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Exotic North India Rajasthan Tour
Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Orchha – Gwalior – Agra –
Fatehpur Sikri  – Jaipur – Pushkar – Jodhpur– Bishnoi
Ranakpur
– Udaipur – Chittourgarh – Delhi
15 Nights / 16 Days


01 Day: Arrival Delhi:
Welcome at the Delhi airport, our representative assist and escort you by a private car and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After your check in, you will be given all the required documents related to your tour plan; he will explain all your queries and feedback about the entire tour plan. If you are arriving by morning flight, after relaxation you can take a short tour of the city; otherwise take the rest and overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

02 Day: Delhi:
After breakfast, take sightseeing tour to explore the historic city, firstly visiting Old Delhi: (Shahajahanabad) the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone walls of historical Lal Qila, built in 1638, sprawled in 2 kilometers with a high of 18 meters, Jama Masjid, the largest and most splendid mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat, memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, where he was cremated, Later have Rickshaw ride past through the bustling Bazaar of in Chandani Chowk. The sightseeing continue to explore the best tourist attractions of New Delhi include President House (Rashtrapati Bhawan), during the British rule this places was the residence of British Viceroys, India gate, this monument was built to honour and tribute to the Indian soldiers, sacrificed themselves during the Afghan war, then visiting Birla Mandir (Laxmi Narayan Temple) built by the one of the most richest industrialist Birla Family. Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening witness the light and sound show at Red fort. The show projects splendid history of 5000 years old city, a truly memorable experience. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

03 Day: Delhi – Varanasi (By Air):
Today morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to the airport to board the scheduled flight for Varanasi. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later take an excursion tour to Sarnath, located at 10 Kms from Varanasi, this is where Lord Buddha gave his primary or first sermon to the five sanctified men. Visit the Dharmarajika to witness the 110 ft tall Dhamekh Stupa. This stupa also marks the place where Buddha preached first sermon. Then visit to Archaeological museum, which has the collected works of ancient Buddhist relics and antiques comprising abundant Buddha and Bodhisatva images, also see the Ashok Pillar, built in 3rd Century BC., this is an iconic pillar with 4 lions that symbolizes both Asoka’s imperial rule and the kingship of the Buddha. This four - lion capital has been adopted as the emblem of the modern Indian republic. Evening take a walk through the copious of narrow lanes in the old city, passing through many ancient temples, shrines and little shops crammed with customers looking for the eminent gold & silver brocades, usually for weddings or even for cremation cloth. Explore the oldest cultural city of India, by visiting the most famous temple; Kashi Vishvanath or Golden temple which, though unattainable to non-Hindus, can be witness from the top floor of the old house opposite it. The visit is followed by Bharat Mata temple, Durga temple and the Tulsi Manas Mandir. Overnight at the hotel.

04 Day: Varanasi:
Early morning take a boat ride for a pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. Here devotes take dip and bathe early in the morning in holy Ganga, offering prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every obedient Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the holy Ganges, is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. This is the holiest city for the Hindu devotes and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi was already old when Rome was founded, a flourishing trade centre when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. Visit the Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, believed to be built on the site of an ancient Hindu temple. Evening take a walk in the divine atmosphere and visit the colourful markets. Overnight at the hotel.

05 Day: Varanasi – Khajuraho (By Air):
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the scheduled flight to Khajuraho. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Khajuraho is ancient blend of architecture, culture, nature and history, architecture, with luscious charm. The city with peace with scenic country side, Khajuraho is declared by UNESCO...World heritage site’. Today morning after breakfast explore the most exotic temples of India, visiting the Western group of temples, renowned and splendid temples, there are 14 temples, most of the temples are deducted to God Vishnu and Shiva, notable temples are Lalguan, Chaunsath, Varaha, Parvati, Lakshmana, Matangesvara, Nandi, Chitragupta, Vishvanath, Goddess Jagdamba, Kandariya Mahadev. These temples are worldly popular for their intricate erotic carvings and sculptures and erotic carvings that are one of the stupendous achievements of ancient Indian art, later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

06 Day: Khajuraho – Orchha (180 kms: 3½ hrs):
After breakfast, take the sightseeing tour Eastern group of the temples, explore around 17 temples, 3 Hindu and 4 Jain temples, mainly Adinath, Parsvanath, Ganpati and Shantinath are Jain temples and Javari, Brahma and Vamana are Hindu temples, in both the groups of temples exhibit love, sexual acts, and Moksha in unique architectural style and lustful depiction of conventional way of life during medieval India. There is also Southern group of temples Duladeo and Chaturbhuj temples. Later drive to Orchha. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the evening is free for relaxation. Overnight at the hotel.

07 Day: Orchha – Gwalior – Agra (240 kms: 4 – 5 hrs):
Today morning after breakfast, take a city tour of Orchha visiting various temple and Palaces such as Raja Ram temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Shiva Mandir, Panch Mukhi Mahadev Mandir and other cenotaphs “Chhatris" on the bank of river Betwa and also visit Fort Palace of Raj Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, Diwan – e - Khas and Rai Praveen Mahal. After visit, drive to Agra. Enroute visit Gwalior. Take a sightseeing of the majestic Gwalior fort is one of the largest and mightiest forts in India. Also visit Sas-Bahu Temples are 11th-century temples of Lord Vishnu while Teli-ka-Mandir is a 300-metre-high Vishnu temple of the 9th Century, visiting Jai Vilas Palace, Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior fort, Man Mandir, Gujri Mahal and the tomb of Mohammad Ghaus. After visit proceed to Agra. On arrival, check in to the hotel. Rest of the evening is free for relaxation. Overnight at the hotel.

08 Day: Agra:
Early morning visit world’s most popular and beautiful monument: Taj Mahal with its’ fabulous view at the time of sunrise. Taj Mahal, beautiful architectural monument among the 7 wonders of the world; this historical masterpiece is illustration of the fusion of diverse architectural styles. Taj Mahal is crown of all the loveliest buildings in the world, a symbol of eternal love. The tour continues to visit Agra Fort, was built in 1576 AD., by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, structured and designed with red stoned barricaded; in the fort you will find most splendid Pearl Mosque and various other classic example of art: Jahangir Mahal, Moti Masjid, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Diwan-i-Khas, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Am, Meena Bazaar and Musamman Bhurj where from Emperor Shahjahan, prisoner of his son rebellious Aurangzeb, he put his father in the cell of Agra fort, where from he could see his love reflecting through the Taj Mahal, where his loveliest wife was cremated. If time permits, visit the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula, 35 kms from Agra, built by Empress Noorjehan daughter of Shahjahan, this monument a tribute to her great father. In the evening one should visit Oswal Emporium to watch the replica of Taj Mahal it took 10 years for the artists to built this artistic epitome, also enjoy light and sound show “Mohabbat-the-Taj: the saga of love”, the only show of its kind in India! Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.

09 Day: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (240 kms: 5 hrs):
After breakafast check out the hotel and drive to Jaipur, En route visit Fathepur Sikri, Old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty –Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwan-e-Khas entirely unique in its concept is a tall vaulted room with an intricately carved central pillar and capital supporting a platform that once held the emperor's throne. The airy Panch Mahal a 5 storied structure rising in pyramidal fashion was probably used by the ladies of the court. Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone is the finest building here, the marble Tomb of Salim Chisti enclosed by finely carved, lacy marble screens. The Buland Darwaza, an imposing gateway 54 m high was built to commemorate Akbar's Aligarh the famous university town is a center of Islamic studies. After sightseeing continue to drive to Jaipur, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After relaxing in the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator white marble temple, glitters in the in the night, at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight.

10 Day: Jaipur:
Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to splendid Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, built in 15th Centaury by Rajput King Man Singh, later visit another mighty and majestic Nagargarh fort, which is nearby to Amber fort. Later drive back to the main city to visit imperial ‘City Palace’, a miraculous places to witness the real Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Present residence of the royal family of Jaipur. Distinguishing Jantar Mantar innovated and constructed by Jaipur King Swai Jai Singh, he built 5 observatories, and Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is one of them. Visiting splendid Hawa Mahal, also known ‘Palace of Winds’ built with a concept for the woman of royal families to speculate the royal ceremonies and festivals being hidden from the public eyes. City palace houses both the monuments. In the evening you can explore the bustling market of Jaipur by cycle rickshaw ride, which is paradise for shopping lovers, Jaipur is worldly famous for hand woven carpet, precious stones, handicraft, marble, textile, blue pottery, handmade papers, later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

11 Day: Jaipur – Pushkar – Jodhpur (324 kms: 7 hrs):
After breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Jodhpur. Enroute visit Pushkar, well-known for the world’s largest cattle fair every year in the month of November, with glorious celebration. A conurbation of Pilgrimage from the time of immemorial with over 500 temples and ghats, Pushkar begets an inheritance of enduring architectural heritage. Pushkar emit an ambience of spirituality and peace that casts an allure to visit this place again and again. Take a sightseeing tour of the city visiting temple of Lord Brahma surrounded by Pushkar Lake. On the banks of the lake you will see devotees taking dip into the holy waters of Pushkar & offering prayers. Also visit the Pushkar Fair site, which is right opposite the Pushkar Lake. Later proceed to Jodhpur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening you may opt to visit On the Rocks a garden restaurant serving ethnic food followed by live music and folk dance, located at Ajit Bhawan. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

12 Day: Jodhpur – Bishnoi Village – Jodhpur (Excursion 25 kms: 45 min):
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur including Clock Tower, Mehrangarh Fort situated at an altitude of about 125 meters and is spread over an area of 5 sq. km and it has seven gates, Jaswant Thada is a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, followed by visit to Umaid Bhawan Palace which is a majestic palace, was built by Umaid Singh. This is the only 20th century palace built under the famine relief project that gave employment to famine struck population. It was built in 16 years. A part of the palace has been converted into hotel, one part is the museum and the remaining is still occupied by the royal family. Later take an excursion to Bishnoi Village, the villagers known by cast “Bishnois” Protectors of animals, of course they are vegetarians and therefore they have great respect for all living things. Sure they keep buffaloes, sheep and goats but only for the milk, the wool and the manure. Then visit to the local handicrafts viz shoe makers, pottery hand weaving and also men in their traditional attire, women clad with ancestral silver Jewellery, en-route watch and photograph wildlife black buck, chinkaras, peacock etc. freely moving in abundance of care by villagers. After visit drive back to Jodhpur for overnight stay.

13 Day: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur (276 kms: 6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Udaipur. En route visit, the Jain temples at Ranakpur Temples of 12 Century – The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, built out of marbles with 108 carved pillars each carved differently from others, Come across as a marvelous piece of architecture. One can have lunch at Maharani Bagh Hotel in Ranakpur and visit to local families on the way. After visit continue to drive to Udaipur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. In the evening you can enjoy boat ride at Lake Pichola. Overnight at the hotel.

14 Day: Udaipur:
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Udaipur, visiting City Palace built in 1559, a small palace over looking at the Lake Pichola, the additions were made to it by successive Kings of Udaipur gradually evolved become the largest place in Rajasthan, Main attraction of Place are Durbar Hall, Palace Museum and Jagdish Temple. Later visit Saheli Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honour of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose and visit Lok Kala Mandal collection of folk art items like folk dresses, ornaments, puppets ,masks, dolls folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. Opened seven days a week, puppet shows and folk dancing are conducted every evening from 1800 to 1900 in an adjacent open air theatre. Shilpgram to see the village arts & crafts. Followed by visit to Eklingji & Nagda Temples - built in white marble with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela - 22 kms from Udaipur. Overnight at the hotel.

15 Day: Udaipur – Chittorgarh – Udaipur (115 kms 2 hrs one way) – Delhi (By Air) :
After breakfast, visit to the magnificent Chittorgarh, spread over 13 square kms, unlike other forts you can explore this fort by the vehicle you are traveling, Chittourgarh fort is the mightiest Fort in Indian History, The pride and glory of Rajasthan. Chittaurgarh echoes with the tales of romance and velour unique to the Rajput tradition. A ruined citadel, where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular 'chhatris'in the fort vicinity visit Kirti Stambha, Rana-Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, Meera Temple and Kumbha Shyam Temple and Kalika Mata Temple, State Archaeological Museum. Later drive back to Udaipur and check out from the hotel and transfer to the domestic airport to board the evening flight from Delhi. On arrival, transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

16 Day: Delhi – Hometown (By Air):
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the International airport to board the scheduled flight for hometown. Tour concludes here with happy memories.

Tour Packages in USD Per Person
Package
01 Pax
02 Pax
04 Pax
Extra Pax
Premium
4720
2690
1950
820
Superior
3990
2050
1485
700
Standard
2800
1480
1090
580

Accommodation:

Sector
Premium ( 5 Star) 
Superior ( 4 Star)
Standard ( 3 Star)
Delhi
Claridges
The Park/ The Royal Plaza
Star Rocks /Grand Sartaj Hotel
Varanasi
Raddison
Hindustan International
Ganges View/ Palace on River
Khajuraho
Taj Chandela
Clarks Khajuraho
Usha Bundela
Orchha
Amar Mahal (Higher Category Rooms)
Amar Mahal
Orchha Resort
Agra
Taj Gateway/ Jaypee Palace
Four Points by Sheraton
Utkarsh Vilas
Jaipur
ITC Rajputana
Alsisar Haveli
Mandawa Haveli
Jodhpur
Taj Gateway
Ranbanka
Marugarh
Udaipur
The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace
Shikarbadi
Ram Pratap Palace

The above Tour Package is valid from 1st April 2016 to 30th September 2016.

Services Included:

  1. Hotel accommodation with breakfast and all luxury taxes.
  2. Extra Supplement staying in the double room with extra bed with breakfast and other services.
  3. A/C Car with English speaking driver throughout the tour for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel etc as per the above tour programme.
  4. The transportation services in inclusive of all toll taxes, fuel cost, vehicle insurance, driver allowance (Stay and food), parking charges.
  5. English Speaking Guide during city tours, historical places, ancient temples, monuments (Guides are not required/ available at places like religious temples, beaches, mosques, hill stations).
  6. Elephant ride ascending the amber fort for each pax in Jaipur
  7. 01 Cycle Rickshaw Ride for each pax in Jaipur
  8. 01 Light & Sound Show for each pax at Red Fort, Delhi, and Khajuraho.
  9. 01 Dinner for each pax at Chokhi ki Dhani (An Ethnic 5 Star Village Resort in Jaipur)

Not Included:

  1. Any domestic Train/ Air fare
  2. 3.09% Government service tax on the total tour cost.
  3. Expenditure pertaining to personal nature: like mineral water,  portage, laundry, tips, phone calls etc.,
  4. Monuments charges/Entrance fees/Safari/Any event/ New Year Gala or any Festival Gala Dinner at actual directly payable by the guest.
  5. Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and starters
  6. Vehicle use for those places /excursions not included in the tour plan.
  7. Medical and travel insurance.
  8. Anything not specifically mentioned in the “included” section

Note:

  1. In case of non-availability of the above hotels similar category of hotels will be provided.
  2. Child over 6 years with extra bed in parents room with breakfast (directly payable to the hotel on actual basis)
  3. Any additional visit to any sightseeing places, food, entry fees or any other services will be on extra cost.
  4. 5 Star Deluxe luxury hotels package can be worked out according to the date of travel and destinations. 
  5. Tour cost subject to change on ground of unexpected hike due to government taxes, fuel cost and other unseen reasons with prior information to the guest before commencement of the tour.