Day 1: Delhi. Arrive Delhi in the night, our representative will meet and greet you at airport and you will be transferred to your hotel for rest.
Day 2: Delhi – Agra. In the morning after breakfast leave for half day Delhi Tour. Visit Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb and drive past India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan and other parts of central Delhi. Afternoon drive to Agra en-route visiting Sikandra. Sikandra houses Emperor Akbar's Mausoleum and is just 4 kms from Agra. On arrival in Agra, check into the hotel. Agra is famous as being home to one of the seven wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid remainder of the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. Stay overnight at Agra hotel.
Day 3: Agra – Jaipur. In the morning visit Taj Mahal - symbol of eternal love. It was built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Then visit Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar in 1565. Made of red sandstone, this structure reflects fine Mughal architecture with ornate interiors in the Jehangir Mahal, Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal and Deewan-e-Am. Later on drive to Jaipur enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. See the beautiful Jama Masjid / The Buland Darwaza, palace of Queen Jodha Bai, Birbal's Palace. Drive further and reach Jaipur in the evening. On arrival at Jaipur, check in to your hotel. Evening visit Chokhi Dhani, an ethnic village resort. The vitality of Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as children dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women, festooned in bright clothes. Gaily caparisoned camel, horses and bullock carts offer joy rides. Stay overnight at Jaipur hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and leave for Jaipur Tour. First visit the hilltop fortress at Amer. Ascend the imposing fort on a painted elephant. The Fort, originally built in the 16th century by Maharaja Man Singh encloses superb palaces and a beautiful temple in marble dedicated to the fearsome goddess Kali. In the afternoon, tour the old walled city of Jaipur. Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this ‘pink city’ is meticulously constructed on the lines of the Shilpa-Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. Visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory situated in the heart of the city. Built in the 1700's AD, it still looks futuristic. Nearby is the ornate Hawa Mahal (the palace of winds). The old City Palace and its museum display a rare fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajasthani armory and costumes. Stay overnight at Jaipur hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur – Jodhpur. After an early morning breakfast, drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur and check into your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6: Jodhpur. After breakfast at the hotel, leave for a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur, the erstwhile capital of Marwar. From the imposing Mehrangarh fort to the delicate wrought Jharokhas of the havelis, the citadel has some of the finest examples of Rajput masonry. At the foot of the fort, lies the “Jaswanth Thada”, a richly carved white marble cenotaph. Take an afternoon jeep safari to the picturesque Bishnoi villages to experience rustic Rajasthani life. The drive through the countryside abounds with black bucks and chinkaras grazing serenely and migratory birds dot the skies. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Jodhpur – Udaipur. After breakfast leave for Udaipur. It has been dubbed as the ‘Venice of the East’. On arrival in Udaipur, check into the hotel. Enjoy rest of the day for leisure. In the evening, take a boat ride on Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake and later visit Sajjan Garh Fort/Monsoon Palace for beautiful sunset. Stay overnight at Udaipur hotel.
Day 8: Udaipur. Let the glorious sunrise dazzle you at breakfast. After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace where the royal family still occupies a part but the main portion is now a museum, which houses a lavish collection of artifacts, intricate miniature paintings and sculptures. Take a stroll around Sahelion-ki-Bari, a beautiful garden with fountains. Admire the Jagdish Temple in the heart of the city dedicated to Lord Jagannath. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight at Udaipur hotel.
Day 9: Udaipur - Pushkar - Ajmer. After breakfast leave for Pushkar. The holy city of Rajasthan, Pushkar is also famous for the Brahma Temple and Ghats. After check in to your hotel and refreshment leave for short sight seeing of Pushkar. Stay overnight at Pushkar hotel. Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage place for the Muslims as well as Hindus. The famous Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti is in Ajmer and is popular among the Hindus and the Muslims equally. It is known as the final resting place of the Sufi saint. It is centre of culture and education. The annual urs at the Dargah is held on a grand scale which attracts pilgrims from all over the world. The city was founded by Raja Ajaipal Chauhan in the 7th century and continued to be the major centre till 1193 AD when Prithviraj Chauhan lost it to Mohammed Gaur. The land of composite cultures is situated in the heart of desert of Rajasthan. Ajmer is flanked by the Ana Sagar Lake on one side and the Arvalli hills range on the other side.
Day 10: Pushkar - Ajmer - Delhi. In the morning after breakfast check out from hotel and visit Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti tomb. Later in the afternoon board Shatabdi Express - an air conditioned train to Delhi. Dinner will be served in the train. Reach Delhi and proceed to board a flight for your final destination.
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