Summary of

Delightful North India Tour

Duration: 19 Days/ 18 Nights

Major Attractions: Tiger safari, Grand Palaces/Forts, Boat ride at Ganges, The Taj Mahal, Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Ancient Temples, Camel safari, World’s biggest Hindu Temple, Visit of 7 UNESCO world Heritage sites, Tie & Die, Rural Villages

Destination Covered: Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipur, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Narlai, Udaipur

Tour Summary

If you want to get a glance at culture, tradition, heritage, and adventure all in one place, a trip to Rajasthan, Agra, and Varanasi is the perfect beginning. Rajasthan truly justifies its image of the ‘Land of Kings’. Nowhere else in the world show off such flamboyant architecture. Its rich cultural heritage is reflected in its various attraction such as Forts, Palaces, Havelis, heritage hotels, and historic monuments. The wildlife safari in Ranthambore national park will provide an excellent opportunity to see the elusive Tigers in the wild. You will also visit the temple city of Khajuraho famous for its 12th-century temples and their erotic sculptures. Known as a beacon of culture and the city of Temples, Varanasi is regarded as sacred by Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains. There is too much to explore and to experience on this trip.

Detailed ltinerary

DAY 1

Delhi: Welcome to Incredible India!

Arrive at the capital city of India and check in at your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.

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DAY 2

Delhi

After breakfast proceed for the sight seeing tour of Delhi. At first, you will visit Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi) covering Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid (2nd largest mosque of India) and Humayun’s Tomb (all 3 monuments are UNESCO world heritage sites). Later in the 2nd half, visit Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi) and see India Gate, Parliament house, Bahai temple and drive by President’s house.

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DAY 3

Varanasi

At appropriate time you will be transferred to Delhi airport to board a flight to Varanasi. You will be met on arrival at Varanasi and will be transferred to your hotel to check in. After brief leisure, you may explore the interesting lanes & bylanes of this oldest living city of the World. In the evening you may witness the Ganga Worship ceremony, which is highly rewarding. A very spiritual experience! Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 4

Varanasi

At appropriate time you will be transferred to Delhi airport to board a flight to Varanasi. You will be met on arrival at Varanasi and will be transferred to your hotel to check in. After brief leisure, you may explore the interesting lanes & bylanes of this oldest living city of the World. In the evening you may witness the Ganga Worship ceremony, which is highly rewarding. A very spiritual experience! Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 5

Agra

On your arrival at Agra railway station you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel to check in. After brief leisure, proceed to take the sightseeing tour of Agra which includes visit to the master piece the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 6

Ranthambhore National Park

In the morning you will be transferred to Ranthambhore. On arrival, check in at your hotel. After brief leisure, proceed to take the afternoon jeep/cantor safari in the jungle to track the tigers and other wildlife animals. Overnight stay in the hotel.

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DAY 7

Ranthambhore National Park

During the day take 02 jeep safaris during the morning and evening at Ranthambhore National Park. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 8

Jaipur

Post breakfast, you will be driven to reach at the Pink City of India i.e. Jaipur. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Evening free to walk in colourful old bazaars located in the old walled city.

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DAY 9

Jaipur

Post breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Jaipur including City Palace Complex, Amber Fort & Jantar Mantar Observatory (a UNESCO world heritage site). After brief leisure, you may visit ‘Chokhi Dhani”- an ethnic village resort. It is an excellent place to enjoy Rajasthani dishes and to observe village lifestyle & culture. Here you will also have the option to enjoy Camel ride, bullock cart ride and Elephant ride in very nominal cost.

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DAY 10

Mandawa

Morning drive straightway to Shekawati. On arrival at Mandawa, check in at your hotel. After brief leisure, proceed to see some magnificent Mansions (Havelies), Castles and unique architectures. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 11

Mandawa

Morning proceed to visit to some interesting Havelis of Shekawati region. Also visit the impressive Dundlod fort. Later you will be driven to Nawalgarh. Enjoy a walking tour in the local bazaars during the evening. Shekawati is famous for local handicraft & textiles. Besides textile & handicraft, the region is also famous for its brass and iron scissors. Stay overnight at your hotel.

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DAY 12

Bikaner

Post breakfast, drive through the Thar Desert region to reach Bikaner, another of the ancient trade route towns. En- route you may stop at Khichan to see the flocks of migrant demoiselle cranes which are protected and fed by villagers. After checking in, visit the historical 15th century Junagarh Fort and a unique camel research & breeding centre.

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DAY 13

Jaisalmer

After breakfast proceed towards Jaisalmer, the Golden city. This fortress city owed its great wealth to the camel caravans that plied the trade routes of the Thar Desert; entirely built in Sandstone, it takes on a golden glow in afternoon light. In the evening, there’s a camel ride on the sand dunes to enjoy the spectacular desert sunset.

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DAY 14

Jaisalmer

After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer includes your visit to Sonar Fort, the only Indian Fort which is still inhabited; there are intricately carved stone houses and a beautiful Jain temple. Later you can visit the beautiful Patwon Ki & Nathmal Ji ki Havelis, with some of the finest carvings. Stay overnight in your hotel.

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DAY 15

Jodhpur

Morning after breakfast you will travel to Jodhpur – “the sun city”. After checking in to your hotel, a sightseeing tour takes in stunning views over the city and splendid interiors at the great Rajput fortress of Meharangadh and the royal memorial of Jaswant Thada. Later you may explore the centuries-old markets around Clock tower.

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DAY 16

Ranakpur Temple – Narlai

Morning you will be driven to Ranakpur. On arrival, visit the huge 15th century Adinatha Temple. It is the one of the biggest Jain Temples of India. Later you will be transferred to your beautifully restored & decorated heritage hotel which also has antiques and rare plants. After brief leisure, enjoy the visit of Narlai village and nearby tribal settlements. Overnight stay in your heritage hotel.

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DAY 17

Udaipur

Morning proceed to reach Kumbhalgarh Fort-one of the biggest forts in the world. The fortification of Kubhalgarh fort is considered as the second longest wall in the world, the first being ''the Great Wall of China''. Later you will be transferred straightway to Udaipur to check in at your hotel. Evening you may enjoy a boat trip over Lake Pichhola.

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DAY 18

Udaipur

Morning proceed to reach Kumbhalgarh Fort-one of the biggest forts in the world. The fortification of Kubhalgarh fort is considered as the second longest wall in the world, the first being ''the Great Wall of China''. Later you will be transferred straightway to Udaipur to check in at your hotel. Evening you may enjoy a boat trip over Lake Pichhola.

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DAY 19

Udaipur - Fly to Delhi

Morning at appropriate time you will be transferred to Udaipur airport to board a direct flight to Delhi. The tour ends.

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