It is being said that no matter wherever you are living in India, you are approximately 7 km from any temple. It is India’s spiritualism only that tourist attracts towards India. One of the most important cities of India in terms of divinity and spiritualism is Varanasi, the land of Moksha where people prefer to leave their material body and get off from the circle of birth and rebirth. There many such interesting stories being associated Varanasi that you can enjoy under the Rajasthan with Varanasi Tour Package. Your tour would be starting with your arrival at Delhi, then you would be traveling through the places like Mandawa and then to Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and by going through the alleys of Jaipur you will reach Agra and cherish Mughal wonders. Later you would be enjoying Varanasi the holy city of India where you can take part in the Maha Aarti of Ganga River.
Day 01: Delhi
Arrival in Delhi- Transfer and check-in at the hotel
Delhi, known locally as Dilli and by the official name National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is the largest metropolis by area and the second-largest metropolis by population in India. Located on the banks of the River Yamuna, Delhi has been continuously inhabited since at least the 6th century BC. Owing to the migration of people from across the country, Delhi has grown to be a multicultural, cosmopolitan metropolis. Its rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed Delhi into a major cultural, political, and commercial centre of India. Visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, this is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar."
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, leave for sight- seeing of Delhi, which includes Red Fort, Humanyun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat.
Jama Masjid : It is the largest mosque in India and considered as one of the largest in Islam was the final architectural work of Shah Jahan completed in 1658. The vast open courtyard with a water tank in a the middle for washing before prayer, accommodates up to 25,000 worshippers.
Raj Ghat : Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Gandhi's cremation on 31 January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end.
Qutub Minar : The Qutub Minar is the world's tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft).The Qutub Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture.
Red Fort : The Red Fort usually transcribed into English, Lal Qila is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the walled city of Old Delhi . It is now a popular tourist site, as well as a powerful symbol of India's sovereignty: the Prime Minister of India raises the flag of India on the ramparts of the Lahori Gate of the fort complex every year on Independence Day. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
Humanyun’s Tomb :It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal. The tomb of Humayun, second Mughal Emperor of India, was built by his widow, Biga Begum (Hajji Begum), in 1569-70.It has aptly been described as the necropolis of the Mughal dynasty.
Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 03: Delhi - Shekhawati
In the morning after breakfast, proceed to Samode. It is a tiny locale in the suburbs of Jaipur. Samode is known for the posh palaces. Rajasthan tour planner The palaces here exhibit the magnificently carved interiors and the fabulous frescoed walls. Upon reaching Samode, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest and relax for a while. Later in the day set off to explore the major tourist attractions like the ramparts of Samode Fort, Durbar Tent, Sultan Mahal and the Samode Bagh. In the evening you may like to take a village life – tour of the Samode village on camel back and enjoy the local traditions and life. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Shekhawati Tour
Drive to Mandawa is a part of semidesert region of Shekhawati is a colorful fantasy having a fascinating uniquely of its own. The open air art gallery, as it is popularly called is famous for its plethora of painted havelis, all commendable pieces of the rich artistic traditional of this region. ‘Shekhawati’, meanings the land of Shekhs clan derives its name from Rao Shekha (1433 A.D.-1488 A.D.) a section of the Kachhwaha family of Jaipur. Earlier a part of the former Jaipur state, it now comprises of the districts of Jhunjhunu and Sikar. Initially the region had a blank monochromatic look but with subsequent historical and social development it has blossomed into a colorful profusion of art and life for almost 2 centuries from 1750 AD to 1930 AD On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Havelies in Shekhawati Region. Explore the nearby village to experience the like, culture and tradition of the people. Also visit a few old havelies, frescos, paintings etc in the town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Shekhawati - Bikaner
Post breakfast; drive straight to Bikaner- “The camel City”. The city is fortified by a 7 Km wall with five gates. This magnificent city contains royal forts and palaces. Rajasthan tour planner upon arrival at Bikaner, get accommodated in one of our listed hotels. After relaxing for a while in your room proceed to a full day excursion to some of the major tourist hotspots covering Junagarh Fort, Raj Ratan Bihari Temple, Rasik Shiromani Temple and the Karni Mata Temple. In the evening you may visit Gajner Palace and the Camel breeding center. Enjoy comfortable night stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Bikaner – Jaisalmer
In the morning after an early breakfast, leave for Jaisalmer by surface. Evening visit Jaisalmer Local Market. Visit the Fort, Bazars and the old mansions known as "Havelis". People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. Evening visit Sum / Khuri for Camel ride and Rajasthani Traditional dinner at Dunes with dance and music. Overnight stay at hotel.
Tourist Places: Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Gadsisar Sagar Lake, Tazia Tower, Sam Sand Dunes.0
Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
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. The city is known as the Sun City for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the Blue City due to the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a thick stone wall.
Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Leave for Evening tour of the City.
Mehrangarh Fort - Mehrangarh Fort, located in Jodhpur city in Rajasthan state is one of the largest forts in India.The fort is situated 400 feet (122 m) above the city, and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. The museum in the Mehrangarh fort is one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan. In one section of the fort museum there is a selection of old royal palanquins, including the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin, which was won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730. The museum exhibits the heritage of the Rathores in arms, costumes, paintings and decorated period rooms.Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08: Jodhpur – Udaipur
After breakfast, leave for Udaipur Transfer and Check – in at the hotel.
Udaipur, formally known as the city of lakes and Venice of East. Udaipur lake city offers five gorgeous lakes, beautiful green gardens, fantabulous fountains, awe inspiring palaces & forts, stunning Aravalli mountain range and old mansions converted heritage hotels. City of Lakes "Udaipur" is a lovely blend of water, lush green hills that set fire and passion in poet. Its palaces are straight out of a fairy-tale book, lakes, forts, palaces, temples, gardens, mountains and narrow lanes lines withdrawn with stalls, relives the reminisces of a heroic past, valor and chivalry. Their reflection in the placid waters of the Lake Pichola is excitement that defines imagination. Spend the evening, enjoying the boat ride in beautiful picturesque Lake Pichola.
Pichola Lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. Located in the heart of the city, Pichola Lake is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur. In 1362, the beautiful lake was built by Pichhu Banjara during the ruling period of Maharana Lakha. The lake looks more enchanting with its scenic surroundings. Maharana Udai Singh must have been certainly captivated by the charm of this pristine lake with the perfect backdrop of lush green hills as when he founded the city of Udaipur, he enlarged this lake. He also constructed a dam made in stone that falls under the 'Badipol' region on the shore of this lake.
Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 09: Udaipur
After breakfast, leave for full day sight- seeing of the Udaipur city, which includes City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Saheliyon Ki Bari.
City Palace - The City Palace in Udaipur was built in a flamboyant style and is considered the largest of its type in Rajasthan, a fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles, and was built on a hill top that gives a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding, including several historic monuments such as the Lake Palace in Lake Pichola, the Jag Mandir on another island in the lake, the Jagdish Temple close to the palace, the Monsoon Palace on top of an overlooking hillock nearby and the Neemach Mata temple. These structures are linked to the filming of the James Bond movie Octopussy, which features the Lake Palace and the Monsoon Palace. The subsequent publicity has resulted in the epithet of Udaipur as "Venice of the East".
Fateh Sagar Lake - It is the second artificial lake of Udaipur, the first being Jaisamand lake. Located in the north of Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake lies just besides the entrance to Moti Magri Hill. Built in 1678 by Maharana Jai Singh, Fateh Sagar Lake got its name from Maharana Fateh Singh, who later made additions to it. Talking about the statistics of Fateh Sagar, the lake extends to the length of 2.4 km, 1.6 km. in width and deep to the extent of 11.5 meter. During the monsoons, the lake covers the total area of around 1 sq km.
Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Courtyard of the Maidens) is a major garden and a popular tourist space in Udaipur . It lies in northern part of the city and has fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. It was built by Maharana Bhopal Singh. Sahelion Ki Bari' was laid for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of her dowry. The gardens set below the embankment of the Fateh Sagar Lake have beautiful lotus pools, marble pavilions and elephant- shaped fountains. These fountains are fed by the water of the lake gushing through ducts made for the purpose. Each water channel has its distinct sound and the mingling of these sounds complement the ambience of the place.
Day 10: Udaipur to Bundi via Chittorgharh
Drive to Chittorgarh. In the noon visit the world famous fort of Rajasthan, the Chittorgarh Fort. On the crest of the enormous grey hill, girdled by massive walls and seven majestic gateways, built in the 12th Century. Then proceed for excursion to the fort city of Bundi. Bundi is a unique destination, and it is a place that is widely known for its step wells. While this means of water collection is no longer used in the city, Bundi still has more than 50 step wells that you can see. The most famous is the Queen’s Step Well, which dates back to the 15th century and boasts more than 200 steps. Also of note in Bundi is the Taragarh Fort, constructed in the 16th century and now home to a staggering art collection. Escape the urban environment easily at one of the lakes surrounding Bundi.
Day 11: Bundi-Jaipur
Jaipur: Popularly known 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 ruler of Amber. 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.
Leave for evening Bazaar Walk
Jaipur is a city of vibrant colors and markets (bazaars). Jaipur's colorful markets offer a great break to stop and shop on you tour. While moving through the markets, you will come across the vivacious culture of this region. Jaipur is the perfect place to shop for Handicrafts, antiques, jewelry, gems, pottery, carpets, textiles, metalwork and leatherware. In Jaipur, there are many markets to present you the art and craft of Rajasthan. Kishanpol Bazar, Haldiyon Ka Rasta, Mahiharon Ka Rasta, M.I. Road, Jauhari Bazar, Bapu Bazar, Nehru Bazaar are the main markets of Jaipur. One cannot define in words, the assortment of products, which these markets offer. You have to visit the city to experience the actual range of stuff. Shopping is an electrifying activity in Jaipur. If you don't visit these markets of Jaipur, you will be definitely at amiss. Without a shopping spree in Jaipur's markets, no trip to Jaipur is complete.
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 12: Jaipur
After Breakfast, leave for sight-seeing of Jaipur which includes visit to Amber Fort with Elephant Ride and City Tour in the afternoon which includes visit to City Palace, Palace of Winds(Hawa Mahal), Royal Observatory(Jantar Mantar).
Evening Bazaar Walking.
Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 13: Jaipur to Agra
After breakfast, depart for Agra en route visit the Sikandra, mausoleum of Emperor Akbar built in 1492, The Tomb is combination of Muslims and Hindu Architectural styles. After visit continue to drive to Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. After lunch you visit to witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its’ speculative view. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna, followed by visit to Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening you are free to explore the city by your own. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14, 15: Agra – Khajuraho via Jhansi and Orcha
On arrival at Jhansi railway station, drive to Orchha. It is just 20kms/30mins. from Jhansi. Here interesting notable thing is that Jhansi lies in Uttar Pradesh whereas Orchha lies in Madhya Pradesh state. On reaching Orchha, relax for some time in your hotel and later proceed for Orchha sightseeing in which we will visit Jahangir Fort, Rai Praveen Ka Mahal, riverside cenotaphs, Ram Raja Temple etc. Here fort located on island of Betwa river. All these monuments are of Bundela dynasty. Drive to Khajuraho at a distance of 190kms/04:30hrs. By afternoon we will reach Khajuraho and check-in to Khajuraho hotel. After having lunch proceed for temples sightseeing. Later in evening you may attend light & sound show. Khajuraho is most famous for its erotic wall carvings — from voluptuous nymphs to men having their way with horses and orgies, it is all here! These carvings on temples — only 20 of 85 remain — are pretty much the beginning and end of all things touristy in Khajuraho. Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. Standing against the backdrop of Vindhyas, Khajuraho presents a magnificent view to the beholder. The sacred temples of Khajuraho are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Because of the sculptures, the temples are also referred as Kamasutra temples. However, unlike popular belief, the temples neither have any connection nor were inspired by Vatsyayana’s famous book.
Day 16: Khajuraho – Varanasi
Wake-up early to leave for the holy city of Varanasi. On reaching airport catch a flight to Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi, you will be welcome by our representative. The representative will arrange for a smooth transfer, sit back and enjoy the drive from airport to the hotel. Halt along the way to visit beautiful temples of Sarnath. Continue drive to the hotel and check in upon arrival. In the evening witness the magnificent Aarti at the banks of river Ganga . Retire for the night at the hotel.
Day 17: Varanasi
Early in the morning, move out to experience an exciting boat ride along the River Ganga. Return to the hotel for breakfast, then start for the sightseeing tour of the city. Spend afternoon at leisure. Relish dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 18: Varanasi – Delhi (Flight)
Breakfast at hotel.Leave for Delhi by flight.In Delhi you are free to enjoy your time, In time you will be transferred at International Airport 3hrs before as per your flight schedule.