|Day 1 Delhi
Arrive in the night and check in at the hotel OR Arrive in afternoon sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting the Jama Masjid, drive through the fabled Chandri Chowk (Silver Street) and see the Red Fort.
Day 2 Delhi
Sightseeing tour of New Delhi, visiting the Rajghat, where the "Father of
the nation", Mahatma Gandhi, was cremated; the 72 metre high Qutab Minar,
the 1500-year-old Iron Pillar, government buildings, the President's House, Parliament
House, India Gate, Laxmi Narayan Temple, and last but not least Delhi's main shopping
centre, Connaught Place. Ample time will be available to appreciate this lovely
city which resembles a vast and beautiful park.
Day 3 Delhi - Mandawa
After breakfast drive to Mandawa, a distance of 280Km; about 7 hours. Mandawa
emerges like a mirage. A medieval fort (dated around 1750) gradually rises on
the horizon. The Mandawa bazaar has many painted houses. Visit the havelis with
their frescoes. The word haveli means `surrounded’ or an `enclosed place.’
Since the middle of the 19th century, the inhabitants of northeastern Rajasthan
have patronised the art of fresco painting. The frescoes on the earliest havelis
date back to the early 1800s
Day 4 Mandawa-Bikaner
After breakfast drive to Bikaner, a distance of 170Km; about 4 hours. Afternoon, take a tour of Bikaner Visit the Fort, one of the finest of Rajput monuments.
Thirty-seven palaces, pavilions and temples built by different kings are all connected
by paved courtyards, narrow staircases and terraces in this Rathor stronghold.
Day 5 Bikaner-Jaisalmer
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer, a distance of 333Km; about 8 hours. On arrival
transfer to hotel.
Day 6 Jaisalmer
Sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. The entire living area of Jaisalmer lies within
the gigantic citadel walls. Visit the silent 12th century Fort built by Prince
Jaisal and the Palace which stands at the highest point above the marketplace.
Visit Gadi-sar an artificial lake that was an important source of water in the
past. A natural decline was enlarged to catch every drop of rain and, in a season
of drought, Gadi-sar was the mainstay of Jaisalmer.
Day 7 Jaisalmer
Full day visit to Lodurva and Samm sand dunes. Lodurva, the former capital of
the Bhatti rulers is just 16 km northwest of Jaisalmer. It is an ancient township
that lies in ruins about the temples. The Samm sand dunes permit you to experience
the pace and space of desert life.
Day 8 Jaisalmer-Jodhpur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur, a distance of 308Km; about 7 hours. After check-in,
take sightseeing tour of the city, including the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada
and the Clock Tower markets.
Day 9 Jodhpur-Udaipur
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur, a distance of 259Km; about 7 hours. Enroute
visit the famous Jain Temples of Ranakpur.
Day 10 Udaipur
Sightseeing tour of the city including City Palace and museums, ride in the world's famous Lake Pichola.
Day 11 Udaipur-Ajmer
After breakfast drive to Ajmer, a distance of 274Km; about 7.5 hours. Enroute visit Nagda and Eklingji with their temples, ancient rock edicts, stone inscriptions and simple prehistoric shrines.
Day 12 Ajmer-Jaipur
Take tour of Ajmer. Visit the Dargah and Adhai-din-ka-jhonpra. Afternoon, drive to Jaipur by bus. a distance of 138Km; about 3.5 hours. Arrive at hotel in the late afternoon. Evening is free for relaxing or shopping. Jaipur is great for purchases of jewellery and clothing.
Day 13 Jaipur
Morning visit to Amber Fort including a climb to the Castle riding on the back
of an elephant. Later, visit the Temple of Kali. In the afternoon visit the "Pink"
city and its many interesting sights.
Day 14 Jaipur-Agra
On the way to Agra visit the Fatehpur-Sikri, an ancient city built by Akbar that
had to be deserted due to lack of water. Late afternoon, visit the Taj Mahal and
Day 15 Agra-Delhi
Afternoon, drive to Delhi International Airport by bus. a distance of 235Km; about