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We begin on this epic journey from Delhi with visits to India Gate, the Qutb Minar, the tallest stone built tower in the world, Jama Masjid; the largest mosque in India and the famous Chandni Chowk Bazaar travelling in a bicycle rickshaw. Heading to the Pink City, Jaipur, visit the Amber Fort, entice by Jantar Mantar, a collection of architectural astronomical instruments still providing accurate information. Stop for a photo stop at the famous Hawa Mahal and search for souvenirs in the backstreets. As we travel to Jaisalmer enjoy an ancient city with a hill top fortress town that was once a major stopover for silk and spice caravans. Tour the fort, visit the impressive Jain Temples and witness the marvel of elaborately carved stone facades of the havelies. One evening, enjoy a camel ride across the Sam Sand Dunes at sunset. Continue your trip to Jodhpur, a sprawling Art Deco Masterpiece. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort and enjoy a panoramic view of the Blue City. Stay in Udaipur and tour the famous lake city known as India’s most romantic city. Explore significant cultural sites, walk through picturesque backstreets, browse bazaars for local crafts and painted miniatures. Adventure lies ahead with a possible tiger sighting in Ranthambhore National Park, as well as other wildlife species including leopards, deer, wild boars etc before proceeding towards our final destination to view the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra. With so much to offer we look forward to welcoming you on this magical tour of Rajasthan.
On arrival at the airport, meet your tour manager who will assist you to transfer to the hotel. Stay two nights in Delhi.
After breakfast and briefing by your tour manager, proceed on a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Start the tour with a visit to Jama Masjid; India’s biggest mosque and enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk; which is bustling area, typical of real India where locals go shopping here like nowhere else. Later visit Gandhi Memorial, Humayun’s Tomb, built in 1570 and the first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Drive past India Gate; that honours the 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War, President’s House and Parliament House. Before concluding the tour we will visit Qutb Minar, the 234-step tower dating back to 1193
After breakfast travel to Jaipur, the first planned city of India, a treasure-trove of culture, art and history, famous for its colour, lifestyle and Rajasthani cuisine. It is a city exuding royal heritage and extravagant richness. In the afternoon we will learn the art of Indian cooking as you watch famous recipes being cooked in your presence. It’s all about typical home-style Indian cooking where you can choose to participate and learn how to cook an easy curry at home, and conclude the day with home cooked dinner. Stay two nights in Jaipur.
Start the day’s sightseeing with a visit to Amber Fort. Later continue to City Palace and the Observatory and take a photo stop at Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Winds, built in the 17th Century. Jaipur is famous for colourful markets filled with textile, jewellery and fantastic souvenirs so you’ll enjoy exploring the local bazaar in the evening.
Travel to Bikaner, center of art and culture of medieval India. In the afternoon visit the well preserved 16th century Junagarh Fort and Lallgarh Palace. Evening at leisure to explore and experience the royal legacy of a bygone era. Stay overnight in Bikaner.
After breakfast travel to the Golden City of Jaisalmer, built in 1156 AD and named after its founder, Bhatti Rajput Rao Jaisal. Located deep in the heart of the Desert, the city is popular for its centuries old forts, palaces, havelies and amber-hued houses. Evening free to explore the town and stay overnight two nights in Jaisalmer.
Off for a sightseeing tour to visit the Imposing Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli and Gadisar Lake. Later this evening, enjoy a camel safari on the exotic sand dunes, offering an unforgettable experience of rich cultural heritage.
Today drive to Jodhpur, bustling desert city the second largest city in Rajasthan with a landscape dominated by the massive Mehrangarh Fort atop a sheer rocky ridge. Afternoon free to relax or explore the local bazaar. Stay two nights in Jodhpur.
Morning visit Mehrangarh Fort; one of the most impressive and formidable structures anywhere in India. And Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Afternoon take a jeep ride to witness village life of Bishnoi tribe. Evening free to explore the local bazaar.
Drive to Udaipur and en-route visit Ranakpur. Renowned for its Jain temples with intricately carved marble Pillars and Domes believed to have been built in 1439 AD. The temple rests on 1444 elegantly carved pillars, with no two identical. Stay two nights in Udaipur.
Start your full day sightseeing tour with visit to City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Museum, Jag Mandir, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir which is an Indian folk arts museum. Conclude your evening with boat ride on Lake Pichola.
We will leave early this morning and drive west to Pushkar, the charming and usually peaceful Hindu pilgrimage centre made famous by the annual Camel Fair which is organised during a full moon night in the Hindu calander month of Kartik mostly falling in October or November. Afternoon free to explore the town and stay overnight in Pushkar.
Today travel to Ranthambhore National Park, the former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur and today a famous tiger reserve. Evening free to explore the town and stay two nights in Ranthambhore.
An early start of the day and enjoy morning tea before heading off to the national park for the first wildlife safari accompanied by a naturalist. Enjoy breakfast on your return and day is free till your second safari in the afternoon
We make our way for the last leg of our journey to Agra, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, now a ghost town that was formerly established by the Mughals. Evening visit Mehtab Bagh to to watch the sunset over the Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna River. This place was orignially chosen to build the Black Taj Mahal by the Emperor who was imprisoned by his son soon after work was started. Stay two nights in Agra
An early morning visit the Taj Mahal. This monument of love was made entirely of white marble where different types of precious and semi-precious stones were used in the intricate inlay work on the interior. After breakfast continue your sightseeing with visit to Agra Fort and Itmad-Ud-Daulah also known as the Baby Taj.
Enjoy your leisurely breakfast and finish your last moment packing. We checkout by1200hrs and enjoy lunch before travelling bac to Delhi. Tour finishes with direct transfer to Delhi International airport.