Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner 24 days
23 Nights & 24 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Rohetgarh - Kumbalgarh - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Kota - Pushkar - Samode - Jaipur - Karauli - Gwalior - Agra - Bharatpur - Delhi
Day 01 :- Arrive Delhi.
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.
Day 02 :- Delhi Mandawa
Drive to Mandawa/Shekhawati. Overnight in Mandawa or one of the villages.
Day 03 :- Mandawa
Visit the famous Shekhavati villages or Mandawa, Nawalgarh, Dundlod, etc. The villages are full of beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions. This entire area is like an open air gallery. Overnight in Mandawa or one of the Shekhawati villages.
Day 04 :- Mandawa Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner. Afternoon tour of this desert city. Bikaner is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated.Overnight Bikaner.
Day 05 :- Bikaner Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Bikaner.
Day 06 :- Bikaner
Morning visit Bikaner. Visit the Fort, bazzars and the old mansions known as “havelis“. People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Overnight Bikaner.
Day 07 :- Bikaner Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon visit the Meharangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight Jodhpur.
Day 08 :- Jodhpur Rohetgarh
Drive to Rohetgarh. Check-in at the hotel. Drive through the country-side visiting various villages including Bishnoi Dhanis & watching local craftsmen. Overnight at Rohetgarh.
Day 09 :- Rohetgarh Kumbalgarh
Morning drive to Kumbalgarh. Kumbalgarh is about 85 km from Udaipur & is known for its 15th century Kumbalgarh Fort - the highest and considered as the most formidable in Rajasthan. Standing on a 1914 m high ridge the Fort provides a panoramic view of the countryside. Visit the historic town of Kumbalgarh and explore the magnificent Fort Complex - with beautiful palaces, gardens and temples.Overnight Kumbalgarh.
Day 10 :- Kumbalgarh Ranakpur Udaipur
Morning drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur Temples enroute. Ranakpur - 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 11 :- Udaipur
Morning tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Afternoon free. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 12 :- Udaipur Chittaurgarh
Morning proceed to Chittaurgarh. 113 kms from Udaipur, the Fort of Chittor was originally built by mighty Bhim, one of the Pandava heroes of Mahabharata. Also visit the Vijay Stambh with nine storeys and 37 mts high built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. Kirti Stambh, the Tower of fame 22 meters high is covered with figures from Jain Pantheon. Overnight Chittaurgarh.
Day 13 :- Chittaurgarh Kota Morning drive to Kota. Afternoon visits. Overnight Kota.
Day 14 :- Kota Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar visiting Bundi enroute. Bundi rises from a narrow gorge in rows of terraced gardens and arched Rajput houses like a two dimensional miniature painting imposed on the landscape. Visit the Palace with its intricate spy-holes, secret trap doors & under ground passages. Also see the spectacularly ingenious water supply system. In Pushkar, visit the holy Lake and also the famous Brahma Temple. Pushkar is one of the holiest places for Hindus. Overnight Pushkar.
Day 15 :- PUSHKAR Samode
Drive to Samode. 40 Kms north-west of Jaipur, now converted to a hotel, the old Palace of Samode surrounded by hills present a fairy tale picture. It has a most exotic hall embellished with paintings and mirror work. Overnight Samode.
Day 16 :- Samode Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, & the Observatory . Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 17 :- Jaipur
Morning visit the Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 18 :- Jaipur Karauli
Morning drive to Karauli. Afternoon visit to the bazzar & the City palace with its exquisite frescoes & stone carvings. Aarti at the Madan Mohanji Temple is worth the visit. Overnight Karauli.
Day 19:- Karauli Gwalior
Morning drive to Gwalior. Afternoon visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum), The Fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad & the Mausoleum of Tansen. Overnight Gwalior.
Day 20 :- Gwalior Agra
Morning free. Afternoon drive to Agra. Overnight Agra.
Day 21:- Agra
Morning city tour visiting the the world famous Taj Mahaland the Red Fort. Afternoon free. Overnight Agra. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
Day 22 :- Agra Bharatpur
Morning drive to Bharatpur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri built by emperor Akbar in 1569 AD and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur - one of the most spectacular water birds sanctuary features nesting indigenous water - birds as well as migratory water birds and water side birds. It is inhabited by sambar, chital, nilgai & boar. From October till December the indigenous water birds nest in the acacia trees, sarus cranes nest around the lake. From December on, the migratory geese, duck and cranes are the main feature of the sanctuary.Overnight Bharatpur
Day 23:- Bharatpur Delhi
Morning drive to Delhi. No Hotel. Later airport in time for return flight.
Day 24 :- Departure
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