Havelies in Rajasthan - 7 Days
Places to Visit:
DELHI - MANDAWA - BIKANER - PUSHKAR - JAIPUR - DELHI
01 ARRIVE DELHI
Arr: Delhi By Air
Welcome/Assistance at the Iindira Gandhi Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight
stay at hotel.
Day 02 DELHI/MANDAWA
(250 kms/6 hrs. drive)
Morning drive to Mandawa.
Dep: Delhi By Car
Direct transfer to hotel. Mandawa was settled in the 18th century, and was fortified
by the dominant merchant families. Today it has some of the finest painted havelies
in the region. Evening visit the town and some of its painted havelies. Mandawa
houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient
coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items preserved in a
museum. The whole area of Shekhavati has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions
and is called the open-air gallery. Overnight at Mandawa.
Day 03 MANDAWA/BIKANER
(190 kms/4 hrs. drive)
Morning drive to Bikaner.
Dep: Mandawa By Car
Arr : Bikaner
Bikaner - popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for the best
riding camels in the world. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort - built in 1593 A.D.
by Raja Rai Singh, a general in the army of Emperor Akbar, and Camel Breeding
farm. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04 BIKANER/PUSHKAR
(258 kms/6 hrs. drive)
Morning excursion trip to Deshnok Temple - the temple offers a haven to rats
as they are believed to be incarnated as future bards. Thus, the rates, considered
to be sacred, roam freely in the temple precincts.
Drive to Pushkar.
Bikaner By Car
Direct transfer to hotel. Evening enjoy Camel Safari and visit various temples
including the only temple of Lord Bramha. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05 PUSHKAR/JAIPUR
(165 kms/3 hrs. drive)
Morning free time around the holy Pushkar Lake. Later drive to Jaipur.
Dep: Pushkar By Car
Direct transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur. Visit: City Palace,
Royal Observatory, Pink City and Hawa Mahal. Evening enjoy Rajasthani Folk Dances
and Dinner. (Optional) Overnight stay at hotel.
(260 hrs./6 hrs. drive)
Morning drive to Delhi.
Dep: Jaipur By Car
En-route visit Amber Fort. Enjoy elephant ride to ascend the hill top fort.
Continue drive to Delhi and direct transfer to hotel. overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 DEPART DELHI
Morning full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit: Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple,
Humayun's Tomb, Indira Gandhi Museum, Govt. Buildings and India Gate in New
Delhi. After lunch continue sightseeing tour. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid and
Raj Ghat-cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi. Evening transfer to airport to connect
flight for onward destination.
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