In Delhi and transfer to your hotel (providing your room at noon). End of day. If you want additional services (tours, guides, car with driver, meals ..), please visit our advisors.
Departure to Agra by road (about 4:30). Discovery of the Red Fort, revealing the power of the Mughal Empire. military fortress built by Akbar in 1565, the fort was partially converted into a palace by Shah Jahan. Its massive walls 25m high are home to a succession of palaces, kiosks and pavilions, including the famous Mosque of the Pearl, very finely chopped.
At sunrise, visit the Taj Mahal, bright white marble mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to immortalize his love for his wife Mumtaz. It was completed in 1659 after 22 years of titanic work and participation in the construction of nearly 22,000 from around the world. Drive to Jaipur (4:30). On the way, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Former capital of Emperor Akbar, abandoned eight years after its construction due to lack of water, Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture combining Indian architecture with those of Iran and Central Asia.
Discovery of Jaipur, the historic capital of Rajasthan, known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the sandstone used for its construction. Coup look at the famous façade of the 'Hawa Mahal', the legendary Palace of the Winds, behind which the ladies sheltering glances lewd. Then visit the Amber Fort, which you enter by elephant or jeep. It offers a unique view of the chain of Aravallis. The pavilions and palaces recall the glory and prosperity of the Rajput rulers. Back in town, visit the Palace, current residence of the royal family, part of which is now a museum that houses fine collections of weapons, costumes, jewelery and miniature Mughal. In the evening you attend a movie in the Bollywood Raj Mandir cinema hall.
Departure to Pushkar (about 3 hours) and transfer to hotel. Discover this peaceful town of white houses on the edge of the desert, which is built around one of the most sacred lakes of India. holy city, it has many temples that go throughout the year sadhus and pilgrims, especially the only temple in India dedicated to the creator god Brahma, you visit. In the late afternoon, enjoy a camel ride.
Drive to Jodhpur (3h), the "Blue City". Visit the impressive Mehrangarh fort, "Fort majesty," which, perched on a hill overlooking the city and the arid plain. The contrast between its red sandstone walls, massive and imposing and the delicacy of its interior decorations is striking. You take a look at the four fortified gates of the fort before discovering over the succession and palaces, some are home to very interesting collections of weapons and other royal accessories. Not far away, you go to Jaswant Thada, the majestic white marble memorial of Jaswant Singh II (1873-1895).
A Bikaner (5 hours drive) , founded in 1488 in the desert , discovery of Junagarh Fort , impressive architectural ensemble , built in the sixteenth century and very well preserved. Walk in the market and in the old city where beautiful havelis are.
Departure to Mandawa (4h) in the Shekhawati region famous for its havelis , rich merchants mansions delicately decorated with frescoes with varied and colorful patterns, carved balconies and columns. Visit the town, where some streets are veritable galleries open air art , several havelis , temples and cenotaphs.
Depart Mandawa for Delhi (6 hours drive), Transfer to the international airport to board onward destination flight.