Covered Destination : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
- Jaipur - Delhi Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days Day 1 : Welcome to India (New Delhi)
A land of rich heritage that's ancient. The mystique of India, its history
of 5000 years, philosophy, religions, fabulous history monuments all add
to its bewildering diversity to create a unique and colorful mosaic. This
is the wonder that is India, come, enjoy and experience it. Later stay in
the 5 star deluxe hotels & leisure.
New Delhi begins
with the drive past Safdarjang's Tomb (1753 AD) on the way to Qutab Minar
(1193 AD) this striking medieval tower of victory of Persian World is 73
m high. Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque,
stands the Iron pillar which has stood the vagaries of weather and has not
rusted over 1500 years. Then drive through New Delhi includes the Embassy
area (Diplomatic enclave), Government buildings, India Gate, Sikh Temple
(Bangla Sahib Gurudwara), Birla Temple and Connaught Place, New Delhi's
main shopping area. Visit Humayun's Tomb - considered to be the fore runner
of Taj Mahal.
Day 02 : Delhi
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will proceed for a full
day tour of Old & New Delhi. Relax in the evening. Overnight will be
Day 03 : Delhi - Mandawa
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be driven to Mandawa
and on arrival, check-in at your pre-booked Deluxe
/ Luxury hotel. Rest of the day visit Havelis in and around Mandawa.
Overnight will be in Mandawa.
Shekhawati is a colourful fantasy having a
fascination uniquely of its own. The open-air art galley, as it is popularly
called, is famous for its plethora of painted havelis, all commendable pieces
of the rich artistic tradition of this region. It is famous for its Havelis
(mansion) built by rich merchants of the region, display a unique architectural
style that evolved around the courtyards to ensure safety and privacy of
the women folk and protection from the heat of the long and harsh summers.
The Havelis, painted predominantly in blue, maroon, yellow, green and indigo
have beautiful wall paintings that adorn their walls.
Day 04 : Mandawa - Bikaner
Today after breakfast, in morning you will be driven to Bikaner and on arrival,
check-in at your pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury hotel. Afternoon, you will take
sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Overnight will be at hotel in Bikaner.
Bikaner, the royal fortified city, with
a timeless appeal in the North State of Rajasthan, 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. This city stands on a slightly raised ground and is circumscribed
by a seven-km long embattled wall with five gates. The magnificent forts
and palaces, in reddish-pink sandstone created with delicacy, bear testimony
to its rich historical and architectural legacy. Undulating lanes, colorful
bazaars and bright and cheerful folks make the visit Bikaner an interesting
experience. Visit the Junagarh Fort, built in 1593 AD by Raj Rai Singh,
one of the best in Rajasthan. It comprises of 37 palaces with pavilions,
mosaic courtyards, carved balconies, kiosks and windows dotted all over
the structure. The Shish Mahal, the Grand Durbar Hall, the 17th century
Karan Mahal, Anup Mahal and the Phool Mahal bring to life the grandeur
of a bygone era. The Fort museum has a rare collection of Sanskrit and
Persian manuscripts and miniature painting.
Day 05: Bikaner
Today after breakfast, in morning you will visit Deshnoke Temple. In
afternoon, you will visit Camel Breeding Farm. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 06: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will proceed for Jaisalmer.
Have lunch at midway and proceed to Jaisalmer. Reach Jaisalmer in the
evening. Check-in at your pre-booked hotel and relax. Overnight will be
Rising from the Thar Desert like a golden mirage
is the city of Jaisalmer. The Jaiselmer fort etched in yellow sandstone
stands with all its awesome splendour. The life within the citadel conjures
up images of medieval majesty visible in its narrow lanes strewn with
magnificent palaces, havelies, temples and typical desert life of men
women cattle and camels. The 80 meter high fort, perch on the hill, houses
the entire township within its ramparts. It has enchanting narrow lanes
dotted with exquisite havelis, beautifully sculptured Jain temples of
the 12th-15th century and palaces. The fort is approached through four
gateways -Akhaiya Pol, Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol and Hava Pol. Some of the
most exotic mansions or havelis, all intricately latticed, are strewn
all over Jaisalmer each with a different facade. The Havelis of Nathmalji,
Patwon and Salim Singh all in Yellow Marble of Jaisalmer are exquisite
works of art. A camel safari through the interesting and remote desert
villages of Roopsi, Doojasar, Kanoi, Kuldara and the Cenotaphs of Barabagh
can be interesting. The villages are very special, as different communities
Day 07: Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer Fort stands almost at a height of 100 metre over the city and
houses 99 bastions, a number of entrance gateways and a group of Jain
Temples from 12th to 13th century. Overnight will be at Jaisalmer.
Day 08: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be driven to Jodhpur
and on arrival in Jodhpur, check-in at your pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury
hotel. Afternoon will be free to visit the bazaars of Jodhpur. Overnight
will be in Jodhpur.
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, take
a tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur, Founded in the 15th century by Rao Jodha,
this erstwhile capital of Marwar state occupied an important place in
the ancient silk route along with Bikaner and Jaisalmer. It is still a
Jodhpur is still a leading commercial centre when it comes to cattle,
camels, wood, salt and crops. Proceed for sightseeing of the city. Overnight
will be at Jodhpur.
At the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city
of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert.
The massive 15th century AD Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky
hill, soaring 125 mts. above the plains. A high wall encompasses the city
-10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. The lifestyle in Jodhpur
is unusually fascinating with people wearing lovely multi hued costumes,
artistically designed. Shopping in Jodhpur bazaars is a heady experience
with a colourful display of the rich collection of exquisite handicrafts.
The tie-and-dye fabric, embroidered "jutis" or slippers in suede,
camel skin, velvet and leather, beautiful silks, durries, marble souvenirs
from Makrana, an extensive range of useful and decorative items etc.,
are of interest. He Mehrangarh fort is one of the most impressive and
formidable structures. Invincible from the outside, the fort has four
gates approached by a winding road. Within the fort are some magnificent
palaces with marvellously carved panels with latticed windows These palaces
house a fabulous collection of trappings of Indian royalty including a
superb collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs, miniature paintings
of various schools, musical instruments, costumes and furniture.
Day 09: Jodhpur - Jaipur Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be driven to Jaipur
and on arrival in Jaipur, assistance at check-in at your pre-booked Deluxe
/ Luxury hotel. Rest of the time will be free for independent activities.
Overnight will be at hotel in Jaipur
Day 10: Jaipur
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will take a guided excursion
to Amer Fort with elephant ride. Afternoon: Guided city tour of Jaipur.
Overnight will be in Jaipur
Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan is colour
washed pink - the colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture.
This Pink City of fairy tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren
hills and broad avenues is picturesque. The first planned city of its
time, a formidable wall encircles Jaipur. Morning Drive past by Hawa Mahal,
known popularly as the Palace of Winds, is a facade built for the Ladies
of the Royal household in the 19th century. The Amber Fort, the capital
of the erstwhile State of Jaipur until 1728 is perched on a hill. It has
halls of Public and Private Audience, a Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors)
various marble palaces which are marvelous examples of ancient Rajput
architecture. The Temple of Amba (Mother Goddess), the patron deity of
the Royal family is at the entrance to the palace. Ride an elephant to
ascend the hill on which the Fort is situated.
Afternoon: City tour of Jaipur. Visit the City
Palace -the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani
and Mughal styles which houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani
costumes and armoury of the Mughals and Rajputs, including swords of different
shapes and sizes with ornate handles. It has an art gallery with an excellent
collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare
astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit. Also visit
the Jantar Mantar - an astrological and astronomical Observatory built
by Maharaja Jai Singh in 18th century which is remarkable for its accuracy
even at the present times.
Day 11: Jaipur - Delhi
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will leave for Delhi.
Reach by evening. Overnight will be at your pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury
hotel in Delhi.
Day 12: Delhi - Home
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, day will be free to explore
the city and finish last minute shopping. In time you will be transferred
to airport to board flight for on word destination.
The tour includes:
a) Accommodation in the prescribed category of hotels on twin sharing basis
with breakfast on regular basis.
b) A/c Transport of high standards with soft beverages and mineral water
served during drives with compliments.
c) Entrances at all the monuments and services of an excellent personal
guide at all the destinations.
d) Assistance upon arrival and departure by our skilled representatives
at all destinations.
e) Meals as prescribed
f) All internal flights and Train (1st Ac).
a) International Flight From Your Country to India and Back.
b) Any tips for the porters, drivers or the tour guides.
c) Any drinks and beverages during the paid meals, if not specified.