Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days Places to See: Delhi - Shekhawati - Bikaner - Osian - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
- Ranakpur - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Chittorgarh - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur
Sikri - Agra Day
01. Flight to India
Around Midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is
the main gateway for travelers. You are met by an Indo Vacations representative
and transferred to your Hotel.
Day 02. Old - New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon Sightseeing in Old Delhi. We take a Riksha
Ride parallel to the red fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and
Day 03. Delhi - Shekhawati
In the morning we visit "Kutab Minar" which is 71 meter high and consists
of five stories. In 1199 work began on this tower which was intended to be the
most glorious tower of victory in the world. This tower was damaged twice and
repaired in 1326 and 1368.After the Sightseeing of Delhi we drive to Shekhawati
region. Arrival in Shekhawati in the late evening.
Day 04. Shekhawati - Bikaner
In the morning we visit the grand havellis of the Shekhawati area. Shekhawati
is a region of NE of Rajasthan and is the homeland of marwaris.
Day 05. Bikaner - Osian - Jaisalmer
Today we drive through the desert and proceed for Jaisalmer via Osian.Osian
is a great centre of Hindu and Jain religions. The oldest Temple here was constructed
in 1178 AD. Very often one can see along the road to Jaisalmer some of the antelopes
of this region. Blackbuck and fast running chinkara are the most common among
them.We have a stop enroute at a village to observe the traditional life of
the villages in Rajasthan. We arrive in Jaisalmer in the late evening.
Day 06. Jaisalmer
Sightseeing of the medieval
city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer,s crenellated golden sandstone walls and its narrow
streets lined with exquisitely carved buildings makes this city unique. Jaisalmer
is famous for its carved havellis.
Day 07. Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Early morning drive to Jodhpur. The city was once the capital of the princely
state of Marwar (Land of death). Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan.
Day 08. Jodhpur - Ranakpur
Today we drive to Udaipur. Enroute we will visit Ranakpur.Ranakpur is known
for its superbly carved marble Jain Temples. An enormous basement of this temple
covers 48,000 sq. feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared
Day 09. Udaipur
Today we visit Udaipur, also known as the city of sunrise.We start our Sightseeing
with the visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari.
Day 10. Udaipur - Dungarpur
Today we take leave from the City of Lake (Udaipur) and drive to Dungarpur.
Dungarpur means a Hill town In Dungarpur we enjoy the overnight
stay in a Fort which has been converted into a Hotel. We have the rest of the
day at leisure and therefore enough time to relax and have a walk in the Bazaar
11. Dungarpur - Chittorgarh
After the breakfast we drive to Chittorgarh. In the noon we visit world famous
fort of Chittorgarh which is crowning 180 meters hill and covers about 170 acres.On
the crest of the enormous grey hill, girdled by massive walls and seven majestic
gateways, one stumbles upon shattered palaces, a "Temple of Mirabai"
the mystic poetess and the intricately carved nine storeyed Tower
of Fame, built in the 12th Century in honour of Lord Adinath, the first jain
Day 12. Chittorgarh - Pushkar
Today we leave Chittorgarh and drive to Pushkar. Pushkar being one of the most
religious places for Hindus has the atmosphere of an ancient religious town.
Day 13. Pushkar - Jaipur
Today we leave the holy city of Pushkar and drive to the Pink City Jaipur,this
city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and
astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
Day 14. Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the
ancient capital of Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient
capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created
Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant.
Day 15. Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a series
of fields, small towns and villages in direction of Agra. Enroute we make a
stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in
time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city
constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built.
It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply.Late
evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 16. Agra
We start today our Sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of
the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began
in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign,
Shahjahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque.
Day 17. Agra - Delhi
Late morning, after having our Breakfast we drive to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi
in the afternoon.The rest of the day at leisure. (opportunity for the last shopping
or enjoy a massage in the Hotel)
Day 18. Flight to Home
Around Midnight flight to home destination.