Day 1 Arrival in Delhi
You will arrive at the Delhi International Airport. Delhi is India’s national capital and the second largest metropolis after Mumbai. Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region.An overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi
Today after breakfast, you will explore the old and new city of Delhi. You’ll be mesmerized by the 100-feet, red-stone boundary walls of Red Fort built during the 17th century. Opposite to this ancient structure is Jama Masjid (Mosque), built in 1656 AD, construction of red sandstone and white marble. It is the largest mosque in India where 20,000 people can pray together at a time. You will also tour the city in a Rickshaw. Along the streets of old Delhi you will see the Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi (Father of the Nation) Memorial, which is close to the river Yamuna. Next, you will visit Humayun’s Tomb, tomb of the second Mughal emperor, which was built by his wife during the 16th century, and then you will visit Qutub Minar, a 220-feet tower made by one of the first Muslim leaders in India, built between 1199 and 1368 AD. It runs counter to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the residence of the President of India. There you’ll also see the Government Buildings, Parliament. An overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 3 Train from Delhi to Jaipur and drive to Pachewar
Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to railway station to board the train to Jaipur. Arrive and proceed by road to a small village of Pachewar and stay in the 300 years old fort. An overnight stay in Pachewar.
Day 4 Drive from Pachewar to Bundi
Today after breakfast, you will drive to Bundi. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Later in the afternoon, visit Hada Kingdom located in the saddle- like fold of the hills. Bundi is a beautifully located in a fortified settlement. Its fort and palaces are impressive especially for the delicacy and profusion of their architectural embellishments. Bundi is equally well known for its step wells as well as for its School of paintings. An overnight stay in Bundi.
Day 5 Drive from Bundi to Bijaipur
Today after breakfast, you will drive to Bijapur. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Later in the afternoon visit the forests located 40 Kms from Chittorgarh this Sisodia principality is now more easily accessible and far less hostile to its visitors. An overnight stay in Bijapur.
Day 6 Drive from Bijaipur to Udaipur
Today after breakfast, you will drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. An overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 7 Udaipur
Today after the breakfast, you will explore Udaipur which lies in the Girwa valley in the middle of the Aravali hill and is described as a romantic city with its lakes, gardens, temple and palaces.
Then in the afternoon, you will visit Monsoon Palace also known as Sajjan Garh Palace the summer resort of the Maharajas is atop the hill overlooking all of the lakes. This palace had a way to collect rain water for consumption all year around. Thereafter you will visit Sahelion ki Bari was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The gardens set below the embankment of the Fatah Sagar Lake have lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant-shaped fountains. These fountains are fed by the water of the lake gushing through ducts made for the purpose. An overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 8 Drive from Udaipur to Dungarpur
Today after the breakfast, you will drive to Dungarpur. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Later in the afternoon, you will visit deep in the heart of Bhil surrounded by hills. The house of Dungarpur was a 13th century hostile offshoot of Chittorgarh that later made peace with it. Off the beaten track, Dungarpur has two beautiful palaces whose architecture is worth exploring since they consist of every known embellishment used in the making of any building. An overnight stay in Dungarpur.
Day 9 Drive from Dungarpur to Narlai
Today after the breakfast, you will drive to Narlai. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Later in the afternoon, you will visit Narlai. Legend says that it was here that the sage Narad Muni meditated long before it was inhabited. Later it became a hunting preserve for the Sisodias. An overnight stay in Narlai.
Day 10 Drive from Narlai to Luni
Today after the breakfast, you will drive to Luni. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Later in the afternoon, you will visit Luni River thathas 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. An overnight stay in Luni.
Day 11 Luni
Today after the breakfast, you will spend the day in sightseeing of Luni. You will visit the Fort Chanwa. Luni built by the youngest son of Jodhpur’s Maharaja Umaid Singh a hundred years ago, used large blocks of sandstone to create a handsome building and includes jharokhas and cupolas characteristic of the architecture of the region. The interior has 19 rooms, serves Rajasthani cuisine and makes a delightful excursion into the idyllic world of a desert community. An overnight stay in Luni.
Day 12 Drive from Luni to Ossian
Today after the breakfast, you will drive to Ossian. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Later, you will spend the afternoon in sightseeing of Ossian. An ancient town of the Thar Desert, renowned for a cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain Temples dating from 8th to 11th century. The most important temples are the Surya or Sun Temple and the Sachiya Mata Temple. The latter has a “Shikhar” clustered by a row of tarots an ambulatory and a large assembly hall with an elaborate ceiling. An overnight stay Ossian.
Day 13 Drive from Ossian to Kuchaman
Today after the breakfast, you will drive to Kuchaman. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Kuchaman is located in Nagaur District, Kuchaman Fort has had a strategic role to play in Rajasthan’s history which unravels as one moves around its 17th century battlements. Its picturesque village is idyllic for those who would like to discover the charm of walking through it. An overnight stay Kuchaman.
Day 14 Drive from Kuchaman to Nawalgarh
Today after the breakfast, you will drive to Nawalgarh. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. Later in the afternoon visit Nawalgarh, the seat of the Poddar families. Nawalgarh is known for the high quality of its paintings, even in the richly frescoed Shekhawati area its Poddar School has some excellent old work. Nawalgarh was founded in 1737 by Thakur Nawal Singh, a warrior- statesman. Evening you will visit Mandawa and Dundlod. The Mandawa Castle is one of the finest castle of Rajasthan, is now a beautiful hotel and it has beautiful frescoes, Havelis & mansions. An overnight stay in Nawalgarh.
Day 15 Drive from Nawalgarh to Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. Arrive and check in to hotel. Later in the afternoon visit the local markets. An overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 16 Jaipur
After breakfast, you will visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh’s observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dhani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities. An overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 17 Drive from Jaipur to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast drive to Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted “ghost” capital of the Emperor Akbar with its beautifully preserved forts, palaces and mosques. Upon arrival in Agra, you will be transferred to your hotel. 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. An overnight stay in Agra.
Day 18 Drive from Agra to Delhi
At sunrise, you will visit the world-famous Taj Mahal (built from 1631-1653 A.D). A poem in white marble it was built by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan for his deceased wife Mumtaz Mahal. Its extravagant architecture reveals its secret of being one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 20,000 workers with experts from Italy, France, Iran and Asia were busied for 22 years with the monument. Return to hotel for breakfast.
Later drive to Delhi. Upon arrival you will be transferred to airport for onward journey.