Destinations: Delhi (2) – Varanasi (2) – Khajuraho (1) – Orchha (1) – Agra (2) – Jaipur (2) – Pushkar (1) – Bikaner (1) – Jaisalmer (2) – Jodhpur (2) – Udaipur (2) – Mumbai (2)
Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Pickup from Delhi International Airport and Transfer to your Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing
Breakfast at Hotel and proceed to full day city sighting including Old & New Delhi, Starting from Old Delhi where you visit Jama Masjid, drive past the red fort before walking through the Chandni Chowk. After Lunch you visit India Gate Parliament House, Gandhi Smirti & Qutub Minar.
Day 03: Delhi to Varanasi (By Flight)
After Breakfast We transfer to the airport to board our flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival we will transfer to hotel and enjoy the afternoon free at leisure. Evening we take a rickshaw ride to the ghats of the River Ganges to witness the Puja ceremony of Ganga Aarti (a prayer ceremony) this evening.
Day 04: Varanasi Sightseeing
After Breakfast we commence on a brief sightseeing tour of Varanasi. We start by visiting some of the important temples like Bharat Mata Mandir, Durga Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, consort of Lord Shiva. We take drive through the largest residential university of Asia, Banaras Hindu University, After Lunch we visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath, located 12km from Varanasi, here Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples expounding the principles of Buddhism.
Day 05: Varanasi to Khajuraho (By Flight)
Rise early morning and enjoy an boat ride on the River Ganges to view the ghats at sunrise when people are doing abuzz activity. The devotees perform their religious ritual activity and or offer prayers to the rising sun on the east.
This afternoon we transfer to the airport to board flight to Khajuraho. This evening you will Enjoy a Sound and Light Show .
Day 06: Khajuraho – Orccha
After breakfast we commence sightseeing tour of the Western Group of Khajuraho temples. In the Western Group of temples, the most famous temple is the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later we will see Vamana Temple dedicated to the ‘Vamana’ or dwarf incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and later we see the Javari Temple.
We also visit the Eastern Group of temples which represent Jain temples including Parsvanatha which is known for its carvings of celestial beauties (sura-sundaris), along with the Adinath and Ghantai temples.
Later we drive to Orccha- on Arrival in check-in at your hotel
Day 07: Orccha to Agra
This morning before leave for Agra, We will visit Orchha. For this mediaeval city, the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th Century retain their perfection. Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace, crowned by graceful cenotaphs, commands a spectacular view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs around.
After enjoying Lunch, you will transfer to Jhansi Railway Station where we will be taken Shatabdi Express train for Agra. Upon arrival in Agra we will transfer to hotel.
Day 08: Agra Sightseeing
Rise early in the morning to see the taj mahal on the time when the sun rising, Later visit Agra Fort, its constructed on the west side of the Yamuna River by Mughal Emperor Akbar in between 1565-1573.
Day 09: Agra to Jaipur
Morning collect from your Jaipur and we drive to Jaipur (approx. 240 Kms / 4-5 Hrs) – en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri to see the Chand Baori Stepwell & Harshat Mata temple, temple is dedicated to the ‘Goddess of Joy and Happiness’.
Day 10: Jaipur Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast , Enjoy City tour with your personal guide to the majestic Amber Fort – here enjoy to take a pleasure on elephant back to ascend the fort to reach the main entrance of this hill fort. The big fort construction was started by Maharaja Man Singh but it completed by his descendant Jai Singh. Later we proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaipur city visit astronomical observatory – it is the symbol of Jaipur. It was constructed by Sawai Jai Singh who was believed on astronomy, our next point is the royal city palace– situated in the heart of the city, Hawa Mahal – this was constructed for the royal ladies to see the everyday life of people.
Day 11: Jaipur to Pushkar
We drive to Pushkar, one of the holy palace for the people who believes in Hinduism.while we are driving toward to pushkar, here we will see the beautiful country side which is not explored. Today late afternoon, we will reach Pushkar, Check into your hotel. In evening you will be taken to city tour of Pushkar, here you will see the most famous Pushkar Lake, also known as Tirthraj which means the King of Holy Places. As per Hindu mythology, if you take on dip to purify you before enter the temple, Lord Brahma Temple – it the only temple of world which dedicated to Lord Brahma.
Day 12: Pushkar to Bikaner
After Breakfast we drive to Bikaner, a major desert town in northern Rajasthan, the city was established by Rao Bikaji Rao in the year 1488. Bikaner was one of the three great Desert Kingdoms of Rajasthan. On arrival at Bikaner & check your hotel and get some relaxed. Later Afternoon we visit Junagarh Fort, constructed by 6th century ruler of Bikaner Raja Rai Singh, next we would see Lal Garh Palace, constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh.
Day 13: Bikaner to Jaisalmer
This morning we drive to Jaisalmer, arriving later this afternoon. This afternoon we visit Sunset Point, also referred to as Vyas Chhatri to enjoy the scenic view.
Day 14: Jaisalmer Sightseeing
Today we visit older city of Jaisalmer, starting from Jaisalmer Fort which rises like a fabulous mirage out of the sands of the Thar Desert. The awesome contours of its 99 bastions are softened by the golden hue of the stone. Built in 1156 by Maharawal Jaisal and added to by his successors, this citadel stands on the peak of the 80m-high Trikuta Hill. We will visit the beautifully carved Jain temples and Badal Vilas Palace. We also visit some impressive merchant mansions (havelis) including the Patwon Ki Haveli, a five-storey mansion with carved pillars and murals. Later this afternoon we will visit the Sam Sand Dunes 45 Kms away from Jaisalmer and take a camel ride to view the sunset in the Thar Desert and return to our hotel for overnight stay
Day 15: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
Morning have your breakfast and drive to Jodhpur (approx 5-6 Hrs.). afternoon we will reach Jodhpur and check-in our Hotel.
Day 16: Jodhpur – Rohetgarh – Jodhpur
After Breakfast we visit the Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs of white marble built in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.
Later we drive to Rohetgarh with your local guide to visit a Bishnoi Tribe. The Bishnois follow 29 principles of a non-violent Vaishanavas sect and was founded this tribe in the 15th Century by Jambeswar-ji
Day 17: Jodhpur to Udaipur
Breakfast at Hotel and drive to Udaipur en-route visit Ranakpur Jain Temple, Locate on the lovely valley of Aravalli, the temple was constructed in 15th Century, The main temple Chaumukha (four-faced) Temple, constructed in 1439. Inside the temple 29 halls are supported by 1,444 pillars, of which no two are alike. Also we visit Suury temple and other temples a little far away.
Day 18: Udaipur Sightseeing
After Breakfast – we visit City Palace, the Sahelion Ki Bari Gardens (Garden for the Maids of Honour) this delightful 17th century retreat in the north part of the city was built for the Queen of Udaipur, whose dowry included 48 maids.
Afternoon you will enjoy shard boat ride on long Lake Pichola, fringed with hills, palaces, havelis, ghats and temples. While on the cruise you will see Lake Palace, formally known as Jag Niwas, constructed between 1734 and 1751. It was once a royal summer retreat and is now converted in one of the world’s greatest hotels. It is also a popular location for film shoots, including James Bond’s movie Octopussy.
Day 19: Udaipur – Mumbai (By Flight)
Today early morning you will transfer to Udaipur Airport to board flight for Mumbai. Arrival in Mumbai airport you will transfer to your hotel for check in.
Day 20: Mumbai Sightseeing
Enjoy a full day touring of Mumbai and its surroundings, starting with a visit to the Elephanta Caves, Gateway of India, drive pass the Secretariat of Maharashtra Government and along the Marine Drive, Later you will Visit Mani Bhavan, At the Church gate station you will see the Dabbawala’s a unique tiffin delivery services run by over 6000 semi-skilled workers of delivering lunch to corporate executives from their homes. Visit the ‘Dhobi Ghat’, an open laundry where Mumbai’s ‘dirties’ are scrubbed, bashed, Visit the ISKON Temple devoted to Lord Krishna in time for the noon Arti.
Day 21: Depart Mumbai
After breakfast -Check-out from hotel and transfer to Mumbai Airport to board flight for onward journeys.