Today Arrive Delhi, The Capital of India. You are greeted with a traditional Indian Welcome and escorted transfer to Hotel.
After a leisurely morning embark on a tour of "Imperial City" New Delhi. Drive pass through the Raisina Hill to view Parliament House, The President House, past the imposing India Gate, visit the Humayun's Tomb, Quatab Minar, Lotus Temple and Birla Temple. Evening return to the Red Fort to watch the "Son et Lumire" show which is an Interplay of colorful lights and sound tracing the history of monument till date. (B)
Today tour of Old Delhi includes The Red Fort - the most opulent Fort and Palace of Mughal Empire Shah Jehan, Also visit Jama Masjed - the largest mosque in India and Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi. Later drive to Mandawa - The region lays the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhuniun, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan. (B)
Today morning visit the Mandawa (Shekhwati). The semi-desert region of Shekhwati is popularly known as the 'open-air art gallery' of Rajasthan. Shekhawati, is unique as no-where else in the world there is such a hundreds of haveli's, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts. Also visit to Havelies in Mandawa notably the Chokhani Saraf & Ladia Havelies. The terrace of the rugged Fort provides a panoramic view of the town. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses and medieval painting of Shekhawati. Afternoon drive to Bikaner. (B)
Morning embark on a tour of Bikaner City; visit the Junagarh Fort, built in 1611 AD. The palaces worth visiting are Anup Mahal, Karan Mahal, and Bijai Phool Mahal. Later proceed to Jaisalmer-the ancient citadel on the Caravan route linking India With Persia, Arabia and The Mediterranean (B)
Morning embark half day tour of Jaisalmer fort. Afterwards visit to the Gadisar Tank & large houses of the merchant called havelies, some of them dating to the Premediaval Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Shah Haveli and Nathamal Ki Haveli with their intricately carved screens on the facades and the typical traditional architecture.
Afternoon Desert Camel Safari start for Sam Sand Dunes on edge of Deset National Park. Located in the midst of Thar Desert this camp recreates the magical atmosphere of a traditional Mediaeval Desert Camp on a trade route. The Camp provides for all the comforts. The accommodation consists of Swiss Cottage Type tents with attached baths having running hot & cold water. After spending few hours on a camel safari in the Thar Desert, Guests can relax & spend the evening around the campfire, enjoying live music and dance performances by "Langha" Tribe of Professional singers. TENTED CAMP. (BLD)
Breakfast at Camp and depart to Jodhpur - the Great Indian Desert, sites on sand stone hill surrounded by a strong wall, approximately 6 miles long with 7 entry gates. Afternoon Half day sightseeing of the city includes visit to Meherangarh Fort, drive through the old city and past the Clock Tower near the largest spice bazaar in the sub-continent, visit the Jaswant Thada Cenotaph, the royal cremation site and then proceed to see the most magnificent, modern 20th century Palace, the Umaid Bhavan Palace and its museum - a treasure trove. (B)
Morning countryside drive to Mount Abu- located 4000 ft above sea level is solitary hill station i.e also a pilgrimage center for Jains. Afternoon visit world famous Dilwara Jain Temple- consisting of five jain temples built from the beginning of the 11th century onwards with intricate ornamental carvings represent the climax in the art of decoration in stones, Nikki Lake, Brahmin Kumari Ashram, Peace Park & Gyan Sarovar. (B)
Morning leave for Udaipur. Enroute visit to Ranakpur temples of the Jains, built in the 15th century in the lovely valley of Aravallis. It has grand structure & beautiful Sculptures. The 1444 pillars in the temple are different from each other. The magic of light & shade is really awe- inspiring. Afternoon is free to explore colorful Bazar & Shopping. (B)
Today sight seeing of Udaipur includes The City Palace, drive around Fateh Sagar lake, Sahelion-ki-Bari (The fountained and flowered garden of Maidens), Partap Smarak: A memorial to the legendary warrior Rana Pratap, Bhartiya Lok Mandal Museum. Remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
Morning drive to Kota-known as the industrial capital of Rajasthan. It has an interesting blend of the Old and the New. The fort, overlooking the mighty Chambal river, is the foremost tourist attraction here. Afternoon sightseeing of Kota. Kota houses the museum and has some elaborately painted chambers. Ghazi Gate- famous for its outstanding mirror work, ebony and ivory inlaid doors. (B)
This morning Lifetime Experience a one-hour OPTIONAL Mountain Air's fantastic Magic Mountain Flight of the mighty Himalayas to see Mt. Everest. Afternoon visit the beautiful town of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath and Bodhnat followed by tour of Patan - the second largest city in the valley also known as Lalitpur. Stop at Tibetan Refugee Craft Centre. Prior to returning to your hotel.(BD)
Today's drive to Jaipur - Known as the "Pink City", Jaipur is the capital of the colorful state of Rajasthan. En route visit to the deserted 17th Century fortress of Amber. Ascent to the fort on Gaily Caparisoned elephant to various palaces with rooms and stunning beauty including the world's finest chamber of Mirrors and the temple Kali. Afternoon visit to Maharaja's City Palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD). Birla White Marble temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. (B)
On today's drive to Agra through the countryside we see villages woman dressed in the brilliantly colored Saris of the region, Camels & Scenes of rural lives. En route visit the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 by the Great Emperor Akbar. Today, it is deserted and left in solitude to reminisce over its past glory. Enjoy the Magnificent Taj Mahal - The Monument of Love in the warm glow of Sunset. (B)
Morning visit the 16th Century Agra Fort & Itmad-ud-Daulah built by Empress Noor Jehan in the memory of her father. Later drive to Delhi. After taking a lot of memories say good-bye to this fascinating land. Arrive Delhi & transfer to International airport to board the flight for Onward Destination. (B)