New Delhi(2) - Shekhavati (Mandawa)(1) - Bikaner(1) - Sam(1) - Jaisalmer(1) - Jodhpur(2) - Udaipur(2) - Pushkar(1) - Jaipur(2) - Ranthambhore(2) - Agra(2) - New Delhi
Day-1 Arrival at Delhi. Half day sightseeing to Heritage Monuments around Old City. Arrive early at New Delhi. New Delhi is capital of India, access point to North India and one of the major heritage destinations. Half-day sightseeing to renowned heritage monuments in Old City Area such as Red Fort and Jama Masjid.
Day-2 Delhi Sightseeing in and around South Delhi. Proceed to South Delhi. Visit Bahai Temple near Nehru Place (Lotus Temple), Qutab Minar, Humayun Tomb and visit Dilli Haat (Craft from all over India). In the late afternoon / evening guests can either explore Delhi further or spend time shopping in South Delhi (Hauz Khas Village) or Central (Connaught Place).
Day-3 Proceed to Mandawa (Shekhavati). Heritage walk in the evening. Proceed to Mandawa (260 kms - 5.5 hours) in Shekhavati region. Enroute guests can visit Rani Sati Temple. Shekhavati is renowned for its Frescoed Havelis, heritage forts, rural backdrop and real India experience. Visit Frescoed Havelis in and around Mandawa in the evening.
Day-4 Nawalgarh Visit. Proceed to Bikaner. Morning Visit to Nawalgarh (43 kms - 1 hour) for visiting Frescoed Havelis (Podar Haveli, Morarka Haveli, Aath Haveli). Proceed to Bikaner from Nawalgarh (215 kms - 4.5 hours). Bikaner is part of Desert Circuit of Rajasthan, known for its ancient Forts, Palaces and Temples. Evening Visit to Junagadh Fort and Lallgarh Palace Complex.
Day-5 Bikaner - Jaisalmer Sam Dunes Proceed to Jaisalmer (375 kms - 8 hrs). Enroute guests can make a visit to Kheechan (area known for its Migratory Birds, especially Demosaille Cranes). Take little detour to visit Deshnoke's Karni Mata Temple (known as Rat Temple for being home to hundreds of Rats that guard the Temple deity). Jaisalmer is a prime destination in Desert Circuit of Rajasthan, renowned for a Living Fort and Sand Dunes. Proceed 45 kms farther from Jaisalmer to Sam Dunes. Reach the sand dunes latest by 4.30 pm. Enjoy the sunset experience. Evening campfire with Rajasthani folk music & dance.
Day-6 Jaisalmer Sightseeing. Early morning can opt for Camel ride / Camel cart safari and after breakfast can leave for Jaisalmer city (45 kms - 1 hr). Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Gadsisar Lake, Cenotaphs, Jain Temples around Jaisalmer.
Day-7 Travel to Jodhpur. Evening visit to Mandore Gardens, Balsamand Lake. Proceed to Jodhpur (300 kms - 5.5 hrs). Jodhpur is an access point to Desert circuit Areas and a major tourist destination known for its Mehrangarh Fort, handicrafts and craft villages around. Evening visit to Mandore Gardens and explore the local market.
Day-8 Sightseeing in and around Jodhpur. Visit Jaswant Thada and Mehrangarh Fort. Do shopping in Jodhpur for textiles and handicrafts. Late afternoon visit to Osiyan (60 kms) to Osiya Mata Temple, Jain Temples and Sand Dunes. Evening dinner by the Dunes with traditional dance performance. Alternatively one can do an excursion to Bishnoi village (20 kms) near Jodhpur. At Bishnoi Village experience rural communities of potters and weavers, spot Black Bucks / Blue bulls / Migratory Birds and spend evening at Bishnoi Village for Dinner alongwith a traditional dance performance.
Day-9 Jodhpur - Udapur via Ranakpur. Evening Lake Pichola Boat ride and Cultural Show. Proceed to Udaipur (260 kms - 6 hours). Enroute visit renowned Ranakpur Jain Temple. Udaipur in South Rajasthan is a destination renowned for its lakeside character and a base point to visit Temples and Forts around the area. Guests may enjoy evening boat ride at Lake Pichola and take a walk around old city areas around the lake. Visit Bagore Ki haveli in the evening for the Cultural Show.
Day-10 Sightseeing in Udaipur Proceed for full day sightseeing. Areas to visit include Citi Palace Museum (near Lake Pichola), Vintage Car Museum, Jagdish temple, Karni Mata Temple (Ropeway). Visit local markets for shopping. Evening visit to Sajjan Garh (11 kms) is recommended which offers stunning views of the Udaipur and its lakes from a hilltop.
Day-11 Udaipur - Pushkar via Chittorgarh Fort. Visit Pushkar Lake and Ghat Areas Proceed to Pushkar (320 kms - 6 hours) enroute visit Chittaurgarh Fort. Pushkar is a renowned akeside destination visited for its lakefront temples and spirituality experience it offers. Visit Pushkar Lake, Ghat areas in and around the lake.
Day-12 Travel to Jaipur. Local sightseeing. Travel to Jaipur (142 kms - 2.5 hours). Jaipur is a major destination in Rajasthan visited for its heritage experience. Afternoon visit to Jantar Mantar (Observatory), City Palace and Hawa Mahal. Evening Visit to Markets for shopping.
Day-13 Local Sightseeing in and around Jaipur. Proceed for a heritage walk in Old city areas of Jaipur. Afternoon visit to Amer Fort (Elephant ride possible, requires planning in advance)), Hawa Mahal, Anokhi Textile Museum and Albert Hall Museum. Experiential travellers may visit Ladli, a Vocational training centre for street children.
Day-14 Jaipur - Ranthambhore. Evening Safari. Proceed to Ranthambhore (180 kms - 4 hrs). Ranthambhore is a wildlife destination and home to a healthy Tiger Population and Migratory Birds in Winter (Oct - March). Evening Safari in Ranathambhore National Park.
Day-15 Morning and Evening Safari at Ranthambhore Morning and evening Safari in the Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore is spread under 100 sq kms and Tiger sighting is frequent. Zone allocation in Ranthambhore is never certain, no. of Jeeps allowed in the park is limited (one is required to book well in advance to avail Jeep Safari) and so Canter safari experience is average.
Day-16 Ranthambhore - Agra via Bharatpur Proceed to Agra (276 kms - 6 hours). Enroute visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (62 kms from Agra) and take a Bicycle Safari for Bird watching. Agra is a renowned Heritage Destination and home to the Taj Mahal, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World.
Day-17 Full Day Agra Sightseeing Visit Taj Mahal, one of the original seven wonders of the world and the Monument Agra is renowned for. Early morning is the ideal time to visit Taj Mahal. Later in the day visit Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza. In the afternoon excursion to Fatehpur Sikri (a heritage town at 60 kms - 1.5 hours). Time permitting visit Mehtab Bagh in Agra in the evening for another view of the Taj Mahal across the River.
Day-18 Departure Depart for onward journey.
New Delhi - Delhi is the capital city of India and a major International arrival point and a major tourist destination. Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Birla Temple, Mughal Gardens, Lodi Gardens, Rail Museum, Doll Museum, Zoological Park etc remain major tourist attractions of Delhi.
Shekhavati (Mandawa) - Mandawa is visited for its profound rural character and made even more famous by the Castle mandawa, which was one of the first heritage hotels to come up in the area.
Bikaner - Bikaner is a heritage destination known for its forts and palaces.
Sam - Sam Sand Dunes are 45 kms from Jaisalmer and is known for its sand dunes and experience the camps offer there.
Jaisalmer - Jaisalmer is visited for its Fort, restored cenotaphs, temples and Sand dunes all around it. It comes alive during the desert Festival in Jan end.
Jodhpur - Jodhpur is the city known for its crafts, Forts, Palaces and Vibrant rural backdrop around it.
Udaipur - Udaipur is the Lake city of Rajasthan. Udaipur has now become an ex-Ahmedabad getaway and a destination where guests arrive to experience romance of the lake city and a bit of rajasthan.
Pushkar - Pushkar (12 kms from Ajmer) is home to a rare 14th century Brahma Temple. Ghats around Pushkar lake offer a spiritual experience and has made Pushkar a renowned inbound destination.
Jaipur - Jaipur is capital of Rajasthan and one of the major tourist destinations of India and part of the famed “Golden Triangle” itinerary route along with Delhi and Agra. Jaipur has now evolved into a major business center with all requisites of a metropolitan city.
Ranthambhore - The Ranthambhore National Park is a tiger reserve and a popular ex-Delhi getaway.
Agra - Agra is home to Taj Mahal, a mughal era monument that is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Agra forms a part of the Golden Triangle circuit Delhi-Jaipur-Agra which is the most visited tourist circuit in India.