Duration : 18 Nights / 19 Days
Places Covered : Mumbai - Jamnagar - Bhuj - Rajkot - Bhavnagar - Ahmedabad - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Mumbai
DAY 01: ARRIVE MUMBAI
On arrival you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: MUMBAI - JAMNAGAR BY FLIGHT JAMNAGAR - BHUJ BY ROAD
Arrival at Jamnagar,visits of Jamnagar - Momai Mata Temple.drives to Bhuj, Overnight Stay Bhuj
DAY 03: BHUJ - RAJKOT BY ROAD
Today visit of Bhuj Moami Mata Temple Darshan, Drives to Rajkot.Overnight stay at Hotel in Rajkot.
DAY 04: RAJKOT - BHAVNAGAR BY ROAD
Today visit of Rajkot - Bhavnagar - Kodiyar Mata Temple. Overnight at Bhavnagar
DAY 05: BHAVNAGAR - AHMEDABAD BY ROAD
Today visit of Bhavnagar - SurendraNagar (Chella) - Drives to Ahmedabad, Overnight at Ahmedabad
DAY 06: AHMEDABAD
Local City Tour, Overnight at Ahmedabad
DAY 07: AHMEDABAD - UDAIPUR BY ROAD
After breakfast we continue our drive to Udaipur and upon arrival check into at hotel. Evening we take a boat ride on the Lake Pichola. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 08: UDAIPUR
After breakfast , sightseeing tour of 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 is at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 09: UDAIPUR - JODHPUR BY ROAD
After Breakfast we drive towards Jodhpur.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. Over night at Hotel.
DAY 10: JODHPUR - JAISALMER BY ROAD
After morning sightseeing of Jodhpur. continue our drive towards Jaisalmer. On arrival check in at your pre-booked hotel. 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. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 11: JAISALMER
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 12: JAISALMER - BIKANER BY ROAD
After breakfast we continue our drive towards Bikaner. The drive is through desert country, with scanty vegetation. Upon arrival check in 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 13: BIKANER - JAIPUR BY ROAD
After Breakfast Today we 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 every day life.
DAY 14: 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 15: JAIPUR - AGRA
This morning from here we drive to the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri ( ghost capital) for a tour of the magnificent and world heritage buildings still in a state of perfect preservation. We continue our journey for Agra and upon arrival check into Hotel.
DAY 16: AGRA - DELHI
Agra was the capital of India under the Moghuls in the 16th and 17th centuries. This morning we see the exquisite tomb of the emperor Jehangir's chief minister and father - in - law, often called the 'BABY TAJ' because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal,. Then we tour Agra 's Red Fort, built over three generations by the moghul emperors. Following an afternoon free, we go at sunset to see the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by a sorrowing Shah Jehan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking. After visiting the Agra city we leave for Delhi .Upon arrival in Delhi check into our Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 17: DELHI
This morning we visit Old Delhi, built in the 17th century by Shah Jehan the Magnificent (who also built the Taj Mahal). First we will be visiting the famous Jama Masjid mosque with its 9,000 sq. ft. courtyard, three domes and two minarets, and then proceed to the massive complex known as the Red Fort.Afternoon we'll visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple, a Spectacular structure that's just 60 years old , and then proceed via India Gate and the Governmental building to Qutab Minar, the 240 foot tower built in 1190 to commemorate the arrival of Islam in India, the Bahai Temple with its nine pools on an elevated platform, and the Crafts Museum, which replicates and Indian street with over 50 artists and craftspeople at work. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 18: DELHI - MUMBAI BY FLIGHT
Departure transfer to Airport to board flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai airport you are met and transferred to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 19: LEAVE MUMBAI
Departure transfer to the airport to board flight for onwards journey Mumbai.