Royal Rajasthan

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi

Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour
of Delhi which includes visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, the famous Birla temple, Qutub
Minar, Red Fort.
Overnight at Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi-Udaipur

Following breakfast; you will be departure transfer to the airport to board flight to Udaipur and
transfer to hotel. A highlight of your trip to Udaipur is a sunset boat cruise on the beautiful placid
Lake Pichola. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces including the beautiful city palace, temples,
bathing ghats and embankments. There are two island palaces, The Jagmandir and Jagniwas and also
the beautiful Lake Palace sits on an island in this lake.
Overnight at Udaipur.

Day 03 : Udaipur

Following breakfast proceed for the city tour of Udaipur visit – The City Palace – a majestic
architectural marvel towering over the lake. A conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces,
corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. The main entrance is through the Triple arched gate
"Tripolia" with eight marble porticos; The Jagdish temple- built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh,
this Indo – Aryan temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with note worthy
sculpted images etc; the Saheliyon ki Bari with its many fountains etc.
Overnight at Udaipur.

Day 04: Udaipur-Jodhpur (290 kms/7 hrs approx.)

Following breakfast, drive to Jodhpur en route visiting the exquisitely carved Jain temple at
Ranakpur, which is famous for its hall with 1444 pillars of which no two pillars are similar. Continue
your drive and on arrival check-in at your hotel.
Overnight at Jodhpur

Day 05 : In Jodhpur

Late morning city tour of Jodhpur visiting the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill,
including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Later visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam
built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Later visit Mandore, the ancient
capital of Marwar, which was abandoned for strategic reasons. At the foot of the hills amidst
gardens, commemorative cenotaphs line the silent city. A shrine reputedly of 300 million gods,
contains the life size statues of local deities and heroes.
Overnight at Jodhpur.

Day 06 : Jodhpur-Jaisalmer (298 kms/8 hrs approx.)

After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer – the last citadel in the desert. Upon arrival check in at the hotel.
Overnight at Jaisalmer.

Day 07 : In Jaisalmer

After breakfast proceed for the city tour of Jaisalmer visiting the Fort, the Gadisar Lake and the
famous Havelis – some of the most exotic ones being the Nathamalji hi Haveli, the Patwon ki
Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli etc. In the afternoon excursion to Sam Sand dunes. Enjoy a short
camel ride.
Overnight at Jaisalmer.

Day 08 : Jaisalmer-Bikaner (310 kms/8 hrs)

Following breakfast, depart by surface to Bikaner route visiting Deshnok Temple, see the miracle
temple of Karni Mata presiding Deity of the Royal House of Bikaner. An interesting feature rats are
the worshiper of Karni Mata in the forms of Bards and are present in large numbers within the
precincts of the temple, thus also know as rats temple.
Overnight at Bikaner.

Day 09 : Bikaner-Mandawa (167 kms/4 hrs approx.)

Morning sightseeing tour of Bikaner city, which is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th
century Fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is
distinguished by its long range of pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying
designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har mandir
where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. Visit the old Fort built by Raja Rai Singh.
After visit drive to Mandawa and upon arrival check-in at your hotel.
Overnight at Mandawa.

Day 10 : Mandawa-Jaipur (160 kms/4 hrs)

Morning sightseeing tour Mandawa, a small town has many havelis and temples. The terrace of the
rugged fort provides a panoramic view of the town. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of
the houses. Afternoon depart by surface to Jaipur and upon arrival check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 11 : Jaipur

Morning proceeds to visit Monkey Temple – A pre-historic pilgrimage site, is located only 10km
away from Jaipur. One of the jewels of Jaipur, the temple complex encompasses natural fresh water
springs and 7 holy 'kunds' or water tanks. Among these kunds, the 'Galta Kund', is the holiest one
and is believed to never get dry. A spring of pure water flows from the 'Gaumukh', a rock shaped
like a cow's head, into the tanks.

You will also visit Milk Market – This market comes alive at 6 AM with milk sellers congregating

here. Most sellers collect milk from their own villages or from the nearby villages. They usually load
large milk cans onto local buses or jeeps to bring them to the market. Many of them prefer to carry
these milk jars onto their bikes & rides all the way to such markets from their respective villages.
Following breakfast, proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort: the former capital of the royal
Rajputs. Few fail to be moved by the dramatic Rajput grandeur of this hilltop fortress-palace 11-km

north of Jaipur. Set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements, the
palace straddles two sepia-hued tundra hills overlooking Maota Lake, and its sprawling crenellated
walls lattice the surrounding hills.
Drive past / Photo Stop of Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink
sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of
the old city. It was built in 1799 so that veiled royal woman could peer down unseen by the world
through its 593 stone screens. We proceed for a guided tour of the City Palace – The City Palace in
the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is
a seven storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens and the city.
Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 12 : Jaipur-Agra

Drive to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Mughal India. Among the
principal attractions of Fatehpur Sikri are the large audience halls, palaces, the Mosques, the tomb of
Salim Chishti, The Panchmahal, and the Buland Darwaza, which is among the biggest gates in Asia.
Upon arrival check in at the hotel.
Overnight at Agra.

Day 13 : Agra-Delhi

Morning sightseeing tour of Agra city, which includes the eternal monument of love – Taj Mahal and
the Agra Fort. Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, this beautiful mausoleum is
built of pure white marble and is an architectural marvel. Built in the memory of his beloved queen
Mumtaz Mahal. The building was conceived as a garden tomb with the mausoleum rising at the far
end of the complex with the river Yamuna flowing below. Beneath the dome are the cenotaphs of
Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jehan. Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar over the years 1565 – 1573 with
its maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers. Most of the buildings originally built by
Akbar were destroyed and were replaced by his grandson Shah Jehan. The only surviving structure
from Akbar's period apart from the solid sand stone ramparts and the gateway is the Jehangir Mahal.
It is the biggest private residence in the complex and its architecture indicates strong influences from
Hindu overtones.
After visit start drive to Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at Delhi.

Day 14: Delhi Depart

Today you will be departure transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.

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