Taj with Histrocial Rajasthan(17 Days)
Day 1: Arrival New Delhi
Assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Depending upon your flight timing, we will arrange the short sightseeing trip of New Delhi. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Morning combined sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar. India Gate ( war of memorial ), Laxmi Narayan Temple a ( modern Hindu temple), drive past president’s parliament house, secretariat building, Raj Ghat and Shanti van, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid, the Red Fort and Chandni chowk. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi – Agra (235 Kms | 4 Hours)
Morning drive to Agra. On arrival & check in hotel. Afternoon city visit the magnificent Taj Mahal built by the Emperor Shah Jehan between 1631 and 1653 as an expression of his love for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. Overnight at hotel. Also visit Itmad-Ud-Daula’s Tomb built by empress Noorjahan in memory of her Father. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Agra /Bharatpur (60 Kms | 1.30 Hours)
Morning drive to Bharatpur via Fatehpur Sikri. Afternoon visit to Bharatpur bird sanctuary on rickshaws. The most spectacular water-birds sanctuary features nesting indigenous water- birds. > From October till December the indigenous water- bird’s nest around the lake from December on the migratory geese, duck and cranes are the main feature of the sanctuary. Overnight at hotel.
Day5: Bharatpur-Karoli (110 Kms | 2.30 Hours)
Morning, drive to Karoli. Arrive Karoli & check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Karoli, the Kingdom of Karoli, founded in 1348, close to the borders of both Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh has ravines in the country side and is now off the beaten track. Better known for its pink stone used for construction, Karoli is a pilgrimage center and has an old palace which though mostly in ruins, is still representative of the opulence of its medieval durbars. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Karoli - Pachewar ( 240 Kms | 5 Hours)
Morning drive to Pachewar. Arrive Pachewar & check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Pachewar - Deogarh ( 245 Kms | 5 Hours)
Morning, drive to Deogarh, arrive Deogarh & check in hotel. The Deogarh castle is located on a hillock and is encircled by the town. It was built in 1670 by Rawat Dwarkadasji of the Chundawat clan of the Sisodia Dynasty. Constructed by the famed Sompura architects, well known for their additions and alterations according to the needs of the residents. There are five floors and over 200 rooms have murals done by local painters after whom Deogarh School of painting has acquired fame the world over. The family has a large collection of deogarh miniatures. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Deogarh - Narlai (75 Kms | 1.30 Hours)
Morning drive to Narlai & check in hotel. Afternoon visit the Narlai. A legend says it that it was her that the sage Narad Muni meditated long before it was inhabited and later it became a hunting reserve for the Sisodias. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Narlai - Luni (120 Kms | 2.15 Hours)
Morning drive to Luni. Arrive luni & check in hotel. Afternoon visit the Luni River that has provided a lifeline to dwellers in the desert even though it has been a seasonal phenomenon and its floods in the past have wrought havoc. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Luni – Jaisalmer ( 315 Kms | 6 Hours)
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. We will make several stops on the way for photography and tea breaks. Lunch on the way to Jaisalmer in road side restaurants. Arrive Jaisalmer & check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Jaisalmer
Morning, city tour throbbing in the heart of the Thar. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort are Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon ki Haveli (mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Jaisalmer - Bikaner (330 Kms | 6 Hours)
Morning, drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner & check in hotel. Afternoon city tour. Bikaner city is bolstered 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 Lalgarh palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Bikaner - Kuchaman (240 Kms | 5 Hours)
Morning, 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 move around its 17th century battlements. Its picturesque village is idyllic for those who would like to discover the charm of walking through it. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Kuchaman – Pachar (90 kms | 2 Hours)
Morning drive to Pachar. Arrive Pachar & check in hotel. Afternoon Visit Lake to one side and sand dunes on the other. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Pachar – Jaipur ( 80 Kms | 2 Hours)
After breakfast , drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur & check in hotel. Evening visit to Choki Dhani where you will get to see the various customs and traditions of various rajasthani communities under one roof. Dinner and Choki- Dhani Resturant and enjoy the folk dances. Late night drive to Jaipur. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Jaipur
Morning, visit Amber fort via wind palace & water palace here you have the elephant ride to the top of the fort. After sightseeing of Amber visit city palace, Observatory & the glittering bazaars of Jaipur. Back to hotel via Birla Mandir. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Jaipur- Delhi (275 Kms | 5 Hours)
Morning, drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi. Day at leisure & departure to International Airport to your onward journey.