Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Thar Desert Safari (5 Nights / 6 Days) - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Bijaipur - Bundi - Pushkar - Jaipur - Ranthambhor - Agra - Delhi
Assistance on arrival at Delhi International airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. This day or night is generally kept for relaxing, overnight at hotel.
Morning tour of Old Delhi: visit the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, besides Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana. Afternoon tour of New Delhi, visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Bahai Temple. Evening free at leisure, overnight in Delhi.
Morning checkout and drive to Mandawa, traditional welcome on arrival transfer to Castle Mandawa Hotel. Rest of the visit compact little town of Shekhawati region comprising of Forts and Havelis of beautiful frescoes. While touring this town a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows leads to the bazaar. Evening enjoy folk dance and music. Overnight at hotel.
Morning checkout and drive to Nawalgarh – 30 kms, the town where the finest of the Shekhavati’s frescoes can be seen. It’s havelis still bear witness to the rich & prosperous Marwari era of the 19th century. Worth visiting are the Aath Haveli complexes, Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat Haveli & Chokhani Haveli. Afternoon Drive to Bikaner – 175 kms (3 hrs), transfer to hotel on arrival. Evening free to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Morning take a sightseeing tour of Bikaner covering Junagadh Fort – constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 meter long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances, Bhand Sagar Temple – The 16th century Jain temple, is the most important of this temple complex, Camel Breeding Farm – a unique experience where you can ride on a camel & have perhaps the first taste of camel’s milk. Overnight at hotel.
Morning checkout and drive to Jaisalmer – 330 kms (6 hrs), Arrive and check into hotel. Afternoon free to relax or enjoy the city atmosphere. Evening visit Gadisar Lake, Overnight at hotel.
Morning take a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer covering Jaisalmer Fort – built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, consisting of 99 bastions. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various temples, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & Patwon–Ki-Haveli – some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and latticework of breath taking intricacy. Evening free to relax, overnight in Jaisalmer.
After breakfast start by camel for Badabagh : The site of royal cenotaphs of Bhatti Rajput Kings (The then rulers of Jaisalmer) Have lunch at Baisakhi : a typical village, visit a Hindu temple then proceed to Ramkunda, a holy place with beautiful landscapes & Hindu temples. Dinner and overnight in tents.
After breakfast proceed to Ludharva via Roopse, a mixed cast village with mud and stick houses. Have Lunch at Ludharva, visit Jain temple & proceed to Chatrayil, a traditional and typical Muslim village, Reach Peerawal. Dinner and overnight at tents.
After breakfast proceed to Salkha : a traditional Rajput village. Have lunch and proceed towards Sam Sand dunes. Via Beri of Kanoi : a place packed with water wells. Here you can see how the ladies are balancing the water pots on their head as well as their Colorful dresses. Reach sand dunes. Dinner, desert folk music, campfire is at sand dunes.
After breakfast proceed to Masordi via Kanoi. A typical carpenters village. Here you can see and buy beautifully carved wooden items. Arrive Masordi and have lunch. After lunch proceed to Jessieri : a water tank surroundings by Oasis and beautiful landscape. Dinner and over night in the tents.
After breakfast proceed to Deegasar via Dedha : A Rajput village and the life style of Rajputs. Have your lunch at Deegasar : a place surrounded with beautiful landscape and a small lake. Proceed further for Kuldhara via a small Rajput Dhani : A typical group of houses where people stay while cultivating their agriculture fields. Arrive Kuldhara : where you will see planning of villages in ancient times. Overnight at camps.
After breakfast leave for Jaisalmer via Mool Sagar and Amar Sagar. On arrival check in into hotel. Rest of the day free to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Morning checkout and drive to Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Day free to relax till 1500 hrs, later visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Evening visit Balsamand Lake and Palace, overnight at the hotel.
Morning checkout and drive to Udaipur, enroute visit the famous Ranakpur Temples of 12th Century, and later visit Kumbhalgarh Fort enroute to Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh Fort is known for its longest wall of 36 kms surrounding the fort with 360 inbuilt temples in the wall, some of the temple now leis in the state of ruin. Proceed to Udaipur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to relax, overnight at the hotel.
Morning visit City Palace – located amidst Lake Pichola, comprising of Crystal Gallery, Durbar Hall and Jagdish Temple. After lunch visit Sahelion – Ki – Bari – The garden for the maids of honour of the queen. Evening visit Eklingji & Nagda Temples – built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake bagel – 22 kms from Udaipur. Drive back to Udaipur for overnight.
Morning checkout and drive to Bijaipur enroute visit one of the finest forts of Asia ; Chittaurgarh Fort comprising of Man Palace, Padminis Palace, and Towers of Peace and Victory, you will be driving on this fort to cover all this places. One can have good lunch at Pratap Palace in Chittaurgarh and proceed to Bijaipur. On arrival transfer to Castle Bijaipur which is a 16 Century Castle owned & run by descendants of Maharana Pratap. Later in the day visit Lotus Lake & take a drive into the tribal villages of Bijaipur. Enjoy folk dance & music while you dine, overnight in Bijaipur.
Morning checkout and drive to Bundi –Bundi, enroute visit Shivji Temple on the edge of a hill where Menal Water falls commence, this is a very scenic place, I have not given you earlier because you were driving 250 kms from Udaipur to Bundi directly, proceed to Bundi on arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit Taragarh Fort built in 1354 A.D., Bundi Palace, Chhattar Mahal, Ratan Daulat, Chitrashala, Nawal Sagar lake, Raniji - ki - Baori (Step well), Sukh Mahal, Phool Sagar, and eighty four pillared cenotaph (All near Taragarh Fort and Bundi Palace). Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Pushkar. Arrive Pushkar and check – in at hotel. Later visit Pushkar Lake which is believed by the Hindus to be as old as creation, has been a place of pilgrimage through the centuries. There are 52 bathing Ghats built around the lake. Also visit the only temple of Lord Krishna. Pushkar draws thousands of tourist every year in the month of November to witness the Pushkar Fair. One can also visit Ajmer to see Taragarh Fort, Adhai Din ka Jhopda & Shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, evening free to relax, overnight in Pushkar.
Early morning one can visit the lakeside to see devotees offering prayers to the sun god at the time of sunrise. Later checkout and drive to Jaipur – 131 kms, on arrival transfer to hotel. After freshen up visit Nahargarh Fort, which is litted up by floodlights in the evening. Or one can just relax, overnight at the hotel.
Morning take an excursion tour to Amber Fort where one can enjoy Elephant ride to ascend the Fort. Later take a sight take a sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar. Rest of the day is kept free to explore the Carpet, Gems & Jewellery markets of Jaipur. Later in the day one can visit Sanganer a small village, 16 km south of Jaipur, well known for their hand-made paper and block printing. Evening one can visit Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic resort serving Rajasthani cuisine with live music and puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Morning checkout and drive to Ranthambhor, on arrival transfer to Jungle Resort, day free to relax, take Game Drive by Jungle Safari van at 1600 hrs till 1800 hrs, evening free to relax, overnight at the Jungle Resort.
Early morning visit the National Park again for Game Drive, while returning from the game drive visit Ranthambhor Fort, Morning checkout and drive to Agra – 230 kms, enroute visiting the old dynasty of Mughals; Fatehpur & Sikri, visit the Fort, Buland Darwaza and Shrine of Shaikh Salim Chisti. Later proceed to Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening one can visit the Taj Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning one can visit the Taj Mahal to see it over the sunrise, later Morning visit Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb and Moti Masjid. Later checkout and drive to Delhi – 200 kms, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to relax, overnight in Delhi.
In time transfer to International airport to board the flight back home.
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