Rajasthan Gangetic Plateau
Rajasthan with Varanasi India Tours:-
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi . Meeting & Assistance at the Airport, Transfer to the booked hotel. (check-in 1200 noon).
Day 02, Delhi - full day sightseeing
Morning after breakfast, sight seeing tour of Sahajahanabad, now known as Old Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Musjid - the largest mosque of India, Red Fort, President’s house and the Secretariat buildings, India Gate – The War Memorial, Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar & Lotus temple (also known as Bahai Temple).
Day 03, Delhi – Mandawa drive ( 260 kms / 6hrs.)
Morning after breakfast visit India Gate, Parliament Street & Humayuns tomb. Later drive about 6hrs. to Mandawa. in the Shekhavati region.O/n hotel.
Day 04, Mandawa / Bikaner ( 200 kms / 3 hours drive).
After breakfast, visit the fort and museum. Later drive to Bikaner in the Shekhavati region, known for the beautiful frescoes which adorn many of the buildings. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 05, Bikaner/ Jaisalmer. (7 hours drive).
Morning sightseeing of imposing 16th century pink - sandstone Junagarh fort. Later leave for a longish drive to Jaisalmer, the most perfect of the walled cities of Rajasthan, rising out of the desert like a mirage. Overnight in hotel.
Day 06, Jaisalmer.
Sightseeing in Jaisalmer, a medieval city of elaborately carved mansions (havelis) in yellow sandstone, built by rich merchants at a time when the city was a key stopping place on the caravan routes from the Middle East. Jaisalmer has been described as an open air museum, and to enter its narrow cobbled lanes is to step into a bygone age.
Afternoon CAMEL safari to Sam Sand dunes. Overnight in Hotel
Day 07, Jaisalmer/ Jodhpur (295 kms / 8 hours).
Today we drive south to the historic Jodhpur, second city of Rajasthan. Overnight in Hotel
Day 08, Jodhpur.
After breakfast we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the colourful streets and bazaars of Jodhpur, including a visit to the vast 15th century hilltop Meherangarh Fort. Afternoon we enjoy a glimpse of traditional Rajasthani village life. O/n hotel.
Day 09, Jodhpur - Pushkar drive (230kms / 6hrs.)
Morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar the holy temple city. Afternoon visit the Brahma temple and Pushkar holy lake. O/n hotel.
Day 10, Pushkar - Jaipur (150 kms / 3hrs.)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. Afternoon visit Amber Fort, Palace of Wind, Jantar Mantar, City Palace & Museum. Evening visit in the local Johari bazaar etc. O/n hotel.
Day 11, Jaipur – Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. (200 kms / 5hrs.)
Morning after breakfast drive to Bharatpur bird sanctuary. Afternoon visit the park to see different species of migratory birds. O/n hotel.
Day 12, Bharatpur - Agra drive (65 KMS / 6hrs.)
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. Enroute visit the deserted city of Mughal emperor – 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. After Fatehpur Sikri drive straight to your hotel in Agra.
Afternoon visit Agra Fort built by Akbar and later extended by Jahangir and Shah Jahan.
Later visit 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.
Overnight at the hotel.
PLEASE NOTE : TAJ MAHAL is closed on Fridays
Day 13, Agra – Jhansi train – Orchha drive.
Morning after breakfast, transfer to railway station for Shatabdi express train to Jhansi, leaves at 0800hrs. Arrive Jhansi by 1015hrs. and drive to Orchha. takes about 2hrs. Afternoon visit Orchha. O/n hotel.
Day 14, Orchha - Khajuraho drive (2 hrs.)-
After breakfast, drive to Khajuraho. Later visit Western group of temples, magnificent temples built some 1000 years ago, depicting erotic themes on their elegantly sculpted walls. The temples are in several clusters and you will have the chance to visit some of the most prominent and beautiful, including the Lakshamana, Kandariya Mahadeva, Devi Jagdamba and the Lakshmi and Varah Temples.
Day 15, Khajuraho – Varanasi fly (operates daily ETD 1220hrs. ETA 1300hrs.).
Morning visit Eastern group of temples, including Brahma Temple and Adinath temple, etc. Later afternoon by 1200hrs. transfer to the airport for flight to Varanasi.
Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Benaras Hindu University and Temples. O/n hotel. Evening visit the Aarti ceremony on the Ghats of Holy River Ganges. O/n hotel.
Day 16, Varanasi -
Early morning boat ride along the River Ganges and see the famous bathing ‘ghats’, the stone steps which lead down to the river where you can watch the gathered faithful, ritually cleansing themselves. We will return to hotel for wash and breakfast, after breakfast visit to Sarnath, where it is said Lord Buddha preached his first sermon, setting in motion the Wheel of Law.
Day 17, Varanasi – Delhi fly.
Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Day 18, Delhi – Departure
Morning after breakfast transfer to airport for flight back to your home country.
End of the services (Check-out time at hotel 1200 noon).
Please note: Its a tailor made Rajasthan with Varanasi Itinerary, if you wish to make any changes please feel free to let us know and we will definitely arrange as per your requirement. .