Day 1, DELHI: Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Day 2, AGRA: Early morning express train to Agra and transfer to hotel. Afternoon guided tour of the Taj Mahal, reputedly the most beautiful building in the world.
Day 3, JAIPUR: Drive to Jaipur via the former Moghul capital of Fatehpur Sikri.
Day 4, JAIPUR: Morning orientation tour of Jaipur. In the afternoon we visit the magnificent Amber Fort, perched on a hilltop outside town.
Day 5, PUSHKAR: Drive to Pushkar, a desert oasis on a holy lake. Afternoon at leisure to explore the lakeside with its many holy men, pilgrims and temples.
Day 6, KHEJARLA: Travel to Fort Khejarla, residence of the former ruling family who will be your hosts.
Day 7, CHANDELAO: Drive to the small heritage hotel of Chandelao Garh. Afternoon optional jeep safari to the villages near Chandelao where we will see local craftsmen at work.
Day 8, CAMEL SAFARI: We drive into a remote part of the Thar Desert to start our camel safari. We spend the night in a beautiful tented camp.
Day 9, JAISALMER: Cross the desert to the fortress city of Jaisalmer. Within the fortress walls the cobbled streets are strewn with palaces, mansions of rich merchants (havelis), and Jain temples that were built between the 12th and 15th centuries.
Day 10, JAISALMER: A free day to explore this amazing city with its medieval atmosphere.
Day 11, JODHPUR: Continue to Jodhpur. Afternoon visit to the impressive Meherangarh Fort, with fantastic views across this blue city.
Day 12, UDAIPUR: Drive via the magnificent Jain temples of Ranakpur to the beautiful lake city of Udaipur.
Day 13, UDAIPUR: Morning tour of Udaipur. Afternoon at leisure to seek out a bargain in the markets or relax in a friendly café overlooking the lake.
Day 14, AHMEDABAD: We travel to Ahmedabad, a city with ancient monuments displaying a unique mix of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Day 15, MUMBAI (BOMBAY): Express train to Mumbai. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 16, MUMBAI (BOMBAY): Tour ends