Arrive Delhi by International flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check-in. After breakfast take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jehanabad. Visiting the great Jama Masjid, Red Fort followed by walk through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad, now a picturesque bazaar.
Post Lunch visit Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat later drive by India Gate & President's House. Also visit Humayun's Tomb & Qutub Minar in New Delhi. Overnight Hotel - Delhi (B)
Day -2: Delhi - Agra via Mathura & Vrindavan - (220 km - 5 hrs)
Early morning post breakfast depart for Agra. En route visit Mathura & Vrindavan , related with the birth & childhood of Lord Krishna. Later continue drive to Agra en route visiting Sikandra, Tomb of Emperor Akbar. Arrive Agra & check-in hotel. Optional Tour. Overnight Hotel - Agra (B)
Day -3: Agra - Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (260 km - 6 hrs.)
Agra, the erstwhile capital of India under the great Mughals & known for Taj Mahal, has always fascinated Indians & foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on the West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort & the Taj Mahal at its nucleus.
After early breakfast visit Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Next visit Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar.
Afternoon proceed to Jaipur the flamboyant capital of Rajasthan en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning elegance of its palaces & courts. On arrival at Jaipur, check-in at hotel. Overnight Hotel - Jaipur (B)
Day -4: Jaipur - Same day Excursion to Amber Fort & Samode
Early morning after breakfast excursion to Amber Fort (11 km), the capital of the gallant Rajputs from 1037 - 1728 AD. On the Elephant back reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.
Later afternoon visit Samode, located at a distance of 40 km from Jaipur city & belongs to the Rawals of Samode are affluent noblemen. This family was bestowed the title of "Maha Rawal" by the royal family as a reward for their loyalty & courage. The Samode Palace is about four hundred years old & has gone through a lot of restoration work. Also visit Samode Fort & Samode Bagh. In the evening drive back to Jaipur. Optional Tour. Overnight Hotel - Jaipur (B)
Day -5: Jaipur - City Tour & Pushkar (140 km - 3 hrs)
Morning post breakfast visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory & Palace of Winds.
Afternoon drive to Pushkar, located on the edge of the desert lies the tiny tranquil town of Pushkar along the bank of the picturesque Pushkar Lake. Its an famous pilgrimage spot for the Hindus, which has the only temple of Lord Brahma in the country. Lord Brahma is known as the creator of the world as per the Hindu mythology.
In the evening visit to Pushkar temples, many were destroyed by Aurangzeb & subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is what is said to be the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. The one hour trek up to the hilltop temple overlooking the lake is magnificent. Next visit the numerous ghats run down to the lake, & pilgrims are constantly bathing in the lake's holy waters. Overnight Hotel - Pushkar (B)
Morning drive to Jodhpur, a glittering blend of modern & traditional architecture reflecting upon its numerous palaces. The enchanting forts, temples & other royal residences have retained a medieval character, which comprises of the town's multifaceted attractions.
Upon arrival check in at hotel. A leisurely evening follows highlighted by Folk dances of Rajasthan. Overnight Hotel - Jodhpur (B)
Day -7: Jodhpur - Jeep Safari to Guda Bishnoi Village
Post breakfast half day tour of Jodhpur. Visits to the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, undoubtedly the most prominent landmark of the city, followed by Jaswant Thada - the white marble memorial of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, built in 1899.
Afternoon discover a world of tribal color & rustic cultural grandeur on your tours to the Guda Bishnoi Village located at a distance of 25-kilometers from the main Jodhpur city in open air Jeep, visit various traditional villages, look at local handicrafts viz, shoe makers, pottery, hand weaving. Bishnois are an integral part of this region, very hard working & hospitable tribal community. They pray to green trees & animals that inhabit their land & thus make every effort to conserve environment. Bishnoi tribals lead a pure vegetarian & clean life according to the tenets preached by their religious guru, Jambaji. A noticeable fact about them is that they pray to the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu & bury their dead like the Muslims.
In the evening drive back to Jodhpur. Overnight Hotel - Jodhpur (B)
Day -8: Jodhpur - Udaipur via Ranakpur (325 km - 8 hrs.)
Morning drive to Ranakpur to visit the secluded 1439 Jain Temple Complex with 29 halls dissected by 1444 pillars, each sculpted with unique designs. Lunch is suggested at the nearby Maharani Bagh Orchard retreat. Tour continues to Udaipur, which is another 80 km & a drive of roughly 2 hrs. Set around the vast Pichola Lake & dominated by dramatic palaces, Udaipur is Rajasthan's most picturesque city. Overnight Hotel - Udaipur (B)
Udaipur, The City of Lakes also undoubtedly one of the most Romatic cities of India is on cards. . Morning tour of Udaipur's starts with fascinating City Palace, Moulded in soft yellow stone, its windowless base is crowned with ornate turrets & canopies. Part of the Palace is now a museum with its marble & granite walls laden with brilliant miniature paintings & decorated with coloured glass & mirrors. The tour continues to the Garden of the Maids of Honour & Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. At sunset cruise around in a boat amidst the romantic waters of Lake Pichola. Overnight Hotel - Udaipur (B)
Day -10: Udaipur - Mumbai (9W-3401 / 0840-1020 hrs)
Morning post breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival Transfer to Hotel, later leave for City tour of Mumbai visiting Prince Wales Museum, Marine Drive which runs along the shore of the Arabian Sea from Nariman Point past Chowpatty Beach to the foot of Malabar Hill.
Starting with the Gateway of India, the entrance to the port of Mumbai. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V in 1911. Historically the Gateway holds greater significance as the last of the British troops, which left independent India by sea, followed by the Elephanta Caves boat cruise from Gateway of India. Overnight Hotel - Mumbai (B)
Breakfast at Hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Jamia Masjid, enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar and 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Birla Temple, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar. Welcome dinner will be organized at Village Restaurant Bistro with Indian Cultural dances. Return Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning leave for Mandawa through the villages of Rajasthan. Arrive & check in at Hotel Castle Mandawa, afternoon visit the 150 to 200 year old painted havelies (big houses) by the natural colors in the streets of the village. You can also watch the daily village life while watching the havelies. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning leave for Bikaner was founded by Rao Biked Ji in 1488 A.D. Arrive & check in at the Hotel. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort founded in year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh who was general in the army of mighty Mughal emperor Akbar and rest of the Fort was improved by the successors. Afterwards visit Asia's largest Camel Breeding Research Farm and local busy markets. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 : Khimsar - Oscian - Jodhpur ( 130 Km, 04 hours )
Breakfast & leave to Jodhpur enroute visit at 7th century Mahavira Jain Temple & 2000 years old Jija Mata Temple at Oscian village. After sightseeing continue your drive to Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD after shifting his capital from Mandore to Jodhpur by the advise of a holy man. Arrive & check in at Hotel, afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort 125 meters above plains, Jaswant thada and Sardar market clock tower. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast & drive to Jaisalmer was founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. after shifting his capital from Ladurva. Jaisalmer was the main caravan route from Far East to the Middle East, arrive & check in at Hotel overnight stay.
Morning sightseeing of Fort ( 80 meters above plains ) & Jain Temples within the Fort built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth watching. The specialty of the Fort is that still approximately 5000 people are living inside. Visit Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the golden view of whole Jaisalmer city as whole city is built in yellow sand stones, when sun rays fall on the city, it give impression as golden city of India. Afterwards visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. After lunch leave for the desert camel safari in great desert of India. Accommodation in deluxe tented camps with all meals
Morning local sightseeing of Bhuj visiting Maharaja Pragmalji Palace, Katch Museum, temples & local markets. Afternoon drive to Mandvi to visit summer palace of Bhuj Maharaj & enjoy at one of the finest beach at Mandvi. After sightseeing return to Bhuj for overnight in Hotel.
Day 17 : Zainabad - Ahemdabad ( 175 Km, 04 hours )
Morning leave for Ahemdabad, arrive & check in at Hotel. Afternoon local sightseeing & Ghandi Ashram on the banks of Sabarmati river where Mahatma Ghandi spend his most of the time during freedom struggle. Overnight at Hotel.
Breakfast & transfer to Ahemdabad airport to board flight for New Delhi, arrive & explore day in the busy markets of Delhi bazaars. After dinner transfer to International airport to board flight back to your country.