Duration: 11 Nights and 12Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner- Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Agra
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi International airport. On arrival in Delhi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
The first destination on Royal Rajasthan tour is the city of Delhi. Enjoy a morning tour of Old Delhi, where you can visit the ancient monument of Red Fort and crowded bazaars of Chandni Chowk, one of the most popular places to shop at. Later you can visit Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and the Raj Ghat.
A tour to New Delhi where you can visit the Qutab Minar and the colorful Birla Mandir.Besides this; a drive along Rajpath would let you see sights as the Parliament, President's Palace, and India Gate. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi - Mandawa
Morning drive to Mandawa, situated at a distance of about 250 kms. Afternoon visit the town, a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows leads to the bazaar. You can wander through the streets where mansions of rich merchants are adorned with elaborate and lively frescoes, cataloging the life, habits and rituals of the Marwari community. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner
Morning drive to Gajner, 220 kms away, enroute visit Bikaner.Afternoon City sightseeing tour of Bikaner, this desert town in the north of the state was founded in 1488 by Rao Bikaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army. Thereafter continue drive to Gajner and check-in at the hotel.
Visit the Gajner Palace on the Royal Rajasthan tour. The Palace is built on the embankment of a lake by His Late Highness Maharaja Ganga Singhji of Bikaner. During winter even now, this palace with its beautiful lake and surrounded wooded areas become the home of different species of migratory birds, most renowned amongst them being the Imperial Sand Grouse. Endangered Antelopes like Black Bucks, Nilgais, Chinkaras and other animals like the Wild Boar roam freely in this area, which is now a preserved sanctuary. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Gajner - Jaisalmer
Morning drive to Jaisalmer (280 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Evening visit the Sand Dunes and a camel ride to view the sunset, as the sky is set on fire and Rajasthani folk musicians play haunting tunes. It can be an unforgettable experience.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Jaisalmer
Morning tour to city's magnificent havelis each richly decorated and carved from golden yellow sandstone. Visit the Patwon-ki-haveli, largest and most elaborate of the famous havelis of Jaisalmer. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli, the last of the great havelis built in the late 19th century. End the morning with a visit to Gadisar Lake - the large natural oasis that attracted Rawal Jaisal to this site.
In the late afternoon visit the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rawals in Barra bagh where the rulers were cremated. This is also the best place from which to watch the spectacular desert sunset, and photograph the fort. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.
Afternoon city tour of Jodhpur one of the largest cities in Rajasthan stands at the edge of the Thar Desert. Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rajput clan of Rathore, founded it. On this tour visit the famous Mehrangarh Fort - one of the most impressive and formidable forts in the whole of fort-studded Rajasthan. Also visit Jaswant Thada - the Royal Cenotaph.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Jodhpur - Jaipur
Morning transfer to railway station to board the train for Jaipur.Upon arrival in Jaipur, the guest will be met by our representative & transferred to hotel.
Take a tour of the Pink City of Jaipur, spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. On your Rajasthan tour you can visit the imposing City Palace. Here you can find many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family, including a collection of weaponry. Also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments.
Day 09: Jaipur
Short tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. Here you can enjoy a ride on the caparisoned elephant. The construction of the Fort was completed in the early 18th century and offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Rajput ruling families. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Jaipur - Agra
Morning drive to Agra (221 Kms), en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.
Thereafter continue drive to Agra and check into the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 11: Agra
Afternoon visit famous Red Fort and Taj Mahal.
Morning visit the Red Fort, which lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar as his citadel built it over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
Visit the Taj Mahal, which forms the most famous Mughal monument, constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love. The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. Stay overnight at the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Agra - Delhi
Morning drive to Delhi (203 kms). Upon arrival in Delhi - check into the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure for own activities. Enjoy sight seeing and shopping in Delhi.
Later transfer to the international airport for your flight back home. Leave with unforgettable memories of your Royal Rajasthan Tour.