Rajasthan with Varanasi Tour
Rajasthan Tour with Varanasi
Durations: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination Covered: New Delhi – Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi – New Delhi.
Main Attractions: Elephant Ride in Jaipur, Indian dinner with Indian Family, Boat ride in Udaipur and Camel Ride during the sunset on the sand dunes of Jaisalmer.
Monuments covered: Delhi (Red Fort, Chandni Chowk & Jama Masjid), Mandawa (Fresco Paintings on the old Havelis), Bikaner (Junagarh Fort, Camel Breading Center and Deshnoke Temple (Rat Temple)), Jaisalmer (Golden Fort of Jaisalmer and old Havelis), Jodhpur (Meherangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada Temple), Udaipur (City Palace and Jagdish Temple), Pushkar (Pushkar Lake), Jaipur (Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar), Agra (Taj Mahal and Agra Fort) and Varanasi (Ghats of Varanasi and Mahadev Temple).
The Tour program and the details go as under:
Day 01: Delhi: Welcome to India! On arrival, you will be met by our representative & transferred to hotel where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi: In the first half of the day enjoy city tour covering India Gate, President’s house, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Laxmi Narayan Temple. After lunch enjoy city tour of Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Gandhi Memorial followed by sound & light show at Red Fort. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Mandawa: In the morning drive to Mandawa in your exclusive vehicle. On your arrival check in at your hotel. Relax for a while. Later move out for a walking tour of the town to see some of its frescoed havelies.
Day 04: Bikaner: Reach to Bikaner-the camel city. On arrival check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Further visit the well-preserved Junagarh fort. Later visit to the unique Camel Breeding Farm. Rest of the time completely free for leisure.
Day 05: Jaisalmer: In morning drive to Deshnok Temple (The Rate Temple). Later drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival check in to your hotel. Later drive to Sam (Sand Dunes). Here you will have a camel safari to see the beautiful views of the sunset. Rest of the time free to relax in the hotel.
Day 06: Jodhpur: After a leisurely breakfast move out for a sight seeing tour of various attractions of the town including a walk in the fort and lanes of the town below. Later drive to Jodhpur in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check in. Relax for a while. Move out to visit the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Evening free to walk in the colorful bazaars of the Jodhpur.
Day 07: Udaipur: In the morning drive to Udaipur visiting the well preserved Kumbhalghar Fort and the unparalleled Ranakpur temples (the temple here is the largest Jain temple in the world having 1444 carved pillars with no two pillars looking alike!) before finally checking in to Udaipur Hotel. On arrival, have some leisure in your hotel room. In the evening take a sightseeing tour of the breathtaking royal buildings around the Lake in boat tour.
Day 08: Udaipur: Take a full day sightseeing trip of the city which includes visit to the City Palace (note the trees growing at the top floor of the palace, which is actually the summit of the hill the palace is covering!), Saheliyon ki bari and excursion to temples of Nagada and Eklingji. In the evening you may visit the Shilpgram or can explore the interesting labyrinths around Jagdish temple at your discretion. Later drive to Pushkar in your exclusive vehicle. In the evening move out to visit the holiest city of Rajasthan. Take a pleasant walk on the street around the sacred pond and Ghats up to Brahma temple. Rest of the time free for leisure.
Day 09: Pushkar: After a leisurely breakfast drive to Pushkar in your exclusive vehicle. In the evening move out to visit the holiest city of Rajasthan. Take a pleasant walk on the street around the sacred pond and Ghats up to Brahma temple. Rest of the time free for leisure.
Day 10: Jaipur: In the morning drive to Jaipur in your exclusive vehicle. On your arrival to the charming Pink City of India check in at your hotel. Time free for leisure. In the evening take a walking tour of the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most commonest places such as its squares and lanes.
Day 11: Jaipur: Take a full day long sightseeing tour of Jaipur city that includes the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory, Hawa Mahal, Birla temple, Albert hall and excursion to the old capital Amber. Here at Amber, you’ll ascend till the gates of majestic fort on elephant back. The fort displays a beautiful mix of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Optional trip to ethnic village resort where you may enjoy traditional Rajasthani dinner.
Day 12: Agra: In the morning drive to Agra in your exclusive vehicle. Visit the well-preserved capital of Akbar- Fatehpur Sikri on the way. At Agra visit the incomparable Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Later In the night board train for Varanasi. Over Night in the train.
Day 13: Varanasi (Benaras): On arrival you will be received and transferred to your hotel. At Varanasi take a walking tour of a few Ghats and narrow backlanes to feel the pulse of this most sacred city of India.
Day 14: Varanasi (Benaras): Early morning boat rides on river Ganges to witness holy rituals on Ghats. A very spiritual experience! Half day tour to Sarnath where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Rest of the time completely for leisure. Later in the night board the train for New Delhi. Over Nigh Train to New Delhi.
Day 15: New Delhi: On arrival you will be received and transferred to the your hotel. At New Delhi, evening to be used in shopping and visiting the local bazaars. At appropriate time you will be transferred to the international airport to board the flight back to home. (The Tour Ends).