Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling
metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present.
It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an
ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.
Meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay
Day 02 / Delhi
After breakfast gear up for your visit of Old & New Delhi
OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting
the Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi is one of
the most visited sites in Delhi. It consists of a simple square
black-marble platform that stands on the spot where Mahatma Gandhi
was cremated. Nearby, there are cremation sites of Jawaharlal
Nehru - the first Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi, Sanjay
Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and Lal BahadurShastri. Jama Masjid - the
largest mosque in India. Red Fort - One of the most spectacular
pieces of Mughal Architecture is the Lal Quila or the Red Fort.
Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648,
the Red Fort has walls extending up to 2 kms. in length with
the height varying from 18 mts. on the river side to 33 mts.
on the city side. Chandni Chowk - a place that has a history
of about 400 years. More evidences of the ancient times that
once existed in old Delhi can be found out by winding through
the labyrinthine lanes of Chandni Chowk in a rickshaw. The pleasure
associated with the Rickshaw Ride here is ultimate. The rickshaw
rides gives the passengers an opportunity to see a different
prospective of Chandni Chowk, which is otherwise only regarded
as one of the favourite shopping avenues of Delhi.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would
include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive
along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India
Gate -was built by Edwin Lutyens to pay homage to the Indian
soldiers who died in the World War I and the Afgan War. Closely
looking at the walls of India Gate would let you know the names
of 90,000 soldiers who died during the World War I, the Afgan
War and the North-West Frontier operations. The structure was
finally completed in the year 1931. India Gate was originally
called the All India War Memorial., Laxmi Narayan Temple also
known as Birla Temple - one of the landmarks in the nation’s
capital New Delhi. It was built in the 20th century by the Birla
family of industrialists known for its many other temples in
India. It is modern in concept and construction. It attracts
several devotees and international tourists. The presiding deity
here is Lakshmi Narayan (Vishnu), Parliament House, the President's
Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
The evening is free to be spent at your leisure. Night stay in
Day 03 / Delhi - Udaipur ( By flight )
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Udaipur.
Arrive Udaipur, meet assist at the airport & transfer to
hotel. Afternoon visit the the Jagdish temple. Maharana Jagat
Singh built this temple between 1628-1653 at a whopping cost
of Rs 1.5 million. The temple, dedicated to Lord Jagannath,
is at a great height and can be approached by a long flight
of stairs. Later visit Saheliyon ki Bari- the Garden of Royal
Ladies .Saheliyon ki Bari lies just beneath the Fateh Sagar
Lake. Maharana Sangram Singh II designed this garden in the
early 18th century purely as a pleasure garden and a summer
palace for the 48 young maids that formed a part of the prince’s
dowry. The Maharanas entertained themselves around the four
ornamental pools and the five fountains. These fountains were
imported from England in 1889. Maharana Bhopal Singh specially
was very fond of this place and built a rain fountain, so that
it looked like rain dancing on the dancing maids. Night stay
Day 04 / Udaipur
Morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built
in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described
as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col.
James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, The City Palace,
one of the largest palaces in the world, can be approached
through the Bari Pol or the Great Gate (1600) with the royal
drums and then onto the Tripolia Gate (1725). The Tripolia
is a triple gate made of marble arches. Between these two gates
are eight carved toranas or archways under which the maharanas
were weighed against gold and silver which was later distributed
to the poor subjects. Popular entertainment like elephant fights
took place in the court beyond the Tripolia Gate. Bhartiya
Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) The interesting collection
exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk dresses,
ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments,
folk deities and paintings. Also visit the Pratap Memorial.
A stop the Moti Magri or Pearl Hill, overlooking the Fateh
Sagar Lake is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap
with a bronze statue of the Maharana astride his favorite horse"Chetak".Night
stay in Udaipur.
Day 05 / Udaipur - Jodhpur ( By road approx 265Kms/ 06Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur - set on the edge of the world
famous vast Thar Desert of Rajasthan, the sun city of Jodhpur
is like a retreat in the vast desert. It is dotted with remarkable
architectural brilliances including fantastic forts, elegant
palaces, grand havelis, terrific temples and breathtakingly
beautiful gardens. The city is also known for its superb handicrafts,
exotic festivals and folk music & dances. It is capable
to impress everyone with its various attractions. On arrival
transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 06 / Jodhpur
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour
of Jodhpur visit the Mehrangarh Fort - Mehrangarh is themost
major landmark of Jodhpur. One can’t imagine Jodhpur
without Mehrangarh Fort. It isa living testimony of the military
might of Rajputs. This mammoth fort is located on a 125 m high
hill. It is 5 km long. The forts contain several elegant palaces
which are also strongly capable to enchant its visitors. Moti
Mahal (Pearl Palace), Janki Mahal, Royal Darbar Takht, Rang
Mahal (Color Palace), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), Phool Mahal
(Flower Palace), Chandan Mahal and many more are some major
attractions of this mammoth Mehrangarh Fort. The majestic Mehrangarh
Fort also houses a rich museum. Government Museum - Enriched
with a rich collection of armory, textiles, local crafts, miniatures
and images of Jain Tirthankaras, the Government Museum is located
in the breathtakingly beautiful Umaid Garden. Also visit Jaswant
Thada -Like Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant
Thada is also popular among tourists. It is the 19th century
royal cenotaph. It is ashrine which was built in the memory
of Maharaja Jaswant II in the year of 1899. Jaswant Thada is
enriched and impressive with its breathtakingly beautiful gardens,
Girdikot and Sardar Market - Jodhpur tour also offers you a
brilliant shopping opportunity in the markets of Jodhpur. Girdikot
and Sardar Market are famous shopping areas of Jodhpur. Here
you can purchase handicrafts, jewellery, and many Rajasthani
goods. After visting all these places return to hotel. Night
stay in Jodhpur.
Day 07 / Jodhpur - Jaisalmer ( By road approx 265Kms/ 06Hrs)
Morning drive to Jaisalmer - Popularly described as the Golden
City of India, the desert city of Jaisalmer is also famous
for thrilling sand dunes and exciting camel safaris. During
your tours to Jaisalmer as a part of Rajasthan tours you will
observe that the golden city of Jaisalmer is also rich in its
culture and heritage. Arts and architectures, exotic handicrafts
and festivals, all are worth visiting attractions of Jaisalmer,
Rajasthan, India. The city of Jaisalmer is a mesmerizing tourist
destination in the vibrant and colorful state of Rajasthan
which is waiting your arrival in the city. On arrival transfer
to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 08 / Jaisalmer
Morning city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing in the
heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately
molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a
city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the
12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa
and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient
Jaisalmer fort - built in 12th century, the grand Jaisalmer
Fort (also known as the Golden Fort or Sonar Kila) is one of
the mostFort, Jaisalmer Tour Packagesformidable forts in the
desert state of Rajasthan, India. The fort is located atop
the Trikuta Hill and surrounded by a 30 feet high wall with
99 fortresses. This 250 tall imposing fort offers an amazing
vista for its visitors. There is also Jain Temple within this
fort complex. Jaisalmer Havelis - havelis were once the home
of wealthy merchants. These havelis of Jaisalmer are well-known
for their creative designs and adornments. The fine cutwork,
yellow and red stonework treatment, and the bracket-shaped
beautification of peacocks of these Havelis are worth visiting.
Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli, Patwon-ki-Haveli, and Nathmalji-ki-Havei
are worth visiting havelis of Jaisalmer city in Rajasthan,
India. Evening Camel Ride to visit Sam Dunes. Night stay in
Day 09 / Jaisalmer - Bikaner ( By road approx 335Kms/ 07Hrs)
Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later
city sight seeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder
Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade
center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s
dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine.
The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall,
which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered
by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces,
temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished
by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and
aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace,
Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.
Day 10 / Bikaner - Jaipur ( By road approx 320kms/ 07Hrs)
Morning drive to Jaipur - known as Pink City, was the stronghold
of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces
in the city are important attractions. Known as the Pink City
because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the
walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes,
blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western
Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of
the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and
architecture on arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening at leisure
. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 11 / Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant Ride ascent to the
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani
fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592,
and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior
belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and
Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani
architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the
area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind
Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of
the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts
of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical
instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is
a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures
of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and
elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built
in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for
the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 12 / Jaipur - Agra ( By road approx 235kms/ 05Hrs ) enroute
visit Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast drive to the City of Tajmahal - the beautiful
city is situated on the banks of holy river Yamuna. Agra is the
third largest city in the state of Utter Pradesh in India and
a prominent tourist destination in the country. Millions of tourists
visit Agra from all across the world every year to see the beauty
of majestic Taj Mahal and other historical monument lying every
where in the city. Agra is primarily witness of Mughal architectural
excellence and their love for structural designs. Agra is also
a prime center of rich cultural heritage and art in India. No
trip to India can be considered as complete without visiting
to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri- a perfectly preserved
red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged
capital of mughal emperorAkbar, built in 1569 and deserted when
its water supply failed. Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel. Night
stay in Agra.
Day 13 / Agra
After breakfast visit the magnificient Taj Mahal -one of the
seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression
of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years
to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. A ride
on Tonga upto Taj is sheer fun and frolic all through. Also
visit the Red fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort
of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction
was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall
of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with
a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard
public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience)
where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal
ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne
and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.
Evening free to explore the rich handicrafts of Agra. Night
stay in Agra.
Day 14 / Agra - Jhansi ( By Superfast train Dep. 0815Hrs Arrv.
1045Hrs ) Jhansi - Orchha ( By road approx 15kms/ 30Minutes )
Morning transfer to railway station to board the train to Jhansi
, Arrive Jhansi & drive to Orchha - grandeur has been captured
in stone, frozen in time, a rich legacy to the ages. In this
medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces
and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th
centuries retain much of their pristine perfection. Arrive & transfer
to hotel. Later tour of this historical site with magnificient
temples and monuments. Some of the palaces were decorated with
painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela
school of painting. Night stay in Orchha.
Day 15 / Orchha - Khajuraho ( By road approx approx 180kms/
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho Khajuraho- the legendary temples
of khajuraho are an incomparable experience. Acknowledged as
one of the world’s artistic wonders, these temples dedicated
to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered in carvings that are
a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred
years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay forgotten
until they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho
has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures.
Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure. Night
stay in Khajuraho.
Day 16 / Khajuraho
The fascinating temples of Khajuraho, India's unique gift of
love to the world, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, were built
between 950 and 1050 A.D. The divine sculptures in these temples,
are a tribute to Life itself, embodying everything that is
sublime and spontaneous about it. The murals depict the life
and times of the Chandelas, and celebrate the erotic state
of being. They not only testify to the mastery of the craftsman,
but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela
Rajputs under whose reign, these temples were constructed.
The temples are grouped into three geographical divisions :
western, eastern and southern. After breakfast explore the
Western, eastern and southern temples of khajuraho while your
guide explains the intricate meaning and legends behind each
Kandariya Mahadeo: This is the largest, and most typical Khajuraho
temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it soars 31 m high. The sanctum
enshrines a lingam, while the main shrine is ornately carved
and depicts various gods, goddesses, apsaras (heavenly maidens)
in elaborate detail.
Chaunsat Yogini: The oldest surviving temple in the group (900
A.D.), this is the sole granite temple dedicated to Goddess Kali.
Another Kali temple, which was originally dedicated to Lord Vishnu,
is the Devi Jagdambe temple.
Chitragupta Temple: Dedicated to the sun-god, Surya, this temple
faces eastwards to the rising sun.
Vishwanath Temple: The temple enshrines a three-headed image
of Lord Brahma. Lions guard the northern entrance to the structure,
while elephants flank the southern flight of steps that lead
upto it. A Nandi bull faces the shrine.
Lakshamana Temple: The lintel over the entrance of this temple
dedicated to Lord Vishnu, shows the holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu
and Shiva with Goddess Lakshmi, Vishnu's consort. The sanctum
is adorned with a three-headed idol of Vishnu's incarnations,
Narasimha and Varaha.
Matangeshwara Temple: This temple, which happens to be outside
the precincts of the western group, is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It boasts of an eight feet high lingam. Eastern Group
Parsavanatha Temple: The largest in the group of three Jain temples,
the Parsavanath image in this temple, was installed in 1860.
Ghantai Temple: This Jain temple has a frieze depicting the 16
dreams of Mahavira's mother, and a Jain goddess perched on a
Adinatha Temple: The last of the Jain temples, is dedicated to
the Jain saint, Adinatha, and is gorgeously adorned with sculptures
of yakshis among others.
The three Hindu temples in this group are the Brahma temple,
which has a four-faced lingam, The Vamana temple which is embellished
with images of ravishing apsaras at their alluring best; and
finally the Javari temple, with its ornate gateway and lavish
Duladeo Temple: Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the highlights of this
temple are the sensuous images of the apsaras, and other exquisite
sculptures. Chaturbhuj Temple: This temple sports a huge, elaborately
carved image of Vishnu in the sanctum.
Night stay in Khajuraho.
Day 17 / Khajuraho - Varanasi ( By flight )
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi-said
to be the India’s most sacred city situated on the western
bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living
city in the world. As a place for devotion and worship, with
hundreds of temples dotting the city , sunrise on the river
front as seen from a boat can be a spiritually uplifting sight.
It has a fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime
beauty, a timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city which
cannot be described, only experienced. Arrive Varanasi and
transfer to hotel. Evening view “Aarti” ceremony
on the Ghats. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 18 / Varanasi
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of
life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later excursion to Sarnath,
10kms & East of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose
to deliver his first sermon. The celebrated Mantra, 'Buddham
Sharanam Gachhami', owes its origin to Sarnath. On the day
before his death Buddha included Sarnath along with Lumbini,
Bodh Gaya and Kushinagar as the four places he thought to be
sacred to his followers. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated
Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected
with Jainism. There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices
in Sarnath. Some of the important Buddhist monuments at Sarnath
are the Dhamekha stupa, the Chaukhandi stupa and monasteries
and temples of different schools of Buddhism from Japan, China,
Thailand, Burma and others. The Indian Buddhist society called
Mahabodhi Society maintains a park around the Buddha temple.
The Mahabodhi Temple within the park has a tooth relic of the
Buddha.There is also a vast expanse of ancient ruins at Sarnath.
Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between
the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, and today it presents
the most expansive ruins amongst places on the Buddhist trail.
The Ashoka pillar of Sarnath is the National emblem of India.
Also visit the deer park and the museum and later back to Varanasi
. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 19 / Varanasi - Delhi ( By flight )
Morning at leisure, Afternoon transfer to airport to connect
the flight for Delhi , Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure or last minute shopping etc. Night
stay in Delhi.
Day 20 / Departure
Transfer to airport to board the onward flight.