Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
On arrival meet and greet by Scenic Journey ( Hotel check in time 1200 Noon) Representative . Later transfer to hotel check in. Overnight at hotel
Day 02 : Delhi - Nawalgarh (290 km)
Morning after breakfast drive to Nawalgarh. On arrival check in at hotel. Later visit in the Shekhawati region, often called the open air art gallery of Rajasthan . Overnight at hotel
Day 03 : Nawalgarh - Bikaner ( 190 km )
Morning drive to Bikaner , on arrival checkin at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing . This desert town in the north of the state was founded in 1488 by Roa Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. Visit the Junagarh Fort constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Jai Singh, a general in the Moghul Emperor Akbar's army and camel breeding farm. Overnight at hotel
Day 04 : Bikaner - Jodhpur ( 250 km )
Morning drive to Jodhpur, enroute visit Deshnoke , The city`s daity Karni Mata , the temple dedicated to her provides sanctuary to mice in the belief that those who serve the Goddess are reborn as mice . Later drive to Jodhpur , evening at leisure . Overnight at hotel
Day 05 : Jodhpur
Jodhpur , Gateway to the Thar desert , the city is known for its striking Forts, stately palaces and gracious buildings . Some of these are now India`s finest hotels. The city was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha of The Rajput clan.
Sightseeing in Jodhpur includes Mehrangarh Fort built by the city`s founder five centuries ago , Jaswant Thada , museum and bazaar . Afternoon at leisure . Overnight at hotel
Day 06 : Jodhpur - Udaipur ( 280 km )
Morning drive to Udaipur enroute visting Ranakpur (Temple open 1200 Noon) temples. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 : Udaipur
Udaipur is the most romantic city in Rajasthan. With its hilltop fortesses , fairytale palaces and exotic legends and its urben and industrial centre, the city is proud of its heritage as a centre for performing arts, painting and crafts. Most of the marble palaces and fortification have now been transformed into palace hotels .
Sightseeing of Udaipur include , City palace museum , Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal , Sahelyon Ki bari , Partap memorial and afternoon boat ride on the lake Pichola to visit Jagmandir. Overnight at hotel
Day 08 : Udaipur - Jaipur ( 400 km )
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 : Jaipur - Amber - Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort start at around 0800 hrs . Inside the fort visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of victory. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal- a room with all four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from the Belgium during that period. Enroute to Amber Fort you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of winds.
Afternoon city tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja's City Palace, Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 10 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra ( 235 km )
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri . Fatehpur Sikri designed by Akbar as his capital , was lived in for only a very few years . It is beautiful architectural city built of Red sandstone . Evening arrive in Agra . Overnight at hotel
Day 11 : Agra
Morning proceed for half sightseeing of Agra . Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal remain closed on Fridays ) and the famous Red Fort. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan built the extravagant Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his most beloved wife and was imprisoned in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj by his son until death . Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World. Afternoon free. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Agra - Jhansi (By Train) - Khajuraho
Morning after breakfast transfer to Railway way station to connect Shatabdi express to Jhansi , on arrival drive to Khajuraho ( 170 km ) . Afternoon sightseeing in Khajuraho . Afternoon visit the most important and fascinating western group of temples. The temples of Khajuraho have been declared a 'world heritage' site by UNESCO in order to preserve the rich legacy of architecture, bequeathed to future generations by the Kings of the Chandela dynasty. These temples are famous for their intricate sculptures and erotic carvings that are one of the outstanding achievements of Indian art. Overnight at hotel
Day 13 : Khajuraho - Varanasi ( By flight)
Morning free later transfer to fly to Varanasi ( 1330-1410 hrs ), on arrive transfer to hotel .
Afternoon excursion to Sarnath ( 9 kms ) an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhist . This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon after getting enlightenment . The city is famous for its magnificent stupas , monasteries and temples . Boatride on the river Ganges with evening Aarti ceremony . Overnight at hotel
Day 14 : Varanasi - Delhi (By Flight)
This morning an early start for a dawn boat cruise on the Ganges river . Ritual is a very important aspect of Hinduism and there is no better place to observe it than at the Ganges. You will view the thread ceremony, head shaving and food being offered to the departing souls. Also along its bank witness devotees bathing, cremating their dead and doing laundry . A walk through narrow twisting lanes will give you a chance to witness the various rituals of the pilgrims .
Morning sightseeing tour of Varanasi : the eaternal city . The most scared pilgrim centre in India and a major tourist attraction . An ancient centre of learning . Afternoon fly to Delhi ( 1440-1600 hours ), on arrival transfer to on arrival transfer to hotel . Overnight at hotel
Day 15 : Delhi
Morning tour of historic city of Old Delhi to include magnificent Red Fort, The Jama Masjid , India`s largest mosque, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk .(Red fort closed on Mondays).
Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi to include Birla Mandir , Bhai Temple , Qutab Minar , India gate and Government buildings . Evening Farewell Dinner . Overnight at hotel
Day 16 : Depart Delhi
Early Morning transfer to airport for your onward flight
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