This journey takes you through the land of the Rajputs, where the streets sing aloud the legendary tales of valor and honor. It is also a land that will enthrall you with its diversity, festivity and hospitality.
Explore the beauty of this desert state, which is bound together in a multihued chain of culture, art and history. It is home to numerous forts, palaces, lakes, beautiful temples, exotic marketplaces and lovely micro-cultures; experience it all!
Duration : 15 Days
Route : Delhi → Mandawa → Bikaner → Jaisalmer → Jodhpur → Ranakpur → Kumbalgarh → Udaipur → Deogarh → Jaipur → Fatehpur Sikri → Agra → Sikandra → Delhi
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Later in the afternoon proceed for a sightseeing tour of New and Old Delhi. In New Delhi, visit the Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, drive past India Gate and Parliament House. In Old Delhi, see the Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid.
Day 2 Delhi – Mandawa by surface (268 kms / 6 – 7 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Mandawa. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Later in the day proceed for a visit to the Shekhawati region to see painted mansions.
Day 3 Mandawa-Bikaner by surface (170 kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Bikaner. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Later in the afternoon proceed for a sightseeing tour of Bikaner visiting Junagarh Fort and a Camel breeding farm.
Day 4 Bikaner-Jaisalmer byu surface (333 kms / 7 – 8 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive and check in at hotel.
Day 5 In Jaisalmer
In the morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer, an intricately moulded wonderland built in burnished sandstone. Visit the fort built by Rawal Jaisal and the Jain temples. Late afternoon excursion to the Sam sand dunes. Enjoy a camel ride and take in the views of the desert landscape.
Day 6 Jaisalmer-Jodhpur by surface (290 kms / 6 – 7 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Jodhpur. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 7 Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Kumbalgarh by surface (177 kms/4-5 Hrs)
In the morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of city visiting Meherangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces. Later visit Jaswant Thada – a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble. After city tour leave by car/ coach for Ranakpur to see the Jain Temples built in the 15th century, situated in the Aravali valley. Later, leave Ranakpur by car/coach for Kumbalgarh. On arrival, check in at hotel.
Day 8 Kumbalgarh-Eklingji-Nagda-Udaipur by surface (105kms/3 Hrs)
Morning explore Kumbalgarh fort. Later, leave Kumbalgarh by car/coach for Udaipur en-route visiting Eklingji and Nagda temples. Nagda has one of the ancient Palaces of Mewar dating back to the 6th century AD. The celebrated temple of Eklingji was built in sand stone and marble for the tutelary deity of the Maharanas of Mewar. On arrival at Udaipur, check in at hotel.
Day 9 In Udaipur
Morning proceed for a city tour visiting the City Palace and Jagdish Temple. Also visit the Sahelion Ki Bari. Later, drive around the Fatehsagar Lake. Late afternoon enjoy boat ride on Pichola Lake. Visit the island palace Jag Niwas.
Day 10 Udaipur-Deogarh by surface (135 kms / 3 – 4 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Deogarh. On arrival check in at the hotel. Later proceed for a walk through the village.
Day 11 Deogarh-Jaipur by surface (280 kms / 6 – 7 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at hotel.
Day 12 In Jaipur
Morning proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani fort Palace. A major attraction at Amber is the elephant ride all the way up to the fort entrance. In the afternoon go on a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting Maharaja’s City Palace. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world.
Day 13 Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri by surface (250 kms/5-6 Hrs)
Today you will drive to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. On arrival at Agra, check in at the hotel.
Day14 Agra – Delhi via Sikandra by surface (203 kms / 4 – 5 Hrs)
Morning proceed for a sightseeing tour of city visiting the Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later, visit Agra Fort, containing the halls of private and public audiences and other palaces. Later drive to Delhi en route visiting Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandra, located in a large walled garden on the road to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, check in at the hotel.
Day 15 Departure Delhi
In time transfer to the airport to board flight to onward destination.