Delhi -Jodhpur -Ranakpur -Udaipur -Pushkar -Jaipur -Agra -Khajuraho -Varanasi - Delhi
Duration : 14 Nights/ 15 Days
Destinations covered : Delhi - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
Day 1 : Delhi
The flight leaves in the morning to arrive at Delhi around midnight. Upon your arrival in Delhi, the company's representative escorts you to Hotel Grand Intercontinental or a hotel of the similar category for check in and a traditional welcome.
Day 2 : Sightseeing of Delhi
Freshen up and have your breakfast at the hotel. Get to the activity area and spend some time at your convenience. Enjoy an ethnic Indian lunch in the exclusive dinning hall. Get ready for a post lunch sightseeing trip of the city. Your guide takes you to visit attractions like Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Raj Ghat. Also take a leisurely stroll through the bazaars of the Chandni Chowk to soak in the medieval flavour. Later, the travel guide accompanies you back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 : Delhi - Jodhpur
Have a nutritious breakfast and enjoy the amenities of the hotel. Spend the day at leisure. In the evening, get into the air conditioned coach and transfer to the New Delhi Railway Station for your train to Jodhpur, 604 km from Delhi. Get on board either the Mandore Express or Jhelum Express. Travel in the air-conditioned sleeper compartment. Dinner is served on board.
Day 4 : Jodhpur
After an 8-10 hours rail journey, arrive at Jodhpur in the morning. The private car is waiting outside the station. The travel assistant escorts you to the Ajit Bhawan Palace for check in. Refresh yourself and be delighted at the traditional interior decoration of the hotel. Get to the dinning room and have a princely Rajasthani lunch. Later, your guide takes you out to visit the imposing Mehrangarh Fort and the stately Jaswant Thada. Your dinner and overnight stay are scheduled at the hotel.
Day 5 : Jodhpur - Udaipur (Visit Ranakpur en route)
Have an early morning breakfast. Get into the private chauffeur driven car. The travel manager leads you to Ranakpur before we head towards Udaipur, 266 km from Jodhpur. Explore the ancient Ranakpur temples, 500-year-old Jain temples and an important centre of pilgrimage. Later, the private car proceeds towards Udaipur, the 'City of Dawn'. Get welcomed by the sights of beautiful lakes, dream-like palaces and landscaped gardens. The travel guide then escorts you to Shikarbadi, an erstwhile hunting lodge of the Maharana of Udaipur. Refreshen and explore the ethnic décor. At nightfall, get to the dinning room for a special Rajasthani dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 : Sightseeing of Udaipur
The A/C coach awaits you outside the hotel as you relish your breakfast. Eat up and get ready for a sightseeing trip of the city that is one of the most romantic in India. First, the travel assistant leads you to the City Palace, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The fancy antiques at the City Palace Museum are truly a treat for your eyes. Next, your guide leads you to the Saheliyon Ki Bari. Here, take a walk through the wonderfully laid out gardens. Also get to see the Jagdish Temple. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Get back to the hotel for a dinner a la royalty and a nightlong stay.
Day 7 : Udaipur - Pushkar
Get up, refresh and the breakfast is served. Get into the air-conditioned coach awaiting you. The guide accompanies you on a drive to the sanctified city of Pushkar, 280 km from Udaipur . Enjoy pleasurable sights of mud-built houses with thatched roofs. On arrival, your guide takes you to the Pushkar Palace for check in. Refresh and get ready for a trip of the city. Pushkar is the venue for the largest camel fair in the world, held during October/ November. Pay visit to the only Brahma Temple in the world and get to the Lake Pushkar where a single dip purifies all the impurities of the soul. Later, return to the Pushkar Palace where your dinner and overnight stay have been organised.
Day 8 : Pushkar - Jaipur
Today, we head to the pink city of Jaipur, 145 km from Pushkar. En route, Pay your tributes at the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, 13 km from Pushkar. The Dargah Shareef at Ajmer is one of the most revered pilgrimage centres of the Muslims. However, devotees flock to the site regardless of their cast and creed. Resume the journey towards Jaipur. On arrival, the travel assistant accompanies you to either the Alsisar Haveli or the Holiday Inn where we have arranged your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9 : Sightseeing of Jaipur
Wake up, wash and have your breakfast. Next, get into the private cab as your guide takes you out on a sightseeing trip of Jaipur. Start your day with a royal elephant ride at the imposing Amber Fort. Later, move on to feast your eyes upon such famous sights as the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Sawai Man Singh Museum. Watch labourers at work at a small block printing factory. Return to the hotel for an ethnic dinner and a nightlong stay.
Day 10 : Jaipur - Agra
After an early morning breakfast, we start on a drive by an air conditioned coach to Agra, 260 km from Jaipur. En route, get to visit the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, 40 km west of Agra, that was abandoned for want of water. We resume our journey to Agra and after reaching the city, the company's representative escorts you to Hotel Mughal Sheraton where your dinner and overnight stay have been arranged.
Day 11 : Sightseeing of Agra
Get up, wash and have your breakfast. Get into the private cab waiting outside the hotel. Start your day with a morning visit to the chimerical Taj. A dream in white, the Taj Mahal makes a splendid scene as it reflects the rays of the morning sun. Also try to know the history and as you become cognizant of the interesting love story that has led to this extravagant constructions, hordes of vivid images are bound to flash across the screen of your mind. Next, awaiting you is the Agra Fort, built in red sandstone. Rest of the day is to spent at leisure. Enjoy an ethnic dinner at the pre-booked hotel. Overnight at the hotel. \
Day 12 : Agra - Khajuraho
Get refreshed, have your breakfast and then board the private car to transfer to the railway station for your train to Jhansi. A 2½ hours rail journey by the Bhopal Shatabdi Express gets you to Jahnasi. On your arrival at Jhansi, the company's representative leads you on a short drive to Khajuraho, a famed Heritage Site. The erotic sculptures at the temples are one of the finest gifts of love to the world. Dinner and overnight stay have been organised at Clark Bundela or Jass Hotel.
Day 13 : Khajuraho - Varanasi
Have your breakfast. Eat up and start on a visit to the titillating sculptures of the Khajuraho temples. Carved during the 10th century, these images and sculptures are testimony to a master craftsmanship and a fully matured civilisation. Later, in the afternoon, the travel manager escorts you to the airport for your flight to Varanasi, also popular as Benaras or Kashi. On reaching the sacred city, the guide takes you to Radisson Hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay are arranged at the hotel.
Day 14 : Varanasi - Delhi
Have an early morning breakfast. Get ready as the private chauffeur driven car is waiting outside. Brighten up your morning with a dawn boat ride along the divine waters of the Ganges. As you sail along, you get to see the devotees at the ghats busy praying and performing ablutions. An excursion to Sarnath, the site where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon, is also on the cards. In the evening, the travel assistant escorts you to the railway station for your train to Delhi. Stay overnight in the air-conditioned sleeper compartment. Dinner is served on board.
Day 15 : Delhi
Arrive at Delhi in the morning after an 8-10 hours train ride.