You will be cordially received by one of our representatives at Indira Gandhi International Airport who will assist you to your hotel. Enjoy the warm welcome there in a typical Indian style by garlands. Have the delicious welcome drink. Further the mouth-watering delicacies for dinner will surely appease your stomach. You have to rest back for the night in the hotel so that you can freshen up for the next morning trip.
After having a breakfast all full of your choicest menu, move out for the Delhi sightseeing tour. Start off with the Jama Masjid, which is the biggest mosque in India, located in Old Delhi. Visit other important sites such as the Red Fort, Rajghat (Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi), Qutub Minar, and the Humayun’s Tomb. A major attraction of Delhi is the India Gate, a war memorial constructed by the British. The place is surrounded by beautiful sprawling gardens offering scenic vistas. Close by is the Rashtrapati Bhawan, which is considered to be one of the most imperial presidential palaces in the world. The narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk are there to quench your thirst for shopping. This place is always crowded and busy. Enjoy the evening sound and light show at Red Fort that takes you on a trip of the historical Mughal rule in India. Get back to your hotel at the end of the day.
Day 02: Driving from Delhi-Mandawa, 260-km/5 hours
Next day, start off with the neat 5 hours drive to Mandawa and upon arrival, check into the hotel. Visit the beautiful village of Shekhawati in the afternoon hours. The brilliant architecture of the old Havelis that were constructed in the 18th and 19th century by the rich merchants, are something that will leave you in complete awe.
Day 03: Driving from Mandawa-Bikaner, 200 km/4 hours
Drive off straight to Bikaner which will take you around 4 hours. On reaching there, quickly check into the hotel. You will be taken to the Camel Breeding Farm in the afternoon, a lovely place to ride on the back of a camel. You can try the camel’s milk too over here. Learn about the breeding time of the camels as well as the animal’s demand in the international market. Get back to your hotel in the evening to relax and stay there for the night.
On the fourth day, go out for Bikaner sightseeing tour by visiting the historic Junagadh Fort, a huge fort featuring 986 meters long wall, 37 bastions, and 2 entrances. From there, go to the 16th century Bhand Sagar Jain Temple that features beautifully carved walls with pictures of the Jain Tirthankars on them. Do not miss the authentic Bikaneri cuisine for dinner. Stay back in the hotel for the night.
Day 05: Driving from Bikaner-Jaisalmer, 333 km/6 hours
Begin with your journey for Jaisalmer where you are expected to reach by afternoon. Stay back in your hotel and enjoy all the luxuries and recreational activities. You may consider going out to the nearby market. Get back to your hotel and rest there for the night.
In the morning, visit the Jain temples located inside the Sonar Quila. Make sure to see the museum inside, housing a rich collection of robes and artefacts of the royal family of Jaisalmer. Later on, you will be guided to Patwaonkihaveli, known for its magnificent architecture. Visit the exotic Gadisar Lake offering superb views. In the afternoon, you will be visiting the sand dunes where you can indulge in an exciting camel ride. The view of the sun setting from the sunset point is something that you will never forget. Revel under the open sky in your tent house for that night on the cool sand of Jaisalmer. It is truly an experience of a lifetime.
Day 07: Driving from Jaisalmer-Jodhpur, 297 km/5-1/2 hrs
After having breakfast, it is your time to drive to Jodhpur, located at the edge of the Thar Desert. The city has legendary tales behind it, submerged under the sand. As you keep getting closer to Jodhpur, you will get to see a typical Rajasthani view wherein women are seen in colourful long skirts and men wearing colourful turbans on their head. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the Mandore gardens, the erstwhile capital of Marwar as well as Umaid Bhawan Palace, which is the current residence of the king of Jodhpur. After an exhaustive day, get back to your hotel to rest for the night.
Day 08: Driving from Jodhpur-Kumbhalgarh, 220-km/5 hours
Early in the morning, begin with your journey for Kumbhalgarh by car and on reaching there, check-in at the hotel. Visit the historic Kumbhalgarh Fort. It is unique because of its inaccessibility atop the Aravalli range at 1100 meters. Here the rulers of Mewar used to hide during emergency situations. Enjoy roaming around in the temples, palaces, and gardens, and also watch out for the water-storage facilities inside the 12 kilometres walls of this imperial fort. Drive for Ranakpur in the evening and take rest at the Ranakpur Tourist Resort for the night.
This is a superb Jain pilgrimage centre that has been carved out of marble. The temples are known for their elaborate carvings. The main attraction here is the shrine of Adinath and its 1444 columns. Also visit the sun temple and the many other temples located inside the campus. Later on, drive for Udaipur and take a halt at the fields to learn about local farming and irrigation. You are expected to reach Udaipur in the evening. On arrival, quickly check-in at your hotel.
After getting done with breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to the gorgeous City Palace. Visit the peacock square and also the miniature painting school. Later on in the evening hours, you can visit the temples of Nagada and Eklingji. Get back to our hotel in the night to relax.
Drive to Kota in the morning. It is located along the banks of the Chambal River. This historical city has plenty of palaces and temples which are bounded by modern development like the chemical and other industries, part of the Chambal River Valley Project (an irrigation and power project). Do not miss going to the Rao Madho Singh Museum and the Jagmandir City Palace and Fort. The city palace and fort looks over the Kota salvo and the Chambal River. Stay back in your hotel for the night.
Day 12: Driving from Kota - Bundi - Ranthambhore, 200 km
While driving to Ranthambhore, you will be visiting Bundi on the way. On reaching there, quickly check into the hotel. Bundi, which is 36 kilometres from Kota, was ruled by the Hada Chauhans. This is a highly idyllic location and is known for its rich Rajput architecture, numerous shrines, and marvellously carved brackets, pillars, etc. Visit the Diwan-e- aam, Hati Pol, and NaubatKhana.
Day 13: Driving from Ranthambhore - Jaipur, 185 km/4 hours
You will be reaching Ranthambhore Wildlife sanctuary by evening. Get into your hotel at Sawai Madhopur. Begin with your early morning wildlife safari deep into the jungle. Watch out for the tigers and other wild animals roaming freely in their natural environment. The sanctuary remains closed from July to September. Spot various other wildlife species such as the monkeys, langurs, and alligators along with a variety of birds. On reaching Jaipur in the evening, check into your hotel and stay back there to relax.
In the morning, visit the historic Amber fort on an elephant’s back. The fort contains several small palace complexes as well as a museum on royal objects. The Shish Mahal, constructed in the 17th century is a blend of Hindu and Islamic art. Make sure to visit the hall of public audiences and Maharaja Man Singh’s Palace. Get back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Post breakfast move out for your sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the 18th century astronomical observatory, Jantar Mantar followed by the exotic City Palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur. There are a heap of delicate paintings, royal costumes, jewellery, and arms and ammunitions inside the palace that have been preserved beautifully. Spend the afternoon hours by visiting the crowded markets of Jaipur where you will come across colourful handmade textiles, paintings, and a variety of artefacts. After getting back to your hotel, rest there for the night.