Duration of the Tour: - Days and 16 Nights
Destinations Covered: - New Delhi – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Pushkar – Mandawa – New Delhi - Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – New Delhi
Day 01: New Delhi (ARRIVAL): Welcome to India!!! On your arrival at Delhi international airport you will be received by representative of Western India Nature Tours and transferred to your hotel. At New Delhi, evening to be used in shopping and visiting the local bazaars. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 02: New Delhi: After a leisurely breakfast move out for a daylong sightseeing of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) and New Delhi which includes Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 03: Jaipur: In the morning drive to Jaipur. On your arrival to the charming Pink City of India check-in at your hotel. Time free for leisure. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. In the evening take a walking tour of the colorful streets and bazaars of Jaipur City. The beauty of Jaipur is that its unique architecture and town planning is visible at even the most common places such as its squares and lanes. Night stay in your hotel.
Day 04: Jaipur: Take a full day long sightseeing tour of Jaipur city that includes the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory, Hawa Mahal, Birla temple, Albert hall and excursion to the old capital Amber Fort. Here at Amber, you’ll ascend till the gates of majestic fort on elephant back. The fort displays a beautiful mix of Mughal and Rajput styles of architecture. Optional trip to ethnic village resort where you may enjoy traditional Rajasthani dinner. Night stay at your hotel.
[Amber Fort Palace: - Amber Fort is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.
City Palace: - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
Jantar Mantar: - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
Hawa Mahal: - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.]
Day 05: Jodhpur: After breakfast proceed for Jodhpur. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Move out for a sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the grandeur of the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower. Evenings at leisure, walk along the flourishing spice market here, you are left fascinated by the aroma of the opulent variety of spices. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 06: Udaipur: Morning drive to Udaipur in your exclusive vehicle. On the way visit the unparalleled Ranakpur Jain Temples (the temple here is the largest Jain temple in the world having 1444 carved pillars with no two pillars looking alike!). Further drive to Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. In the evening take a walk through the colorful Bazaar. Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola, and visit the Jag Mandir Palace amidst the lake, the picturesque beauty of the palace will take your breath away. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 07: Udaipur: Take a full day sightseeing trip of the city which includes visit to the City Palace - the largest Palace museum of Rajasthan (note the trees growing at the top floor of the palace, which is actually the summit of the hill the palace is covering!), Saheliyon ki bari, luxuriate some time in this embellishing garden where royal ladies use to bask in the green lawns and blue waters and excursion to temples of Nagada and Eklingji. In the evening visit the 300-year-old Jagdish Temple and the Royal Cenotaphs of the Rajput kings. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 08: Pushkar: Morning after having breakfast drive to Pushkar holy city. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Later visit various temples and ghats and holy Pushkar Lake. There are more than 400 hundred temples in Pushkar but the main attraction being the temple of Lord Brahma, the only temple in India dedicated to Brahma. If it is the month of October/November then you are lucky to enjoy the world famous cattle fair of Pushkar. Rest of the time completely free to explore the Pushkar on your own. Over night in your hotel.
Day 09: Mandawa: Morning, drive to Mandawa. On arrival check in at your hotel. Later visit Mandawa town, founded 1755 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa castle one of the finest castles of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and house of collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, canons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items, preserved in a museum. Night stay at your hotel.
Day 10: New Delhi: In the morning drive straight to New Delhi. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Remaining day at leisure. In the evening visit colorful markets and local bazaars of city. Over night at your hotel.
Day 11: Agra: Morning, drive to Taj City - Agra in your exclusive vehicle. On arrival check-in to your Hotel and move out to visit The Agra Fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. Later at sunset visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. It took over 17 years to build this memorial by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaj. Night stay in your hotel.
Note: Taj Mahal Remain Closed on Friday.
Day 12: Gwalior: In the morning drive straight to Gwalior. On arrival check-in at your hotel. The historic city Gwalior is an old city, known for its old and massive forts. On arrival check-in at your hotel. Further move out for sightseeing of Gwalior city which includes Gwalior Fort, The Gujari Mahal, Man Mandir, The Sas-Bahu temples, The Chhatris and Tomb of Mohammad Ghaus. Over night stay at your hotel.
Day 13: Orchha: After having a leisurely breakfast, drive to Orchha in your exclusive vehicle. Orchha - once the capital of Bundelas, Orchha is a village, set amongst a complex of well preserved palaces and temples. On arrival check in into your hotel room. Move out for the sightseeing of Orchha which includes temples and palaces of 16th century. Over night in your hotel.
Day 14: Khajuraho: After a delightful breakfast drive straight to Khajuraho. On arrival check in to your hotel and visit the most romantic and a great example of architecture the Love temples of Khajuraho. These temples are divided into two categories the western group of temples and the eastern group of temples. In the evening visit the local bazaars of the local town. Over night in your hotel.
Day 15: Varanasi: In the morning you will be transferred to the airport of Khajuraho to board the flight for Varanasi. On your arrival check-in at your hotel. Later move out for the sightseeing tour of the city which includes Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, and Tulsi Manas Temple. In the evening enjoy the Riksha ride while exploring this old city of your own. Over night in your hotel.
Day 16: Varanasi: After having a leisurely breakfast move out for a morning guided spiritual tour along the banks of the river Ganges and also take a boat ride over this sacred river. Take an excursion to Sarnath- the place where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Over night in your hotel.
Day 17: New Delhi (DEPARTURE): After breakfast, check-out from hotel and you will be transferred to airport of Varanasi to board the flight for New Delhi. On arrival at appropriate time you will be transferred to the international airport of New Delhi to board the flight back to your home with sweet memories. (The Tour Ends)
· Welcome Dinner at Jaipur.
· Invitation to Indian family house to experience real culture and tradition.
Request Note: - The above proposed tour program can be customized as per your need and requirements.