1 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to
hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 2 / Delhi - Agra (By Road)
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi:
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Afternoon drive to agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.
Day 3 / Agra - Jaipur ( By road )
Morning at sunrise visit the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Also visit Itmad-up-Dau’s tomb, built by Noorjehan in memory of her father. Afternoon drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the remains, it fortifications within the city including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
4 / Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic
Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man
Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I.
Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful
fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal
and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls
over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the
Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest
and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai
Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory
consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade
of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark
in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered
pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies.
The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap
Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Night stay in Jaipur.
5 / Jaipur - Udaipur ( By road )
After breakfast drive for Udaipur, arrive Udaipur and transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 6 / Udaipur
Morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built
in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as
the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James
Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion
Ki Bari ( Queens resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok
Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Rest
of the day at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.
7 / Udaipur - Jodhpur ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 8 / Jodhpur
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour
of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan,
was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort,
situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti
Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing
marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II
around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 9 / Jodhpur - Jaisalmer ( By road )
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening
at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 10 / Jaisalmer
Morning city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing in the
heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately
molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a
city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the
12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa
and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient
fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli,
with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples
of the art. Evening camel ride to visit Sam Dunes. Night stay
11 / Jaisalmer - Bikaner ( By road )
Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 12 / Bikaner
Morning after breakfast city sight seeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and 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. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.
13 / Bikaner - Mandawa ( By road )
Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to the hotel.
Later visit Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and
still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis
and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan,
is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes
of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection
and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night
stay in Mandawa.
Day 14 / Mandawa - Delhi - Departure
Morning drive to Delhi and transfer to airport for onward journey.
Apr 08 - 31 Aug 08
07- 15 Apr 08
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will be a supplement charge during Christmas Eve and New
** Twin- Cost per person on twin sharing for
minimum two person traveling.
Cost Includes :
*** 13 nights accomodation as per the itinerary
with daily breakfast.
*** Surface Travel by exclusive airconditioned car.
*** All transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary.
*** Local english speaking guides.
*** Elephant ride in Jaipur (Subject to availability), Boat
ride in Udaipur, Camel ride in Jaisalmer.
*** All taxes, driver allowances, Parking etc.
Cost does not include :
*** Entrance fee to monuments.
*** Any airfare
*** Tips, laundry.
*** Any item not shown in Cost Includes.
Hotels Selected - Luxury
Delhi : The Oberoi / Imperial
Agra : Amar Vilas
Jaipur : RajVilas
Udaipur : Udaivilas
Jodhpur : Taj Hari Mahal
Jaisalmer : Fort Rajwada
Bikaner : Lallgarh Palace
Mandawa : Castle Mandawa
Hotels Selected - Royal
Delhi : Nikko / The Grand Intercontinental / The Grand
Agra : Jay Pee Palace / Taj View / Trident
Jaipur : Hotel Trident / Le Meridien
Udaipur : Shiv Niwas / Trident
Jodhpur : Fortune The Ummed
Jaisalmer : Fort Rajwada / Gorbandh Palace
Bikaner : Lallgarh Palace/ Bhanwar Niwas
Mandawa : Castle Mandawa / Desert Resort
Hotels Selected - Classic
Delhi : The Connaught / Hotel City Park / Hotel Marina
Agra : Agra Ashok / Clarks / Howard Park Plaza
Jaipur : Hotel Jaipur Palace / Wall Street / Hotel Clarks Amer / KK Royal Days
Udaipur : Uday Kothi / Shikarbadi / Swaroop Vilas
Jaisalmer : Jawahar Niwas / Rang Mahal
Jodhpur : Balsamand Palace/ Ajit Bhawan/ Shree Ram International
Bikaner : Lallgarh Palace/ Bhanwar Niwas
Mandawa : Castle Mandawa/ Desert Resort
Hotels Selected - Economy
Delhi : Hotel Dream Inn / Apra
Agra : Royale Residency / Deedar-e-Taj
Jaipur : Maurya Palace / Royal Plazzo
Udaipur : Vishnu Priya
Jodhpur : Days Inn
Jaisalmer : Narain Niwas
Bikaner : Basant Bihar
Mandawa : Mandawa Haveli