Starts - Delhi
Ends - Delhi
Duration – 17 Days/ 16 Nights
Places Covered - Delhi, Vrindavan, Agra, Fatehpursikri, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Kumbalgarh, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Mandawa/ Jhunjhunu.

Day 01:- Arrive Delhi, meet & assist at the airport & transfer to the hotel. Overnight in  Delhi hotel.

Day 02:- After breakfast visit the ancient capital city, with its magnificent Red Fort the pageant of Indian History, from its origin around 1200 BC, through the periods under the Sultans in the 10th century and Mughals from the 14th Century. Then in afternoon visit New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit Qutab Minar, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Safdarjung Tomb, The President’s House, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Lotus Temple & Laxmi Narayan Temple. Overnight in  Delhi hotel.

Day 03:- After breakfast, drive to Agra (220 Kms approx.)  En route visit the famous temples of Mathura (The Lord Krishna’s birth Place) & Vrindavan (ISKON Hare RAMA Hare KRISHNA temple). Arrive Agra, transfer to the reserved hotel. Freshen up to witness a whole new city of traditions.  Afternoon visit the Red Fort – The rusty Majestic Red sand stone fort of Agra standing on the banks of river Yamuna. The construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. Then visit the famous tomb- Itmad- Ud- Daulah. Overnight in Agra hotel.

Day 04:- Early morning at the sunrise, visit the Magnificent TAJ MAHAL- One of the 7 wonders of the world & surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. It was built by Emperor Shah Jehan for his beloved wife Mumtaz. Then after breakfast drive to Ranthambore - (Ranthambore contains the Royal Bengal Tigers in their natural habitat as well as other animals such as Leopards, Elephants and many smaller animals. Safaris by jeep/ canter & Elephants are accompanied by an expert ranger) via Fatehpursikri (Also known as the Ghost city or the haunted city) – which was estranged capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar build in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Ranthambore by road from Agra. Check in the reserved hut/ room of the resort. Visit the 1000 years old Ranthambore fort & in evening walk around the surrounding areas of the National Park. Overnight in the resort.

Day 05:- After breakfast spot the tigers while you are driven in the dense jungles of Ranthambore on a Safari with the reserved Canter / Jeep for tiger tracking & bird watching, take some memorable pictures. Overnight in the resort.

Day 06:- After breakfast drive to Jaipur – the fabled “Pink City” of the desert. Arrive Jaipur and transfer to the reserved hotel. In evening, the Pink city like the Water Palace (Jal Mahal), Jaigarh fort & its famous Pink Markets, locally known as Badi Chopar and Choti Chopar. Overnight in Jaipur hotel.

Day 07:- After breakfast visit the famous Amber fort. Ride up on the elephant back to the former capital of the Royals set against the back drop of the wooded hills see the luxurious and decorated rooms of the kings and queens also called as Sheesh Mahal. Later visit the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) an architectural gem which is having hundreds of big & small windows which were used by the queens to greet and see their kings in older days of Purdah system (The women were not allowed to step out in  public). Then visit the Jantar Mantar, City Palace and the stone observatory. Overnight in Jaipur hotel.

Day 08:- After breakfast depart for the famous Pushkar city. En route visit the famous Muslim shrine "The Ajmer Sharif" in Ajmer. Arrive Pushkar, check in the hotel. Then visit the temples of Pushkar (Lord Brahma Temple- one & only in the world) & in evening enjoy the sunset at the Pushkar lake . Overnight in Pushkar hotel.

Day 09:- After breakfast drive to Udaipur (The city of Lakes & Palaces). Via Kumbhalgarh. After spending time in Kumbhalgarh, during the afternoon, drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur, check in your hotel & evening free at leisure to walk/ explore the Lake City or rest. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 10:- After breakfast morning city tour covering The Lake Palace, City Palace museum, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends), Bhartiya lok Kala Mandir & the Pratap Memorial. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 11:- After Breakfast drive to Jodhpur, famously known as the “Blue City” via Ranakpur. Visit the world famous Jain temples in Ranakpur, known for their extremely intricate craftsmanship. Then in afternoon drive to Jodhpur.  On arrival check in the hotel & evening free at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 12:- After breakfast morning city tour of the city covering the Mehrangarh Fort situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort visit Moti Mahal (Pearl Palace) and Phool Mahal (Flower Palace). Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II around 1899 & Umaid public gardens. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 13:- After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer, famously known as the “Desert City”. Arrive Jaisalmer and check in a mud hut/ tent in the deserts. Enjoy the traditional folk dances and the Rajasthani meals (Traditional Rajasthani Dinner) in the hut camp in sand dunes. Overnight in hut with cultural programs & bonfire.

Day 14:- After breakfast go on a camel Safari. In Afternoon drive to the city, check in your reserved hotel and then visit the magnificent Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki haveli (Heritage Home) & Salim Singh Ki Haveli with its carved balconies & brackets which are supreme examples of art.  Overnight in Jaisalmer city hotel.

Day 15:-   After breakfast Drive to Bikaner, arrive there & transfer to the hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing tour of Bikaner covering Lalgarh Palace, The Museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain Temple and the famous Deshnok Rat Temple (Where people pray & feed rats). Overnight in Bikaner hotel.

Day 16:- After breakfast drive to Mandawa/ Jhunjhunu & transfer to the reserved hotel. Afternoon visit the beautiful frescoes, Havelis & Mansions. Mandawa witness 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 of many other interesting items preserved in a museum. Overnight in Mandawa hotel.

Day 17:- After breakfast drive to Delhi and transfer to the Airport/ Train station for onward journey. *** THE TOUR ENDS ***

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