01 # Arrival Delhi
Welcome to India! Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport
by our tour executive & then transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 # Delhi
Breakfast in Hotel, after a leisurely breakfast proceed
for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi where ornate
buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in
the crown of the British empire. Visit the Red Fort,
Raj Ghat, 11th century Qutab Minar ,India Gate and the
grand government buildings, the President’s House, also
visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla
Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
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. Evening free at leisure. Night
stay in Udaipur.
Day 04 # Udaipur
Breakfast in Hotel, after breakfast proceed for sightseeing
tour of Udaipur. It is called the "Venice of the
East". Maharana Udai Singh founded the city in
1568. Udaipur is full of palaces, temples and havelis,
ranging from the modest to the extravagant. Visit the
City Palace. At this palace complex, you will marvel
at the rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored
glass windows, inlaid marble balconies and the peacock
courtyard. Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari gardens,
the Jagdish temple and the local folk museum. Afternoon
motor launch cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola.
From the boat you will be able to view the city of Udaipur
as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle
of the Rajasthan desert. Also visit the Jag Mandir Palace
- the other lovely island palace in the middle of the
lake. Built by Maharana Karan Singhji in 1622 as a pleasure
palace for royal function, this island palace has also
provided refuge to Prince Khurram who was more known
as Emperor Shah Jahan. It is also believed that he got
the inspiration to build the Taj Mahal from this Island
Palace. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 05 # Udaipur - Jodhpur (By road)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival transfer
to hotel. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 06 # Jodhpur (By road)
Breakfast in Hotel, after breakfast proceed for sightseeing
tour of Jodhpur visiting The Mehrangarh Fort, The Jaswant
Thada and The famous Sardar market. Night stay in Jodhpur.
Day 07 # Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (By road)
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival transfer to hotel.
Evening free at leisure. Night stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 08 # Jaisalmer
Breakfast in Hotel, after breakfast proceed for full
Day sight seeing of Jaisalmer Visiting Jaiselmer Fort
Museum & the famous Jain Temple. Take a walk through
the back streets to the Patwon ki Haveli & Kothari
Haveli. Nightstay in Jaisalmer.
Day 09 # Jaisalmer - Bikaner (By road)
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)
Morning drive to Jaipur, on arrival transfer to the
hotel. Evening at leisure . Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 11 # Jaipur
Breakfast in the hotel, after breakfast proceed for
sightseeing to Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar.
The Amber Fort - set in picturesque and rugged hills
is a fascinating blend of Mughal Architecture, construct
by Raja Mann Singh in 1592 and completed by Swai Jai
Singh, the fort is made in red sand stone and white
marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner
paradise with a beautiful of art and architecture. Amber
Fort is the classic and romantic fort palace with a
magnificent aura. The interior wall of palace depicts
expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones
and mirror settings. The City Palace located in the
heart of the world city. The City Palace is a blend
of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal
family still lives in a part of the Palace. The building
now forms the Maharaja Swai Man Singh II Museum and
on display here are a wide array of royal costumes,
some vary exquisite and precious pashmina (kashmiri)
shawls, Benaras silk sarries sauganeri prints and folk
embroidery. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 12 # Jaipur - Agra
After a leisurely breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting
Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red Sandstone City, Emperor
Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late
16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable
fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine
condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court
life must have been like in the days of it's grandeur.
On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free at leisure.
Night stay in Agra.
Day 13 # Agra
Breakfast in the hotel, after breakfast sightseeing
tour of Agra: TAJ MAHAL –A white marble Tomb building
1631 – 1648 in Agra, seat of the Mughal Empire by Shah
Jahan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum, the monument
sums up many of the formal themes that have played through
Islamic architecture. Its refined elegance is a conspicuous
contrast both to the Hindu architecture of pre – Islamic
India, with its thick walls, corbelled arches and heavy
lintels and to the Indo Islamic styles, in which Hindu
elements are combined with an electric assortment of
motifs from Persian and Turkish sources. AGRA FORT-
Fort built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces,
halls of public and private audience and the beautiful
gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under
house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the
last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across
the river Jamuna. Night tay in Agra.
Day 14 # Agra - Jhansi (By train) Jhansi
- Orchha (By Road)
After a leisurely breakfast transfer to railway station
to board the train to Jhansi , Arrive Jhansi & drive
to Orchha & 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 surface)
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho Khajuraho- Right
through the Mughal invasion and the early British forays
into India, Khajuraho temples in India remained unknown.
Rediscovered in this century, they are fine reminders
of India's glorious past. Khajuraho Temples are the
most graphic, erotic and sensuous sculptures of India,
the world has ever known. But Khajuraho has not received
the attention it deserves for its significant contribution
to the religious art of India – there are literally
hundreds of exquisite images on the interior and exterior
walls of the shrines. Architecturally these temples
are unique. While each temple in Khajuraho has a distinct
plan and design, several features are common to all.
They are all built on high platforms, several metres
off the ground, either in granite or a combination of
light sandstone and granite. Each of these temples has
an entrance hall or mandapa, and a sanctum sanctorum
or garbha griha. Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel.
Evening at leisure. Night stay in Khajuraho.
Day 16 # Khajuraho
After breakfast explore Khajuraho city, the temples
are grouped into three geographical divisions : western,
eastern and southern.
Western Group These groups of Khajuraho
temples are entirely Hindu, and constitute some of the
finest examples of Chandela art at its peak. The largest
being the Kandhariya Mahadev, followed by a granite
temple - Chaunsath Yogini. The Chitragupta Temple is
dedicated to the Sun God, while the Vishwanath Temple
sports a three-headed image of Brahma – the Creator
of the Universe. The Lakshmana Temple is superbly decorated,
while the Devi Jagdambi Temple is dedicated to Goddess
Kali. Eastern Group This group of Khajuraho
tempels comprises of two historic Jain temples – the
Adinath Temple lavishly embellished with sculpted figures,
and the Parsvanath Temple, the largest Jain temple,
sculpted with charming detail. There are other shrines
such as the Vamana Temple with apsaras in sensuous poses,
and the Javari Temple that has a richly-carved doorway. Southern Group This group has two impressive
Khajuraho temples, mainly belonging to the 12th century
– the Chaturbhuja Temple, with a massive, carved image
of Vishnu, and the Duladeo Temple, one of the last temples
of the Chandela era, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Night
stay in Khajuraho.
Day 17 # Khajuraho - Varanasi (By flight
Dep 1330 Arr 1410)
After leisurely 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. Varanasi is the city which cannot be described,
only experienced. 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.
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 one of the Buddhism’s
major centers of India. Sarnath has many more ruins
of monasteries and stupas.The spot at which the stupa
stands is believed to be the place from where Buddha
gave his forts sermon. Sarnath has an extremely rich
collection of Buddhist statues. After attaining enlightenment,
the Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon.
Today Sarnath is considered as one of the richest place
to have antiques since the Ashoka period to the 12th
century. These sculptures are the images of Buddha and
Bodhisatva. Visit the deer park and the museum, Aurangazeb’s
Mosque and one of the biggest university of India, later
back to Varanasi. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 19 # Varanasi - Delhi (By flight)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.
Arrive Delhi & transfer to International Airport
to board the flight for onward journey or way back home.