Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.
Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and Lakshminarayan Temple. Drive past President's House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. Overnight Delhi.
Drive to Jaipur. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.
Morning visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Drive to Pushkar. Overnight Pushkar.
Drive to Bikaner. Afternoon tour of this desert city. Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. Overnight at Bikaner.
Drive to Jaisalmer. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazzars and the old mansions known as "havelis". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Morning drive to Manvar. Manwar is located in the heart of the sand dune region of Rajasthan between Jodhpur Jaisalmer & Bikaner. Manvar is an ideal base to explore the Indian desert life ,culture, wildlife & beauty . You will find yourself at one with nature and spend a day on camel back gazing at the chinkara – an Indian gazelle, herds of cattle and sheep roaming around. Overnight Manvar camp (tented accommodation).
Morning drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon visit the Meharangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight Jodhpur.
Located on the bed of river Luni, the village is a mirror image of the desert - always peaceful, yet so vast and mysterious. Overnight Luni.
Drive to Luni. Luni is a charming village that reflects the past of Rajasthan. The artisans continue pursuing their profession of fashioning metal, clay or wood into intricate forms.
Morning drive to Deogarh - known for its palace. Deogarh is a wooded principality, the seat of the chundawat clan of Sisodia Rajputs, and the seat of the Deogarh school of paintings. The town is surrounded by bhil villages whose colourful way of life and celebration of festival is unique. Overnight Deogarh.
Morning drive to Mt Abu. Overnight Mt Abu.
Morning tour of Mount Abu. Visit Dilwara Temples consisting of five Jain Temples built by beginning of the 11th century onwards with intricate ornamental carvings represent the climax in the art of decoration in stone. Visit the Achalgarh Fort famous for its Shiva Temple. Afternoon free. Overnight Mt Abu.
Morning drive to Ranakpur. Ranakpur - 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Overnight Ranakpur
Morning drive to Udaipur. Overnight Udaipur.
Morning tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Afternoon free. Overnight Udaipur.
Drive to Bundi visiting Chittorgarh enroute. Chittorgarh is 113 kms. from Udaipur. The Fort of Chittor was originally built by mighty Bhim, one of the Pandava heroes of Mahabharata. Visit the Vijay Stambh with nine storeys and 37 mts high built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. Kirti Stambh, the Tower of fame 22 meters high is covered with figures from Jain Pantheon. Overnight in Bundi.
Later drive to Ranthambore National Park - This is Rajasthans first Project Tiger reserve and named after a 1000 year old fort which stands in the park. It has an congenial habitat for the stately sambar, the largest of all Asiatic deer. Tigers, cital, wild boar and other animals are also found here. Woodland, ground and water-birds abound the park including the uncommon red jungle fowl and varieties of eagles. Water tank harbours marsh crocodile and python. Overnight Ranthambore.
Tour of Bundi. This city rises from a narrow gorge in rows of terraced gardens and arched Rajput houses like a two dimensional miniature painting imposed on the landscape. Visit the palace with its intricate spy-holes, secret trap doors and under ground passages. Also see the spectacularly ingenious water supply system.
Morning and evening game visits.
Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Overnight Agra.
Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Afternoon free. Overnight Agra.
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Drive to Delhi airport. No hotel.