Day 1: Abroad - Delhi. Arrive in Delhi, warm welcome with the flower garlands and transfer to hotel. overnight.
Day 2: Delhi. Morning tour of historic city of Old Delhi to include the magnificent Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, India`s largest mosque, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk. Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi to include Qutab Minar, Birla Mandir, Huyamun`s Tomb, India Gate, Bhai Temple and Government buildings. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra. Morning at 07:00 am drive to Agra, arrive at around 11:00 and proceed for sightseeing of Agra Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal and the famous Red Fort. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan built the extravagant Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his most beloved wife and was imprisoned in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj by his son until death. Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World. Later visit marble cutting center old city and bazaars etc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur. Morning after breakfast drive to Ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. This was emperor Akbar`s capital designed and built in Red stone the city is another architectural wonder. later drive to Jaipur en route 2 hours Cycle Rickshaw safari in Bharatpur National Park. Evening arrive in Jaipur.
Day 5: Jaipur - Amber - Jaipur. Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Afternoon tour of the Pink City will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur - Mandawa. Morning drive to Mandawa, afternoon sightseeing in the Shekhawati region, often called the open air art gallery of Rajasthan.
Day 7: Mandawa - Bikaner. Morning drive to Bikaner, afternoon sightseeing in Bikaner include Junagarh Fort an imposing fort with beautiful palaces that are made out of a mix of marble and red sandstone, the city`s dity Karni Mata, the temple dedicated to her provides sanctuary to mice in the belief that those who serve the Goddess are reborn as mice.
Day 8: Bikaner - Jaisalmer. Morning visit the camel breeding farm and drive to Jaisalmer, en route visit desert village.
Day 9: Jaisalmer. The Rich and beautiful palaces and "Havelis" of Jaisalmer shimmer against the relentless monotony of the Thar desert. Its Rulers were known for their valor, their beautiful havelis and glorious temples. For close to ten centuries Jaisalmer has assumed the air of a virtual art museum. Sightseeing in Jaisalmer include, Sonar Kila, Patwon ki haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and Nathmalji Ki Haveli and afternoon excursion to Sam for short camel ride in the sand dunes of Thar desert.
Day 10: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur. Morning drive to Jodhpur en route visit Osiyan. Osian is an ancient town on the famous oriental trade route. Its numerous temples are date back to the 8th century.
Day 11: Jodhpur. Gateway to the Thar desert, the city is known for its striking Forts, stately palaces and gracious buildings. Some of these are now India`s finest hotels. The city was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha of The Rajput clan. Sightseeing in Jodhpur includes Mehrangarh Fort built by the city`s founder five centuries ago, Jaswant Thada, museum , bazaar and excursion to Mandore.
Day 12: Jodhpur - Udaipur. Morning drive to Udaipur en route visit Ranakpur temple complex (open at 12:00). Ranakpur the 15th century Chaumukh Jain temple, one of the most beautiful crafted sculpted temples in India.
Day 13: Udaipur. Udaipur is the most romantic city in Rajasthan. With its hilltop fortresses, fairytale palaces and exotic legends and its urben and industrial center, the city is proud of its heritage as a center for performing arts, painting and crafts. Most of the marble palaces and fortification have now been transformed into palace hotels. Sightseeing of Udaipur include, City palace museum, Bharatiya Lok Mandal, Sahelyon Ki bari, Partap memorial and afternoon boat ride on the lake Pichola to visit Jagmandir.
Day 14: Udaipur - Mumbai. Morning fly to Mumbai (08:50 am - 10:35 am) on arrival transfer to hotel and followed by City tour of Bombay - the great port city with its Victorian Gothic buildings from the British Raj Era mingling with the modern. The tour includes "Gateway of India" overlooking the Harbour, the "Towers of Silence", "Marine Drive", the "Colaba Causeway" - the commercial heart of Bombay and the Dhobi Ghat, the unique and colourful outdoor "laundry". Drive upto the Malabar Hill to the lovely "Hanging Gardens" and the Kamla Nehru Park from where you will get a wonderful view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea, spread out before you. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market. Afternoon free for own activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Mumbai - Departure. Early morning transfer to airport for your onward flight.
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