The vibrant culture and royal as well as very golden heritage of this princely state draw almost every traveler that come to visit India. Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India; Rajasthan attracts tourists for its historical forts, palaces, art and culture with its slogan 'Padharo mahare desh'. Every third foreign tourist visiting India travels to Rajasthan as it is part of the Golden Triangle for tourists visiting India. The palaces of Jaipur, lakes of Udaipur, and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer are among the most preferred destinations of many tourists, Indian and foreign.
Day 01: Delhi
Delhi, known locally as Dilli and by the official name National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest metropolis by population in India. Located on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has been continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century BC. Owing to the migration of people from across the country, Delhi has grown to be a multicultural, cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Delhi into a major cultural, political, and commercial centre of India. Visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, this is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar."
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, leave for sight- seeing of Delhi, which includes Red Fort, Humanyun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat.
Jama Masjid : It is the largest mosque in India and considered as one of the largest in Islam was the final architectural work of Shah Jahan completed in 1658. The vast open courtyard with a water tank in a the middle for washing before prayer, accommodates up to 25,000 worshippers.
Raj Ghat : Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Gandhi's cremation on 31 January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end.
Qutub Minar : The Qutub Minar is the world's tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft).The Qutub Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture.
Red Fort : The Red Fort usually transcribed into English, Lal Qila is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the walled city of Old Delhi . It is now a popular tourist site, as well as a powerful symbol of India's sovereignty: the Prime Minister of India raises the flag of India on the ramparts of the Lahori Gate of the fort complex every year on Independence Day. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
Humanyun’s Tomb : It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal. The tomb of Humayun, second Mughal Emperor of India, was built by his widow, Biga Begum (Hajji Begum), in 1569-70.It has aptly been described as the necropolis of the Mughal dynasty.
Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 03: Delhi - Shekhawati
In the morning after breakfast, proceed to Samode. It is a tiny locale in the suburbs of Jaipur. Samode is known for the posh palaces. Rajasthan tour planner The palaces here exhibit the magnificently carved interiors and the fabulous frescoed walls. Upon reaching Samode, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for a while. Later in the day set off to explore the major tourist attractions like the ramparts of Samode Fort, Durbar Tent, Sultan Mahal and the Samode Bagh. In the evening you may like to take a village life – tour of the Samode village on camel back and enjoy the local traditions and life. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Shekhawati Tour
Drive to Mandawa is a part of semidesert region of Shekhawati is a colorful fantasy having a fascinating uniquely of its own. The open air art gallery, as it is popularly called is famous for its plethora of painted havelis, all commendable pieces of the rich artistic traditional of this region. ‘Shekhawati’, meanings the land of Shekhs clan derives its name from Rao Shekha (1433 A.D.-1488 A.D.) a section of the Kachhwaha family of Jaipur. Earlier a part of the former Jaipur state, it now comprises of the districts of Jhunjhunu and Sikar. Initially the region had a blank monochromatic look but with subsequent historical and social development it has blossomed into a colorful profusion of art and life for almost 2 centuries from 1750 AD to 1930 AD On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Havelies in Shekhawati Region. Explore the nearby village to experience the like, culture and tradition of the people. Also visit a few old havelies, frescos, paintings etc in the town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Drive to Bikaner
Post breakfast, drive straight to Bikaner- “The camel City”. The city is fortified by a 7 Km wall with five gates. This magnificent city contains royal forts and palaces. Rajasthan tour planner upon arrival at Bikaner, get accommodated in one of our listed hotels. After relaxing for a while in your room proceed to a full day excursion to some of the major tourist hotspots covering Junagarh Fort, Raj Ratan Bihari Temple, Rasik Shiromani Temple and the Karni Mata Temple. In the evening you may visit Gajner Palace and the Camel breeding center. Enjoy comfortable night stay at the hotel.
Day 06 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Have breakfast at the hotel and you will leave for Jaisalmer. After arrival on this place, our representative will transfer you to the hotel. You will visit and see the beautiful Sonar Fort, Jaisalmer Fort you will see beautiful mansions or havelies with balconies and windows covered by fine carved screens. There are many beautiful havelies along the narrow lanes in Jaisalmer town, which has medieval ambience. Return to the hotel for comforting stay.
Day 07: Continue Exploring Jaisalmer
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for full day sightseeing in desert. Take a trip to the sand dunes at Khuri, 50 Km from Jaisalmer to see the stark beauty of the Rajasthan desert. Return to your hotel to stay overnight.
Day 08: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. The city is known as the Sun City for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the Blue City due to the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a thick stone wall.
Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Leave for Evening tour of the City.
Mehrangarh Fort - Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur city in Rajasthan state is one of the largest forts in India.The fort is situated 400 feet (122 m) above the city, and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. In one section of the fort museum there is a selection of old royal palanquins, including the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin, which was won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730. The museum exhibits the heritage of the Rathores in arms, costumes, paintings and decorated period rooms.Overnight stay at the hotel.
Jaswant Thada – The Jaswant Thada is an architectural landmark located in Jodhpur. It is a white marble memorial built by Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of Maharja Jaswant Singh II.The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These stones are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when the sun's rays dance across their surface. Within this cenotaph, there are also two more tombs. The Jaswant Thada is a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers. The grounds also include exquisitely carved gazebos, a beautiful multi-tiered garden, and a small lake.
Day 09: Jodhpur – Pushkar
Morning drive to Pushkar and check into your hotel. Pushkar is best known for its Brahma Temple built in the 14th century standing on a high platform near Pushkar Lake. This is the only temple in the world where Lord Brahma - Creator of the Universe, is worshipped. While Pushkar is a city of pilgrimage with over 500 temples and ghats, it is also famous for its annual Camel Fair, held during October/November. Visit temples and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Pushkar-Jaipur
Jaipur : Popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. During the British rule in India, Jaipur was the capital of the princely state of Jaipur. Founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. Jaipur is the first planned city of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city.
Late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous markets of Textiles, Gems,(Stone factories) Carpets, and handicrafts. You can visit the beautiful Birla mandir.
Jaipur is a city of vibrant colors and markets (bazaars). Jaipur's colorful markets offer a great break to stop and shop on you tour. While moving through the markets, you will come across the vivacious culture of this region. Jaipur is the perfect place to shop for Handicrafts, antiques, jewelry, gems, pottery, carpets, textiles, metalwork and leatherware. One cannot define in words, the assortment of products, which these markets offer. You have to visit the city to experience the actual range of stuff. Shopping is an electrifying activity in Jaipur. If you don't visit these markets of Jaipur, you will be definitely at amiss. Without a shopping spree in Jaipur's markets, no trip to Jaipur is complete.
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 11: Jaipur
After Breakfast, leave for sight-seeing of Jaipur which includes visit to Amber Fort with Elephant Ride and City Tour in the afternoon which includes visit to City Palace, Palace of Winds(Hawa Mahal), Royal Observatory(Jantar Mantar).
Evening Bazaar Walking the by- lanes of city.
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 12: Jaipur to Agra
After breakfast, depart for Agra En-route to Agra, we will also visit Unesco World Heritage Site Fatehpur Sikri where the main attraction are Punch Mahal, Deewan- e-Khaas, Tomb of Salim Chishti and Buland Darwaja, further continues drive to Agra.
After visit continue to drive to Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. After lunch you visit to witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its’ speculative view. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna, followed by visit to Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening you are free to explore the city by your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Agra – Delhi
Breakfast at hotels drive to Delhi, 231km, 4hrs drive, in Delhi you are free to enjoy your time, In time you will be transferred at International Airport 3hrs before as per your flight schedule.