Golden Sands & Majestic Forts - PC-596
Folklore of heroism and romance resound from the formidable monuments that majestically stand to tell the tale of a bygone era. The magic of vibrant Rajasthan - its rich heritage, colourful culture, exciting desert safaris, shining sand-dunes, amazing variety lush forests and varied wildlife - makes it a destination nonpareil. Rajasthan is often portrayed as one vast open-air museum, with its relics so well preserved that it delights even the most skeptical traveler. It is an incredible destination for the outdoor-tourist – take a safari on horses, camels, elephants or even in jeeps, with the Aravalis - India's oldest mountain range as the backdrop. Feast your eyes on spectacular sand-dunes, take the tiger trail, or just watch the birds in the wetlands. You can also choose to pamper yourself in the lavish heritage properties. Rajasthan has something for everyone – one just has to choose an activity appropriate to one's temperament.
Day 1: Delhi
Monday, February 27, 2017 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Arrival in Delhi. Afternoon visit New Delhi attractions including Qutub Minar
and a drive through the Embassy area to view Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Day 2: Delhi
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Visit Old Delhi attractions after breakfast including a drive past Red Fort
, Raj Ghat
, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3: Delhi - Agra
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - Thursday, March 2, 2017
Post breakfast, leave for Agra. Afternoon visit to Agra Fort.
Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Friday, March 3, 2017
Morning visit to the 17th century masterpiece Taj Mahal
. Later, drive to Jaipur en route visiting the deserted Mughal town of Fatehpur Sikri
. Evening free in Jaipur
Day 5: Jaipur
Friday, March 3, 2017 - Saturday, March 4, 2017
Following breakfast, visit Amber Fort
with elephant/ jeep ride to the fort. Afternoon visit Hawa Mahal
, City Palace
and the Royal Observatory.
Day 6: Jaipur - Pushkar - Shahpura
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017
Following breakfast, drive to Shahpura enroute visiting Pushkar., famous for its Lord Brahma Temple
as well as its Pushkar fair.
Day 7: Shahpura
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Monday, March 6, 2017
Morning breakfast followed by a full day at leisure to explore rich varied landscape of the region.
Post breakfast, drive to Bhainsrorgarh en route visiting the 14th century Taragarh Fort, Ratan Daulat, Chattar Mahal and Bundi Mahal in Bundi. Later, en route your drive visit the beautiful temple complex of Bardoli. Arrival in Bhainsrorgarh for the night.
Morning visit to the 250 year old Bhainsrorgarh Fort followed by nearby Baroli temples and Mukund Dara National Park. Later, drive to Devigarh en route visiting the thrice beseiged Chittorgarh Fort.
Day 11: Devigarh - Narlai
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Friday, March 10, 2017
Following breakfast, drive to Narlai en-route visiting the Jain temple complex in Ranakpur.
Day 12: Narlai
Friday, March 10, 2017 - Saturday, March 11, 2017
Full day visit to Narlai city.
Day 13: Narlai - Jodhpur
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Sunday, March 12, 2017
Morning horse/jeep ride to Narlai village. Later drive to Jodhpur. Evening at leisure.
Day 14: Jodhpur
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Monday, March 13, 2017
Visit Jodhpur city attractions during the day including Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada
and the colorful local markets.
Day 15: Jodhpur - Khimsar
Monday, March 13, 2017 - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Post breakfast, drive to Khimsar. Afternoon, visit Khimsar city battle walls and turrets. Later, safari by jeep at Sand Dunes Village.
Day 16: Khimsar - Jaisalmer
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Drive to Jaisalmer en route visiting the temple town of Osian.
Day 17: Jaisalmer
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - Thursday, March 16, 2017
Post breakfast, visit Jaisalmer city forts and Havelis
. Evening excursion to Sam Desert.
Day 18: Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Friday, March 17, 2017
Drive to visit Karni Mata temple in Deshnok. Later, continue drive to arrive at Bikaner.
Day 19: Bikaner - Mandawa
Friday, March 17, 2017 - Saturday, March 18, 2017
Visit Bikaner city fort and tar Mandir in the morning. Later, drive to Mandawa. Evening at leisure.
Day 20: Mandawa - Nawalgarh - Delhi
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Sunday, March 19, 2017
Explore the richly painted havelis and frescoes of Mandawa in the morning. Later, drive to Delhi en orute visiting the exquisitively painted havelis of Nawalgarh. Continue on to Delhi for the night.
Day 21: Delhi
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Monday, March 20, 2017
In time transfer to international airport for your flight back home.