Duration: 10 Days / 09 Nights (It is a custom Made Tour, Feel Free To Customise It)
Places to visit:
Delhi : The capital city of India and your starting point.
Agra: City of Taj Mahal.
Jaipur: Capital city of Rajasthan. Famous for Forts, Hawa Mahal and shopping.
Jodhpur: The second largest city of Rajasthan, sits on the edge of the great Thar Desert.
Udaipur: The city of Lakes.
Pushkar: Pushkar is famous for the Lord Brahma Temple and camel fair, also called as Pushkar Fair.
Best time to visit
Oct - March.
After a late-evening arrival, you'll transfer to your hotel. Delhi stands as the capital of modern India, though it is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries.
The most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colorful market of the old city.
The impressive and emotional memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
The famous Mughal Gardens is located in the premises of the Rashtrapati Bhavan - the official residence of the President of India. The building and gardens designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens span an area of about 320 acres that include Colourful flowering shrubs and European flower beds. The gardens comprise of the Rectangular Garden, Long Garden and the Circular Garden. The Rectangular Garden is the formal garden, which derived its treatment from the water-gardens which the Mughals brought into Delhi. The small flower beds, the four waterways and mown lawns produce a virtual paradise. The gardens are open to the public from February to March every year.
It is primarily a memorial to the unknown soldier, which was Designed by Lutyens. The 42 metre high structure is a war memorial in honour of the soldiers who died during the second world war. The imposing structure from where stretch massive lush green lawns has an eternal flame (Amar Jawan Jyoti) to honour the memory of the unknown soldiers.
One of the fine examples of early afghan architecture is the Qutab Minar. A soaring tower of victory that was started in 1193, immediately after the defeat of the last hindu kingdom in Delhi.
A Wonderful example of early Mughal Architecture, the Humayun's Tomb was built by the wife of Humayun, Haji Begum in the mid 16th century, this red sand stone structure is considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal.
Enjoy rickshaw ride at Delhi.
Check out the miniature paintings, silks, handicrafts and hand-made carpets.
Emperor Shah Jahan vowed to honor his wife Mumtaz Mahal with this memorial of unmatched beauty when she died. This poignant Mughal mausoleum has become the tourist emblem of India.
Agra Fort is a veritable treasure trove of the Mughal architectural tradition. The various buildings within this sprawling fort complex represent the assimilation of different cultures, which was the hallmark of the Mughals.
Fatehpur Sikri (En Route)
The perfectly preserved, red sandstone "ghost town".Wearying of Agra, Emperor Akbar built a new capital here only to mysteriously abandon it a few years later. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its 'ruins' are still in pristine condition making it easy to imagine what court life must have been like in its heyday.
Bharatpur (En Route)
Famous for the Ghana Bird Sanctuary at Bharatpur. Bharatpur is about 176 kms from Jaipur on road. Bharatpur is popular for its bird sanctuary-the Keoladeo Ghana National Park - finest in Asia rich avian vary visited the park is through jeep.
The Former Capital of Rajput kingdom. We step back in time as we are transported up the hill to the palace on brightly caparisoned elephants - true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. Inside we find lavish courtyards, beautifully decorated halls and a lovely Chamber of Mirrors.
Museum with its fabulous displays of miniature paintings and traditional Rajasthani royal costumes and the lovely Palace of the Winds.
An accurate observatory built in 1726.It contains 13 different instruments for calculating such things as the time of day, the altitudes of heavenly bodies, and the positions of constellations. Although the instruments look like modern sculpture, they are able to make calculations accurate to one second.
Famous for the Pushkar Fair . Pushkar is about 150 kms from Jaipur . The holy city of Rajasthan, Pushkar is also famous for the Brahma Temple and Ghats.
Enjoy Elephant ride at Jaipur.
Jaipur famous for its brightly embroidered fabrics, carved wooden boxes and screens, silver jewelry and semi-precious stones.
Famous for the Pushkar Fair. Pushkar is about 150 kms from Jaipur on Jaipur - Udaipur/Jodhpur road. The holy city of Rajasthan, Pushkar is also famous for the Brahma Temple and Ghats. One night stay at Pushkar is sufficient.
Ranthambore National Park
The 392 sq. km. Park comprises of dry deciduous forests sprawling over an undulating terrain of the Aravalli and Vindhyan ranges .The park is one of the finest tiger reserve in the country under the Project Tiger. Ranthambhor sanctuary has a large number of sambhar, chital. Nilgai, chinkara, langur , wild boar and peafowl. A system of three pretty artificial lakes-Padam Talab, Rajbagh and Milak Talab, along with a number of anicuts are part of the biosphere. Besides enhancing the scenic beauty of the Park, they are an important source of water for the inhabitants of the park. The local fauna of the park includes leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sloth bear and a little population of pythons.
Ranthambhor's royal past manifests itself in the well-preserved imposing fort, built in 994 A.D. atop a steep high creek 200 metres above sea level. Ruined pavilions, walls, chhatris and splendid monuments are interspersed within the majestic fort. An 8th century A.D. Ganesh temple on an open land attracts thousands of devotees and is the venue for an annual fair held on. Bhadrapad Sudi Chaturthi, fourth day of the bright half, in the month of Bhadra.
Sariska ( En Route)
Famous for the Sariska tiger reserve park is just 110 kms from Jaipur. This sanctuary can be visited year - round. There are estimated 25 tigers in Sariska and the number is said to be on increase. Apart from tigers this sanctuary also consists of leopards, hyenas, wild boars, blue bulls, sambars, spotted dear and around 300 hundred species of birds.
The best way to visit the park is through jeep.
This majestic fort sprawled across a 125 hill, is one of the most impressive and formidable structures. Within the fort are some magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels, latticed windows and evocative names. These palaces house a fabulous collection of trappings of Indian royalty including a superb collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs, miniature paintings of various schools, musical instruments, costumes and furniture.
A white marble memorial situated about 400m northeast of the fort. You will get enticed by the beautiful marble lattice work and the carved wooden doors of the cenotaph.
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Built in 20th Century, this palace is a splendid example of indo-colonial style of 30s. This opulent edifice in sandstone is still the residence of the former rulers with a part of it running as hotel and remaining part as a museum.
The ancient capital of Jodhpur.Visit the Hall of heroes has fifteen figures carved out of the rock on the wall and the picturesque Mandore gardens.
Sardar Government Museum
An exquisite ensemble of paintings, sculptures and antique weapons.
Enjoy Village safari to the Bishnoi Villages.
The Colourful Girdikot and Sardar Market markets with tiny shops dotting the narrow lanes are situated in the heart of the city and are popular for a wide range of handicrafts, making them the favorite haunt of shoppers.
Ranakpur (En Route)
It is probably the most complex and extensive of Jain temples in India, covering 40,000 square feet (3600 mtrs).
Kumbhalgarh (En Route)
Khumbhalgarh Fort and wildlife sanctuary are the major attractions.
A majestic architectural marvel towering over the lake on a hill surrounded by crenelated walls, it is a conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. The main entrance is through the triple arched gate, the 'Tripolia' with eight marble porticos. The Maharana were weighed under the gate in the gold, the equivalent amount of which was distributed among the populace.
Saheliyon Ki Bari
This small ornamental garden was a popular relaxing spot where royal ladies came for a stroll and hence the name. The garden has many fountains in its four delightful pools, chiseled kiosks and marble elephants.
A top the Moti nagri or pearl hill, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap with a bronze statue of the Maharana.
Built in 1651 A.D. By Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indo-Aryan temple is the largest and the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images.
A spectacular rose garden laid out by Maharana Sajjan Singh. A library in the garden has a rare collection of ancient handwritten manuscripts and books.
Sajjan Garh Palace
Dominating the city's skyline is the monsoon palace of Sajjangarh.It offers a panoramic overview of the city's lakes, palaces and the surrounding countryside.
A beautiful lake, overlooked by a number of hills on the three sides and the Pratap Memorial on the north was built by Maharana Fateh Singh. In the middle of the lake is Nehru Park-a lovely garden island with a boat shaped café accessible by an enjoyable boat ride.
The picturesque lake that entranced Maharaja Udai Singh. It was later enlarged by the founder. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Two island palaces, Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas(Lake Palace) on the lake are of breathtaking.
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
The interesting collection exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings.
Jaisamand Sanctuary is situated 50 kms south of Udaipur the picturesque city of lakes verdant valleys and hills. It is on the bank of Jaisamand Lake, the second largest artificial Lake in Asia.The leopard, hyena, jungle cat, fox and wolf are among the carnivores of the sanctuary. Other wildlife here includes sambar, chital, langur and chinkara. The Jaisamand lake is the abode of crocodiles, turtles and a variety of fish. Various species of terrestrial and water-birds can also be seen here.
Enjoy the boat ride at Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake.
Pushkar boasts temples, through few are as ancient pilgrimage site many were destroyed by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is what is said to be the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. It's marked by a red spire and over the entrance gateway is the Hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. The Rangji Temple chosen is also important. The one - hour trek up to the hilltop temple overlooking the lake is best made early in the morning; the view is magnificent.
Numerous ghats run down to the lake, and pilgrims are constantly bathing in the lake's holy waters. If you wish to join them, do it with respect - remove your shoes, don't smoke and don't take photographs. This is not Varanasi and the pilgrims here can be very touchy about insensitive instruction by non - Hindus.
Ajmer (En Route)
Ajmer can be visited on the way from either Udaipur to Pushkar or Pushkar to Jaipur. The main attraction of this city is the Ajmer Sharif where the Urs festival is held every year according to the lunar calender. While in Ajmer one can also visit the Adhai - din - ka - jhonpra, Akbar Palace, Nasiyan Temple and many more interesting places.
Return to Delhi
You'll drive back to Delhi. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city on your own.