Highlights: Delhi - Bikaner - Pokaran – Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur
Delhi - The Suryaa New Delhi or The Royal Plaza New Delhi 5*
Bikaner - The Lallgarh Palace 3*
Pokaran – The Fort Pokaran 4*
Jaisalmer - Rang Mahal 4*
Jodhpur - Indana Palace 5*
Udaipur - The Lalit Laxmi Vilas 5*
Delhi - Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity 5* Itinerary: Day 1: London Heathrow to Delhi by flight
- 1145 Hrs: Arrive Delhi airport
- Upon arrival at Delhi airport welcome, meet and assist by our representative and transfer to hotel.
- Afternoon visit The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, known as the Craft Museum. The Museum collection consists of a variety of traditional artefacts such as Textiles, a vast range of metal lamps, sculptures, utensils etc.
- Overnight stay at hotel. Day 2: Delhi
- It’s time to enjoy a full day city tour of Delhi to give you a feel for this magnificent city as you explore its historic sights. Your first stop is Raj Ghat. Raj Ghat:
It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. - Heading west from the Red Fort you’ll explore the bustling cultural delight of the colourful market on a 'cycle rickshaw', then through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, surrounded by the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue. A truly unique experience.
- Later visit the Dilli Haat provides the ambience of a traditional Rural Haat or village market, but on suited for more contemporary needs. One sees a synthesis of crafts, food and cultural activity.
- Overnight stay at hotel. Day 3: Delhi to Biknaer by train
- Transfer from Hotel to Delhi S.Rohilla railway station in time to board train for Bikaner.
- 16;40 Hrs: Arrive Bikaner railway station.
- Upon arrival at Bikaner railway station transfer to hotel.
- Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay at hotel. Day 4: Bikaner to Pokaran by surface (Approx. 235 Kms, 5 hrs)
- After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive from Bikaner to Pokaran.
- Upon arrival at Pokharan, check in at hotel.
- Afternoon proceed to witenss Pattu Weaving is very popular throuthout the Rajasthan and it is a type of general weaving. Pattu weaving is used a lot in Rajasthan and other parts of the Western India. Western Rajasthan has special importance for pattu weaving where you can find its made blanket, shawls and pattu or patti which is a narrow strip of cloth.
You can witness Pattu weaving in every home on traditional looms.
- Overnight stay at hotel. Day 5: Pokaran to Jaisalmer by surface (Approx. 110 Kms, 2 Hrs)
- Morning visit Potter's colony to see pottery making.
- Later check out from Hotel and drive from Pokaran to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer:
Named after its founder Rawal Jaisal. "Jaisalmer" means "the Hill Fort of Jaisal". The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. - Upon arrival at Barmer, check in at hotel.
- Afternoon witness mirror work done by ladies followed by puppet making.
- Overnight stay at hotel. Day 6: Jaisalmer
- After breafkast, on same day excurion to Barmer to understand Dabu printing – The lush earth, in an embrance with fabric, sprouts beautiful patterns, The art of Bandhani is highly skilled process. The technique involves dyeing a fabric which it tied tightly with a tread at servral points, the producing a variety of patterns like Leheriya, Mothra depending on the type of cloth.
- Overnight stay at hotel. Day 7: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur by surface (Approx. 333 Kms, 6 Hrs)
- After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur - founded in 1459, Jodhpur is referred as Sun City for its bright & sunny weather. It is also termed as Blue city for it blue whitewashed houses around Mehrangarh Fort.
- Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check in at hotel.
- Afternoon explore local market at your own pace and overnight stay at hotel. Day 8: Jodhpur
- After breakfast you can explore Blue city by visiting workshop on Bandhej work (Tie & Dye), Spice shope to get brief details on different Indian Spices & Tea.
- Afternoon you can proceed to visit Mehrangarh Fort. Mehrangarh Fort:
It is located atop a 125 m high hill. The magnificent Mehrangarh Fort is the most majestic and one of the largest forts in India. The construction of the fort started in 1459. The walls of the fort are up to 36 m high and 21 m wide; they enclose some exquisite structures. The fort museum houses an exquisite collection of palanquins, howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. The rampart of fort not only has excellently preserved cannons but also gives a breathtaking view of the city. Kipling once remarked, the fort seems to have been built by giants and not by ordinary people. - Also visit Jaswant Thada. Jaswant Thada:
It is an architectural landmark. It is a white marble memorial built in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These stones are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when the sun's rays dance across their surface. Within this cenotaph, there are also two more tombs. - Overnight stay at hotel. Day 9: Jodhpur to Udaipur by surface (Approx. 295 Kms, 6 Hrs)
- After breakfast check out from Hotel and drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur visiting Pipar to witness block making and block printing.
- Later continue drive to Udaipur lies in a valley, amidst green hills on the banks of Lake Pichola. Along the shores of the lake is the palace of the Maharana. Within the palace, view peacocks in mosaic on the walls, floors inlaid with tiles of rare beauty and roof gardens.
- Upon arrival at Udaipur, check in at hotel.
- Rest of the day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel. Day 10: Udaipur
- After breakfast you will enjoy a city tour: City Palace:
The city palace was built in 1725 with various palaces inside it such as Dilkush Mahal, the palace of Krishan Moti Mahal, Sheesh Mahal all ornately decorated. The museum in City Palace contains incomparable historic and artistic heritage which dates back to 14 century. Jagdish Temple:
Dedicated to Vishnu, the preserver, this temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651. Saheliyon Ki Bari:
The Garden of the Maids of Honour, a most serene place in Udaipur, designed by Maharana Fateh Singh. It consists of beautiful lawns, gardens and fountains, a retreat for the ladies of the household. Sajan Niwas Gardens:
Overlooking the Fateh Sagar is the Moti Magri (Pearl Hill) on which is a statue of Maharana Pratap on his famous horse Chetak. Local guide claim that he jumped an abyss of extraordinary width in the heat of the battle even after losing one leg! The path to the top winds through some very attractive gardens. - In the afternoon you’ll experience a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Lake Pichola:
This beautiful lake derives its name from the nearby village of Picholi. Udai Singh built a dam and from then on the lake has become a gathering place for more than two hundred species of migratory and resident birds. - Overnight stay at hotel. Day 11: Udaipur to Delhi by flight
- Transfer from Hotel to Udaipur airport in time to board flight for Delhi.
- 15:55 Hrs: Arrive Delhi airport.
- Upon arrival at Delhi airport transfer to hotel.
- Rest of the day at leisure and overnight stay at hotel. Day 12: Delhi to London Heathrow by flight
- Transfer from Hotel to Delhi airport in time to board flight for London Heathrow.