Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. You are received representative at the airport & Transfer to hotel. He will present you the travel documents Rest of the day free for independent activities.
Day 2 : Delhi Sightseeing & Over Night Train to Varanasi (800 Kms. /13-14 Hours)
New Delhi: designed and built by the British in the 1920’s it’s a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. First you will visit two monuments from Delhi’s past Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House.
Old Delhi: an ancient walled city. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Moghul Empire; Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colorful market of the old city. After sightseeing transferred to the railway station to catch your train to Varanasi. (Train No. 2562 Swatantra Exp. Departure Delhi at 2040 & Arrive Varanasi at 0850) .
Day 3 : Arrive Varanasi & Sightseeing
Upon your arrival at Varanasi, you will get assistance and transfer to your hotel. Then visit Sarnath the sacred city for the Buddhist all over the world. It was here that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to his first five disciples. Also worth visiting is the museum with artifacts dating back to 3rd Century BC. Visit the nearby ruins of the ancient seat of learning in Sarnath.Varanasi, formerly known as Banaras, is one of the most important religious cities in India. When you walk the crowded streets of the old city near the Ganges River, you will see holy men, holy cows, and holy temples all over the place. Also visit the Banaras Hindu University the largest residential university in India with more than 3000 residential students. In the evening visit River Ganges by boat and see praying ceremony of holy river Ganges.
Day 4 : Varanasi Sightseeing
Morning at the time of sunrise visit banks of the river Ganges and have boat ride to see the morning ablutions of the Hindus. See the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Gyanvyapi kund and the mosque attached to it.
Day 5 : Varanasi to Satna by Train, Khajuraho by car (400 Kms. /7-8 Hours)
Train No. 1094 Mahanagri Exp. Departure Varanasi at 1130 & Arrive Satna at 1815) Drive to Khajuraho, Check In the Hotel. Free for your leisure activiteis.
Day 6 : Khajuraho Sightseeing & Drive to Orcha (200 Kms. /3-4 Hours)
Passing through the rural areas of Madhya Pradesh enroot to the remote town of Khajuraho. Home of the beautifully preserved ancient and famous temples which are famous for explicit carvings depicting the full range of the Eroticism (Kama Sutra).Drive to Orcha. Situated on the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha has changed little over the centuries. Originally a hunting area, it became the centre and capital of the Bundelas. Orchha has more temples and palaces than any town of this size deserves! Spend time here exploring the palace and temples scattered across the peaceful countryside, walking in rural areas untouched by modern life and meeting the very friendly local people. You will have free time to stroll down the streets or walk along the river. You may spend evening taking in the puja ceremony at the Ram Raja Temple, depending on the season.
Day 7 : Orcha to Agra (250 Kms. /5-6 Hours) (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday)
Drive to Agra, check in the hotel. Later proceed for the city sightseeing of Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort), which retains the irregular outline of the demolished mud-wall fort of the Lodis. The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula is located in a walled garden overlooking the Yamuna .
Day 8 : Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (250 Kms. /5-6 Hours)
Drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri – built in Red Sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti, who foretold the birth of 3 sons to emperor Akbar, an example of robust stability combined with originality each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane Khas, Punch Mahal, The Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza, after visit continue drive to Jaipur and check into hotel. Evening enjoy the dinner at Chokhi Dhani (An ethnic village) where you also enjoy Rajasthani dinner in traditional style .
Day 9 : Jaipur Sightseeing
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, situated outside the walled city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajput forts. You can have the unique experience of riding on elephant back to the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur known for its blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork. Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh-I, the founder ruler of Jaipur. Stop at Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a seven storied facade and one of the most picturesque landmarks constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.
Day 10 : Jaipur to Udaipur via Ajmer/Pushkar (450 Kms. /6-7 Hours)
Drive to Udaipur via Pushkar – The holiest place for Hindus. This is the place where Lord Brahma (the Creator) and his wife Saraswati (the goddess of learning and music) performed a ritual. Here we visit the only Brahma temple in the world before intermingling with the colors in the local bazaar. Pushkar is also world famous for its cattle fair, which is held each year in the month of October – November. Continued drive to Udaipur.
Day 11 : Udaipur Sightseeing
Morning sightseeing of Udaipur visiting The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden made for maiden princes to play. Late afternoon enjoy boat-ride on Lake Pichola visiting many Ghats (banks) of washing, bathing etc and enjoy excellent views of the Lake Palace and City Palace.
Day 12 : Udaipur to Jodhpur via Ranakpur (300 Kms. /5-6 Hours)
Drive to Jodhpur, via world famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Admire the workmanship from the 16th century temples. The whole structure has 80 domes and 400 pillars. Continue your drive to Jodhpur check in the hotel. Visit Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha (after whom the city is named). The Fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite designs in red sandstone. Also visit Jaswant Thada- an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate the acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in 19th century.
Day 13 : Jodhpur to Jaisalmer (350 Kms. /6-7 Hours)
Drive to Jaisalmer, Driving through the Thar Desert and arrive at Jaisalmer, one of the jewels in India’s crown also known as Golden city. Exquisite wood and sandstone buildings dot the town and within Jaisalmer Fort are homes, hotels and shops hidden in ancient lane ways.
Day 14 : Jaisalmer Sightseeing
Visiting the Jaisalmer Fort – The oldest living Fort in the world having astonishing Havelies (Mansions) such as Salim Singh and Patwon Ki Haveli. In the afternoon, proceed to the Sam or Khuri village to experience Camel safari on sand dunes. View the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire. Return to the village for dinner amidst Desert Folk musicians playing desert symphony and folk dances.
Day 15 : Jaisalmer to Delhi by Overnight Train
Morning at Leisure & evening transfer to Jaisalmer Railway Station to catch train for Delhi over night in Train.
(Train No.4060 JSM DLI Exp. Departure Jaisalmer at 1645 & Arrive Delhi at 1105) .
Day 16 : Arrive Delhi & Akshardham Sightseeing
Check in the Hotel. Sightseeing of Akshardham temple complex in Delhi-sprawling pink sandstone and white marble temple complex of the Swaminarayan. The complex will double up as a modern centre of spirituality and learning about Indian culture. t is expected to become a major tourist attraction of Delhi. The temple complex will be spread on 30 acres of the Yamuna bank. Its architecture draws inspiration from the temples of Badrinath (Uttaranchal), Somnath (Gujarat) and Konark (Orissa).Swaminarayan Sect that controls Akshardham complex seems to have been part of the bhakti movement and born of the philosophy of Sahajan and Swami (1781-1830) who was considered an incarnation of Lord Swaminarayan and was a powerful social activist.
Day 17 : Departure
Then you will be transferred to International Airport for your onward Journey.
P.S: This tour could be customised as per your interest.
Rajasthan Tourism Bureau rated 4.3
/ 5 based on 480
North India Culture Tour
- Accommodation on Double Sharing.
- Daily Breakfast at Hotel.
- Boat Ride on River Ganges at Varanasi.
- Elephant/Jeep Ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur.
- Boat Ride at Udaipur.
- Camel Ride at Sam, Jaisalmer.
- Dinner at Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur.
- Dinner at Sam with cultural dances.
- English Speaking Guide at during sightseeing.
- AC Train Tickets for the Sector Delhi – Varanasi.
- AC Train Tickets for the Sector Varanasi – Satna.
- AC Train Tickets for the Sector Jaisalmer – Delhi.
- Transportation by AC Car.
- Toll/Parking, All applicable taxes.
- 3rd, 5th & 7th PERSON WILL BE ON EXTRA BED.
Cost Does Not Include:-
- Any kind of personal nature expenses i.e. Tips, Airport Charges etc.
- Any monument fees.
- Any other item which is not mentioned in Includes.