Explore classic Rajasthan on an adventure tour through romantic India! This tour will take you on a cultural discovery through New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & other famous destinations in India, operated by Satya Travels.
The enchanting northern province of Rajasthan is awash with all the colours of India. On our classic adventure, we discover the grisly history of massive forts and the opulence and splendor of Maharajas’ palaces. Stroll through bustling markets, search for the elusive bengal tiger, enjoy a sunset desert camel safari and soak up the culture of the local people. This is truly the essence of Rajasthan.
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Upon your arrival in Delhi, whether it is via train or flight, you will get full assistance for hotel transfers. Once you check in to the hotel, the day will be at your leisure to relax and be pepped up to begin the historic journey of Land of the Kings, Rajasthan. You get an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Heart of India
Delhi is known for its plethora of historical monuments and archeological sites. You will have a full day sightseeing tour in Old & New Delhi. After breakfast at the hotel, we will start with the most awaited sightseeing of Delhi city. Delhi offers you a lot of diversity, with very beautiful sights, both in Old and New Delhi.
Old Delhi – the heart of Delhi is famous all over the world. Visit Red Fort, built by the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1648. The fort is so big that it stands alone as a town in itself. It has different halls, such as “Deewan-e-Aam – Hall for public audience”, “Deewan-e- Khaas – Hall for meetings of a private nature and high importance”.
Jama Masjid – Near Red Fort is the Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid is built in red sandstone and white marble and also resembles a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan which was built by Shah Jahan’s son. Afterwards, visit Rajghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, to pay homage to one of the greatest personalities of India, only a few kilometers away from Jama Masjid and Red fort. As Delhi has been a home to many Mughal rulers, there are lots of forts and tombs. Among them, one of the most visited is Humayun’s Tomb, which is the tomb of King Humayun, a World Heritage Site (UNESCO). Experience the grandeur and vivid colors that come alive while driving past the famous Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. After capturing the pleasant memories of Humayun’s tomb, we will visit India’s second tallest skyscraper, Qutub Minar, also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. This structure, 73 meters tall, is built in red sandstone with beautiful carvings of verses from the Quran.
Your visit to Qutub Minar is incomplete if one does not visit Lotus temple nearby. The construction of this marvel is bestowed with praises. The five minutes praying inside the hall is complete self-introspection; one would hear the sound of a small pin dropping on the floor. The voices echo very strongly. Your overnight stay would be at the hotel in Delhi city.
Day 03: Delhi – Mandawa/Shekhawati (Distance – 270km, Time – 5/6 hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Mandawa and visit the Shekhawati villages, which are known for their colorful frescoes, beautiful havelis and mansions. Mandawa was also known as Mandu Ka bas or Mandua, but was finally named as Mandawa. You will stay overnight in Mandawa.
Day 04: Mandawa – Bikaner (Distance – 190km, Time – 3/4 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Bikaner. Witness the magic of Bikaner on an afternoon tour. The city is famous for its ancient architecture, especially the 16th century fort housing old palaces, a mosque and temples. Visit one of the few major forts which are not built on a hilltop – Junagadh Fort. The structures inside the fort have now been converted into a museum. You will stay overnight in Bikaner.
Day 05: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (Distance – 340 km, Time – 6/7 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Jaisalmer, which was founded in 1156. This day is at your leisure. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Golden city – Jaisalmer.
Day 06: Explore Jaisalmer – The Golden City
After breakfast, enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour in the picturesque city of Jaisalmer. This tour includes visiting the forts, havelis and the colorful markets. Get mesmerized by the ancient carvings and the intricate filigree work. Later, visit to the sand dunes for a joyful camel ride. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (Distance – 320 km, Time –6/7 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur and visit the splendid Mehrangarh Fort, which is situated 120 meters above the city and is also one of the largest forts in India. People of Jodhpur, famously known as “Jodhpuris,” are some of the most hospitable people of the country. You will stay overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 08: Jodhpur – Udaipur via Ranakpur (Distance – 285 km, Time – 5/6 hours)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and visit Jaswant Thada, which is a memorial built in the memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Afterwards, drive to Udaipur. On the way to Udaipur, you will visit the famous Jain temples of Ranakpur. Known for their detailed architecture, there are many historical stories waiting for you at these temples. Enjoy an overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 09: Udaipur – The City of Lakes
After breakfast, visit the city founded by Maharana Udai Singh II, known as the “Most Romantic City in India.” Udaipur sightseeing includes: visiting the city palace which took nearly 400 years to complete. This palace is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. Afterwards, visit Lake Garden Palace or Jagdish temple, drive around the Saheliyon Ki Bari (Royal Women Garden), Fatehsagar Lake and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir. You will have the evening at your leisure, with an overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 10: Udaipur – Pushkar (Distance – 300km, Time – 6/7 hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Pushkar, considered one of the holy places for Hindus. Visit the magnificent Pushkar Lake and Brahma Temple. Pushkar has more than 400 temples. You will stay overnight in Pushkar.
Day 11: Pushkar – Jaipur (Distance – 130km, Time – 3 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and check-in at your hotel. Afterwards, visit the fort on the hill, which is very well known as “Amer,” or “Amber Fort.” This tremendous architectural wonder is roughly 12 km away from the populous city of Jaipur. It was built largely in red sandstone with some white marble. Enjoy your overnight stay at the “Pink City,” Jaipur.
Day 12: Jaipur – Pink City of India
After breakfast, visit Amber Fort, also known as Amer Fort, as it is located in Amer. It is located at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur. It looks more like a palace than a fort. The architecture of Amber Fort was commenced by Maharaja Man Singh I (Dec 21st, 1550). It is one of the most prominent forts which have a style of both Hindu and Muslim elements. Amer Fort is also famous for the Siladevi Temple, where Raja Man Singh used to pray to win in the battles. There are four main courtyards in this fort, namely the Hall of Public Audience (Diwan-i-Am), Hall of Victory (Jai Mandir), Hall of Pleasure (SukhNiwas), and Women’s Quarters (The Zenana). Another attraction of Amber Fort is The Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace). Many famous songs in the film industry have been shot in this palace. Post lunch, proceed to visit City Palace.
Located in the center of the city, this palace has courtyards, gardens and buildings. Like other forts and palaces of Jaipur, this palace has a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II initiated the construction of this palace between 1729 and 1732. City Palace was once the seat of the Maharaja. Afterwards, visit Jantar Mantar, the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different regions of the country. If time permits, we will visit Hawa Mahal, famously known as Palace of Winds. It is a five-storey sandstone structure, built in 1799. This was the palace for women which had windows with holes from which the women could see the activities on the street. Stay overnight at the Jaipur hotel.
Day 13: Jaipur – Agra inroute Fatehpur Sikri (Distance – 250km, Time – 5/6 hours)
Fatehpur Sikri has been a very significant place for the Mughals. After breakfast at the hotel in Jaipur, check out and drive to Agra via visiting Fatehpur Sikri. During Emperor Akbar’s dynasty, there was a much acclaimed saint named Salim who lived near to Fatehpur Sikri. It was this saint who predicted the bright future of Akbar’s second son “Jehangir” and told him that Jehangir would grow into a great king of the future. Akbar was ecstatic to hear this from the holy saint and it was after the birth “Jehangir” that Emperor Akbar relocated his capital from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri. But Fatehpur Sikri could not be kept as a capital for long due to insufficient water and was later vacated by the Mughals. Afterwards, we will drive to the Mughal city, Agra. Reach Agra and check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 14: Agra – Delhi (Distance – 220 km, Time 4/5 hours)
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and visit Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan on the banks of Yamuna River. Afterwards, visit Agra Fort. Like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort has also been declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, drive back to Delhi. You will be dropped off at the airport or the railway station.