Rajasthan & Varanasi with Nepal

Rajasthan-&-Varanasi-with-Nepal

Rajasthan & Varanasi with Nepal

Duration : 21 Days / 20 Nights

Route : New Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi – Kathmandu (Nepal) – New Delhi

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  1. Day 1 - New Delhi

    Welcome to India!!

    You will be received by one of the representatives of “Times India Travels” or your driver at the international airport and you will be assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel, the representative/ driver will provide your documents regarding the tour.

    Delhi is among the oldest cities across the world. Also known as Dilli, it is the capital of India and was the hub of several empires in ancient times. Delhi showcases the living of emperors by the monuments and architecture they left behind. Delhi was a major city in the old trade routes from northwest India to the Gangetic Plains.

    Overnight in Hotel.

  2. Day 2 - Mandawa (Shekhawati Region Silk Route)

    For Shekhawati area proceed to a city called Nawalgarh / Dundlod / Mandawa. This city and the area surrounding the Shekhawati area are famous for its beautiful painted mansion (haveli), which were constructed by rich traders of this region in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Overnight at the Mandawa hotel.

  3. Day 3 - Bikaner

    After breakfast drive to Bikaner. In the afternoon you will be taken on a half day city tour of the Junagarh Fort, excursion to world famous rat’s temple at Deshnok town.

    Overnight stay at Bikaner hotel.

  4. Day 4 - Jaisalmer (The Golden City)

    Drive for Jaisalmer, driving through the Rajasthan Thar Desert, you reach Jaisalmer, which is one of the jewel crowns of India. The best wood and sandstone buildings make the city sit and there are houses, hotels, and shops hidden in the ancient lanterns within the Jaisalmer Fort.

    Overnight at Jaisalmer hotel.

  5. Day 5 - Jaisalmer (The Golden City)

    Visiting the JAISALMER FORT which is the oldest living Fort in the world. You will also visit some astonishing Havelis (Mansions). In the afternoon, proceed to the SAM or KHURI SAND DUNES for brief Camel safari & a typical Rajasthani Desert Village. Take a view of the mesmerizing sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire. Return to the village for dinner between Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes.

    Stay overnight at the SWISS TENT CAMP/ HOTEL.

    You can either have a camel safari and stay at night in the desert else you can come back to Jaisalmer and sleep in the hotel as it is all up to you and Times Travel team will follow your choice.

  6. Day 6 - Jodhpur (The Sun City)

    In Morning, drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, rising a hilly scarp, built on the advice of a hermit, overlooking the city of blue houses in the image of a lone sentinel.

    Overnight stay at Jodhpur hotel.

  7. Day 7 - Ranakpur (The world famous Jain Temples)

    After breakfast drive to Ranakpur. The eternal Jain pilgrimage centre of Ranakpur. Admire the workmanship from the 16th century temples & Kumbhalgarh fort - the stronghold of the kingdom of Mewar built by Maharana Kumbha in 1453. Visit the palace and see the beautiful mural paintings in the Zenana Mahal (ladies quarters). The view from the parapet wall is breathtaking and this is where the soldiers used to be stationed to view the advent of the enemies. The fort has 7 gates through which we need to enter to gain access to the palaces. See the temple where Maharana Kumbha was treacherously killed by his kith and kin during his prayer to win the seat of Mewar.

    Overnight stay at Ranakpur Hotel.

  8. Day 8 - Udaipur (The City of Lakes)

    En-route visit Kumbhalgarh fort - the stronghold of the kingdom of Mewar built by Maharana Kumbha in 1453. Visit the palace and see the beautiful mural paintings in the Zenana Mahal (ladies quarters). The view from the parapet wall is breathtaking and this is where the soldiers used to be stationed to view the advent of the enemies. The fort has 7 gates through which we need to enter to gain access to the palaces. See the temple where Maharana Kumbha was treacherously killed by his kith and kin during his prayer to win the seat of Mewar.

    Overnight stay at Udaipur hotel.

  9. Day 9 - Udaipur (The City of Lakes)

    Visit the City Palace the richest palace museum in the entire Rajasthan. Later, see Sahelion ki Bari where Maharana Sangram Singh built this garden complex with fountains and lakes for his beautiful daughter. In the evening we take a lake cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola by sunset and visit the island palace Jagmandir where according to legends the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan lived and got inspired to build the Taj Mahal.

    Overnight stay at Udaipur hotel.

  10. Day 10 - Pushkar (The only Brahma Temple in the world)

    After breakfast drive to Pushkar, which happens to be the holiest places according to the Hindus as it is considered that Lord Brahma (the Creator) and his wife Saraswati (the goddess of learning and music) performed a ritual in the lake. Here we visit the only Brahma temple in the world before intermingling with the local 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.

    Overnight stay at Pushkar hotel.

  11. Day 11 - Jaipur (The Pink City)

    After breakfast, the journey to Jaipur begins. Reach by lunchtime, have the delicious Rajasthani food and check into the hotel. The afternoon will be in the Pink City where you will visit the observatory Jantar Mantar which was built in 1727 by Sawai Maharaja Jai Singh II. He was a mathematician, an astronomer, an astrologer and a great musician of his era. During his time, he built five observatories across India- Jaipur, Varanasi, Delhi, Mathura, and Ujjain but from all the five only the one at Jaipur is functional. Then we will visit the City Palace which contains a fabulous collection of robes and sarees in cotton and silk which comes with gold latticework.

    Evening at leisure.

    Overnight stay at Jaipur hotel.

  12. Day 12 - Jaipur (The Pink City)

    A full-day program is organized for Amber fort and nearby places. You will be taken up to the eye-grabbing fortress by elephant ride.

    Evening at leisure.

  13. Day 13 - Agra (Taj Mahal closed on Friday)

    The next morning will lead you to Agra and in between comes the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri of Emperor Akbar which is the preserved Mughal Capital for over 400 years. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Quintessential Mughal city was the capital of their empire. There is the magnificent Agra Fort to visit.

    Overnight stay at Agra hotel

  14. Day 14 - Agra to Varanasi ( by night train from Agra or by flight from Delhi to Varanasi)

    Varanasi, formerly known as Banaras, is among 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 cows, holy men, and holy temples all over the place.

  15. Day 15 - Varanasi (City of Ganges)

    At the time of sunrise in the morning, we take you to the bank of river Ganges, where we board the boat to see the morning light of the Hindus with the safety of our boat. The boat ride starts from Dasashwamedh Ghat and ends at Manikarnika Ghat along the sacred Ganges, You can visit Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Tulsi Ghat. See the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Gyanvyapi Kund and the mosque attached to it. Also, visit the Banaras Hindu University the largest residential university in India with more than 3000 residential students.

    Return to your hotel for mouth-watering breakfast.

    Later visit Sarnath- the sacred city for Buddhists across 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 the 3rd century BC. Visit the nearby ruins of the ancient seat of learning in Sarnath.

    Overnight at Varanasi hotel.

  16. Day 16 to 18 - Varanasi to Katmandu (Nepal, The land of Himalaya) by Flight

    In these three days you can visit the following places in Kathmandu and nearby:- Kathmandu's Durbar Square is one of three durbars (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley. Visit Patan is 15 minutes drive from Kathmandu. Lalitpur, the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. 2

    Pashupatinath Temple: Not only is Pashupatinath the most important Hindu temple in Nepal, but it's also one of the most important Shiva temples on the subcontinent and draws numerous devotees from all over India each year. Pashupatinath is considered to have a special concern for the kingdom of Nepal.

    Bhaktapur City: Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a cluster of pagoda and shikhara style temples, which surround a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most attractive architectural showpieces of the valley as it sheds light on the ancient arts of Nepal.

    Nagarkot: It is located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu and is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district. It is famous for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalayas when the weather is clear. Devotees often travel from Kathmandu to Nagerkot to spend the night so that they can reach there for a breathtaking sunrise. Nagerkot has become famous as one of the best places to see Mount Everest as well as other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas of eastern Nepal.

    Dhulikhel: This is a scenic and ancient town situated 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu on the Arniko Rajmarg (Kathmandu Kodari Highway). From here one has a panoramic view of the Himalayan range. From the main town, a short visit to Namobuddha, with the stupa and Buddhist Monastery, is highly recommended.

    Panauti, a village noted for its numerous temples with magnificent woodcarvings, is a short distance from Dhulikhel.

    Note:- All these above places to visit are up to your choice to visit or not.

  17. Day 19 - Kathmandu to New Delhi (By Flight)

    In the morning, take a leisurely breakfast, Later take a flight to Delhi, Upon Arrival in Delhi, You will be received by one of the team members of “Incredible Real India Tours”. You can visit Sikh Temple or you can walk around Connaught Place, Take dinner in the restaurants at this center of the city.

    Overnight in Hotel

  18. Day 20 - New Delhi

    A full day will be given in exploring Delhi. Starting with Old Delhi visiting the Red Fort, Jama Masjid and then moving towards the New Delhi, exploring the India gate, Parliament house, the Secretariat building, and the Presidential house.

  19. Day 21 - New Delhi

    Drive to Delhi later you will transfer to the International airport 3 hours before to board the International flight time for your further journey back to your Country. The services of “Times India Travels” Ends Here.

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