Temple & Tiger of India
Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Gajner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
- Luni - Udaipur - Deogarh - Khajrela - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Day 01:Abroad / Delhi
Arrive late night at New Delhi International airport. On arrival the guest
will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Upon arrival
at hotel the guests will be provided with the traditional Indian welcome.
Consisting of aarti-tikka and garlands.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. This morning you will be taken
to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers
ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars.
Day 03: Delhi - Mandawa
Upon arrival check in at Hotel . Late afternoon visit the Shekhawati
region. Walk through the Shekhawati region, which was the stronghold
of Kayamkhani Nawabs till 1730. Besides the cenotaphs, wells, forts
and temples the majority of frescoes are painted on the walls and gateways
Day 04: Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner
Upon arrival in Bikaner lunch at one of the hotels followed by city
City sightseeing tour of Bikaner, this desert town in the north of the
state was founded in 1488 by Roa Bikaji, a descendant of the founder
of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort constructed between 1588
and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's
Day 05 : Gajner - Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer - is India's most exotic and unusual town - a medieval looking
place, straight out of the 'Tales of the Arabian Nights'. This beautiful
city is situated inside a huge mud fort and grew as a result of its
strategic position on the trading route between India and Central Asia
bringing great wealth to the city.
Day 06: Jaisalmer
After breakfast, visit this perfect Rajput walled desert city which
is like a golden jewel shimmering above the hard sand. Visit the palaces,
the Jain temples and magnificent Havelis or merchant's houses, each
richly decorated and carved from golden yellow sandstone - Patwon-ki-haveli
(House of the Brocade Merchants) is the largest and most elaborate of
the famous havelis of Jaisalmer.
Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Luni
City tour of Jodhpur - the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur, Jodhpur
stands at the edge of the Thar Desert. It was founded by Rao Jodha.
Chief of the Rajput clan known as Rathores and the Rathore kingdom was
once known as Marwar - the Land of Death.
Day 08 : Luni - Udaipur
Early morning visit the surrounding villages and witness their daily
lifestyle of living and enjoy cup of tea / coffee with them.
Day 09: Udaipur
Morning, city tour of Udaipur - the romantic Lake City in Southern Rajasthan,
famous for the stunning white marble Palace built on an island in the
Lake Pichola. It was the former Palace of the Maharana and now converted
to one of the most glamorous hotels in India.
Day 10: Udaipur - Deogarh
Ranakpur temples: A visit to the famous Jain Temple, dating back to
the 15th century. 200 pillars, none of which are alike, support its
29 halls. The Temple abounds with intricate friezes and sculptures.
Day 11: Deogarh - Khajrela
Khajrela seems to rise out of the Narwar plains like a sentinel. A sturdy
fort, it is quite simple and uses very little ornamentation to break
the almost forbidding exterior. The interiors too are simple and neat
where the guests can look forward to genuine Rajput hospitality. In
the surrounding area has several interesting temples, cenotaphs and
stepwells and for the more adventurous - camels are available to explore
the countryside and visit Raika and Bisnoi villages.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Khajrela - Pushkar
After breakfast drive to Pushkar (180 kms) enroute visiting the Dargah
at Ajmer. Ajmer, is the most sacred of all Muslim places of pilgrimage
in India. Ajmer is a green oasis on the shore of Ana Sagar Lake, hemmed
in by barren hills. Historically, Ajmer has always had great strategic
importance. It was founded in 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan.
Day 13 : Pushkar - Jaipur
Afternoon tour of "Pink City" - Surrounded on three sides
by the rugged Aravali hills, Jaipur is the picturesque capital of Rajasthan.
It takes its name from the prince, soldier and astronomer Jai Singh
II who moved his capital here in 1727.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Jaipur
Tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside
Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned
elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your
entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early
18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted,
offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling
Day 15 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Fatehpur Sikri - the impressive sandstone fortress was built in the
16th century and only occupied for a few years before being abandoned,
leaving the buildings in virtually perfect conditions. Thereafter, visit
the Taj Mahal, the guests will board the 'decorated tongas' (horse carriage)
which will take them to Taj Mahal
Little needs to be said
about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre
for every tourist's visit to Agra.
Day 16 : Agra - Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. Thereafter, visit the Red Fort. Red Fort- lies on
the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar
built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural
style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
Day 17 : Delhi - Abroad