Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations: Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi meet & assistance at the airport. Later transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi – Mandawa
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa & check-in at hotel. Later visit Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants has beautiful frescoes, Havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle 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 and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa.
Day 03: Mandawa – Bikaner
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner & check-in hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bika Ji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine.
The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, and Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 04: Bikaner – Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer & check-in hotel. Evening enjoy camel ride at Sand Dunes. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 05: Jaisalmer Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting the burnished sandstone Jaisalmer, Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets, which are supreme examples of the art. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 06: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur & check-in hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Prince Jodha founded city Jodhpur – the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, in 1459. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 07: Jodhpur – Pushkar
Morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar. Arrive Pushkar & check-in at hotel. Later explore Pushkar. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It’s marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Night stay in Pushkar.
Day 08: Pushkar – Jaipur
This morning after breakfast you will drive to the Pink City of Jaipur, On arrival check into your hotel and rest of the day is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 09: Jaipur Sightseeing
This morning after breakfast visit the Amber fort, built in 16th century, enjoy an elephant ride at Amber. Drive past the Hawa Mahal-a Palace of winds. In the afternoon you will visit the city palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 10: Jaipur – Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi & check-in hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old & New Delhi.
OLD DELHI – A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 11: Delhi Departure
Morning departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey. Tour ends with sweet memories.