Destinations includes in this itinerary :
Delhi / Jhunjhunu/ Mandawa / Dundlod / Nawalgarh / Fatehpur / Deshnoke / Bikaner / Kheechan / Jaisalmer / Khuri / Osiyan / Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur / Pushkar / Samode / Jaipur / Ranthambore / Bharatpur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra / Varanasi / Delhi
Day 01 - Arrival and overnight stay in Delhi - When you arrive at Delhi's international airport, a member of our staff will welcome you and will assist you on your checking into your hotel, where you will spend your first relaxing night.
Day 02 – DELHI / JHUNJHUNU / MANDAWA – 265 KM – 05.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, on your way to Mandawa, you will stop at Jhunjhunu. After checking into your hotel in Mandawa, you will sightsee the city's frescoed havelis, where wealthy tradesmen used to dwell after migrating from the region. There, it is also possible to enjoy the locals' traditions and ways of life. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 03 – MANDAWA / DUNDLOD / NAWALGARH / DESHNOKE / BIKANER – 220 KM – 04.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, you will sightsee Shekhawati region: Nawalgarh, Dundlod and Fatehpur, in particular. Afterwards, you will reach the city of Bikaner, where you will check into your hotel and refresh yourself. Later, you will enjoy a sightsee around the place, also called 'The Camel City'. In fact, along its streets you will find local people in their traditional and colored costumes and turbans as well as local typical food you cannot miss tasting. In addition, you can also visit Junagarh Fort, a great XVI century edifice surrounded by numerous defensive bastions. You can also visit Bandeshwar Jain temples and Deshnoke Temple, where rats are venerated as sacred. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 04 – BIKANER / RAMDEORA / KHEECHAN / JAISALMER – 325 KM 05.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast at your hotel and then, on your way to Jaisalmer, you will visit Kheechan, renowned for its cranes and further migratory birds who are used to nesting there in winter and coming back yearly to the village, where they find locals eager to feed them. Once in the city of Jaisalmer, you will check into your hotel and refresh yourself. After walking around the place in the evening, you will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 05 – JAISALMER / KHURI / JAISALMER 50 KM – 01.00 HR IN CAR
You will have breakfast at your hotel and then reach the city of Jaisalmer, where you will spend the whole day. You will visit splendid Sonar Fort, a golden walled monument surrounded by the desert, and Jaisalmer Fort, with its wonderful havelis provided with balconies and finely carved windows, and the splendid havelis in the town's medieval atmosphere. On your visit to Jaisalmer, you cannot miss visiting Gadisar Lake and the neighboring museum. Afterwards, you can leave for Khuri to see its dunes and the splendor of Rajasthan desert, 50 Km off the city of Jaisalmer. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 06 – JAISALMER / OSIAN / JODHPUR – 310 KM – 05.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, on your way to the city of Jodhpur, you will stop at Osiyan, an oasis with numerous splendid temples, both Hindu and Jain ones. Then, you will check into your Jodhpur hotel and freshen up. Afterwards, you will visit the city, Jaswant Thada and splendid Umaid Bhawan Palace, including its museum. You will also visit mind blowing Mehrangarh Fort, among India's biggest ones, which comprises wonderful palaces, and exhibits royal weapons and manufactured products. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 07 – RANAKPUR / KUMBHALGARH / UDAIPUR – 300 KM – 06.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, on your way to the city of Udaipur, you will stop at Kumbalgarh and explore Ranakpur Temples, among India's biggest groups of Jain Temples. The most renowned of which are Chaumukha, Neminath and Parashnath Temples. Once in Udaipur, you will check into your hotel and spend the night there.
Day 08 - Udaipur - Once had breakfast, you will spend the day sightseeing the city of Udaipur. You will visit the City Palace, a majestic edifice with splendid architectural style, Jagdish Temple, devoted to Lord Vishnu, and the local Folk Art Museum with its multicolored exhibitions of marionettes, musical instruments and pictures. Moreover, the city markets are the perfect place where you can buy colored woven-designed clothing. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 09 – CHITTAURGARH / PUSHKAR – 330 KM – 05.30 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast at your hotel and then, on your way to the city of Pushkar, you will visit Chittaurgarh. Once reached Pushkar, you will check into your hotel and relax. Afterwards, you will sightsee the city's temples (Brahma Temple included) and Pushkar Lake, which Hindus consider as holy. On particular days, pilgrims come and bathe. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 10- PUSHKAR / SAMODE - 185 KM – 04.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, you will reach Samode, where you will check into your hotel and relax. In Samode, you can visit Samode Palace and Samode Fort. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 11 – SAMODE / JAIPUR – 45 KM – 01.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast and, then, reach the city of Jaipur, where you will check into your hotel and refresh yourself. Later, you can enjoy an evening walk around the place. We recommend that you don't miss getting precious stones and jewels at the city shops and markets. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 12 – Amber Fort in Jaipur - You will have breakfast and, then, will leave for Amber Fort, 11 Km off Jaipur, where you can have an elephant ride to the fort, which comprises several palaces and imperial edifices.
Afterwards, you will have a one day tour to the town of Jaipur, which is also known as 'The Pink City', built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. You will enjoy the splendid fa?ade of Hawa Mahal Palace, the City Palace (including its museum), and the observatory in Jantar Mantar. You will have an evening walk through the streets of the city, enjoy its markets and manufactured products, artifacts, ceramics, and textiles.
Day 13 – JAIPUR / RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK – 180 KM – 04.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast and, afterwards, you will reach Ranthambhore. After checking into your hotel, you will enjoy an enthralling safari tour in one of the most beautiful Indian places where you can see tigers near the lakes, in the jungle or in the shadow of the Park's monuments. In addition to tigers, on your jeep safari you will see other animals, such as monkeys, various species of birds, crocodiles, leopards, squirrels, mongooses, deer, and wild boars. Spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 14 – RANTHAMBHORE / BHARATPUR / AGRA – 300 KM – 05.00 HRS IN CAR
Early wake up to enjoy a safari tour around the conservation area. Afterwards, you will go back to your hotel and relax. Later, on your way to Agra, you will sightsee Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and Fatehpur Sikri, a splendid town founded by Emperor Akbar and subsequently deserted. The city of Fatehpur Sikri comprises numerous splendid monuments, such as a big mosque (the Jama Masjid), a splendid edifice (Panch Mahal), and a great gate (Buland Darwaza). Once in Agra, you will check into your hotel and spend the night there.
Day 15 – AGRA / VARANASI – 12.00 HRS OVERNIGHT TRAIN
Early wake up to get to Taj Mahal at 6:00 in the morning in order to enjoy a mind blowing sunrise sight of the wonderful white marble monument. It is the perfect moment to take breath taking photos of the best emblem of the country's Islamic architectural style, which the Emperor Shah Jahan built for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal as an emblem of his endless love for her.
You will have breakfast back at your hotel. Then, you will enjoy a tour around the city and also visit majestic Agra Fort. This grand fort was constructed by Mughal Emperor Akbar and subsequently modified by the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan. The fort comprises splendid edifices, both private and public audience rooms and formal gardens. Afterwards, you will get to the station in order to reach the city of Varanasi by train. You will spend the night on the train.
Day 16 - Varanasi - Once reached the city of Varanasi, you will check into your hotel and refresh yourself. The history of the city is more than 25 centuries old. Legend has it that it was founded in 1200 BC by King Kashya. It is also called Kashi. You can enjoy an afternoon sightsee of the city and its Sarnath Temple, where Buddha first preached, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamek Stupa and 20 meter tall Ashoka Pillar, erected in 258 BC by Emperor Ashoka. Afterwards, you can enjoy an evening cruise along sacred Ganges. The surroundings are most sacred. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 17 – Varanasi to Delhi and in the night departure – 01.15 IN THE FLIGHT
Hindus consider Ganges as a holy river. If you want to boat along its sacred water, you have to leave in the early morning. On the ghats (the steps which lead to the river), you will see pilgrims bathing, praying and flower offering. You will smell the spiritual atmosphere of Varanasi as the day rises. You will go back to your hotel, relax and freshen up. In the afternoon, you will arrive at the airport in order to fly to Delhi, where you will sightsee the city and its Connaught Place in the city center.
In the evening, you will reach the airport in order to fly to your next destination.
Note - Every day you can arrange with the driver your time of departure from one place to another according to your convenience as well as to the distance from the two destinations and to length of the ride.
We recommend that you leave your hotel from 7:30 to 8:30 in the morning in order to reach another city. However, if you want to visit TAJ MAHAL, you should leave at 6:00 a.m. in winter and at 5:45 a.m. in summer for you to sightsee the breath taking monument at the break of day. If you want to visit the town of Varanasi, you should leave at 5:30 a.m. in summer and 6:00 a.m. in winter in order to sunrise boat and pray along holy Ganges.
The itinerary will let you visit splendid and major heritage sites, including:
- India Gate, President House, Parliament, Lotus Temple in New Delhi
- The tomb of Humayun, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Old Delhi
- Fatehpur, Dundlod and Mandawa: old havelis renowned for their frescos villages
- Bikaner: Junagarh Fort, Jain temple, old city, Deshnoke Karni Mata Temple (holy rats' temple)
- Ramdeora: village, temple and Kheechan, on the way to Bikaner
- Jaisalmer: Loudrava, Bada Bagh, Jain temples and sunset
- Gaddisar Lake, Sonar Fort, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli
- Jaisalmer, Thar Desert: sand dunes, camel safari and Indian characteristic villages
- On the way to the city of Jaisalmer: temple and village in Osian
- Jodhpur: Meharangarh, Jaswant Thada, Ummaid Bhawan Palace, blue houses and old city
- On the way to Jodhpur: Ranakpur , world renowned Jain temple
- World renowned Kumbhalgarh Fort
- Udaipur: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichhola, Lake Palace
- On the way to Pushkar: Chittaurgarh (Victory Tower)
- Pushkar: holy lake, Brahma and further temples
- Samode village and palace
- Jaipur: Amber Fort, Elephant Safari
- Jaipur: Amber Fort, City Palace, Observatory, old Pink City, Galta and Laxminarayan Temple
- Ranthambhore: tigers and further animals in the National Park
- Ghana National Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur and Fatehpur Sikari on the way to the city of Agra