Rajasthan

North India Culture and Heritage Tour



From:Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Delhi


Duration: 14 Nights 15 Days


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01 Day: Arrival Delhi


☛Assistance on arrival at Delhi International airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred at the hotel in Delhi. Day free for rest and relax in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


02 Day: Delhi


☛After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi visiting the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk, Later New Delhi to include Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple , Qutub Minar , built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening you can visit to see light an sound show at Red fort. Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.


03 Day: Delhi – Varanasi (By Air)


☛Early morning board the schedule flight to Varanasi at 1040 hrs, arrival in Varanasi at 1150 hrs. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Relax for some time Later take an excursion tour to Sarnath – 10 kms visit the deer park and Bodhi Tree where Lord Buddha perched his First Sermon, visit the Dameskh Stupa. Drive back to Varanasi, Overnight at the Hotel in Varanasi.


04 Day: Varanasi


☛ Early morning at the time of sunrise take a boat ride on the River Ganges and see the various Ghats with people ritually cleansing their sins. While on the boat you will also see the cremation ceremonies of dead bodies as per Hindi Rituals. After breakfast proceed on a tour of the temples of Varanasi visiting the Golden Temple dedicated to lord Shiva, the Durga temple dedicated to goddess Durga. Interestingly the Durga Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the large number of monkeys found in the Temple premises. Overnight at the hotel.


05 Day: Varanasi - Khajuraho (By Air)


☛ Morning after breakfast day free for leisure. Later checkout and transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight 9W723 to Khajuraho at 1220 hrs, arrival in Khajuraho at 1300 hrs. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Western group of Temples consisting of the massive Laxman Temple dedicated to lord Vishnu, the Laxmi and Varaha temples dedicated to Vishnu’s consort Laxman, the Kandariya Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Chausath Yogini temple dedicated to goddess Kali. Also visit Archaeological museum with its collection of stone sculptures of the Chandela dynasty. Return to the hotel for overnight.


06 Day: Khajuraho – Satna – Agra (By train)


☛ Early morning visit the visit Eastern group of Temples and visit the Jain temples of Parsvanath, Adinath, and Shanti Nath. Also visit the temples of Vamana and Brahma/Hanuman both dedicated to lord Vishnu. Later drive to Satna 117 kms, on arrival transfer to the railway station to board the schedule train to Agra at 1750 hrs, arrival in Agra next day morning. Overnight at the board.


07 Day: Agra


☛ Assistance on arrival at 0625 hrs and transfer to the hotel. Later witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its’ speculative view. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies, across the river Jamuna. Later visit the Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening you may visit to the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a Mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of the Taj. The show room conducts free sound & light show showing the eras of Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.


08 Day: Agra - Jaipur (230 kms – 4 ½ hours)


☛Early morning, optionally you can visit again to see the Taj in the Sunrise, a breath taking view of the historical monument. After breakfast checkout and drive to Jaipur, enroute sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri the city built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, visit Bulund Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti; continue to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Jaipur transfer to hotel, Later in the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator marble temple, glitters in the in the night, later at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight.


09 Day: Jaipur


☛Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Later late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. One can also visit Nahargarh Fort to see it illuminated over the floodlights. Return to the hotel for overnight.


10 Day: Jaipur – Pushkar (135 Kms – 2½ hours)


☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Pushkar on arrival transfer to the hotel. Relax for some time and visit the only temple of Lord Brahma surrounded by Pushkar Lake. On the banks of the lake you will see devotees taking dip into the holy waters of Pushkar & offering prayers. Also visit the world biggest cattle fair: Pushkar Fair Site, which is right opposite the Pushkar Lake. Overnight at the hotel.


11 Day: Pushkar – Udaipur (260 kms – 6 hours)


☛Early morning checkout & drive to Udaipur, enroute visit the Ranakpur Temples of 12 Century – built out of marbles with 108 carved pillars each carved differently from others. Later proceed to Udaipur, on arrival transfer to hotel. In the evening you can take a boat ride at Lake Pichola and visit to Maharana Pratap Smarak. Overnight at the hotel.


12 Day: Udaipur


☛ After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace – located amidst Lake Pichola, comprising of Crystal Gallery, Durbar Hall and Jagdish Temple. After lunch visit Saheli – Ki – Bari – The garden for the maids of honour of the queen. Evening visit Eklingji & Nagda Temples – built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela – 22 kms from Udaipur. In the evening return to Udaipur. Overnight at the hotel.


13 Day: Udaipur – Jodhpur (276 kms – 6 hours)


☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Jodhpur, enroute visit the famous Ranakpur Temples of 12th Century, and later visit Kumbhalgrah Fort enroute to Udaipur. Kumbhalgrah Fort is known for its longest wall of 36 kms surrounding the fort with 360 inbuilt temples in the wall, some of the temple now leis in the state of ruin. Late proceed to Jodhpur. On arrival in the evening transfer to hotel. Relax and overnight at the hotel.


14 Day: Jodhpur


☛After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada (Mausoleums of the great Rajput Warrior) and Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, visit to Bishnoi Village - The Bishnoi tribe of the western Indian state of Rajasthan have, over centuries, made a unique blend of ecological sense and religious sensibility their faith's cornerstone. Later after lunch day free for leisure and individual activities. Overnight at the hotel in Jodhpur.


15 Day: Jodhpur – Delhi (By Air)


☛ After breakfast checkout and transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight for Delhi depart Jodhpur at 1400 hours and arrive Delhi at 1520 hours. On arrival transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight for home country. Tour Concludes.


Note:


  • Customized Tour: Above tour programme can be customized, as per the preference by the guest in terms of arrival and departure dates and destinations, adding or skipping of any destination, no. of days etc.,
  • Tour Cost:The cost of the above tour programme will be based on the preference of hotels’ category i.e. 2- 3 - 4 - 5 and 5 Star deluxe, as well as standard and deluxe heritage hotels, beside that no. of persons traveling together and travel period effect tour cost.

    The tour package will be inclusive of: hotel accommodation, air-conditioned car with English speaking driver (24 hours at disposal) for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel, and guide at the time of sightseeing, meals as per hotel package.

  • Individual Tour:The above programme is exclusive for any individual guest and their family only, (no sharing with any other tourist).
  • Group Tours:The above tour programme can be executed for group tours, if the guest or an agency forms a group in their own country. Conducting and forming a group tour in India with different nationals is not feasible.

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