Upon arrival at Delhi international airport for 17 Nights Jewels of India Tour, you will be met by our company representative and transferred to the car to drive towards your hotel. Check-in the hotel for comfortable overnight stay.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will leave for full day guided tour in Delhi. You will visit Red Fort (Lal Qila) – this monument is made up of red sandstone and also known as “walled city”. The construction was initiated by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1526. Humayun’s Tomb- the first garden tomb of a Mughal Emperor in India and constructed by Mughal emperor Humayun’s wife Bega Begum in between 1569-1570. This monument has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and demonstrates Mughal architecture with Persian style of garden. Jama Masjid – largest mosque in India and was constructed between 1644 – 1658. Around twenty-five thousand people can offer prayer in this mosque at a single point of time and was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Also visit Qutub Minar – it is one of the most artistic & skilful Islamic architectures whose basic foundation was laid in 1199 AD by Qutubuddin Aibak. This thirteenth century Minar is 72.5 mts (about 238 feet) high and covered with intricate carvings and wonderful inscribed verses from the holy Quran. Lotus temple- also known as the Baha’i Temple and was constructed in the year 1986 in the form of a Lotus-like structure made up of pure white marble. It comprises of twenty-seven free-standing marble-clad petals and belongs to the Baha’i community. Visit Raj Ghat- it is a memorial built on Mahatma Ghandi’s cremation site. There are also two museums in this premises, which are Gandhi Memorial Museum and Gandhi Smriti Museum. In the evening, you will enjoy rickshaw ride in the bustling bazaars of Chandni Chowk and also tour Khari Baoli spice market. Overnight stay in hotel at Delhi.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for Mandawa. On arrival at this place, you will check-in the hotel for short relax. Later you will explore this place, which is famous for various Havelies and forts. You will visit Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli and many other famous Havelies. You will also visit various houses painted having colorful fresco art & painting. Overnight stay at Mandawa.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will leave for Bikaner. On arrival, check-in the hotel for short relax. Later you will visit Junagarh Fort – which was constructed in between 1589 – 1593 A.D. by Raja Rai Singh. This fort is made up of red sandstone and marble. Also visit Karni Mata Temple, wherein a 14th-century incarnation of Goddess Durga is worshipped along with rats. Then visit Bhandeshwar Jain temple, which was built by Bhanda Shah (Jain merchant) in the 15th century to honor the 23rd Jain tirthankar, Parsvanathji. Also visit Lalgarh Palace and museum, which was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh in the memory of his father. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will leave for Jaisalmer. On arrival, check-in the hotel for short relax. Later visit Jaisalmer Fort (Sonar Fort). Then you will see beautiful mansions or havelis with balconies and windows covered by fine carved screens. There are many beautiful havelis along the narrow lanes in Jaisalmer town, which has medieval ambience.. Overnight stay in hotel at Jaisalmer.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for Dechu sand dunes. On arrival, you will check-in the tent resort and relax. You will enjoy Jeep safari and many other enthralling activities that are available in this fascinating camp. Overnight stay in tent at Dechu.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will leave for Jodhpur. On arrival, check-in the hotel for relax. Later you will visit Mehrangarh Fort – one of the largest forts in India, which was constructed by Rao Jodha around 1460; Umaid Bhawan Palace – one of the world’s largest private residences having 347 rooms; Jaswant Thada- a white marble memorial built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, by his son Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899. Overnight stay in hotel at Jodhpur.
Have breakfast at the tent resort, then you will leave for Udaipur by road. En Route, you will visit Ranakpur Jain Temple dedicated to Lord Adinath, who was the first Jain Tirthankara. It also includes Chaumukha Temple and consists of several other Jain temples like the temple of Parshvanath. Also visit Kumbhalgarh Fort and then drive again towards Udaipur. On arrival check-in the hotel for relax. Overnight stay in hotel at Udaipur.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will leave for sightseeing in Udaipur. Visit Jagdish Temple, which is an Indo-Aryan temple constructed in 1651 A.D. by Maharana Jagat Singh and dedicated to Lord Jagannath; City Palace- a big palace constructed concurrently by Maharana Uday Singh, in 1559 and his successor over 300 years. It is a great fusion of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles; Saheliyon-Ki-Bari – a royal garden built by Maharana Sangram Singh between 1710 – 1734 for the royal ladies. This garden has kiosks, lotus pool, fountains and marble elephants; Fateh Sagar Lake, an artificial lake constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh in 1889. Overnight stay in hotel at Udaipur.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will leave for Jaipur. En Route, you will explore Pushkar. Visit Brahma Temple, which is the one and only temple wherein Lord Brahma (creator of the world) is worshipped. This temple was constructed in the 14th century. Then you will visit Pushkar Lake, which is one of the most sacred lakes of India and believed to be originated when the lotus flower petals fell on earth from the hands of Lord Brahma. This lake is encircled by many bathing Ghats, temples and palaces. After the completion of the sightseeing, you will drive towards Jaipur. On arrival, check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then leave for full day guided sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit Amber fort, which is located 11 km away from city of Jaipur and was built in by Raja Man Singh in the 16th century on a hilltop. It is a wonderful example of enthralling blend of Muslim and Hindu architecture constructed in white marble and red sandstone. The highlight of this fort is Sheesh Mahal-a palace acknowledged for its intricate mirror work. You can also enjoy a wonderful elephant ride in this fort. Also visit City Palace, conceived and designed by Maharaja Jai Singh, this palace is a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The City Palace complex has many buildings, courtyards and impressive gateways. The palace houses Diwan-e-Khas (the Hall of Private Audience), the Diwan-e-Aam, solid marble Mubarak Mahal, and Sawai Jai Singh’s seven-storey facade Chandra Mahal (“moon palace”). Chandra Mahal is still the residence of the present royal family. Then visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), which was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. It has more than 953 windows and the bee-hive structure is really wonderful. The king constructed this palace for the royal women to view the everyday market life through the windows. Also visit Albert Hall Museum, which is one of the oldest in the state of Rajasthan and a superb example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The museum is located in Ram Niwas garden and has a rich and big collection of artifacts such as colorful crystal works, metal sculptures, stones, carpets and paintings. Overnight stay in hotel at Jaipur.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for Agra. En Route, visit Abhaneri, which is famous for Chand Baori step-well. it is one of India’s largest and deepest step-wells. Also visit Fatehpur Sikri – deserted city which was founded by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1569. It is one of the finest preserved collections of Indian Mughal architecture and comprised of many buildings. On completion of the sightseeing, you will drive again towards Agra. Check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
Visit Taj Mahal at the time of sunrise and notice the beauty of this monument. Return to hotel for breakfast and short relax. Then you will visit Agra Fort, which is made up of red sandstone and was built in the year 1565 A.D by Mughal emperor Akbar. On completion of the sightseeing you will drive towards Orchha. After reaching this place, check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will explore Orchha. You will visit Chattris, Ram Raja temple and Jahangir Mahal. On completion of the sightseeing you will drive towards Khajuraho. After reaching this place, check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will go for sightseeing in Khajuraho. You will visit Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Vishwanath Temple and Lakshmana Temple. On completion of sightseeing, return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will be dropped at Khajuraho airport to board your flight to Varanasi. On arrival, you will check-in the hotel for short relax. Later in the evening, you will see the Aarti performed at Ganges river. Overnight stay in hotel at Varanasi.
Early morning leave for a boat excursion along the River Ganges to see the bathing Ghats and cremation site. After having breakfast at the hotel, you can walk through narrow alleys of the ancient city of Varanasi. Then visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The current shape of this temple was constructed by princess of Indore, Late Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar in 1780. Then leave for excursion tour to Sarnath which is 10 kilometers away from Varanasi. Sarnath is a Buddhist pilgrimage center and at this place Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment and also see the museum. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will be dropped at Varanasi airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival, board your international flight to home/next destination.