Arrive Delhi by International flight. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning tour of Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
Afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi including Government buildings, India Gate, Huyamun`s Tomb and Qutab Minar. Overnight at hotel
Morning transfer to the airport to board flight for Varanasi. Varanasi is the holiest of the Hindu cities and here you will get you first view of the sacred Ganges River. You will do an excursion to village of Sarnath in the afternoon, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Evening witness Aarti ceremony. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning an early start for a dawn boat ride on the Ganges river. Ritual is a very important aspect of Hindusim and there is no better place to observe it than at the Ganges. You will view the thread ceremony, head shaving and food being offered to the departing souls. Also along its bank witness devotees bathing, cremating their dead and doing laundry. A walk through narrow twisting lanes will give you a chance to witness the various rituals of the pilgrims and followed by temple tour. Return to the hotel for breakfast.
In the afternoon depart to the airport for flight to Khajuraho. Upon arrival transfer to the airport for check-in. Afternoon sightseeing of the temples in Khajuraho includes Eastern & Western temples, the tour of 09th to 13th century erotic Hindu temples. Well preserved the sculptures depict gods, goddesses, warriors, animals and amorous couples. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Jhansi (approx 190kms / 4hours) enroute visiting Orchha Temple. Evening transfer to the Jhansi railway station to board train for Agra. Upon arrival in Agra transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast begins the full day sightseeing of Agra. Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal( closed on Fridays) and the famous Red Fort. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built the extravagant Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his most beloved wife and was imprisoned in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj by his son until death. Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Jaipur (approx 255kms / 5hours) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Evening free for individual activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Afternoon tour of the Pink City - will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning drive to Udaipur (approx 390kms / 7-8hours). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check-in. Evening is free for individual activities. Overnight at the hotel
Udaipur is the most romantic city in Rajasthan. With its hilltop fortesses , fairytale palaces and exotic legends and its urben and industrial centre, the city is proud of its heritage as a centre for performing arts, painting and crafts. Most of the marble palaces and fortification have now been transformed into palace hotels.
Sightseeing of Udaipur includes City palace museum, Jagdish temple and Sahelyon ki bari. Afternoon boat rides on Lake Pichola. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning transfer to the airport to board flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check-in. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Jain Temple in Malabar Hills, Hanging Gardens and drive past Victoria Terminus, Juhu Beach and Gateway of India. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning transfer to the airport to board flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival full day excursion to famous Ajanta Caves. These 2nd century caves are fine achievements by Buddhist monks. Beautiful frescoes, wall paintings and vivid sculptures reflect the park of ancient Indian art and architecture. The horse shaped gorge has 30 caves built in two phases spread over a period of 900 years. Overnight at the hotel
Morning excursion to Ellora caves. The World Heritage site is one of the fines examples of rock cut caves. There are 34 caves - 12 Buddhist (600 - 800 AD) 17 Hindu (900 AD) and five Jain (800 - 1000 AD). Cave 16 is the most famous and has Lord Shiva sculpted on the rocks. The largest monolith in the world it is said to have taken 7000 laborers, working in continuous shifts and 150 years to build. The other popular cave is No 32 where a shrine contains the seated Lord Mahavir, last of the 24 tirthankars of Jainism. Evening transfer to the airport to board flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at the hotel.
In time departure transfer to international airport for your onward flight.
Mr Malagar Singh
East Vinod Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110091
Heritage India Tour - 17 D / 16 N
New Delhi - Mandawa - Shekhawati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Kota - Chittaurgarh - Pushkar - Bundi - Jaipur - Agra
Golden Triangle Tour - 6 D / 5 N
New Delhi - Agra - Jaipur
Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Tour Package - 9 D / 8 N
New Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur
North India & Nepal Tour Package - 12 D / 11 N
New Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Kathmandu
Golden Triangle with Khajuraho & Varanasi Tour - 9 D / 8 N
Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi
Spice land of Kerala Tour - 8 D / 7 N
Cochin - Thekkady - Kumarakom - Alleppey - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Maharaja Tour - 12 D / 11 N
New Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
Kerala Backwaters Package - 11 D / 10 N
Trivandrum - Kovalam - Thottappally - Thrikkunnapuzha - Periyar - Munnar - Cochin - Kovalam - Trivandrum
Best of Rajasthan Tour - 11 D / 10 N
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Kumbalgarh - Ranakpur - Jodhpur - Pushkar
Spiritual Tour with Varanasi - 16 D / 15 N
Delhi - Amritsar - Dalhousie - Dharamshala - Chandigarh - Rishikesh - Delhi - Varanasi