What could be more fascinating than taking a tour of Indian desert along with a view of the National capital? Footloose Holidays awakens your wander lust with this amazing trip that begins at Delhi, giving you an opportunity to explore and delve deeper into the history of its conquerors and rulers, its lifestyle and people. If you are an art lover, we offer you a live art gallery at Mandawa, an amazingly small town with jaw dropping work of art displayed in its havelis and fort. From here, enjoy more of these forts and palaces at Bikaner and Jaipur, the cities with stories of valour and warriors of the bygone era that displays its true culture in the warmth and infectious smiles of those who carry the legacy of always being the most hospitable hosts.
Day 1 Delhi
On arrival at Delhi Airport in the morning, you will be greeted and warmly welcomed by Footloose Holidays Representative who will escort you to your pre-booked hotel. Check in at the hotel, freshen up and get ready to be driven through the most frequented street of the national capital- the Rajpath while getting the majestic view of certain iconic places like Parliament House, the President House also called Rastrapathi Bhawan and the India Gate. Also visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, the monuments that have given this city its history and identity. In the evening return to the hotel to enjoy delicious dinner and a comfortable overnight stay in this fascinating city.
Day 2 Delhi
Following a hearty breakfast, it is time to proceed for morning tour of Old Delhi, giving you glimpse into its rich history of which these landmarks are the true witness. Old Delhi enchants you despite the chaos and crowd that you experience here. Visit Raj Ghat, the Jama Masjid, and the Ashoka Pillar and Red fort and before you call it a day, go through the streets of noisy, loud, colourful and bright Chandni Chowk Bazaar which will cast a spell on you. Shop for those little nothings or enjoy a few specialities like kulfi falooda or paranthas of this place that you would never get anywhere else. Return to the hotel with a feeling of being wonderstruck for overnight stay.
Day 3 Delhi – Mandawa 275kms/5hrs
Post breakfast, it is time to leave for Mandawa, one of the most beautiful towns of Rajasthan located in Shekhawati Region which display rare art and culture of ethnic India. On arrival, check-in at the pre-booked hotel and enjoy Rajasthani hospitality in the form of warm welcome and vibrant smiles. Freshen yourself up and relax for a while before you begin to venture this small Shekhawati town, also known as the open art gallery of Rajasthan. Drive through the narrow lanes that lead you to many splendid frescoed havelis, Fort Mandawa Castle which truly seems to be a mismatch with its magnificent structure standing tall amidst very humble background. These amazing paintings at various havelis are forever going to be the part of your memory, truly displaying beauty in simplicity. By evening time, return to the hotel to enjoy something from traditional Rajasthani cuisine and a comfortable overnight stay in Mandawa.
Day 4 Mandawa – Bikaner 200km/4hrs
Following a hearty breakfast, drive towards Bikaner- a city that gives you true glimpse of desert as it is surrounded by Thar Desert. Reach and check-in at the pre-booked hotel. After check- in formalities, it is time to explore Bikaner which would lead you to Junagadh Fort, giving you a true picture into the life of people in bygone days. Its exquisite and intricately built structure which displays craftsmanship and a unique architectural style. By the evening, it’s time to return to hotel for overnight stay but before that, drive around the city once to enjoy the flavours of Rajasthan that this city has to offer.
Day 5 Bikaner – Jaipur 350kms/6hrs
After a sumptuous breakfast, it is time to check-out and say goodbye to Bikaner and be driven towards Jaipur, also known as Pink city of Rajasthan. On arrival at the state capital, check in at your pre-booked hotel. Enjoy rest of the time to relax or to go for shopping and other leisure activities in this city that is a true blend of old and new. Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Day 6 Jaipur
Wake up the following morning and enjoy a hearty morning meal before you get ready to proceed for the sightseeing of the state capital which is going to fill you with awe and wonder at each destination. Make a visit to Hawa Mahal, the monument that has given a unique identity to Jaipur with its exclusive and amazing architecture. Your next destination, City Palace truly reflects on the lives of the valiant Rajput Kings, who have left their indelible mark in the form of such beautiful structures. The architecture is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art. Also visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory, built by a Rajput king and a science lover to stimulate people’s interest in astronomy. While exploring the city, you must try authentic Rajasthani cuisine which is as delicious as the warmth displayed by the Rajasthani people. Come back to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 7 Tour ends at Jaipur
Enjoy a lavish and relaxed breakfast and proceed to visit Amber fort as you would not have witnessed anything as formidable as this arresting structure that oozes out its charm, elegance and grandeur, captivating its onlookers in a strange magic spell. While coming back, take a short break at another palace, Jal Mahal located in the middle of a lake. No one can have enough of this enchanting city. So, before you say goodbye enjoy every bit of its charm and take some of it to your home too in the form of keepsakes that are as lively as the place itself.
In the evening, you will be dropped at the Airport for flight back home carrying with you a beautiful memory of a wonderful Trip.