This tour will take you to one of the finest towns of Shekhawati region – famous for painted havelies. You must visit camel country – Bikaner, a very famous religious destination for Hindus – Pushkar, and at the end Jaipur – the capital city of Rajasthan.
Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Pushkar – Jaipur – Delhi
6 nights/7 days
Stay in Heritage hotels, visit camel breeding farm in Bikaner, camel safari in Pushkar and elephant safari in Amber Fort, Jaipur.
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Arr: Delhi By Air
Traditional welcome with garlands at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (T-3) and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Morning drive to Mandawa.
Dep: Delhi/Mandawa By Car with an English speaking Tourist Driver
On the way to Mandawa, you may stop in a motel for tea/coffee and relax.
Continue drive to Mandawa and check-in hotel.
Mandawa was settled in the 18th century and was fortified by the dominant merchant families.
Today it has some of the finest painted havelies in the region. Evening visit the town and some of its painted havelies. Mandawa houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820, ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items preserved in a museum. The whole area of Shekhavati has beautiful frescoes, havelis & mansions and is called the open-air gallery. Afternoon walks around Mandawa and visit some of the famous painted havelies.
Overnight at Mandawa.
Morning drive to Bikaner.
Dep: Mandawa/Bikaner By Car with an English speaking Tourist Driver
Arrive Bikaner and check-in hotel. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort and camel breeding farm.
Bikaner – popularly called the camel country, the city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. Afternoon sightseeing of Bikaner. Visit Junagarh Fort – built in 1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh, a general in the army of Emperor Akbar, and Camel Breeding farm.
Overnight in Bikaner.
Morning excursion trip to Deshnok Temple (also known as Karni Mata Temple) – the temple offers a haven to rats as they are believed to be incarnated as future bards. Thus, the rats, considered to be sacred, roam freely in the temple precincts. Later drive to Pushkar.
Dep: Bikaner/Pushkar By Car with an English speaking Tourist Driver
Arrive Pushkar and check-in hotel.
Pushkar – the most famous pilgrimage sites for Hindus – with its Brahma Temple – the only one dedicated to this divinity – and the site for an annual camel fare that is now world – renowned.
Afternoon enjoy camel safari and visit various temples including the only temple of Lord Brahma.
Overnight in Pushkar.
Morning free time around the holy Pushkar Lake. Later drive to Jaipur.
Dep: Pushkar/Jaipur By Car with an English speaking Tourist Driver
Arrive Jaipur and check-in hotel.
Jaipur – the Capital city of Rajasthan is popularly known as, the Pink City because of its colour (a shade of ochre, actually). A well-known shopping and handicrafts paradise. Jaipur is well known for its breezy Hawa Mahal, its startling stone observatory, its many gardens and pavilions and its calendar of festivals.
Afternoon city tour of Jaipur. Visit: City Palace, Royal Observatory, Pink City and Hawa Mahal.
Evening enjoy Rajasthani Folk Dances and Dinner. (Optional) Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Morning excursion trip to Amber Fort. Enjoy Elephant Safari to ascend the hill top Fort.
Drive down by local jeep and drive to Delhi.
Dep: Jaipur/Delhi By Car with an English speaking Tourist Driver
Stop in a midway for tea or coffee. Continue drive to Delhi and check-in hotel.
Rest of the day free for shopping or individual activities in Delhi. Overnight stay at hotel.
Morning full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi. Visit: Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Indira Gandhi Museum, Govt. Buildings and India Gate in New Delhi.
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After lunch continue sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Visit: Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Raj Ghat-cremation place of Mahatma Gandhi. Evening transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.