India Tour Packages
PACKAGE DURATION :16 Nights / 17 Days.
DESTINATIONS COVERED :DELHI - MANDAWA - BIKANER - POKHARAN - JAISALMER - JODHPUR - MANDORE - LUNI - MOUNT ABU - RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR - PUSHKAR - AJMER - JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA - GWALIOR - ORCHCHA - KHAJURAHO - SARNATH - VARANASI - DELHI.-: Day - 1: Arrive Delhi :-
On arrival in Delhi airport, meet with our representatives and after a traditional Indian welcome check-in at your pre-booked hotel. In the evening, drive to India Gate, the war memorial. Take a boat ride or enjoy the horse ride followed by drive through the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.- :Day - 2: Delhi-Mandawa :-
Full day tour of Delhi starting from Raj Ghat - the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, and proceed to Jama Masjid- one of the largest Mosque in Delhi, Red Fort- the red-sandstone monument and the site from where the Prime minister of the country addresses the nation on Independence day. Visit Chandni Chowk, a popular place for ethnic Indian goods. Post lunch, drive to Qutab Minar, the most visited monument in Delhi and the tallest of its kind in the world before heading to Humayun’s tomb- one of the finest example of Mughal architecture. Later, board train to Mandawa, and on arrival check-in at a luxury palace.-: Day 03 Mandawa - Bikaner (180km) :-
Mandawa can be best described as an medieval treasure which is still intact in all its glory. This town was basically developed with beautiful Forts and Havelis by the rich merchants who resided here in the 18th century. Later, these merchants moved on and left behind their legacy in the form of breathtaking structures that dot Mandawa’s landscape. Thankfully, these Forts and Havelis have now been restored to their original glory and each of the complex is unique, having different carvings, paintings and class. After exploring Mandawa, continue drive to Bikaner and reach the Palace by lunch. Rest of the day at leisure.-: Day 04: Bikaner - Pokharan :-
The tour of Bikaner is basically a tour of some of the most beautiful and artistic royal forts and palaces. The Junagarh fort is arguably the most Beautiful of them all, with its walls, balconies and hallways displaying detailed and extensive carvings. Visit the marble and red sandstone structure and its many important places including the Anoop Mahal, Har Mandir, Chandra Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.
Continue exploring other famous sites of Bikaner like Ganga Golden Jubilee Museam and Laxmi Nath Temple followed by drive to Pokharan. Pokharan, like Bikaner, is studded with Pokhran Forts and Havelis built by rich merchants with the Pokharan Fort being the most famous. Visit this extremely beautiful Yellow sandstone Fort and other attractions including Ramdeo Temple, palaces and Pokharan Museum. Overnight at a royal palace in Pokharan.-: Day- 05: Pokharan - Jaisalmer :-
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, a Rajput dominant area at the heart of the desert. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, the yellow sandstone structure built atop a hill. Inhabited by half of cities population, the massive fort houses a Royal Palace and Jain temples as well as Havelis and Museums. Later, drive to a sunset point and dinner on an arrangement made on sand dunes, with the local musicians playing the folk music. A simple yet serene experience.-:Day 06 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Luni (280km) :-
Drive to Jodhpur in the morning, the 14th century city built by the Royal Marwars. Visit its excuisite palaces, forts and Havelis, rich in artistic grandeur and extensive carvings. Start from the Mehrangarh Fort, perched atop a hill whose construction began in 14th century and which now formidably towers over the adjoining areas. The carvings, beauty, delayed artwork and collection of ancient arms & ammunition is beyond compare. Later visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace and the Jaswant Thada followed by drive to Luni. Luni culture regards plant and animal life as being sacred and hunting is strictly prohibited in this completely vegeteranian land. The village also follows deep joint family values apparent in many ways including the opium ceremony in which the youth offers opium mixed with water to the elders of the family as a token of respect. Overnight at Luni.-:Day 07 Luni - Mount Abu (250km):-
An excursion trip to Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan. Located at a height of 1200 meters, the place offers much to the visitors including the famous 11th century Delwara Jain Temples. Visit the Gaumukh, the Wildlife Sanctuary, Trevor’s Crocodile Park and the popular Sunset Point, a perfect place to watch the sunset from, watch the nature at its best. Overnight at Mount Abu resort.-:Day 08 Mount Abu - Ranakpur - Udaipur (260km):-
Drive to Ranakpur in the morning for a tour of the city, starting from the tour of 15th century Jain Temples built during the reign of Rajput King Rana Kumbha. One of the 5 holiest Jain temples, it contains 1,444 columns with no two of them being alike. Continue drive to Udaipur and on arrival check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.-:Day 09: Udaipur-Ajmer :-
Explore Udaipur also known as city of lakes, housing many famous palaces, forts and lakes. Visit the Pichola lake, the Fatehsagar lake as well as the city palace, Lake palace-the most artistic tourist site, and Jag Mandir – a beautiful island on Pichola lake. Go shopping for hand made jewellery, ethnic Rajasthani goods, metelwares, and decoratives in its busy markets. In the evening drive to Ajmer and or arrival check-in at a royal resort for overnight stay.-: Day 10: Ajmer - Pushkar - Jaipur :-
Ajmer is the Oasis in the desert land of Rajasthan. Founded in 7th century A.D., the place was initially ruled by the Rajputs and is now a sacred pilgrimage center to both Hindus and Muslims. Visit the Nasiyan Temple, Taragarh Fort, Ana sagar, city museum and the famous Ajmer Dargah Sharif.
Later, drive to Pushkar, another sacred pilgrimage destination and visit the temple dedicated exclusively to Lord Brahma, the only of its kind in the world, as well as the Savitri Temple located nearby. Not to forget, the Pushkar lake visit, surrounded by more than 500 temples. Also the site where the world famous Pushkar Fair is organized. Continue drive to Jaipur and or arrival transfer to a pre-booked hotel.-: Day 11: Jaipur :-
Jaipur is full of options for the visitors- you can have a tour of Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort. Ride the majestically dressed elephant at these sites, or take a camel ride. A perfect place to unwind is the Johri Bazaar, showcasing the ethnic Rajasthani handicrafts and goods. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork.-: Day 12 Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (230km) :-
After breakfast drive to "Taj City" of India enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 as the capital and later abandoned due to scarcity of water, the site is a marvelous display of Mughal architectural brilliance. Continue drive to Agra and on arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.-: Day 13 Agra :-
Start your Agra tour by visiting the historic Taj Mahal- arguably the finest symbol of love created yet. Proceed to the 15th century Agra Fort, and numerous exquisite monuments within including the Moti Masjid, Diwan-E-Am,Diwan-D-Khas, and Musanman Burj, where Shah Jahan died in imprisonment. Wrap-up your tour of Agra by visiting Itmad-Ud-Doula, and Chini- Ka- Rauza. Overnight at Agra hotel.-: Day 14 Agra - Gwalior - Orchha (219km) :-
Board train to Gwalior, a city exhibiting a fine blend of cultural traditions, remnant of Royal dynasties and the current metropolitan era. Sightseeing options in Gwalior includes the Gwalior fort, the Man Mandir Palace, Teli ka Mandir and Jai Vilas Palace. Proceed towards Orchha for overnight stay.-: Day 15 Orchcha - Khajuraho (272km) :-
Post breakfast, visit the famous Orchha Temples, built in 16th Century by the Bundela king Rudra Pratap. Later proceed to visit Jahangir Mahal, built in 1606 to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jahangir in 1606. Also visit Raj Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal & Chaturbhuj Temple followed by drive to Khajuraho temples, famous for the masterful depiction of the erotic sculptures. Built in a span of 100 years, from 950 AD to 1050 AD, the place consists of eastern, western and southern group of temples and in reality is more artistic than erotic. Overnight at the hotel.-: Day-16: Khajuraho-Varanasi :-
In the morning board train to Varanasi, the ancient city of the world. Sightseeing tour to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon followed by a boat ride on the holy river Ganges. Other must –visits include Banaras Hindu University, Kashi Vishwanath Mandir and the memorable ‘Arti’ ritual on the riverfront in the evening. Overnight stay at Hotel.-: Day 17 Varanasi - Delhi (by flight) :-
In time transfer to the airport for your flight back to Delhi and on arrival check-in at the hotel. Take time to relax before being transferred in the evening to board flight to your home/onward destination. Tour & Services ends.