Moonlight Classical Rajasthan
Day 01: Arrive Delhi :
Arrive in Delhi by international flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport and at our hotel for check in and overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Mandawa (280 km / 6 hrs) :
Early morning drive to Mandawa, located South West of Delhi. On arrival, we assist you to check in at our Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Mandawa - Bikaner (160 km / 4 hrs) :
Post breakfast departure for a half-day sightseeing tour covering the Shekhawati region, rich in fresco painted dwellings. This region is often referred to as the "Open Air Gallery" of Rajasthan. Later leave for Bikaner and check in at our hotel upon arrival. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (325 km / 6 hrs) :
Bikaner, located at a distance of 160 Kms from Mandawa, features in the tourist map because of the Junagarh Fort, which has palatial rooms richly decorated with emeralds and intricate carvings in gold. Later you leave for Jaisalmer. On arrival, you check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
Day 05: Jaisalmer :
Set deep in the heart of Thar desert lies Jaisalmer, one of the last princely bastions of the region. Founded on the crossroads of lucrative trade routes, where the rich merchants hired craftsmen who worked with great diligence on the sandstone mansions they built, filing up facades with sculpture filigree, screen windows, delicate pavilions and balconies. Post breakfast half day sightseeing tour covering Jaisalmer Fort on the 80m high Trikula Hill built by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 and Patwon Ki Haveli, known for its most elaborate and magnificent facade. Next on is a camel ride at Sam dunes, 45 km from the city. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (290 km / 6 hrs) :
Early morning drive to Jodhpur, a glittering blend of modern and traditional architecture reflecting upon its numerous palaces. The enchanting forts, temples and other royal residences have retained a medieval character, which comprises of the town's multifaceted attractions. Upon arrival we help you check in at our hotel. A leisurely evening follows highlighted by folk dances of Rajasthan. Overnight stay.
Day 07: Jodhpur :
Post breakfast half day tour of Jodhpur . Visits to the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, undoubtedly the most prominent landmark of the city, followed by Jaswant Thada - the white marble memorial of Maharaja Jaswant singh II, built in 1899. Overnight stay.
Day 08: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (325 km / 5 hrs) :
Morning drive to Ranakpur to visit the secluded 1439 Jain Temple Complex with 29 halls dissected by 1444 pillars, each sculpted with unique designs. Lunch is suggested at the nearby Maharani Bagh Orchard retreat. Tour continues to Udaipur, which is another 80 km and a drive of roughly 2 hrs. Set around the vast Pichola Lake and dominated by dramatic palaces, Udaipur is Rajasthan's most picturesque city. Overnight stay.
Day 09: Udaipur :
The "City of Lakes" awaits your attention on this day. Morning tour of Udaipur's fascinating City Palace. Moulded in soft yellow stone, its windowless base is crowned with ornate turrets and canopies. Part of the Palace is now a museum with its marble and granite walls laden with brilliant miniature paintings and decorated with coloured glass and mirrors. The tour continues to the garden of the Maids of Honour and Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. At sunset you can cruise around in a boat amidst the romantic waters of Lake Pichola. Overnight stay.
Day 10: Udaipur - Jaipur (375 km / 7 hrs) :
Post breakfast departure for Jaipur. Upon arrival we assist you to check in at our hotel. Leisurely evening followed by overnight stay.
Day 11: Jaipur :
Early morning 11 km drive to Amber, the capital of the gallant Rajputs from 1037 to 1728 AD. Ascend till the fort on elephant back and a tour of the Palace. Later visits to the City Palace, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12: Jaipur - Agra (260 km / 6 hrs) :
After an early breakfast, you drive down to Agra. En route visit to Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning elegance of its palaces and courts. We help you check in at our hotel at Agra. A leisurely evening is followed by overnight stay.
Day 13: Agra :
Agra, the erstwhile capital of India under the great Mughals and home to Taj Mahal, has always fascinated the Indians as well as foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on the West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort and the Taj at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations. Early morning you enjoy the sight of the rising sun over the dome like structure of the magnificent Taj Mahal. Next on is a visit to Agra Fort. Evening at leisure followed by overnight stay at hotel.
Day 14: Agra - Delhi (220 km / 5 hrs) :
Post breakfast departure for Delhi. Upon arrival transfer and check in at our hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15: Delhi :
Breakfast at the Coffee shop. Rest of the morning at leisure. You will be taken on a guided tour of Delhi, beginning with a morning sightseeing trip to Old Delhi and followed by visits to the 1648 Red Fort, India's largest mosque - Jama Masjid, and Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat. Afternoon tour include visits to India Gate, President's House, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple, and Qutb Minar. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 16: Departure from Delhi :
Tour concludes. Caper thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Airport / Railway Station for onward travel.