n oasis of warmth and hospitality, friendly and cheerful people, romantic desert, rich culture & heritage…these all words sketch a picture of the wonderful land of Rajasthan. This tour covers every aspect of colourful Rajasthan- Old frescoed Havelis of Shekhawati region, beautifully carved ancient temples, Camel safari on the enchanting sand dunes, fairy tale palaces & magnificent Forts, rustic charm of typical rajasthani villages, colourful narrow lanes of old bazaars, Bharatpur bird sanctuary…and the dream in marble- The Taj Mahal.
 
Day 01: NEW DELHI: Welcome in India. Transferred to your hotel. Day at leisure.

Precursor of Taj Mahal- Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

 
Day 02: DELHI: Daylong tour of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and Lutyn's Delhi (New Delhi). Also visit Sikh Temple. Evening enjoy Dances of India show followed by dinner at Chor Bizarre.
 
Day 03: MANDAWA: Drive to Shekhawati town Mandawa.
  Afternoon walking tour to see some of its old frescoed havelis. Evening relish the delectable meal over alluring folk music.
   
Day 04: MANDAWA: Morning camel ride to visit the Harlalkabaoli- a working step well, Majisa ka Kuan, and Shiva Temple. Later excursion to Mukundgarh, Dundlod & Nawalgarh. All the three colourful towns are famous world over for their finest painted havelis (mansions).
   
Day 05: BIKANER: Drive to the fortified city of Bikaner. Afternoon visit the impressive Junagarh Fort, Camel breeding farm- only one of its kind in Asia, and colourful bazaars.

Junagarh Fort, Bikaner

 
Day 06: KHIMSAR: Continue to Khimsar visiting enroute Karni Mata temple, where thousands of rats are revered
  along with the temple deity, Karni Mata. Arrive & check in 15th century fortified palace, Khimsar Fort.
   
Day 07: JAISALMER: Proceed to Jaisalmer, visiting abandoned trading town of Osian enroute. In Jaisalmer, visit Bada Bagh & finely carved royal Chhatris (cenotaphs).
   
Day 08: JAISALMER: Morning visit the still inhabited Jaisalmer Fort, magnificently carved Havelis, and Gadisar Lake. Evening enjoy camel ride on Sam Sand Dunes- Jaisalmer's real Sahara like desert, and let the setting sun over these golden dunes romanticise you.
   
Day 09: MANVAR: Drive to Manvar to stay in ethnic Manvar Desert Resort. Afternoon, explore the place on camel back and visit a typical village of Rajasthan. Evening enjoy a traditional meal that is livened up by campfire and local musicians & dancers.
   
Day 10: LUNI: Continue to Luni. Arrive & check in Fort Chanwa (royal residence). Day free to roam around the village of Luni in the shadow of the fort walls.
   
Day 11: JODHPUR: Daylong excursion to Jodhpur to visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, and the museum located in the Umaid public gardens. Optional lunch at Umaid Bhawan Palace. Later enjoy bazaar walk around Clock Tower in the old town.

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhour

 
Day 12: KUMBALGARH: Morning visit to Bishnoi village to 
  see to believe the sincere concerns shown by Bishnoi community for environment conservation. Continue to Kumbalgarh. Arrive & check in your hotel.
   
Day 13: UDAIPUR: Visit the 15th century Kumbalgarh Fort in the morning. Later drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur Jain temples enroute. Evening visit Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal to enjoy rajasthani dance performances.
   
Day 14: UDAIPUR: Morning sightseeing trip includes City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari, and colourful bazaars. At sunset, enjoy a romantic boat ride over the picturesque Lake Pichhola. The wonderful day ends with a special dinner at beautiful Lake Palace.
   
Day 15: BIJAIPUR: Continue to Bijaipur visiting the sprawling hilltop fort of Chittorgarh enroute. Arrive & check in Castle Bijaipur, still inhabited by the royal family.
   
Day 16: KOTA: Drive to Kota, visiting ancient carved temples of Menal on the way. The route covers glimpses of unspoiled tribal life. Arrive & check in Brijraj Bhawan Palace- currently the home of Maharaja of Kota. Afternoon visit the City Palace & the Museum.
   
Day 17: KOTA: Full day excursion to-

Option I
: Fortified city of Jhalarapatan, Sun temple, 7th century Chandrabhaga temple, and Gagron fort.

Option II
: Baroli temple ruins and Bhensrorgarh Wildlife Sanctury.
   
 
Day 18: PUSHKAR: Drive to holy town of Pushkar treasuring medieval charm of Bundi on the way. In Pushkar, start your spiritual tour covering various ghats, sarovar, a tangle of narrow lanes full of interesting little shops & Brahma temple.

Cameleer with his Camel at Pushkar Fair

 
Day 19: KUCHAMAN: Proceed to Kuchaman. Arrive & check in Kuchaman Fort. Afternoon explore the fort and the bazaar in
  the town below. You could also visit the nearby Bird Sanctuary in the salt lake of Sambhar to see Red Flamingos.
   
Day 20: JAIPUR: Continue to Jaipur. Afternoon city tour includes Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds), Jantar-Mantar (the Observatory) and Maharaja's City Palace.
   
Day 21: JAIPUR: Early morning walk through some interesting lanes of the pink city to witness as to how the old city comes into life. Later visit Amber Fort, which is ascended on elephant back. Evening enjoy rickshaw-ride through the colourful bazaars of the Pink City.
   
Day 22: AGRA: Drive to a typical rajasthani village of Pehrasar to relish a delectable lunch in Chandra Mahal Haveli. Later visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary to see 415 species of birds, 117 of which migrate from as far as Siberia & China. Continue to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute.
   
Day 23: AGRA: Morning visit Taj Mahal - A beautiful poem written in white marble, and the impressive Agra Fort. Evening enjoy a high tea, especially arranged for you in a setting overlooking the Taj Mahal.
   
Day 24: DELHI: Drive back to Delhi visiting Sikandara on the way. Transfer to International airport in time for your flight to onward destination.
   
Day 25: DELHI: Fly to onward destination.

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