|2 – 3 – 4||Jaipur||Amber Fort , City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, carpet manufacturing unit and gemstone jewelery manufacturing unit. hand block printed textiles at Sanganer.Special Rajasthani Dinner with tradition Dances and Music.|
|6||Bikaner||Junagarh Fort, leather ware unit.|
|8||Jaisalmer||the Jaisal Fort and Jain Temples, handicraft-manufacturing unit|
|10||Jodhpur||Mehrangarh fort, Jaswant Thada, a manufacturing unit of Jodhpuri Jooties & textiles|
|11 – 12||Udaipur||Jagdish Temple, City palace & Museums and Saheliyon Ki Bari, Nathdwara Temples, miniature paintings at Nathdwara.|
|10 – 11||Agra||Fatehpur Sikri Palaces, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad ud daulah|
|13||Pushkar||Brahma temple & Pushkar Lake, purchase bangles and colorful attires|
|14 – 15||Agra||Fatehpur Sikri Palaces, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad ud daulah, Silk carpet manufacturing unit, Marble artifacts manufacturing units.|
When To Go
Day 1 Delhi (Arrival)
Upon arrival in Delhi met and assisted by our company representative at airport. After traditional welcome transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 Delhi – Jaipur (about 270 Km)
Today we drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. With attractive monuments, comfortable hotels and numerous shopping places, this vibrant capital city of Rajasthan is surely a visitor’s delight. We have half day sightseeing tour of Jaipur, including the visit to historical City palace and Jantar-Mantar (Astronomical observatory). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3 Jaipur
Today, after breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. En route to Amber we will visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), that contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. On return, we will visit carpet manufacturing unit and gemstone jewellery manufacturing unit. The art of carpet weaving is age old in Rajasthan and Jaipur is renowned centre of this art. There are thousand of the families in and around Jaipur who are specialized in one or another particular design and surviving on this artwork. The hand woven carpets of Jaipur are quite popular and collectable. Jaipur is the main centre and big hub for the Semi-precious and precious Gemstone and Jewellery. There are numerous big and small units of gemstone cutting and polishing and jewellery making. The workers working in these units are traditional artisans who have been practicing this art from generations. Along with observing the manufacturing technique you can also make purchases from these units. It ensures the quality of product and safe your time and money as well.
Day 4 Jaipur
Today we will start our day with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Mandir, a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We will also visit Albert Hall Museum the oldest museum in the state of Rajasthan. Then we will proceed for Sanganer village to visit textile unit. Sanganer is famous for hand block printing of textiles. Sanganer hand block print has now become a brand name; it is recognized internationally for its traditional style of printing done with natural dyes. Traditional small floral prints, fine lines and intricate detailing are specialties of the Sanganeri style. Sanganer is also famous for hand made paper and blue pottery work. We will have a quick look at these artworks also. In the evening, we will enjoy special Rajasthani dinner with presentation of traditional dance and music.
Day 5 Jaipur – Bikaner (about 354 Km)
Today we leave Jaipur and drive to Bikaner. Late afternoon arrival in Bikaner. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 6 Bikaner
Today we will visit Junagarh Fort, constructed of red sandstone (1571-1611 AD) and marble with kiosks and balconies embellishing the structure at intervals. This imposing fort and its palaces offer unforgettable experience. After visiting the fort, we will make visit to a leather ware unit. Bikaner is famous for articles made of camel leather. We will observe the production of camel leather items like, shoes, chairs, rugs, belts, bags etc. Shop these exquisite craft items from this unit and save your time and money.
Day 7 Bikaner – Jaisalmer (about 330 Km)
Today we drive through the desert and proceed for Jaisalmer. Very often one can see along the road to Jaisalmer some of the antelopes of this region. We have a stop enroute at a village to observe the traditional life of the villages in Rajasthan. We arrive in Jaisalmer in the late evening. Rest of the day at leisure.
Today we will visit the Fort and Jain Temples. In the afternoon we will go for shopping. Jaisalmer is undoubtedly shopper’s paradise with its wide range of handicraft goods. You can shop for mirror work items, puppets, jooties, textile, camel leather items, woven jackets, wooden boxes and ornaments from Jaisalmer. We will make a visit to a handicraft-manufacturing unit where you can observe the production of these items, interact with local artisans and shop your desired articles as well.
Day9 Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (about 290 Km)
Today we will leave for Jodhpur the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also known as the blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. The old city is surrounded by a huge 10 km long wall which has 101 bastions and seven gates. Jodhpur lies on the once strategic Delhi to Gujarat trading route and the Marwari’s got benefit from the passing traffic of opium, copper, silk which was traded to China. Rest of the day at leisure.
The day will start with a visit to Mehrangarh fort (majestic fort). Built on a steep hill it is among the best forts in India with exquisitely latticed windows in residential apartments within. We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. Rest of the day spend on shopping. Jodhpur is famous for Jodhpuri jooties, Jodhpuri suits, antiques, and colorful lehriya fabric. We will visit a manufacturing unit where we will observe the production of various Jodhpur specialties and shop for our favorite item.
Day11 Jodhpur – Udaipur (about 280 Km)
Today we will proceed for Udaipur the romantic city of Rajasthan. We have half day sight seeing tour of Udaipur visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion – Ki – Bari. Overnight stay at hotel.
Udaipur is famous for miniature paintings and Nathdwara is best place to buy them. We will make visit to Nathdwara village where we will meet local artisans and observe the making of these beautiful paintings. Shop these artistic paintings and also enjoy visit to magnificent temples of Nathdwara. In evening return to Udaipur, and rest at hotel.
Day13 Udaipur – Pushkar (about 300 Km)
Today we leave Udaipur and drive to Pushkar. Pushkar being one of the most religious places for Hindus has the atmosphere of an ancient religious town. The only temple of God Brahma is in Pushkar thus making Pushkar an important pilgrimage city for Hindus. We will visit Brahma temple and Pushkar Lake. Pushkar is right place to shop for puja articles, like, incenses, mala beads, incense stands and spiritual pendants etc. You can also purchase bangles and colorful attires from Pushkar.
Day14 Pushkar – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (about 360 Km)
Today we leave holy Pushkar city and drive to Agra. En route we make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar The Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply. Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
We will start our day visit to the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument of love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Later visit to renowned carpet manufacturing unit. Agra has amongst the oldest tradition of carpet and durrie making in India and exhibits the finest representation of what is available in India. Silk carpets with gold threadwork are forte of Agra. We will al so observe marble and soft stone inlay work which is another specialty of Agra. Shop these exquisite items from these units and safe your time and money as well.
Day16 Agra – Delhi
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi in the afternoon. The rest of the day will be spent on shopping. We will make visit to craft production unit and other interesting shopping places with company’s representative and shop for desired goods.
Day17 Delhi – Departure
Today we have half day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi including the visit to Raj Ghat, the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, etc. Direct transfer to airport for flight to home. End of our services.