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The Image of Rajasthan
Tour :- The Desert, Taj & Wildlife Safari
Duration :- 16 Nights / 17 Days
Destination :- Delhi - Bharatpur – Agra – Karoli – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Deogarh – Kishangarh{Via Pushkar} - Delhi

Day 01 /Delhi
Arrive Delhi meet & assistance at the airport. Later transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 /Delhi
Morning proceed for city sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old & New Delhi
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India
NEW DELHI - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 03 /Bharatpur ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Bharatpur. Enroute visit the Taj Mahal in Agra. The world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the pearl mosque. the hall of public and private audience. Also visit Itmad- Ud- Daula's Tomb built by Empress Noorjahan in memory of her father. After sightseeing of Agra continue drive to Bharatpur. Arrive Bharatpur & check in at hotel. Night stay in Bharatpur.

Day 04 /Bharatpur - Karoli ( by road )
Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel & visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary on rickshaws. The most Spectacular water- bird Sanctuary features nesting indigenous water- birds and migratory birds. From October till December, the indigenous water- birds nest around the lake, from December on the migratory Geese, Duck and Cranes are the main feature of the bird sanctuary. After sightseeing drive to Karoli. Arrive Karoli & check in at hotel. Night stay in Karoli.

Day 05 /Karoli - Ranthambhore ( by road )
Morning after breakfast check-out from the hotel & Proceed for city sightseeing of Karoli. The kingdom of Karauli, founded in 1348, close to the borders of both Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh has ravines in the countryside and is now off the beaten track. Better known for its pink stone used for construction, Karoli is a pilgrimage center and has an old palace which, though mostly in ruins is still representative of the opulence of its medieval durbars. After sightseeing drive to Ranthambhore. Arrive Ranthambhore & check in at hotel. Night stay in Ranthambhore.

Day 06 / Ranthambhore
Early morning 3 hrs Jungle safari in a Canter (a vehicle which is openon the top) enjoy the game viewing in the national park * and back to the hotel. After lunch second visit to jungle and enjoy the game viewing again. Night stay in Ranthambhore

Day 07 / Ranthambhore - Jaipur ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur . Arrive Jaipur & check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaipur
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 08 /Jaipur
Morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women
LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE - Situated in the south of Jaipur, Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions India has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Night stay in Jaipur.<

Day 09 / Jaipur - Mandawa ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa & check-in at hotel. Later visit Mandawa, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants has beautiful frescoes, Havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay in Mandawa

Day 10 / Mandawa - Bikaner ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner & check-in hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bika Ji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner's dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, and Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.,

Day 11 / Bikaner - Jaisalmer ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer & check-in hotel. Evening enjoy camel ride at SAND DUNES. Night stay in Jaisalmer

Day 12 / Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting the burnished sandstone Jaisalmer, Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets, which are supreme examples of the art. Night stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 13 / Jaisalmer - Jodhpur ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Arrive Jodhpur & check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Prince Jodha founded city Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, in 1459. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Night stay in Jodhpur

Day 14 / Jodhpur - Udaipur ( by road ))
Morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur Enroute visit World famous Jain Temple Ranakpur. The exceptionally beautiful Ranakpur complex, is one of the largest and most important Jain temple in India. The main temple is the Chaumukha Temple, or Four Faced Temple, dedicated to Adhinath. Built in 1439, this huge, superbly crafted and well-kept marble temple has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, no two alike. Arrive Udaipur & check-in hotel. Evening enjoy boat ride at LAKE PICHOLA. Night stay in Udaipur

Day 15 /Udaipur - Deogarh ( by road )
MMorning after breakfast check-out from the hotel & proceed for city sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen's resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. After sightseeing drive to Deogarh. Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Night stay in Deogarh

Day 16 / Deogarh - Kishangarh ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Kishangarh enroute, visit Dargah Ajmer Sharif & later visit Pushkar the holy ghats of Pushkar and the Brahma Temple. After continues drive to Kishangarh. Arrive Kishangarh & check in at hotel. Night stay in Kishangarh

Day 17 / Kishangarh - Delhi
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi & departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey.

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