Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

 

Transfers

All arrival & departure transfers

Accomodations on Twin sharing basis on Bed & Breakfast basis

Sightseeing

Full day sightseeing of Jaipur & Amber fort

Morning city tour of Udaipur.

Boat ride on Lake Pichola (by shared boat).

Visit to Mehrangarh Fort- Jodhpur

Walking tour of Jaisalmer

Morning tour of Bikaner

Walking tour of Mandawa

Camel ride to villages near Mandawa.

Transport

Transport- Delhi to Delhi

What is NOT included in the tour

Entrance fees

Itinerary

Day 1, Delhi
Arrive in Delhi. Stay in Florence Inn. You are met on arrival at Delhi International airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel

DELHI- India's capital and major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern.The walled city is all traditions ,where as, New Delhi in contrast, is a city living upto contemporary international standards. The chief attraction of Old Delhi is the Red Fort that contains within it opulent palaces and impressive public buildings. Nearby is the magnificent Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.   In New Delhi you can also find the India Gate -- a war memorial arch, the impressive Parliament Building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India. Towards the South can be found the Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb, both World Heritage Sites.  

Day 2 , Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur (266kms, 06:00hrs). Overnight at Hotel

JAIPUR- Jaipur, the capital of the North Indian State of Rajasthan, is named after its founder Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743). The city is surrounded by hills and dotted with forts. ... The Old City, also known as the Pink City, is a wonderful place to wander around. Jaipur is one of the most interesting cities in India with exuberant 18th and 19th century palaces and an exotic street life. Just outside town is the impressive Amber Fort.  It is worthwhile spending any leisure time wandering through the bazaars. Jaipur is well known for its beautiful carpets, enameled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones, brass ornaments and many other arts and crafts. 

Day 3 , Jaipur
Full day sightseeing of Jaipur and Amber Fort.
FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING OF JAIPUR AND AMBER FORT

Here is an enthusiastic tour of Jaipur, the majestic Pink City as it is called, to let you witness the undying charisma this old city possesses through its forts, palaces and ancient buildings.Get picked up from your hotel at around 9:00 AM in the morning and get ready for the day.Start exploring the hidden features of this royal city starting with a visit to Amber Fort, one of the famous tourist destinations of India.Afterwards, proceed to enjoy the glimpses of the City Palace, the gateway to understand and to get amused at the architectural excellence Rajasthan has achieved during the ancient period.The City Palace, the principal residence of the former royal family, also houses a museum for textiles and costumes, miniatures, carpets and manuscripts, and arms and armour. Nearby is the Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory created by an astronomer-king in the 18th century to measure everything from altitude to time, and map the movement of the planets and the stars.  The `Palace of the Winds', or Hawa Mahal, is the pink sandstone facade of a palace with a profusion of windows and stone screens. The windows enabled cool air (hawa) to circulate and the women of the royal zenana would sit concealed behind these screens to see life in the city beyond the walls of the city palace.  Situated just to the north of Jaipur, Amber Fort overlooks the city from a spur of the Aravali Hills. From the parking area below the Fort, you take the short walk up the steep path to the entrance courtyard, which leads to a magnificent complex of palaces, halls, pavilions, gardens and temples built over a period of 125 years by successive rulers.

Day 4 , Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar (144kms, 03:30hrs). Overnight at Hotel

PUSHKAR

Pushkar is a town bordering the Thar Desert, in the northeastern Indian state of Rajasthan. It's set on Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe. The town has hundreds of temples, including 14th-century Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, dedicated to the god of creation, which has a distinctive red spire and walls inlaid with pilgrims’ silver coins.

Day 5 , Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur (316kms, 07:30hrs). Overnight at Hotel

UDAIPUR

Udaipur, formerly the capital of the Mewar Kingdom, is a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559, it’s set around a series of artificial lakes and is known for its lavish royal residences. City Palace, overlooking Lake Pichola, is a monumental complex of 11 palaces, courtyards and gardens, famed for its intricate peacock mosaics. Udaipur is surely Rajasthan's most picturesque city. High whitewashed houses and narrow, winding alleys lend it an almost medieval charm. The huge City Palace, still the residence of the Maharana, is carved out of yellow sandstone and stands on the banks of the Lake Pichola, from where you have fabulous views over the lake and the famous Lake Palace Hotel.

Day 6, Udaipur
Morning city tour of Udaipur. Boat ride on Lake Pichola (by shared boat).
HALF DAY CITY TOUR OF UDAIPUR
The main part of the City Palace is now preserved as a museum with a large and varied collection of mosaics, glass and porcelain figures, miniatures and paintings. There are superb views over Lake Pichola and the Lake Palace Hotel from manyof the terraces and courtyards within the museum, and an overall air of luxury and grandeur. Nearby is the Jagdish temple,a centre of constant activity. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple was built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh 1, and isfamous for its superb and distinctive architecture.

BOAT RIDE ON LAKE PICHOLA (BY SHARED BOAT)
On the relaxing one hour long shared motor boat ride on Lake Pichola you will enjoy marvelous views of the activity on the "ghats" used by local people for washing and bathing, the City Palace complex which dominates the eastern banks of the lake, and the Aravali Hills to the west. You also pass the famous luxury Lake Palace hotel, and stop to visit the "pleasure island" of Jag Mandir.

Day 7 , Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur via Ranakpur (257kms, 6:00hrs). Overnight at Hotel

RANAKPUR

Ranakpur is a village located in Desuri tehsil near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan in western India. It is located between Jodhpur and Udaipur.You find here an amazing complex of beautifully carved temples, built by the Jains who served in the courts of the rulers of Udaipur. Built in marble,the main temple has 29 halls supported by more than 1,400 pillars, no two of which are alike. The temples open for tourists at noon, and if you are here before 1pm you can enjoy a cheap and filling vegetarian lunch in the canteen along with the Jain pilgrims.

JODHPUR

Jodhpur is a city in the Thar Desert of the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Its 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort is a former palace that’s now a museum, displaying weapons, paintings and elaborate royal palanquins (sedan chairs). Set on on a rocky outcrop, the fort overlooks the walled city, where many buildings are painted the city’s iconic shade of blue. The clock tower is a popular landmark in the old city. Narrow alleys lead from here to bazaars for textiles, silver and handicrafts. It's a fascinating jumble of winding streets of great interest to wander around.

Day 8 , Jaisalmer
Visit to Jodhpur's Meherangarh Fort. Drive to Jaisalmer (284kms, 05:30hrs).Overnight at Hotel


VISIT TO JODHPUR'S MEHERANGARH FORT
located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, is one of the largest forts in India. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of the impact of cannonballs fired by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of Kirat Singh Soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending the Mehrangarh fort.Perched on a hilltop dominating the city, Meherangarh Fort is the most visually spectacular in Rajasthan. It is approached by a series of seven gateways set at an angle so that armies could not charge them with any success. Past the gates, thefort-palace has huge courtyards surrounded by wings of palatial buildings, part of which is now turned into a fabulous museum. An excellent audio tour is included in the entrance fee, and this leads you through the museum within the Fort.Afterwards it is well worth exploring the ramparts of the fort, with their superb views. The Jaswant Thada memorial lies onthe approach to the Fort, and the large white marble structure is surrounded by the cremation grounds of former rulers.

JAISALMER

Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and a princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the "Golden City," it's distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja's Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.The massive, turreted Golden Fort dominates Jaisalmer's skyline and the vast surrounding desert. Founded in the 12th century, the fort stands on a high hill, enclosed by a thick wall and reinforced with bastions. Within these bastions is a complete township of cobbled streets strewn with palaces, havelis or mansions of rich merchants, and temples. Walkingthrough the narrow lanes provides visitors with an extraordinarily medieval feel which is unique in modern India.

Day 9), Jaisalmer
Morning walking tour of Jaisalmer.
HALF DAY WALKING TOUR OF JAISALMER
Jaisalmer, with its narrow cobbled lanes, is a wonderful place to wander around on foot. The Fort itself is not simply a monument, but is home to a community of several thousand people. Within it you can see some attractive Jain temples and fascinating architecture, and enjoy superb views over the city and the desert beyond from many vantage points. Hidden among the narrow lanes leading off the main market street are several magnificent havelis. Patwon Ki Haveli is best known for its latticed facade, and Nathmal Haveli has now been converted into a small museum of local artefacts. The Gadi Sagarlake is also worth seeing for its historic pavilions.

Day 10 , Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner (335kms, 07:30hrs). Overnight at Hotel

BIKANER

Bikaner is surrounded by the Thar Desert. The city is known for the 16th-century Junagarh Fort, a huge complex of ornate buildings and halls. Within the fort, the Prachina Museum displays traditional textiles and royal portraits. Nearby, the Karni Mata Temple is home to many rats considered sacred by Hindu devotees. The Fort Junagarh Fort, a large 5-storeyed structure, the surrounding wall of which is more than one kilometer in length! Its sumptuously decorated interiors are much better preserved than any other fort in Rajasthan. The old city of Bikaner retains a medieval air with its maze of narrow lanes and some beautifully carved havelis in red sandstone, while outside the walls, many palaces and mansions survive.

Day 11 , Mandawa
Morning city tour of Bikaner. Drive to Mandawa (207kms, 5:00hrs). Overnight at Hotel

HALF DAY CITY TOUR OF BIKANER
In the centre of Bikaner is the huge Junagarh Fort, of Rajasthan's best-preserved and most impressive. Founded in the 16th century, but expanded by subsequent rulers, it contains many stone-carved palace buildings filled with memorabilia
offering an insight into Rajput palace life. The different architectural styles used in the construction are also impressive.
You will also visit the colourful market area, with its old havelis (merchant houses) and Jain temples.

MANDAWA
Mandawa is a small town situated in the heart of Rajasthan's Shekhavati area, famous for its painted havelis (mansions).They were built in the 19th century by Marwari merchants who took over as patrons of the arts. They built havelis lavishly decorated with frescoes which became the symbol of the status of the Marwaris and a home for their extended family, providing security and comfort in style.

Day 12, Mandawa
Walking tour of Mandawa. Camel ride to villages near Mandawa.Day 13 (Sun 27-May-18), Delhi

Day 13,Drive to Delhi (250kms, 6:00hrs). Overnight at Hotel

Day 14 (Mon 28-May-18), Delhi
Departure Transfer in Delhi from hotel to Domestic/International airport.End of tour