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Delhi-Nawalgarh–Bikaner–Phalodi-Jaisalmer-Osian–Jodhpur–Ranakpur –Kumbhalgarh–Udaipur–Pushkar– Jaipur–Rantahmbhore–atehpurSirki–Agra– Gwalior–Orchha– Khajuraho-Vanarasi–Sarnath-Delhi

Departure & Return Location

Indira Gandhi International Airport (Google Map)

What to Expect

Travel to Rajasthan, Agra, Khajuraho and the Ganges River

  • Delhi – Nawalgarh
  • discover beautiful havelis
  • Golden City
Itinerary

Day 1Delhi - Nawalgarh (275Km, 4:40)

Arrival in Delhi in the morning at 7:40. At your arrival you will be greeted according to a beautiful Indian tradition with a flower necklace to welcome you.
Direct transfer to Nawalgarh, Arrive and discover the picturesque region of Shekhawati and its villages, one of the most visited destinations in the Shekhawati region, Visit Nawalgarh The village of Nawalgarh, founded in 1737, has a large concentration of painted houses , mainly to the east, in the alleyways away from Fort Bala Qila and the downtown bazaars. According to the authorization of their current occupants, it is necessary to visit the Aath Haveli, whose paintings are representative of the modern evolution of the motives under the British influence (old cars, English around a bathtub, trains). visit Haveli from Nadine to Fatehpur. Overnight in Nawalgarh.

Day 2Nawalgarh / Bikaner (190km)

After breakfast, you will take the road to Bîkaner (3h30) and visit the beautiful 16th century Junagarh Fort. It is one of the best preserved of Rajasthan. Cycling in the streets of the old town, where you can also discover beautiful havelis. Overnight at the hotel

Day 3Bikaner / Jaisalmer (330km)

After breakfast, head for Jaisalmer, the “Golden City”, through the Thar Desert. Along the way, stop at Ramdeora, a major Hindu pilgrimage site. Lunch along the way. Arrival in the afternoon and check in at the hotel. At the end of the day visit the chattris (cenotaphs) Brahmanes where you will witness the sunset: a splendid view of the fortress city. Night at the hotel.

Day 4Jaisalmer

After breakfast the day will be spent visiting Jaisalmer, a fascinating city on the edge of the desert. Surrounded by walls and crowned by an imposing citadel, Jaisalmer transports you to Medieval India proud princes of Rajput. Discovery of the pond GadiSagrar, whose beautiful portal was commissioned by a famous courtesan. In the late afternoon, visit Bada Bagh, where are the sanctuaries of the princes of Jaisalmer. After visiting jaisalmer transfer to the desert to admire the sunset. Possible to have Safari and Dinner with show in the desert. Night at the hotel.

Day 5 Jaisalmer / Jodhpur (280km)

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur after breakfast. You will discover the “blue city” dominated by the Meherangarh fort and surrounded by ramparts. Visit of the fortress. Then, stroll through the maze of alleys in search of the hidden treasures of the Sadar Bazar where men and camels crowd. Night at the hotel

Day 6Ranakpur/Kumbhalgarh/Udaipur (200km)

After breakfast depart for Ranakpur, Arrived and visit Ranakpur temple. Ranakpur known to be one of the largest complexes of Jainist temples in India. You will visit the temple of Adinath and be seduced by the beauty and complexity of its architecture. Know that short clothing is forbidden in the temple, you must have your knees and shoulders covered. Leather items are forbidden in the temple and you must also take off your shoes. The most famous temples of the complex are Chaumukha, Neminath and Parashnath Temple. En route visit the fort mewar in Kumbhalgarh. The view from the fort stretches for several tens of kilometers on the Ârâvalli range, and weather permitting, we can see in the distance the dunes of the Thar desert. Arrival in Udaipur and check in at the hotel

Day 7Udaipur

Breakfast at the hotel and discovery of Udaipur with the visit of the palace, the City Palace, the largest complex of Rajasthan which juxtaposes several buildings of different eras and which extend on a hill overlooking the Pichola lake. Boat trip on Lake Pichola and walk in the old town with visit of the Jagdish Mandir, a shrine dedicated to Vishnu. In Bagaur ki Haveli there is a possibility to see the traditional dances. Night at the hotel.

Day 8Udaipur / Pushkar

After breakfast departure towards Pushkar. Arrival and visit of the pushkar fair. The Puskhar Fair takes place once a year, in the month of Kartika (October 30 – November 6, 2014) according to the Hindu lunar calendar. It is the most famous camel fair in the world. Thousands of merchants and traders from all parts of India flock to this picturesque city to sell and buy cattle, camels and other livestock. On this occasion, Pushkar is populated by men with turbaned long whiskers (typical of Rajasthan). They wander around the city accompanied by these women in brightly colored saris and even brighter during the holidays. During the fair, they sell bracelets, fabrics and other trinkets specific to the markets of North India. It is a real discovery of the nomadic life in what it has more authentic. Overnight in Pushkar.

Day 9Pushkar / Jaipur (150km)

After breakfast depart for Jaipur. Founded by the astronomer Maharaja Jai ​​Singh II, it is certainly the most colorful city in India that has a special atmosphere with its bustling bazaars, bubbling with activity and crowded with human tides multicolored turbans. The old city, in the form of a square, is encircled by a thick wall pierced with nine doors. Installation at the hotel overnight in Jaipur

Day 10 Jaipur

After breakfast, day spent visiting Jaipur. Take a look at the famous facade of the Palace of the Winds, then, in the immediate vicinity of Jaipur, visit the Amber Fort which you access on elephant back. The courtyards, pavilions and the palace of Mirrors recall the glory and prosperity of Rajput rulers. . The old city, in the form of a square, is encircled by a thick wall pierced with nine doors. , visit of the palace, current residence of the royal family and visit of the observatory “JantarMantar, built in 1728 by the astronomer prince Maharaja Jai ​​Singh II, the Palace of Maharaja (City Palace) in pink sandstone and white marble. It has been transformed into a museum by the last Maharaja and contains a fine collection of weapons and costumes. Night at the hotel.

Day 11Jaipur / Ranthambhore (180km)

After breakfast, drive to Ranthambhore. Arrival and free time to relax. Night in Rantahmbhore

Day 12 Ranthambhore

After breakfast, Safari in Ranthambhore National Park. There are two safaris during the day. Morning from 7h to 10h30 and in the afternoon from 14h to 17h30.
Overnight at Ranthambhore.

Day 13Ranthambhore / FatehpurSikri / Agra (280km)

After breakfast, drive to Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival in Agra (after 5h30 drive), visit the fort fort built in 1565 and discovery of the Taj Mahal, a bright white marble mausoleum, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Continue to Agra. Overnight in Agra.

Day 14Ranthambhore / FatehpurSikri / Agra (280km)

After breakfast, drive to Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival in Agra (after 5h30 drive), visit the fort fort built in 1565 and discovery of the Taj Mahal, a bright white marble mausoleum, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Continue to Agra. Overnight in Agra.

Day 15Agra (Taj Mahal closed to Friday)

Guide to Agra
After breakfast discover the TajMahal, a bright white marble mausoleum, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Visit Fort Red, built from 1565, then discover the delicate Mausoleum of Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Overnight in Agra.

Day 16Agra - Gwalior

After breakfast depart for Gwalior, arrive and visit Fort Gwalior and King’s Palace. Night in Gwalior

Day 17 Gwalior - Orchha

After breakfast departure, Arrive and visit Laxminarayan temple, unusual mix of military and religious architecture. The Chhattri, 14 cenotaphs built for the Raja Orchha along the Kanchana Ghats on the banks of the Betwa. The fort and its parts – Raj Mahal, Jehangir Mahal and Rai Parveen Mahal. Overnight in Orchha.

Day 18Orchha - Khajuraho

After breakfast drive to Khajuraho has the largest medieval Hindu group and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculptures. Raja Chandela built a large complex of temples, which numbered as many as 85, but only 22 survive today. They were devoted to Hindu and Jain cults. The architecture of the temples will influence the model developed in Bhubbaneshvar, but here no enclosure encloses the buildings. They are divided into three groups called west group, east group and south group. The first is almost integrated into the village. The group is comprised of seven temples including four magnificent jains. The largest and most beautiful Jain temple is dedicated to Parshvanath, next to it is the one dedicated to Adinath (Rishabhadeva) smaller but with beautiful pillars and, a little further, the one dedicated to Shantinath. Jain temples do not include any erotic scene. The three temples
Hindus are those of Javari, Vamana and Brahma. The southern group includes the Hindu temples of Duladeo and Chaturbhuja both dedicated to Shiva. Overnight in Khajuraho

Day 19 Khajuraho / Vanarasi Flight Khajuraho / Vanarasi - 15h05 / 15h55 Air India

After breakfast drive to Delhi, transfer to the airport for a flight to Vanarasi. Arrival in Vanarasi, walk to the 17th-century Aurangzeb Mosque and view of the Golden Temple (entry reserved for Hindus), and that of Durga. Cyclopousse ride through the bazaar to the ghats where you attend the moving tribute that pilgrims give to the gods and the sacred river. Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 20Varanasi

Guide to visit in the morning and the city
Breakfast, then early in the morning, by boat on the Ganges, you enjoy a totally different atmosphere at the time of the awakening of the city and prayers on the banks. Visit the museum, which includes magnificent sculptures (closed on Friday). Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 21Vanarasi / Delhi Flight 11h05 / 12h25 Spicejet

After breakfast, transfer to the airport or you will take a flight to Delhi, Arrive and Transfer to the hotel. Night in Delhi

Day 22 Delhi

After breakfast visit the city with English speaking guide, Discover the old city and visit the Great Mosque. Quick look at the fort fort built in the seventeenth century and stroll in the Chandni Chowk bazaar (closed on Sunday). Discovery of Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. The hotel to sleep, check out at 1 pm at night. Transfer to the airport for your international flight.

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