Arrive late night at Delhi International airport. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel Overnight at the hotel.
This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the ‘cycle rickshaw ride’ for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This afternoon you will be taken to visit New Delhi drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Agra (203 kms). Upon arrival in Agra – check into the hotel. Afternoon visit the Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. It was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat Overnight at the hotel.
Morning visit the Taj Mahal - This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child.The central structure has four small domes surrounding the huge, central dome. Above the tombs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are false tombs, a common practice in Indian mausoleums. (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday). Thereafter drive to Jaipur (221 kms), en route visit Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world. Continue drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur – check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Jodhpur (290 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Afternoon tour of Jodhpur - includes Meherangarh Fort - one of the most impressive and formidable fort in the whole of fort-studded Rajasthan. It is situated on a high natural rock bluff from where you can look down on the wonderful panorama of the bustling city below. Also visit Jaswant Thada - the Royal Cenotaphs. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Jaisalmer (280 kms). Upon arrival in Jaisalmer – check into the hotel. Afternoon visit the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rawals in Barra bagh where the rulers were cremated. This is also the best place from which to watch the spectacular desert sunset, and photograph the fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning visit the city's magnificent havelis or merchant's houses, each richly decorated and carved from golden yellow sandstone - Patwon-ki-haveli (House of the Brocade Merchants) is the largest and most elaborate of the famous havelis of Jaisalmer. The Nathmalji-ki-haveli (The Mansion of Nathmalji), the last of the great havelis was built in the late 19th century. End the morning with a visit to Gadisar Lake the large natural oasis that attracted Rawal Jaisal to this site. Late afternoon visit the Sand Dunes and enjoy a camel ride to view the sunset, as the sky is set on fire and Rajasthani folk musicians play haunting tunes. It can be an unforgettable experience. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Luni (310 kms). Upon arrival in Luni – check into the hotel. Fort Chanwa in Luni is composed of a lyrical complex of courtyards, towers, water wheels, stables, passages and unexpected stairways to secret pavilions and panoramic roof tops spanning the village below and the Thar horizon beyond. The traditional paintings on the walls harmoniously reflect the skill of the master craftsmen and the bygone days. Later in the evening enjoy an excursion to tribal Bisnoi village - All Bisnois believe in the sanctity of animal and plant life as laid down by the 15th century Guru Jambeshwar in the form of 29 basic tenets, hence BIS (twenty) and NOI (nine). They further believe their ancestors are reincarted as deer, so there are usually herds of deer found near Bishnoi villages. You will be welcomed by smiling Bishnoi tribeswomen, brightly clad, heavy bangles up the whole length of arms and men wearing pure white. Also see weaving and pottery making. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Deogarh (130 kms). Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Deogarh Mahal - built in 1670 A.D., the Mahal stands at a height of 2100 ft. above sea level with its bold battlements, domed turrets and balconies offering a commanding view of the surrounding Aravalli mountains and its rugged rock-strewn countryside dotted by a number of lakes. Enjoy a rural ride on the meter gauge train, having wooden slipper, accompanying local villagers traveling to Marwar. The track passes through a breath taking scenery of Ravli sanctuary, with some 100 feet high bridges, two long tunnels, waterfalls, thick jungle, and above all an unchanged ambience of bygone era. One travels through a ghat section and descends from neighboring shrub Jungle to feed on articles given by the villagers. Coach awaits the guests at Phulad (19 kms), which brings you back to Deogarh. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Udaipur (120 km), en route visit Ranakpur Jain temples. Ranakpur Temples the most magnificent 15th century Jain temples situated in the deep secluded valley of the Aravalli Hills. Though over 500 years old, the temples here are superbly preserved in a near-perfect condition. In the centre is the main “Chaumukha temple” dedicated ot Adinath. The most distinctive features are the 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, of which no two are exactly alike. Every conceivable surface is carved and every corner and angle is engraved with Jain images. Thereafter continue drive to Udaipur and upon arrival – check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning city tour of Udaipur, one of India's most romantic cities and famed for its lovely palaces and lakes. Begin by visiting the City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments, then continue on to the Garden of Maidens "Sahelion-ki-bari”. Late afternoon enjoy a boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank. (Boat ride depending upon the water level of the Lake) Overnight at hotel
Morning drive to Dungarpur (115 kms). Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Founded in the early 13th century by Rana Dungar Singh, Dungarpur lies very close to the Gujrat border and is a little off the regular tourist circuit. The Juna Palace, Udai Bilas Palace, and Udai Sagar are the main attractions here. The region of Dungarpur and Banswara is home to the Bhils, tribal aborigines who have inhabited this region since 2000 B.C. Its location has helped to its natural beauty intact. Most of the palaces and other monuments are well preserved and make a visit worthwhile. Afternoon visit the surrounding villages which will captivate you and become a part of your most treasured memories. You can see herds of cattle and sheep roaming around purposelessly. Watch the children trotting off to school, while their mothers prepare their afternoon meal on a dung-fire. Stop over for a taste of the authentic Rajasthani food. The hospitable men and women will be at your service, eager to fulfill your every request. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Ahmedabad (125 kms) railway station to connect your train to Mumbai. Depart: Ahmedabad at: 1430 hours by: Shatabdi Express Arrive: Mumbai at: 1935 hours Upon arrival in Mumbai, you will be met and transferred to International airport to connect your flight to onward destination (check in is 3 hours prior to the departure).