Visit magnificent forts, lively bazaars and the iconic Taj Mahal
Accommodation in splendid palaces or royal havelis
Option of desert safari or tiger safari (on request)
Option of motorbike tours
Reach Delhi- the capital of India and transfer to hotelin a chauffeur driven car.Whilst you drive through the city have a glimpse of Lutyen’s Royal Delhi- standing tall is one of the iconic monuments- India Gate, have a quick peek at the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President House) and enjoy the greenery, the wide roads and the colourful street shops of Janpat.
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Delhi. Soak in the charm of Old Delhi through one of the greatmosque’s-Jama Masjid and the regal Mughal Red Fort. Wander around Chandani Chowk bazaar(the old street shopping hub) and feel the pulse of the old city. Head towards New Delhi and visit the medieval monuments of Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple and Humayun’s Tomb.
Delhi / Shekhawati
Drive to Shekhawati, your entry into Rajasthan. Shekhawati;a lesser known tourist destination is famous for its ornately decorated Havelis (Mansions) with dazzling murals. The appeal and mystic of the town lies in its traditional art form that adorns most of the monuments. Stay overnight in Mandawa or Nawalgarh.
Shekhawati / Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner, a vibrant desert town that was once a caravan outpost. Visit Bhandasar and Sandeshwar Jain Temples and relish the yellow-stone carving and effervescent paintings.Get the old world feel at the 16th Century Junagarh Fort. Go to Karni Mata Temple in Deshnoke- popular for its unique rat worship.
Bikaner / Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer, the Golden City, right in the center of Thar desert- a tourist favourite in Rajasthan. Walk to Gadi Sagar lake at sunset for a breathtaking view of the desert.
Jaisalmer and Thar Desert
Visit the Jaislemer fort that stands tall amidst the sand dunes like a mirage from a bygone period. Still inhabited, it has the royal palace (Raj Mahal), Jain temples and Laxminath Temple. Walk around the mansions of Patwon Haveli, Salim Singh Haveli and Nathmal Haveli and marvel at the intricate carvings on the walls. In the afternoon go to Amar Sagar and Lodurva in the outskirts of the city, and plan a trip to see the cenotaphs of Bada Bagh.
Jaisalmer / Osiyan / Jodhpur
Drive to the ancient Thar desert town of Osiyan, about 65 kms from Jodhpur, renowned for exquisitely sculpted and well kept Jain temples. Proceed to Jodhpur, where you stay for 2 nights. In the evening stroll through the gardens of Umaid Bhawan Palace to get a feel of this Royal Blue City.
Jodhpur, The Blue City
Jodhpur; once the capital city of the fierce Rathore Rajput clan has some of the most historically important monuments in Rajasthan. Standing tall is the muscular Mehrangarh fort that dominates “Blue City”. Have a look at the old city that stretches around the fort and adds a splash of blue to this vibrant city. Visit Jaswant Thada Memorial and Chamunda Devi Temple and relish in some local shopping and street food at Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower.
Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur
Drive to Ranakpur, one of the biggest and most significant Jain temple’s in India, dedicated to Lord Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar. Have a look at the fine idol carvings at theChaumukha Temple built on 1,444 white marble pillars. Drive on to Udaipur, one of the most romantic cities in India, nestled in the Aravallis Hills.
Udaipur, City of Lakes
Start your trip with a visit to Jagdish Temple and the City Palace where you can understand and take in the ethos of this medieval city. Walk through the narrow corridors and have a look at the courtyards and Jarokhas (covered balconies) overlooking the stunning Lake Pichola. Take a boat trip to enjoy the tranquility of the lake and stroll around Saheliyon-ki-Bari garden. Attend a Rajasthani dance performance in the evening where you can let your hair down and enjoy some traditional fun.
Udaipur / Chittorgarh /Bundi
Drive to Chittorgarh Fort, a great testimony of an epoch of feudal wars. Proceed to Bundi, a peaceful town with a medieval feel and visit the majestic city Palace that gives this small town its character. Later hike up to the impressiveTaragarh Fort for an adrenaline rush. End your visit with a trip to the stepwells of Raniji ki Baori and enjoy some shopping at the local market.
Bundi / Jaipur
Departure to the Pink City of Jaipur. Enjoy a trip to all the magnificent palace of the city including, the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds) and the Observatory of Jantar Mantar. Walk through the lively bazaar of the old city, shop to your heart’s content and sample some local Rajasthani wood. End your day watching the latest Bollywood film’s in Raj Mandir Cinema, a popular symbol of Jaipur.
Jaipur and Amber Fort
Start your morning with an elephant ride up Amber Fort. Amber was the feudal capital of the region, until Maharaja Jai Singh II founded Jaipur in 1727. Visit Galta hill and gorges that have some magnificent ancient templesof Rajasthan and water tanks.
Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra
Drive to Agra en route visiting the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, once a Mughal capital. At Agra, head towards Red Fort, the imperial abode of the Mughal dynasty, walk on the bank of Yamuna River and spend some time at the iconic Taj Mahal to marvel the stunning sunset.
Taj Mahal / Delhi
Early morning, visit the fabulous Taj Mahal and enjoy its magical allure. Proceed to see the Tomb of Akbar, the Great in Sikandra and drive back to Delhi. Spend an evening in the capital and devour some exquisite street food. Next morning, you will be dropped to the International Airport to take the flight back to your country.