Best of Rajasthan - 10 Days
Places to Visit:
DELHI - MANDAWA - BIKANER - JAISALMER - JODHPUR - RANAKPUR
- UDAIPUR - 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
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/JAISALMER
(328 kms/7 hrs. drive)
Morning visit Deshnok's Karni Mata Temple (32 kms): the famous 600 years old
temple on the Jodhpur road dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess
Durga. The temple has huge intricately carved silver gates which were donated
by Maharaja Ganga Singh. The most interesting thing about the temple
the rats who scamper freely within the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. They
are regarded as sacred and are fed by priests and devotees owing to the belief
that they will be reincarnated in the family of the goddess. Continue drive
Dep: Bikaner By Car
Direct transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight.
Day 05 JAISALMER
Morning Visit The Fort, Jain Temple and the old mansions known as "Havelis".
People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century.
Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work.
Afternoon excursion trip to Sam Sand Dunes. No trip to Jaisalmer is complete
without a trip to the most picturesque dunes of Sam. Return to Jaisalmer for
overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 JAISALMER/JODHPUR
(295 kms/6 hrs. drive)
Morning drive to Jodhpur.
Dep: Jaisalmer By Car
En- route visit Osian - an oasis in the desert.
Direct transfer to hotel.
Afternoon visit Mandore Gardens and local market in Old Jodhpur. Evening free
and overnight at hotel.
Day 07 JODHPUR/RANAKPUR
(160 kms/3 hrs. drive)
Morning visit Meharangarh Fort - the 5 km long majestic fort on 125 m high hill
is one of the most impressive and formidable structures, Jaswant Thada - a cluster
of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 A.D. in memory of Maharaja
Jaswant Singh II and Umaid Bhawan Palace.
drive to Ranakpur
Dep: Jodhpur By Car
Ranakpur- renowned for some marvelously carved Jain Temples in amber stone.
Direct transfer to hotel. Evening visit Temples and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08 RANAKPUR/UDAIPUR
(96 kms/2 hrs. drive)
Morning free time in Ranakpur. Later drive to Udaipur
Dep: Ranakpur By Car
Direct transfer to hotel. Later city tour of Udaipur. Visit: City Palace, Jagdish
Evening boat ride in Lake Pichola and visit Jag Mandir. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 UDAIPUR/DELHI OR MUMBAI
Morning excursion trip to Eklingi & Nagda. Later transfer to airport to
connect flight for Delhi.
Dep: Udaipur By Air
Assistance at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel. Evening free and overnight
Day 10 DEPART DELHI
Morning full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit: Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana
- the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and
Red Fort. Free time for Lunch.
Afternoon visit Qutub Minar (built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199), Humayun's
Tomb, Indira Gandhi Museum, India Gate (a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed
in World War I), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past
President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught
Place shopping center.
Late evening transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.
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