Proceed on a city tour of this city of astonishing history. We visit Old Delhi and The important places in Old Delhi include the majestic Red Fort, a rickshaw ride through busy and historical Chandni Chowk is some experience; visit the Jama Masjid (the mosque). We continue with the tour and visit Raj Ghat (The place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated) and Shanti Vana. We make our way towards New Delhi and drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidents Palace and one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys) visit The India Gate: a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers, Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty and Humayuns Tomb, The Laxminarayan Temple, built by the Birlas (Leading industrial house in India) We return to hotel to relax and spend the night.
Morning drive to Bharatpur via Agra visiting Taj Mahal# A Monument of Love- The Taj stands Tranquil and meliorates in its garden of coniferous and contemplative pools on the riverside of Yamuna. It# s pure white marble scintillate silver in moon light, glows soft pink at dawn and reflects the fiery tints of the setting sun. The Taj in all its timeless beauty was built by Shahjehan in memory of Mumtaz Mahal who died giving birth to their 14th child. This monument was fashioned by 20,000 skilled workers to make the emperor's dream a reality. It took 22 years to complete-a symbol of eternal love where Shahjehan too lies buried, re-united at last with his beloved Mumtaz.
Morning, visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary on rickshaws. The major attractions of tourists visiting the park are the numerous migratory birds, which come from as far away as Siberia and Central Asia and spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their breeding grounds. Migratory birds at Bharatpur bird sanctuary include several species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits. Lateron drive to Karauli enroute visiting countryside and on arrival transfer to your hotel. Karauli, known for its pink stone quarries. Overnight at your hotel.
Morning, sightseeing of Karoli. 182 km from Jaipur, Karauli is known mainly for its famous Krishna temple known as Madan Mohanji Temple and other historic monuments. The village was founded in 1348 and it is the 600-year old Fort, which forms the imposing highlight of this village. Used as a residence by the royal family until 1950, the fort has now been abandoned by them. There are a good number of monkeys and geese in the fort. It is said that geese are here since the days when they were used as a warning system against any intruders. Karoli is a pilgrimage center and has an old palace which, though mostly in ruins is still representative of the opulence of its medieval durbars. Lateron drive for Ranthambore enroute visiting countryside and on arrival check-in at your hotel. Ranthambore National Park is part of the much larger Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and lies in the Sawai Madhopur district of Eastern Rajasthan. One of India's most popular national parks because of the chance of seeing a tiger in the wild is greater here. Ranthambore is an important conservation area for Indian Wildlife. It is said to have the India# s friendliest Tigers and also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat. Overnight at your hotel.
Morning you will drive for Jaipur en-route visiting countryside and on arrival check-in at your hotel.Jaipur once had been the capital of sovereignty is the state capital of Rajasthan. It was the first planned city of India. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal family. In the present date, city has grown as the major business centre for the natives of Rajasthan with all requisites of a metropolitan city. The city is painted in pink grasp the appreciation of every visitor. One can see that ancient charm still alive in the avenues. This city is world famous for the gems, jewellary and blue pottery and handicrafts. Relax # retrieve at your hotel.
This morning excursion to Amber Fort, which is located just outside the city, This is among the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a majestic view of the city down below. You can have the Royal experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Continue the city tour and visit City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Very close to this is the Central Museum with its huge collection of jewellery, colorful costumes, woodwork, jewellery, costumes, brassware, and pottery. We would also see Jantar Mantar, which is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, Also explore colorful lanes of Pink city. Jaipur is world famous for it's textile, jewellery, gems etc. Overnight at hotel.
Morning we will drive for Mandawa and on arrival check-in at your hotel: Founded in the mid 18th Century, Mandawa# s skyline today is dominated by an imposing mirage like fort now turned into a hotel. A painted archway decorated with Lord Krishna and his cowherds leads to the bazaar. Afternoon visit Mandawa Besides the cenotaphs, wells, forts and temples the majority of frescoes are painted on the walls and gateways of havelis. The Shekhawati paintings mainly consist of red, green, yellow, brown, blue and mushroom colours.
Morning drive for Bikaner and check-in at hotel. Bikaner is 500-year-old town standing still in time. The rulers built beautiful forts that echo of opulence and images of monsoon clouds in this dry land. The wealth of its architectural heritage lies in its forts, palaces and temples# magnificent creations in red and yellow sandstone are living. Afternoon tour of Bikaner covering Junagarh fort, Overnight at your hotel.
Morning drive to Jaisalmer and on arrival check-in at your hotel. Jaisalmer # In the desolate beauty of the desert, Jaisalmer stands tall the proud welcoming visitors to a glamour world of fable, colour and history. Founded by Maharaja Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D, Jaisalmer abounds with its oppressive golden yellow sandstone Jaisalmer fort. From the colourful shops to the palaces and the old temples in the spectacular fort, the entire town of Jaisalmer glows in the bright golden colour. Centuries ago its strategic position on the camel trade route between India and Central Asia brought wealth to Jaisalmer. Over the centuries, the merchants and local people constructed beautiful houses and mansions, all elegantly carved from golden yellow sandstone. Apart from these, the camel safaris around the Jaisalmer town take you to the historic places and villages inhabited by sheep and camel herders. Rest of the day is at leisure-Overnight at your hotel.
Morning city tour of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer Fort # This fort is ornamented at 80 mt high Trikuta hill, about a quarter of the old town# s population resides within the fort walls. Jain temples, havelis, pleasure pavilions and royal cenotaphs combine with the magnamonous architecture of the fort. The intricately carved trellises, doorways, wall niches, steps and staircases are a testimony to the expertise of the stone carvers of the region. From the fort walls you can have a very fine view of the old city and surrounding areas. Famous Movie maker Late Satyajeet Ray wrote a detective novel and later made a movie with the name Sonar Kellar. As you move out of the fort, a short walk takes you to the narrow lanes dotted with a number of beautiful havelis (mansions) built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer. Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and Natmhal ki Haveli are prominent havelis of the town. No trip to Jaisalmer is complete with out a visit to the most picturesque dunes. In the evening visit the Sand dunes. If you want to experience the rich traditions of Rajasthan, then must visit the Sam Sand Dunes, just 25 kms away from the town of Jaisalmer. Here you will get a deep insight into desert life and its hidden surprises. Beside, a ride on the camel back will provide you once in a lifetime experience. The ripples on the wind-caressed dunes create enchanting mirages. Adventure freaks can go out on a Camel Safari - getting the real feel of the desert on the camel back. Overnight at hotel (Meal: Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Morning drive for Jodhpur enroute visiting the countryside and on arrival check-in at your hotel.Jodhpur: 2nd largest city of Rajasthan is situated on the edge of Thar Desert. Suryavanshi Rao Jodha founded this city in 1459 AD, once being the capital of Marwar. With number of palaces, temples and other architectural monuments which add to its glory. The old city is encircled by a 10 km long wall. This wall separates the old city with new one. The new city is grown round this magnificent Mehrangarh fort. The statuesque sandstone palace Umaid Bhawan is being on the East and Mehrangarh Fort on the West providing a shield from the deserts with its eight gates facing different directions. The resplendent and exquisite monuments, temples and gardens of the city are a reminder of the past and depict a multi-faceted grandeur. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the enchanting surroundings - Overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast drive to Udaipur en-route visiting Ranakpur- The beautifully sculptured Jain temples lie in a tranquil valley of the Aravallis. The main # Chaumukha Temple# is dedicated to the Tirthankara Adinath and has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, all distinctly carved. Two jain temples dedicated to Neminath and Parsvanath and a Sun Temple a little distance away are also noteworthy. On arrival in Udaipur, check-in at your hotel. Udaipur: Glimmering over clear cerulean water lakes, The Jewel of Mewar located in Aravali hills is famous as city of lakes. Artistic creations are illustrious with its Grotesque Forts, Opulent Palaces, Adorable Lakes, Marvelous Temples, and Endearing Mountains with its unique serene location has become the most popular attractions amongst the tourist across the Globe. This heritage city is being the choice of the traveler for its commingling of traditions with modernity. Overnight at your hotel.
Morning guided city sightseeing tour of Udaipur covering City Palace, An amazing architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenellated walls, it is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces corridors rooms and hanging gardens. The main entrance is through the triple arched gate, The Tripolia with eight marble porticos. The Maharanas were weighed under the gate in gold, the equivalent amount of which was distributed among the populace. The Suraj Gokhada: the balcony of the Sun is where the Suryavanshi Maharanas of Mewar presented themselves to the people in time of trouble to restore their confidence. The # Mor Chowk# known for its exquisite peacock mosaics in glass and the Chini Chitrashala noted for its blue and white ceramics are another attraction in the palace. Saheliyon ki badi # Garden of the Maids of Honour; is in the north of the city, is well maintained, with fountains and cubicles, a delightful lotus pool and marble elephants. A small museum is also there with an attraction of some stuffed cobras., Afternoon is free for personal activities and boat ride at Lake Pichola - Beautiful Lake Pichola was enlarged by Maharaja Udai Singh II after he founded the city. He built a masonry dam, known as the Badipol and the lake is now 4km long and 3 km wide. Nevertheless, it remains fairly shallow and can actually dry up - in severe droughts it's possible to walk to Jagniwas and Jagmandir island.Overnight at your hotel.
Morning you drive for Deogarh and on arrival check-in at your hotel. The Deogarh Castle is located on a hillock and is encircled by the town. It was built in 1670 by Rawat Dwarkadas Ji of the Chundawat clan of the Sisodia Dynasty. Constructed by the famed Sompura architects, well-known for their additions and alterations were carried out according to the needs of the residents. There are five floors and over 200 rooms have murals done by local painters after whom Deogarh School of painting has acquired fame the world over. The family has a large collection of Deogarh miniatures. Overnight at hotel. (Meal: Breakfast)
Morning you drive for Pushkar enroute visiting AJMER. South west of Jaipur, Ajmer is an oasis wrapped in the green hills. The city was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th Century A.D. and continued to be a major centre of the Chauhan power till 1193 A.D. Today, Ajmer is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Hindus as well as Muslims. Especially famous is the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, which is equally revered by the Hindus and Muslims. It is a centre of culture and education, the British chose Ajmer for its prestigious Mayo College a school exclusively for Indian nobility. Lateron drive for PUSHKAR, which is 14 kms from Ajmer, is the abode of Lord Brahma, lying to its west with a temple and a picturesque lake. The Pushkar Lake is a sacred spot for Hindus. During the month of Kartik (Oct./Nov.), devotees throng in large numbers here to take a dip in the sacred lake. Overnight at your hotel.
Morning drive for Delhi enroute visiting KISHANGARH visiting Phool Mahal Palace constructed in the 19th century by Maharaja Prithee Singh as his palace of the lotuses. The majestic fort of Kishangarh and the deep moat surrounding it, forms its backdrop while the vast Gundalao Lake with its myriad bird life its front. On arrival in Delhi we straight drop at the International airport in time to board the flight for onward destination.