Duration: 18 Nights / 19 Days
Destinations: Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Bishnoi Village safari – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Pushkar- Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi International Airport. Meet our executive & transfer to hotel. Relax till afternoon. In the afternoon go for a city tour – Lakshmi Narayan Temple, President’s Palace, India Gate & Humayun Tomb. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Mandawa
Morning afterDrive to Mandwa (250 kms/ 6 hrs). Upon arrival at Mandawa, check into the hotel. Afternoon visit the old Forts and Palaces of Shekhawati Area to witness the fresco painting. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Mandawa – Bikaner
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner (250 kms/ 6 hrs). Upon arrival, check into the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Deshnoke Temple, Junagarh Fort and the camel Breeding firm. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Bikaner – Jaisalmer
After breakfast, drive to Jaisalmer, a fascinating city rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage. On arrival at Jaisalmer, check in to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05: Jaisalmer
After breakfast, visit Nathmalji – ki – Haveli and Patwaon ki Haveli, three beautifully sculptured Jain temples built between the 12th and 13th Centuries; and five interconnected palaces. The fort is approached through four gateways – Akhaiya Pol, Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol & Hawa Pol.
Later in the afternoon drive to Khuri Desert a small picturesque desert village of decorated mud thatched building and shifting Sand dunes. On arrival, take your lunch at Khuri Desert Resort. In the post lunch session, take a Camel Ride upto the sun set point. After the camel ride, drive back to hotel at Jaisalmer for overnight stay.
Day 06: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Jodhpur (280 kms/ 6 hrs) – known as Blue City for the characteristic plea indigo color of its traditional homes. On arrival, check into the hotel. Later in the late afternoon, visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort: founded in 15th century, situated on a steep hill, Mehrangarh fort is one of the largest forts in India. The fort is situated about 400-ft above the city and has 68-ft wide and 117-ft high walls, which dominates the surrounding plain. Later visit Jaswant Thada located half way up the interminably long road that climbs onwards to the fort, is the traditional cremation ground of the rulers of Jodhpur. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur
In the morning after breakfast, go for a Jeep Safari to Bisnoi Village. The Bishnoi’s are a community of Rajasthan who are famous for there rich cultural Rajasthani Life and there true love for nature and animals. Bishnoi Village Safari is the organization started by a group of local people to help tourists take a glimpse of rich cultural life of Bishnoi Villages and True Rajasthan. After the Jeep Safari, drive to Udaipur the Pink City (280 kms/ 6 hrs). Enroute visit the Temples at Ranakpur. On arrival at Udaipur, check into the hotel. Later in the evening, visit the Light & Sound Show at a Legacy of Honour to your itinerary in the historic city through 15 centuries. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Udaipur city tour
Built along 3 lakes sorounded by green lakes, the city of Udaipur is known as the Venice of the East. The palaces, gardens, temnples & painted houses match the beauty of the setting. This day visit the towering City Palace, & and the Saheliyon Ki Bari which means Garden of the maidens., Superb Jagdish Temple noted for its Elephant – motif carvings. In the afternoon take a boat ride at Lake Pichhola. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Udaipur – Pushkar
After breakfast, drive to the holy city of Pushkar (300 kms/ 6 hrs). On arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10: Pushkar – Jaipur
After breakfast, visit the Hindu temples around the Pushkar Lake and drive to the Jaipur the Pink City (135 kms/ 3 hrs) was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
On arrival, check into the hotel. In the evening drive to Chokhi dhani- the ethnic village resort to visit the live Rajasthani cultural Programme followed by a exclusive Rajasthani dinner on SIT DOWN ON FLOOR style. Drive back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11: Jaipur city tour
After breakfast, visit the Amer Fort in the Aravalli Hills, which is a supper example of Rajput medieval Hindu style architecture. Take a slow Elephant ride takes you to the fort which has several graceful buildings.
Afternoon visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh’s observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Jaipur – Fatehpur sikri – Agra
After breakfast, drive to Agra (235 kms/ 5 hrs). The city to ‘Taj Mahal. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. On arrival at Agra, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13: Agra Taj Mahal tour
Early in the morning, visit the Taj Mahal during sun rise. After the visit of Taj Mahal drive back to hotel for breakfast. After fresh and change, take a relaxed breakfast and visit the Agra Fort. In the post lunch session visit Itmad-Ud-Ullah ( Known as Baby Taj ). Rest of the day in visiting the local craft markets. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Agra – Jhansi (by train)- Orchha – Khajuraho (by road)
After breakfast, transfer to Railway Station to board Shatabdi Exp (super fast) Train to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi Rly Station, pickup by our car and drive to Khajuraho. Enroute sight seeing of Orchha. On arrival at Khajuraho, check into the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15: Khajuraho temple tour
Khajuraho UNESCO Heritage Sight located in the provincial state of Madhya Pradesh India., Khajuraho is known the world over for its temples, arotic architecture and sculpture. The construction of these Temples are thousand-year old took a little over two centuries, in terms of architecture of these temples, they form the high peak of the north Indian ‘nagara’ style. In the morning after breakfast, visit the Eastern & the Western group of Temples. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight stay.
Day 16: Khajuraho – Varanasi by flight
Take a relaxed breakfast in the morning. Later transfer to airport to board flight for departure to Varanasi. On arrival, check into the hotel. Later visit the famous Varanasi Hindu Univercity and in the evening, witness the beautiful Aarti at Dashaswamedh Ghat in the bank of Holy river Ganges. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Varanasi – Delhi
Early in the morning, go for a boat ride on river Ganges. After the boat ride, drive back to hotel for breakfast. After a relaxed breakfast, visit the Temples on the bank of river Ganges. Later check out form the hotel and proceed for an excursion to Sarnath. After the visit of Sarnath, drive back to Varanasi and transfer to Railway Station to board overnight train to Delhi.
Day 18: Delhi departure
Arrive New Delhi Railway Station in the morning, pickup by our car and transfer to hotel. The day at leisure at the hotel. Free for independent activities at your own. Later in the evening, after fresh and change, transfer to International Airport to board flight for departure to your own destination.