Arrival in Delhi at Indra Gandhi International Airport and transfer to the hotel. At the hotel you are welcome in a most traditional way by offering garlands and sweets followed by dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, Visit Red Fort a huge castle built in red sand stone, just opposite to it lies Jama Masjid one of the biggest mosque in India- a worth visiting sight. Board a rickshaw ride through the bustling Chandani Chowk or Silver Street, it will be a totally a unique experience. Also walk into the teeming market place and pick out famous brocades, gold and silver jewelry and other artifacts. Continuing the tour of Old Delhi, visit Raj Ghat- cremation sight of Mahatma Ghandi.
Post lunch, commenced the city tour of New Delhi. Drive past the state Government buildings designed by Lutyens, visiting Rajpath leading up from the war memorial arch India gate, up to the imposing presidential palace - the Rashtrapati bhawan. Landscaped parks and formal gardens surround old monuments all over the city. Also visit Humayun Tomb, Qutab Minar- a 5 story minaret, the other attraction of the minar is its 2000-year-old pure iron pillar that has never rusted. You will also drive through Connaught Circus and Diplomatic Enclaves.
In evening, enjoy the cultural program of dance and music performed by talented artists. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning drive through the colorful countryside and reach the Mandawa. The city lies in the heart of Shekawati Region, a painted arched gateway embellished with Lord Krishna and his cows, leads to the bazaar. Wonder through the streets where havelis (mansions) of rich merchants are decorated with beautiful carvings and paintings. Late in evening shop for the exquisite handcrafted items from the colorful bazaars of Mandawa. Overnight at the hotel.
Drive to Bikaner and on arrival embarks upon a guided tour to the royal city. The city lies to the north of Rajasthan, on way enjoy the desert region, dotted with many sand dunes, it is just a magnificent sight. On arrival check in the hotel. Visit the most popular Camel Breeding Farm, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. Watch camels nonchalantly roaming here and there in the desert. Also visit Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace and the Fort Museum. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Bikaner morning has lot more in its stores for you. The annual camel festival is one of the many highlights of the city. Today you will be joining the famous camel festival celebrations in the town.
Here you will be watching camel in its sporting best, camel performances are organized in the form of camel races, camel dances and camel safari, the most captivating sight. The zest is added with the cultural performances by local artisans. Luxuriate in the vast desert of Thar by taking up a camel safari, the most exciting charm of the desert. Over night stay at the hotel.
Travel to Jaisalmer, you will find that whole route is a vast desert area thronged with end less sand dunes and shrubs/cacti, the desert vegetation. Through your journey you will also come across the Rajasthani women folk in their colorful skirts adorned with heavy silver jewelry marching to the nearest water-head with their earthen or metal pots, a perfect sight to store in your video-cam.
On arrival check in the hotel. Head towards your sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer City visiting living Forts, Gadisar Tank- also a home to diverse variety of aerial population. Also explore the rich and beautiful Havalis that shimmer against the humdrum of the desert- Sonar Kila, Patwon ki haveli, Saliom Singh ki haveli, Nathmal ji ki Haveli. Evening at leisure, enjoy the bustling bazaars of the city and shop out various handicrafts and tie/dye attires. Overnight at the hotel.
The day is free to explore the mystique of town to the fullest. Morning proceed to the Sam Sand Dunes for visiting the typical Rajasthani Desert Village. Intermix with the village population and if possible acknowledge the children with candies or chocolates, they will welcome you in most hostile way. View the sunset from the dunes, it seems as if the sky is set on fire. Return to the village for dinner amidst Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes.
Adventure freaks can go out on a camel safari- getting the real feel of the desert on the camel back. Stay overnight at the Tent Camp.
Early morning, after breakfast drive to Jodhpur and on arrival check in the hotel. Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of the city. In way you will be encounter by the desert enchantments as you approach Jodhpur. The rough barren terrain of the desert have the foliage green cactus, shrubs and Keekar trees. Explore the fascinating monuments of the city that include Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan and Mandore Gardens. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning embark on a drive to Udaipur- the city of lakes. Visit City Palace Museum, Jagdish Temples and the Gardens called Sahelion Ki Bari. Afternoon is at your leisure, you can either explore the colorful Bapu bazaars or can relax at hotel enjoying some recreational activities- swimming, sports activities or can enjoy the bar club with chilled beer at your side. Later in evening enjoy the welcome dinner at the hotel City Palace and cherish the rich architectural splendor of the palace. Overnight at Udaipur.
Morning after relax breakfast start your cruise to Lake Pichola. The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravallis. The blue lake is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and excitement that inspire the imagination of poets, painters and writers. Go for a motor boat cruiser in the lake, amidst lies the Jag Mandir Palace on a small island, not to be missed side. Watch the sunset from the sun set point, it seems that the entire city has turned into a golden hue- the whole panorama is just breathtaking. Overnight at the hotel.
Proceed to Pushkar that is reputed as one of the most sacred town for the Hindus. En-route visits Ajmer, a holy city of Musilims. Pay your homage to the famous Dargah of Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti surrounded by a silver railing. The whole environ is so sanctified and spiritual that it bounds you stay there for some more time. Continue your trip to Pushkar, on arrival check in into hotel, overnight stay at the hotel.
Pushkar is the only place where there is a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma. In morning after your choicest breakfast, explore the colorful Pushkar fair bustling with activity- enjoy a camel ride, indulge in tug-of-war competition, and see the local people dressed in traditional attires and local artisans performing variety of cultural programs. Later in the evening sunset visit of the Ghats through camel cart ride. Enjoy dinner at the Dunes. Overnight in the tented accommodation that will give you out of this world experience, under the open sky studded with thousands of star with continuo charm of Rajasthani folk dances and songs.
Drive to Jaipur and on arrival check in the hotel. Later in the day explore Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and myriad other monuments of historical importance. After lunch proceed for a splendid elephant ride from the foothills of Amber Hills to the top where crown the Amber Fort with its magnificent courtyards and palaces. Enjoy the awe-inspiring view of the Jaipur City from the fort. Evening at leisure, luxuriate in the bustling bazaars of the city and intermix with the local life. Enjoy typical Rajasthani Cuisine at famous Choki Dani with its non-stop delicacies- Dal Bati, Churma, Bajare Ki roti. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning leave for Agra, en-route buzz off towards Fatehpur Sikri. By early afternoon reach the abandoned city built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. The entire city is contrived out of red sandstone. The sights of the Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Diwani-aam and Jodi Bai's palace are just worth visiting sight. Later in afternoon continue your journey to Agra and reach the city by evening. Relax at your hotel for sometime, thereafter freak out in the local bazaar to see the lifestyle of the people and for purchasing items of your choice. Overnight at a hotel.
The morning holds lot of excitement for you. You will be overwhelmed at the panorama of the Taj Mahal basking in the rays of the morning sun. The intricate designs and elegant dome of this monument of love will certainly cast a spell on you. Enjoy the horse cart ride up to the gate of Taj as private vehicles are not allowed after a certain point. Then you will be guided to the Agra Fort, another architectural marvel of the Mughals that holds the vista of glorious Taj from its premises. After lunch proceed for tomb of Itimad ud Daulah and a small excursion to Sikandra, the tomb of the Akbar the Great. Early evening drive back to Delhi to take a flight to your onward destination.
Mr Mukesh Kumar Sharma, Rakesh Jangir
Hotel Singhsan Palace, Main Market, Mandawa, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India - 333704
Camel Safari-1 - 2 D / 1 N
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7 Days Golden Triangle Tour - 7 D / 6 N
Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Delhi
Rajasthan Heritage Tour - 16 D / 15 N
Delhi - Samode - Nawalgarh - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ghanerao - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Kanota - Agra
The Fairy Queen - 2 D / 1 N
Delhi - Sariska - Alwar - Delhi
Rajasthan Palaces Tour - 22 D / 21 N
New Delhi - Neemrana - Samode - Nawalgarh - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Deogarh - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - New Delhi
The Rural Heart of Rajasthan - 14 D / 13 N
Delhi - Neemrana - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Kota - Bijaipur - Dhariyawad - Dungarpur - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Delhi
Culture & Desert with Wildlife Tours in Rajasthan - 23 D / 22 N
Delhi - Bagar - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Bijaipur - Kota - Ranthambhore - Pushkar - Jaipur - Neemrana or Agra - New Delhi
Rajputana of Rajasthan - 13 D / 12 N
Delhi - Jaipur - Deogarh - Udaipur - Bera - Rohet - New Delhi
The Kingdom of Rajasthan - 13 D / 12 N
Delhi - Jodhpur - Luni - Dhamli - Deogarh - Narlai - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Narlai - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Delhi
7 Days Golden Triangle Tours - 7 D / 6 N
Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi