Day 1: Accomodation protected from this day 12 Noon for immediate occupancy.
Day 2: Delhi. Arrive Delhi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Morning City Tour of Old Delhi. Half day sightseeing of Old Delhi visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana-the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi. Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting Qutab Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshmi Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place- shopping centre of New Delhi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra. Morning leave Delhi by surface for Agra. On arrival check-in at the Hotel. Afternoon City sightseeing tour visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Private and Public audience and other palaces. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Agra - Jaipur. Morning leave Agra by surface for Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, (40 kms.) built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful building including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur. Morning excursion to the Amer Fort with elephant ride. Amer Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Ascend on Elephant back, the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon City Tour of Jaipur. Half day city sightseeing tour visiting Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur - Mandawa. Morning leave Jaipur by surface for Mandawa. On arrival check-in at the hotel (A Heritage hotel). Afternoon tour of the town and the painted Havelis. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Mandawa - Bikaner. Morning leave Mandawa by surface for Bikaner enroute visiting a typical village. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon city tour of -Bikaner city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century Junagarh fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Bikaner - Jaisalmer. Morning leave Bikaner by surface for Jaisalmer. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Jaisalmer. Morning City Tour of Jaisalmer and its carved Havelis. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately moulded wonderland. A half day sightseeing tour to visit this city of gilded magic. See the Citadel, the fort built by Rawal Jaisal and where a fourth of the population lives; Jain Temples of the 12th to 15th centuries Patwon ki Haveli, a five storey mansion with carved pillars and murals; Salim Singh and Nathmalji ki Haveli.Afternoon at leisure. (Optional visit to Sam to view the Sand-Dunes). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur. Morning depart by surface for Jodhpur. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon City Tour of Jodhpur. Half day tour visiting the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Bhawan Palace Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Jodhpur - Udaipur. Morning depart by surface for Udaipur enroute visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light and shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. On arrival at check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Udaipur - Lake Palace. Morning City Tour of Udaipur visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (folk art Museum), Fatehsagar Lake, Pratap Smarak, Sajjan Niwas Garden, and Sahelion-Ki-Bari (Queen's resort for her friends). In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Udaipur - Delhi. In time transfer to the airport to connect flight for Delhi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Leave Delhi. In time transfer to the international airport to connect flight for onward destination.
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