LET'S PLAN YOUR TRIP
Destination:Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Mandawa - Delhi
Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
Delhi is a new era city prepared with all modern world class amenities for the visitors. Delhi has been the center point of many significant events in the past of India. Delhi was the seat of authority of many ruling families and these days many wonderful monuments stand witness to the cities magnificent past. Several families like the Khiljis, Tughlaqs, lodhis and most highly the mighty Mughals have left an everlasting impression on the face of the city with their works of structural design.
You will be met by our representative on arrival and transferred to the hotel for check in.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
After breakfast, you will start your tour to discover the architectural legacy of Old & New Delhi. The tour will start with Old Delhi; visit Red Fort, made by Emperor Shah Jahan. The rambling fort compound houses a number of lavish buildings. Also visit the Jama Masjid and later take an exhilarating rickshaw ride through the thin & crowded lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar.
Also visit the crematory place of Mahatma Gandhi – Raj Ghat.
Proceed for next part of the city - New Delhi and drive pass through the amazing British architectural formations on Raj Path – The President’s House and India Gate. Next, visit Humayun’s Tomb a stunning memorial built in the year 1563 in the reminiscence of Mughal Emperor Humayun. And later visit the Qutub Minar, one of the tallest stone towers in the whole of Asia. This tower constructed in the twelfth century AD has been known by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Remaing day at leisure.
Overnight in Delhi
After breakfast, be prepared for your overland journey to Agra. Evening is free for leisurely walk around the local bazaars. Overnight in Agra.
Overnight in Agra.
On route to Bharatpur visit Fatehpur Sikri, the ghost city built by Mughal emperor Akbar. The city has magnificent buildings which has singular form of architecture. We then visit the world famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or The Keoladeo Ghana Wildlife Sanctuary. The Park is house to more than 235 species of birds along with other migratory birds which flies in during winter like the Siberian crane. It is a favourite haunt for bird lovers and ornithologists who flock to this park during winter months. Later we will drive to Karauli, on the way we visit the village of Khanwa, where the historic Battle of Khanau was fought between Mughal emperor Babur and the Rajput ruler Rana Sanga in 1527.
Overnight in Karauli.
This morning, visit the old city Palace of Karauli, which known for its excellent exemplary of structural design, stone carvings and paintings. The beautiful interiors of the Durbar Hall never fail to charm the tourists. Next you will visit Temple of Madan Mohan Ji. The twin temples of Madan Mohan Ji and Kalyan Ji are visited by thousands of followers each year. The city is also the abode of Shri Madan Mohan Ji, another name of Lord Krishna.
Later proceed for you overland journey to Ranthambore National Park.
The national park is bounded to the north by Banas River and to the Chambal River in the south. The park is named after the famous Ranthambore Fort which lies within the national Park. The massive fortress was built in the year 944 and had been the center stage of many epic battles fought between the Rajput rulers and the Muslim rulers of Delhi.
The National park is known for its tiger population. These striped feline beauties can be easily spotted during the day time. Also there are a number other wild animals like spotted dears, leopards, dholes or wild dogs, foxes, sloth bear, hyenas and the Indian Elk. The park was established as Sawai Madhopur Game sanctuary in the year 1955 and in the year 1973 it was included in the Project Tiger. Spend the night in the jungle lodge in the midst of calls of cicadas and occasional roar of the tigers.
Overnight in Ranthambore.
Overnight in Ranthambore.
After breakfast, be prepared for your overland journey to Bundi, a small desert city, set far from the maddening city life. The serene and calm atmosphere of Bundi never fails to impress the tourists. The city has a small number of tourist attractions.
Visit the Taragarh Fortress, this fortress is considered to be one of the best in Rajasthan. It is known for its intricate sculptures as well as murals. Also, visit the Shikar Burj, the hunting place of the Maharajas of Bundi.
Overnight in Bundi.
After breakfast, prepare for your overland transfer to Kota, a modern industrialized town situated on the bank of Chambal River on the eastern side.
The city of Kota is known for its distinctive style of painting as well as a number of Palaces built by the Maharajas of Kota. The city founded in the year 1572, has a number of splendid temples and beautiful palaces. Visit Sukh Niwas, built by Maharaja Umed Singh II in the early 20th century. The palace was designed by one of the most well known engineers in the Royal Army, Sir Swinton Jacob and is known for its exquisite work of art.
Next visit the Jag Mandir, a magnificent temple built in the middle of the artificial Kishore Sagar Lake. Also, visit the Maharao Madho Singh museum built in the old palace. The museum has an excellent collection of Rajput miniature painting along with frescoes, an armoury and other works of art. Later you can visit the battle field where Rao Madho Singh and Aurangzeb fought in the year 1579.
Overnight in Bundi.
The town of Chittore has attained legendary status owing to the shows of exemplary valour and chivalry shown by the warriors of Chittor. The fort of Chittore can be termed as the Thermopylae of India. Here a number of times Rajput warriors held the fort to the last man. A number of times the fort of Chittore was attacked by marauding invaders. The warriors of the fort defended the fort till the last man. The women residing in the fort performed Jauhar an act of self immolation, to escape dishonor in the hands of the invaders. The act of valour of the Rajput warriors epitomizes the chivalry of the entire Rajput clan. The Fort of Chittorgarh symbolizes a mankind’s fight against the overwhelming odds. After Chittore you will be driving towards Udaipur, built by Rana Udai Singh of Mewar. The city has a number of tourist attractions, most prominent among them are the picturesque Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake, and the Lake palace built in the midst of the Lake Pichola. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Further, visit the Sukhodia Palace and the Sahelion ki badi or the Garden of the Maids. The garden was laid by the Great Rana Sangram Singh of Mewar for his Queen’s maids in waiting.
Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola in evening.
Overnight in Udaipur.
He built an astounding 32 fortresses for the defense of Mewar. The massive fortress was only second to the incredible fort of Chittore in magnificence. Kumbhalgarh is surrounded by greenery and Wildlife. On the way you will stop at Haldighati, the site of one of the most famous and legendary battles fought in history. Here Rana Pratap, the chivalrous Rajput warrior fought against the formidable forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Overnight at hotel in Kumbhalgarh.
Jodhpur is a bustling city and the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Home to the famous Mehrangarh Fort, overlooking the city; the fort Built by Rao Jodha is one of the largest forts in the subcontinent. Enroute visit Ranakpur, located in the Aravalli mountain ranges is the home to some of the most famous Jain temples. The temples were built between the 14th and 15th century under the patronage of Rana Kumbha. These temples are counted amongst the most beautiful shrines in India.
Remaining day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Jodhpur.
Also visit Jaswant Thada, built by white marble in the memory of Jaswant Singh in the year 1899. This is also the traditional crematory ground of the Jodhpur Royals. Here you will find a number of cenotaphs. Later you will be visiting the Guda Bishnoi Village.
The bishnoi are known for their unparalleled love for wildlife trees and nature. The community worships nature in all forms. They lead a vegetarian life and values trees and wildlife more than their life. You can find wild animals like deer’s and antelopes roaming freely around the villages and even enters the village huts fearlessly. Take a ride in the village in open air jeeps.
Overnight in Jodhpur
Overnight in Tents/ Hotel at Nagaur.
The town is situated on the Banks of the holy Pushkar Lake. Enroute, visit Merta, the birthplace of Meera Bai, the famous saint and poetess. The city of Merta was captured by the forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1561 AD. You can also visit the Varaha temple, where a battle was fought between the forces of Aurangzeb and Ratan Alaniyawas.
Overnight at hotel in Pushkar.
The city of Ajmer has an interesting history and was founded by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the seventh century AD and had continued to be a stronghold of the Chauhans, till the end of the 11th century when the Great Prithiviraj Chauhan, the last independent Hindu ruler of Delhi, lost it to Muhammad Ghori. Since then Ajmer had a number of ruling dynasties, leading to an amazing amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim culture. You will be visiting the Adai –din –Ka Jhopra which literally translates to building that was constructed within two and a half days. The Adai - din –ka Jhopra mosque was built by Muhammad Ghori in the 12th century. Visit the tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. The tomb or Dargah of the famous Sufi saint is visited by thousands of devotees of all faith. The Tomb is greatly revered by the Muslims of South Asia, and it is second only to Mecca or Medina in terms of religious importance. Emperor Akbar used to visit the Dargah at least once a year. Also visit the Nasiyan Digambar Jain temples. These temples are only second to the Ranakpur and Mount Abu temples in there magnificence and architecture.
Overnight at Kuchaman.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Overnight in Jaipur
Sariska National Park, was built primarily as a game reserve, by the Maharaja of Alwar in the 19th century. The National park also has the hunting lodge of the Maharaja. The Palace has a stunning building built at the center of calm and serene wilderness.
Overnight in Sariska.