13 Days | Rajasthan Tour with Khajuraho

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Rajasthan Tour with Khajuraho & Varanasi
Delhi

Mandawa

Pushkar

Jaipur

Agra

Khajuraho

Varanasi

Delhi

Tour Overview

Enjoy a grand journey through North India and relish enthralling cultures and several other tourist attractions via Rajasthan Tour with Khajuraho and Varanasi. An exciting time awaits you with highlights, such as the erotic temples of Khajuraho, the burning ghats of Banaras, the Taj Mahal, and be delighted every step of the way.

Can one truly explore all the facades of this country in one lifetime? Maybe not, but you can still have a feel of what India is like by taking a Rajasthan Tour with Khajuraho and Varanasi.

This tour package will bring to view a number of iconic sights, for example, a fairy-tale place like palaces of Rajasthan. Discover the contrast of India’s bustling city, Delhi, which is the first port of call when you touch down before taking a trip to see the carved temples of Khajuraho and the Holy City of Benaras. You’ll also be visiting Agra to see one of the world’s iconic monuments, Taj Mahal. Discover beautiful palaces and splendid forts in Rajasthan.

The visit to Khajuraho makes this tour an interesting sojourn. The Khajuraho group of monuments is famous for its erotic structures and can be better appreciated for unique artistic architecture. Travelers look for unique experiences and you can’t go wrong with this tour package as you witness one of the marvels of Indian history.


Tour highlights

  • Walk through the colourful fresco painted havelis 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

Itinerary

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Day 01 Touch Down for the tour of Delhi

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 over time.

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) driving past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Experience the food and other stuff like clothes and jewelry in the shops.

The afternoon tour will be a visit to Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb, and India Gate. As you travel, you’ll get to see the Parliament House, President’s House, including other Secretarial Buildings. The final stop will be the Lakshminarayan Temple. You’ll stay overnight at a hotel in Delhi.

Highlights: Delhi - Visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Laxmi Narayan Temple & drive past Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, President House, Parliament. etc.

Day 02 Tour of Mandawa from Delhi

You’ll go by road to Mandawa from Delhi. You’ll visit Shekhawati villages with painted havelis or houses. 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 havelis.

These villages, which are Mandawa, Nawalgarh, Dundlod, etc, are full of beautiful fresco, havelis, and mansions, and the area was coined “The Open Art Gallery”. The fresco painting depicts mythological images of gods, goddess, and animals. You’ll stay overnight in a hotel in Mandawa.

Highlights: Mandawa - Visit the Shekhavati Villages.

Day 03 Tour of Pushkar from Mandawa by Road

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 camel and cattle exchange hands for money. The Fair takes place sometime in October or November. You’ll stay overnight in a hotel in Pushkar.

Highlights: Pushkar - visit the Sacred Lake and the Brahma Temple.

Day 04 Tour of Pushkar from Mandawa by Road

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 visit 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. You’ll stay overnight in a hotel in Jaipur.

Day 05 Tour of Pushkar from Mandawa by Road

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 Goddes 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 maha and the Garden. Shopping is strongly suggested as the city is known for clothes, precious stones, etc. You’ll stay overnight in a hotel in Jaipur.

Highlights: Jaipur - Visit Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar & drive past Hawa Mahal.

Day 06Travel from Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri to Agra

Your holiday continues in the morning as Rajasthan Tour with Khajuraho takes you on a journey from Jaipur to Agra through Fatehpur Sikir (UNESCO World heritage site with historical monuments). Again, Jama Masjid, Tomb Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal, and the monument of Buland Darwaza will be visited. Other places of interest to visit are Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani's palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal's house. The afternoon will be at Agra, including an overnight stay there.

Highlights: Visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Day 07Tour of Agra

Agra is a popular destination in India and the former capital of Hindustan is situated right on the banks of river Yamuna. You’ll see the Taj Mahal, an iconic structure that commands attention. The next visit is Agra Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shop in the afternoon or visit more interesting places. You’ll stay overnight in a hotel in Agra.

Highlights: Agra – Visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.

Day 08Travel to Jhansi from Agra by train and to Khajuraho by road

Your vacation moves 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 are beautiful and that is what Khajuraho is known for. Khajuraho originates from khajur trees (date trees). You’ll stay overnight in Khajuraho.

Day 09Tour of Khajuraho & later overnight train to Varanasi

This morning you will visit unique and wonderful temples of Khajuraho. Seighseeing of Khajuraho will take you 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 sculture of Lord Vishnu. These temples are world famous for their nagara-style architectural symbols and their erotic sculptures. Only jain temple that existes today is called as Parasvanath 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 for Varanasi night train. Overnight is on board 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.

Day 10Sightsseing of Varanasi

This morning you arrived in Varanasi and you will directly transferred to 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 to watch Arti at River Ganges Ghats. Varanasi also called as Banaras and Kashi and is the oldest city in the world and existed before even before Rome. This is the land of Cultural and spiritual world. Therefore, this city is also known as city of temples, holy city of India and oldest living city on earth. Overnight is in Varanasi.

Day 11Tour of Varanasi & later overnight train to Delhi.

Your early morning will be in boat excursion on River Ganges Ghats. Manikarnika ghat and Harishchandra ghat is most renowned ghat that are frequently by hundred of devotees. These ghats are not only famous for a holy dip but also famous for cremation purposes. Because, 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 ghats 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 for Delhi. Overnight is onboard the train.

Highlights: Varanasi - Boat ride on the River Ganges visiting the Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats.

Day 12Destination Delhi

You’ll be taken to the hotel 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. Pay a visit to Swaminarayan Akshardham (world’s largest temple complexes). With a short boat ride, explore the 10,000 years of Indian history. You’ll stay overnight in Delhi.

Day 13Departure

Today marks the end of your tour and travel and you’ll be transferred to the airport to board a plane back to your destination. Your travel round 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.


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Rajashan Tour with Khajuraho

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