Day 1: Arrive in 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. 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 - Mandawa. Morning drive to Mandawa, afternoon sightseeing in the Shekhawati region, often called the open air art gallery of Rajasthan. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Mandawa - Bikaner. Morning drive to Bikaner, afternoon city sightseeing. This desert town in the north of the state was founded in 1488 by Roa Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army and camel breeding farm. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Bikaner - Jaisalmer. Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer, en route visit desert village. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: 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. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur. Morning drive to Jodhpur, Gateway to the Thar desert, the city is known for its striking Forts, stately palaces and gracious buildings. Sightseeing in Jodhpur includes Mehranghar Fort built by the city`s founder five centuries ago, Jaswant Thada, museum and bazaar, etc. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Narlai. Morning after breakfast drive to Narlai 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. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 9: Rawla Narlai - Udaipur. Wake up to the sounds of this 17th century village, and take in the spiritual energy from the fresh air descending down from the Shiva temple, stroll through the small bazaar, bustling with activity and bursting with color, perhaps pausing to see rich handicraft or even design your own silver Tabiz, an ancient lucky charm, for women and man worn around the neck. Later drive to Udaipur, on arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Udaipur include, City palace museum, Bharatiya Lok Mandal, Sahelyon Ki Bari, Partap memorial, Evening boat ride on the lake Pichola to visit Jagmandir. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Udaipur - Pushkar. Morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar, a quite little town on the edge of a small and beautiful lake in Eastern Rajasthan. A city of 500 temple and 52 bathing ghats, Pushkar prides itself of being the site of the only temple of Brahma, the Hindu God of Creation and is therefore believed to be the center of the creation on the World. Afternoon city sightseeing in Pushkar. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Pushkar - Jaipur. Morning drive to Jaipur, afternoon enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling bazaars. Jaipur is renowned for textile block printing, blue pottery, carpet weaving, semi-precious stones. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: 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, although deserted, 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 artifacts 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 13: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra. Morning after breakfast drive to Agra en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri designed by Akbar as his capital, was lived in for only a very few years. It is beautiful architectural city built of Red sandstone. Evening arrive in Agra. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Agra - Delhi. Morning 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. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15: Delhi - Aboard. Morning transfer to airport for your onward flight.
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