Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Agra - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh
Day - 1 -- » Arrival
Departure From home country
Day - 2 -- » Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Full day city tour. Visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place shopping centre. Overnight Delhi.
Day - 3 -- » Delhi - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur and transfer to hotel.
Day - 4 -- » Jaipur
Morning tour of Amer fort. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Ascent the fort on Elephant back.
Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day - 5 -- » Jaipur - Ranthambore
Morning drive to Ranthambore and transfer to hotel. In Evening Jungle activities.
Day - 6 -- » Ranthambore
Morning and Evening Jungle activities.
Day - 7 -- » Ranthambore - Agra
Drive to Agra. Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon city Tour. Visit the famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Overnight Agra.
Day - 8 -- » Agra - Khajuraho
Transfer to the Airport to board the Flight for Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to Hotel.
Day - 9 -- » Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh
Morning drive to Bandhavgarh and transfer to Hotel.
Day - 10 -- » Bandhavgarh
Morning and evening Jungle activities.
Day - 11 -- » Bandhavgarh
Morning and evening Jungle activities.
Day - 12 -- » Bandhavgarh - Khajuraho
Morning drive to Khajuraho and transfer to hotel. Later visit the world famous Khajuraho temples. These Temples were built by the Chandelas between 950 AD & 1050 AD. The important ones are Chaunset Yogini Kali Temple, the Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath & Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples.
Visit the Eastern group of Temples. Parasvanath Temple is the only existing Jain Temple at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum. The Javeri Temple is dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath.
Day - 13 -- » Khajuraho - Delhi
Transfer to the Airport to Board Flight to Delhi. Arrive and transfer to hotel.
Day - 14 -- » Delhi
Day at leisure.
Day - 15 -- » Departure
Transfer to the Airport to board flight for onward Journey.
Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Gajner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Luni - Udaipur - Deogarh - Khajrela - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra – Delhi
Day 01:Abroad / Delhi
Arrive late night at New Delhi International airport. On arrival the guest will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Upon arrival at hotel the guests will be provided with the traditional Indian welcome. Consisting of aarti-tikka and garlands. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
Morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars.
Day 03: Delhi - Mandawa
Upon arrival check in at Hotel . Late afternoon visit the Shekhawati region. Walk through the Shekhawati region, which was the stronghold of Kayamkhani Nawabs till 1730. Besides the cenotaphs, wells, forts and temples the majority of frescoes are painted on the walls and gateways of Havelis.
Day 04: Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner
Upon arrival in Bikaner lunch at one of the hotels followed by city tour. City sightseeing tour of Bikaner, this desert town in the north of the state was founded in 1488 by Roa Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army.
Day 05 : Gajner - Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer - is India's most exotic and unusual town - a medieval looking place, straight out of the 'Tales of the Arabian Nights'. This beautiful city is situated inside a huge mud fort and grew as a result of its strategic position on the trading route between India and Central Asia bringing great wealth to the city.
Day 06: Jaisalmer
After breakfast, visit this perfect Rajput walled desert city which is like a golden jewel shimmering above the hard sand. Visit the palaces, the Jain temples and magnificent Havelis or merchant's houses, each richly decorated and carved from golden yellow sandstone - Patwon-ki-haveli (House of the Brocade Merchants) is the largest and most elaborate of the famous havelis of Jaisalmer.
Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Luni
City tour of Jodhpur - the largest city in Rajasthan after Jaipur, Jodhpur stands at the edge of the Thar Desert. It was founded by Rao Jodha. Chief of the Rajput clan known as Rathores and the Rathore kingdom was once known as Marwar - the Land of Death.
Day 08 : Luni - Udaipur
Early morning visit the surrounding villages and witness their daily lifestyle of living and enjoy cup of tea / coffee with them.
Day 09: Udaipur
Morning, city tour of Udaipur - the romantic Lake City in Southern Rajasthan, famous for the stunning white marble Palace built on an island in the Lake Pichola. It was the former Palace of the Maharana and now converted to one of the most glamorous hotels in India.
Day 10: Udaipur - Deogarh
Ranakpur temples: A visit to the famous Jain Temple, dating back to the 15th century. 200 pillars, none of which are alike, support its 29 halls. The Temple abounds with intricate friezes and sculptures.
Day 11: Deogarh - Khajrela
Khajrela seems to rise out of the Narwar plains like a sentinel. A sturdy fort, it is quite simple and uses very little ornamentation to break the almost forbidding exterior. The interiors too are simple and neat where the guests can look forward to genuine Rajput hospitality. In the surrounding area has several interesting temples, cenotaphs and stepwells and for the more adventurous - camels are available to explore the countryside and visit Raika and Bisnoi villages. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Khajrela - Pushkar
After breakfast drive to Pushkar (180 kms) enroute visiting the Dargah at Ajmer. Ajmer, is the most sacred of all Muslim places of pilgrimage in India. Ajmer is a green oasis on the shore of Ana Sagar Lake, hemmed in by barren hills. Historically, Ajmer has always had great strategic importance. It was founded in 7th century by Ajaipal Chauhan.
Day 13 : Pushkar - Jaipur
Afternoon tour of "Pink City" - Surrounded on three sides by the rugged Aravali hills, Jaipur is the picturesque capital of Rajasthan. It takes its name from the prince, soldier and astronomer Jai Singh II who moved his capital here in 1727. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14 : Jaipur
Tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Day 15 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Fatehpur Sikri - the impressive sandstone fortress was built in the 16th century and only occupied for a few years before being abandoned, leaving the buildings in virtually perfect conditions. Thereafter, visit the Taj Mahal, the guests will board the 'decorated tongas' (horse carriage) which will take them to Taj Mahal…… Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra.
Day 16 : Agra - Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. Thereafter, visit the Red Fort. Red Fort- lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
Day 17 : Delhi - Abroad
Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur – Goa
Day 01: Abroad - Delhi
Arrive at Delhi International airport.
On arrival in Delhi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Mughal Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the ‘rickshaw ride’ for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through “Chandni Chowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
This afternoon you will be taken to visit New Delhi - drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutub Minar.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi - Agra
Morning drive to Agra (203 kms). Upon arrival in Agra - check into the hotel.
Afternoon visit Red Fort and famous Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is closed on Friday
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Agra - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur (221 kms), en route visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Buland Darwaza the largest gateway in the world.
Thereafter continue drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur - check into the hotel.
Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City.
Afternoon tour of the City - "The Pink City" is spectacularly set within surrounding rugged hills, dotted with ancient ruined fortresses. Your tour will include the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur - Udaipur
Early morning transfer to airport to board flight for Udaipur.
Depart: Jaipur At: 0725 Hrs. by : 9W-3401
Arrive: Udaipur At: 1035 Hrs.
Upon arrival in Udaipur, You will be met by our representative & transferred to hotel.
Morning tour of Udaipur, one of India's most romantic cities and famed for its lovely palaces and lakes. Begin by visiting the City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments, then continue on to the Garden of Maidens "Sahelion-ki-bari'.
Late afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Pichola.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Udaipur - Mumbai - Goa Upon arrival in Goa via Mumbai, You will be met by our representative & transferred to hotel.
Afternoon at leisure for your own activities.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 - 11: Goa
Day free for own beach activities.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Goa - Mumbai
Transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.
Depart: Goa At: 0725 Hrs. by : Ic-166
Arrive: Mumbai At: 0825 Hrs.
OPTIONAL - One-hour boat ride across Mumbai Harbour brings you to the lush green Elephanta Island. Here, visit some of the huge and intricately carved Elephanta Caves that date back to the 8th century. For rows of massive columns cut into solid rock from three magnificent avenues, lead to the outstanding three-headed sculpture representing Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer. Dedicated to Shiva, the beauty and power of these phenomenal sculptures depicting the various manifestations of Shiva is overpowering.
Afternoon, city tour of Bombay - the great port city with its Victorian Gothic buildings from the British Raj Era mingling with the modern. The tour includes Gateway of India overlooking the Harbour, the, the Towers of Silence, Marine Drive and the Dhobi Ghat, the unique and colourful outdoor 'laundry'. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market.
Late Evening transferred to the International airport for flight to back home.
Day 13: Mumbai - Departure
Leave Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai, straight proceed for sight-seeing tour of Mumbai
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered : Mumbai - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
Day 01 : Arrival (Mumbai)
Arrive to a warm welcome at the international airport in Mumbai. Thereafter, an Indian Holiday representative will facilitate your transfer to a hotel where you can relax for the remaining part of the day and brace for a memorable Mumbai Delhi Tour.
Day 02 : Mumbai - Udaipur (by air)
After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour around Mumbai. Visit attractions like the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Marine Drive and the Prince Wales Museum. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport and board a flight to Udaipur. An Indian Holiday representative will meet you on arrival and assist you to your hotel. Overnight stay will be at Udaipur.
Day 03 : Udaipur
On day 3 of the Mumbai Delhi Tour, visit some of the most famous attractions of Udaipur including the City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari and the Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum. Also enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Pichola and enjoying breathtaking views of the golden sun setting over the "city of lakes". Stay overnight at your hotel in Udaipur.
Day 04: Udaipur - Jaipur (by air)
Have the entire morning to yourself before transferring to the airport to board a flight to Jaipur. Known as the "pink city", Jaipur is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India today. Check in at a hotel on arrival. Overnight stay will be in Jaipur.
Day 05 : Jaipur
As part of the Mumbai Delhi Tour, enjoy an early morning drive to the grand Amber Fort. The capital of the Rajputs from 1037 to 1728 AD, Amber is an experience to remember for a lifetime. An elephant ride up the steep path leading to the entrance of the fort is something not to be missed. You will also visit other interesting tourist attractions like the City Palace, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Palace of winds (Hawa Mahal). Return for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 : Jaipur - Agra
On day 6 of the Mumbai Delhi Tour, drive to the historic city of Agra. You will also stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the erstwhile capital of Akbar the Great. An architectural marvel wrought in red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri simply fascinates every visitor for life. On arrival in Agra, check in at a hotel. for an overnight stay.
Day 07 : Agra
Agra was the former capital of the Mughals before they shifted base to Delhi. Home to the fascinating Taj Mahal, Agra is an experience to remember for life. Visit the Taj Mahal in the morning and revel in its exquisite beauty that has charmed millions till date. You will also visit the Agra Fort before returning to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 08 : Agra - Khajuraho
As part of the Mumbai Delhi tour, transfer to the railway station and board a train to Jhansi. On arrival Jhansi drive to Khajuraho en-route visit Orchha - medieval legacy in stone. Get off to visit Jahangir Mahal - The strong lined palace counter balanced by delicate chhatris and trellis work, Raj Mahal - The plain exteriors give way to interiors with exquisite murals Ram Raja Temple - one of the most exquisite in India, Chaturbhuj Temple - Built upon a massive stone platform. On arrival check into hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09 : Khajuraho
As part of the Mumbai Delhi tour, Embark on a sightseeing trip that will take you to some of the most beautiful temples of Khajuraho. Built between 950 and 1050 AD by the Chandela kings, the temples are truly elegant. However, it must be mentioned that only 22 of the original 85 temples have survived the onslaught of time. Overnight stay will be in Khajuraho.
Day 10 : Khajuraho - Varanasi (By Air)
Transfer to the airport around afternoon to board a flight to Varanasi. Check into a hotel in Varanasi for an overnight stay
Day 11: Varanasi - Delhi (By Air)
On day 11 of the Mumbai Delhi tour, enjoy a morning cruise on the river Ganges before returning to the hotel for breakfast. Later, you will visit Sarnath, which is located at a distance of 12 Km from Varanasi. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after Enlightenment. Transfer to airport in the evening and board a flight to Delhi. On arrival, an Indian Holiday representative will help you check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 12 : Delhi
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in a coffee shop and spend the rest of the morning at leisure. Later, you will be taken on a guided tour around Delhi, starting with a trip to the Red Fort built in 1648. Also visit other attractions like Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, India Gate, President's House, Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutub Minar. Around evening, you will be escorted to the airport / railway station for your return journey.
Duration : 16 Days / 15 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Deshnoke - Kheechan - Jaisalmer - Khuri - Osiyan - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Varanasi – Delhi
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Arrive at the airport in Delhi. Our associate will escort you to the hotel. Check in upon arrival and relax for the day. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi - Mandawa
After breakfast, drive to Mandawa. En route, have lunch at Bagar where you will visit Piramal Haveli, a starter to frescoed mansions in Mandawa. On arrival in Mandawa, check in at the Mandawa Castle turned heritage hotel and immediately proceed for a sightseeing tour that includes visits to the frescoed havelis (mansions), and fort. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Mandawa.
Day 3: Mandawa - Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner in the morning. On arrival in Bikaner, check in at hotel and relax. In the afternoon, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour. Visit 15th century Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Camel Breeding Farm, Bandeshwar Jain temples and rat-worshipping Deshnoke Temple. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Bikaner.
Day 4: Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Jaisalmer via Keechan (a small village that is famous for its migratory bird population). On arrival in Jaisalmer, check in at the hotel and relax. Go on an evening camel safari to the nearby Sam sand dunes. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaisalmer.
Day 5: Jaisalmer
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour. Visit Jaisalmer Fort, Sonar Fort, Manak Chowk, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Gadisar Lake. Also, go on a camel ride to the sand dune of Khuri. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Jaisalmer.
Day 6: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Jodhpur via Osiyan (a small oasis festooned with Hindu and Jain temples). On arrival in Jodhpur, check in at the hotel and proceed for a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Take an evening walk to the local markets and enjoy its festive spirit. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 7: Jodhpur - Udaipur
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Udaipur and check in at the hotel. En route, take a tour of the 15th century white marble Jain temples at Ranakpur. In the evening, go on an evening sunset cruise on Lake Pichola. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 8: Udaipur
In the morning, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Lake Palace, City Palace, Lake Pichola, Saheliyon ki Bari, and Jagdish Temple. Enjoy shopping at the local markets in the evening. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 9: Udaipur - Pushkar
Drive to Pushkar in the morning. On arrival in the holy city, check in at the camp and proceed for a tour of the many temples that have made Pushkar one of the most revered pilgrimage destinations in India. Visit Lord Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake in particular. Return to the camp for overnight stay in Pushkar.
Day 10: Pushkar - Ranthambore
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Ranthambore and check in at the jungle lodge. After an afternoon game safari into the national park, take a trip to the Sawai Madhopur. Here you can shop for handicrafts and curios typical to Rajasthan. Return to the lodge for overnight stay in Ranthambore.
Day 11: Ranthambore - Jaipur
Enjoy another early morning jungle safaris (on jeep/canter/elephants). Return to the resort for breakfast and journey onto Jaipur. On arrival, check into your hotel room. Explore the colorful ancient markets of the city in the evening or enjoy the hotel facilities. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 12: Jaipur
After breakfast at the hotel, go on a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit Amber Fort, City Palace and Museum, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Birla Temple, Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 13: Jaipur - Agra
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Agra. En route, take a heritage walk through the splendid red sandstone ruins of Fatehpur Sikri. Also, visit the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary for a birding tour on foot or cycle-rickshaw. On arrival, check in at the hotel. After a tour of the Taj Mahal till the sunset, go out and enjoy shopping in the old markets of Agra. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in Agra.
Day 14: Agra - Varanasi
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a half day sightseeing tour of Agra. Visit Agra Fort. If time permits visit Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah and Akbar's Tomb at Sikandra. Later, transfer to the railway station / airport for an overnight journey to Varanasi by an express train or connecting flights (Agra - Delhi - Varanasi).
Day 15: Varanasi
Arrive in Varanasi and transfer to the hotel. Go on a brief excursion to the nearby Buddhist city of Sarnath and attend the evening aarti on the ghats (banks) of Ganga. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 16: Varanasi - Delhi
Go on an early morning boat ride on the Ganges to catch the people bathing and praying to the sun rising in the sky. Return to hotel for breakfast and proceed for a sightseeing tour of the oldest surviving city in the world. Visit the temples dotting the skyline such as Bharat Mata Temple and Benaras Hindu University. Late afternoon, drive back to Delhi and transfer to the domestic / international airport. From here, you can catch a connecting flight back home or to your onward destination.