Begin your Tour.Arrive into Delhi , Welcome to Vardhman’s “Taj Mahal Tour” ! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2 - Delhi
This morning after breakfast proceed on a Full day City tour of Delhi.City tour of Old Delhi,Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.City tour of New Delhi ,Proceed on a tour of the city, which includes the main attraction like Qutab Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3 - Delhi - Varanasi
This morning after breakfast at the hotel transfer to Delhi airport to catch flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman’s representative to your hotel. Relax for a while.Varanasi is the World’s most ancient living city. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be spiritually uplifting sight.Visit Sarnath – 5 miles out of Varanasi for a day excursion: One of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world, where Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC.Half day tour of Sarnath. Half-day tour of Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renewed school of learning from 6th Century B.C. to 12th Century A.D. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist Temple and the Museum.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4 - Varanasi - Khajuraho
In the morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world’s oldest and most important religions. (To start at 0500 hrs. for the best lifetime experience) For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we’ll transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises. Board a boat and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you.Transfer to airport to catch flight for Khajuraho.Situated in the heart of India, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is a fascinating village with a quaint, rural ambience and a rich cultural heritage, honoured by the world as India’s unique contribution to human civilization. The Chandela dynasty built eighty-five temples here. Twenty remain as embodiments of Indian architectural and sculptural art at its most evolved state. Even ten centuries after they were constructed, the temples of Khajuraho reflect an eternal philosophy relevant to all mankind.The temples of Khajuraho is a world heritage site and belong not just to India but to the world. Khajuraho is one of the few millennium destinations of the world. Reach Khajuraho and transfer to hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
DAY 5 - Khajuraho
City tour of Khajuraho Visit the world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples.
DAY 6 - Khajuraho - Orchha - Gwalior
This morning after breakfast drive Gwalior. Enroute visit ORCHHA.ORCHHA – A medieval city founded by Bundela rulers with Palaces and temples of the 16th and 17th century which have remarkable withstood the onslaught of time. The city is picturesquely flanked by the River Betwa.Proceed for sight-seeing of ORCHHA sites within the Fort Complex. Reach Gwalior and transfer to hotel.Gwalior’s colorful history, going back to the eight century, is a mosaic of Rajput clans of the Pratihasas, Kachwahas and Tomars, each leaving their marks on the city’s magnificent monuments.
DAY 7 -Gwalior - Agra
Proceed for the sight-seeing of Gwalior after breakfast. Visit the historic Gurjari Mahal, Man Mandir Palace, Sas Bahu ka Mandir, Royal Palace, the Suraj Kund in the fort and also the Scindia Palace and cenotaphs. Later drive to Agra. On arrival at Agra transfer to your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
DAY 8 - Agra
Proceed on a city tour of AgraVisit Taj Mahal (Closed on every Friday), Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later you will visit a marble gallery – the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
DAY 9 - Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur
Today you drive to the former capital city of Emperor Akbar Your exciting day begins with a tour, starting with a visit to Fatehpur Sikri. Then continue onward to Jaipur and check into your hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
DAY 10 - Jaipur
City tour of Jaipur,This morning you will experience the wonders of this magicial pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort (optional: Elephant Safari). Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glitterning with mirrors, Maharaja’s City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.Optional: Lunch at a Heritage hotel with Tonga ride or explore the market & shop for special bargains!
DAY 11 - Jaipur - Chhatrasagar
After breakfast at hotel.,Visit NIMAJ. (Chhatrasagar) ,The fort of Nimaj was built in 1733 by the valiant ruler- Thakur Jagram Singh. Situated in the heart of the town, it is a massive structure built in traditional Rajput style with courtyards and separate wings for men & women. The little township is surrounded by places of historical interest, like the 9th century temple Magar Mandi, 3 kms away. Visit nearby villages to see local craftsmen at work & a little further see blackbucks, blue bulls etc.Watch the birds, go for nature walks, soak in the fresh air, sit around the bonfire and listen to old folk lore – or be more adventurous and take one of the many safaris on offer. Experience the warm hospitality, and enjoy some truly delicious Indian and traditional Rajasthani meals cooked with farm fresh vegetables in the family kitchen.Relax in the tastefully designed and well-appointed tented accommodation. Each tent has an attached bath with running hot and cold water, and its own private sit out overlooking the lake.
DAY 12 - Chhatrasagar - Deogarh - Udaipur
Proceed to DEOGARH after a leisurely breakfast.Deogarh lies on the borders of Mewar, Marwar and Merwara, about 80 miles north-east of Udaipur. Its chieftain known as ‘The Rawat’ was one of sixteen UMRAOS (feudal barons) privileged to wait upon the Maharana of Udaipur, the capital of Mewar such feudal estates, called thikanas were granted by the ruling Maharana to a nobleman either due to blood relationship or for an act of bravery.Deogarh is also renowned as a school of miniature painting. Later proceed to Udaipur. On arrival, check into your hotel.
The city of Dawn, Udaipur is a lovely land around the azure lake, hemmed in by the lush hills of the ARAVALLIS. A vision in white drenched in romance and beauty, Udaipur is a fascinating blend of sights, sound and experiences and inspiration for the imagination of poets, painters and writers.
DAY 13 - Udaipur
City tour of Udaipur,Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum) Enjopy Boat curise (at your own) on Lake Pichola 4km long and 3km broad, surrounded by splendid hills, Palaces, temples bathing ghats and embankments
DAY 14 - Udaipur - Ranakpur Temples- Jodhpur
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Jodhpur. En-route, visit the RANAKPUR TEMPLES, dating back to the 15th century. 200 pillars, none of which are alike, support its 29 halls. The Temple abounds with intricate friezes and sculptures. Includes visits to two more Jain temples and the Temple of the Sun God with its erotic sculptures.Reach Jodhpur and upon arrival check into your hotel.
DAY 15 - Jodhpur
City tour of JodhpurVisit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorium built in 1899 and the Museum located in the Umaid Public gardens.
DAY 16 - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
This morning after breakfast proceed for Jaisalmer. Rising from the heart of the Thar Desert like a golden mirage is the city of Jaisalmer. A commanding fort etched in yellow sandstone stands, with its awesome splendor, dominating the amber-hued city. The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to which, Lord Krishna-the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would build his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 AD when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital – Jaisalmer, perched on the Trikuta Hill.
DAY 17 - Jaisalmer
City tour of Jaisalmer Visit to sand dunes Jaisalmer; in the morning a city tour with visits e.g. to the Gadi Sagar Tank and Patwah-ki-Haveli. Afterwards a walk in the small streets of the old city (haveli’s). Tombs by oase (Bada Bagh en Chhatris), Gadisar Lake. Visit the famous forts & Havelies.
DAY 18 - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
This morning drive to Jodhpur and upon arrival, check into your hotel.Rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 19 - Jodhpur - Delhi
After breakfast in the hotel drive to Delhi International airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival, transfer to International Airport for onward flight back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of “Taj Mahal Tour” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.