Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and meet the ITS representative at the arrival hall
and transfer to hotel. Relax & overnight in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
Morning tour of Old Delhi: visit the majestic Red Fort, the historical
Chandni Chowk, besides Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana. Afternoon tour
of New Delhi, visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial
residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised
in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war;
the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of Indias
leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din
Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Bahai Temple. Evening
free at leisure, overnight in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi Mandawa
Morning checkout and drive to Mandawa 275 kms (6 hrs), traditional
welcome on arrival transfer to Castle Mandawa Hotel. Rest of the
visit compact little town of Shekhawati region comprising of Forts
and Havelis of beautiful frescoes. While touring this town a painted
arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows leads to the
bazaar. Evening enjoy folk dance and music. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Mandawa Bikaner
Morning checkout and drive to Nawalgarh 30 kms, the town
where the finest of the Shekhavatis frescoes can be seen.
Its havelis still bear witness to the rich & prosperous
Marwari era of the 19th century. Worth visiting are the Aath Haveli
complexes, Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat Haveli &
Chokhani Haveli. Drive to Bikaner 175 kms (3 hrs), transfer
to hotel on arrival. Evening free to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Bikaner
Morning take a sight seeing tour of Bikaner covering Junagadh Fort
constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort
has a 986 meter long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances,
Bhand Sagar Temple The 16th century Jain temple, is the most
important of this temple complex, Camel Breeding Farm a unique
experience where you can ride on a camel & have perhaps the
first taste of camels milk. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Bikaner Jaisalmer
Morning checkout and drive to Jaisalmer 330 kms (6 hrs),
Arrive and check into hotel. Afternoon free to relax or enjoy the
city atmosphere. Evening visit Gadisar Lake, Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Jaisalmer
Morning take a sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer covering Jaisalmer
Fort built on the highest point of the Tricuta hill, consisting
of 99 bastions. Outstanding features are Megh Durbar & various
temples, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli & PatwonKi-Haveli
some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and latticework
of breath taking intricacy. Later after lunch drive to Sam Sand
Dunes 45 kms enroute visit the ancient Temple of Lodurwa,
Amar Sagar and Mool Sagar Lakes. Arrive Sam Sand Dunes and transfer
on Camels and enjoy camel rides on the dunes till the sunset. Drive
back to Jaisalmer for overnight.
Day 08: Jaisalmer Jodhpur 290 kms
Morning checkout and drive to Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to hotel
early afternoon. Early evening at 1500 hrs visit Mehrangarh Fort,
Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Evening visit Balsamand Lake
and Palace, overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Jodhpur Udaipur 276 kms
Morning checkout and drive to Udaipur, enroute visit the famous
Ranakpur Temples of 12th Century, and later visit Kumbhalgarh Fort
enroute to Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh Fort is known for its longest wall
of 36 kms surrounding the fort with 360 inbuilt temples in the wall,
some of the temple now leis in the state of ruin. Proceed to Udaipur,
on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to relax, overnight at
Day 10: Udaipur
Morning visit City Palace located amidst Lake Pichola, comprising
of Crystal Gallery, Durbar Hall and Jagdish Temple. After lunch
visit Sahelion Ki Bari The garden for the maids
of honour of the queen. Evening visit Eklingji & Nagda Temples
built in white marble with a double storied porch on the
bank of Lake Bageela 22 kms from Udaipur. Drive back to Udaipur
Day 11: Udaipur Bijaipur
Morning checkout and drive to Bijaipur 150 kms enroute visit
one of the finest forts of Asia ; Chittaurgarh Fort comprising of
Man Palace, Padminis Palace, and Towers of Peace and Victory, you
will be driving on this fort to cover all this places. One can have
good lunch at Pratap Palace in Chittaurgarh and proceed to Bijaipur.
On arrival transfer to Castle Bijaipur which is a 16 Century Castle
owned & run by descendants of Maharana Pratap. Later in the
day visit Lotus Lake & take a drive into the tribal villages
of Bijaipur. Enjoy folk dance & music while you dine, overnight
Day 12: Bijaipur Bundi (100 kms - 2 to 3 hrs)
Morning checkout and drive to Bundi Bundi, enroute visit Shivji
Temple on the edge of a hill where Menal Water falls commence, this
is a very scenic place, I have not given you earlier because you
were driving 250 kms from Udaipur to Bundi directly, proceed to
Bundi on arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit Taragarh Fort built
in 1354 A.D., Bundi Palace, Chhattar Mahal, Ratan Daulat, Chitrashala,
Nawal Sagar lake, Raniji - ki - Baori (Step well), Sukh Mahal, Phool
Sagar, and eighty four pillared cenotaph (All near Taragarh Fort
and Bundi Palace). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Bundi Pushkar (200 kms 4 hrs)
Morning checkout and drive to Pushkar on arrival transfer to hotel.
Evening free to visit the Lake and Fair site of Pushkar, overnight
at the hotel.
Day 14: Pushkar Jaipur (131 kms 3 hrs)
Early morning one can visit the lakeside to see devotees offering
prayers to the sun god at the time of sunrise. Later Morning checkout
and drive to Jaipur, on arrival transfer to hotel. After freshen
up visit Sanganer a small village, 16 km south of Jaipur, well known
for their hand-made paper and block printing. Evening one can visit
Nahargarh Fort, which is litted up by floodlights. Or one can just
relax, overnight at the hotel.
Day 15: Jaipur
Morning take an excursion tour to Amber Fort where one can enjoy
Elephant ride to ascend the Fort. Later take a sight take a sight
seeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Jantar
Mantar. Evening visit Jal Mahal, Rani Sati Gardens, and Chokhi Dhani
- an ethnic resort serving Rajasthani cuisine with live music and
puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the
hotel for overnight.
Day 16: Jaipur Agra (230 kms 5 hrs)
Morning checkout and drive to Agra, enroute visiting the old dynasty
of Mughals; Fatehpur & Sikri, visit the Fort, Bulund Darwaza
and Shrine of Shaikh Salim Chisti. Later proceed to Agra, on arrival
transfer to hotel. Evening one can visit the Taj Mahal. Overnight
at the hotel.
Day 17: Agra Gwalior (110 kms- 3 hrs)
Morning checkout and drive to Gwalior, on arrival transfer to hotel.
Later in the day visit Morning sightseeing tour of Gwalior visiting
the majestic Gwalior fort is one of the largest and mightiest forts
in India. Also visit Sas-Bahu Temples are 11th-century temples of
Lord Vishnu while Teli-ka-Mandir is a 300-metre-high Vishnu temple
of the 9th century. Evening free to explore Gwalior on own, overnight
Day 18: Gwalior Orchha (120 kms - 3 hrs)
Morning drive to Orchha, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later in
the day take a sight seeing tour of Orchha - Most of the attractions
in Orchha are situated in the fort complex consisting of palaces,
temples, cenotaphs, and memorials. The complex can be reached by
a multi-arched bridge where you would find three palaces in a quadrangle.
Raj Mahal or Kings Palace was built by King Madhukar Shah,
a contemporary of Emperor Akbar. Jehangir Mahal was built by Raja
Bir Singh Ju Deo in 1606 to commemorate the visit of Mughal Emperor
Jehangir. Legends say that Rai Parveen Mahal was built by King Indramani
for his favourite concubine Rai Parveen. Like Raj Mahal, Raja Ram
Temple is also a contribution of King Madhukar Shah with a very
unusual story behind it. Chaturbhuj and Laxmi Narayan temples are
some of the other important religious attractions in Orchha. Evening
free to relax, overnight in Orchha.
Day 19: Orcha - Khajuraho (178 kms - 4 hours)
Morning checkout and drive to Khajuraho, on arrival transfer to
hotel. Later in the day visit Western group of Temples consisting
of the massive Lakshmana Temple dedicated to lord Vishnu, the Lakshmi
and Varaha temples dedicated to Vishnus consort Lakshman,
the Kandariya Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Chausath
Yogini temple dedicated to goddess Kali.
Day 20: Khajuraho
Morning visit Archaeological museum with its collection of stone
sculptures of the Chandela dynasty. Later visit Eastern group of
Temples and visit the Jain temples of Parsvanath, Adinath, and Shanti
Nath. Also visit the temples of Vamana and Brahma/Hanuman both dedicated
to lord Vishnu. Evening free for individual activities, overnight
at the hotel.
Day 21: Khajuraho Delhi (By air at 1335 hrs) Back
Morning day free to visit the Temples again, afternoon checkout
at 1230 hrs and transfer to airport to board the flight for Delhi
at 1335 hrs, assistance on arrival in Delhi at 1600 hrs, transfer
to hotel, relax & overnight in Delhi.
Day 22: Delhi - Back Home
In time transfer to International airport to board the flight back