The tour also includes one of the oldest living cities in the world - Varanasi & the land of Kamasutra - Khajuraho along with the golden triangle & various facets of Rajasthan. One travels & witnesses the extremities of Rajasthan where on one hand you have the barren desert where the colorful clothes add zest to the daily life & on the other hand you have the most luxurious palaces & forts that were once the homes of the Rajputs. Your tour also includes stay at some of the finest havelis, palaces of Rajasthan too.
Duration : 14 nights / 15 days
Tour starts at : Delhi
Tour ends at : Mumbai
Places covered : Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Rohetgarh, Udaipur & Mumbai
Day 01: Delhi: Welcome briefing You are picked by our executive from the International airport & escorted to the hotel. We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday). Overnight in the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi: Old & New Delhi Enjoy a full day tour of the capital city of India (a perfect mix of the history & modernity). We visit architectural masterpieces from the Mughal era to the British era & to the present day. The sights would include the Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat & the Qutab Minar among others.
Day 03: Varanasi: Ancient abode of spiritualism We take the flight to Varanasi and on arrival drive to our hotel. In the sightseeing tour we visit the various parts of this oldest living city in the world along with its various Temples and Ghats. We take part during the time of Temple prayers in the evening.
Day 04: Khajuraho: Frozen ecstasy on stone Enjoy an enlighting boat ride over the holy Ganges early in the morning. We take a flight to Khajuraho, During the day we visit the finest examples of Temple sculptures - a sublime depiction of the lifestyle in Ancient India. We visit a number of Temples each rivaling the others in the art of expression. Overnight at Khajuraho.
Day 05: Agra: The Taj Mahal We take a flight and reach Agra. After checking in, we visit the most adorable monument of the World- The Taj. We also visit the Agra Fort & Itmadullah.
Day 06: Jaipur: Mughal supremacy, Sunset at Tiger fort We proceed westwards to the forbidden city of Akbar - Fatehpur Sikri and see the dream of Akbar in shape. Further we continue our journey to the Pink City. (We also have the option of visiting the Bird Sanctuary at Bharatpur - depending upon the time of the year). For the evening we drive up to Nahargarh fort and take a breathtaking view of sprawling Pink City getting red at sunset.
Day 07: Jaipur: Elephant climb, Architectural & Astronomical genius Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of PINK CITY (the city was colored pink in honour of the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1876). The tour includes visit to the Amber fort on an elephants back, city palace complex & the astronomical tower. Evening free for leisure or shopping.
Day 08: Bikaner via Pushkar: A spiritual journey, Rats temple at Deshnok We reach Bikaner after a spiritual journey at Pushkar enroute; we also visit the famous rat's temple at Deshnok. Upon arrival we check in & have some rest. We mark the evening to witness the timeless spectacle of the desert with camels and sunset at the National Camel Breeding Farm.
Day 09: Jaisalmer: Evening over the Sand Dunes Starting in the morning we reach Jaisalmer by noon & check in. The only activity for the day with us would be the romantic experience of camel ride on the sand dunes at Samm with Sunset, Music, Ballads & Dances. Overnight in Swiss tents in the middle of the desert.
Day 10: Jaisalmer: The city of Maze We start out leisurely to see the various attractions in the town such as the incomparable & still inhabited fort, the temples, Havelis, palaces, Gadsisar tank and the maze of lanes and by-lanes. Evening free at leisure.
Day 11: Jodhpur: Sheer Majesty on stone We travel through the village of Kheechan and further through the ancient town Osian finally reaching the Suncity Jodhpur. After check in at the hotel and some rest we explore the different chambers of the imposing Mehrangarh Fort posing a site of sheer majesty & authority, we also visit the gleaming white Jaswant Thada. Rest of the evening at leisure, shopping.
Day 12: Udaipur: Majestic Mehrangarh Fort We then depart for Udaipur visiting the Ranakpur temples - often regarded as sheer poetry on marble this 15th century Adinath Jain temple is known for its profuse & intricate carving on marble which resembles lace-work rather than stone carving. One of the other remarkable things about the temple is wonderful play of shadow & light on the nearly 1500 pillars (each of which interestingly displays a different decorative design. We arrive in Udaipur and take a romantic boat ride at the backdrop of a glorious sunset on Lake Pichola. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 13: Udaipur: Maharaja's to Maharana's We take a half day sightseeing trip of this charming princely city visiting the city palace complex, Jagdish temple & the garden of the maids. The remainder of the day for shopping & other personal activities, Udaipur is popular for its tie-and-dye fabrics & miniature paintings. We have an optional visit to the Monsoon palace for panoramic views of the magical lake city in the evening. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 14: Mumbai: heights of cosmopolitanism - sightseeing tour We take a morning flight to Mumbai & enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city. The remainder of the evening is at your disposal for shopping, leisure etc.
Day 15: Mumbai: Leisure, Farewell dinner Complete day at leisure, enjoy a memorable farewell dinner. You are then dropped to the airport/ station for your flight back home or onward journey.