Best Of North India Tour
Duration: 17 Days / 16 Nights
Destination Covered: Delhi- Mandawa – Bikaner- Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Pushkar –Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri –Agra – Jhansi- Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi -Delhi.
Day 01 : Arrival Delhi Arrive New Delhi, India’s Capital, where you are greeted with a traditional Indian welcome on arrival at the airport and escorted to the hotel. After check in at hotel our representative will explain you the travel plan and hand over the essential travel documents to you. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi Morning start full day city tour. Start from Old Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat which is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, followed by photo stop at Red Fort. Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India. Here you will enjoy Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride. The pleasure associated with the rickshaw ride here is ultimate. The rickshaw here take you on a ride through various routes, offering different experience all together.
In the afternoon you will visit New Delhi. Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, The impressive Qutub Minar, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199 from sandstone and marble, Humayun’s Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. India Gate (War Memorial Arch) and drive past the President’s House, Parliament House and Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi – Mandawa (265kms) Morning drive to Mandawa. The small little beautiful town of Mandawa is in the heart of the Shekhavati region. Known throughout for its wonderful castle and magnificent havelis. Most of the buildings are dated from 18th century to early 20th century. visit “Open Art Gallery” Havelies & Frescoes paintings. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Mandawa – Bikaner (195kms) Morning drive to Bikaner. Bikaner – The royal fortified city with a timeless appeal. The city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. After wash and change visit Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace The magnificent fort in red sandstone, a fascinating juxtaposition of the Oriental style and European luxury that leaves you truly mesmerized. Also visit Camel Breeding Farm & Research Centre, It is situated at the distance of around 8 km from the city.It is only one of its kinds in all over in Asia. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (330kms) Morning drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Jaisalmer Morning guided sightseeing tour of The Golden City “ Jaisalmer”. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort – The oldest living Fort in the world. (This is the highlight of the tour) See the Patwon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank. In the afternoon, proceed to the SAM SAND DUNES for visiting the typical Rajasthani desert village. Enjoy Camel ride and view the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire. Evening return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (295Kms) Morning drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in at hotel. Evening free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 :Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur ( 280Kms) Morning visit Mehrangarh Fort &Morning visit Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. Mehrangarh Fort – one of the largest in India, unsurpassed in beauty and grandeur – and a perfect example of desert variant of Rajput architecture also visit Jaswant Thada, The traditional cremation grounds of the Jodhpur royal families. The main Jaswant Thada memorial is a 19th century royal cenotaph was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh. Udaipur Later drive to Udaipur. Enroute visit Rankapur Jain temples. Ranakpur Temple is a beautiful structure carved in stone. This magnum opus of architecture possesses around 1400 intricately carved pillars. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Udaipur Morning start sightseeing tour oMorning start sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Start with City Palace. City Palace – Udaipur’s fascinating City Palace is the largest royal complex in Rajasthan with a wonderful view of the lake and the city. Sahelion Ki Bari – The “garden of the maids of honour”, Sahelion-ki-Bari was designed and laid out early in the eighteenth century as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in leisure. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir – Is home to an attractive collection of folk dresses, puppets, ornaments, folk musical instruments and paintings. The museum is the best place for those interested in puppetry. Bagore ki Haveli – There is a very congenial old building built right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola. One can enjoy boat ride at lake Pichola (Optional) Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Udaipur – Pushkar (245kms) Morning drive to Pushkar. On arrMorning drive to Pushkar. On arrival check in at hotel. Pushkar is famous for Cattle fair held in month of November.It is time for fun and frolic. Visit Brahma Temple – The only temple in the world that is dedicated to Lord Brahma and Pushkar Lake. Rest of day free to explore market. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Pushkar – Jaipur (145Kms) Morning drive to Jaipur, The “Pink city”. Jaipur is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, famous for forts, palaces, lakes, sand and colorful culture. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day free to walk / explore markets. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Jaipur Morning start sightseeing tour oMorning start sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Start with Amber Fort. Here you will enjoy an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows). The evening is at leisure to explore the colorful markets of the pink city. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Jaipur –Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (235kms) Agra Morning drive to Agra on the way visit Fatehpur Sikri. (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India’s Mughal Empire under Akbar’s reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. Further drive to Agra. On arrival check in at hotel. After wash & change at hotel, visit great Red fort of Agra. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles.
Day 14: Agra – Jhansi (By Train ) – Orchha – Khajuraho (165kms) Morning during the sunrise time visit Monument of Love Taj Mahal, The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built this lovely dream in white marble as a tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, later he was also buried alongside his wife in the same tomb. It took 20,000 workers to complete this monument in a period of 22 years. Khajuraho Later we will drop you at Jhansi railway station to board on train to Jhansi. On arrival our representative will meet you at railway station and take you to Khjauraho on the way you will visit Orchha. Orchha is known for is resplendent rural attractions. Situated on the banks of River Betwa, visit Temples & Forts. Continue drive to Khajuraho. Evening watch light and sound show at temple.(Optional). Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Khajuraho – Varanasi Khajuraho is a fascinating village with a quaint rural ambience and a rich cultural heritage. The monuments of Khajuraho, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site are extremely controversial yet showcase exceptions artwork and craftsmanship. Morning visit western & eastern group of temples. Later transfer to airport to board on flight to Varanasi. 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. On arrival, meeting assistance by our representative and transfer to hotel. Evening one can see AARTI – Worship of the river goddess with incense, camphor, flowers and earthen lamps. Varanasi Thousands of illuminated lamps are immersed in the waters of the holy Ganges and the floating lamps add a divine look to the river at dusk. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Varanasi The early morning enjoy boat ride on the river Ganges. The boat ride takes you past the various ghats of Varanasi, offering a glimpse of the city at its religious best, with the men getting ready for their daily prayer, the sages lost in prayer and ritual. Afterwads return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast visit temples & Banaras University ( Kashi Hindu University) also excursion to Sarnath. Lord Buddha preached his first Sermon and which thus making it one of the four holiest places to the Buddhist world. Evening return to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Varanasi – Delhi ( By Flight) Morning free. In the afternoon drop you at Varanasi airport to board on flight to Delhi. On arrival bord on International flight for onward destination.