Day 1: Arrival Delhi:
On your arrival at Delhi International Airport you will be welcomed by your tour escort. You can find him easily as he will be there at the arrival lounge holding a placard of your name. After meet & greet transfer to your pre booked hotel. The rest of the day, if any, is at leisure to settle in, and recuperate from your international journey. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi:
Early breakfast and begin your city tour of Old Delhi with the Jama Masjid (India’s largest mosque). Take a rickshaw ride and explore the amazing narrow lanes and bazaars, visit Chandni Chowk, stop off at Asia’s biggest Spice market, and drive past the Red Fort. Later visit Raj Ghat, the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Take a drive past India Gate (War Memorial Arch), President’s House, Parliament House, and Government Secretariat Buildings. After lunch visit Bangla Sahib Gurdwara (Sikh Temple) and Mahatma Gandhi Museum. End your day with a visit to the Qutub Minar (tallest brick tower in the world). Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi – Mandawa:
After breakfast depart by road to Mandawa. A village established by traders of the Silk Route. En-route, pass through authentic villages and start to enter some of the most rural parts of India. On arrival in Mandawa, enjoy a walking tour through the streets of the city. See the amazing Havelis – mansions noted for their frescoe paintings of Gods and Goddesses. Overnight stay in Mandawa.
Day 4: Mandawa – Bikaner:
After breakfast depart by road through the arid lands leading to the Bikaner Desert Kingdom – a major centre of trade during the 16th century. In the afternoon visit the spectacular Junagarh Fort, with its impressively decorated interiors. End the day with a memorable Tuk-Tuk ride from the ancient city bazaar. Overnight stay in Bikaner.
Day 5: Bikaner – Pushkar:
After breakfast drive to Pushkar, a famous pilgrimage centre in Rajasthan. See the only temple of Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe as per Hindu mythology. Visit the famous Pushkar Lake, 52 Ghats where pilgrims come to bathe, and witness ancient Hindu rituals. Overnight stay in Pushkar.
Day 6: Pushkar – Jaipur:
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, known as The Pink City. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Afternoon explore and enjoy shopping at Jaipur Market. Jaipur is famous for textiles, handmade jewellery, blue pottery and paintings which makes it a must visit shopping destination. Visit Birla Temple before returning to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 7: Jaipur:
Early breakfast and then begin your sightseeing at Amber Fort, which was the ancient capital of the state. Ascend the Fort on elephant back or by jeep. Inside this amazing Fort visit Diwan-i Aam, Diwan-i Khas and Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors). Afternoon tour of Jaipur – visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Maharaja’s City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Drive past Hawa Mahal and through the pink rose residential and business areas. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 8: Jaipur – Agra:
After breakfast drive to Agra. En-route stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri – a Mughal ghost town. The city has palaces built in red sand stone and is a site that shows perfect amalgamation of Indo Islamic architecture and culture. On arrival at Agra visit the magnificent Agra Fort. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 9: Agra – Delhi – Back Home:
Morning at sunrise visit the extravagant monument Taj Mahal, entitled as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After breakfast, return to Delhi by road, from where you will connect to your international flight home.