Arrive at Mumbai airport.
Mumbai is a city that never sleeps and can be referred as pulsating, alive, on the move, vibrant, and fun. Once the cluster of seven islands, Mumbai is the most modern city of India and it captures the spirit of changing pace set by liberalization. This is a metropolitan hub of a thriving cultural life, with an endless stream of performances in music, dance and drama. The center for Hindi film industry, known locally as Bollywood, it produces the largest number of films in the world. You can enjoy and savor here old and new, rich and poor, and classical and modern.
You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Check in at hotel and overnight stay.
Mumbai – Udaipur (By Flight – 1 ¼ Hours)
In the morning we will leave for city tour of Mumbai as numerous attractions in the city are waiting for you uncover the tales that led to the construction of these majestic attractions
We will visit Gateway of India; a monument situated on the south front of Mumbai was constructed to honor the visit of King George and Queen Mary to the city of Mumbai in 1911. The basalt arch edifice is 26 meters high. Being the most famous tourist attraction in the city, the edifice has named as Taj Mahal of Mumbai.
Then we will visit Hanging Gardens that are also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens. These terraced gardens that are situated on the top of the Malabar Hill. The place offers you splendid views of the sunset over the Arabian Sea. The Hanging Gates are a great escape from the madness of Mumbai. Great views, beautiful trees and the Old Shoe for kids make it worth a visit.
Prince of Wales Museum will take you back in the bygone era. The museum houses rare and ancient artifacts of Indian history and objects from foreign lands. The museum building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, integrating elements from other style of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha and Jain.
In the afternoon we will transfer you to the airport to board a flight to Udaipur.
Arrive in Udaipur and transfer to hotel.
Udaipur is known for its picturesque beauty which has earned the title of city of Lakes. This amazing city is beautifully set amidst Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan. The city is regarded as the most romantic city of India due to its picture perfect backdrop.
In the evening you are free to stroll through narrow lanes and streets of Udaipur up to Lake Pichola.
Overnight stay .
In the morning we will leave for sightseeing of city of Lakes.
We will first visit City Palace.
Situated on the bank of Lake Pichola, are gigantic series of fortress built over different centuries. Built in 1725 Tripoli, the triple arched gate leads to a series of courtyards, terraces, corridors and gardens which are in harmony profusion. Mor Chowk or peacock courtyard is known for its vivid mosaics in glass decorate its walls. The museum in palace houses a unique collection of antique articles, paintings, decorative furniture and utensils.
Then we will visit Jagdish Temple. Raised on a high platform, the three tiered structure was built in yellow sandstone and white marble in 1651. The entrance of the temple is flanked by two life sized elephants and Gul Mahal attracts the major attention of the temple. The temple is a good example of Indo – Aryan architecture. The intricate beauty of the carvings is very impressive.
Saheliyon ki Bari Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in Udaipur. Famous for its lush green lawns, marble art and fountains is situated on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. The palace was presented as a green retreat to 48 royal ladies by Maharana Sangram Singh.
In the afternoon we will leave for excursion to Eklingji and Nagda.
Eklingji templeis one of the famous temples of the city and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The magnificent architecture of the temple is really remarkable. The pyramidal style of temple and its beautifully carved 88tower provides an awesome look to the double storied temple. The series of steps on the outer walls of temple descend into the serene waters of the lake. The temple boasts of a prominent four-faced idol of Eklingji (Lord Shiva) that is made of black marble.
Founded in the 6th century, Nagda is a small town located at the distance of 23 kms from Udaipur. The city was founded by Nagaditya, the founder of Mewar region houses numerous temples. The prime attraction of the city is Saas Bahu temple.
Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur(280 KM, 6 Hours)
In the morning we will depart for Jodhpur.
Stop en route and visit Ranakpur.
Ranakpur temples are known for their intricate architectural style and are one of the five prominent temples in Jain mythology. The temple is dedicated to Adinath who is the propagator of Jainism, the first tirthankara.
Situated at the distance of 95 kms, Ranakpur temples were built by Jain businessmen. The temple complex is built in light white colored marble and comprises of more than 1400 exquisitely carved pillars that support the temple. The temple is known for its splendid architecture.
Then continue drive to Jodhpur.
Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Experience the attractive surroundings of a rich cultural legacy against the stony magnificence of the desert locale. The place is a fusion beyond imagination. The city is an amalgamation of culture, history, traditions, art and craft and sand. The city will provide you feeling of silence of sand dunes and roar of sand storms at the same time. The monuments, temples and palace portray a multi-faceted splendor.
On arrival check in at hotel.
Jodhpur – Jaisalmer(310 KM, 6 Hours)
Morning tour of Jodhpur, first we will visit Mehrangarh Fort.
The mighty Mehrangarh Fort overlooks the blue city of Jodhpur from a rocky hill. This muscular fort is a wonderful spectacle and architectural masterpiece. The impregnable fort is one of the most magnificent forts of the country. Still managed by the royal family, the fort has a treasure trove of history and legends. The museum in the palace is a beautiful network of stone latticed courtyards and halls and houses a splendid collection of royal trapping displaying the royal lifestyle of Mewar rulers.
Also visit Jaswant Thada is a memorial Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. This milky white marble structure is an array of imaginative domes. Built in 1899, the memorial is famous for stone lattice jalis and a memorial built for peacock that flew into the funeral pyre.
In the afternoon leave for Jaisalmer.
Arrive and check in at hotel.
Situated amidst Thar Desert, the city of Jaisalmer is said to be straight out from the fables of Arabian Night. Owing to the fort of Jaisalmer, the city is designated as Golden City. The Golden City induces a picture of sheer magic and brilliance of the desert. The city even exhibits the different facets of glorious Heritance.
In the morning we will go for sightseeing of Jaisalmer.
We will first visit Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Sonar Quila. The sandstone edifice commands a major attraction of the tourist and is second oldest forts of Rajasthan. Founded in 1156 by Rajput ruler, the rising structure from sand merges beautifully with shades of setting sun giving it a look of a fairytale. The bastions of the palace complex encompass havelis of rich merchants, temples and residential complex of soldiers which are intricately carved. Visit the fort to explore the stories of heroism and valor.
Also visit Patwaon ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli.
Rising from the arid sands of Jaisalmer, Patwaon ki Haveli is a ornamented and colorfully frescoed gorgeous mansion of a rich merchant. Haveli is an interesting piece of architecture. It is one of the renowned havelis of Jaisalmer because it was the first haveli of Jaisalmer and it is a cluster of 5 small havelis. The architecture of Haveli is a visual treat to the eyes. These havelis have been carved out of sandstone with intricate details in different patterns in loud and lavish nature.
Nathmal ki Haveli is a late 19th century Haveli which was used as a prime minister’s house. Dripping with carvings, the exteriors of the architecture are extraordinary. The first floor of Haveli boasts of some exquisite paintings made of gold. The Haveli is still partly inhabited.
In the afternoon we will go for an excursion to sand dunes located at the distance of 42 km from Jaisalmer. Take an unforgettable experience of camel ride and the sunset view.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Jaisalmer – Bikaner(330 KM, 6 Hours)
In the morning leave for Bikaner
Bikaner is a beautiful city in the state that is located on the edge of the Thar Desert. The city was founded by Rao Bikaji and renowned for sculptured temples and wonderful palaces in red and yellow sand stones. The hallmark of this city is the magnificent palaces which are famous for architectural wonders, intricately carved interiors and perfectly designed gardens.
Arrive and check in at hotel.
Afternoon city tour of Bikaner, we will visit Junagadh Fort.
Built in 1556 by Raja Rai Singh, Junagarh Fort is one of the most impressive and captivating forts of Northern India. The charm of this enormous structure lies in its arcades, steep staircases, Darbar halls, Jharokas, royal rooms, and screen windows. It is a live endorsement of royalty and splendor of the brave Rajputna Empire. It is an impregnable and unconquered fortress which was constructed by the sixth ruler of Bikaner Raja Rai Singh. This fort is surrounded by the 986 meter long stone wall which has 37 bastions. Surajpol serves as the main gate to the fort.
Bikaner – Jaipur(320 KM, 7 Hours)
In the morning leave for Jaipur
The enthralling historic city and gateway to the most glitzy state, Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan. An intricate chaotic and colorful street of Jaipur flows with old and new traditions. Pink City is flooded by tourist to explore and discover a history that is rich and vibrant till date, with its wonderful forts and palaces. Lush green gardens and broad avenues were painted in pink to commemorate the visit of Prince of Wales has earned it a title of the Pink city.
Afternoon city tour of Jaipur.
We will visit City Palace and Museum.
City Palace is a complex of palaces with many courtyards. Owing to the imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture, the palace stands apart from other palaces and forts of Rajasthan. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the palace still serves as a residence for the royal family. The structure is a souvenir of the strong regal past. The palace stands as a royal symbol of magnificence.
Nearby is the ornate Hawa Mahal is the distinctive landmark of the city. Popularly known as Palace of winds was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city and enjoy street festivals from the windows.
Also visit Jantar Mantaris an astronomical observatory built by Jai Singh II. It is one of the largest and best preserved observatories out of five in the country. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes.
Arrive and check in at hotel.
Overnight stay .
Morning excursion to Amer Fort.
Ascend by painted elephant up to the fort. Set on top of the hill, 11 kms from capital city was built by Raja Man Singh II. Known for its artistic style incorporating both Hindu and Rajput elements. Built from a pale yellow and pink sand stone and white marble, this magnificent fort was forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture.
The rest of the day is at leisure or for exploring local bazaars of Jaipur.
Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra(235 KM, 6 Hours)
In the morning leave for Agra.
Stop en route and visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri is located at the distance of 37 kms from Agra and served as the short term capital city of the Mughal Empire under the sovereignty of Akbar the Great. This place was founded in 1569. Akbar ordered for the construction of grand mosque as a token of gratitude to the saint who had predicted that he would be blessed with a son. When prediction of the saint came true, Akbar shifted his capital from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri. He even constructed three palaces for his favorite wives. The city was a perfect presentation of Indo Islamic style.
Proceed to Agra.
Agra is a destination for love and history. Situated on the banks of River Yamuna, Agra is one of the most visited tourist destination. The city is well known for grandeur of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal and various other UNSECO World Heritage Sites.
Visit world famous Taj Mahal.
Defined as the most extravagant monument ever constructed for love, this splendid tomb has become the tourist symbol of India. It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal whose death in 1631 had left the Emperor heart broken. The monument is renowned for its stylish domes, exceptionally carved screens, and for finest inlay work.
Also visit Agra Fort. It is an imperialist fort situated on the banks of river Yamuna and served as the center of operation for the Mughal emperor Akbar. The fortified walls of the fort encompass several palaces and houses like Moti Masjid, Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, Musamman Burj, Jehangiri Mahal, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal etc. It is the finest architectural monument built in red sandstone.
Agra – Orchha – Khajuraho(Train – 3 Hours + 180 KM, 4 Hours)
Morning transfer to railway station to board a train to Jhansi.
Upon arrival at Jhansi station, short drive to Orccha.
Situated on the banks of River Betwa, the historic town of Orccha is endowed with a tranquil environment. The erstwhile capital of Bundelkhand rulers was founded by the 16th century and is known for the architectural grandeur of numerous palaces, temples and monuments. This historic city has been a testimony to rich cultural heritage.
Then continue drive to Khajuraho.
Khajuraho, commonly known as the Land of Moon was the erstwhile capital of Chandela rulers. Astonishing sculptures and architecture of buildings in this temple town is a perfect example depicting Indo- Aryan style of construction. Due to this fact Khajuraho has been declared as a UNSECO World Heritage Site.
Upon arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay.
Khajuraho – Varanasi(By Flight – 40 Minutes)
In the morning, visit world famous temples.
The 9th – 12th century temples of Khajuraho sing the saga of the unbelievable architectural skills. The ancient groups of temples here are signs of rich culture and are mainly styled in the format of ‘Nagara’ architecture. The elaborate carvings of the temple depict the lifestyle and culture of that era. This display of erotic bold images with such accuracy and exquisiteness has the quality of stimulating and thus have been a sight of astonishment of the world.
Later transfer to airport to board a flight to Varanasi
Varanasi, commonly known as the cultural capital of India, is one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world. Since bygone era, the city has proudly carried the legacy of the rich tradition and culture of India. The city has been an important pilgrimage site for Hindu mythology. City of lights, as popularly known as, is famous for its enigmatic Ghats. The mythological legacy and aura around this city is quite awe-inspiring.
In the evening go to Dashashwamedh Ghat. Ganga Aarti is performed daily by a group of priests there. It is a magical moment that one must not miss. The Aarti in the evening will enchant you with spiritual thoughts and positivity.
Arrive and transfer to hotel.
Varanasi(By Flight – 1 ¼ Hours)
Early morning boat tour on river Ganges to visit bathing Ghats
Return to hotel for breakfast
City tour of Varanasi visiting various temples
Afternoon excursion to Sarnath
Sarnath is a well-known Buddhist site and a popular tourist destination that is worth a visit. The place got its fame after Buddha delivered its first sermon after attaining enlightenment after 2500 years. It is one of the holiest places in Asia.
Return to hotel for overnight stay
Morning transfer to airport to board a flight to Delhi
Arrive at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel
The rest of the day is for a panoramic tour of New Delhi.
We will visit India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament buildings.
India Gate is an arch that was built to commemorate the death of 70,000 soldiers who laid down their lives during World War 1. The memorial even imprints the names of British and Indian soldiers who laid their lives during Afghan war. This splendid monument was designed by Edwin Luyten. There is an immortal flame that burns throughout the day and night as a mark of remembrance.
In the close vicinity of the India Gate lies the Parliament House which is a circular colonnade building housing offices of various ministries and a well-stocked library. This imperial style architectural monument comprises of open air verandah and 144 columns. It is indeed a sight to watch.
Next to the Parliament House is Rashtrapati Bhawan, the residential estate of President of India. This magnificent monument cannot be compared to any other monument in terms of its size, immensity and magnificence. Rashtrapati Bhawan houses 4 stories and 340 rooms.
Transfer to airport to board a flight to onward destination.