Tour Duration: 34 Nights / 35 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Amritsar - Chandigarh - Shimla - Delhi - Gwalior - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Deogarh - Chhatra Sagar - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
On your arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative with flowers and immediately after, you will be transferred to the pre booked hotel. After making a check in, freshen up and rest at the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, you will proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of the city. In the city tour, you will witness the glory and contrast of Old Delhi and New Delhi: one established by Mughal Sultanate and the other under British Raj, respectively. In Old Delhi you will visit Raj Ghat, a memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Next you will visit the Red Fort, wherein you will see other buildings too used by Mughal Emperors for various activities. Old Delhi city tour will continue to the Jama Masjid via bicycle rickshaws. The mosque is one of the Asia’s largest mosques. After observing the culture of Old Delhi you will be driven to New Delhi, which reflects the legacy left behind by British. After having lunch in one of the best restaurants, you will visit the tallest stone tower in India, the Qutub Minar. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, which is the residence of the Country’s President. If you are left with some time then you can also visit the Lotus temple, made up of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. At night, enjoy some good entertainment shows in the capital. After having dinner you will be driven back to your hotel for night’s stay.
Day 03: Delhi - Amritsar
Till afternoon, the time will be at your leisure. After yummy breakfast or brunch, pack up your luggage to leave for Delhi Railway Station. On your arrival at the station, you will quickly board the train for the onward journey to Amritsar. Once your train has arrived at Amritsar station, our executive will meet you in front of your coach and will accompany you to the already booked hotel in Amritsar. After making a check in at the hotel, freshen up and get ready to enjoy the superbly filling Punjabi cuisine in the evening and take a walk in the old city. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 04: Amritsar
Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will be rushed towards the Wagah Border, between India and Pakistan for gate opening ceremony. Later, you will visit the pride of the city, the Golden Temple. The temple, also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib, is the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. After paying homage at the temple and taking the prasad, you will head towards the place where the most brutal incident took place at the time of British, the Jallianwala Bagh. In 1919, General Dyer ordered his troops to fire at the gathered crowd and a massacre took place in which thousands of innocent people lost their lives. Next, you will visit the Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh; the palace is located in the middle of a beautiful garden called Ram Bagh. This garden is laid out on the pattern of Shalimar Bagh at Lahore. The Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum has fine collection of oil paintings, miniatures, coins, weapons relating to the Sikh period. Later, you will be driven to your hotel for night stay.
Day 05: Amritsar - Chandigarh
After an early morning breakfast, you will head towards “the city beautiful” Chandigarh, one of the planned cities in India. On your arrival, make a check in at the hotel, freshen up, and make yourself and your pockets ready as you will visit the famous Sector 17 market of Chandigarh. If you want, you can also relax at the hotel and after dinner, spend the night at the hotel.
Day 06: Chandigarh
After a filling breakfast, you will visit the major tourist attractions of Chandigarh. The first destination will be the man made Lake called as Sukhna Lake. The lake is a beautiful site to watch, where you can also engage in boating and other activities. Next you will visit the famous Rock Garden, which is famous because of its unique idea of construction as it is made up of all household and industrial waste products. This innovative idea of Nek Chand made him popular, and the garden too. Chandigarh is famous for its well structured plan and its gardens; you will visit the famous gardens called the Rose Garden and the Zakir Husain Garden. The second garden has been named after the educator and the President of India. Both the gardens have their own styles of revealing greenery. It is said that the Rose Garden has sixteen hundred species of roses in it. Later in the evening return to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 07: Chandigarh - Shimla
Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Kalka railway station to board a toy train to Shimla. The journey through the valley, though short, will enthrall and mesmerize with gorgeous views of Himalayas. On arrival, you will make a check in at the hotel, freshen up, relax and later get ready to visit The Ridge / Scandal Point - the hub of the town with its ice-cream vendors, pony rides and spectacular Himalayan views in the evening. Return to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 08: Shimla
After having breakfast, you will head out for a full day sightseeing tour of this Summer Capital of the British. The tour will begin with a visit to the Lakkar Bazaar and stroll in the Mall road. Later, you witness wonderful places such as, Naldhera with its rolling meadows and a 9 hole golf course, Mashobra with its pine forests offering lovely walks, specially the pathways from Bekalty Road, Kufri's famed ski slopes and the small zoo and Chail with its romantic palace and deodar forests. The area has breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks foreshadowed by the terraced fields and verdant forests. Immerse yourself in the ambience of this old world town for shopping on the fashionable Mall. In the evening return to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 09: Shimla - Delhi
After a scrumptious breakfast, you will leave for Shimla Railway Station to catch a toy train back to Kalka. On your arrival at the Kalka Railway Station you will meet our representative, who will accompany you to Delhi. On your arrival make a check in at the hotel and rest. Night will be spent at the hotel.
Day 10: Delhi - Gwalior
You will board an early morning train to Gwalior; breakfast will be served in the train. On your arrival, our executive will welcome you with floral garlands and take you to the hotel for quick check in. After making a check in, freshen up, relax and enjoy the spa, which will regenerate your strength to enjoy the journey ahead. In the evening, head out to visit the Gwalior fort and immerse yourself in the Sound and Light Show. After dinner return to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 11: Gwalior
Early in the morning, get ready for a hectic schedule of the day as you will be visiting number of tourist attractions. So, after munching your morning meal, you will proceed towards the sightseeing tour of the city. You will visit the renowned Gwalior Fort, Man Mandir Palace, Gujari Mahal, Sas Bahu ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Sun Temple, Ghaus Mohammed's Tomb, Sun Temple, Gurudwara Data Bandhi Chhod and the Sarod Ghar. In the evening return to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 12: Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho
After an early morning breakfast, you will proceed towards Khajuraho. En route, you will make a visit to Orchha to witness the sites within the Fort Complex. Later, enjoy your lunch at Orchha and continue to travel to Khajuraho. On your arrival, make a check in at the hotel, freshen up and energize yourself to be a part of the exciting Sound and Light show. After dinner return to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 13: Khajuraho
After a delectable breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven towards the renowned Western Set of Temples. At afternoon, you will be driven back to your hotel for lunch and later, in early evening when the weather becomes pleasant, you will witness the magnificent site of the Easter and Jain Temples. In the evening return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 14: Khajuraho - Varanasi
You will be dropped at the airport on time to board a flight to Varanasi. On your arrival at the airport you will be escorted by our executive to your pre booked hotel. After a quick check in, get ready to visit the famous Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to his followers after attaining enlightenment. Therefore, it has been a premier centre for Buddhism and has a rich collection of ancient Buddhist relics and antiques comprising numerous Buddha and Bodhisattva images on display at the Archaeological Museum. Later, enjoy the mesmerizing Aarti at the Ghats. In the evening return to the Varanasi hotel for night’s stay.
Day 15: Varanasi
Get up early morning to witness the exuberant sights of the Ghats of the Ganges. You will board a boat, which will take you to the wonderful Ghats, where at the time of the sunrise the sight unfolds before you. After paying homage at the site and temples, you will return back to your hotel for breakfast. Hereafter, you will proceed for a full day tour of the city in which you will visit the Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, and the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), which is considered as the biggest residential university in Asia. The University Campus also houses an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. You will also visit Vishwanath Temple and Bharat Kala Kendra (Museum). At night you will return back to your hotel for night’s stay.
Day 16: Varanasi - Delhi
Post breakfast, you will be dropped at the Airport on time to catch your flight to Delhi. Once arrived, you will be assisted in making a check in at the hotel. Freshen up, and get ready to visit the intercultural destination of Delhi, the Delhi Haat, in the evening. Cherish the arts and crafts of every state of India and try out some mouth watering recipes too. Later return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 17: Delhi - Mandawa
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to Mandawa. On your arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. Spend rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 18: Mandawa - Bikaner
Post breakfast; take a walking tour of the painted 'havelis' of some of the leading business families of the country. Though these businessmen no longer live here, but the local caretakers will be happy to show you around. The haveli’s such as Chowkhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshminarayan Ladia Haveli, Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli and Bhagchandika Haveli are of special interest in Mandawa. Later, you will visit the Mahansar village, which is famous for its gold and silver jewelry and wine too. Next, you will head towards Bikaner. On your arrival, you will make a check in at the hotel and sleep of the fatigue.
Day 19: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After breakfast, you will leave your hotel for a half day tour of Bikaner. You will visit the Junagarh Fort and Karni Mata Temple. In the noon, you will leave for Jaisalmer and relish lunch on your way. On your arrival you will make a check in at the hotel, freshen up and get ready to visit the Royal Cenotaphs in Bada Bagh or Barabagh. Return to your hotel for night’s stay.
Day 20: Jaisalmer
After a hearty breakfast, you will proceed for full day sightseeing tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. You will visit the Jaisalmer Fort, where you will cherish the exuberant art and architecture of those times. The fort also has Jain Temples inside it. Next, you will visit the Nathmal Ki Haveli, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Patwon ji ki Haveli, Tazia Tower, Godi Sagar Lake. Late in the afternoon, you will be driven towards typical Rajasthani desert village to witness the sand dunes. Here, you will view the sunset from the dunes and watch the sky being set on fire. After having dinner at a restaurant, you will return back to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 21: Jaisalmer
On the last day at Jaisalmer, you will have your breakfast at the hotel and leave for a half day tour to the Jaisalmer Fort and later, proceed to explore the Lodhurva Village in the desert. Enjoy the bright and colourful culture at the village. At noon after lunch, you will proceed to the sand dunes for a short Camel Safari, visiting the typical Rajasthani desert village. Here also you will witness the view of the sunset from the dunes. In the evening you will head towards the camp for a grand dinner amidst Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes. Return to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 22: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After delicious breakfast, you will proceed towards Jodhpur. En route, you will take a stop at Osiyan for some sightseeing destinations and lunch. On your arrival at Jodhpur, you will make a check in at the hotel and relax. Cherish some evening views from the terrace of your hotel. After dinner, call it a day and prepare yourself for next day’s excursions.
Day 23: Jodhpur
Early in the morning, breakfast will be served to you at the hotel. After which you will visit the romantic looking, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort: one of the largest forts in India and Jaswant Thada, an architectural landmark. After a watchful sight of these places you will return to your hotel for night’s stay.
Day 24: Jodhpur - Udaipur
After breakfast you will be driven to Udaipur. En-route, you will visit the Ranakpur Temples which have been dating back to the 15th century. 200 pillars, none of which are alike, support its 29 halls. The temples abound with intricate friezes and sculptures. On your arrival at Udaipur - The City of Dawns, you will make a check in at the hotel and relax.
Day 25: Udaipur
On this day after breakfast, you will proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur. The first visit will be at Udaipur City Palace, which itself is a mini world of that time. Next, you will visit the Saheliyon ki Bari, also known as the Garden of friends; Bagore ki Haveli and Jag Mandir Palace. After capturing the picturesque view of such places, you will be driven back to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 26: Udaipur - Deogarh
After a flavoursome breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed towards Deogarh, the city and fortress in Rajsamand District of Rajasthan. The city is well-known for its Deogarh Mahal. As this exuberant Mahal has been converted to a hotel, you can also stay here and experience its closely associated culture, as every guest is treated very well and equally with an essence of Mewari hospitality.
Day 27: Deogarh - Chhatra Sagar
Post breakfast, you will head towards Chhatra Sagar by road. On your arrival make a check in at a luxurious camp and get ready to visit Anjaneshwar Mahadev Temple, Gokal Vilas and the Fort of Nimaj. Later, return to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 28: Chhatra Sagar
After breakfast, you will spend some time in nature and watch the birds. You can also go for nature walks, soak in the fresh air, sit around the bonfire and listen to old folk lore, or be more adventurous and take one of the many safaris on offer. Here you will witness the warm hospitality, and enjoy some truly delicious Indian and traditional Rajasthani meals cooked with farm fresh vegetables in the family kitchen. Night will be spent at the hotel.
Day 29: Chhatra Sagar - Jaipur
In the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to the Pink City - Jaipur. Once arrived at Jaipur, you will make a check in at the hotel and get ready to visit the tourist attractions. In the evening you will visit Birla Temple and witness the mesmerizing sight of the Aarti being performed, which involves oil lamps lit and waved, in order to awake and invoke the deity. Later return to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 30: Jaipur
After breakfast, you will head for full day’s excursion of the city. There are many tourist attractions which you can visit such as Amber Fort Palace, a classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace; City Palace, a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture; Jantar Mantar, the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country; Hawa Mahal, popular as the "Palace of Winds". In the afternoon after lunch, head back to the hotel for some rest. The evening will be free for you to explore Jaipur in your own way. You can go for shopping, in the bustling bazaars, of fabrics, pottery, jewellery etc. At night you will return to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 31: Jaipur - Ranthambore National Park
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be driven to Ranthambore National Park. On your arrival make a check in at the resort and in the afternoon enjoy the safari in the park, tracking wildlife and tigers. At night, return to the resort for night’s stay, as it is not safe to be out in the park at night.
Day 32: Ranthambore National Park
Early morning, head out for game viewing, tracking the tigers and other wildlife creatures. Later, return to the resort for breakfast and freshen up. Hereafter, either spend some time at the pool or visit the town. You could also go for a short visit to the temple on top of the Ranthambore fort. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at the resort and then leave again for an afternoon safari. Later, return to your resort and enjoy the bonfire at the resort with dinner. Night will be spent at the resort.
Day 33: Ranthambore National Park - Agra
After your morning meal, you will be driven to Agra. En route, you will visit the famous Fatehpur Sikri - the place which was once the capital city of the Mughals. Here, you will come across the intricate Mughal architecture. Now, in today’s world, you will not get such dexterous artisans and such accomplished work. Later, continue your drive to Agra and on your arrival, make a check in at the hotel and relax.
Day 34: Agra
Post breakfast; proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of the city. You will visit the famous the Taj Mahal - one of the wonders from the list of Seven Wonders of the World. Next, you will visit Agra Fort, which was built by Akbar in 1565 AD. Hereafter, you will visit Baby Taj, whose interiors are believed to be even better than that of actual Taj Mahal. Other attractions include Chini ka Rauza, Akbar’s Tomb, and Itmad-Ud-Daulah. Later return to the hotel for night’s stay.
Day 35: Agra - Delhi Departure
You will be dropped on time at the International Airport in Delhi from where you will board your flight to the onward destination.
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