|North India by Rail
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi
10 Nights / 12 Days
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival at International airport & transfer to hotel. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Leave Delhi
Morning sightseeing of New Delhi is consisting of drive through the Raisina Hills- Parliament House, India Gate, President House; 16th century tomb of Emperor Humayun built of Marble & Red stone in typical Mughal fashion, Lotus temple (Bahai Temple) & Qutab Minar. Afternoon sight seeing of Old Delhi is highlighted Shah Jahan's Red Fort, the bustling market place of Chandni Chowk by Rickshaw Puller Ride, Raj Ghat, and the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. You may also visit Lotus Temple.
Evening transfer to railway station to connect train # 4059 DLI JSM Express dep. Delhi at 17:45 hrs. Overnight onboard the train.
Day 3: Arrive Jaisalmer
Arrive Jaisalmer at 13:00 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening drive to Khuri Village & Sand Dunes. Khuri is a village 45 km south west of Jaisalmer. It is a delight fully peaceful place with mud and straw decorated houses. Further proceed for 1Km away from village; you can magnificent patches of sand dunes. You can have camel ride here. People & village life can be seen on the way to Khuri in various villages. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Jaisalmer = Jodhpur (By Train)
Morning leave for full day sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer, which includes visit to the 12-15th century Jain temples, Folk Museum, Gadi -sar Tank & the colourfully painted homes known as Havelies. Afternoon transfer to the Railway-station to connect train # 4060 Jaisalmer / Delhi Express dep. at 16:00 hrs arrive Jodhpur at 21:50 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Jodhpur
Morning leave for city tour of Jodhpur, including the imposing Meherangarh fort with its palaces and outstanding museum. Also visit Maha Mandir Temple and the Kailana Lake. Afternoon excursion to Osian which is famous for cultural heritages and ancient temples. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur (By Surface)
Morning drive to Udaipur which is 259 kms. & approx. 06 hrs journey. En-route visit centuries old Jain Temples in Ranakpur. On arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the time is free to relax. Evening boat ride at Lake Pichola (subject to water level). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Leave Udaipur (By Train)
After breakfast, city tour visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fateh Sagar Lake, Sahelion-ki-Bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Late evening transfer to Railway Station to connect Train # 2966 Udaipur / Jaipur Super Express dep. at 21:40 hrs. Overnight onboard the train.
Day 8: Arrive Jaipur
Morning arrive Jaipur at 07:10 hrs. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Later leave for city tour visiting City Palace and Museum. Nearby is the ornate Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds) which is five stories high and is decorated with delicate screens carved from stone. Also visit Jantar Mantar Observatory, which is still equipped with immense, brick and mortar instrument. Evening you may explore the Colourful local markets of Jaipur by own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Jaipur
Morning visit Amber Fort on elephant back / Jeep. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (By Surface)
Morning drive to Agra (232 kms / 5 hrs) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the old Mughal capital still preserved in good condition. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Evening you can visit the local markets. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Agra - Delhi (By Surface)
Morning visit world famous "Taj Mahal" the monument of love immortalized in marble. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his Queen Mumtaz. Agra Fort dominated by red sandstone construction & houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and other noteworthy structures. Later drive to Delhi International airport (203 kms / 4 hrs) and connect flight for onward destination.
Day 12: Departure Delhi