Day 01: Delhi – Mandawa (260 km)
Early morning our driver will meet you and drive to Mandawa. Check-in pre-booked hotel. Later visit Haveli’s & Temples. The terrace of the rugged Fort provides a panoramic view of the town.
See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses and medieval paintings of Shekhawati.
Overnight stay at Mandawa.
Day 02: Mandawa – Bikaner (190 km)
Today we explore the Mandawa Fort, located in the very heart of Mandawa & a classic example of the famed Rajput style of architecture. It houses many beautiful paintings & frescoes that dazzle the eyes & now been converted into a heritage hotel.
Goenka Double Haveli, built in the year 1890, with monumental frescoes of elephants & horses decorating its façade.Bansidhar Newatia Haveli.
Gulab Rai Haveli built in the year 1870 that has some of the best murals in Shekhawati on both the exterior & interior walls with elephants & camels on its façade.
Later we drive to the princely state of Bikaner, founded by Rao Bikaji (1465-1504 AD) in the year 1488 AD. He was a Rajput prince, descendent of the founder of neighboring Jodhpur. It lies in the north-western part of Rajasthan & has a stark beauty of the desert landscape with wide-spread sand dunes & thorny shrubs growing around.
Overnight stay at heritage hotel Bikaner.
Day 03: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (333 km)
Morning post breakfast we visit local sightseeing of Bikaner like Junagarh Fort, built in the year 1593 AD by Raja Rai Singh (1571-1612 AD), the 6th ruler of Bikaner. The Fort is a formidable structure & largely remained unconquered during its eventful history. It houses a number of beautiful Palaces, Temples & Pavilions, which are richly decorated The beautifully maintained rooms of Anup Mahal now display the treasures of the Royal family.
The Fort Museum has an extensive collection of illuminated manuscripts, jewelry, jars, carpets, weapons, treaties, decorations & Farmans (King’s Orders).
Later we drive to Jaisalmer, founded in the year 1156 by Bhatti Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal. Often described as Golden City & rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage the commanding Fort etched in yellow sandstone, dominates the amber-hued city with its entire awesome splendor.
Overnight stay at heritage hotel Jaisalmer
Day 04: Jaisalmer
Today we visit the old town of Jaisalmer & visit Jaisalmer Fort, built in the year 1156 by Rawal Jaisal. Perched on 80m high hill, housing the entire township within its ramparts, the golden-hued Fort is standing like a sentinel in the bleak desert landscape.
It is the only “Living Fort” in India & within its ramparts has an enchanting cow-web of narrow lanes dotted with some lovely Havelis (Mansions), Palaces & beautifully sculptured Jain Temples of the 12th-15th century AD & of course skilled artisans & ubiquitous camels.
We also visit magnificent Patwon Ki Haveli in the heart of the town. It was built by the rich merchant Guman Chand Patwa & his sons, whose business stretched between Afghanistan & China. It is the most elaborate & magnificent of all the Jaisalmer Havelis & is virtually the showpiece of Jaisalmer’s legendary architectural wealth. The carving on stone far surpasses in beauty the work on brocade & gold.
Later we drive down 40 km away from Jaisalmer to Sam to take the Camel ride on the Sand Dunes of Sam while the sun is setting down.
Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 05: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (285 km)
Today post breakfast we drive to Jodhpur, bustling desert city is the second-largest city in Rajasthan & has landscape dominated by the massive Mehrangarh Fort topping a sheer rocky ridge.
Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, founded the city in the year 1459 & it is named after him. It was formerly the seat of a Princely state, also known as Marwar.
Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 06: Jodhpur – Udaipur (259 km)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur-this beautiful 16th century, the city is considered to be the most romantic spot in India.
Upon arrival check-in hotel.
Today sightseeing of Sahelion-ki- Bari (The fountained and flowered garden of Maidens), Partap Smarak: A memorial to the legendary warrior Rana Pratap, City Palace, Bhartiya Lok Mandal Museum.
Overnight stay at Udaipur lake view hotel.
Day 07: Visit Udaipur City
Post breakfast gets to ready for full-day guided sightseeing of Udaipur city. Overnight stay at Udaipur hotel.
Day 08: Udaipur – Pushkar (270 Kms)
Morning drive to Pushkar (6 hours). Afternoon sightseeing of Pushkar. Dinner and overnight stay at Pushkar.
Day 09: Pushkar – Jaipur (210 km)
After Breakfast drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur-The Pink City and check-in hotel. Afternoon visits the Maharajas’ City Palace & its museum, Observatory, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) & Birla White Marble Temple. Overnight stay at Jaipur heritage hotel.
Day 10: Visit Jaipur City
Full Day Sightseeing
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture.
The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further, we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone.
It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows). Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 11: Jaipur – Delhi (270 Kms)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive back to Delhi. Drop Delhi airport or hotel.
Tour and Services end here.