Traveling to Bikaner from Delhi and visiting Agra and Jaipur on the way demands almost a week's time. The regal era of the Rajputs has left some of the most amazing architectural beauties of their time. Each fort you visit, and each palace you tap into has too many tales to tell. While some of the forts got their name listed as heritage sites, the others are also no less than the listed ones. Most of the sightseeing we cover is done during the daytime however; Bikaner, Jaipur or even Delhi offers a tranquil lifestyle. The desert state of India can be visited during any time of the year barring the summer months. Plan for a schedule of 7 nights and 8 days to cover the top places of the cities you travel through. No matter how many snaps you click, the best memory is perhaps collected when you devour with all attention while visiting any place. So start packing your bags for this thrilling Delhi – Bikaner trip via Agra and Jaipur.
Day 01: Reaching Delhi
Since this is a weeklong itinerary, we will keep the first day of the itinerary an easy day. That is, after reaching the country's capital, we will transfer you to the booked hotel. Take this day to take light strolls around the hotel. If you stay at Old Delhi, you will get all the essence of old capital of Islamic India which is the labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. If you are staying at New Delhi, one can evidently feel the British Raj's impression in the city planning. Enjoy a relaxed day and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
The day would start after breakfast at your hotel.
The first visit will be to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, which is a widely popular religious spot for the Sikhs. It was created during the time of eighth Sikh Guru. Next is the Red Fort which built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Jama Masjid will be the next stop which is the largest mosque in India and is yet another exemplary work of Shah Jahan.
Chandani Chowk is also an interesting spot for the first time Delhi visitors. Mughal architecture is dominant all over the city and Humayun Tomb is another example of the 16th century Mughal era work. If you want to experience Afghan Architecture, visit Qutab Minar which is 72.5mts high victory tower, is as old as twelfth century, and was built by Qutubuddin Aibak.
At the heart of the city is India Gate which is an "Arc-de-Triomphe". It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the World War I. the Imperial Style political buildings are also a sight for the tourists. Stay at the hotel in Delhi and get prepared for the next day tour.
Day 03: Delhi - Agra
After breakfast, it will take two and half hours to drive down to Agra which is one of the most visited cities of India. With the World's wonder in the heart of the city, we have a couple of other magnificent architectures to visit.
Agra Fort was constructed during the reign of Akbar, the most celebrated Mughal emperor. Amazingly scientific and outlandishly design of the fort would leave anyone awestruck. The far view of Taj Mahal from the fort creates the anticipation even more.
Next is the marvellous Taj Mahal which with its ethereal beauty will captivate visitors for hours. Roaming around the campus would take around four to five hours. It’s suggested to keep the aura of the fascination of The Taj Mahal alive without visiting any other place of Agra on the day. Stay overnight and relax at the hotel in Agra.
Day 04: Agra - Fatehpur SIkri - Jaipur
As the day starts after breakfast at hotel, get prepared for the last sightseeing place at Agra - Fatehpur Sikri. This is yet another epic structure of the Mughal era built in red sandstone. It’s interesting history makes the tour around this royal structure even more fascinating. Buland Darwaja is necessarily one of the spots you must see here. This once capital of the Akbar reign will take almost three hours to tour around the campus completely.
Take a leave of the Agra city and drive down to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Take rest for the remaining part of the day or indulge in light strolls around the hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur
Start the day at Jaipur Amer Fort, after having breakfast at hotel. Built within the rugged hilly landscape, the Amer Fort was constructed under the supervision of Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh, this regal architecture of red sand stone and white marble is one of the top tourist spots of India. Next is the Jal Mahal Palace, which is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. Complete your lunch after these two stops and way towards the City Palace. It is one of the most imposing architecture which still flamboyant the legacy of the royal dynasty. Poet king Sawai Pratap Singh created Hawa Mahal, which today stands as one of the most prominent landmarks of the city. It is best seen from the roadside, so there's no need to leap out of the seat and see it separately. The next place is Jantar Mantar, one of the largest observatories. Get back to your hotel after visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Stay overnight at Jaipur.
Day 06: Jaipur - Nagaur (Khimsar)
After completing breakfast at the hotel, drive to Khimsar. The first check inn point will be at Khimsar Fort. It was founded in the early 16th century and was the Karamsot dynasty who ruled and stayed here. The construction of the fort commenced in 1523 A.D. and the story goes that Rao Karamsiji was the eighth son of Rao Jodhaji who established his kingdom between his brothers. The land of majestic forts and palaces has many tourist spots such as:
Nagaur Fort: it is a medium-sized fort which was built by Mughal Emperors Akbar and Shah Jahan. The city is best visited during the Ramdeoji Ka mela and Tejaji ka mela (fair) in February and August respectively to witness the heritage and culture of this place. From historical sightseeing to wildlife safaris, this is one of the best places you can think for a compete holiday.
Overnight stay here at the hotel.
Day 07: Khimsar - Bikaner - Delhi
on the last day of the trip, drive down to Bikaner. the first stop will be Junagarh Fort which has the proud legacy of being 'unconquerable'. Built in 1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh, one of the most distinguished generals in the army of Emperor Akbar, the fort is a formidable structure encircled by a moat. The next stop is Lallgarh Palace which is an architectural masterpiece in red sandstone. it was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Lall Singh in 1902. for those who are interested in academics, can visit the National Research Center on Camel which extends over 2000 acres of semi arid land. Stay overnight at Bikaner.
Day 08: Delhi
Pack your bags after having breakfast at the hotel. It will be a long road drive to Delhi from Bikaner. After reaching Delhi, you will be transferred to respective railway stations or airports.
As our trip through Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Bikaner, and the charming places in between come to an end, we hope it gave you more than just memories. We wish it left you with a deep love for India's rich culture. From the fancy designs of Fatehpur Sikri to the majestic Amber Fort, from the calm Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to the royal forts of Bikaner – every moment was special.
As you say goodbye to these cities, take more than just photos. Take India's rich heritage and the kindness of its people with you. This trip isn't just a story in your travel book; it's a treasure chest of tales, waiting to be shared. Whether you're thinking of the peaceful lakes of Udaipur or the lively markets of Chandni Chowk, let these memories inspire your future travels. Until we meet again on the next adventure, may your journeys be full of curiosity, amazement, and the joy of discovering new things. Travel safely, and namaste!
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