Rajasthan at Leisure

Rajasthan at Leisure

Duration: 18 Nights / 19 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi

India Gate, Delhi Travel PackagesDay 01: Delhi
You will be met on arrival at the International airport. Transfer to your hotel. Relax.

Overnight will be in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Start tour of Old & New Delhi.

Overnight will be in Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi - Varanasi
Breakfast will be at hotel.

Transfer in time to airport for flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be met and transferred to hotel.

Overnight will be spent at Varanasi.

Day 04: Varanasi - Khajuraho
In the morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions.(To start at 0500 hrs. for the best lifetime experience) For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we'll transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises. Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful come daily to the banks to bathe and pray while in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water's edge. Return for a walk through the cobblestone streets along the banks of "Ganga". As shops are opening, the place now becomes a beehive of activity as the faithful are coming and going.

Return to hotel for a sumptuous breakfast. Proceed for a guided tour of Varanasi in the afternoon including the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Gyanvapi Mosque, Benaras Hindu University and other important monuments.

Transfer to airport for flight to Khajuraho.

Reach Khajuraho. Transferred to hotel and relax. Visit the WESTERN SET OF TEMPLES. Overnight will be at Khajuraho.

Day 05: Khajuraho
Breakfast will be at hotel.

Proceed for a full day tour of the EXOTIC TEMPLES (EASTERN & SOUTHERN) of Khajuraho.

Relax in the evening or proceed to the SHILPA GRAM for seeing the local artisans at work. You can also see the colorful DANCES show. Overnight will be at Khajuraho.

Temple, Khajuraho Holiday VacationsDay 06: Khajuraho - Orchha - Gwalior
Proceed by surface to ORCHHA.

Reach Gwalior and transfer to hotel.

Gwalior's colorful history, going back to the eight century, is a mosaic of Rajput clans of the Pratihasas, Kachwahas and Tomars, each leaving their marks on the city's magnificent monuments. A trip to Gwalior is incomplete without a visit to the fort, Scindia Palace and the tombs of Ghaus Mohammed and Tansen.

Overnight will be at hotel.

Day 07: Gwalior - Agra
Proceed for sight-seeing after breakfast.

Visit the historic Gurjari Mahal, Man Mandir Palace, Sas Bahu ka Mandir, Royal Palace, the Suraj Kund in the fort and also the Scindia Palace and cenotaphs.

Proceed to Agra after lunch. Reach Agra and relax.

Visit TAJ MAHAL at sunset. Overnight will be at Agra.

Day 08: Agra
Proceed for sight-seeing of the city after breakfast. First, proceed to TAJ MAHAL which is just walking distance from the hotel.

Visit TAJ MAHAL at sunset. Overnight will be at Agra.

Day 09: Agra - Jaipur
Proceed for Jaipur after breakfast.

Visit FATEHPUR SIKRI - The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.

Continue your drive to Jaipur.

Overnight will be in Jaipur.

Day 10: Jaipur
Breakfast will be at hotel. Proceed for a morning excursion will be taken to the Amber Fort. Enjoy the fort ascent on elephant back in a royal manner.

AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Camel Tour, Jaipur TravelsIts construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.

Proceed for city sight-seeing after lunch. The sites to include:

Shopping and relax in the evening. Overnight will be at Jaipur.

Day 11: Jaipur - Chhatrasagar
Breakfast will be at hotel.

Proceed to NIMAJ. (Chhatrasagar)

Relax in the tastefully designed and well-appointed tented accommodation. Each tent has an attached bath with running hot and cold water, and its own private sit out overlooking the lake.

Overnight will be at the camp.

Day 12: Chhatrasagar - Deogarh - Udaipur
Proceed to DEOGARH after a leisurely breakfast.

Overnight will be at Udaipur.

Day 13: Udaipur
Breakfast will be at hotel.

Proceed for sight-seeing tour of Udaipur, stopping first at City Palace. Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard.

Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the Jagdish Temple and the Royal Cenotaphs.

Proceed for Evening Motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - the other island palace in the middle of the lake. Spend some time at the Jag Mandir Palace.

Overnight will be at Udaipur.

Day 14: Udaipur - Jodhpur
Breakfast will be at hotel.

Reach Jodhpur.

Overnight will be at Jodhpur.

Camel Ride, Jaisalmer VacationsDay 15: Jodhpur
Breakfast will be at hotel.

Relax in the evening or proceed for shopping.

Overnight will be in Jodhpur.

Day 16: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Proceed for Jaisalmer.

Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight will be at Jaisalmer.

Day 17: Jaisalmer
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for full day sight-seeing tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone. The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT - The oldest living Fort in the world. (This is the highlight of the tour)

See the Patwaon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank. Also visit Barabagh Hill.

Proceed to the SAND DUNES by jeep after lunch for visiting the typical Rajasthani Desert Village. Start your CAMEL SAFARI from the village. Ride into the desert passing through small villages and camel herds grazing. View the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire. Reach you camp and dinner will be served in the camp.

Stay overnight at the TENTED CAMP.

Day 18: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Breakfast will be at the camp.

Start for Jodhpur and reach by evening. Relax in the evening.

Day 19: Jodhpur - Delhi
Breakfast will be in the hotel. Proceed to the airport to take the flight to Delhi.

Reach and check in at a hotel for the day. Enjoy the day in the hotel relaxing or do some last minute shopping. Late evening check out as per flight timing and proceed to the airport for flight home.

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