17 NIGHTS / 18 DAYS
Arrive Delhi meet & assistance at the airport. Later transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Delhi
Morning proceed for city sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old & New Delhi OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.
Morning after breakfast drive to Pachewar. Arrive Pachewar & check-in at hotel. Later explore Pachewar. A small village located at a drive of just 25 minutes from Dudu, south to the city of Jaipur on the Jaipur Ajmer highway, Pachewar is famous for cenotaphs, blue pottery kiln, metal toy makers and interesting surroundings. It is a lively place that was once ruled by Khangarot Rajputs, a sub clan of Kachhawaha Rajputs. Night stay in Pachewar
Morning after breakfast drive to Bundi. Arrive Bundi & check-in at hotel. Later visit Taragarh Fort built in 1354 A.D., Bundi Palace, Chhattar Mahal, Ratan Daulat, Chaitrashala, Nawal Sagar lake, Raniji-ki-Baori (Step well), Sukh Mahal, Phool Sagar and eighty four pillared cenotaph. Evening free to relax. Night stay in Bundi.
Morning after breakfast drive to Bijaipur. Arrive Bijaipur & check in hotel. Afternoon Visit nearby forts, picnic by the lakeside or explore the village. It is well situated for visiting Chittaurgarh, Menal. Night stay in Bijaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur check-in hotel. Evening enjoy boat ride at Lake Pichola. Night stay in Udaipur
After Breakfast Proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur in the morning, stopping first at City Palace. Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard.Proceed for Evening Motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace - the other island palace in the middle of the lake. Spend some time at the Jag Mandir Palace.Visit the 300-year-old Jagdish Temple and the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rajput kings. Relax in the evening. Overnight stay.
Morning after break drive to Dungarpur. Arrive Dungarpur & check in hotel. Attractions in Dungarpur are the Udai Bilas Palace and Juna Palace. Udai Bilas Palace is a good example of the Rajput architecture with its intricately sculptured pillars and panels, impressive balconies, bracketed windows and marvelous panels. The Udai Bilas Palace has been now converted into a heritage hotel and still under the control of the royal family of Dungarpur and a royal residence. Juna Mahal is a seven storeyed structure, resembling a fortress with crenellated walls, turrets, narrow entrances and corridors. The interiors are embellished with beautiful frescoes, miniature paintings, glass and mirror work. Night stay in Dungarpur
Morning after breakfast drive to Narlai. Arrive Narlai & check in hotel. Afternoon visit the Narlai. Legend says that it was here that the sage Narad Muni meditated long before it was inhabited. Later it became a hunting preserve for the Sisodias. Night stay in Narlai.
Morning after breakfast drive to Luni. Arrive Luni & check in at hotel. Later explore Luni, the small village is home to many artisans who work with metal, clay or wood, keeping alive the skills passed down over the centuries by their ancestor. The noise and bustle of the village settles down by evening and all is quite as peace descends on the desert. The fort with its huge gates and protective walls stands proud and strong under the spectacular company of stars. Night stay at Luni.
Morning after breakfast day return trip to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is approx 34 kms from Luni. Upon arrival proceed for city sightseeing tour of Prince Jodha founded city Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, in 1459. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. After sightseeing back to Luni. Night stay in Luni.
Morning after breakfast drive to Ossian. Arrive Ossian & check in hotel. Afternoon visit Ossian. An ancient town of the Thar Desert, renowned for a cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain Temples dating from 8th to 11th century. The most important temples are the Surya or Sun Temple and the Sachiya Mata Temple. The latter has a "Shikhar" clustered by a row of tarots an ambulatory and a large assembly hall with an elaborate ceiling. Night stay in Ossian.
Morning after breakfast drive to Kuchaman. Arrive Kuchaman & check in hotel. Located in Nagaur District, Kuchaman Fort has had a strategic role to play in Rajasthan's history which unravels as one moves around its 17th century battlements. Its picturesque village is idyllic for those who would like to discover the charm of walking through it. Night stay in Kuchaman.
Morning after breakfast drive to Nawalgarh. Arrive Nawalgarh & check in hotel. Afternoon, visit Nawalgarh, the seat of the Poddar families. Nawalgarh is known for the high quality of its paintings, even in the richly frescoed Shekhawati area its Poddar school has some excellent old work. Nawalgarh was founded in 1737 by Thakur Nawal Singh, a warrior- statesman. Night stay in Nawalgarh .
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur . Arrive Jaipur & check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Night stay in Jaipur.
Morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE - Situated in the south of Jaipur, Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions India has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Night stay in Jaipur.
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive Agra & check-in a hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Agra visiting the world famous Taj Mahal *, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and Emperor Akbar started the construction in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Night stay in Agra.
Morning drive to Delhi upon arrival departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey.