Best of Rajasthan
Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination Covered : Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Agra
Day 01 : Delhi
As you arrive in the heart of India- the capital city of Delhi for the beginning of the Best of Rajasthan Tour, an India Tour Guides representative will be there to greet you and your family at the airport / railway station from where you will be escorted to the hotel in Delhi. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, go for shopping at the famous Connaught Place. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Jodhpur
After breakfast, commence on daylong sightseeing city tour of Delhi. Witness Delhi's rich architectural heritage in the forms of Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Humayun Tomb, Purana Quila among others. Evening, transfer to the railway station for the overnight train journey to Jodhpur.
Day 03 : Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
You will be greeted at the railway station by an India Tour Guides representative who will have arranged for a car that will drive you to Jaisalmer. After a 280 km ride, arrive at Jaisalmer and check in at hotel. Rest of the day will be free for leisure activities. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 : Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is delightful place to explore. After breakfast enjoy a daylong sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer that will include visits to the 12th century magnificent fort of Jaisalmer, the amazingly carved mansions such as the Salim Singh ki Haveli and Patwon ki Haveli, Gandhi Sagar Tank and the Barabagh Hill. After lunch, visit the famous Sam sand dunes situated at the edge of Thar Desert through a camel safari trip. The evening will be reserved for a cultural performance at a nearby village. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Drive back to Jodhpur in the morning. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Post lunch, enjoy an afternoon city tour of Jodhpur. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, famous Jaswant Thada Memorial and the Mahamandir Temple. Enjoy a cruise in Kaliana Lake. In the evening, head for a Bishnoi Village by jeep, where you will be served a traditional dinner. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06 : Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh
The sixth day of the Best of Rajasthan Tour will take you to Kumbhalgarh that is situated at a distance of 200 km from Jodhpur. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. After lunch, explore the Kumbhalgarh Fort at leisure. Enjoy the gives superb views over the lower land to the North-West, standing over 200m above the pass leading via Ghanerao towards Udaipur. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 : Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur
Day Seven of the Best of Rajasthan Tour Itinerary brings you to Udaipur. Known as the 'City of Lakes' Udaipur is famous for its fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, and gardens. After Check-in to a hotel, relax for a while and get refreshed. In the evening, go for a boat ride in Lake Pichola and admire the splendid views of the sunset. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 : Udaipur
Embark on a full-blown tour of Udaipur with visits to Lake Palace, City Palace and Jag Niwas Island. After lunch, enjoy a motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. Later, head out for the Jag Mandir Palace that is an island palace situated in the middle of the lake. Explore the palace at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09 : Udaipur - Pushkar
After check out from the lodge, set out for a 275 Km drive towards for Pushkar. One of the most holiest cities of India, it is also one of the oft-visited ones. Check-in to a hotel on arrival and spend some time relaxing in the confines of your luxurious hotel room. In the evening, venture out on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 10 : Pushkar
Explore the holy city of Pushkar. Visit the famous Brahma temple situated on the bank of sacred Pushkar Lake that is only one of its kinds in India. After paying your obeisance at the temple, head out to the Nag Pahar, also known as the Snake Mountain. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 : Pushkar - Jaipur
Day Eleven will see you driving full speed towards Jaipur. After a 150 km drive, arrive and check-in at hotel and spend some time at leisure. In the evening, visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and the modern Birla Planetarium. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 : Jaipur
On the morning of the twelveth day of the Best of the Rajasthan Tour, visit the magnificent Amer Fort, the greatest attraction at Jaipur. The famous fort is situated 7 miles up on a hilltop. The most convenient way to reach the fort is by riding an elephant. A ride to the fort on the back of an elaborately painted elephant is a special tourist attraction, which would surely be a unique experience for you. Move on to visit the other forts in Jaipur such as the Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. Spend the evening shopping at leisure at the famous Bapu Bazzar where you can buy exquisite handicrafts items, jewelry, clothes and other attractive items. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 : Jaipur - Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Reach Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary after a five- hour drive. Post check in and lunch, enjoy a short walk to the Jungle to observe the roosting of large bird swarms and explore the rich avifauna and bird species such as Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, White Ears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks and Pipits. Overnight stay at the forest lodge in Bharatpur.
Day 14 : Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary - Agra
Post breakfast and check out from the hotel, undertake a morning drive to Agra. Enroute, there will be a stopover at Fatehpur Sikri, the historical town built by Akbar where you can see the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world; Jama Masjid and the tomb of famous Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti. Reach Agra and check in at a hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Agra whereby you will get to see the best of Mughal architecture such as the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 15 : Agra - Delhi
In the morning, drive back to Delhi. On arrival check-in to a hotel at Delhi. If time permits, explore the metropolis and do a last minute shopping. Later you would be transferred to airport / railway station for your onward journey or way back home.