DELHI | VARANASI
Day 01: Delhi
Arrival and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
Enjoy a full day tour of the capital city of India (a perfect mix of
the history & modernity). We visit architectural masterpieces from
the Mughal era to the British era & to the present day. The sights
would include the Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat & the Qutab Minar among
Day 03: Varanasi
We take the flight to Varanasi and on arrival drive to our hotel. In
the sightseeing tour we visit the various parts of this oldest
living city in the world along with its various Temples and Ghats.
We take part during the time of Temple prayers in the evening.
Day 04: Khajuraho
Enjoy an enlighting boat ride over the holy Ganges early in the
morning. We take a flight to Khajuraho, During the day we visit the
finest examples of Temple sculptures - a sublime depiction of the
lifestyle in Ancient India. We visit a number of Temples each
rivaling the others in the art of expression. Overnight at
Day 05: Agra
We drive towards Agra. After checking in, we visit the most adorable
monument of the World- The Taj. We also visit the Agra Fort &
Day 06: Jaipur
We proceed westwards to the forbidden city of Akbar - Fatehpur Sikri
and see the dream of Akbar in shape. Further we continue our journey
to the Pink City. (We also have the option of visiting the Bird
Sanctuary at Bharatpur - depending upon the time of the year). For
the evening we drive up to Nahargarh fort and take a breathtaking
view of sprawling Pink City getting red at sunset.
Day 07: Jaipur
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of PINK CITY (the city was colored
pink in honour of the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1876). The
tour includes visit to the Amber fort on an elephants back, city
palace complex & the astronomical tower. Evening free for leisure or
Day 08: Bikaner via Pushkar
We reach Bikaner after a spiritual journey at Pushkar enroute;
we also visit the famous rat's temple at Deshnok. Upon arrival we
check in & have some rest. We mark the evening to witness the
timeless spectacle of the desert with camels and sunset at the
National Camel Breeding Farm.
Day 09: Jaisalmer
Starting in the morning we reach Jaisalmer by noon & check in.
The only activity for the day with us would be the romantic
experience of camel ride on the sand dunes at Samm with Sunset,
Music, Ballads & Dances. Overnight in Swiss tents in the middle of
Day 10: Jaisalmer
We start out leisurely to see the various attractions in the
town such as the incomparable & still inhabited fort, the temples,
Havelis, palaces, Gadsisar tank and the maze of lanes and by-lanes.
Evening free at leisure.
Day 11: Jodhpur
We travel through the village of Kheechan and further through
the ancient town Osian finally reaching the Suncity Jodhpur. After
check in at the hotel and some rest we explore the different
chambers of the imposing Mehrangarh Fort posing a site of sheer
majesty & authority, we also visit the gleaming white Jaswant Thada.
Rest of the evening at leisure, shopping.
Day 12: Udaipur
We then depart for Udaipur visiting the Ranakpur temples - often
regarded as sheer poetry on marble this 15th century Adinath Jain
temple is known for its profuse & intricate carving on marble which
resembles lace-work rather than stone carving. One of the other
remarkable things about the temple is wonderful play of shadow &
light on the nearly 1500 pillars (each of which interestingly
displays a different decorative design. We arrive in Udaipur and
take a romantic boat ride at the backdrop of a glorious sunset on
Lake Pichola. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 13: Udaipur
We take a half day sightseeing trip of this charming princely
city visiting the city palace complex, Jagdish temple & the garden
of the maids. The remainder of the day for shopping & other personal
activities, Udaipur is popular for its tie-and-dye fabrics &
miniature paintings. We have an optional visit to the Monsoon palace
for panoramic views of the magical lake city in the evening.
Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 14: Mumbai
We take a morning flight to Mumbai & enjoy a guided sightseeing
tour of the city. The remainder of the evening is at your disposal
for shopping, leisure etc.
Day 15: Mumbai
Complete day at leisure, enjoy a memorable farewell dinner. You
are then dropped to the airport/ station for your flight back home
or onward journey. THE TOUR ENDS.