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When we talk about a colorful India, the myriad hues of Rajasthan are among the first places that come to mind. With its incredible cultural and historical value, Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. A Rajasthan trip is full of visits to historically significant monuments along with an amazing wildlife experience. Indulge in the picturesque views on a Rajasthan trip and enjoy the sandy dunes, atop a camel. The exquisite arts and crafts of this region make it a melting pot of art, history, culture, and tradition. Rajasthan has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in India for a long time now. Tourists from all across the globe visit this rich and beautiful destination to learn a lot about India’s glorious past.
Arrival at Delhi
When you arrive at the international airport in Delhi late in the evening, the company’s representatives shall receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Delhi, the capital of India, is a sprawling metropolis and a melting pot of rich history and striking modernity. Delhi is the window to a colorful India.
Stay overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. The trip to Old Delhi includes a visit to the Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid- the largest mosque of India, and the famous Red Fort- the most opulent fort and palace of the erstwhile Mughal Empire. The cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk is one of the main attractions of a trip to Old Delhi and is the best way to witness a colorful India.
Sightseeing tour of New Delhi includes a visit to the Parliament House, Humayun’s Tomb, Rajpath, the Qutub Minar, India Gate, the President’s Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
Stay overnight in Delhi.
Delhi - Agra
Post breakfast, start for Agra and reach by the afternoon. Check-in to the hotel and proceed for sightseeing.
Agra was transformed from a little village to the second capital of the Mughal Empire by two great Mughal Emperors, Akbar, and Shah Jahan. Today, Agra is a world of contrasting edifices built of white marble and red sandstone, narrow alleys, and quaint buggies. It has an irresistible charm which made it the favorite city of the Mughals.
Visit the world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra. This architectural masterpiece was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beautiful wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Proceed to the Agra Fort after this. The Agra Fort was built in 1565 AD by Mughal Emperor Akbar. The Pearl Mosque inside the Red Fort is another major tourist attraction of colorful India. Visit Itmadullah’s Tomb, the insides of which are considered more beautiful than the Taj Mahal itself.
Stay overnight at Agra.
After breakfast, drive to Fatehpur Sikri. This deserted, red sandstone city was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. Tourists can imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Visit the Buland Darwaza which is the largest gateway in the world.
After this, proceed to Ranthambore. Reach and transfer to the resort. Enjoy the evening at the resort. The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve is located at the junction of the Aravalis and the Vindhyas. The chief attractions of the Ranthambore National Park are the Royal Bengal Tigers. Tiger sightings are always a matter of chance.
Stay overnight at the resort.
Wake up early in the morning and proceed for a safari to the Ranthambore National Park. Watch the tigers and a variety of other wildlife throughout the morning. Return to the resort and have a delicious breakfast.
After this, freshen up and relax. Have lunch in the afternoon and start for your afternoon safari. The safari continues till the evening, following which you can return to the lodge.
Dinner is served at the resort and retires for the day. Overnight stay at Ranthambore.
Proceed to the Ranthambore National Park for the third safari. After enjoying a delicious breakfast, start for Jaipur.
Jaipur is the epitome of the spirit of the Rajputana and has developed into a bustling metropolis. Jaipur boasts of rich culture and grand history. Jaipur is popularly known as the pink city. Jaipur never fails to amaze tourists with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples, and beautiful lush gardens.
In the evening, visit the famous Birla Temple to know more about the fascinating religious life of Jaipur. Enjoy a serene moment while witnessing the Aarti Ceremony.
Stay overnight at Jaipur.
Jaipur: Spend the day exploring Jaipur
The first stop is the Amber Fort, in the outskirts of Jaipur. Enjoy the elephant ride and ascent to the fort. The forbidding exterior protects an inner paradise, a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu lifestyles.
Following this, visit the City Palace, a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architectural styles. The grand palace sprawls across one-seventh of the area in the walled city. The Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple, and the City Palace Museum are located in the City Palace.
Jantar Mantar is the largest and the best-preserved of the five observatories that were built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. It consists of outsized astronomical instruments and is still in use. Visit the famous Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’. This ornamental façade is one of the major tourist attractions of the Rajasthan trip. It has five stories and is built of sandstone plastered pink. The palace boasts of intricate trelliswork, and elaborate balconies, 953 niches, and windows.
In the evening, our local expert shall guide you on the walking tour of Old Bazaar of Jaipur with a focus on Evening Bazaar, Cuisine & Crafts of Old Jaipur. J
Stay overnight at Jaipur.
Jaipur - Pushkar
After breakfast, proceed to Pushkar and reach by noon. Pushkar is a unique gem amongst the grandeur of Rajasthan. It is famous for the Pushkar Fair. Pushkar boasts of a legacy of timeless architectural heritage and is a city of pilgrimage with over 500 temples and ghats. The temples are built in different architectural styles based on the era in which they were constructed. The mausoleum of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer attracts pilgrims from all over the world. Pushkar is home to 52 bathings and each of these ghats has its unique characteristics.
Stay overnight at Pushkar.
Pushkar - Udaipur
Visit the Brahma temple, which is considered to be the only Brahma temple in the world. After breakfast, start for Udaipur.
Udaipur, or ‘the city of Dawn’, is a lovely land around the azure lake. It is cocooned by the lush hills of the Aravallis. Udaipur is home to myriad fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens, and narrow lanes strewn with culture and heritage. Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar and was ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years.
In the evening, proceed for a motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. Visit the Jag Mandir Palace, an island in the middle of the lake. Stay overnight at Udaipur.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Udaipur. The first stop is the City Palace, one of Rajasthan’s largest palace. The construction of the palace began in 1599 by Maharana Udai Singh II, the founder of Udaipur. It later transformed into a conglomeration of structures, including separate smaller palaces.
Saheliyon ki Bari was built in the 18th century, by Maharana Sangram Singh to please his princess. Bagore ki Haveli is an ancient building that stands on the platform of Gangori Ghat, near Pichola lake. With delicate carved work and excellent glasswork, this architectural masterpiece was built in the 18th century.
Jagdish Temple is one of the most famous temples of Udaipur and is located in the City Palace. The temple is built in the Indo-Aryan architectural style by Maharana Jagat Singh, in 1651.
In the early evening, proceed to the Monsoon Palace, to witness a beautiful sunset. The palace was built by Maharana Sajjan Singh, at the top of a hill. Also known as Sajjan Garh Palace, it overlooks the city of Chittorgarh.
Stay overnight at Udaipur.
Udaipur - Jodhpur
After breakfast, proceed to Jodhpur. On the way, visit the famous Ranakpur Temples that date back to the 15th century. 200 unique pillars support the 29 halls of the temple.
Reach Jodhpur, which is set at the edge of the Thar Desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha- chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs.
In the evening visit the Museum of the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Sprawling over 26 acres, the grand royal residence is perched above the Blue City of Rajasthan.
Stay overnight at Jodhpur.
After having breakfast at the hotel, proceed for morning sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. The massive Meherangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill. It is built of burnished red sandstone. It is considered one of the best-preserved forts in India.
Later proceed for a jeep safari into the country to witness the beauties of rural and rustic Rajasthan. Visit the Kakani village for an off-road adventure through the semi-arid desert of Rajasthan. Learn about the craftsmen and artisans of Rajasthan on this trip.
Spend the evening at leisure and stay overnight at Jodhpur.
After breakfast, drive to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer rises from the heart of the Thar desert like a golden mirage. The amber-hued city has a commanding fort dominating its awesome splendor.
Stay overnight at Jaisalmer.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and proceed for a full-day sightseeing tour of the golden city. The temples, forts, and palaces are mostly built of yellow stone. It consists of intricately carved buildings, facades, and monuments. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort which is the oldest living fort in the world.
Patwon-Ki-Havelis: The mansion is an architectural masterpiece and is built of yellow stone. It is a cluster of five smaller Havelis.
Salim Singh Ki Haveli: It was built in 1815 by Salim Singh. The stones are connected with strong iron rods instead of cement or mortar.
Gandhi Sagar Tank: It was constructed by Rawal Gadsi Singh in 1367. It gets water from the Indira Gandhi Canal, so it never dies.
Proceed to the Sam Sand Dunes and enjoy a breath-taking sunset. Indulge in a delicious dinner amidst Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes.
Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer - Bikaner
After breakfast at the hotel, start for Bikaner. The imperial city was founded by Rao Bikaji. The royal fortified city has timeless appeal and is dotted with several dunes. The city is known as a camel country and is renowned for providing the best camel rides in the world. In the evening, enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, to experience the rich culture and history of the city.
Stay overnight at Bikaner.
Bikaner - Mandawa
After breakfast, go on a sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Visit the Junagarh Fort. It was built by Raja Jai Singh between 1588 and 1593. Other places of tourist interest include the Kali Mata Temple and the several wells in the city.
After this, proceed for Mandawa.
Visit the medieval fort of Mandawa that offers a breath-taking view of the town from its terrace. The courtyard and terrace come to live during evenings with candle-lit dinners and fore-dances during the season.
Overnight stay at Mandawa.
Mandawa - Delhi
After breakfast, take a walking tour of the Havelis in Mandawa. Spend the majority of the day admiring the beautiful architecture of the frescoes. The must-visit Havelis in this town include Chokahni, Saraf, Goenka, and Ladia.
Leave for Delhi and reach by noon. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Take a flight to your home with a pocketful of memories of colorful India.