Depart from origin. If you are commencing your journey from the United States, we can recommend the best airlines and routings for your particular needs. We can also introduce you to consolidators who offer discounted fares (First, Business and Economy) on these flights. This is a service provided solely as a convenience and extra value for our guests. We do not sell airline tickets to people not touring with us.
Day 1: Depart from origin (you can ask us to include international flights if you choose).
Day 2: Arrive at Delhi (most flights arrive either in the evening or at night). Our services begin here. You are greeted at the airport by our Travel Facilitator or Tour Director, and then ushered to a chauffeur driven vehicle. You are then driven to your hotel where you are assisted with your check in. The next day’s plans are briefly reviewed and the travel facilitator or Tour Director hands over travel documents such as your air tickets and hotel vouchers to you.
Day 3: Delhi – Jaipur. Check out from your hotel and board the morning flight to Jaipur. Arrive at Jaipur and proceed for a half day city tour of the walled city of Jaipur, including the magnificent City Palace. Visit the unique Jantar Mantar magnificent stone observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728. View the ‘Hawa Mahal’ (Palace of the Wind), the intriguing facade built (in 1799) to allow royal ladies to view the city and bazaar from the windows.
Continue the tour to visit the City Palace, the former royal residence (a part of it is still occupied by the Royal family and is not accessible) built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. This immense complex also houses a number of museums that offer a large and impressive collection of miniature paintings, costumes, and armory.
Check in to your hotel after the tour.
Jaipur is famous for its carpets, jewelry, & handicrafts.
Day 4: Jaipur. Proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort & Palace, located 12 kilometers from the center of the City. Arrive at the complex before 9 a.m. so as to be able to partake in the elephant back ascent. The Fort was originally built by Raja Mansingh and significant additions were made by Sawai Jai Singh. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of Kaisshawah rulers. Enjoy the ascent to the palace on back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. Visit the chambers and hallways of the Palace which are famous for their design and decorations.
There is a break for lunch.
Afternoon – You are at leisure with your guide and driver, who are available to you until 5 pm. This is a good time to shop for Rajasthani specialties if you are so inclined. There are enough other options that your guide/driver can offer you.
Evening – Watch the show at your hotel and then drive to have dinner with a Traditional Rajasthani family at their home. Or drive to a cultural show and dinner.
Day 5: Jaipur – Pushkar. Check out of your hotel in the morning and drive to Pushkar. Arrive at Pushkar in the early afternoon and check in to your hotel.
Afternoon – Start to visit the Pushkar town - apart from being a tiny town with 400 temples, Pushkar prides itself on being the site of the only temple dedicated exclusively to Lord Brahma, the Hindu God of Creation. There are over fifty Ghats around the holy lake, built by various rulers over the centuries. Hindu pilgrims visit Pushkar’s temples and the lake throughout the year. Explore this small town and the Brahma Temple which is the famous temple in India. There is also an interesting village bazaar that you can walk through.
Day 6: Pushkar – Jodhpur. Drive to Jodhpur in the morning. Arrive at Jodhpur in the early afternoon and check in to your hotel.
Afternoon – Start your day with a tour of The Mehrangarh Fort. This formidable hilltop fort is the one of the most impressive in Rajasthan. Many gates lead into the Fort and the main gate is the "Lahapol", with a huge iron gate. At the side of this gate there are 15 hand prints, the "Sati Marks" of Maharaja Man Singh’s widows, who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843 when the Fort was besieged. Inside the fort, visit the palaces Moti Mahal or "Pearl Palace", the Sukh Mahal or "Pleasure Palace" and the Phool Mahal or "Flower Palace". The tour also includes a visit to the "Jaswant Thada", a marble cenotaph built in 1899 as a memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Day 7: Jodhpur – Udaipur. Drive to Udaipur in the morning. Stop at Ranakpur for a tour. Tour the famous 15th Century Jain Temples, located 90 km's north of Udaipur. The temples 29 halls are supported by 1444 intricately carved pillars, and no two are of the same design. There is an abundance of exquisite sculptures and friezes.
Lunch is included this afternoon.
Continue your drive to Udaipur after lunch. Arrive at Udaipur and check in to hotel.
Udaipur is famous for its artists and paintings, including exquisite miniatures.
Day 8: Udaipur. Proceed for a city tour of Udaipur including a tour of the City Palace. At this Palace complex, explore the gorgeous rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, windows with colored glass, inlaid marble balconies and the peacock courtyard. You walk through the Crystal Gallery which has an amazing collection of exquisite Crystal (including complete bedroom furniture set in crystal, discovered recently in a store room in the palace). Visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-bari gardens and the local Museum after the Palace tour.
There is a break for lunch.
Late afternoon - cruise on Lake Pichola and visit Jag Mandir (if available).
Day 9: Udaipur – Delhi - International Flight. Check out of your hotel and board the morning flight to Delhi. Arrive at Delhi and proceed for a city tour of New Delhi that begins with a drive past Safdarjang’s Tomb (1753 AD) while driving to the Qutab Minar (1193 A.D.) which is a striking medieval tower of victory of Persian architectural style and is 239 ft high. Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque, stands the Iron pillar which has stood the vagaries of weather and has not rusted over 1500 years. Later, visit the tomb of the Moghul Emperor Humayun and then drive through Lutyens New Delhi which includes the Embassy area (Diplomatic enclave), Government buildings, India Gate, a golden domed Sikh Temple (Bangla Sahib Gurudwara), Birla Temple and Connaught Place, which is New Delhi’s main shopping area.
Your vehicle and driver stay with you until your (usually late evening) assisted check in at the airport.
Our services end at Delhi airport.
Day 10: Arrive at your next destination.