Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Bikaner - Jailsalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Palitana - Diu - Somnath - Sasan - Gondal - Bhuj - Mumbai
Duration: 19 Nights/20 Days
Day 01: Delhi
Upon arriving in the capital of India, Delhi, you would be welcomed by our representative at the airport. Thereafter, you would be transferred to a nice and plush hotel. This city incredibly symbolizes old and new. At one side it holds marvelous historical monuments and on the other lavish shopping malls. It resides people from diverse religions and cultures. Apart from this, it is also a major political center of the country which enhances its vibrancy. Post check in, begins the sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. You would be visiting red-stoned majestic Red Fort, sacred Jama Masjid, Shanti Van (Jawahar Lal Nehru memorial), Humayun Tomb, President House, India Gate and so on. Overnight stay would be at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Agra
In the morning, a drive of 210 km would take you to Agra, the city of Taj. Agra is an exotic destination and forwards the rich historical heritage of India. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal lies here along the banks of River Yamuna. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in remembrance of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal in the 16th century. Therefore, it truly exemplifies eternal love. En route you would also be visiting Sikandra Fort which is the grandiose mausoleum of the Emperor Akbar. On reaching Agra, begins the excursion with Taj Mahal. Post exploration of the Taj, you would be taken to the astonishing Agra Fort and beautifully embellished Itmad-Ud-Daula's Tomb. This tomb is also famously known as mini Taj Mahal. Overnight stay is in Agra.
Day 03: Agra - Jaipur
In the morning, you would be driven around 140 km to reach Jaipur. This city is also known as "Pink City" because of the presence of gorgeous pink colored buildings in old-walled Jaipur. Pink color was associated with hospitality in the Rajputana culture. Jaipur offers outstanding ancient architecture and is a complete cultural hub. The city is situated at the edge of Great Indian Desert and therefore, serves as the gateway to real Rajasthan. On the way, you would be halting at sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri. Built by Akbar, the city was abandoned decades ago due to scarcity of water.
Day 04: Jaipur
In the morning after a lip-smacking breakfast, get ready to witness some of the great and miraculous architectures of Jaipur. The excursion begins with a trip to the stupendous Amber Fort. You would be indulging in an elephant ride to reach the fort. These elephants are dressed in beautiful attire and sitting on them is sure to make you feel like prince/princess. Get astonished watching the stunning work inside the fort. Then afterwards you would be taken to another colossal and spectacular site, City Palace followed by the Observatory. Later we visit the colorful and enliven local markets. The markets of Jaipur offer tremendously alluring handicrafts and other goods. Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Jaipur.
Day 05: Jaipur - Pushkar
In the morning, you would be driven to Pushkar, which is a holy town situated alongside Pushkar Lake. "Pushkar" means a pond created from flowers. It is a prominent and extremely important pilgrim destination for Hindus as it is believed that Pushkar is among the five dhams. Therefore, it is kept in high regard. Pushkar comprises of beautiful holy lake, several bathing Ghats and startling temples. Also, it attracts a lot of people from all over the world during its grand and colorful camel fair.
Day 06: Pushkar - Bikaner
Next day in the morning you would be driven to Bikaner, situated at a distance of 260 km. En route you would even pass through Thar Desert. You can encounter several camel caravans, throngs of sheep-flocks, shepherds and nomads. On the way, you would also halt at the rat temple called Deshnok Temple. This is so called as rats are worshipped. Bikaner lies amid the Thar Desert and showcases brilliant Rajput culture. You will be amazed witnessing wonderful palaces and gorgeously sculptured temples made up of red and yellow sandstones. On reaching, you would be exploring the astonishing Junagarh Fort. Overnight stay would be at a hotel.
Day 07: Bikaner - Jailsalmer
In the morning, you would be driven 330 km to reach Jaisalmer. This desert city is a true example of golden beauty. Imprinted in yellow sandstone, it was founded by Rawal Jaisal, a Bhatti Rajput King in 1156. It is among the last princely bastions of the region and rests atop the Trikuta Hill. Apart from the gleaming sand dunes, it also offers dazzling sunset/sunrise vistas, charming palaces, fascinating forts and enticing havelis. The entire city is immensely picturesque. Upon reaching Jaisalmer, you would be visiting the exquisite Jaisalmer Fort, beautiful Jain Temple constructed in 1156 AD and other impeccable and famous havelis.
Day 08: Camel Safari in Jaisalmer
Visit to Rajasthan is incomplete without experiencing camel safari. Thus, day eight is dedicated for this. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as this day you will be enthralled mounting on the vehicle of desert, camel. You would be riding the camel around the city, which includes visiting isolated sand dunes. On this tour, the desert spells a magic of attraction on you. Camel safaris are definitely an ideal way to best explore the rural and royal Rajasthan. The intriguing sandy terrains and quaint villages are sure to impress you deeply.
Day 09: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Next day you would be heading towards Jodhpur, situated 320 km away. Jodhpur is also famously known as "Sun City" as here throughout the year, sun shines brightly. Jodhpur was founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 and is the second largest city of Rajasthan. It is separated incredibly into Old and New Jodhpur. The city tops in stunning scenic beauty. Also it has several magnificent palaces and forts which greatly attract people. Upon reaching, you would be exploring Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459, Jaswant Thada and Mahamandir.
Day 10: Jodhpur - Udaipur
In the morning, you would be driven to Udaipur covering 290 km. Udaipur is also known as "City of Lakes" and "the Venice of the East". It is considered the most romantic city of India and lies along Aravali Ranges. Udaipur was founded by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1568. The city houses lovely lakes, lofty hills, massive forts, stunningly beautiful temples, admiring museums, grand palaces, alluring gardens and extremely colorful culture. On your way, you would also visit Ranakpur Jain temple, one of the main pilgrim centers of Jain. These exceptionally beautiful temples were built during the reign of Rana Kumbha in 1439 AD. You will be astonished seeing the rich carving, ceilings ornamented with scrollwork and geometric patterns.
Day 11: Udaipur
Get ready to witness the striking architecture and beauty of Udaipur. After breakfast, you would be taken on a full day sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Starting with a visit to the spectacular City Palace which is made on the lines of medieval, Chinese and European architectures, you would be visiting Jagdish Temple depicting remarkable Indo-Aryan style of architecture and Sahelion Ki Bari, also known as the gardens of the maids-of-honour. It is immensely popular for lavish greens lawns, marble art and interesting fountains. Then afterwards we visit Pratap Memorial dedicated to historic heroic Maharana Pratap, sparkling Fatehsagar and later picturesque Lake Pichola. Overnight stay would be at Udaipur.
Day 12: Udaipur - Ahmedabad
In the morning, you would be driven to Ahmedabad covering 265 km. It is one of the most visited cities of Gujarat. Ahmedabad displays a perfect fusion of ancient heritage with a peppy coeval. The city has flourishing and momentous history. Ahmedabad delights you with beautiful art and culture, marvelous architecture and imposing monuments under one roof. Upon reaching the city, you would be visiting several famous sights such as sacred and impeccably built Jama Masjid, most eminent shrine of Muslims Sidi Sayed Mosque which is a great example of classy architecture, Ahmed Shah mosque, built in 1414 AD and Bibi ka Masjid which is a staggering mosque built in Indo-Saracenic architectural style. Later you would also be taken to the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi, Sabarmati Ashram. Overnight stay would be at a hotel in Ahmedabad.
Day 13: Ahmebabad - Palitana
Next day we drive to a very popular Jain pilgrim destination, Palitana, situated at a distance of 220 km from Ahmedabad. There are almost 1200 alluring Jain temples constructed thousands years ago on a lonesome and rocky Shatrunjaya hill. All these temples are amazingly carved and the main temple present atop the hill is devoted to Lord Adinath. Interestingly to visit them you have to climb over 3000 steps. Also you encounter astounding scenic beauty on your way with lofty mountains, cloudy hills and amazing greenery all around.
Day 14: Palitana - Diu
Early in the morning, you would be visiting the temple complex present on Shatrunjaya Hill. In the afternoon, you would be driven 160 km to another spectacular destination, Diu. This place is synonymous to bright sun, fine sand and sparkling blue sea. It is a former Portuguese township and beaches here are among the finest in the country. The city is a true reflection of Portuguese architecture as most of the buildings here were built during Portuguese colonial period such as churches, public buildings, pastel shaded bungalows, beam roofs, clean wide roads and much more. Most these building are transformed into museums. Overnight stay is at a beach hotel.
Day 15: Diu - Somnath - Sasan
From Diu, a drive of 180 kms would take you to Sasan, extremely famous for its impressive Sasan Gir National Park. On your way, you will also visit prominent Somnath temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Amazingly this temple was maimed seven times and then rebuilt each time. It is strongly believed that this temple emerged out initially in gold, then silver, third time in wood and finally in stone. The current one is the seventh temple. Also alongside the temple lies an open Arabian Sea along with grey colored sand showcasing an incredible and rare view. Upon reaching Sasan Gir, you would be transferred to a hotel.
Day 16: Sasan - Gondal
In the morning, we take a ride in the famous Sasan Gir Forest. It is spread in a vast area of 1512 square km and was founded in 1965 with a vision to protect waning number of lions. It houses some of the seldom species of Asiatic Lion, making the forest one of the most crucial protected places. Some other wild animals you can see in the forest are bear antelope, hyena, fox, blue bull, black buck and several species of deer family. Afterwards, you would be driven overnight to reach Gondal which is 150 km away.
Day 17: Gondal - Bhuj
On reaching Gondal, you would rest for sometime after which you would continue with the journey to Bhuj, situated 230 km away from Gondal. The city of Bhuj is located in the Kachchh district of Gujarat and thus, is also famously called as the 'Gateway to Kutch'. In Bhuj you will be enthralled by the astounding Hindu temples, palaces and wooden pavilions. Being in Bhuj you also get a chance to visit the oldest museum of India. The city has maze like roads and furnished gateways which welcomes the visitors with open arms. The main attraction is the impeccable handicraft, embroidery and camel pulling carts in the markets. Overnight stay would be at the hotel.
Day 18: Bhuj
On day eighteen, begins the excursion tour of Bhuj. You would be exploring exquisite museums and some tribal villages. This trip to villages allows you to come closer to the people around and know about their lifestyle more deeply. The huts of these villages are charmingly adorned with the help of their traditional paintings, cupboards and fastened mirrors. The inhabitants of these villages wear their traditional costumes, thus keeping the rich ancient culture alive even today.
Day 19: Bhuj - Mumbai
On this day, you would be leaving Bhuj and catch a flight to Mumbai. Upon reaching the last destination, Mumbai, you will be transferred to a good hotel. The rest of the day is free; you can either relax or enjoy a frolic time wandering on marine drive. You can enjoy some street snacks at chaupati or do cheap shopping on Fashion Street and so on.
Day 20: Mumbai - Departure
In the morning, get ready to bid good bye to your fellow tour mates. You would be transferred to the International Airport. On reaching, you would board your flight back or onward destination.
Also Mapped to: • Jaipur Tours • New Delhi Tours • Mumbai Tours • Pushkar Tours • Jodhpur Tours • Jaisalmer Tours • Bikaner Tours • Udaipur Tours • Agra Tours • Ahmedabad Tours
Rajasthan & Gujarat travel package allows you to check out the regal charm of two most splendid states; Rajasthan and Gujarat.