Meeting on arrival and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Overnight stay at Hotel. Firstly, you will visit Old Delhi which offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and markets which include a visit to the Jama Masjid, largest mosque in Asia, Raj Ghat - Mahatma Gandhi cremation site now converted into a beautiful park and the Red Fort. Post lunch you will do sightseeing of New Delhi including a visit to the Qutab Minar, the tallest tower in Delhi, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and a drive along the Rajpath, Parliament House, and then you will be taken to Laxmi Narayan temple. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning drive to Mandawa, on arrival check-in at Hotel. Later sightseeing tour of Mandawa village. An open art gallery is what aptly describes Mandawa in Rajasthan. Mandawa Rajasthan is dotted with beautiful havelis, mansions and forts. This wealth of ancient architectural heritage is what that has made Mandawa a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan. Mandawa lies in the district of Jhunjhunu and havelis are the main tourist attractions in Mandawa. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning drive to Bikaner, on arrival check-in at Hotel. Later visit camel breeding farms. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning sightseeing tour of Bikaner city. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner's dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar.
Later drive to Jaisalmer, on arrival check-in at Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, Later start to city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning drive to Jodhpur en route visit Pokhran en route. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Sightseeing tour of Jodhpur city. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Mornning sightseeing tour of famous temple of Pushkar take a round of Pushkar Lake. Later drive to Jaipur, on arrival check-in at Hotel.
In the evening you may visit Birla temple at the time of prayer ceremony. Overnight.
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. At Amber Fort you climb up the fort on Elephant's (Subject of Availability) back like the Maharajas and visit the Amber Palace of the Kuchchawa rulers. On the way to Pink City, you enjoy demonstration of Gem stone cutting & polishing. Afternoon visit Pink City which includes Photo stop at Hawa Mahal: the palace of winds, Jantar Mantar: the observatory on stone and the City Palace Museum which contains the original collection of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Evening at leisure. You may visit Birla temple at the time of prayer ceremony. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Early Morning drive to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri - It is believed that when Emperor Akbar came here to seek the blessings of a venerated Muslim saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti, for an heir, he was blessed with a child who later came to be known as Emperor Jehangir. On arrival check-in at Hotel.
Sightseeing tour of Agra city, Agra - is better known for Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of the Emperor Shah Jehan's beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal, which was built in 1631. It took 22 years, 20,000 laborers and the best talents on the world to give shape to this monument of matchless beauty that enshrines her memory on the lines of Red Fort of Delhi, Emperor Akbar built Agra Fort. It is a daunting structure with red sandstone wall that are almost 3 km in length. Overnight stay at Hotel. (Taj Mahal remain closed on Fridays).
In the morning transfer to the Railway station to board the train for Jhansi, meeting on arrival and drive to Orchha, meeting on arrival and transfer to the Hotel. Later sightseeing tour of famous temples of Orchha. Orchha had the distinction of being the capital of one of the largest and most powerful kingdoms of Central India, the Bundela dynasty. The word Orchha means 'hidden' and this name was given at the time when the Tughlaqs, who were ruling Delhi in the 15th century Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning drive to Khajuraho, on arrival check-in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning Sightseeing tour of Eastern and Western group of temples. Founded in the 9th and 10th century by the rulers of Chandela Dynasty, Influenced by tantrism, in which eroticism becomes a theme of philosophical interest and the aim is sublimation of sexual relationship in the sexual act or "Maithun". Women are being regarded as the incarnation of the divine energy or "Shakti". It is also possible that the carvings of Khajuraho were influenced by "Kama Sutra", the famous treatise on erotic arts written by Vatsyayana in the time of the Guptas.
Later in time transfer to the Railway station to board the overnight train for Varanasi.
Arrive Varanasi, meeting on arrival and transfer to the Hotel.
Afternoon an excursion to Sarnath. Sarnath where Buddha preached his first sermon to his first disciples. Also visit the nearby ruins of the erstwhile university of the Buddhist era. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Early in the morning (0500hrs) we take you to banks of the river Ganges where we board a boat to see the morning ablutions of the Hindus from the security of our boat. The boat ride starts from Dasashwamedh Ghat and ends at Manikarnika Ghat along the sacred Ganges . Varanasi is the world's most ancient city and the home of Hinduism. t. Also visit the Benares Hindu University the largest residential university in India with more than 3000 residential students. Overnight stay at Hotel.
In time transfer to the Airport to board the flight for Delhi, on arrival connect the flight for onwards destination.
Ms Dawanti Rana
20/12/121, Rohini, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110085
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