Cultural Rajasthan with Varanasi


Cultural Rajasthan with Varanasi

Duration : 17 Days / 16 Nights

Route : New Delhi-Mandawa-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur-Pushkar-Jaipur-Agra-Varanasi-New Delhi

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  1. Day 01 - 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.

    Overnight in Hotel.

    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.

  2. Day 02 - Mandawa(250 km)

    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 03 - Bikaner (190 km)

    Drive from Shekhawati area to Bikaner. In the afternoon you will be taken on a half-day city tour of Junagadh Fort, a tour of the world-famous Rat Temple in Deshmukh city.

    Overnight at Bikaner hotel.

  4. Day 04 - Jaisalmer(350 km)

    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 05 - Jaisalmer

    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 (275 km)

    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 - Udaipur (90 km) Via Ranakpur

    En-route Visit world-famous Jain Temples of Ranakpur & 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.

  8. Day 8 - Udaipur

    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.

  9. Day 9 - Pushkar

    Drive down for Pushkar- the holiest places according to the Hindus. 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 will only visit the Brahma temple 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 or November.

    Overnight stay at Pushkar hotel.

  10. Day 10 - Jaipur (150 km)

    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.

  11. Day 11 - Jaipur

    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.

  12. Day 12 - Agra (250 km)

    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.

  13. Day 13 - Agra to Varanasi (by night train)

    In Varanasi our representative or driver will meet you at Railway station and transfer to your hotel, 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.

    Overnight at Varanasi hotel.

  14. Day 14 - Varanasi

    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 the Buddhist 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.

  15. Day 15 - Varanasi flight to New Delhi

    In the morning, take a leisurely breakfast- Later take a flight to Delhi- upon Arrival in Delhi, you will be received by driver of “Times India Travels”. You can either visit Sikh Temple else you can walk around Connaught Place. Take a delicious dinner in the restaurants at this center of the city.

    Overnight at New Delhi hotel.

  16. Day 16 - 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.

  17. Day 17 - 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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