Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations: Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
3 Hours Before
Meet on arrival at Delhi Airport by our representative and transfer to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast proceed on a full day city tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi, visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight stay at hotel.
Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.
After breakfast drive to Bikaner. On arrival Bikaner, our representative will assist in your check in process at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Bikaner visit Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace and the Deshnok temple (Temple of Rats). Evening transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. En-route visit Pokhran Fort. On arrival Jaisalmer, our representative will assist in your check in process at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer, visit the Jaisalmer Fort, Havelis, Manak Chowk, Gadisar Lake, Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli , Patwon–Ki-Haveli – some of the beautiful mansions with stone carving and lattice work of breath taking intricacy, also visit painted & colorful market. Evening transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast go for an excursion to Sam Sand Dunes (40 kms from Jaisalmer city). After reaching the Sam/Khuri Village, check in at Desert camp at Dunes. Evening take camel safari at sand dunes and enjoy the sun set. Whole panorama creates a delightful mirage, definitely a photographer’s ecstasy. In the evening enjoy the performance of the local artists and musicians with Dinner. Overnight stay at Desert camp.
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur enroute visiting Osian which has 16 Jain and Vaishnava, visit Jain temple where we are invited inside and listen to chanting of local devotees. On arrival Jodhpur, our representative will assist in your check in process at hotel. Evening free for shopping around the local market. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast enjoy full Day sightseeing of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, the Jaswant Thada and the Umaid Bhawan Palace. Evening free for shopping around the local market. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast drive to Pushkar. On arrival Pushkar, our representative will assist in your check in process at hotel. Afternoon Half day walking tour of Pushkar visiting Bazaar and temples including the famous Brahma temple. Later special pooja ceremony on Ghat with Hindu priest. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pushkar.
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, enroute visit Ajmer the shrine of a Sufi Saint, Hazart Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty. Arrive Jaipur and check in at hotel. Rest and relax at hotel. Late in the evening we go out for Rajasthani dinner, folk music and dance at ethnic village.
In the morning visit the Amber Fort ascend fort on elephant back. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for long time ago. It was moved to newly created Jaipur. Visit the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of victory) which is a hall glittering with mirrors.
Afternoon visit Maharaja’s City Palace, the Observatory and drive past to Hawa Mahal. Evening transfer to hotel or free for shopping in the local market. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast drive to Agra, en route stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri was built by Akbar, the Mughal emperor between 1571 and 1585. It is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor. It was constructed mainly as a tribute to the great Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti who had blessed Akbar with a son. Though the city is in ruins, it is a must visit place for those who visit Agra. On arrival Agra, our representative will assist in your check in process at hotel. Afternoon visit the Agra Fort which has the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-e-am (the hall of public audience) and Diwan-e-Khas (the hall of private audience). Evening free for shopping the local market. Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning visit the famous Taj Mahal at sunrise, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument is made of white marble and it took 22 years to get constructed.
After breakfast drive back to Delhi, En route visit Sikandra, the Akbar’s tomb. On arrival at Delhi, transfer to airport for onward destination.