NORTH INDIA WITH RAJASTHAN TOUR TRAVEL PACKAGE
North India Tour : Day 01. Flight to India (Delhi)
Around Midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan City and capital Delhi is the main gateway for travelers. You are met by an Virtual Tours representative and transferred to your Hotel.
North India Tour : Day 02. Delhi sightseeing tour
Morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old Delhi. include red fort, old city, Jama Masjid, “Kutab Minar” which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199.Before we proceed to the Hotel we have a drive through New Delhi where we see the India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.
North India Tour : Day 03. Delhi – Shekhawati tour (about 270 km)
After breakfast in the Hotel, we drive to Shekhawati region. Arrival in Shekhawati in the late evening.
North India Tour : Day 04. Shekhawati – Bikaner Tour (about 190 km)
In the morning we visit the grand havellis of the Shekhawati area. Shekhawati is a region of NE of Rajasthan and is the After the visit of Shekhawati area we proceed to Bikaner. After a short break in Bikaner we visit the Junagarh Fort (1571-1611 AD) constructed of red sandstone and marble with kiosks and balconies embellishing the structure at intervals.
North India Tour : Day 05. Bikaner – Osian – Jaisalmer Tour (about 330 km)
Today we drive through the desert and proceed for Jaisalmer via Osian. Osian is a great centre of Hindu and Jain religions. The oldest Temple here was constructed in 1178 AD. We arrive in Jaisalmer in the late evening.
North India Tour : Day 06. Jaisalmer Tour
Sightseeing of the medieval city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer’s crenellated golden sandstone walls and its narrow streets lined with exquisitely carved buildings makes this city unique. Jaisalmer is famous for its carved havellis (grand mensions). We have a walk through the old city and visit the Fort and the Jain temple.In the afternoon we drive around 40 km. away from Jaisalmer to sam dunes where we enjoy the sunset before we drive back to Jaisalmer.
North India Tour : Day 07. Jaisalmer – Jodhpur Tour (about 290 km)
Early morning drive to Jodhpur. The city was once the capital of the princely state of Marwar (Land of death). Jodhpur is also known as the blue city as most of the houses of the old city are painted blue. We will visit the Mehrangarh Fort (majestic fort). Mehrangarh Fort was built on a steep hill. We also visit the Jaswant Thada, a royal cenotaph built in white marble. After the sightseeing we have a walk through the Bazaars of Jodhpur.
North India Tour : Day 08. Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur Tour (about 260 km)
Today we drive to Udaipur. Enroute we will visit Ranakpur. Ranakpur is known for its superbly carved marble Jain Temples. An enormous basement of this temple covers 48,000 sq. feet. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls. The Ranakpur Jain Temples were built during the 15th century. After a rest in Ranakpur we proceed to Udaipur. Udaipur is called the romantic city of Rajasthan. A city built around shimmering, clear, blue water lakes which reflect the green hills of the Aravali ranges.
North India Tour : Day 09. Udaipur Sightseeing travel
Today we visit Udaipur. We start our sightseeing with the visit of Sahelion-Ki-Bari. After the visit of Garden of Maids we visit a Museum of folk art. This museum has a rich collection of Folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings on display. After a break we proceed to city palace, the biggest Palace in India, In the evening we have a Boat ride on the lake Pichola. The famous Lake Palace of Udaipur was the summer residence of the former rulers.
North India Tour : Day 10. Udaipur – Pushkar Tour (about 300 km)
Today we leave Udaipur and drive to Pushkar. The only temple of God Brahma is in Pushkar thus making Pushkar an important pilgrimage city for Hindus. Pushkar has become famous in the world due to its Pushkar Festival which takes place in the month of November. The biggest cattle and camel markets take place here where Farmers, breeders and camel traders buy and sell. (if this tour takes place during the time of Pushkar Festival we spend 2 nights stay in Pushkar).
North India Tour : Day 11. Pushkar – Jaipur Tour (about 120 km)
Today we drive to the Pink City Jaipur. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones. After a break in Jaipur we visit the city palace in the afternoon which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Mahrajas.
North India Tour : Day 12. Jaipur local sightseeing
After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being seen.
North India Tour : Day 13. Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (about 260 km)
Today we leave Rajasthan, Drive to Agra, Enroute we make a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri,This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply. Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
North India Tour : Day 14. Agra travel
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the TajMahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. After the visit of TajMahal we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.
North India Tour : Day 15. Agra – Khajuraho travel (by air)
In the noon we fly from Agra to Khajuraho. Khajuraho was the capital of the Chandela dynasty. The Chandela Kings claimed descent from the moon. The temples of Khajuraho are among the finest examples of temple craftsmanship in the whole of India.The rest of the day at leisure.
North India Tour : Day 16. Khajuraho – Varanasi (by air)
Today we visit the temple complex of east and west block to see the most beautiful temples in India. Most famous among them is the Laxmana Temple which is dedicated to god Vishnu. The presence of erotic sculptures in the Temples at Khajuraho is one of the expression among others of the celebration of all human activities displaying different aspects of Hinduism. In the evening flight to Varanasi. The rest of the day at leisure. Varanasi is without doubt India’s most sacred city and thus visited by over one million people.Varanasi is also called the city of light. Buddha visited this city in 500 BC.
North India Tour : Day 17. Varanasi
In the early morning we take a boat ride on the holy river Ganges and enjoy sunrise on the boat. Ghats (flight of steps) and the activities of pilgrims on that are the principal attraction for visitors to Varanasi. Thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit this city to make holy prayers, to meditate and to purify themselves through taking a bath in the holy river Ganges. In the noon we visit the city of Varanasi. Afternoon at leisure.
Optional: A drive can be organized to Sarnath(10 km). Sarnath is the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon at deer park.
North India Tour : Day 18. Varanasi – Delhi (by air)
In Afternoon we fly from Varanasi to Delhi. In Delhi we have rest of the day at leisure.
Optional: Further excursion in Delhi can be organized as per the individual wishes. Rooms are available to get fresh and change before we depart for the Airport with Virtual Tours representative.
North India Tour : Day 19. Flight to Home
Around Midnight flight to home destination