Best of Rajasthan with Varanasi
- 18 Days
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India is an incredible
destination for the outdoor-tourist – take a safari on horses, camels,
elephants or even in jeeps, with the Aravalis - India's oldest
mountain range as the backdrop. Feast your eyes on spectacular
sand-dunes, take the tiger trail, or just watch the birds in the
wetlands. You can also choose to pamper yourself in the lavish
heritage properties. Rajasthan has something for everyone – one just
has to choose an activity appropriate to one's temperament.
This travel package
includes the best of royal & cultural tour of Rajputana region, Taj
Mahal and the holy city of Hindu's - Varanasi.
Day 1 - New Delhi
Welcome to India, You will be received by our “Incredible Real India
Tours” representative or your driver at international airport and
assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel the representative / driver will
hand over your documents regarding the tour, Overnight in Hotel.
Delhi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.
Having been the capital of several empires in ancient India, Delhi was
a major city in the old trade routes from northwest India to the
Day 2 - Mandawa (Shekhawati Region Silk Route) 250km
Proceed for Shekhawati region to a town called Nawalgarh/ Dundlod /
Mandawa). This town and the nearby areas of Shekhawati region are
famed for its beautiful painted haveli’s (mansions) which were
constructed by wealthy merchants of the region in the 18th and 19th
centuries. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3 - Bikaner - 190km
Drive down through Shekhawati region to Bikaner. In the afternoon you
will be taken on a half day city tour of the Junagarh Fort, excursion
to world famous rat’s temple at Deshnok town. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 4 - Jaisalmer (The Golden City) 350km
Drive down to Jaisalmer, Driving through the Rajasthani Thar desert
you arrive at Jaisalmer, one of the jewels in India’s crown. Exquisite
wood and sandstone buildings dot the town and within Jaisalmer Fort
are homes, hotels and shops hidden in ancient lane ways. Overnight in
Day 5 - Jaisalmer (The Golden City)
Visiting the JAISALMER FORT - The oldest living Fort in the world and
some astonishing havelis (Mansions). In the afternoon, proceed to the
SAM or KHURI SAND DUNES for brief Camel safari & a typical Rajasthani
Desert Village. View the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on
fire. Return to the village for dinner amidst Rajasthani musicians
playing haunting tunes.
Stay overnight at the SWISS TENT CAMP/ HOTEL.
To have an camel safari and stay at night in the desert or come back
to Jaisalmer and sleep in the hotel it is up to your choice "Real
India Tour" team will follow your choice.
Day 6 - Jodhpur (The Sun City) 275km
In Morning drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur.
Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, rising up a hilly scarp, built on the
advice of a hermit, overlooking the city of blue houses in the image
of a long sentinel. Evening at leisure.
Day 7 - Ranakpur (The world famous Jain Temples) 185km
En-route Visit world famous Jain Temples of Ranakpur. The eternal Jain
pilgrimage centre of Ranakpur. Admire the workmanship from the 16th
century temples & Kumbhalgarh fort - the stronghold of the kingdom of
Mewar built by Maharana Kumbha in 1453. Visit the palace and see the
beautiful mural paintings in the Zenana Mahal (ladies quarters). The
view from the parapet wall is breath taking and this is where the
soldiers used to be stationed to view the advent of the enemies. The
fort has 7 gates through which we need to enter to gain access to the
palaces. See the temple where Maharana Kumbha was treacherously killed
by his own kith and kin during his prayer to win the seat of Mewar.
Evening at leisure.
Day 8 - Udaipur (The City of Lakes) 90km
En-route visit the Kumbhalgarh fort, visit The Kumbhalgarh Fort - the
stronghold of the kingdom of Mewar built by Maharana Kumbha in 1453.
Visit the palace and see the beautiful mural paintings in the Zenana
Mahal (ladies quarters). The view from the parapet wall is breath
taking and this is where the soldiers used to be stationed to view the
advent of the enemies. The fort has 7 gates through which we need to
enter to gain access to the palaces. See the temple where Maharana
Kumbha was treacherously killed by his own kith and kin during his
prayer to win the seat of Mewar. Evening at leisure.
Day 9 - Udaipur (The City of Lakes)
Visit the City Palace the richest palace museum in the entire
Rajasthan. Later, see the Sahelion ki Bari where Maharana Sangram
Singh build this garden complex with fountains and lakes for his
beautiful daughter. In the evening we take a lake cruise on the placid
waters of Lake Pichola by sunset and visit the island palace Jagmandir
where according to legends the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan lived and got
inspired to build the Taj Mahal later. Evening at leisure.
Day 10 - Pushkar (The only Brahma Temple in the world) 300km
Drive down for Pushkar, which happens to be the holiest places
according to the Hindus as it is considered that Lord Brahma (the
Creator) and his wife Saraswati (the goddess of learning and music)
performed a ritual in the lake. Here we visit the only Brahma temple
in the world before intermingling with the local colors in the local
bazaar. Pushkar is also world famous for its cattle fair, which is
held each year in the month of October/November. Evening at leisure.
Day 11 - Jaipur (The Pink City) 150km
After breakfast continue towards Jaipur and reach by lunch-time and
check into hotel. After lunch set off to see the Pink city visiting
the observatory Jantar Mantar built in 1727 by Sawai Maharaja Jai
Singh II who was a mathematician, an astronomer an astrologer and a
great musician of his era. He built five observatories throughout
India – Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi, Mathura and Delhi but only the one
at Jaipur is functional. Then visit the City Palace of the Maharaja of
Jaipur with a fabulous collection of robes and saris in cotton and
silk with gold latticed work.
Evening at leisure.
Day 12 - Jaipur (The Pink City)
A full day's program takes you to nearby Amber fort, then up to the
awesome fortress by elephant.
Evening at leisure in your hotel. (Incredible Real India Tours)
Day 13 - Agra (Taj Mahal closed on Friday) 250km
The morning drive leads you to Agra via Emperor Akbar’s deserted city
of Fatehpur Sikri, an almost perfectly preserved 4oo year old Mughal
capital. Quintessential Mughal city, that was the capital of their
empire in the 16th and 17th centuries. Apart from Taj Mahal, theirs is
the magnificent Agra Fort to visit.
Evening at leisure in your hotel.
Day 14 - Agra to Varanasi (by night train from Agra or by flight
from Delhi to Varanasi)
Varanasi, formerly known as Banaras, is one of the most important
religious cities in India. When you walk the crowded streets of the
old city near the Ganges River, you will see holy men, holy cows, and
holy temples all over the place.
Day 15 - Varanasi
Early in the morning at the time of sunrise we take you to banks of
the river Ganges where we board a boat to see the morning ablutions of
the Hindus from the security of our boat. The boat ride starts from
Dasashwamedh Ghat and ends at Manikarnika Ghat along the sacred
Ganges, You can visit Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat,
Manikarnika Ghat, Tulsi Ghat. See the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the
Gyanvyapi kund and the mosque attached to it. Also visit the Benares
Hindu University the largest residential university in India with more
than 3000 residential students. Return to your hotel for breakfast.
Later visit Sarnath the sacred city for the Buddhist all over the
world. It was here that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to his
first five disciples. Also worth visiting is the museum with artifacts
dating back to 3rd century BC. Visit the nearby ruins of the ancient
seat of learning in Sarnath. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 16 - Varanasi to New Delhi (By Train/Flight)
In the morning, take a leisurely breakfast, Later take a flight to
Delhi, Upon Arrival in Delhi, You will be received by one of the team
member of “Incredible Real India Tours”. You can visit Sikh Temple or
you can walk around Cannaught Place, Take a dinner in the restaurants
at this center of the city.
Overnight in Hotel
Day 17 - New Delhi
A full day sight seeing of Delhi. Starting with Old Delhi with a visit
to Red Fort, the Jama Masjid. In the afternoon visiting New Delhi,
seeing the India gate, Parliament house, the Secretariat building and
the Presidential house. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 18 - New Delhi
Later you will transfer to the International airport 3 hours before to
board the International flight time for your further journey back to
your Country. The services of “Incredible Real India Tours” Ends Here.
Assistances for your
Arrivals at International and Domestics Airports
A nice A/C Car having
sufficient space for your luggage also, Fuel, Insurance, Toll
Taxes, All State Taxes, Parking and all our transport related
expense including Driver food and lodging.
Double Rooms as par your selected category
Daily breakfast in
mentioned hotels inclusive of Taxes.
Transportation in an
Exclusive Air-condition Car for transfer from train station and
airport’s for entire travel with chauffeur if you required.
Elephant Ride at
Amber Fort Jaipur.
Excursion to Camel
safari in Thar Desert with dinner, gipsy music & dance
performance if you like (Is optional).
Early morning and
evening Boat riding at Varanasi in river Ganges.
All other Specified
All the excursions
you can make nearer the towns.
Your flight or train
tickets from Agra or Delhi to Varanasi.
Services Not Included
International flight tickets India Visa fees, tips, monument
tickets, Movie / video camera fee at monuments, miscellaneous
expenses, souvenirs or any other expenses which is not
Above itinerary can be modified accordingly.
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