August - March
Welcome to India, you will be received by Tour de India representative at airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel you will have a brief description of your tour and the representative will hand over your documents regarding the tour, Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight in Hotel.
Morning drive to Mandawa.
Dep: Delhi/Mandawa By Car(with an English speaking Tourist Driver)
Arrive Mandawa and direct transfer to 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 Shekhawati has beautiful frescoes, Haveli's & mansions and is called the open-air gallery. Overnight in Mandawa.
Morning drive to Bikaner. Dep: Mandawa/BikanerBy Car (with an English speaking Tourist Driver) Bikaner – popularly called the camel country. The city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. Afternoon 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 stay in Bikaner.
Morning visit Deshnok's Karni Mata Temple (32 kms): the famous 600 years old temple on the Jodhpur road dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple has huge intricately carved silver gates which were donated by Maharaja Ganga Singh. The most interesting thing about the temple are the rats who scamper freely within the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. They are regarded as sacred and are fed by priests and devotees owing to the belief that they will be reincarnated in the family of the goddess.
Continue drive to Jaisalmer.
Dep: Bikaner/Jaisalmer By Car (with an English speaking Tourist Driver) Direct transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight in Jaisalmer.
Morning Visit The Fort, Jain Temple and the old mansions known as "Haveli's". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Later drive to Khuri and check-in Desert Resort. Evening enjoy Camel Safari and witness Golden Sunset. Return to Desert Resort, enjoy Gypsy dances (live show) with cock-tail and followed by dinner. Overnight stay in Desert Resort, Khuri.
Morning drive to Jodhpur. Dep:Jaisalmer/Jodhpur By Car (with an English speaking Tourist Driver) En- route visit Osian – an oasis in the desert. (if time permits) Direct transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Mandore Gardens and local market in Old Jodhpur. Evening free and overnight in Jodhpur.
Morning visit Meharangarh Fort – the 5 km long majestic fort on 125 m high hill is one of the most impressive and formidable structures, Jaswant Thada – a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in 1899 A.D. in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II and Umaid Bhawan Palace.
Afternoon drive to Ranakpur
Dep: Jodhpur/Ranakpur By Car (with an English speaking Tourist Driver)
Ranakpur – renowned for some marvelously carved Jain Temples in amber stone. Direct transfer to hotel. Evening visit Temples and overnight stay in Ranakpur.
Morning drive to Udaipur. En-route visit Kumbhalgarh Fort. Continue drive to Udaipur.
Dep: Ranakpur/Udaipur By Car with an English speaking Tourist Driver)
Direct transfer to hotel. Later city tour of Udaipur. Visit: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion-ki-bari. Overnight in Udaipur.
Morning excursion trip to Eklingi & Nagda. Later transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi. Dep: Udaipur/Delhi Assistance at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel.
Morning full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit: Raj Ghat – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. Free time for Lunch. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar (built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199), Lotus Temple, Indira Gandhi Museum, India Gate (a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in World War I), Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping center. Late evening transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.