Arrive into Delhi , Welcome to Vardhman’s ‘India Buodget Tour’! On arrival in Delhi, you will will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2 - Delhi
This morning after a leisurely breakfast proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi. Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3 - Delhi-Mandawa
After breakfast drive down to Mandawa and upon arrival check in at the hotel Rest of the day at leisure
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 - Mandawa
Visit Mandawa, Visit Mukandgarh/Mandwa, founded in 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants. See beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle, one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collections of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum.A walking tour of the painted ‘havelis’ of some of the leading business families of the country
DAY 05 - Mandawa -Bikaner
This morning drive down to Bikaner and transfer to hotel.Visit Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. Long before this, the city was a 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, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple.
DAY 06 - Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. The Rich and beautiful palaces and Havelis of Jaisalmer shimmer against the relentless monotony of the Thar desert. Its Rulers were known for their valour , their beautiful havelis and glorious temples. For close to ten centuries Jaisalmer has assumed the air of a virtual art museum .On arrival, check into your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 7 -Jaisalmer
Proceed on a city tour of Jaisalmer. Sightseeing in Jaisalmer includes visit to Sonar Kila , Patwon ki haveli , Salim Singh ki Haveli and Nathmalji Ki Haveli and afternoon excursion to Sam for short camel ride in the sand dunes of thar desert .
DAY 8 - Jaisalmer -Jodhpur
This morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur . Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check into your hotel.
Later proceed on a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur – gateway to the desert beyond, home of the Rathores of Marwar, visit the Mehrangarh Fort, rising up a hilly scarp, built on the advice of a hermit, overlooking the city in the image of a long sentinel. Inside the Fort are a number of palaces added by successive rulers. In this palace you would see different miniature paintings & cradle room. After this you would visit Jaswant Thada Memoria.Visit the museum of UMAID BHAWAN PALACE.
DAY 9 - Jodhpur-Ranakpur
Morning drive to Ranakpur Temples. Ranakpur – 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet & picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures & beautiful sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. On arrival, check into your hotel.
DAY 10 -Ranakpur-Udaipur
This morning after breakfast we drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival at Udaipur check into your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 11 -Udaipur
City tour of Udaipur,Proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur, stopping first at City Palace. Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard. Later visit the Garden of Maidens “Sahelion-ki-bari’.
DAY 12 -Udaipur- Chittaurgarh -Kota
Morning drive to Kota visiting Chittaurgarh enroute. Chittorgarh Fort, 113 kms. from Udaipur, the Fort of Chittor was originally built by mighty Bhim, one of the Pandava heroes of Mahabharata. Also visit the Vijay Stambh with nine storeys and 37 mts high built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. Kirti Stambh, the Tower of fame 22 meters high is covered with figures from Jain Pantheon. On arrival, check into your hotel.
DAY 13 -Kota - Bundi -Pushkar
Morning drive to Pushkar visiting Bundi enroute. Bundi rises from a narrow gorge in rows of terraced gardens & arched Rajput houses like a two dimensional miniature painting imposed on the landscape. Visit the palace with its intricate spy-holes, secret trap doors and under ground passages. Also see the spectacularly ingenious water supply system. On arrival, check into your hotel.
DAY 14 - Pushkar-Jaipur
Morning proceed on a City tour of Pushkar ,Pushkar being one of the most religious places for Hindus has the atmosphere of an ancient religious town.The only temple of God Brahma is in Pushkar thus making Pushkar an important pilgrimage city for Hindus.Pushkar has become famous in the world due to its Pushkar Festival which takes place in the month of November when the whole of Pushkar is transformed into a spectacular fair ground where thousands of pilgrims come to bath in the holy water of Pushkar lake and the biggest cattle and camel markets take place here where Farmers,breeders and camel traders buy and sell.Afternoon, drive to Jaipur and transfer to hotel .
DAY 15 - Jaipur
Morning proceed on a city tour of Pushkar, Pushkar being one of the most religious places for Hindus has the atmosphere of an ancient religious town.The only temple of God Brahma is in Pushkar thus making Pushkar an important pilgrimage city for Hindus.Pushkar has become famous in the world due to its Pushkar Festival which takes place in the month of November when the whole of Pushkar is transformed into a spectacular fair ground where thousands of pilgrims come to bath in the holy water of Pushkar lake and the biggest cattle and camel markets take place here where Farmers,breeders and camel traders buy and sell.
DAY 16 -Agra -Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Morning drive to Agra visiting enroute Fatehpur Sikri, Fatehpur Sikri, the birth story of this beautiful city is interesting. There, in a grotto in Sikri, lived a Muslim Saint , Sheikh Salim Chishti by name. Akbar hearing of his renown, asked of the blessings of a son, and when a son was born, not only was the child named Salim, the site for a mighty and ambitious project – a city – was chosen near the residence of the saint erected in k1569.On arrival, check into your hotel. Relax for rest of the day.
DAY 17 -Agra - Delhi
City tour of Agra
Visit Taj Mahal (Closed on every Friday), Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later you will visit a marble gallery – the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!In the afternoon drive to Delhi International airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of ”India Buodget Tour”! escorted by Vardhman Vacations.