12 Nights / 13 Days
Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur -
Osian - Jaisalmer - Jaipur - Agra Delhi
Rajasthan Train tour takes a traveler to the land of royalty, romance and
courage amidst miles and miles of Thar Desert offering perfect opportunity
to relive the saga of this dreamland. Also, the trip revolves around the
prominent sites of Ahmedabad including Sabarmati, the ashram set up by the
father of India, Mahatma Gandhi.
Day 01 : Mumbai (previously known as Bombay)
Arrive Mumbai. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Mumbai.
Day 02 : Mumbai - Ahmedabad
Morning cruise across Gate Way of India (9 kms) and visit Elephanta Caves
notable for huge rock cuts. Afternoon tour of Mumbai visiting Kamla Nehru
Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a
panoramic view of Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum,
Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford
Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain. Evening transfer to Railway
Station to connect Train # 9271 Bhavnagar Express dep. 21:20 hrs. Overnight
Day 03 : Ahmedabad
Arrive Ahmedabad at 06:00 hrs. Morning visit the magnificent Mosque of
Siddi Saiyad with its exquisite stone carvings, the beautiful Jama Masjid,
White marbled Hathee Singh's Temple, Dada Hari Baoli, Calico Textile Museum
and Sabarmati Ashram started by Mahatma Gandhi.
Day 04 : Ahmedabad - Udaipur
Full day free to explore the city. Evening transfer to Railway station to
connect Train # 9944 Ahmedabad - Udaipur Express dep. 23:05 hrs. Overnight
Day 05 : Udaipur
Arrive Udaipur at 07:40 hrs. Afternoon city tour visiting the city palace,
Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's
resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir. Evening enjoy boat
ride on River Pichola. Overnight Udaipur.
Day 06 : Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur
Morning drive to Jodhpur (259 kms / 6 hrs) visiting Ranakpur Temples
enroute. Ranakpur - 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th
century are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is
quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful
sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are
similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya
Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Evening visit Osain
which is famous for ancient temples and cultural heritages. You can also
experience camel ride. Overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 07 : Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Morning tour of Jodhpur visiting the Meharangarh Fort, situated on a low
sandstone Hill, including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant
Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in
the Umaid Public Gardens. Check-out at 1200 hrs. Late evening transfer to
Railway station to connect Train # 4810 Jodhpur - Jaisalmer Jaisalmer
Express dep. 23:15 hrs. Overnight on board.
Day 08 : Jaisalmer
Morning arrive Jaisalmer at 05:15 hrs. Later visit the Fort, bazaars &
the old mansions known as "havelis". People still live in these
ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has
exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Evening visit San Dues on Camel back
Day 09 : Jaisalmer - Jaipur
Morning and afternoon free for leisure or to explore the city by own.
Afternoon transfer to Railway station to connect Train # 4060 dep. 15:30
hrs. Overnight on board.
Day 10 : Jaipur
Early Morning arrive Jaipur at 04:55 hrs. 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. Afternoon
tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of
pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai
Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's
City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal &
through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 11: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Morning drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri , the old Mughal
capital. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Agra.
Day 12 : Agra - Delhi
Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor
Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains.
Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public
and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by
Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Check-out at 1200 hrs. Evening
transfer to Railway station to connect Train # 2001 New Delhi Shatabdi
Express dep.20:23 hrs, Arrive New Delhi 22:30 hrs. & transfer to hotel.
(Taj Mahal is closed on all Fridays)
Day 13 : Delhi
Morning tour of tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the
cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and
drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by
Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ),
Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's
House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught
Place shopping centre. Late evening transfer to airport to connect flight
for onward destination.