Day 01 Arrival at Delhi
Receive a warm and traditional welcome at the airport in Indian style
and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 Delhi
After breakfast, go on a sightseeing tour of the city including Red
Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Rajghat, India Gate, Rashtrapati
Bhavan and Mughal Gardens, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb. In the
evening, see the famous sound and light show at the Red Fort. Overnight
stay at the hotel.
Day 03 Jaipur
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and check in at the hotel. Go on a
sightseeing tour of the Pink City including elephant ride to Amber Fort,
City Palace and its museum, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jai Garh fort and
Sisodia-Rani-Ka-Bagh will surely take your breath away. Spend the
evening at your leisure or go for shopping and taste Rajasthani cuisine
that includes Dal Bati, Churma and Bajare Ki roti for dinner. Overnight
stay at the hotel.
Day 04 Sariska
After breakfast, drive to Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary where you can spot
a number of wildlife and bird species including the tigers, especially
if you are on elephant safari. Overnight stay at the Sariska wildlife
Day 05 Mandawa
In the morning, drive to Mandawa in the Shekhawati region. Check in at
the hotel and explore the painted Havelis of the famous and rich
merchants of the region that belong to 18th and 19th centuries. Most of
these fabulous painting represent the deities that the natives worship
and the daily life of the people. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 Bikaner
The sunrise view of Desert Resort in Mandawa is quite picturesque. From
there, drive to Bikaner and check in at the hotel. A visit to the
world-famous Camel Breeding Farm is in store for the day, where you can
ride the camels and see how they are reared up. Spend the evening at
leisure or go for shopping in the markets to look for some of the
coveted handicrafts and miniature paintings. Overnight stay in the
Day 07 Bikaner
In the morning, go on a sightseeing tour of the city of Bikaner,
including the 16th century Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace and famous Jain
Temples. You can also savor the delicacies of Bikaner such as salties
(Bikaneri Bhujia), potato snacks and sweets and desserts. Over night
stay at hotel.
Day 08 Deshnoke/Nagaur/Khimsar
In the morning, drive to Khimsar visiting Karni Mata Temple at Deshnoke
enroute. 30 km from Bikaner, this 600-year old temple is also known as
the Rat Temple because thousands of rats live here permanently and are
fed here as pets. It is believed that these rats are actually the
devotees of Goddess Karni and spotting one white rat of the temple, is
considered to be especially auspicious. On the way, you will also visit
the famous cattle fair of Nagaur, which is the second largest in
Rajasthan and held annually in Jan or Feb.
In the afternoon, you will reach Khimsar and visit the Khimsar Fort.
Built originally as a stronghold against the enemy with fort walls,
minarets and stables; it was restructured in the 18th century to make it
suitable to serve as the residence for the royal family. Today, the fort
is one of the most popular heritage hotels of India. Overnight stay at
the hotel in Khimsar.
Day 09 Ossian/Mandore/Jodhpur
In the morning, drive to Jodhpur, visiting Ossian and Mandore enroute.
58 km from Jodhpur, Ossian is rightly considered to be an oasis in the
desert and is famous for its 11th century Jain temples with intricate
carvings that are dedicated to Lord Mahavira. Other highlights of Ossian
are Sun Temple, Kali temple and Sachiya Mata Temple. 8 km from Jodhpur,
Mandore is known for the Royal Cenotaphs of the rulers of Jodhpur
situated amidst well-maintained gardens. You will reach Jodhpur in the
evening and check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 Jodhpur/Delhi
In the morning, embark on a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city with
Mehrangarh Fort with its many palaces and courtyards on the top of
Aravali Ranges; Umaid Bhawan Palace, still used as the residence for the
royal family of Jodhpur in part and rest of it being used as the
heritage hotel and a museum; and the Government Museum that has a rich
collection of imperial dresses, portraits of the royal family and arms
and ammunitions. In the evening, you will leave for Delhi, where you
will be given the transfer to the airport so that you can catch your
flight to onward destination in time.