This tour itinerary will cover the most impressive cities of Rajasthan and then takes you on the journey of the beautiful Taj Mahal and Khajuraho at the end. Rajasthan is a state of wonders, and you will visit the Rajasthani marvels in Jaipur, Udaipur, Deogarh, and Jodhpur.
The Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture and the temples of Khajuraho are famous for their Nagara-style architecture and erotic sculptures. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Rajasthan, Agra, and Khajuraho attract thousands of tourists round the year and offer them a memorable experience.
Delhi: Welcome to Incredible India!
On arrival at Delhi International airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by our representative and transferred straightway to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.
Start the morning with a drive past through impressive boulevards and buildings such as President’s Residence and others in Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi). Also, drive past through Satish Gujral’s designed Belgian Embassy building. Later you will be to taken for the sightseeing tour of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) which would include your visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar among other attractions. We plan to make you visit this part of Delhi in a very special manner. We would take you first to one of the most modern areas of Delhi i.e. ‘Connaught Place’ and from here we will make you board the ultra-modern ‘Metro train’. Just a 10 minutes long train journey will make you travel back to 300 years old period where everything still seems to be working in the same old fashion i.e. at ‘Chandni Chowk’ bazaar.
At Chandni Chowk, we would further take you to ‘Khari Baoli Spice Market’ which is a true delight for eyes. It’s truly unbelievable to see that the spices which we normally see in small sachets & packets are here seen in big sacks & carts. A wholesale market with carts full of different spices and people busy negotiating the prices, it’s really a scene.
Fly to Udaipur
You will be met on arrival at Udaipur and will be transferred to your hotel to check in. Remaining day is at leisure. Evening you may enjoy the boat trip over Lake Pichhola.
During the day enjoy the sightseeing tour of Udaipur which includes City Palace, Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum (has an interesting collection of dresses, turbans, musical instruments, dolls, paintings, the traditional puppets etc.) and Shilpgram craft village.
Udaipur – Deogarh (Via Ranakpur)
Morning checkout and proceed to Ranakpur. On arrival, visit the beautiful Ranakpur Jain Temple. It is the largest and most complex Jain Temple in India. Later you will be transferred straightway to Deogarh, another fascinating destination of Rajasthan. Deogarh city was constructed in 1670 by Rawat Dwarkadasji of the Chundawat clan of the Sisodia Dynasty. On arrival, check in at the beautiful Deogarh Mahal- a heritage hotel. During the day explore the Dashavatar Temple and colourful village. Our driver will be able to advise you on various interesting options available for a tour in and around this quaint little town.
Morning after breakfast proceed straightway to Jodhpur – “the sun city of India”. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Evening you may visit old markets around Clock Tower-an enigma spelled surrounding.Stay overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur which includes your visit to Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada. Later you may also visit the splendid Umaid Bhawan Palace and its Museum. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to “the pink city of India i.e. Jaipur”. After brief leisure, you may visit the colourful markets of Jaipur situated in the old walled city. Evening you may enjoy a cooking session with your hostess at your hotel.
Morning proceed for the excursion to Amber Fort. You will be provided an elephant ride to ascend the Fort. If interested; you may have a visit to the ‘Mahout’s (elephant owners) Colony’ to see the baby elephants. Afterwards visit the Maharaja's City Palace (the home of the erstwhile royal family), Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory (a UNESCO world Heritage Site & the scientific marvel of the age) and Hawa Mahal (the Palace of winds). Evening you may have dinner in Swarna Mahal Restaurant at Rambagh Palace.
Agra (Via Fatehpur Sikri)
Morning you will be driven towards Agra, en-route visiting India's deepest and largest step well (also known as tank garden) i.e. Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri- a UNESCO World Heritage Site, once the capital of Mughal Empire. Later you will be transferred to Agra. Later visit the Agra Fort (a UNESCO world Heritage site) in a guided sightseeing tour.
Agra – train to Khajuraho
Morning visit the master piece i.e. Taj Mahal, to witness the magical effects caused by the reflections of the changing colours of the rising Sun on this brilliant white marble building. It looks more beautiful at sunrise. Later you will be transferred to Agra railway station to board a day train to Khajuraho. On arrival at Khajuraho, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel to check in. Evening you may enjoy the educational Sound & Light show (English version) which is highly recommendable. Interestingly, Khajuraho is also a nice place for someone who loves Wood-fire Pizzas as it has some nice roof-top Italian restaurants.
During the day visit the western & eastern group of temples. These Temples were built by the Chandelas between 950 AD & 1050 AD. The important temples of Khajuraho are Chaunset Yogini Kali Temple, the Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Lakshmana Temple, Vishvanath & Nandi Temples, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Parasvanath Temple is the only existing Jain Temple at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum.
Khajuraho – Fly to Delhi
Morning after breakfast at appropriate time you will be transferred to Khajuraho airport to board a direct flight to Delhi. The tour ends here.