India is a land of diversity. Just like its magnificent landscapes and spectacular topography, even the culture, architecture and the food habits see a smooth transition. Explore the Northern Plains and the Great Indian Desert, separated by the course of river Ganges.The major attraction covered in the tour itinerary is the Pushkar Fair (please check the fair dates before confirming the tour). Any time between October and February are best to visit these places.
Duration : 18 Nights / 19 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi ➜ Bundi ➜ Udaipur ➜ Jodhpur ➜ Jaisalmer ➜ Nagaur ➜ Pushkar ➜ Jaipur ➜ Agra ➜ Varanasi
Tour Highlights :
Delhi is the quintessential symbol of India’s incredible tourism. As the capital of the country, the tour sets off in Delhi as you land at the international airport. The tour executives escort you to the hotel for check in. Remaining day is spent in the hotel.
Delhi is a conglomeration suburb of Old Delhi and New Delhi, now called as NCR-National Capital Region. With the Metro connecting distant parts of the city, you can explore different aspects of the NCR. Take a phenomenal trip to the magical monuments of the Mughal era. Humayun Tomb, Red Fort, Chandani Chowk and Qutub Minar are popular sites in the region. Visit the almanac at Jantar Mantar and Raj Ghat for peace. One glimpse of the Jam Masjid will stall your breath for eternity.
Enjoy road side eateries at Chandani Chowk. Spend the evening by the sides of the river Yamuna that swells with smooth ease. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Have a healthy breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and board a train for Kota from Delhi railway station. You will arrive at Kota by evening. Drive to Bundi and check into the beautiful hotel. After refreshments, you can walk down the rustic alleys of the city. Retire for the day at the hotel.
Take a guided tour to the Bundi Palace. Set amidst a glorious ambience, the Palace offers a visual treat to the visitors. Explore the surroundings around the perimeters of the palace.
Check out of the hotel at Bundi to take a drive to Udaipur. Udaipur takes 4 hours to reach from Bundi. Make a stopover at the lionizing city of Chittorgarh. It is famous for the gallant warriors of Rajputana and the valiant women. Proceed to Udaipur. Take a free pleasure walk across the old city. Witness the magic of the setting sun from the Sunset Café.
Make a heady run to the Jagadish temple during the dusk and watch the beating drums and sizzling havan. Save the twilight for the visit to Pichola Lake. Known for its romantic setting, Pichola Lake is an outstanding destination for foreign shootings and royal weddings.
Udaipur Palace is one of the most iconic sites that the rustic city offers. Take a guided tour around the precinct of the City Palace. Enjoy a gleaming boat ride on the lake. A special puppet and dance routine show is reserved for you in the evening at the hotel.
Get to the 7th heaven by taking a fabulous road trip to Jodhpur. It lies in the middle of the desert. It takes around 6 hours to reach Jodhpur. The roads look like snake sweeping across the desert. Before checking into the hotel, visit the Ranakpur Jain Mandir which lies on the way. Have a sumptuous lunch at the resort. You will reach Jodhpur in early evening. Roam the buzzing city markets and try your luck at bargaining some of the most ancient artefacts and imperial era handiwork, clocks and brass work. The ring of the Clock tower in the middle of the bazaar is astounding. Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight stay is reserved at the hotel.
Undoubtedly the most flamboyant day of the tour, the 8th day will test your endurance to last the magic of two old cities. The first part of the day is dedicated to thrilling sightseeing in Jodhpur. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort in the morning followed by a 5 hour drive to the soaring city of Jaisalmer. The moment you descend from the car, you are thrown over the back of the humble camels. Check into the tented camp at Jaisalmer. By evening, the sizzle of the day is replaced by the shiver of the moonlit night. Enjoy your night around the romantic bonfire.
During the day take a sightseeing tour of local attractions including the Golden Fort and Salim Singh ki Haveli. Overnight stay is booked at the city hotel.
Only reason many tourists visit Pushkar is to be a part of the Pushkar Fair. Pushkar is a vibration of the soul. Witness the numerous breeds of camels, horses, goats and even birds. The fair ground is a colour platform that shows the rustic transaction practices of the merchants. Retire into the beautiful tent house erected for you.
You are free to relax for the day. A camel ride into the vast land of desert is the best way to explore the place. Revisit the Pushkar Fair to make a bargain in artefacts and collectible items. Stay overnight in your tent house at night.
Cover the entire region around Pushkar. You can see the BLACK Bucks moving freely in the area without getting affected by human presence. The Pushkar round of the trip is finally in its fag end. By evening, your day will be marked with lot of photography sessions and local treat by villagers. Stay at the hotel for the night.
Jaipur is 3 hours from Pushkar. After checking into the hotel, visit the roadside markets. Try your luck with the shops that keep elegant Bandhej work and the Jaipur Sandals.
The day is reserved for visit to the Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and City Palace. Have a rendezvous with Rajasthani Culture and hospitality in Chokhi Dhani Resort. Enjoy the lip smacking Rajasthani cuisines served by waiters wearing traditional attire. Puppet show and folk dance are other major attractions here. Retire to the hotel for overnight stay.
Check out of the hotel after breakfast. To reach Agra, it will take around 5 hours on road. Take a refreshing bath at the hotel. Visit the Taj Mahal- the monument of timeless beauty and eternal love. Followed by Taj Mahal make a smooth trip to the Agra Fort. Agra Fort boasts of huge entry gates, rustic lock systems and the tomb of Sufi saint. Take a walk around the markets of Agra. The famous sweet portion called the Petha, made of sweetened pumpkin will melt your heart. Pack as many packets you want.
Leave early in the morning for Delhi. Board a flight from Delhi leaving for Varansi. Varanasi or Benares is a mystic city of the sadhus, saints and deities. Situated on the banks of Ganga, Benares is connected by road as well as waterways right down to the Bay of Bengal.
Explore your prospects of fine art photography in the evening. Indulge in spiritual session with the mysticism and philosophy of life and death orated by the saints. Reserve your evening for a holy dip at Ganges and then prayer routine or Aarati along the banks of the river. Stay at Varanasi hotel overnight.
Varanasi can almost pass of like a city of the ancient world. With a beautiful confluence of ancient system of society and the modern technology, Varanasi is a great place to explore. While most people you will find on the banks are the ones who come to fulfill the last wishes of their departed loved ones. The mood swings from joy to sombre in the blink of an eye. In the afternoon leave for Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Gautam Buddha rendered his first sermon after attaining Enlightenment.
Spend your morning on the banks of Ganges where you can take a gleaming boat ride. After lunch, take the flight back to Delhi. From Delhi, you can plan your next destination trip. The tour ends when you board the flight from Delhi. The tours ends.