Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi – Shekhawati – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Manvar – Jodhpur – Rohet – Udaipur – Deogarh – Jaipur – Agra - Delhi
Day 01: Arriving at Delhi
On arrival you will be welcomed at Delhi airport by our representative who shall assist you to the hotel for check in. Delhi the sprawling capital city of India, is a great city which reflects best of both worlds the old and new. The city is studded with plethora of ancient monuments which are interesting and impressive to visit. Rest of the day is free to explore the city and its various shopping malls and markets. Overnight stay is in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi sightseeing tour
After healthy breakfast, start your tour with Old Delhi visiting the glorious Red Fort, the biggest mosque of India - Jama Masjid, also take on an entertaining rickshaw ride to pass through the narrow lanes of the oldest market of the city Chandni Chowk. Afternoon enjoy lunch at one of the many eating joints available in the city and later head to the spectacular New Delhi. Drive pass Rajpath “the Kingsway,” India Gate (the monument made on behalf of the unidentified military) and President House known as Rashtrapati Bhawan. Another remarkable monument to visit is the Humayun’s Tomb which sets a perfect example of Mughal architecture and Qutub Minar will be our last site to visit in the capital, it is a tallest and famous tower in India. Overnight stay is in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi to Shekhawati (250 Kms / 5-6 hrs)
Morning drive towards Shekhawati, upon arrival check into your designated hotel. Later visit local Shekhawati villages such as Dundlod and Mandawa. Mandawa was constructed in 1756 by Thakur N. Singh and is still the home of his descendants. Mandawa houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items preserved in its museum. Shekahwati is known as an open art gallery because of the marvelous frescos and paintings adorned on the walls of numerous Havelis & mansions in this region. Overnight stay is at Mandawa.
Day 04: Shekhawati
Morning head for the city tour of Shekhawati region visiting old havelis of Nawalgarh & Mandawa. It is the motherland of numerous Marwari families. The ‘garden of Shekha’ was called after Rao Shekhaji of Amarsar. The Rajput’s plentifully bedecked their houses with paintings on holy, folk and historical themes. The superb painted Shekhawati havelis at present form an “uncovered art gallery” which is open for tourists. Overnight in Mandawa.
Day 05: Shekhawati to Bikaner (170 Kms / 3-4 hrs)
Morning leave for Bikaner by surface, upon arrival check into hotel in Bikaner. After freshen up head for a half day sightseeing tour of the beautiful town “Bikaner” which offers some great palaces & forts to see. Today we shall take you to visit the attractions such as the Junagarh Fort, Laxmi Niwas Palace, Lalgarh Palace, Deshnok Temple and Laxmi Nath Temple. Evening enjoy the shopping at Bikaner. Later return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: Bikaner to Jaisalmer (330 kms / 6 hrs)
After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel leave for the captivating desert city of Rajasthan called “Jaisalmer”. After a long journey to Jaisalmer on arrival check into hotel for relaxation.Jaisalmer set amidst the golden Thar Desert is famous for its sand dunes and like many other Rajasthan cities it also has its own glorious history to boast about and attract tourist towards it. Many tourists visit this place to feel the experience of desert. Overnight stay is in Jaisalmer.
Day 7: Jaisalmer to Manvar (170 Kms / 3 ½ hrs)
After morning breakfast take a half day city tour of Jaisalmer visiting the Jaisalmer Fort, Jain temples , Salim Singh haveli and Patwon ki haveli. Later leave for Manvar, upon arrival check into Manvar Desert Resort. Nestled in the mid of the sand dunes between Jodhpur & Jaisalmer, Manvar is an ideal place to explore the Indian desert life and traditional desert culture and wildlife around. Evening enjoy camel or jeep safari on the wide dunes with light vegetation. Overnight at the Manvar resort which offers a tranquil ambience, it has a courtyard, a restaurant, bar, a luminous pool, living housing, thatched rooftop sit-outs and massage rooms overlooking a small sanctuary. Each cottage has a personal verandah giving views of the endless desert, moreover a stucco plaster interiors, mixture flooring, bedside lamps, cultural furniture, rug and specially colored upholstery. Agreed with all present comforts and a passive stay in the heart of the desert, Manvar will really be an unforgettable experience. Overnight stay is at Manvar Resort.
Day 8: Manvar to Rohet ex Jodhpur (110 Kms / 2 hrs)
Morning leave for Jodhpur located on the eastern edge of the Thar Desert it is the second largest city of Rajasthan and offers as the doorway to the wonderland of sand dunes and bushes, rocky landscape and thorny trees. On arrival we visit the famous attractions of Jodhpur which includes the dominating Mehrangarh Fort which is a complex of various stunning palaces and temples in it. Jaswant Thada & Umaid Bhawan Palace are the other two interesting tourist sites in Jodhpur. Evening leave for Rohet Garh, a small town prepared desert home of the young of the Rathores, upon arrival check into your designated hotel - the rooms are attractively done up with imprinted furniture, original paintings and mementoes. Overnight in Rohet.
Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Rohet
Rohet is famed for its village safaris, which introduces its visitors to local traditions and village communities around. Travelers are taken into houses and received with kindness and fondness. Guests interrelate with different communities living in the area and realize their worlds. The Bishnoi’s, defenders of natural world for five centuries and debatably the world's first biologists, responsible for the survival of various species such as the black-buck antelope - the semi traveling Raika shepherds of Marwar. Overnight in Rohetgarh.
Day 10: Rohet to Udaipur (280 Kms / 6 hrs) via Ranakpur
After breakfast leave for the romantic city of “Udaipur” enroute visiting Ranakpur Jain temple complex, this complex is well known for centuries old marble Jain temples which have structural design, made throughout the rule of Rana Kumbha, these temples have included Ranakpur in queue of five major pilgrim destinations of Jains in India. Upon arrival check into hotel in Udaipur for overnight stay.
Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Udaipur
Morning breakfast and later head for the city tour of Udaipur also popular as the "City of Lakes". Visit Udaipur's charming City Palace molded in soft Yellowstone, its windowless stand is crowned with elaborate towers and covers. The other part of the Palace is now a museum with its sandstone and stonework walls loaded with luminous small paintings and bedecked with coloured glass and mirrors. Also visit Sahelion-ki-Bari, Lord Vishnu's Jagdish Temple and town walk in the most charming and romantic streets. Evening enjoy the boat ride on lake Pichola to explore the surrounded area of the town. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 12: Udaipur to Deogarh (135 Kms / 3 hrs)
Morning leave for Deogarh by surface. This is a heritage village situated very close to the boundaries of Mewar. It is a nice place in Rajasthan to spend your vacations because of its pleasant weather. This place is cool in comparison to lots of other places of Rajasthan. This is a small town of Rajsamand and pretty famous for its Mahal. In afternoon visit Deogarh Mahal, situated on a hillock and surrounded by the town, it is a stunning palace and is known worldwide for the Deogarh School of painting. Overnight stay is at Deogarh.
Day 13: Deogarh to Jaipur (250 Kms / 5 hrs)
Morning have a healthy breakfast leave for Jaipur also known as the Pink City or the capital of Victory, which was developed in 1726 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is a marvelous mixture of architectural persuades - Hindu, Jain and Mughal. It is a well designed city, made by rose coloured terra cotta - that has offered it a name of ‘Pink City’. Upon arrival check into the hotel & later visit the sparkling markets of Jaipur. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.
Day 14: Sightseeing tour of Jaipur
Morning head for a full day guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur, first visit the regal Amber fort – it was the earliest capital of the district. Now an abandoned complex, it however still showcases its glorious days from the past through its royal walls growing steeply along the contoured hillsides, visit City Palace and its Museum (a division of the Palace still remnants the residence of the Jaipur regal family), Jantar Mantar the 18th century observatory and the legendary Hawa Mahal or The Palace of the Winds. Evening enjoy shopping in some great local markets of Jaipur. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.
Day 15: Jaipur to Agra ex Fatehpur Sikri (238 Kms / 5 hrs)
Morning leave for Agra by surface enroute visiting the abandoned Mughal capital metropolis of Fatehpur Sikri which lies only 35 kms from Agra. It is Akbar’s famed ghost town, and had served as the capital city for a short period. Built in red sandstone it is a not to be missed site. Later we continue drive to Agra, the hometown of the world famous love monument “Taj Mahal” - A memorable building built by Emperor Shah Jahan in for Empress Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is often explained as a ‘dream in marble’. On arrival check in at the hotel and overnight stay is at Agra. Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday
Day 16: Agra to Delhi Airport (204 Kms / 4 hrs)
We are to witness one of the most capturing and memorable sites of one's lifetime that’s the beauty of Taj Mahal at sunrise. Also visit the massive Agra Fort the graceful buildings inside replicate an attractive combination of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. This fort developed by Emperor Akbar with a network of the courtyards, mosques & personal chambers of the fort reverberation the story of the Mughal territory. The Moti Masjid & other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian architects. Later leave for Delhi international airport to embark flight for onward journey.