Palace Rajasthan with Taj Mahal

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN DELHI

Arrival. Welcome and hospitality in the traditional way at the airport. Transfer to hotel and basic information. Rest of the day.

DAY 02: IN DELHI

Image One

Breakfast. In the morning, visiting Old Delhi: Jama Masjid visit (one of the strongest opulent Mogul Empire era). In the afternoon, we visited New Delhi: Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, India Gate, tour of the area of government buildings, the Presidential Palace and Parliament.

We also visit a very interesting Sikh temple where we can appreciate this culture of rich merchants, so characteristic of the Punjab region. Finally we visit the Hindu Akshardham Temple, which means "divine and eternal abode of the Supreme God," in which we can see part of the Great Indian history, culture and art. Return to hotel.

DAY 03: DELHI / Mandawa (255 Kms by road / 06 Hrs)

Image One

Breakfast. Road trip from Delhi to Mandawa. On arrival, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon visit the village of Mandawa, which extends in the heart of Shekhawati and is characterized by being full of havelis painted on the outside and gives a special to a colorful city. Mandawa is a place that keeps the true form of Rajasthani life. A door arched with the figure of Lord Krishna leads to the bazaar. You can walk the streets where mansions of rich merchants are adorned with elaborate frescoes. Accommodation.

DAY 04: Mandawa / Bikaner (182 Kms road / 04 Hrs)

Breakfast. Exit highway to Bikaner, capital of the former state of Bikaner, built on a hill and surrounded by walls, beautiful stone mansions (sculptures) forts and temples. On arrival, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, we visit Bikaner. This desert town north of the state was founded in 1448 by Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. I visit Junagarh fort built by Raja Jai Singh between 1588 and 1593, a general of the army of Emperor Akbar, during the Mogul Empire. Also visit the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum. Accommodation.

DAY 05: Bikaner / JAISALMER (333 Kms road / 6.5 Hrs)

Image One

Breakfast. Exit highway to Jaisalmer. On arrival, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Sand Dunes. Ride a camel to admire the sunset, as the sky seems to become fire while the Rajasthani folk musicians play haunting tunes. It will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience.

DAY 06: JAISALMER

Image One

Breakfast. In the morning, sightseeing in Jaisalmer. This city is located in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are built with yellow stone, Jaisalmer being a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and elaborate balconies. Note the Patwon-Ki Haveli, Haveli Salim-Singh-Ki - and Gadhi Sagar Tank. Free afternoon.

DAY 07: JAISALMER / JODHPUR (287 Kms road / 06 Hrs)

Breakfast. Exit road from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur bound. walled city located in the Thar desert, 470 km southwest of New Delhi (India). This former capital of the principality of Jodhpur, founded by Rao Jodha, his first maharaja, in 1459. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

DAY 08: JODHPUR

Image One

Breakfast. In the morning, city tour of Jodhpur - the gateway to the desert habitat "Rathors Marwa." Visit the Fort built by a hermit, located on a mountain slope from which can be seen throughout the city. Inside the fort we met a number of palaces added by different sovereigns.

DAY 09: JODHPUR / JAIPUR (332 Kms road / 06 Hrs)

Breakfast. Morning drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon departure to know a Hindu temple where we can appreciate the AARTI ceremony. In Sanskrit it means "sink darkness." After the ceremony, transfer to Narain Niwas Palace for dinner and attend a show of typical dances of Rajasthan.

DAY 10: JAIPUR

Image One

Breakfast. In the morning excursion to Amber Fort (up by jeep or elephant), visit of the rooms and hallways of the palace, which is famous for its exquisite design and decoration. The main entrance is impressive Amber Palace, decorated with bas-reliefs and floral motifs, with the God-elephant Ganesha on the door and several windows with stone latticework where women could see without being seen. Inside the palace it is also of great beauty. Its walls are decorated with small mirrors embedded, so it has been called Sheesh Mahal, or Palace of Mirrors. In the afternoon, visit the unique Jantar Mantar observatory - which was built in 1700, and even today looks futuristic or at least surreal. The City Palace or Palace of the Maharajah is a huge complex with numerous courtyards surrounded by several buildings and museums. The Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds is surrounded by extensive gardens and other palaces. It has a majestic facade in pink and white. The ladies of the palace, for which it was built, could see the outside without being seen through numerous full viewpoints of nearly a thousand windows and shutters. It is a five-story building; the two upper floors narrower, draw the tail of a peacock, one of the animals that India has a symbolic value. In the evening we attend a Sound and Light Show (conducted in English) in the city of Amber, during which enjoy legends, folklore and traditional music of India. Return to hotel. The Sound and Light show at the Amber Fort is subject to cancellation according to weather conditions since it is held outdoors, or for technical reasons that it can not be done. In case of cancellation, it will be offered to customers well a visit to the old part of the city or attend a cinema in Jaipur to see an Indian film Bollywood style.

DAY 11: JAIPUR / AGRA (235 km road / 5 Hrs)

Image One

Breakfast. Departure to Agra. Check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the most famous architectural monument in the world, the Taj Mahal, built between 1631 and 1654 on the banks of river Yamuna by the Muslim emperor Mumtaz Mahal dynasty Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife, Arjumand Bano Begum , who died giving birth to their 14th child. The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Islamic architecture, Persian, Indian and even Turkish. The monument has achieved special notoriety by the romantic character of his inspiration. Although the mausoleum covered with white marble dome is the most famous, the Taj Mahal is a set of integrated buildings.

DAY 12: AGRA

Image One

Breakfast. Morning visit to Red Fort Itmad-ud-Daulah or 'Baby Taj' and Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri, the red sand desert city was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the sixteenth century. We will also visit the world's largest door, Bulund Darwaza. Arrival in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, founded on an ancient city of Indian origin in 1505 by the Sultan of Delhi, Sikander Lodi. Free afternoon.

DAY 13: AGRA / DELHI (200 Kms road / 05 Hrs)

Breakfast and departure to Delhi where we will spend the last night before returning. If flight schedules permit can return the same day.