Bikaner

  • Duration : 14 Days / 13 Nights
    Destination Covered : Delhi Udaipur Ajmer Pushkar Jaipur Agra Gwalior Khajuraho Orchha Delhi Amritsar Delhi


    Day 1: Delhi


    After arrival at the Delhi airport, you will be received by our representative, who’ll arrange transfer for you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel.


    Day 2: Delhi


    Next morning after breakfast, embark on a city tour of Delhi. The major tourist attractions of Delhi include Birla Mandir, Qutub Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Red Fort, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Humanyun Tomb, and the President’s House.
    In the evening revisit Red Fort to witness the impressive light and sound show. Stay the night at the hotel.


    Day 3: Delhi > Udaipur


    Today morning, get dropped to the airport to board the flight for Udaipur , After reaching Udaipur, transfer to the hotel ,complete the check –in formalities at your pre-booked hotel. Spend the day at leisure, interacting with the locals, eating authentic Rajasthan food, shopping at the local market etc. Stay overnight.


    Day 4: Udaipur


    Post breakfast, embark on a city tour of Udaipur. Visit some of the major tourist hotspots covering the City Palace Museum, Sahelion Ki Bari, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Folk Art Museum and Jagdish Temple. In the afternoon pay a visit to the Monsoon Palace situated on the hill that enhances the beauty of this magnificent city.
    In the evening visit the City Palace located on the banks of Lake Pichola and also enjoy boat ride at the lake, subjected to water level in the lake. Enjoy comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.


    Day 5: Udaipur Ajmer Pushkarclass=


    In the morning after breakfast, drive to the holy city of Pushkar. Stop midway to visit Ajmer where the Dargah of the great Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is sited. The visitors from all faiths and sects come to take Saint’s blessings, as his blessings are infallible for all.
    After the visit to Dargah, resume your drive to Pushkar. The city is one of the most sacred Hindu towns in India. Upon reaching Pushkar, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Later in the day attend the prayer ceremony at the Brahma temple. Stay the night at the hotel.


    Day 6: Pushkar Jaipurclass=


    Post breakfast, leave for Jaipur by road. Upon arrival check-in at one our enlisted hotels. Later in the day explore the major tourist attractions of the city including the Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Central Museum and Birla Mandir. Spend the evening as to your liking. Overnight stay at the hotel.


    Day 7: Jaipurclass=


    The next day begins with an excursion to the Amber Fort which is accompanied with an exciting joy ride on an elephant. The afternoon remains busy with the city tour featuring City Palace along with the Royal Observatory and Hawa Mahal. Overnight stay at the hotel.


    Day 8: Jaipur Agraclass=


    Post breakfast, proceed to Agra. Upon reaching Agra, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After rest and relaxing for a while, head to sightseeing tour of Agra covering places like Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb and Taj Mahal that has left tourist spellbound by its beauty.
    The Taj Mahal was commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Later in the day visit other major tourist attractions like the Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb and the Birbal Bhawan.
    Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.


    Day 9: Agra Gwaliorclass=


    Next morning after breakfast, leave for Gwalior. Upon reaching Gwalior, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting and relaxing for a while, step out to visit the major tourist attractions of Gwalior covering Gwalior fort, Sas-Bahu temples and the Archaeological Museum. Retire for the night in the hotel.


    Day 10: Gwalior Khajurahoclass=


    On the 10th day of the tour, drive straight to Khajuraho. Upon arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while, proceed on a guided tour to Khajuraho. Start driving towards the group of famous Chandela dynasty temples.
    These temples are worldwide known for their spectacular erotic sculptures and carvings. The Western Group of temples that are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu includes the Kandariya Mahadeo temple, the Matangesvara temple, the Lakshmana temple, and the Varaha Temple. Spend overnight at the hotel.


    Day 11: Khajuraho Orchha Delhiclass=


    Next morning after breakfast, leave for Orchha.After resting and relaxing for a while, step out to visit the major tourist attractions of Orchha like the Jehangiri Mahal, the Raj Mahal and the Laxminarayan temple, famous for their fine frescoes and mural paintings. In the evening, board a train from Jhansi to Delhi. Upon reaching Delhi, check-in at one of our listed hotels for overnight stay.


    Day 12: Delhi Amritsarclass=


    Leave for Amritsar in the morning by train. Upon arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After taking rest for a while leave for excursion to Tarn Taran, built in memory of Guru Arjun Dev. Later drive to Gobindwal, a short drive from Tarn Taran. Afterwards proceed to Hazoor Sahib to visit the Samadhi of the second Sikh guru, Guru Angad Dev Ji. Stay the night at the hotel.


    Day 13: Amritsar Delhiclass=


    In the morning after breakfast, set out to visit Jallianwala bagh, the historic site where hundreds of men, women and children were massacred by British General Michael Dyer. Later in the day proceed to Gurudwara Baba Bakala.
    In the evening visit Wagah Border for witnessing the Flag Retreat / Changing of Guard Ceremony. Stay the night at the hotel.


    Day 14: Amritsar/Delhi Departureclass=


    Today morning, get dropped to the railway station to board the train to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, get transferred to the Delhi airport to catch the flight for onward destination.

  • 13 Days / 12 Nights

    Best Of Rajasthan

    Destinations Covered:

    location 16 Jaipur direction 16 location 16 Mandawa direction 16 location 16 Bikaner direction 16 location 16 Jaisalmer direction 16 location 16Jodhpur direction 16 location 16 Udaipur direction 16 location 16 Pushkar direction 16 location 16 Ranthambore

    day 16 DAY 1 location 16 Jaipur

    Welcome to Pink City : Welcome aboard! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the main exit of the airport/ railway station and transferred to the hotel in your private car (Our executive will be waiting outside the custom area with a placard of your name). We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday) and you will be handed over the India travel kit containing all relevant documents of your trip (air/rail tickets, hotel vouchers, transport, guide, sightseeing vouchers, writing pads with other travel related documents).

    Enjoy (optional) traditional Rajasthani meal for dinner at an ethnic resort in the evening or go shopping in the colorful bazars (markets) of the city.

    day 16 DAY 2 - location 16 Jaipur

    City of Colors: Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of city including a visit to the Amber fort, which you climb on an elephant's back or by a jeep. The main attractions are the Sukh Mandir (Temple of Contentment - an aptly named pleasure chamber, cooled by a stunning water cascade) and the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror palace) here.  You also stop to see some of the architectural marvels of Jaipur viz the Palace of wind, Jantar Mantar (the observatory) & the city palace complex.


    day 16 DAY 3 - location 16 Jaipur car 32 location 16 Mandawa (200 km road 16 4 hrs clock 16 )

    Shekhawati Region : After breakfast  drive to Mandawa (Shekhawati region). Check in to hotel for some rest and lunch. Later set out to explore the Shekhawati region that is famous for its frescoed  havelis that belonged to the wealthy traders of the area. Overnight in the hotel.

    day 16 DAY 4 - location 16 Mandawa car 32 location 16 Bikaner (220 km road 16 4 hrs clock 16 )
    Desert Citadel: Driving in west reach the desert citadel - "Bikaner". Tucked away in the harsh desert region of western Rajasthan lies the relatively remote city of Bikaner.

    Start the day by visiting the unusual Junagarh Fort. Unusual because, unlike all the major forts of Rajasthan which are on hilltops, this one was built on the desert plains itself. The palace complex's sumptuously decorated interiors are better preserved than in almost any other region. Also visit the camel breeding farm and famous rat temple at Deshnok. Overnight at Bikaner.


    day 16 DAY 5 - location 16 Bikaner car 32 Jaisalmer (355 km road 16 6-7 hrs clock 16 )
    The Golden Oasis : Drive further westward & reach the golden oasis called Jaisalmer. Here it appears as if a master-craftsman took one huge piece of sandstone and patiently carved out the entire city.

    For the second half of the day explore the beautiful man made lake Gadsisar (the only source of water Jaisalmer had for years) & the royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh.


    day 16 DAY 6 - location 16 Jaisalmer

    Rolling Sand dunes :Visit one of the most exotic forts of Rajasthan, in the first half of the day, exploring it from every nook and corner and take some delightful pictures. Also see Manak Chowk and Havelis like Patwon ki Haveli.

    Post lunch explore the markets & then drive towards the rolling sand dunes enjoying a camel ride at sunset. Overnight at Jaisalmer.


    day 16 DAY 7 - location 16 Jaisalmer car 32 location 16 Jodhpur (305 km road 16 6 hrs clock 16 )

    The Sun city : Drive towards east to reach Jodhpur - Blue City. Jodhpur city was found way back in 1459.
     
    Climb up the majestic Mehrangarh fort (one of the best preserved forts with modern techniques of audio guides) and explore the various sections within. Also  visit the marble cenotaph at Jaswant Thada before returning back to the hotel. Evening free to shop. Enjoy an optional dinner atop the fort.


    day 16 DAY 8 - location 16 Jodhpur car 32 location 16 Udaipur (269 km road 16 5 hrs clock 16 )
    Ranakpur - Poetry on marble : Drive towards south for Udaipur. The beautiful city of lakes Udaipur is often referred to as the Venice of East and more so locally as the Kashmir of Rajasthan. En route you see the marvellous Jain temples at Ranakpur.
     
    Rest of the day at your discretion with vehicle at disposal.


    day 16 DAY 9 - location 16 Udaipur
    City of Lakes : After breakfast visit the City Palace complex, which houses a museum and a hotel. One of the most fascinating parts of the palace is the Mor Chowk (Peacock courtyard), with its walls covered with a dramatic glass mosaic relief of dancing peacocks.  Also visit the Jagdish temple & the garden of the maids.

    In the evening enjoy boat ride tour over lake Pichola with backdrop of sun set. The beautiful city of lakes Udaipur is often referred as to as the Venice of the east and more so locally as the Kashmir of the Rajasthan. Overnight in Udaipur.


    day 16 DAY 10 - location 16 Udaipur car 32 location 16 Pushkar (300km road 16 5.5hrs clock 16 )

    Holy City of Rajasthan : Driving northwards reach the holy city of Rajasthan "PUSHKAR". A pilgrimage center with one of the very few temples in India dedicated to lord Brahma, the Creator. Pushkar is the venue of an annual camel fair. Here also visit the various ghats of Pushkar lake.


    day 16 DAY 11 - location 16 Pushkar car 32 location 16 Ranthambhore (300km road 16 6 hrs clock 16 )

    Heaven for Tiger : Drive in south east direction to reach Ranthambhore and check into the hotel  for an overnight stay.


    day 16 DAY 12 - location 16 Ranthambhore

    Encounter with Tiger : Day is kept to enjoy morning and afternoon safari. Overnight at Ranthambhore.


    day 16 DAY 13 - location 16 Ranthambhore car 32 location 16 Jaipur (176 km road 16 4 hrs clock 16 )
    The way back : Driving towards north reach Jaipur airport to board flight for your onwards journey to complete your 'Holiday in Rajasthan'.

  • No. of Days :  14 days

    Destinations covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittaurgarh - Pushkar - Ranthambore - Jaipur

     
    DAY 1 - Delhi
    Welcome to Incredible India : Welcome aboard! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the main exit of the airport and transferred to the hotel in your private car (Our executive will be waiting outside the custom area with a placard of your name). We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday) and you will be handed over the India travel kit containing all relevant documents of your trip (air/rail tickets, hotel vouchers, transport, guide, sightseeing vouchers, writing pads with other travel related documents).

    Note: The normal check in - check out time of the hotels are 1200 hours and if your arrival time does not suit this we can arrange activities for you on the first day or pre-book the hotel from the previous night on additional charge and as per your request. Normally it takes 1 hour to come out of the airport from the time of arrival.


    DAY 2 - Delhi
    Ruling Impressions : New Delhi is a city that breathes history as well as modernity & its architectural masterpieces right from the Mughal era to the British era & present day are all worth a visit.

    Start the day by visiting the Red fort also known as Lal Quila (Closed on Monday). Built in 1648 this is a brilliant red sandstone fort built by the same Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal. Also visit other interesting sights like the Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat & the Qutab Minar & drive through the colonial buildings such as President House, Parliament house & other Govt. buildings (with photo stops enroute) which still retain its complete charm.


    DAY 3 - Delhi > Agra (200 km / 4-5 hrs)
    Epitome of love : Driving towards south reach "Sikandra" where you visit Akbar's Mausoleum.  Mughal Emperor Akbar is one of the most famous of all Indian rulers.

    Agra is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world -the Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday). The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal emperors.

    Visit the most adorable monument of the World- TAJ MAHAL - the epitome of love. Also visit the Agra Fort &  tomb of Itmadullah.


    DAY 4 - Agra > Jaipur (235 km / 5 hrs)
    Architectural & Astronomical genius : After breakfast visit Fatehpur Sikri; a UNESCO World heritage site built in the second half of the 16th century. It was the capital of Mughal Empire for 10 years only as it later had to be abandoned due to no water supply.

    Drive towards west for the beautiful pink city - Jaipur, which was painted pink to honor the visit of Price Albert in 1876 as the Rajputs considered it a color of hospitality & ceremony.

    Enjoy (optional) traditional Rajasthani meal for dinner at an ethnic resort in the evening.


    DAY 4 - Jaipur
    Pink City : Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of city including a visit to the Amber fort, which you climb on an elephant's back or by a jeep. The main attractions are the Sukh Mandir (Temple of Contentment - an aptly named pleasure chamber, cooled by a stunning water cascade) and the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror palace) here.  You also stop to see some of the architectural marvels of Jaipur viz the Palace of wind, Jantar Mantar (the observatory) & the city palace complex.

    Evening is free for shopping in the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.


    DAY 5 - Jaipur > Bikaner (361 km / 6-7 hrs)
    The Desert Citadel :Driving in west reach the desert citadel - "Bikaner". Tucked away in the harsh desert region of western Rajasthan lies the relatively remote city of Bikaner.

    Start the day by visiting the unusual Junagarh Fort. Unusual because, unlike all the major forts of Rajasthan which are on hilltops, this one was built on the desert plains itself. The palace complex's sumptuously decorated interiors are better preserved than in almost any other region. Also visit the camel breeding farm and famous rat temple at Deshnok. Overnight at Bikaner.


    DAY 5 - Bikaner > Jaisalmer (355 km /6-7 hrs)
    The Golden Oasis : Drive further westward & reach the golden oasis called Jaisalmer. Here it appears as if a master-craftsman took one huge piece of sandstone and patiently carved out the entire city.

    For the second half of the day explore the beautiful man made lake Gadsisar (the only source of water Jaisalmer had for years) & the royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh.


    DAY 6 - Jaisalmer
    Rolling Sand dunes : Visit one of the most exotic forts of Rajasthan in the first half of the day exploring it from every nook and corner and take some delightful pictures.

    Then drive towards the rolling sand dunes to enjoy camel safari over sand dunes. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer only


    DAY 7 - Jaisalmer > Jodhpur (305 km /6 hrs)
    Sun City : Drive towards east to reach Jodhpur - Blue City. Jodhpur city was found way back in 1459.
     
    Climb up the majestic Mehrangarh fort (one of the best preserved forts with modern techniques of audio guides) and explore the various sections within. Also  visit the marble cenotaph at Jaswant Thada before returning back to the hotel. Evening free to shop. Enjoy an optional dinner atop the fort.


    DAY 8 - Jodhpur > Udaipur (269 km / 5-6 hrs)
    Venice of India : Drive towards south for Udaipur. The beautiful city of lakes Udaipur is often referred to as the Venice of East and more so locally as the Kashmir of Rajasthan. En route you can see the marvellous Jain temples at Ranakpur.
     
    Day at your discretion with vehicle at disposal. In the evening enjoy boat ride over lake Pichola with backdrop of sun set.


    DAY 9 - Udaipur
    City of Lakes : You visit the city palace complex, which houses a museum and a hotel. One of the most fascinating parts of the palace is the Mor Chowk (Peacock courtyard), with its walls covered with a dramatic glass mosaic relief of dancing peacocks. Also visit the Jagdish temple & the garden of the maids


    DAY 10-Udaipur>Chittaurgarh (120 km/ 2 hrs)
    Town of warriers : Drive in east direction and reach Chittaurgarh. After check in take some rest at hotel.

    Later set out to visit the famous fort with other attractions of place. Overnight at Chittaurgarh.


    DAY 11 - Chittaurgarh > Pushkar (201km/4.5hrs)
    Holy City of Rajasthan : Driving northwards reach the holy city of Rajasthan "PUSHKAR". A pilgrimage center with the only temple in India dedicated to lord Brahma, the Creator. Pushkar is the venue of an annual camel fair. Here also visit the various ghats of Pushkar lake.


    DAY 12 -Pushkar >Ranthambhore (284km/6 hrs)
    Heaven for Tiger : Drive in south east direction to reach Ranthambhore and have overnight stay after check in.


    DAY 13 - Ranthambhore
    Encounter with Tiger : Day is kept to enjoy morning and afternoon safari. Overnight at Ranthambhore.


    DAY 14-Ranthambhore>Jaipur (176 km / 4 hrs)
    The way back : Driving towards north reach Jaipur airport to board flight for your onwards journey.

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  • No. of Days :  7 days

    Destinations covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur
     

    DAY 1 - Delhi
    Welcome to Incredible India : Welcome aboard! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the main exit of the airport/railway station and transferred to the hotel in your private coach (Our executive will be waiting outside the custom area with a placard of your name). We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the golden triangle tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday) and you will be handed over the India travel kit containing all relevant documents of your trip (air/rail tickets, hotel vouchers, transport, guide, sightseeing vouchers, writing pads with other travel related documents).

    Note : The normal check in - check out time of the hotels are 1200 hours and if your arrival time does not suit this we can arrange activities for you on the first day or pre-book the hotel from the previous night on additional charge and as per your request. Normally it takes 1 hour to come out of the airport from the time of arrival.

    DAY 2 - Delhi
    Ruling Impressions : New Delhi is a city that breathes history as well as modernity & its architectural masterpieces right from the Mughal era to the British era & present day are all worth a visit.

    We start the day by visiting the Red fort (Lal Qila). Built in 1648 this is a brilliant red sandstone fort built by the same Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal. We also visit other interesting sites like the Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat & the Humanyun's tomb & drive through the colonial buildings with (photo stops en route) which still retain its complete charm.


    DAY 3 - Delhi
    The splendid capital of India : After breakfast set out to visit the Qutub Minar and the Akshardham temple complex. After this you can go for some shopping. If you wish to buy some handicraft item and taste some ethnic cuisine from any of the Indian states then going to Dilli Haat would be a good idea.


    DAY 4 - Delhi > Agra (200km / 4-5 hrs)
    Epitome of love :We drive towards south east to reach Mughal city - Agra. Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal emperors.

    We will visit the most adorable monument of the World- TAJ MAHAL - the epitome of love. We also visit the Agra Fort & if time permits the tomb of Itmadullah.


    DAY 5 - Agra > Jaipur (235 km / 5 hrs)
    Architectural & Astronomical genius : We drive towards west direction for the beautiful pink city - Jaipur, which was painted pink to honor the visit of Prince Albert in 1876 as the Rajputs considered it a color of hospitality & ceremony. En-route take a short visit of Fatehpur Sikhri or Abhaneri Stepwells.
    Enjoy a traditional Rajasthani meal for Dinner at an ethnic resort in the evening.


    DAY 6 - Jaipur
    Pink City : Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of city including a visit to the Amber fort, which we climb on an elephant's back or in a jeep. The main attractions are the Sukh Mandir (Temple of Contentment - an aptly named pleasure chamber, cooled by a stunning water cascade) and the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror palace). We also stop to see some of the architectural marvels of Jaipur like the Palace of wind, Jantar Mantar (the observatory) & the city palace complex.

    Evening is free for shopping in the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.


    DAY 7 - Jaipur
    The way back : Day at your own till drop at Jaipur airport for your onward journey.

  • Duration : 14 Days / 13 Nights
    Destination Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa

    Day 1: Arrival Delhi
    Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

    Day 2: Delhi
    After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi: OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.

    Day 3: Delhi - Agra ( By road Approx. 4 Hrs.)
    After breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Later visit the Agra Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction wasstarted by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Also visit Itmad-up-Dau’s tomb, built by Noorjehan in memory of her father. Night stay in Agra.

    Day 4: Agra - Jaipur (By road Approx. 5 Hrs.)
    Early morning at sunrise visit the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later after breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the remains, it fortifications within the city including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.

    Day 5: Jaipur
    Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort. AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its 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 it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing. CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.

    Day 6: Jaipur - Udaipur ( By road Apprx. 8 Hrs.) via Pushkar
    Morning drive to Udaipur- an oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan enroute visiting Pushkar. Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Arrive Udaipur and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.

    Day 7: Udaipur
    Morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.

    Day 8: Udaipur - Jodhpur ( By road Apprx. 7 Hrs.) via Ranakpur
    After breakfast drive to Jodhpur in route visit Ranakpur Jain Temple. Ranakpur is one of the five holy places of the Jain community. These temples were built in the 15th century AD during the reign of Rana Kumbha and are enclosed within a wall. The basement is of 48, 000 sq. feet area that covers the whole complex. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. Continue drive to Jodhpur on arrival transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.

    Day 9: Jodhpur
    After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.

    Day 10: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer ( By road Approx. 7 Hrs.)
    Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer - induces a dramatic picture of utter magic and brilliance of the desert. The hostile terrain not with standing the warmth and color of people is simply over whelming. One of the main draws is the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort and beautiful havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the you can let your eyes caress the sloppy sand dunes while you ramble your way in a camel safari. Bhatti Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, after whom the city finds its name, founded Jaisalmer in 1156. The drive passes by dry vegetation, with villages of colorfully dressed people. Plenty of camels and camel carts, sheep and goats pass you by. On arrival in Jaisalmer, check in the Hotel. Rest the day is free at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

    Day 11: Jaisalmer
    Morning city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer Visit Jaisalmer Fort, over the Trikuta hill, this fort is the biggest and the most beautiful landmark of the city. The fort is occupied by shops, stalls, and a number of other business concerns. It is also known as Sonar Quila or the Golden fort, rising from the sand, the mega structure merges with the golden hues of the desert ambience. The Jain temple, situated inside the fort, made between 12th and 15th century, bears testimony to Rajasthan unique artistry Visit the havelis; the mansions built by the wealthy merchants, which are still in very good condition. The intricate craftsmanship is beyond parallel. The havelis like the Patwon-ki-Haveli and alim-Singh-ki-Haveli are remarkable for their exclusive cutwork, yellow and red stone treatment and the bracket-shaped decoration of peacocks. The rich merchant inspired by the classic style of the royals, constructed huge mansions (havelis) adjacent to each other in the nature of medieval culture and profusely decorated walls and ceilings and intricately carved outdoors and interiors. In the afternoon, visit the Khuri Sand Dunes and the typical Rajasthani Desert Village. Take a camel ride to view the sunset from the dunes, (Same camels to be used for Safari - getting to know the camels) as the sky is set on fire. It can be an unforgettable experience. Overnight in Jaisalmer

    Day 12: Jaisalmer - Bikaner ( By road Approx. 6 Hrs.)
    Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Afternoon city sight seeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain, Deshnoke Rat temple and The Camel’s Breeding Farm. Night stay in Bikaner.

    Day 13: Bikaner - Mandawa ( By road Approx. 06 Hrs.)
    Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit the painted havelies of the Dundlod town and surrounding areas of the Mandawa, Mandawa founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa.

    Day 14: Mandawa - Delhi (By road Approx. 06 Hrs.) - Departure
    Morning After breakfast drive to Delhi and transfer to airport for your onward journey.


  • No. of Days :  8 days

    Destinations covered:  Jaipur - Pali - Udaipur - Mount Abu
    DAY 1 - Jaipur
    Welcome to Incredible India : Welcome aboard! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the main exit of the airport / railway station and driven to your accommodation.
    Pink city - Jaipur, which was painted pink to honor the visit of Price Albert in 1876 as the Rajputs considered it a color of hospitality & ceremony. Enjoy a traditional Rajasthani meal for Dinner at an ethnic resort.

    Note: The normal check in - check out time of the hotels are 1200 hours and if your arrival time does not suit this we can arrange activities for you on the first day or pre-book the hotel from the previous night on additional charge and as per your request. Normally it takes 1 hour to come out of the airport from the time of arrival.


    DAY 2 - Jaipur
    Architectural & Astronomical genius : Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of city including a visit to the Amber fort, which we climb on an elephants back or by a jeep. The main attractions are the Sukh Mandir (Temple of Contentment - an aptly named pleasure chamber, cooled by a stunning water cascade) and the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror palace) here. We also stop to see some of the architectural marvels of Jaipur at the Palace of wind, Jantar Mantar (the observatory) & the city palace complex.

    Evening is free for shopping in the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.


    DAY 3 - PALI
    Lakshman Sagar Resort : After breakfast we drive to Pali district of Rajasthan to check in to Lakshman Sagar Resort.
    This resort was build in the last 19th century as a hunting lodge by the Thakur of Raipur to host noble families and British emissaries. The re-conceptualization of this resort is manifested through the endless detailing in the architecture and design, the cuisine and the well-thought of activities and non-activities tailored personally for the guest in a captivating natural topography, ideal for mindless relaxation.

    Enjoy dinner by the lake side restaurant. Overnight at Lakshman Sagar Resort.


    DAY 4 - Pali
    Village Safari and time for yourself : Today you start your day by a village safari in a Jeep followed by breakfast to be served in a village home. Rest of the day at your own to relax by the pool side. Overnights at Lakshman Sagar Resort.
     
    DAY 5 - UDAIPUR
    City of lakes : Today drive to Udaipur & check in to hotel. Evening enjoy a romantic boat ride in Lake Pichola. Overnight at Udaipur.
     
    DAY 6 - UDAIPUR
    City Palace Complex : The beautiful city of lakes Udaipur is often referred as to as the Venice of the east and more so locally as the Kashmir of the Rajasthan.

    We visit the city palace complex, which houses a museum and a hotel. One of the most fascinating parts of the palace is the Mor Chowk (Peacock courtyard), with its walls covered with a dramatic glass mosaic relief of dancing peacocks. We also visit the Jagdish temple & the garden of the maids. Overnight at Udaipur.

    DAY 7 - MOUNT ABU
    Hill Station of Rajasthan : Today we drive to Mount Abu. Situated at a average height of 1,219 mtr's above sea level is the oasis in the deserted land of Rajasthan and posses the honor of being the only hill-station in Rajasthan as well as north-west India, The world famous tourist destination is known for its Delwara Jain temples and natural beauty world over, situated amidst lush green forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravali range is also the summer capital for the Indian state of Rajasthan, home to lakes, waterfalls and green forests, the hill retreat, has a very cool and soothing climate thanks to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs.
    Overnight at Mount Abu.

    DAY 8 - UDAIPUR
    Tour ends & memories Began : Afternoon drive back to Udaipur to board flight / train for onward journey.

  • The boon of Internet has manifested itself in many avatars over the last couple of decades and IRCTC train enquiry is amongst one of the most visible effects of the same, at least, in India. IRCTC stands for Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation and it is an Indian Railways subsidiary involved in numerous operations such as online ticketing processes, catering, and tourism. The launch of its website, https://irctc.co.in/, especially revolutionised the way of planning rail travel in the country. In fact, IRCTC started the concept of booking rail tickets over the Internet in India. While ticketing is a core functionality, the website has also evolved as a free one stop shop for seeking lots of IRCTC train enquiry. Here’s some more on the same.

    IRCTC train enquiry provides a wealth of information on the various policies concerning the administration of the Indian Railways.
    While general IRCTC train enquiry information is largely accessible to most people, one needs to create a User ID and Password for making railway reservation.
    Some of the topics covered by IRCTC train enquiry include pnr status, live running status of trains, availability of berths, changes in reservation status, train schedule information, and IRCTC fare enquiry.

    Traditional Method of Obtaining Train Enquiry

    Well, this option of getting train enquiry is physically very taxing, mentally quite frustrating, and not to mention, highly tedious and time consuming. This involves getting up early in the morning and making a dash for the reservation counter at the railway station, while hoping that people have not already started queueing up since the night. This is an all the more worrisome factor during festivals and holiday times as the rush for rail tickets increases phenomenally. After spending so much of time and effort at the reservation counter, you may finally learn that there are no seats left. In fact, the tickets may even get sold out before you get your turn at the reservation counter. So, making an IRCTC enquiry over the Internet is anyday more preferable to waiting at the railway station.

  • Jaipur bikaner jaisalmer Tour

    Duration : 9 Days / 8 Nights
    Destination Covered : Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - MountAbu - Ranakpur - Udaipur

    Day 1: Jaipur
    Arrival Jaipur. welcome to charming Pink City, Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces, blushed pink, where once lived the maharajas.
    Jaipur- Founded in AD 1727 by Sawai Jaisingh II, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the Pink City with broad avenues and spacious gardens. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is steeped in history and culture. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for Rajasthani jewellery, fabric and shoes, This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition. Jaipur has been recommended in the ancient Indian treatise on architecture. Each grid consists of a square, and these have been planned so that, at the heart of the city is the City Palace. Spread around it, in rows, are public buildings, the residences of noblemen, the living and trading quarters of merchants and artisans. Straight, wide roads run through the city, while a high, crenellated wall that forms its defense is pierced with seven gateways that serve as entry points. Today, these walls may be more difficult to spot since the city has grown far beyond its original plan, but they are still there.
    visit to the impressive Amber Fort: situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
    Afternoon tour of the City - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air, Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful .
    Later back to hotel, free for leisure overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur .

    Day 2: Jaipur - Bikaner (330 KM - 5.30 HRS)
    After breakfast,check out from hotel then drive to the imposing walled city of Bikaner: The city of Bikaner was founded in 1488 from jangledesh or the country of wild bushes. It has been almost 550 years since its inception and the city has spread across the desert and has also acquired expertise viz, camel breeding and dry irrigation which is unique to it. Bikaner city alongwith its rocky scrubland, is located on an elevated plain in the desert. The old city is encompassed by a long embattlement wall which intermittently breaks to give way to five huge gates. Now a major trade center for wool, building stones, carpets, blankets, salt and grain, Bikaner has emerged as the lifeline of the state.
    Arrive at Bikaner Transfer to hotel.check in to hotel,take rest at the hotel . later visit to sightseeing of Bikaner.
    Junagarh Fort : The famous fort ofJunagarh was constructed by Raja Rai Singh in 1593. The fort is one of its kinds with a strong, innovative and formidable structure which is encircled by a water moat which is believed to have bred crocodiles in the past. An amazing network of havelis with courtyards and balconies, watch towers, armory, halls and other the fort exudes an aura of red sandstone (Dulmera) and marble. The grand fort has a long rampart which is almost a 1000m long and is studded with 37 bastions and two entrances. Various monuments such as Ganga Niwas, Rang Mahal, Anop Mahal with it's delicate gold leaf painting. Har Mandir - the majestic shrine, Chandra Mahal with its paintings on lime plasters Phool Mahal with its exquisite inset mirror work and Sheesh Mahal with its unique mirror chamber adorns the fort.and the Karnimata Temple at Deshnok.
    Also visit the prestigious camel breeding farm in the evening.
    Later back to hotel . overnight stay at hotel in Bikaner.

    Day 3: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330 KM - 5 HRS)
    After breakfast check out from hotel then drive to Jaisalmer : is a giant sandcastle with a town attached, an emblem of honour in a land of rough and tumble. The fort is a living monument to long-lost desert might, a Golden City of dreams that exceeds expectations of the most travel-sick tourist or hardened history buff. Rising high from Trikuta hill, 99 enormous bastions hide havelis of crumbling beauty, and former Raj retainers, who now raffishly run guesthouses or flog bedazzling mirrorwork and embroidery. Like a Hansel and Gretel wonderland, the enclosed palace is carved from the same near-edible golden sandstone.
    Arrive at Jaisalmer , transfer to hotel.check in to hotel , Later in the evening visit the abandoned haunting village of Kuldhera and take an enjoying camel ride at the golden sand dunes of the Samm by the sunset. Later back to hotel,free for leisure overnight stay at hotel at Jaisalmer. Day

    Day 4: Jaisalmer - City Tour
    After breakfast visit to sightseeing of various attractions of the town covering fort with its temples & palaces, the Havelis, the amazing maze of lanes and bylanes, Gadsisar tank, Bada Bagh and Vyas Chhattries. ( 80 meters above plains ) & Jain Temples within the Fort, built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth watching.
    Jaisalmer Fort: the golden fortress constructed by the renowned Rajput ruler Jaisal in 1156, is located at the majestic Trikuta hills. It is also known as Sonar Kila. Its historical importance stands with the many battles fought in this spectacular Fort. The fort was the major protective cover for the Rajput Kings from the attacks of foreign invaders. The specialty of the is that still approximately 5000 people are living inside. Visit Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the golden view of whole Jaisalmer city as whole city is built in yellow sand stones, when sun rays fall on the city, it give impression as golden city of India.
    Afterwards visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. Evening reserved for folk entertainment. Later back to hotel ,free for leisure overnight stay at hotel in Jaisalmer.

    Day 5: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (270 Kms – 06hrs)
    After breakfast,check out from hotel then drive to Jodhpur: history revolves around the Rathore Clan. Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan, is credited with the origin of Jodhpur in India. He founded Jodhpur in 1459. The city is named after him only. It was previously known as Marwar. The following paragraphs will tell you more about the past of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.The Rathores were driven out of their original homeland, Kaunaj, by Afghans. They fled to Pali, near to the present day Jodhpur. Rathore Siahaji married the sister of a local prince. This helped the Rathores to establish and strengthen themselves in this region. In some time they ousted the Pratiharas of Mandore, just 9 km of today's Jodhpur. Initially, Mandore served as their capital, but, by 1459, Rathores felt a need for a secure capital. This lead to the formation of Jodhpur, the Sun City, by Rao Jodha.
    Arrive at Jodhpur ,transfer to hotel.check in to hotel.take rest, ,later visit to the Mehrangarh Fort: situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens.
    Maha Mandir temple and Umaid Bhawan Palace: is one of the last palaces built in India. It was built in 1944 by Maharaja Umaid Singh. The king was attracted very much to the western style of living. The palace reflects his taste, as it is one of the rare palaces in India whose architecture is distinctly western. The architect of the palace was an English man named Henry Vaughn. Later back to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Jodhpur.

    Day 6: Jodhpur-MountAbu(270KM-5HRS)
    After breakfast, check out from hotel then drive to Mount abu.
    Mount Abu: the only hill station of Rjasthan, situated at an altitude of 1200 m. Mt. Abu Wildlife Sanctuary is long and narrow but the top spreads out into a picturesque plateau, which is about 19 km in length and 5-8 km in breadth. Once home to the meditating rishi and munis, the legend has it that Mount Abu is home to 33 crore Gods and Goddess. According to the legend the name Abu means son of Himalayas (or Ar-Booda, "the hill of wisdom"), deriving its name from Arbuada - the powerful serpent, which rescued Nandi the sacred bull of Lord Shiva. Mount Abu has been home, to many rishis and munis (sages and saints), including the famous Rishi Vashishtha, who is believed to have created four Agnikul Rajput clans, from a fire- pit, by performing a yagna or fire sacrifice, to protect the earth from the demons.In historic times, Mount Abu was leased by the The East-India Company (British empire) from the Maharajah of Sirohi, Mount Abu was used as the headquarters for the resident of Rajputana until 1947, and as a sanatorium for troops.
    Arrive at Mount abu transfer to hotel,check in to the hotel,take,then later visit to Dilwara Temple: These remarkable Jain temples are Mount Abu's main attraction and among the finest examples includes two temples in which the art of carving marble reached unsurpassed heights.
    Nakki Lake: is virtually in the heart of Mount Abu and is a big attraction with tourists. The lake takes its name from the legend that it was scooped out by a god, using only his nails, or nakh. It's a pleasant stroll around the lake - look for the strange rock formations. On the lake there is a dilapidated concrete boat-shaped snack bar.Also visit Prajapita Bramhakumari Ashram , then enjoy at market for shoping. Later back to hotel overnight stay at hotel in Mount Abu.

    Day 7: Mount Abu - Ranakpur - Udaipur (250 KM - 06HRS)
    After breakfast, check out from hotel then drive to Udaipur
    Udaipur :formally known as the city of lakes and Venice of East. Udaipur, the capital of the former princely state of Mewar is a beautiful city in Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is also referred to as the "Venice of the East" , the "Most Romantic City of India" and the "Kashmir of Rajasthan". Udaipur the “City of Lakes” is one among the most romantic and most beautiful cities of India. The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur city of Rajasthan state is a fascinating blend of sights, sounds and experiences - an inspiration for the imagination of the poets, painters and writers. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichhola is an enticing sight.
    Enroute visiting Ranakpur temples with their beautiful carvings and the marble complex of Adinath shrine that has 1444 columns.Ranakpur is one of the most important five pilgrimage places of rajasthan, it is the pilgrimage hub of Jainism.It is known for peaceful nature of the flowers of Jainism.
    Arrive at Udaipur, transfer to hotel,check in to hotel,take rest,free for leisure,overnighjt stay at hotel at Udaipur.

    Day 8: Udaipur
    After breakfast visit to sight seeing tour of Udaipur. Enjoy picturesque lake Pichola set on the backdrop of Aravali hills, established in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh, is nick named as ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’ or ‘Venice of the East’, owing to its natural beauty; enchanting location and picturesque surroundings. The City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial.
    Later back to hotel . Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur.

    Day 9: Udaipur - Departure
    After breakfast, check out from hotel & Transfer to airport / railway station for onwards journey.

    NET TOUR PRICES INCLUDE

    1. A nice and comfortable Air Condition Car for you having sufficient space for your luggage also, Fuel, Insurance, Toll Taxes, All State Taxes, Parking and all transport related expenses.
    2. This prices including Driver food and lodging.
    3. Car will be with you from your arrival till your departure. Means I will give you Car for your pick up from International Airport, transfer to hotel, for moving one city to another, for all cities inside sightseeing, many excursions which are on the way and dropping at International Airport.
    4. Air Conditioned Accommodation on twin share basis at all places it also inclusive of all taxes and morning breakfast.
    5. All the hotels mention above are subject to availability. If any one of them is sold out then same level of hotels is guaranteed


    NET PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE THE TOUR

    1. Entrance fee for the monuments visits are not included in the price and guide services are also not included.
    2. Any Airfare, Train fare, Overland Journey which is not mentioned in the Itinerary.
    3. Any personal nature items like Laundry, bar bills, table bills, camera fee, tips or any other item.
    4. Major Meals i.e. Lunch & Dinner
    5. GUIDE / ENTRY FEES, BOATINGS, Elephant Riding / HORSE RIDINGS ETC. DURING SIGHT SEEINGS
    6. Any Medical /rescue evacuation due to mishaps.
    7. Optional Activities mentioned in the itinerary

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  • No. of Days :  7 days

    Destinations covered: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

     
     
    DAY 1 - Delhi
    Welcome to India : Welcome aboard! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the main exit of the airport and transferred to the hotel in your private car (Our executive will be waiting outside the exit gate with a placard of your name). We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday) and you will be handed over the India travel kit containing all relevant documents of your trip (air/rail tickets, hotel vouchers, transport, guide, sightseeing vouchers, writing pads with other travel related documents).


    Note: The normal check in - check out time of the hotels are 1200 hours and if your arrival time does not suit this we can arrange activities for you on the first day or pre-book the hotel from the previous night on additional charge and as per your request.


    DAY 2 - Delhi>Mandawa (260 km / 6 hrs)
    Paintings, Havelis & Frescos : Driving southwards reach Shekhavati Region. Shekhavati is not the name of a particular city or town. In fact, it is the name of an entire region in northern Rajasthan, which was once controlled by King Rao Shekhaji. There are a number of small towns and villages, clustered together. Unlike other places in Rajasthan where the main attraction is generally forts and palaces, Shekhavati is known for its painted walls. The whole region is dotted with elaborately frescoed Havelis (mansions). It is like an open-air Art Gallery.

    DAY 3 - Mandawa>Bikaner (220 km / 4 hrs)
    The Desert Citadel : Drive west to reach the desert citadel - "Bikaner". Tucked away in the harsh desert region of western Rajasthan lies the relatively remote city of Bikaner.

    Start the day by visiting the unusual Junagarh Fort. Unusual because, unlike all the major forts of Rajasthan which are on hilltops, this one was built on the desert plains itself. The palace complex's sumptuously decorated interiors are better preserved than in almost any other region. Also visit the camel breeding farm and famous rat temple at Deshnok. Overnight at Bikaner.


    DAY 4 - Bikaner>Jaisalmer (355 km / 6-7 hrs)
    The Golden Oasis : Drive further westward & reach the golden oasis called Jaisalmer. Here it appears as if a master-craftsman took one huge piece of sandstone and patiently carved out the entire city.

    For the second half of the day explore the beautiful man made lake Gadsisar (the only source of water Jaisalmer had for years) & the royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh.


    DAY 5 - Jaisalmer
    Rolling Sand dunes :Visit one of the most exotic forts of Rajasthan in the first half of the day exploring it from every nook and corner and take some delightful pictures.

    Then drive towards the rolling sand dunes to enjoy camel safari over sand dunes. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer only.


    DAY 6 - Jaisalmer>Jodhpur (305 km / 6 hrs)
    Sun City :Drive towards east to reach Jodhpur - Blue City. Jodhpur city was founded way back in 1459.

    Evening free to shop. Enjoy an optional dinner atop the fort.

    DAY 7 - Jodhpur
    The way back :After breakfast  climb up the majestic Mehrangarh fort (one of the best preserved fort with modern techniques of audio guides) and explore the various sections within. Also visit the marble cenotaph at Jaswant Thada before returning back to the hotel.

    Afternoon drop at airport to board flight for your onwards journey.

  • Duration : 17 Days / 16 Nights
    Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar - Jaisalmer - Osiyan - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Pushkar - Samode - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi

    Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
    On arrival at Delhi international airport our representative shall meet and escort you to the hotel and assist with check in there. Delhi is the capital city of India and one of the modern metros which is decorated with antique structures from the past. It attracts a large number of tourists towards its monuments and sprawling markets. Evening is free to experience Delhi city on own. Overnight stay is in Delhi.

    Day 03: Mandawa - Bikaner (180 km / 4 hrs)
    After breakfast drive to Bikaner – the desert city of Rajasthan established by Rao Bikaji in 1488. On arrival at Bikaner Desert Khimsar Dunecheck into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. Later visit Junagarh Fort, constructed by 6th ruler of Bikaner Raja Rai Singhji, who lined for the duration of 1571-1612. It is created by red sandstone & marble with cabins & verandas decorating the construction at intermission. Afterward visit to Lal Garh Palace, constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881-1942), an architectural masterwork in red stonework, in reminiscence of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. In evening back to the hotel for night stay Bikaner.

    Day 03: Mandawa - Bikaner (180 km / 4 hrs)
    After breakfast drive to Bikaner – the desert city of Rajasthan established by Rao Bikaji in 1488. On arrival at Bikaner Desert Khimsar Dunecheck into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. Later visit Junagarh Fort, constructed by 6th ruler of Bikaner Raja Rai Singhji, who lined for the duration of 1571-1612. It is created by red sandstone & marble with cabins & verandas decorating the construction at intermission. Afterward visit to Lal Garh Palace, constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881-1942), an architectural masterwork in red stonework, in reminiscence of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. In evening back to the hotel for night stay Bikaner.

    Day 04: Bikaner - Khimsar
    Today morning have your breakfast and move on towards Khimsar, balanced on the border of the vast Thar Desert. Outstanding fort at Khimsar demonstrates a wide assortment of skills. The conflict – marked ramparts & towers take you back to the one of the splendid past. Today, the Khimsar Fort position high in the middle of the leading confidential traditional hotels of India. On the way to Khimsar en route visit the globally famed Rat Temple at Deshnok. On arrival at Khimsar check into your pre booked hotel. Later in evening visit the Khimsar fort. Overnight stay is in Khimsar.

    Day 05 : Khimsar - Jaisalmer (240 km / 6hrs)
    Today have your breakfast in the hotel and move towards Jaisalmer, established in the year 1156 by Rawal Jaisala Bhatti a Rajput leader. It is also called as the golden city as it is holding the massive desert. And is also an imperative prehistoric dealing centre because of its premeditated position on the camels. Jaisalmer also have many old Havelis, built by traders of the 19th century, which are elegantly engraved from golden-yellow sandstone & are in a gorgeous state till date. On arrival at Jaisalmer check into your pre booked hotel. Overnight stay is at Jaisalmer.

    Day 06 : Jaisalmer
    Today after breakfast visit the older city of Jaisalmer & view the great Jaisalmer Fort, constructed by Rawal Jaisal in the year 1156. Suspended on 80m elevated mount, accommodating the whole town inside its walls, the golden Fort is repudiating resembling a lookout in the miserable desert background. Also visit superlative Patwon Ki Haveli placed in the city. It was constructed by the wealthy trader Guman Chand Patwa & his sons, whose trade extended among Afghanistan & China. It is the most intricate & outstanding example from every Haveli in Jaisalmer & is practically the pride and joy of Jaisalmer well-known for its architectural affluence. The statues on stone far exceed in attractiveness then toil on brocade & gold. Later in evening drive 40 km away from Jaisalmer to Sam Sand dunes, a visit here is a must to complete the visit to Jaisalmer and get the real feel of great Thar Desert and have camel ride with the option of enjoying the ethnic rajasthani cultural dance and food in evening. Later drive back to the hotel for night stay at Jaisalmer.

    Day 07 : Jaisalmer - Osian (Osiyan) (240 km / 6hrs)
    Today have your breakfast and drive to Osian, positioned in the middle of Jaisalmer & Jodhpur. Osian is mainly renowned for its Jain shrines. The antique community was situated on an extremely significant trade route connecting the 8 – 12th centuries. The city was conquered by the Jains, both marketable & demographically and they construct their shrines of astonishing worth in Osian. Beside Jain shrines there are also excellent Hindu holy places devoted to a variety of Hindu deities. In total there are 16 Hindu & Jain shrines with wonderful eminence. On arrival at Osian check into your pre booked hotel and after some relaxation visit the most impressive temple the Mahavira shrine devoted to the 24th & previous Jain diviner. The shrine was constructed roughly in 775 AD & additional minor place of pilgrimage were added on to the compound till about the 15th century. Then visit Sachiya Mata Temple or also famed as Indrani, initially constructed in the 8th century, the present holy place compound through rendezvous back to the 12th century. The two other holy places in the multipart of Indrani temple are Chandi Ka Mandir & the Amba Mata Mandir. Later in evening back to the hotel for night stay in Osiyan.

    Day 08 : Osiyan – Excursion to Jodhpur & Guda Bishnoi Village (60Km / 01hr)
    Today take a guided excursion tour to Jodhpur, busy desert municipality and the 2nd major city in Rajasthan with scenery conquered by the substantial Mehrangarh Fort towering over the city. Rao Jodha, a leader of the Rathore tribe, established the city in year 1459 & it is given name after him. On arrival at Jodhpur visit the imposing fort constructed by Rao Jodha – Mehrangarh Fort. It is positioned at a peak of 125m elevated mount. The fort is sheltering the museum with superb compilation of palanquins, Elephant encumber, imperial cribs, outfits & furnishings. We also appoint an architectural signpost Jaswant Thada, a white marble monument build in the year 1899 in reminiscence of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Later in afternoon visit the Guda Bishnoi rural community, a planet of ethnic colour & rural artistic splendor. Here view a variety of conventional community, and come across to their handiwork like shoe creator, earthenware, hand knitting. Later in evening back to Osian and overnight stay is in hotel.

    Day 09 : Osiyan - Kumbhalgarh (255km / 07hrs)
    Today have early morning breakfast and then drive towards Kumbhalgarh, established by Rana Kumbha the well-known Mewar conqueror, a shrewd & a huge designer. Kumbhalgarh is the delight for the natural world lovers, as it is delimited by vegetation & flora and fauna. En route visit the well-known Ranakpur Jain Temples of 15th century. Ranakpur is Jain's holy place and was constructed all the way through the supremacy of the open-minded & talented ruler Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The temples has domes, cupolas and turrets and the most striking feature in it are the 1444 pillars intricately carved and impressively no two of them are alike. Later continue drive to Kumbhalgarh, on arrival check in at the hotel and overnight stay at Kumbhalgarh.

    Day 10 : Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur (100Km / 02hrs)
    Today morning drive towards the most romantic city – Udaipur, established in the year 1568 by Maharana Udai Singh subsequent to his last ineffective effort to protect the Mewar capital, Chittorgarh from the attack of Mughal beneath Monarch Akbar. It is put up on the border of three lakes & also famed as "City of Lakes & Palaces". On arrival at Udaipur check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. In evening enjoy the boat ride on Lake Pichola. The loveliness of the lake is improved by the neighboring hills, palaces, place of worship, and swim Ghats & edges. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.

    Day 11 : Udaipur
    Today after breakfast enjoy the guided city tour of Udaipur covering City Palace – a fascinating compilation of structures added by a variety of Maharanas (Kings) after Udai Singh constructed in the year 1725. The splendor of the Palace begins right from its entry at the northern Tripoli Gate that carries us to the middle patio, the most excellent place to sight the facade of filigreed terrace & elaborated cupola – topped loom. Then visit Sahelion ki Bari also called as the – Garden of Maids of Honour which is a decorative backyard constructed by Maharana Sangram Singh for his daughter & the women's of the Queen's patio. It is decorated with a number of spouts, swimming pool & chiseled pavilions. Later visit the Indo – Aryan Jagdish Temple, constructed in the year 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh. It is the principal & the most gorgeous shrines of Udaipur with notable sculpted descriptions. In evening again enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola. The Jag Niwas palace also known as Lake Palace and Jag Mandir are the two islet palaces on the lake appear similar to diamond in the lake. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.

    Day 12 : Udaipur - Pushkar (250 km / 6hrs)
    Today after breakfast drive towards Pushkar, a charming little city situated accurately on the periphery of the desert but is alienated from it by the Snake mountain peak. Pushkar is regularly appointed by devotees as it clutches the most exceptional fairs of its type. It is a mixture of a mammal fair & spirutality. On arrival at Pushkar check into your pre booked hotel and get relaxed. Evening stroll through the numerous ghats of the Pushkar Lake. Overnight stay is in Pushkar.

    Day 13 : Pushkar - Samode (180 km / 4hrs)
    Morning have your breakfast and later visit Brahma Temple, believed to be the only devoted temple to Lord Brahma in world. Also visit the Pushkar Lake and then drive towards Samode snuggled charmingly amidst rocky mountain. The silence lavishness of the fort offers retreat into aesthetically elegant surroundings. The Palace is now converted into one Lotus Templeof India's most delightful and luxury heritage hotels that reproduces an old ethnic charm. On arrival check into your pre booked hotel. Get some time free to explore the city as your own. Overnight stay is in Samode.

    Day 14 : Samode Excursion to Jaipur (65Km / 01hr)
    Today morning have your breakfast and enjoy an excursion tour to Jaipur – prevalently known as the Pink City and also the capital city of Jaipur. Jaipur is one of the most significant inheritance towns in India. On your arrival first visit the massive Amber Fort – the palace compound which situate to this date was originate beneath the supremacy of King Man Singh. Here sit on the Elephant back and enjoy the ride up to the entrance of the fort situated on the top of steep hill. Later we visit the City Palace, a great mix together of Rajasthani & Mughal construction. The middle of the citadel is a seven-storied structure called Chandra Palace, which offers the fine view of gardens & the city. Later we visit planetary observatory known as – Jantar Mantar, in last visit the Hawa Mahal called as Palace of Winds, a five – storied building made up of pink building material, put up in 1799 for royal women, so that they could observe the delegations, markets etc from its 953 small windows. Later in evening back to Samode for night stay in Samode.

    Day 15 : Samode - Bharatpur (195 km / 05 hrs)
    Today we drive to Bharatpur; city constructed in 1733 by Maharaja Suraj Mal. Bhartapur was once an unassailable, fine - equipped town, & the capital of an empire lined by Jat Maharajas. It is the paradise for wild life lovers as it has the safe haven for birds previously known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Now Bhartapur is a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO. In Bharatpur on can find 364 types of flora and fauna, counting the uncommon Siberian Crane that has been evidenced in the park. With these birds you can also view the seasonal migratory birds. On arrival at Bharatpur check into your pre booked hotel and after relaxation enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride in the Bhartapur national park to get the sight of beautiful birds. Overnight stay is at Bharatpur.

    Day 16 : Bharatpur – Agra sight (60 kms / 1 hr). Train to Delhi
    After breakfast drive to Agra and on arrival enjoy the guided city tour of Agra covering Taj Mahal – built in memory of the everlasting love of Shah Jahan for his dearly loved companion Mumtaz Mahal. Next we visit Agra fort – which was constructed by Akbar the grand Mughal ruler and was afterward the creation, was supplemented by his son Jahangir and his grandson Shah Jahan. The majority of the arrangement within the fortification abides the core of Hindu as well as Islamic structural designs. Itmad ud daulah – is a crypt of Mirza Ghiyas Beg father in rule of Jahangir. Later in evening get transfers to the Agra railway station to board the superfast train to Delhi. Upon arrival assisted transfers to your pre booked hotel for overnight stay in Delhi.

    Day 17 : Delhi sightseeing & Departure
    Today have your breakfast and proceed to enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of Delhi. Delhi is an international capital as people from all over the nation has drifted here as it is the city of occasion. Delhi is ethnically and traditionally also extremely rich. Major visiting attractions in Delhi are the memorials like Qutub Minar constructed by Qutub ud din Aibek of the slave family, then visit the Humayun's tomb and enjoy the drive past President's House and a brief halt at the landmark of the city India Gate build in the reminiscence of sacrifice of British Indian Army who fought in World War I. Also enjoy the drive past Red Fort similar to Agra Fort and obtain a leisurely walk in Chandni Chowk where you can discover the pavement superstore and a very busy mass. In evening take a leisurely walk in the boulevard to combine with Indian culture. Later get in time transfers to the Delhi international airport to board your flight back to home / next destination.

  • No. of Days :  11 days

    Destinations covered: Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittaurgarh

    DAY 1 - Jaipur
    Welcome to Incredible Rajasthan : Welcome aboard! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the main exit of the airport/railway  station and transferred to the hotel in your private car (Our executive will be waiting outside the exit gate with a placard of your name). We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday) and you will be handed over the India travel kit containing all relevant documents of your trip (air/rail tickets, hotel vouchers, transport, guide, sightseeing vouchers, writing pads with other travel related documents).
     
    For the day you can enjoy shopping in the colourful market of the city and in the evening have a typical Rajasthani dinner at an ethnic resort.
     
    DAY 2 - Jaipur
    Pink City : Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of city including a visit to the Amber fort, which we climb on an elephant's back or by a jeep. The main attractions are the Sukh Mandir (Temple of Contentment - an aptly named pleasure chamber, cooled by a stunning water cascade) and the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror palace) here. We also stop to see some of the architectural marvels of Jaipur like the Palace of wind, Jantar Mantar (the observatory) & the City Palace complex. Evening is free for shopping in the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.


    DAY 3 - Jaipur>Mandawa (200 km / 4 hrs)
    Paintings, Havelis & Frescos. : Driving southwards reach Shekhavati Region. Shekhavati is not the name of a particular city or town. In fact, it is the name of an entire region in northern Rajasthan, which was once controlled by King Rao Shekhaji. There are a number of small towns and villages, clustered together. Unlike other places in Rajasthan where the main attraction is generally forts and palaces, Shekhavati is known for its painted walls. The whole region is dotted with elaborately frescoed Havelis (mansions). It is like an open-air Art Gallery.


    DAY 4 - Mandawa > Bikaner(220 km / 4 hrs)
    The Desert Citadel : Driving west reach the desert citadel - "Bikaner". Tucked away in the harsh desert region of western Rajasthan lies the relatively remote city of Bikaner.

    Start the day by visiting the unusual Junagarh Fort. Unusual because, unlike all the major forts of Rajasthan which are on hilltops, this one was built on the desert plains itself. The palace complex's sumptuously decorated interiors are better preserved than in almost any other region. Also visit the camel breeding farm and famous rat temple at Deshnok. Overnight at Bikaner.


    DAY 5 - Bikaner > Jaisalmer (355 km / 6-7 hrs)
    The Golden Oasis : Drive further westward to reach the golden oasis called Jaisalmer. Here it appears as if a master-craftsman took one huge piece of sandstone and patiently carved out the entire city.

    For the second half of the day explore the beautiful man made lake Gadsisar (the only source of water Jaisalmer had for years) & the royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh.


    DAY 6 - Jaisalmer
    Rolling Sand dunes : Visit one of the most exotic forts of Rajasthan in the first half of the day exploring it from every nook and corner and take some delightful pictures.

    Then drive towards the rolling sand dunes to enjoy camel safari over sand dunes. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer only.


    DAY 7 - Jaisalmer > Jodhpur (305 km / 6 hrs)
    Sun City : Drive towards east to reach Jodhpur - Blue City. Jodhpur city was founded way back in 1459.

    Climb up the majestic Mehrangarh fort (one of the best preserved fort with modern techniques of audio guides) and explore the various sections within. Also visit the marble cenotaph at Jaswant Thada before returning back to the hotel. Evening free to shop. Enjoy an optional dinner atop the fort.


    DAY 8 - Jodhpur > Udaipur (269 km / 5-6 hrs)
    Venice of India : Drive towards south for Udaipur. This beautiful city of lakes is often referred to as the Venice of East and more so locally as the Kashmir of Rajasthan. En route visit the fort at Kumbhalgarh. The mighty ramparts, known as the China Wall of India,  that can allow 4-5 horses run side by side are special attraction here.

    In the evening enjoy boat ride tour over lake Pichola  in Udaipur with backdrop of sun set.


    DAY 9 - Udaipur
    City of Lakes : We visit the city palace complex, which houses a museum and a hotel. One of the most fascinating parts of the palace is the Mor Chowk (Peacock courtyard), with its walls covered with a dramatic glass mosaic relief of dancing peacocks. Also visit the Jagdish temple & the garden of the maids


    DAY 10 - Udaipur>Chittaurgarh (120 km /2 hrs)
    Town of warriers : Drive in east direction and reach Chittaurgarh. After check in take some rest at hotel.

    Later set out to visit the famous fort with other attractions of place. In the evening you can enjoy light & sound show at the fort. Overnight at Chittaurgarh.


    DAY 11 - Chittaurgarh >Jaipur (320 km / 6 hrs)
    The way back : After breakfast drive to Jaipur airport to board flight for your onwards journey.

  • Duration : 15 Days / 14 Nights
    Destinations Covered : Delhi – Agra – Jaipur - Bikaner - Gajner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Delhi

    Day 1 : Arrrive Delhi
    Arrive Delhi International airport. On Arrival, you will meet our representative at the airport. He will assist for transfer and will accompany you till check in at Hotel Oberoi Maidens.

    Day 2 : City Tour of Delhi
    Today, leave for full day city tour visiting both New & Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid - the largest mosque of Emperor Shajahan, Red Fort, Raj Ghat- Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, to India Gate - a 42 meter stone arch built in the memory of the Indian Soldiers who died in World War I, Drive past the President's House & Parliament House, Humayun’s Tomb a memorial by the Taj Mahals, the Qutab Minar, Birla Mandir and Lotus Temple.

    Day 3 : Delhi – Agra (200kms Approx 4 Hrs Drive)
    Morning leave for Agra, you will be reaching there by noon. Upon arrival check into Hotel Grand Imperial. Afternoon visit Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world, Red Fort and Itmad-ud-Duala.

    Day 4 : Agra – Jaipur (230kms Approx 5 Hrs Drive)
    Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visit Fatehpur Sikhri which is the old capital of Mughal, still preserved in good condition. Proceed to Jaipur and check in at Raj Palace or Jai Mahal Palace. Evening you may visit the colourful local markets.

    Day 5 : Jaipur Sightseeing
    Morning excursion to Amber Fort - capital of the old state of Dhundhar, located on the rugged hills that surround Jaipur. Painted elephants will take you up the hill to admire the massive getaways, courts, stairways and pillared pavilions and palaces that recall the glory and wealth of Amber's association with the Mughals. Afternoon city sightseeing visiting the City Palace Museum (still houses the erstwhile royal family) Jantar Mantar - the Royal Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) -built for the royal ladies to watch the activities on the market street below without being observed themselves.

    Day 6 : Jaipur - Bikaner (320 Kms / Approx 7 Hrs Drive)
    Jaipur - Bikaner Morning drive to Bikaner. After lunch in Bikaner, drive to Gajner (half an hour drive). Check into Gajner palace. Afternoon free for leisure.

    Day 7 : Explore Gajner And Around
    This desert town in the north of Rajasthan is a largely unspoilt. The tour of Bikaner starts with a visit to Junagarh Fort with its superb stone carving. The fort has the usual collection of Rajput miniatures and an extensive collection of weapons including two World War biplanes. The other notable place that you will visit is the government camel breeding farm unique in Asia.

    Day 8 : Gajner - Jaisalmer (Approx 330 Kms , Approx. 7 Hrs Drive)
    Gajner - JaisalmerMorning drive to Jaisalmer, you will be reaching there by afternoon. Check into Gorbandh Palace.

    Day 9 : Jaisalmer - City Tour And Evening Visit Sam Dunes
    Morning visit Jaisalmer Jain Temple, Various Havelies noted for its art & craft works, Gadi Sagar tank & museum, Jaisalmer Fort etc. Afternoon excursion to Sam sand dunes. This is the closest place from where you can loose yourself in 'the Great Thar Desert'. Join a camel caravan and ride along the breathtaking crests and troughs.

    Day 10 : Drive To Jodhpur (290 Kms Approx 5-6 Hrs. Drive)
    Morning drive to Jodhpur, enroute visiting Osian Temples dated back to BC. You can once again explore camel ride here. Proceed to Jodhpur and check into Ajit Bhawan.
    Day 11 : Drive To Ranakpur (170 Kms Approx 3 ½ Hrs Drive)
    Morning city tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace Hotel & Museum, Jaswant Thada, Mandor Garden, Clock Tower & Sadar Bazaar. Afternoon drive to Ranakpur and check into Hotel Fateh Bagh.

    Day 12 : Drive To Kumbhalgarh (25 Kms / Approx. ¾ Hrs Drive)
    Morning drive to Kumbhalgarh and check in at Aodhi. Later visit Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary and various temples. Overnight at Hotel Aodhi

    Day 13 : Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur (80 Kms / Approx 2 Hrs Drive)
    Fateh Prakash PalaceMorning drive to Udaipur and check in at Shiv Niwas or Fateh Prakash Palace. Afternoon excursion to Eklingji and Nagda Temples.

    Day 14 : Udaipur City Tour
    Full day city tour visiting Pratap Memorial, City Palaces, Jagdish Temple, Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum, Saheliyon Ki Bari (Garden of the maids of Honor ), Fateh Sagar, Pichhola Lake etc.

    Day 15 : Fly Udaipur/Delhi Connect International Flight
    Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi for your international flight back to home.

  • No. of Days :  12 days

    Destinations covered: Neemrana - Jaipur - Devigarh - Udaipur - Rohet - Pokran - Jaisalmer - Gajner - Alsisar - Delhi
     
    DAY 1 - Neemrana
    Welcome to Incredible India : Welcome aboard! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the main exit of the airport / railway station and drive to Neemrana in your private car (Our executive will be waiting outside the custom area with a placard of your name). We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday) and you will be handed over the India travel kit containing all relevant documents of your trip (air/rail tickets, hotel vouchers, transport, guide, sightseeing vouchers, writing pads with other travel related documents).

    Note: The normal check in - check out time of the hotels are 1200 hours and if your arrival time does not suit this we can arrange activities for you on the first day or pre-book the hotel from the previous night on additional charge and as per your request. Normally it takes 1 hour to come out of the airport from the time of arrival.


    DAY 2 - Neemrana
    Nestled in the Aravallis : After breakfast  explore the fort from every nook & corner; visit the nearby step wells called Baoris in the local language. Built in 1464 AD Neemrana-fort-palace is among India's oldest heritage resorts. Nestled in the Aravallis (one of the oldest hill ranges of the world), the fort offers splendid views.

    Overnight in Neemrana.


    DAY 3 - Neemrana>Jaipur (160 km / 3.5 hrs)
    Fantasy in Pink : Drive west and reach the beautiful pink city - Jaipur, which was painted pink to honor the visit of Prince Albert in 1876 as the Rajputs considered it a color of hospitality & ceremony. Enjoy a traditional Rajasthani meal for dinner at an ethnic resort.


    DAY 4 - Jaipur
    Architectural & Astronomical genius : Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of city including a visit to the Amber fort, which you climb on an elephant's back or by a jeep. The main attractions are the Sukh Mandir (Temple of Contentment - an aptly named pleasure chamber, cooled by a stunning water cascade) and the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror palace) here. We also stop to see some of the architectural marvels of Jaipur - the Palace of wind, Jantar Mantar (the observatory) & the City Palace complex.

    Evening is free for shopping in the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.


    DAY 5 - Jaipur>Devigarh (390 km / 7 hrs)
    Devi Garh Fort Palace : After breakfast drive down south to Devigarh. This luxury resort  near Udaipur, has received the highest rating for "Ambience and Design 2006" amongst all hotels in Asia in Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List.
     
    This all suite luxury hotel comprising of 39 suites and 8 tents takes on the look of modern India, with an emphasis on design and detail, using local marbles and semi-precious stones. The contemporary design showcased within this spectacular heritage property, complemented by personalized and intimate service, creates a new image for India for the 21st century. In the evening enjoy boat ride at Udaipur's lake Pichola.

    Overnight in Devigarh.


    DAY 6 - DEVIGarh>Udaipur  (30 km / 30 min)         
    Venice of the east. : After breakfast drive to  the beautiful city of lakes Udaipur, often referred to as the Venice of the east and more so locally as the Kashmir of the Rajasthan.

    Visit the city palace complex, which houses a museum and a hotel. One of the most fascinating parts of the palace is the Mor Chowk (Peacock courtyard), with its walls covered with a dramatic glass mosaic relief of dancing peacocks. Also visit the Jagdish temple & the garden of the maids. In the evening take a stroll in the market area.

    DAY 7- Udaipur > Rohet (240 km / 4.5 hrs)
    Bishnoi Safari :After breakfast drive to Rohet.

    Rohet is famous for village safaris, which introduces its guests to local cultures and traditions. Guests are taken into homes and received with warmth and affection.

    Rohet is the fortified desert home of the descendants of the 16th century Rathore of the Champawat clan, Thakur Dalpat Singh I. The "Jagir" (Fiefdom) of Rohet was bestowed upon him in 1622 A.D. by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, as a mark of appreciation for his bravery in battle.

    For the day explore the local village & fort. Overnight in hotel.


    DAY 8 - Rohet>Pokran (220 km / 4 hrs)
    Thar Desert Region :After breakfast drive to Pokaran. En route visit the majestic Mehrangarh fort of Jodhpur. Also see Jaswant Thada (cenotaphs) that is known as Taj Mahal of Rajasthan.

    It is located on the junction of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner Road. It is also a fort town though the fort is not of the dimensions of Jaisalmer or Jodhpur.

    Pokran is also renowned for its furniture and interior crafts. The Fort has an assortment of weaponry, brocade clothes and various games of dice and dominoes on display. Fort Pokran also offers hotel accommodation.

    For the day explore the local village & fort. Overnight in hotel.


    DAY 9 - Pokran>Jaisalmer (110 km / 2 hrs)
    Camel ride at Sand dunes :After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer.

    Drive westward & reach the golden oasis called Jaisalmer. Here it appears as if a master-craftsman took one huge piece of sandstone and patiently carved out the entire city. Visit the beautiful man made lake Gadsisar (the only source of water Jaisalmer had for years) & the royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh.

    Evening enjoy camel ride at sand dunes with sunset at the backdrop. Overnight in hotel.


    DAY 10 - Jaisalmer> Gajner (315 km / 6 hrs)
    Gajner Palace :After breakfast drive to Gajner.
     
    The chief attraction in Gajner is the Gajner Palace. It was built by Maharaja Sir Ganga Singh Ji of Bikaner to be used as a hunting resort for the royal family and guests. Built over an area of 6000 acres, the palace complex houses its own sanctuary .  More than 100 species of the migratory birds flock to the lake by the palace during the winter months. The palace has been redone meticulously to revive the Raj days and capture the grandeur of kingly Rajasthan.

    Evening enjoy at leisure in the palace. Overnight in hotel.


    DAY 11 - Gajner >Alsisar (200 km / 4 hrs)
    Alsisar Mahal :After breakfast drive to Alsisar. En route visit the Junagarh fort of Bikaner, the only major fort of Rajasthan to have been built on plains.

    Alsisar mahal is like royalty revisited, meticulous care has been taken while refurbishing this heritage fort .I t brings back to life the grandeur of the old days and is a memorable regal Rajasthani experience for the guests.


    DAY 12 - Alsisar>Delhi (250 km / 5 hrs)
    Tour ends & memories Began :Afternoon drive to Delhi & drop at airport to board flight for your onward journey.

  • Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights
    Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur

    Day 1: Delhi-Mandawa (256 km.)
    Take the scheduled flight to Delhi Airport, from where our tour representative will escort you to the town of Mandawa in Rajasthan. On arrival, you will check in at the hotel and get refreshed. Later, get out on a splendid tour, coming across the resplendent Mandawa Fort and the inimitably beautiful mansions (havelis) of Murmuria, Jhunjhunwala and Goenka. Get back to the hotel.

    Day 2: Mandawa-Bikaner (190 km.)
    Leave Mandawa after breakfast, as today you will head towards Bikaner. Transfer to the hotel and take some rest. Later, join us on the city tour to sightsee the attractions like the majestic Lazmi Niwas Palace, Junagarh Fort and the charming temples of Lakshminath and Bandasar Jain. Spend remaining day at leisure. Options include visiting the markets of famous Bikaneri sweets and snacks. Get back to the hotel.

    Day 3: Bikaner-Jaisalmer (330 km.)
    Have breakfast, check out and leave for Jaisalmer. Arrive at the hotel and check in. Today, you will witness the world-renowned Jaisalmer Fort (Golden Fort) which shines like a gold edifice on a hilltop. Also, you will explore the Jain Temples of Parshavnath and Shantinath, each boasting of remarkable carvings. End the day with an unforgettable camel safari ride before we drop you at the hotel.

    Day 4: Jaisalmer-Jodhpur (278 km.)
    After you finish breakfast, check out for the next destination, the city of Jodhpur. On arrival, check in at the hotel, relax and get ready for the city tour. Explore the attractions like the very striking Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada (scenic cenotaphs around a lake) and others. Spend the remaining day at your will before getting back to the hotel.

    Day 5: Jodhpur-Udaipur (258 km.)
    Check out after breakfast and bid adieu to Jodhpur as we will be visiting the most romantic city of India, Udaipur. Check in at the hotel and take some rest. Don’t wait much to explore the city of lakes and visit the scenic Lake Fateh Sagar. Later, visit the picturesque Lake Pichola which houses island palaces of Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir. Get back to the hotel.

    Day 6: Udaipur Sightseeing
    Plan a small excursion to the historical battleground of Haldi Ghati after breakfast. Get back to the city and explore attractions like Lake Palace, City Palace Complex and Saheliyon ki Bari. After spending the remaining day at leisure, get back to the hotel.

    Day 7: Udaipur-Pushkar (283 km.)
    Finish breakfast and get ready for traveling to the holy Hindu town of Pushkar. Check in at the hotel on arrival and relax, before we take you to the sacred and beautiful Lake Pushkar. You will also visit the Brahma Temple, the only temple in the world dedicated to the Creator of the Universe. Get back to the hotel.

    Day 8: Pushkar-Jaipur (143 km.)
    Check out and join the journey to Jaipur after breakfast. Check in at the hotel first of all and prepare for the memorable tour of the Pink City. Explore a variety of handicrafts and other items at Bapu Bazaar and Johari Bazaar before we take you to Chokhi Dhani, the ethnic restaurant, for dinner. Enjoy delicious food and entertaining folk performances before getting back to the hotel.

    Day 9: Jaipur Sightseeing
    Get ready for the full day city tour after breakfast and visit attractions like the grand forts of Amber, Nahargarh and Jaigarh, the City Palace Complex and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Get back to the hotel.

    Day 10: Jaipur-Delhi (Departure)
    Check out after breakfast as we transfer you to the Delhi Airport for the final journey. The tour ends here.

  • Tour Type : Luxury Train Tour

    No. of Days :  8 days

    Destinations covered:  Delhi - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Sawai Modhupur - Jaipur - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Agra - Delhi
    DAY 1 - Delhi - Safdarjung Station (Sunday Departure 16.30 PM)
    Delhi The luxurious Royal Rajasthan on Wheels takes you through a seven day exploration of the vibrant Rajasthan. The magic of the splendid journey begins at New Delhi and prepares you to weave the fabric of delightful imagination becoming reality over the next seven days. Your royal journey begins from Delhi and takes you through various erstwhile princely states. Welcome on board at Delhi with the ceremonial greetings at the safdarjung station with traditional aarti and tika with garlanding and some mock tails to refresh your selves. After check in, you would be escorted to the respective cabins. Feel the difference of the World in the moving Palace which empowers luxury and tradition hand to hand.


    DAY 2 - Jodhpur (Monday, Arrive at 09.15 AM. Breakfast on board | Departure 17.10 PM)
    Jodhpur the second largest city of the state of Rajasthan is famous for its magnificent Meharangarh fort. Another example of Rajput glory is the Jaswant ii in 1899. Lunch at the fabulous 5 star hotel & dinner on board.

    DAY 3 - Udaipur (Tuesday, Arrival 08.00 AM Breakfast on board | Departure 14.30 PM)
    Water marked by whimsy & splendor, the Venice of the holds stage as one of India’s truly seductive cities. Udaipur is an international destation unto itself, packed with princeliness & passion, Udaipur is raw Rajput dreaming, with palaces, haveils gardens & temples at every turn. Visit to the beautiful princely city palace. Lunch at 5 star hotel & in the afternoon followed by a trip to crystal gallery.


    DAY 3 -Chittorgarh (Tuesday, Arrival 16.45 AM | Departure 22.00 PM)
    Water marked by whimsy & splendor, the Venice of the holds stage as one of India’s truly seductive cities. Udaipur is an international destation unto itself, packed with princeliness & passion, Udaipur is raw Rajput dreaming, with palaces, haveils gardens & temples at every turn. Visit to the beautiful princely city palace. Lunch at 5 star hotel & in the afternoon followed by a trip to crystal gallery.


    DAY 4 - Sawai Madopur (Wednesday, Arrival 05.30 AM Breakfast on board or Hotel Vinayak | Departure 11.00 AM)
    Located in the eastern part of Rajasthan, Sawai Modhupur’s claim to fame today is the Ranthombore fort & Rathambore national park. Visit the national park to catch a glimpse of the majestic tigers roaming around in the open wilderness & also pay a visit to the imposing fort to turn a page in the history of Rajasthan. There is also a temple on route the park by the name of Amareshwar Mohadeo temple which can be visited by tourist. Lunch on board.


    DAY 4 - Jaipur (Wednesday, Arrival 13.15 AM | Departure 22.15 PM)
    Welcome by caparisoned elephants & sweet music of the auspicious ‘Shehnai’. Watch the awesome ‘Hawa Mahal’ (the palace of winds), elephants ride at amber fort, shopping of centuries old object de arts & other items. Lunch at a 5 star hotel / on board & visit to the city palace residence of the erstwhile maharaja of Jaipur which houses a museum of amazing centuries-old artifacts & the observatory built by the founder of jaipur maharaja Sawai jai Singh-ii who himself was noted astronomer.

    Dinner hotel jai Mahal palace with cultural program.


    DAY 5 - Khajuraho (Thursday, Arrival 11.00 AM Breakfast on board | Departure 18.30 PM)
    The 9th to 12th century temples of Khajuraho is the evidences of the architectural geniuses during the times of chandela dynasty. situated in Madhya Pradesh, India, Khajuraho oozes with passion, eroticism, dance & music & other finesses of creative arts depicted in sculpture & images of the temples were built in north Indian ‘Nagara’ style of architure, though only 20 of them have survived the rough weather conditions over long years of time. Guest will take on visit of temples & museum. Lunch at 5-star hotel & dinner on board.


    DAY 6 - Varanasi (Banaras) (Friday, Arrival 06.00 AM | Departure 18.00 PM)
    Varanasi is the oldest city of the world. Varanasi is more than 3000 years old & is famous as the city of temples. In Varanasi, there are temples at every few paces. Jyotirlinga Visvanatha temple or golden temple, rebuilt in 1776, is dedicated to the lord Shiva. The Jnana Vapi well (meaning ‘well of wisdom) is believed to have been dug by lord Shiva himself. The Ganga Ghats (river front) are the most popular pilgrimage spot of Varanasi & are centers of music & learning. The holy city has been a symbol of spiritualism, philosophy & mysticism for thousands of years & has produced great saints & personalities like Gautama Buddha, Mahavira, Kabir, Tulsi das, Shankaracharaya, Ramanuja & Patanjali.

    Lunch at 5-star hotel & dinner on board. Sightseeing include visit to Ghats, Maha Aarti, temples & Buddhist Temples at Saarnath.


    DAY 7 - Agra, Taj Mahal (Saturday, Arrival 05.00 AM Breakfast on board | Departure 23.00 PM)
    Agra is one of the prominent destinations of the world tourism map with three heritage monuments. It is a vibrant centre of culture, art & religious philosophies that have enriched mankind & shaped human thought over centuries. Agra is famous for handicrafts products such as Inlay work on marvel, leather work, footwear, brass-wear, carpets, Jewellery, Zari & embroidery work.

    Lunch at 5-star hotel & dinner on board.


    DAY 8 - Delhi (Sunday, Arrival 04.00 AM Breakfast on board. Check out time 07.45 AM)
    Tour end at Delhi.

    The itinerary is tentative & subject to confirmation from Indian railways.

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    Destinations Covered:

    location 16 Jaipur direction 16location 16 Delhi direction 16location 16 Agra direction 16location 16 Bharatpur direction 16location 16 Ranthamboredirection 16location 16 Jaipur


    day 16 DAY 1 - location 16 Delhi
    Welcome to Incredible India : Welcome aboard! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the main exit of the airport / railway station and transferred to the hotel in your private car(Our executive will be waiting outside the custom area with a placard of your name). We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday) and you will be handed over the India travel kit containing all relevant documents of your trip (air/rail tickets, hotel vouchers, transport, guide, sightseeing vouchers, writing pads with other travel related documents.

    Highlights

    • Red Fort
    • Humayuns Tomb
    • Jama Masjid
    • Qutab Minar
    • India Gate

    Note: The normal check in - check out time of the hotels are 1200 hours and if your arrival time does not suit this we can arrange activities for you on the first day or pre-book the hotel from the previous night on additional charge and as per your request. Normally it takes 1 hour to come out of the airport from the time of arrival.


    day 16 DAY 2 - location 16 Delhicar 32 location 16 Agra car 32 location 16 Bharatpur(251km road 16 5.5 hrs clock 16

    Taj Mahal at Agra :Drive towards south  to reach Agra & visit Taj Mahal. Further drive to north & reach Bharatpur by evening. Bharatpur  is home of migratory birds that come from Siberia & other European countries in search of food & warm weather.

    Highlights

    • Taj Mahal
    • Bird watching
    • Overnight in Bharatpur

    day 16DAY 3 - location 16 Bharatpur
    Rickshaw ride in Bird Sanctuary : After breakfast visit to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and enjoy Rickshaw ride.

    It is a very special wilderness - the Keoladeo Ghana National Park is one of the finest water-bird sanctuaries in the world. The lake and wetland was artificially created by the Maharaja of Bharatpur in the 19th century. By building small dykes and dams and diverting water from an irrigation canal, he converted this low lying area into a fine wild fowl shooting preserve.

    Commonly referred to as Bharatpur, the Park is a delight for bird watchers. Over 375 species of birds are found here. Raised paths camouflaged by babul trees and undergrowth make viewing easy.

    Overnight in Bharatpur.

    Highlights

    • Bird Sanctuary
    • Keoladeo Ghana National Park
    • Overnight in Bharatpur

    day 16DAY 4 - location 16Bharatpurcar 32location 16Ranthambore(302 kms road 16 6 hrs clock 16
    Encounter with king of Jungle. : Morning drive to Ranthambhore - Home for the King of Jungle i.e. Tiger.

    Ranthambhore National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day. A good time to visit is between November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. The Park covers an area of nearly 400 sq. km. and is set between the Aravali and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India.

    Upon arrival check-in to the hotel.

    Highlights

    • Ranthambore Tiger Sight Seeing

    day 16DAY 5 - location 16 Ranthambore
    Game Drive : Morning & afternoon Game drive in Jungle. Overnight in hotel.

    Highlights

    • Jungle Sight Seeing

    day 16DAY 6 - location 16 Ranthambore
    Game Drive : Morning & afternoon Game drive in Jungle. Overnight in hotel.


    day 16DAY 7 - location 16Ranthamborecar 32location 16Jaipur(176 kms road 16 4 hrs clock 16
    Fantasy in Pink : We drive further west for the beautiful pink city - Jaipur, which was painted pink to honor the visit of Price Albert in 1876 as the Rajputs considered it a color of hospitality & ceremony.

    Evening is free for shopping in the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.

    Highlights

    • Elephant Safari
    • Old City Walking Tour
    • Forts

    day 16DAY 8 - location 16 Jaipur
    Architectural & Astronomical genius : Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of city including a visit to the Amber fort, which we climb on an elephants back or by a jeep. The main attractions are the Sukh Mandir (Temple of Contentment - an aptly named pleasure chamber, cooled by a stunning water cascade) and the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror palace) here. We also stop to see some of the architectural marvels of Jaipur at the Palace of wind, Jantar Mantar (the observatory) & the city palace complex.

    Afternoon transfer to airport for onward journey.

    Highlights

    • Amber Fort
    • Skh Mandir Temple
    • Jantar Mantar Observatory
  • No. of Days :  14 days

    Destinations covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur -  Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa

    DAY 1 - Delhi
    Welcome to Incredible India : Welcome aboard! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the main exit of the airport and transferred to the hotel in your private car (Our executive will be waiting outside the custom area with a placard of your name). We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday) and you will be handed over the India travel kit containing all relevant documents of your trip (air/rail tickets, hotel vouchers, transport, guide, sightseeing vouchers, writing pads with other travel related documents).

    Note: The normal check in - check out time of the hotels are 1200 hours and if your arrival time does not suit this we can arrange activities for you on the first day or pre-book the hotel from the previous night on additional charge and as per your request. Normally it takes 1 hour to come out of the airport from the time of arrival.


    DAY 2 - Delhi
    Ruling Impressions :New Delhi is a city that breathes history as well as modernity & its architectural masterpieces right from the Mughal era to the British era & present day are all worth a visit.
     
    Start the day by visiting the Red fort (Lal Qila). Built in 1648 this is a brilliant red sandstone fort built by the same Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal. Also visit other interesting sights like the Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat & the Qutab Minar & drive through the colonial buildings (with photo stops enroute) which still retain its complete charm.


    DAY 3 - Delhi > Agra (200 km / 5 hrs)
    Epitome of love : Driving towards south reach "Sikendra" where you visit Akbar's Mausoleum. Akbar is the most famous of all the Mughal kings. Later drive to Agra.

    Agra is famous for being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal emperors.

     You will visit the most adorable monument of the World- TAJ MAHAL - the epitome of love. Also  see the Agra Fort & tomb of Itmadullah.


    DAY 4 - Agra > Jaipur (235 km / 5 hrs)
    Architectural & Astronomical genius: After breakfast visit Fatehpur Sikri; a UNESCO World heritage site built in the second half of the 16th century. It was the capital of Mughal Empire for 10 years only as it later had to be abandoned due to no water supply.

    Drive towards west for the beautiful pink city - Jaipur, which was painted pink to honor the visit of Price Albert in 1876 as the Rajputs considered it a color of hospitality & ceremony.

    Enjoy (optional) traditional Rajasthani meal for dinner at an ethnic resort in the evening.


    DAY 5 - Jaipur
    Pink City : Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of city including a visit to the Amber fort, which you climb on an elephant's back or by a jeep. The main attractions are the Sukh Mandir (Temple of Contentment - an aptly named pleasure chamber, cooled by a stunning water cascade) and the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror palace) here.  You also stop to see some of the architectural marvels of Jaipur viz the Palace of wind, Jantar Mantar (the observatory) & the city palace complex.

    Evening is free for shopping in the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.

    DAY 6 - Jaipur > Pushkar (140 km / 3 hrs)
    Holy City of Rajasthan :After breakfast drive to the holy city of Rajasthan "PUSHKAR". A pilgrimage center with the one of the very few temples in India dedicated to lord Brahma, the Creator. Pushkar is the venue of an annual camel fair. Also visit the various ghats of Pushkar lake.


    DAY 7 - Pushkar > Udaipur (300 km / 6 hrs)
    Venice of India : Drive towards south for Udaipur. The beautiful city of lakes Udaipur is often referred to as the Venice of East and more so locally as the Kashmir of Rajasthan. En route you can see the marvellous Jain temples at Ranakpur.
     
    Day at your discretion with vehicle at disposal. In the evening enjoy boat ride over lake Pichola with backdrop of sun set.


    DAY 8 - Udaipur
    City of Lakes : You visit the city palace complex, which houses a museum and a hotel. One of the most fascinating parts of the palace is the Mor Chowk (Peacock courtyard), with its walls covered with a dramatic glass mosaic relief of dancing peacocks. Also visit the Jagdish temple & the garden of the maids.


    DAY 9 - Udaipur> Jodhpur(269 km / 5-6 hrs)
    Sun City : Drive towards Jodhpur - Blue City that  was found way back in 1459.
     
    Climb up the majestic Mehrangarh fort (one of the best preserved forts with modern techniques of audio guides) and explore the various sections within. Also  visit the marble cenotaph at Jaswant Thada before returning back to the hotel. Evening free to shop. Enjoy an optional dinner atop the fort.

    DAY 10 -Jodhpur > Jaisalmer(305 km / 6 hrs)
    The Golden Oasis : After breakfast drive to the golden oasis called Jaisalmer. Here it appears as if a master-craftsman took one huge piece of sandstone and patiently carved out the entire city.

    For the second half of the day explore the beautiful man made lake Gadsisar (the only source of water Jaisalmer had for years) & the royal cenotaphs at Bada Bagh.


    DAY 11 - Jaisalmer
    Jaisalmer : Visit one of the most exotic forts of Rajasthan in the first half of the day exploring it from every nook and corner and take some delightful pictures.

    Then drive towards the rolling sand dunes to enjoy camel safari over sand dunes. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer only.

    DAY 12 - Jaisalmer> Bikaner (355 km / 7 hrs)
    The Desert Citadel : After breakfast drive to the desert citadel - "Bikaner". Tucked away in the harsh desert region of western Rajasthan lies the relatively remote city of Bikaner.

    Start the day by visiting the unusual Junagarh Fort. Unusual because, unlike all the major forts of Rajasthan which are on hilltops, this one was built on the desert plains itself. The palace complex's sumptuously decorated interiors are better preserved than in almost any other region. Also visit the camel breeding farm and famous rat temple at Deshnok. Overnight at Bikaner.


    DAY 13 - Bikaner> Mandawa (220 km / 4 hrs)
    Paintings, Havelis & Frescoes : Driving eastwards reach Shekhavati Region. Shekhavati is not the name of a particular city or town. In fact, it is the name of an entire region in northern Rajasthan, which was once controlled by King Rao Shekhaji. There are a number of small towns and villages, clustered together. Unlike other places in Rajasthan where the main attraction is generally forts and palaces, Shekhavati is known for its painted walls. The whole region is dotted with elaborately frescoed Havelis (mansions). It is like an open-air Art Gallery.


    DAY 14 - Mandawa > Delhi(260 km / 6 hrs)
    The way back : Day at your own at your own till drop at Delhi International airport to board flight for your onwards journey

  • Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights
    Destination Covered : Jaipur - Ajmer - Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Sand Dunes - Bikaner

    Day 1: Arrival at Jaipur
    Welcome to Incredible India!! Upon arrival at at Jaipur airport or railway station, our enthusiastic representative would welcome you and assist you to proceed to the booked hotel by an exclusive vehicle. Take rest for some time and get refreshed. In the evening, we suggest you to visit Chokhi Dhani (optional tour at an additional cost), a traditional village resort. In this give resort, enjoy puppet shows, live entertainment, folk dances followed by Rajasthani dinner. Back to your hotel for an overnight stay.

    Day 2: City tour of Jaipur
    After breakfast, at around 9 am, start the city sightseeing of this Pink City. In this tour, visit the famous and superb monuments like Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Hawa Mahal (photo stop), Jal Mahal (photo stop) and gates of the walled city. Now proceed to the historic Amber fort. From the fort, you can get the panoramic views of Jaipur. Enjoy an elephant ride at Amber fort (optional tour at an additional cost). If time permits, visit Sanganer. Sanganer is famous for handicraft items and handmade paper. Overnight stay at Jaipur.

    Day 3: Jaipur-Ajmer-Pushkar (155 Km / Appx. 4 hrs.)
    After breakfast, first proceed to Pushkar via Ajmer. In Ajmer, visit the famous Ajmer Sharif Shrine. Later proceed to Pushkar. Upon arrival in Pushkar, check in at the hotel. In the evening, you can roam around in this tiny holy city, have a visit to the holy Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple. Pass through the narrow and bustling market area of the town. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Day 4: Pushkar-Chittodgarh-Udaipur (340 Km / Appx. 8 hrs.)
    After early breakfast, at around 9 am, proceed to Udaipur via Chittodgarh. In Chittod, visit the historic and stunning fort. Later proceed to Udaipur. Upon arrival in Udaipur, check in at the hotel. In late evening or in night, have a walk in bustling streets in Udaipur.

    Day 5: Udaipur City tour
    After breakfast, at around 9 am, go for Udaipur sightseeing tour. Visit marvelous City Palace. Inside the City Palace, apart from the Palace buildings, you can also see the famous and unique crystal gallery (at an additional cost). Later visit Shree Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Badi, Vintage car museum and other places of tourist interest. In the evening, enjoy a sunset boat ride in Lake Pichola (optional tour at an additional cost). Later you can do the shopping in Udaipur. Overnight stay at Udaipur.

    Day 6: Udaipur-Jodhpur (250 Km / Appx. 7 hrs.)
    After breakfast, at around 9 am, proceed to Jodhpur. Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check in at the hotel. In late afternoon, visit attractive Mandore gardens. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.

    Day 7: Jodhpur- Jaisalmer (270 Km / Appx. 7 hrs.)
    After early breakfast, go for city sightseeing of Jodhpur. In this tour, visit Mehrangarh fort and get stunning views of city of Jodhpur. At around 2 pm, proceed to desert town of Jaisalmer. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.

    Day 8: Jaisalmer / Jaisalmer-Sand Dunes (45 Km / Appx. 1 hr.)
    After early breakfast, visit the famous and stunning Jaisalmer fort, famous as “The Golden Fort”. After visiting the historic fort, visit Salim Singh ji ki Havel and Chandmal ji ki Haveli. These and the other royal houses in Jaisalmer are the masterpieces of the architecture. If time permits, you can also visit Tazia tower and Gadisar Lake. At around 2 pm, proceed to Sand Dunes and check in at the tent accommodation. At around 5 pm, enjoy sunset camel safari. After the safari, enjoy live entertainment and dinner. Overnight stay at the tent.

    Day 9: Sand Dunes-Bikaner (371 Km / appx. 7 hrs.)
    After breakfast, proceed to Bikaner. Upon arrival in Bikaner, visit the Junagarh Fort and then check in at the hotel. Rest of time is free to relax. Overnight stay at Bikaner

    Day 10: Departure from Bikaner
    Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Later visit Karni Mata Temple and Golden Jubilee Museum. If time permits, see the camel breeding farm. Later transfer to Bikaner or Jaipur railway station or Jaipur airport as per your onward connection.

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