Duration : 15 Nights / 16 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Pushkar - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Mt. Abu - Udaipur - Kota - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
TAJ MAHAL TOUR WITH RAJASTHAN:
DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport you are met and transferred to your pre-booked Hotel. After fresh n up go out to see New Delhi including the visits of Qutab Minar India Gate, Rajghat and Shanti Vana the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Drive past Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Parliament street and President House. Come back to hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02 : DELHI - MANDAWA (BY ROAD) 260 KMS 6 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Mandawa.On arrival sightseeing tour of Mandawa the heart of the Thar Desert which used to be a medieval Indian trade city and still has beautifully preserved houses of medieval Indian traders in typical Rajput style - wooden doors, bamboo thatched roofs, mud plastered walls and floors, ethnic decor etc. later check in at your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 03 : MANDAWA - PUSHKAR (BY ROAD) 310 KMS 7 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast drive to Pushkar - a quiet little town ,on the edge of a small and beautiful lake in eastern Rajasthan. Upon arrival check in at your pre-booked hotel .After fresh n up , visit Pushkar A city of 500 temples and 52 bathing ghats. Pushkar prides itself on being the site of the only temple of the Hindu God of Creation , BRAHMA and is therefore believed to be the centre of the creation of the world. Overnight at Hotel .
DAY 04 : PUSHKAR
Full day sightseeing tour Pushkar visiting Temples and Ghats . Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05 : PUSHKAR - JODHPUR (BY ROAD) 222KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After Breakfast we drive towards Jodhpur - including visits to interesting Hindu and Jain Temples at Osiyan . Jodhpur the gateway to the Thar desert , the city is known for its striking forts, stately palaces and gracious building. Arrive Jodhpur, check in at your pre-booked hotel.after fresh n up, half day city tour of Jodhpur , The second largest city in Rajasthan, standing on the edge of the Thar Desert . The old city was founded by Rao Jodha, its walls with seven gates and countless bastions and towers were built by Rao Maldeo in the 16th Century when Jodhpur was a booming trading town. Jodhpur is called the " Blue City " for the characteristic plea indigo color of its traditional homes. Come back to hotel for an overnight at Hotel .
DAY 06 : JODHPUR
After breakfast , full day guided city tour of Jodhpur including the visits of many great fortresses throughout Rajasthan, but non compare with the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, built atop a 400 ft. promontory. Within this invisible citadel are magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels, latticed windows and evocative names.These palaces houses a fabulous collection of possessions of Indian royalty, including a superb collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs, miniature paintings of various schools, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. Below the fort, visit the Jaswant Thada, a graceful marble cenotaph built 1899 for Mahrajaha Jaswant Singh II, and monuments to other Maharajahs of Jodhpur. Proceed into the heart of the bazaars for a view of local artisans at work as well as locals shopping of their wares. Later part of the Day we set out on a fascinating drive to Rohetgarh, a neighboring royal village.Overnight at the hotel
DAY 07 : JODHPUR - RANAKPUR (BY ROAD) 190 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
After morning breakfast drive towards Ranakpur .Upon arrival visit here the famous Ranakpur Temple Complex, one of the biggest and most important cluster of Jain Temple in India . Nestled in the Aravalli Range.The Chaumukha temple , or Four Faced Temple is the main temple in the complex and dates back to the 15th century.Built in marble , the temple has 29 halls supported by more than 1400 pillars, no two of which are alike. After seeing temple complex check in at your pre-booked hote. Overnight at Hotel .
DAY 08 : RANAKPUR - MT. ABU (BY ROAD) 188 KMS 4 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast, travel to Mt . Abu. Upon arrival check in at your pre-booked hotel. After fresh n up , city tour of Mount .Abu , Mount Abu is Rajasthan's only hill station. Sprawling along a 1200 m high plateau, Mt Abu stretches for about 22 Km.For years the Maharajas and the Princes escaped to this hill resort to escape the sweltering summers of the dusty desert.Here we also visit the famous Dilwara group of Jain temples - one of the finest examples of Jain architecture in India. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 09 : MT. ABU - UDAIPUR (BY ROAD) 185 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast we drive to Udaipur and upon arrival check in to at your pre-booked hotel. After little rest in the hotel .go out to enjoy the evening boat ride on the Lake Pichola. Come back to hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 10 : UDAIPUR
After breakfast full day city tour of Udaipur , Built along three lakes and ringed by green hills, Udaipur (pop, 366.000) is known as the ' Venice of the East' The City's palaces, gardens, ghats, temples and painted houses match the beauty of the setting. This morning we'll visit the towering City Palace , the largest in Rajasthan, and the Saheliyon ki Bari ( Garden of the Maidens.) Once for bidden to all but he queen and her ladies.From here we visit the e superb Jagdish Temple noted for its elephant - motif carvings The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 11 : UDAIPUR - KOTA (BY ROAD) 290 KMS 6 HOURS DRIVE
After breakfast we continue our drive to Kota. Upon arrival check in at Hotel. After fresh n up , Afternoon sightseeing tour of kota . come back to hotel for an overnight at Hotel .
DAY 12 : KOTA - JAIPUR (BY ROAD) 242 KMS 5 HOURS DRIVE
After a morning breakfast drive to Jaipur, Upon arrival check in at your pre-booked hotel. After fresh n up, half day city tour of Jaipur popularly known as the Pink City , was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Designed in accordance with Shilp Shastra - an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture - Jaipur follows a grid system. The old city is surrounded by a massive wall pierced by magnificent doorways. Your tour of Jaipur takes you to Hawa Mahal, or " Palace of Winds ". Continue to City Palace , characterized by balconies, tiny windows, cupolas, courtyards and arched entrances. It now houses an excellent collection of Rajasthani costumes, miniatures, and in armory of weapons. The Maharajah's observatory looks like a collection of abstract sculputes, but is in fact a collection of effective instruments for studying the heavens.
After sightseeing , come back to the hotel for an overnight stay. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 13 : JAIPUR
After breakfast full day city tour of the Pink city , Jaipur. The capital of Rajasthan is the most colourful city in India.morning we visit the Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills, which is a super example of Rajput (Medieval Hindu) style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes us to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings. Afternoon is spent visit the local bazaar. In the evening, we visit Chokhi Dhani where an ethnic village atmosphere is recreated each evening with thousands of oil lamps, folk dancers, arobats, snake charmers, puppeteers etc. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 14 : JAIPUR - AGRA ( BY ROAD) VIA FATEHPUR SIKIRI 232 KMS - 5 HRS
This morning drive Agra via visiting Fatehpur Sikri (ghost capital) for a tour of the magnificent and world heritage buildings still in a state of perfect preservation.After visiting the old mughal capital we continue our drive to the city of Taj Mahal Agra. Upon arrival we check in at our pre-booked Hotel. Agra was the capital of India under the Moghuls in the 16th and 17th centuries. Afternoon we see the Agra 's Red Fort, built over three generations by the moghul emperors. Overnight at the Hotel.
DAY 15 : AGRA - DELHI (BY ROAD) 210 KMS 4 HOURS
Early morning go to see Taj Mahal with sunrise. Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by a sorrowing Shah Jehan in memory of his young wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking. Come back to hotel for breakfast later check out and drive back to Delhi.Upon arrival check in at your pre-booked hotel.
DAY 16 : DEPART DELHI
Departure Transfer to Airport o board flight for onward Journey.