Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel. A short city tour of Delhi temples covering, Laxmi Narayan temple, Bangla sahib (Sikh temple), India gate, Parliament area, Lotus Temple and Akshardham temple. Overnight at hotel.
Morning drive to Mandawa: Founded in the mid 18th Century, Manawas 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 colors
On the third day we depart for the camel country of Bikaner covering a distance of 164 kms. Upon arrival at Bikaner, we shall check in at a heritage hotel. After ample rest and recreation, we shall set out on a sight seeing trip of Bikaner covering the invincible Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple and other tourist landmarks of Bikaner. We shall have an overnight stay at Bikaner.
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, arrive and check into hotel. In the desolate beauty of the desert, Jaisalmer stands tall the proud welcoming visitors to a glamour world of fable, color and history. Founded by Maharaja Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D, Jaisalmer abounds with its oppressive golden yellow sandstone Jaisalmer fort. From the colorful shops to the palaces and the old temples in the spectacular fort, the entire town of Jaisalmer glows in the bright golden color. Overnight at hotel.
Morning tour of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer Fort about a quarter of the old towns population resides within the fort walls; visit Jain temples, havelis, pleasure pavilions and royal cenotaphs combine. 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. Patwon ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli and Natmhal ki Haveli are prominent havelis of the town. Later visit to Dunes. No trip to Jaisalmer is complete with out a visit to the most picturesque dunes. Sam Sand Dunes, Here you get a deep insight into desert life and hidden surprises. Besides, a ride on the camel back will provide you once in a lifetime experience. Overnight at hotel
Morning drive for Jodhpur, Arrive and check into hotel Jodhpur: 2nd largest city of Rajasthan is situated on the edge of Thar Desert. Number of palaces, temples and other architectural monuments 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. P.M. city tour of Jodhpur. Overnight at your hotel.
Morning drive to Ghanerao. On arrival check into Ghanerao Castle. Ghanerao is magical, chic shadow of its lavish former self: an insight into the lot of the modern Indian prince. Its architecture is picturesque, calm and dignified. It is notable here in Ghanerao the temple of Gajanand with a life-size statue of the goddesses Ridhi and Siddhi a lace to visit. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast drive for to Kumbhalgarh Fort. Named after the ruler of Mewar, Rana Kumbha, is an imposing fortress built in the 15th century. Positioned strategically in relation to its neighbors of Gujarat and Marwar, the fort was also known as the eye of Mewar. The fort is encompassed by a 36 km long wall, which is claimed to be the longest in the world after The Great Wall of China. The architecture of the fort is in accordance with the ancient Hindu treatise, Vastu Shastra. Kumbhalgarh fort affords a breathtaking vista of the wild and rugged landscape of the Aravalli range. Later drive to Ranakpur, check in into hotel Overnight at hotel.
Morning tour of Ranakpur Temples- The beautifully sculptured Jain temples lay 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. Later drive for Udaipur en-route visiting Nathdwara and Eklingji and Nagda temples - Nathdwara is one of the prominent pilgrimage shrines of India. The name Nathdwara means 'Gate of the Lord'. The town is situated just 48 km north east of Udaipur in Rajasthan, on the banks of the Banas River. The Nathdwara Temple enshrines Shrinathji - an icon of Lord Krishna, which was originally enshrined at the Vraja Bhoomi at Mount Govardhana near Mathura.
Excursion to Amba Bhavani Temple - the famous temple of goddess Ambaji, also known as Amba Bhavani or Arasuri. It is the principal shrine of the goddess in Gujarat and its actual origins are still unknown. Sambhavnathji Temple -This temple is termed as Nirandhara. One of the peculiar features of this temple is it is devoid of surrounding devakulikas or accompanying maidens as in the other temples. The inscriptions on the pedestals indicate that the temple was built in 1077 A.D. Later return to Mt. Abu, later visit Nakki Lake and famous Delwara Jain temples, the masterpieces of temple architecture. The Vimalvashi temple was built by the commander Vimalshah on the order of King Bhimdev in 1031 A.D. It took around 1,500 workers, several years to build. Lunvasahi temple has the image of the Jain tirthankara Neminath.
After an early morning breakfast, we shall drive to the captivating city of Pushkar covering a distance of 300 kms. Upon arrival, we shall check-in to hotel. After ample rest and relaxation, we will visit temples like Apteshwar Temple, Rangji Temple, Ramavaikunth Temple, Mahadev Temple, and of course the temple of Lord Brahma - the creator of the universe. We shall have an overnight stay at Pushkar.
Morning we drive for Jaipur. Arrive and check into hotel. P.M. city tour covering 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 was constructed for the royal. Ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.
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. The afternoon will be free to explore colorful lanes of bazaars of Pink city. Jaipur is world famous for its textile, jewellery, Gems etc. P.M. drive for Agra. Arrive and check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Visit Tajmahal in the morning which is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. Later drive to Mathura. P.M. visit temples of Mathura Evening witness Aarti. Overnight at your hotel.
Morning city tour of Mathura visiting Dwarikadhish temple and Vishramgaht also visit Vrindavan (District Mathura) - situated at a distance of 9.6 km. from Mathura. There are about 4, 000 temples, ghats and sarovars in Vrindava. Govind Dev temple is a treat, built by Raja Man Sing of Jaipur in 1500 AD. In front of this is the grand temple of Rangnath built of white stone in the Dravidian style. Other famous temples are Behariji temple, Radhavallabh temple, Radharaman temple, Gopinath temple, Shahji temple, Ashta Sakhi temple etc. Continue drive to Agra (another one hour) Later drive to Delhi airport (05hrs drive).