Highlights of North India

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Destinations: Delhi (2) – Udaipur (2) – Jodhpur (2) – Jaipur (2) – Agra (2) – Khajuraho (1)- Varanasi (2)Delhi (1)
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Upon arrive a IGI Airport Delhi and Transfer to your Hotel..

Day 02: Delhi

Today you will enjoy a full day of sightseeing starting in Old Delhi where we see the Red Fort before walking through , savoring the ambience of the oriental, crowded bazaar. Afterwards we would be visit India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid.  Later you would see  modern Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, built in 1938. The main temple is dedicated to lady godess Lakshmi, the ‘Goddess of Wealth’.

Afterwards you will have a brief photo stop at India Gate, a memorial to the Indian soldiers who died in World War I and 1971 war between India and Pakistan, later drive by the Rashtrapati Bhavan (formerly the viceroy’s residence) as well as Parliament House. you will visit Gandhi Smriti, where Gandhi spent his last 144 days before he was assassinated by Nathu Ram Godse and visiting the 12th-century Qutab Minar,

Day 03: Delhi to Udaipur

Today you will will transfer to the airport to board our flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival we transfer to our hotel and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

 Day 04: Udaipur

After Breakfast you will prcced for Udaipur Sighteeing, a drive around Fateh Sagar Lake, situated nearby the Folk Museum and Mewar Art Gallery. Although the Folk Museum is small and has been neglected a bit over the years, the unique variety of ethnic groups and cultures of the hills around Udaipur make this visit well worthwhile.  Later we ould see Sahelion Ki Bari (the Garden dedicated to the Maids of Queen).

After lunch, you visit the massive City Palace which overlooks Lake Pichola. The City Palace, built in 1725, features 11 palaces, We then walk down the street leading from the gates of the palace to our bus where we have the opportunity to browse in the local stalls and shops along the way.

This afternoon you would enjoy a cruise on the 4km long Lake Pichola, While on the cruise we will see the Lake Palace from our boat, formerly known as Jag Niwas, built between 1734 and 1751. It was once a royal summer retreat and is now one of the world’s greatest hotels. It is also a popular location for film shoots, including James Bond’s Octopussy. We will disembark at Jagmandir Island Palace for some sightseeing and time to relax.

 Day 05: Udaipur to Jodhpur

We check-out from our hotel and the drive to Jodhpur (approx. 5-6 hours), en-route we stop and see Jain temple complex of Ranakpure. This temple was built in 15th Century and situated in the Aravalli valley. We also visit the Surya Temple, dedicated to Surya the Sun God, and other Jain temples nearby.

we continue drive to Jodhpur and we would arrive at Jodhpur & Check-in at Hotel

Day 06: Jodhpur

This morning after breakfast we would be procced for our sightseeing to Jodhpur City, it is second largest city in Rajasthan State. We would see  Mehrangarh Fort this is 05 km long fort is situated on a 126M high hill and constructed on red sandstone is one of the most impressive and formidable structures in Rajasthan.

Later we would see  Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs (chhatries as they are known in Hindi) of white marble and constructed in 1899 in memory of Mahahraja Jaswant Singh 2.

Day 07: Jodhpur to Jaipur

After breakfast we drive to Jaipur (approx. 7 hours). Jaipur was founded in 1727 as Mughal power within India was declining. The then Maharaja, Jai Singh, moved his capital from Amer Fort down onto the plain below. The city is now the capital of Rajasthan State and is commonly called the ‘Pink City’

Upon arrival we check into our hotel

Day 08: Jaipur

Start today with a brief photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), before travelling to Amer Fort, erected in 1799 by Maharaja SawaiPratap Singh, after we would see Hawa Mahal constructed the veiled for royal ladies of his harem and  saw outside life without any unnoticed . After we reach at  base of Amer Fort, We will board a jeep that will take us all the way up to the entrance. Inside the fort we will visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory, which houses the famed Sheesh Mahal, filled with tiny mirrors. Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace this afternoon to explore the former Royal residence; part of the building has been converted into a museum, while the Royal family of Jaipur still uses the remaining sections of the palace. Outside the gate to the Maharaja’s City Palace is Jan tar Mantar, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world.

 Day 09: Jaipur to Agra

After check-out, travel to FatehpurSikri located only 40km from Agra. FatehpurSikri was constructed by Emperor Akbar in 1569 after it was prophesized that the then childless Akbar would have sons if he moved his capital to the site.

Continue to Agra and upon arrival check into our hotel. Agra was the former capital of Hindustan, which was the name for the country of India during mediaeval times. These days, it is now one of the most populous cities of all Uttar Pradesh.

 Day 10: Agra

Rise early this morning to view the TajMahal in all its glory as the sun is rising. The TajMahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, MumtazMahal, who died in 1631.

You will spend around 2 hours here, walking through the grounds with ample time for some photos and back to your hotel for breakfast and freshen .

Later visit Agra Fort situated on the west bank of the Yamuna River and constructed by Emperor Akbar.

 Day 11: Agra to Khajuraho

You rise early this morning and you would transfer to the Agra railway station to take the Shatabadi Express train departing to Jhansi (train journey is approx. 2.5 hours). Arrive at Jhansi Railway and drive to Khajuraho, en-route you would see Orccha Fort.

After our tour of Orchha we continue our drive to Khajuraho and upon arrival we check into our hotel. This evening we enjoy a cultural dancing dance performance.

 Day 12: Khajuraho to Varanasi

After breakfast and check-out we commence our sightseeing tour of the Western Group of Khajuraho temples. The most important and one of the largest of the Western Group of temples is the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. We also see the Vamana Temple, dedicated to the ‘Vamana’ or dwarf incarnation of Lord Vishnu as well as the Javari Temple.

You would be transfer to the airport to catch flight for Varanasi. You will receive by our representative and transfer to your hotel.

As a religious capital of Hinduism, Banaras is the oldest and holiest living city in India as well as one of the world’s most ancient cities. This evening we take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Varanasi to the ghats of the River Ganges to witness the Pooja ceremony of Ganga Aarti (a prayer ceremony).

 Day 13: Varanasi

We have an early morning start today to commence our cruise on the River Ganges to view the ghats at sunrise when they are abuzz with activity. The devotees perform their ablutions in the river or offer prayers to the rising sun.  As we cruise along the river we will have an ideal vantage point to view these activities.

 Later this morning we commence on a brief sightseeing tour of Varanasi. We start by visiting some of the important temples like Bharat Mata Mandir, Afterwards we drive through the Banaras Hindu University, this is largest residential university in Asia.

This afternoon we drive to visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath. It is the fabled place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples expounding the principles of Buddhism.

 Day 14: Varanasi to Delhi

Today Afternoon you would transfer to Varanasi Airport to Board flight for Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi and you will received transferred to  hotel.

 Meal : Breakfast is Included

Day 15: Depart Delhi

After Breakfast you will received and transfer to Delhi Airport to board flight for onward Journeys.

 

 

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