DELHI-MANDAWA- BIKANER-NAGAUR-KHIMSAR-OSYAN JAISALMER –JODHPUR-LUNI-KUMBLAGARH-
17 DAY 18 NIGHTS
Meet upon arrival and transfer to hotel. On arrival chek in at hotel.
Day 2 –Delhi
Morning schedule- Old Delhi- for something close to Rudyard Kipling, visit the 17th century old Delhi-
Jama Masjid- the biggest mosque in India. Rajghat memorial where father of the nation Mahatma
Gandhi was cremated.
After lunch break
New Delhi tour – the capital of the country has long been a poenix rising again and again out of its ruins.
Delhi is early seven cities in one, the first dating from the 11th century. See the famous Qutab Minar 12th
century building 238 ft high stone tower, indeed a masterpiece of construction, new Delhi was the
creation of the British Raj of the 30’s and includes the President House Parliament House, India Gate, Raj
Path and Cannaught Place.
Delhi to Mandawa (260 km and 7 Hrs)
Town Mandawa lies in the heart of the shekhavati. As Mandawa emerges from the sand like a mirage.
Wandered through to streets were the mentioned and havelies of rich merchants are adorned with
elaborates frescoes and admire their intricately painting courtyards. The rugged fort for Mandawa was
built in 1755 by Thakur Naval Singh.
Day 4 Mandawa to Bikaner (200 km 5 Hrs)
Bikaer city – founded at the close of the 15th century by Rao Bikaji and was the former capital of the
state of that name, the city has a 16th century huge fort containing ancient palaces and temples, the
Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, contains statues of Gupta period and Rajput miniatures is worth the
visit. Bikaner is the home of the famous camel corps still most useful in desert warfare.
Karni Mata Temple/Deshnok
Which is dedicated mystic karni Mata the huge silver gates of the temple and the marble carvings attract
the visitor. A golden umbrella tops the temple, but the main interest here is the rats. The tmple is
infested with holy rats, infested with holy rats, which are fed and card for in the belief that they will
reincarnate as mystics or holy men. As you stroll around, the rats play and leapfrog over your bare feet.
Nagaur fort which is the central spot in here dates back its history to the 4th century constructed by the
Nagavanshis. This fort was later reconstructed using stone by the Ghaznivities in the early 12th century.
Since then a constant attempt has been taken to improvise this historical monument with a new mean
and form. This land has been the place of rule for many renowned emperors in India. Nagaur Fort is the
heart of this town and the best fort with a flat land that has a distinct monument in the whole of
Rajasthan. The striking façade and the gigantic monuments are the house for many mosques. Temples
land palaces, which are true examples of splendor, intricate architecture and elegance.
Drive to the hotel
Khimsar Fort has now become a destination in itself. It provides an ideal two night halt which falls mid-
way in the hectic Rajasthan itinerary. Time to unwind, relax and enjoy the privileges at Khimsar in the
fresh countryside environment. So many facilities at such reasonable rates.
Osian – an ancient town of the Thar Desert having a cluster of ruined Brahman and Jain temples, dating
from the 8th century to 11th century. Each one is spectacular in its originality of composition and
Pokhran –the junction where the Jaisalmer to Bikaner and jaisalmer to Jodhpur roads split is the site of
another magnificent Rajasthan fortress. The yellow sandstone fort rises from the yellow desert sands
and shelters a tangle of narrow streets lines by balconied houses decorated with parrots elephants and
Rajasthani inevitable peacocks. The usually quiet town springs to life during its annual cattle fair.
Keep driving to hotel.
In the moring visit of Jaisalmer town. It was built by Meharawal Jaisal in 1156 AD. One of the 2nd oldest in
Rajasthan situated on triangular mound 76 meters above ground level, Jai temple of 12th century BC
Gadisar Tank, Folk Museum, Patva ki Haveli and Diwan Nathmal ki Haveli, Badal NiwasPalace.
After lunch break
Village Sam is 50 one way to Jaisalmer famous for its cluster sand dunes. These dunes are large extents
of shifting sands, the winds heaps the sand in to hills or deep hollow scops vary in size from 3 to 15 km.
camel ride is arranged and in the evening enjoy the sen set with changing colour in desert.
Day 8 Jaisalmer to Jodhpur/Luni fort
Jodhpur- this ancient capital of Marwar is surrounded by a stone wall almost 9 km. in circumference
with seven gates separating it from the sands that stretch out on all side. Dominating the city is a
massive impregnable fortress situated on a rocky scrapped hill. Within the fort walls are number of old
palaces, with priceless jewels and interesting collection of arms.
Mehrangarh Fort- still run by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, Mehrangarh, the majestic fort, is just that
sprawled across a 125m hight hill, this is the most formidable fort in fort situated in Rajasthan.
Luni /Kumbalgarh Fort
Jeep safari in the Bishnoi tribal villages to see the rural way of life if possible we will try to show you
opium drinking ceremony.
Bishnoi and Patel community – they are argriculturist and second oldest community protecting flora
and fauna. Separate cluster of houses for one entire family. Group can enjoy opium ceremony here and
can have cup of tea with local flavor.
they are weavers. Here also they demonstrate the way of weaving where you can buy local mat etc.
Day 10 Kumbalgarh /Ranakpur/ Udaipur
Kumbalgarh Fort is 84 km. this is the second most important Fort in Rajasthan after chittorgarh, this fort
was built in the 15th century by Maharana Kumbha. It is built a top of the aravalli hills and is accessible by
jeep through its seven gates.
Later driver to Udaipur on the way Ranakpur temple visit
90 km from Udaipur in a quiet isolated glen, is a remarkable compled of jain temples of Ranakpur built in
1440 AD. During the monarch Rana Kumbha period.
Day 11 Udaipur
Eklinji Temple 22 km from Udaipur. Built in 734 AD. Cut out of sandstone and marble. This is a complex
of 108 temples enclosed by high walls. The temple is devoted to this particular deity which was
worshipped by the Maharanas of Mewar.
Nagda- very close to Eklinji is Nagda Named after its founder Nagaditya and is one of the most ancient
places in Mewar there are Hindu and jain Temples notable among which is the sas-bahu temple
dedicated to Vishnu.
Visiting city palace. Situated on elevation on the eastern bank of lake Pichola jagdish temple close to the
City Palace is the 17th century temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. Fatehsagar lake. Sahelion-ki-Badi.
Udaipur to Chottorgarh
After breakfast drive to Chittorgarh 230km and 5 hrs drive.
Chittorgarh- it built by the Mori rulers in 7th century, which is located on a 180m high hill. Padmini’s
palace- the palace of the legendary queen of mewar is in the fort, Meera and kumbhashyam temple this
temple is associated with the poetess cum devotee of lored Krishna. Meer kalika mata temple. A temple
of grddess Kali, vijay stambha.
Prithviraj Chauhan, who also ruled Delhi for a while, built a palace on the bank of the Menal river which
runs over granite slabs before finally plunging into a gorge over 122m deep. The entrance to the
mansion is via a two storeyed gateway carved with images of the gods Ganesha and bhairava. The
sauare courtyard beyond the entrance houses a huge Shiva temple of stone. Built in the ancient Hindu
stylewith a carved pagoda and pillars
Drive to Biundi
Bundi – visit Taragarh Fort it was built in 1354 and is reached by a steep road leading up the hillside.
There are massive battlements and reservoirs in the fort. The commanding position gives captivating
views of the town below and the surrounding countryside. The place is halfway down the hillside from
the fort clinging to the hill side it is famous for chitrashal which houses murals of the Bundi School of
miniature art. Baoris ste; wells especially the nagar sagar kund and the rani-ji-ki baori are worth visiting.
Bundi to Pushkar
Pushkar- take its name from the pushkar Lake near Ajmer where world famous Pushkar fair is held
annually. A dip in the holy waters of the lake is considered auspicious.
Brahma Temple visit- may be hereby people can ask their wishes for true love to be fulfill by the Hindu
god Brahma who is known for writing the human fate.
Overnight stay at Pushkar.
Pushkar to Jaipur (150 km 4 hrs )
Amber Fort- the original palace of the local rulers was built in the 17th century high up on a hill
overlooking a lake, just below the vast and somber walls of the ancient fort of Amber The towers and
domes of the Amber palace are reminiscent of scenes from some fairy tale. Its hall of victory are richly
decorated with panels of alabaster with fine inlay work of tender colours.
We will explore the Pink City
Pink City- this 18th century city is famed as the ‘Pink City’ because of the local rose pink sandstone used
in its construction. The fortifications gives it a medieval atmosphere. But its well planned layout is
modern, built in 1728. Visit Maharaja’s City Palace,
Day 16 jaipur to Deeg(200 km 5 hrs )
After morning breakfast proceed to Deeg. Deeg Palace is surrounded by formal Mughal gardens and is
consider by some to be the second only to the Taj Mahal in their beauty and symmetry. The palace has a
narrow ceiling with gently sloping iron spheres in it. When water flows on the ceiling these spheres run
over each other and create a noise like drizzling clouds. Deeg palace is fine blend of Mughal and Rajput
architect built by various Maharajas. Also visit Lohargarh Fort also known as iron fort.
Over night stay at Deeg.
Day 17 Deeg to Bharatpur/Fatehpur Sikri/ Agra (100km 3 hrs)
Bharatpur- Bharatpur is famous for Bird century is also know as Ghana Keoldeo Sanctury is home of
very large variety of water birds 328 species being identified saras, crane white ibis, open bill stark,
painted stark, Indian darter, grey heron and migrants such as ducks, geese, and Siberian cranes.
Fatehpur Sikri (40 km 1 hrs)
About 40 km from Agra lies the magnificent deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. The capital of the great and
loved Emperor Akbar. During his brief stay here a great complex of forts palaces and mosques sprang
up. But Akbar was finally forced to abandon his dream city due to lack of water. And it become a ghost
Day 18 Agra/Delhi
Taj Mahal One of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely th3e most extravagant expression of love
ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved
wife. It is a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone
Undoubtedly the highlight of our tour. Later We leave for tour of the imposing Agra Fort, built of red
sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates.
Rest of the evening free to explore the local handicrafts and shopping centers of the city where one can
look for marble inlay work, fine quality.
In the second half of the day we will leave to delhi