Romance of the Desert
Arrive Delhi; meet the assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay will be in Delhi.Day 02 : Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where you will recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire.
Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the government buildings, the President's House , Red fort , Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 3 / Delhi - Agra
Morning at sunrise, visit the magnificent Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife, Also visit Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am , a pillared hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. Night stay in Agra.Day 4 / Agra - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the remains, it fortifications within the city including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.Day 5 / Jaipur
Morning tour of the Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your dressed up Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Afternoon tour of the Pink City where any antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed. Also visit the Hawa Mahal 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. Night stay will be in Jaipur.
Day 6 / Jaipur - Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur- an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan enroute visiting Pushkar. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are asancient and deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.Day 7 / Udaipur
Morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir and the Pratap Memorial. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.Day 8 / Udaipur - Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.Day 9 / Jodhpur
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - Prince Jodha founded the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, in 1459. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 10 / Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.Day 11 / Jaisalmer
Morning city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gold magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli and Salim singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Evening camel ride to visit Sam Dunes. Night stay in Jaisalmer.Day 12 / Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later city sight seeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. Bikaner's dominant features are undulating sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 13 / Bikaner - Mandawa
Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautifulfrescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa.Day 14: Jaipur
Departure Morning drive to Delhi and transfer to airport for onward journey