City tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Check-out from the hotel at 1200 hrs. In New Delhi visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and Lakshminarayan Temple. Drive past President's House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. Evening transfer to rail-station for Jaisalmer night train. Night on board.
Morning city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the fort, bazaars and the old mansions known as haveli's. People still live in these ancient building dating from 12th to 15th centaury. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Afternoon free in Jaisalmer. Checkout from the hotel at 1200 hours. Evening transfer to railway station for Jodhpur night train. Night on board.
Morning arrive Jodhpur. Transfer to hotel. City tour of Jodhpur. Visit the Meharangarh Fort situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Afternoon free. Overnight Jodhpur.
Drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur Temples enroute. Ranakpur - the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light and shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Overnight Udaipur.
Morning arrive Jaipur. Transfer to hotel. Visit Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, and the Observatory . Drive past Hawa Mahal and through the pink rose residential and business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Morning transfer to rail-station for Agra train. Arrive Agra. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Overnight Agra.
Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika and Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Varanasi.