01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi , Meet assist at the airport & transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of
New Delhi where ornate buildings 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 grand government buildings, the
Presidentís House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial, Also
visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla
Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur & transfer to
hotel. Later sightseeing of Jaipur covering City
Palace -a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional
Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls
over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It
houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and
the City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar- the largest
and the best preserved of the five observatories
built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the
country. This observatory consisting of outsized
astronomical instruments is still in use.Also visit
Hawa Mahal -The ornamental facade of this "Palace of
Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Its
five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink
encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate
balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows.
Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal
grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in
Day 04 : Jaipur
After breakfast proceed for morning excursion to
Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
Amber Fort Palace - Amber is the classic romantic
Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started
by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his
descendent Jai Singh I. It's forbidding exterior
belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of
Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate
expression. Also visit Jaigarh Fort - Jaigarh used
to be the royal arsenal. The view of the city of
Jaipur from this picturesque fort on top of a hill
is truly an experience of a lifetime.Night stay in
Day 5 : Jaipur - Mandawa
After breakfast drive to Mandawa-The medieval Fort
of Mandawa gradually rises on the horizon like a
mirage. A breathtaking view of the town can be seen
from the terrace of Castle Mandawa. Precious
collection of arms with jade handles, traditional
ceremonial costumes can be seen at the Museum at the
Castle. The havelies worth a visit are Chokhani,
Saraf, Goenka and Ladia in this town. Built in 1775
by Thakur Nawal Singh, descendant of Rao Shekhaji,
who also founded the city of Nawalgarh. The Castle,
now a 51 rooms hotel has no two rooms alike. It also
houses an interesting collection of paintings, jade,
costumes and antiques. The courtyard and the terrace
come to live during evenings with candle-lit dinners
and fire-dances during the season. A two hundred and
forty year old fortess, that has been converted by
the family into a fine example of traditional
hospitality. Arrive Mandawa & transfer to hotel.
Day 06 : Mandawa - Bikaner
After breakfast drive to Bikaner -The royal
fortified city with a timeless appeal. Lying in the
north of the Desert State, the city is dotted with
many sand dunes. Bikaner retains the medieval splendor
that pervades the city's lifestyle.
More popularly called the camel country, the city is
renowned for the best riding camels in the world.
The ship of the desert is an inseparable part of
life here. Be it pulling heavy carts, transporting
grains or working on wells, camels are the prime
helpers. The wells of Bikaner - an important source
of water are other attractions of the city. These
are built on high plinths with slender minareted
towers on each of the Four Corners and can be
noticed even from a distance. Arrive Bikaner &
transfer to hotel.
Later visit the Junagarh Fort ,constructed between
1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the
Moghul Emperor Akbar's army and the Karnimata Temple
at Deshnok. Also visit the prestigious camel
breeding farm in the evening.Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 07 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After Breakfast drive to Jaisalmer - Rising from the
heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the
city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in
yellow sandstone stands, with its awesome splendor,
dominating the amber-hued city.
The city has an interesting legend associated with
it, according to which, Lord Krishna-the head of the
Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent
of the Yadav Clan would build his kingdom atop the
Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 AD
when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan
and a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort at Lodurva
and founded a new capital -Jaisalmer, perched on the
Trikuta Hill. Arrive Jaisalmer & transfer to
hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 08 : Jaisalmer
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for full day sightseeing
tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the
heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort
and palaces are all built of yellow stone. The city
is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades
and elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT -
The oldest living Fort in the world, Also visit the
Patwon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli , Gandhi
Sagar Tank and Barabagh Hill. Night stay in
Day 09 : Jaisalmer
Day will be free to explore the culture of this
In the afternoon, visit the Khuri Sand Dunes and the
typical Rajasthani Desert Village. Take a camel ride
to view the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set
on fire. It can be an unforgettable experience.
Return to the village to drive back to Jaisalmer
after a Rajasthani dinner served in the village
amidst Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes.
Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 10 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur -Set at the edge of
the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes
with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the
desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was
founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha-chief of the Rathore
clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of
Rama - the epic hero of the Ramayana. The massive
15th century AD Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of
a rocky hill, soaring 125 Mts. Above the plains. The
city is encompassed by a high wall -10 km long with
8 gates and innumerable bastions.
Arrive Jodhpur & transfer to hotel. Evening at
leisure. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 11 : Jodhpur
Morning go for a village safari in the jeep and have
a rare glimpse
into the rich culture and true essence of India.
Abundant wildlife (game) and memorable moments of
the great desert landscape fascinates one while
driving along the countryside.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur - gateway to
the desert beyond, home of the Rathors of Marwar,
visit the Mehrangarh Fort, rising up a hilly scarp,
built on the advice of a hermit, overlooking the
city in the image of a long sentinel. Inside the
Fort are a number of palaces added by successive
rulers. In this palace you would see different
miniature paintings & cradle room. Later visit
Jaswant Thada Memorial & the Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 12 : Jodhpur - Mt Abu
After breakfast drive to Mount Abu -At 1,200 meters,
Mount Abu is the highest point of the Aravalli range
passing through Rajasthan. The only hill resort of
Rajasthan. It is build around a lake and is
surrounded by forested hills. According to the
legend, the place derives its name from ARBUDA, a
serpent who descended to the spot to rescue
bull NANDI. Besides having all the features of a
pleasant hill resort, this place is also famous for
the DILWARA TEMPLES and many more archeological
remains. There are romantic royal retreats and
relics of the Raj.
Enjoy boating at the Nakki Lake and visit the
temples and the museum .Night stay in Mount Abu .
Day 13 : Mt. Abu
Day will be at Mt Abu. Visit the Dilwara Temples
during the day. The architecture of these temples is
very interesting and famous. Evening at leisure.
Night stay in Mount Abu.
Day 14 : Mount Abu - Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Udaipur -The city of Dawn,
Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure lake,
hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravallis. A
vision in white drenched in romance and beauty,
Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and
experiences and inspiration for the imagination of
poets, painters and writers.
Its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes,
temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with
stalls, carry the flavor of a heroic past,
epitomizing valor and chivalry. Their reflection in
the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an
Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar -a kingdom ruled by
the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years.
Arrive Udaipur & transfer to hotel.Later proceed for
Evening Motor launch cruise on the placid waters of
Lake Pichola. From he boat you will be able to view
the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above
the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Also
visit the Jag Mandir Palace - the other island
palace in the middle of the lake. Spend some time at
the Jag Mandir Palace.Evening at leisure. Night stay
Day 15 : Udaipur
Proceed for day sightseeing tour of Udaipur,
stopping first at City Palace. Here you will marvel
at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors,
colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies
and the Peacock Courtyard.
Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the
Jagdish Temple and the local folk Museum.
Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 16 : Udaipur - Chittaurgarh
After breakfast drive to Chittaurgarh-The pride and
glory of Rajasthan, Chittaur echoes with the tales
of romance and valor unique to the Rajput tradition.
A ruined citadel - Where the royal past lives in its
imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular
This fortified settlement has been ravaged thrice
and each time the outcome was 'Jauhar'-when women
and children immolated themselves on a huge funeral
pyre while men donned in saffron robes of martyrdom
rode out of the fort towards a certain death.
Arrive Chittaurgarh & transfer to hotel. Later
proceed for sightseeing of Chittaurgarh Fort
-Believed to have been constructed by the Mori
rulers in the 7th century, this fort is located on a
180m high hill, covering 700 acres. "Tablets" and "Chattris"
lie between several monumental gates. Also visit
Padmini Palace - The palace of the legendary queen
Night stay in Chittaurgarh.
Day 17 : Chittaurgarh - Kota
Morning drive to Kota -Along the eastern bank of the
Chambal River lies Kota - an amazing juxtaposition
of the majestic medieval age and modern
industrialization, temples and untouched wealth of
impressive forts, opulent palaces and splendid
temples. Kota dates back over several centuries but
still retains its past glory, present day edifices
and heavy industries. The industries have made it
the industrial heartland of Rajasthan. Night
stay in Kota.
Day 18 : Kota - Ranthambhore
After breakfast drive to Ranthambhore - the famous
Tiger Reserve, is perhaps the best place in the
world to sight a tiger in the wild. The Ranthambhore
National Park has had more Tiger sightings than any
other National Park in the country. It has come to
be known as "The land of the Tiger", where most of
the documented footage of this majestic beast has
Ranthambhore forest is of tropical dry deciduous
type further classified as Dhok climax forest
because of the predominance of Dhok (Anogeissus
pendulla) found nearly everywhere. Dhok is an
extremely hardy tree, capable of withstanding
prolonged droughts. The leaf of this tree is good
fodder and they are browsed by herbivores, and form
a significant part of their diet. Even the dry,
fallen leaves, eaten by them, are rich source of
The lakes abound with aquatic vegetation including
Duckweed, lilies and lotus. A haven for a multitude
of wild animals, the Park boasts of playing host to
tigers, leopards, the elusive hyenas, sloth bears,
wild boars, crocodiles and so on. Besides, there are
over 300 species of birds, from the majestic Crested
Serpent Eagle to the exotic Golden Oriole.
Tiger, at the apex of the food chain, lord over the
kingdom in a subtle way. Solitary by nature, it
operates in stealth. Therefore tiger sightings,
frequent as they are, are always a matter of chance.
However, even evidences of tiger's activities are
Ranthambhore is also very rich in bird life with
over 300 species of birds. In fact, for a keen
bird-watcher Ranthambhore and its surrounding areas
are paradise. Birds like Greylag geese, Bar headed
geese, Painted stork, Pochards, Gadwall, Mallard,
Tawny Eagle, Greater and Lesser Spotted Eagle, the
rare Black Eagle, Greater and Lesser Flamingoes and
many more are regular winter migrants which come
from their nesting grounds north of Himalayas to
Ranthambhore and surrounding areas. Day at leisure .
Night stay in Ranthmbhore.
Day 19 : Ranthambhore
Morning & Afternoon Jungle safari by Canter. Night
stay in Ranthmbhore.
20 : Ranthambhore - Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra-Badal Singh
established the city of Taj in 1475. Agra finds
mention in the Mahabharat as Agraban. This city in
those days was considered to be the sister-city of
Mathura, which was more prominent than Agraban. Agra
came into its own when the Lodhi Kings chose this
place beside the River Yamuna to
be their capital city. Sikander Lodhi made Agra his
capital but Babar defeated the Lodhis to capture not
only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal
In the Mid 16th century and earlier 17th century
Agra witnessed a frenzied building activity and it
was during this time when the symbol of love Taj
Mahal was built. The buildings made during this era
were purely in the contemporary Mughal style and of
very high quality. The same is still reflected in
whatever monuments remain in Agra. The narrow lanes
of Agra filled with aroma of Mughlai cuisine, the
craftsman who are busy in crating master pieces with
their skill all remind of the Mughal royalty which
this city had once experienced. Today whatever
remains, has become a major tourist attraction which
has taken Agra again to the heights of glory but
this time as a major tourist destination of India.
Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.
Day 21 : Agra - Delhi
Morning at sunrise visit the TAJ MAHAL - one of the
Seven Wonders of the World was built by Shah Jahan
in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651AD. Taj Mahal -
The symbol of Love was built in the memory of Mumtaz
Mahal (Shah Jahan' s second Wife).
Also visit Agra Fort - Built by the famed Mughal
emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly
of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture
perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist
Later drive to Delhi via Sikandra and the holy city
of Mathura. Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel. Night
stay in Delhi.
Day 22 : Delhi Departure
After breakfast full day free and evening transfer
to airport to connect the onward flight.