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Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour

11 Days / 10 Nights

Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi

 

Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour :: Day 1: Jodhpur
Arrive in Jodhpur.Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Jodhpur, The city was once the capital of the princely state of Marwar (Land of death). Jodhpur is also known as the blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. We will visit the Mehrangarh Fort (majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a steep hill and is among the best in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential apartments within. We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. After the sightseeing we have a walk through the Bazaars of Jodhpur.

Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour :: Day 2: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (about 290 km)
After having breakfast drive to Jaisalmer & proceed to Sam Sand Dunes. Enjoy the camel ride & Cultural progra with the dinner. Over night in the Swiss Tent.

Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour :: Day 3: Jaisalmer
After breakfast drive back to Jaisalmer. Check in the Hotel & proceed to visit the medieval city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer's crenellated golden sandstone walls and its narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved buildings makes this city unique. Jaisalmer is famous for its carved havellis (grand mensions). In medieval times, its prosperity was due to its location on the main trade route linking India to Egypt, Arabia, Africa and the West. Jaisalmer is a marvel of beautiful culture and this city remains one of the most exotic city not only in Rajasthan but in the whole of India. Some of the visitors called this city "a living museum".We have a walk through the old city and visit the Fort and the Jain temple.

Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour :: Day 4: Jaisalmer - Bikaner (about 330 km)
After breakfast drive to Bikaner & check in the Hotel, After a short break in Bikaner we visit the Junagarh Fort (1571-1611 AD) constructed of red sandstone and marble with kiosks and balconies embellishing the structure at intervals. This imposing Fort and its palaces are an unforgettable experience for us.

Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour :: Day 5: Bikaner - Mandawa (about 190 km)
After breakfast we proceed to Mandawa and visit the grand havellis of the Shekhawati area. Shekhawati is a region of NE of Rajasthan. Rest day at leisure.

Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour :: Day 6: Mandawa - Jaipur (about 168 km)
Today we drive to the Pink City Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones. After a break in Jaipur we visit the city palace in the afternoon which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Mahrajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories.

Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour :: Day 07. Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being seen.In the afternoon we have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur.In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance.


Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour :: Day 08. Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260 km)
Today we leave Rajasthan, Drive to Agra,Enroute we make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri,This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply.Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.

Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour :: Day 09. Agra
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.

Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour :: Day 10. Agra - Delhi (about 200 km)
Late morning, after having our Breakfast we drive to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in the afternoon & visit Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Government buildings and Embassies.

Rajasthan Desert with Taj Mahal Tour :: Day 11: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination. At the time of departure our driver & representative will drop you at International Airport.

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