Splendours of North India
Places Covered : Delhi - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Delhi
Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Day 01 Delhi
Arrive into Delhi, you will be met and transferred by company's representative to your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 Delhi
This morning after breakfast we will proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
City tour of New & Old Delhi.
Later 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.
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.
Optional: Dances of India or explore the market & shop for special bargains!
. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer (By flight )
Early morning transfer to airport to catch flight for Jodhpur. Reach and proceed to Jaisalmer by surface.
Upon arrival at Jaisalmer check into your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 : Jaisalmer
After breakfast proceed for full day sight-seeing tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone. The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT - The oldest living Fort in the world.
See the Patwaon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank. Also visit Barabagh Hill. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
This morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival at Jodhpur check into your hotel.
Later proceed on a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur - gateway to the desert beyond, home of the Rathores of Marwar, visit the Mehrangarh Fort, rising up a hilly scarp, built on the advice of a hermit, overlooking the city in the image of a long sentinel. Inside the Fort are a number of palaces added by successive rulers. In this palace you would see different miniature paintings & cradle room. After this you would visit Jaswant Thada Memoria.Visit the museum of UMAID BHAWAN PALACE. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 : Jodhpur - Udaipur (By flight)
This morning after breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight for Udaipur. Upon arrival at Udaipur check into your hotel.
Proceed for sight-seeing tour of Udaipur, stopping first at City Palace. Here you will marvel at rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the Peacock Courtyard.
Also visit the lovely Sahelion-ki-Bari Gardens, the Jagdish Temple and the local folk Museum. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 : Udaipur - Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur after breakfast.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08 : Jaipur
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort enroute witness the façade of Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds which was built in 1799. Amber Fort - The ancient capital of the state until 1727 when Jai Singh decided to move from his hillside fortress at Amber to new site on the plains. The construction of this fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects its terraces and ramparts. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jal Mahal & temple of Kali. Ascend on elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the Jantar Mantar the observatory built by Jai Singh in 1728; the City Palace which is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. It also has a museum with an extensive collection of art, carpets, paintings, enamel ware and weapons dating back to the 15th century. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 09 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
This morning after breakfast drive to Agra. enroute visit
Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Mughals, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory. Upon arrival at Agra check into your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10 : Agra - Varanasi (By train)
After breakfast proceed on a city tour of Agra :
Visit Taj Mahal (Closed on 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.
In time transfer to Railway station to catch train for Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi check into your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 : Varanasi - Delhi
In the early 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.
In time transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi. On arrival transfer to International Airport to board the flight for your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories.