Desert Delight Tour
(17 Days) Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Khimsar –
Jaislamer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Deogarh – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra -
|Day 01 :-
Arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India. After
completing formalities with customs and immigration, you
will be received by our representative with Traditional
Indian Welcome (with garlands).
Delhi is the capital of India since old times. Delhi's
history dates back to the first millenium BC, when it
was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs built Lal
Kot, the core of the first of Delhi's seven cities. It
is the epicenter of the nation's politics, economy and
culture. History is alive and throbbing in Delhi, the
capital of India.
Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight
|Day 02 :-
After breakfast embark on sightseeing trip of Delhi City
which would include the visit to Old Delhi and New Delhi
Old Delhi : An ancient walled city. Here you
would see the Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace
of the Mughal Empire, Rajghat the Samadhi of our Father
of Nation, Jama Masjid the largest mosque in India and
Chandni Chowk the bustling and colourful market of the
New Delhi : The city designed and built by the
British in the 1920’s- a city of wide boulevards
impressive Government Buildings, green parks and
gardens. First you will visit the two monuments from the
Delhi’s past Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. Then your
drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath,
past the Imposing India Gate and Parliament House.
After completing the sightseeing return back to the
Hotel for Overnight.
|Day 03 :-
Delhi- Mandawa By Road (Approx 270 Kms/06
After breakfast drive from Delhi to Mandawa. On arrival
in Mandawa you check in to the Hotel.
The Shekhawati, which means the garden of the Sheikh, is
Rajasthan’s open-air art gallery. The region is famous
for its painted mansions with beautiful frescos. A tour
of the city is a veritable education of India’s
fascinating art. The wall art remains unmatched in the
world, as it reveals the glory of the bygone era.
Shekhawati, museum of fresco art, is close to Delhi, on
the way to Jaipur. The unique form of wall decoration
practised at Shekhawati provides an excellent reference
about social influences on artists commissioned by
merchants to paint their mansions.
The Shekhawati region lies in the triangular area
between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner. In the early 14th
century, a number of Muslim clans moved into the area
thereby giving rise to a township, which developed into
important trading post on the caravan routes emanating
from the ports of Gujarat.
In the evening take the walking tour of the town.
Overnight at hotel.
|Day 04 :-
Mandawa – Bikaner By Road (Approx 170
Kms /04 Hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the desert
commercial center of Bikaner, Rajasthan via Fatehpur
that falls on the ancient spice route to Central Asia.
On arrival in Bikaner, check in at hotel.
In the afternoon, proceed for a half day sightseeing
tour that includes visits to the 15th century Junagarh
Fort, the many palaces, pavilions, courts and temples
with the complex, Lalgarh Palace, and Camel Breeding
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Bikaner.
|Day 05 :-
Bikaner – Khimsar By Road (Approx 160
Kms /04 Hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Khimsar. A remote
village located in Rajasthan's rural countryside,
Khimsar offers a kaleidoscope of desert countryside. On
arrival, check in at the hotel and immediately proceed
for a sightseeing tour that includes visits to the
Khimsar Fort now turned heritage hotel, walks to the
local bazaars, and interaction with the Bishnoi tribe
that dominates the region.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Khimsar.
|Day 06 :-
Khimsar – Jaislamer By Road (Approx
295 Kms /06 Hours)
After a rather early morning breakfast, drive to
Jaisalmer- the desert citadel of Rajasthan. On arrival,
check in at the hotel and immediately proceed for a
sightseeing tour of the city in the afternoon. Visit
Jaisalmer Fort and see the sun set on the royal
Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
|Day 07 :-
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a half day
sightseeing tour of Jailsamer that includes visits to
Manak Chowk, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli,
boat rides on Gadisar Lake, and camel safaris to Sam
dunes. Return to the hotel in the evening.
Overnight will be in Jaislamer.
|Day 08 :-
Jaislamer – Jodhpur By Road (Approx
285 Kms /05 Hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Jodhpur. En
route, visit Mandore (9 km) for sightseeing. On arrival
in the desert city synonymous with valor and romance,
check in at hotel. In the afternoon, proceed for a
sightseeing tour of the city that includes visits to
Mehrangarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal,
Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhavan Palace, and Royal centotaphs.
Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Jodhpur.
|Day 09 :-
Jodhpur - Udaipur By Road (Approx 260
Kms /05 Hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Udaipur - the
city of lakes and palaces and a home for the romantic at
heart. En route, visit the Jain temples at Ranakpur. On
arrival in Udaipur, check in at the hotel.
Udaipur is also known as the Jewel of Mewar. This
place was founded by Maharajah Jai Singh in 16th
century. In spite of being surrounded by the desert its
is situated in the lap of the Aravalli hills. It is
considered to be one of the most romantic places of
India. Elegant palaces, temples and havelis flank the
shores of lake. In the centre of the lake there is
Jagmandir Island where Lake palace hotel located .It
looks like the dream in white.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Udaipur.
|Day 10 :-
Udaipur City : Visit the city Palace- Museum-
grandeur and intricacy stroked all over in granite,
marble and mosaic displayed in the sparkling white
filigreed balconies and windows ,ornate arches and
cupolas atop magnificent octagonal towers.
Jagdish Temple : built in 1651 AD, also visit the
Sahelion Ki Bari- the spectacular garden displaying the
unique life styles of royal ladies who once lived in the
Return back to the hotel after the sightseeing.
Afternoon free at leisure .
In the evening enjoy a most memorable boat ride with the
reflections of the majestic Lake Palace Hotel at its
best in the setting sun. After the memorable boat ride
return back to the hotel for overnight.
|Day 11 :-
Udaipur – Deogarh By Road (Approx 145
Kms / 04 Hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the 17th century
desert village of Deogarh. On arrival, check in at the
17th Deogarh Castle turned heritage hotel that offers a
panoramic view of the village and the surrounding
landscape. Overnight stay at the Castle.
|Day 12 :-
Deogarh – Pushkar By Road (Approx 145
Kms / 04 Hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Pushkar - one of
the most significant Hindu pilgrimage destination and
venue for the biggest cattle fair in the world. On
arrival, check in at the hotel or Swiss tents and
proceed for a sightseeing tour of Pushkar that includes
visits to the Brahma Temple and the Pushkar Lake besides
the nearly 400 odd temples and numerous lakes that you
can see on your stay.
Return to the hotel or Swiss tents for an overnight stay
|Day 13 :-
Pushkar – Jaipur By Road (Approx 145
Kms / 04 Hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Jaipur, the pink
city and capital of the majestic desert state of
Rajasthan, India. On arrival in Jaipur, check in at the
hotel and unwind amidst the comforts of your room. The
day is free for you to spend at the leisure. Go shopping
at the ancient markets and get a taste of the spicy
street food. Alternatively, you can also stay back at
the hotel and enjoy the recreational fare that they have
to offer. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, also known as 'Pink
City' is surrounded by an ancient 20ft high wall and
eight gates. Situated at a distance of 280 km away from
Delhi, today, Jaipur is the personification of the old
order influence the new. An inherent interest for colour
and design penetrated over stratum of society, and
jewelry, crafts and architecture became objects of
fascination equally between prince and peasant. Jaipur
is also the main tourist hub of Rajasthan tourist
circuit. From here you can reach out to places like
Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Pushkar, and many
more such destinations from Jaipur. Jaipur is also the
third corner of the famed Golden Triangle tourist
circuit of India along with Delhi and Agra.
|Day 14 :-
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast start the
sightseeing of Amber Fort followed by city tour
Amer Fort : 11 Kms from Jaipur- A marvelous
example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and
reflected in Matao lake below. The magnificent old
Citadel, a labyrinth of massive walls and towers,
shrouds an exquisite marble palace, pillared and carved
glimmering with a million tiny mirrors, which creates
tanatalising reflection effect. The ascent to the fort
is on a gaily caparisoned elephants.
Afternoon sightseeing of Jaipur City visit the
City Palace Museum : An imposing blend of
traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is
resplendent with its collection of robes of royal
princess, carpets an armoury of old weapons , miniature
paintings portraying court scenes , battle scenes and
Janatar Mantar : (Observartory): Jantar Mantar,
built between 1728 and 1734, literally means the
‘instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens’.
Jai Singh, the brain behind the grand project, chose
stone with marble facing. This was the biggest of all
his observatories and the only one built of stone. He
used it daily, often with his astronomy gurus Pandit
Jagannath and Kewal Ram. In all there are 17 instruments
in the Jantar Mantar complex. The function of each
instrument is rather complex but serves a particular
function where time plays the main theme.
Hawa Mahal : (Palace of Winds) : A five storeyed
wonder with a spectacular pyra midal façade and
overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and
After completing the sightseeing return back to the
hotel for overnight.
|Day 15 :-
Jaipur – Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri By
Road (Approx 255 Kms/ 06 Hours)
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fathepur
Fatehpur Sikri: A fascinating ghost town lies
little beyond Agra the deserted Red sandstone city that
was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. It was a
veritable fairy tale city and its ruins are still in a
pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the
court life would have been like in the days of its
grandeur. Set like a jewel in a court yard of pink
sandstone is the marble tomb of Saint Salim Chisti,
enclosed by delicately carved marble screens.
Afterwards you continue your drive to Agra. On arrival
in Agra you check in to your hotel
Agra is the one of the prominent destinations of the
World Tourism map with three heritage monuments - The
Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri. It is more just a
dacadent city of graveyards and stones, but it is a
vibrant centre of Culture, Art and Religious philosphies
that have enriched mankind and shaped humen thought over
Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
|Day 16 :-
Agra - Delhi (Approx 210 Kms/04 Hours)
After Breakfast you embark on your sightseeing tour of
the Agra city including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Taj Mahal : The 17th Century master piece named
Taj Mahal ,which of course is the most splendid of all
the buildings – perhaps the most perfect architectural
monument of the world. It was built in the memory of
beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal by one of greatest king of
Mughal Empire Shah Jehan.
Agra Fort: Built primarily as a military
establishment by Emperor Akbar in 1565,the redstone Agra
Fort, was partially converted in to a palace during the
tenure of Emperor Shah Jehan. Though the principal
structure was built by Akbar, many more additions were
made by his grandsons. This massive fort is 2.5 Kms long
and is considered the predecessor of the Red Fort of New
Later you drive back to Delhi, on arrival check in to
Rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight will be in Delhi.
|Day 17 :-
Delhi - Overseas (Flight)
After breakfast at the hotel, indulge in a last-minute
shopping spree in the city. Return to the hotel to check
out and you are escorted back to the airport to connect
your flight back home.