Covered destination: Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Agra.
Details: 8 nights for 2 adults, stay in 5* Hotels on B&B basis. Guaranteed departure minimum 2 pax.
Day 1: Arrive at Delhi International Airport. We will wait at the arrival hall with a placard in your name to greet you.
Thereafter you will be assisted with a transfer and check in at the hotel.
Stay overnight at
hotel in Delhi. (Vivanta Dwarka /
Radisson Blu Dwarka or
Day 2: Delhi - Mandawa (approx. 265kms / 06hrs drive). After breakfast travel to Mandawa, a small but delightful town in Shekhawati region
of Rajasthan. Founded in the mid-18th century, the town offers a sense of new discovery and
is known for its forts, castles, stunning havelis, beautiful paintings, rich culture and tradition.
On arrival check-in at hotel. After a brief rest proceed for sightseeing of this splendid town
with beautiful paintings, murals and frescoes which are seen in the stunning havelis, temples,
cenotaphs, wells, castles, forts and palaces. Then visit the majestic Mandawa Fort; its
archway has beautiful painting which shows Lord Krishna among his cowherds and the
rooms are architecturally adorned with mirror work. The city is quite rightly named as "The
Open Air Art Gallery of Rajasthan". Evening enjoy the camel card ride.
Stay overnight at
hotel in Mandawa.(Castle Mandawa / Alsisar
Mahal or Similar )
Day 3: Mandawa - Bikaner (approx. 200kms / 04hrs drive). Morning after breakfast travel to Bikaner, lying the north-west part of Rajasthan and is the
centre of art and culture of medieval India. This desert city has a stark beauty which is totally
unique, with wide-spread dunes, the moonlit glittering beauty and desert agility, marvellous
palaces and temples, archaeological treasures, all combining to making it a city of lasting
charm. On arrival check-in at hotel. Later half day city tour of Bikaner covering Junagarh
Fort - made of red and pink sandstone, and has 37 domes inside and is surrounded by high
walls with a 30 feet trench around the fort. Visit the Lalgarh Palace - This vivid palace was
designed by Sir Swinton Jacob and built by Maharaja Ganga Singh. This grand architecture
was built using red sandstones. The Lalgarh Palace is a classic example of Indian, European
and Mughal architecture, and is famous all over for its lattice sandstones. The palace also
houses a museum and the fourth largest private library in the world. Evening wade through
the narrow alleys of Old Bikaner City, passing through the bangle, spice and vegetable
market, and 'Tea Street', seeing some of the traditional red sandstone 'Rampuria Havelis',
built by well to do merchants, the intricately carved structures are representative of the
trending architectural styles of the 1900s as well as the personal tastes of their owners.
overnight at hotel in Bikaner. (Lallgarh Palace / Laxmi
Niwas Palace or Similar).
Day 4: Bikaner - Jodhpur (approx. 255kms / 05hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast travel to Jodhpur. Today you will experience the feeling of travelling
back in time with a journey to Jodhpur, while you catch a glimpse of the splendour and
magnificence of this ancient desert city built on the edge of the Thar Desert. At its best, it is
a doorway to the wonderland of sand dunes and shrubs, rocky terrain and thorny trees.
Afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort; one of the largest forts in India, the beauty and grandeur
of numerous palaces inside narrates a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of
skilled Jodhpuri sculptures and to enter, seven gates have to be crossed. A collection of
musical instruments, palanquins, furniture and cannons on the forts ramparts are well
preserved. After that visit the royal cenotaph Jaswant Thada - This white marbled
architecture is a memorial site of a Rajput clan. This cenotaph was built in the 19th century
by Maharaja Sardar Singh in the memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd
Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. Evening explore the Old city & Clock tower market. Surrounded by
a 10km long wall, has 8 gates serving as entrances, the winding streets offer colourful street
markets with blue houses alternated with white houses.
Stay overnight at hotel in Jodhpur. (The Ummed / Indana
Palace or Similar).
Day 5: Jodhpur - Jaipur (approx. 330kms / 06½hrs drive). Morning after breakfast drive pass the blue houses in the old Jodhpur. Later travel to Jaipur,
the first planned city of India, is a treasure-trove of culture, art and history, famous for its
colour, life style and Rajasthani cuisine. It is a city exuding royal heritage and extravagant
richness. The historic city also has many temples and shrines. On arrival check-in at hotel.
Evening enjoy visiting local bazaar at walled city. Explore world famous jewelry bazaar
which offers a variety that ranges from chunky tribal Jewellery to enameled gold to modern
Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur. (Hilton / Crown Plaza or
Day 6: Jaipur. Morning after breakfast excursion to Amber Fort, is the chance to ride an elephant up the
hill to the main entrance. The ancient capital of Jaipur state and the majestic palace complex
to witness a unique system of air-conditioning of 17th century. The fort presents a
fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. It is built using red sandstone and white
marble. While driving back to city photo stop at Jal Mahal.
Afternoon city tour of Jaipur pink city covering City Palace Museum; boasts to have some
of the priceless handwritten Hindu scriptures of the ancient past, miniature delicate
paintings, preserved painted ceilings and the elephant saddles (haudas), and is registered in
the Guinness Book of Records to contain the biggest silver objects in the world. Drive pass
Hawa Mahal or the 'Palace Of The Winds' - a remarkable gem of Rajput style of architecture.
This beautiful Mahal decorated with fine lattice windows and screened balconies was to
facilitate the royal women, in getting a glimpse of the daily events, royal processions and
festivals taking place on the streets.
Conclude your day with visit to Jantar Mantar; one of the famed observatories built by Sawai
Jai Singh is a complex of astronomical instruments, chiseled out of stone which provides
fairly accurate information to this day.
Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur (Hilton / Crown Plaza or
Day 7: Jaipur - Agra (approx. 250kms / 05hrs drive). Morning after breakfast travel to Agra, home to India's most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal.
A poem of white marble, the Taj is described as the most extravagant monument ever built
for love. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit of Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays), a
UNESCO Heritage Site, undisputedly one of the world's most beautiful buildings. The
epitome of love, stands on the banks of the river Yamuna built in the 17th century by the
Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. The white marble building changes its hue with the variations
in the daylight. Made entirely of white marble and decorated with exquisite pietra dura
(stone inlay) work, different types of precious and semi-precious stones were used in the
intricate inlay work done on the interiors. This magnificent monument is built around a
Charbagh or 'four garden' plan, split by watercourses- reflects the influence of Persian
architectural style... an exquisite image that you'll remember forever.
Evening visit of the Agra Fort, built in the year 1573 by Emperor Akbar, which is a mixture
of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture. The fort remained as the main residence of
the emperors belonging to the Mughal dynasty until the year 1638. The fort houses
numerous impressive structures like the Jahangir Mahal, Khas Mahal, Diwan-i-Khass, Diwani-Am, Machchhi Bhawan and Moti Masjid.
Stay overnight at hotel in Agra.( Jaypee Palace / Hilton or
Day 8: Agra - Delhi (approx. 205kms / 04 hrs drive). Morning after breakfast travel to Delhi. On arrival check-in at hotel and later enjoy the guided
visit of Delhi. Start from Old Delhi covering Jama Mosque - the largest mosque in India built
in red sandstone. Between the mosque and Chandni Chowk is a narrow shop-lined street
along which you will be transported by cycle rickshaws on your most photogenic journey
of the tour. Drive pass the Red Fort.
Afternoon visit of New Delhi which will include photo opportunities at some of the following
attractions - the exterior of the Parliament, the War Memorial Arch (India Gate) and
residence of the President House of India in New Delhi. Conclude your day with a visit to 72
meter high Qutub Minar; being one of the most important landmarks of Delhi, with
calligraphically decorated interiors and also inscriptions of verses of the Holy Quran.
overnight at hotel in Delhi (Vivanta Dwarka /
Radisson Blu Dwarka or
Day 9: Delhi Departure.
Morning after breakfast transfer to Delhi international airport to board your schedule flight
to onward destination.
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
Hotel accommodation based on twin/double room;
Meals as per Itinerary, Bed & Breakfast basis;
Air-conditioned Transport throughout the tour as per the itinerary;
All Monument Entrance fees as per the program (one time only);
Camel Cart Ride at Mandawa;
Elephant ride at Amber Fort;
Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi.
Italian Speaking professional local city guide till 06 pax onward. We will provide
accompanying guide from 07 pax onward;
Arrival & Departure Assistance at Airport;
All fuel charge, Toll taxes, Driver allowance, enter state taxes etc;
Presently applicable government taxes.
TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Any Air fare, airport departure tax etc;
If any taxes, entrances fee is being increased by concerned authorities, it will be
informed you accordingly and it will be charge on actual;
Expenses of personal nature such as Laundry, telephone bill etc;
Any Kinds of Tips;
Other services not mentioned above.
Welcome Garland on Arrival;
01 bottle of water per day per person.