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Get to experience the allure of history at the Travel to Rajasthan by Train with Varanasi to Kathmandu.
India is a country that is renowned for its unique cultures, castes, creeds, traditions, heritages, and monuments which serves as center of attraction to many tourists. The beauty of the country lies in its famous destinations which cannot be explained by mere words, instead they need to be experienced.
Through the tour, get to witness the rich diversity of the country. Make this vacation your best by visiting marvelous locations with your friends, family, and acquaintances. Get to see intricate carvings, sacred texts, temples, pavilions, ghats, museums, fortifications, ramparts, and much more like never before.
The Rajasthan Train Tour with Varanasi to Kathmandu begins at Delhi from where you will be travelling to Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi, and Kathmandu. Get to cover nine different destinations in 18 days. Witness locations that listed as the World Heritage Site and the infamous Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Get to spend time capturing moments at the panoramic and picturesque views, also get to see part of the Himalayan ranges. Also, get to visit some other towns at leisure such as Chittorgarh, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur.
Rejuvenate your mind and soul and witness the best of India.
The highlights include:
Visiting the Taj Mahal which is one the Seven Wonders of the World, and other infamous monuments in Agra.
Visiting the Jantar Mantar and Jaisalmer Fort that are listed under the World Heritage.
Visiting iconic temples and ghats at Varanasi that provide an insight of the Hindu culture.
On your arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to your hotel by a professional guide. On freshening up, you will head out for a marvelous tour across the capital of India, Delhi. The place is known for its wide range of history and legends associated with the place. It is also one of the seven union territories of India. Ranging from the Mughal dynasty to Sayyid dynasty, all infamous rulers had their Empire here. The place has a cool weather and is also the host to major events of the country such as flag hoisting on Independence Day.
The Rajasthan Train Tour will start by arriving at the Red Fort. It is an iconic Mughal fortress built in the 17th century. It is renowned for the red sandstone by which it is built. The fort is now lined with several museums. The next destination will be the glorious Qutub Minar, which is the tallest minaret in the world. The minaret was completed by Iltutmish belonging to the Sultans. Then, you will head on to the India Gate, which is a war memorial. It was once called as the “Kingsway”. The historical monument was built to pay respects for the Indian soldiers of the British Indian Army, who died in the First World War.
The Lotus Temple, is another religious site famed in Delhi. The temple has a flower-like design that captivates most of the tourists for a visit. Then, you will also visit the Humayun’s Tomb that is made up of red sandstone. It was built in 1572 in memory of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Post tour, transfer to railway station for Jaisalmer.
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.
Arrive at Jaisalmer and get transferred to your hotel. The city is known as the “Golden City of India” and was once declared as the World Heritage Site. This glorious city is built on a yellow sandstone that are home to several Jain temples. It is also connected to the Great Indian Desert, the Thar Desert. Jaisalmer was named after its ruler and founder Jaisal Singh of the Rajput Kingdom.
The Jaisalmer Tour begins by visiting the infamous Jaisalmer Fort. It is also known as the Sonar Quila locally. The fort is built by Rawal Jaisal. It comprises of four gateways, the main Raj Mahal, seven Jain temples, and several havelis. The next destination will be the Patwon Ki Haveli. It was a grand palace. Now, it is an extraordinary museum that provides an insight over the history of the place through artifacts, paintings, carvings, and sacred texts. Then the next destination you will be visiting is the Salim Singh Ki Haweli or Moti Mahal. It is notable for its peacock-shaped roof and beautifully designed balconies.
The Vyas Chhatri is cenotaph that belonged to sage Vyas. Here, the sage wrote the epic Mahabharata that plays an important role in the Hindu mythology. The Tazia Tower is multi-level architecture. The building has many arched doors, windows, and finely shaped features with cuts. Post tour, get transferred to railway station for train to Jodhpur.
Highlights: Jaisalmer - Visit the Jaisalmer Fort, Salim Ji Ki Haveli & Patwon ki Haveli.
Upon arrival in Jodhpur, get transferred to your new hotel and freshen up. In the evening, head out for a marvelous tour across the city. Jodhpur, was once a princely state. It is named after its founder, Chief Rao Jodha of the Rajput kingdom. It has wide trade routes in copper, dates, opium, and silk.
At the tour, the first stop will be at the Mehrangarh. The historic site built 410 feet above the city is home to numerous galleries, museums, and history. It also offers a panoramic view of the city from the top. The next location will be the Jaswant Thada, a memorial made up of white marble. It was built in honor of the great Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The next destination will be the Kaylana Lake. It is a reservoir that offers boating, rowing, bird watching, and other recreational activities for tourists. It also provides travelers an insight over the city’s beautiful nature and creations. Overnight at Jodhpur.
Highlights: Jodhpur - visit Meherangarh fort, Jaswant Thada and Umaid Public Gardens
Today, head out for a long drive to Ranakpur, which is a small village in Rajasthan. Here, get to witness the Ranakpur Jain temple that is dedicated to the Tirthankara Rishabanantha. The temple also shows exquisite architectural style as well. Then arrive at the Ranakpur Dam where you can see serene mountain ranges and nature around you. Then head out for the Surya Temple as well. Post journey, you will get transferred to Udaipur by road.
Udaipur famously known as the “City of Lakes” is famous city in Rajasthan. It named after its founder Maharaja Udai Sing II. The city is also the hometown of the legendary warrior Maharana Pratap. The city is connected to the Aravali Ranges and isolated from the Thar Desert. It is also a well-connected city in term of transportation facilities, ports, and trades. It is one of the more picturesque Rajput period places in Rajasthan.
Highlights: Visit Ranakpur Temples
Upon arriving at Udaipur, you will witness the Lake Pichola. The lake is a man-made lake and comprises of several island palaces. Here, you can go for boat rides that take you on a tour across the islands. Then visit the City Palace that is situated on its banks. The palace was built by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh. The next stop will be at the Jagdish Temple. The temple is a renowned Hindu temple amongst many tourists. It comprises of many intricate carvings, details, statues, and artworks. The next destination will be the Fateh Sagar Lake. This lake is also an artificial lake. It has three islands in the center which are parks or gardens. Go across this historical reservoir and spend some time across the beautiful gardens.
Highlights: Udaipur - Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir, Sahelion ki Bari & drive around Fatehsagar Lake.
Today, you can explore many more exciting places such as the Monsoon palace, Moti Magri, Saheliyon-Ki-Bari and much more on your own.
You can head out for the nearby town Chittorgarh as well. The city was once the capital of a powerful kingdom, Mewar. It is situated on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. At Chittorgarh, you can visit places such as the Vijaya Stamba, Chittor Fort, Meera Temple, Kumbh Palace, Kalika Mata Temple, and much more.
Arrive at Jaipur and get transferred to your hotel where you can relax your muscles. Then head out for a lovely journey across the city. The first stop will be the Amer Fort. The fort is situated on a hilltop, hence providing tourists with picturesque views. It comprises of both Hindu and Muslim elements in its architecture. It also offers several elephant rides as well. Then, the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of the Winds is also renowned site in the Jaipur city. It is built with reddish-pink sandstone by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The next destination will be the Jantar Mantar. It is under the World Heritage Site and is known for its instruments for astronomical observation. It is a sundial with hypotenuse lined along with the Earth’s axis. The Jal Mahal is an iconic palace in middle of the Man Sagar. It is made of red sandstone like majority of historical monuments in Jaipur. Its special as half of the palace is under water. The next destination Sheesh Mahal. It is renowned for ornate mirrors. It is located on the pavilion in the Amber Fort. Overnight at Jaipur.
Highlights: Jaipur - Visit Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar & drive past Hawa Mahal.
Jaipur is also known as the “Pink City”. The city is mainly painted or dominated by pink color, from where it gets its name. The city was founded by Jai Singh II, who was a famous Amer ruler. It is widely known for historical monuments and sites that listed under the World Heritage. The city forms the “Golden Triangle” with Delhi and Agra, as most tourists visit these three fabulous locations when they come to India. It is also one of the top ten populous city in India.
Today, you can visit the city on your own. Some famous landmarks include Chandra Mahal, Johari Bazar Road, Naharagarh Biological Park, Kesar Kyari Garden, Moatha Lake, and much more. After your visit at Jaipur, you will get transferred to railway station for train to Agra.
On arrival in Agra, get transferred to your hotel where you can relax after your travel. In the evening, head out to visit the beautiful city. Agra, also known as, Akbarabad I situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It is widely known for the infamous Taj Mahal which will be the first stop at the tour. The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is made up of pure white marble and is located on bank of river Yamuna. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is known for the Emperor’s epic love story.
The next stop will be at the Agra Fort. It is made up of red sandstone by the Mughals. It has a semi-circular shape. It has four majestic gates and interiors made up of marble. It is told that Shah Jahan ruined some interiors of the fort to build the Taj Mahal for his wife. The next destination will be the Akbar’s tomb. It is one of the most notable landmark in Agra. It is built in honor of the greatest, strongest, and toughest Mughal Emperor Akbar who played crucial role in the history.
Highlights: Agra –Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.
Today, you can spend your time visiting other places at Agra. Some famous locations you can visit include Mehtab Bagh, Jama Mosque, Chin Ka Rauza, Panch Mahal, Kalakriti, and much more. The city is the heart of the Mughal Empire, so here there are a variety of tomb’s and monuments built in the name of Akbar, Shah Jahan, Mumtaz, Jahangir, Mariam, and many more great legends.
Post journey, get transferred to railway station for train to Varanasi. Upon arriving at Varanasi, check into your new hotel and relax. In the evening head out to stroll across the streets of Varanasi. Post journey, get transferred to the railway station for a train to Delhi. On reaching Delhi, you will check into your new hotel. Overnight at Delhi.
On arriving at Varanasi, you will be transferred to your hotel. After freshening up, you can enjoy the day at leisure across the wondrous religious city.
Varanasi is also known as Banaras and is situated on Banks of river Ganga. It is a famous religious site and is considered the holiest as well. The city is also known as the “City of Light”. Many devotees come to visit the place during festivals and special occasions. Overnight is at Varanasi.
The first stop at the Varanasi tour will be the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The temple has several Jyotirlingas and located on the banks of river Ganga. It is built for Lord Shiva. The next stop will be the Dashashwamedh Ghat. The ghat is home to several religious rituals, worships, and prayers along the banks of river Ganga. The Manikarnika Ghat is the oldest ghats where Hindu cremations take place. The next destination will be Ramnagar Fort that is made up of sandstone. It is built by Raja Balwant Singh. It also has museum that is lined with cars, arms, dresses, and much more. Overnight is at Varanasi.
Highlights: Varanasi - Boat ride on the River Ganges visiting the Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats.
Today, get transferred to the airport at Varansi, for flight to Kathmandu. On arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your new hotel, where you can relax.
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. People here speak Nepali and follow the Newar culture. However, some part of the population also speaks Chinese, French, and Korean as well. It is located at the foothills of the Himalayas. You can get to witness a small part of the Himalayan ranges from far as well. The place was listed under the World Heritage Site in 1979 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. The might river, Bagmati flows across its valleys. It is also connected to Lalitpur and Bhaktapur which are its sister cities. The city is loaded with stupas, stambas, shrines, temples, and much more that are major tourist hubs.
Upon reaching Kathmandu, get transferred to your new hotel by a professional guide. Relax your muscles and head out for a lovely journey in the evening. The first stop will be the Thamel. It is known as the center of tourist industry. This place is known for bustling nightlife, shopping, and commercial goods. The next stop will be the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The square is surrounded by palaces and temples that have fine carvings, details, and structures. The next destination will be the Garden of Dreams. The garden is loaded with fountains, birdhouses, and sport pavilions. After tour, stay at the hotel overnight in Kathmandu.
Highlights: Kathmandu – visit Mahadev Temple, Parvati Temple & Hanuman Dhoka.
Today, you can spend your time strolling across the area’s famous locations and sites. You can visit the Swayambhunath, Kasthamandap, Narayanhity Palace, Boudhanath, and Taleju Temple, as well. You can go shopping at Durbar Marg which is the heart of this city. The place is loaded with art galleries, eateries, and stores. It also connects to the Royal Palace of Narayanhity, which is another great location you must visit.
From Kathmandu you can also visit its sister towns namely, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur as well. Lalitpur is also known as Manigal. It is also called as the “City of Festival and Feast”. Apart from being host to many festivals, it is also known for its ancient art and stone carvings. Some famous locations here include Patan Dhoka, Mahavihara, Banglamukhi Temple, and Krishna Mandir. Bhaktapur or the “Place of Devotees” is also known as Khwopa. It is listed under the World Heritage Site for its preserved culture, temples, and history. The place is also known for stone carvings and antique art pieces. The city’s specialty also lies in its “Ju Ju Dhau”, a special yogurt. Some famous places include Layaku Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, Bhairab Nath Temple, Dattatreya Temple, Ta Pukhu and Changu Narayan.
Today, get transferred to the Kathmandu airport for flight to Delhi.