Day 01: Delhi – Mandawa
Drive to Mandawa - situated in Shekhawati region, known as "Open air art gallery of Rajasthan" covering towns such as - Nawalgarh - Dundlod - Mandawa. The Shekhawati region is famous for its beautiful painted havelis (mansions), constructed by merchants of this region in 18th and 19th centuries. Overnight at Mandawa
Day 02: Mandawa - Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner. In afternoon enjoy the sightseeing of Bikaner. Fortified city situated on the ancient caravan route of Thar Desert. 32 Kms. From Bikaner is Deshnoke, famous for its Rat Temple. (Karni Mata Temple) Overnight at Bikaner
Day 03: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer, Driving through the Thar desert and arrive at Jaisalmer, one of the jewels in India's crown also known as Golden city. Exquisite wood and sandstone buildings dot the town and within Jaisalmer Fort are homes, hotels and shops hidden in ancient lane ways. Overnight at Jaisalmer
Day 04: Jaisalmer
Visit the Jaisalmer Fort - The oldest living Fort in the world having astonishing Havelis (Mansions) such as Salim Singh and Patwo ki haveli . In the afternoon, proceed to the Sam or Khuri village to experience Camel safari on sand dunes. View the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire. Return to the village for dinner amidst Desert Folk musicians playing desert symphony and folk dances. Overnight at Jaisalmer
Day 05: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
After breakfast, leave for Jodhpu and after check in to the hotel keeping rest of the day at leisure for Shopping. Overnight at Jodhpur
Day 06: Jodhpur - Udaipur
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha (after whom the city is named). The Fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite designs in red sandstone. Also visit Jaswant Thada- an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate the acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in 19th century
Later leave for Udaipur, check in to the hotel
Overnight at Udaipur
Day 07: Udaipur
Morning sightseeing of Udaipur visiting The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. Late afternoon enjoy boat-ride on Lake Pichola visiting many Ghats (banks) of washing, bathing etc and enjoy excellent views of the Lake Palace and City Palace. Overnight at Udaipur
Day 08: Udaipur – Pushkar
Morning drive Pushkar, Pushkar, known for worlds biggest cattle fair every year in month of November, with glorious celebration. A city of Pilgrimage from time immemorial with over 500 temples and ghats Pushkar begets a legacy of timeless architectural heritage. Pushkar radiates an ambience of peace and spirituality that casts a lure to visit again and again. After relaxation take sightseeing tour of the city visiting temple of Lord Brahma surrounded by Pushkar Lake. On the banks of the lake, you will see devotees taking dip into the holy waters of Pushkar & offering prayers. Also visit the Pushkar Fair site, which is right opposite the Pushkar Lake.
Overnight at Pushkar
Day 09: Pushkar
This day you will be a part of one of most famous fairs of Rajasthan, Pushkar Fair.
On record, this fair is World's largest camel fair where around 50,000 camel are gathered. The entire fair can be segregated under three main heads with a few sub heads. The first is the Cattle Fair. Apart from the camels, animals like horses, cows, sheep and goats are being traded here. Further there are competitions among the colorfully decorated camels where the winner camel is prized healthily.
Second comes the Cultural Fair. In this segment the stalls and shops catering both to human and the cattle are set up in the fair site. Clothing, jeweleries and tattoos carry an ethnic charm with a typically Rajasthani aura. Besides it, the hugely versatile cultural repertoire of Rajasthan comes alive in Pushkar Fair in form of folk dance, music, puppet shows and so on.
The final day of the fair is for a holy dip in the mythological significant Pushkar Lake
Overnight at Pushkar
Day 10: Pushkar - Jaipur
Leave for Jaipur in morning and soon after reaching Jaipur start your excursion to Amber Fort, situated outside the walled city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts. You can have the unique experience of riding on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork. Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh-I, the founder ruler of Jaipur. Stop at Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a seven storied facade and one of the most picturesque monuments constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Overnight at Jaipur
Day 11: Jaipur - Agra
Drive to Agra. Sightseeing tour visiting The Taj Mahal, which is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. Also visit Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort), which retains the irregular outline of the demolished mud-wall fort of the Lodis. The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula is located in a walled garden overlooking the Yamuna. Akbar's tomb at Sikandara, located in a large walled garden on the road to Delhi
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday. Overnight at Agra
Day 12: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Delhi
Take your departure transfer to Delhi, Via Emperor Akbar's deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, an almost perfectly preserved 4oo year old Mughal capital. Quintessential Mughal city that was the capital of their empire in the 16th and 17th Centuries.