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Mumbai | Ahmedabad | Mountabu | Udaipur | Rohetgarh | Pushkar | Jaipur | Agra | Delhi

WONDERFUL INSIGHTS to the throbbing commercial centres of Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Mumbai dazzles and not only because of the sunshine glinting off the sea. It is the dream that glows in the eyes of the many who find their way here. Explore the colonial Gateway of India, frenetic bazaars in and around Crawford Market, the wealth of the museums … but Ahmedabad awaits, an old city rich in tradition and culture, with museums, stepwells, the Gandhi Ashram and many more sights. Rajasthan brings a change of pace. Tranquil settings appreciate God’s endless bounty and exquisitely detailed, elaborate temples pay tribute to it – the Dilwara Jain temples near Mt Abu and the ancient Sun Temple at Modera in Gujarat visited en route. The sleepy little town of Pushkar has the only temple dedicated to Brahma, the creator in the Hindu trinity. It comes alive for the annual Pushkar fair, when it is buried under the sea of humanity that descends upon it for a ritual bath in the lake and to participate in the cattle fair. While at Ajmer is the dargah of the renowned Sufi saint Moinudin Chisti, who is said to have blessed Mughal emperor Akbar with an heir, where believers still ask for boons.



ITINERARY - 14 nights/ 15 days

DAY 01 ARRIVAL
Reception and welcome at Mumbai airport and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 02 MUMBAI
After the morning at leisure, set out to tour the sights of the city.

DAY 03 MUMBAI ~ AHMEDABAD
A short morning flight gets you to Ahmedabad. You have the day to sightsee.

DAY 04 AHMEDABAD ~ MOUNT ABU
The ancient Sun Temple at Modhera is visited en route; the exquisite Dilwara Jain temples in the afternoon.

DAY 05 MOUNT ABU ~ UDAIPUR
The morning’s leisure allows you to enjoy Mount Abu. Drive out to Udaipur, the city of lakes and palaces, later in the day.

DAY 06 UDAIPUR
The entire day is dedicated to taking in the sights of this beautiful city.

DAY 07 UDAIPUR ~ ROHETGARH
The drive to Rohetgarh takes in Ranakpur and its ornamented Jain temples, as well as lunch at the Maharani Bagh Orchard Resort.

DAY 08 ROHETGARH
Visit Jodhpur, returning to the warm hospitality of the Rohetgarh royal family in the evening.

DAY 09 ROHETGARH ~ PUSHKAR
Drive on to Pushkar to see the only temple dedicated to Brahma, the Creator in the Hindu Trinity, and the famous Dargah of the Sufi
saint Mohammad Chisti in the nearby town of Ajmer.

DAY 10 PUSHKAR ~ JAIPUR
Leave for Jaipur after breakfast.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the colourful bazaars of the pink city.

DAY 11 JAIPUR
Morning is a good time to climb up to the ramparts of Amber Fort on elephant back. The many attractions of Jaipur are toured in the afternoon.

DAY 12 JAIPUR ~ AGRA
Leave for Agra in the morning, it will give you time to visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. The luminescent marble of the Taj expresses many moods, a single visit will not do justice. Return in the evening after having explored the town.

DAY 13 AGRA ~ DELHI
Drive to Delhi, taking a break at a small village en route. Sundown takes you to a Hindu temple to be part of the evening prayer.

DAY 14 DELHI
The day is devoted to visiting the sights.

DAY 15 DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport in time for your flight out.

NOTE Additional night at Pushkar during the Fair.

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
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