Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Met on arrival at Delhi International airport and transfer to The Claridges Hotel - deluxe room. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 Delhi (BL)
Full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi which includes visits to the Red Fort; the Jama Masjid, which is the country’s largest mosque and also known as Friday Mosque; Chandni Chowk (Silver Street) famed for its colorful bazaars in narrow lanes; Raj Ghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi; Birla Mandir – a large Hindu temple; India Gate – a 42 metre high, free standing arch built as a war memorial; Rashtrapati Bhawan, which is the official residence of the President of India; Humayun’s Tomb – set in wonderful gardens built in the Mughal Emperors memory by his wife; Qutub Minar – a 72 metre high tower built in 1199 A.D; and finally, the Bahai Temple shaped like a lotus flower, a recent architectural marvel of the capital. Lunch at the Chor Bizarre theme restaurant. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 03 Delhi – Agra (220 kms/ 04 hrs) (B)
Morning drive to Agra. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Agra visiting the Taj Mahal – perhaps the world’s most extravagant monument of love, built as far back as the mid 1600’s by Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz. Also visit the Agra Fort. The massive red sandstone Fort set on the banks of the Yamuna River was built almost 500 years ago by the Mughal. Overnight in Agra at the Trident Hotel - deluxe garden view room.
Day 04 Agra – Samode (275 kms/ 05 hrs) (BL)
Drive to Samode, en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri --- The deserted capital of Emperor Akbar is approximately 35 kms outside Agra. It was built in the 16th century and abandoned 12 years later due to a scarcity of water.Stop for lunch at the Laxmi Niwas Palace in Bharatpur then continue your drive to Samode. Overnight in Samode at the Samode Palace - deluxe room.
Day 05 Samode – Jaipur – Samode (40 kms/ 1 hr each way) (BL)
Full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur which starts with a visit to the Amber Fort, 11 kms away from the city. Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hill side, overlooking a lake. The climb to the fort is on gaily bedecked Elephants. The tour also includes a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with it’s façade of all pink windows and filigree screens, and visits to the City Palace and Museum, still the home of the former Royalty of Jaipur and now housing a Museum that has an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons. Finish the tour by visiting the Jantar Mantar (observatory) built in 1728, with its striking instruments and construction for measuring the positions of stars, planets, altitudes and calculating eclipses. Lunch at Hotel Narayan Niwas Palace. Overnight in Samode.
Day 06 Samode – Udaipur (400 kms/6 ½ hrs) (BL)
Drive to Udaipur with lunch en route at the splendid Deogarh Palace, take tea on the roof terrace afterwards.On arrival Udaipur check in hotel. Overnight in Udaipur at the Hotel Fateh Garh - Renaissance room
Day 07 Udaipur (B)
Half day sightseeing tour of Udaipur which includes a visit to the City Palace, towering over the lake, this is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum with a large and varied collection of glass, porcelain figures and miniature paintings. Also visit the Jagdish Temple, located only 150 metres from the city palace, it enshrines a black stone image of Lord Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the universe. Finish the tour with a visit to Saheliyon ki bari, or the garden of the Maids of Honour, which is a small ornamental garden with fountains, stone elephants and a delightful lotus pool. In the evening enjoy a boat trip on the Lake Pichola. This is considered the best way to end the day in Udaipur. Hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments, surround Udaipur's famous lake and landmark. The two island palaces, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir, are situated on it. The Jag Niwas, also called the Lake Palace hotel, seemingly floats in the glittering waters of the lake and is perhaps one of India’s most photographed buildings. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 08 Udaipur – Ranakpur - Kumbalgarh (150 kms/ 04 hrs) (BL)
Drive to Kumbalgarh en-route sightseeing tour of Ranakpur Jain Temples -- It is the tranquil pilgrimage town of the Jains -- a place of homage for Jainism and a unique example of Indian architecture. Renowned for some marvelous carve temples in Amber stone, Ranakpur is one of the five holy places of the community, these temples were created in the 15th century A.D. during the reign of Rana Kumbha and are enclosed with a wall. Lunch at the Maharani Bagh Orchard Retreat in Ranakpur. After lunch, continue drive to Kumbalgarh and check in at hotel. Later visit Kumbalgarh Fort -- - the second most important fort in Rajasthan, after Chhitorgarh. Set 1100 feet above sea level, in the Aravali hills, the fort has perimeter walls that extend 36 kilometers in length, claimed to be the longest in the world after the Great Wall of China. The fort is self-contained and has within its amalgam almost everything to withstand a long siege. The fort fell only once that too to the combined armies of Mughal and of Amber for scarcity of drinking water. Inside the Fort walls, are many magnificent palaces and an array of temples built by the Mauryas. The fort also offers a superb birds view of the surroundings. The fort's large compound has very interesting ruins and the walk around it can be very rewarding. Overnight in Kumbalgarh at the Aodhi - deluxe room.
Day 09 Kumbalgarh – Jodhpur (270 kms/05 hrs) (B)
Drive to Jodhpur and check in at hotel. Overnight in Jodhpur at the Ajit Bhawan - executive room.
Day 10 Jodhpur – Khimsar (90 kms/1 ½ hrs) (BD)
Morning sightseeing tour of Jodhpur which includes a visit to the Mehrangarh Fort - considered by many as the most impressive fort in Rajasthan. It towers above the blue city of Jodhpur, and has several commemorative structures built to celebrate the Marwar rulers' victories over various enemies. Inside the fort is a series of courtyards and palaces, as well as the Jodhpur Museum, which houses an exquisite collection of palanquins, howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. The ramparts of the fort are home to not only several excellently preserved old cannon (including the famous Kilkila) but also offer a breath-taking view of the city. Also visit the Jaswant Thaada, a white marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The tour ends with an interesting walk around the colourful Sadar market and the Clock Tower. Later drive to Khimsar and check in at hotel. Late afternoon Tea at the Dunes. Dinner and overnight in Khimsar at the Khimsar Sand Dunes Village.
Day 11 Khimsar – Pushkar (230 kms/ 4 ½ hrs) (BD)
Drive to Pushkar. Later sightseeing tour of Pushkar which includes a visit to the Pushkar Lake - Hindu pilgrims to converge for a holy dip in the sacred Pushkar Lake to "wash away the sins of a lifetime" and also visit ONLY Brahma temple in the world. Pushkar brings alive the rich tradition of Rajasthan enhancing the glory of the golden sand. Dinner and overnight in Pushkar at The Orchard - luxury tent.
Day 12 Pushkar – Neemrana (250 kms/05 hrs) (B)
Drive to Neemrana and check in at the Neemrana Fort Palace. Neemrana Fort Palace is the oldest and one of the finest among India’s heritage hotels. Each room is decorated in individual style with period furniture, private open terraces and courtyards. One of the nicest aspects of Neemrana is its dining. The cuisine is Indian (specially Rajasthani) and Continental (specially French), and every meal is different. The hotel also offers a swimming pool and camel rides to nearby villages. Overnight in Neemrana.
Day 13 Neemrana – Delhi airport (100 kms/ 02 hrs) (B)
Transfer to Delhi International airport in time to connect flight for onward destination