2N/3D Jaipur City Tour

City Palace jaipur

Jaipur – the capital city of Rajasthan is an all time favorite destination of travelers from across the world. Also known as the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur is famous for its architectural wonders. The captivating architectural structures are painted pink which draw the attention of the visitors.

With our 2N/3D Jaipur City Tour, you can explore the popular destinations in  luxury and style!

Day 1 : Delhi to Jaipur

Begin your Journey from New Delhi railway station to Jaipur in the early morning. We will meet and greet you on your arrival at Jaipur and assist you to the pre-booked hotel.

In the afternoon, you will go for sightseeing to the City Palace and museum along with an expert guide. The sightseeing tour will also cover Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. Comfortable overnight stay in Jaipur.

City Palace Jaipur
City Palace Jaipur
City Palace Museum jaipur
City Palace Museum jaipur
Hawa Mahal jaipur
Hawa Mahal jaipur
Jantar Mantar jaipur
Jantar Mantar jaipur
Day 2 : Jaipur Sightseeing

Morning Pay a visit to the Amber Fort, riding an elephant’s back post breakfast (depends on the availability of the elephants).
The Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), Jal Mahal and the Kali Temple are the must to visit places.

Elephant ride to the fort
Elephant ride to the fort
amber fort jaipur
amber fort jaipur
Sheesh Mahal
Sheesh Mahal
Jal Mahal Jaipur
Jal Mahal Jaipur

Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 3 : Jaipur to Delhi

Carry out your activities in the morning. In the afternoon, leave for Jaipur railway station and board a train for Delhi.
After arriving in Delhi, either have an overnight stay in the hotel booked earlier or move towards the airport to board a flight for onward journey.

End of Tour

To book this 2N/3D Jaipur City tour or to get it customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form below, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements. This will help us understand your needs in a better way and respond with complete information. We look forward to welcome you in India.

Delhi City Day Tour

Jama Masjid Delhi

Our One Day Delhi Sightseeing tour, is the most popular package where you will explore all the famous tourist destinations in Old and New Delhi.

Delhi City Tour

The best time to start this tour is before 9-10 am so that we can visit all tourist sites that are open between 9 am to 5 pm.

This tour covers 10 popular tourist sites.

Start the day with the tour of:

1. India Gate and Rashtrapati bhawan (Rajpath)
2. Rajghat, & then
3. The Old Delhi area

Old Delhi area is “Chandni Chowk” where you can visit:

4. Red Fort
5. Jama Masjid
6. Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, &
7. Local street food of Old Delhi

Then after lunch time, you will visit:

8 & 9. Humayun Tomb or Lotus Temple
10. Qutub Minar

Will reach Qutub Minar before 5 pm, as entry close after 5.

Fare for this tour:

> Rs 2400 in sedan cab for 8 hours
> Rs 2800 in Innova taxi for 8 hours

Above fare is all inclusive (taxes & parking) & after 8 hour, added fare will be Rs 200 per hour.

The above mentioned sites are the 10 best tourist attractions to visit in Delhi (in a day).

If you want to extend this tour till night, then you can also visit:

  • Birla Temple (laxminarayan temple)
  • Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
  • Lodhi Garden, &
  • Sound Light show at Purana Quila (from 8:30 pm to 9: 30 pm)

These sites are open till 9-10 pm.

To book this Delhi City Tour to get any tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form below, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements. This will help us understand your needs in a better way and respond with complete information. We look forward to welcome you in India.

8 Days Tour of Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra

city palace udaipur

8 Days Tour of Rajasthan with Delhi and Agra

Tour of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Udaipur and Jodhpur

8 Days Tour of Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra

This compact tour covers some of the most historic and significant places in India and happens to be our largest selling package tour. In this tour, from Delhi, we will travel to Agra and visit the Taj Mahal and the Old Fort. From Agra we will travel to Jaipur and explore the formidable forts and beautiful palaces of the erstwhile rulers. We will visit Pushkar, which is famous of its annual Camel Festival and also the only existing Brahma Temple in India before traveling to Ajmer where we will visit the Dargah of Salim Chishti – a sage and move on to royal cities of Udaipur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan which are famous for Forts, Palaces and Museums. The best season for this tour is December till March when the temperatures are cool and one can enjoy the Indian Sun.

Tour Plan Details:

Day 01: Arrive Delhi- Agra

Delhi International Airport
Delhi International Airport

Arrive Delhi. Airport / Railway Station and proceed for the Agra. If you are arriving early in the morning, we can include Delhi sightseeing to the plan. You may add 1 or 2 days in Delhi to your tour plan. It is an enchanting place and worth exploring.

Afternoon visit Taj mahal,Agra fort.

taj mahal
taj mahal
Red Fort Agra
Red Fort Agra

Overnight at Agra.

Day 02: Agra- Jaipur

Post breakfast, proceed for the Pink City of Jaipur (265 kms. /5 hrs.). Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, afternoon local city tour (as per availability of time).

fatehpur sikri
fatehpur sikri
Palace of Jodha Bai
Palace of Jodha Bai
Birbal Bhawan
Birbal Bhawan

Overnight at Jaipur

Day 03: Jaipur

Post breakfast, visit Amber fort, and enjoy an elephant ride here.

amber fort jaipur
amber fort jaipur
Elephant ride to the fort
Elephant ride to the fort

Evening at leisure to explore the attractive colorful market of Jaipur. Overnight at Jaipur

Day 04: Jaipur- Ajmer- Pushkar

Post breakfast, proceed-to Ajmer (135 kms. /3 hrs. ) visit the famous Ajmaer Sharif and then drive to Pushkar (11 kms.).

Ajmaer Sharif
Ajmaer Sharif

Visit the only Brahma Temple in India and Pushkar Lake.

brahma temple pushkar
brahma temple pushkar
Pushkar Lake
Pushkar Lake

Overnight stay at Ajmer.

Day 05: Pushkar -Udaipur

Morning drive to Udaipur (286 kms. /6 hrs.). It was the capital of Sawai Dynasty. Upon arrival, Check into hotel.

pichola lake udaipur
pichola lake udaipur

Overnight stay at Udaipur.

Day 06: Udaipur

After breakfast visit the famous Jagdish temple which enshrines a black stone image of Lord Vishnu as Jagannath- Lord of the universe, City Palace on the bank of Pichola Lake and the Saheliyon ki bari “Gardens of the Maidens”.

 

jagdish temple udaipur
jagdish temple udaipur
City Palace udaipur
City Palace udaipur
Saheliyon ki bari udaipur
Saheliyon ki bari udaipur

Overnight stay at Udaipur.

Day 07: Udaipur-Jodhpur

After breakfast depart to Jodhpur (266 kms. / 6 hrs.). The second largest city of Rajasthan. Visit Meharangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.

mehrangarh fort jodhpur
mehrangarh fort jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum

Day 08: Jodhpur- Delhi

Post breakfast depart to Delhi (By air/by train/by surface)

Cost

Contact us for a quote on this tour. If you would like to spend a few days in Delhi, let us know.

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Booking

To book this Tour of Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra or to get this tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form below, please  specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements. This will help us understand your needs in a better way and respond with complete information.

12 Days Best of Rajasthan Tour

Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur

12 Days Best of Rajasthan Tour

Tour of Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Udaipur & Ranthambore

12 Days Best of Rajasthan Tour

Explore the land of Maharajas – the colorful state of Rajasthan. This tour starts at Jaipur, where we will visit Amber Fort, Maharaja’s City Palace, Armoury Museum, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds. Next we will visit Bikaner which was once a major trading post between Africa, West Asia and the Far East. We will visit the Camel Breeding Farms; Junagarh Fort and the famous Mata Karni Temple at Deshnoke where rats are worshiped! We will travel to Jaisalmer – a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert where we will explore the forts and its beautiful Jain temples. Enjoy the evening walking through the colorful bazaars. The next day we will visit the Patwaon Ki Haveli which is known for frescoes before moving to Sam Sand Dunes to witness sunset.

From Jaisalmer we will travel to the 15th century city of Jodhpur, which stands at the edge of Thar Desert and is famous as Blue City. We will visit Meherangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Sadar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets. On our way to Mount Abu we will visit the Ranakpur Jain temples which are hidden in the dense forests of the Aravalli hills.

At Mount Abu we will explore the Dilwara Temples built in 1031 AD, and visit Nakki Lake which is an artificial lake built at a height of 1200 Mts! We will drive through valleys of the remote and peaceful Aravalli Range to Udaipur which is known as City of Sunrise, and enjoy a leisure boat ride on Lake Pichola, visit City Palace which was built in 1725 and the beautiful Jagdish Temple built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh.

Later we will visit Sahelion Ki Bari, Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum which has an attractive collection of folk dresses, puppets, ornaments, dolls, masks, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings, and visit to Eklingji & Nagda Temples on the bank of Lake Bageela. The next day we will drive to Ranthambhore, En route visit the Chittorgarh Fort and later enjoy an Early Morning Game Drive through Ranthambhore National Park in search of the ever elusive Tiger.

Tour Plan :

DAY 01 Arrival at Delhi – Arrival at Delhi Airport. We will start our journey by cab to Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Jaipur, widely known as the ‘Pink City was colored in pink to welcome Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 A.D. The city was founded in 1727 A.D by one of the greatest ruler Jai Singh II. Jaipur is surrounded by hills on three sides and crowned by formidable forts and majestic palaces, mansions and gardens.

City Palace Jaipur
City Palace Jaipur

Jaipur is the only city in the world, which is sub-divided into nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe. Also, Jaipur is the first planned city designed in accordance with ‘Shilpa Shastra’- epochal treatise of Hindu architecture.

Evening, Rest of the day is at leisure, free for independent activities. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 02 JAIPUR – Morning: enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace (Subject to Availability and optional) this journey on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir, the famed Sheesh Mahal – a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium.

Elephant ride to the fort

Sheesh Mahal

Continue your journey: with the city tour of Jaipur- visiting Maharaja’s City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it is now converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions of the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers.

City Palace Weapons Museum Jaipur
City Palace Weapons Museum Jaipur

Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments; many of them are still in working condition. During the tour you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds.

Jantar Mantar jaipur

Hawa Mahal jaipur

Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 03 JAIPUR – BIKANER (350KMS) – Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Bikaner. Bikaner which was once a major trading post between Africa, West Asia and the Far East. The arts prospered receiving the patronage of a wealthy merchant community. The city is renowned for the best riding camels in the world.

Bikaner Camel Farms

This after noon you will visit Camel Breeding Farms; Junagarh Fort, a formidable structure encircled by a moat and having some beautiful palaces within.  Situated at a height of above seven hundred feet above sea level, it towers over the city and can be seen from a distance. The fort and its palaces are profusely decorated with magnificent stone carvings.

Junagarh Fort Palace
Junagarh Fort Palace

30 kms south of Bikaner is the village of Deshnoke, where the famous Mata Karni Temple is situated. The 600-year-old temple is dedicated to Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple plays host to thousands of rats that form the major attraction here. The rats are considered sacred and worshipped accordingly. You have to be very careful while entering the inner sanctum, because it is believed that if you accidentally step on a rat, a gold replica has to be made to compensate for the lost life.

Karni Mata Temple
Karni Mata Temple

Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 04 BIKANER – JAISALMER (350KMS) – Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer – a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert founded about 800 years ago by Raja Jaisal. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan’s most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the ‘golden city’.

Detail of the golden sandstone exterior features

The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 meter high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples.

Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Fort

The annual desert festival takes place in January and February each year and is a riot of color and activity. Jaisalmer is also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, antique and stonework and the sand dune desert camel safaris.

embroidery work jaisalmer
embroidery work jaisalmer

Afternoon is free, walk around the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 05 IN JAISALMER  – Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel; proceed for the city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the famous Haveli’ (mansions) known for their frescoes. Jaisalmer’s strategic position on the camel terrain route brought great wealth.

The merchants grew prosperous and commissioned great havelis, or mansions, to flaunt their ever-growing status in society. Made of local golden-yellow sand stone and wood, some of the havelis are still in excellent condition. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis is the Patwaon Ki Haveli.

patwon ki haveli jaisalmer
patwon ki haveli jaisalmer

Five Jain brothers built the Haveli between 1800 and 1860. Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli are the other two havelis that are open to visitors.  Built in 1156 by the Bhatti ruler, Jaisal, THE FORT here stands atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill and 3 walls and 99 bastions surround the fort.

Over the centuries, the golden sand stone fortress witnessed many battles between the Bhattis, the Mughals and the Rathors of Jodhpur.   Within the fort complex lie the beautifully carved Jain Temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The Maharawals (rulers) of Jaisalmer were devout Hindus but were tolerant of Jainism, and encouraged art and religion. There are 7 temples in the complex.

jain temples in fort jaisalmer
jain temples in fort jaisalmer

In the evening, proceed for the excursion to Sam Sand dunes. Located at a distance of 42 kilometers from Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is the closest point to witness the total sandy desert. You can also see the patterns and motifs created by the shifting sands and air. Moreover, Sam Sand Dunes also provide you with an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the sunset. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.

Sam Sand Dunes Jaisalmer
Sam Sand Dunes Jaisalmer

DAY 06 JAISALMER– JODHPUR (300 KMS) – Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jodhpur. The 15th century city of Jodhpur, stands at the edge of Thar Desert and is the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur. Jodhpur is a resplendent city, with a blend of modern and traditional buildings.

mehrangarh fort jodhpur
mehrangarh fort jodhpur

The city is totally dominated by a massive fort sprawled across 125- meter high hill known as Meherangarh Fort, founded by Rao Jodha in 15th century. A flourishing trade center in the 16th century, Jodhpur is still one of the leading centers of wool, cattle, camels, salt and agricultural crops. It boasts of some of very fine reminders of its glorious past palaces, temples and other elegant monuments of architectural and historical significance.

Blue City Jodhpur
Blue City Jodhpur

Also Jodhpur is popularly known as the ‘Blue City’ because of the beautiful houses painted with indigo color mostly belonging to the Brahmin caste. You can get a magnificent view of this Blue city from the ramparts of the Meherangarh Fort. Visit the Meherangarh Fort, which was impregnable for the rocky base it is built on. It totally dominates the city and within its walls are the royal palaces, priceless jewels and a striking collection of arms. Also visit Jaswant Thada, the white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899.

Jaswant Thada Jodhpur
Jaswant Thada Jodhpur

Also visit Sadar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets where you can see the vegetable, spice, Indian sweets, and textile and silver markets. These colorful markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts.

sardar market jodhpur

Afternoon is free to walk around, in the colorful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping.

Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 07 JODHPUR– RANAKPUR – UDAIPUR (260 KMS) – Enjoy your breakfast in morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Udaipur. You’ll drive through valleys in the remote and peaceful Aravalli Range. The Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan have a range of natural and cultural bounties which makes it an excellent destination.En route you will visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple.

Ranakpur Jain Temple
Ranakpur Jain Temple

The Ranakpur Jain temples are hidden in the dense forests of the Aravalli hills in a peaceful setting and are one of the five holy Jain pilgrimages and they were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch RanaKumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444 all of which are intricately carved with no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 Kg and their sound echoes in the entire complex.

pichola lake udaipur

After lunch drive to Udaipur. Also known as the “City of Sunrise”, Udaipur is set along the banks of the shimmering lake Pichola and is one of the most romantic cities of Rajasthan. Nestled among the lush hills of the Aravali, it has inevitably been dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’. It is a kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes strewn with stalls, carries the flavor of the heroic past, epitomizing valor and chivalry. Udaipur was founded in 1568 A.D. by MaharanaUdai Singh; the city is a harmonious Indian blend of whitewashed buildings, marble palaces, lakeside gardens, temples and havelis.

City Palace udaipur

In the evening you will enjoy a leisure boat ride on Lake Pichola. The beautiful stretch of water surrounding the two marvelous structures the Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir is the life line of Udaipur city. Lake Pichola is about 4 kms in length and 3 kms wide. Jagniwas was earlier the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and is now a five-star Hotel Lake Palace. All the palaces in the city are constructed to have a magnificent reflection in this lake. This lake was created in the 15th century and widened later.

Taj Palace Hotel Udaipur
Taj Palace Hotel Udaipur

The lake is surrounded by many exquisite palaces, temples, hilly terrains, bathing ghats and many gardens. The city palace extends along the eastern shore of the lake and you can go for a boat ride from BansiGhat. (Subject to water level in the lake). Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 08 IN UDAIPUR – Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, and proceed for sight seeing of Udaipur. Udaipur is also a centre of historic arts and crafts of Mewar.

city palace udaipur
city palace udaipur
city palace udaipur
city palace udaipur
city palace udaipur
city palace udaipur
city palace udaipur
city palace udaipur

During the tour you will visit the City Palace built in 1725, the grand City Palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola. One of the largest, most beautiful palaces in the state of Rajasthan, it is now a museum, royal residence and a luxury hotel. This intricately designed monument is an architectural wonder in granite and marble; Jagdish Temple built in 1651 by Maharaja Jagat Singh, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located in the centre of the old city.

jagdish temple udaipur
jagdish temple udaipur
Saheliyon ki bari udaipur
Saheliyon ki bari udaipur

The temple has a black marble image of Lord Vishnu, which is unusual for the northern part of the country, where statues of Gods are normally in marble. Later visit Sahelion Ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden built in the honor of Royal Ladies for recreational purpose. Next is the visit to Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir is home to an attractive collection of folk dresses, puppets, ornaments, dolls, masks, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum is the best place for those interested in puppetry. Short amusing puppet shows are staged throughout the day. In addition, the museum runs short courses in puppet making and theatre.

Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum Udaipur
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum Udaipur
ekling ji & nagda temple udaipur rajasthan
ekling ji & nagda temple udaipur rajasthan

The Udaipur trip will be 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 stay at your hotel.

DAY 09 UDAIPUR-CHITTORGARH-BUNDI (270 KMS) – Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Bundi. En route visit the Chittorgarh Fort which is a huge and colossal structure. The entrance to the fort is provided through seven gates with the main gate, Ram Pol (gate of Ram). As per the legend, Bhim, a Pandava, started the construction of the fort. There are a number of magnificent monuments inside the fort. Tour must include RanaKumbha Palace, the most imposing monument in the Chittorgarh Fort. Rich heritage and architecture define this palace. It is believed that the palace has underground basements where Rani Padmini and other women performed Johar.

Chittorgarh Fort Bundi
Chittorgarh Fort Bundi
rana kumbha palace chittorgarh fort
rana kumbha palace chittorgarh fort

After Lunch drive to Bundi. Overnight stay in Bundi

DAY 10 BUNDI – RANTHAMBORE (145 KMS)

(PARK CLOSED FROM 01 JULY TO 30 SEPT)

After breakfast, visit the Taragah Fort and Chitrashala.Later you will drive to Ranthambore National Park. The Park covers a huge area of 400 kms of dry deciduous forest and has three lakes – Rajbaug, Padam and Malik and the fort at the entrance. The town gets its name from two hill ranges, “Ranas” and “Thambore” which meet there.

Ranthambore National Park Fort
Ranthambore National Park Fort

The main tourists’ attraction here is the royal Bengal tiger. The area of Ranthambhore Park hosts 30-32 tigers, showing a healthy ecosystem. For a relatively small area, the park has a rich diversity of fauna and flora – species list includes 300 trees, 50 aquatic plants, and 272 birds, 12 reptiles including the Marsh Crocodile & amphibians and 30 mammals.

Ranthambore National Park Tiger
Ranthambore National Park Tiger

It includes around a thousand chitals, 800 neelgais, a rattle and a sloth bear, many sambars, few chinkaras, blackbuck and many crocodiles & python. It houses birds like cormorants, miniwets, darters, drongos lapwings, anoles, cormorants, kingfishers, stone curlews and eagles & thousands of peacocks and peahens. The landscape is dotted with ancient Banyan Trees, Dhok&Pipal trees. The forest is typically dry deciduous type, with Dhok, being the most prominent tree.Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 11 – RANTHAMBHORE   

0630 hrs: Early Morning Game Drive.

Ranthambore National Park Game Drive
Ranthambore National Park Game Drive

Early morning Game Drive in Canter (Open Bus 20 Seater) into the Park where your naturalist will talk to you about the wildlife found in this Park.  Ranthambhore National Park is probably the best place in the world to see wild tigers and is the only dry deciduous tiger habitat in the world. In game drive your naturalist will help you explore the park in the search of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Overnight stay at your hotel.

DAY 12 – RANTHAMBHORE – JAIPUR (200KMS)

Enjoy your breakfast this morning at the hotel, check out and proceed and drive to Jaipur and transfer to Airport or Railway Station.

Optional: If you would like to enjoy a tour of Delhi, we can do that on Day 1. your stay at Delhi will allow you to relax and get comfortable before we start our journey to Jaipur the next day by car. Also, if you require, we can end this tour at Delhi Airport/Hotel to your convenience.

 

Cost

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Booking

To book Best of Rajasthan Tour or to get this tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form below, please  specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements. This will help us understand your needs in a better way and respond with complete information.

16 Days Leh to Amritsar Tour

Leh Palace leh ladakh

16 Days Leh to Amritsar Tour

Tour of Delhi, Leh, Likir, Alchi, Tsokar, Jispa, Manali, Mc Leodganj & Amritsar

16 Days Leh to Amritsar Tour

16 Days Leh to Amritsar Tour: This enchanting tour of the North India starts at Delhi and takes you to Leh, where we will have a full day sightseeing of famous monasteries Shey, & Thiksey, visit monastery at Likir, a beautiful building, reminiscent of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. From here we drive to Yangtang village to Ridzong monastery, set hidden in a valley.

At Alchi we will vist the famous 11th Century Monastery and later journey to excursion to Lamayuru, through some of the most spectacular scenery in Ladakh. On the way back to Leh we will visit Basgo Fort en route. In the evening enjoy the walk through the old Town or the local bazaar.

The next day we begin our journey along the legendary road from Leh to Manali across the Great Himalayan Range and visit Tsokar Lake. Enjoy this night in a fixed camp. We will next continue our journey through Nakli La, Lachalung La, the Gata Loops crossing Baralacha Pass and Rohtang Pass, we leave the barren mountains behind and descend into the green and fertile Kulu Valley to Manali.

At Manali we will visit the famous ancient wooden Hadimba Devi Temple, and later travel to Mandi, visiting Rewalsar on the way, where a charming hilltop lake is revered by Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists. Our Next stop will be Dharamsala which is the seat of Tibetan Govt. in exile and also home to H.H Dalai Lama. We will travel to Amritsar and visit the famous Golden Temple, the main shrine of the Sikhs and the nearby Jalianwala Gardens.

Travel Plan Details:

Day-1. Arrive Delhi – Meet assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel

Delhi Airport
Delhi Airport

Day-2 Flight Delhi-Leh – Transfer to the domestic terminal for the spectacular early morning flight over the Himalaya to Leh. The rest of the day is free to relax and acclimatise to the altitude (3,500m). Overnight Hotel.

Leh
Leh

Day-3.  In Leh – After breakfast full day sightseeing of famous monasteries Shey, & Thiksey. Afternoon visit Sankar monastery. Overnight hotel

Shey Monastery
Shey Monastery
Thiksey Monastery
Thiksey Monastery
Sankar Monastery
Sankar Monastery

Day-4. Leh-Likir-Alchi – Drive to monastery at Likir, a beautiful building, reminiscent of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. From here we drive to Yangthang village from where there is the option to walk to Rizong monastery, set hidden in a valley. This solitary gompa is renowned for its strict monastic teachings. Just below in a grove of apricots is a Jelichun Nunnery, which is inhabited by young nuns from the Nubra Valley who have come here to study Buddhism.

Likir Monastery
Likir Monastery
Yangthang village
Yangthang village
Rizong monastery
Rizong monastery

 After Ridzong we rejoin the Indus again, which we follow to Saspol. Just after the village we cross this mighty river and drive to Alchi, a pretty village set in a grove of apricot trees. Barley fields surround the village and at harvest time the village is a buzz of activity.

Overnight in Traditional Guest House

Day-5. In Alchi – We visit the famous monastery. The main attraction in Alchi is the monastery, which is the most important cultural site in Ladakh.

Alchi Monastery
Alchi Monastery

Built in the 11th century, it is a treasure trove of early Buddhist art in the Kashmiri tradition, a style quite different from the Tibetan art found in Ladakh’s other monasteries. It was founded by Rinchen Zangpo who was said to have built 108 temples in Ladakh and is responsible for reviving interest in Buddhism at that time. After breakfast we make an excursion to Lamayuru. The drive takes us through some of the most spectacular scenery in Ladakh.

Lamayuru Monastery
Lamayuru Monastery

There will be time to explore the monastery and the village before driving back to Alchi. Overnight in Traditional Guest House

Day-6. Drive to Leh – After breakfast we drive back to Leh visiting Basgo Fort en route.

Basgo Fort Ladakh
Basgo Fort Ladakh

The rest of the afternoon is free for individual exploration. The old town and the local bazaar are well worth a visit. Overnight Hotel

Day-7.Free day in Leh – There are options to visit some of the monasteries in the Leh valley, or to take a jeep trip to the Khardung La Pass, the highest motorable road in the world at 5,602m. These activities can be arranged and paid for locally and your tour manager will have details.

Khardung La Pass Ladakh
Khardung La Pass Ladakh

Overnight Hotel

Day-8. Drive to Tsokar Lake 6 Hrs drive –  An early start as we leave Leh and begin our journey along the legendary road from Leh to Manali across the Great Himalayan Range. This journey rates as one of the classic road journeys of the world. From Leh we follow the Indus River for a short while before turning away to climb to the Taglang La.

leh to manali road
leh to manali road

At 5,328 m., this pass is the second highest road pass in the world. The road winds its way up through a spectacular landscape to the prayer flags at the top. Descending from the pass we leave the main road for a while to visit Tsokar Lake. We camp about a mile from the lake (due to ecological reasons camping is not allowed on the lake shore).

Tsokar Lake Ladakh
Tsokar Lake Ladakh

Overnight Fixed Camp

Day-9. Tsokar – Jispa 8-9 Hrs drive – A long drive today as we climb through a stunning wind eroded landscape of earth and rock pillars to the Nakli La and further on to the Lachalung La.

Lachulung La
Lachulung La

We then descend the Gata Loops, an amazing series of 22 hairpin bends. The highest point today is Baralacha Pass (4,845m, Continue driving to Jispa for the night. Overnight Guest House

Day-10. Drive to Manali – Crossing our last pass, the Rohtang Pass (3,985 m). This takes us over the Himalayas and from here the scenery changes dramatically – we leave the barren mountains behind and descend into the green and fertile Kulu Valley to Manali.

Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass

Overnight Hotel

Day-11.  In Manali – We have a full day to explore Manali. Manali is surrounded by beautiful fir and pine forests and there are lovely walks in and around the town. The ancient wooden Hadimba Devi Temple is the most important temple in Manali.

manali market
manali market
Hadimba Devi Temple
Hadimba Devi Temple

Overnight Hotel

Day-12: Manali-Mandi 6 Hrs drive – Drive to Mandi. En-route we will visit Rewalsar where a charming hilltop lake is revered by Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists, who have each built their temples on its banks.

Rewalsar Lake
Rewalsar Lake

Overnight Hotel

Days-13/14.  McLeodganj – Today we drive to the hill station of Dharamsala. This was a quiet unassuming town until 1959. This all changed when H.H Dalai Lama settled here after fleeing from Tibet at the time of the Chinese invasion. McLeod Ganj is the upper part of the town and is the area with the greatest Tibetan influence and is where we are based for two nights. We have a full day to explore the town.

McLeodganj Market
McLeodganj Market
McLeodganj Market
McLeodganj Market
McLeodganj Bhagsu Temple
McLeodganj Bhagsu Temple
McLeodganj Bhagsu Falls
McLeodganj Bhagsu Falls

Day-15. McLeodganj- Amritsar – We drive to Amritsar, the Sikh’s holiest city and in the afternoon we visit the Golden Temple, their main shrine.

Golden Temple
Golden Temple

We can also visit the nearby Jallianwala Gardens, site of the notorious The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April, 1919 when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired machine guns into a crowd of unarmed protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar.

Jallianwala Gardens
Jallianwala Gardens
Jallianwala Gardens Bullet Marks
Jallianwala Gardens Bullet Marks

Overnight Hotel

Day-16. Transfer to Airport. Depart Home

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15 Days North India and the Ganges Tour

Varanasi Aarti

15 Days North India and the Ganges Tour

Tour of Delhi, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Pathankot, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Jhansi, Gwalior and Agra

15 Days North India and the Ganges Tour

15 Days North India and the Ganges Tour: This tour of North India and Ganges follows a popular travel circuit which starts at Delhi and takes you to Amritsar, where we visit the Golden Temple and enjoy a Rickshaw ride through the old market. From Amritsar we travel to Dharamsala and experience the unique culture of the Tibetan community around Mc LeodGanj. We will also visit the H.H Dalai Lama Temple and later visit Norbulinga Institute of Tibetan.

Our next stop will be Pathankot where we will visit Church St. John in the Wilderness at Forsyth Ganj which has memorials of various Viceroys from the Britain. From Pathankot we will take a flight to Varanasi and in the evening take a Rickshaw ride through the old parts of the City to Ghats to experience the Evening Puja Ceremony on Dasvamedha Ghat on the banks of River Ganges. Early morning we will take a Boat ride on the Ganges, then walk to the Vishwanath Temple one of the Famous Temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva.

We will travel to Sarnath and visit Chaukandi and Dhamek Stupa build by the Emperor Ashoka in 243 BC and the ruins of the ancient town. Our next stop will be Khajuraho which is  famous for its temple structures and “UNESCO –World Heritage Monuments”. Built by the Chandela Dynesty these temples are more than a 1000 years old. We will visit Orchaa Fort near Jhansi on our way to Gwalior where we will explore the Gwalior Fort and visit the Fort complex Man Mandir and the Sas-bahu Temple. From Gwalior we will journey to Agra and visit the Agra Fort and the famous Taj Mahal.

Travel Plan Details:

Day-1. Arrive Delhi.

Arrive at Delhi International Airport, Meet and Greet, transfer to the Hotel.

Delhi Airport
Delhi Airport

Day-2. Delhi- Amritsar DEP 0720 Hrs /ARR 1330 Hrs

Morning we catch a train to Amritsar. Arrive by afternoon and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Hotel

Day-3. In Amritsar:

Today we visit the Famous Golden Temple and later have rickshaw ride in the Bazaar of the old city. Overnight in Hotel

Golden Temple
Golden Temple

Day-4. Amritsar- Dharamshala.  Appx 200 Kms 5-6 Hrs

After breakfast we drive to Dharamshala/Mcleodganj.

McLeodganj Market
McLeodganj Market
McLeodganj Market
McLeodganj Market
McLeodganj Bhagsu Temple
McLeodganj Bhagsu Temple
McLeodganj Bhagsu Falls
McLeodganj Bhagsu Falls

Evening time to browse through wonderful bazaar with its strong Tibetan Influence. Overnight in Hotel

Day-5. In Dharamshala

Today we have full day in the Tibetan capital in Exile. We visit the H.H Dalai Lama Temple and later visit Norbulingka Institute.

H.H Dalai Lama Temple
H.H Dalai Lama Temple
Norbulingka Institute
Norbulingka Institute

Evening free. Overnight in Hotel

Day-6. Dharamshala – Pathankot-Delhi 100km Drive/3-4 Hrs+ Train DEP 1905 Hrs

Morning we pay a visit to Church St. John in the Wilderness at Forsyth Ganj, this mystical place is surrounded by pine trees and the church though small gives us a good feel of the British Era architecture. Inside the church are memorials of various Viceroys from the Britain.

 

Church St. John in the Wilderness at Forsyth Ganj
Church St. John in the Wilderness at Forsyth Ganj
The memorial to Lord Elgin.
The memorial to Lord Elgin.

Afternoon we drive to Pathankot Railway station to catch train to Delhi

Overnight in II Tier Sleeper A.C Train

Day-7. Arrive Delhi-Varanasi Flight DEP: 0930/ARR 1045; Arrive Delhi at 0545Hrs. 

We arrive very early this morning, we get time to freshen up and have breakfast. After Breakfast transfer to Airport to catch flight to Varanasi.

Varanasi Ganges
Varanasi Ganges

On arrival in Varanasi we meet our transport and we drive to our Hotel.After getting some time to relax we re-group in the evening and take Rickshaw ride through the old parts of the City to Ghats to experience the Evening Puja Ceremony on Dasvamedha Ghat on the banks of River Ganges.Come back to Hotel for Dinner Overnight in Hotel

Varanasi Aarti
Varanasi Aarti

Varanasi is bustling City situated on the Banks of the river Ganges. It’s famous for its Temples and Ghats. Varanasi is the Vatican of East and holds the same importance in the Hinduism.Its also called Kashi a mythological term and many Hindus believed that a visit to this place is a must once in their lifetime and have a dip in the Holy river of Ganges which will wash all their sins.

Varanasi sadhus
Varanasi sadhus

A lot of Hindu monasteries are located across the city and priest come here to study and gain knowledge by meditation and teaching; later join respective temples in their own Cities. The City is also famous for Silk Saris.

Day-8. In Varanasi.

Early morning we Take a Boat ride on the Ganges, then walk to the Vishwanath Temple one of the Famous Temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Later come back to Hotel for Breakfast.

 Vishwanath Temple Varanasi
Vishwanath Temple Varanasi

Before Noon we Drive to Sarnath appx (30mins 0ne-wa)y; We start the tour with the Visit to the Archaeological museum renowned for keeping world famous artifacts and relics from the Golden era.

Archaeological Museum Varanasi
Archaeological Museum Varanasi

Later we visit the famous Chaukandi and Dhamek Stupa and the ruins of the ancient town later we visit the Modern Buddhist Temple erected by the Mahabodhi society adjacent to the ruins.

Chaukandi Stupa Varanasi
Chaukandi Stupa Varanasi
Dhamek Stupa Varanasi
Dhamek Stupa Varanasi

Evening we return to Hotel. Overnight in Hotel

Sarnath is a small town next door to Varansi and holds the religious importance to Buddhism. The famous Stupa was Build by the Emperor Ashoka in 243 BC

Day-9. Varanasi- Khajuraho DEP 1215 Hrs ARR 1315 Hrs

Morning we pay a visit to a Hindu Ashram and see how Monks live there. In the afternoon we get transferred to Airport to Board Flight to Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho Transfer to Hotel Overnight in Hotel

Day-10. In Khajuraho

Today we have full day to visit The Western and the Eastern group of Temples.

Khajuraho
Khajuraho
Khajuraho
Khajuraho
Khajuraho
Khajuraho

Khajuraho is famous for its temple structures and most them have been declared “UNESCO –World Heritage Monuments”. These temples depict the generous and artistic creativity towards the kings of Chandela dynasty having ruled in the central India around 1000 AD. Out of the total 85 temples only 22 have survived till now and are divided as Eastern , Western and Southern Group of temples.

Overnight in Hotel

Day-11. Khajuraho-Jhansi-Gwalior Drive: 180 Kms Drive/5 Hrs Train DEP 1755/ARR 1900Hrs

Orcha is a small town on the Banks of the Betwa River, which used to be the occupied the Kings of Bundela Rajput Dynasty and was founded in some 1501 AD.

Orchha Palace
Orchha Palace

After Breakfast we drive to Jhansi Railway station. Enroute we visit the Orchaa Fort.

Orchha Fort
Orchha Fort

After visiting the fort we head straight to the nearby Railway Station at Jhansi to board the train to Gwalior. Overnight in Hotel B,-, D

Day-12. Gwalior- Agra DRIVE 120 Kms/3-4 Hrs

Gwalior is a small city located in the Centre of India in the state of Madhya Pradesh and the foundation of the city can be traced to 8thCentury AD. It was also eminent place during the fight for our Independence and was a hotbed of planning during the First uprising by Indians against British in 1857 for the freedom fighters Tatya tope and the Queen of Jhansi Rani Laksmi Bai; the city also has memorials.

Gwalior Fort
Gwalior Fort

Morning we visit Gwalior Fort. We visit the Fort complex Man Mandir and the Sas-bahu Temple. One can have a nice view of the whole town from the Walls of the fort. On our way down we walk to the bus and visit the famous stone cut sculptures of Lord Mahaveer.

sas bahu temple gwalior
sas bahu temple gwalior
sas bahu temple gwalior
sas bahu temple gwalior

Afternoon we drive to Agra. We arrive by evening. Overnight in Hotel B,-, D

Day-13. In Agra: 

The modern Agra was founded by King Sikander Lodhi in the 16th Century and later became the seat of the Mughal Empire and thus the city came into prominence and it was Shahjehan who built the Memoir of Love for his beloved wife Mumtaz.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Red Fort Agra
Red Fort Agra

We have a full day in Agra Today. We start the day by our visit to the Taj Mahal one of the 7 wonders of the world;later we visit the Agra Fort. In the Evening we take a stroll in the Bazaar. Overnight in Hotel B,-, D

Day-14. Agra- Delhi. 200Kms 4-5 Hrs

After Breakfast we drive to Delhi via Fatehpur Sikri – all done in Fine Red Stone. Now a lost city Fatehpur Sikri was once an inhabited city and was build by Mughal King Akbar during 1564 AD.

fatehpur sikri
fatehpur sikri
Birbal Bhawan
Birbal Bhawan

Palace of Jodha Bai

Around noon we continue our final drive towards Delhi. After Dinner transfer to IGIA Airport. Depart Delhi B,-, D

Day-15. Arrive Home

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12 Days Tour of Golden Triangle with Gujarat

palitana temples gujarat

12 Days Tour of Golden Triangle with Gujarat

Tour of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Dasada, Bajana, Bhuj, Gondal, Palitana, Bhavnagar, Lothal and Ahmedabad

12 Days Tour of Golden Triangle with Gujarat

This tour combines the famous Delhi, Agra, Jaipur circuit where we will visit Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur Fort, Palaces and Museum, and takes you to Ahmedabad in Gujrat, where we will visit Gandhi Ashram, Jain Temples, Adalaj stepwell and the handicraft market of Law Garden. Enjoy the traditional and authentic Gujarati cuisine for dinner.

The next day we will take a Heritage walk visiting Swaminarayan Temple, old city settlements, Jumma Masjid which dates back to 1423 A.D and Calico Textiles Museum which is more than 130 years old. Our next stop will be Bajana where we will start the day with Morning safari into The Little Rann Of Kutch which is a paradise for bird watchers. We will later travel to Bhuj where we will visit the Bazar, Aiana Mahal Museum and later enjoy a full day excursion to Banni Villages and exploring their lifestyle, traditions and art.

From Bhuj we will Drive to Gondal en-route visiting Bhujodi to meet the weavers of the community Vankar, also discover the nearby towns of Harijan and Dhamadk which are major center of the traditional block-printing technique of Gujarat. From Gondal which is home of the Royal Family at The Riverside Palace & The Huzoor Palace, we will travel to Bhavnagar, enroute visiting Palitana which has 863 jain temples built over a period of 900 years. We will journey back to Ahmedabad enroute exploring Lothal – a perfect place to get an insight of the Indus Valley civilization.

Travel Plan Details:

DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI 

You will arrive at Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit the Arrival terminal building after which you would be transferred to your hotel. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Day at leisure.

Delhi Airport
Delhi Airport

Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

DAY 02: DELHI 

Breakfast at hotel. Morning visit Old Delhi – Jama Masjid, Red Fort (outside) and Rajghat. Afternoon visit New Delhi – Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar and drive Past India Gate, Government building (ministry offices), Parliament House and President House.

Jama Masjid Delhi
Jama Masjid Delhi
Red Fort
Red Fort
Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial Delhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial Delhi
humayun's tomb
humayun’s tomb

Qutub Minar

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 03: DELHI- AGRA

Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Agra. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) & Agra fort. Morning visit Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (closed on Friday’s) followed by visit to Mother Teresa’s charity home.

taj mahal
taj mahal
Red Fort Agra
Red Fort Agra

After lunch visit Agra Fort, an outstanding example  of  Mughal  architecture. Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 04: AGRA – JAIPUR

Breakfast and lunch at hotel. Afternoon leave by surface for Jaipur, city is also known as Pink City.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 05: JAIPUR 

Breakfast at hotel. Morning excursion to Amber Fort with a photo stop at Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Enjoy Elephant ride to climb the fort. Afternoon visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar or Royal Astronomical Observatory.

amber fort jaipur
amber fort jaipur
Elephant ride to the fort
Elephant ride to the fort
Hawa Mahal jaipur
Hawa Mahal jaipur
City Palace jaipur
City Palace jaipur
Jantar Mantar jaipur
Jantar Mantar jaipur

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 06:  JAIPUR – AHMEDABAD (MORNING FLIGHT)

In time transfer from Jaipur hotel to airport to board flight to Ahmedabad. Arrive Ahmedabad, check in at hotel & later visit Ahmedabad city.

Gandhi Ashram Ahmedabad
Gandhi Ashram Ahmedabad
Jain Temples Ahmedabad
Jain Temples Ahmedabad
adalaj step well ahmedabad
adalaj step well ahmedabad

Sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad includes visit to Gandhi Ashram, Jain Temples, Adalaj step-well –  one of the finest example of architectural magnificence. In evening, visit the handicraft market of Law Garden. Enjoy the traditional and authentic Gujarati food dinner. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 07: AHMEDABAD – DASADA/ BAJANA (110KMS)

Morning half day sightseeing tour of Ahmedabad starts with the Heritage walk visiting Swaminarayan Temple and old city settlements.

Swaminarayan Temple Ahmedabad
Swaminarayan Temple Ahmedabad

Visit Jumma Masjid, a Friday mosque that dates back to 1423 A.D. one of the best combination of Muslim & Hindu architectural style.

Jumma Masjid Ahmedabad
Jumma Masjid Ahmedabad

Also visit Calico Textiles Museum. The Calico Museum of Textile, 130 years old is regarded as one among the foremost textile museums in the world and an important Indian institution. Its outstanding collection of Indian fabrics exemplifies handicraft textiles spanning five centuries.

The Calico Museum of Textile Ahmedabad
The Calico Museum of Textile Ahmedabad

Later we drive to Bajana (Little Rann Of Kutch).

Bajana - Little Rann Of Kutch
Bajana – Little Rann Of Kutch

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 08: DASADA / BAJANA – BHUJ (280KMS 6HRS)

Morning safari into The Little Rann Of Kutch – The highlight of this sanctuary is the Asiatic Wild Ass or ‘Gudkhur’ that is endemic to the region & is one of the most endangered species in the world. The Little Rann of Kutch is also a paradise for bird watchers.

Wild Ass at Bajana - Little Rann Of Kutch
Wild Ass at Bajana – Little Rann Of Kutch

Later drive to Bhuj. Evening visit the Bazar and Aiana Mahal Museum – a unique example of an Indian palace built in the mid-eighteenth century with European influence.

Aina Mahal Museum Bhuj
Aina Mahal Museum Bhuj

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 09: BHUJ

Full day excursion to Banni Villages.

Amidst the deserts, lies the quaint little villages on the India border. Here you will come across master craft people exposing their traditional art form. Their ornaments, clothes, utensils, everything they use will make you feel that you are in lifestyle museum, leaving you spellbound.

banni villages gujarat
banni villages gujarat
banni villages gujarat
banni villages gujarat

Return to Bhuj for an overnight stay.

DAY 10: BHUJ –GONDAL (240KMS)

Drive to Gondal en-route visiting Bhujodi to meet the weavers of the community Vankar, also discover the nearby towns of Harijan and Dhamadka. Bhujodi is a small town just 8 km southeast of Bhuj. It is a major textile center of Kutch, majority of its inhabitants are  involved in textile handicraft production. Here you can meet weavers, tie-dye artists and block printers. Dhamadka is a major center of the traditional block-printing technique of Gujarat.

dhamadka block printing
dhamadka block printing

The important historical places in Gondal are The Riverside Palace & The Huzoor Palace which is also the residence of the current royal family. It is known as the Orchard Palace because of its huge surroundings of fruit orchards, lawns and gardens.

The Riverside Palace Gondal
The Riverside Palace Gondal
The Huzoor Palace Gondal
The Huzoor Palace Gondal

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 11: GONDAL – PALITANA (180KMS) –BHAVNAGAR (52KMS)

Drive to Bhavnagar, en-route visiting Palitana.

palitana gujarat
palitana gujarat
palitana temples gujarat
palitana temples gujarat

Palitana is little more than a gateway to Shetrunjaya, strew with 863 temples. The temples were built over a period of 900 years on a hilltop dedicated entirely to God and belong to Jain community. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 12: BHAVNAGAR – LOTHAL – AHMEDABAD–DELHI (FLIGHT)

Drive to Ahmedabad en-route visiting Lothal.

Lothal – a perfect place to get an insight of the Indus Valley civilization. The most dominating site at Lothal is the massive dockyard spanning an area of 37 meters by 22 meters perhaps the greatest work of Maritime Architecture. Lothal was also famous for its arterial streets, microbes of gold, ivory and coppersmith’s workshops, potteries and underground sanitary drainage.

Lothal Archaeological museum
Lothal Archaeological museum
lothal gujarat
lothal gujarat

Note: Museum of Lothal remains closed on Fridays.

Transfer to airport to board evening flight from Ahmedabad airport to Delhi. Arrive Delhi, meeting & assistance and transfer to hotel/ straight transfer to airport to board onward flight.

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6 Days Tour of Darjeeling and Sikkim

Rumtek Monastery gangtok

6 Days Tour of Darjeeling and Sikkim

Tour of  Delhi > Bagdogra > Darjeeling > Gangtok > Bagdogra > Delhi

6 Days Tour of Darjeeling and Sikkim

Compared to the North and South of India, the North East is yet quite unexplored. It is a beautiful and enchanting place where you can find much nature and peace. This whirlwind tour of North East India takes you from Delhi to Darjeeling( via Bagdogra) and Gangtok and includes Sightseeing at Darjeeling, visit to Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastry and Batasia Loop, sightseeing at Gangtok, Chortan Stupa, Institute of Tibetology, Handicrafts & hand looms Institute and Roomtek Monastery along with the famous Tshomgo Lake.

There are many more places of interest like Kalimpong, Pelling, Lachung and Yumthang which can be added to the above tour if you have more time available.

Tour Plan:

Day – 01 (Bagdogra/NJP – Darjeeling)

Depart From Delhi Airport in Morning ,Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra airport / NJP railway station & transfer to Darjeeling(94 Km),Evening for leisure.

Bagdogra airport
Bagdogra airport
Darjeeling
Darjeeling

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day –02 (Darjeeling Sightseeing) 

Early Morning excursion trip to Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise and its amazing effects on Mt. Kanchendzondga (8598 Mt.)

tiger hill darjeeling
tiger hill darjeeling

Visit  Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop while returning to the Hotel.

Ghoom Monastery darjeeling
Ghoom Monastery darjeeling
batasia loop darjeeling
batasia loop darjeeling

Evening free for leisure . Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day –03 (Darjeeling to Gangtok)

In Morning after breakfast  transfer to Gangtok (114kms/5 hrs), en route visit Teesta, Evening free for leisure, Overnight at Hotel.

teesta river in darjeeling
teesta river in darjeeling

Day –04 (Gangtok Sightseeing)

After breakfast half-day sightseeing – Chortan Stupa, Institute of Tibetology, Handicrafts & hand looms Institute and Rumtek Monastery.

Chortan Stupa Gangtok
Chortan Stupa Gangtok
Institute of Tibetology gangtok
Institute of Tibetology gangtok
Rumtek Monastery gangtok
Rumtek Monastery gangtok

Overnight at Hotel.

Day –05 (Excursion Trip to Tsomgo Lake)

After Breakfast start for half-day excursion trip to Tsomgo Lake (12400 ft.) which is only 32 km.from Gangtok city, evening free for shopping.Overnight stay at Hotel

tsomgo lake gangtok
tsomgo lake gangtok
market gangtok
market gangtok
mg road gangtok
mg road gangtok

Day – 06  (Gangtok – Bagdora/NJP)

In Morning After Breakfast Transfer to Bagdora or NJP for your onward journey.

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12 Days North India Family Tour

Ranthambore National Park Game Drive

12 Days North India Family Tour

Tour of Delhi > Jaipur > Ranthambhore > Bharatpur > Chambal > Agra > Delhi

12 Days North India Family Tour

Planning a visit to India with Family? Close your eyes and select this tour. There are rich experiences that will make it a memorable affair for all. This tour starts at Delhi, includes Delhi sightseeing, Pink City of Jaipur – Sightseeing, Ranthambhore Game Drive, visit to the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur, Fatehpur Sikri, Nature walk along the river banks, around the ravines and in the fields surrounding the National Chambal Sanctuary, Chambal River Safari, trip to Bateshwar Temples, Taj Mahal and the mighty Fort at Agra. There’s enough excitement for everyone in the family!

Travel Plan :

Day 01: Arrive Delhi 

On arrival in India you will be greeted and brought to your hotel.

Delhi Airport
Delhi Airport

In its 3000 years of existence; seven cities have risen where the present capital of India stands.  Here you’ll encounter a fascinating blend of the ancient and the contemporary. Where government buildings, medieval palaces and bazaars exist beside a modern metropolis.  Delhi is a city waiting to be explored.

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 02: Delhi 

After breakfast enjoy the sightseeing of Delhi.

Visit the Red Fort   the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge 33m high boundary wall. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens.

Red Fort
Red Fort

Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656 at a cost of one million Rupees has perfect proportions. Jama Masjid is India’s largest mosque where more than 20.000 people can kneel in prayer. The interior of the prayer hall is divided into aisles by arches. The walls and floors are of marble inlay panels.

Jama Masjid Delhi
Jama Masjid Delhi

Also visit the Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna, Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. The memorial lies in the midst of landscaped gardens and made of a simple square platform of black marble inscribed with his last words “Hey Ram”. An eternal flame burns 24 hours.

Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial Delhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial Delhi

In the afternoon visit New Delhi. You will drive past India Gate   Built of Bharatpur stone, commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. 13516 names of British and Indian soldiers killed in the Afghan War of 1919 are engraved on the arch and foundations. Photo stop at Rashtrapati Bhawan once the Viceroy’s residence is now the official residence of the President of India.

India Gate

Visit the Humayun’s Tomb, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th. Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal.

humayun's tomb
humayun’s tomb

Later visit the Qutub Minar   the landmark of Delhi, a huge tower of victory started in 1199 and completed in 1368. The minar is 72.5m high with a diameter at the base 14.4m and 2.7m at the top. The tower has 379 steps to the top.

Qutub Minar

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 03: Delhi / Jaipur (Approx. 258 Kms / 05 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Jaipur.

Jaipur- the City of Victory was originally Sawai Jaipur, named after its founder Sawai Jai Singh II (1700-1743). The sunset-pink tinge of its walls, buildings, temples and emporia gave it the name Pink City, the name in which it became famous throughout the world.

City Palace Jaipur
City Palace Jaipur

On arrival in Jaipur, check in at the hotel.

Overnight in the hotel

Day 04: Jaipur

After breakfast enjoys an excursion trip which takes you to Amber Fort on Jeep / Elephants.

Elephant ride to the fort

This city Fort is situated 130m high with the Aravalli hills all around it in a valley 11 km north of Jaipur. It was the ancient capital of the Kachhawaha Rajputs till 1037.

amber fort jaipur
amber fort jaipur

En route, make a photo stop at the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). It is a 5 storied building from the 18th century having 953 windows and niches made so that the ladies of the Royal family.

Hawa Mahal jaipur
Hawa Mahal jaipur

In the afternoon visit the “Pink City” of Jaipur.

You will visit City Palace, which houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armoury, manuscripts, paintings etc.

City Palace jaipur
City Palace jaipur
City Palace Museum jaipur
City Palace Museum jaipur

Also visit Royal Observatory (Jantar Mantar-1728-34) built by king astrologer Jai Singh II. The instruments are built of stone with marble facing on the important plains for measuring the harmony of the heavens. Each instrument serves a particular function and each gives an accurate reading.

Jantar Mantar jaipur
Jantar Mantar jaipur

Enjoy Rickshaw ride in Jaipur

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 05: Jaipur / Ranthambore (Approx. 180 Kms / 04 Hrs)

After breakfast drive to Ranthambore.

Ranthambore is one of the finest tiger reserves in India nestled in the Aravallis it is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The park along with the contiguous regions of Kela Devi and Sawai Man Singh parks forms a good biosphere along the Chambal River, which separates it from Madhya Pradesh.

Ranthambore National Park Tiger
Ranthambore National Park Tiger
Ranthambore National Park Fort
Ranthambore National Park Fort

On arrival, transfer to the Hotel.

Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel

Day 06: Ranthambore         

Early morning enjoy game drive in the park

Return to the hotel for breakfast.  Ranthambore is a dry deciduous forest replete with several lakes, rivulets and a magnificent ancient fort overlooking the park. The wildlife that one can see here are a large variety of birds, including an impressive number of waterfowl and birds of prey.

Ranthambore National Park Game Drive
Ranthambore National Park Game Drive

In the afternoon set out for another game drive.

Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel

Day 07: Ranthambore / Bharatpur (240 Kms – 5 ½ Hrs drive)

After breakfast, drive to Bharatpur.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary or Keoladeo Ghana National Park, which was established in 1956. This 29 sq km marshland is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world with over 360 species of birds, out of which 117 are the local birds. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it used to be a part of the private shooting reserve of the Maharaja of Bharatpur.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

Among many bird species to be seen are egrets, storks, ducks, Chinese coots, kingfishers, spoonbills, sarus cranes and several birds of prey, including falcon, marsh harrier and eagle. Alone 80 species of ducks can be spotted here. There are also chital, Nilgai, deer, wild cats, hyenas and wild boar whilst near the entrance there are usually some very large rock pythons.

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

During November to February the northern hemisphere migratory birds visit the park from China, Europe and Siberia, including the rare Siberian Crane.

On arrival Check in at Hotel.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 08: Bharatpur / Chambal  (125 Kms – 2 ½ Hrs drive)

Morning enjoy the Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur.

Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur
Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur

Later drive to Chambal, on the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. The complex consists of religious, residential and administrative buildings. The Mosque is considered a copy for the Mosque at Mecca and is extremely elegant, containing elements of Hindu and Persian design.  Housed here is the Shrine of Sheikh Salim Chisti one of the greatest of Sufi saints of the Muslim world.

fatehpur sikri
fatehpur sikri

On arrival, transfer to the hotel and check in.

Later enjoy the special Nature walk along the river banks, around the ravines and in the fields surrounding the National Chambal Sanctuary.

National Chambal Sanctuary
National Chambal Sanctuary

Overnight at the hotel

Day 09: Chambal  

After breakfast, enjoy the River Safari. The calm and gentle waters of the Chambal River are best explored on boats and the River Safari provides spectacular opportunities to view the wildlife. The Chambal Safari boatmen are exceptionally skilled at cutting the boat engines, and maneuvering as close to the birds and animals as possible without disturbing them. Trained naturalists accompany visitors and provide expert information on the Chambal wildlife. The River Safari is a most relaxing, enjoyable and special experience.

Boat Ride at Chambal River
Boat Ride at Chambal River

Afternoon  enjoy the trip to Bateshwar Temples.

The ancient temple complex at Bateshwar on the river Yamuna, 10 km from the Chambal Safari Lodge, consists of more than a hundred temples dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. Referred to as Surajpur in ancient texts, Bateshwar derives its current name from its reigning deity Lord Bateshwar Mahadev (another name for Shiva).

Bateshwar Temples
Bateshwar Temples

Day 10:  Chambal / Agra   (70 Kms – 1 ½ Hrs drive)

After breakfast drive to Agra.

Agra stands on the right bank of the river Yamuna, was once the seat of the Mughal rulers, the zenith of art and an enshrined romance. A town famous for its beautiful medieval monuments. The passion of the Mughals for building endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Later visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays) – A poignant poetry in marble, stands serene and the most extravagant monument ever built for love is a tribute to the timelessness of art and love. The inimitable poem in white marble, one of the seven modern wonders of the world, the finest expression of love of Emperor Shah Jahan for his queen Mumtaz who died giving birth to their 14th child, is located on the banks of the Yamuna river here. The construction of the Taj had commenced in 1631AD and had ended in 1653AD. Workers were gathered from all over the country and from central Asia. About 20,000 people were recruited to translate this dream into reality. The main architect was Isa Khan who was brought from Iran.

Red Fort Agra
Red Fort Agra

Later visit Agra Fort, -Built by the great Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including the Moti Masjid, Diwane-I-Am, Diwane-I-Khas and Musamman Burj, where the Emperor Shah Jahan died in imprisonment, besides Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.

Sheesh Mahal Red Fort Agra
Sheesh Mahal Red Fort Agra

Also enjoy the Magic Show in Agra.

Overnight in the hotel

Day 11: Agra – Delhi (203 Kms – 5 Hrs drive)

After leisurely breakfast drive to Delhi, on the way visit Sikandra.

Sikandra: The mausoleum of the great Mughal King Akbar (1556-1605). Akbar began building it during his lifetime and his son, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, completed it. It has a large arched entrance and green lawns, on which deer can be seen grazing, surround the tomb.

Sikandra Agra
Sikandra Agra

Arrive Delhi and check in at the Hotel.

Overnight in the Hotel

Day 12: Delhi Departure

In time transfer to the airport to board the flight back home.

IMP: Check out time is 1200 Hrs

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13 Days Tour of Ladakh and Nubra Valley

Alchi Monastery

13 Days Tour of Ladakh and Nubra Valley

Tour of Delhi > Leh > Alchi > Lamayuru > Alchi > Likir > Leh > Nubra > Tiger > Leh > Delhi

13 Days Tour of Ladakh and Nubra Valley

The best time to take a Tour of Leh and Ladakh is between May and September, which is more or less peak summer time in India. The other times being around festival dates when one can experience more of culture and celebration.

It is a world stuck in time, where traditions and age old values remain unchanged much like the vast and stark landscape where the modern world and its existence no significance. The silence brings more wisdom than all those books combines and this tour is as much about taking a journey within as also about rediscovering an ancient civilization and an alternate way of existence. Its beautiful, yes!

This tour starts at Delhi and takes you across Leh where we will explore the palace and the monasteries, and if it’s the time of festivities, enjoy the traditional ceremonies. Next we will visit Alchi and Ridzong monasteries and drive back to Leh enroute visiting Likir monastery. We will take the evening walk through the bazaar and journey to Nubra Valley where we will visit Samstanling monastery and Panamik Hot Springs where we will have a picnic lunch and later visit Ansa gompa. Back to Leh, we will visit Dishkit monastery, Stok Palace, Phyang & Spituk monasteries. Back to Delhi we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi and visit Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, India Gate and Humayun’s Tomb.

Travel Plan :

Day-1. Arrive Delhi

Meet assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel.

Delhi Airport
Delhi Airport

Day-2. Delhi – Leh – 3500 mts

Early morning transfer to domestic airport to check in highly spectacular flight over the Himalaya’s to Leh. Meet at airport and transfer to hotel.

Leh
Leh
Leh Bazaar
Leh Bazaar

Day free for rest & acclimatization. Overnight hotel.

Day-3. In Leh

After breakfast full day sightseeing of famous monasteries Shey, & Thiksey . Afternoon visit Shankar monastery.

Shey Monastery
Shey Monastery
Thiksey Monastery
Thiksey Monastery
Sankar Monastery
Sankar Monastery

Overnight hotel.

Day-4. In Leh- Hemis Festival/Thak-Thak Festival

Full day at the monastery and witness the fest.

Hemis Monastery Ladakh
Hemis Monastery Ladakh
hemis festival ladakh
hemis festival ladakh

Overnight hotel.

Day-5. Leh – Alchi 

In the morning depart for Alchi monastery. Afternoon visit Alchi and Ridzong monasteries.

Alchi Monastery
Alchi Monastery
Ridzong ladakh
Ridzong ladakh

Overnight Guest house

Day-6. Alchi – Lamayuru – Alchi

Full day excursion to Lamayuru monastery. After having good look around we drive back to Alchi.

Lamayuru Monastery
Lamayuru Monastery

Overnight guest house.

Day-7. Alchi – Likir – Leh

After breakfast we drive to Leh enroute visiting Likir monastery. Late afternoon stroll through the main bazzar to watch local’s activities.

Likir Monastery
Likir Monastery

Overnight hotel

Day-8. Leh – Tiger ( Nubra Valley ) 

In the morning drive into Nubra valley to Tiger over Khardung la – 18380 ft. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in camp. Nubra: The Buddhist region of Nubra lies north of Leh across the 5600 Mts. Khardung pass, the first of the five passes on the former trade route from Leh to Turkestan. Nubra consists of two long valleys, the Nubra & upper Shyok lying beneath the towering eastern Karakoram range. At the head of the Nubra valley is the 45 miles long Siachen glacier, the longest glacier in the Karakoram.

Nubra Valley Ladakh
Nubra Valley Ladakh

Overnight in camp.

Day-9. In Tiger

Day excursion to Samstanling monastery and Panamik Hot Springs is organized along with picnic / hot lunch. Return to Tiger enroute visit Ansa gompa.

samstanling monastery
samstanling monastery
Panamik Village Ladakh
Panamik Village Ladakh

Overnight in camp.

Day-10. Tiger – Leh

After leisure breakfast we drive back to Leh enroute visiting Dishkit monastery.

diskit monastery
diskit monastery

Overnight hotel.

Day-11. In Leh

Morning visit Stok Palace & in the afternoon visit Phyang & Spituk monasteries.

Stok Palace Ladakh
Stok Palace Ladakh

Overnight hotel

Day-12. Leh – Delhi

Early morning transfer to airport to board early morning flight for Delhi. PM combined city tour of Old & New Delhi.

Jama Masjid Delhi
Jama Masjid Delhi
Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial Delhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial Delhi
Red Fort
Red Fort
India Gate
India Gate
humayun's tomb
humayun’s tomb

Overnight hotel

Day-13. DEPART HOME

Transfer to airport in time to connect your flight back home.

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13 Days Ladakh and Kashmir Tour

Dal Lake Srinagar

13 Days Ladakh and Kashmir Tour

Tour of Delhi > Chandigarh > Manali > Keylong > Darcha > Sarchu > Leh > Pangong > Leh > Khardungla > Nubra > Khardungla > Leh > Alchi > Lamayuru > Kargil > Sonamarg > Srinagar

13 Days Ladakh and Kashmir Tour

This magnificent tour of North India starts in Delhi, includes a train ride to Chandigarh, visit to Manali – a famous hill station, overland drive to Leh via Rohtang Pass, Lahaul and Spiti Valley, Keylong, Darcha and Sarchu. Sightseeing at Leh, Pangong Lake, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey monastery, sightseeing of Sumoor area and Samstaling Gompa at Nubra Valley, explore Deskit , Hundar and the Sand Dunes, Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining “Moonland” hills on the way to Kargil, also visit Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point, Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers) and the 11th century Alchi Choskor, driving through Drass reach Sonemarg and Srinagar where we enjoy Shikara ride at Dal Lake and explore world famous Mughal Garden / Nishat Bagh.

Travel Plan :

Day 01: Arrive New Delhi 

On arrival meeting assistance & transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay.

Delhi Airport
Delhi Airport

Day 02:  New Delhi to Chandigarh and Drive to Manali 

In time transfer to New Delhi Railway Station to board Shatabdi Express to Chandigarh.

chandigarh railway station
chandigarh railway station

On arrival meeting assistance at Chandigarh.  After short briefing, proceed to Manali. 325 kms drive will take approx. 8 hours to reach Manali. Check in at the hotel and overnight stay.

Day 03: Drive Manali – Rohtang Pass – Koksar – Keylong 

Depart Manali early in the morning our first halt is Marhi. A barren landscape offering extensive views of the valley and the mountains. We proceed to Rohtang Pass 3790 M, it is most popular with visitors, being one of the highest road point and gateway to LAHAUL and SPITI valleys. Pass remains closed during winter due to heavy snow from November end to May end. Visitors can drive upto Marhi below Rohtang with similar high altitude topography, forest of Birch, Fir and Spurce. Once we cross the Rohtang Pass border we are in the Barren Himalayas with the landscape completely changing. Khoksar is the first village and gate way to Lahaul Night stay in Keylong.

Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass
lahaul valley
lahaul valley
spiti valley
spiti valley

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Drive Keylong – Darcha – Sarchu- Leh 

Get prepared for the most interesting overland high altitude drive up to Leh. May take approx. 10 hours. You will arrive at Darcha (3500 M) it is situated at the junction of Yotche Nullah and the Zanskar chhu which takes off from the Shinkun la. Both these nullahs meet with the main river Bhaga at this place. This is the main point for the trek lovers wish to enter in Zanskar valley or up to Leh. Drive from this place will take you to BaraLacha Pass (1620 Ft) and further drive to Sarchu which is nearly the mid-point of Manali Leh route. Continue drive to Pang and cross Morai plains and arrive at Tanglangla Pass (5400 M) and enter in Leh Valley. Your further drive will take you to Upsi by crossing river Indus and follow the highway up to Leh.

Manali Leh route
Manali Leh route

Check in at your hotel and overnight stay.

Day 05: In Leh:  Visit the town and surrounds 

The morning is at leisure for rest after the long journey. After lunch visit Shanti Stupa, Sankar Gompa, Leh Palace & the markets.

Leh Bazaar
Leh Bazaar
shanti stupa leh ladakh
shanti stupa leh ladakh
Sankar Gompa leh ladakh
Sankar Gompa leh ladakh
Leh Palace leh ladakh
Leh Palace leh ladakh

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Leh – Pangong Lake (145 kms.) 

Early departure for Pangong Lake (approx. 155 kms, located on the Indo China Border), via Chang-la pass (alt:  17370 ft). This famous blue blackish lake is 5 to 6 kms wide and over 144 km long with half of it running to the other side of the Indo-China border. After full day of sightseeing around the Lake check-in at fixed tented camp near the lake at Spangmik or drive back for 30 kms to Tangtse and check into Hotel / Guest House for overnight stay.

pangong lake ladakh
pangong lake ladakh

Day 07: Pangong-Hemis / Thiksey-Leh 

After breakfast, leave Pangong / Tangtse and retrace the Leh route across Chang-la. Upon reaching Karu, drive across the Indus and visit the famous Hemis Monastery, biggest monastery of Ladakh. Later drive on to Leh, enroute visiting the picturesque Thiksey monastery.

Hemis Monastery Ladakh
Hemis Monastery Ladakh
Thiksey Monastery Ladakh
Thiksey Monastery Ladakh

Overnight in hotel.

Day 08: Leh-Khardungla – Nubra  Valley (125 kms.) 

After breakfast leave for Nubra Valley, driving across Khardung-la (alt: 18,380 ft). After descending from the pass, drive on for sightseeing of Sumoor area and Samstanling Gompa.

Nubra Valley Ladakh
Nubra Valley Ladakh
Khardung La Pass Ladakh
Khardung La Pass Ladakh
samstanling monastery
samstanling monastery

Later check into a fixed camp in the same area or drive across to Deskit / Hundar for overnight in a fixed camp or hotel.

Day 09: Nubra Valley – Khardungla-Leh (125 kms.) 

In the morning visit / explore Deskit , Hundar and the Sand Dunes where you can enjoy a short camel safari using the double-humped Bactrian camel found here (optional on direct payment).

diskit monastery
diskit monastery
Hundar ladakh
Hundar ladakh

Later drive back to Leh reaching in the late afternoon / evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Leh – Alchi – Lamayuru – Kargil 

After leisurely breakfast drive down the Indus Valley on the first leg of your journey to Kargil & Srinagar. On the way, visit Hall of Fame, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Point, Sangam (confluence of Indus & Zanskar Rivers) and then the 11th century Alchi Choskor, oldest surviving monastic complex famous for its wall frescoes and architecture – a UNESCO listed heritage site.

hall of fame leh
hall of fame leh
Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
magnetic point leh
magnetic point leh
confluence of indus and zanskar rivers
confluence of indus and zanskar rivers
Alchi Monastery
Alchi Monastery

Continue drive towards Kargil, enroute visiting the dramatically located Lamayuru monastery and the adjoining “Moonland” hills. On the way to Kargil you can view the 9-mtrs, tall rock sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek (7th – 8th century AD).

Lamayuru Monastery
Lamayuru Monastery
Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek
Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek

Overnight in hotel at Kargil.

Day 11: Kargil – Sonamarg – Srinagar (205kms) 

Early departure for Srinagar driving through Drass (famous as the second coldest inhabited place in the world) and crossing the Zoji-la Pass (11,500-ft. / 3,505 m) to reach hill station of Sonmarg from where it’s smooth driving through the beautiful Kashmir countryside to reach Srinagar.

Zoji-la Pass
Zoji-la Pass
Sonmarg Kashmir
Sonmarg Kashmir
Dal Lake Srinagar
Dal Lake Srinagar
house boat srinagar
house boat srinagar

Overnight in hotel at hotel / Deluxe house boat in Srinagar.

Day 12: In Srinagar 

After a leisurely breakfast get prepared to have a Shikara ride at Dal Lake to see the beauty of the lake and local shopping around. Back to the main land and explore world famous Mughal Garden / Nishat Bagh. Explore the down town area of Srinagar city and colorful market may attract you for the local souvenirs.

shikara ride srinagar
shikara ride srinagar
Mughal Gardens Srinagar
Mughal Gardens Srinagar
Nishat Bagh Srinagar
Nishat Bagh Srinagar
Chasme Shahi Garden Srinagar
Chasme Shahi Garden Srinagar

Back to the hotel / Deluxe house boat and overnight stay.

Day 13: Departure Srinagar 

After breakfast you will get transferred to the airport in time to board flight for onward destination.

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16 Days Offbeat Rajasthan Tour

Sam Sand Dunes Jaisalmer

16 Days Offbeat Rajasthan Tour

Tour of Delhi > Pushkar > Jojawar > Udaipur > Jodhpur > Dabdi > Osian > Sodakore > Jaisalmer > Sam > Bikaner > Mandawa > Jaipur > Delhi

16 Days Offbeat Rajasthan Tour

This tour is all about romance and adventure. It is a must for couples and families and those who love to immerse themselves in totality, enjoy the moment and savor the colors of existence in all its shades.

This tour starts at Delhi, includes Delhi Sightseeing and takes you to Pushkar, a spiritual destination, where we will visit the Brahma Temple, Pushkar Lake, Man Mahal and Savitri temple before visiting the famous Shrine of Salim Chisti at Ajmer City. Next we will drive to Jojawar and enjoy Horse Ride, enjoy the Rajasthani dinner, dance and music. The next morning we enjoy a train safari that takes you through the beautiful & scenic Aravallis passing through tunnels and bridges overlooking the dazzling lake and the forest around it.

The train journey will be followed by the Jeep safari into tribal settlements where we will meet the locals, get to see their lifestyle, have tea with them while watching the sunset. Our next stop will be Udaipur, the city of lakes where we will explore the forts and palaces. We will also visit Ranakpur Jain Temples on our way to Jodhpur the next day.

At Jodhpur we will visit Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum and the massive Mehrangarh fort and move on to our resort at Osian where we will enjoy a camel safari, enjoy a candle light dinner and overnight at Dabdi Dunes. We will safari in the Thar Desert and visit local weavers & the potters and visit famous Osian Temples on your way to nature resort in Sodakore where we will go for village safaris, meet the people and get to know about their lives.

From Sodakore we travel to Jaisalmer, explore Jaisalmer fort, Nathmalji ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli and Salim singh ki Haveli before moving to Sam sand dunes where we will enjoy dance, music, cocktails and dinner. Our next stop will be Bikaner on the way to Mandawa. We will visit the famous Junagarh Fort, Karnimata Temple(Rat Temple) at Deshnok and move to Jaipur – the Pink City, where we will explore City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort and enjoy the evening stroll through the colorful bazaars.

Travel Plan :

Day 1: Welcome to Delhi

Welcome to the political and Cultural Capital of India – Delhi. Traditional welcome at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.

Delhi International Airport

Day 2: Delhi – Pushkar (390 km from Delhi, 07 hrs drive)

After a early breakfast proceed half day sightseeing tour of Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Visit the India Gate and the grand Government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial and also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple 11th century Qutab Minar.

India Gate
India Gate
Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial Delhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial Delhi

After lunch we leave for Pushkar. On arrival check in to the hotel and freshen up. An interesting dinner under the stars with the Rajasthani cultural folk music and dances awaits you. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Pushkar
Pushkar

Day 3: Pushkar

After breakfast, go for a full day sightseeing and visit the Brahma temple (said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity) Pushkar Lake, Man Mahal and Savitri temple in Pushkar. Also visit the famous Dargah Sharif at Ajmer. Relax at the resort after a full day of sightseeing and shopping. Overnight at the resort in Pushkar.

Pushkar Brahma temple
Pushkar Brahma temple

Day 4: Pushkar – Jojawar (160 km from Pushkar, 3½ hrs drive)

After a leisurely breakfast, check out of the hotel and enjoy a beautiful drive to Jojawar. Check in to the hotel and lunch at the hotel. After lunch we proceed for an amazing insight into the village life and its surroundings on the back of the famous Marwari Horses. Return back well in time to enjoy the Rajasthani dinner, dance and music, a perfect end to a lovely day. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Jojawar Horse Safari
Jojawar Horse Safari

Day 5: Jojawar

A very exciting day awaits you; after breakfast we start the day with train Safari which is one of the major attractions at Jojawar. The train safari takes you through the beautiful & scenic Aravallis passing through tunnels and bridges overlooking the dazzling lake and the forest around it. This gives a good insight into the local tribal life.

Rebari Jojawar
Rebari Jojawar

The train journey will be followed by the Jeep safari organized to the neighboring tribal and Rebari settlements where one could interact and peep into the rich rural culture of Rajasthan and later visit a famous tribal horse lord temple where high tea is served just around sunset. Enthusiasts could also opt for four wheel driving. A real exciting day comes to an end and we look forward to a beautiful dinner under the stars.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 6: Jojawar – Udaipur (150 km from Jojawar, 3hrs drive)

After breakfast we drive to Udaipur, the city of lakes. The city was built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot in the continent of India. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen’s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. We will also visit the Shilpgram, a tribute to the Rajasthani rural life and the craftsmen.

pichola lake udaipur
pichola lake udaipur
city palace udaipur
city palace udaipur
jagdish temple udaipur
jagdish temple udaipur
Saheliyon ki bari udaipur
Saheliyon ki bari udaipur
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum Udaipur
Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum Udaipur

Overnight stay at the hotel in Udaipur.

Day 7: Udaipur – Jodhpur (185 kms from Udaipur, 4-5 hrs drive)

After breakfast proceed by road to Jodhpur. Enroute visit the Ranakpur Jain Temples. Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, and for a much older Sun Temple which lies opposite the former. In general, the Jain temples of Ranakpur present a distinct style of their own. Arrival in Jodhpur and visit the Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum. Evening at leisure and over night stay in Jodhpur.

ranakpur jain temple
ranakpur jain temple

Day 8: Jodhpur – Dabdi (70 kms from Jodhpur, 1½ hrs drive)

mehrangarh fort jodhpur
mehrangarh fort jodhpur

Check out of the hotel after an early morning breakfast and start the day with the morning sight seeing of Jodhpur which includes the massive Mehrangarh fort (This massive Mehrangarh fort came first and around it grew the city of Jodhpur protected by a high stone wall with seven gates and countless bastions) enroute Osian.

osian
osian

On arrival at the resort we begin our adventure of the camel safari. Packed lunch will be served in the afternoon arrival at village Bikamkor with a packed lunch. On arrival you will be met by our Safari staff and Camel riders. Then start your Camel Safari for village Dabdi, a two hour ride. Just before sunset, arrive at your exclusive mobile safari camp. Enjoy an evening under the stars followed by a candlelit dinner. Over night at the Dabdi dunes. Distance covered-9 kms.

Day 9: Dabdi – Osian

After breakfast we will start our safari through the Thar Desert. After a four hour ride we approach the oasis village ‘Khetasar’ where we visit the local weavers and the potters. Here lunch will be served by the oasis or at a village hut.

Khetasar
Khetasar

After lunch resume the safari for the resort covering a total distance of 25 Km. Alternatively for those not wanting to proceed to the resort by camel, Jeeps will be waiting to take you to the resort and there the afternoon can be spent enjoying the swimming pool located on the highest sand-dune. Evening folk entertainment followed by dinner. Overnight at the resort in Osian.

Day 10 : Osian – Sodakore (200 kms from Osian, 5 hrs drive)

After breakfast take a short tour of the famous Osian Temples and then proceed to Sodakore. Osian temple is a cluster of ruined Brahmanical and Jain temples dating from the 8th to 11th  centuries.

Osian Temples
Osian Temples

Arrival at the nature resort in Sodakore which offers Organic food, farm fresh dairy and poultry products. In the evening enjoy the village safaris interacting with the vibrant village community and a walk around the Amla Orchard.

Overnight at the resort with cultural dinner.

Day 11 : Sodakore – Jaisalmer – Sam (110 kms from Sodakore, 3 hrs drive)

Check out of the resort after breakfast and proceed for sightseeing of Jaisalmer which includes the golden-hued Jaisalmer fort, Nathmalji ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli, Salim singh ki Haveli. After sightseeing of Jaisalmer proceed for the Sam Sand Dunes, the perfect place to enjoy & experience a desert life.

patwon ki haveli jaisalmer
patwon ki haveli jaisalmer
Sam Sand Dunes Jaisalmer
Sam Sand Dunes Jaisalmer

Enjoy the sun set on the back of Camel in the dunes followed by dance, music, cocktails and dinner in the dunes under the stars.

Overnight at the camp in Sam.

Day 12 : Sam – Bikaner (380 kms from Jaisalmer, 6-7 hrs drive)

After breakfast proceed by road to Bikaner enjoying the small villages and rural sights of Rajasthan with its sand dunes. Over night stay in Bikaner.

Day 13 : Bikaner – Mandawa (190 km from Bikaner, 4hrs drive)

After breakfast visit the Junagarh Fort, constructed between 1588-1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Mughal Emperor Akbar’s army followed by the Karnimata Temple at Deshnok; famous as the rat temple. Also visit the prestigious camel breeding farm in the evening around 1530hrs and proceed to Mandawa, a small and bustling town in the Shekhawati region lying north of Jaipur. Its importance lies in the splendidly frescoed havelis or mansions – mostly constructed by the prosperous merchants, between the 18th and 20th centuries.

Junagarh Fort Palace
Junagarh Fort Palace

Overnight at the hotel in Mandawa.

Day 14: Mandawa – Jaipur (160 km from Mandawa, 4hrs drive)

After brunch check out of the hotel and visit the beautiful Havelis of the Shekhawati region on the way to Delhi.

Beautiful Havelis of the Shekhawati Region
Beautiful Havelis of the Shekhawati Region
Shekhawati Haweli
Shekhawati Haweli

Arrival in Jaipur by the evening and check in to the hotel.

Day 15 : Jaipur

Full day sightseeing of Jaipur which includes places of interest like the City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort. The steep approach to the Amber Palace gives you an opportunity to enjoy an elephant ride up the hill like a King and a Queen with a scintillating view of the lake below surrounded by hills.

City Palace Jaipur
City Palace Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort Jaipur
Jaigarh Fort Jaipur
Hawa Mahal jaipur
Hawa Mahal jaipur
Jantar Mantar jaipur
Jantar Mantar jaipur
amber fort jaipur
amber fort jaipur

Late evening free for independent activities or shopping. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 16 : Jaipur – Delhi (260 km from Jaipur, 5 hrs drive approx)

After breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to Delhi Airport as per your flight plan.

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Taj Mahal and Rajasthan Tour 14N15D

Taj Mahal and Rajasthan Tour 14N15D

Taj Mahal and Rajasthan Tour 14N15D – Tour of Taj Mahal and Rajasthan covers Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer ,Bikaner and Mandawa

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Arrival in Delhi Int’l Airport. Our representative will meet you in airport lobby and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in hotel

Day 02 : Delhi
In the morning take a city tour of New Delhi covering Laxmi Narayan Temple – The Place of Gods, India Gate – The memorial of martyrs, drive past the Parliament House – The Government headquarters, Lotus Temple – the only Bahai temple, Humayuns Tomb : built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture & Qutab Minar – Afternoon is to enjoy city tour of Old Delhi covering Jama Masjid – The largest mosque in Asia, Red Fort – The red stone magic, Gandhi Memorial – The memoir of father of the Nation. Also enjoy sound & light show at Red fort. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi – Agra (Approx. 203 Kms /5 Hrs)
Morning transfer to Agra. Check in at hotel, and then visit Taj Mahal, Emperor Shah Jahan vowed to honor his wife Mumtaz Mahal with this memorial of unmatched beauty when she died and then Agra Fort, is a veritable treasure of the Mughal architectural tradition. The various buildings within this fort complex represent the different cultures, which was the hallmark of the Mughals. Evening is free to explore on your own. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Agra – Jaipur (Approx. 239 kms /5.5 Hrs)
Morning drive towards of Jaipur the “Pink City” of Rajasthan. En-route visit the Fatehpur Sikri, built by great Mughal Emperor Akbar, as his capital but after few years abandoned due to scarcity of water. The whole city is built of Red Sand Stone.. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its ‘ruins’ are still in pristine condition making it easy to imagine what court life must have been like in its heyday and the Buland Darwaja (One of the largest gate in India). Check in at hotel in Jaipur. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Jaipur

Day 05 : Jaipur
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the fort entrance. Amber Fort : At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. On return drive past the Jalmahal Afternoon city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar Mantar – the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the façade of Hawa Mahal – the Palace of winds. Overnight at hotel

Day 06 : Jaipur – Pushkar (Approx. 150 Kms / 3 hrs)
Today after breakfast drive to Pushkar. Arrive Pushkar and check in at hotel. Participate and enjoy the fun n frolic of the famous Pushkar fair. Overnight at hotel / tent.

Day 07 : Pushkar
Full day, visit the Pushkar fair and local area. Overnight at hotel

Day 08 : Pushkar – Udaipur (Approx. 301 Kms / 6 hrs)
Morning transfer to the “Lake City” of Rajasthan, Udaipur. Upon arrival, check in at Hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Evening enjoy the Boat ride in Lake Pichola, The picturesque lake that entranced Maharaja Udai Singh. The lake is surrounded by hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments. Two island palaces, Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) on the lake are of breathtaking. Overnight at Udaipur.

Day 09 : Udaipur
After breakfast, visit the romantic city of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace which is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan; Jagdish temple, a fine Indo Aryan temple built in 1651; Sahelion ki Bari or Garden of the Maids of Honour, which is a small garden with its fountains, kiosks, marble elephants & lotus pool. . Evening visit some of the terracotta or tie-and-dye artists of Udaipur at “Shilpgram”. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10 : Udaipur – Jodhpur (Approx. 275 Kms / 6 hrs)
Morning transfer to Jodhpur, en-route visiting the beautifully carved Jain temple at Ranakpur. After arrival, check into hotel. Later visit the Mehrangarh Fort which literally means “Majestic Fort”, located at the very centre of the city. There are in all, three gates , each built to commemorate a particular victory, as well as to reinforce the fort. It has a collection of musical instruments, palanquins, furniture & cannons on the forts’ ramparts are well preserved. Jaswant Thada : Close to the fort complex lies this white marble cenotaph, built in 1899, in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Rare portraits of Jodhpur’s rulers are, also, to be seen at Jaswant Thada. Also visit the Clock Tower – the city centre. Overnight at hotel

Day 11 : Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (Approx. 280 Kms / 6.5 hrs)
Morning transfer to Jaisalmer, the ‘Golden city’ of Rajasthan. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and take relax. Post lunchtime at leisure to walk through the streets of peaceful and charming Jaisalmer.

Day 12 : Jaisalmer
Morning sightseeing of the Jaisalmer Fort, the Gadsisar lake, royal cenotaphs and Jain temples. Afternoon visit to Sam, for an experience of the placid sand dunes of the Thar desert. Late afternoon, enjoy Camal Ride in Desert. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 13 : Jaisalmer – Bikaner (Approx. 330 Kms / 7.5 Hrs)
Morning transfer to Bikaner. Check in into hotel and relax. In the afternoon, we visit the Junagarh Fort, which is known for its splendid interiors and the camel breeding farm of Bikaner, the only one of its kind in Asia, offering a unique experience of the company of hundreds of camels. Overnight in Bikaner.

Day 14 : Bikaner – Mandawa (Approx. 190 Kms / 4 Kms)
Morning transfer to Mandawa in the Shekhawati region. Upon arrival, check into hotel. Afternoon, we make a walking tour of Mandawa to visit some of the beautifully painted mansions of the town and experience the lifestyle of the royal families in the past. Overnight in Mandawa.

Day 15 : Mandawa – Delhi (Approx. 250 Kms / 6 Kms)
Drive to Delhi, followed by drop at the international airport for flight back home.

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North India and Goa Tour 15N16D

North India and Goa Tour 15N16D

North India and Goa Tour 15N16D – Tour of Taj Mahal and Goa covers Delhi, Jaipur, Sariska, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Mumbai and Goa

Day – 1 — Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to the Hotel for overnight.

Day – 2 — Delhi
New Delhi covering Connaught Place, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Humayuns Tomb.

Day – 3 — Delhi – Jaipur
Half day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat, The Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk etc. Afternoon proceed by surface for Jaipur. On arrival check in at the Hotel.

Day – 4 — Jaipur
Visit to the Amber Fort. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Museum, Hawa Mahal and the Observatory. Spend your evening in the colourful bazaars of Jaipur and overnight at the hotel.

Day – 5 — Jaipur – Sariska
After Breakfast in the morning proceed by surface for Sariska. On arrival check in to the hotel Sariska Palace.

Day – 6 — Sariska – Agra
On arrival check in at the Hotel Trident or similar. Afternoon Sightseeing Tour of Agra city visit Sikandra, Agra Fort and the magnificent TAJ MAHAL.

Day – 7 — Agra – Khajuraho
Afternoon in time transfer to the Domestic Airport to board flight for Khajuraho.

Day – 8 — Khajuraho
Visiting the Chandela Temples of Khajuraho. The remoteness & isolation of Khajurho have ensured the survival of these great treasures.

Day – 9 — Khajuraho – Varanasi
Afternoon in time transfer to the Airport to board flight for Varanasi. Meet on arrival and transferred to the hotel.

Day – 10 — Varanasi
Early morning breakfast and proceed for boat ride along the ghats. Later proceed for a city tour of Varanasi, the Kashiviswanth Temple, The Durgakund and The Sankatmochan.

Day – 11 — Varanasi – Mumbai
Afternoon in time transfer to the Airport to board flight for Mumbai. Meet on arrival and transferred to the Hotel.

Day – 12 — Mumbai – Goa
Meet on arrival and transferred to the Hotel Fort Aguada Beach Resort. Goa is popularly renowned for its tropical beach paradise with exotic sandy beach.

Day – 13 — Goa
Visit the ancient extra ordinarily grandiose Churches, The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Arch of Viceroys and Church of St. Catejan, The Church of St Francis of Assissi and Archeological museum and Se Cathedral.

Day – 14 — Goa
After Breakfast the day is free to visit the local fish market or relax on the sandy beaches.

Day – 15 — Goa – Mumbai
Transfer to the Airport to board flight for Mumbai. Meet on arrival in Mumbai and transferred to the Hotel.

Day – 16 — Depart Mumbai
Visiting the Gateway of India, Rajabai Clock Towers, drive past Marine Drive, Malabar Hill and the Hanging Gardens, Tower of silence, Dhobi Ghat, Mani Bhavan, Prince of Wales Museum.

Evening in time transfer to the International Airport to board flight for your onward destination.

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Taj Mahal and Bandhavgarh National Park Tour 9N10D

Taj Mahal and Bandhavgarh National Park 9N10D

Taj Mahal and Bandhavgarh National Park Tour 9N10D – Tour of Taj Mahal and Bandhavgarh covers Delhi, Agra and Bandhavgarh National Park

Day – 1 —  Delhi
Arrival at the airport & transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day – 2 —  Delhi
Full day tour of Old Delhi, Red fort, jama Masjid & New Delhi . Overnight at the hotel.

Day – 3 —  Delhi – Agra – Taj Mahal
Leave for Agra to visit the famous Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Overnight at the hotel.

Day – 4 —  Agra – Bandhavgarh
Take an Executive class air conditioned train to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

Day – 5 —  Bandhavgarh
In Bandhavgarh. Evening jeep drive/ Elephant ride looking for the tiger.

Day – 6 —  Bandhavgarh
In Bandjavgarh. Morning & Evening Jeep drive/ Elephant ride in the park.

Day – 7 —  Bandhavgarh
In Bandhavgarh. Morning & Evening Jeep drive/ Elephant ride in the park

Day – 8 —  Bandhavgarh
In Bandhavgarh. Morning & Evening Jeep drive/ Elephant ride in the park

Day – 9 —  Bandhavgarh – Delhi
Morning jeep drive in the park. In the evening take an executive class air-conditioned train to Delhi.

Day – 10 — Delhi
Arrive Delhi Railway Station. Departure to the international airport.

To get this Taj Mahal and Bandhavgarh National Park Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

Taj Mahal Rajasthan Varanasi Tour 10N11D

Taj Mahal Rajasthan Varanasi Tour 10N11D

Taj Mahal Rajasthan Varanasi Tour 10N11D – Tour of Taj Mahal, Rajasthan and Varanasi covers Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi

Day 01: Arrival at Delhi – Our representative will receive you as you arrive in Delhi, India on the day 1 of your Taj Mahal with North India and Nepal Tour Itinerary. Check in at a hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi Proceed for a full day tour of Old & New Delhi. Come back to the hotel for a cultural night, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 03: Delhi – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer Board a flight to Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. On arrival in Jodhpur the India Travel Map representative drives you directly to Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India. Arrive and check in at a hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 04: Jaisalmer Visit the tourist attractions located in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

Day 05: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur Drive to Jodhpur and check in at a hotel on arrival. Freshen up and set out on tours to the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Sadar Market and other tour attractions. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 06: Jodhpur – Udaipur Board a flight to Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. Relax in the evening. Stay overnight at Udaipur.

Day 07: Udaipur – Jaipur Visit the City Palace Complex, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Maharana Pratap Memorial and other places in Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. Drive to Jaipur in Rajasthan, India.

Check in at a hotel on arrival for an overnight stay.

Day 08: Jaipur Enjoy an excursion to Amber Fort located in the outskirts of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. Stay overnight at Jaipur.

Day 09: Jaipur – Agra Drive to Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India. Check in at a hotel on arrival. Visit the tourist attractions of Agra and stay overnight at the Agra hotel.

Day 10: Agra – Varanasi Enjoy tours to the Taj Mahal early in the morning as a part of the Tour Itinerary. Drive to Varanasi and check into a hotel on arrival. Enjoy tours to the Ghats and temples of Varanasi. Stay overnight at the hotel in Varanasi.

Day 11: Varanasi – Delhi Enjoy a delightful cruise on the River Ganges and sail past the ancient Ghats. Later in the day you are driven back to Delhi, India.

Enjoy a farewell dinner and drive to the airport for you international flight back home.

To get this Taj Mahal Rajasthan Varanasi Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

Taj Mahal Moonlight Tour 1N2D

Taj Mahal Moonlight Tour 1N2D

Taj Mahal Moonlight Tour 1N2D – Experience the magic of Taj Mahal on a full moon night with our special 1N/2D Moonlight Tours of Taj Mahal from Delhi

Lovers from across the world, flock to see this architectural marvel and admire its radiant beauty. The white marble surface of the Taj Mahal changes its appearance with the passing of the seasons. It glows brightly in the sunlight in summer and reflects the grey-clouded sky during the monsoon. Under the light of the full moon however, the Taj Mahal is said to appear at its best – shimmering like a fairytale castle built for a legendary princess. Tourists are now permitted to view the Taj Mahal by moonlight.

Moonlit tours of the Taj Mahal have recently been allowed by the local authorities. Many tourists have already availed of the chance to see this ethereally beautiful sight. You too can see the Taj Mahal by moonlight and admire its marble perfection under the mellow radiance of the full moon.

The Taj Mahal is considered one of the most romantic monuments in the world. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, this white marble mausoleum is considered a monument to eternal love.

When can the Taj Mahal be seen by Moonlight?
A total of 400 tourists are permitted to see the Taj Mahal, on or around moonlit nights, on five specific nights in a month. These nights are the full moon night itself and the two nights before and after the full moon night.

To help you book in advance and avoid disappointment, Taj Mahal Tourism provides a list of full moon nights in the coming year. You can plan your trip beforehand, so you won’t miss this eagerly awaited sight.

Month \ Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

January

19

08

26

15

04

23

11

01/31

20

10

February

17

07

25

14

03

22

10

19

08

March

19

07

26

16

05

22

12

01/30

20

19

April

17

06

25

14

03

21

10

29

18

07

May

16

05

24

14

03

21

10

28

18

06

June

15

03

22

12

02

19

08

27

16

05

July

14

03

22

11

01/30

19

08

27

16

04

August

13

01/30

20

10

29

17

07

25

14

03

September

11

29

18

08

27

16

05

24

13

01

October

11

29

18

07

26

15

05

24

13

01/31

November

10

27

16

06

25

14

03

22

11

29

December

10

27

16

05

24

13

03

22

11

29

Tourists can view the Taj Mahal from a distance of 500 m, from a nearby red sandstone platform. Tourists are permitted to carry still cameras for photography and binoculars for viewing.

Many cultural events are being held to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Taj Mahal. Join the celebrations with a moonlight rendezvous with your loved one, at the monument to eternal love, at the Taj Mahal in Agra India.

To get this Taj Mahal Moonlight Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

Tiger Safari Tour 17N18D

Tiger Safari Tour 17N18D

Tiger Safari Tour 17N18D – Tour of Taj Mahal and Tiger Safari covers Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Bandhavgarh, Kanha National Park and Jabalpur.

Day 01: Delhi
Arrival in Delhi & transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival check into the hotel & take proper rest. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing (B)
After breakfast proceed for the full day Delhi sightseeing tour covering Old Delhi monuments like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Shanti Van, Raj Ghat and New Delhi monuments like Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Overnight at Delhi.

Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (B)
Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel & drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Evening free at Leisure. Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 04: Jaipur Sightseeing (B)
This morning after breakfast visit the Amber fort, built in 16th century, enjoy an elephant ride at Amber. Drive past the Hawa Mahal-a Palace of winds. In the afternoon you will visit the city palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur

Day 05: Jaipur – Ranthambore (B, D)
Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel & drive to Ranthambore. Upon arrival check into the hotel & stay overnight.

Day 06: Ranthambore (B, L, D)
Enjoy morning & afternoon safari inside the park. Overnight at Ranthambore.

Day 07: Ranthambore (B, L, D)
Enjoy morning & afternoon safari inside the park. Overnight at Ranthambore.

Day 08: Ranthambore (B, L, D)
Enjoy morning & afternoon safari inside the park. Overnight at Ranthambore.

Day 09: Ranthambore – Agra (B)
Morning after breakfast checkout from the hotel & drive to Agra. Upon arrival check into the hotel & stay overnight.

Day 10: Agra – Umaria (B)
Enjoy the beauty of Taj – The Symbol of Love & Agra Fort. Evening transfer to Agra rly stn to catch the train for Umaria. Overnight journey.

Day 11: Umaria – Bandhavgarh (B, L, D)
Pick up from Umaria rly stn & transfer to Bandhavgarh. Afternoon safari inside the park. Overnight at Bandhavgarh.

Day 12: Bandhavgarh (B, L, D)
Enjoy morning & afternoon safari inside the park. Overnight at Bandhavgarh

Day 13: Bandhavgarh (B, L, D)
Enjoy morning jeep safari inside the park. In the afternoon visit Tribal village safari tour to see how the countryside villagers live their life and what they do in their daily routine. Overnight at Bandhavgarh

Day 14: Bandhavgarh – Kanha (B, L, D)
Enjoy morning jeep safari inside the park & back to the hotel. After breakfast checkout from the hotel & drive to Kanha. Overnight at Kanha.

Day 15: Kanha (B, L, D)
Enjoy morning & afternoon safari inside the park, Overnight at Kanha.

Day 16: Kanha – Jabalpur (B, L)
Enjoy morning jeep safari inside the park & back to the hotel. After some rest checkout from the hotel & drive to Jabalpur railway station to catch the train for Delhi. Overnight Journey.

Day 17: Jabalpur – Delhi (B) – Reach Delhi, pick up & transfer to the hotel. Day free for your own activities, overnight at Delhi.

Day 18: Delhi (B)
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel & our driver will drop you at the airport to catch your international flight for your hometown.

To get this Tiger Safari Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

Rajasthan Tribal Tour 22N23D

Rajasthan Tribal Tour 22N23D

Rajasthan Tribal Tour 22N23D – Tour of Taj Mahal and Tribal Rajasthan covers Delhi, Samode, Nawalgarh, Khimsar, Jaisalmer, Pokhran, Jodhpur, Mandore, Rohet, Daspan, Sirohi,  Ranakpur, Devigarh, Udaipur, Dungarpur, Chittaurgarh, Bijaipur, Kota, Bundi, Pachewar, Jaipur, Bhandarej, Karauli, Bharatpur and Agra

Day 1: Delhi – Samode
Drive from Delhi to Samode, to stay at its palace or garden retreat. The village settlement is picturesque.

Day 2: Samode – Nawalgarh
Drive to Nawalgarh in the heart of the Shekhawati region. Arrival in Nawalgarh & Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon, explore surrounding towns and villages with their painted havelis and temples. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Nawalgarh – Khimsar
Drive to Khimsar , Arrival in Khimsar & Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon Visit the village around it is settled at the base of sand dunes where there are blackbuck visible on short jeep safaris. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4: Khimsar – Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer, the charming fortified settlement in the heart of the desert. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5: Jaisalmer – Pokhran
Explore Jaisalmer on foot. Cut off from civilization for centuries, this is one of the last known citadels where the 21st century has made few intrusions, and a wide variety of crafts are still practiced. Afternoon, drive to Pokaran to stay at its fort. Pottery, and decorations for camels are made here. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6: Pokhran – Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur, with sightseeing in the afternoon. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7: Jodhpur – Mandore – Rohet
Visit Mandore, and then continue to Rohet with charming fort where you will stay. In afternoon, a jeep safari to the surrounding Rabari and Bishnoi villages. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8: Rohet – Daspan
Drive to Daspan village where the fertile fields grow bountiful crops, and the village is known for its embroidered shoes. There are also some families that make bows and arrows in the Bhil style. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9: Daspan
Continue into farming country, to Siyana. Visit the stable of Marwari horses. Overnight at Farm House.

Day 10: Daspan – Sirohi
Across the flat, irrigated lands of Sirohi, drive to Leopard’s Lair at Bera. There is a large settlement of Rabaris in the vicinity. These migrants move around, but this permanent settlement has well-kept, clean homes.

Ranakpur Day 11 : Sirohi – Ranakpur
Drive to Ranakpur with its 16th century temples. Stay at Maharani Bagh in the midst of an orchard, and with Geraisa dancers performing in the evening . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12: Ranakpur – Devigarh
Drive to Devigarh to stay at the Mahal or Palace. Spend evening at the lakeside farmhouse of a local chieftain. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13: Devigarh – Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur, stay at a choice of deluxe palace hotels. Sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14: Udaipur – Dungarpur
Drive to Dungarpur with its Bhil villages all around. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 15: Dungarpur – Chittaurgarh Fort – Bijaipur
Drive via Chittaurgarh Fort to Bijaipur, the base for the Mina tribes. The village is located beside a lake. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 16: Bijapur – Kota
Drive to Kota, stay at Umed Bhawan, Brijraj Bhawan or Sukhdam Niwas. Local sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 17: Kota – Bundi
Drive to Bundi for sightseeing of fort, and Raniji ki Baori stepwell. Continue to Rajmahal, a 300-year-old palace with the village named after it. The palace overlooks the river below. Overnight at Hotel.

Pachewar Day 18: Bundi – Pachewar
Drive to Pachewar vilage and its restored fort or Garh. Flourishing agricultural practices, toy makers and a blue pottery kiln. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 19: Pachewar – Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, and sightseeing there. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 20: Jaipur – Bhandarej
Drive to Bhandarej. The village has a lovely setting beside a lake, and Meena settlements around it. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 21: Bhandrej – Karauli
Drive ro Karauli, known for its pink stone quarries, and and Kaila Devi temple. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 22: Karauli – Bharatpur
Drive to Bharatpur. Visit bird sanctuary, and visit the old fort with its incredibly invincible mud bastions. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 23: Delhi
Depart from Agra or Delhi. Tour ends.

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Royal Rajasthan Tour 13N14D

Royal Rajasthan Tour 13N14D

Royal Rajasthan Tour 13N14D – tour of Rajasthan covers Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Udaipur, Ajmer, Jaipur and Agra

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Hotel check-in is 12.00 noon. Assistance on arrival by the Tour Master Representative and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi/Mandawa
This morning enjoy quick city tour of Old and New Delhi, driving past the Presidential Palace, India Gate, Red Fort and Jumma Masjid and visiting Raj Ghat and Qutab Minar. In the afternoon we drive to Mandawa.

Day 03: Mandawa/Bikaner
This morning see the frescoes famous in the Shekawati region of Rajasthan. Continue onto Bikaner.

Day 04: Bikaner/Jaisalmer
This morning we visit the city and the Junagarh Fort. In the afternoon we drive to Jaisalmer.

Day 05: Jaisalmer
Enjoy a full day tour of Jaisalmer including the famous yellow sand-stone Fort and sunset at the Cenotaphs.

Day 06: Jaisalmer/Jodhpur
Leave this morning for Jodhpur. In the afternoon visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort and the Royal Cenotaphs.

Day 07: Jodhpur/Mount Abu
This morning we leave for Mount Abu. In the afternoon we visit the inspiring Dilwara Temples and enjoy a walk near the Nakki Lake.

Day 08: Mount Abu/Udaipur
This morning we leave for Udaipur, taking a tour to Ranakpur to see the Jain Temples there.

Day 09: Udaipur
Enjoy a tour of Udaipur city, visiting the City Palace, the Sahelion ki bari and drive past the Fatehabad lake. From the city palace you will be able to see the shimmering waters of the Pichola Lake. The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 10: Udaipur/Ajmer
Leave this morning for Ajmer. On arrival check in at the hotel.

Day 11: Ajmer/Jaipur
This morning visit the Mosque at Ajmer and Dhai Din ka Jhopra. Continue on an excursion to the Brahma Temple at Pushkar. In the afternoon drive onto Jaipur and check in at the hotel.

Day 12: Jaipur
Today we enjoy a full day tour of Jaipur city and Amber. Visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Observatory and Amber Fort. Enjoy an elephant ride upto the fort.

Day 13: Jaipur/Agra
This morning leave for Agra, visiting Fatehpur Sikri en route. The evening is at leisure.

Day 14: Agra/Delhi/Departure
Enjoy a city tour of Agra this morning, visiting the Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal. In the afternoon we drive back to Delhi, reaching in time to board the onward flight to depart India.

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Offbeat Rajasthan Tour 16N17D

Offbeat Rajasthan Tour 16N17D

Offbeat Rajasthan Tour 16N17D – Tour of Taj Mahal and Rajasthan covering Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur, Karauli, Pachewar, Deogarh, Nurlai, Luni, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Kuchaman, Pachar and Jaipur

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi meet & assistance at the airport. Later transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Delhi

Day 02 : Delhi
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting Old & New Delhi OLD DELHI : A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India NEW DELHI : An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi

Day 03 : Delhi – Agra ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive Agra check-in hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Agra. Visiting the world famous Taj Mahal *, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Also visit Agra Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque – the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and Emperor Akbar started the construction in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Night stay in Agra

Day 04 : Agra – Bharatpur ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Bharatpur. Arrive Bharatpur & check-in at hotel. Later visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary ** on rickshaws. The most Spectacular water- bird Sanctuary features nesting indigenous water- birds and migratory birds. From October till December, the indigenous water- birds nest around the lake, from December on the migratory Geese, Duck and Cranes are the main feature of the bird sanctuary. Night stay in Bharatpur

Day 05 : Bharatpur – Karauli ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Karauli. Arrive Karauli & check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Karauli. A quaint township founded in 1348. You can experience a serene rural environment here apart from the City Palace and Kaila Devi Temple. Night stay in Karauli

Day 06 : Karauli – Pachewar ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Pachewar. Arrive Pachewar & check-in at hotel. Later explore Pachewar. A small village located at a drive of just 25 minutes from Dudu, south to the city of Jaipur on the Jaipur Ajmer highway, Pachewar is famous for cenotaphs, blue pottery kiln, metal toy makers and interesting surroundings. It is a lively place that was once ruled by Khangarot Rajputs, a sub clan of Kachhawaha Rajputs. Night stay in Pachewar

Day 07 : Pachewar – Deogarh ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Deogarh. Arrive Deogarh & check in at hotel. The Deogarh Castle is located on a hillock and is encircled by the town. it was built in 1670 by Rawat Dwarkadas Ji of the Chundawat clan of the Siaodia Dynasty. Constructed by the famed Sompura architects, well-known for their additions and alterations were carried out according to the needs of the residents. There are five floors and over 200 rooms have murals done by local painters after whom Deogarh school of painting has acquired fame the world over. The family has a large collection of Deogarh miniatures. Night stay in Deogarh

Day 08 : Deogarh – Narlai ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Narlai. Arrive Narlai & check in hotel. Afternoon visit the Narlai. Legend says that it was here that the sage Narad Muni meditated long before it was inhabited. Later it became a hunting preserve for the Sisodias. Night stay in Narlai

Day 09 : Narlai – Luni ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Luni. Arrive Luni & check in at hotel. Later explore Luni, the small village is home to many artisans who work with metal, clay or wood, keeping alive the skills passed down over the centuries by their ancestor. The noise and bustle of the village settles down by evening and all is quite as peace descends on the desert. The fort with its huge gates and protective walls stands proud and strong under the spectacular company of stars. Night stay at Luni

Day 10 : Luni – Jaisalmer ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer & check-in hotel. Evening enjoy camel ride at SAND DUNES. Night stay in Jaisalmer

Day 11 : Jaisalmer
Morning after breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer visiting the burnished sandstone Jaisalmer, Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli (Mansion) and Salim Singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets, which are supreme examples of the art. Night stay in Jaisalmer

Day 12 : Jaisalmer – Bikaner ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner & check-in hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Bikaner. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bika Ji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gates. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, and Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner

Day 13 : Bikaner – Kuchaman ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Kuchaman. Arrive Kuchaman & check in hotel. Located in Nagaur District, Kuchaman Fort has had a strategic role to play in Rajasthan’s history which unravels as one moves around its 17th century battlements. Its picturesque village is idyllic for those who would like to discover the charm of walking through it. Night stay in Kuchaman

Day 14: Kuchaman – Pachar ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Pachar. Arrive Pachar & check-in at hotel. Later explore the stunningly frescoed Havelis of Shekhawati en route. Arrive Pachar & check in hotel. Later Visit Pachar. Pachar is a small village with lake on one side and sand dunes on the other. Night stay in Pachar

Day 15 : Pachar – Jaipur ( by road )
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur & check-in at hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting CITY PALACE : A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum JANTAR MANTAR : This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use HAWA MAHAL : The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur

DAY 16 : Jaipur
Morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort AMBER FORT PALACE : Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it’s ultimate expression JAIGARH FORT : The Western skyline is dominated by the extensive parkotas (Walls), watch-towers and gateways of Jaigarh. It is one of the few military structures of medieval India preserved almost intact containing palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a grannary, an armoury, a well planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon the Jai Ban the largest in the Country LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE : Situated in the south of Jaipur, Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions India has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Night stay in Jaipur

Day 17 : Jaipur – Delhi & Departure
Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi. Upon arrival departure transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward journey.

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India Wildlife Tour 12N13D

India Wildlife Tour 12N13D

India Wildlife Tour 12N13D – Taj Mahal and National Wildlife Reserves covering Delhi, Jaipur, Sariska, Agra, Ranthambore, Bharatpur, Khajuraho and Bandhavgarh

Day1 – Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel.

Day2 – Delhi
After breakfast, tour the historic city of old Delhi to include the magnificent Red Fort, Jama Masjid largest mosque in Asia, both built by Shahjahan, Rajghat – memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”. Afternoon, tour of New Delhi to include Humanyun Tomb, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Birla Mandir, Bahai Temple. Evening visit Son-et-Lumiere at Red Fort. Overnight at hotel.

Day3 – Sariska
Leave Delhi after breakfast reaching Sariska (239 km/5 hrs) by lunch. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Afternoon jungle drive, place is well known for Sambars, Cheetals, Blue bulls, Spotted deers, Wild boards in addition to Tigers & Leopards. Sariska is set in the rugged Aravali Hills – one of the old mountain ranges Overnight at hotel.

Day4 – Sariska
At Sariska, jeep safari of park Overnight at hotel.

Day5 – Sariska – Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur (111 kms / 3hrs). Enroute visit Amber Fort, once the capital of Kachwahas before they moved to their newly built capital in Jaipur. This is the only fort where still one can go by the elephant back even today like a Maharaja. Overnight in hotel.

Day6 – Jaipur
Morning after breakfast, tour of the city including City Place, Hawa Mahal. Astronomical Observatory and drive by the Pink City bazaars. Afternoon, drive to Ranthambhore (160 kms/3 hrs &30 mins). Overnight at hotel.

Day7 – Ranthambhore
At Ranthambhore – jeep safari to the jungle. Overnight at hotel.

Day8 – Ranthambhore – Bharatpur
Drive to Bharatpur for Keoladeo national Park known for the migratory birds even as far as from Siberia. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening cycle rickshaw tour of the sanctuary and see the birds including the rare Siberian cranes. Overnight at hotel.

Day9 – Bharatpur
Morning, visit the sanctuary and see birds. After late breakfast drive to Fatehpur Sikri, (25 kms/45 mins) the deserted capital built by Akbar which was abandoned due to lack of water. See Darbar-e-Aam, Palaces Panch Mahal and Tansen Seat etc. Late afternoon visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Overnight at Hotel.

Khajurao Day10 – Agra – Khajuraho
Morning visit Taj Mahal to see it in different light. Catch afternoon flight to Khajuraho and transfer to hotel. Evening tour of Chandela dynasty temples famous for their spectacular sculptures and erotic carvings. Overnight at hotel.

Day11 – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh
Drive to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve (270 kms/6 hrs). On arrival transfer to the hotel – The Jungle Lodge. Evening visit Park and jeep safari. Overnight at hotel.

Day12 – Bandhavgarh
At Bandhavgarh – jungle exploration on elephant back. Overnight at hotel.

Day13 – Flight to Delhi
Reach Delhi and continue your journey home.

To get this India Wildlife Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

Heritage Rajasthan Tour 14N15D

Heritage Rajasthan Tour

Heritage Rajasthan Tour – 14N/15D Tour of Taj Mahal and Rajasthan covering Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Deogarh, Jaipur and Agra

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
On the day 1 of the Heritage Rajasthan Tour Itinerary you arrive at the Delhi airport and receive a warm welcome by the India Travel Map representative. Check in at a hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 : Delhi
Full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.

Day 3 : Delhi – Mandawa
Drive to Mandawa and check-in at the hotel on the day 3 of the Heritage Rajasthan Tour Itinerary.

Day 4 : Mandawa – Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner in Rajasthan, India and check-in at the hotel on the day 4 of the Heritage Rajasthan Tour Itinerary. Afternoon sightseeing tour to the places of tour interests in Bikaner.

Day 5 : Bikaner – Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer and check-in at the hotel on the day 5 of the Heritage Rajasthan Tour Itinerary. You are free to spend the day at leisure and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : Jaisalmer
Relax in the morning and go on tours to the places of tourist interest located in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India. Visit the Jaisalmer Fort and the havelis of the region. Stay overnight at the Swiss tents at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India.

Day 7 : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India on the day 7 of the Heritage Rajasthan Tour Itinerary. Check in at a hotel and stay there overnight. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada and other places of interest.

Day 8 : Jodhpur
Enjoy safaris to the Jodhpur villages and get a glimpse of the magical Rajasthan in all its glory. Stay overnight at Jodhpur.

Day 9 : Jodhpur-Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. Check in at the hotel and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 : Udaipur
Go on tours to the Lake Palace, City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Maharana Pratap Memorial and other places of interest in Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. Stay overnight at the hotel in Udaipur.

Day 11 : Udaipur – Deogarh
Drive to Deogarh and check-in at a hotel. Go on tours to the places of tourist interest located in Deogarh, Rajasthan, India. Stay overnight at the hotel in Deogarh, Rajasthan, India.

Day 12 : Deogarh – Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur and check-in at the hotel at Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. Spend the afternoon at leisure and stay overnight at the hotel in Jaipur in Rajasthan, India.

Day 13 : Jaipur
On the morning of the day 13 of the Heritage Rajasthan Tour visit Amber Fort. Visit the places of tour interest located in different parts of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Day 14 : Jaipur – Agra
Drive to Agra on the day 14 of the Heritage Rajasthan Tour. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival at Agra check-in at the hotel and stay there overnight.

Day 15 : Agra – Delhi
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour and then drive to Delhi airport so that you can board your international flight.

To get this Heritage Rajasthan Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.