Delhi, the capital of India, is really two diametrically opposite cities that have come together in one eclectic amalgam.
On the one hand is the Old Delhi of the Mughals, created by Shah Jehan - a medieval place of imperial forts, soaring mosques and bazaars.
And then there is the New Delhi built by the British; replete with broad avenues, stately homes and landscaped gardens.
Morning breakfast leisurely breakfast and combined tour of old & new Delhi visiting Red-fort (outside), Jama Maszid, Humayus Tomb, India Gate & Qutub-Minar (Tower).
Welcome Dinner at famous India restaurant serving typical Indian food. Overnight.
Morning, drive to Mukundgarh. Arrive & check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Mukundgarh / Mandawa. Mandawa, founded in 1775 by Thakur Nawal Singhand still the home of his descendants has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa Castle, one of the finest castle of Rajasthan is now a hotel and houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, cannons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items in a Museum. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, drive to Khimsar. Arrive Khimsar & check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing at Khimsar. Khimsar is steeped in history- founded 2500 years ago by the Jain Saint Mahaveer. This is the starting point of the great Indian Desert. The founder of the castle which was built in mid 15th century was Prince Karamsi- son of Jodhpur and very close to other places of interest like Osian and Nagaur. Well managed Khimsar Fort provides the visitors with all modern amenities- 50 luxuriously furnished rooms, theme dinners, a variety of continental and indian meals as well as traditional Rajasthani are available. Evening jeep safari to sand dunes for a sunset view. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, drive to Jodhpur stopping at Mandor 10 Kms short of Jodhpur to visit the Mandor Garden the old capital of Jodhpur. On arrival at Jodhpur, visit Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, sightseeing tour and visit to the Amber Fort. Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the state until 1728. See the Sheesh Mahal or the hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jal Mahal and Kali. Ascend, on elephant back, the hill on which fort is situated. City sightseeing tour, Jaipur the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting prince. Ever since it had retained that color. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit the Maharaja's City Palace and the observatory and drive past Hawa Mahal , the palace of winds. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, drive to Bharatpur. Arrive Bharatpur & check in hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Bharatpur. Visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary on rickshaws. The most spectacular water- Birds Sanctuary features nesting of indigenous water- birds, migratory birds. From October till December, the indigenous water- birds nest around the lake from December on the migratory Geese, Duck and Cranes are the main feature of the sanctuary. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, drive to Orcha. Arrive Orcha & check in at hotel. Visit the well- preserved medieval township of Orcha built in the 16th century. Sightseeing include the Rajmahal with its beautiful murals, the Laxmi Narayan Temple and the Jehangir Mahal built in the 17th century, to commemorate the visit of the emperor Jehangir. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, drive to Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho & check in at hotel. Enjoy visit to Khajuraho and its temples, built during the reign of the Chandela Kings from 950-1050. Today only 22 of the 85 original remaining temples are magnificent examples of Hindu architecture. These exquisite sculptures, which adorn the spires with a galaxy of gods and goddesses, beasts and serpents and a multitude of erotic couples represent a paean to life, love and joy. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, drive to Agra. Arrive Agra & check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Morning, city sightseeing tour visiting the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the pearl mosque and the hall of public and private audience. Also, visit Itmad-Ud-Daula's Tomb built by Empress Noorjahan in memory of her father. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning, drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi & check in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Delhi. Overnight at hotel. Leave for the international airport as per yr. flight connections.