Golden Sands & Majestic Forts (21 Days / 20 Nights)
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
Friday, May 5, 2017 - Saturday, May 6, 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
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 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
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Monday, May 8, 2017
Post breakfast, leave for Agra. Afternoon visit to Agra Fort.
Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur
Monday, May 8, 2017 - Tuesday, May 9, 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
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Wednesday, May 10, 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
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Thursday, May 11, 2017
Following breakfast, drive to Shahpura enroute visiting Pushkar., famous for its Lord Brahma Temple
as well as its Pushkar fair.
Day 7: Shahpura
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Friday, May 12, 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
Monday, May 15, 2017 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Following breakfast, drive to Narlai en-route visiting the Jain temple complex in Ranakpur.
Day 12: Narlai
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Full day visit to Narlai city.
Day 13: Narlai - Jodhpur
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Thursday, May 18, 2017
Morning horse/jeep ride to Narlai village. Later drive to Jodhpur. Evening at leisure.
Day 14: Jodhpur
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Friday, May 19, 2017
Visit Jodhpur city attractions during the day including Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada
and the colorful local markets.
Day 15: Jodhpur - Khimsar
Friday, May 19, 2017 - Saturday, May 20, 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
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
Drive to Jaisalmer en route visiting the temple town of Osian.
Day 17: Jaisalmer
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Monday, May 22, 2017
Post breakfast, visit Jaisalmer city forts and Havelis
. Evening excursion to Sam Desert.
Day 18: Jaisalmer - Bikaner
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Drive to visit Karni Mata temple in Deshnok. Later, continue drive to arrive at Bikaner.
Day 19: Bikaner - Mandawa
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Visit Bikaner city fort and tar Mandir in the morning. Later, drive to Mandawa. Evening at leisure.
Day 20: Mandawa - Nawalgarh - Delhi
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Thursday, May 25, 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
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Friday, May 26, 2017
In time transfer to international airport for your flight back home.