Rajasthan with Tajmahal & Ganges
Tour Duration : 16 Days
Day 01 : Delhi
Destinations Covered : New Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner -
Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Luni - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri -
Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
from your country to New Delhi, you will be greeted & assisted by Tour Operators of India Representative upon arrival. Transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 : New & Old Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New
Delhi visiting Jama Masjid, enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old
Delhi through Kinari Bazaar And 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort,
Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Birla Temple, Parliament House, Presidential
House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar. Welcome dinner
will be organized at Village Restaurant Bistro with Indian Cultural dances.
Return Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 : New Delhi - Mandawa ( 275 Km, 06 hours )
Morning leave for Mandawa through the villages of Rajasthan. Arrive &
check in at Hotel Castle Mandawa, afternoon visit the 150 to 200 year old
painted havelies (big houses) by the natural colors in the streets of the
village. You can also watch the daily village life while watching the
havelies. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 : Mandawa - Bikaner ( 190 Km, 04 hours )
Morning leave for Bikaner was founded by Rao Biked Ji in 1488 A.D. Arrive &
check in at the Hotel. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort founded in year 1593 by
Raja Rai Singh who was general in the army of mighty Mughal emperor Akbar
and rest of the Fort was improved by the successors. Afterwards visit Asias
largest Camel Breeding Research Farm and local busy markets. Overnight at
Day 05 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer ( 330 Km, 06 hours )
After breakfast leave for Jaisalmer enroute visit at 7th century Mahavira
Jain Temple and 2000 years old Jija Mata Temple at Oscian village. Continue
your drive drive to Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. after
shifting his capital from Ladurva. Jaisalmer was the main caravan route from
Far East to the Middle East, arrive & check in at Hotel Gorbandh Palace
or similar for overnight stay.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer
Morning sightseeing of Fort ( 80 meters above plains ) & Jain Temples
within the Fort built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth watching.
The specialty of the Fort is that still approximately 5000 people are living
inside. Visit Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the golden
view of whole Jaisalmer city as whole city is built in yellow sand stones,
when sun rays fall on the city, it give impression as golden city of India.
Afterwards visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. Afternoon drive
to Sam Sand dunes to watch sensational Sun Set by camel ride. Return to
Hotel for overnight.
Day 07 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur(275Km) - Luni (40km)
Breakfast & leave to Jodhpur, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD after
shifting his capital from Mandore to Jodhpur by the advise of a holy man.
Arrive & check in at Hotel, afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort 125 meters
above plains, Jaswant thada and Sardar market clock tower. After Sightseeing
drive to Luni. Later an hours drive brings us to the world of animals -
Luni, the palace amidst the more rustic life of Rajasthan.
After lunch we take you on a safari to discover the hidden beauty of the
jungle life. Here you would be visiting the Bishnoi villages. Bishnois are a
tribe that respects life in every form - animals trees and even dead
branches. They are vegetarians and even in the villages they protect the
animal life and don't let anybody practice hunting in the vicinity of their
villages. They live in a joint family system where the oldest member is
generally the head of the family. Then we would like you to witness the
opium ceremony with the Patels - a rich tribe. It is a ceremony prevelant in
this part of Rajasthan where the youth offers opium to drink mixed with
water to the elders of the family when they come back from work in the
fields. Night in Fort Chanwa in Luni.
Day 08 : Luni - Ranakpur - Udaipur ( 245 Km, 07 hours )
Breakfast and leave for Udaipur enroute visit 15th century Ranakpur Jain
Temple built in pure white marble with 80 domes supported by 1444 different
carved pillars. Continue your drive to Udaipur, founded by Maharana Udai
Singh in 1559 AD, ( Maha means great & Rana means warrior, so Maharana
means a great warrior ). Udaipur is a beautiful city of lakes at the
altitude of 577 MSL surrounded by Aravalli Hills. Arrive and check in at for
Day 09 : Udaipur
After breakfast visit City Palace, Jagdish temple built in 1651 AD,
Fatehsagar lake Sahalion Ki Bari. Afternoon enjoy boat ride in lake Pichola
to visit Jagmandir Island. Late afternoon, enjoy exciting cultural folk
dances of Rajasthan at Meera Kala Mandir. Return to Hotel for overnight
Day 10 : Udaipur - Jaipur ( 348 Km, 06. hours )
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. This historic city was founded by Maharaja
Swai Jai Singh in 1727 AD after shifting his capital from Amer valley to
newly formed and planned city of its time after consulting so many maps of
the world and finally organized own religious map Shilpa Shastra with the
help of a young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Batacharya. Maharaja Swai Jai
Singh was a builder, astronomer, astrologer, soldier, philosopher. Presently,
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan & is world famous as the Pink City.
Arrive and your first Stop will be at Amer Fort where from elephants will
carry you to the Fort, gives you the experience and impression of how
Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants.
After lunch visit City Palace Museum, Astrological Observatory, Hawa Mahal (
wind palace ) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and
daily life. Check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11 : Jaipur
After breakfast full day sightseeing of Jaipur visiting Hawa Mahal (palace
of winds ) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and life.
Afterwards visit Amer Fort by elephant ride, that gives you the experience
and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the
services of elephants. After lunch visit City Palace Museum, Astrological
Observatory and local busy markets. Afterwards check in at Hotel Rambagh
palace for overnight stay.
Day 12 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra ( 235 Km, 06 hours )
Morning leave for Agra enroute one of the most important place of Mughal
era Fatepur Sikri founded by Akbar in 1569 AD as a ceremonial capital. But
unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of
drinking water and Akbar went back to Agra. Continue your drive to Agra,
arrive and check in at Hotel Clarks Shiraz. After change and wash visit one
of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal ( monument of love ), founded by 5th
great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved queen Anjuman
Bano Begum ( with love emperor called her Mumtaz ). After her death in 1627
AD, in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj means crown &
Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace ) from 1631 to 1653 AD with twenty
two thousand labors working since sun rise to sun set in twenty two years.
The marble was transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals.
Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13 : Agra
After breakfast visit Agra Fort, was built by three emperors, Akbar &
Jahangir in red sand stone & Shah Jahan in white marble. The Fort is
2.5 Km long and during Mughal rule one third of the Fort was occupied by the
army. When British ruled India, they repeated same tradition and now
traditionally Indian army has occupied the same. Afterwards visit
Itma-ud-ullha the baby Taj. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 14 : Agra - Khajuraho ( By Flight )
to Agra airport to board flight for Khajuraho. The temples at Khajuraho from
probably one of the best examples of Indian art and architecture. Arrive and
check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15 : Khajuraho - Varanasi ( By Flight )
This morning visit the Eastern and Western group of temples where fortnight
sculptures celebrate the joy of life and love for which there is probably no
equivalent in the world. Afternoon transfer to airport to board flight for
Varanasi situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, Varanasi has been a
center of pilgrimage and learning for over 2000 years and is considered to
be one of the oldest surviving cities in the world. Arrive and check in at
Hotel for overnight.
Day 16 : Varanasi - Delhi ( By Flight )
Early morning boat ride to watch the sunrise over the Ganges when hundred
of people are worshiping & taking bath. Later tour the old city visiting
the principles temples including Kashi Hindu University where more than
fifty thousand students from all over the world are learning. Afternoon
Transfer to airport to board flight for New, arrive and explore few hours in
the busy markets of old and new Delhi. After farewell dinner transfer to
International airport to board flight back to your country.