- Red Fort, Jame Mosque, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar in Delhi
- Taj Mahal and Agra Fort at Agra
- Amer Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and observatory in Jaipur.
- Lake Pichola, Lake Palalce, Jag Niwas Palace in Udaipur
- The Unique Bramha Temple of Jaipur
- Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Ummaid Palace in Jodhpur
- Lalgarh Palace of Bikaner
- Mandawa Village.
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi.
Our representative will meet and greet you upon arrival in Delhi airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit the highlights of Old and New Delhi that includes the mighty Qutub Minar, the unique lotus shaped Bahai Temple, Humayuns Tomb, India Gate and Sikh Temple known as “Bangla Sahib”, Raj Ghat (Gandhi’s burial), Red Fort and Jama Masjid.
Day 2: Delhi - Agra (125 miles/4 hrs).
You will drive to Agra - the City of Taj Mahal which you had ever dreamt to visit in your lifetime and it has come true today. Check in hotel. After refreshment, visit the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. You will hold your breathe to witness the amazingly and incredibly beautiful creation! You will start believing, if never did before, that love can do such miracles! Yes, this is the embodiment of all the love Emperor Shahajanha had towards his wife Mumtaj Mahal. From here, you will go to the massive Agra Fort that stands with pride on the bank of Yamuna River gazing in Taj Mahal few miles away. The Fort is a testimony of the glory of the Moghul Emperors in India.
Day 3: Agra - Jaipur (145 miles/4 hrs).
Morning drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri - a city built in red sandstone by Emperor Akbar to commemorate the birth of his son-now a deserted city. Imposing gateways and light-hearted palaces were built in red sandstone within this fortified city only to be abandoned a few years later in despair. Later proceed for Jaipur. On arrival, check into the hotel and get quickly ready to explore the wonderful sites of Jaipur. You will visit Hawa Mahal the best-known landmark of Jaipur which is not really a palace but a sandstone screen from where the ladies of the court could watch from behind the proceedings on the road below without being seen. In the heart of the city is situated the City Palace, a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The place is now a museum except for one section where the erstwhile royal family still lives. Jantar Mantaris only one of the five observatories constructed by Jai Singh that shows his passion to astronomy. Central Museum, situated in the Ram Niwas Gardens, has a large collection of costumes, woodwork, brass ware, jewelry, and pottery.
Day 4: Jaipur - Ajmer (88 miles/3 hrs).
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. From the base of the fort, you will take the elephant ride to the top with a pride, like the Maharajas did back in time. Visit the Amber Palace of the Kuchchawa rulers. On the return you visit beautiful marble chhatris of erstwhile Maharajas of Jaipur. Afternoon you are free to stroll and shop around the beautiful bazars of Jaipur. After the tour, drive to Ajmer and check-in hotel. Afternoon: sightseeing of Ajmer visiting the temple of Brahma. Its interesting that this is the only temple of Bramha in the world, despite being one of the three major gods of Hindu.
Day 5: Ajmer - Udaipur (182 miles/6 hrs).
After breakfast in the hotel, you will drive to Udaipur. Check in hotel and take rest for the day.
Day 6: Udaipur.
Morning, a half day sightseeing tour of Udaipur, visiting the Lake Pichola, over which stands the shimmering granite and marble Lake Palace, a harmonious arrangement of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms, and hanging gardens. Eight marble porticos mark the spot where the Mewar sovereigns were weighed in gold, the equivalent value of which was then distributed to the poor. Within the City Palace are several architectural and artistic highlights such as the Mor Chowk, known for its stunning peacock mosaics and the Bhim Vilas Palace that has a series of lovely wall paintings.
However, the most memorable parts of Udaipur are its lake palaces, shimmering like jewels on the Lake Pichola. Jag Niwas, the summer residence of the princes of Mewar, is today a magnificent luxury hotel. Jag Mandir, the other island palace, with a marble dome, is a marvel in red sandstone. It was a refuge for Prince Khurram (better known as Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan) when he was in exile following a quarrel with his father, Emperor Jahangir.
Day 7: Udaipur - Jodhpur (172 miles/6 hrs).
Drive to Jodhpur and check-in at hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 8: Jodhpur.
After breakfast, visit Mehrangarh Fort-One of the largest forts in India and a pride of India. The fort houses a number of palaces inside, with extensive patios. The main palaces are Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Takht Vilas and Jhanki Mahal. The next site is Jaswant Thada-a royal cenotaph built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. A white marble memorial, the cenotaph is adorned with exquisite carvings. Finally, visit Ummed Palace, one of the famous places to see in entire Rajasthan and is a testimony of what architectural beauty should be like.
Day 9: Jodhpur - Bikaner (154 miles/5 hrs).
Drive to Bikaner and check-in hotel. Afternoon: sightseeing of Bikaner, visiting Lalgarh Palace, built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in memory of his father. The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation as part of their tourism promotion program has converted some portions of the palace to tourist hotels. Other parts of the palace have been converted into a museum named as the Sadul Museum to preserve the glory of the yesteryear of Rajasthan in general and Bikaner in particular. Ganga Golden Jubilee Museums one of the best museums of Rajasthan with some fabulous collection of antiques and artillery. The Bhandasar Jain Temple, dedicated to the 23rd Jain Ttirthankara, is also a place worth visiting.
Day 10: Bikaner - Mandawa (119 miles/4 hrs).
Drive to Mandawa. After some refreshment in the hotel, visit Mandawa village with wall painted houses.
Day 11: Mandawa - Delhi (169 miles/6 hrs).
Drive to Delhi. Check in hotel and take a fancy-free time.
Day 12: Delhi - Departure.
Transfer to airport for departure.
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