Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
Route : Mumbai - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
Category : North & West India Tours
Welcome to India!!
You will be received by our "Times India Travels" representative/ driver at the international airport and will be assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel the representative/driver will hand over your documents regarding the tour.
Overnight at Mumbai hotel.
After breakfast takes a sightseeing tour of Bombay, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motor boats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 stairs takes you to the top of the hill where it is installed. The caves have large pillars that seem to hold the roof which are made of cross beams. The picturesque presentation of 9 amazing sculptural panels installed on the walls is terrifying. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon, cruise back to Gateway of India. You can have lunch at the Taj Hotel or other good Restaurants like Leopold & Mondegar which serves continental cuisine. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens.
Overnight stay at Mumbai hotel.
Morning at leisure, in time transfer to Domestic Airport flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival, you will be received by your driver and transfer to the hotel at Udaipur. Later visit Udaipur. One of the most romantic cities in Rajasthan, Udaipur is also known as the city of lakes. The marble palaces, beautifully laid out gardens and the lakes make Udaipur seem almost like a mirage in the desert. The founder of Udaipur, Maharana Udai Singh, was overcome by the misfortunes that his old capital of Chittorgarh had to face due to repeated attacks by the Mughal armies. On the advice of a holy man, Udai Singh shifted his capital to the banks of Lake Pichola- the city was named Udaipur after him. Afternoon boat rides at Lake Pichola and visits "Jag Mandir". Evening time free at leisure. Overnight stay at Udaipur hotel.
After breakfast visits the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Sahelion ki Bari (queen's resort for her friends), Fateh Sagar Lake. We will try to organize your Lunch at " Lake Palace " ( because that's the only way to visit inside the Lake palace) Afternoon /Evening free at leisure.
Overnight at Udaipur hotel.
After a delicious breakfast, drive to Pushkar. On arrival, check-in to your schedule hotel. Pushkar - Amongst the grandeur of Rajasthan, discover a unique gem - Pushkar. Lord Brahma - The creator of the world in a search for his abode on earth, performed the supremely spiritual VEDIC YAGYA at Pushkar. It is thus the site of the only Brahma Temple in the world. Blessed with cultural blends, it is the venue for the famous Pushkar Fair, with people coming from all over Asia to buy and sell cattle of breeds from across the world. The consecrated mausoleum of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at Ajmer attracts pilgrims from all over the world.
After breakfast drive to the Capital city of Rajasthan- Jaipur. The origin of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II, who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today reflects the spirit of Rajputana. Despite evolving into a bustling metropolis, it still retains its character and history - A beautiful fusion and modernity. It is popularly known as the “Pink City” because the locally abundant pink plastered stones are used in huge amount and are painted in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its exquisite temples, massive forts, magnificent palaces, and lush gardens.
Overnight at Jaipur hotel.
After breakfast proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort on the outskirts of Jaipur. Elephant ride ascent to the fort. From Amber Fort drive back to the city and visit Wind Palace (Hawa Mahal), City Palace, Jantar Mantar. Later in the afternoon, you can visit the Textile & Jewelers showroom. Later in the evening enjoy walking city tour.
Overnight at Jaipur hotel.
After breakfast drive to Agra en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri abandoned the Mughal city of built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, which was abandoned after 15 years due to the scarcity of water. You will visit the graceful buildings including the Tomb of Salim Chisti, Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory. On arrival at Agra check in your schedule hotel and later visit the Agra fort, Taj Mahal from the riverside.
Overnight at Agra hotel.
Early morning visit Taj Mahal with Rising Sun. return to the hotel for breakfast and then after you will be transferred to Railways station to board the train to Jhansi Railways station. Upon arrival, you will be received by your driver. Start driving to Khajuraho, on arrival check-in your hotel. Later enjoy some of the erotic temples of Khajuraho. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Khajuraho: - The temple city of central India is famous throughout the world for its exquisitely carved temples in stones. Thousands of visitors and tourists from all over the world flock together to envisage this immortal saga of Hindu art and culture engraved in stone by sharpies (stone craftsmen) a millennium ago.
Today, apart from the temples, Khajuraho is a small village but a thousand years ago it was a large city of the Chandelas, medieval Rajput kings who ruled over Central India. Khajuraho is 595 km (370 miles) south-east of Delhi and can be visited by air, rail or road. The visitor to Khajuraho cannot but be attracted to the vivid erotic sculptures on the walls of the temple. The idols are Mithun i.e. couples in different erotic poses. There have been various interpretations of their presence and some have strongly criticized them. According to an authority, in the erotic embrace a man and woman complete the final union of the soul, such erotic motifs protect the temple from lightning strikes. The reason given for this is that Indra, Lord of rain and lightning who himself is a great connoisseur of Kama, will not damage anything about that.
Breakfast at the hotel; visit Khajuraho temples till afternoon, Return to the hotel for lunch. In time you will be transferred to Khajuraho Airport for your scheduled flight to Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi, you will be received by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Later in the evening visit the Ganga river Ghat to see" Arti " Puja. Overnight stay at Varanasi hotel.
Morning boat ride tour at river Ganges, return to the hotel for breakfast. Later on, Proceed for full day sightseeing and overnight stay at Varanasi.
Varanasi is an important and sacred pilgrimage center for Hindus and a major tourist attraction. It is situated on the banks of river Ganga. The word Varanasi has been derived from an ancient name meaning the city between two rivers - Varuna and Asi, which flow in the north and south of the city. Varanasi is also known as Kashi and Benares.
Varanasi, one of the ancient seats of learning in India, is a center of learning even to this date. Glorified by myth and legend and sanctified by religion, it has always attracted a large number of pilgrims and worshippers from time immemorial.
Ghats: Pilgrims gather at the Ghats to have a ritual bath and worship the rising sun. The most famous ghat is the Dasashvamedh Ghat, others being Asi, Panchganga, Barnasangam and Manikarnika, Ghats.
Sarnath: 12 km from Varanasi lies Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon and revealed the eightfold path that leads to the attainment of inner peace and enlightenment. Vishwanath Temple: This is one of the most sacred temples in Varanasi and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple has skillfully been restored as the actual temple was destroyed by Mughals. Overnight stay at Varanasi hotel.
Morning at leisure, the time before your scheduled flight to Delhi, you can spend your time as per your own described activities. In time transfer to Varanasi airport. In Delhi, you can use inter-terminal services to move from Domestic airport to International airport.
Every Itinerary is just given for an idea; it can be customized as per your wish and convenience!!