BIKANER : Founded in 1488, Bikaner is a desert built on an elevation and surrounded by a long embattled wall pierced by five gates. A magnificient fort built betwen 1588 & 1593 by Raja Raj Singh dominates the city. Best season to visit is between October to March.
Sheer beauty in the desert is the royal fortified city of Bikaner. Lying at the northern tip of the famous triangle of the desert cities, Bikaner is a beautiful medival town. The genesis of Bikaner dates back to 1488, when a Rathore prince, Rao Bikaji, son of Rao Jodhaji of Jodhpur, chose a barren wilderness called ’Jangladesh’ and transformed it to a charming city called ’Bikaner’, after the founder’s name. Its location on the ancient caravan routes, which linked Central Asia and North India with the Gujarat seaports, made Bikaner a bustling trade centre in the times of yore.
Location : Delhi / Mandawa / Bikaner / Jaisalmer / Jodhpur / Mt. Abu / Udaipur / Jaipur / Agra
Duration : 14 Night 15 Days : 2 Night Delhi - 1 Night Mandawa - 1 Night Bikaner - 2 Night Jaisalmer - 1 Night Jodhpur - 2 Night Mt. Abu - 2 Night Udaipur - 2 Night Jaipur - 1 Night Agra.
Day 01: Delhi Railway Station / Airport – Hotel
Meet & Greet on arrival at Delhi Railway Station / Airport & transfer to Hotel. On arrival check-in to hotel. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi Local Sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for fullday sightseeing tour of Delhi. Covering Jama Masjid*, Red Fort*, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple (Bahai), Qutub Minar, Rastrapati Bhawan*, Parliament House*, Jantar Mantar & India Gate. Overnight stay at Delhi. (*Drive Pass)
Day 03: Delhi – Mandawa Halfday Sightseeing (257 Km / 5 hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Mandawa. On arrival at Mandawa check- in to hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Mandawa, dominated by an imposing mirage like fort. This region is famous for its havelis and Shekhawati paintings. Overnight stay in Mandawa.
Day 04: Mandawa – Bikaner Halfday Sightseeing (190 Km / 4 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Bikaner. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort which includes Anup Mahal, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal and Prachina Museum, Lalgarh Palace. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
Day 05: Bikaner – Jaisalmer via Deshnok (Karnimata Temple) (333 Km / 6 hrs)
After breakfast check out from hotel & transfer to Jaisalmer. Enroute visit Karni Mata Temple (Rats Temple) at Deshnok, 30 km from Bikaner, in its present form was completed in the early 20th century in the late Mughal style by Maharaja of Bikaner. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 06: Jaisalmer Local Sightseeing
After breakfast visit the Jaisalmer Fort which is made by unique Golden Lime stone, that’s why its known as Golden Fort or Sonar Kella. After that visit Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmal-ki-haveli. Salim singh-ki-Haveli. People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. After that also vist Gadishar Lake. In evening proceed for camel ride on Sam Sand Dunes & you can experience the spectacular view of Sun set in Thar desert. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (285 Km / 5 hrs)
After breakfast transfer to Jodhpur. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
Day 08: Jodhpur Halfday Sightseeing – Mount Abu (326 Km / 7 hrs)
After breakfast start for halfday sightseeing covering Ummaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. After that transfer to Mt. Abu. On arrival check-in to your hotel. In the evening enjoy the sunset from Sunset View Point in Mt. Abu. Overnight stay at Mount Abu.
Day 09: Mount Abu Sightseeing
After breakfast start for Mt. Abu city tour. Visiting Prajapita Brahmakumari, Adhar Devi Temple, Achalgarh, Guru Sikhar, Dilwara Jain Temple, Honeymoon Point, Art Gallery & Nakki Lake where you can enjoy boat ride in at your own cost. Overnight stay at Mt. Abu.
Day 10: Mount Abu – Udaipur (186 Km / 4 ½ hrs)
After breakfast check-out from hotel and Drive for Udaipur (Beautiful Lake City of Rajasthan). On arrival at Udaipur check-in at your hotel. In the evening take a breathtaking boat tour over the picturesque Lake Pichola (at your own cost) to admire the royal buildings around the Lake and enjoy the scenic sunset view. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 11: Udaipur Local Sightseeing
After breakfast start for Udaipur city tour. Visiting Fateh Sagar, Maharana Pratap Memorial, take a photo stop at Nehru Garden, Sehelion-KI-Bari - Queen’s resort for their friends, Sukhadia Circle (Drive Pass), Bhartiya Lok kala Museum - a museum of folk and art, it displays a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls. After that visit City Palace – The largest palace complex of Rajasthan, Jagdish Temple – built by Maharana Jagat Singh and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu & Gulab Bagh. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
Day 12: Udaipur – Jaipur (405 Km / 7 hrs)
After breakfast proceed to the Pink City - Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur, check into your hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 13: Jaipur Local Sightseeing
After breakfast start for full day local sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort & Palace, "Gaitore" Cenetophs (Front View), take a photo stop at Jal Mahal, City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & take a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Evening is free at your leisure. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 14: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri + Halfday Sightseeing (245 Km / 4 ½ hrs)
After Breakfast drive to another historical and romantic city - Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Afternoon visit The world famous Taj Mahal - the most precious gift of love built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his loving wife Mumtaz and Also visit the Marble inlay making factories to see traditional workers making amazing marble crafts. Overnight stay at Agra.
Day 15: Hotel – Agra Railway Station
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Agra Railway Station for your onward journey.)
Package Inclusive :
Standard Hotels inluded in the package on CP Plan