Delhi experience begins with a visit to the Qutub minar 72.5 meters high and 800 year old but, still standing brick minaret Qutub Minar, built as a Victory Tower to celebrate the victory and beginning of Muslim rule in India. In continuation we will visit a perfect tomb for an imperfect life” Humayun’s tomb”.
Later we experience a Gurudwara (Sikh temple) walk an empirical experience of the sikh faith. During the walk we will learn about the Sikh culture and visit the free Kitchen and dining hall called Langar which is staffed primarily by volunteers and it serves over 10,000 free meals daily.
Further we get transported 400 years back in time for the Highlight of visit to Delhi, Old Delhi a world within. Visit India’s largest mosque Jama Masjid is also one of the top ten largest mosques of the world. We Enjoy a combination of walk and cycle rickshaw ride (Pedi cab) to Narrow lanes of Chandni chowk also known as Moonlit square where we witness the old architectural marvel, the life style and old age practices of the locals, beautifully decorated shops and of course the Spice Market. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Today we drive five hours and 270 kms off route and we will reach a little-known sleepy region in Rajasthan called Shekhawati, Once home to the rich merchant’s families, and, hence is crowded with heritage havelies with colourful frescos murals and paintings. Overnight stay in Mandawa.
Day 4 : Mandawa - Bikaner (160 KMS-04 Hours drive)
Half day tour
This morning we will experience the fresco painted”Rajasthan’s open air art gallery “tour of the region. We will visit Gulab rai haveli built in the year 1870, is a three story haveli, making it one of the largest haveli in Mandawa. In this haveli we will see the exceptional murals and variety of themes a curly headed Greek portrait, scenes from the life of the owner with the fort in the background, a woman giving birth, a bird tending her eggs.
We will also visit Bansidhar Newatia haveli built in the year 1921 shows the Wright brothers, maiden flight and a European making a telephone call plus opulent touring cars, also combines frescoes of horse and Elephants.
Afternoon we head to Bikaner lies in the north-western part of Rajasthan, there is a saying if ever beauty has bloomed in a desert, and it has been at Bikaner. Founded in 1488 A.D by Rao Bika, a descendent of the founder of Jodhpur.
Overnight stay in Bikaner.
Today we visit Junagrah fort built by the sixth ruler of Bikaner in the year 1593, it houses number of beautiful palaces and pavilions. The rooms are maintained beautifully now display the treasure of Royal family. The fort also has a museum of illuminated manuscripts, weapons, jars, carpets, decorations and Farmans (King order’s).
In the Evening we see the camel calves at the unique camel breeding farm –the largest of its kind in Asia, and experience of lifetime.
Overnight stay in Bikaner.
This morning we drive through the Rajasthani Thar desert from Bikaner to Jaisalmer, a charming sandstone city scattered with exquisite wood and yellow sandstone buildings. En route to our destination we stop in at karni Mata Rat temple and as the name suggest this sacred site is swarming with rats, which are treated like Royalty following the belief that they are reincarnation of ancestors.
We continue our drive to Jaisalmer absorb the local scenery. Arrive Jaisalmer city and drive more thirty kms to reach dunes. Later mount the ship of the desert camel and ride through the desert and witness the sunset over sand dunes in this Rajasthani backdrop, is an experience to cherish. Late evening enjoy the dinner with folkdance and music.
Overnight- Under the stars.
This morning we check out from the desert camp and proceed to the Jaisalmer city. In the Afternoon we will visit one of the most invincible forts in India Jaisalmer fort, also known as Sonar quila (Golden fort). Major attratione inside the fort are Jain temples, Royal Palace and big gates. Later we walk through the local streets to understand the local life and also visit Patwon ki haveli.
Today an interesting drive through increasingly varied scenery takes us to Blue City Jodhpur, a town at the edge of the mighty Thar Desert. We arrive and explore majestic Mehrangarh fort, a palace that might have been built by Titans and coloured by the morning Sun. Towering high above the city of Jodhpur stands proud and Chiselled out of a rock. After visiting the fort, we head down the hill towards town to see the other popular attraction Jaswant Thada. We will get the great views of Jodhpur as we drive along the hill. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Morning drive to Udaipur – City of lakes. En route we visit famous jain temples of ranakpur. Ranakpur Temple: Beautiful sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this renowned place. Marked as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in the 15 the century. The central Chaumukha [four faced temple] is dedicated to Adinathji the temple is an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars all distinctly carved and no two being alike is an amazing evidence of the genius sense of architecture that enhances the charm of the place. Every temple has this conceivable surface carved with equal delicacy. Overall Ranakpur is known as ' The tranquil pilgrimage town.
We continue our drive to Udaipur.
(Ranakpur Temple is open from 12PM to 5 PM)
Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Udaipur is often referred to as the “Venice of the East” and the “City of lakes”
Today we will start our day with the visit of star attraction of Udaipur City Palace, the largest palace in Rajasthan, covering an area of 5 acres, actually a complex of several palaces built by 22 maharanas over a period of four centuries. After visiting City palace we will also visit the largest Hindu temple in Udaipur, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Lord of the Universe. Its intricately carved pillars and beautiful sculptures are fine examples of Indo-Aryan architecture. Later we will enjoy a most scenic boat ride at Pichola Lake at sunset. After the beautiful boat ride we will go to a gorgeous 18th century haveli to experience the best Rajasthani folk dance show.
Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Leaving Udaipur, we drive to Pushkar . Pushkar is an important Hindu pilgrimage town and the host town for camel fair. Today we visit Brahma temple, said to be the only temple to Lord Brahma in India. We will enjoy a walk on the Ghats. Overnight stay in Pushkar.
Today we leave Pushkar and drive to pink city Jaipur. We take a walk to the local bazaar. In the evening experience the unique Rajasthani culture at Chowki Dhani a concept capturing the vibrant spirit of Rajasthan and ensuring a perfect Rajasthani experience. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Today we are in one of the city of Rajputana “land of kings”. We will start our amazing day with the visit of the sleepy town called Amer 11 kms from jaipur. We enjoy a tour of stunning 16th century Amber fort. After visiting Amer fort we return to the city en route we stop for the picture at Jal mahal (Water Palace), located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.
We experience the traditional art of block painting.
We continue our tour to City Palace a perfect blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture and the present residence of the Royal family. Further we visit the Jantar Mantar (Solar observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate prediction till date. We drive pass the Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) a five storied structure which has 593 mini windows.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Today we drive to home of Taj mahal, Agra. En route we visit The Ghost city Fatehpur sikri, the political capital of India’s Mughal Empire under Akbar reigns from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned due to scarcity of water. Continue drive to Agra. Overnight stay in Agra.
We rise early to visit the world’s most exquisite symbol of Romantic love the Taj mahal, enjoy visit of Taj Mahal at Sunrise. In the afternoon we also visit the marvel of the past Agra fort, it one of the most important and robustly built stronghold of the mughals. Later we drive to Delhi through the best highway of India till date. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Breakfast » Accommodation » Pick-up » Drop » Sightseeing » 15 nights hotel with breakfast » Air-conditioned car with experienced driver » All applicable taxes » Local English speaking guide » One bottle of Mineral water per person » All expenses related to transport » Driver expenses.