The enchanting northern province of Rajasthan is awash with all the colours of India. On our classic adventure we discover the grisly history of massive forts and the opulence and splendour of Maharajahs' palaces. Stroll bustling markets, search for the elusive Bengal tiger, enjoy a sunset camel safari and soak up the culture of the local people. This is truly the essence of Rajasthan.
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Alsisar,Bikaner,Jaisalmer,Jodhpur,Ranakpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Delhi
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi, you'll be welcome at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax. Overnight stay in Delhi
Day 02: Old Delhi Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast we then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, taking in the Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India's oldest and largest mosque and Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi's cremation in Old Delhi, further we will move to Humayuns tomb and by pass the Rajpath and India Gate in New Delhi. At the last we will witness the Qutub Minar. Return back to the hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 03: Agra - The Taj Mahal
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drive to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal empire. Our first stop here is the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. Later we travel on to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by the order of Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in affectionate memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal is perhaps one of the most extravagant monuments to love ever built and has no peers. Check in at the Agra hotel. Overnight in Agra.
Day 04: Jaipur
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and we will drive further to Jaipur via ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, which has been deserted for over four centuries after it was allegedly abandoned due to a lack of water Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri still remains well-preserved and is a fascinating place to explore. Later we drive to Jaipur, the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your own leisure. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 05: Jaipur
Morning after breakfast head toward Amer fort, the stunning 16th century Amber Fort where we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior and grounds. Later we visit a cotton weaving house to see a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing before touring the City Palace and Jantar Mantar - an old yet cleverly designed space observatory, followed by Hawa Mahal. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 06: Alsisar
Morning after breakfast leave the Pink city and we drive to the semi-desert Shekhawati region, which lies in a triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner. The small towns in this region were once important trading posts, and today their legacy is carried on through the beautiful painted havelis that were constructed by wealthy merchants here in the 18th and 19th centuries. Later we enjoy a walk through a local village and time to relax. Overnight at Alsisar.
Day 07: Bikaner
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Bikaner. Once an important staging post on the great caravan routes, much of the atmospheric old town which we will explore is still encircled by massive fortified walls. Within these walls are havelis, artisan shops and people going about their daily lives. We also visit the spectacular Junagarh Fort and museum, built between 1587 and 1593 during the rule of Rai Singh. Overnight at Bikaner.
Days 08-09: Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast we will drive through the Rajasthani Thar desert we arrive at the medieval caravan outpost of Jaisalmer, one of the jewels in India's crown. Exquisite wood and sandstone buildings dot the town and within Jaisalmer Fort are homes, hotels and shops hidden away in ancient lanes. During our stay in this stunning Rajasthani fortress town we'll enjoy some touring plus a desert camel safari on the rolling sand dunes. Overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 10: Jodhpur - the blue city
This morning after breakfast we drive to Jodhpur, a charming town located on the eastern edge of the Thar Desert. Dubbed the Blue City due to the distinctive colour of its old town houses, the city is dominated by the grand Meherangarh Fort which sits on a hilltop within the ancient walls of the old city. We'll enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing in this colourful city, taking in the mighty fort and bazaars of the old city which are gathered around the city's tall clock tower. Later enjoy free time to bargain for local wares, from spices to richly coloured textiles and ornaments. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Day 11: Ranakpur
Morning after breakfast we will leave Jodhpur we drive to Ranakpur, a small town tucked away in a remote valley and famed for its beautiful 14th century Jain temples. We'll enjoy some exploration here and free time to relax at our hotel. Overnight at Ranakpur.
Days 12-13: Udaipur
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and head toward Udaipur when we arrive at Udaipur, a beautiful town set on the shores of picturesque Lake Pichola. A favourite amongst traveller, Udaipur is viewed as one of Rajasthan's most romantic cities and is brimming with palaces and temples. During our stay we enjoy a cruise on Lake Pichola and a tour of the majestic City Palace before enjoying free time to explore the shops and markets of this charming town. Overnight at Udaipur.
Day 14 : Fly back to Delhi / Mumbai
This morning after breakfast a departure transfer takes us to the airport / Railway station to board our flight / train to Delhi / Mumbai. Upon arrival the afternoon is free for you to relax at the hotel or to head out and further explore Delhi. Udaipur is well connected by Flight to Delhi / Mumbai. So if you wish to travel to Mumbai you can easily opt for the same. Overnight at Delhi / Mumbai
Day 15 : Delhi
After breakfast following hotel check-out and transfer to the airport for your onward travel.
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