This is a scenic itinerary that includes the most important travel cities to the north of India focusing on the province of Rajasthan including trip to Taj Mahal. On this trip you will visit the most colorful and famous former princely states like Jaipur, the pink city with elephant ride, the Tar desert, the city of lakes Udaipur, the only temple of Brahma (God of creation) and the magnificent Taj Mahal. After this tour you would understand the vast riches of its cultural treasures with riches of the traditional and contemporary branch of Rajasthan of folk arts, crafts and fine arts. Highlights Of This Tour: Transfers and visits by private car / minibus / minibus / bus air conditioning Elephant safari in Jaipur A Camel ride per person in Jaisalmer to watch the sunset in the dunes Boat ride in the lake Pichola Udaipur Rickshaw Tour Chandani Chowk in Old Delhi Baggi safari in Bikaner
DAY 1, ARRIVAL IN DELHIArrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel of your choice. New Delhi, is the capital of India since 1911. It is located on the west bank of the Yamuna River. In 1911 the English moved their capital from Kolkata to New Delhi. Formerly the Mughals ruled the place. Currently, Delhi is a combination of two cities: Old Delhi and New Delhi. Some of the most interesting places in Delhi are: the Jami mosque, the red fort, Rajghat (the Gandhi crematorium), the India gate, the government buildings, the Humayu tomb and the Qutub minaret.
DAY 2, IN DELHIBreakfast. Next, you will visit old Delhi where you will see the Jama mosque, including Rickshaw ride in Chandani Chowk, we will go through the red fort of Delhi and we will see Rajghat and the Indian gate with stop in the government buildings to take pictures. After lunch, you will visit Humayun's tomb and the Qutub minaret.
DAY 3, DELHI – AGRAAfter breakfast departure to Agra by road. Agra, the capital of the Mughals, is very famous due to the Taj Mahal which is closed on Friday. Agra has large productions of marble objects and leather. Upon arrival you will visit Taj Mahal and Agra fort. Transfer to hotel.
DAY 4, AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – ABHANERI – JAIPURAfter breakfast departure to Jaipur by road on the route includes an excursion to Fatehpur Sikri which was founded by Emperor Akbar of the Mughal dynasty to offer his homage to the holy Sufi. Later you will visit Abhaneri where you visit a step well of 8th century. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel of your choice. Jaipur, founded by Sawai Raja Jaisingh II, is popularly called the Pink City. In addition, it was founded in 1727 and represents the style of the middle ages in its construction with lattices, small windows and small windows. Jaipur has the Amer palace, summer palace, palace of winds, an observatory and the Palace City.
DAY 5, JAIPUR CITY TOURAfter breakfast, you will visit the Amer palace with an elephant. This elephant leaves him at the entrance of the palace. Then you can take photos of the summer palace (Jal Mahal) and the palace of the winds (Hawa Mahal). Then visit the Palace City with the Jantar Mantar observatory.
DAY 6, JAIPUR – PUSHKARAfter breakfast, departure to Puskar by road. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel of your choice. Puskar is a sacred city of the Hindis that has the only temple of the god Brama (God of creation). Later in the evening you will visit the temple of the god Brama and a sacred lake.
DAY 7, PUSHKAR – NAGADA – UDAIPURAfter breakfast departure to Udaipur by road on the route you will visit Nagada which has 9th century temples with love postures (Kama Sutra). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel of your choice. Udaipur, founded by Rana Udai Singh of the Sisodia dynasty, is popularly known as the city of lakes and the white city. Udaipur has the City Palace, Jagdish temple and a garden of the royal ladies to see.
DAY 8, UDAIPUR CITY TOURAfter breakfast you will have a boat trip on Lake Pichola. Then visit the Palace City converted into a museum and heritage hotels. They will visit the museum alone. In a part of the palace lives the current king. Then visit the temple of Jagadish (God of preservation) and Shahelion Ki Badi (Garden of the royal ladies).
DAY 9, UDAIPUR – RANAKPUR – JODHPURAfter breakfast departure to Jodhpur on the route you will visit the Jain temples of Ranakpur with 1414 columns carved in marble. All columns have different designs. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Jodhpur, a city founded by Rao Jodha of the Batí clan, is popularly called the blue city. Jodhpur has a fortress and a white marble mausoleum on the peak of the mountain.
DAY 10, JODHPUR – JAISALMERAfter breakfast, visit the fort of Meharangarh and Jaswant Thada which is situated on the mountain peak from where there is a panoramic view of the wonderful blue city. Later departure to Jaisalmer by road. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel of your choice. Jaisalmer is a city that is situated in the middle of the Tar desert. The whole city is carved in the yellow stone of the Jurassic that lights up like gold when the rays of the sun reach it. That's why the city is called the golden city. Jaisalmer has a fortress and many dunes. Here you can feel the true life of the desert village.
DAY 11, JAISALMER CITY TOURAfter breakfast you will visit the fort that is situated on a dune. The fortress is like an open gallery of art where 5000 inhabitants live. In the afternoon a camel excursion is included to watch the sunset in the dunes. There is a camel reserved for each person.
DAY 12, JAISALMER – DESHNOKH – BIKANERAfter breakfast, we will move to Bikaner by road. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Bikaner is a city that is located in the Tar desert but nowadays it is a city with a lot of vegetation and water thanks to the construction of the "Indira Gandhi canal". Bikaner has a fort and the Rats temple. In the afternoon you will visit the fort, which has windows with beautiful lattices, the fort is formed by 37 pavilions that interconnect with each other creating a labyrinth. Next you will visit the rat temple, with thousands of rats that is 35 km away from Bikaner.
DAY 13, BIKANER – MANDAWABreakfast. Travel to Mandawa by road. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel of your choice. Mandawa is a village that is situated in the desert of Tar. It was established by the Jain merchants. There are painted mansions that reflect the life of the god Krishna with his usual flute and his lover Radha with cows. In these paintings and murals you can see the life of Rajastani women dressed in wide skirts and blouses, musicians, dancers and caravans. In the afternoon you will pass through the town visiting the mansions.
DAY 14, MANDAWA – DELHIAfter breakfast, you will be departed to Delhi by road. Upon arrival, transfer directly to the airport.
THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- Accommodation in a hotel with breakfast
- Private car / minibus / minibus / comfortable bus with air conditioning for transfers and visits
- Elephant safari in Jaipur (One way and on availability)
- Camel ride per person in Jaisalmer to watch the sunset in the dunes
- Boat ride in the lake Pichola, Udaipur
- Rickshaw ride throught Chandani Chowk in Old Delhi (Only once)
- Baggi safari in Bikaner
- Arti Ceremony at the Birla Temple
- Tax services applicable at this time
THIS TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE
- International flight
- Visa to India
- Entrance to monuments
- Camera and video input
- Tipping to the porter, driver and guide
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as the use of mini bar, mineral water, laundry, telephone, etc.
- Anything else that has not been mentioned in the itinerary