Namaste! Today you will arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi . A Friends Travel Services representative will be waiting for you with a sign bearing your name and you will then be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
The day begins with breakfast followed by visit to old and New-Delhi Rajghat, Shanti Van and Shakti Sthal are memorials to Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi respectively. Shah Jahan's imposing citadel the Red Fort was built at the eastern extremity of the walled city along the river front. Jami Masjid the biggest mosque was also raised by Shah Jahan. It is the largest mosque in India . Break for Lunch in a good restaurant in the vicinity.By afternoon the tour proceeds towards Old Delhi.The 12th century tallest stone tower Qutab Minar an Islamic landmark was built in 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. In the compound is the fascinating 4th century Iron Pillar as good as new. The 340-roomed Viceregal lodge raised atop Raisina Hill and is today the Rashtrapati Bhawan, where the President of India lives. The beauty of this building is increased by the Rajpath axis and the symmetrical location of the India Gate the World War I memorial arch. Laxmi Narayan Temple is considered very pious among the Hindus. The Bahai Lotus Temple is spectacular modern landmark. The newly constructed Akshardham Temple on the river bed is pious and amazing architectural piece. Those interested in shopping visit Chandni Chowk. After the day's excursion return to your hotel by evening. Overnight stay in Delhi.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Mughal city Agra and check into your hotel. Enroot you may also visit Mathura-the birth place of Lord Krishana. This afternoon visit the Agra fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar, and the famous Taj Mahal-the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. You may also visit Dayal Bagh. By evening return to your hotel. Overnight at Agra.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to the pink city of Jaipur, enroot you will visit the Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. On arrival in Jaipur check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. overnight at Jaipur.
This morning after breakfast visit the Amber fort, built in 16th century, enjoy an elephant ride at Amber. Drive past the Hawa Mahal-a Palace of winds. In the afternoon you will visit the city palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the holy city Pushkar. This afternoon you will visit, The Man Mahal, The Brahama Temple-It is the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma. The temple is marked by a red spire and over the entrance gateway, is a beautiful statue of a Hans or goose - the celestial of Lord Brahma. Overnight at hotel.
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the Blue City of Jodhpur. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at hotel.
This morning after breakfast visit the Mehrangarh Fort situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort visit Moti- Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1899 and the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight at hotel.
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Khimsar. One of the main attractions in Khimsar is the Khimsar Fort on the edge of the great Thar Desert. This afternoon excursion to Khimsar Dunes village and enjoy a camel safari visit nearby hutments to witness the lifestyles of rural folk. Enjoy a sunset tea or bonfire dinner. Return to hotel to stay overnight.
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Bikaner, enroot visit the Nagaur Fort. Nagaur Fort-built in the 10th century. Nagaur Fort is larger than the Mehrangarh fort of Jodhport and Recipient of the UNESCO international award for restoration The Nagaur is famous for the second largest cattle fair in India held every year during the Hindu month of Magh (Jan-Feb) whose basic purpose is cattle trading. Later visit the Deshnok - The greatest attraction of Deshnok is the temple of Shri karnimata famous all over the world as "Rat Temple".
A normal human being will be absolutely scared over the thought, of the number of rats (They look like rats, but actually aren't) that are in the temple. However, the outstanding fact is that, these Kabas are harmless and play around in the temple without disturbing the devotees. Rather they sit on devotees' laps, shoulders, hands and head which the devotees think to be of divine spirit and blessings of the Goddess. The magnificence of these Kabas is that, despite being innumerable, they never go out of the temple's boundaries. The miraculous fact is that no disease relating to rats has ever been found in Deshnoke till date. Neither the temple stinks of foul smells nor it is dirty anywhere.
After reaching Bikaner check in at hotel to stay overnight.
This morning visit Junagarh Fort, built by Rai Singh between 1588 and 1593, it has a 986-metre-long wall with 37 bastions. Later proceed to Mandawa. Overnight at hotel in Mandawa.
This morning after breakfast proceed to explore the Shekhawati Region. Visit the printed havelis of the Dundlod town and surrounding areas of Mandawa and Nawalgarh. The Painted Hawelies of the region are called The Open air art Galleries. The region is unique as nowhere in the world there is such a profusion of exquisite wall paintings. Explore Castle Mandawa at your own pace and enjoy an overnight stay.
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred back to Delhi. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Today you will be transferred to Delhi Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey.
Mr Abhay Singh
A-3, Proprty No.120, B-2, Ward No.9, Kishan Garh, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110070
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