Best Of Rajasthan with Amritsar and Varanasi
Visit India and experience the most dramatic historically rich country which includes the iconic Golden Temple, Amritsar and the 7th wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal. Enjoy the walk in Old Delhi Red Fort, perish the delightful moments in Udaipur along the Lake Pichola, watch the 7th wonder of the world the Taj Mahal, buy souvenir for your loved ones as you walk the local Bazaar of Jaipur and pay a tribute at the holiest Sikh shrine in Amritsar. This trip offers you everything.
What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
- Meeting & assistance upon arrival & departure.
- Accommodation in Twin / double sharing room using 4* hotels on bed & breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
- Transportation by AC Car with good driver as per the itinerary including toll tax, parking, interstate taxes & driver allowances.
- English speaking guide at Agra & Jaipur.
- Free Wi-Fi in every hotel.
- All applicable taxes.
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
Monument entrance fees
Gala Dinner cost
Tips for drivers & Guide
Lunch /dinner during the tour until clearly specifieds
Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, bills etc.
Any other service/s not specified above
HOTEL CHECK IN / CHECKOUT TIME 1200 NOON
THE ABOVE IS ONLY AN OFFER AND NOT CONFIRMATION OF YOUR BOOKINGS, WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY ONCE THE BOOKING IS CONFIRMED BY YOU.
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
As you arrive at the Delhi International airport, you will be greeted by our company representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in. After a small briefing session of your travel program, your travel documents will be handed over to you. After check-in process, time free at leisure for own activities and relax in the hotel to acclimatize with Indian weather conditions.
Later full day city tour of Delhi, Delhi is the capital city of India rich in history and diverse culture. Back in AD 1639, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built a walled city named Shahjahanabad. The city also known as the Old Delhi served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 till 1857.
Later, the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens designed a whole new city during the 1920s which is now called New Delhi or Lutyens Delhi.
OVERNIGHT AT DELHI
Day 2 : Delhi/ Amritsar by Air
Morning after your breakfast at hotel checkout & leave for the airport to board flight for Amritsar. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of day is free at leisure.
AMRITSAR – Amrit: elixir; Sar: (short for sarovar) lake, derived its name from the pool around the Golden Temple. The Golden temple as the name says is cladded in real gold. It is the spiritual place of worship for the Sikhs and is now a major pilgrimage and tourism hub.
OVERNIGHT AT AMRITSAR
Day 3 : Amritsar
Morning breakfast at hotel later visit the Golden Temple, located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. It is one of the most revered spiritual sites of Sikhism, also visit Jallianwala bagh. It is a public garden in Amritsar famous for one of the most tragic yet landmark events in the history of India. This is where the Amritsar Massacre of 1919 took place.
AFTERNOON DRIVE TO WAGAH BORDER.
Wagah Border as the name suggests is the border line running between Amritsar in Punjab, India, and Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan. Visit to witness the Beating Retreat Ceremony that is held every evening before sunset. The ceremony includes, closing the international gates and lowering the flags of both the countries which is conducted by the Indian Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers since 1959.
Day 4 : Amritsar to Delhi by Air
Morning after breakfast, leave for the airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival check in at hotel, later full day city tour of Delhi.
VISIT AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE
Akshardham’ means the divine abode of God and an eternal place of devotion, purity and peace. This Hindu Temple is an icon of art and architecture.
After visiting Akshardham, drive pass through India Gate, Parliament House, presidents house and proceed to visit Raj Ghat; the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Further visit to Jama Masjid, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is one of the largest mosques in India. Further, we will drive-pass through Chandni Chowk Market, Asia’s largest wholesale market; and Red Fort, a beautiful red sandstone fort built by the Mughals.
OVERNIGHT AT DELHI
Day 5 : Delhi to Udaipur by Air
Morning breakfast at hotel. Later transfer to the airport to board flight for Udaipur.
Udaipur is known as the “City of Lakes”, one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in India. In 1559 AD, the city was founded by Maharaja Udai Singh on the shore of Lake Pichhola. Fairy-tale of the Palaces and its gardens, temples and narrow lanes create a mesmerizing atmosphere. Udaipur is a traditionally planned city which earlier had eleven gates to enter with only five remaining. On arrival at Udaipur transfer to hotel.
Enjoy the relaxing BOAT RIDE ON LAKE PICHHOLA in the evening. The beautiful lake amidst the hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats, and has two island palaces Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir.
OVERNIGHT AT UDAIPUR
Day 6 : Udaipur
After breakfast, we will leave for a guided tour of the city. You will visit the City Palace; the largest palace complex of Rajasthan state. The Palace is surrounded by fort walls towering over the lake. Later we will visit Saheliyon ki Bari – the Garden of Maids bordering the banks of the Fatheh Sagar Lake. We will also visit the Jagdish Temple dedicated to Lords Vishnu which was built by Maharaja Jagat Singh I in 1651 AD.
OVERNIGHT AT UDAIPUR
Day 7 :Udaipur to Pushkar (326Km, 4.5Hrs Drive) En route visit Chittorgarh Fort
Morning after breakfast, drive to Pushkar en route visiting Chittorgarh a UNESCO World Heritage Site. . The Chittor Fort or Chittorgarh is one of the largest forts in India and was the capital of Mewar. Later continue driving to Pushkar. On arrival transfer to hotel.
PUSHKAR – Situated along the bank of a picturesque lake, Nag Pahaad or the snake mountain forms a natural boundary between Ajmer and Pushkar. You can enjoy the famous colorful cattle fair in October-November month which attract visitors from around the globe.
OVERNIGHT AT PUSHKAR
Day 8 : Pushkar to Jaipur (145 Km, 2Hrs Drive)
Breakfast at hotel later visit Pushkar Sightseeing – Proceed to a guided tour in Pushkar visiting Savitri Temple, dedicated to the first wife of Lord Brahma. Also visit to the Man Mahal; built by Maharaja Man Singh I of Amber, which is now converted into a hotel. Later visit to the Lord Brahma’s Temple, the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma. Afternoon check-out from hotel and drive to Jaipur. On arrival check-in at hotel.
OVERNIGHT AT JAIPUR
Day 9 : Jaipur
Morning after breakfast you will start with the sightseeing of Jaipur –Early in the morning we will leave for an excursion to Amber City; the capital of Kachhwahas for six centuries before the foundation of Jaipur City was laid. Ascend the Amber Fort enjoying the royal traditional experience of Elephant ride. Within the Fort complex we will visit Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas. Later drive back to Pink City. En-route we will stop for a short photo-shoot in-front the Jal Mahal, a small palace set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake.
In the afternoon visit the City Palace, situated in the heart of the old city. The palace itself occupies about one seventh of the Old City. Within the City Palace we will also see Mubarak Mahal, Clock Tower and City Palace Museum. Later we will visit Jantar Mantar an observatory built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. The huge sun dials still provides the accurate time. Before returning to your hotel, take pictures in-front the Hawa Mahal, ‘Palace of Winds’. This is a five storied semi-octagonal building. The beautiful well composed wall has 152 windows which was built in 1799 AD by Maharaja Pratap Singh for the royal ladies to enjoy the processions and other royal activities on the street.
OVERNIGHT AT JAIPUR
Day 10 : Jaipur - Agra (240Kms, 4Hrs Drive)
Check-out from the hotel and drive to AGRA. En-route visit to FATEHPUR SIKRI – Founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. It is 40 kms from Agra on the Jaipur- Agra highway. Sightseeing – Here we will visit Buland Darwaza; 55 metre high gate was added some five years later after the completion of the mosque CA 1576-1577. Visit Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti a holy shrine, Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas. Further continue drive to Agra. Upon arrival, check-in to the accommodation and rest of the day free at leisure for own activities or relax in the hotel.
OVERNIGHT AT AGRA
Day 11 : Agra to Delhi (213 Km, 3.5Hrs Drive)
Morning after breakfast visit to Taj Mahal; one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Shah Jahan built this dazzling point of interest in the memory of his dearest Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years and 20,000 workers to complete this superbly symmetrical place. Later visit to Agra Fort; generally called the Red Fort is a world heritage site recorded by UNESCO. The red sandstone fortress was changed over to a Palace in the midst of Shāh Jahān’s shot, and adjusted broadly with marble and pietra dura enliven. Following visit to I’timād-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb; arranged on the left bank of the Yamuna waterway, the sepulchre is set in an extensive cruciform garden, overwhelmed by water courses and walkways. Afternoon check-out from hotel & drive to Delhi. On arrival check-in at hotel. OVERNIGHT AT DELHI
Day12 : Delhi to Varanasi by Air
Morning breakfast at hotel, later transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi . After breakfast, leave for Delhi airport to board the flight to Varanasi. VARANASI – Also known as Benaras or Banaras and Kashi, is a historical & religious city of India. This city doesn’t offer distinct tourist destinations; but the joy of the experience comes from watching the spectacle of life and death- on the river and in the eyes of the people who come to the Ganga- as well as in meandering through the alleys of the old city.
On arrival, meet our company representative and transfer to the hotel for check in. In the afternoon, proceed for a tour of Sarnath.
SARNATH – A place where it is believed that Buddha gave his first sermon to his disciples after getting enlightenment. It is also one of the 4 main Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Within the complex is the large Dhamekha Stupa, constructed by the Emperor Ashoka in 249 BCE, along with several other Buddhist structures that were added between the 3rd century BCE and the 11th century CE.
Sightseeing – In Sarnath we will visit to Dhamekh Stupa; Chaukhandi Stupa, Mulagandhakuti Vihara, Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath Archeological Museum and Sri Digamber Jain Temple. IN THE EVENING, WITNESS THE DAILY AARTI CEREMONY (LIGHTING THE LAMPS) AT THE HOLY RIVER GANGES BANK
OVERNIGHT AT VARANASI
Day13 : Varanasi
Today you will enjoy an early morning boat ride on the holy river Ganges.
After boat ride visit KASHI VISHWANATH TEMPLE to attend a special puja by the Hindu Priest for ancestors at around 7 A.M.
After puja return back to your hotel and have breakfast . After breakfast proceed for a guided tour in Varanasi visiting Banaras Hindu University; a very green and peaceful campus also known as the Oxford of the East. With 124 departments, this is the largest residential university of Asia. Later visit to Kaal Bhairav Temple; it’s a tradition to buy a black thread, sanctify it in the shrine, then wear it on the arm, wrist or around the neck as protection against evil. Further visit to Tulsi Manas Temple, Durga Temple, Ram Nagar Fort, Gauri Matha Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple.
OVERNIGHT IN VARANASI
Day14 : Varanasi to Mumbai by Air
Morning breakfast at hotel later check-out from hotel & transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai, Mumbai earlier called Bombay is the finance capital of India and consist of seven archipelago islands such as Colaba, Old Women’s Island, Mazagaon, Parel, Matunga Sion and Mahim. On arrival check-in at hotel.
OVERNIGHT AT MUMBAI
Day 15: Mumbai
Morning after breakfast tour of Elephanta Caves a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The caves from the 5th to 8th century AD are divided into five Hindu caves dedicated to Lord Shiva and two Buddhist caves. The caves are closed on Monday and can be reached only by boat from Gateway of India. Later visit Hanging Gardens located on the beautiful slopes of the Malabar Hills as well as Kamla Nehru Park offering a marvelous and panoramic view of the Chowpatty Beach as well as the Marine Drive. As you proceed further, visit Mani Bhawan, Prince of the Wales Museum Gate of India and Dhobi Ghat and will drive through Marine Drive Flora Fountain and Crawford market.
OVERNIGHT IN MUMBAI
Day 16: Mumbai
Morning after breakfast full day Bollywood tour. Evening free for independent activities.
OVERNIGHT AT MUMBAI