This exclusive tour package is your chance to explore royal Rajasthan along with the famous Taj Mahal followed by a visit to the holy River Ganges at Varanasi. You will be driven to various cities of Rajasthan such as Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Mandawa to visit the stunning forts and palaces built during their regal yester years. You will be visiting the most popular monument of India, the Taj Mahal and also Varanasi, the so called spiritual capital of India.
16 Days - 15 Nights (Arrival in Delhi - Delhi Sighseeing - Delhi – Agra - Jaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi - Varanasi - Delhi - Delhi Departure )
Day 1 : Arrival in Delhi — On arrival our Tour executive will Meet & assist you at the airport arrival Hall and transfer you to Hotel for Check In. Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 2 :Delhi Sighseeing — After breakfast, you visit the main sights of Old Delhi - Visit the historic RED FORT – Shah Jehan’s elegant citadel in red sandstone.
Very near the Fort is the JAMA MASJID (Mosque), India’s largest mosque, also built by Shah Jahan, take an interesting rickshaw ride through the famous bazaars of Chandini Chowk, which is adjacent to both the Fort and the Mosque. Also visit RAJ GHAT – the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon:-Sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Visit the QUTAB MINAR, a Tower of Victory which was built in the 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. Within its spacious courtyard stands the Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD and bears a Sanskrit inscription in the Gupta style. The pillar has puzzled scientists, as its iron has not rusted in all these centuries. The TOMB OF HUMAYUN – the magnificent structure in red sandstone and white marble is one of the finest examples of the garden tomb, and a precursor to the Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour. Its proportionate spaces, double dome and refined elegance are characteristic of Mughal architecture. Also, visit INDIA GATE, the memorial of the First World War and the road that leads from there to RASHTRAPATHI BHAWAN – the residence of the President of India, which is flanked by the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings. Dinner & overnight at hotel
Day 3 : Delhi – Agra — Morning breakfast at the Hotel and later on drive to Agra, Transfer to Hotel for Check In and Later on visit the City Visit the Agra Fort and return to your hotel. Overnight stat in Agra
Day 4 : Agra – Jaipur — Early morning visit to Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour for the Sun Rise Trip, after Breakfast and drive to Jaipur, Enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On reaching Jaipur transfer to Hotel for Check In. Later on visit the City.
Day 5 : Jaipur — Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel; later proceed for the excursion to AMBER FORT, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace. This Rajasthan tourism on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir – is the famed Sheesh Mahal – a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour that period.
Continue your Rajasthan tourism :- with the city tour of Jaipur – visiting Maharaja’s CITY PALACE, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armory Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers.
Later visit the Jantar Mantar (OBSERVATORY),which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Lunch during the visit in a city restaurant During Rajasthan tourism you will also have a brief photography stop at HAWA MAHAL – the Palace of Winds. Also visit of local markets of Jaipur in the evening, Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 6 : Jaipur – Udaipur — Next day of Rajasthan tourism have Breakfast drive to Udaipur arrive Udaipur check in at Hotel
Day 7 : Tuesday: Udaipur — After breakfast at the Hotel Visit the city – City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Sahelion-ki-Bari, Partap Smarak, Bhartiya Lok Mandal Museum, and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir during Rajasthan tourism. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 :Udaipur – Jodhpur — After breakfast at the hotel proceed for Jodhpur.On arrival check in the at hotel Later visit The Mehrangarh Fort Jaswant Thada & Umaid bhawan palace In the evening free to visit the Markets. Overnight stay at the Hotel
Day 9 : Jodhpur – Bikaner — After breakfast drive to Bikaner On arrival check in at the hotel. Later visit Camel Breeding farm and Deshnoke Temple overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 : Bikaner – Mandawa — After breakfast visit Junagarh fort Later in the after noon visit the Painted Havelis. Overnight stay at the Hotel Visit scenic village of Shekhawati and its gracious mansion.Visit the Painted Havelis of Mandawa town.Explore Castle of Mandawa
Day 11 :Mandawa – Delhi — After a leisure breakfast at the Hotel drive back to New Delhi.
Day 12 : Delhi - Varanasi by flight — On arrival at Var anasi Airport our Rajasthan with Taj Mahal tour representative greets you and transfers you to your hotel. Varanasi India's holiest city, which is located on the sacred Ganges River check in and relax in the hotel
Day 13 : Varanasi — Early morning wake up and proceed for boat ride on River Ganges to see the Aarti of Holy river. Back to hotel, have breakfast. Later proceed for city tour of Varanasi visiting Jyotilinga Visvanath Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Ganga Temple, and Benaras Hindu University etc and later in the afternoon visit Sarnath, the site where Buddha set in motiom the wheel of Dharma and established the Sanga.One of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world, where Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC. Witness the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and then visit a fine Museum which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculptures found at the site. Drive back to hotel
Day 14 : Varanasi – Delhi — City attractions include numerous 'Ghats', which are the steps which lead people down to the river. Many of the city's most impressive Ghats were built at the request of wealthy leaders or maharajas. At some point during the morning make a stop at Benares University as the wide tree lined streets and park like surroundings will provide a relaxing contrast to the busy city. On the campus visit Bharat Kala Bhavan a museum that is home to ancient manuscripts and a wonderful collection of miniature paintings..
Day 15 : Day Free in Delhi —Today you have a free day in Delhi. You can visit some museums or do some local shopping and stay overnight in Delhi.
Day 16 : Delhi Departure — Today depending upon your flight schedule you will be transferred to Airport for your onward flight journey
Gaze in awe at the World’s most famous and beautiful monument of love, the Taj Mahal
Praise grandeur of the brilliant Rajputana architecture of these majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan.
Take part in the delightful ceremony of Ganga Aarti at the Ganga Ghats on the banks of River Ganga