Duration : 22 Nights / 23 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Haridwar- Delhi - Mandawa- Bikaner - Jaisalmer- Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Mt .Abu- Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bundi - Pushkar - Jaipur- Ranthambore - Sariska - Delhi
DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival you are met and tranasferred to your pre-booked hotel.Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02:DELHI - HARIDWAR BY TRAIN SHATABDI EXPRESS DEP 0650 HRS ARR 11.15 HRS
Morning transfer to railway station to board Shatabdi express for Delhi.On arrival met and transfer to your pre- booked hotel.Evening Participate Aarti and Pooja at Hari Ki Pauri.Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03: HARIDWAR - RISHIKESH - HARIDWAR 30 KMS ONE WAY
Morning excursion to Rishikesh visiting Laxman Jhula,Ram Jhula ,Swrga Ashram,Bharat mata temple etc.Evening back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04: HARIDWAR - DELHI BY SHATABDI EXPRESS DEP 1810 HRS ARR 22.30 HRS
Upon arrival in Delhi.Transfer to your pre-booked hotel.Overnight at hotel.
DAY 05:DELHI - MANDAWA (BY ROAD) 260 KMS 6 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast,continue our drive towards Mandawa the heart of the Thar Desert which used to be a medieval Indian trade city and still has beautifully preserved houses of medieval Indian traders in typical Rajput style - wooden doors, bamboo thatched roofs, mud plastered walls and floor and ethnic decor etc. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 06: MANDAWA - BIKANER (BY ROAD) 200 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast continue drive towards Bikaner.The drive is through desert country, with scanty vegetation. Upon arrival checkin to the Hotel. The endless monotony of the desert is broken by the fort and palaces of Bikaner.The city's deity is Karni Mata.The temple dedicated to her provides sanctuary to mice in the belief that those who serve the goddess are reborn as mice. Other places of interest are the Junagarh Fort and the Lalgarh Palace and evening visit Local markets etc. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 07: BIKANER - JAISALMER (BY ROAD) 330 KMS 7 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast today drive towards Jaisalmer. A fascinating city rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage. The commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands in some splendor, dominating the amber - hued city. A visit to Jaisalmer is a must for any traveller to Rajasthan. Here, on the edge of the desert, is a bustling center from where one can trek across the beautiful stretches of sand on camels or, paradoxically, enjoy the nearby lakes and reservoirs. Few places in India could rival the medieval charm and magnificence of Jaisalmer. The rich and beautiful palaces and havelis of Jaisalmer shimmer against the relentless monotony of the Thar Desert . Its rulers were known for their valour and their beautiful havelis and temples has assumed the air of virtual museum. Evening Camel safari on Sand Dunes . Overnight at the hotel.
Today visit the awesome Jaisalmer Fort, housing the entire township within its ramparts. Lovely havelis dot the enchanting network of narrow lanes. Among the sights you'll visit : Nathmalji - Ki - Haveli and Patwaon ki Haveli, three beautifully sculptured Jain temples built between the 12th and 13th Centuries; and five interconnected palaces. The fort is approached through four gateways - Akhaiya Pol, Ganesh Pol, Suraj Pol and Hawa Pol. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 09:JAISALMER - JODHPUR (BY ROAD) 325 KMS 8 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive towards Jodhpur - including visits to interesting Hindu and Jain Temples at Osiyan .Jodhpur the gateway to the Thar desert , the city is known for its striking forts, stately palaces and gracious building. Arrive Jodhpur,The second largest city in Rajasthan, standing on the edge of the Thar Desert . The old city was founded by Rao Jodha, its walls with seven gates and countless bastions and towers were built by Rao Maldeo in the 16th Century when Jodhpur was a booming trading town.Jodhpur is called the " Blue City " for the characteristic plea indigo color of its traditional homes. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 10: JODHPUR
There are many great fortresses throughout Rajasthan, but non compare with the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, built atop a 400 ft. promontory. Within this invisible citadel are magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels, latticed windows and evocative names. These palaces houses a fabulous collection of possessions of Indian royalty, including a superb collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs, miniature paintings of various schools, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. Below the fort, visit the Jaswant Thada, a graceful marble cenotaph built 1899 for Mahrajaha Jaswant Singh II, and monuments to other Maharajahs of Jodhpur. Proceed into the heart of the bazaars for a view of local artisans at work as well as locals shopping of their wares. Later part of the day we set out on a fascinating drive to Rohetgarh, a neighboring royal village.Overnight at the hotel
DAY 11: JODHPUR - RANAKPUR - Mt .ABU 380 KMS 7 HOURS
After breakfast leave for Mt . Abu . Mt Abu is Rajasthan's only hill station.Sprawling along a 1200 m high plateau, Mt Abu stretches for about 22 Km.For years the Maharajas and the Princes escaped to this hill resort to escape the sweltering summers of the dusty desert.Here we also visit the famous Dilwara group of Jain temples - one of the finest examples of Jain architecture in India. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 12: MT. ABU - UDAIPUR (BY ROAD) 185 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
After visiting continue drive to Udaipur and upon arrival check into at hotel. Evening boat ride on the lake Pichola.Overnight at hotel.
DAY 13: UDAIPUR
Built along three lakes and ringed by green hills,Udaipur (pop, 366.000) is known as the ' Venice of the East' The City's palaces, gardens, ghats, temples and painted houses match the beauty of the setting.This morning we'll visit the towering City Palace , the largest in Rajasthan, and the Saheliyon ki Bari ( Garden of the Maidens.) Once for bidden to all but he queen and her ladies. From here we visit the e superb Jagdish Temple noted for its elephant - motif carvings The afternoon Excursion to nagada and Eklingi .Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 14:UDAIPUR - CHITTORGARH - BUNDI 230 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Bundi via visiting Chittorgarh fort.On arrival check in at hotel.Overnight at hotel..
DAY 15: BUNDI
After breakfast excursion tour to near tribal villages of Bundi, and visit Jait Sagar lake, and Rameshwaram cave, evening free to relax at the hotel.Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 16: BUNDI - PUSHKAR 250 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After an early breakfast continue drive to Pushkar - a quiet little town ,on the edge of a small and beautiful lake in eastern Rajasthan. A city of 500 temples and 52 bathing ghats. Pushkar prides itself on being the site of the only temple of the Hindu God of Creation , BRAHMA and is therefore believed to be the centre of the creation of the world. Afternoon is spent visiting the ghats and the temples. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 17: PUSHKAR - JAIPUR 150 KMS 3 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive towards Jaipur popularly known as the Pink City , was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Designed in accordance with Shilp Shastra - an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture - Jaipur follows a grid system. Upon arrival check in your Hotel. Afternoon - tour of City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture.The Palace of winds - a five storied structure of pink sandstone has semi - octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life.Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 18: JAIPUR
The capital of Rajasthan is the most colourful city in India . Today morning we visit the Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, which is a super example of Rajput (Medieval Hindu) style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes us to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings.
Afternoon is spent visit the local bazaar. In the evening, we visit Chokhi Dhani where an ethnic village atmosphere is recreated each evening with thousands of oil lamps, folk dancers, arobats, snake charmers, puppeteers etc. Overnight at the Hotel
DAY 19:JAIPUR - RANTHAMORE 185 KMS 04 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Ranthambore national park.On arrival check in at hotel.Evening visit Ganesh temple.Overnight at hotel
DAY 20: RANTHAMBORE
Morning and evening national park Safari by Canter.Rest of the time sightseeing tour visiting Ranthambore fort etc.Overnight at hotel.
DAY 21: RANTHAMBORE - ALWAR / SARISKA 185 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
Morning drive to Sariska.On arrival check in at hotel.Afternoon sightseeing tour of Alwar and Sariska.Overnight at hotel.
DAY 22:SARISKA - DELHI 200 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
Morning park safari by jeep and afternoon drive back to Delhi.Overnight at hotel.
DAY 23:LEAVE DELHI
Transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey.