This journey starts with a visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in the world. From here you travel to some of Rajasthan's most enchanting cities such as Jaipur and Udaipur. In the walled desert city of Jaisalmer you have ample time to explore the traffic-free streets. There's also time to relax in the laid back oasis town of Pushkar and visit the fantastic Meherangarh Fort in Jodhpur, one of the most impressive in India.
Day 1 - Delhi
Arrive in Delhi where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 - Agra
Early morning express train to Agra. Guided tour of the Taj Mahal.
Day 3 - Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur via the former Moghul capital of Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 4 - Jaipur
Tour the stunning `Pink City' of Jaipur. Visit the magnificent Amber Fort, perched on a hilltop outside town.
Day 5 - Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar, a desert oasis on a holy lake. Afternoon at leisure to explore the lakeside with its many holy men, pilgrims and temples.
Day 6 - Chandelao
Drive to the small heritage hotel of Chandelao Garh. Here, with no other tourists around, you can interact with the community and learn about the art, culture and heritage of Rajasthan. Afternoon jeep safari to villages near Chandelao where you will see local craftsmen at work.
Day 7 - Jodhpur
Continue to the `Blue City' of Jodhpur. Afternoon visit to the impressive Meherangarh Fort, with fantastic views across this blue-hued city.
Day 8 - Jaisalmer
Cross the desert to the `Golden City' of Jaisalmer, looming magically out of the horizon. Within the fortress walls the cobbled streets are strewn with stunning palaces, beautiful mansions of rich merchants (havelis), and Jain temples that were built between the 12th and 15th centuries.
Day 9 - Jaisalmer
Enjoy a guided walking tour of Jaisalmer. In the afternoon there is time at leisure to further explore this amazing city with its medieval atmosphere.
Day 10 - Bhenswara
Drive through rarely visited areas of Rajasthan to Bhenswara. Optional leopard safari in the evening.
Day 11 - Udaipur
Drive via the magnificent Jain temples of Ranakpur to the beautiful `White City' of Udaipur, arguably the most stunning of Rajasthan's cities, situated on Lake Pichola.
Day 12 - Udaipur
Enjoy a guided morning tour of the intricate palaces and temples, followed by a boat trip on Lake Pichola. In the afternoon you have time at leisure to seek out a bargain in the markets or to relax in a friendly cafe overlooking the lake.
Day 13 - Delhi
Transfer to Udaipur airport to board a flight back to Delhi which connects with your onward travel.