India
Location
15 days
Duration
9/10
Physicality

Your journey in India begins in the capital city, New Delhi. Upon arrival, you would be received at the airport by our representative and escorted to your pre booked hotel.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Delhi
TOUR DURATION 15 Days
TOUR ROUTE Delhi-Shekhawati  -Mandawa -Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur-Pushkar -Jaipur-Fatehpur Sikri -Agra

 

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Day 01: Delhi

Your journey in India begins in the capital city, New Delhi. Upon arrival, you would be received at the airport by our representative and escorted to your pre booked hotel. You would receive all your travel documents and a briefing about your entire tour program.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast, proceed for an escorted sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and its varied attractions. You can also enjoy a Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk if you feel like. On the way back, we stop at Raj Ghat. Lunch at a city restaurant.
Post lunch, we proceed for an afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi. You first stop at Humayun’s Tomb; the beautiful mausoleum built in the memory of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The next stop is at Qutub Minar; the 73m high victory tower build by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193 AD.
In the evening, you take a walking photo tour around Lutyens Delhi to view and click of beautiful colonial era buildings, the Presidential House, the Parliament House and India Gate; the memorial bears the name of more than 13516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the 1st World War.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 03: Delhi-Shekhawati

Today after breakfast you proceed to Shekhawati by road (approx 260 kms – 5-6 hrs drive).
Shekhawati region is steeped in culture and history and has the largest concentration of frescos in the world and has hence very aptly earned the sobriquet of “open art gallery of Rajasthan”
Lunch en route at a restaurant. Arrival at Shekhawati by afternoon.
Visiting Shekhawati to experience this heritage rich territory. Many of these old heritage Havelis and other buildings (Mansions, Forts) are now converted in to hotels and guesthouses. Shekhawati is truly a blessing for all art lovers who are in to architecture and old painted sculptures. Shekhawati style of architecture is unique in itself. The Mansions (Havelis), Step Wells (Bawadi), Charitable Inns (Dharamshalas), Cenotaph(Chhatris) and Forts made by Shekhawat Rajput rulers and Marwari community is beautifully painted with divine and contemporary pictures ranging from Hindu Gods to British Raj to Trains to Telephones and more.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 04: Mandawa-Bikaner

Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Bikaner. (approx 190 kms – 4 hrs drive)
En route visit havelis of “Nadine Le Prince” it was purchased in 1998 AD by French artist Nadine Le Prince. The Haveli of Nandlal Devra (Nandlal Devra is the name of the merchant who constructed the haveli) was originally built in 1802 AD by a rich family of traders, the Devras, who were officers at the court of the local Maharaja. Since then, Nadine Le Prince has entirely restored the palace and all the frescoes.
After visit continue drive to Bikaner.
Afternoon arrive and check-into hotel (lunch at hotel on own).
Sightseeing of Bikaner; visit the Junagarh fort & Museam. It was built in 1594 by Maharaja Rai Singh. The entire fort is steeped in deep history due to which it appeals to the tourists to a great extent. The fort is completely built with red sandstone brought from the Thar Desert. Also visit the Royal family present residence Lalgarh palace. It was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh between 1902 AD to 1926 AD. In 1972 the royal family decides to convert in a royal heritage hotel.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 05: Bikaner–Jaisalmer Peak

Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Jaisalmer. (approx 330 kms – 7 hrs drive)
Jaisalmer is named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king who founded the city in 1156 AD. “Jaisalmer “Golden City of India” because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city.
Noon en route lunch at restaurant (on own).
Afternoon arrive and check-into hotel.
Evening you will be free at hotel to take rest or you may go to visit the local markets of aisalmer.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 06: Jaisalmer

Morning after breakfast sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer; visit the Jaisalmer Fort is famously known as Golden Fort of Rajasthan. It was constructed by Raja Jaisal in 12th century. It ranks amongst the largest forts in the world. After that visit the famous havelis; Salim singh ki Haveli, Patwa ki Haveli, Nath Mal ki Haveli.
Noon lunch at city restaurant (on own)

Afternoon visit Gadi Sagar Lake; built in the 14th century as a water conservation tank. The lake encircles several temples with the most notable being the Krishna Temple.
After that visit Bada Bagh; located 6 kilometers away from Jaisalmer city. Bada Bagh is a beautiful place that houses several cenotaphs of the royal families from the 16th century to 20th century.
Evening camel safari in Sand dunes to enjoy the sunset view of the city.
Overnight at hotel

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Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Jodhpur. (approx 270 kms – 6 hrs drive)
Jodhpur is famously called the Sun City, as the sun is visible here first every morning. Jodhpur was founded in the year 1459 AD by Rao Jodha and the city earned its name after him. “Also called Blue City”. The city is famous for its magnificent forts and palaces.
Afternoon arrive and check-into hotel (lunch at hotel on own).
Sightseeing tour of Jodhpur; visit the most beautiful and one among the largest fort Mherangarh; This invincible fort stands magnificently 400 feet above the city. It was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. Also visit the Royal cenotaphs Jaswant Thada, it was built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh in 1899 AD.
Evening walk into the old part of city to see the old painted blue houses and bazaar.
Overnight at hotel.
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Day 08: Jodhpur-Ranakpur -Udaipur

Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Udaipur. (approx 260 kms – 6 hrs drive)
Udaipur, famously called the ‘Venice of the East’ and ‘The City of Lakes’. This city was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 AD. Udaipur is a beautiful city, set amidst the Aravalli Ranges. The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city.
En route visit the famous Jain temples of Ranakpur is dedicated to Adinath the first Tirthankar and founder of the Jain Religion. The construction start of the temple in the 15th century following a divine vision.
After visit lunch at restaurant in Ranakpur.
After lunch continue drive to Udaipur.
Afternoon arrive and check-into hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure for your own activities.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 9: Udaipur

Morning after breakfast sightseeing tour of Udaipur; visit the City Palace & Museam, it was
constructed in the year 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh. The palace is situated on the banks of Pichola
Lake. After that visit the garden of Shelion-ki-badi.
Noon lunch at city restaurant (on own).
Afternoon visit the Jagdish temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur, built by Maharana
Jagat Singh I in 1651 AD.
Evening boat ride at Lake Pichola to watch the sun set view over the city and visit the Jag Mandir palace. Also called the “Lake Garden Palace”.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 10: Udaipur-Pushkar

Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Pushkar. (approx 280 kms – 6 hrs drive)
Pushkar is one of the oldest existing cities of India. It lies on the shore of Pushkar Lake. The date of its actual origin is not known, but legend associates Brahma with its creation. Pushkar is famous for the only Brahma Temple built during the 14th century CE. It’s also famous for the Pushkar Fair; the largest cattle fair in Asia and is held in the month of November
Noon lunch at en route restaurant (on own).
Afternoon arrive and check-into hotel.
Visit the most important temple in Pushkar is the Temple of Lord Brahma, one of the holy trinity of Hinduism. After that visit the prime attraction of Pushkar is the Pushkar Lake which is considered sacred like the Mansarovar Lake in Tibet.
Evening visit the local bazaar of Pushkar- The colorful and vibrant Pushkar Bazaar is a shopper’s delight.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 11: Pushkar-Jaipur

Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Jaipur. (approx 150 kms – 3 hrs drive)
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, it’s also known by the name “Pink City”. This city was established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, and is India’s first planned city.
Noon arrive and check-into hotel (lunch at hotel on own).
Afternoon bollywood movie show at the famous Raj Mandir theater.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 12: Jaipur

Morning after breakfast drive to visit Amber Fort (11 kms away from city), Amer, originally, was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh.
On a way back photo stop to take the beautiful pictures of Jal Mahal.
Noon lunch at city restaurant (on own).
Afternoon Tour of Pink City visit the imposing City Palace now a museum, the ancient Observatory, the exotic palace of Winds and the picturesque bazaars of the walled city.
Evening at leisure for your own activities.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 13: Jaipur-Fatehpur Sikri -Agra

Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Agra (approx 255 kms – 5-6 hrs drive).
En route Fatehpur Sikri – the extraordinary city built by Akbar the Great, deserted 14 years later, but which, during its brief span, exceeded London in both grandeur and population.
Noon after visit lunch at Fatehpur Sikri (on own).
After lunch continue drive to Agra.
Afternoon arrive and check-into hotel.
Evening visit the Red Fort built by three generations of Mughal emperors, between 1565 and 1573. It housed both the residential palaces of the Royal family and the military quarters.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 14: Agra-Delhi

Morning after breakfast visit the world famous Taj Mahal a monument of love built by Mughals, an incredible 20,000 workman’s labored on it, day and night, for over 20 years.
After visit drive by surface to Delhi (approx 205 kms – 5 hrs drive).
Noon lunch at en route restaurant (on own).
Afternoon arrive and check-into hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure for your own activities.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 15: Delhi

Morning after breakfast transfer to Delhi international airport to board the schedule flight to go back to home.
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