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VISITING: DELHI - UDAIUR - JAIPUR - PUSHKAR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA - KHAJURAHO - VARANASI - KATHMANDU - DELHI

Day 01/ 27 OCT / DELHI:

Arrive New Delhi.
Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Check-in time is 12 noon.

Delhi as the capital of India Delhi is the seat of administration and the monuments which tell the saga of a bygone era stand there. These icons are testimony to the grandeur of past and also an attraction for the tourists. With an area of 1483 sq. Kms, Delhi is all set to acquire full statehood. The charm of Delhi has attracted Emperors, Conquerors and poor in equally. It is correctly said that Delhi is a land of 'Dilwalas' or for people with heart. This phrase acquires a true colour when one goes around the lanes of Delhi. Delhi-- a window to the kaleidoscope that is India. From a string of historical monuments to modern commercial centers, Delhi has evolved into an exceptional and dynamic destination offering a wealth of shopping and sightseeing activities. Tourism in Delhi has undergone a sea change in recent times as the city is in the process of a steady makeover.

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 02/ 28 OCT /DELHI

Morning guided city sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting - the Red Fort - one of the magnificent places of the East with Divan-I-Aam where once stood the jeweled Peacock Throne, and the graceful Pearl Mosque, Jama Masjid which is considered the biggest in India, Chandni Chowk - a typical Bazaar with narrow lanes and traditional traders Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
Afternoon guided city sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting War Memorial Arch-India Gate, Parliament House, Qutub Minar-built in 12th century and Humayun’s  Tomb.
Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 03/ 29 OCT /DELHI – UDAIPUR BY AIR

Morning transfer to airport in time to board flight for Udaipur.

Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Udaipur- The city of Udaipur is located in the Aravalli ranges of the royal state of Rajasthan and is also known as the jewel of Mewar. Also known as the City of Dawn, Udaipur is surrounded by ancient mountains and set on the edge of three lakes. It is a beautiful old city with narrow lanes flanked by bright stalls, gardens, lakes, palaces and temples meandering through it. Today, Udaipur is a one of the better-known tourist destinations of India.     

Afternoon guided city sightseeing tour of Udaipur.

Udaipur of Honour, Jagdish Temple and the city was founded in 1567 AD by Maharana Udai Singh Udaipur was also called the “Lake City” of Rajasthan, with its lakes of steel blue waters, studded with tiny islands on which rise beautiful marble Palaces built on the ridge of a hill and crowning the ridge is the Palace of the Maharajah, making this truly a princely city.  Visit the City Palace with its intricate countryside, patios and balconies are the highlights.Sahelion-Ki-Bari or the Garden of the Maidens the Gulab Niwas Garden are the highlights. The "garden of the maids of honour".

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 04/ 30 OCT / UDAIPUR – JAIPUR BY AIR

Morning free for independent activities.

Later transfer to airport in time to board flight for Jaipur.

Jaipur is about 275 km from Delhi and 250 km from Agra and forms the most chosen tourism golden triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trapping of modern metropolis but yet flavored strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveler.

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 05/ 31 OCT / JAIPUR

Morning guided excursion to the fabled Amber Palace situated atop a hill overlooking the city. Amber (pronounced Amber) is situated about 11 kilometres from Jaipur and was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted in the plains to present day Jaipur.

The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort- palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. In the foreground is the Maota Lake providing a breathtaking look. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe place, the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts of the fort.
Afternoon guided city sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting the Maharaja’s City Palace, the Observatory, the Museum,   and the impressive Palace of Winds with the intricate facade carved out of pink sandstone.
Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 06/ 01 NOV /JAIPUR – PUSHKAR BY SURFACE (142 KMS / 3.5 HRS)

Morning proceed to Pushkar enroute visiting countryside and transfer to your hotel.
Pushkar is a town in the state of Rajasthan in India. Pushkar means born due to a flower. In Hindu mythology it is said that the gods released a swan with a lotus in its beak and let it fall on earth where Brahma would perform a grand yagna. The place where the lotus fell was called Pushkar. It is situated at 14 Km North West from Ajmer and is one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage sites for devout Hindus.) It is often called "Tirth Raj" - the king of pilgrimage sites - and has in recent years become a popular destination for foreign tourists.

Evening enjoy the fair. Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 07/ 02 NOV / PUSHKAR

Full day free to enjoy fair and independent activities.

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 08/ 03 NOV/ PUSHKAR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA

Morning proceed to Agra enroute visiting Ajmer & Fatehpue Sikri.

Ajmer is venerated as a holy place for both Hindus and Muslims. It has the mausoleum of the Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, whose blessings are eagerly sought by pilgrims to his dargah. Known as the ‘Dargah Sharif’, the last resting place of the saint who died in 1235 lies at the foot of a barren hill. The saint’s marble domed mausoleum is India’s most important shrine for Muslims and receives an endless flow of visitors of all religions as the sick, the troubled and the childless come here seeking a boon, a blessing or just peace of mind. Legend has it that the Mughal emperor, Akbar came here to the saint in the 16th century in quest of a boon for an heir and the saint obliged.

Fatehpur Sikri- Twenty-seven miles from Agra, is Akbar’s Capital where Phantoms of ancient pomp and splendor fill a deserted city, silent witnesses to a vanished dream.  The capital had to be abandoned by the Emperor for lack of adequate water supply.  The marble tomb of the Saint “Salim Chisti” and the Bulland Durwaza, the highest gateway in the world, are some of the highlights of the place.
Later proceed to Agra and transfer to your hotel.
Agra is globally renowned as the city of the Taj Mahal. But this royal Mughal city has, in addition to the legendary Taj, many monuments that epitomize the high point of Mughal architecture. In the Mughal period, in the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of India.
Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 09/ 04 NOV / AGRA

Morning guided city sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
The crowning glory of the city is obviously the Taj, a monument of love and imagination that represents India to the world.
The Taj Mahal (Close on Friday) stands serene and awesome, on a raised marble platform, by the banks of the Yamuna, testifying to the timelessness of art and love. Its pure white marble shimmers silver in the soft moonlight, exudes a shell - pink glow at dawn, and at the close of the day, takes on the tawny, fiery hue of the majestic sun.
Shahjahan built the monument in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the 'lady of the Taj'. It has been called the most extravagant monument ever built for the sake of love. The construction of the Taj commenced in 1631, and was completed in 1653. Workers were gathered from all over the country and from Central Asia, and about 20,000 people were recruited to translate this wild dream into a reality.

Among the other monuments that Agra takes pride in is the Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565, under Akbar, and continued till the time of his grandson, Shahjahan. Armed with massive double walls, punctuated by four gateways, the fort houses palaces, courts, mosques, baths, gardens and gracious pavilions within its premises. Among the fascinating structures that are to be found within the fort is the red sandstone Jehangiri Mahal built by Akbar for his Hindu queen, Jodhabai, was one of the earliest constructions illustrating the fort's change from a military structure to a palace.
Evening free for independent activities and shopping.
Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 10/ 05 NOV / AGRA – JHANSI – KHAJURAHO

Morning departure transfer to railway station to board train for Jhansi.

Assistance on arrival and drive to Khajuraho enroute visiting countryside.

On arrival transfer to your hotel.

Later guided city sightseeing tour visiting the Eastern and Western temples.
The fascinating temples of Khajuraho, were built between 950 and 1050 A.D. is India's unique gift of love to the world. Khajuraho is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho derives its name from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree) which can be found in abundance in the area. The divine sculptures in these temples are a tribute to Life itself, embodying everything that is sublime and spontaneous about it. The murals depict the life and times of the Chandelas, and celebrate the erotic state of being. They not only testify to the mastery of the craftsman, but also to the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs under whose reign, these temples were constructed.
Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 11/ 06 NOV / KHAJURAHO – VARANASI BY AIR

Morning transfer to airport in time to board flight for Varanasi.

Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Later guided excursion to Sarnath.

Sarnath - Sarnath- the buried Buddhist city-seven miles from Varanasi where Gautam Buddha delivered his first sermon in the quietness of Deer Park and set the “Wheel of Law,” is where you will visit the Sarnath Museum with the Ashoka Pillar.

Evening witness Aarti at banks of river Ganges. Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 12/ 07 NOV / VARANASI – KATHMANDU (BY AIR)

Early morning boat ride on the Holy Ganges to view the religious activity at the bathing ghats for an insight into the cultural background of India.  It provides an absorbing spectacle of thousands of Hindus engaged in their ritual bathing.  Visits ghats and temples on the bank of the river.

Later transfer to the airport in time to board the flight for Kathmandu.

Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Kathmandu- The very name conjures up images of snow-covered peaks, snake charmers and mountaineers, holy men and sacred cows. Perhaps no other city on earth has seemed so mysterious. This city, capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, lies in a wide valley hidden behind a wall of nearly impenetrable mountains. The sudden influx of modernity and tourists has made for some interesting and eye-catching contrasts in this Himalayan Shangri-La. Kathmandu Valley is dotted with countless shrines, temples, palace squares, charming old bazaars and ageless sculptures. Very much the abode of Lord Shiva and Gautama Buddha, a patron saint of the Sikhs has also walked here.

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 13/ 08 NOV / KATHMANDU

Morning guided city sightseeing tour of Kathmandu - The capital of the mountain Kingdom of Nepal is situated in a valley at an altitude of 4,550 feet above sea level and is surrounded by the lofty peaks of the world’s highest mountains.  Visit to Hanuman Dhoka which is the traditional seat of Royalty in Nepal, Pasupatinath, the temple built in Pagoda style, Kastha Mandap, and interesting temple in wood, Bodhnath and Asan Tole, a typical Nepalese market place.

Overnight at your hotel.

DAY 14/ 09 NOV / KATHMANDU – DELHI BY AIR

Morning transfer to the airport in time to board flight for Delhi.

Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 15/ 10 NOV / DELHI OUT
Transfer to airport in time to board flight for onward destination. Check-out time is 12 noon.



Bon Voyage

Note: all the above arrangements are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.