Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Meet on arrival at Delhi airport. Welcome with flower garland and transfer to the hotel. Nothing has been scheduled for today, since most of the flights arrive in the night.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 : In Delhi
Morning after breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
The visit of the old city includes the Great Mosque (Jama Masjid) and the Red Fort. Later enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride into the narrow streets of Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest market of Asia. Raj Ghat, the burial place of Mahatma Gandhi.Continue the new part of Delhi, doing the panoramic visit of Parliament and President House. Then, visit Mausoleum of Humayun,. Qutab Minar.
Overnight in Delhi
Day 03 : Delhi – Varanasi (By flight)
Morning after breakfast, transfer to Delhi airport in time to board flight for Varanasi. Varanasi, one of the oldest sacred cities of the world, is the capital of Hinduism and a centre of education, culture, music, and civilization since ancient times. Meet on arrival at Varanasi airport and transfer to hotel. The city of Varanasi is famous for its Ghats, river bank covered with stone steps that allow devout Hindus down to the river to practice ablutions and pujas. After a short rest proceed for an excursion to the ancient Buddhist site of Sarnath, a centre of Buddhist worship built by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. Evening experience aarti ceremony on the Ganges along with the boat ride.
Overnight in Varanasi
Day 04 : Varanasi – Khajuraho (By flight)
Early morning boat ride on the Ganges, one of the highlights of a trip to India. You will see the multitude of pilgrims who come near the holy river to pay homage to the God of the sun, an incredible experience. After the visit, return back to the hotel for breakfast and then proceed for the city tour of Varanasi visiting Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to lord Shiva, Durga Temple and Benares Hindu University. Later in time transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight for Khajuraho. This city is famous worldwide for its temples, which represent life, love and joy. Meet on arrival at Khajuraho airport and transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 05 : Khajuraho – Orchha (180 Kms / apporx. 04 hours) + Drive Orchha – Agra (By train)
Morning after breakfast set for the sightseeing tour of the spectacular ninth to thirteen century temples of Khajuraho, built by Chandela Kings. The temples are beautifully carved with graceful statues of Gods and Goddesses. Later in time transfer to Jhansi railwaystation to board train for Agra enroute visiting a beautiful village Orchha. There are temples and palaces well preserved small shrines and memorials everywhere, each with its own history, contributing to the nostalgic beauty that characterizes the village of Orchha. After the visit, transfer to the railway station.Meet on arrival at Agra railway station and transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Agra
Day 06 : In Agra
Early morning, sunrise visit of the world famous Taj Mahal - the first Mughal structure completely in marble and the fusion of several architectural styles. After the visit, return back to the hotel for breakfast. Then, visit the impressive Red Fort of Agra, situated in the heart of the city. The Agra Fort houses many beautiful palaces and mansions. Then visit tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daula (Tomb of Mirza Ghyas Beg), built by his daughter Nurjahan. Mirza Ghiyas Beg, an officer in the court of Jehangir who was honored with the title of Itmad-ud-Daula.
Overnight in Agra
Day 07 : Drive Agra – Jaipur (250 Kms / approx. 05 hours) en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri – the city of red sandstone which was the capital of the Mughal Empire during Akbar's reign. You will discover an impressive public monuments and exquisite private residences etc. After the visit, continue your drive towards Jaipur. The Pink City of Rajasthan, whose downtown streets are lined with bazaars, full of color, music, art and history.Arrive Jaipur and check in at hotel.
Overnight in Jaipur
Day 08 : In Jaipur
Morning after breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Jaipur.
Excursion to Amber Fort en route photo stop at the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Wind ". Then, visit - The City Palace in the heart of the old part of Jaipur. The observatory of Jai Singh II Spend rest of the day at leisure visiting the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.
Overnight in Jaipur
Day 09 : Drive Jaipur – Pushkar (145 Kms / approx. 03 hours)
After breakfast drive to Pushkar, a little town situated right on the edge of the desert, and is one of the few places in the world where a temple is dedicated to the Lord Brahma. Pushkar is perhaps best known for its Camel Fair, which takes place on the full moon of Kartik Purnima. On arrival in Pushkar, check into hotel. Later sightseeing tour of Pushkar visiting the only Brahma Temple in the world and Pushkar Lake with its bathing ghats and temples.
Ovenight in Pushkar
Day 10 : Drive Pushkar - Udaipur (300 kms / approx. 06 hours)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur, reputed to be the most romantic city in Rajasthan, the many palaces reflecting in the waters of lakes with different backdrop of high hills of the Aravalli chain. On arrival in Udaipur, check into hotel. Later spend rest of the day at leisure walking around or enjoying the hotel facilities.
Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 11: In Udaipur
Morning after breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, the former palace of the Maharana of Udaipur, which stretches along the lake Pichola. Built in the 18th century, this palace, part of which is still inhabited by the descendants of Udai Singh of Mewar Prince (16th century), overlooking Lake Pichola. It is a maze of marble halls, lounges decorated course, many ceramics and gardens. Then visit Superb Jagdish Temple, popular for its elephant carving. Then continue with Sahelion Ki Bari or "Garden of maidens.The day ends with a boat ride on Lake Pichola to admire the magnificent facade of the palace of Udaipur and stop at the island palace of Jag Mandir.
Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 12 : Drive Udaipur – Jodhpur (270 Kms / approx. 06 hours) via Ranakpur
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. With the Mehrangarh Fort in the background , Jodhpur is an ideal stopover on your journey in India. Located west of Rajasthan, this city , rightfully called the blue city , was founded in 1459. The traveller will love getting lost in the maze of narrow streets with blue shades of the old town and leave the hubbub of the center to stroll the bazaars of spices, fruits , money and craft west of the famous clock tower . On arrival in Jodhpur, check into hotel. Later proceed for the visit of Jodhpur and visit impressive Mehrangarh Fort. Then visit Jaswant Thada, white marble memorial dedicated to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II offers a peaceful location and stunning views of the blue city .Spend rest of the day at leisure visiting the clock market of Jodhpur.
Overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 13 : Drive Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (290 Kms / approx. 05 hours)
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer, a fascinating city rising from the heart of the Thar Desert . Nothings else in India are remotely similar to this enchanting city, which is also called « The Golden City »because of its honey color. A visit to Jaisalmer is a must for any traveler in India, with the possibility of camel trekking through the magnificent sand. Jaisalmer Fort is the world’s only living fort and about quarter of the city’s population still live in the Fort. On arrival in Jaisalmer, check into hotel.
Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 14 : In Jaisalmer
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting - Jaisalmer Fort, the only alive fort which you will not see anywhere in India. There are homes and hotels hidden in the laneways and shops. Within the fort walls there are beautifully carved Jain temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries followed by a visit of Gaddisagar Lake and impressive Havelis around the Fort. In the evening drive to Sam where you are received by the camels. visit to the " Sand Dunes of Sam," and ride camels on the sand at the time of sunset- which would be one of the highlights of your trip to Rajasthan.
Overnight in Jaisalmer.
Day 15 : Drive Jaisalmer – Bikaner (285 Kms / approx. 05 hours)
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner. Bikaner is a royal fortified city with a timeless charm and medieval glory. It is located in northern Rajasthan, amongst the sand dunes. This desert town popular for its temple and Forts, which shows the rich cultural and architectural heritage of the city. On arrival in Bikaner, check into hotel. After a short rest proceed for the half day sightseeing tour of Bikaner discovering Junagarh. Visit the Temple of Karni Mata Deshnok -built 600 years ago and dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of the goddess Durga. The temple has huge doors, carved in silver, a gift from the Maharajah Ganga Singh followed by visit to a breeding center and research on camels, the only institution of this kind in India. Bikaner is a complete unique experience.
Overnight in Bikaner.
Day 16 : Drive Bikaner – Mandawa (190 Kms / approx. 04 hours)
After breakfast drive to Mandawa, situated in the heart of the Thar Desert. This beautiful village still has some beautifully preserved houses of medieval Indian traders built in a typically Rajput style having original paintings showing religious scenes or objects.On arrival in Mandawa, check into hotel.
Overnight in Mandawa.
Day 17 : Drive Mandawa - Delhi (275 kms / 06 hrs) & Depart Delhi
Morning after breakfast walking sightseeing tour of Mandawa visiting the Havelis, Anandilal Poddar, Bansidhar Bhagat and Chokhani etc. and later in time drive to Delhi International airport to board flight for onward destination.