TASTE OF RAJASTHAN

Experience spiritual India on a journey that includes a Hindu Aarti ceremony, followed by a morning cruise on the Ganges and visit to the Taj Mahal, pink city Jaipur and erotic sculptures at Khajuraho....

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From USD 2136 Per Person

10
Nights
HIGHLIGHTS:

Travel to India and visit Delhi, tour from Agra to Varanasi, explore Pink City Jaipur, visit the Taj Mahal of Agra, the holy city of India -Varanasi and erotic sculptures at Khajuraho on this Rajasthan Adventure through India.

 

PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Sightseeing and local guides.

  • Breakfast & room inclusive of taxes.

  • Hotels 5-star category mixture of boutique and heritage hotels.

  • Transportation by Aircon car.

  • Evening dance performance at Agra.

  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur.

  • Evening prayer ceremony and boat ride at the Ganges in Varanasi

  • All domestic Flights

  • All the entrance fees to the monuments.

 

CULTURE ASPECTS:

Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different from home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.

 

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
 

Day 01:- Arrive Delhi.

Arrive Delhi. Transfer to the hotel. Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, and Lakshminarayan Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, and Government Secretariat Buildings. Overnight Delhi.

 

Day 02:- Delhi - Jaipur

Morning drive to Jaipur. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.

 

Day 03:- Jaipur

Morning visit Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon city tour of. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince and ever since it has retained this color. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace & the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.

 

Day 04:- Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 km from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Afternoon free. Overnight in Agra.

 

Day 05:- Agra

Morning visit world-famous Taj Mahal built by Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the Halls of Public and Private Audience. The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Agra.

 

Day 06:- Agra - Gwalior

Morning drive to Gwalior. Afternoon city tour. Visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (archaeological museum), The Fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of

Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. Overnight Gwalior.

 

Day 07:- Gwalior - Orchha

Morning drive to Orchha. Afternoon city tour. Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time & a rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly: the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th centuries retain much of their pristine glory. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris has a spectacular view of soaring temple spires & cenotaphs. Overnight Orchha.

 

Day 08:- Orchha - Khajuraho

Morning drive to Khajuraho. Afternoon city tour. 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. Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple - the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna, and Adinath. Overnight Khajuraho.

 

Day 09 :- Khajuraho - Varanasi (Banaras)

Transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi. Arrive at Varanasi & transfer to the hotel. Overnight Varanasi.

 

Day 10:- Varanasi

Morning boat excursion on the river Ganges. People bathe early in the morning to offer prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns Day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Rest of the Day at leisure. Overnight Varanasi.

 

Day 11 :- Varanasi - Delhi - Departure

Morning free in Varanasi. Later transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and connect to return flight. No hotel. Departure

 

This itinerary is correct at the time of issue and in good faith but is liable to change at any time or place for any reason.

 

Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays

 

 

Validity: 1st Oct, until 31st March, each year.
 
 
SUGGESTED HOTELS  ( 5 star Deluxe)
 
DELHI                   Taj Palace Hotel
 
AGRA                    ITC Rajputana 
 
JAIPUR                 ITC Mughal
 
VARANASI          Surya Uday Haveli
 
GWALIOR           Usha Kiran Palace
 
ORCHHA              Amar Mahal
 
KHAJURAHO      Taj Chandela
Notes:
International flights and travel insurance is not included in the published cost.
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