Destinations includes in this itinerary :
Delhi / Jhunjhunu / Mandawa / Nawalgarh / Dundlod / Fatehpur / Bikaner / Deshnoke / Kheechan / Ramdeora / Jaisalmer / Khuri / Osiyan / Jodhpur / Ranakpur / Udaipur / Chittaurgarh / Pushkar / Ranthambore / Jaipur / Bharatpur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra / Orchha / Khajuraho / Varanasi / Katmandu / Pokhara / Chitwan / Kathmandu / 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 / RAMDEORA / KHEECHAN / 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 07 – 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 08 – 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. You can also do a fair bit of shopping while you are in this effervescent city.
Day 09 – 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 10 – PUSHKAR / RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK – 300 KM – 05.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast and, afterwards, you will reach Ranthambhore. After checking into your hotel, you will enjoy an enthralling safari tour in one of the most beautiful Indian places where you can see tigers 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, leopards, squirrels, mongooses, deer, and wild boars. Go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 11 – RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK / JAIPUR - 180 KM – 04.00 HRS IN CAR
Early wake up to enjoy a safari tour around the reserve. Afterwards, you will go back to your hotel and freshen up.
You will go back to your hotel and freshen up 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 12 – 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 13 – BHARATPUR / FATEHPUR SIKARI / AGRA – 250 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 cannot help falling for this splendid construction.
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 splendid temples constructed by the Chandellas. You will check into your hotel and, afterwards, explore the Eastern and Western groups of temples famous for their erotic sculptures. Most of them hint at eroticism and embody ancient sensual India. The group's most famous one is Kendriya Mahadev Temple. You will spend the night back at your hotel.
Day 16 - You can get to Varanasi by plane as well as by train. In the latter case, you have to leave from SATANA, 115 km off Khajuraho
FLYING FROM KHAJURAHO TO VARANASI TAKES 45 MINUTES
125 KM RIDE FROM KHAURAHO TO SATANA: 3 HOURS
THE (DAY/NIGHT) TRAIN FROM SATANA TO VARANASI TAKES 6 HOURS
You will have breakfast at your hotel and, then, reach the airport in order to fly to Varanasi. Once checked into your hotel, you will sightsee the city and visit its magnetic monuments, such as Sarnath Temple, where Lord Buddha first preached, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamek Stupa and Ashoka Pillar, the 20 meter tall pillar erected in 258 BC by the Emperor Ashoka. Afterwards, you can evening boat along holy Ganges. You will spend the night at your hotel.
Day 17 – VARANASI / KATMANDU – 01.00 HRS IN FLIGHT
Early wake up for you to boat along Ganges, which Hindus consider as holy. 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. You will go back to your hotel and refresh yourself
Day 18 - Katmandu - You will have breakfast and, then, spend the whole day sightseeing Kathmandu, including ancient royal palace Hanuman Dhoka, sacred Hindu Pashupatinath Temple and several Buddhist destinations, such as Swayambhunath Stupa and Boudhnath Stupa. You will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 19 – KATMANDU / POKHARA – 250 KM – 05.00 HRS IN CAR
You will have breakfast and, then, reach Pokhara in the afternoon. After checking into your hotel, you can enjoy a tour around the city streets and visit its historical edifices and monuments. You will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 20 - Pokhara - You will have breakfast and, then, explore the city of Pokhara, its splendid lake and the breath taking vista of Himalayas. You will also visit the monastery and heritage edifices. You will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 21 – POKHARA / CHITWAN – 250 KM – 05.00 HRS IN CAR
Once had breakfast, you will reach Chitwan National Park, where the kings of Nepal used to hunt. Chitwan, meaning 'Jungle Heart', is on the list of World Heritage Sites and Nepal's first National Park. While riding to Chitwan, you will explore the splendid surroundings. Once in Chitwan, you will check into your hotel, where you will spend the night.
Day 22 - Chitwan - You will have breakfast and, then, you will enjoy an enthralling safari tour around Chitwan National Park, where you can see tigers, deer, wild elephants, rhinos and a lot of other animals. You will go back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Day 23 - CHITWAN / KATMANDU - 250 KM - 5 HOURS BY CAR
You will have breakfast and, then, reach the city of Kathmandu, where you will check into your hotel and freshen up. Later, you can enjoy an evening tour around the city.
Day 24 – KATMANDU / DELHI – FLIGHT 01.15 HRS
You will have breakfast and, then, reach the airport in order to fly to Delhi. Once there, you will enjoy a tour around the splendid city. In Old Delhi, you will visit grand sandstone Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Qutab Minar. In New Delhi, you will sightsee Parliament House, India Gate and Bahai Temple. You can shop in the city markets, too. Afterwards, you will reach the airport in order to fly to your next destination.
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
- Samode village and palace
- 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
- Darbar Square, Rana Palace (Singha Darbar), Hanuman Dhoka in Katmandu
- Katmandu: Pashupatinath, Shambhunath temples and Patan
- Dhulikhel, Bakhtapur, Bodhnath, Nagarkot on exploring Katmandu
- Elephant and jeep ride around Chitwan National Park
- Boating and temple sightseeing on an island in Lake Phewa in Pokhara
- Connaught Place (Delhi city center) before you leave