Days 1-2: Delhi - Bikaner
Days 3-4: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Day 5: Jaiselmer - Jodhpur
Day 6: Jodhpur - Pushkar
Day 7: Pushkar - Delhi.
Bikaner: Founded by one of the scions of the house of Jodhpur, Bikaner's history combines adventure with enterprise. In later centuries, as an ally of the Mughals and the British, is was able to develop as a modern state, though its architectural attractions remain splendidly Rajput. One of the principal outposts of the desert, it is also a major center for camel breeding.
Udaipur: A lake city, and the capital of the Rana of Mewar, founded in the 16th century, Udaipur is known for its fairytale palaces that nestle along the banks of a lake, or completely cover islands in its midst. The Sisodia rulers of Chittaurgarh who ruled here obviously had more leisure to exercise their taste than at Chittaur where much of their time was spent at war.
Chittaurgarh: The former capital of the Sisodia rulers of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh perches atop the scraggy spine of the Aravallis. Ransacked by Allaudin Khilji in the 14th century, by the Sultans of Gujarat in the 16th century, and finally by the Mughal Emperor Akbar's forces, it was abandoned by its rulers who vowed never to return until they avenge their defeat. The few remaining palaces and towers are part of its stirring history.
Pushkar: A pilgrimage center with the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma, the Divine Creator, Pushkar is the venue for the annual camel fair.
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