Day 01 – Arrival to Delhi
Once you have arrived in the capital city
, you will be greeted by our travel representative who will be escorting you to your hotel.
You can check-in, complete all the related formalities and stay overnight in the hotel room.
Day 02 – Excursion to the Capital City
Day 2 will mostly consist of a full day excursion of Delhi
. You would be covering some of the most prominent and beautiful places that have historic value to the country.
These would include the Jama Masjid – considered to be one of the largest mosques in the country and was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 16th Century.
India Gate – it is a war memorial that stands astride the Rajpath which was formerly called the Kingsway. It was built in tribute to the 70,000 soldiers who gave their lives for the British-India Army during the First World War.
You will also get to see famous Laxmi Narayan Temple also called the Birla Temple and it is dedicated to one of the Big three deities of the Hindu Mythology – Lord Vishnu.
You will also get to see the Parliament House and even the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial now known as the Raj Ghat.
Other than these, you would also get to witness the erstwhile Mughal Emperor Humayun’s Tomb which was commissioned by the first wife of the Emperor, Empress Bega Begum, and the Qutub Minar – which is also called as the Victory Tower and also declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
Post this you would be retiring to your hotel.
Day 03 – Travel Time – Delhi to Agra
You would now need to pack up and hit the road to Agra
to cover some more of the exotic destinations on this trip.
Once you have arrived, you will be escorted by our representative to the hotel and checked in.
After you have relaxed some and had some local delicacies, you will be embarking on a tour to one of the Seven Wonders of the World – The Taj Mahal. Built by the Mughal Emperor – Shah Jahan, it is essentially the crown jewel of India. It is a mausoleum that was built in the memory of the Emperor’s wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The Taj Mahal also houses the Emperor’s tomb as well.
You will also be getting to witness the Red Fort in all its glory even today. The Red Fort was the prime residence of the Mughals and that’s why its importance was paramount. This fort was built by Emperor Shah Jahan as the palace of the capital city.
After which you would be coming back to your hotel and staying the rest of the night.
Day 04 – Travel Time – Agra to Fatehpur Sikri to Jaipur
The next morning you would be proceeding your journey to the capital of Rajasthan
Midway, you can take a halt to visit the famous Fatehpur Sikri which was a city founded by the supreme Mughal Emperor – Akbar. The city is completely made up of red sandstone which is a sight to behold. It is called the City of Victory and was therefore founded in 1571 by the Emperor.
Alongside the city, you will get to see the Birbal Bhawan, which was also built by the Emperor, The Palace of Jodha Bai – which is a combined mixture of Hindu and Mughal style architecture, the entrance to Jama Masjid – Buland Darwaza and even the Panch Mahal.
Day 05 –Travel Time – Jaipur to Pushkar
Day 5 will include a bumpy yet joyous elephant ride to the Amber Fort.
It is located at Amber that is located around 11 kilometers away from Jaipur. Once you have explored the fort, the trip will now continue towards some of the famous attractions near the Pink City.
This would include a visit to the Jantar Mantar which constitutes over 19 architectural astronomical instruments crafted by the then Maratha Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh II. He was the founder of the Pink City and it even consists of the world’s massive Sun Dial and is even marked by UNESCO as a heritage site.
Your further visits would include the City Palace and even the Hawa Mahal. Post which, you can drive along to Pushkar and check-in at the hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the night.
Day 06 – Travel Time – Pushkar to Deogarh
This day would consist of a sightseeing expedition to Pushkar which is a city located close to Ajmer.
Some of the sights that you can visit here will include the Savitri Mata Temple which is located at a hilltop in Ganahera near Pushkar.
Next would be the Varaha Temple where you can enjoy and witness the rich historical carvings, and statues. Also present is the Brahma Temple which is located close to Pushkar Lake.
It is one of the few temples that is dedicated to one of the Big three deities in Hindu Mythology.
After you have seen this, you will then be getting to witness the Deogarh fort. It was built in the 16th century and is very famous for its carefully crafted wall paintings, palaces and even the Jain Temples.
After you have thoroughly enjoyed these attractions, you can then retire for the day in your hotel.
Day 07 –Travel Time – Deogarh to Udaipur
The next leg of the tour would include Udaipur
. But before reaching this city, you can take a pitstop to the famous Ranakpur, a village situated near Sadri and is located between Udaipur and Jodhpur.
You would now get to visit the world famous Ranakpur Jain Temple also called the Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara. This place is essentially a pilgrimage for the Jain devotees.
Once you have reached Udaipur, our representative would meet you up and escort you to the hotel.
You can check-in, relax and even venture out into the city to check on some of the items present in the local bazaars.
After which you can spend the night in your hotel room.
Day 08 – The City of the Lakes
Day 08 will consist of exploring the City of the Lakes – Udaipur
Once you are done with your breakfast, your itinerary would include a visit to the Jagdish Temple located in the middle of the city and has been there since 1651. The next attraction would be the City Palace , a complex built nearly 400 years ago by the Mewar Dynasty.
Another famous place is Saheliyon ki Bari which is a humongous garden and a popular tourist spot. It contains hordes of fountains, a lotus pool, and even marble elephants.
The final spot to visit would be the Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal which is a cultural institution that imbibes the spirit of folk art, culture, and festivals of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Finally, you can enjoy a boat ride in Lake Pichola, and then back to the hotel.
Day 09 – Travel Time to Udaipur to Mount Abu
Once you are done with your breakfast, you can now start your journey towards Mount Abu
You should check in to your hotel after you have reached the destination.
After spending some time in the hotel, you would get to visit the famous Dilwara Jain Temple, which is a collection of Delvada Temples. These temples were constructed between the 11th and 16th centuries by Vimal Shah, and it is considered to be one of the most beautiful Jain Temples in existence.
In terms of architectural perfection, it is a standing symbol of opulence and also one of the places of pilgrimage for the Jain community.
You can then spend your time exploring the buzzing local bazaars during evenings, and also try out some of the authentic Rajasthani dishes while you are at it.
Day 10 – Travel Time – Mount Abu to Jodhpur
Day 10 would be focused on traveling to Jodhpur and bidding adieu to Udaipur.
Once you have reached there, you would be checking in at the hotel.
After spending some time, you can start with your sightseeing expedition by visiting some of these exotic places in the city.
We would be starting with the Mehrangarh Fort which is one of the largest forts built in this country. It was created by Rao Jodha in 1459, who was also the founder of the city of Jodhpur.
Also included is the Umaid Bhawan Palace, which is one of the world’s largest private residences, and it resides in the city’s royal family. Another beautiful spot to visit is the Jaswant Thada which is a cenotaph crafted by the great Maharaja Sardar Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh II in 1899.
The final spot to visit would be the Clock Tower or the Ghanta Ghar that was built by Sardar Singh as well.
Day 11 –Travel Time – Jodhpur to Jaisalmer
Once you are done with your breakfast, we will be hitting the road for Jaisalmer.
There would be check-in formalities to complete once you have reached there.
Once you have settled in and spent some time, you can either choose to spend some time in the city or you can visit the famous Golden Fort or the Jaisalmer Fort. It is considered to be one of the very forts where the locals still reside.
Over a quarter of the city’s population resides there which makes it truly special.
Day 12 –The Golden City
Day 12 is all about the Golden City – Jaisalmer,
and we would be proceeding to look into some of the main attractions of the city once you are done with breakfast.
Some of the places you would get to visit here will include the Golden Fort which is one of the oldest living forts.
The next stop would be Moti Mahal or Salim Singh ki Haveli which is an architecturally beautiful residence built-in 1815.
You will also get to see Patwon ki Haveli or Kothari’s Patwa Haveli which consists of a series of palaces built around in the early 1800s. Currently, it houses museums that feature beautifully crafted furniture, artwork, and carvings. In the evenings, you would get to enjoy the bumpy camel rides in the dunes of Jaisalmer.
You can then retire for the night post this.
Day 13 –Travel Time – Jaisalmer to Bikaner
You will now pack your bags and do a road trip to Bikaner. Once you have reached the city, you would be checking in at the hotel.
After you have freshened up and spent some time there, you would be visiting the artistic Junagarh Fort that was built by Karan Chand under the rule of Raja Rai Singh in the 20th century. The fort was originally known as the Chintamani which was later on renamed as Junagarh or “The Old Fort”.
Some of the other places that you can visit post this would include Karan Mahal, which was built by Karan Singh under the Mughal Rule. The Mahal was then refurbished and called Anup Mahal that was done by Anup Singh.
Once you have had your fill by looking at these richly crafted forts, you can then return to your hotel and stay the night.
Day 14 –Travel Time – Bikaner to Mandawa
Day 14 will include traveling from Bikaner to Mandawa.
Once you have reached your destination you will be escorted to your hotel where you will complete all the necessary formalities and check-in.
You can spend some time in the hotel after which your evening would be booked to visit Shekhawati. It is a region that is lush with history and is located in the northeast region of Rajasthan.
As per conclusive historical records, some of the Marwari merchants constructed Havelis in the region.
It was essentially a competition about who will build a grander structure amongst themselves.
You can enjoy looking at some of these mahals, edifices, step wells, frescoes and so on. After this, you can enjoy the camel rides at Mandawa.
Day 15 –Travel Time – Mandawa to Delhi
You will then be traveling by road from Mandawa to Delhi
Once you have reached there, you will be checking into your hotel. After you have set everything up, you can just unwind and reach out to the busy Delhi streets for some shopping.
You can shop at some of the famous Delhi haunts that include Dilli Haat, which is an open-air food plaza and craft bazaar that is quite famous in the capital and is also considered to be one the most important commercial markets in the city.
You can visit Chandni Chowk, which is one of the busiest marketplaces and even the oldest in Delhi. The market is filled with spices, jewelry wares and other items including traditional Indian sweets.
The final one to visit would be the Janpath which houses markets consisting of Indian handicrafts, cotton clothes and so on.
Once you are done with everything, you can spend the night in the hotel.
Day 16 – Homebound
This is the final day of your stay. You would need to complete all of the check-out formalities and then our representative would escort you back to the airport to board your flight back home.
Conclusion : As stated above, we have seen the locations and specific spots that would be covered in the 16-day visit. All these spots mentioned above are famous and also of cultural and historical importance including the marketplaces that are mentioned. This itinerary will essentially give you the feel of the State of Kings and will make you feel like royalty.