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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. .

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