Namaste! Today you will arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. A Friends Travel Services representative will be waiting for you with a sign bearing your name and you will then be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
The day begins with breakfast followed by visit to old and New-Delhi Rajghat, Shanti Van and Shakti Sthal are memorials to Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi respectively. Shah Jahan’s imposing citadel the Red Fort was built at the eastern extremity of the walled city along the river front. Jami Masjid the biggest mosque was also raised by Shah Jahan. It is the largest mosque in India . Break for Lunch in a good restaurant in the vicinity.By afternoon the tour proceeds towards Old Delhi.The 12th century tallest stone tower Qutab Minar an Islamic landmark was built in 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. In the compound is the fascinating 4th century Iron Pillar as good as new. The 340-roomed Viceregal lodge raised atop Raisina Hill and is today the Rashtrapati Bhawan, where the President of India lives. The beauty of this building is increased by the Rajpath axis and the symmetrical location of the India Gate the World War I memorial arch. Laxmi Narayan Temple is considered very pious among the Hindus. The Bahai Lotus Temple is spectacular modern landmark. The newly constructed Akshardham Temple on the river bed is pious and amazing architectural piece. Those interested in shopping visit Chandni Chowk. After the day’s excursion return to your hotel by evening. Overnight stay at Delhi.
The day begins with breakfast at the hotel followed by road journey through AC car and proficient driver at the wheels towards the Mandawa. Enroot you will pass by many old villages & counter side by afternoon you will arrive in mandawa check into your hotel. After freshen up proceed to visit Mandawa. Here you can take a walking tour of the old havelies in this region belonging to some of the leading business families of the country; you can also visit the Mandawa Castle . by evening return to your hotel.overnight in Mandawa.
This morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner . Enroot you will pass by many Rajasthan villages by afternoon you will arrive in bikaner check into your hotel. After freshen up proceed to visit Junagarh is a fort in the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan, India . The fort was originally called Chintamani and was renamed Junagarh or "Old fort" in the early 20th century when the ruling family moved to Lalgarh palace outside the fort limits. It is one of the few Major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop. Lalgarh Palace :- The palace was built between 1902 and 1926 according to Rajput, Mughal European architectural styles. The building was commissioned by the British controlled regency for Maharaja Ganga Singh (1881-1942) while he was still in his minority as they consider the existing Junagarh palace unsuitable for a modern monarch. GAJNER PALACE :- Gajner palace is a jewel in the Thar Desert, built by HH Maharaja Sir Ganga of Bikaner on the edge of a lake. The property was converted into a heritage hotel in 1976. Lose yourself in this sprawling majestic palace, with its distinctive terraces and balconies: revered for its fabulous setting and unhurried way of life, explore a world of nature- walks, boat- rides, sanctuary dinners and desert safaris. Deshnok Tample: Deshnok is a village 30 km south of Bikaner along the Jodhpur road. A visit to Deshnok's fascinating temple of karni Mata, an incarnation of Durga, is not far for squeamish. Here the holy rodents are considered to be incarnations of the storytellers, and run riot over the temple complex.Karni Mata lived in the 14th century and performed many miracles during her life time. When her youngest son, Lakhan, drowned, Karni Mata ordered Yama, the god of Death, to bring him back to life. Yama replied that he was unable to do this, but that Karni Mata is an incarnation of Durga, could restore Lakhan's life. By evening return to your hotel. Overnight in Bikaner.
this morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Enroot you will pass by many Rajasthan villages & drive through the greet Indian Thar desert by afternoon you will arrive in Jaisalmer check into your hotel. After freshen by evening proceed to excursion to Sand Dunes, enjoy a camel safari and a spectacular sunset in the evening. By late evening return to your hotel overnight in Jaisalmer.
this morning after breakfast city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit Sonar Fort- housing a fourth of city's residents, Patwon Ki Haveli-one of the most exquisite havelis with a beautifully latticed facade, Salim Singh Ki Haveli- just three centuries old and is still lived in. Its arched roof is held up by well executed brackets in the form of peacocks. Nathmalji Ki Haveli built by two architect brothers is also worth admiring. You may also take walking tour through markets by evening return to your hotel. Overnight in Jaisalmer.
This morning after breakfast drive to Joidpur. Enroot you will pass by many Rajasthan villages & drive through the greet Indian desert by afternoon you will arrive in Jodhpur check into your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure you rest in the hotel Or visit the jodhpur city.
This morning after breakfast city tour of. Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, Featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert. Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is situated on a lofty height, 400 feet (122 m) above the city, and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces, which are known for their intricate carvings and sprawling courtyards. A meandering road leads to and from the city below. Battle scars of cannon ball hits by attacking armies of jaipur can still be seen on the second gate. To the left of the fort is the chhatri of kirat Singh soda, a soldier who fell on the spot defending the mehrangarh fort. Jaswant Thada:-The monument in its entirety is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble.These stones are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when the sun’s rays dance across their surface. Within this cenotaph there are also two more tombs. The jaswant Thada is a traditional cremation ground of Jodhpur rulers. The grounds also include exquisitely carved gazebos, a beautiful multi tiered garden and a small lake. Umaid Bhavan palace, located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan India is one of the world’s largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owners of the palace, this monument has 347 rooms and server as the principal residence of the erstwhile Jodhpur royal family. Umaid Bhavan palace was called Chittar palace during its contraction due to its location on chittar Hill the highest point in Jodhpur. Ground for the foundation of the building was broken on 18 November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and the construction work was completed in 1943. Jodpur is very famuse for bluee city of India after city tour of jodhpur. By Evening Return back to you Hotel. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
This morning after breakfast drive to Udaipur. Enroot Visit Ranakpur famous for Jain Temples. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty-four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. Visit Muchhal Mahaveer Temple- The distinctive feature of this Jain temple is the statue of Lord Mahavira with a moustache. From here proceed to Udaipur. Check into your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure you may rest in the hotel Or visit the udaipur city in the evening. overnight in Udaipur Overnight at hotel.
This morning after breakfast City tour of Udaipur also known as the city of Lakes. It is the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajasthan Agency. Lake Pichola, fateh Sagar Lake, udai sagar and Swaroop sagar in the city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state. Places you visit City Palace. Udaipur is a palaces complex in Udaipur in the Indian state Rajasthan. It was built by the Maharana udai Mirza Singh as the capital of the sisodia Rajput clan in 1559, after he moved from chittor. It is located on the east bank of the Lake pichola and has several palaces built within its complex. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in the Rajputana Agency and its last capital. JAGDISH TEMPLE is one of the famous temples of Udaipur. Located in the city palaces compel of Udaipur, this temple is made in the Indo Aryan style of architecture. In 1651, Jagdish temple was built by Maharana jagat Singh, who ruled Udaipur during 1628-53. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the universe. Jag Mandir is a palace built on an island in the Lake pichola. It is also called the "Lake Garden Palace". Its construction is credited to three Maharana of the sisodia Rajputs of Mewar kingdom. It is named as "Jagat Mandir" in honour of the last named Maharana jagat Singh. Sahelion Ki Bari is one the most beautiful gardens and a major tourist destination in Udaipur. The garden is famous for its lush green lawns marble art and fountains. English translation of saheliyon ki bari means" Garden of maids. By evening you may take a walking tour on your own through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur up to the Washing Ghats at the lake Pichola. by late evening return to your hotel. Overnight in Udaipur.
This morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar. Enroot you will pass by many Rajasthan villages. Enroot you will visit Ajmer the holy city of Muslims Dargah Khwaja Sahib, one of the holiest Muslim shrines in the country. From here drive to Pushkar. Upon arrival check into your hotel & rest of the evening is free for you. Or you may visit pushkar market. Overnight in pushkar.
This morning after breakfast you will visit Pushkar a town in the Aimer district in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is situated at 14 km North West from Aimer at an a verage elevation of 510 meters (1673 feet), and is one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage sites for devout Hindus). It is often called "Tirth Raj"- the king of pilgrimage sites- and has in recent years become a popular destination for foreign tourist.
This morning after breakfast city tour of Jaipur. Also popularly as the pink City, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. During the British rule in India , Jaipur was the capital of the princely state of Jaipur. Founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the rule of Amber, the city today has a population of more than 3.2 Million.Jaipur is the first planned city of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan . The very Structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city. Places to visit for the day AMBER FORT is located in Amber, 11 km from Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India . It was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted to present day Jaipur. Amber fort is known for its unique artistic style, blending both Hindu and Muslim elements, and its ornate and breathtaking artistic mastery. The fort borders the Maota Lake , and is a Major tourist attraction in Rajasthan. Elephant ride is also possible in the fort.CITY PALACE City palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak palaces and other building, is a palaces complex in Jaipur city, the capital of Rajasthan state, India . It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palaces now house a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palaces complex, which is located northeast of the centre of the grid patterned Jaipur city, incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards gardens and building. The place was the built between 1729 and 1732, initially by sawai jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber.CENTRAL MUSEUM once of the oldest and the most famous museum is the Government Central Museum or Albert museum was constructed under the supervision of a British Army officer, Lt. swinton Jacob in the year 1876. Maharaja Ram Singh, who was then the king of Jaipur, wanted this building to be used as the town hall but his successor Madho Singh decided to convert the building to an art museum. Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory.JAIGARH FORT located 15 km from Jaipur is one of the most spectacular forts in India , with almost all its original facilities intact. While Jaigarh Forts is one top of the hill, Amber Fort is at the bottom. The Forts are connected through well- guarded passages. Many consider the two together as one complex. By evening return to your hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
Evening option to Chokhi Dhani very special. A Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground and includes the entertainment by folk dancers.
This morning after breakfast you will drive to Mughal city Agra. Enroot you will visit Fatehpur sikri is a fascinating ghost city built in the 16th century the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. From here drive to Agra upon arrival and check into your hotel rest of the evening is free for you. Overnight in Agra.
This morning after breakfast you will visit the seventh wonder of the world Taj Mahal Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, it was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. From here you will visit Agra Fort. It is a UNESCO world heritage site located in Agra. It is the most important fort in India. The great Mugals, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and the country was governed from here. Visit Sikandra is the tomb of Akbar; construction started within his lifetime and was completed by his son Jehangir in 1613. Finely by evening you will be transferred to railway station to board overnight train to Varanasi. Overnight in Train.
On arrival at Varanasi, pick up and transfer to Hotel. This afternoon visit the Bharat Mata Temple , Durga temple, Tulsi Manas mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an art gallery, Kashi Vishwanath Temple etc. or you may rest in the hotel Overnight at Hotel.
Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India . This afternoon visit Sarnath, the Buddhist city, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the museum. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
This morning after breakfast you are free for the day till departure of the train to Delhi. By afternoon transferred to train station to board overnight train to Delhi . Overnight in Train.
Please note: next distention you can travel from Varanasi Katmandu/Nepal/Kolkata/Mumbai.
On arrival at Delhi pick up and transfer to Hotel. Rest of the day is free for you. By late evening transfer to Airport for your onwards flight. Or overnight in the hotel.
Mr Abhay Singh
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