Best North India Tour Holiday Packages.
Best North India Tour
North India Tour speaks a lot itself about its incredible region’s best-known sights. Its a combinen of fascinating and marvellous culture and completely unique lifestyle where you can find different varities of Palaces, monuments and many mysterious facts about Indian History. It is no surprise then that tourists coming to this tour always feel the urge to come back. Swadeshi Journeys helps you to make your journey more memorable, safe that you have never been before with personal touch. Thorugh the below tour program, undoubtedly this tour will leave a unwashable prints in your heart. Through this we can cover the most beautiful and charming hill station - Shimal also known as heart of Himalayas, here you can enjoy the amazing Indian train experience with is totally admirable and the sighting as the train twists its way uphill slowly to enable the passengers to enjoy the mesmerising beauty around. After exploring the beauty of Shimla now its time to pack your bags for Dharmshala second most fascinating state of North India which is famous for home of Dalai Lama, surrounded by forests and mountains. It will be the place where in the silence and focus We will go into spirituality of India and our soul. In Dalai Lama's monastery We will meditate. After the himalayas exploration its time to start a magical tour of Rajasthan - which was popular for their desert, palaces, culture , festivals and much more and it can't expressed by mouth untill you visit personally and enjoy this magical moments. Finally we will visit the holiest place of India famously known as Banaras and now Varanasi - one of the oldest living cities in the world - with the one more spectaular night train journey from the heart of India -Agra, which holds the most magnificent icon of Country called Taj Mahal regarded the eight wonders of the world.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi meet at the airport , Meet & assistance with our executive and transferred to Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – sightseeing
Morning after breakfast full day sight seeing tour of Sahajahanabad, now known as Old Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, enjoy Rickshaw ride at chandni, Jama Musjid - the largest mosque of India, Red Fort. Later afternoon visit the half day sightseeing tour of New Delhi covering President’s house and the Secretariat buildings, India Gate – The War Memorial, Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple (also known as Bahai Temple).after exploring the beauty of real Indian life style, back to hotel & overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Kalka (by Surface) - Shimla ( by Toy train )
Early morning by 0500hrs. leave Delhi straight drive to Kalka, arrive Kalka Railway station board your train to Shimla
Train Himalayan Queen 52455 (Toy Train) ETD 1210hrs. ETA 1720hrs.
Morning arrive Kalka Railway station board the Toy Train for Shimla and overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Shimla
Morning free. Afternoon half day city tour visiting Sankat Mochan Temple and
Jakhu Temple, Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town - The Mall & The Ridge. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Shimla - - Dharamshala
Morning after breakfast drive to home land of Dalai Lama and evening free for independent activities or leisure and overnight in Dharamshala.
Day 06: McLeodganj (Dharamshala)
Morning visit a scenic view of Bhagsu Falls is a small yet beautiful waterfall located 2km away from Mcleodganj. Around 0.5 km from the waterfall stands the Bhagsunath temple and the waterfall is revered by devotees who throng the temple.
Later free to local tour of Dharamshala visiting the Official residence of Dalai Lama the exiled Tibetian Leader and Overnight at Dharamshala
Day 07: Dharmshala – Delhi.
Morning after breakfast drive back to Delhi and overnight in Delhi.
Day 08: Delhi – Mandawa (approx. 260 Kms. and 5-6 Hrs. drive).
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandawa. On arrival Check in and later visit visit Mandawa (Shekawati region). This region came into prominence in the 14th century when a number of Muslim clans moved into the area and the towns of this region developed into important trading posts on the caravan routes emanating from the ports of Gujarat. This region is famous for painted havelis (houses) most of which date back from the 18th century. Visit the havelis in Mandawa and other villages of Shekhawati region
overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Mandawa - Bikaner (drive about 05hrs./180kms)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Bikaner, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later visit the the Junagarh Fort which was contracted between 1588 and 1593 by a general in the army of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. The fort has a 986m long wall with 37 bastions and two entrances and overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Bikaner – Deshnok- Jaisalmer (drive about 08hrs./333kms.)
Morning after breakfast visit The Rat Temple at Deshnok –is also called ‘Karni Mata’, named after a woman, who was born in the 14th century. She was an incarnation of Durga, the goddess of power and victory. During her lifetime she performed many miracle
It is regarded auspicious, if a rat (kaba) runs across one’s feet. Even, a glimpse of kaba (white rat) is considered promising and fruitful. Twice a year, a festival is celebrated in the honor of Karni Mata. A grand fair is organized during this time and people come here to seek the blessings of the Goddess.
Later drive to Jaisalmer - The name Jaisalmer evokes a vivid picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert. Local colour and warmth prevail over the inhospitable and forbidding terrain, imbuing the medieval town with a special magic. One of the main attractions is the imposing 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The fascinating havelis which were built by wealthy, Arrive Jaisalmer transfer & overnight at Hotel.
Day 11: Jaisalmer.
Morning After breakfast, city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the the citadel – the Fort built by Rawal Jaisal where a fourth of the population lives. The fort also houses Jain temples of the 12th to 15th centuries, Patwon Ki Haveli – a five storey mansion with carved pillars & murals of Salim Singh. Also visit Gadsisar, which had once supplied water to the city ; the temples & archways around it have been built by a courtesan.
Afternoon, excursion to Sam – 45 km away, is known for its sand dunes & is the venue for the Desert festival. Get the actual feel of the desert by enjoying a camel ride on the sand dunes and witness a magnificent sunset on the sand dunes. Return to Jaisalmer, overnight at Hotel.
Day 12: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur. (drive about 07hrs./ 298kms.)
Morning after breakfast, leave for A flourishing trading center of the 16th century, the fortress city of Jodhpur is now the second largest city of Rajasthan. Jodhpur was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha who claimed to be descendent of lord Rama. Arrive Jodhpur transfer & overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur. (Drive about 06hrs./278kms.)
Morning visit the Mehrangarh Fort which literally means “Majestic Fort”, located at the very centre of the city. There are ,in all , three gates , each built to commemorate a particular victory, as well as to reinforce the fort. It has a collection of musical instruments, palanquins, furniture & cannons on the forts’ ramparts are well preserved. Jaswant Thada : Close to the fort complex lies this white marble cenotaph, built in 1899, in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Rare portraits of Jodhpur's rulers are also.
Later drive to Udaipur, en-route visiting the Jain temples at Ranakpur: The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, come across as a marvelous feat of architecture. It would take anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in 1460, so well preserved & sparkling is the marble. The main temple is supported on 1,444 pillars – none of which is similarly carved. After the visit, continue drive to Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur and check-in & overnight at Hotel.
Day 14: Udaipur.
Morning after breakfast visit the romantic city of Udaipur. Visit theCity Palace which is the largestpalace complex in Rajasthan; Jagdish temple, a fine Indo Aryan temple built in 1651; Sahelion ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, which is a small garden with its fountains, kiosks, marble elephants & lotus pool. In the evening, boat ride onLake Pichola. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15: Udaipur – Pushkar (drive about 06hrs./230kms.)
Morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar. Arrive Pushkar check-in hotel.
Afternoon visit Lord Brahma Temple , Pushkar Holy Lake -Pushkar Lake is supposed to have appeared miraculously when a lotus flower fell from the hands of Lord Brahma and dropped into this valley. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 16: Pushkar – Jaipur. (Drive about 04hrs./145kms.)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. The Pink City: Jaipur needed a fresh coat of paint to welcome its distinguished guest the Prince of Wales in 1905-6. The contractor inability to supply any other color in the required quantity compelled the choice of pink shade for its walls. A contractor’s compulsion famed Jaipur to Pinkcity. Since then the PINK color is associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. Arrive Jaipur and evening free for leisure or stroll in local bazaar / market and overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Jaipur
Morning at 0730hrs. visit to Amber Fort, the ancient Capital of the state until 1728. Enjoy the Elephant ride up to the hill on which the Fort is situated. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory, Jaimahal (Look at the beautiful mirror work and intricate inlay work) and the Temple of Goddess Kali.
Later city sightseeing tour visiting Maharaja’s City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of winds through the rose - pink residential and business areas of Jaipur. Evening free to visit the local bazaar etc.. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 18: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra.
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra – capital of Mughals
En-route visit the deserted city at Fatehpur Sikri(40 KMS from Agra) built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned it just after 15 years due to the scarcity of water. Visit the graceful buildings – The punch Mahal, Anup Talab,Diwan-e- Khas, Tomb of the holy saint Salim Chisti,Buland Darwaza and other important palaces where one experiences not only the Architectural brilliance but also its perfect fusion. Continue drive to Agra, arrive Agra
Later visit SUNSET view of the world famous Mausoleum – The Taj Mahal - An unique epitome of Love built by Moghul Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. A Sahajahan”s drop of tear on the cheek of Time that has now crystallized. and overnight at hotel.
Please Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
Day 19: Agra – Varanasi (by Overnight Train)
Morning after breakfast visit the Agra Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structues; Itmad-ud-daulah, which was contructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and later evening transfer to Railway Station to catch the train for Varanasi. Overnight in train.
Day 20: Varanasi
Early morning, get ready to experience one of the most memorable moments of your life, as you will be taken for a boat ride on the Ganges. It is at the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi where you get to see both life and death together. This mystical and spiritual experience is followed by an excursion to the Buddhist town of Sarnath. Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath. The places of interest at Sarnath are Buddhist temples, the Dhamekha stupa, the Chaukhandi stupa and the Archaeological museum. Over night at Varanasi.
Day 21: Varanasi – Delhi - Departure.
Morning after breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight for onward destination.
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Total cost for the above package is ON REQUEST
Please note: all hotel Check in & check out time is 1200hrs noon.
Please note : Its a tailor made program, if you wish to make any changes, please feel free to let us know and we will be very glad to make it accordingly.