Rajasthan to Varanasi, Heart of Hinduism

17 Days
From 975 $ per person
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  • Your tour will start from the fort and places of Rajasthan and will end on the Ghats of Varanasi often called Benares and silk city of India. The circuit is specially designed for people who wish to discover the deep rooted culture, heritage and tradition of India. You will also explore the errotic temples of Khajuraho famous for its love making sculptures.
    Special Recommendations by our travel expert:Taj Mohabbat Show in Agra, Boat Ride in Varanasi, Aarti Ceremony on the Ghats of Varanasi, Cycle tours in Orcha and Heritage walk in Jodhpur.


    Delhi - > Mandawa -> Bikaner -> Jaisalmer -> Jodhpur -> Udaipur -> Pushkar -> Jaipur -> Agra -> Gwalior -> Orchha -> Khajuraho -> Varanasi -> Delhi

  • Day 1 Arrive Delhi

    Our staff will welcome you at the airport and short brief about your tour program. Road to hotel reserved for your stay.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 2 Delhi – Mandawa [5 hrs drive/260km]

    Early morning road to Mandawa, located in the Shekhawati region. Its famous for its painted haveli (mansions). It’s an ideal place for art lover, historian and archetecute. Shekhawati was once home of rich Marwari community who hired artists to paint frescoes on their homes to show off their opulence. Most of the old haveli now converted in to hotel but still lot of them are in abandoned by their landlord for tourist visit purpose.
    Suggested activity: Half day horse riding. Learn Indian cooking.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 3 Mandawa - Bikaner [4hrs drive/193km]

    Morning drive to Bikaner, en route visit Fatehpur; enjoy here the visit of the Devra and Singhania Havelis. It is a mix up of Indian and Western Styles. You can also visit The Nandine le prince the cultural centre to appreciate the work done by this centre to preserve the cultural heritage of Shekhawati. Perfect place for art lover. After the visit continue your road towards Bikaner.
    Bikaner was discovered by Rao Bika Ji, a Rajput king in 1488 AD. Main attraction of the city is known for its Junagarh fort, places, and Jain temple and wildlife sanctuary. Annually Kolayat fair taken place which is also known as Kapil Muni fair. During this period trading of the animals like buffaloes, camels and horses take place. Pilgrims also take a dip in holy lake.
    Suggested Sightseeing: Junagarh fort, Jain Temple, Ganga Singh Museum and Sadul Singh Museum
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 4 Bikaner– Jaisalmer [6 hrs drive/330km]

    Route to Jaisalmer, also known as golden city of Rajasthan. It’s also known as yellow city of Rajasthan because of its most of the houses built yellow sand and stone. The main attraction of this city as it has its living Fort. Still lots of families are living in the fort and you can experience the same by staying in the boutique hotel located in the fort.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 5 Full day visit of Jaisalmer

    Start your day by exploring city from its fort, Bada Bagh, Patwon Ki Haveli, Jain temple and chattri. Later in the afternoon excursion to Sam/Khuri for visit desert and enjoy sunset view on camel. Dinner and local culture performance at the dune. Later return to jaisalmer and check in to hotel reserved for your stay.
    Suggested Activity: if you like adventure than we suggest spending a night in the open under the desert stars. It is truly unforgettable experience!

    Day 6 Jaisalmer-Jodhpur [5hrs drive/290km]

    After morning brekfast road to Jodhpur, also known as blue city of Rajasthan. Its houses are majorly painted in blue and white to keep the room fresh during the summer.
    Main attraction of Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Sardar Market and Gulab Sagar. If you are adventure lover you can also test your hand in Zip line in Mehrangarh fort.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 7 Jodhpur-Udaipur via Ranakpur [5hrs drive/265km]

    After your breakfast drive towards Udaipur and en route visit of Ranakpur. It is famous for its absolutely astonishing Jain temples. Visit is only possible from noon to 5pm. After the visit continue your road towards Udaipur, city of lakes and heritage.
    Udaipur: City of lakes, places and also known as Venice of India. This is the most romantic city in India and famous destination for the honeymoon trip. Enjoy the royalty and the heritage sites of the city.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 8 Udaipur- Pushkar [5hrs drive/285km]

    Early in the morning drive toward to Pushkar, holiest city of Rajasthan. You can enjoy spectacles view of people taking dip in the lake and worshipping of the Lord Brahma (only temple in entire world). It’s also famous for largest cattle fair in India. People are traditionally attire and decorated their animal for trading purpose. Duration of this fair is 7 days.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 9 Pushkar – Jaipur [3hrs drive/145km]

    After breakfast road to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state. Earlies its also known as pink city as most of the houses, shops & wall painted pink. It offers a royal heritage welcome to its visitors.
    On arrival in Jaipur. Traditional welcome by hotel. Check in at hotel.
    Evening visit of Hawa Mahal the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) and local markets of Jaipur which is full of people doing shopping enjoying street food. Suggested activity: Explore city on bicycle. Hotel Balloon safari.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 10 Full day visit of Jaipur

    After breakfast start your visit of the day with Amber fort on elephant ride later on proceed to Jal mahal, City Palace, the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) and the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. Visit of some religious places like the Govind Devji Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, the Lakshmi Narayan and Ganesh Temples; visit the amazing Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts and Raj Mandir Cinema.
    Suggested Activity in Jaipur: Heritage walk, Trekking, Half day program in an elephant farm with Elephants experience elephant painting, feed this giant creature do ride and bicycle tour in the city.
    Overnight at hotel

    Day 11 Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri -Agra [4hrs drive/250 km]

    Morning after breakfast drive to Agra, en route visit of Fatehpur Sikri listed in world heritage site of UNESCO, On arrival in Agra check in at hotel. Afternoon reserved for local visit of majestic Red Fort, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Kalakriti Cultural & Convention Center.

    Day 12 Agra – Gwalior [2&1/2hrs drive/120 km]

    Morning driver will take your for the visit of Taj mahal during sunrise. This is the best time to visit Taj mahal. Taj mahal was built by Mughal King Shahjana in remembrance of his beloved Queen Mumtaz. Drive back to the hotel for breakfast and check out from hotel. Later in the afternoon drive to Gwalior, known for its contribution to the Indian. This city has been ruled by various historic kingdom i.e Mughal, Maratha & Scindias.
    Places to explore: Gwalior Fort, Sikh Temple, Gopachal Parvat & Musuem.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 13 Gwalior-Orchha [2&1/2hrs drive/120 km]

    After morning breakfast at the hotel drive toward Orchha, known for its heritage building, temple and Betwa River. Orchha was founded by Maharaja Rudra Pratap singh in 1501. If you are adventure lover than enjoy rafting on the river and explore city on bicycle.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 14 Orchha-Khajuraho [3&1/2hrs drive/170 km]

    Check out from your hotel and then drive toward city of temple Khajuraho. These temples were dedicated to two school of Hinduism and Jainism community. Temples are mainly attract tourist for its architecture and carved painting by the generous and artiest thousand years ago.
    Places to explore: Ancient Hindu and Jain temple, Museum of tribal and folk art.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 15 Khajuraho-Varanasi [45 min by Flight]

    Morning is free to explore city by your own. Later early afternoon driver will drive you to the airport for catching flight to the holy city, Varanasi. Varanasi attract tourist for its religious ceremony on the ghat of Ganga River. Varanasi is also known for its textile and Berarasi Sarees. It’s recommended to visit ghat during aarti ceremony early in the morning or in the evening. Get into boat and experience worshipping ceremony in the middle of the river.
    Places to explore: Vishwanath Temple, Sarnath and shopping.
    Optional Activity: Boating on the Ganges from Chunar to Varanasi (duration 3-4 hrs) followed by picnic lunch.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 16 Varanasi -Delhi [1hrs by Flight]

    Morning visit of Sarnath, located 13km north east of Varanasi. Morning is free to explore city by your own. Sarnath is mainly known for its Buddhist Stupa where Gautam Budha first taught about Dharma. After lunch driver will drive you to the airport for boarding your flight to Delhi.
    Arrival upon Delhi airport our driver will pick you and take you to the hotel booked for your stay.
    Overnight at hotel.

    Day 17 Departs Delhi

    Afternoon half day visit of the market to do shopping for your souvenir later on in time transfer to the airport to connect your flight for onward destination.

  • Start from 975 $ per person

    Inclusions:
    Accommodations for 16 nights (on a twin-sharing basis)
    Meals: Breakfast in all destinations
    All airport and hotel transfers
    An air conditioned Indigo with English speaking chauffeur during your travel
    Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting during your trip
    Fees and taxes


    Non Inclusions:
    International flight ticket
    All standard and special activities mentioned above.
    Visa
    Personal expenses
    Shopping
    Tip
    Drinks
    Travel insurance

  
  
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