A company representative will receive you at the Delhi airport and transfer you to a hotel that has been pre-booked for you. You will check in at the hotel and then, proceed on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city.
Delhi is not only the political capital of India but has some timeless historical and architectural gems such as Jama Masjid, Red Fort, India Gate, Humayun's Tomb, and Qutub Minar. Chandni Chowk at Delhi offers you an old-world charm; some of the best bargains on products of all kinds; and presents a potpourri of Indian culture.
After breakfast at your hotel in Delhi, you will drive to famous Pink City of Jaipur that has earned a name in tourism circuits for its warm hospitality and royal splendor. In Jaipur, you will check in at a hotel where you will stay for the night and then, go on a half-day sightseeing tour of the city.
On this day, you will cover the Royal Observatory or Jantar Mantar that was built on the blueprint developed by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, an avid astronomer; Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds with intricate filigree work and ingenuous natural air-conditioning system; and majestic City Palace with beautiful landscaped gardens, well-preserved structures, royal museum and a private section that still houses heirs of erstwhile royalty.
After witnessing the scientific ingenuity and tasteful yet unobtrusive aesthetics of architectural work on the previous day, you will experience the grandeur and opulence of the former royals of Jaipur on this day. After breakfast, you will visit the Amer Fort Palace complex situated on a hill on the outskirts of the main city of Jaipur. You will go up the ascent of the hill on elephant's back like the kings and queens of the past and see beautiful palaces and temples built in typical Rajputana style with prominent Mughal influence in some of the buildings that were built later.
You will also visit another hill fortress called the Jaigarh Fort, where you will see the largest cannon on wheel known as Jaiban. The rest of the day is free to explore the colorful markets of the city famous for its gold jewellery in traditional designs, precious gems, carpets, embroidered footwear known as Mojris, local handicrafts, and tie-and-dye fabrics.
After breakfast, you will drive to the first of the three cities that constitute the famous Desert Triangle of Rajasthan - Bikaner. Once a flourishing trade route of the medieval period), the camels and desert landscape offer a completely new scenic experience for many of us who are used to greener environments or concrete jungles of bigger cities.
At Bikaner, you will check in at a hotel, where you will stay for the night and then proceed on a day to the two most famous tourist attractions of the city - the impressive Junagarh Fort and the Karni Mata temple at Deshnoke, 30 kms from Bikaner. Karni Mata is the official deity of the royal families of Jodhpur and Bikaner and Her Temple attracts attention because of a curious tradition of treating rats as pets and not pests.
After breakfast, you will leave for the Golden City of Jaisalmer that has earned its name from the vast stretches of desert sands shining golden in the rays of the sun and the golden-yellow sandstone mirage of Jaisalmer Fort that dominates the city.
You will visit the Sam Sand Dunes in the evening to see the glorious Sun Set in all its majesty amidst the dynamic massive sand waves that are constantly sculpted into fascinating shapes by winds. The changing color and shape of the sand dunes will entrance you. A still photography can never capture the full magnificence of such a magical scene and only being there first-hand can help you realize its charismatic beauty.
You will check in a hotel at Jaisalmer for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will proceed on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city of Jaisalmer, which includes Sonar Quila or the Golden Fort that stands like a fairy tale dream with a magnificent desert backdrop; and some of the most beautifully painted ornate Havelis of wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer such as Patwon ki haveli, Salim Singh ki haveli and Nathmal ki haveli. The beautiful frescoes and distinctive architectural features are reminiscences of the grandeur of these merchants and the extensive business ties they had with other countries.
A day to visit the third city of the famed Desert Triangle circuit, you will proceed to Jodhpur after breakfast. At Jodhpur, you will check in at a hotel, where you will stay overnight and then proceed on a quick sightseeing tour of the city.
You will cover the major highlights of the city such as the massive and majestic Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India; and Jaswant Tada, loving called the Taj Mahal of Mewar. Invincible and imposing, Mehrangarh Fort has been called the 'Work of Giants' by Rudyard Kipling for its colossal proportions. Built in burnished red sand stone, it has a strange haunting beauty and offers some of the best views of the city of Jodhpur.
After breakfast, you will rush to Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan to get a reprieve from the desert sun. However, you have several attractions on the way to keep your trip interesting such as the famous Jain Temple of Ranahpur, which has 1444 distinctive ornate pillars; and the Kumbhalgarh Fort encircled by 13 elevated mountain peaks.
In Mount Abu, you will check in at a hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will go on a guided full-day city tour. You will see extraordinary architecture and marble carvings of Dilwara Jain Temple that is so fabulous that many people have ranked it better than those of Taj Mahal! Nakki Lake situated at the heart of Mount Abu is believed to have been dug by Gods using only their nails and is one of the popular haunts here. You will also visit the Adhar Devi Temple before retiring to your hotel for the night.
After breakfast, you will drive to another oasis of Rajasthan - Udaipur, which is also known as the City of Lakes. At Udaipur, you will check in at a hotel for overnight stay.
The sightseeing tour of the city will take you to some of the most famous landmarks of the city such as the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, and Royal Gardens or Sahelion ki Bari. The boat ride on Lake Pichola is one of the main attractions in the city and offers you a close look of the romantic Lake Palace.
After breakfast, you will drive to Pushkar, the City with the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma on Earth. You will visit Chittorgath enroute, where you will visit the fort with several interesting legends that haunt it to this day.
You will check in at a hotel at Pushkar for overnight stay and then go on a sightseeing tour of one of the holiest cities of India. It is believed that devout Hindus must visit Pushkar after Chaar Dhaam Yatra (or the Pilgrimage of Four Holy Destinations) to attain salvation. Here, you will see the Lord Brahma Temple and the sacred Pushkar Lake.
After breakfast, drive to Sawai Madhopur to witness the rustic life of the people of Rajasthan who are deeply entrenched in their distinctive culture and traditions. The old world charm of the people of the city will captivate you with its simplicity and colorful variety.
At Sawai Madhopur, you will check in at a hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast at your hotel, proceed for a thrilling Jungle Safari at Ranthambore. One of the first tiger reserves of India, Ranthambore offers excellent opportunities for game viewing. Apart from Royal Bengal Tigers, the reserve also houses several other rare and endangered wildlife species including impressive array of avian fauna.
After breakfast, you will drive to the climax destination of the tour - Agra, the City of Taj mahal. You will visit Fatehpur Sikri enroute - the best planned city of Mughals with curiosities like Buland Darwaza or the Royal Entrance, the largest gateway of the world; and Panch Mahal that was once the royal palace of Rani Jodhabai, the spouse of Emperor Akbar and mother of Jehangir.
At Agra, you will go on a city tour include one of the Seven Wonders of the World Taj Mahal that needs little introduction; Agra Fort; and Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb known for its beautiful inlaid marble work that inspired the work of Taj. At Agra, you will check in at a hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will drive back to Delhi, where you will be transferred to the international airport, in time for your flight to onward destination. We wish you a happy and safe journey with sweet memories of colorful Rajasthan and the Crown Palace Mausoleum known as Taj.