Destinations includes in this itinerary :
Delhi / Jhunjhunu / Mandawa / Dundlod / Nawalgarh / Fatehpur / Bikaner / Deshnoke / Khimsar / Kheechan / Jaisalmer / Khuri / Osiyan / Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur / Pushkar / Samode / Jaipur / Amber / Ranthambore / Bharatpur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra / Gwalior / Orchha / Khajuraho / Varanasi / Delhi
Day 01 – Arrival and overnight stay in Delhi - Once landed at Delhi's international airport, a member of our staff will welcome you and assist you on checking into your hotel. You will refresh, relax and spend the night at your hotel.
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
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 delicious local typical food you cannot miss tasting. You should not miss getting colored clothing, either. 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 – DESHNOKE / KHIMSAR – 300 KM – 03.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, you will reach Khimsar and visit great XVI century Khimsar Fort with its finely carved stone windows. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 05 – KHIMSAR / OSIAN / JAISALMER – 300 KM – 05.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, on your way to the city of Jaisalmer, you will stop at Osiyan, an oasis surrounded by the desert and provided with numerous splendid temples, both Hindu and Jain ones. You will visit Ramdeora temples, too. Later, you will check into your hotel in Jaisalmer and refresh yourself. You can enjoy an evening walk around the place and spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 06 – JAISALMER / KHURI / JAISALMER 50 KM – 01.00 HR IN CAR
You will have breakfast and, then, spend the whole day sightseeing the city of Jaisalmer and its splendid golden-walled Sonar Fort surrounded by the desert. Jaisalmer Fort comprises splendid balconied havelis with finely carved screens on its windows. In the city, which has a medieval flavor, there are numerous splendid havelis. You cannot miss visiting Gaddisar Lake and its neighboring museum. Afterwards, you can sightsee Khuri sand dunes, 50 Km off the city of Jaisalmer, and enjoy the desolate splendor of Rajasthan desert. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 07 – JAISALMER / OSIAN / JODHPUR – 300 KM – 05.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, you will reach Jodhpur, check into your hotel and freshen up. Afterwards, you will sightsee the city and its wonderful monuments: Jaswant Thada, splendid Umaid Bhawan Palace (including its museum), magnetic Mehrangarh Fort, among India's biggest ones. The fort comprises wonderful palaces and exhibits royal weapons and manufactured products. You will spend the night at your hotel in Jodhpur.
Day 08 – 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 09 – Udaipur - Once had breakfast, you will spend the day sightseeing the city of Udaipur. You will visit the City Palace, a majestic one with splendid architectural style, Jagdish Temple, devoted to Lord Vishnu, and the local Folk Art Museum with a colored exhibition of marionettes, musical instruments and pictures. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 10 – UDAIPUR / 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. If you are planning to visit Pushkar, you should be there during the camel fair.
Day 11 – 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 12 – SAMODE / JAIPUR – 45 KM – 01.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast and, afterwards, you will reach your hotel in Jaipur. Once checked in, you will have a tour around the place and spend the night at your hotel.
Day 13 – 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 14 – JAIPUR / RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK – 180 KM – 04.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast and, then, reach Ranthambore, where you will check into your hotel and refresh yourself. Afterwards, you can enjoy a tour around the place and sightsee the neighboring city of Sawai Madhopur, renowned for its manufactured products and frescos. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 15 - Ranthambhore National Park - Early wake up to reach Ranthambore National Park, where you can have an enthralling safari tour. One of India's best conservation areas where you can see tigers is Ranthambore National Park. There, you can see the felines in the Park's jungle, near its lakes or in the shadow of its 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. It is one of the biggest and most visited conservation areas in the region. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 16 – RANTHAMBHORE / BHARATPUR / AGRA – 300 KM – 05.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, on your way to the city of Agra, you will sightsee Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and Fatehpur Sikri, a splendid town founded by Emperor Akbar and subsequently deserted. There are numerous splendid monuments, in particular: a big mosque (the Jama Masjid), a splendid edifice (Panch Mahal), and a great gate (Buland Darwaza). In the evening, you will check into your hotel in Agra and spend the night there.
Day 17 – AGRA / GWALIOR / ORCHHA – 225 KM – 04.30 HRS IN CAR
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 go back to your hotel and relax. Later, you will visit majestic Agra Fort, constructed by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and subsequently modified by the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan. The fort comprises wonderful edifices, both private and public audience rooms and formal gardens.
You will reach the city of Orchha in the afternoon and check into your hotel. Afterwards, you will sightsee the surroundings as well as several palaces, such as Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Rai Parveen Mahal, in addition to Chaturbhuj, Ram Rajya and Lakshminarayan temples. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 18 – ORCHHA – KHAJURAHO – 200 KM 04.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, you will reach Khajuraho, renowned for its temples built by the Chandellas. Later, you will check into your hotel in Khajuraho and visit the Eastern and Western groups of temples famous for their erotic sculptures. The most famous is Kendriya Mahadev Temple. The city temples are famous for their erotic carvings. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 19 –KHAJURAHO / VARANASI – FLIGHT – 00.45 MINUTES, NIGHT IN VARANASI
You will have breakfast at your hotel and, then, reach the airport in order to fly to Varanasi. Once checked into your hotel, you will sightsee the city and visit its magnetic monuments, such as Sarnath Temple, where Lord Buddha first preached, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamek Stupa and Ashoka Pillar, the 20 meter tall pillar erected in 258 BC by the Emperor Ashoka. Afterwards, you can evening boat along holy Ganges. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 20 – VARANASI / DELHI – FLIGHT – 01.15 HRS 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 for you 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
- TAJ MAHAL (world renowned emblem of love), Agra Fort and Itmadulla in the city of Agra
- On the way to Orchha: Gwalior Fort
- Jahangir palace, Laxminath Temple and Ram Raja Temple of Orchha on River Betwa
- Khajuraho: Jain and Chaturbhuj temples of the eastern group of temples
- Khajuraho: Kama Sutra temples of the western group of temples
- Boating both in the morning and in the evening along sacred Ganges in the city of Varanasi (Benaras)
- Sarnath and old city of Varanasi
- Connaught Place (Delhi city center) before you leave