Taj Mahal with Rajasthan ToursDuration : 18 Nights - 19 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Junia - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Day 1 : Delhi
On arrive to Delhi transfer to the hotel for Overnight stay.
Day 2 : Delhi
Morning after breakfast we will take you for a sightseeing tour of New and Old Delhi. Sightseeing includes 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President's House, Red Fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi - Mandawa
After breakfast, leave for the town of Mandawa located in the Shekawati region of North - West Rajasthan. Afternoon, visit Mandawa bazaar and havelis. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4 : Mandawa
After breakfast, visit some of the havelis in the small town around Mandawa. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5 : Mandawa - Bikaner
After breakfast, leave for Bikaner, a heavily fortified fort city famous for its camel farm and colorful people. Afternoon, visit fort & the local Camel Breeding Farm. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6 : Bikaner - Khimsar (via Nagaur )
After breakfast, leave for Khimsar enroute visit Nagaur, a desert town noted for its fine fort and then visit the Royal castle at Khimsar. Evening, drive into the desert to see the sunset and to spot Antelopes, Peacocks and Deer. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7 : Khimsar - Jaisalmer
After breakfast, continue via the Hindu Jain Temples at Osianji to the ancient city of Jaisalmer city is one of India's most beautiful, colorful & fascinating place. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8 : Jaisalmer
Early morning See the City in the Sunrise which looks like a Golden City. After breakfast city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Evening camel ride to visit Sam Dunes. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 9 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakf drive to Jodhpur with its massive 15th century fort in the most spectacular of cliff top settings. In the afternoon, exlpore the busy streets and bazaars. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 : Jodhpur
After breakfast, visit the magnificent Meherangarh fort. Afternoon, go out to a Bishnoi village, where you will meet coloful tribal people and witness their village life. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11: Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh
After breakfast, a scenic drive south through the countryside to see the beautiful jain temples at Ranakpur. Continue on through villages to the fort at Kumbalgarh. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 : Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur
After breakfast, continue to Udaipur, visiting enroute the temples at Eklingji and Nagda. Arrive later in the afternoon at the unique lake city of Udaipur. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 13 : Udaipur
Morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queens resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 14 : Udaipur - Junia
After breakfast, drive via Chittorgarh to the small village of Junia. This interesting village offers an excellent insight into the life of rural india and its people. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15 : Junia - Jaipur
After breakfast, drive to the colorful city Jaipur. On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16: Jaipur
After breakfast you will be driven to an excursion to Amer Fort. At the fort you will be delighted to have an elephant ride. after this, you will be taken to a sightseeing tour of the pink city. You catch awesome sights of the Jantar Mantar, the City palace and the Hawa Mahal. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 17 : Jaipur - Agra
This morning, you will prepare for onward journey by road to Agra ( 5.5 hours). En route stop at the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Akbar the Great to commemorate the birth of his son. Visit the red stone mosques, courtyards and the palace where Akbar once played chess using slave girls as pawns. Continue for Agra, arriving Agra around lunch time. Enjoy lunch in the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel
Day 18 : Agra
Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World -the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Moghul Empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
The 16th century Agra Fort, houses a number of exquisite buildings: the Moti Masjid (pearl mosque), Diwane-I-Am (palace for general audience), Diwane-I-Khas (private palace), Anguri Bagh (wine yard), Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors), and the Musamman Bhurj (Jasmine Tower) where Shah Jahan died as a prisoner of his own son.
After the tour of the fort, you will be taken to visit the magnificent mausoleum, Taj Mahal, erected by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Begun in 1631, 20,000 workmen took 22 years to complete it a dream in white marble which lies in perfect proportion to the elegant garden of fountains. Enjoy lunch in the hotel. After lunch in the hotel, drive back to Delhi enrouting Sikandara Tomb. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 19 : New Delhi
After breakfast, morning at leisure, After lunch in the hotel, transfer to the Indira Gandhi International Airport well schedule to check-in for your onward flight