Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Assistance on arrival by our representative at Delhi International
airport, transfer to hotel. Relax and overnight at the hotel in
Day 02: Delhi
Morning sight seeing tour of Delhi covering Laxmi Narayan Temple
The Place of Gods, India Gate - The memorial of martyrs,
Parliament House The Government headquarters. In the afternoon
take a city tour of Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid - The largest
mosque in Asia, Red Fort - The red stone magic, Gandhi memorial
The memoir of father of the nation. Also enjoy the sound
& light show in the evening if time permits. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi Mandawa (275 kms 5 hours)
Morning checkout and drive to Mandawa 275 kms (6 hrs), traditional
welcome on arrival transfer to 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 while you dine at the courtyard
of this hotel. Overnight in Mandawa.
Day 04: Mandawa Bikaner (175 kms 3 hours)
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. Later drive to Bikaner 175 kms (3 hrs), transfer
to hotel on arrival. Evening free to relax. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Bikaner Jaisalmer (333 kms 6 hours)
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 temple of this complex. Afternoon checkout and drive to
Jaisalmer 330 kms (6 hrs), Arrive and check into hotel. Evening
free to relax or enjoy the city atmosphere. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Jaisalmer Sam Sand Dunes
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. 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 to
Pitched tents on the dunes, later enjoy camel safari on the dunes
till the sunset. Ride back to the tents for dinner with live folk
music, overnight in the Swiss Tents at Sam Sand Dunes.
Day 07: Sam Sand dunes - Jaisalmer
Early morning take a camel safari again to see the sunrise over
the dunes, later checkout and drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer
to hotel. Day free to relax in Jaisalmer, early evening visit to
tribal village of Khuri, over here too one can enjoy camel rides
on the unexploited dunes of Khuri. Also if you wish we can arrange
cultural evening with dinner at Dhanis (Mud Houses) in Khuri. Drive
back to Jaisalmer for overnight.
Day 08: Jaisalmer Jodhpur (290 kms 6 hours)
Morning checkout and drive to Jodhpur 290 kms, on arrival
transfer to hotel. Day free to relax till 1500 hrs, later visit
Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace. Evening
take an excursion tour to Balsamand Lake & Palace, overnight
Day 09: Jodhpur Udaipur (276 kms 5 hours)
Morning checkout and drive to Udaipur 276 kms, enroute visit
the famous Ranakpur Temples of 12th Century which has 108 carved
pillars each different from the others. Later drive to 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 the hotel.
Day 10: Udaipur
Morning visit City Palace located amidst Lake Pichola, comprising
of Crystal Gallery, Durbar Hall and Jagdish Temple. After lunch
visit Saheliyon Ki Bari The garden made for
the honour of the queen. Evening visit Eklingji & Nagda Temples
built in white marble with a double storied porch on the
bank of Lake bagel 22 kms from Udaipur. Drive back to Udaipur
Day 11: Udaipur Pushkar
Morning checkout and drive to Pushkar 275 kms (5 hours) enroute
visit the magnificient Fort of Chittaurgarh, to visit this fort
you dont need to walk up you can directly take the vehicle
right on top of the fort to see Rani Padminis Palace, Man Mahal,
Tower of Peace & Victory & several ruins of Temples dedicated
to Lord Shiva. Later proceed to Pushkar on arrival transfer to Pushkar
Palace hotel. Relax for some time and visit the only temple of Lord
Brahma surrounded by Pushkar Lake. On the banks of the lake you
will see devotees taking dip into the holy waters of Pushkar &
offering prayers. Also visit the Pushkar Fair Site which is right
opposite the Pushkar Lake. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Pushkar Jaipur (131 kms 3 hours)
Early morning one can visit the lakeside to see devotees offering
prayers to the sun god at the time of sunrise. Later checkout and
drive to Jaipur 131 kms, on arrival transfer to hotel. After
freshen up 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 13: Jaipur
Morning take an excursion tour to Amber Fort where one can enjoy
Elephant ride to access the hill top Fort. Later take a sight take
a sight seeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Hawa Mahal,
and Jantar Mantar. Rest of the day free for shopping & individual
activities. Evening one can visit Nahargarh Fort, which is litted
up by floodlights. Or one can just relax, overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Jaipur Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (230 kms
Morning Later drive to Agra 230 kms (5 hrs) 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 15: Agra Delhi (200 kms 4 hours) - Kathmandu
(By air at 1915 hrs)
Early morning one can visit the Taj Mahal to see it over the sunrise,
later Morning visit Agra Fort, Ittamuddaulahs Tomb and Moti Masjid,
after lunch checkout and drive to Delhi 200 kms, on arrival
transfer to airport to board the flight for Kathmandu at 1915 hrs,
assistance on arrival in Kathmandu at 2100 hrs, transfer to hotel.
Relax and overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Kathmandu
Morning visit The Pashupatinath Temple, situated on the banks of
River Baghmati around 8 km from the city, is one of the holiest
Hindu shrines. Also visit Guheshwari Temple near Pashupatinath is
considered as the place where Yoni of Shivas consort Sati
fell when she was cut into pieces by Lord Vishnu. Later visit Boudhnath
which is one of the largest stupas in the world. Afternoon relax,
and early evening visit Patan is a spiritual city with Durbar Square
in the centre and many stupas, shikaras, and temples. Bhaktapur
is again a royal city where most of the attractions revolve around
Durbar Square and the Palace of 55 Windows. Overnight at the hotel
Day 16: Kathmandu Lhasa (By air at 0900 hrs)
Morning checkout and transfer to airport to board the flight for
Lhasa, a one hour flight will take you to the capital of Tibet "Lhasa"
- at an altitude of 3,650 mts, is situated on the north bank of
Kyichu River. Lhasa in Tibetan means "Place of the Gods",
the residence of the Dalai Lama. Life is unhurried, its people jovial
and yet remaining staunchly independent. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17: Lhasa
Morning visit the Jokhang Temple, situated in the heart of Old Lhasa,
it houses Tibet's most precious religious relic, a golden Shakyamuni
Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess Wen Cheng
on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo.
Surrounding the Jokhang Temple is the bustling Barkhor Market place
which is the religious and social focus of Lhasa. Later in the day
visit the Potala Palace, this legendary palace built atop a single
hill is synonymous with Tibet by the first foremost king Songtsen
Gompa. It was expanded to its present structure during the 17th
century by the 5th Dalai Lama. This 13 story 1000 room citadel served
as the headquarters of the former "church-state" of the
Tibet and was home to successive Dalai Lamas, who from the latter
half of the 18th century used it as their Winter palace.
Day 18: Lhasa
Morning drive to Drepung Monastery, 8 Kms west of Lhasa - said to
be the largest monastery in the world, housing over 10,000 monks.
It was founded in 1416 by the disciple of Je Tsonkhapa, founder
of the Yellow Hat Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The second,
third and fourth Dalai Lamas lived and were entombed here. Drepung
in Tibetan means "Richmond". Also visit the Sera Monastery,
5 Kms north of Lhasa, Sera setting is one of Lhasa's prettiest monasteries.
Once a community of more than 5,000 monks resided here and was virtually
extinguished by the Chinese. The restored monastery sits below the
brow of hill on which Tsonkhapa built a hermitage and spent several
years mediating. One of the monks disciples began building
Sera in 1419, completing it a few years later. Overnight at the
Day 19: Lhasa
Day free to explore Lhasa on own, one can many optional excursions
from Lhasa. Overnight at the hotel in Lhasa.
Day 20: Lhasa Kathmandu Delhi Back Home.
Morning checkout and transfer to airport to board the interconnecting
flight for Kathmandu at 0950 hrs, and from Kathmandu to Delhi at
1450 hrs, assistance on arrival in Delhi at 1540 hrs, on arrival
check inn at the airport to board the flight back home.