Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour
Duration: 18 Days / 17 Nights
Destinations covered: Delhi - Shekhawati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Ranthambare - Agra.
Day 1: Delhi
Upon your arrival at Delhi airport you will be meet and escorted to a hotel of your choice in Delhi and be welcomed in the traditional Indian style. After freshening up you embark on a sight seeing trip of Delhi covering renowned Delhi landmarks like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandui Chowk, Bahai Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple and Rajghat.
After a funfilled day of sight seeing, return to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner. Overnight halt at Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi to Shekhawati
After breakfast, proceed for onward journey to Shekhawati in Rajasthan covering a distance of 225 kms. Check-in at a top rate hotel in Shekhawati upon arrival. After some relaxation, you will be accompanied by a tour guide for a sightseeing tour of Shekhawati covering renowned landmarks like Modi and Tiber Wala Haveli, Khetri Mahal, Sati Chowk, Rani Satiji Temple, Bihariji Temple etc. to name just a few of the tourist sites that you will be visiting.
Return back to hotel for dinner and overnight halt.
Day 3: Shekhawati to Bikaner
After breakfast, drive to Bikaner from Shekhawati covering a distance of approximately 200 kms. Upon arrival at Bikaner, Check-in at a top grade hotel and freshen up. Late in the afternoon, go on a sight seeing trip around Bikaner covering places like the Camel Breeding Farm, Junagarh Fort, Karni Mata Temple, Ganga Golden Jubilee Temple to name just a few Bikaner landmarks that will be covered. Adequate opportunities will be provided for shopping at Bikaner.
Return back to the hotel after sight seeing for dinner and overnight halt.
Day 4: Bikaner to Jaisalmer
After breakfast proceed to the enchanting desert tour of Jaisalmer covering a distance of 335 kms. After a strenuous journey, you arrive at Jaisalmer and check-in at a classy heritage hotel. Freshen yourself up and laze around in your room or at the lobby.
Dinner is a sumptous affair which is distinctly Rajasthani. Overnight halt at Jaisalmer.
Day 5: Jaisalmer
The fifth day of the tour is entirely devoted to sightseeing in Jaisalmer covering landmarks like the impregnable Jaisalmer Fort, the temples of Rikhabdeoji and Sambhavnathji, Nathmalji Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Patwon Ki Haveli. Time permitting, a visit to the enchanting Sam Sandunes can also be undertaken.
After an eventful day of sightseeing, return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight halt at Jaisalmer.
Day 6: Jaisalmer to Khuri sand dunes
After breakfast you proceed to your next destination - Khuri covering a distance of just 45 kms. Khuri is renowned for its breathtaking sand dunes and your tour guide will make all the logistical arrangements for your camel safari as well as your tented accommodation amidst the fascinating sand and dunes.
After an exciting camel safari in the sandy desert return to your tented camp for dinner under a starlit sky in the backdrop of enchanting Rajasthani folk music and dance performed by established folk artists. Overnight halt at the camp.
Day 7: Khuri to Jodhpur
After breakfast proceed to Jodhpur covering a distance of 290 kms. The journey is a bit taxing but worthwhile in every respect as Jodhpur unveils its charm like a veil slipping from the face of a beautiful woman.
After arrival at Jodhpur, check-in at a top grade hotel. You can relax the entire day as there are no sight seeing trips today since you will already be feeling tired because of the arduous journey from Khuri to Jodhpur.
Overnight halt at Jodhpur.
Day 8: Jodhpur
After breakfast, embark on a sight seeing trip of Jodhpur covering the historic Meherangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada as the impressive Umaid Bhawan Palace.
After an exciting day of sight seeing, return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Jodhpur to Ranakpur
After breakfast you proceed to your next destination Ranakpur covering a distance of 180 kms. Upon arrival at Ranakpur, check-in at a top rate hotel. Freshen up and embark on a sight seeing trip of tempels and havelis of Ranakpur.
After a captivating sight seeing experience of Ranakpur, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight halt.
Day 10: Ranakpur to Udaipur
Post breakfast, depart for Udaipur, your next port of call covering a distance of 90 kms. Upon arrival at Udaipur, check-in at a star hotel. The entire day is free for you. Overnight halt at Udaipur.
Day 11: Udaipur
After breakfast you will be escorted by your tour guide on a sight seeing spree of Udaipur. Udaipur is often referred to as the city of lakes and a visit to Lake Pichola and Fatch Sagar is a must. Also on the agenda are a visit to the magnificent city palace, the Zenana Mahal, Sahelion Ki Bari, Jag Mandir and museums and art galleries.
After an absorbing day out in Udaipur, return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight halt.
Day 12: Udaipur to Pushkar
Wake up in the morning and post breakfast hit the trail to enchanting Pushkar covering 290 kms. Upon arrival at Pushkar, check-in at a luxurious hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. Overnight at Pushkar.
Day 13: Pushkar
After breakfast discover the mystical appeal of Pushkar's many temples and ghats including of course the temple of Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe. Pushkar has numerous lakes and it is believed that taking bath in the holy Lake Pushkar frees oneself of all sins committed.
Return back to the hotel at the end of the day, have a sumptuous dinner and overnight halt at Pushkar.
Day 14: Pushkar to Jaipur
After early morning breakfast proceed for onward journey to Jaipur covering a distance of 145 kms. Upon arrival at Jaipur, your tour guide assists you to check-in at a hotel of your choice. You are provided with ample time to relax and in the evening you can stroll around Jaipur's vibrant bazaars. Overnight halt at Jaipur.
Day 15: Jaipur to Ranthambore
Today, after an early morning breakfast you will be proceeding to the world famous Ranthambore National Park covering a distance of 170 kms. Upon arrial at Sawai Madhopor which is where Ranthambore National Park is located, you check-in