Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days Places Covered: Delhi - Mandawa - Shekhawati
- Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Kota - Chittaurgarh -
Pushkar - Bundi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi Day 01: Departure from home country.
Day 02: Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Morning tour of Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and
Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama
Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar,
Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern
Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government
Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi/Mandawa
Drive to Mandawa. Rest of the day visit the Shekhavati villages of Dundlod,
Mandawa, etc. Overnight Mandawa.
Day 04: Mandawa
Continue with the visits of Shekhavati. Overnight Mandawa.
Day 05: Mandawa/Bikaner
to Bikaner. Afternoon tour of this desert city. An enormous arched doorway leads
to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and
births were once celebrated. Overnight Bikaner.
Day 06: Bikaner/Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 07: Jaisalmer
Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazzars and the old mansions known
as "havelis". Overnight Jaisalmer.
Day 08: Jaisalmer/Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon visit the Meharangarh Fort. Including Moti-
Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada and the museum located in the
Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight Jodhpur.
Day 09: Jodhpur/Ranakpur
Morning drive to Ranakpur Temples. Ranakpur - 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain
Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali.
Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Overnight Ranakpur.
Day 10: Ranakpur/Udaipur
to Udaipur. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 11: Udaipur
Morning tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around
Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya
Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Afternoon free. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 12: Kota - Chittaurgarh - Kota
Morning drive to Kota visiting Chittaurgarh enroute. Also visit the Vijay Stambh
with nine storeys and 37 mts high built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his
victory over the muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. Kirti Stambh, the
Tower of fame 22 meters high is covered with figures from Jain Pantheon. Overnight
Day 13: Bundi - Pushkar
Morning drive to Pushkar visiting Bundi enroute. Afternoon visit the Tomb of
the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the Dargah Sharif. In Pushkar, visit
the holy Lake and also the famous Brahma Temple. Overnight Pushkar.
Day 14: Pushkar/Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Drive past Hawa Mahal &
through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 15: Jaipur
Morning visit the Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh
Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors.
Day 16: Jaipur/Agra
Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. See the graceful buildings including
the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Afternoon
visit the world famous Taj Mahal. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl
Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah.
Day 17: Jaipur/Delhi
Drive to Delhi. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Delhi.
Day 18: Morning transfer to airport.
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