Day 1: Arrival Delhi:
On your arrival at Delhi International Airport you will be welcomed by your tour escort. You can find him easily as he will be there at the arrival lounge holding a placard of your name. After meet & greet transfer to your pre booked hotel. The rest of the day, if any, is at leisure to settle in, and recuperate from your international journey. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi:
Early breakfast and begin your city tour of Old Delhi with the Jama Masjid (India’s largest mosque). Take a rickshaw ride and explore the amazing narrow lanes and bazaars, visit Chandni Chowk,stop off at Asia’s biggest Spice market, and drive past the Red Fort.Later visit Raj Ghat, the memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Take a drive past India Gate (War Memorial Arch), President’s House, Parliament House, and Government Secretariat Buildings. After lunch visit Bangla Sahib Gurdwara(Sikh Temple) and Mahatma Gandhi Museum. End your day with a visit to theQutubMinar(tallest brick tower in the world). Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi – Mandawa:
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart by road to Mandawa. A village established by traders of the Silk Route.En-route, pass through authentic villages and start to enter some of the most rural parts of India. On arrival in Mandawa, enjoy a walking tour through the streets of the city.See the amazing Havelis – mansions noted for their frescoe paintings of Gods and Goddesses. Overnight stay in Mandawa.
Day 4: Mandawa – Bikaner:
After breakfast depart by road through the arid lands leading to the Bikaner Desert Kingdom – a major centre of trade during the 16th century. In the afternoon visit the spectacular Junagarh Fort, with its impressively decorated interiors. End the day with a memorable Tuk-Tuk ride from the ancient city bazaar. Overnight stay in Bikaner.
Day 5: Bikaner – Jaisalmer:
Breakfast at the hotel. Enter the Thar Desertby road on your way to the city of Jaisalmer. Transfer to the famous and picturesque Sam Sand Dunes to see the dunes in the beautiful sunset light.Most tourists take a camel safari—it’s the quintessential Jaisalmer experience. Jeep safari is also available. Enjoy the evening cultural programme and stay overnight in a luxury tent at the resort.
Day 6: Jaisalmer:
After breakfast enjoy a tour of the golden city of Jaisalmer. Discover the magical Gadisar Lake and the magnificent Golden Fort. Walk through the narrow streets of the city, to visit the famous palatial houses characteristic of the city such as Nathmal and Patwon. Spend the afternoon at leisure. You can enjoy the services at your hotel – swimming pool, spa etc. Overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 7: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur:
After breakfast continue the trip towards Jodhpur, known as The Blue City and enjoy a visit to the impressive Mehrangarh Fort with its bird’s eye view of the old city. Later continue to Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 8: Jodhpur – Udaipur:
Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Udaipur – the City of Lakes. On arrival at Udaipur check-in to your hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. Your tour of this romantic city begins in the evening with a boat ride on the beautiful Lake Pichola at sunset. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 9: Udaipur:
After breakfast visit the exquisite City Palace – the largest palace complex of Rajasthan. Continue your tour to Saheliyon- ki-Bari (Garden of Maids), known for its beautiful fountains and marble art. Enjoy an evening walking tour through the old town of ancient temples and bustling markets. These markets present an assortment of items, in particular miniature paintings, for which Udaipur is famous. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 10: Udaipur – Pushkar:
After breakfast drive to Pushkar, a famous pilgrimage centre in Rajasthan. See the only temple of Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe as per Hindu mythology. Visit the famous Pushkar Lake, 52 Ghats where pilgrims come to bathe and witness ancient Hindu rituals. Overnight stay in Pushkar.
Day 11: Pushkar – Jaipur:
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, known as The Pink City. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Afternoon explore and enjoy shopping at Jaipur Market. Jaipur is famous for textiles, handmade jewellery, blue pottery and paintings which makes it a must visit shopping destination. Visit Birla Temple before returning to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 12: Jaipur:
Early breakfast and then begin your sightseeing at Amber Fort, which was the ancient capital of the state. Ascend the Fort on elephant back or by jeep. Inside this amazing Fort visit Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas and Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors). Afternoon tour of Jaipur – visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Maharaja’s City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Drive past Hawa Mahal and through the pink rose residential and business areas. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 13: Jaipur – Agra:
After breakfast drive to Agra. On arrival, visit the magnificent Agra Fort. At sunset continue to the extravagant monument Taj Mahal, entitled as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A must visit to witness the masterpieces of Indian architecture. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 14: Agra – Orchha – Khajuraho:
After breakfast, drive to the railway station to board the train to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi railway station take a short drive to Orchha, which is situated on the bank of Betwa River. Explore the bustling Orchha Fort and the beautiful temples of this medieval city. Later drive to Khajuraho. On arrival check-in to your hotel Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
Day 15: Khajuraho – Varanasi:
After breakfast begins for exploring the temple complex in one of its most beautiful lights; at sunset. The temples are famous for their erotic sculptures and their Nagara style symbolic architecture. The most impressive of the temples is the Kandariya Mahadev Temple.
On time transfer to airport where you will board a direct flight to the holy city of Varanasi. Upon landing, transfer to your hotel to relax and settle in. In the early evening, witness of the evening ‘aarti’ ceremony. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 16: Varanasi:
Rise early and return to the Ganges this morning for a sunrise boat ride and start your tour of the Ganges City. Afternoon visit Sarnath (where Buddha preached his first sermon after enlightenment) and the old city – a maze of streets and alleys crammed with derelict palaces, homes, and hundreds of temples and shrines. Rest of the day free to explore the divine city. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 17: Varanasi – Delhi – Back Home:
After breakfast transfer to airport to fly to Delhi. Day free to explore the local market and vehicle are at your disposal. Later depending on the time of your international flight you are assisted with your transfer to the airport for your homebound journey.