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Extensive Rajasthan with Agra

Duration : 14 Days / 13 Nights

Destinations Covered : Delhi (2) - Mandawa (1) - Bikaner (1) - Jaisalmer (2) - Jodhpur (1) - Udaipur (2) - Pushkar (1) - Jaipur (2) - Agra (1) - Delhi

DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI

Arrive Delhi by flight.
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 02 : IN DELHI

Breakfast at hotel
Morning city sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, visiting Qutub Minar, India Gate (War Memorial), Humayun's Tomb, drive past President's House, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings. Also visit Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 03 : DELHI - MANDAWA BY CAR

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Mandawa (250 km / 156 Miles / approx 6 hrs drive).
Upon arrival at Mandawa, check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon tour of the town and its painted havelis. Mandawa, a small town has many Havelis and temples. The terrace of the rugged Fort provides a panoramic view of the town. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 04 : MANDAWA - BIKANER BY CAR

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Bikaner (190 km / 119 miles / approx 4 hrs drive).
Upon arrival at Bikaner, check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon city tour of Bikaner - The city is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and a mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh, the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. An enormous arched doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir where royal weddings and births were once celebrated.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 05 : BIKANER - JAISALMER BY CAR

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Jaisalmer (330 km / 206 miles / approx 5 hrs drive)
Upon arrival at Jaisalmer, check-in at hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Jaisalmer
DAY 06 : IN JAISALMER

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning city tour of Jaisalmer, visiting the Citadel, the fort built by Rawal Jaisal and where a fourth of the population lives; Jain Temples of the 12th to 15th centuries Patwon ki Haveli, a five storey mansion with carved pillars and murals; Salim Singh and Nathmalji ki Haveli.
Afternoon visit to Sam to view the Sand Dunes of the Thar desert near Jaisalmer, along with a camel ride.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 07 : JAISALMER - JODHPUR BY CAR

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Jodhpur (285 km / 178 miles / approx 5 hrs drive).
Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon city tour of Jodhpur, visiting the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone Hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memoriam built in 1899.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 08 : JODHPUR - UDAIPUR BY CAR

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Udaipur en route visiting Jain Temples of Ranakpur (280 km / 175 miles / approx 6 hrs drive).
Ranakpur Jain Temples - The temples, built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light and shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions.
Upon arrival at Udaipur, check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 09 : IN UDAIPUR

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning city sightseeing tour of Udaipur, visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum), Fatehsagar Lake, Pratap Smarak, Sajjan Niwas Garden and Sahelion-Ki-Bari (Queen's resort for her friends).
Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Pichola which is surrounded by splendid hills, palaces, bathing ghats, temples and embankments and also visit the island palace Jag Niwas which is set in the lake. (subject to availability of water in the lake)
Overnight at the hotel.

Jaipur Shopping
DAY 10 : UDAIPUR - PUSHKAR BY CAR

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Pushkar (301 km / 188 miles / approx 6 hrs drive).
Upon arrival at Pushkar, check-in at the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 11 : PUSHKAR - JAIPUR BY CAR

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning sightseeing tour of Pushkar, located just 11 km from Ajmer and 145 km from Jaipur, the holy lake of Pushkar is believed to have been created by Lord Brahma himself. It is as important as Banaras or Puri. Devout Hindus believe that it is essential to visit Pushkar at least once in their lifetime. No pilgrimage is considered complete without a dip in the holy Pushkar lake. Pushkar has as many as 400 temples and 52 ghats and the only temple in the country that is dedicated to Brahma is to be found here. While Pushkar is a heaven for the religiously inclined, it is also the venue of one of the country's most colorful cattle fairs - the Pushkar Fair.
Afternoon drive to Jaipur (145 km / 90 miles / approx 3 hrs drive).
Upon arrival at Jaipur, check-in at the hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 12 : IN JAIPUR

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning excursion to Amber Fort including elephant ride. Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. Ascend on Elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur, visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the Royal Observatory, drive past the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and through this Pink City's business and residential areas.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 13 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA BY CAR
Panch Mahal

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Agra (265 km / 166 miles / approx 7 hrs drive) en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. 38 km before Agra, is an epic in red sandstone. A city of yesteryears, today lost in the mists of time. Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1564 A.D. A sonless Akbar had gone to Sikri to seek blessings of a muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chishti. When his son was finally born, he in gratitude, constructed his capital city and named it Fatehpur Sikri. Later, due to shortage of water and unrest in north-west, Akbar had to abandon this city. The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti attracts thousands who seek blessings of the revered saint. Other renowned places are Diwan-I-Am, diwan-I-Khaas, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai's Palace and Birbal Bhavan.
Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 14 : AGRA - DELHI BY CAR, LEAVE DELHI

Early morning at sunrise visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays).
Return to the hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, visit Agra Fort (Halls of Private and Public audience), other palaces and local bazaars.
Late morning leave for Delhi (204 km /128 Miles / approx 4 hrs drive).
On arrival, you will be transferred to the international airport to connect flight for onward destination.