The company representative shall meet you in the arrival visitors hall with a paging board. Transfer to your hotel. Formalities of Check-in shall be completed by the representative. Overnight at the hotel It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India. Overnight will be at Delhi.
In the morning have your breakfast and be ready to explore the capital of kingdoms and empires. Delhi is no fairytale city but a city where dreams come to reality. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power.
Delhi is truly a symbol of the old and the new; a blend of ancient well preserved monuments and temples along with jam-packed burger joints and upmarket shopping malls.
Old Delhi owes its origins to moghul emperor Shah Jahan. It offers monuments , narrowded streets within its granite walls and bustling bazaars. The main structure is the Red fort built of red sandstone; it houses the famous Diwan-e-khas, the beautiful audience chamber where the moghul emperor Shah Jahan held court seated on the peacock throne
On Board the Rickshaw Ride, for a unique experience through the Chandni Chowk or the silver street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this busy avenue heading west from the Red fort.. Opposite the fort is the largest mosque in India - the Jama Masjid and as you walk down its steps, you walk into the teeming market place famous for brocades, braids, silver, manuscripts etc.
Continuing the tour of Old delhi, visit Raj Ghat (Where the Father of Nation, Mahatma Ghandi was cremated).
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 - built on Raisina hill and flanked by the secretariat buildings. Landscaped parks and formal gardens surround old monuments all over the city- mausoleum of Humayun. End the tour at the tower Minaret of Qutab Minar . The earliest Muslim city of India is 15 kms from Rashtrapati bhawan which is dominated by the Qutab Minar, which is an amazing 2000 yrs old pure iron pillar erected in 4 AD which has never rusted.
Depart for Mandawa. Reach and check in at hotel. Afternoon Guided tour of Mandawa to commence post lunch.
Mandawa - a compact little town of Shekhavati region, Arrive and check in into hotel. In the afternoon visit Havelis & beautiful frescoes. The medieval fort of Mandawa gradually rises on the horizon like a mirage. A painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows leads to the bazaar. Drive to Nawalgarh - the town where the finest of the Shekhavatis frescoes can be seen. Its havelis still bear witness to the rich & prosperous Marwari era of the 19th century. Worth visiting are the Aath Haveli complex, Anandilal Poddar haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat Haveli & Chokhani haveli.
In the morning drive to Nawalgarh - the town where the finest of the Shekhavatis frescoes can be seen. Its havelis still bear witness to the rich & prosperous Marwari era of the 19th century. Worth visiting are the Aath Haveli complex, Anandilal Poddar haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat haveli & Chokhani haveli. Drive to Bikaner - Vale of Serenity, upon arrival check in into hotel. Evening free to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Bikaner - The royal fortified city with a timeless appeal. This Royal walled city is a part of the desert tourist triangle and lies on the northern tip of the triangle. The city was founded in 1486 AD by the Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji, hence the name Bikaner. Bikaji was son of Rao Jodhaji who had asked his son to establish a kingdom of his own. The challenge was accepted and Bikaji choose the wild country Jangaldesh as his territory and thus the city of Bikaner came into existence.
Lying in the north of the Desert State, the city is dotted with many sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval splendor that pervades the citys lifestyle. More popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The ship of the desert is an inseparable part of life here.
Proceed for sightseeing tour of Bikaner.
Today enjoy city tour covering Junagadh Fort - constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 metre long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances, Bhand Sagar Temple - The 16th century Jain temple, is the most important of this temple complex, Camel Breeding Farm - a unique experience where you can ride on a camel & have perhaps the first taste of camels milk. Relax in the evening. Overnight at Bikaner.
Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer.
The exotic, remote and beautiful, Jaisalmer is a bit of a paradox. So far west that it is in the heart of the desert, one would expect barren near-desolation. Yet this frontier town is today one of Rajasthans best-loved tourist destinations. Local colour and warmth prevail over the inhospitable and forbidding terrain, imbuing the medieval town with a special magic.
Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with its awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city.
The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to which, Lord Krishna-the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would build his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 AD when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital -Jaisalmer, perched on the Trikuta Hill.
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone
FORTS AND PALACES
The Jaisalmer Fort The golden - hued Jaisalmer Fort Sonar Kila can be seen miles away before reaching the town.
Manak Chowk and Havelis - A main marketplace outside the fort leads to the narrow lanes dotted with famous havelis".
Havelis - Some of the most exotic mansions or havelis, all intricately latticed, are stretched all over Jaisalmer, each with a different faade.
Gadsisar Sagar Tank - A scenic rain water lake with numerous beautiful shrines around. The lake is an idyllic spot for outings.
Jain Temples - The fort has three exquisitely carved Jain Temples dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras - Rishabhdevji and Sambhavnathji.
In the afternoon, proceed to the SAM SAND DUNES for visiting the typical Rajasthani Desert Village. View the sunset from the dunes, as 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 SWISS TENT CAMP. of Somnath, visit to Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamek Shipa, Buddhist temple, historical ruins, Ashok pillar and museums. En-route visit silk factory to see men at work. Dinner and overnight at hotel.