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North India Cultural Tour

Duration : 21 Days / 20 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Agra - - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Amber - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Khimsar - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Rawla Narlai - Udaipur - Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive in Delhi

Arrive in Delhi , warm welcome with flower garlands and transfer to hotel. Overnight.

Day 02 : Delhi

Morning tour of historic city of Old Delhi to include magnificent Red Fort. The Jama Masjid , India`s largest mosque, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.

Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi to include Humayun`s Tomb, Bhai Temple , Qutab Minar , India gate and Government buildings . overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi - Varanasi

Morning after breakfast fly to Varanasi. Varanasi is the holiest of the Hindu cities and here you will get your first view of the sacred Ganges river . You will do a excursion to village of Sarnath in the afternoon , where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Varanasi

This morning an early start for a dawn boat ride on the Ganges river . Ritual is a very important aspect of Hinduism and there is no better place to observe it than at the Ganges. You will view the thread ceremony, head shaving and food being offered to the departing souls. Also along its bank witness devotees bathing, cremating their dead and doing laundry . A walk through narrow twisting lanes will give you a chance to witness the various rituals of the pilgrims and followed by city tour . Afternoon at leisure . Overnight

Day 05 : Varanasi - Khajuraho

Morning after breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to Khajuraho . On arrival transfaer to hotel .

Afternoon half day sightseeing of the temples in Khajuraho includes the tour of 09th to 13th century erotic Hindu temples. Well preserved the sculptures depict gods, goddesses, warriors, animals and amorous couples.

Day 06 : Khajuraho - Orchha - Agra

Morning after breakfast drive to Jhansi enroute sightseeing in Orchha . later drive to Jhanis to connect Shatabdi express to Agra . On arrival transfer to hotel . Overnight.

Day 07 : Agra

Morning after breakfast begin the full day sightseeing of Agra . Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal and the famous Red Fort. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan built the extravagant Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his most beloved wife and was imprisoned in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj by his son until death . Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World. Overnight.

Day 08 : Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

Morning after breakfast drive to Ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri . This was emperor Akbar`s capital designed and built in Red stone the city is another architectural wonder . later drive to Jaipur enroute 2 hours Cycle Rickshaw safari in Bharatpur National Park . Evening arrive in Jaipur. Overnight.

Day 09 : Jaipur - Amber - Jaipur

Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.

Afternoon tour of the Pink City – will include City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here. Also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : Jaipur - Mandawa

Morning drive to Mandawa , afternoon sightseeing in the Shekhawati region, often called the open air art gallery of Rajasthan . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 11 : Mandawa - Bikaner

Morning drive to Bikaner , afternoon city sightseeing . This desert town in the north of the state was founded in 1488 by Roa Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army and camel breeding farm . Overnight at Hotel

Day 12 : Bikaner - Khimsar

Morning drive to Khimsar enroute visit Deshnoke , The city`s dity Karni Mata , the temple dedicated to her provides sanctuary to mice in the belief that those who serve the Goddess are reborn as mice . Later drive to Khimsar , afternoon visit fort .overnight at hotel

Day 13 : Khimsar

Day at leisure optional camel Safari . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14 : Khimsar - Jaisalmer

Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer , enroute visit desert village . Overnight.

Day 15 : Jaisalmer

The Rich and beautiful palaces and " Havelis " of Jaisalmer shimmer against the relentless monotony of the Thar desert. Its Rulers were known for their valour , their beautiful havelis and glorious temples. For close to ten centuries Jaisalmer has assumed the air of a virtual art museum.

Sightseeing in Jaisalmer include , Sonar Kila , Patwon ki haveli , Salim Singh ki Haveli and Nathmalji Ki Haveli and afternoon excursion to vilage of Khuri . Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur

Morning drive to Jodhpur, Gateway to the Thar desert , the city is known for its striking Forts, stately palaces and gracious buildings . Some of these are now India`s finest hotels. The city was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha of The Rajput clan.

Sightseeing in Jodhpur includes Mehranghar Fort built by the city`s founder five centuries ago , Jaswant Thada , museum and bazaar etc . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 17 : Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Rawla Narlai

Morning visit the Bishnoi villages , later drive to Narlai enroute visit Ranakpur temple complex ( open at 1200 hours ). Ranakpur the 15th century Chaumukh Jain temple , one of the most beautiful crafted sculpted temples in India . overnight at Hotel

Day 18 : Rawla Narlai - Udaipur

Wake up to the sounds of this 17th century village , and take in the spiritual energy from the fresh air descending down from the Shiva temple, stroll through the small bazaar, bustling with activity and bursting with colour, perhaps pausing to see rich handicraft or even design your own silver Tabiz, an ancient lucky charm, for women and man worn around the neck . Later drive to Udaipur . Overnight

Day 19 : Udaipur

Udaipur is the most romantic city in Rajasthan. With its hilltop fortresses , fairytale palaces and exotic legends and its urban and industrial centers, the city is proud of its heritage as a centre for performing arts, painting and crafts. Most of the marble palaces and fortification have now been transformed into palace hotels.

Sightseeing of Udaipur include , City palace museum , Bharatiya Lok Mandal , Sahelyon Ki bari , Partap memorial and afternoon boat ride on the lake pichola to visit Jagmandir. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 20 : Udaipur - Delhi

Morning free , later transfer to airport for your flight to Delhi . On arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 21 : Leave Delhi

Early Morning transfer to airport for your onward flight.

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