Start and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour 16 Days Best of North India with Rajasthan and Varanasi Tour, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 9 other destinations in India. 16 Days Best of North India with Rajasthan and Varanasi Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Welcome to Colourful India. On arrival at Airport you will be received by our representative and assisted to your hotel.
After breakfast tour of Old & New Delhi visit Red Fort, enjoy the rickshaw ride (optional & direct payment) from Red Fort to Jama Masjid via Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi streets. Later visit Jama Masjid, ?Humayun Tomb, India Gate & drive past Parliament house, President house and visit Qutub Minar. Overnight at hotel.
In and around MandawaSavor an appetizing breakfast at the hotel and get ready for a drive to Mandawa. As you arrive, check-in at hotel and rest for a while. During evening hours, get ready for a visit to rustic village life where fascinating havelis of Mandawa still echo ancient stories. The havelis are known for their intricate wall paintings and all of them narrate some great stories from the books of history. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
In and around BikanerToday you will relish a splendid breakfast at your hotel and leave for Bikaner by road. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for some rest. Later get ready for a sightseeing tour of Bikaner, an ancient city dotted with beautiful temples and forts. First you will visit the majestic Junagarh Fort blending Mughal, Gujarati and Rajput style of architecture. Next on the itinerary is Lalgarh Palace, a massive architectural wonder flaunting Mughal, Rajput and European architectures. The palace is a feast for your eyes and takes you back into history. Bikaner?s Camel birding farm is also on the itinerary where you can spot over 400 camels belonging to four different species. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
In and around JaisalmerAfter breakfast drive to Jaisalmer, check into hotel for 02 nights stay. Leisure & overnight at hotel.
After a gratifying breakfast, enjoy a trip to this city of Jaisalmer set amidst the gleaming Thar Desert. Start by visiting the grandest Jaisalmer Fort, one of the very few living forts in the world. Its history goes back to 800-year and it remains the second oldest fort in Rajasthan. It features massive yellow sandstone walls which shine bright when sun rays fall on it. Explore the Patwon ji ki haveli of Jaisalmer constructed in the year 1805. It was once the mansion of brocade merchants and is adorned with intricate paintings and mirror-works. And visit Nathmal ki Haveli & Gadisar Lake. Evening experience the camel ride & Sunset at Sam Sand Dunes. Overnight at hotel in Jaisalmer.
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur, check into hotel for 01 night stay. Afternoon you will visit Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest Indian forts. The fort stands 400 feet above the city and its diverse style of architecture belongs to different dynasties. Thereafter, head towards the majestic Jaswant Thada flaunting intricate carvings, an eye-catching multilevel garden, beautiful carved gazebos and a pond. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
After a gratifying breakfast, take a drive to Udaipur. En route visit Ranakpur Jain Temples holding great significance among Jain Pilgrims. ??These temples are dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha and flaunt distinctive domes, shikhara, turrets and cupolas. Later continue your drive to Udaipur. As you reach the city, check-in into your hotel for an overnight stay.
After a grand breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a sightseeing trip of Udaipur, The City of Lakes. Start by visiting the City Palace, a grand palace raised by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh. It houses 11 magnificent palaces apart from various courtyards, terraces, pavilions as well as gardens. Next you will visit Saheliyon Ki Bari, which was once used by the queen and her maids to relax. And visit Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal , the day also takes you to Jagdish Temple, Udaipurs largest temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The day ends with a beautiful boat ride Lake Pichola. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Breakfast at hotel and drive to Jaipur, en-route visit Chittorgarh Fort. Later continue drive to Jaipur, on arrival check in hotel for 02 nights stay.
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur followed by Elephant ride (optional, direct payment) to the fort. Stop for photography at Jal Mahal, Palace of Winds better known as Hawa Mahal, City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar (Observatory). Later walled city tour by walk Start point : from City Palace via Tripolia Gate (Entrance gate of Royal Family), covering the beautiful Jaipur city centre with daily routine colourful life and vibrating pink city, old Bazaars from spices to the exquisite Jaipur savior, visit Bangles street from the smell of tea spices with flower Incenses street. Ending at Ramchandra ji temple with beautiful city view.
After breakfast you drive to Agra via Abhaneri (95 Km from Jaipur): The small village of Abhaneri has one of Indias deepest and largest step wells (also known as tank gardens). Step wells are unique to India. They were used as cool places of resort, as pools for ritual cleansing before a temple visit and as a water supply for dry weather. There is a temple adjoining the step well. On arrival visit Agra Fort, later check-in at hotel for 01 night stay.
In and around KhajurahoTaj visit by sunrise. Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) - the most extravagant monument ever built for love Mumtaj Mahal by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1633. Back to hotel for breakfast and transfer to Agra cantt railway station for train to Khajuraho. Arrival transfer to hotel for 01 night stay.
Morning after breakfast visit Khajuraho Temples. ? Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples in India. The temples are famous for their erotic sculptures, as well as depiction of life in all its forms.? Later transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi. On arrival you will be received by our representative and transfer to your hotel for 02 nights stay. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
The day starts with a soothing boat ride on the pristine river Ganges to spot beautiful sunrise. Later, return to your hotel for breakfast and get ready to explore the city of Varanasi. The city is a charmer for those who believe in the seamless powers of spirituality. Visit the ancient ghats of Varanasi where devotees can be seen performing various rituals. Also visit the local bazaars of Varanasi which tell a lot about the history of the place while treating you with lip smacking street food. ?????? Afternoon visit Sarnath: where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma and also where the original Sangha was formed. Consequently, it is one of the 4 main Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Evening attend the prayer ceremony at the Ghats. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
Breakfast at hotel and departure transfer to airport for flight to Delhi and further flight back to home.