Day 1: Arrive in Delhi – A Warm Welcome
As you step off the plane at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, you’re greeted with a warm welcome that marks
the beginning of your 11-day journey through the vibrant state of Rajasthan. Your first stop is your hotel in Delhi, where you’ll rest and prepare for the adventure ahead.
Day 2: Delhi – Where the Past Meets the Present
Following a hearty breakfast, you’ll embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi, India’s dynamic capital city. Your tour will unfold in two parts, offering a glimpse of both New Delhi and Old Delhi.
– You’ll drive past iconic British-era landmarks such as Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s Palace), Parliament House, and India Gate, a tribute to Indian martyrs. Your exploration continues with visits to historical gems like Humayun’s Tomb and the towering Qutab Minar.
– The Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, is a sight to behold. Pay your respects at Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of India.
Your day concludes with an overnight stay in your Delhi hotel.
Day 3: Delhi to Agra – Where Love Reigns Supreme
After checking in at your Agra hotel and a well-deserved rest, a guided tour of Agra awaits. You’ll visit:
– Taj Mahal: A mesmerizing symbol of love and an architectural wonder.
– Agra Fort: A grand structure in red sandstone, housing palaces, mosques, and lush gardens.
And don’t forget to explore Agra’s vibrant markets, offering an array of souvenirs, from miniature marble Taj Mahals to exquisite jewellery boxes adorned with precious stones.
Day 4: Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri – Where History Beckons
In the morning, you’ll set out for Jaipur, Rajasthan’s captivating capital city. En route, a stop at Fatehpur Sikri offers you the chance to explore a once-thriving Mughal capital, now deserted due to water scarcity. Upon reaching Jaipur, you’ll be captivated by the
vivid colours of the city.
Day 5: Jaipur – The Pink City Beckons
After a sumptuous breakfast, a day of sightseeing in the Pink City, Jaipur awaits. Your itinerary includes:
– City Palace: Still partially a royal residence, its museum showcases a rich collection of paintings, artefacts, and royal attire.
– Jantar Mantar: Discover a fascinating collection of architectural astronomical instruments.
– Hawa Mahal: Admire this palace’s unique façade designed for royal ladies to view street festivals discreetly.
And, of course, explore the bustling bazaars of Jaipur, where you can shop for colourful fabrics, handicrafts, and jewellery. Your morning also includes a visit to Amber Fort, where you can enjoy a royal elephant ride up to the fort.
Day 6: Jaipur to Jodhpur – The Blue City Awaits
Following a delightful breakfast, it’s time to leave Jaipur behind and embark on a journey to Jodhpur, the Blue City. The second-largest city in Rajasthan is known for its azure-painted houses.
Day 7: Jodhpur – The Sun City Shines Bright
Start your day with a hearty breakfast before venturing out on a guided tour of Jodhpur. Explore the city surrounded by a 10-kilometre-long wall with 101 bastions and seven gates. Your Jodhpur tour includes:
– Mehrangarh Fort: Perched on a steep hill, this fort is a true marvel with its intricately latticed windows.
– Jaswant Thada: A royal cenotaph crafted from white marble.
– Stroll through the vibrant markets of Jodhpur.
Visit the beautiful Mandore Gardens and the majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace, which still serves as the private residence of the royal family of Jodhpur.
Day 8: Jodhpur to Udaipur via Ranakpur – The City of Lakes
Along the way, a visit to the Jain Temple of Ranakpur awaits. This unique temple boasts 200 intricately carved pillars, each one distinct, and 29 halls adorned with exquisite carvings and sculptures.
Arriving in Udaipur, the City of Lakes, you’ll check in for an overnight stay at your Udaipur hotel.
Day 9: Udaipur – The Venice of the East
Your day begins with breakfast and a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Explore the enchanting:
– City Palace: Rajasthan’s largest palace complex.
– Jagdish Temple: A marvel built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh.
– Lake Palace: A magnificent island palace shimmering on Lake Pichola.
– Sahelion ki Bari, Jag Mandir, Pratap Memorial, and Fateh Sagar Lake.
Day 10: Udaipur to Pushkar – A Spiritual Sojourn
Pushkar, one of the most significant pilgrimage places for Hindus. Known for having the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma, Pushkar is a place of great spiritual importance.
Explore the famous Brahma Temple and witness devotees taking a holy dip in Pushkar Lake. With its 52 bathing Ghats and over 500 temples, each with its own legends and unique architectural styles, Pushkar offers a serene and spiritual atmosphere. Spend the night at your hotel.
Day 11: Pushkar to Delhi – Journey End’s
After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Pushkar, and it’s time to head back to Delhi. Arriving in Delhi, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.