You receive a warm welcome on your arrival at the Delhi airport on the day 01 of the Rajasthan Desert Tour with Indian Horizons. Check in at a hotel for an overnight stay.
Morning drive to Agra Enroute you visit Akbar's mausoleum at Sikandra. on arrival transfer to hotel. Later proceed for city sight seeing tour visiting the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Also visit Itmad-up-Dau's tomb, built by Noorjehan in memory of her father. Night stay in Agra.
Morning drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the remains, it fortifications within the city including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival transfer to hotel at late afternoon . Evening at leisure and Night stay in Jaipur.
After breakfast you will be driven to an excursion to Amer Fort. At the fort you will be delighted to have an elephant ride. after this, you will be taken to a sightseeing tour of the pink city. You catch awesome sights of the Jantar Mantar, the City palace and the Hawa Mahal. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Today we will move to Ajmer. At Ajmer, first , you will check in at your hotel, and later, visit the Dargah of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. You will also visit the picturesque Pushkar Lake and Temples there, which include the lone Brahma temple in the world. Overnight stay in the hotel.
After breakfast drive for Udaipur, arrive Udaipur at late afternoon and transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure and Night stay in Udaipur.
Morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queen's resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Udaipur.
Early morning, we drive to Jodhpur and enroute visit the Ranakpur temples. On arrival at Jodhpur, you check in at your hotel and towards the evening make a trip to the awesome Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, the beautiful Mandore garden and the grand Umaid Bhawan Palace. Overnight at hotel.
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Early morning See the City in the Sunrise which looks like a Golden City. After breakfast city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Evening camel ride to visit Sam Dunes. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later city sight seeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner's dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.
Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa.
Morning drive to Delhi and check-in to the hotel at late afternoon. Evening at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi: OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire.On time you will be transferred by Indian Horizons representative at Delhi International airport to board flight for onwards journey.