Package Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Desination Covered: Delhi / Jaipur / Agra / Mathura / Vrindavan / Agra / Jhansi / Orchha / Khajuraho / Varanasi / Sarnath / Varanasi
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
After arrival at the airport, the guest receives traditional "Swagat" (Welcome) by our representative who would escort you to the hotel. Delhi is an emerging metropolis but has rich ancient history too. Due to strategic location of this city it was the center of power struggle. Several dynasties choose this city administer India. According to Hindu mythology, Delhi is believed to be city of Indraprastha as stated in epic Mahabharata and was founded 5000 BC. Later in medieval age Muslim rulers Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Mughal emperor’s shah Jahan and Humayun built magnificent monuments. Modern New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens during the reign of British rule in India.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi (B)
Day 02 : Delhi -Udaipur( By Flight)
Udaipur is a splendid city founded in 1553 by Maharana Udai Singh II; it is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar. The Kingdom of Mewar was considered the most reputable amongst all Princely states in Rajasthan. The site for Udaipur was selected due to its picturesque beauty, availability of abundant water and natural defense provided by the surrounding forests & Aravalli range. This city is popularly known as "City of Lakes & Palaces". Undeniably this is a gorgeous royal city that has presence of temples, palaces, lake, gardens. The tourist often refers this place to be a paradise on earth.
Overnight Hotel - Udaipur (B)
Day 03 : Udaipur
After the half day tour, enjoy the boat ride in the evening. Avail the opportunity to visit city palace built over in a period of 400 years and by the contribution of several kings. There is a series of palaces packed in the magnificent complex of city palace. You can feel the royal ambience from the entrance point that takes towards central courtyard; it is an ideal place to view the facade of filigreed balconies & flamboyant cupola-topped towers. There are several fountains in the active status that work on unique hydraulic technique devised more than three hundred years ago. Built in 1652 according to Indian-Aryan architecture, Jagdish temple is a huge aesthetical temple with an idol of lord Jagannath. Enjoy the boat ride on Lake Pichola that is surrounded by, palaces, temples, bathing Ghats & embankments. Island palaces Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) & Jag Mandir have unparalleled beauty and appear as pearls in lake.
Day 04 : Udaipur / Jodhpur via Ranakpur 260 Kms / 06 Hrs)
On the 4th day, we will drive towards Jodhpur that features many palaces, temples, forts in the vicinity of barren landscape of Thar Desert. It is often referred as blue city. Rao Jodha, a leader of the Rathore clan, established the city in the year 1459 & it is named after him. Formerly it was the seat of a princely state.
En route Ranakpur
En route we will visit Ranakpur, famous for some amazingly carved Jain temples in the 15th century AD during the reign of Rana Kumbha.
Overnight Hotel - Jodhpur (B)
Day 05 : Jodhpur
Half Day Tour
Our guided tour would proceed towards Mehrangarh Fort (Majestic Fort). It is one of the largest forts in India. Enclosed by thick walls, it is situated at an elevated level. Built by Rao Jodha, it has some of the best stocked museums in Rajasthan. There is an superb collection of elephant howdah’s, palanquins, daulat khana, armory, paintings, costumes furniture, etc. More excitement is waiting for you; we will visit Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in the year 1899. It is an architectural landmark of the Jodhpur.
Overnight Hotel - Jodhpur (B)
Day 06 : Jodhpur / Pushkar ( 198 Kms / 04 Hrs )
On the 6th day, our destination would be Pushkar. It is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites of devout Hindus. In recent years, it has become a popular tourist destination for Indian and international tourists. The most prominent temple of Pushkar is dedicated to creator of world lord Brahma. Explore the serene surrounding and refresh your mind.
Overnight Hotel - Pushkar (B)
Day 07 : Pushkar / Jaipur ( 160 Kms / 03 Hrs )
Jaipur, broadly known as the pink city is the capital and largest city of Rajasthan. It has a valiant past and the rulers of this city are famous for their exceptional bravery. The city was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber.
Optional Tour - Chokhi Dhani
Enjoy a pleasure trip to Chokhi Dhani complex, an ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. The core Rajasthani village atmosphere, folk dancers, and musicians create a captivating environment and enchant their guests. Later we would drive back to hotel for overnight stay.Overnight Hotel - Jaipur (B)
Day 08: Jaipur
On day 8th, our pleasure trip will be destined towards Amber Fort (11 km); this palace complex stands to this date and was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. Tourists are overwhelmed by taking elephant ride to reach the fort situated on the hill. The city palace is a flawless merger of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. Chandra palace is located in center of complex and gives fine view of garden. Another place of interest is Mantar, the Solar Observatory, an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions. Another excursion includes Hawa Mahal or the palace of breeze is constructed from red and pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 and has 953 windows called Jharokas.
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur (B)
Day 09 : Jaipur - Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (260 km - 6 hr)
On our way to Agra, en route we will visit to Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital). It was the political capital of famous mughal emperor Akbar from 1571 until 1585. The city was later abandoned due to paucity of water. All of us are aware about Agra; this city needs no introduction due to presence of most splendid mughal –era monuments Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri. They are listed among UNESCO World Heritage site. Overnight stay would be at Agra.
Day 10 : Agra
Taj Mahal is known worldwide as a symbol of eternal love; it stands on the bank of river Yamuna. 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan began the construction of this white marble mausoleum in 1632 and it took another 22 years for completion. Agra fort is also present in our schedule. This fort is originally built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & convoluted decorations. We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. In the year 1613 construction of this tomb was completed by Akbar's son Jahangir.
Overnight Hotel - Agra (B)
Day 11 :
Agra / Jhansi ( By Chair Car train - Shatabdi Express 0815/ 1030 Hrs )
Jhansi - Khajuraho via Orchha (166km - 05hr)
On day 11, we will board Shatabdi express for our next destination that is Jhansi. Then we will proceed towards Khajuraho, en route we will halt at Orchha, located at a distance of 16 km from Jhansi. The Betwa River quietly flows by the town. Bundela rulers built temples and palaces in the 16th century. The fort complex of Jahangir Mahal was built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo in 17th century when Emperor Jahangir visited to Orchha. Raj Mahal built by Madhukar Shah, deep religious predecessor of Bir Singh Ju Deo is also an interesting place. You would be surprises to visit Ram temple, its specialty is Lord Rama is worshipped here as a King and not as a deity. Our next destination would be towards Khajuraho, built between 950-1050 AD by the powerful warrior kings of the Chandela dynasty. The temples are famed for their Nagara-style architectural representation and their sensual carvings. They are among UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Overnight Hotel - Khajuraho (B)
Day 12 : Khajuraho
Half Day Tour
On day 12th, you will get an opportunity to visit Khajuraho temples. They are famous for wonderful carvings portraying several exotic postures of the famous Kamasutra that is a pristine Hindu text about on human sexual behavior. Originally 85 temples were built by the 12th century but unfortunately only about 20 temples are surviving to the date. Worship is still performed at Matangeshwara temple from last 1000 years.
Optional - Sound & Light Show
Overnight Hotel - Khajuraho (B)
Day 13 : Khajuraho - Varanasi (BY Flight9W 474 1330 / 1425 Hrs )
Our next destination would be Varanasi, world’s oldest continuously inhabited city located on the bank of holy river Ganges. This is favorite city of Hindu deity Lord Shiva and it is a staunch believes that death in this city brings salvation. This city has noteworthy association with Lord Buddha who preached his sermon here at Sarnath.
Overnight Hotel - Varanasi (B)
Day 14 : Varanasi - Delhi ( BY flight) SG 119 1615/1730 hours
Half Day Tour
Varanasi, the temple town is situated on the bank of river Ganges. The estimated number of temples in Varanasi is more than 23000. A boat ride is an excellent opportunity to explore the panoramic sight of Ghats. The melodious sound of temple bells and crowd of Hindu devotees indicate about religious significance of this city. You can also take pleasure in exploring the complex network of lanes.
Our next destination would be deer park, Sarnath. This is a symbolic place as Lord Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon here and gave basic principles of Buddhism. Here is an Archaeological Museum that has rich collection of 6,832 sculptures and artifacts. Numerous Buddha & Bodhisattva images are also on display along with ancient remains. Next we will onboard the flight to Delhi towards our next destination.
Overnight hotel - Delhi (B)
Day 15 : Delhi
Today we shall take a guided tour of old Delhi, visiting the grand Jama Masjid, the chief mosque of Old Delhi. It was built in 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The huge courtyard of this mosque can hold thousands of worshippers. You can walk or take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, old Delhi to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jahan.
Our next destination would be Raj Ghat, memorial to Mahatma Gandhi the Father of the Nation. It is located on the bank of river Yamuna. It has a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we will proceed towards India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to honor the Indian soldiers who were martyred in World War I & the Afghan Wars. The name of valiant soldiers who died in these wars is carved on the walls. President's House or the Rashtrapati Bhavan the official residence of the President of India is located in the vicinity. It was built in the 1931 A.D. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the official residence of the Governor-General of British India. Other places of interest are Humayun's Tomb, monument of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. This complex is also listed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Qutub Minar built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek is the second tallest (73m) brick minaret in the India. It is a famous example of Indo-Islamic Architecture..
Our tour concludes and we look forward to serve you again with the same enthusiasm in near future.