Delhi - Taj Mahal (4 Days / 3 Nights -Delhi / Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Delhi)

4 Days / 3 Nights ( DELHI / AGRA / FATEHPUR SIKRI / DELHI )

You can’t leave India without seeing the Taj Mahal! A requisite for every traveler to India, the Taj Mahal Tour is designed to show you the highlights of Delhi and Agra.

 

 

DAY 1

ARRIVE DELHI

Your driver will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight in Delhi

DAY 2

DELHI

This morning after breakfast visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Rastrapathi Bhawan, Laxmi Narayan Temple.

Overnight in Delhi

DAY 3

DELHI – AGRA

200 KM / 4 H

Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. On arrival visit, Sikandra, Taj and Red Fort. Witness the sunset from the jewel in the crown of Mughal India, the Taj Mahal.

Overnight in Agra

DAY 4

AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI - DELHI

235 KM / 5 H

This morning after breakfast drive to Fatehpur Sikri (35 kms west of Agra). After drive back to Delhi and on arrival Delhi in time transfer to international Airport to board a flight for your onward destination.

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Golden Triangle and Tiger Safari (8 Days / 7 nights Delhi / Jaipur / Ranthambore / Agra)

8 Days/ 7 Nights (DELHI / JAIPUR / RANTHAMBORE / FATEHPUR SIKRI / AGRA / DELHI )

Explore the rich legacy of the Moghul Empire in India, wander in the footsteps of Shahjahanabad through the narrow bazaars of Old Delhi, experience the thrill of a Tiger Safari in Ranthambore National Park and gaze in wonder at the eternal monument to love, the Taj Mahal in this value packed 8 day tour of the Golden Triangle plus Tiger Safari.

DAY 1
ARRIVE DELHI
Our driver will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Your evening will be free to take advantage of the complimentary Ayurvedic Massage we provide to counter jetlag and relax you. Overnight in Delhi

DAY 2
DELHI
Delhi is not just one city but many cities in one. There are a myriad of ways to explore Delhi but today we would suggest a trip to Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) where you can visit the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. You may like to wander around the bustling bazaar of Chandni Chowk, or take a thrilling ride in a cycle rickshaw. Later in the day see New Delhi. Designed by the British architect Lyuttens, New Delhi is often referred to as Lyutten’s Delhi. Drive through the tree lined avenues of Lyuttens Delhi passing the Rastrapathi Bhawan and India Gate to visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, tallest stone tower in India and legacy of the Humayun Era.
Overnight in Delhi

DAY 3
DELHI - JAIPUR (250 KM / 5 H)
Morning after leisurely breakfast drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital city of the colourful and exotic state of Rajasthan, and was designed by the Maharajah Jai Singh II in consultation with astrologers and architects when he moved his city from Amber on the outskirts of what is now the modern city of Jaipur. Explore the colourful and bustling local Rajasthani baazars of the Pink City like, Baapu bazaar and Johri Baazar.
Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 4
JAIPUR
Morning is the best time to take an elephant ride to Amber Fort, take an elephant ride to the top. Spend the afternoon exploring the old city taking in the Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, and Royal Gaitore.
Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 5
JAIPUR - RANTHAMBHORE (180 KM / 3 H)
After breakfast, drive to Ranthambore. On arrival check in hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Ranthambhore

DAY 6
RANTHAMBHORE
Tiger Safari into the park with a guide.**
Overnight in Ranthambhore

DAY 7
RANTHAMBHORE - AGRA ( 290 KM / 6 H )
En route to Agra, visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the Taj Mahal for an unforgettable sunset viewing of this “tear drop on the cheek of time” (TAJ IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY).
Overnight in Agra

DAY 8
AGRA - DELHI - DEPART (200 KM / 4 H)
After breakfast a visit to Red Fort, a superlative example of Mughal architecture before driving to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi evening free for shopping and after dinner transfer to Delhi airport.
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Taj Mahal and Ganges 11 Days / 10 Nights Delhi / Agra / Gwalior / Orcha / Khajurao / Varanasi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 5
GWALIOR - ORCHHA (120 KM / 2 H)
Morning after breakfast drive to Orchha. On arrival check in the hotel. Later visit the main attraction Orchha fort complex ,The Raja Ram Temple, Chaturbhuj temple, the Laxminarayan temple
Overnight in Orchha

DAY 6
ORCHHA - KHAJURAHO (180 KM / 5 H)
This morning after leisurely breakfast drive to Khajuraho. Optional visit to Janshi On arrival check in hotel. Rest of the day at leisure
Overnight in Khajuraho

DAY 7
KHAJURAHO
Full day sight seeing of Khajuraho Temples.
Overnight in Khajuraho

DAY 8
KHAJURAHO - VARANASI (400 KM / 8 H)
Morning after a leisurely breakfast drive to Varanasi. On arrival Varanasi check in hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Varanasi

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Golden Triangle and Varanasi 12 Days / 11 Nights Delhi / Jaipur / Agra / Orcha / Khajuraho/ Varanasi

12 Days/ 11 Nights (DELHI / JAIPUR / AGRA / ORCHHA / KHAJURAHO / VARANASI)

 

 

 

A must visit circuit in North India where you get to see culture and tradition in full splendor. Ancient and modern India mix it up in Delhi while a short drive away the evocative Taj Mahal stands impervious to time. Visit the erotic temples of Khajuraho, the hidden ruins of Orchha and the ancient city of Varanasi, the City of Light.

DAY 1
ARRIVE DELHI
Our driver will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Your evening will be free to take advantage of the complimentary Ayurvedic Massage we provide to counter jetlag and relax you.
Overnight in Delhi

DAY 2
DELHI
Delhi is not just one city but many cities in one. There are a myriad of ways to explore Delhi but today we would suggest a trip to Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) where you can visit the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. You may like to wander around the bustling bazaar of Chandni Chowk, or take a thrilling ride in a cycle rickshaw. Later in the day see New Delhi. Designed by the British architect Lyuttens, New Delhi is often referred to as Lyutten’s Delhi. Drive through the tree lined avenues of Lyuttens Delhi passing the Rastrapathi Bhawan and India Gate to visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, tallest stone tower in India and legacy of the Humayun Era.
Overnight in Delhi
DAY 3
DELHI - JAIPUR (250 KM / 5 H)
Morning after leisurely breakfast drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital city of the colourful and exotic state of Rajasthan, and was designed by the Maharajah Jai Singh II in consultation with astrologers and architects when he moved his city from Amber on the outskirts of what is now the modern city of Jaipur. Explore the colourful and bustling local Rajasthani baazars of the Pink City.
Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 4
JAIPUR
Morning is the best time to take an elephant ride to Amber Fort, take an elephant ride to the top. Spend the afternoon exploring the old city taking in the Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, and Royal Gaitore.
Overnight in Jaipur
DAY 5
JAIPUR - AGRA (250 KM / 5 H)
En route to Agra, visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the Taj Mahal for an unforgettable sunset viewing of this “tear drop on the ocean of time”.
(TAJ IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY).
Overnight in Agra

DAY 6
AGRA - ORCHHA (300 KM / 6 H)
After breakfast a visit to Red Fort, a superlative example of Mughal architecture before driving to Orchha via Gwalior. Orchha (“hidden place”) is a medieval village dominated by the charming sandstone palace ruins of the Bundela dynasty.
Overnight in Orchha

DAY 7
ORCHHA - KHAJURAHO (180 KM / 3 H)
Morning after breakfast drive to Khajuraho, to visit the immaculately restored erotic temples of the Chandela Dynasty. The exquisite symmetry of the temples was made possible because of the soft sandstone used in their construction. Much of the sculpture is in such high relief as to appear three dimensional.
On arrival check in hotel before visiting the temples.
Overnight in Khajuraho
DAY 8
KHAJURAHO - VARANASI (400 KM / 8 H)
After a leisurely breakfast drive to Varanasi, the oldest living city in the world! Varanasi sits on the shores of the River Ganga, the holiest River in India. Varanasi is the city of light, it’s waterfront is dominated by long flghts of steps (known as Ghats) where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and residents come for their daily ritual abulutions. It is also a city of musicians and culture, or as the locals call it “The city of learning and burning”.Hindus believe that to die in Varanasi is to attain moksha or eternal liberation from the round of life and death. On arrival Varanasi check in hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Varanasi

DAY 9
VARANASI
Wake in the early morning to watch the sun rise over the River Ganga, take a boat ride to witness the early morning activity on the Ghats. After breakfast there is time for a city tour including Ramnagar Fort, Jantar Mantar, Bharat Kala Bhavan, BHU campus. In the evening watch the enthralling prayer service (Arti) performed by priests at the bank of river Ganges.
Overnight in Varanasi
DAY 10
VARANASI
After breakfast drive to Sarnath, a small deer park strewn with ruins and a place of pilgrimmage to Buddhists. It is here in this quiet grove that the Buddha gave his first sermon and set in motion the “Wheel of Law’ or dharma.
Overnight in Varanasi

DAY 11
VARANASI - DELHI
OVERNIGHT TRAIN
Morning at leisure. Evening connect overnight train to Delhi.
Overnight on board train

DAY 12
ARRIVE DELHI
DEPARTURE
Early morning on Delhi train station another driver will pick you up and later day FREE for city tour / shopping. Evening after dinner transfer to Delhi airport.

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Golden Triangle and Rishikesh 5 Days / 4 Nights Delhi / Jaipur / Agra / Rishikesh

GOLDEN TRIANGLE / RISHIKESH

5 Days /4 Nights (DELHI / JAIPUR / AGRA / HARIDWAR / RISHIKESH / DELHI)

 

Explore the rich legacy of the Moghul Empire in India, wander in the narrow bazaars of Old Delhi, experience the colours and palaces of Rajasthan then gaze in wonder at the eternal monument to love, the Taj Mahal and watch the evening fire ceremony in Rishikesh at the foothills of the Himalya in this value Golden Triangle and Ganges Tour.

DAY 1
ARRIVE DELHI
Our driver will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Your evening will be free to take advantage of the complimentary Ayurvedic Massage we provide to counter jetlag and relax you.
Overnight in Delhi

DAY 2
DELHI - JAIPUR ( 250 KM / 5 H)
Morning after leisurely breakfast drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital city of the colourful and exotic state of Rajasthan, and was designed by the Maharajah Jai Singh II in consultation with astrologers and architects when he moved his city from Amber on the outskirts of what is now the modern city of Jaipur. Explore the colourful and bustling local Rajasthani baazars of the Pink City.
Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 3
JAIPUR – AGRA ( 250 KMS / 5 H)
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. On route you can also visit & Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival check in hotel. Later visit Agra Fort. ( Please note: TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS.)
Overnight in Agra.

 

DAY 4
AGRA – RISHIKESH (300 KM / 6 H)
After breakfast drive to Rishikesh via Haridwar. On arrival in viist Ganga and later on drive to Rishikesh. On arrival check in the hotel and later eveing free to watch the evening fire ceremony at Laxman Jula on the banks of the holy river Ganga.

DAY 5
RISHIKESH - DELHI (250 KM / 5 H)
Morning after breakfast drive back to Delhi. On arrival evening free for city tour / shopping. Evening transfer to the Delhi airport for your upward destination.
TOUR ENDS

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Golden Triangle 6 Days / 5 Nights Delhi / Jaipur / Agra / Delhi

GOLDEN TRIANGLE

6 Days / 5 Nights ( DELHI / JAIPUR / FATEHPUR SIKRI / AGRA / DELHI )

Explore the rich legacy of the Moghul Empire in India, wander in the footsteps of Shahjahanabad through the narrow bazaars of Old Delhi, experience the colours of Rajasthan and gaze in wonder at the eternal monument to love, the Taj Mahal in this value packed 6 day tour of the Golden Triangle.

DAY 1
ARRIVE DELHI
Our driver will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Your evening will be free to take advantage of the complimentary Ayurvedic Massage we provide to counter jetlag and relax you. Overnight in Delhi

DAY 2
DELHI
Delhi is not just one city but many cities in one. There are a myriad of ways to explore Delhi but today we would suggest a trip to Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) where you can visit the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. You may like to wander around the bustling bazaar of Chandni Chowk, or take a thrilling ride in a cycle rickshaw. Later in the day see New Delhi. Designed by the British architect Lyuttens, New Delhi is often referred to as Lyutten’s Delhi. Drive through the tree lined avenues of Lyuttens Delhi passing the Rastrapathi Bhawan and India Gate to visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, tallest stone tower in India and legacy of the Humayun Era.
Overnight in Delhi

DAY 3
DELHI - JAIPUR ( 250 KM / 5 H)
Morning after leisurely breakfast drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital city of the colourful and exotic state of Rajasthan, and was designed by the Maharajah Jai Singh II in consultation with astrologers and architects when he moved his city from Amber on the outskirts of what is now the modern city of Jaipur. Explore the colourful and bustling local Rajasthani baazars of the Pink City like, Baapu bazaar and Johri Baazar.
Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 4
JAIPUR
Morning is the best time to take an elephant ride to Amber Fort, take an elephant ride to the top. Spend the afternoon exploring the old city taking in the Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, and Royal Gaitore.
Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 5
JAIPUR - AGRA ( 250 KM / 5 H)
En route to Agra, visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the Taj Mahal for an unforgettable sunset viewing of this “tear drop on the cheek of time.”
Please Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
Overnight in Agra

DAY 6
AGRA - DELHI
200 KM / 4 H
Morning after breakfast drive back to Delhi. There will be time for you to do some last minute shopping, we suggest the Arts and Crafts Market for some unusual less touristy gifts and souvineers of India. There is also a large export reject market and the Government of India State Emporiums.
TOUR ENDS.
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Rajasthan and Taj Mahal 10 Days / 9 Nights Delhi / Mandawa / Jaisalmer / Jodhpur/ Udaipur / Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra

RAJASTHAN AND TAJ MAHAL

10 Days / 9 Nights ( DELHI / MANDAWA / BIKANER / JODHPUR / UDAIPUR / JAIPUR / FATEHPUR SIKRI / AGRA )

Experience the romance of Rajasthan, from the unique outdoor gallery of Mandawa’s famous painted havelli to camel riding in the Thar Desert. Explore the forts and palaces of the Rajput rulers and delight in the traditional culture of the Rajasthan people expressed in the flamboyance of the women’s mirrored costumes and neon coloured turbans. Rajasthan’s many exuberant and colourful festivals ensure that it is one of India’s most visited states. Rajasthan is a hard act to follow but we end the tour with a visit to the world’s finest monument to love, the Taj Mahal.

DAY 1
ARRIVE DELHI
Our driver will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Your evening will be free to take advantage of the complimentary Ayurvedic Massage we provide to counter jetlag and welcome you to India.
Overnight in Delhi

DAY 2
DELHI - MANDAWA (250 KM / 5 H)
A five hour journey through rural Rajasthan will bring you to the famous Outdoor Art Gallery of Shekhawati. In Mandawa you will be able to wander around this charming village of painted havelis, where frescoes tell an intriguing tale of the history of this once thriving trading stop on the Spice Route.
Overnight in Mandawa
DAY 3
MANDAWA - JAISALMER (500 KM / 7 H)
After breakfast, drive to the desert city Jaisalmer (via Bikaner). Arriving at Jaisalmer after checking in at your hotel there will be time for some sightseeing of the Fort and old city. An early start in the morning will give you time to take a camel ride into the desert for sunset.
Overnight in Jaisalmer

DAY 4
JAISALMER - JODHPUR (270 KM / 4 H)
This Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Towering over the city is Mehrangarh Fort which will take an afternoon to explore. From there you will see the blue city of Jodhpur, a village of priests. You can walk from the Fort down through the village and have the driver meet you there.
Overnight in Jodhpur

DAY 5
JODHPUR - UDAIPUR (280 KM / 5 H)
En route to Udaipur, there is time to stop at the Jain temples of Ranakpur.
Overnight in Udaipur

DAY 6
UDAIPUR
The most romantic city of India, Udaipur is a historical place too. Sightseeing tour of the city includes City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Baghore ki Haveli, Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maids.
Overnight in Udaipur
DAY 7
UDAIPUR - JAIPUR (410 KM / 7 H)
Morning after leisurely breakfast drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. Explore the colourful and bustling local Rajasthani baazars of the Pink City like, Baapu bazaar and Johri Baazar.
Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 8
JAIPUR
Morning is the best time to take an elephant ride to Amber Fort, on the outskirts of the city. Spend the afternoon exploring the old city taking in the Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, and Royal Gaitore.
Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 9
JAIPUR – AGRA (250 KM / 5 H)
En route to Agra, visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted city of Akbar. The site was abandoned because of lack of water but is a beautifully preserved testimony to Moghul grandeur. Visit the Taj Mahal for an unforgettable sunset viewing of this “tear drop on the ocean of time”. (TAJ IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY).
Overnight in Agra

DAY 10
AGRA – DELHI (200 KM / 4 H)
After breakfast a visit to Red Fort, a superlative example of Mughal architecture before driving to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi evening free for shopping and after dinner transfer to Delhi airport.
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Rajasthan Desert Delight 12 Days / 11 Nights Delhi / Rajasthan / Agra

RAJASTHAN DESERT DELIGHTS

12 Days /11 Nights (DELHI / MANDAWA / BIKANER / JAISALMER / JODHPUR / UDAIPUR / JAIPUR / AGRA)

Rajasthan is where all the country's similes and metaphors appear to have come together to create a visual extravaganza. Majestic palaces and rugged forts, spectacular deserts, wooded hills and tranquil lakes, bustling towns and quiet villages, amazing flora and fauna and of course, the colorful and vibrant people of Rajasthan form an intricate tapestry of mysticism, grandeur and rusticity. The mood and the rhythm of the countryside changes from one region to another, and from season to season. It is a land of magical fantasies that remain a lifetime memory.

DAY 1
ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival you will be met at the airport by your driver and transferred to the hotel. Later on city tour of Delhi. Evening free to take full body massage for 1 hour to remove jetlag (see inclusions).
Overnight in Delhi

Day 2
DELHI - MANDAWA (250 KM / 5 H)
A five hour journey through rural Rajasthan will bring you to the famous Outdoor Art Gallery of Shekhawati. In Mandawa you will be able to wander around this charming village of painted havelis, where frescoes tell an intriguing tale of the history of this once thriving trading stop on the Spice Route.
Overnight in Mandawa
Day 3
MANDAWA - BIKANER (200 KM / 4 H)
After breakfast, proceed to the desert city Bikaner by road. Arrive at Bikaner and check into the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace Camel Breeding Farm, (closed on Sundays) Deshnok temple
Overnight in Bikaner

Day 4
BIKANER – KHURI (JAISALMER) (370 KM / 7 H)
Drive to Khuri village via Kedchan and Phalodi, where you will experience the heartwarming hospitality of a genuine Rajasthani village. Your host will provide a camel safari. In the evening there is a Rajasthani folk dance with traditional musicians and a delicious Rajasthani meal. (Option 2 only).
Overnight in Khuri village

Day 5
KHURI / JAISALMER (50 KM /1 H)
This morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer town. Check the hotel and late on city tour of Jaisalmer.
Overnight in Jaisalmer
Day 6
JAISALMER - JODHPUR (280 KM / 6 H)
This Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Arrive at Jodhpur and check into the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada,
Overnight in Jodhpur

Day 7
JODHPUR - UDAIPUR (280 KM/ 5 H)
Depart to Udaipur by road. En route there is time to visit the exquisitely carved Jain temples of Ranakpur and Kumbalgarh fort.
Overnight in Udaipur

Day 8
UDAIPUR
The most romantic city of India, Udaipur is a historical place too. Rightly called the "city of lakes," Udaipur is also famous for its Rajasthani cuisine. Sightseeing tour of the city involves City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Baghore ki Haveli, Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maids
Overnight in Udaipur

Day 9
UDAIPUR - JAIPUR (410 KM / 7 H)
Morning after leisurely breakfast drive to the Pink City, Jaipur via chittorgarh fort. Explore the colourful and bustling local Rajasthani baazars of the Pink City and shop for the local famous block print fabrics.
Overnight in Jaipur

Day 10
JAIPUR
Morning is the best time to take an elephant ride to Amber Fort, on the outskirts of the city. Spend the afternoon exploring the old city taking in the Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, and Royal Gaitore.
Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 11
JAIPUR - AGRA (250 KM / 6 H)
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. On route visit Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival check in hotel. Later visit Agra Fort. (TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS)
Overnight in Agra

Day 12
AGRA - DELHI & DEPART (200 KM / 4 H)
Morning visit The Taj Mahal & drive to Delhi. On arrival evening free for city tour / shopping and evening after dinner transfer to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to board a flight for your onward destination.
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Royal Rajasthan and Agra 14 Days / 13 Nights Delhi / Rajasthan / Agra

ROYAL RAJASTHAN AND AGRA

14 Days /13 Nights (DELHI / MANDAWA / BIKANER / JAISALMER/ JODHPUR / RANAKPUR / UDAPIUR / PUSHKAR / JAIPUR / AGRA)

Rajasthan is where all the country's similes and metaphors appear to have come together to create a visual extravaganza. Majestic palaces and rugged forts, spectacular deserts, wooded hills and tranquil lakes, bustling towns and quiet villages, amazing flora and fauna and of course, the colorful and vibrant people of Rajasthan form an intricate tapestry of mysticism, grandeur and rusticity. Behind the breathtaking beautiful facade, expect the unexpected, whether it is a local fair or mind-blowing architectural wonders. Rajasthan is a land of magical fantasies that will remain a lifetime memory.

DAY 1
ARRIVE DELHI
Our driver will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Your evening will be free to take advantage of the complimentary Ayurvedic Massage we provide to counter jetlag and relax you. Overnight in Delhi

DAY 2
DELHI**
Delhi is not just one city but many cities in one. There are a myriad of ways to explore Delhi but today we would suggest a trip to Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) where you can visit the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. You may like to wander around the bustling bazaar of Chandni Chowk, or take a thrilling ride in a cycle rickshaw. Later in the day see New Delhi. Designed by the British architect Lyuttens, New Delhi is often referred to as Lyutten’s Delhi. Drive through the tree lined avenues of Lyuttens Delhi passing the Rastrapathi Bhawan and India Gate to visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, tallest stone tower in India and legacy of the Humayun Era.
Overnight in Delhi

DAY 3
DELHI – MANDAWA (250 KM / 5 H)
A five hour journey through rural Rajasthan will bring you to the famous Outdoor Art Gallery of Shekhawati.  In Mandawa you will be able to wander around this charming village of painted havelis, where frescoes tell an intriguing tale of the history of this once thriving trading stop on the Spice Route.
Overnight in Mandawa

DAY 4
MANDAWA – BIKANER (200 KM / 4 H)
Rural Rajasthan opens into the thriving city of Bikaner. The impenetrable Bikaner Fort is a delight, with many palaces contained within showing exquisite examples of mirror work and inlaid marble. Outside the city, visit Deshnok Karni Mata temple where the souls of dead story tellers are said to embody the many rats who are considered sacred and under the protection of Karni Mata. Camel Breeding Farm (closed on Sundays).
Overnight in Bikaner

 

DAY 5
BIKANER – KHURI (JAISALMER) (370 KM / 7 H)
Drive to Khuri village via Kechan and Phalodi, where you will experience the heartwarming hospitality of a genuine Rajasthani village. Your host will provide a camel safari. In the evening there is a Rajasthani folk dance with traditional musicians and a delicious Rajasthani meal.
Overnight in Khuri village

DAY 6
KHURI / JAISALMER** (50 KM /1 H)
A short drive to the city of Jaisalmer where you will check into your hotel and be free to explore Jaisalmer Fort, the crowning glory of the Golden City.
Overnight in Jaisalmer

DAY 7
JAISALMER – JODHPUR (270 KM / 5 H)
Drive to Jodhpur, the blue city. After checking into your hotel, visit the hauntingly beautiful Mehrangarh Fort, the Citadel of the Sun. From here you can look out over the Blue City.
Overnight in Jodhpur

 

DAY 8
JODHPUR – UDAIPUR (280 KM / 5 H)
En route to Udaipur there is time to visit the exquisitely carved marble Jain temples of Ranakpur and Kumbalgarh fort.
Overnight in Udaipur

DAY 9
UDAIPUR
Udaipur is the most romantic city in Rajasthan. Popularly known as the Venice of the East, the City of Lakes sightseeing take in the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Baghore ki Haveli, Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maids.
Overnight in Udaipur

DAY 10
UDAIPUR – PUSHKAR (270 KM / 5 H)
Drive to Pushkar via Chittorgarh fort. Pushkar Lake is named for the lotus that fell from the hand of the creator god Brahma, the town boasts the only temple devoted to Brahma in India. Stroll around the lake in the evening and watch the sunset over the picturesque town, check out the markets or visit Brahma temple.
Overnight in Pushkar

DAY 11
PUSHKAR – JAIPUR (130 KM / 3 H)
Morning after leisurely breakfast drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. Explore the colourful and bustling local Rajasthani baazars of the Pink City like, Baapu bazaar and Johri Baazar.
Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 12
JAIPUR
Morning is the best time to take an elephant ride to Amber Fort, on the outskirts of the city. Spend the afternoon exploring the old city taking in the Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, and Royal Gaitore.
Overnight in Jaipur

 

DAY 13
JAIPUR – AGRA (250 KM / 5 H)
En route to Agra, visit Bharatpur (Bird’s national park) and the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the Taj Mahal for an unforgettable sunset viewing of this “tear drop on the ocean of time”.(TAJ IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY).
Overnight in Agra

DAY 14
AGRA – DELHI (200 KM / 4 H)
After breakfast a visit to Red Fort, a superlative example of Mughal architecture before driving to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi evening free for shopping and after dinner transfer to Delhi airport.

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Royal Rajasthan and Varanasi 22 Days / 21 Nights Delhi / Rajasthan / Agra / Varanasi

ROYAL RAJASTHAN AND VARANASI

21 Days/ 20 Nights (DELHI / MANDAWA / BIKANER / JAISALMER / JODHPUR / RANAKPUR / UDAIPUR / PUSHKAR / JAIPUR / AGRA / ORCHHA / KHAJURAHO VARANASI)

The best that North India has to offer is available on this tour. From the majestic palaces and rugged forts, spectacular deserts, vibrant towns and quiet villages of Rajasthan to the ruins of ancient dynasties to the worlds oldest (and holiest) living city and including the majesty of the Taj Mahal, this tour is the Essential India.

DAY 1
ARRIVE DELHI
Our driver will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Your evening will be free to take advantage of the complimentary Ayurvedic Massage we provide to counter jetlag and relax you.
Overnight in Delhi

DAY 2
DELHI
Delhi is not just one city but many cities in one. There are a myriad of ways to explore Delhi but today we would suggest a trip to Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) where you can visit the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. You may like to wander around the bustling bazaar of Chandni Chowk, or take a thrilling ride in a cycle rickshaw. Later in the day see New Delhi. Designed by the British architect Lyuttens, New Delhi is often referred to as Lyutten’s Delhi. Drive through the tree lined avenues of Lyuttens Delhi passing the Rastrapathi Bhawan and India Gate to visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, tallest stone tower in India and legacy of the Humayun Era.
Overnight in Delhi

DAY 3
DELHI – MANDAWA
250 KM / 5 H
A five hour journey through rural Rajasthan will bring you to the famous Outdoor Art Gallery of Shekhawati. In Mandawa you will be able to wander around this charming village of painted havelis, where frescoes tell an intriguing tale of the history of this once thriving trading stop on the Spice Route.
Overnight in Mandawa

DAY 4
MANDAWA – BIKANER
200 KM / 4 H
Rural Rajasthan opens into the thriving city of Bikaner. The impenetrable Bikaner Fort is a delight, with many palaces contained within showing exquisite examples of mirror work and inlaid marble. Outside the city, visit Deshnok Karni Mata temple where the souls of dead story tellers are said to embody the many rats who are considered sacred and under the protection of Karni Mata. Camel Breeding Farm (closed on Sundays).
Overnight in Bikaner

DAY 5
BIKANER – KHURI (JAISALMER)
370 KM / 7 H
Drive to Khuri village via Kechan and Phalodi, where you will experience the heartwarming hospitality of a genuine Rajasthani village. Your host will provide a camel safari. In the evening there is a Rajasthani folk dance with traditional musicians and a delicious Rajasthani meal.
Overnight in Khuri village

DAY 6
KHURI / JAISALMER**
50 KM /1 H
A short drive to the city of Jaisalmer where you will check into your hotel and be free to explore Jaisalmer Fort, the crowning glory of the Golden City.
Overnight in Jaisalmer

DAY 7
JAISALMER – JODHPUR
270 KM / 5 H
Drive to Jodhpur, the blue city. After checking into your hotel, visit the hauntingly beautiful Mehrangarh Fort, the Citadel of the Sun. From here you can look out over the Blue City.
Overnight in Jodhpur

DAY 8
JODHPUR – UDAIPUR
280 KM / 5 H
En route to Udaipur there is time to visit the exquisitely carved marble Jain temples of Ranakpur and Kumbalgarh fort.
Overnight in Udaipur

DAY 9
UDAIPUR
Udaipur is the most romantic city in Rajasthan. Popularly known as the Venice of the East, the City of Lakes sightseeing take in the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Baghore ki Haveli, Saheliyon ki Bari or Garden of Maids.
Overnight in Udaipur

DAY 10
UDAIPUR – PUSHKAR
270 KM / 5 H
Drive to Pushkar via Chittorgarh fort. Pushkar Lake is named for the lotus that fell from the hand of the creator god Brahma, the town boasts the only temple devoted to Brahma in India. Stroll around the lake in the evening and watch the sunset over the picturesque town, check out the markets or visit Brahma temple.
Overnight in Pushkar

DAY 11
PUSHKAR – JAIPUR
130 KM / 3 H
Morning after leisurely breakfast drive to the Pink City, Jaipur. Explore the colourful and bustling local Rajasthani baazars of the Pink City like, Baapu bazaar and Johri Baazar.
Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 12
JAIPUR
Morning is the best time to take an elephant ride to Amber Fort, on the outskirts of the city. Spend the afternoon exploring the old city taking in the Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, and Royal Gaitore.
Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 13
JAIPUR – AGRA
250 KM / 5 H
En route to Agra, visit Bharatpur (Bird’s national park) and the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the Taj Mahal for an unforgettable sunset viewing of this “tear drop on the ocean of time”.(TAJ IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY).
Overnight in Agra

DAY 14
AGRA - ORCHHA
300 KM / 6 H
Morning visit the fabulous Taj Mahal at sunrise & drive to Orchha. Orchha (“hidden place”) is a medieval village dominated by the charming sandstone palace ruins of the Bundela dynasty.
On arrival check in hotel. Later sight seeing of Orchha.
Overnight in Orchha

DAY 15
ORCHHA - KHAJURAHO
180 KM / 5 H
Morning sight seeing of Orchha. Later drive to Khajuraho, to visit the immaculately restored erotic temples of the Chandela Dynasty. The exquisite symmetry of the temples was made possible because of the soft sandstone used in their construction. Much of the sculpture is in such high relief as to appear three dimensional.
On arrival check in hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Khajuraho
DAY 16
KHAJURAHO
Full day sight seeing of Khajuraho temples.
Overnight in Khajuraho

DAY 17
KHAJURAHO - VARANASI
400 KM / 8 H
After a leisurely breakfast drive to Varanasi, the oldest living city in the world! Varanasi sits on the shores of the River Ganga, the holiest River in India. Varanasi is the city of light, it’s waterfront is dominated by long flghts of steps (known as Ghats) where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and residents come for their daily ritual abulutions. It is also a city of musicians and culture, or as the locals call it “The city of learning and burning”.Hindus believe that to die in Varanasi is to attain moksha or eternal liberation from the round of life and death.
Overnight in Varanasi

DAY 18
VARANASI
Wake in the early morning to watch the sun rise over the River Ganga, take a boat ride to witness the early morning activity on the Ghats. After breakfast there is time for a city tour including Ramnagar Fort, Jantar Mantar, Bharat Kala Bhavan, BHU campus. In the evening watch the enthralling prayer service (Arti) performed by priests at the bank of river Ganges.
Overnight in Varanasi
DAY 19
VARANASI TO DELHI
OVERNIGHT ON TRAIN
After breakfast drive to Sarnath, a small deer park strewn with ruins and a place of pilgrimmage to Buddhists. It is here in this quiet grove that the Buddha gave his first sermon and set in motion the “Wheel of Law’ or dharma.. Evening transfer to Varanasi train station to catch a train for Delhi.
Overnight on board train

DAY 20
ARRIVE DELHI
Early morning on arrival in Delhi pick up from Delhi train station and transfer to Delhi hotel (room subject to availability check in time 10 Am – 12 Noon)
Later sightseeing Delhi.
Overnight in Delhi

DAY 21
DELHI DEPARTURE
In time transfer to airport to connect flight to onwards destination.
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