A classical journey across the historical and colourful state of Northern India
15N/ 16D: Delhi → Mandawa → Bikaner → Jaisalmer → Jodhpur → Rohetgar → Udaipur → Pushkar → Samode → Agra →Delhi
Day 01: Delhi
Meet on arrival in Delhi and check-in at the hotel-Rest of day at leisure- Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Delhi
Breakfast at hotel- Full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife HamidaBanu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the QutabMinar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world-Overnight stay at the hotel.
(Optional) - Attend a Sufi ceremony at NizamuddinDargah
Day 03: Delhi – Mandawa (260 km/approx. 6 hours)
Breakfast at hotel- Proceed to Mandawa- Check in to your hotel. Later, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Mandawa, well known for its painted havelis (mansions with frescoes),the entire town is referred to as an Open Art Gallery- Rest of the day at leisure- Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Mandawa – Bikaner (195 km/approx. 4 and half hours)
Breakfast at hotel- Proceed to Bikaner- Check in to your hotel. Proceed for a half day tour. Visit Junagadh Fort… an unassailable fortress, it never been conquered. Later, visit a camel breeding farm…here; professional camel breeders research how to breed the best camels- Rest of the day at leisure- Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (320 km/approx. 6.5 hours)
Breakfast at hotel- Proceed to Jaisalmer, which lies in the heart of the Thar Desert…a city, seeped in colour and rich tradition; it was once a major centre on the trading route between India and the west-Check in to your hotel-Overnight stay at the hotel.
(Optional) - Dune Bashing at Sam Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer by Jeep
Day 06: Jaisalmer
Breakfast at hotel- Proceed for half day tour of Jaisalmer- Later, visit Sam Sand Dunes, around 42 kms from Jaisalmer, is the closest place from where you can lose yourself in ‘The Great Thar Desert' - Rest of the day at leisure-Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (300 km/approx. 6 hours)
Breakfast at hotel- Proceed to Jodhpur- Check in to your hotel- Later, in the day proceed for a half-day sightseeing trip of Jodhpur, which is the second largest city in Rajasthan and also called the ‘Sun City’- Rest of the day at leisure- Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08: Jodhpur – RohetGarh (25 km/approx. 30 mins.)
Breakfast at hotel- Proceed to RohetGarh- Check in to your hotel- Evening, experience Rohet Signature Village Safari at village- Return back to hotel for overnight stay in Rohet.
Day 09:RohetGarh – Udaipur (250 km/approx. 5 hours)
Breakfast at hotel- Proceed to Udaipur (230 kms / 5 hrs drive approx)- Enroute, visit the Ranakpur Temples, acclaimed worldwide for their intricate and superb architectural style- Arrive Udaipur and check in to your hotel- Overnight stay at the hotel.
(Optional) A course of Indian cuisine at home - you then share the meal with the family that welcomes you.
Day 10: Udaipur
Breakfast at hotel- Proceed for full-day tour of Udaipur- In the evening, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola (depending upon the water level of lake), which is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD- Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11: Udaipur – Pushkar (300 kms / approx. 6 hours)
Breakfast at hotel- Proceed to Pushkar- Upon arrival check-in to your hotel- Later enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Pushkar- Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12:Pushkar - Samode (185 km/approx. 4 hours)
Breakfast at hotel- Proceed to Samode- Arrive Samode and check in to your hotel- Rest of the day at leisure- Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13:Samode – Excursion of Jaipur (40 km/approx. 1 hour)
Breakfast at hotel- Enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes- Drive back to Samode-Overnight stay at the hotel.
(Optional) - An Evening at the Raj Mandir cinema - Bollywood film, and high atmosphere colour in the room
Day 14:Samode – Agra (270 km/approx. 5 hours)
Breakfast at hotel- Drive to Jaipur and enroute visit FatehpurSikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings- Further drive to Agra and check into your Hotel-Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15: Agra – Delhi (210 kms/ approx. 4 hours)
Breakfast at hotel- Proceed for half day tour of Agra- Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal- Proceed for Delhi- Arrive and check into your hotel- Overnight stay at the hotel.
(Optional) - Evening SahajAnand – Multimedia Water Show at Akshardham Temple
Day 16: Departure from Delhi
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport for return flight back home.
• 15 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
• Assistance at the airport & Hotel check-in / check-out
• Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
• Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
• Elephant ride at Amber Fort
• Boat Ride in Lake Pichola
• Village safari in Rohet
• Entry Fee at the Monuments
• Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
• Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
• Air tickets and airport taxes
• Optional activities are subject to availability. Charges additional.
• Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
• Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments
||Eros Nehru Palace
|| Castle Mandawa
||Laxmi Niwas Palace
||Marriott Resort & Spa WH Mandir
||Vivanta by Taj- Hari Mahal
||The Westin Pushkar Resort & Spa
||The Westin Pushkar Resort & Spa
||Double Tree by Hilton