On arrival at Delhi International Airport you will meet our representative and assisted transfer to hotel.
Delhi: - The capital of Republic of India, Delhi is a bustling metropolis and a city of almost 17 million inhabitants. Delhi is a near perfect blend of the ancient and the modern and is seamlessly divided into two parts - Old & New Delhi. Old Delhi is part of the city that was designed by the Mughal and New Delhi was designed majorly during English rule and also known as "Lyutens" Delhi.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Delhi.
Morning proceed for the visit of Old Delhi - visit the resplendent "mosque of Friday" - Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India and is one of the last architectural works of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan - whose best work is the Taj Mahal. The spacious courtyard of the Jama Masjid holds thousands of faithful devotees.
After visit of Jama Masjid Walk through the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk ("Moonlit Street"), enjoy Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. Drive past the Red Fort - a majestic Fort and an erstwhile seat of power - which encapsulates a long period of Indian history and its arts. Also visit Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon you will visit Qutub Minar, the pride of Delhi. The Construction of this tall minaret was commenced by Muslim ruler, Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1192 and completed by Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Humayun Tomb, is the Delhi's first Mughal mausoleum, constructed in 1564 after the death of the second Mughal Emperor. Constructed of red sandstone, inlaid with black and white marble, on a commanding podium, looking towards the Yamuna, it stands in the center of the formal charbagh or quartered garden. It was built in accordance to the Indo Islamic architecture.
After visit proceed for the Orientation tour of "Lyutens" Delhi - named after the leading British architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lyutens. Drive past some of magnificent monuments designed by him such as India Gate and Viceroy's House - now known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President Palace).
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, today you will drive to Mandawa and check in at hotel
Mandawa:- is a small town of Shekhawati region, known for painted havelis. These Havelis are so varied and architecturally rich that region is known as "open art gallery of Rajasthan". Most of the buildings are dated from 18th century to early 20th century. The havelis are noted for their frescoes depicting mythological themes and huge animals. Some later day frescoes reflect British influence in the form of steam locomotives and trains depicted on them.
Afternoon visit some of the Old Havelis, showcasing the beautiful frescos, experience that brings back lifestyle and grandeur of the old and memorable regal Rajasthan culture and rich heritage.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Mandawa.
Post breakfast, you will be drive to Bikaner and check in at hotel
Bikaner, it was formerly the capital of the princely state of Bikaner. The city was founded by Rao Bika in 1486. Apart for Fort and Temples city is famous for sweets and snacks. City is boasts of having one of the largest Camel Research and Breeding farms in the world.
Afternoon visit Junagadh Fort - one of the most imposing forts of Northern India, The fort is surrounded by a high wall and deep moats. The Junagadh Fort has yet been unconquered. In side fort visit palaces, temples and pavilions that are marvels in red sandstone construction. The palaces have exquisitely carved windows, balconies, towers and kiosks. The mirrors, paintings and carved marble panels in the Moon Palace are a treat for eyes. The fort also houses a museum with an extensive collection of illuminated and rare manuscripts, jewellery, utensils, carpets, arms and weapons etc.
After Junagadh fort enjoy Tuk-Tuk ride through Old city visit Jain Temples and local market.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Bikaner.
Today you will be drive to Jaisalmer and check in at hotel
Jaisalmer lies in the heart of the Thar Desert (Great Indian Desert), also known as "Golden City of India" because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city and its surrounding area. City is famous of Fort, Temples and Havelis.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Jaisalmer.
Morning start your day with sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer city - visit Jaisalmer Fort, built in 1156 by the Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal, Its massive sandstone walls are a tawny lion color during the day, turning to a magical honey-gold as the sun sets. Inside the fort visit Raj Mahal (Royal palace), Jain temples (open from 0800-1500 hrs) and the Laxminath temple. After fort visit some of the colorful Havelis - Nathmal Ji Ki Haweli, Patwon Ki Haweli.
Afternoon drive to Sam Sand dunes (42 Kms from Jaisalmer city) on arrival at Dunes enjoy Camel ride during sunset followed by Dinner with local folk dances at the Desert Camp.
After dinner return back to Jaisalmer.
Overnight, stay at hotel.
Today you will be driven to Jodhpur and check in at hotel.
Jodhpur was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.
Afternoon you will visit of Mehrangarh Fort (citadel of the Sun) that evokes the very spirit of the Rathores, the ruling local Rajput clan. Visit its various palaces with their delicate friezes and respective museums, displaying treasures of the royal family. Also visit Jaswant Thada is a pillared marble memorial to the popular ruler Jaswant Singh II (1878-95). Evening enjoy walk through Old City Market- interact with craftsmen engaged in tie & dye textiles, Jewellery making, leather items and lacquer bangles.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Jodhpur.
Today you will be driven to Udaipur, enroute visit the famous Jain Temple of Ranakpur ((Temples opens from 1200 to 1600 hrs for the public daily.
Ranakpur is known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples light colored marble has been used for the construction of this grand temple. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. There is one beautiful carving made out of a single marble rock where there are 108 heads of snakes and numerous tails. Continue your drive to Udaipur.
Udaipur is referred to as the "Venice of the East", the "Most Romantic City of India". The City is in the heart of the Aravalli Mountains, and offers three interconnected lakes within the town - the Fateh Sagar Lake, theLake Pichhola and the smaller Swaroop Sagar Lake; along with forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, relives the reminisces of a heroic past, valor and chivalry. Udaipur is also known as city of Lakes.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Udaipur.
Morning sightseeing of Udaipur city visit City Palace, The splendid City Palace, posing over the fascinating Lake Pichola, is one of the most beautiful palatial structures. Udaipur has a number of small and big palaces, museums and the gardens, Saheliyon Ki Bari - Built by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Saheliyon ki Bari means Garden of the Maids and Jagdish Temple - dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Evening enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola (Subject to water level condition of the lake) with visit to Jag Mandir.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Udaipur.
Today you will be driven to Pushkar. On arrival check in at hotel.
Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Lord Brahma with its creation. Pushkar has many temples. Most of the temples are not very old because many temples were destroyed during Muslim conquests in the area. Subsequently, the destroyed temples were rebuilt. The most famous among all is the Brahma Temple built during the 14th century CE. Very few temples to Lord Brahma exist anywhere in the world. The Pushkar lake has 52 ghats where pilgrims descend to the lake to bathe in the sacred waters.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Pushkar - visit Brahma Temple and take a leisure walk around holy Pushkar Lake and in colorful crowded Bazaar.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Pushkar.
Today you will be driven to Jaipur also known as "Pink City".
Jaipur or The City of Victory was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the Universe through nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. The architect who formalized the city’s plans on the Shilpa Shastra, the epic Hindu treatise on architecture, mixed it with the sublimity of the Mughal and Jain influences of those times. The city was painted pink in 1853 in honour of the visit by Prince Albert.
Get on the Bicycle Rickshaws waiting outside the palace as we take you for a ride to the colorful bazaar passing through the rose pink residential and market areas of Jaipur.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Today start your day with excursion to Amber Fort, the former seat of the Rajput rulers of Jaipur. Enroute you will stop at the Palace of Winds for a photo opportunity. Continue your drive to Amber fort.
Amber Fort, set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. Holding a history as old as seven centuries, this place vibrates with its legendary past. Enjoy elephant ride to climb up Fort.
Afternoon proceed for sightseeing tour of city visiting City Palace, a beautiful palace complex full of treasures now housed in the museum area. City Palace is a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. Also visit Jantar Mantar or Royal Astronomical Observatory. This observatory is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (King) Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. Each instrument has a specific purpose and gives an accurate reading.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Today you will be driven to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri, built during the second half of the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. Fatehpur Sikri bears exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization at the end of the 16th century. It offers a unique example of Architectural ensembles of very high quality constructed between 1571
and 1585. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning, notably at Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi).
Later continue your drive to Agra and check in at hotel.
Agra is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World the Taj Mahal. Tourists from all over
the world visit Agra not only to see the ruins of the red sandstone fortress built by the Mughal emperors other tourist attractions in Agra worth visiting are the Agra Fort and Akbar's Mausoleum. The golden age of the city began with the Mughals between 16th and 17th Century. Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpet, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.
Afternoon visit Agra Fort, was where the ageing Emperor Shah Jahan, imprisoned by his son, watched from a distance the fulfillment of his life’s dream - the building of the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife. The fort is really a city within a city, which embraces the Moti Masjid, the Diwan-i-Am or the Hall of Public Audiences, the Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Private Audiences, the Octagonal Tower, Jehangir’s Palace and many more monuments.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Agra.
Morning visit The Taj Mahal, perfect in its symmetry, is a monument to the love of Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The construction of the Taj Mahal started in 1631. It took 20,000 artisans 22 years to complete this poignant mausoleum that blends subtlety with grandeur, and a massive overall design with immaculately intricate execution. On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and the Taj is the finest example of this; it is a special process called pietra dura, Enjoy tonga ride (Horse Carriage) during the visit.
Afternoon you will be driven to Delhi. Upon arrival you will be transferred to hotel.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Delhi.
In time, transfer to Delhi international airport to board onward journey flight.
Mr. Dinesh Negi
F 401, 2nd Floor, Sadh Nagar Part 2, Palam Colony, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110045
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