(15 Days / 14 Nights)
Journey Through North India
Visiting North India is like experiencing 5000 years of India’s recorded History. With many impressive landmarks this part of India is culturally and historically rich with many monuments strewn across from West to East. Discover shimmering Taj at dawn and dusk with rising and setting Sun, erotic Temples of Khajuraho and medieval city of Varanasi where holy Ganges is worshiped every evening with hundreds of lamps and chanting of mantras.
After breakfast full day city tour of Delhi which is India's bustling capital city. Visit India Gate which is a famous war memorial at the east end of Rajpath. Alsovisit Gandhi Smriti. The residence of industrialist BD Birla has been converted into a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, where he used to stay during his visits to Delhi. Gandhiji was assassinated here on his way to offer customary evening prayers.Later on drive past President's House, Parliament House & Secretariat Building.
Later on visit Lotus Temple(Bahai Temple) which is the newest most extravagant architectural wonder of the Bahai faith, located in Kalkaji, south of Delhi. Then, visit the beautiful Akshardham temple. The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers.
In the afternoon Qutab Minar which is 72.5 m in height and has a mosque at the base. It is a magnificent structure whose construction started in 1199 by a Muslim King Qutab-ud-din Aibak (after whom it was named) and was finished by his heir IItutmish. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Delhi – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer
Then, drive to Jaisalmer - The Citadel City. On the way we pass camel carts, vibrant and colorful Rajasthani women carrying produce to the market, and men sporting brightly colored turbans usually sitting groups just passing the time of the day. On arrival check in into hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at your hotel. OR you can explore the local markets for shopping. Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
In the late afternoon we have arranged Sunset camel ride to the Sam Sand Dunes. A trip to Jaisalmer is in incomplete without this visit to most panoramic Dunes of Sam, where the wind is unceasingly carving out scenic patterns on this desert sand. Camel rides on the Sand Dunes are a thrilling experience, as is the brilliant sunset. Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
In the afternoon half day city sightseeing of Jodhpur city which is the second largest city of Rajasthan and a major tourist attraction in the country. Covering Mehrangarh fort which is one of the largest forts in India. The fort has been a witness to the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpursplendour of a bygone era. Jaswanthada - The 19th century royal cenotaph and the museum located in the Umaid public gardens. After that a visit Ummed Bhawan Palace. A part of Umaid Bhawan Palace houses a well-maintained museum, displaying an amazing array of items belonging to the Maharaja and the royal family - weapons, antiques & fascinating clocks, crockery and trophies.
This evening, we would ride horse carriage to the Clock Tower Bazaar. This is one of India's largest and most colourful wholesale markets especially with respect to clothes, fabrics, spices, vegetables etc. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Rohet – Ranakpur – Udaipur
Later on continue drive to Udaipur, the lovely lakeside capital of Mewar - The City of Dreams which is perhaps the most romantic city in Rajasthan. On arrival check-in into hotel.
In the evening we have arrange a boat ride on the Lake Pichola which is one of the prime attractions of Udaipur. The lake is known for the palace build amidst the lake. The beauty of the lake and its surroundings can only be felt by seeing it, which increases many folds during sunrise and sunset. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Rest of the day is at leisure for your independent activities. Explore the bustling bylanes of Udaipur which have artisans practicing their traditional crafts handed down to them by their elders. Khari printers do decorative floral patterns in gold and silver on plain or printed fabric. Block printers print various designs and patterns in different colours with the help of wooden blocks. You will also find artisans carving furniture, making puppets and traditional wooden toys. Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
Udaipur – Barli
On arrival check-in into hotel Fort Barli. After check-in explore Barli Village. The village is typical of Rajasthan, with narrow streets that are full of life. Lake Dev Sagar is nearby and the surrounding land is largely agricultural. Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
Barli - Jaipur
Later on covering Hawa Mahal or "Palace of Winds," one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. The City Palace which is blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of the palace. Adjacent to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, the ancient astronomical observatory built by Raja Jai Singh, whose passion for astronomy was even more notable than his prowess as a warrior.
In the afternoon take a Heritage Walk of the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most commonest places such as its squares and lanes. Also experience a rickshaw ride through the bustling markets of Jaipur. Here get your hands painted with Henna from roadside mehandiwalas (ladies that specialize in painting hands with Henna).Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Arrive Agra and check-in into hotel. After check-in rest of the evening free to relax at your hotel. Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
After breakfast visit the sprawling Agra Red Fort which is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall. Later on visit Itmad-ud-daula which has a special place in the chronicles of both history as well as architecture. This is precisely because Itmad-ud-Daula is the very first tomb in India that is entirely made out of Marble. This is actually a mausoleum that overlooks the River Yamuna and is a tomb of Mir Ghiyas Beg, a minister in the court of Shah Jahan.
In the evening, head to Mehtab Garden for a unique view of the Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna river!. Overnight at hotel.(Breakfast)
Agra - Jhansi - Orchha – Khajuraho
Arrive Jhansi and you will be met by our representative, holding a placard with your name on it at the exit. Then, drive to Orchha and visit Laxminarayan Temple, Jahangir Mahal & Chattries of Bundela Kings. Later on continue drive to Khajuraho.
On arrival check-in into hotel. After check-in rest of the day free to relax at your hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Khajuraho – Varanasi
Later on transfer to airport to catch flight to Varanasi. On arrival you will be met by our representative, holding a placard with your name on it in the arrival lounge. Arrival transfer to hotel. In the evening enjoy boat ride on the holy river Ganges and you will be taken to the Ganga Ghats to watch evening Aarti (Hindu ritual). Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast)
Varanasi - Delhi (Departure)
After breakfast half day city tour of Varanasi. One of the holiest cities in India, Varanasi is one of the most important pilgrimage sites and also a major tourist attraction. It has been the religious capital of Hinduism since time immemorial. Situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, Varanasi has been a center of learning and civilization for more than 2,000 years.
Also visit to Sarnath - where Bhuddhism first made its appearance nearly 2500 years ago and where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to his 5 disciples.
Later on transfer to airport to catch flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and you will be met by our representative, holding a placard with your name on it in the arrival lounge. Car and driver will be at your disposal until transfer to International airport to catch flight for onward journey. (Breakfast)
All Trips Include:
- Economy Class domestic flight air fare for Delhi – Jodhpur sector.
- Economy Class domestic flight air fare for Khajuraho – Varanasi sector.
- Economy Class domestic flight air fare for Varanasi – Delhi sector.
- 14 Nights hotel accommodation on double occupancy basis.
- Double bedded room with private bath or shower & hotel taxes.
- Daily breakfastin hotel as mentioned in the itinerary.
- 1 dinner at Taj Jai Mahal Palace hotel as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Air-conditioned Chair Car Shatabdi Express train ticket from Agra to Jhansi.
- Air-conditioned Private Large Car with an expert driver as per the itinerary.
- All transfers and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Fuel, Insurance, Toll Taxes, All State Taxes, All transport related Expenses and Driver Services.
- Assistance by our representative at the airport on arrival as per the itinerary.
- Services of a local English speaking guide for city sightseeing in Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho & Varanasi.
- City sightseeingin as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrancesto the monuments & museums as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Evening boat ride on the River Ganges by Ganga Aarti Ceremony as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Early morning boat ride on the River Ganges, Varanasi as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Elephant ride upto the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
- Camel Rideby sunset to Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Morning visit of beautiful Taj Mahal as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Battery operated van to Taj Mahal parking & back.
- Evening boat ride on the Lake Pichola, Udaipur.
- Guided excursion to visitSarnath as per the itinerary.
- All other excursionsas mentioned in the itinerary.
- Complimentary Mineralwater (2 bottles of 500 ml per person per day) during the surface travel.
- All taxes and service charges.
– International Airfare. – Meals and beverages not listed in itinerary. -Movie/video camera fee at monuments. – Tips and gratuities. -Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, portage etc. – Any other service that has not been included into “cost inclusions”.
|City||Premium Package||Standard Package||Economy Package|
|New Delhi||The Lalit New Delhi||Holiday Inn Aerocity||Redfox Aerocity|
|Jaisalmer||Suryagarh||Gorbandh Palace||Pleasant Haveli|
|Jodhpur||Vivanta by Taj Hari Mahal||Devi Bhawan||Kothi Heritage|
|Udaipur||Fateh Prakash Palace||Karohi Haveli||Sarovar Hotel|
|Barli||Fort Barlil||Fort Barli||Fort Barli|
|Jaipur||Taj Jai Mahal Palace||The Lalit Jaipur||Redfox Jaipur|
|Agra||ITC Mughal||Courtyard by Marriott||Taj Vilas|
|Khajuraho||Taj Chandela||Ramada Khajuraho||Usha Bundela|
|Varanasi||The Gateway Hotel||Ramada Plaza||Meraden Grand|
Also Available on request:
- This tour is ex-Delhi. If you are arriving from a different destination, we can help you arrange the flight to and from Delhi.
- Learn to Cook local Recipes from a well known Chef.
- An Ayurvedic Massage.
- Early morning Yoga lesson.
Better late than never! I want to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful tour you arranged for us. Everything was what we expected and more. It was very special to meet you personally. We fell in love with your country and its people . Wish we could have seen even more. We are so very sad for what has happened this last week, we were glued in front of TV and could hardly believe what we saw. Our thoughts are with you and hope it does not effect tourism too much. Somehow India seems to always be able to bounce back.
Please send our very best regards to our dear Shaintan, Deepo and all the other people who assisted us. A very Happy festive season to you and your family.