Overview

This tour spans multiple locations throughout Northern India & Central India, with a special focus on Rajasthan, “Land of Kings”. You will first experience both “old” and New Delhi, then continue to Agra, located in the populous state of Uttar Pradesh. The rest of the itinerary then focuses on stops Rajasthan including Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur, before returning to Delhi.

Rajasthan is characterized by the vast expanse of the Thar Desert, as well as various hilly and mountainous parts. Throughout millennia of history, Rajasthan has seen the rise and fall of many states and civilizations, from the Indus Valley people up to the Rajputs. As a result, the region has become an eclectic cultural hub of Hindu, Islamic, Jain, and folk customs. Together with the surrounding areas of Northern India, Rajasthan had previously fallen under Vedic and Mughal influence, making it one of India’s most culturally vibrant regions.

18 Nights 19 Days Available on request
Highlights
What makes this tour special.
  • On your Rajasthan Khajuraho Tour blush at the sensual and erotic carvings engraved on the temples.
  • Boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats.
  • Be awestruck by the Taj Mahal, a glorious reminder of the eternal love that one man had for his wife.
  • Visit Jaipur’s impressive forts and magnificent palaces and the enchanting village of Alsisar with a wonderful Heritage hotel in a traditional ‘haveli’.
  • Explore the intricately carved Havelis of Jaisalmer that call to mind the legends of the ancient trade routes.
  • Enjoy Udaipur and a cruise on Lake Pichola watching the sun set in a romantic atmosphere.
  • Explore ellora & ajanta caves.
  • Excursion to attraction of Mumbai.
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Delhi

  • Arrival in Delhi with the International flight. After baggage claims, and meeting with the representative of MoreIndia Travels and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Afternoon start to the visit of New Delhi with the central districts where the Government buildings, the India Gate, the Parliament building, the Qutub Minar, initiated by Qutub-ud-In and completed by his successors. In the afternoon visit of the old town, surrounded by walls of red sandstone, is a charming maze of alleyways, is divided into two parts by the silver route, colorful and lively shops, and bazaars. You can visit the Jama Majid, one of the largest mosques in the world, built-in 1650.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi/Varanasi

  • After a relaxed breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to Varanasi - said to be India’s most sacred city situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the world. As a place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples dotting the city, sunrise on the riverfront as seen from a boat can be a spiritually uplifting sight. It has a fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime beauty, a timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city that cannot be described, only experienced. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Later half-day sightseeing tour of Varanasi visiting the temples and in the evening view “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Varanasi 

  • Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later excursion to Sarnath 10 km where Buddha first preached. Here beside the great stupa, is a small but excellent museum that houses beautiful examples of Gandhara art. This art is a happy syncretism between Greek and Roman iconography and Buddhist.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Varanasi/Khajuraho 

  • After breakfast transfer to the Airport to connect flight for Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho, meet & assist at the airport & transfer to hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Khajuraho

  • Breakfast and overnight at the hotel.The day of visit to his superb temples of Western and Eastern Group. These cover a period between 950 and 1050 B.C. have an architectural structure quite different from other temples indusiti. These temples, are erotic sculptures which recall in Tantrism, initiatory – esoteric doctrine for which the "Nirvana" is accessible through the control of physical pleasure as well as the spiritual and meditative having.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Khajuraho/Orchha

  • After breakfast drive to Orchha. Upon arrival check inn at hotel and later proceed for sightseeing tour of Orchha, Ram Raja Temple is a magnificent shrine situated at Orchha, it is considered as the only temple in the country where Lord Ram is worshipped as Raja (king). Ram Raja Temple is a magnificent shrine situated at Orchha, It is considered as the only temple in the country where Lord Ram is worshipped as Raja (king). It is a palace turned temple with its soaring spires and palatial architecture, one of the most unusual kind in India. Legend is that the pious King Madhukar Shah brought an idol of Lord Ram from Ayodhya to his capital, which was temporarily installed here while a temple for it (now known as Chaturbhuj Temple) was being built.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Orchha/Agra

  • Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer by car to Agra. On arrival start sightseeing of the famous Taj Mahal. This impressive work was built by Emperor Shajahan for the death of his wife Mumtaz, who died in childbirth in 1630 when the emperor was in battle. For the monument to the beloved Queen brought artists from all parts of the then-known world: from Persia, Turkey, Italy, and France. It was built a new village for hosting professionals (The Taj Ganj, which still exists today). Then visit the Red Fort, the stone history of the Mughal Empire, started by Akbar and finished by Shajahan.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Agra/Fatehpur-Sikri/Jaipur

  • Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer by car to Jaipur. Along the way, stop to admire the splendid Fatehpur Sikri, the former capital of the Mughal Empire under Akbar the great. Today it is uninhabited and is known as the "ghost town". It is certainly one of the best-preserved archaeological complexes and representatives of Mughal art.
  • Jaipur is one of the most fascinating cities in North India. The decorations of the palaces are veritable laceworks in stone, while the style of its buildings represents a happy syncretism between Rajasthani architectural elements and those just Mughals. This city is also known as the pink city. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Jaipur

  • Breakfast and overnight at the hotel. The day devoted to visiting this beautiful city. It was built in 1728 by the astronomer-Warrior Maharaja Jai Singh. The first visit (to elephant back) will be done at the Strong Amber, 7 miles from Jaipur, built in the 17th century. Then visit the city proper: the Observatory, even more, interesting than Delhi, full of exceptional magnitude and tools where you will find the "Sancrat" (Prince of the Meridian), 90 feet high Gnomon; the "Palace of Wind", which is located on one of the main streets of the city, a curious elaborate and imaginative Palace but at the same time clear example of Oriental art, built with too-the "stone of the desert"; and finally to the Maharaja's Palace dating back to 1570.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Jaipur/Jodhpur

  • Breakfast at the hotel.Morning Departure by Car to Jodhpur. Located in the western part of the region, Jodhpur is a bizarre town of colorful houses, white, pink, blue, whose history dates back to the mid-15th century. Upon arrival accommodation in the hotel. Afternoon start of visits to places of interest in the city. Particular attention will be paid to the tour of its spectacular Mehrangarh Fort, built on a hill that rises to 125 meters.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Jodhpur/Jaisalmer

  • Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning depart by car for Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer is probably the most fascinating of the entire trip. You might think that only at the end of the years ' 60, its inhabitants knew the electricity, railway, paved road. Almost never inserted into classic circuits of mass tourism, Jaisalmer has a magical atmosphere and old desert city and borderland. Upon arrival accommodation in the hotel. Afternoon visit to the city with a stop to Badabagh to visit the cenotaphs of the Royal family.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Jaisalmer

  • Breakfast and overnight at the hotel. The day's visit to the City and its buildings. Stops will be made at its many Jains temples, dating back to 1100. In the afternoon excursion to admire the sunset over the dunes of the Thar desert.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Jaisalmer/Jodhpur

  • Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning depart by car for Jaisalmer. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. The day is leisure for your own activity.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Jodhpur/Ranakpur/Udaipur

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • In the morning drive to Udaipur that Louis Rousselet described by "one thousand and one nights", for the specialties of its architectures that are reflected in the waters of Lake Pichola. En route stop at beautiful Jain temple of Ranakpur, which lies at the foot of the hills of the Aravalli range, in the quiet so dear to the Jains to their meditations.
  • Upon arrival in Udaipur, accommodation in the hotel.

Day 15: Udaipur

  • Breakfast and overnight at the hotel.
  • The day devoted to sightseeing in Udaipur, founded in 1568 by Maharaja Udai Singh after the last lot of Chittorgarh by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, has remained one of the richest treasures and more romantic in all of India. All surrounded by hills, is reflected in three small lakes of which the largest is the Pichola. In particular, you will see the City Palace, the Royal Palace of Udaipur, true to the color theme of the city which is also called "the white" for the whiteness of its buildings are reflected in the Lake, biancheggia in Rajasthan Sun moved from balconies, loggias and ogive Windows, while inside lights wall paintings and colors of walls inlaid with mirrors and mosaics. Visit the Saheliyonki Bari then, the garden of bridesmaids, a small and beautiful example of Rajasthani gardens, Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • Return to the hotel.

Day 16: Udaipur/Aurangabad (By Ai 472 @ 15:00 Hrs)

  • Early morning check out the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the flight for Aurangabad.
  • On arrival transfer to the hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17: Aurangabad/Ajanta

  • After breakfast visit famous Ajanta caves.
  • Ajanta is one of the few historical and architectural marvels of India. Recognized as the World Heritage site today, it was discovered during the 19th century by a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunt. The Ajanta group of caves, located deep within the Sahyadri hills above the Waghora, depicts the story of Buddhism that prevailed here during 200 BC to 650 AD. After visiting Ajanta Caves drive back to Aurangabad.
  • Return to Aurangabad for overnight.

Day 18: Aurangabad/Ellora/Mumbai (By Ai 441 @ 20:10 Hrs)

  • After breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Ellora, one of the highly visited World heritage sites of India. It houses 34 monasteries and temples with some exclusive uninterrupted sequence of monuments that date back from 600 to 1000 AD. The temples of Ellora are dedicated to Brahmanism, Jainism, and Buddhism. It also has some of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva. Evening transfer to airport to board the flight for Mumbai.
  • Mumbai is a cluster of Seven Islands and derives its name from Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the Koli fisher folk, its oldest inhabitants. Mumbai pulsates with activity. It is a city that is disciplined by no time frame neither day nor night. It is also the country's financial powerhouse, the nation's industrial heartland, and its economic nerve center. Dazzling shopping arcades, exciting sports activity, nightclubs & discotheques, theatre & music, gourmet restaurants, and interesting sightseeing. It offers visitors a heady mix of all this and more.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 19: Mumbai/Home

  • Today morning after breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Mumbai drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling, which is made, have crossbeams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver, and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India, one can have lunch at the hotel or other several good Restaurants like Leopold &Mondegar serving continental cuisines. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Taraporewala Aquarium, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, and Hanging Garden.
  • The evening after dinner transfer to international airport to board the flight for home.

                                                                                                                                    

Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't.

What is included in the tour

  • Airport transfers at arrival and departure.
  • Meet and greet the assistance of our representative at airports.
  • Welcome garlanding & a bottle of mineral water every day.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis for 18 nights in Heritage or 4-star hotels.
  • Daily Breakfast and dinner.
  • All transport services by AC Vehicle
  • Local English speaking guide.
  • Monument Entrances.
  • Elephant Ride in Jaipur.
  • Camel ride in Jaisalmer.
  • Boat ride in Udaipur and Varanasi.
  • All applicable taxes except Govt. Service tax.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, drinks, etc.
  • International Airfare, visa fee.
  • Anything not mentioned in Include Column.
  • Govt. Service Tax @ 5%
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