This tour itinerary covers the best tourist destination across North India. It includes visiting World Heritage sites, One of the Seven Wonders of the World and a reflection into the Rajasthani Culture and diversity.
DAY 01 ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal II you will be taken to your hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Delhi.
DAY 02 IN DELHI
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
The visit of the old city ( belongs to XVIIth century) includes the Great Mosque, Jama Masjid and the Red Fort, a perfect example of Mughal architecture built by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1639 and 1648. Enjoy cycle rickshaw ride around the colorful giant bazaar, Chandni Chowk. In the new part of the city visit – the QutabMinar (built in XIIth century), a splendid monument minaret of the Afghan period. Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi,Rajpath, the equivalent of the Champs Elysees in France, the India Gate (erected in the memory of unknown soldiers died during First World War), The Parliament, and the house of the President.
Overnight in Delhi.
DAY 03 DRIVE DELHI – AGRA (220 KMS / 04 HRS)
After breakfast drive by surface for Agra, the city of Seventh wonder of the world.Agra which is known for its world famous buildings constructed by the Great Mughals, situated on the bank of the river. On arrival in Agra, check into hotel and after some rest experience the sunset visit of the famous TAJ MAHAL This spectacular white marble mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jehan for his beloved wife, MumtazMahal. It is a most extravagant monument ever built for love. The shimmering reflection in the water channels is truly breathtaking. After viewing TajMahal, return back to the hotel.
Overnight in Agra.
DAY 04 DRIVE AGRA – LUCKNOW (330 KMS / 04 HRS)
After breakfast drive by surface for lucknow, the city of Nawabs The culture of “after you”, popularized as a Lucknow label, has been in decline. Today, only a small part of your society has that label. The famous and sublime cultural wealth is a mixture of two communities that have lived together for centuries, and have shared similar interests using a common language.
The Asafi Imambara (popularly known as Bara Imambara), the Residency are important architectural monuments in Lucknow. The famous “Bhul Bhulaiyan” (Labyrinth) is part of the Asafi Imambara complex.
DAY 05 DRIVE LUCKNOW – VARANASI (300 KMS,06/6.30 HRS)
After the breakfast at hotel, we proceed to the Varanasi. You get the feel of Hindu culture and tradition at Varanasi. It is considered as the oldest living city of the country. The city derives its name from the two rivers of Varuna and Assi.Varanasi is one of the seven sacred cities for Hinduism and for centuries, receives thousands of souls a day. From all parts of India (and the world), there are many people who come in order to take a holy bath in the Ganges and thus, cleanse their karma. Others arrive dying and, in turn, many bodies are brought to be cremated. It is assumed that being cremated and thrown into the river allows the soul to be freed from the cycle of reincarnations. check in to to the hotel, lunch,rest and 5 pm Riksha ride to Dasaswamedh Ghat – known as the ‘main’ ghat, this is the site of the large evening aarti ceremony here you enjoy the worship of the River Ganges sitting at the Ghats. The light of hundreds of pradeep on the water creates a blissful atmosphere. Night stay is at Varanasi.
DAY 06 IN VARANASI
We start an early day ( without breakfast) with a visit to one of the 5 known Hindu pilgrimages, the Dashashwamedha Ghat. We reach the Ghat almost at 5 am, so that you can get a view of the mesmerizing sun rise at the holy river.We sail from the famous Ghats of Man Mandir to Lalita and to the shrine of Goddess Shitala on a traditional boat.
After visiting the temples and witnessing the astonishing architectural beauty and the Hindu customs, on the return trip you visit the famous Banaras Hindu University. It is the largest residential university of Asia. also visit of famous kashi vishavnath temple. back at hotel breakfast and rest. 15.00 hrs You are next taken to the seat of another great religion, Buddhism at Sarnath as a part of one day excursion tour. With many Stupas and Buddhist monks moving around, it can aptly be called the Land of Buddhism. It was here that Lord Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC.
You visit the various Stupas which are rich in Buddhist sculptures and literature. The Sarnath Museum is your next visit, which is a treasure of Buddhist art, literature and sculpture. Night stay is at Varanasi.
DAY 07 Varanasi to Allahabad/Prayagraj (135 Kms/3.5 Hours)
Morning drive to Allahabad to see the Sangam (Meeting point) of the three rivers – Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati. Here the Maha Kumbh Mela is held every 12 years which is a major Hindu festival.
Sangam – Around 7 km from Civil Lines, overlooked by the eastern ramparts of the fort, wide flood plains and muddy banks protrude towards the sacred Sangam. At the point at which the brown Ganges meets the Greenish Yamuna, pandas (priests) perch on small platforms to perform puja and assist the devout in their ritual ablutions in the shallow waters. Beaches and ghats are littered with the shorn hair of pilgrims who come to offer pind for their deceased parents.
After Breakfast check out and drive to Khajuraho. Upon arrival transfer and check in at hotel. Rest of day free to enjoy local Market. Overnight in Khajuraho.The temples of Khajuraho is under the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is an amazing piece of architecture. The dance festival of the place is also known worldwide. The temple derives its name from the palm trees that surround the area. The temple is carved with erotic figures, showing love, various moods, postures and beauty of womanhood. There are also several carvings of celestial bodies, musicians playing music, daily activities, elephant fights, hunting, dances and many more. The temple walls seems to consist of frozen movements.
At evening, you enjoy the beautiful show of sounds and lights at the temple complex. There is an overnight stay at Khajuraho.
DAY 09 Khajuraho to Orchha (170 Kms/ 4 Hours)
After breakfast, we trip to the Khajuraho temples of the western group. These temples are the largest of all the three groups.The Khandariya Mahadeva temple is the largest temple of the same where every carved figure seems to be live also visit the Eastern group of temples, where is located the Jain temple of Parswanath.after sightsseing drive to the historical city of Orchha. It was the centre of the Bundela kingdom on the banks of the Betwa River. With some beautiful palaces, like the Jahangir Mahal and the Raj Mahal, the city is known for the architecture with delicate chattris and work of trellis. overnight stay at orchha.
DAY 10 DRIVE ORCHHA – KOTA (300 KMS , 6/6.30 HRS)
Post breakfast, leave for Kota, the largest industrial town, on the banks of the river Chambal. This town is extremely well- known for its saris as well as a miniature school of art, specializing in hunting scenes. On arrival, complete the check-in formalities at your hotel. Later, leave for a city tour. Visit Jag Mandir- situated on an island in Kishore Sagar Lake that was built by one of the queens of Kota. Enjoy a boat ride here. Later, visit the The last visit of the day is to the popular gardens of Chambal and Chatter Bilas. Overnight in Kota.
DAY 11 KOTA – BUNDI – CHITTORGARH
After breakfast drive to Chittorgarh. On the way, halt at Bundi. Visit the Taragarh Fort or Star Fort – a beautiful white fort that is now in a dilapidated state and Chattra Sagar – a village community gallery where miniature murals are displayed that depict instances from ‘Raaslila’ – the Radha-Krishna story. The last visit in Bundi is Sukh Mahal – located on the banks of Lake Jait Sagar, this fort has beautiful white-marble royal Cenotaphs. Proceed to Chittorgarh. After check-in, visit the Chittorgarh Fort – the largest fort in India. overnight stay in chittorgarh.
DAY 12 DRIVE CHITTORGARH– UDAIPUR(125 KMS / 3 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur, one of the most romantic cities of India, Udaipur has been called the “City of Dreams” and “City of the Rising Sun.”MaharanaUdai Singh built the blue lakes, (which reflects the hills of the Aravali Mountains) for the purposes of his new capital, founded in 1568. Later continue your drive to Udaipur. On arrival in Udaipur, check into hotel. The day ends with a boat trip on the sparkling waters of Lake Pichola. At the time of sunset, one can easily understand why Udaipur is the “Venice of the East.”
Overnight in Udaipur.
DAY 13 IN UDAIPUR
Built along three lakes, Udaipur is known as the « Venice of the East « Udaipur is full of Palaces, temples and ornate residences ranging from the modest to the extravagant. After breakfast visit the towering City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, Saheliyon Ki Bari (Garden of the Maidens), Superb Jagdish Temple, popular for its elephant carving.
The day ends with a dinner at roof top restaurent viewing city palace.
Overnight in Udaipur.
DAY 14 UDAIPUR -RANAKPUR-JODHPUR ( 280 KMS )
After breakfast drive to jodhpur enroute visiting Ranakpur Jain temples, a famous Temple complex, one of the biggest and most important of Jain temples in India. The main temple is the Chaumukha Temple, or Four Faced Temple, dedicated to Adinath. Built in 1439, this huge, superbly crafted and well-kept marble temple has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars and no two are alike. After the visit continue drive towards jodhpur,the second largest city in Rajasthan dominated by a massive Meherangarh Fort, the view from the Fort over the blue building of the Old city is one of Rajasthn’s most spectacular sights and this is the reason why Jodhpur is called the Blue city. Rich in palaces and forts, temples and Havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colors and textures, Jodhpur is an unforgettable place. On arrival in Jodhpur, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure visiting the surroundings on your own.
Overnight in jodhpur.
DAY 15 IN JODHPUR
Morning after breakfast, proceed for the full day sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. There are many great fortresses throughout Rajasthan, but nothing like the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, built at a 400 ft. Within this citadel are magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels, latticed windows and evocative names. These palaces house a fabulous collection of possessions of Indian royalty, including s superb collection of palanquins, elephant howdahs, miniature paintings, musical instruments, costumes and furniture. Below the fort visit the JaswantThada, a graceful marble cenotaph built in1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II, and the memorials of other Maharahahs of Jodhpur. after lunch visit of ummed bhawan palace and sardar market ( blue city ).
Overnight in Jodhpur
DAY 16 DRIVE JODHPUR – JAISALMER(290 KMS / 05 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Jaislmer, 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 visit of gadsi sagar ,check into hotel. 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 17 DRIVE JAISALMER – BIKANER (320 KMS / 05 HRS)
After breakfast check out and 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.after sightseeing drive to Bikaner. This is a deserted journey with scanty vegetation. Bikaner is a royal fortified city with a timeless charm and medieval glory. It is located in northern Rajasthan, amongst the sand dunes. Known as the “Land of the Camel” Bikaner boasts of having the best camels in the world. This desert town popular for its temple and Forts, which shows the rich cultural and architectural heritage of the city. « Karni Mata » is one of the most fascinating temples situated in the south of Bikaner. On arrival in Bikaner, check into hotel.
Overnight in Bikaner.
DAY 18 DRIVE BIKANER – PUSHKAR (240 KMS / 05 HRS)
After breakfast check out and proceed for the sightseeing tour of Bikaner discovering Junagarh Fort, built between 1589 and 1594 by Raja Rai Singh. 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.After temple visit 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 KartikPurnima. On arrival in Pushkar, check into hotel.
Ovenight in Pushkar.
DAY 19 DRIVE PUSHKAR – JAIPUR (155 KMS / 3.5 HRS)
after breakfast check out and sightseeing tour of Pushkar visiting the only Brahma Temple in the world and Pushkar Lake with its bathing ghats and temples. after sightseeing drive by surface for Jaipur. Popularly known as the Pink City, was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, designed in accordance with ShilpaShastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture.check in to hotel and in the evening visit of Hawa Mahal – Built by red and pink sandstone, this beautiful five storeyed building is believed to be built in the form of Lord Krishna’s crown. The building consists of 953 windows and numerous designed Jharokas which were used by the women to view the life outside.
also you can enjoy shopping at the bustling shops, with saris, bangles and jewelleries. There will be an overnight stay at Jaipur.
DAY 20 IN JAIPUR
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting — The Amber Fort situated on the one of the ancient ranges Aravali Hills, 11 kms from Jaipur which was the ancient capital of Jaipur Maharaja, a good example of Rajput style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes you to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings and a temple of Kali. Later visit City Palace and Observatory. City palace is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The son of the last maharaja and his family still reside in the part of the palace. Observatory – JantarMantar, built by Jai Singh in 18th Century which is the finest observatory built by Jai Singh out of five Observatories.
Overnight in Jaipur.
DAY 21 DRIVE JAIPUR – DELHI(275 KMS / 05 HRS) & DEPART DELHI
Morning after breakfast ( Room till 12.00 hrs ) drive to Delhi International airport in time to board flight for onward destination.
“Unity among diversity” can be taken as a tag line for India’s culture. Every Indian State comes with its own beauty, customs and traditions. While you can enjoy the bliss of pleasant nature at the snow fed mountains of the Himalayas, the camel ride on the desert of rajasthan overwhelms you. While the Hindu temples depict the start of a new religious era, the Mughal era depicts the Golden Age of Indian architecture. From the Kamasutra temples to the Taj Mahal, you have lot to know and enjoy here. Keeping pace with its varied nature and architecture, the cuisine also varies. Explore with us the royal kingdom of Rajasthan to the oldest city of world Varanasi .It is one of the best road trips in India and an absolutely enthralling journey to take.