India
Location
17 days
Duration
8/10
Physicality

Arrive at Delhi international airport, meet – great with our office representative & transfer to your pre booked hotel. Our representative will hand over you your travel documents and brief you about your entire tour program.

Overnight stay at hotel

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Delhi
TOUR DURATION 17 Days
TOUR ROUTE Delhi-Agra-Fatehpur sikri-Jaipur–Mandawa- Bikaner-Gajner-Bhap-Khichan-Pokhran-Mirvana-Jaisalmer-Sand Dunes-Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur-Delhi Departure
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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi international airport, meet – great with our office representative & transfer to your pre booked hotel.
Our representative will hand over you your travel documents and brief you about your entire tour program.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 02: Delhi

Morning after breakfast drive for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi; visit Jama Masjid; the largest mosque of India build by Shah Jahan, after that proceed to take pictures of Red Fort, after words Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chock (old Bazaar).
On a way back to New Delhi visit the Raj Ghat; the black marble platform where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948 AD.
Afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi; visit the Humayun’s- Tomb; the beautiful mausoleum was billed by Hamida Banu Begum in 1572 AD for the memory of Mughal Emperor Humayun. After the visit Qutub Minar; the 73m high victory tower build by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193 AD.
Evening walking around Lutyens Delhi to take pictures of beautiful building of British era; the Presidential House, Parliament and India Gate; the memorial bears the name of more than 13516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the 1st World War near the frontier of Afghan in 1919 AD, it was build in 1921 AD.
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Day 03: Delhi / Agra

Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Agra (approx 205 kms / 4 hrs drive).
On arrival in Agra 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.
Thereafter 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.
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Day 04: Agra / Fatehpur sikri / Jaipur

Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Jaipur (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 Jaipur.
Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan and owes its name, planning and foundation to the Maharaja Jai Singh II in the year 1727.
Late afternoon arrive and check-into hotel.
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Day 05: 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 06: Jaipur / Mandawa

Morning after breakfast drive by surface to Shekhawati. (approx 260 kms / 5-6 hrs drive)
Shekhawati is a semi-arid historical region rich in culture and history and has earned the sobriquet “open art gallery of Rajasthan” as the region has the largest concentration of frescos in the world.
Afternoon arrive and check-into hotel.
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 07: 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.
Evening check & gear up your cycle.
Overnight at hotel
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Day 08: Bikaner / Gajner

Today morning after breakfast we will take our cycle tour to Gajner. The palace, lake and forested hills of this reserve, 32 km from Bikaner . A lakeside palace-complex adjoining a sanctuary, in the middle of Thar desert beckons you. This is a very interesting landscape, with the picturesque Thar desert. Gajner Palace is a jewel in the Thar Desert, built by HH Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh of Bikaner on the edge of a lake. The property was converted into a heritage hotel in 1976.
on your arrival in the palace take your lunch and after we will visit the Gajner wildlife Sanctuary.
It is inhabited by wildfowl, hares , wild boar, desert foxes and a number of deer and antelopes including black bucks and blue bulls. The lake at Gajner attracts water birds in thousands.
Overnight at hotel
(Total cycling of approx 40 kms)
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Day 09: Gajner / Bhap

Today morning after breakfast, we will check-out from palace and drive by car approx 50 kms to reach the countryside to avoid Highway and traffic and then you can start Cycling for Bhap approx 40 kms. Barsingha Villa Bhap is set in the vast Thar Desert of Rajasthan.
On your arrival in Barsingha Villa take your lunch and after we will go to visit the salt lake and nearby village, Experience first hand several Adobe Villages and see the people, still living and working in the Adobe mud houses, untouched by the Western world. These friendly folk will welcome you to amble freely around the primitive adobe huts and visit their families inside their Adobe Dhanis. You can observe their culture. Not far from the little Village of Bhap sits a giant salt lake. The village people have developed acres of salt beds where a local industry has grown, extracting salt from the earth.
Overnight at hotel
(Total cycling of approx 60 kms)
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Day 10: Bhap / Khichan

Morning after breakfast we start cycling from Bhap to Khichan. Khichan is a world famous for the Demoiselle Cranes. The birds visit in the khichan during the winter season Oct to march. It is the best place in india to see these beautiful cranes. The birds migrate here from mongolian steppes. At the peak of season that is month Dec, Jan, Feb the number goes over 10000 birds.
Arrive and check-into camp for lunch.
Evening walking tour to Khichan Bird Park to see the Demoiselle cranes.
Overnight at hotel
(Total cycling of approx 30 kms)
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Day 11: Khichan / Pokhran

Today morning after breakfast, we start cycling from Khichan to Pokhran via visiting Ramdevra temple. Ramdeoji who is considered the reincarnation of Lord Krishna. The fair Ramdeora is named after him, held for ten days according to the lunar calendar in the month of September is a vibrant occasion. People visit it from all religions, caste and creed from all over India who come in colourful outfits to offer prayers.
On your arrival in fort lunch. There after visit the fort Pokaran; the 14th century citadel also known as “Balagarh” stands as a paragon amidst the Thar Desert. This monument is the premier fort of The Chief of Mighty Champawats (the clan of Rathores) has to its erstwhile aristocratic title attached the prestigious honour ‘Pradhan’ ( The Premier Noble ) to recognize every Thakur of Pokaran as of the first honour in The Darbar (the court).
Overnight at hotel
(Total cycling of approx 60 kms)
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Today morning after breakfast, we start cycling from Pokhran to Mirvana approx 55 kms. The travelers who seek a carefree nature retreat, amidst the sun kissed Thar Desert. The Resort lies nestled in a verdant oasis, 55 kms away from Jaisalmer. Our goal is that you leave feeling better than when you arrived. So escape the hustle bustle of the cities and stay with us to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
On your arrival in Mirvana have your lunch.
One can sight Siberian Cranes not far from the Resort, which come to a close by water body in flocks of hundreds. This rare sight near Sodakore village will leave you enthralled, but you have to be lucky to view this as it is a very recent change in their movement and will take time to develop. Visit the Sodakore village. It is home to approximately 250 Rajput families. We can to interact with the vibrant village community. Fascinate yourself with their laid back and content lifestyle, their mud houses and the communal water tank. The entire village lives like one family, depending on each other for some work or another.
Overnight at hotel
(Total cycling of approx 55 kms)
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Day 13: mirvana / jaisalmer / sand dunes

Today morning after breakfast, we will drive to Jaisalmer by car to visit the desert city, 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.
Thereafter 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 we will leave the city and in the outcasts we will de-board from car and start cycling till 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.
After that we will cycling approx 35 kms to reach Sand Dunes by the evening to enjoy the sunset view over the city and camel safari in Sand dunes.
Overnight at hotel
(Total cycling of approx 45 kms) (we will end our desert bicycle tour today)
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Day 14: sand Dunes / 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.
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 15: 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.
Afternoon arrive and check-into hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure for your own activities.
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Day 16: 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.
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 17: Udaipur / Delhi Departure

Morning after breakfast check out from hotel & transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.
1530 hrs depart by Jet Airways / Air India to Delhi.
1640 hrs arrive Delhi – meet and transfer to Hotel for wash & change.
Late evening: Departure transfer to Delhi International Airport to board the schedule flight to go back to home.
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