DELHI | ALSISAR |
Departure from your own Country.
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Morning tour of Delhi visiting Raj
Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and
Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni
Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199,
Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan
Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House,
Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught
Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.
Drive to Alsisar. Rest of the day visit the Shekhavati villages etc.
The whole area of Shekhavati has beautiful frescoes, havelis &
mansions and is called the open air gallery. Overnight in Alsisar.
Drive to Bikaner. Afternoon tour of this desert city. Bikaner is
bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old
palaces, temples and a 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. An enormous arched
doorway leads to the Joramal Temple. The royal chapel is Har Mandir
where royal weddings and births were once celebrated. Overnight
Drive to Jaisalmer. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Morning visit Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort, bazzars and the old
mansions known as "havelis". People still live in these ancient
buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has
exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Overnight Jaisalmer.
Morning drive to Jodhpur.
Afternoon visit the Meharangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone
Hill,including Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada,
an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in
the Umaid Public Gardens. Overnight Jodhpur.
Morning drive to Udaipur visiting Ranakpur Temples enroute. Ranakpur
- 98 kms from Udaipur, the Jain Temples built in the 15th century
are situated in the lovely valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is
quiet and picturesque. Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful
sculpture. There are 1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are
similar. The magic of light & shade is really awe inspiring. Surya
Temple and other Jain Temples are side attractions. Overnight
Morning tour of Udaipur. Visit the city palace, Jagdish Temple,
drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for
her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum).
Afternoon free. Overnight Udaipur.
Drive to Ajmer/Pushkar. Afternoon visit the Tomb of the Sufi Saint,
Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, the Dargah Sharif. The city was founded by
the Chauhan ruler, Aiaipal, during the 11th century & is dominated
by the Taragarh Fort built by Prithviraj Chauhan. In Pushkar, visit
the holy Lake and also the famous Brahma Temple. Pushkar is one of
the holiest places for Hindus. Overnight Pushkar.
Drive to Jaipur. Free time. Overnight Jaipur.
Full day tour of Jaipur. In Jaipur visit the Amber Fort -the ancient
capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory
glittering with mirrors.
Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was
given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting
Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this
city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory
& Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose
residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40
kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after
15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings
including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and
other Palaces. Overnight Agra.
Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor
Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal
remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the
Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of
Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father.
Check-out at 1200 hrs. Late evening transfer to rail-station for
Varanasi night train. Night on board.
Morning arrive Varanasi. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight Varanasi.
Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage
from ghat to ghat. People bathe early in the morning to offer the
prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika &
Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every pious
Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of
the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Varanasi.
Transfer to airport for Kathmandu flight. Arrive and transfer to
hotel. Overnight Kathmandu.
Morning visit the Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient
royal residential quarter, Mahadev and Parvati Temple and other
temples. Afternoon free. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day free in Kathmandu. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day free in Kathmandu. Overnight Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport for Delhi flight. Arrive Delhi and transfer to
city centre. Later transfer to Delhi airport for return flight. No