Day 1: Delhi. Departure from the country.
Day 2: Abroad-Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Morning tour of Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
Day 3: Mandawa. Rest of the day visit the Shekhavati villages of Dundlod, Mandawa, etc. Mandawa was founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and is still the home of his descendants. Overnight Mandawa.
Day 4: Bikaner. Afternoon tour of this desert city. Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Overnight Bikaner.
Day 5: Jaisalmer. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Jaisalmer. Lake Palace, Udaipur Vacations.
Day 6: Jaisalmer. Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazzars and the old mansions known as "havelis". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 7: Jodhpur. Morning drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon visit the Meharangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight Jodhpur.
Day 8: Udaipur. Morning drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur Temples en route. Ranakpur, 98 km from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 9: Udaipur. Morning tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Afternoon free. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 10: Ajmer-PushkarAmber Fort, Jaipur Vacations. Drive to Ajmer/Pushkar. Afternoon visit the Tomb of the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the Dargah Sharif. Overnight Pushkar.
Day 11: Jaipur. Morning drive to Jaipur. In Jaipur visit the Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors.
Day 12: Agra. Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 km from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Overnight Agra.
Day 13: Delhi. Drive to Delhi. Overnight Delhi.
Day 14: Abroad. Transfer to the airport to board flight for onward journey.
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