|Duration: 16 Nights / 17 Days
Places to Visit: Delhi - Shekhawati - Khimsar - Bikaner - Osian - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Day 01. Arrival in Delhi
About Midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan Town and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. You're met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred for your Hotel.
Day 02. Old - New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Riksha Journey parallel for the red fort by means of the previous metropolis and renowned Silk Street and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Outdated Delhi consists of also the website exactly where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid and also the terrific mosque of old Delhi.Currently We also go to the famous "Humayun's Tomb" which will be the very first significant example of Mughal architecture in India and "Kutab Minar” which is 71 meter higher and was constructed in 1199.Just before we proceed to the Hotel we possess a drive via New Delhi exactly where we see the India Gate, Authorities Buildings and Embassies.
Day 03. Delhi - Shekhawati (about 270 km)
Within the morning we visit "Kutab Minar" which is 71 meter superior and consists of 5 stories. In 1199 work started on this tower which was meant to be the most glorious tower of victory within the world. This tower was damaged twice and repaired in 1326 and 1368.Following the sightseeing of Delhi we drive to Shekhawati region. Arrival in Shekhawati in the late evening.
Day 04. Shekhawati - Khimsar (about 275 km)
In the early morning we check out the grand havellis from the Shekhawati region. Shekhawati can be a area of NE of Rajasthan and will be the homeland of marwaris. The marwaris type among the most essential merchant and business groups in India, they created their enterprise acumen to the trade routes among Delhi plus the coast among India and Central Asia. Marwaris enjoyed protections by Maharajas and lots of of them constructed grand havellis.The hovels are mansions, elaborately and attractively decorated having a strong principal entrance. The walls are normally covered with murals, regional legends and religious scenes from Hindu Mythology.In the soon after noon we arrive at Khimsar. Khimsar is well-known for its Fort of 18th century which is now among the finest hotel in the country. This fort is properly preserved like a royal manor and is spread more than eleven acres of sprawaling lawns, orchard & open courtyard. After the examine in and evening tea we move forward for a jeep safari inside the dessert to Black Buck reserve.
Day 05. Khimsar - Bikaner (about 155 km)
Soon after the breakfast we proceed to Bikaner. Soon after a short break in Bikaner we visit the Junagarh Fort (1571-1611 AD) made of red sandstone and marble with kiosks and balconies embellishing the structure at intervals. This imposing Fort and its palaces are an unforgettable experience for us.
Day 06. Bikaner - Osian - Jaisalmer (about 330 km)
Right now we drive via the desert and proceed for Jaisalmer by way of Osian.Osian is often a great centre of Hindu and Jain religions. The oldest Temple here was constructed in 1178 AD.Rather typically one can see along the road to Jaisalmer some from the antelopes of this area. Blackbuck and fast running chinkara are the most common amongst them.We have a stop enroute at a village to observe the traditional life of the villages in Rajasthan.We arrive in Jaisalmer inside the late night.
Day 07. Jaisalmer
Sightseeing from the medieval town of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer's crenellated golden sandstone walls and its narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved buildings makes this metropolis unique. Jaisalmer is renowned for its carved havellis (grand mensions).In medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location to the key trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Africa along with the West. Jaisalmer is really a marvel of beautiful culture and this town remains among the most exotic metropolis not only in Rajasthan but within the whole of India. Some from the visitors called this town "a living museum".We possess a walk through the outdated metropolis and visit the Fort as well as the Jain temple. In the afternoon we drive about 40 km. Away from Jaisalmer to sam dunes where we enjoy the sunset prior to we drive back to Jaisalmer.
Day 08. Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (about 290 km)
Early morning drive to Jodhpur. The city was once the capital from the princely state of Marwar (Land of death). Jodhpur will be the second largest metropolis in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also recognized as the blue metropolis as most of the houses of the previous town are painted blue. The old town is surrounded by a huge 10 km long wall which has 101 bastions and seven gates.Jodhpur lies about the once strategic Delhi-Gujrat trading route and also the marwaris benefited in the passing traffic of opium, copper, silk which was traded to China. We will visit the Mehrangarh Fort(majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was constructed on a steep hill and it is amongst the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential apartments within. We also check out the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph constructed in white marble.Immediately after the sightseeing we possess a walk by means of the Bazaars of Jodhpur.
Day 09. Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (about 260 km)
These days we drive to Udaipur. Enroute we will pay a visit to Ranakpur.Ranakpur is acknowledged for its superbly carved marble Jain Temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers 48,000 sq. feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls. The total number of columns is 1,444, all of which are intricately carved, no two being alike. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were constructed during the 15th century.We have a break in Ranakpur before proceeding further for Udaipur. Udaipur is called the romantic metropolis of Rajasthan. A metropolis constructed around shimmering, clear, blue water lakes which reflect the green hills from the Aravali ranges.
Day 10. Udaipur
Nowadays we pay a visit to Udaipur, also identified because the town of sunrise.We start our sightseeing together with the pay a visit to of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. This Garden of the Maids of Honour is well laid out with extensive lawns and shady walks. Right after the visit of Garden of Maids we visit a Museum of folk art. This museum has a rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings on display. Following a break we proceed to city palace, the biggest Palace in India, where 4 generations of Maharajas added their contribution, is so carefully planned and integrated together with the original b
uildings that it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as a whole.The museum from the palace includes the beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings of Indian mythology. Today we have an opportunity to check out a traditional painting school and see the renowned miniature paintings done.Inside the night we possess a Boatride on the lake Pichola.The renowned Lake Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence of the former rulers. The James bond Film Octopussy was shot here and made this palace more acknowledged inside the west.
Day 11. Udaipur - Deogarh (about 200 km)
These days we consider leave through the city of sunrise and drive to Deogarh. In Deogarh we enjoy the overnight stay in a Maharaja Palace which has been converted into a Hotel. We have the rest from the day at leisure and therefore enough time to relax and have a walk within the Bazaar of this small town.
Day 12. Deogarh - Jaipur (about 280 km)
Currently we drive for the Pink City Jaipur, this metropolis owes its name, foundations and careful planning towards the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the money of Rajasthan and well-known for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones.Right after a break in Jaipur we go to the town palace inside the afternoon which is still the formal residence from the royal family, built in a blend from the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Within the museum from the city palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Mahrajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. It’s complex instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.
Day 13. Jaipur
Following breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient money of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries just before it was moved to newly established Jaipur. We will ascend for the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace with the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each acquiring its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being seen.Inside the afternoon we have a walk via the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and pay a visit to a factory to see the well-known block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur.Within the evening we drive by way of the new town of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We may possibly have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Nowadays we have dinner having a presentation of Indian music and dance.
Day 14. Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260 km)
These days we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive by means of a series of fields, small towns and villages in direction of Agra. Enroute we make a stop and check out Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, made by Akbar the Good inside the 16th century.
This superb metropolis built by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been constructed. It has been typically stated that it was due to failing within the water supply.Late night arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 15. Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three from the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure started in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shahjahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque.Right after the pay a visit to of Agra Fort we proceed to pay a visit to probably the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty.
It was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan among 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. Immediately after the pay a visit to of Taj Mahal we possess a look at the famous fine marble inlay function which is still being done in Agra by the descendants from the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.
Day 16. Agra - Delhi (about 200 km)
Late morning, right after having our Breakfast we take leave in the town of sunrise and Fly to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi inside the afternoon.The rest of the day at leisure. (opportunity for your last shopping or enjoy a massage in the Hotel)
Day 17. Flight to Home
About Midnight flight to home destination.