With Rajasthan being the epicenter of tourism, your 13 Nights / 14 Days tour will kick-start from Udaipur. This romantic city in Rajasthan is known as the city of lakes furthermore, your fascination for Indian architecture will land you in Jodhpur and the capital city of Rajasthan Jaipur. Devour the inscriptions of UNESCO Taj Mahal and toddle across the empty halls of Agra Fort. Roam in awe across the famous Khajuraho Group of Temples and soak in the beauty of the Ganges in the oldest inhabited city in the world, Varanasi.
On arrival at Delhi airport, our representative will greet you. After the warm welcome, get transferred to the hotel. Check into the hotel and freshen up. Spend the rest of the time at leisure.
Have a delightful breakfast in the morning and then check-out for the airport to board your flight for Udaipur. Upon arrival in Udaipur, get transferred to the hotel. Check-in and relax. Spend the rest of the time at leisure.
In the morning after breakfast, get ready for a city sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Built-in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. The day will begin with a visit to the exquisite City Palace, a 1559 built palace overlooking the dreamy Lake Pichola. It has gradually evolved to be the largest palace in Rajasthan; with attractions like Durbar Hall, Crystal Gallery, and Palace Museum.
Later, visit Jagdish Temple- a three-storied temple made in honor of Lord Vishnu. Built by Maharana Jagat Singh I, this temple built with white marble stone features beautiful carvings of different gods, goddesses, elephant, alligator and mythological characters on its pillars and walls. Also, visit Saheliyon Ki Bari - a small ornamental garden built in honor of Royal Ladies for recreational purposes. In the evening, enjoy a boat ride at Lake Pichola.
After breakfast, proceed to Jodhpur. En-route, visit the renowned Ranakpur Jain temples - a cluster of temples made of intricately-sculpted white marble. Continue your drive to Jodhpur. On arrival, get transferred to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and relax. Evening free at leisure.
Post breakfast, visit the Mehrangarh Fort spread over 5 kilometers on a steep hill and looking down 125 meters. The fort appears rugged and impenetrable from the outside, but houses some of the most intricately adorned palaces with exquisitely carved panels and latticed windows, Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal are some of the areas worth exploring. A collection of royal cenotaphs, built in while marble, lies very close to the fort. Built-in 1899, the cenotaph called Jaswant Thada also houses portraits of the rulers of Jodhpur.
Later, you will be driven to Jaipur - the Pink City of India. Upon arrival in Jaipur, get transferred to the hotel and check-in at the hotel & relax.
Post breakfast set off for a day of exploration in Jaipur and ride to the top of the hilltop fortress - the Amber Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) on an elephant’s back. Get to know the dramatic grandeur of the fort perched on the Aravalli Hills and surrounded by fortified battlements. Then, visit Jal Mahal – a palace amidst the quiet water (Jal) of a lake. To have a closer look, you can enjoy a boat ride in the lake. Afterward, head to Jantar Mantar Observatory (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an astronomy site which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the 18th century with 13 architectural astronomy instruments. Next, visit the City Palace. Built-in the 18th century, the City Palace is a perfect exemplar of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and fortified walls, built for protection from invading armies.
In the evening, tour the local markets of Jaipur.
Have breakfast and then leave for Agra. En-route, visit Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built-in the 16th century, this ancient fortified city was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The complex includes Diwan-i-Khas building, which has a beautifully carved pillar at its centre and the Panch Mahal Palace. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in to the hotel and relax.
The city of Agra is home to Taj Mahal-the UNESCO World Heritage Site and perhaps the world’s most photographed monument. Pay a visit to this beautiful edifice commissioned in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his loving wife. Then, visit the massive Agra Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an elegant building that reflects a perfect fusion of the Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles with massive courtyards, mosques & private chambers.
Later, visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, also known as Baby Taj owing to its design resembling that of the iconic Taj Mahal. Located at the center of a quadrangle with gardens laid out in a Char Bagh (Mughal styled garden layout) pattern surrounding it. The structure stands over a raised sandstone terrace measuring 149 feet square and 3 feet and 4 inches high from the ground.
Post breakfast, you will be transferred to the railway station to board your train to Jhansi. Upon arrival at Jhansi railway station, you will be welcomed by our representative and driven to Khajuraho, en-route visiting Orchha – a medieval city located on the banks of Betwa River. With lush greenery, temples, chattris, forts, cenotaphs, and some finest artworks of the 16th and 17th centuries, this ancient kingdom glorifies its amazing history.
Later, continue with your drive to Khajuraho. After reaching Khajuraho, check-in at the hotel and relax.
After breakfast, proceed for a wonderful day exploring Khajuraho known for its cluster of famous Hindu and Jain temples. Khajuraho Group of Temples (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) speaks volumes of the grandeur of Chandela Kings. Adorned with exquisite sculpture, only 22 temples remain of the original 85. Khajuraho temples are covered with hundreds of sculptured figures - a galaxy of Gods and Goddesses, beasts and serpents and a multitude of erotic couples which represent a passion for life, to love and to joy. These are a set of temples divided into eastern, western and southern wings. The Eastern wing is majorly dominated with meticulously-designed Jain Temples. The Parsvanath Temple is the largest temple of this wing. The western wing features some of the finest temples including the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Devi Jagadambe Temple, Chausat Yogini, and Chitragupt Temple, etc. All these temples display exquisite detailing, erotic carvings that are hard to find anywhere else in India.
After leisurely morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight for Varanasi – the world’s oldest inhabited city. Upon arrival in Varanasi, get transferred to the hotel. Relax and spend the rest of the time at leisure.
Start your day with a visit to Ghats on the banks of the holy Ganges River. Also, enjoy a boat ride and see the traditional offerings being made to the Ganges by the pilgrims.
Later, get back to the hotel for breakfast. Afterward, visit Sarnath for a sightseeing tour of the region. Located at a distance of 10 km from Varanasi; Sarnath is renowned for being the place where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon and since then it became a big pilgrimage site for Buddhism devotees. Explore the premises visiting Dhammek Stupa marking the exact place where Lord Buddha preached for the first time followed by a visit to Archaeological Museum to see the Buddhist relics. Also, visit the Ashoka Pillar and then return to your hotel back in Varanasi. You can enjoy your evening with a visit to the local bazaars of Varanasi or enjoy a free walk on the Ghats to witness the evening offerings made to the sacred River the Ganges.
In the evening, visit the Alamgir Mosque or Beni Madhav ka Dharara, before making your way to the Ganga Ghats again to witness an evening Aarti.
Post breakfast, leave for the airport to board your flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi get transferred to the hotel. Later, get ready for some sightseeing and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site designated Red Fort - [Closed on Monday] that served as the imperial residence of the Mughal dynasty for around 200 years. Built of red sandstone, the construction of the fort took nine years to complete, which started in 1639. Enclosed with massive high walls, the fort is a wonderful structure to admire at.
Later, in the evening head to the Central part of Delhi and visit India Gate - a war memorial constructed in memory of 70,000 Indian soldiers who fought in World War I., President’s House, and Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.
After breakfast, get ready for some Delhi sightseeing tour. Explore Jama Masjid, the country’s largest mosque, built-in 1656. The mosque’s courtyard is capable of holding 25,000 devotees at once. Take a rickshaw ride from the mosque to Chandni Chowk- Old Delhi’s oldest and biggest market, which was founded by the Jahanara- Mughal emperor Shahjahan’s eldest daughter.
Later, drive to the Delhi International airport for your flight back home.
|Duration||:||13 Nights / 14 Days|
|Starting price||:||711 Per Person|
|Route||:||Delhi – Fly- Udaipur- Jodhpur- Jaipur- Agra- Jhansi- Orchha- Khajuraho – Fly Varanasi- Fly- Delhi|