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If you wish to take a tour of all the major tourist destinations of North India, you should go for the Rajasthan tour with Khajuraho. Though it is not possible to explore India in a limited period, this tour package manages to show you almost every aspect of Indian culture. During this tour of 13 days, you will be covering Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Khajuraho and some significant parts of Rajasthan including Jaipur. We have curated this tour taking into consideration all your preferences so that you enjoy the most during vacations in India.
This tour will let you catch a glimpse of the specialty of every city. Delhi is a conglomerate of old and new, which can be viewed in Old Delhi and New Delhi respectively. Jaipur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site lets you experience royalty and allows you to get close to the lives of bygone rulers by visiting forts and palaces. Similarly, you can spot imperial mansions (haveli) in Mandawa while Pushkar is considered as a holy pilgrimage by Hindus. Furthermore, you will visit Agra where you can admire the architectural beauty of the Taj Mahal, the monument of love. It is also one among the Seven Wonders of the World. You will also pay a visit to Varanasi, the Spiritual Capital of India. Here you can witness the harmonious coexistence of multiple faiths. In addition to all these places, you will also visit Khajuraho, which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are several Hindu and Jain temples in this ancient city, which have erotic sculptures carved out in stone. The temples also boast of artistic architecture. These temples represent the rich cultural heritage of the country. Hence, this tour introduces you to the history and culture of India in the best possible way. By opting for this tour, you can put your vacations to good use.
Walk through the colourful fresco painted mansions of Mandawa
Lose yourself in the spiritual ambience of Pushkar
Explore the vibrant markets of Jaipur, the Pink City
Re-discover the finest sculptures of sacred temples of Khajuraho
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges
As you touch down on Indian soil, Delhi to be precise, our courteous representative will be on hand to receive you and subsequently take you to your hotel. They call Delhi the “City of Cities” because of its continuous destruction and reconstruction in the past.
The morning is for visiting the Raj Ghat—where the remains of Mahatma Gandhi were cremated, including a museum in his honor. A visit to Jama Masjid ( one of the largest mosques in India), you will also be driving past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. One can see and enjoy the flavorsome street food on the streets of Old Delhi. The market is also famous for clothes and jewelry.
The afternoon tour will be a visit to Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb, and India Gate. As you travel around India gate, you’ll get to see the Parliament House, President’s House, including other Secretarial Buildings. The final stop will be the Lakshminarayan Temple. Overnight is at a hotel in Delhi.
Highlights: Delhi - Visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Laxmi Narayan Temple & drive past Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, President House, Parliament. etc.
You’ll go by road to Mandawa from Delhi. You’ll visit Shekhawati villages with painted havelis( mansions). The locals, the Marwaris, were noted to be very influential business people and migrated to bigger cities in search of wealth. Large structures were erected in the villages to tell their success story, painting their houses and mansions.
These villages, which are Mandawa, Nawalgarh, Dundlod, etc, are full of beautiful fresco areas, the area was coined “The Open Art Gallery”. The fresco painting depicts mythological images of gods, goddess, and animals. Overnight is in a hotel in Mandawa.
Highlights: Mandawa - Visit the Shekhawati Villages.
The trip to Pushkar begins from Mandawa, which is by road. Pushkar is known to the Hindus as a sacred place and also the oldest existing cities in India. The camel fair here will thrill you—thousands of camels and cattle exchange hands for money. The Fair takes place sometime in October or November. After your arrival and check in at the hotel, you will visit the sacred Pushkar Lake and the only Brahma temple in the world. Overnight in a hotel in Pushkar.
Highlights: Pushkar - visit the Sacred Lake and the Brahma Temple.
The journey to Jaipur begins from Pushkar. Jaipur is otherwise referred to as the Pink City, which is the capital of Rajasthan. There are several palaces with stunning designs, and the architecture is amazing. The name Pink City was given to the city because when the Prince of Wales visited in the 18th century, the city was painted pink. Jaipur was named after Maharaja Jai Singh. Enjoy a visit to the bazaar and the colorful streets. Overnight in a hotel in Jaipur.
In the morning, you’ll travel from Amer fort, which was the then capital of Jaipur. This Rajasthan Tour with Khajuraho & Varanasi will avail you the opportunity to see Surajpol, the main entrance gate to Amer Fort. You’ll also see Ganesh Gate, where you’ll find a temple dedicated to Goddess Silva Devi. Other historic places for sightseeing are The Diwan-e-Aam - hall of public audience, Diwan-e-Khas - hall of private audience, Sheesh Mahal, etc.
While in Jaipur, you’ll visit the Maharaja City Palace and Jantar Mantar, the observatory. Other places of interest are Hawa mahal( Palace of Wind) and the Garden. Shopping is strongly suggested as the city is known for clothes, precious stones, etc. Overnight in a hotel in Jaipur.
Highlights: Jaipur - Visit Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar& drive past HawaMahal.
Your holiday continues in the morning as Rajasthan Tour with Khajuraho takes you on a journey from Jaipur to Agra through Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO World heritage site with historical monuments). Again, Jama Masjid, Tomb SalimChishti, PanchMahal, and the monument of Buland Darwaza will be visited. Other places of interest to visit are Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani's palace, NaubatKhana and Birbal's house. The afternoon will be at Agra, including an overnight stay there.
Highlights: Visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Agra is a popular destination in India and the former capital of Hindustan is situated right on the banks of river Yamuna. You will visit the breathtaking Taj Mahal, the monument popularly known as the monument of love. Now included as the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Taj Mahal, is an iconic structure that commands attention. The next visit on the list is the Agra Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can opt for shopping in the afternoon or visit other interesting places. Overnight in a hotel in Agra.
Highlights: Agra – Visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.
This day you will be transferred to Jhansi by train from the Agra rail station. From Jhansi, you’ll be driven to Khajuraho. While in Khajuraho, you’ll be checked in. The erotic temples for what Khajuraho is popularly known for, are beautiful and mesmerizing. The name " Khajuraho" originates from khajur trees (date trees). Overnight in Khajuraho.
This morning you will visit unique and wonderful temples of Khajuraho. Sightseeing of Khajuraho will take you to UNESCO world heritage sites in Khajuraho that is a group of Jain, Buddhist and Hindu temples. You will tour the Bharatji or Chitragupta temple and Chaunsat Yogini Kali temple. This is made or composed of 11 headed sculpture of Lord Vishnu. These temples are world famous for their nagara-style architectural symbols and their erotic sculptures. Only Jain temple that exists today is called Parsvanath Temple. Javeri Temple is only dedicated to the Lord Vishnu (Hindu God). There are a lot of Hindu temples that are dedicated to Lord Adinath and Lord Bharma. Check-out from the hotel is at 1200 hrs. In the evening you will be transferred to the railway station to board an overnight train to Varanasi.Overnight is on the train.
Highlights: Khajuraho- visit the Chaunset Yogini Kali temple, Chitragupta temple, Lakshmana temple, Mahadev temple, Nandi and Vishvanath temple, Siva’s Visha temple and Parasvanath temple.
This morning you arrived in Varanasi and you will directly get transferred to a hotel. You have a free day to discover Sarnath - a Buddhist shrine, where Gautama Buddha (Buddhism founder) first taught dharma to the peoples. In the evening, we suggest you watch the prayer rituals at River Ganges Banks. Varanasi, also called Banaras and Kashi, is the oldest city in the world and existed before even before Rome. This is the land of culture and spiritual world. Therefore, this city is also known as city of temples, the holy city of India and oldest living city on earth. Overnight is in Varanasi.
Enjoy the early morning boat excursion on River Ganges Ghats. Manikarnika bank and Harishchandra banks are the most renowned banks that are frequently visited by hundreds of devotees. These ghats( river banks) are not only famous for a holy dip but also famous for cremation purposes. Since, Hindus believe death is the salvation of life and this city is the center of all cremation purposes in India, you may witness funeral pyres burning around the banks of Ganges. Check-out from the hotel is at 1200 hrs. Afternoon is at leisure and later in the evening, transfer to railway station in time to board the train for Delhi. Overnight is on the train.
Highlights: Varanasi - Boat ride on the River Ganges visiting the Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats.
You’ll be taken to the hotel ( if early check in is possible) in the morning hours as soon as you arrive from your travel. Rajasthan Tour with Khajuraho & Varanasi allows you a free day in Delhi or on your choice, a visit around Delhi. You can visit SwaminarayanAkshardham (world’s largest temple complexes). With a short boat ride, explore the 10,000 years of Indian history. Overnight in Delhi.
Today marks the end of your tour. In time you’ll be transferred to the airport to board the plane back to your destination. Your travel around India will be very rewarding and Rajasthan Tour with Khajuraho & Varanasi has made it possible. We look forward to having you around with more riveting experiences.