Day 01: Abroad - Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, the guest will be met by our representative and
transferred to hotel. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Agra
In the morning you will drive to Agra (203 km). Upon arrival in Agra our
representative will transfer you to hotel.
Thereafter visit famous Taj Mahal- The Taj Mahal is the most famous
Moghul monument, constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife
Mumtaz Mahal. It has been described as the most extravagant monument
ever built for love. The central structure has four small domes
surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and
Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums.
Other attractions at Agra are the Red fort and the tomb of
Itmad-Ud-Daulah. Stay overnight at the hotel in Agra.
Day 03: Agra - Jaipur
In the morning you will be driven to Jaipur (221 km), visiting Fatehpur
Sikri on your way. The great Mughal emperor Akbar built Fatehpur Sikri.
Attractions at Fatepur Sikri are Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jehangir
Mahal, Jodha Bai's Palace etc. Continue your drive to Jaipur and
check-in at hotel. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 04: Jaipur
You will take a morning tour of the impressive Amber fort, situated on a
ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount
your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main
gate, making your entrance in the time honored fashion. The Fort,
completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and
now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle
of the Mughal ruling families.
In the afternoon a city tour of Jaipur follows. "The Pink City"
is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with
ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City
Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now
open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling
family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will
also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the
open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical
instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colorful bazaar before returning
to your hotel. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur - Udaipur
In the morning you will be driven to Udaipur (385 kms). Upon arrival in
Udaipur our representative will transfer you into the hotel. You will
have rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel
Day 06: Udaipur
Morning city tour of Udaipur, the romantic Lake City in Southern
Rajasthan, famous for the stunning white marble Palace built on an
island in the Lake Pichola. It was the former Palace of the Maharana and
now converted to one of the most glamorous hotels in India. The tour
will cover the magnificent City Palace, the Garden of Maidens "Sahelion-ki-bari"
and a drive around the other nearby lakes.
Late afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on the placid waters of Lake
Pichola. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace
stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant
gardens running down to the waterside. Overnight will be at hotel in
Day 07: Udaipur - Mt. Abu
In the morning you will driven to Mt. Abu (190 km). Upon arrival in Mt.
Abu you will check into the hotel.
A pleasant retreat set amidst the lush forested hills, Mt. Abu is a
green oasis in the barren desert of Rajasthan. Situated at the southern
tip of the Aravali range the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its
rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees
and flowering shrubs.
Mt. Abu offers a spectacular array of exquisite Dilwara Jain temples,
beautifully carved temples built between 11th and 13th century A.D. are
sheer elegance in marble, dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras. The Vimal
Vasahi temple is the oldest of these dedicated to the first Tirthankara.
Built in 1031 A.D. It is a superb example of temple architecture.
Another is Lun Vasahi temple and Adhar Devi temple with its many stairs
is a tourist attraction. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Mt. Abu - Narlai
In morning you will drive to Narlai (125 km). Upon arrival in Narlai you
will check into the hotel.
Narlai is a royal hunting retreat, between Jodhpur and Udaipur. Situated
amidst dramatic boulders and ancient temples, Rawla lies at a foothill
of a stupendous 350 - foot single rock granite hill. Maharaj and Rani
Swaroop Singh and their sons oversaw the careful restoration of this
15th century home of Marwar nobility. You will have rest of the day at
leisure to explore the surrounding region. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 09: Narlai - Jodhpur
In the morning drive to Jodhpur (90 km). Upon arrival in Jodhpur you
will check into the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Jodhpur - visit the
Meherangarh Fort, one of the most impressive and formidable fort in the
whole of fort-studded Rajasthan. It is situated on a high natural rock
bluff from where you can look down on the wonderful panorama of the
bustling city below. Also visit Jaswant Thada - the Royal Cenotaphs.
Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 10: Jodhpur - Pushkar
In morning you will drive to Pushkar (205 km). Upon arrival in Pushkar
our representative will transfer you to deluxe tents.
The Royal Camp which captures the luxurious nostalgia of a bygone age of
the Maharaja's Safari and Shikar camps, combined with innovative design
demonstrating many of the skills and crafts of Marwar. The camp consists
of tents, each with verandah, bedroom and bathroom. There is a large
dining tent serving the best of Rajasthani cuisine and a large open
reception tent with seating areas.
Pushkar is famous for its colorful annual fair during kartik poornima
(full moon) in the month of November each year. At this time, this
otherwise peaceful and gentle village on the banks of holy Pushkar Lake
is thrown into colorful confusion when the desert tribes and camel
caravans meet to trade cattle, camels, goat, sheep, clothes, jewellery
and spices. Stay overnight at the Camp.
Day 11: Pushkar
You will spend full day at the fair. Built as 'an explosion of fun,
frolic, games and laughter', the fair provides some wonderful
photographic opportunities and is a rare change to see Rajasthani women
decked out in all their traditional jewellery, dress and finery. It is
worth getting up early to see the camels and tribes rousing themselves
in the pink of the dawn desert light. Overnight will be at the Camp.
Day 12: Pushkar - Mandawa
In the morning, you will be driven to Mandawa (240 km). Upon arrival in
Mandawa, our representative will transfer you to hotel.
Afternoon visit the enormous Havelis with fascinating murals and painted
frescoes built by the wealthy Rajasthani merchants ("Marwaris")
in the 19th century. The Havelis are mansion of a unique residential
architectural style that evolved around courtyards to serve the purpose
of family security, privacy for the women as also protecting the
inhabitants from the long, harsh summers. Overnight will be at hotel
Day 13: Mandawa - Delhi
In morning you will drive to Delhi (250 km) and upon arrival in Delhi
check-in at hotel. In the afternoon you will be taken to visit New
Delhi. Drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era
designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate and the Presidential
Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayun tomb of the Mughal era and
predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering
minaret of Qutab Minar. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Delhi
In the morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi. Former center of
Mughal Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and
bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the
'rickshaw ride' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni
Chowk" or Silver Street. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest
mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the
Taj Mahal and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. In
the afternoon you will be free for own activities. Later transfer to
international airport for your onward journey.