Day 1: Delhi. Arrive at the New Delhi International Airport. Upon arrival meet and greet at the Airport with traditional garland welcome. Our representative would escort you to your hotel Oberoi Maidens or similar.
Day 2: Delhi. This morning begin with sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi including the Parliament Buildings, Humayan’s Tomb and the Red Fort. Overnight stay at hotel Oberoi Maidens or similar.
Day 3: Delhi - Udaipur. Early Morning transfer to the domestic airport to connect to the flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival check in at the Hotel Trident Hilton or similar. Rest of the day is free for individual activities.
Day 4: In Udaipur. After a relaxed breakfast you proceed to the City Palace to begin with the morning tour of Udaipur city including, Sahelion Ki Bari, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Jagdish Temple.
Later in the evening you take a boat ride in Lake Pichola and thereafter drive back to the hotel Trident Hilton or similar.
Day 5: Udaipur – Jodhpur. After breakfast depart from the City of Lakes to Ranakpur. Lunch at Ranakpur and visit the famous Ranakpur Jain temples. Built in white marble. Its 29 halls spread over 40,000 sq. ft. and has 1,444 pillars, not one of which is alike in its carving. After visit continue driving to Jodhpur 250 Kms. 5 hours, upon arrival check in at Ajit Bhawan Palace or similar.
Day 6: Jodhpur. Jodhpur is a vibrant, strategically important city on caravan trade routes. Jodhpur came up in the 15th century on profits from opium, sandalwood, dates and copper combined with the might of Rao Jodha and Mehrangarh and became the most majestic fort of Rajasthan. After the breakfast your tour begins by visiting the wonderful Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada (the royal cenotaphs of Maharaja Jaswant Singh). In the afternoon jeep safari to Bishnoi village life of locals, potters houses and wildlife. Dinner and overnight at the hotel Ajit Bhawan Palace or similar
Day 7: Jodhpur – Jaipur. In the morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur (310 kms / 6 hrs). Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at the Hotel. Later in the evening we take you on a tour of Laxmi Narayan temple built in white marble, a heritage walk or a rickshaw ride through the illuminated bazaars of Jaipur. Overnight stay at the Hotel Trident Hilton or similar.
Day 8: Jaipur. After breakfast this morning we make an excursion to Amber fort, which was once the capital of the Rajput Kingdom. The grandeur of its palace and the ramparts of its fort recall the glory of an older age. Ascend to the citadel on the back of a gaily - caparisoned elephant! Just before our lunch we find sometime to visit the local handicraft shops. Afternoon visit to Jaipur City. The Pink city, famous for the exquisite buildings of rose color terra cotta. Visit to the remarkable Observatory designed and built by astronomer Prince Maharajah Jai Singh, who founded the city in 1700s. Be sure to see the 90 foot-high sundial. Then on to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a landmark of Jaipur, and the City Palace. Overnight at Hotel Trident Hilton or similar.
Day 9: Jaipur - Agra. After breakfast drive to Agra 250 Kms. 5 Hours. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri a 16th century deserted capital of the Mughals. We arrive at Agra late afternoon and check in at the Hotel Trident Hilton or similar.
Day 10: Agra. Breakfast in the hotel. Visit Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum took 22 years to complete with a work force of 20,000. Craftsmen and master builders who came from all over Asia to join in the great work - from Baghdad, Shiraz, Delhi, Samarkand and Turkey. The marble, India's finest; was quarried at Makrana near Jodhpur. Precious and semi precious stones were imported from distant lands: Jasper from Punjab, Jade & Crystal from China, Turquoise from Tibet, Lapis from Afghanistan and Ceylon, Chrosolite from Egypt, Amethyst from Persia, Agate from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from Golconda and Mother of Pearl from the Indian Ocean. Overnight at Hotel Trident Hilton or similar.
Day 11: Agra - Khajuraho. After breakfast board the early morning luxury train Shatabdi Express till Jhansi. Upon reaching Jhansi you shall be brought to your car and you further drive to Orcha for Lunch. After lunch another 4 hours drive to the Khajuraho. This evening we offer you to witness a dance performance at the Kandharia auditorium where you view the regional dances from across the country. Overnight at Hotel Jass Radisson or similar.
Day 12: Khajuraho – Varanasi. The temples at Khajuraho were built by the Chandela dynasty, which reached its apogee between 950 and 1050. Only about 20 temples remain; they fall into three distinct groups and belong to two different religions - Hinduism and Jainism. They strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. The Temple of Kandariya is decorated with a profusion of sculptures that are among the greatest masterpieces of Indian art
After breakfast visit the enchanting temples of Khajuraho with sculptures that draw their inspiration from the ancient art of Kamasutra. Your guide unwinds the stream of tantra in Hinduism In the afternoon drive to airport for flight to Varanasi In the evening we take you for a rickshaw ride in the downtown area and then head to the ghats of river Ganges to witness the Ganga Aarti (the Brahmin priests offer prayers and perform rituals to the holy Ganges for bestowing them with life and wisdom). Overnight at Hotel Radisson or similar.
Day 13: Varanasi. Very early today, just before the sun rise you visit the Ganges River for a boat ride to view the faith of the ordinary who come and bathe in the Ganges and discharge their daily rituals. Return to the hotel for breakfast later visit one of the most important sites for Buddhism, Sarnath, the place near Varanasi where Gautam Buddha preached his first sermon. A great archaeological site, that also holds the remains of earliest signs of civilization. Overnight at Hotel Radisson or similar.
Day 14: Varanasi- Delhi. Breakfast in the hotel. On time transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi. Our representative will meet you upon arrival at the domestic airport and shall transfer you to the International airport for onward flight home.
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