udaipur late in the day and check-in . Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 9: Udaipur
After Breakfast visit the most romantic city in India, Udaipur is a historic leading. Aptly called “City of Lakes”, it is also famous for its cuisine rajasthani. The city tour includes the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, the Bagore ki Haveli and Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of the Maidens. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 10: Udaipur / Pushkar (270 Kms / 4 H)
After breakfast, depart for Pushkar. Arriving in the holy city and check-in. Visit the sacred lake and the Brahma temple, unique in India. Night stay In Pushkar.
Day 11: Pushkar / Jaipur (130km / 2 H)
After breakfast, depart for Jaipur. Arrival in the pink city, check-in and then visit the City Palace and adjacent to, the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory founded in the eighteenth century by the Maharajah Raja Sawai Jai Singh II. You will finish this wonderful day with a visit to the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a veritable emblem of the capital of Rajasthan. Night stay In Jaipur.
Day 12: Jaipur Visit
After breakfast, you will follow the Water Palace to get an elephant to Amber Fort, a real architectural jewel and capital of the kingdom before the founding of Jaipur in 1727. Rest of afternoon free you probably devote a few purchases. Night stay In Jaipur.
Day 13: Jaipur / Agra (240 Kms / 4 H)
After Breakfast depart to Agra via Bharatpur (Keoladeo National Park Ghanna) and Fatehpur Sikri. The buildings of great finesse to succeed in the old Mughal capital: the Diwan – i – Am, Diwan – i – Khas, Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid, Birbal’s Palace, Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza and the tomb of famous Sufi saint; Sheikh Salim Chisti. Evening excursion to the Taj Mahal which will delight you with its splendor at twilight. Night Stay in Agra.
Day 14: Agra / Delhi (220 Kms / 4 H)
Morning visit the Agra Fort. Then on the way home, visiting the grave of Itimad-Ud-Daula built by Empress Noor Jahan in 1622-25 and Sikandra, the tomb of the great Akbar. On arrival in Delhi, you can still visit if you wish, the choice of the Qutub Minar, the highest stone tower in India, the imposing India Gate and Rastrapathi Bhawan or the Laxmi Narayan Temple. After dinner, transfer to the Indira Gandhi International Airport for your return flight.