Destinations includes in this itinerary :
Delhi / Shekhawati / Nawalgarh / Mukundgarh / Mandawa / Fatehpur / Bikaner / Deshnoke / Kheechan /Ramdeora / Jaisalmer / Khuri / Osiyan / Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur / Chittorgarh / Pushkar / Jaipur / Ranthambhore National Park / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra / Orchha / Khajuraho / Varanasi / Lucknow / Nainital / Gangotri / Rishikesh / Haridwar / Delhi
Day 01 - Arrival and overnight stay in Delhi - Once landed at Delhi's international airport, a member of our staff will welcome you and assist you on checking into your hotel.
You will refresh, relax and spend the night at your hotel.
Day 02 - DELHI / JHUNJHUNU / MANDAWA - 265 KM - 05.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, on your way to Mandawa, you will stop at Jhunjhunu. After checking into your hotel in Mandawa, you will sightsee the city's frescoed havelis, where wealthy tradesmen used to dwell after migrating from the region. There, it is also possible to enjoy the locals' traditions and ways of life. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 03 - MANDAWA / DUNDLOD / NAWALGARH / DESHNOKE / BIKANER - 220 KM - 04.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast at your hotel and, then, you will sightsee some destinations in Shekhawati region, that is to say Nawalgarh, Dundlod and Fatehpur. Afterwards, you will reach the town of Bikaner, you will check into your hotel and refresh yourself. Later, you will sightsee the town, which is also called 'The Camel City'. Along its streets, in fact, you will see camel carts and local people wearing traditional costumes and colored turbans. You will visit Junagarh Fort, a huge XVI century construction which comprises numerous defensive bastions, as well as Bandeshwar Jain temples and Deshnoke Temple, where rats are venerated as sacred. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 04 - BIKANER / KHEECHAN / RAMDEORA / JAISALMER - 325 KM 05.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast at your hotel and then, on your way to Jaisalmer, you will visit Kheechan, renowned for its cranes and further migratory birds who are used to nesting there in winter and coming back yearly to the village, where they find locals eager to feed them. Once in the city of Jaisalmer, you will check into your hotel and refresh yourself. After walking around the place in the evening, you will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 05 - JAISALMER / KHURI 50 KM - 01.00 HR IN CAR
You will have breakfast at your hotel and then reach the city of Jaisalmer, where you will spend the whole day. You will visit splendid Sonar Fort, a golden walled monument surrounded by the desert, and Jaisalmer Fort, with its wonderful havelis provided with balconies and finely carved windows, and the splendid havelis in the town's medieval atmosphere. On your visit to Jaisalmer, you cannot miss visiting Gadisar Lake and the neighboring museum. Afterwards, you can leave for Khuri to see its dunes and the splendor of Rajasthan desert, 50 Km off the city of Jaisalmer. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 06 - JAISALMER / OSIAN / JODHPUR - 310 KM - 05.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, on your way to the city of Jodhpur, you will stop at Osiyan, an oasis with numerous splendid temples, both Hindu and Jain ones. Then, you will check into your Jodhpur hotel and freshen up. Afterwards, you will visit the city, Jaswant Thada and splendid Umaid Bhawan Palace, including its museum. You will also visit mind blowing Mehrangarh Fort, among India's biggest ones, which comprises wonderful palaces, and exhibits royal weapons and manufactured products. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 06 - RANAKPUR / KUMBHALGARH / UDAIPUR - 300 KM - 06.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, on your way to the city of Udaipur, you will stop at Kumbalgarh and explore Ranakpur Temples, among India's biggest groups of Jain Temples. The most renowned of which are Chaumukha, Neminath and Parashnath Temples. Once in Udaipur, you will check into your hotel and spend the night there.
Day 07 - Udaipur - Once had breakfast, you will spend the day sightseeing the city of Udaipur. You will visit the City Palace, a majestic one with splendid architectural style, Jagdish Temple, devoted to Lord Vishnu, and the local Folk Art Museum with a colored exhibition of marionettes, musical instruments and pictures. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 08 - CHITTAURGARH / PUSHKAR - 330 KM - 05.30 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast at your hotel and then, on your way to the city of Pushkar, you will visit Chittaurgarh. Once reached Pushkar, you will check into your hotel and relax. Afterwards, you will sightsee the city's temples (Brahma Temple included) and Pushkar Lake, which Hindus consider as holy. On particular days, pilgrims come and bathe. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 09 - PUSHKAR / JAIPUR - 150 KM - 02.30 HRS IN CAR
Afterwards, you will reach Jaipur, check into your hotel and refresh yourself. Later, you can enjoy an evening walk around this wonderful place. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 10 - Amber Fort in Jaipur - You will have breakfast and, then, will leave for Amber Fort, 11 Km off Jaipur, where you can have an elephant ride to the fort, which comprises several palaces and imperial edifices.
Afterwards, you will have a one day tour to the town of Jaipur, which is also known as 'The Pink City', built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. You will enjoy the splendid fa?ade of Hawa Mahal Palace, the City Palace (including its museum), and the observatory in Jantar Mantar. You will have an evening walk through the streets of the city, enjoy its markets and manufactured products, artifacts, ceramics, and textiles.
Day 11 - JAIPUR - RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK - 180 KM - 04.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, you will reach Ranthambhore and check into your hotel in the afternoon. After refreshing yourself, you will tour around the place and explore neighboring Sawai Madhopur, famous for its manufactured products and frescos. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 12 - Ranthambhore National Park - Early in the morning you will reach Ranthambore National Park, one of India's best places to see tigers and have an electrifying safari tour. You will see the felines near the lakes, in the jungle or in the shadow of the Park's monuments. In addition to tigers, on your jeep safari you will see other animals, such as monkeys, various species of birds, crocodiles, l You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 13 - RANTHAMBHORE / BHARATPUR / AGRA - 300 KM - 05.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast at your hotel and, then, on your way to Agra, you will enjoy sightseeing the Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur and the splendid town of Fatehpur Sikri, which was founded by the Emperor Akbar but subsequently deserted. It comprises numerous splendid monuments, such as: Jama Masjid (a wonderful palace), a big mosque (Panch Mahal), and a splendid great gate (Buland Darwaza).
Once checked into your hotel in the city of Agra, you will visit imperial Agra Fort, built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and subsequently modified by the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan. The fort comprises great palaces, both private and public audience rooms and formal gardens. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 14 - AGRA / GWALIOR / ORCHHA - 225 KM - 04.30 HRS IN CAR
Early wake up to get to Taj Mahal at 6:00 in the morning in order to enjoy a mind blowing sunrise sight of the wonderful white marble monument. It is the perfect moment to take breath taking photos of the best emblem of the country's Islamic architectural style, which the Emperor Shah Jahan built for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal as an emblem of his endless love for her.
You will leave in the afternoon to reach Orchha, in Madhya Pradesh, situated 199 Km off Gwalior. The town has numerous monuments like palaces and temples. Once checked into your hotel in Orchha, you will sightsee some palaces (Jehangir Mahal, Rai Parveen Mahal, and Raj Mahal) and temples (Ram Rajya Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, and Lakshminarayan Temple). You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 15 - ORCHHA - KHAJURAHO - 200 KM 04.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast and, then, reach Khajuraho, renowned for its temples constructed by the Chandellas. Once in Khajuraho, you will check into your hotel and explore the Eastern and Western groups of temples famous for their erotic sculptures. They embody the architectural style and erotic carvings of old India. The most famous is Kendriya Mahadev Temple. You will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 16 - KHAJURAHO - VARANASI - FLIGHT - 00.45 MINUTES
125 KM RIDE FROM KHAURAHO TO SATANA TAKES 3 HOURS
THE DAY/NIGHT TRAIN FROM SATANA TO VARANASI TAKES 6 HOURS
You will have breakfast and, then, reach the airport in order to fly to the city of Varanasi, where you will check into your hotel and refresh yourself. Otherwise, in order to reach the city by train, you have to get to SATANA, where you will take your train to Varanasi.
The history of Varanasi is more than 25 centuries old. It is also called Kashi, as legend has it that it was founded in 1200 BC by King Kashya.
Day 17 - Varanasi - You will enjoy an early morning cruise along Ganges, which is holy to Hindus. On the ghats (the steps which lead to the river), you will see pilgrims bathing, praying and flower offering. You will smell the spiritual atmosphere of Varanasi as the day rises. You will enjoy an afternoon sightsee of Varanasi and Sarnath Temple, where Lord Buddha first preached, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamek Stupa and 20 meter tall Ashoka Pillar, erected in 258 B.C. by the Emperor Ashoka. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 18 - VARANASI - LUCKNOW - 300 KM - 05.00 HRS IN CAR
Day 19 - LUCKNOW - NAINITAL - 300 KM - 06.00 HRS IN CAR
Day 20 - Nainital
Day 21 - NAINITAL / RISHIKESH - 300 KM - 06.00 HRS IN CAR
Day 22 - RISHIKESH / HARIDWAR - 25 KM - 00.30 MINTUTES IN CAR
Day 23 - HARIDWAR / DELHI - 300 KM - 06.00 HRS IN CAR
Note - Every day you can arrange with the driver your time of departure from one place to another according to your convenience as well as to the distance from the two destinations and to length of the ride.
We recommend that you leave your hotel from 7:30 to 8:30 in the morning in order to reach another city. However, if you want to visit TAJ MAHAL, you should leave at 6:00 a.m. in winter and at 5:45 a.m. in summer for you to sightsee the breath taking monument at the break of day. If you want to visit the town of Varanasi, you should leave at 5:30 a.m. in summer and 6:00 a.m. in winter in order to sunrise boat and pray along holy Ganges.
The itinerary will let you visit splendid and major heritage sites, including:
- India Gate, President House, Parliament, Lotus Temple in New Delhi
- The tomb of Humayun, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Old Delhi
- Fatehpur, Dundlod and Mandawa: old havelis renowned for their frescos villages
- Bikaner: Junagarh Fort, Jain temple, old city, Deshnoke Karni Mata Temple (holy rats' temple)
- Ramdeora: village, temple and Kheechan, on the way to Bikaner
- Jaisalmer: Loudrava, Bada Bagh, Jain temples and sunset
- Gaddisar Lake, Sonar Fort, Salim Singh ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli
- Jaisalmer, Thar Desert: sand dunes, camel safari and Indian characteristic villages
- On the way to the city of Jaisalmer: temple and village in Osian
- Jodhpur: Meharangarh, Jaswant Thada, Ummaid Bhawan Palace, blue houses and old city
- On the way to Jodhpur: Ranakpur , world renowned Jain temple
- World renowned Kumbhalgarh Fort
- Udaipur: City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichhola, Lake Palace
- On the way to Pushkar: Chittaurgarh (Victory Tower)
- Pushkar: holy lake, Brahma and further temples
- Jaipur: Amber Fort, Elephant Safari
- Jaipur: Amber Fort, City Palace, Observatory, old Pink City, Galta and Laxminarayan Temple
- Ranthambhore: tigers and further animals in the National Park
- Ghana National Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur and Fatehpur Sikari on the way to the city of Agra
- TAJ MAHAL (world renowned emblem of love), Agra Fort and Itmadulla in the city of Agra
- On the way to Orchha: Gwalior Fort
- Jahangir palace, Laxminath Temple and Ram Raja Temple of Orchha on River Betwa
- Khajuraho: Jain and Chaturbhuj temples of the eastern group of temples
- Khajuraho: Kama Sutra temples of the western group of temples
- Boating both in the morning and in the evening along sacred Ganges in the city of Varanasi (Benaras)
- Sarnath and old city of Varanasi
- Visit of Lucknow
- Himalayas of Nainital and Gangotri
- Source of Ganges in Gangotri
- Capital of Yoga (Rishikesh)
- Haridwar: evening pray on sacred Ganges
- Connaught Place (Delhi city center) before you leave