Arrive Delhi, The Capital of India. You are greeted with a traditional Indian Welcome and escorted transfer to hotel.
New & Old Delhi
Today visit to New Delhi - Lateens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. Visit to monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, Drive pass through the Raisina Hill, past the imposing India Gate, President House and Parliament House.
Old Delhi - was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Here you will view Red Fort, the most Opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India;
Evening return to the Red Fort to watch the “Son et Lumire” show which is Interplay of colorful lights and sound tracing the history of monument till date. Over night stay.
Delhi – Mandawa 240 kms / 4-½ hrs
Today drive to Mandawa - The region lies the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner and includes Jhunjhuniun, Sikar and Churu districts of Rajasthan upon arrival check in to Hotel.
Afternoon visit the Mandawa -Shekhawati The semi-desert region of Shekhawati is popularly known as the 'open-air art gallery' of Rajasthan. Shekhawati is unique as no-where else in the world there is such a hundreds of Haveli’s, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts. Later visit to Havelies in Mandawa notably the Chokhani Saraf & Ladia Havelies, also visit Temples. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses and medieval painting of Shekhawati. Overnight stay.
Mandawa - Bikaner 190 Kms 3-½ hrs
After breakfast drive to Bikaner. Bikaner lies on the northern point on the triangle of desert cities. It is royal walled city dating back to 1486 AD. It was established by a Rathore Prince, Bika & came to be called to be Bikaner after him. It was, however, a major trade center as it stood on the ancient caravan route which link central Asia & north India with the Gujarat Sea Ports upon arrival check in hotel. Later embark on a tour of Bikaner City, visit the Junagarh Fort, built in 1611 AD. The palaces worth visiting are Anup Mahal, Karan Mahal, and Bijai Phool Mahal. Overnight stay.
Bikaner – Jaisalmer 333 Kms / 7 hrs
Today morning drive to Jaisalmer, the ancient citadel on the Caravan route linking India with Persia, Arabia and The Mediterranean. This architectural in the 12th Century by Jaisal, a Bhatti Prince. located in the heart of the Thar Desert. Few cities in the world can match the Magnificence. Jaisalmer is renowned for its intricately carved & chiseled Haveli’s (Mansions) which illustrate superb craftsmanship upon arrival check in Hotel. Overnight stay.
Morning embark half day tour of Jaisalmer fort. Afterwards visit to the Gadisar Tank & large houses of the merchant called haveilies, some of them dating to the Premediaval Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Shah Haveli and Nathamal Ki Haveli with their intricately carved screens on the facades and the typical traditional architecture. Camel Safari - Afternoon drive few kilometers take short Camel Safari visiting Dhanis inhabited by Rajputs, Muslims, Paliwals etc. see their colorful life style, village folk herding goats sheep & women carrying water in earthen pots brackish & sweet water from wells and see natures miracles of sand change from grey to pink, from pink to yellow etc. See the Spectacular Sun Set over the Sand Dunes. Overnight stay.
Jaisalmer - Jodhpur 290 Kms / 5 hrs
Early morning drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur – the Great Indian Desert, sites on sand stone hill surrounded by a strong wall, approximately 6 miles long with 7 entry gates. Upon arrival check in hotel. Half day sightseeing of the city includes visit to Mehrangarh Fort, drive through the old city and past the Clock Tower near the largest spice bazaar in the sub-continent, visit the Jaswant Thada Cenotaph, the royal cremation site and then proceed to see the most magnificent, modern 20th century Palace, the Umaid Bhawan Palace and its museum – a treasure trove. Overnight stay.
Tribal Village Safari - A memorable outing in Jeeps visit various traditional villages seeing local handicrafts viz. shoe makers, pottery, hand weaving and also men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver jewellery, en route watch and photograph wildlife Black Buck, Chinkara, Peacock etc. freely moving in abundance protected by “Bishnois” Protectors of Wildlife and tree. Overnight Stay.
Morning transfer to station to the express train by air conditioned chair car arrival Jaipur in the morning and check in hotel.
Afternoon visit to Maharaja’s city Palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.
Jaipur - Agra 232 Kms / 5 hrs
After breakfast visit the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajpur architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort ascended on Caparisoned Elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered, whose hilltop location is to view various palaces with rooms of stunning beauty including the world’s finest chamber of mirrors.
Later drive to Agra en route visiting the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 by the Great Emperor Akbar. Today, it is deserted and left in solitude to reminisce over its past glory. Overnight stay.
Agra – Delhi 200 kms 4-½ hrs
Today visit to Agra Fort built by Akbar the Great and the city. Also visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built by Empress Noor Jehan in the memory of Her Father.
Enjoy the Magnificent Taj Mahal – The Monument of Love in the warm glow of Sunset, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. Later drive back to Delhi upon arrival check in hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Agra – Delhi 200 kms 4-½ hrs
Morning is leisure later Say good bye to this fascinating land and transfer to International Airport to board the flight for Onward Destination.