Fort and Palaces Tour (12Days )
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi
The next morning after breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. You will visit Old Delhi, Red Fort, and Raj Ghat. Lunch at Old Delhi and continue with the sightseeing trip of New Delhi visiting Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajputana, past the imposing India Gate, parliament house, and the President's residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra (235 Kms|4 Hours)
Morning breakfast and then a drive to Agra. Arrive at Agra and check-in at a hotel. Later city sightseeing tour visiting the world-famous Taj Mahal. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built it in 1630 for his queen, Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra fort containing the pearl mosque and the hall of public and private audience. Overnight stay at Agra.
Day 4: Agra - Jaipur (240 Kms|4.30 Hours)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Jaipur. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri that is a perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town." This estranged capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar was built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive at Jaipur and check-in at a hotel. Evening at leisure, overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 5: Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthan fort palace. Man Singh I started its construction in 1592 and was completed by his descendent, Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise showing a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles. Continue sightseeing.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthan 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 enormous astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - An ornamental façade decorates this "Palaces of Winds," a prominent landmark in Jaipur. The five-story structure of sandstone is 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's women. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 6: Jaipur – Udaipur (395 Kms|7 Hours)
The morning after breakfast, drive to Udaipur. Arrive at Udaipur and check-in at the hotel. Evening at leisure, overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 7: Udaipur
Morning after breakfast, city tour of Udaipur. The city was built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh. It was 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 (queen's resort for their friends), Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (folk art museum), and Pratap memorial. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 8: Udaipur - Jodhpur (250 Kms|5 Hours)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Jodhpur. Arrive at Jodhpur and check-in at the hotel. Later city sightseeing of Jodhpur. Jodhpur, the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. 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 the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh around 1899 and the Umaid public gardens. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 9: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (285 Kms|5 Hours)
Morning, drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure and overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 10: Jaisalmer
Morning city sightseeing of the heart of the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer is a wonderland crafted from burnished sandstone. In the palace of barren land, today stands a city of beauty. Jaisalmer's origin dates back to the 12th century when Rawal Jaisal laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort of the Patwon Ki Haveli (mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, which are supreme examples of art. Evening camel ride to the sand dunes. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 11: Jaisalmer - Delhi (overnight train)
Day at leisure, in the evening, transfer to the railway station to board for Delhi. Overnight at train.
Day 12 Departure
Arrive at Delhi and transfer to Delhi international airport to catch the flight for the onward journey.