A LITTLE WAY INTO RAJASTHAN
DELHI -- JAIPUR -- AJMER -- PUSHKAR -- UDAIPUR -- RANAKPUR -- JODHPUR -- JAISALMER -- DELHI
This itinerary will take you through the mightiest forts and highlights of Rajasthan – including the pink, blue and white cities, and a camel safari in the stunning Thar (Jaisalmer) desert.
Day 1: Start at Delhi with serene Humanyun’s Tomb and later catch the sound and light show at historic Red Fort. Party at night at Hauz Kauz village.
Day 2: Take the train to Jaipur. Start out in the old city (pink city) by exploring the colourful bazaars, and palaces. Later, go to Amber (Amer) Fort, to walk through palace-city, a wonder of the 9th Century.
Day 3 & 4: Get onto a bus for Ajmer and visit the much revered Durgah (a dazzling Muslim shrine), then take a bus to Pushkar (10 km from Ajmer). Spend a couple days relaxing in this (traveller fav) holy town with ancient temples and lakeside cafés.
Day 5, 6 & 7: Travel to the lake city Udaipur. Go shopping in the colourful bazaars and spy a sunset from the balconies of one of the gorgeous palaces. Dine at the romantic, extraordinary Lake Palace.
Day 8: Pack your luggage into a taxi to Kulmalgarh, and Ranakpur temples, en route the blue city, Jodhpur.
Day 9 & 10: Spend a day browsing through the extravagant forts and unique architecture of blue coloured Jodhpur.
Day 11: Move further into the desert terrain Jaisalmer. Camel safari and night bonfire on the dunes should whet, if not quench your desert thirst.
Day 12: Back to Delhi. Visit the Jama Masjid and finish off last minute shopping.