Rajasthan & Varanasi

21 DAYS - 20 NIGHTS

Route: New Delhi » Mandawa » Bikaner » Jaisalmer » Jodhpur » Ranakpur » Udaipur » Pushkar » Jaipur » Agra » Varanasi » Kathmandu (Nepal) » New Delhi

Rajasthan is a land rich in music, Dance, Art & Craft and Adventure, a land that never ceases to intrigue & enchant. The inherent buoyancy and dryness of the land is evident in every aspect of the lifestyle of the people, and also, in the colorful turbans and soup-strainer moustaches sported by the Men and bright mirrored skirts and silver jewellery worn by the women.

This travel package contains colorful Rajasthan with Taj Mahal, holy river Ganges in Varanasi and the Himalayas (Nepal).

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – New Delhi

Welcome to India, You will be received by our “Incredible Real India Tours” representative or your driver at international airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel the representative / driver will hand over your documents regarding the tour, Overnight in Hotel.

Delhi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Having been the capital of several empires in ancient India, Delhi was a major city in the old trade routes from northwest India to the Gangetic Plains.

Day 2 – Mandawa (Shekhawati Region Silk Route) 250 km

Proceed for Shekhawati region to a town called Nawalgarh/ Dundlod / Mandawa). This town and the nearby areas of Shekhawati region are famed for its beautiful painted haveli’s (mansions) which were constructed by wealthy merchants of the region in the 18th and 19th centuries. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3 – Bikaner – 190 km

Drive down through Shekhawati region to Bikaner. In the afternoon you will be taken on a half day city tour of the Junagarh Fort, excursion to world famous rat’s temple at Deshnok town. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 4 – Jaisalmer (The Golden City) 350 km

Drive down to Jaisalmer, Driving through the Rajasthani Thar desert you arrive at Jaisalmer, one of the jewels in India’s crown. Exquisite wood and sandstone buildings dot the town and within Jaisalmer Fort are homes, hotels and shops hidden in ancient lane ways. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 5 – Jaisalmer (The Golden City)

Visiting the JAISALMER FORT – The oldest living Fort in the world and some astonishing havelis (Mansions). In the afternoon, proceed to the SAM or KHURI SAND DUNES for brief Camel safari & a typical Rajasthani Desert Village. View the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire. Return to the village for dinner amidst Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes. Stay overnight at the SWISS TENT CAMP/ HOTEL.

To have an camel safari and stay at night in the desert or come back to Jaisalmer and sleep in the hotel it is up to your choice “Real India Tour” team will follow your choice.

Day 6 – Jodhpur (The Sun City) 275 km

In Morning drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jodhpur. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, rising up a hilly scarp, built on the advice of a hermit, overlooking the city of blue houses in the image of a long sentinel. Evening at leisure. (Incredible Real India Tours)

Day 7 – Ranakpur (The world famous Jain Temples) 185 km

En-route Visit world famous Jain Temples of Ranakpur. The eternal Jain pilgrimage centre of Ranakpur. Admire the workmanship from the 16th century temples & Kumbhalgarh fort – the stronghold of the kingdom of Mewar built by Maharana Kumbha in 1453. Visit the palace and see the beautiful mural paintings in the Zenana Mahal (ladies quarters). The view from the parapet wall is breath taking and this is where the soldiers used to be stationed to view the advent of the enemies. The fort has 7 gates through which we need to enter to gain access to the palaces. See the temple where Maharana Kumbha was treacherously killed by his own kith and kin during his prayer to win the seat of Mewar. Evening at leisure.

Day 8 – Udaipur (The City of Lakes) 325 km

En-route Visit world famous Jain Temples of Ranakpur & Kumbhalgarh fort. the stronghold of the kingdom of Mewar built by Maharana Kumbha in 1453. Visit the palace and see the beautiful mural paintings in the Zenana Mahal (ladies quarters). The view from the parapet wall is breath taking and this is where the soldiers used to be stationed to view the advent of the enemies. The fort has 7 gates through which we need to enter to gain access to the palaces. See the temple where Maharana Kumbha was treacherously killed by his own kith and kin during his prayer to win the seat of Mewar. Evening at leisure.

Day 9 – Udaipur (The City of Lakes)

Visit the City Palace the richest palace museum in the entire Rajasthan. Later, see the Sahelion ki Bari where Maharana Sangram Singh build this garden complex with fountains and lakes for his beautiful daughter. In the evening we take a lake cruise on the placid waters of Lake Pichola by sunset and visit the island palace Jagmandir where according to legends the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan lived and got inspired to build the Taj Mahal later. Evening at leisure.

Day 10 – Pushkar (The only Brahma Temple in the world) 300km

Drive down for Pushkar, which happens to be the holiest places according to the Hindus as it is considered that Lord Brahma (the Creator) and his wife Saraswati (the goddess of learning and music) performed a ritual in the lake. Here we visit the only Brahma temple in the world before intermingling with the local colors in the local bazaar. Pushkar is also world famous for its cattle fair, which is held each year in the month of October/November. Evening at leisure.

Day 11 – Jaipur (The Pink City) 150 km

After breakfast continue towards Jaipur and reach by lunch-time and check into hotel. After lunch set off to see the Pink city visiting the observatory Jantar Mantar built in 1727 by Sawai Maharaja Jai Singh II who was a mathematician, an astronomer an astrologer and a great musician of his era. He built five observatories throughout India – Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi, Mathura and Delhi but only the one at Jaipur is functional. Then visit the City Palace of the Maharaja of Jaipur with a fabulous collection of robes and saris in cotton and silk with gold latticed work. Evening at leisure.

Day 12 – Jaipur (The Pink City)

A full day’s program takes you to nearby Amber fort, then up to the awesome fortress by elephant. Evening at leisure in your hotel.

Day 13 – Agra (Taj Mahal closed on Friday) 250 km

The morning drive leads you to Agra via Emperor Akbar’s deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, an almost perfectly preserved 4oo year old Mughal capital. Quintessential Mughal city, that was the capital of their empire in the 16th and 17th centuries. Apart from Taj Mahal, theirs is the magnificent Agra Fort to visit. Evening at leisure in your hotel.

Day 14 – Agra to Varanasi ( by night train from Agra or by flight from Delhi to Varanasi)

Varanasi, formerly known as Banaras, is one of the most important religious cities in India. When you walk the crowded streets of the old city near the Ganges river, you will see holy men, holy cows, and holy temples all over the place.

Day 15 – Varanasi (City of Ganges)

Early in the morning at the time of sunrise we take you to banks of the river Ganges where we board a boat to see the morning ablutions of the Hindus from the security of our boat. The boat ride starts from Dasashwamedh Ghat and ends at Manikarnika Ghat along the sacred Ganges, You can visit Assi Ghat, Dasaswamedh Ghat, Harish Chandra Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Tulsi Ghat. See the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Gyanvyapi kund and the mosque attached to it. Also visit the Benares Hindu University the largest residential university in India with more than 3000 residential students. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later visit Sarnath the sacred city for the Buddhist all over the world. It was here that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to his first five disciples. Also worth visiting is the museum with artifacts dating back to 3rd century BC. Visit the nearby ruins of the ancient seat of learning in Sarnath. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 16 to 18 – Varanasi to Kathmandu (By Flight)

In these three days you can visit following places in Katmandu and near by:-

Katmandu’s Durbar Square is one of three durbar (royal palace) squares in the Kathmandu Valley. Visit Patan is 15 minutes drive from Kathmandu. Lalitpur, the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley.

2 Pashupatinath Temple:- Not only is Pashupatinath the most important Hindu temple in Nepal, its one of the most important Shiva temples on the subcontinent and draws numerous devotees from all over India each year. Pashupatinath is considered to have a special concern for the kingdom of Nepal.

Visit Bhaktapur City:- Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a conglomeration of pagoda and shikhara style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights the ancient arts of Nepal.

Nagarkhot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Visitors often travel to Nagarkhot from Kathmandu to spend the night so that they can be there for the breathtaking sunrise. Nagarkhot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal.

Dhulikhel:- This is a scenic and ancient town situated 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu on the Arniko Rajmarg (Kathmandu Kodari Highway). From here one has a panoramic view of the Himalayan range. From the main town, a short visit to Namobuddha, with the stupa and Buddhist Monastery, is highly recommended. Panauti, a village noted for its numerous temples with magnificent woodcarvings, is a short distance from Dhulikhel.

Note:- All these above places to visit are up to your choice to visit or not.

Day 19 – Kathmandu to New Delhi (By Flight)

In the morning, take a leisurely breakfast, Later take a flight to Delhi, Upon Arrival in Delhi, You will be received by one of the team member of “Incredible Real India Tours”. You can visit Sikh Temple or you can walk around Cannaught Place, Take a dinner in the restaurants at this center of the city.
Overnight in Hotel

Day 20 – New Delhi

A full day sightseeing of Delhi. Starting with Old Delhi with a visit to Red Fort, the Jama Masjid. In the afternoon visiting New Delhi, seeing the India gate, Parliament house, the Secretariat building and the Presidential house. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 21 – New Delhi

Later you will transfer to the International airport 3 hours before to board the International flight time for your further journey back to your Country. The services of “Incredible Real India Tours” Ends Here.

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TOUR PRICE INCLUDES WITH FOLLOWING SERVICES

  • This package tour is personalized & individual and can be started at any time of the year. This tour is based on private departures, where you are benefit from having a private executive car and freedom to stop en-route for breaks or for photographic opportunities.
  • Air-conditioned car with driver, all inclusive. Fuel for car, Insurance, Road and State taxes, Toll taxes, Parking fees and all transport related expense including Driver’s food and lodging.
  • Driver with excellent skills and record, a good knowledge of the area you are visiting and sufficient English to communicate with you.
  • The car will be with you from your arrival to departure with as many stops to sightseeing as you want enroute.
  • Double bed room with breakfast and all taxes included.
  • Accommodation in Double Rooms on twin sharing basis.
  • Transfers and land transportation according to proposed itinerary.
    Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure at airports, hotels by our company representative.
  • Elephant ride at Amber fort in Jaipur.
  • Sunset time Boating in Lake Pichola.
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FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICES

  • Tips, laundry, telephone bills, postage, and Beverages. Meals unless specified.
  • Entrances to Monuments and other specified destination.
  • Movie/video camera fee at monuments.
  • Domestic or International airfare unless specified.
  • Medical or baggage insurance.
  • Airport Departure taxes, Visa Charge
    Tips and gratuities.
  • Any other service that has not been specified
  • Your game safaris in the National Parks unless specified above.
  • New Year, Christmas, festivals & Events Period (supplements to be advised, if required)
Special Notes
SPECIAL NOTE FOR YOUR HELP AND INFORMATION:

  • Accommodation in Double Rooms on twin sharing basis.
  • Hotels, train & flight reservations are subject to availability.
  • Fares/rates are subject to change.
    Euro, British Ponds and Dollars easily exchangeable in India.
  • Any other service that has not been specified and you want to add, please let us know.
  • If any above hotel is sold-out then other similar level hotel is guaranteed.
  • During travel, if you want to change any hotel, you have to inform us 7 days prior.
  • We are not responsible for any political demonstration, Natural calamity, Traffic jams etc.
  • We are not responsible for any flight or train cancellation or no-show at the last moment. In such situation the compensation and dealings will be between you and the concerning company, we are not obliged to play role as mediator.
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur is subject to availability of elephant.
  • Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.
  • Red Fort (Delhi) is closed on Monday.