Day1 - Arrive Delhi
Traditional welcome on arrival at Delhi international airport
and transfer to The Imperial hotel.
Day2 - Delhi
After breakfast, guided tour of historic city of Delhi. The city
where one can experience the influence of the many rulers who
ruled this region, a city built and destroyed and re-built over
seven times. The guided tour takes to the monuments that depict
the different eras. The tour includes the magnificent Red Fort,
the Jama Masjid, Asia's largest mosque, Rajghat - the memorial
to Mahatma Gandhi - the "Father of the Nation". Afternoon tour
of New Delhi to include Humanyun Tomb, Birla Mandir, Bahai
Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, President'' House and drive
through Connaught Place. Evening, see Son-et-Lumerie at Red Fort
(optional). Overnight at The Imperial hotel.
Day3 - Delhi Samode (270 kms/ 5 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Samode, Upon arrival, check into
the Samode Palace. The Palace has been transformed into one the
country's premium palace hotels, and is a perfect example of Rajput-Moghul architecture. The Samode Palace maintains an
immutable majestic presence and is a touching reminder of the
vision of its creators. Evening free at leisure to visit the
local havelis and forts. Overnight at the heritage hotel.
Day4 - Samode Jaipur (45 kms / 1 hr)
Breakfast. Drive onto Jaipur - the Pink City of Rajasthan. Upon
arrival in Jaipur, transfer to the Rambagh Palace for wash 'n'
change. Later, guided half-day city tour of Jaipur covering Hawa
Mahal (Palace of Winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Royal
Observatory). Overnight at Rambagh Palace hotel.
Day5 - Jaipur
Enjoy a royal breakfast at hotel. Then guided excursion to the
majestic Amber Fort - the erstwhile capital of the Kachwahas
Rajputs before they moved to their newly built capital in
Jaipur. This is the only fort where one can still go by the
elephant back even today like a Maharaja. Evening at leisure for
enjoying the real charm of this royal city to stroll in the
local bazaars to see some handicrafts and artisans. Overnight at Rambagh Palace hotel.
Day6 - Jaipur Osian (300 kms / 7 hrs)
Leave early morning for Osian. Stop over for breakfast. Arrive
Osian by afternoon. Check into Reggies Camel Camp for
wash-n-change. Late afternoon visit the nearby temples. In the
evening relax at the camps viewing folk entertainment followed
by a sit down dinner. After dinner, the guests can either retire
to their tents or sit around the fire. Overnight at deluxe
Day7 - Osian Jodhpur (65 kms / 1.5 hrs)
After breakfast, enjoy a camel safari to nearby oasis village
Khetasar (2.30 hrs ride). One also visits the local potter,
weavers, Bishnois huts along the Safari route. On reaching
Khetasar the guests are brought back to camp in 4 wheel drive
Jeeps. Lunch at the village or back at the camp. After lunch,
drive to Jodhpur, the capital of the Marwar State. Check into
the Umed Bhawan hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day8 - Jodhpur
After breakfast, a full day guided sightseeing tour of the city,
which includes: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and Mandore
Garden. Evening free to explore the tiny shops in the narrow
lanes of the city. Overnight at Umed Bhawan hotel.
Day9 - Jodhpur Udaipur (260kms / 5 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Udaipur. Enroute stopover at Ranakpur,
to visit the famous Jain temples. The City of Dawn, surrounded
by the ancient Aravali Mountains and set on the edge of three
lakes, is a brilliant kaleidoscope of narrow lanes flanked by
bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples. Enjoy day on
the banks of the Lake Pichola or at the numerous shops that dot
the narrow windings streets of Udaipur. Overnight at Udaivilas
Day10 - Udaipur
After breakfast, full day guided sightseeing of the city
including City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon-ki-Bari and a
excursion to Eklingi, famous for its Jain temples. Overnight at
Day11 - Udaipur Chittorgarh (120 kms / 6 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Chittorgarh - the
well-established citadel and the capital of Mewar rulers. On
arrival check into the hotel for wash-n-change. Then proceed on
a guided tour of the Chittorgarh Fort, which stands 180 mtrs
high with each stone narrating its own story. Overnight at
Castle Bijapur hotel.
Day12 - Chittorgarh Kota (250 kms / 5 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for Kota. On arrival check into the
hotel for wash-n-change. Then take a guided tour of Kota, to
visit the City Fort Palace, Museum and Jagmandir Palace.
Overnight at Ummed Bhawan Palace hotel.
Day13 - Kota Bundi Ranthambore (210 kms)
Breakfast. Proceed to Bundi, for a half-day guided tour of the
Taragarh Fort, Raniji-ki-Baoli, (Queen's step well) and Nagar
Sagar Kund. In the afternoon drive to Ranthambore. Evening free
at the national park. Overnight at Vanya Vilas hotel.
Day14 - Ranthambore
After breakfast take a jeep safari into the jungle. Afternoon
visit the Ranthambore Fort. Overnight at Vanya Vilas hotel.
Day15 - Ranthambore Agra (275 kms / 6 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel. Then proceed to Agra via Fatepur Sikri; a
World Heritage Site. Assisted by a guide visit this world famous
complex of monuments and temples built in a uniform
architectural style. Drive onto Agra. On arrival, check into
Amarvilas hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day16 - Agra Delhi (200 kms / 4 hrs)
After breakfast, visit the Taj Mahal, a monument built by
Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of her wife Mumtaz Mahal and
the Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar in red sandstone
exhibiting a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of
architecture. Afternoon drive to Delhi. On arrival check the
Imperial hotel for wash-n-change.
Depending on flight schedule
transfer to international airport for connecting flight to