This cultural tour gives 18 days of truly delightful travel experience backed up by superb accommodation. Each travel destination presents a constant and unequaled spectacle and unique cultural revelation. It is an all encompassing trip taking you to the vibrant places and dynamics of Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi. Each of these places has preserved their cultural heritages. As you travel from one destination to another you get amazing diversity in cultural offerings. Undeniably, this tour offers a plethora of adventure, fun and excitement.
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Day 2 Drive Delhi to Mandawa
Day 3 Drive from Mandawa to Bikaner
Day 4 Drive from Bikaner to Jaisalmer
Day 5 Sightseeing in Jaisalmer
Day 6 Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
Day 7 Sightseeing in Jodhpur
Day 8 Drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur
Day 9 Sightseeing in Udaipur
Day 10 from Udaipur to Pushkar
Day 11 Drive from Pushkar to Jaipur
Day 12 Sightseeing in Jaipur
Day 13 Drive from Jaipur to Agra
Day 14 from Agra to Varanasi
Day 15 Sightseeing in Varanasi
Day 16 Varanasi - Delhi &
Day 17 Departure
As soon as you land at Delhi airport, our staff will be at your warm reception to escort you to your hotel. After getting thoroughly briefed about the travel plan, you can make all the apt travel preparations accordingly. You get to have free time to indulge in any kind of activities of your choice..
Drive Delhi to Mandawa
Once you have your breakfast, you will be driven to your hotel in Mandawa. After enjoying a delicious meal and the facilities of the hotel, you can explore around Mandawa city. Eventually, you overnight at the hotel after dinner..
Drive from Mandawa to Bikaner
Soon after breakfast, our staff will drive you to Bikaner. En route, you will spot several locals riding camels and this is the usual customary habit which makes Bikaner uniquely different from other parts of India. Upon arriving at your hotel in Bikaner, you can erase you tiredness and enjoy hearty lunch. Thereafter, you get to venture into Bikaner's cultural exploration. Embracing the fondest memories of Bikaner, you doze off to sleep at your hotel..
Drive from Bikaner to Jaisalmer
Breakfast follows a scenic drive to Jaisalmer. The journey ends at your hotel in Jaisalmer where you stay for the night..
Sightseeing in Jaisalmer
Right after breakfast, you make an early start to explore Jaisalmer with the assistance of your guide. You get to learn about local culture, food, arts and people. Forts on the other hand make very alluring sight. In the evening, you get to have your dinner in a typical Rajastani style and interestingly the food will also be served on traditional earthenware pots by India women in Rajastani attire. Even the place where you have to dine will be an exact replica of typical Rajastani village hut with thatched roofs. Other cuisine like Continental and Muglai food will also be served. During the dinner, the hotel entertains you with the live performance of Rajastani Folk music and Dance. After this eventful experience, you retreat back to the comfort of your bed at your hotel..
Drive from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur
You leave Jaisalmer early in the morning after breakfast. This time your travel destination is Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan. It takes 4 and half hours to reach Jodhpur. With warm reception and hospitality, our staff will escort you to your hotel in Jodhpur..
Sightseeing in Jodhpur
Nicknamed as "Sun City", "Blue City" and also as "Marwar", Jodhpur is most soght after destination for its palaces, forts, temples and pictureque desert landscape. Thick stone wall encloses the city with its Nagauri gate, Merati gate, Sojati gate, Jalori gate, Siwanchi gate and Chand gate. Your well structured Jodhpur Sightseeing tour starts after breakfast with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort which towers the city at an elevation of 125 m. The fort has a musuem that has amzingly preserved India's miniatures, antique furnitures, palanquins, howdahs, royal cradles, miniatures, musical instruments, costumes and many other object of historic value. Further on, you will be driven past the Clock Tower to visit Jaswant Thada, a white marble memorial of Maharja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899. There are two tombs residing near this historical monument. 20th century Umaid Bhavan Palace is your next destination. This palace got its name from its founder Maharaja Umaid Singh and locals also call this palace by the name "Chittar Palace" as it was constructed using chittar sandstone. Its architectural aesthetics include picturesque courtyards, spacious elegant rooms, beautiful balconies, royal residence, the Heritage hotel and museum. Other worthwhile visits are to Osiyan Temple, Girdikot and Sardar market and Maha Mandir. Eventually, you return to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay..
Drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur
Soon after breakfast, you will be driven to Udaipur for 4 hours. The journey ends at your hotel in Udaipur where you receive the warm reception and utmost hospitality. You get free time to make the most of your stay. After dinner, you overnight at the hotel..
Sightseeing in Udaipur
Udaipur sightseeing tour starts after breakfast in the company of an experienced guide. After exploring the major cultural highlight, you return to your hotel for meals and good night sleep..
Drive from Udaipur to Pushkar
After breakfast you take a culturally stimulating 7 hours drive from Udaipur to Pushkar which eventually concludes at your hotel in Pushkar. The hotel caters to your every need. After delicious lunch, you venture on a quest to explore the cultural highlights of Pushkar. Pushkar, spread across an area of 5.10 sq.km, is regarded a very sacred Hindu pilgrimage for its 14th century Brahma temple, Savitri Temple, Rangji Temple, Warah Temple and Apteshwar Temple. It is most popular for its Pushkar fair which is celebrated for 5 days on the Kartik Purnima during the month of October or November. Besides Indians people from nooks and corners come to buy and sell camel During Pushkar fair and this is the major attraction of the fair. Pushkar Lake, a religious site, is the most frequented site for pilgrims who come here to achieve salvation by taking a bath in this lake. Pushkar sightseeing tour gets more fascinating as you head towards legendary Pushkar Palace to witness the sheer mystism of Indian archiecture and arts. Lastly, you return to your hotel with insightful travel experience..
Drive from Pushkar to Jaipur
Leaving behind Pushkar with the lasting memories, you will be driven to Jaipur after breakfast. On reaching your hotel in Jaipur, you get to enjoy the high quality services. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is popularly called "Pink City" and was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. In the evening, you can stroll around the bustling city at your own pace..
Sightseeing in Jaipur
Jaipur sightseeing journey commences after breakfast. Your professional guide takes you to the vibrant cultural spots. One such site is Amber Fort which you will definitely find an absolute delight. Riding on an elephant to the courtyard of Amber Palace, you walk down the times of ancient Indian kings and receive grand royal reception. Marvelous architecture of the fort reflects both Hindu and Muslim influences. Carpet weaving industry has brought in huge income generation and employment opportunities in Jaipur. If you wish to see in person how carpets are manufactured, you can visit weaving centers. After lunch, you continue sightseeing other sites like Jaipur Maharaja's City Palace, the Palace of Wind, Nahargarh Fort and Jantar Mantar stone Observatory. All these palaces are living history of bravery and valor of Jaipur's legendary Kings and the richness of ancient Indian architecture, arts and culture. History has it that during the reign of kings and queens, women from royal background was secluded from the outside world to live within the walls of the Palace of Wind which in Jaipur is called Hawa Mahal. With huge insights, you return to your hotel for dinner and night cap..
Drive from Jaipur to Agra
Journey towards Agra immediately starts after breakfast. On reaching your hotel in Agra, we make all necessary travel arrangement to make your stay memorable. In the meantime you can enjoy the services of the hotel and indulge in activities of your choice..
Drive from Agra to Varanasi
An experienced guide will take you to Taj Mahal after lunch. Taj Mahal is regarded one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a World Heritage. It was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz and thus represents the immortal love of a husband for his wife. The mere mention of Taj Mahal conjures of an image of marvelous architectural jewels which for centuries have held the entire world spellbound with its unparalled beauty. In the evening you will catch an overnight train to Varanasi..
Sightseeing in Varanasi
Our staff will receive you at the railway station in Varanasi and thereafter escort you to your hotel. In the afternoon after refreshment, a sightseeing tour will be arranged. Visits to religious sites, cultural heritages and local markets give you a real picture of Varanasi. After sightseeing you return to your hotel for meal and overnight stay. On the second day also you continue exploring Varanasi. You also get to enjoy boating at the Ganges. Later, you can utilize your free time indulging in any kind of activities of your choice. Eventually, after dinner you overnight at the hotel..
Fly from Varanasi to Delhi
You have to take a morning flight to Delhi. At the Delhi airport, after formal reception drives you to your hotel where you get time to rest and spend the night..
After breakfast our staff will escort you to Delhi airport to catch a flight back to your hometown..
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