Duration of the Tour: - 19 Days and 18 Nights
Destinations Covered: - New Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur –Udaipur – Mount Abu – Chittorgarh – Kota – Ranthambhore – Jaipur – Agra – New Delhi
Day 01: New Delhi (ARRIVAL): Welcome to India!!! On your arrival at Delhi international airport you will be received by representative of Western India Nature Tours and transferred to your hotel. At New Delhi, evening to be used in shopping and visiting the local bazaars. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 02: New Delhi: After a leisurely breakfast move out for a daylong sightseeing of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and New Delhi which includes Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 03: Mandawa: Morning, drive to Mandawa. On arrival check in at your hotel. Later visit Mandawa town, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 04: Bikaner: Morning drive to the Bikaner - city of the best breed camels in the world. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Visit the Camel Breeding farms, Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace, Fort Museum and the remarkable Bhandasar Jain temples. The magnificent palace is fabricated in red sandstone and marble is embellished with mirror work, exquisite carvings and paintings, definitely a worth visiting sight. In the evening you are free to wander in the busy market area. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 05: Jaisalmer: Early morning drive to Jaisalmer – City of Golden Deserts in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival transfer on camels to desert Place in a village outside Jaisalmer to spend your day in rustic desert atmosphere and enjoy dance and some cultural activities under the tinkling stars. Night Stay in Tented Accommodation.
Day 06: Jaisalmer: In the morning drive to Jaisalmer city. On arrival, check in into your hotel room. After having a leisurely breakfast move out for sightseeing of one of the oldest forts of Rajasthan "Golden Fort", Gadisar Lake followed by a walking tour to admire the excellent stone carving work on Havelies in the town. Visit the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Overnight in your hotel.
Day 07: Jodhpur: After breakfast proceed for Jodhpur. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Move out for a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the grandeur of the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower. Evenings at leisure, walk along the flourishing spice market here, you are left fascinated by the aroma of the opulent variety of spices. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 08: Udaipur: Morning drive to Udaipur in your exclusive vehicle. On the way visit the unparalleled Ranakpur Jain Temples (the temple here is the largest Jain temple in the world having 1444 carved pillars with no two pillars looking alike!). Further drive to Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. In the evening take a walk through the colorful Bazaar. Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola, and visit the Jag Mandir Palace amidst the lake, the picturesque beauty of the palace will take your breath away. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 09: Udaipur: Take a full day sightseeing trip of the city which includes visit to the City Palace - the largest Palace museum of Rajasthan (note the trees growing at the top floor of the palace, which is actually the summit of the hill the palace is covering!), Saheliyon ki bari, luxuriate some time in this embellishing garden where royal ladies use to bask in the green lawns and blue waters and excursion to temples of Nagada and Eklingji. In the evening visit the 300-year-old Jagdish Temple and the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rajput kings. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 10: Mount Abu: Early in the morning drive to the hill station in Rajasthan Mount Abu in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check in at your hotel room. Remaining day at leisure. In the evening take a walking tour near Nakki Lake. Over night in your hotel.
Day 11: Mount Abu: In the morning visit the sight of the hill station. The Dilwara Jain Temple is so beautifully carved that is difficult to imagine that human hands have sculpted it. You can also visit Gaumukh Temple, Gurushikhar, Peace Park and the other picturesque viewpoints. Over night in your hotel room.
Day 12: Chittorgarh: Morning after having a leisurely breakfast drive straight to Rajput city Chittorgarh in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check in at your hotel. Relax for a while. Move out to visit magnificent Chittorgarh Fort and other attractions. Remaining day at your own disposal. Over night in your hotel.
Day 13: Kota: Later drive to Kota, Rajasthan's largest industrial town. Check in at hotel later proceed to visit the City Palace and the Fort at Kota. Also visit a Museum containing the relics of the former rulers of Kota. Later visit Jagmandir, situated in the island in Kishore Sagar Lake, the Govt. Museum and the famous gardens of Chambal and Chatter Bilas. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 14: Ranthambhore: After having a leisurely breakfast drive to Ranthambhore - famous for the wildlife sanctuary which is said to have the India’s friendliest Tigers and also considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat, also a wonderful place for bird watching On your arrival at Ranthambhore check in at your hotel. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 15: Ranthambhore: Morning we move out for jungle safari to see the rare Indian tigers in full glory at the Ranthambhore National Park. After lunch we try another chance in safari of National Park. Share your experience of the adventures day on the dinner table. Over night in your hotel.
Day 16: Jaipur: In the morning drive to Jaipur. On your arrival to the charming Pink City of India check-in at your hotel. Time free for leisure. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. In the evening take a walking tour of the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most common places such as its squares and lanes. Night stay in your hotel.
Day 17: Jaipur: Take a full day long sightseeing tour of Jaipur city that includes the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory, Hawa Mahal, Birla temple, Albert hall and excursion to the old capital Amber Fort. Here at Amber, you’ll ascend till the gates of majestic fort on elephant back. The fort displays a beautiful mix of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Optional trip to ethnic village resort where you may enjoy traditional Rajasthani dinner. Night stay at your hotel.
[Amber Fort Palace: - Amber Fort is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.
City Palace: - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
Jantar Mantar: - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
Hawa Mahal: - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.]
Day 18: Agra: Morning, drive to Taj City - Agra in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check-in to your Hotel and move out to visit The Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. Later at sunset visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. It took over 17 years to build this memorial by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaj. Night stay in your hotel.
Note: Taj Mahal Remain Closed on Friday.
Day 19: New Delhi (DEPARTURE): After breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive straight to New Delhi. On arrival at appropriate time you will be transferred to the international airport of New Delhi to board the flight back to your home with sweet memories. (The Tour Ends)
· Welcome Dinner at Jaipur.
· Invitation to Indian family house to experience real culture and tradition.
Request Note: - The above proposed tour program can be customized as per your need and requirements.