Romance of Dessert Tour (14Days)
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 morning after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Old Delhi, Red Fort, and Raj Ghat. Lunch at Old Delhi and continue to the sightseeing trip of New Delhi visiting Humayun's Tomb, the 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, drive to Agra. Arrive at Agra and check-in at the hotel. Later city sightseeing tour visiting the world-famous Taj Mahal, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in1630 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 Km|4.30 Hours)
The morning after breakfast, drive to Jaipur. En-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri - a perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town" that was the estranged capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar, built-in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive in Jaipur and check-in at the 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. 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 its ultimate expression. 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 outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - This ornamental façade of this "Palaces of Wind" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. The five-story structures of sandstone plastered pink are 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-Pushkar (150 Kms|3 Hours)
The morning after breakfast, drive to Pushkar. Pushkar boasts of temples that are quite ancient. This important pilgrimage site has temples that were destroyed by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. A red spire marks it, and over the entrance gateway, you see a goose the symbol of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Overnight stay in Pushkar.
Day 7: Pushkar-Udaipur (280 Kms|6 Hours)
The morning after breakfast, drive to Udaipur. Arrive at Udaipur and check-in at the hotel. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 8: Udaipur
In the morning after breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Udaipur. This city was 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 Tadd. Visit the city palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion ki Bari (queen's resort for her friends), Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (folk art museum), and the Pratap Memorial. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 9: Udaipur-Jodhpur (250 Kms|5 Hours)
The morning after a breakfast city tour of 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 memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh 1899 and the Umed public gardens. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 10: Jodhpur-Jaisalmer (285 Kms|5 Hours)
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 11: Jaisalmer
Morning city sightseeing, explore the jewel of the Thar Desert. Discover the burnished sandstone landmarks in Jaisalmer and go back magically in history. Jaisalmer's origin dates back to the 12th century when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, 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 12: Jaisalmer-Bikaner (330 Kms|6 Hours)
Morning, after breakfast, drive to Bikaner. Arrive at Bikaner and check-in at the hotel. Later sightseeing of the city of Bikaner. Bikaner city is surrounded by imposing walls and has a 16th-century fort housing old palaces, temples, and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies, and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhandasar Jain, and Deshnoke Rat Temple. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
Day 13: Bikaner - Alsisar (225 Kms|4 Hours)
Morning drive to Alsisar. Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Later visit Alsisar. It was founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and is still the home of his descendants. It is house to many beautiful Havelis and mansions that take you back in time. Mandawa castle is now a hotel. The museum in Bikaner holds a collection of armouries, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection, and many other interesting items. Night stay in Alsisar.
Day 14: Alsisar-Delhi (225 Kms |5 Hours)
Relaxed morning and after breakfast drive to Delhi. Arrive at Delhi and transfer to Delhi international airport to catch the flight to onward journey.