14 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Rohat - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Delhi
The tour to Rajasthan With Taj and Ganges is an excellent proposal for you to explore some of the major destinations. These destinations are bestowed with magnificent monuments. Besides, the tour allows you to enjoy the camel safari on golden sand dunes while exploring the rich cultural heritage of the region. The enormous Jodhpur Fort, Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur are some of the attractions you will be visiting on this 15-day long tour of Rajasthan.
In addition, a Rajasthan with Varanasi tour offers enjoyable, adventurous, exciting and pleasurable outing. Both the places are included in the itinerary and are considered to be prime destinations among tourists. Sightseeing at the historic cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer is one of the other major highlights included in the tour. Also, you will be exploring the iconic monuments like the Taj Mahal at Agra and River Ganges at Varanasi. Agra is a Mughal city, dotted with UNESCO heritage sites whereas, Varanasi is the holiest town. One can feel spiritualism and peacefulness in Varanasi. The destinations covered in this tour are bestowed with magnificent monuments and offer lifetime memories.
After you arrive at the Delhi Airport, our tour representative will greet you and escort you to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and relax for the rest of the day at leisure. Delhi, the capital of India offers so many things to do. Comprising of the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the place remains in the bucket list of avid travelers.
Overnight stay at the hotel
The Next morning after the delicious breakfast, the day will proceed with the city tour of Delhi. During the excursion, explore some of the main tourist attractions such as the Birla Mandir: - Also known as the Laxmi Narayan temple, the place is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu and his consort. Next, you move to Qutub Minar: - The UNESCO World heritage forms a part of the Qutub complex in Delhi. It is a 73-meter-tall five storied tapering tower.
From there, you will head towards India Gate, a war memorial of 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the country. Next attraction is Humayun's Tomb, the place where the Mughal emperor Humayun was laid to rest after his death. It is also known as Maqbara-E-Humayun. Later on, explore the Jama Masjid. It is one of the largest mosques in India built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Also, visit the Parliament House where the sessions of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are held. The place is also popular as the Sansad Bhawan. Call it a day at the Red Fort to witness the remarkable light and sound show.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
On the 3rd day travel to Jodhpur by taking a flight from the Delhi airport. Jodhpur is situated in the picturesque landscapes of the Thar Desert. It is commonly known as 'Blue City' and 'Sun City' among people of Rajasthan and all over India. When you reach Jodhpur, check-in to the hotel room.
After resting for a while, embark on an excursion to the attractive forts and palaces such as the Mehrangarh Fort which is one of the largest forts in India. Built in the year 1459 by Rao Jodha, it is situated 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is surrounded by imposing thick walls. Thereafter, visit Umaid Bhavan Palace, which was built between 1928 and 1943. This outstanding yellow sandstone palace spreads over 26 acres of gardens, which makes it one of the largest private residences in the world. This is followed by a trip to the Jaswant Thada, a cenotaph situated in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It was constructed by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur State in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It serves as the cremation ground for the royal family of Marwar.
Later visit the Raj Ka Bag Palace, which was constructed in 1663 by the queen of Maharaja Jaswant Singh-I, Hadiji. It was the favorite palace of King Jaswant Singh-II and he used to stay in the octagonal bungalow of the Rai Ka Bag palace most of the time. Later, have your lunch and then visit other tourist attractions in Jodhpur which includes the Government Museum, situated in Public Park. The museum is named after Sardar Singh, the Maharaja of Jodhpur, it was built under the supremacy of his son, Maharaja Umed Singh. The last attraction is the stunning Umed Garden which is one of the popular gardens in Jodhpur. It is spread across 82 acres of land and was developed by Maharaja Umed Singh.
Head back to the hotel in the evening and stay there overnight.
On this day, enjoy the breakfast and drive to the 'Golden City' Jaisalmer. On the way, halt to visit the lovely town of Osian. The ancient town is an oasis in the Thar Desert situated in Jodhpur. There is a cluster of beautifully carved Brahmanical and Jain temples from the 8th to 11th centuries. The next visit is to the Khichan Village, which is a 35 km drive from Osian. After that Visit the Khichan Bird Sanctuary, you will see a lot of colorful migratory birds flocking here. This sanctuary is home to three types of birds called Kurjan, Karkara and Kunch that migrate from the West. Later, continue your journey towards Jaisalmer. On arrival, check-in to the pre-booked hotel and stay overnight.
After an early breakfast next morning, embark on a guided tour of the Jaisalmer city. It is popular for its havelis. Visit the Salim Singhji Ki Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli which are very prominent among the other havelis in Jaisalmer. The Salim Singhji Ki Haveli has been built on the remains of an older Haveli dating back to the late 17th century. The Haveli has a distinct architecture. The roof has been constructed in the form of Peacocks. After lunch, discover the Jain Temples which are an embodiment of beautiful structural designs. Right from ceilings to tombs to gateways, each and every part of this temple is decorated with mirrors, frescoes, carvings, etc. These temples were constructed back in the12th and 15th century, and they are dedicated to various Jain Tirthankaras (Hermits).
This is followed by a trip to Bada Bagh also called Barabagh (literally Big Garden) is a garden complex about 6 km north of Jaisalmer. Overlooking a mango grove sits a set of royal cenotaphs. Then you head to visit the Government Museum of Jaisalmer, which houses a rich collection of marine & wood fossils along with sculptures from Kiradu & Lodurva townships of the 12th century. Also, visit the Folklore Museum. It is a treasure house and showcases the amazing heritage as well as the history of the city. The items and exhibited objects at the museum are major crowd pullers.
Proceed towards, the Amar Sagar Lake which is a small and beautiful lake cum oasis. It is situated next to the 17th century Amar Singh palace. The evening is at your leisure. You can choose to visit the Gadsisar Lake to spot migratory birds or marvel at an exotic sunset against the Sam Sand Dunes during a camel ride.
A comfortable overnight stay at is planned at the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast, enjoy a drive from Jaisalmer to Rohat. Rohat is a small village where the Bishnoi community dwells. It is a good place for spotting Blackbucks and Siberian crane. Upon arrival, check-in at the pre-decided hotel. In the afternoon, go for the jeep safari at Rohat Village.
Head back to the hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast, drive straight to Udaipur which is known as " Venice of the East". It is also referred to as the 'City of Lakes'. It is bounded by the Aravalli range which separates it from the Thar desert.
On your arrival check-in to the hotel room, relax for the rest of the day. Enjoy the boat ride on the Pichola Lake in the evening. Pichola Lake is world renowned for its scenic beauty and picturesque surrounding. There are many islands within this lake. A famous tourist destination of Udaipur, Jag Mandir is also a part of this lake. Next, you will visit Lake Palace, it is one of the finest examples of cultural and architectural marvel.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
In the morning eat the sumptuous breakfast, embark on the tour of Udaipur city. Visit some of the major tourist attractions including the City Palace Museum which is the jewel in the crown of the Udaipur City Palace Complex. The sprawling museum is a series of palaces, including the Mardana Mahal (palace for the royal men) and Zenana Mahal (palace for the royal women).
Then visit the Sahelion Ki Bari, a major garden and a popular tourist place in Udaipur. Located in the north of the city, the garden has fountains, kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. Next, visit the Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, which is a cultural institution. The institution consists of a museum that showcases a collection of the folk articles from Rajasthan like rural-dresses, puppets, ornaments, dolls, masks, paintings, folk musical instruments. There is a puppet theater (Kathputli) too, where puppet shows are held at regular intervals.
Further get ready to visit the Jagdish Temple which a large Hindu temple in the heart of Udaipur, just outside the royal palace. A huge tourist attraction, the temple was initially called the temple of Jagannath Rai but now it is called as Jagdish Ji. In the evening take a tour of the grand City Palace on the banks of the lake. You will also be taken to the Monsoon Palace perched on the hill that enhances the beauty of this magnificent city.
Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, leave for Jaipur by road. On your arrival check-in to the hotel room. Explore the major tourist attractions of the city, covering the Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. The palace is an architectural showcase of the Rajput style of architecture on a grand scale.
Next up is the Jaigarh Fort which is situated on the hills known as the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravalli range. One can see the Amer Fort from there. The fort is rugged and the structural design looks similar to the Amer Fort and is also known as the Victory Fort.
Then there is the Central Museum, which is located in the Albert Hall. The Albert Hall combines the best of Indian and Saracenic style of architecture and has a very graceful look. It has an extensive collection of all the items such as paintings, carpets, toys, armory, textiles, metal, wood crafts and ivory carvings which all stand as proof of the rich cultural heritage. Next, you will visit Birla Mandir a Hindu temple which is a part of one of the numerous Birla mandirs located all around the country. The majestic temple is situated on the higher grounds, at the base of the Moti Dungari hill in Rajasthan. The temple is occasionally referred to as the Laxmi Narayan Temple. Spend the evening leisurely.
The overnight stay will be arranged at the hotel.
Start the day after the breakfast and head to the Amber Fort while enjoying a joy ride on an elephant. Amer Fort is recognized for its artistic style elements. With its large ramparts, a series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake. Built with red sandstone and marble, the beautiful and lavish palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. The afternoon will be eventful with the city tour featuring City Palace, which was also the location of religious and cultural events. The palace houses Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. The palace complex has many buildings, numerous courtyards, galleries, restaurants, and offices of the Museum Trust.
Also, check out the Royal Observatory. The astronomical observatory without telescopes was built by the then Raja Jai Singh and is one of the best maintained of the five observatories. See the different zodiacal constellations and their observational instruments all positioned in the center of the observatory area. Furthermore, you will be exploring Hawa Mahal, a palace which is constructed of red and pink sandstone. Its exclusive five floors and the exterior is similar to the honeycomb maze having 953 small windows called Jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework.
After that return and stay at the hotel for the night.
After breakfast, head to Agra by road. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri and discover the Salim Chisti's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal, etc. After that visit the Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb which provides the tourists with some interesting insight into the Mughal architecture. The Red Fort of Fatehpur Sikri is another must visit architectural wonder, frequented by hundreds of tourists every day. Visit the Oswal Emporium in the evening, there is a mini Taj Mahal inside the showroom. It took 10 years to build this miniature replica of the iconic monument. You can attend the light and sound show in the evening if you want to.
Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
The next morning, visit the beautiful Taj Mahal. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and presents a visual retreat at the time of sunrise. You will surely fall in love with its beauty. This alluring white marble monument with elaborate designs of the interiors never fails to captivate the tourists. Afterward, visit the Pearl Mosque (Moti Masjid) and the tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula which was built by Empress Noor Jahan in memory of her father. Later in the evening, head to the Agra railway station to travel by train to Varanasi
Overnight stay onboard.
In the morning there will be the boat ride in the holy river Ganges. The Ganges is one of the holiest rivers to the Hindus. Your next visit is to the bathing Ghats in Varanasi, which are the riverfront steps leading to the banks of the River Ganges. After that visit the Stupa which originated as pre-Buddhist tumuli, in which ascetics were buried in a seated position called the Chaitya.
Enjoy the Varanasi sightseeing later in the day, which will cover places like the Bharat Mata Temple (meaning "Mother India Temple") located on the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith premises in Varanasi. And instead of the traditional statues of gods and goddesses, this temple has a huge map of undivided India carved in marble.
Tulsi Manas Temple is one of the most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. The temple was built with white marble. The pictorials and the Verses from Ramcharitmanas are etched on the marble walls of the temple. Visit the Alamgir Mosque in Varanasi, which is also known as Beni Madhav ka Darera or Aurangzeb's Mosque. It is a mosque built in the 17th century by the emperor Aurangzeb. The mosque is a blend of Islamic and Hindu architecture. The mosque has huge domes and minarets. In the evening you can either visit the Banaras Hindu University or explore the Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning, check out the hotel and get transferred to Varanasi airport, board a flight to Delhi. On arrival, check-in the hotel and relax for the day. In the evening you have the option to let loose with the energetic nightlife of Delhi.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Next morning, after breakfast, get transferred to the Delhi airport to board a flight for your onward journey.