OVERVIEW OF TOUR - DESCRIPTION ABOUT TOUR
Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destinations: Delhi / Mandawa / Bikaner / Jaisalmer / Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur / Chittor / Pushkar / Jaipur / Abhaneri / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra / Orchha / Khajuraho / Varanasi / Delhi.
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TOUR PLAN - Detailed Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Welcome to Colourful India. On arrival at Airport you will be received by our representative and assisted to your hotel. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast tour of Delhi visit Jama Masjid, Raj Gath, Humayun Tomb, India Gate & drive past Parliament house, President house and visit Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple (Closed on Monday). Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Mandawa drive (250 Km/ 5-6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Mandawa, upon arrival check-in at hotel for 01 night stay. Evening visit to village & there are a number of fascinating havelis in Mandawa, all of them adorned with beautiful wall paintings. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Mandawa - Bikaner drive (190 Km/ 4 hrs)
Breakfast & drive to Bikaner, arrival transfer to hotel for 01 night stay. Evening sightseeing of Bikaner visit Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace & Camel breeding farm. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Bikaner – Jaisalmer drive (330 Km/ 6 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer, check into hotel for 02 nights stay. Leisure & overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Jaisalmer
Breakfast at hotel and proceed to sightseeing of Jaisalmer Fort, Nathmal ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli & Gadisar Lake. Evening experience the camel ride & Sunset at Sam Sand Dunes. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur drive (280 Km/ 5.5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur, check into hotel for 01 night stay. Afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Jodhpur – Udaipur drive (280 Km/ 6.5 hrs) via Ranakpur
Morning breakfast at hotel and later drive to Udaipur, en route you will visit Ranakpur Jain Templs (98 Km from Udaipur): Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, and for a much older Sun Temple which lies opposite the former. The dating of this temple is controversial but it is largely considered to be anywhere between the late 14th to mid-15th centuries. Later continue drive to Udaipur, upon arrival transfer to hotel for 02 nights stay. Relax and overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Udaipur
After breakfast visit City Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal and Jagdish temple. Evening enjoy the boat ride on Lake Pichola. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Udaipur – Pushkar drive (300 Km/ 6-7 hrs) via Chittor
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Pushkar, en-route visit Chittorgarh Fort. Later continue drive to Pushkar, check-in at hotel for 01 night stay. Evening tour of Pushkar visit Holy Pushkar lake, Ghats & Brahma Temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Pushkar – Jaipur drive (142 Km/ 2.5 hrs)
Leisure breakfast at hotel and drive to Jaipur. On arrival our company representative would assist you to check in hotel for 02 nights stay. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 12: Jaipur
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur followed by Elephant ride to the fort. Stop for photography at Jal Mahal, Palace of Winds better known as Hawa Mahal, City Palace Museum.
Later walled city tour by walk
Start point : from City Palace via Tripolia Gate (Entrance gate of Royal Family), covering the beautiful Jaipur city centre with daily routine colourful life and vibrating pink city, old Bazaars from spices to the exquisite Jaipur savior, visit Bangles street from the smell of tea spices with flower Incenses street. Ending at Ramchandra ji temple with beautiful city view. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Jaipur – Agra drive (240 Km/ 6-7 hrs) via Abhaneri / Fatehpur Sikri
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Agra, en-route visit Abhaneri (95 Km from Jaipur): The small village of Abhaneri has one of India's deepest and largest step wells (also known as tank gardens). Step wells are unique to India. They were used as cool places of resort, as pools for ritual cleansing before a temple visit and as a water supply for dry weather. There is a temple adjoining the step well.
And visit Fatehpur Sikri (40 Km from Agra) (old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty) visiting The Buland Darwaza / Palace of Jodha Bai / Birbal Bhawan & Panch Mahal. On arrival check-in at hotel for 01 night stay. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Agra – Orchha drive (250 km/ 5 hrs)
Early morning visit Taj by sunrise. Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) - the most extravagant monument ever built for love Mumtaj Mahal by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1633. Back to hotel for breakfast and visit Agra Fort. Later drive to Orchha, check into hotel for 01 night stay. Leisure and overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Orchha – Khajuraho drive (170 Km/ 4 hrs)
After breakfast visit to Fort Complex, Raj Mahal, Jehangir Mahal & Ram Raja Mandir. Later drive to Khajuraho, check into hotel for 01 night stay. Overnight at hotel.
Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples in India. The temples are famous for their erotic sculptures, as well as depiction of life in all its forms.
Day 16: Khajuraho – Varanasi by flight
After breakfast visit Khajuraho Temples. Later in time transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, you will be received by our representative and transfer to your hotel for 02 nights stay.
Varanasi, also commonly known as Banaras and Kashi is a city situated on the banks of the River Ganges in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, regarded as holy by Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and probably the oldest of India.
Day 17: Varanasi
Early morning enjoy the boat ride on river Ganges. Later back to hotel for breakfast and tour of Ancient city ghats, temples & streets bazaars.Afternoon visit Sarnath: where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma and also where the original Sangha was formed. Consequently, it is one of the 4 main Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Evening attend the prayer ceremony at the Ghats. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Varanasi – Delhi – Onward Journey by flight
After breakfast departure transfer to airport for flight to Delhi and further flight back to home