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MAJESTIC RAJASTHAN WITH TAJ & GANGES TOUR Packages : -

Duration of Programme : 17 Nights / 18 Days
Places to Visit : Delhi - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Chittorgarh Fort - Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore National Park) - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Sarnath - Varanasi - Delhi

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Evening arrive at Delhi - IGI (Indira Gandhi International) airport.


Delhi
 - is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi's rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators.


On arrival meeting, assistance at airport by our representative and transfer to hotel. Where our executive will explain the travel plan in detail and hand over the essential documents (Tour programme, hotel's vouchers, feedback report etc). Drive to hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day 02: Delhi Enjoy Rickshaw Ride

After wash and change at hotel enjoy city tour of New Delhi & old Delhi start from Red Fort  - (Closed on Monday) - built in red sandstone, Constructed by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, Jama Masjid - India's largest mosque and enjoy Cycle rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar and 400 years old Chandni Chowk bazaars. Rajghat - Crimination place of Mahatama Gandhi.  

Laxmi Narayan Temple, Humayun Tomb -Tomb of 2nd Mughal emperorand Qutab Minarthe highest stone tower in India. India Gate - This solemn monument was built in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the World War 1st Drive past the Rashtrapathi Bhawan, Parliament House. Evening free to explore local markets. Overnight at hotel.


Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur (259 Kms ) Enjoy Elephant Ride

After breakfast at hotel drive to Jaipur. Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as ‘The Pink City for the colour of the buildings in its wonderful old city. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.


Day 04: Jaipur 
After an early breakfast at hotel, visit the majestic Amber Fort and Palace, originally constructed by Raja Mansingh and one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. Enjoy the unique experience of an ascent on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant, up to the Fort. In the afternoon, visit thecity's Palace Complex holds several museums that contain impressive collections of miniature paintings, costumes, and armor. See the Jantar MantarObservatory, a sanctuary of the astronomer king, Maharaja Jai Singh II. Nearby, the intriguing Palace of the Wind, the Hawa Mahal, was built in 1799 to allow ladies from the royal family to view the city and bazaar below in privacy. Evening free to explore the local markets. Overnight at hotel. 

Optional Activities: 
In the evening one can enjoy The Amer sound & Light show - Amber holds the history of a citadel, pulsating with a legendry past of 600 years and 28 kings of the Kachhwaha dynasty, before their capital moved to Jaipur. Through their unique diplomacy of strategic alliances, their valor and strength, the rulers not only established a long dynasty but, in time, also played a part in changing the destiny of medieval India. Through this Son-et- Lumiere spectacle, an attempt has been made to revive the pride of Amber and bring forth the traditions that coloured the lives of its people and the pomp that once existed in its fullest form.

This musical extravaganza has highlighted the local legends, folklore, with a myriad of music that continues to give Rajasthan its unique identity. The show is a simple attempt to end the silence that had long fallen upon Amber - for the spirit of Amber is eternal.


The show is set in an exotic location, with the giant panoramic view of Amber Fort in front, the rising Jaigarh fort on the left, the hills at the back and the gallery itself in the Kesar Kiyari Complex of Maota Lake.

Day 05: Jaipur - Bikaner (333 Kms )

After breakfast at hotel drive to Bikaner. Bikaner - one of the most worth visiting cities of Rajasthan. The city of Bikaner still preserves its old charm in form of its historical monuments, stunning havelis, elegant palaces and terrific temples. On arrival, check in at hotel. Evening free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.


Day 06: Bikaner - Jaisalmer (330 Kms )
After breakfast at hotel visit massive Junagarh Fort & Museum. Junagarh Fort Revel in the architectural splendor, as you take an intimate look at this imposing fort, built by Akbar's contemporary Raja Rai Singh. A museum with valuable miniature paintings and rare antiques is also located in the Junagarh Fort. Also visit Lalgarh Palace - The magnificent fort in red sandstone, a fascinating juxtaposition of the Oriental style and European luxury that leaves you truly mesmerized.


Later countinue drive to Jaisalmer. - The name Jaisalmer evokes utter magic and vibrancy of the desert. It's straight out of an Arabian Nights fable. The hostile terrain notwithstanding the warmth and colour of people is simply overwhelming. One of the main draws is the daunting 12th century Jaisalmer Fort. The beautiful havelis which were built by wealthy merchants of Jaisalmer are yet another interesting aspect of the desert city. And you can let your eyes caress the sloping sand dunes while you ramble your way in a camel safari. The desert citadel is truly a golden fantasy in the Thar Desert. Bhati Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, after whom the city finds its name, founded Jaisalmer in 1156 AD. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.


Day 07: Jaisalmer Enjoy Camel Ride 
After breakfast at hotel, visit Jaisalmer city. The city of Jaisalmer is crowned by fantastic fort, named Sonar Kila orGolden Fort. The fort is also called Jaisalmer Fort. The fort is located atop the Trikuta Hill and surrounded by a 30 feet high wall with 99 fortresses. Jaisalmer Havelis - Jaisalmer Havelis were once the home of wealthy merchants. These havelis of Jaisalmer are well-known for their creative designs and adornments. Also visit Gadsisar Sagar Lake.The lake offers an opportunity to view hundreds of migratory birds during the winter season. During your visit to Gadsisar Sagar Lake, you will also see a breathtakingly beautiful lush green garden - Bara Baghwhich is an oasis in the desert.

Afternoon excursion to Sam Sand Dunes (Desert) & enjoyCamel Ride”. Overnight at hotel.


Day 08:
 Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (264Kms) 
After breakfast at hotel drive to Jodhpur. Jodhpur is set at the edge of the Thar Desert. This imperial city echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. On arrival check in at hotel.  Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.


Day 09Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (266kms)
After breakfast at hotel visit Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. Mehrangarh Fort - one of the largest in India, unsurpassed in beauty and grandeur - and a perfect example of desert variant of Rajput architecture also visit Jaswant Thada.


Later in the afternoon drive to Udaipur en-route visit Rankapur Jain temples. Ranakpur Temple is a beautiful structure carved in stone. This magnum opus of architecture possesses around 1400 intricately carved pillars.


Continue drive to Udaipur - Udaipur - One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes and the City of Dawn. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.


Day 10: Udaipur 
After breakfast at hotel, visit City Palace. City Palace - Udaipur's fascinating City Palace is the largest royal complex in Rajasthan, See the Peacock Square and the miniature painting school inside the palace premises. Udaipur has the prestige of housing the best miniature art schools in the country under the royal patronage of the king of Udaipur.

Sahelion Ki Bari
 - 
The "garden of the maids of honour", Sahelion-ki-Bari was designed and laid out early in the eighteenth century as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in leisure. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir Is home to an attractive collection of folk dresses, puppets, ornaments, folk musical instruments and paintings. The museum is the best place for those interested in puppetry. Bagore ki Haveli There is a very congenial old building built right on the waterfront of Lake Pichola. 


In the evening one can enjoy a lake cruise at their own, on the placid waters of Lake Pichola by sunset and visit the island palace Jagmandir - according to legends the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan lived and got inspired to build the Taj Mahal. Rest of the day free to explore local markets. While passing through the markets of Udaipur, you would trace many articles that can make part of your wardrobe and lifestyle too.

These markets present an assortment of items covering handicrafts, pottery, jewelry, wooden toys, antique items and paintings. Udaipur is particularly famous for its miniature paintings inspired by style of Rajputs & Mughals. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.


Day 11: Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Ranathambore (380kms)
After breakfast at hotel drive to visit Chittorgarh Fort - According to the legend the construction of the fort was started by Bhim, a Pandav hero of mythological epic Mahabharata. The fort has many magnificent monuments. Even though the fort mostly is in ruins, it stands as an overwhelming reminder of its past history of triumph and tragedy and its walls resonate with unbelievable legend of extraordinary men and women and their equally astounding deeds.


Later continue drive to Ranathambore National Park. On arrival, check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel.


Day 12:Ranthmbore National Park - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (199kms)
Morning enjoy safari at Ranthambore National Park to explore wild life inside the park.

Later return back to hotel. After breakfast at hotel drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri -constructed by Akbar in 1569 to honor Sufi saint Salim ChistiAkbar's court occupied this city till it was abandoned due to non-availability of water but still in a state of perfect preservation.

Later continue drive to Agra. Agra, situated on the west bank of River Yamuna, Agra was once the flourishing capital of the Muslim rulers of India. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.


Day 13: Agra

After breakfast at hotel visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) world's greatest monument to love. Emperor Shah Jahan built this pristine white marble mausoleum in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 

Agra Fort
built by the Mughal dynasty's greatest Emperor, Akbar, in 1565. A number of the fort's beautiful palaces, mosques and gardens were built by his successors in later years. Pearl Mosque, it shined like a pearl. It is held that this mosque was constructed by Shah Jahan for his members of royal court. Diwan-i-Khas - Here envoys and other honoured guests were granted a personal audience with the ruler. the Diwan-e-Khas is a small marble structure near the Diwan-e-Am. Diwan-i-Aam - the ruler held mass audience.

He would sit on his throne facing petitioners. His minister would assemble the petitions and refer them to the Diwan-e-Khas for private audience. Jahangir Mahal - Jahangiri Mahal is the most important building of the Akbari period in the Agra Fort. Itmad - Ud - Daula known as the "Baby Taj", it is the first tomb in India built entirely in white marble. Sikandra - The great Mughal emperor Akbar's Tomb. Overnight at hotel.


Day 14:Agra - Jhansi - Orchha (16kms) - Khajuraho(177kms)(Train)
After an early breakfast at hotel transfer to railway station by our driver who will assit you to board inside the train to Jhansi. Jhansi - is the nearest railway station to reach Khajuraho.


On arrival meeting, assistance at railway station by our representative and drive to Khajuraho enroute visit Orchha. The small village town of Orchha is known for is resplendent rural attractions. Situated on the banks of River Betwa, upon arrival visit Temples & Forts, Jahangir Fort - The three storeyed ornate edifice is one of the major tourist attractions in Orchha.


Later continue drive to Khajuraho. On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activites. Overnight at hotel.


Day 15: Khajuraho - Jhansi (177kms) - Varanasi (Train)
Khajuraho is a fascinating village with a quaint rural ambience and a rich cultural heritage. The monuments of Khajuraho, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site are extremely controversial yet showcase exceptions artwork and craftsmanship. After an early breakfast at hotel visit western & eastern group of temples.

In time transfer to Jhansi railway station to board on train to Varanasi. Overnight in train.


Day 16: Arrive Varanasi
Morning arrive at Varanasi railway station.


Varanasi
situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, Varanasi has been a center of pilgrimage and learning for over 2000 years and is considered to be one of the oldest surviving cities in the world. On arrival meeting, assistance at railway station by our representative and transfer to hotel.

After wash and change at hotel excursion to Sarnath - After the Buddha attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, he came to Sarnath. Here in the Deer Park, he delivered his first sermon or set in motion the Wheel of Law (Maha Dharmachakra Pravartan.) Evening see AARTI at river Ghat. Overnight at hotel.


Day 17: Varanasi boat ride
Early morning enjoy boat ride to watch the sunrise over the Ganges when hundred of people are worshiping & taking bath. Later return back to hotel.

In the afternoon, visit famous temples and Kashi Hindu Universitywhere more than fifty thousand students from all over the world are learning. Evening free to explore local markets. Overnight at hotel.


Day 18: Varanasi - Delhi 
(Flight)
Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day free for leisure activities. In time, transfer to airport to board on flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer internally from domestic airport to international airport to board your homebound flight with the happy memory of our incredible nation.