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Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days

  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days
  • Rajasthan with Varanasi – 18 days

Extended journey through northern India

  • Rajasthan Tour with Varanasi is an extended tour through northern India. This tour takes you to up and close to many different sides of Indian culture, medieval history, art and architecture. This enthralling journey begins by exploring the majestic capital city of Delhi, followed by the ancient and sacred city of Varanasi, before arriving in Agra – home of the world’s favorite monument of love; the Taj Mahal.

    Continue the journey by exploring the fascinating city Rajasthan, the land of the Kings, the Rajputs. The Rajputs, a group of warrior clans who have controlled this part of India for 1000 years. The land itself is somewhat dry and, in parts, inhospitable. You will be visiting some of the historical cities, incredible fortresses awash with legends, and rare jems of impressionistic beauty, such as Udaipur, pink city Jaipur and Pushkar with its holy lake, and the exotic desert city of Jaisalmer. The place is famous for its delightful palace hotels and toursits bungalows for likewise travelers.

    No two stops on this culturally-rich journey are alike, and together they span many centuries of Indian history; forming the backdrop to landmark events such as the birth of Buddhism, Mughal invasion and rule, epic Rajput battles and British imperialism. However, this tour is merely a suggestion to share a flavour of the possibilities, and simply a starting point when crafting your tailor-made Rajasthan tour – we can make any number of refinements until we’ve created your ideal experience.

    Delhi-Varanasi- Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Bharatpur- Jaipur-Pushkar-Udaipur-Ranakpur-Jodhpur-Jodhpur-Jaisalme-Bikaner-Mukundgarh-Mukundgarh-Delhi

  • Day 01:Arrive Delhi

    Meeting and Assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

    Day 02: Delhi

    After breakfast proceed for full day city tour of old & New Delhi. You will make a visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Lotus Temple, Laxmi Narayan temple, QutubMinar, Himayun Tomb. Drive past President house, India Gate and Connaught place shopping centre. Return to the hotel after sightseeing tour for overnight stay.

    Day 03: Delhi – Varanasi (by air)

    After breakfast at hotel get transfer to airport to board on flight for Varanasi.

    Upon arrival, meet by our representative and get transfer to the hotel for check-in.

    In the evening assemble in Ganga aarti at the ghat. Overnight stay.

    Day 04: Varanasi

    Early in this morning you will leave to visit DaswamedhGhat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world’s oldest and most important religions. For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we’ll transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises. Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful come daily to the banks to bath and pray while in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water’s edge.

    After breakfast at hotel visit Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century BC to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum.

    Afternoon move out for sightseeing tour of this holy city visiting the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga temple, TulsiManasMandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Day 05: Varanasi – Delhi (By air)

    Delhi- Agra

    Today you will be transfer to airport to board on flight for Delhi.

    Upon arrival, meet and drive straight to Agra. Arrive and check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay.

    Day 06: Agra

    After breakfast at hotel move out for the sightseeing tour of the magnificent TajMahal and Agra Fort.

    TajMahal – “the epitome of love” and “a monument of immeasurable beauty”. The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. The thoughts that come into the mind while watching the TajMahal is not just its phenomenal beauty, but the immense love which was the reason behind its construction. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife MumtazMahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. The very first sight of the TajMahal, the epitome of love and romance leaves one mesmerized.

    Agra Fort – a UNESCO World Heritage site and also known as Red Fort, founded by the famous Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. It lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat. Overnight stay.

    Day 07: Agra-FatehpurSikri–Bharatpur – Jaipur

    After breakfast at hotel you will be driven to Jaipur en-route visit Bharatpur. You will explore the park by rickshaw.

    You will also visit Fatehpursikri. Arrive Jaipur and check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay.

    Day 08: Jaipur

    After breakfast at hotel move out to visit Amber fort, usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I. An elephant will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.

    In the afternoon visit the city palace (A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture), HawaMahal (Palace of Winds), JantarMantar (consisting of outsized astronomical instruments). You will be dropped back to the hotel after sightseeing for overnight stay.

    Day 09: Jaipur –Pushkar

    Morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar. Pushkar is a small village famous for its cultural charm. Here you can interact with local people and take a knowhow of their living etc. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 10: Pushkar– Udaipur

    Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Udaipur. Udaipur is referred as a Lake city, situated in the valley of Aravalis and on the banks of the Shimmering Lake Pichola. On arrival check-in to hotel for overnight stay.

    Day 11: Udaipur

    After breakfast at hotel half day city tour includes visit to the city palace, a majestic architectural marvel that is perched on a hill and towers over Lake Pichola. The Palace is a majestic conglomeration of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Visit Jagdish temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen’s Resort For Her Friends), the “Ladies Garden”, with its rich foliage and intricately designed fountains. And Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum) which has an interesting collection of Indian folk art including costumes, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, musical instruments and deities. Overnights at hotel.

    Day 12: Udaipur –Ranakpur– Jodhpur

    Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur located on the edge of Thar Deserts. The city is known for its Striking Forts, Stately Palaces and gracious Buildings. En-route visit Ranakpur- famous for 500 years old Jain temples with intricate carvings. On arrival check-in to the hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 13: Jodhpur

    Today leave for half day city tour of Jodhpur includes visit to Meharangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India, situated 410 feet above the city and built by RaoJodha around 1460. You will visit beautifully crafted and decorated palaces including MotiMahal (Pearl Palace), Phool Palace (Flower Palace) and SheeshaMahal (Mirror Palace).

    Then you will move to visit JaswantThada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 By Maharaja Sardar Singh in memory of his father Maharaja Jaswant Singh.

    Also visit the UmaidBhawan Palace, one of the world’s largest private residences divided in to three functional parts – a Luxury hotel, Royal family’s residence and a Museum.

    Afternoon at leisure.Overnight stay.

    Day 14: Jodhpur-Jaisalmer

    After breakfast at hotel drive (07 hrsapprox) to Jaisalmer, arrive & check-in to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

    Jaisalmer: The name Jaisalmer evokes utter magic and vibrancy of the desert. It’s straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. The hostile terrain notwithstanding the warmth and color of people is simply overwhelming. One of the main draws is the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The beautiful havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the desert city. And you can let your eyes caress the sloping sand dunes while you ramble your way in a camel safari. The desert citadel is truly a golden fantasy in the Thar Desert. Bhati Rajput ruler RawalJaisal, after whom the city finds its name, founded Jaisalmer in 1156 AD.

    Day 15: Jaisalmer

    After breakfast at hotel proceed for half day city tour of Jaisalmer, includes visit to Jaisalmer Fort, known as Sonar Quila or the Golden fort, rises from the sand and merges with the golden hues of the desert ambience, also visit Government Museum, another prime attraction for the visitors to Jaisalmer.

    Afternoon enjoy Camel ride at Khuri. Khuri is renowned for its sand dunes, the waves of golden sand. The JodhaRajputs live here and even today you can see the stamp of Rajput culture in them. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 16: Jaisalmer-Bikaner

    Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bikaner. Bikaner is referred as the Gateway to the Great Indian Deserts. On arrival check-in to the hotel. Bikaner was a major trading port between Africa, West Asia and Far East. Visit Fort and Lallgarh Palace. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 17: Bikaner-Mukundgarh/ Mandawa

    Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Mukundgarh/Mandawa. You will explore the Real Indian Culture and Art around this place. Afternoon visit various old painted mansions. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 18: Mukundgarh / Mandawa – Delhi

    Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Delhi. On arrival direct transfer to airport to board flight back home.

  • Private trip cost:

    • 3-5 person:    US$1750  per person
    • 6-9 person:    US$1475   per person
    • 10-16 person US$1460  per person
    • SGL supplement: US$265

    Cost includes:

    1. 17 nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing in standard category of room using 4 star Hotels
    2. Daily breakfast at hotel;
    3. All transfers; intercity travel; sightseeing tour will be arranged by air conditioned vehicle;
    4. Local English speaking guide during sightseeing tour in Delhi, Varanasi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and Agra;
    5. Boat ride in Varanasi; Camel ride in Jaisalmer; Elephant ride in Jaipur
    6. Representative assistance on arrival on airport transfers in Delhi;
    7. All currently applicable taxes

    Cost does not include:

    1. Any airfare; visa fees; driver/guide gratitude, Monument Entrance fees;
    2. Any personal nature expense, major meals, laundry, camera/video camera fees at monuments; mini bar, beverages, alcohol, table drinks etc.
    3. Any other services not mentioned under “Quote includes” head

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