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Varanasi & Khajuraho

Varanasi & Khajuraho

Rajasthan Tour With Varanasi And Khajuraho Extension !!

Varanasi & Khajuraho

Duration : 20 Nights 21 Days(From Delhi to back Delhi)
Place To visit : Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi, Khajuraho.       

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
At 22.10 PM welcome at Indira Gandhi International Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 02 : Delhi (full day sightseeing)
Morning after breakfast, city tour of Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India Raj Ghat, the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation ; the India Gate, the war memorial which commemorates 90,000 Indian soldiers killed fighting for the British in World War I; Qutab Minar, one of the tallest stone towers in India commenced by Qutab-Udin-Aibak in 13 Th century and later completed by Allauddin. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 03 : Delhi /Mandawa (250 kms by Road)
Morning after breakfast leave by surface for Mandawa. Afternoon, visit the havelis (huge mansions) with fresco paintings (paintings on walls and ceilings using vegetable and mineral colours). Overnight stay at hotel.      

Day 04 : Mandawa /Bikaner (220 kms by Road)
Morning after breakfast leave by surface for Bikaner. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon, visit Junagarh Fort. The foundation of Junagarh Fort was laid on 30th January, 1589 A.D. by Raja Raisingh Ji, the sixth ruler of Rathore dynesty of Bikaner. Junagarh Fort remained the stronghold of Rathore rulers and contains several palaces. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 05 : Bikaner /Jaisalmer (326 kms by Road)
Morning after breakfast leave by surface for Jaisalmer, the Golden City founded by Maharawal Chandarvanshi (Lunar race) Yadav Bhati Rajput Jaisal in 1156 A.D. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 06 : Jaisalmer (full day sightseeing) (by Road)
Morning after breakfast city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the Fort built in 1156 A.D. by Maharawal Jaisal. The fort crowns the 80-metre high on top of Trikuta Hill. Visit Chandraprabhu Jain Temple dedicated to the eighth tirthankar (Jain Teacher) whose symbol is the moon and Rikhabdev Jain Temple dedicated to Adinath, the first tirthankar whose symbol is the bull. Visit the Salim Singh Ki Haveli. Salim Singh was Diwan (Prime Minister) when Jaisalmer was the capital of a princely state and his mansion has a beautifully arched roof with superb carved brackets in the form of peacocks. Visit the Patva Haveli, built by five Jain brothers in 1800-1860 A.D. Each of the five Havelis has been well decorated with splendid carvings and jharokhas. Afternoon drive to Sam, on the edge of the Desert National Park, for see the sunset. Enroute visit Lodurva, about 15 kms from Jaisalmer, which was the ancient capital before the move to Jaisalmer. Visit the Jain temples, rebuilt in the late 1970s. The ornamented arches at the entrance are magnificent and the Kalp Taru - the Divine-Tree - believed to bestow all that is desired to devotees. Outside the temple, is a drainage hole, from which a snake is said to emerge every evening to drink offerings of milk. Only the lucky can see this. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 07 : Jaisalmer /Jodhpur (303 kms by Road)
Morning after breakfast leave by surface for Jodhpur. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 08 : Jodhpur (full day sightseeing)
Morning after breakfast city tour of Jodhpur. Visit Meherangarh Fort still run by the former Maharaja of Jodhpur, the Majestic Fort is just that. Sprawled across the 125-metre-high hill, this is the most impressive and formidable fort in fort studded Rajasthan. Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rajput clan known as the Rathore, founded Jodhpur in 1459. His descendants ruled not only Jodhpur, but also other Rajput princely states. The Rathore kingdom was once known as Marwar, the Land of Death. PM visit the bazar. Overnight stay at hotel.      

Day 09 : Jodhpur /Mount Abu (via Ranakpur) (270 kms by Road)
Morning after breakfast leave by surface for Mount Abu. Visit en route the Jain Temples at Ranakpur, which are some of the most important and biggest. Continue to Mount Abu. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 10 : Mount Abu /Udaipur (170 kms by Road)
Morning after breakfast drive 3 kms to reach Dilwara and visit the jain temples. There are architectural gems, decorated with what is thought to be the most intricate marble carving in the world. After, leave by surface for Udaipur, founded by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1567 and is still today very much a traditional Rajput town. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 11 : Udaipur (full day sightseeing)
Morning after breakfast city tour of Udaipur. Morning visit the grand City Palace which overlooks Pichola Lake. Afternoon, visit the Saheliyon ki Bari, the garden of the royal ladies and after visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala, a folk art museum. Overnight stay at hotel   

Day 12 : Udaipur /Chittaurgarh (112 kms by Road)
Morning after breakfast leave by surface for Chittaurgarh. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Visit the fort, built in the 7th century. On the precipitous edge of a plateau speaks eloquently of the glorious deeds of it past. Ruins of temples, palaces and water tanks and the well preserved 12th century jain Tower of Fame are extremely interesting. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 13 : Chittaurgarh /Jaipur (300 kms by Road)
Morning after breakfast leave by surface for Jaipur, the "pink city" founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, of the illustrious Kachhawa family. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.      

Day 14 : Jaipur (full day sightseeing)
Morning after breakfast drive 11 kms to Amber. Reach the fort by elephant and visit the magnificent hill fort, for six centuries the capital of the state. The pavilions and courtyards of the palace ascend in successive levels up the hill. Afternoon visit the "City of Victory" : the City Palace wich contains a collection of miniature paintings and manuscripts, armaments, bejewelled daggers and ceremonial swords, carriages, palanquins, howdahs and possibly the world's largest silver jars which were used to transport holy Ganga water for a prince travelling to England. The Hawa Mahal named the "Palace of the winds" is a tall 5 storey façade of lacy sandstone screens. It was here that the royal ladies of Jaipur once sat, to watch unobserved, festive processions winding through the streets of their city. The Jantar Mantar, the observatory of immense brick and mortar instruments of astronishing accuracy, built in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, a notable astronomer. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 15 : Jaipur /Agra (232 kms by Road)
Early morning after breakfast leave by surface for Agra. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit the Taj Mahal, the most elaborate tomb ever erected, in memory of beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in 1631, by Emperor Shah Jahan. Taj Mahal is built of pure white marble and is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 16 : Agra (full day sightseeing) / PM Varanasi train (617 kms by Night Train)
Morning after breakfast, visit the magnificent Agra Fort- commenced by emperor Akbar in 1565 for defence purposes and later reconstructed as a Fort-Palace by Shah Jahan one of the greatest builders of all times. Visit after the tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah, the mausoleum of Mirza Ghiyas Beg the father of Empress Noor Jehan embellishing with pietra dura, marble inlay and lattice work marble screens. After transfer to railway station in time to board overnight train for Varanasi. Departure from Agra 08 PM. Overnight in train.  

Day 17 : Varanasi (full day sightseeing) /Sarnath /Varanasi (20 kms by Road)
Morning, 8.20 AM, arrive Varanasi, the holiest of Indian pilgrimages. Transfer to hotel for breakfast. Drive after to Sarnath, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrim centres. It is believed that Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon here. Back Varanasi. 6 PM prayers ceremony in Varanasi ghat. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 18 : Varanasi / Khajuraho (1 h by Flight)
Early morning boat ride on river Ganga. It affords a spectacular view of the ghats. At any part, the ghats are a moving mosaic of colour, crowded with devotees bathing in the river, absorbed in their prayers, performing their rituals, consulting the pandas or family priests who sit under their palm leaf umbrellas. After, take breakfast in the hotel and transfer to airport in time to board flight for Khajuraho. Departure from Varanasi 12.20 PM. Arrival Khajuraho 1 PM. Upon arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight stay at hotel.       

Day 19 : Khajuraho (full day sightseeing)
Morning after breakfast visit the erotic temples of Khajuraho. The temples are superb example of Indo-Aryan architecture constructed by Chandella rulers in the 10th century A.D. Overnight stay at hotel.      

Day 20 : Khajuraho / Delhi (2 H 30 by Flight)
Morning after breakfast, transfer to airport in time to board flight for Delhi. Departure from Khajuraho 1.30 PM. Arrival Delhi 4.00 PM. After diner, 10 PM, transfer to Indira Gandhi International Airport in time to board your flight.       

Day 21 : Delhi / departure home
Departure from Delhi at 01.20 AM (End of the tour).       

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