Day 01 Arrival at Delhi
Pick up at the Indira Gandhi International
Airport in Delhi and transfer to the hotel, where you will receive a
warm traditional welcome complete with garlands by representative of
Exotic Journey. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 Delhi
Visit the treasures of Old Delhi after
breakfast and booties of New Delhi after lunch on this day. Old
Delhi offers you Red Fort, Jama Masjid,
amazing experience of strolling down the streets of Chandani
Chowk that has evolved more and more in the past and
Raj Ghat, cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Lutyens designed
New Delhi and its State buildings including Parliament of India,
Rashtrapati Bhawan or President's Palace
and Rajpath that leads down all the way to India Gate.
Other gems worth a visit in New Delhi are Humayun's Tomb,
Qutab Minar and Iron Pillar of Mehrauli and the
markets of Connaught Place. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 Mandawa
In the early morning, drive to Mandawa, a city
situated in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan known for its painted
Havelis (mansions of rich merchants). The intricate carvings and
ornate designs and the painted arch depicting Lord Krishna and his
herd of cows that leads to the markets of Mandawa are worth a visit.
You can buy some beautiful handicrafts here as souvenirs and gifts
for your loved ones. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 Bikaner
In the morning, drive to Bikaner and you can
see sand dunes and the sights of desert region on the way. You will
be taken on a tour to the Camel Breeding Farm nearby,
which is world-famous for breeding the best riding camels and even
feed and ride the camels. Other highlights of the day are
Junagarh Fort, Fort Museum and Lalgarh Palace. Overnight
stay at the hotel.
Day 05 Bikaner Camel Festival
Witness the famous camel festival of Bikaner
known for the various camel sports and performances including camel
races and camel dances. You can also enjoy camel safari and folk
dance and music performances by local artisans here. Overnight stay
at the hotel.
Day 06 Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer, while enjoying the real
life scenes of Thar desert that mainly consists
vast expanse of sand dunes, thorny shrubs, Rajasthani women dressed
in colorful skirts, veils and heavy silver jewelry with a number of
pots well-balanced on their heads as they march in a group to the
nearest water-head and men in various turban styles leading their
camels. Check in the hotel and go on a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer
City. The highlights are Forts such as Sonar ila that are lived-in,
Gadisar Tank and ornate Havelis such as Patwon ki haveli,
Salim Singh ki haveli and Nathmal ji ki Haveli.
Explore the markets of Jaisalmer in the evening for handicrafts, tie
and dye attires and camel leather jooties (footwear). Overnight stay
at the hotel.
Day 07 Jaisalmer
Enjoy the trip to Sam sand dunes today. Note
the changing colors of sand at different time of the day and
experience the perfect adrenaline rush as you ride up and down the
sand dunes at high speed! Interact with native Rajasthani villagers
in the nearby typical Rajasthani Desert Village, many of whom have
never visited the nearest city of the outside world. Their warm and
friendly children are very hospitable and traditional Rajasthani
cuisine accompanied by musical and dance performances by the folk
artisans around the bonfire are just wonderful. You may also go out
on a camel safari and get a taste of uneven gait of a moving camel.
Overnight stay at the tents in the camp.
Day 08 Jodhpur
In the morning, drive to Jodhpur and check in
the hotel. Enjoy the desert scenery along with the gems of the
city's great heritage such as Mehrangarh Fort,
Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace and
Mandore Gardens. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09 Udaipur
In the morning, drive to Udaipur, the City of
Lakes. Go on a sightseeing tour of the city with City Palace
Museum, Jagdish Temples and Sahelion Ki
Bari as the highlights. Spend the afternoon at your leisure
or go for shopping in the Bapu bazaars. In the evening, savor the
grandeur and architectural splendor of the City Palace
and have dinner in imperial style here. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 10 Udaipur
After breakfast, take a boat ride on
Lake Pichola in the motorboat and revel in the beauty of the
placid blue lake. Visit the island palaces Jag Mandir
and Jag Niwas and experience the romance of the
historical and architectural splendor of the place and its
well-maintained gardens. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar, visiting Ajmer enroute.
Ajmer is known for the famous Dargah of Sufi Saint Moinuddin
Chishti that attracts thousands and lakhs of pilgrims and
tourists every year. Check in and overnight stay at the hotel in
Day 12 Pushkar Fair
Pushkar is one of the holiest cities of Hindus
and is the only place in the world, with a temple dedicated only to
Lord Brahma. Take a holy dip in Pushkar Lake and visit
the very famous Pushkar fair and all its activities
such as camel ride, tug-of-war and witnessing the camel contests and
cultural performances of the folk artists dressed in traditional
attires. In the evening, ride the camel cart to the 52 Ghats of the
lake. Overnight stay and dinner at the tented camps amidst the sand
dunes and folk song, music and dance performances of Rajasthan.
Day 13 Jaipur
In the morning, drive to Jaipur and check in
the hotel on arrival. Go on a guided sightseeing tour of India
covering all the major sites such as Hawa Mahal,
City Palace and Jantar Mantar. After lunch,
go on an excursion to Amber Fort with all its palaces and courtyards
and enjoy a royal elephant ride to its gate from the foothills. In
the evening, you can explore the bazaars of the city and enjoy
typical Rajasthani cuisine at dinner that includes Dal Bati, Churma
and Bajare Ki roti. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 14 Agra
In the early morning, drive to Agra, visiting
Fatehpur Sikri enroute. The highlights of the day are
Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Diwani-aam, Sheikh Salim Chisti's Tomb
and Jodha Bai's. Check in at the hotel in Agra and spend the evening
at your leisure or go for shopping in the markets of Agra. Overnight
stay at the hotel.
Day 15 Agra/Delhi
Go on a sightseeing tour of Agra in the
morning including the world-famous Taj Mahal,
Agra Fort, Tomb of Itimad ud Daulah and
Sikandra. In the evening, you will be driven back to Delhi,
where you will be dropped at the airport so that you can catch your
flight in time to your onward destination.