New Delhi(2) - Shekhavati (Mandawa)(1) - Bikaner(1) - Jaisalmer(2) - Jodhpur(2) - Udaipur(2) - Pushkar(1) - Jaipur(2) - Agra(1) - New Delhi
Day-1 Arrive Delhi Arrive in Delhi. Guests arriving late evening have no option for visits. However guests arriving during the day can start with a half day visit to South Delhi areas of Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple and Dilli Haat (Craft market)
Day-2 Delhi exploration Morning Visit to experience Old City area of Chandni Chowk via a Cycle Rickshaw Ride followed by visit to Red Fort (UNESCO heritage site) and Jama Masjid. After unch proceed to visit Humayun Tomb (UNESCO Heritage Site) via India Gate and Parliament House. Then return to hotel by evening.
Day-3 Delhi - Mandawa Travel to Mandawa (250 kms - 5.5 hours), central area of the Shekhavati region of Rajasthan, renowned for its frescos and authentic rural Rajasthan character. Afternoon visit to Frescoed heritage homes of the erstwhile trader community of the area. Visit some of these open museums steeped in history and folklore.
Day-4 Mandawa - Bikaner Travel to Bikaner (190 kms - 3.5 hours), entry point to Desert circuit of Rajasthan. Afternoon visit to popular tourist areas of Bikaner such as Camel farm, Junagadh Fort and Lallgarh Palace Complex.
Day-5 Bikaner - Jaisalmer Travel to Jaisalmer (345 kms - 6 hours), the heart of Desert circuit of Rajasthan, renowned for the only living fort in Rajasthan, Cenotaphs and its desert experiences (Sand dunes).
Day-6 Jaisalmer Exploration with evening visit to Sam dunes Visit Jaisalmer Fort, the only living fort in Rajasthan. Thereafter visit heritage areas of Jaisalmer and its outskirts. After Lunch proceed to Sam Dunes (45 kms), a desert area renowned for its desert camps, camel rides and evening entertainment. Proceed for evening camel ride on the sand dunes followed by entertainment over a traditional Rajasthani sitdown dinner. Return to Jaisalmer after Dinner.
Day-7 Jaisalmer – Jodhpur Travel to Jodhpur (325 kms - 5.5 hours), a popular entry / exit point into desert circuit of Rajasthan renowned for its imposing Mehrangarh Fort and village experiences around it. Later afternoon visit to monuments such as Royal Cenotaph (Jaswant Thada) and Mandore Gardens.
Day-8 Jodhpur Exploration Morning visit to the Mehrangarh Fort, an imposing fort with sections having royal family wares on display alongwith a museum and a temple. Fort also offers excellent views of the old city and typically one spends a couple of hours here. After lunch proceed for a half day Village safari exploring Bishnoi villages (Craft villages) around Jodhpur.
Day-9 Travel to Udaipur via Ranakpur Jain Temples Travel to Udaipur via Ranakpur Jain Temples (260 kms - 5 hours). Ranakpur temple complex is one of the most visited Jain temples and a popular stopover enroute for international travellers. Udaipur is a city of lakes and considered one of the most romantic and charming places to arrive to.
Day-10 Udaipur Exploration Morning Visit to City Palace followed by a shared boat ride in Lake Pichola. City Palace is part of the complex that houses The Fateh Prakash Palace, The Shiv Niwas Palace and it overlooks the much celebrated Lake Palace and heritage / luxury hotels around. A boat ride in Lake Pichola offers a lakeside experience to witness upclose the charm of the area. In the afternoon visit Shilpgram (Craft Centre) and evening one can visit the hillside Sajjangarh Fort, one that offers panoramic views of the Udaipur and its lakes.
Day-11 Travel to Pushkar via Chittorgarh Travel to Pushkar (250 kms - 5 hours) via Chittorgarh, home to biggest fort in Rajasthan. Pushkar overlooks a holy lake and is a popular stopover enroute for International travellers. A walk around the holy lake in evening is considered a spiritual experience for all travellers.
Day-12 Travel to Jaipur - Visit Chokhi Dhani Morning departure for Jaipur (180 kms - 4 hours). Evening visit to cultural resort of Chokhi Dhani to get a quick insight into culture and festivities of Rajasthan.
Day-13 Jaipur exploration Morning Elephant ride to Amer Fort (UNESCO heritage site) and spend an hour visiting the imposing fort. Thereafter proceed to visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace), City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)
Day-14 Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra Morning departure for Agra (230 kms - 4.5 hours) Enroute visit lost city of Fatehpur and Sikri, very popular with heritage travellers to Agra. Late afternoon visit to The Taj Mahal (One of the original 7 wonders of the world).
Day-15 Proceed to Delhi Proceed to Delhi (210 kms - 5 hours) 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.
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.
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.