Rajasthan with Northeast

Duration : 19 Days / 18 Nights
Destinations : Delhi - Alsisar - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Luni - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi - Bagdogra - Darjeeling - Pelling - Gangtok - Kalimpong - Bagdogara - Delhi

Day 01: Arrive in Delhi
Once you reach Delhi, get an assisted transfer to your pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities – interact with the locals, explore the surroundings on foot, visit the popular markets, gorge on street food. Stay Overnight.

Day 02 - Delhi - Alsisar
In the morning, after breakfast, hit the road to Alsisar. On arrival, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. The region lies in the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner. The evening is scheduled to explore the Shekhawati area, well-known for its painted Havelis. Stay Overnight.

Day 03 - Alsisar - Bikaner
Post breakfast, begin driving to Bikaner. Complete the check-in formalities once you reach. In the afternoon, indulge in sightseeing including Junagarh Fort and Temple. Originally known as Chintamani, it was later named as Old Fort. This fort is one of those forts of Rajasthan that is not built on a hilltop. Also visit Har Mandir temple and Ratan Bihari temple, built inside the fort. Night stay in Bikaner.

Day 04 - Bikaner - Jaisalmer
On the 4th day of the tour, after breakfast, begin driving to Jaisalmer. On reaching, check-in your hotel. Spend the day at leisure – relish local delicacies, interact with the locals, explore the surroundings on foot etc. Overnight stay.

Day 05: Jaisalmer
After breakfast, begin city tour of Jaisalmer including Jaisalmer Fort - the second oldest fort in Rajasthan after Chittorgarh fort athat is one of the world’s largest one too. It was erected in 1156 AD by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal. In the evening, enjoy a camel ride in the vast Thar Desert. Stay overnight.

Day 06 - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Luni
Have breakfast on day 6 and begin driving to Jodhpur. Once you reach Jodhpur, explore Mehrangarh Fort – one of Rajasthan’s largest forts, perched 400 feet above the city and later, Jaswant Thada – a memorial constructed in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II by Sardar Singh in 1899. After arrival, proceed to Luni. On arrival, check -in your hotel for an overnight stay. If time and energy permit, you can explore the surroundings on foot.

Day 07 - Luni - Udaipur
Post breakfast, begin driving towards Udaipur. En-route, halt at the Ranakpur Jain temple, popular as one of the Seven Wonders of India. This extremely important Jain religious site, is also a very beautiful one. It is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar, Adinath. On arrival, check-in your hotel. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities. Overnight stay.

Day 08 - Udaipur
Day 8 after breakfast is for a city tour of Udaipur. Visit Saheliyon-Ki-Bari – a garden for the Queen’s maids, Jagdish temple - originally known as the temple of Jagannath Rai that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the City Palace - located on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola, the palace was commissioned by Maharana Udai Singh and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir. The evening is scheduled for a boat ride in Lake Pichola. Stay overnight.

Day 09 - Udaipur - Pushkar
Have breakfast and depart by road for Pushkar. On reaching, complete the check- in formalities at Hotel Deogarh Mahal. The afternoon is scheduled to explore Deogarh Mahal - this 17th century palace is a commanding structure, standing atop a hill offering a panoramic view of the Aravalli mountain range. Later, visit the Dashavatara Temple - dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Stay Overnight.

Day 10 - Pushkar - Jaipur
On day 10, after breakfast, hit the road to Jaipur. Once you reach, complete the check-in formalities at your pre-booked hotel. The evening is free for leisure activities- interact with the locals, relish local delicacies, explore the surroundings on foot. Stay Overnight.

Day 11 - Jaipur
Today, post breakfast, begin your day with an excursion to the Amer Fort. Enjoy an elephant ride or a jeep ride to go up to its entrance. After lunch, continue with sightseeing. Visit the City Palace - the former seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur and the Royal Observatory. In the evening, visit the local bazaar to shop for souvenirs. Stay Overnight.

Day 12 - Jaipur - Agra
Begin driving to Agra, once you have breakfast. En-route, explore the old deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Once inside, visit its several structures Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan and Panch Mahal. On arriving in Agra, check- in your hotel. If time and energy permit, visit the market to taste and shop for local renditions of Dalmoth and Petha. Stay overnight.

Day 13 - Agra - Delhi
Morning visit to the world-renowned Taj Mahal that looks even more beautiful in the rays of the shining sun. This, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is a white marble mausoleum built by Mugahl Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Back to the hotel for breakfast. Later, continue with sightseeing including the Agra Fort – a Mughal architectural Masterpiece and Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb – fondly known as Baby Taj. After lunch, begin driving to Delhi. On arrival, check-in your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 14 - Delhi - Bagdogra (by Flight) – Darjeeling (By surface)
After breakfast, get an assisted transfer to the airport to board a flight to Bagdogra. Once you reach, depart by road for Darjeeling. On arrival, get transferred to your pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is free for leisure activities- interacting with the locals, tasting the local delicacies and exploring the nearby surroundings on foot. Stay Overnight.

Day 15 - Darjeeling
Early morning visit to the Tiger Hill to view a mesmerizing sunrise. While returning to the hotel, visit Ghoom Monastery. After breakfast, enjoy a toy train ride up to Ghoom. Later, visit the Tibetan Refugee Centre and Himalaya Mountaineering Institute. Admire the surrounding local scenery. Overnight stay

Day 16 - Darjeeling - Pelling
On day 16, after breakfast, begin driving to Pelling. On arrival, check- in your hotel. Relax for some time. After lunch, visit Pemayangste Monastery – a Buddhist monastery around 40 kms from Pelling. It is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim that was erected during the 17th century by Lama Lhatsun Chempo. Back to Pelling for an overnight stay.

Day 17 - Pelling - Gangtok
Post breakfast, begin driving to Gangtok. On arrival, check-in your hotel. Later, leave for sightseeing. Explore Rumtek Monastery – a Tibetan Buddhist monastery constructed during the 16th century, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology – a Tibetan institute cum museum famous for the study of Buddhist philosophy and religion and Do-Drul Chorten – a Stupa erected by Trulshik Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. Stay Overnight.

Day 18 - Gangtok - Kalimpong
After breakfast, begin driving to Kalimpong. Once you reach, check- in your hotel. The afternoon is scheduled to visit the tourist attractions of Kalimpong that may include Deolo hill, Roman Catholic Church, Cactus Nursery. Stay overnight.

Day 19 - Kalimpong - Bagdogara - Delhi (By Flight)
Today is the last day of the tour, get on- time transfer to the Bagdogara airport to board flight to Delhi. On arrival, get freshened- up. The day is free. Later, get transferred to the international airport to board flight for your onward destination.