Upon your arrival at the Delhi airport, our courteous representatives will extend a warm welcome. You'll be ushered to your hotel in Delhi, where you can relax and recuperate from your journey. Depending on your arrival time and level of fatigue, you might have the option to embark on a short exploration of the city. Overnight stay in the comfort of your hotel.
After a hearty breakfast, your guide or driver will meet you at the hotel to initiate your Delhi exploration. The day is filled with iconic attractions. You'll start with the awe-inspiring Red Fort, an Indo-Islamic and Mughal architectural marvel. A visit to Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, will offer historical insights. Pay your respects at Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Your journey continues with a drive past British architectural marvels like India Gate, Parliament House, and the President House. You'll visit the Akshardham Temple, a modern masterpiece, and Humayun's Tomb, the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Don't miss the towering Qutub Minar, a massive 74-meter-high victory tower built in 1193. After an enriching day, relax and rejuvenate overnight at your hotel.
Today, you'll board a flight to Jaisalmer, the renowned Golden City. Upon arrival, our representative will warmly welcome you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Later, you'll embark on a journey to the Royal Cenotaphs of Jaisalmer. As the sun begins its descent, you'll head to a picturesque sunset point to witness the day's final golden rays. After enjoying the mesmerizing sunset, you can explore the vibrant local markets or simply unwind at your hotel. Nightfall in the enchanting city of Jaisalmer.
Begin your day with the discovery of Jaisalmer's renowned landmarks. Salim Singhji Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli will leave you in awe with their intricate architecture. Explore the other exquisite havelis, the Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temples, and the serene Gadisar Lake. After a delectable lunch, venture into the Thar Desert. Here, you'll enjoy a camel ride, an authentic desert experience.
The highlight of your evening is the folk music and live dance performance under the starry desert sky, complete with a campfire. Relish a sumptuous dinner amidst this enchanting desert backdrop before heading back to the city of Jaisalmer for a good night's rest.
In the morning, you'll bid farewell to Jaisalmer and embark on a scenic drive to the Blue City of Jodhpur. Along the way, you'll have opportunities for comfort stops and lunch. Upon arrival in Jodhpur, check in at your hotel and then set off to explore the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace.
The day continues with a guided walking tour in the Blue City, visiting the vibrant Spice and Vegetable Market near the Clock Tower. After an enriching day, savor a delightful dinner and relax at your hotel in Jodhpur.
Your morning begins with a check-out from your Jodhpur hotel. You'll visit the colossal Mehrangarh Fort, an architectural marvel built in 1459. Explore the royal cenotaphs at Jaswant Thada, built in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II's father.
Next, you'll journey to Ranakpur, famous for its breathtaking Jain Temple. The temple's exquisite marble carvings make it a marvel to behold. Your journey continues to Kumbhalgarh, home to the highest fort in Rajasthan and the birthplace of the legendary hero, Maha Rana Pratap.
As you continue your drive towards Udaipur, the City of Lakes, you'll be captivated by the mesmerizing landscapes. Upon reaching Udaipur, check in to your hotel and unwind amid the serene surroundings.
Start your day with a leisurely breakfast and then embark on a tour of the City of Lakes. Begin at the majestic City Palace, a lakeside complex with a history spanning over two centuries. Explore the Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari, and Mansoon Palace.
After lunch, continue your exploration of the downtown area. Later, enjoy a scenic boat ride on Lake Pichola, offering breathtaking views of the old city. Pay a visit to Jag Mandir and, in the evening, savor a puppet show and folk dance performance at Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal. Your day in Udaipur concludes with a well-deserved night of rest at your hotel.
Enjoy a leisurely morning meal and check out from your hotel. Today, you'll journey to Jaipur, the Pink City. Along the way, you can make stops for breaks and lunch at your convenience. On your route, you'll visit Chittorgarh Fort, a more than 900-year-old fort of great historical significance.
Upon your arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel. If time permits, you can visit the Monkey Temple to witness the renowned temple monkeys. For dinner, you have the option to dine outside your hotel. Following a delightful meal, rest comfortably at your hotel in Jaipur.
Your day begins with a delicious breakfast, followed by a tour of the Pink City, where you'll explore Amber Fort, a mesmerizing blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. Here, you can enjoy an elephant ride.
The day continues with a visit to the City Palace, a stunning architectural fusion. You'll also explore Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol, the Temple of Kali, and more. Your tour of Jaipur includes a visit to the Maharaja's City Palace, which houses a portion of the former royal family.
The day's exploration will take you to the Observatory, Ram Niwas Gardens, Hawa Mahal, and Jal Mahal, each offering unique glimpses into Jaipur's rich history and architectural heritage. Stroll through the beautiful royal cenotaphs, providing a serene setting amidst the lively market.
As the afternoon sun sets, you'll have the chance to explore one of the world's most famous markets, renowned for its handicrafts, jewelry, and gemstones. This is the perfect opportunity to find remarkable souvenirs and keepsakes. After a day filled with captivating experiences, retreat to your hotel in Jaipur for a restful night.
After a fulfilling breakfast, you'll set off for Agra, the city of the iconic Taj Mahal. Along the way, there are opportunities to visit the ancient Abhaneri Step Well, a 900-year-old architectural marvel. You'll also explore Fatehpur Sikri, the once-thriving Mughal city, which features the remarkable Buland Darwaza gate, the exquisite marble Tomb of Salim Chishti, and the intricately designed Jodha Bais Palace.
Upon your arrival in Agra, check in at your hotel and later, if time allows, head to the Moon Garden (Mahtabh Bagh) for the best view of the Taj Mahal at sunset. For dinner, you can choose to dine outside your hotel. Your overnight stay is in Agra.
In the early morning, you'll embark on a guided tour of the Taj Mahal, a masterpiece of eternal love. Depending on weather conditions, you may have the opportunity to witness the captivating sunrise at the Taj Mahal.
Following your visit to the Taj Mahal, return to your hotel for breakfast and relaxation. Later, you'll explore the historic Agra Fort, a symbol of Mughal power. Your journey may also include visits to Akbar's Tomb (Sikandra) and Itimad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj).
In the evening, you have the option to transfer to the train station for an overnight train journey to Varanasi. Alternatively, you can drive to Delhi airport and take an evening flight to Varanasi, where you'll spend the night.
Your day in Varanasi begins with an early morning visit to the sacred Ganges River. You'll embark on a boat ride to witness the mesmerizing sunrise and enjoy the serene view of the old city. After the boat ride, return to your hotel for breakfast and relaxation.
Later, your exploration continues with a visit to Sarnath, a significant Buddhist pilgrimage site in Varanasi. You'll also experience a walking tour of the old city, with visits to the numerous ghats along the Ganges River. In the evening, another boat ride will allow you to participate in the Aarti ceremony, a spiritual and mesmerizing experience. Your night in Varanasi will be filled with profound spiritual insights.
In the morning, you'll be transferred to Varanasi airport for your flight to Delhi, where you can catch your onward international flight or continue with your next program. This marks the conclusion of your grand journey through India, filled with rich history, breathtaking architecture, and memorable cultural experiences.
This itinerary invites you to explore the diverse tapestry of India, from the bustling streets of Delhi to the iconic Taj Mahal and the spiritual essence of Varanasi. It's a journey that combines historical grandeur with authentic cultural immersion, leaving you with a deep appreciation for the beauty and diversity of India.