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Central India with Rajasthan Tour

Duration of Tour : 20 Nights / 21 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi.

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Jama Masjid - Delhi
Jama Masjid - Delhi

Arrive Delhi. Upon arrival meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Day at leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel

Day 02: Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel and proceed for the Combined tour of Old & New Delhi.
Old Delhi pulses with the energy and colour, the hustle and bustle of thronged bazaars and is laced by a maze of narrow lanes which twist and turn between tall, leaning houses full of the sights,sounds and aromas of the Indian sub-continent In Old Delhi you will see the famous Red Fort surrounded by shops, and bazaars (built by the Emperor Shah Jehan - the builder of Taj Mahal), the Jama Masjid mosque, Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi's business nerve center), the hustle-bustle of everyday Indian life all around you and chattering voices.

As a complete contrast, New Delhi stands in formal splendour, like a lone sentry guarding an outpost of a long-gone empire. It is a city of wide boulevards which offers everchanging perspectives of Lutyen's landscaped city.

It is a city rich with formal parks and you'll see the magnificent Parliament Building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the official residence of the President of India. Overnight Hotel.

Day 03: Delhi - Mandawa( 260 Kms / 6-7 hrs)
Morning Drive to Mandawa - Part of Shekhavati, a region once on the silk route on China, its inhabitants the rich merchants lavishly decorated their houses with paintings on religious, historical, folk and social themes.

On arrival checkin at hotel. Afternoon tour of Shekhawati.
Overnight stay at hotel .

Day 04: Mandwa - Bikaner( 175 Kms / 6 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel.
Drive to Bikaner Breakfast at hotel.

Morning drive to Bikaner. On arrival checkin at hotel Raj Vilas Palace. Bikaner is another royal walled city dating back to 1486 AD. On arrival checkin at hotel followed by half day city tour visit Lalgarh Palace, Camel breeding farm and karni mata temple( also known as temple of Rats).
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05: Bikaner - Jaislmer(340 kms / 7 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Jaisalmer.
Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. On arrival checkin at hotel Fort Rajwada.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06: Jaisalmer

Patwon Ki Haveli - Jaislmer
Patwon Ki Haveli - Jaislmer

Breakfast at hotel followed by half day city tour visiting Jaisalmer fort, Salim ji ki Haveli, Patwon Ki Haveli etc. Evening visit Sam sand dunes and enjoy the Camel ride.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur ( 340 Kms / 8.5 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel.
Drive to Jodhpur
The second largest city in Rajasthan, Jodhpur stands at the edge of the Thar desert. On arrival checkin hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08: Jodhpur - Mount Abu (244 Kms / 5-6 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel.
Drive to Mount Abu

This "Hill of Wisdom" and a true " Olympus of Rajasthan" stands on an independent hillock. Mount Abu, the only hill resort of Rajasthan, situated at the highest peak of the Aravali at an altitude of 1220 meters. Upon arrival checkin at hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09: Mount Abu
Breakfast at hotel followed by half day city tour visiting the famous temple at Mount abu. Evening enjoy the boat cruise at Nakki Lake - around this artificial lake, believed to be dug out by the god's with their nails (nakh), and thus the name Nakki.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10: Mount Abu - Udaipur (292 Kms/6-7 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel.
Drive to Udaipur -
The most romantic city in Rajasthan. Udaipur is full of palaces, temples and havelis and the famous lake Pichhola stands the splendid city palace-a marvel in granite and marble. Upon arrival checkin at hotel. Evening enjoy the boat cruise at Lake Pichhola.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11: Udaipur
Breakfast at hotel followed by half day city tour visiting City Palace, museums and Jagdish Temple.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 12: Udaipur - Pushkar ( 275 Kms /5-6 Hrs)

City Palace - Udaipur
City Palace - Udaipur

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Pushkar.

On arrival checkin at hotel. Pushkar is an ancient town which has witnessed the making of history since the period the epic Ramayana is set in. Accounts of this city can be found in the 4th century writings of the Chinese traveller Fa-Hien and also in the scripts written during the era of Muslim invasions.

Day 13: Pushkar - Jaipur (130 Kms / 3-4 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel and proceed for the city tour visiting the famous pushkar lake and temples, Pushkar has as many as 400 temples and 52 bathing ghats surrounding the lake. Later drive to Jaipur, called the Pink city because most of its buildings are of sandstone, was chosen by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II (1693-1743) for his capital.

It still is the vibrant capital of the desert state of Rajasthan and a major attraction for the first-time visitor. Upon arrival checkin at hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 14: Jaipur
Morning breakfast at hotel.
AM depart for full day sightseeing. Visit the Amber Fort - Amber, built by Man Singh, embodies the Rajput belief that the fort symbolises the strength of the King. Its commanding view, sheer walls and rock face, and the curved route that leads to the palaces within, all point to concern with security and defence.
Afternoon visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with its incredible facade of balconies and pierced screens, the Jantar Mantar (the Observatory) etc.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 15: Jaipur - Agra ( 232 Kms / 5-6 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Agra.
Enroute visit to Fatehpursikri. On arrival checkin at hotel Clarks Shiraz. Afternoon half day city tour visit the Taj Mahal - The Taj Mahal stands serene and perfect in its garden of cypresses and reflecting pools on the banks of the River Yamuna. Its pure white marble shimmers silver in the moonlight, glowssoftly pink at dawn, and at close of day reflects the fiery tints of the setting sun.

Day 16: Kagra - Jhansi - Khajuraho ( Train/160 Kms/4-5 Hrs)
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Railway station in time to connect train for Jhansi at 0815/1035 Hrs. Met on arrival and drive to Khajuraho enroute visiting Orchha.
On arrival checkin at hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 17: Khajuraho - Varanasi ( Fly )

Banaras Hindu University
Banaras Hindu University

Breakfast at hotel and visit the famous eastern and western style temples. Afternoon transfer to airport to connect flight to Khajuraho. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Varanasi - Varanasi one of the India's oldest and holiest cities. The river front, seen at dawn, is a spiritually uplifting sight. it is also a famous centre for silk and cotton weaving.

Day 18: Varanasi
Early morning boat excursion on the holy river ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremetion site. Watching people bathing and worship-ping at the ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Later visit the Bharat Mata Temple, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an art gallery.
Afternoon visit Sarnath - Her Buddha preached his first sermon to his five disciples after attaining enlightenment.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 19: Varanasi - Delhi (Train)
Breakfast at hotel.
Morning free for self -activities. Evening transfer to train station to connect overnight train to Delhi.
Overnight in train.

Day 20: Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Day to relax, free for shopping.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 21: Departure Delhi
Breakfast at hotel.
Checkout hotel at 1200 hrs. Intime transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.