3 / Delhi - Agra ( By road )
Morning drive to Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel.
Later proceed for city sight seeing tour visiting the
world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor
Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine
her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing
the Pearl Mosque - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone
fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna
and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in
1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience)
where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal
ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock
Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly
kingdoms. Also visit Itmad-up-Dau’s tomb, built
by Noorjehan in memory of her father. Night stay in
Day 4 / Agra - Jaipur ( By
Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri,
built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth
of his son and later abandoned due to scarcity of water.
Visit the remains, it fortifications within the city
including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal
and other palaces. On arrival transfer to hotel. Night
stay in Jaipur.
Day 5 / Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent
to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani
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 it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
CITY PALACE - A delightful
blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani 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 - The ornamental
facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent
landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of
sandstone 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 women.
Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 6 / Jaipur - Udaipur ( By road
Morning drive to Udaipur- an oasis in the desert state
of Rajasthan enroute visiting Pushkar. Pushkar boasts
temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect
at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were
deserted 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.
It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway
is the hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said
to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Arrive
Udaipur and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur
Day 7 / Udaipur
Morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city
is 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 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 the Pratap Memorial. Rest of the
day at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.
Day 8 / Udaipur - Jodhpur (
By road )
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 9 / Jodhpur
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing
tour 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 II around 1899 and
Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 10 / Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
( By road )
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to hotel.
Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 11 / Jaisalmer
Morning city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing
in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is
an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren
land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins
of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal
Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the
foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient fort,
the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli,
with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme
examples of the art. Evening camel ride to visit Sam
Dunes. Night stay in Jaisalmer.