Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur via Ranakpur – Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri – Varanasi – Kathmandu – Pokhara -Delhi.
20 Nights and 21 Days.
The gay tour starts from Delhi, palaces of Jaipur, the romantic Lake Palace of Udaipur, here experience exciting Agra and the spectacular Taj Mahal. Then it’s back to Delhi to spend the night before flying to your final destination. Varanasi, situated on the banks of River Ganges, is one of the oldest living cities in the world. Then Kathmandu, Mt. Everest, where your exploration of the city and surrounds is “capped” by a spectacular close range flight along the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest.
Coach, car, train & tour flights.
Day 01 :: Arrive Delhi.
Arrive Delhi. Meet and greet at the international airport. Transport to the pre-booked hotel by our very own tour representative. Relax and later proceed for city tour of Delhi: Laxmi Narayan Temple, Jantar Mantar, President House, Parliament House, Lotus Temple, Humayun Tomb, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, Jama and Raj Ghat. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 :: Delhi – Mandawa ( Drive 230 Kms – Approx 4 Hrs)
Breakfast and drive to Mandawa. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. After few hours, take a tour of the painted ‘havelis’ (mansion): Chowkhani Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli, Lakshmi narayan Ladia Haveli, Mohahanlal Saraf Haveli and Bhagchandika Haveli. Watch the splendor of almost 100 year old frescoes. See the open air art gallery of Rajasthan; this region came into prominence in the 14th century when a number of Muslim clans moved into the area and the towns of this region developed into important trading posts on the caravan routes emanating from the ports of Gujarat. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 :: Mandawa – Bikaner (165 Kms – Approx 3 Hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to hotel. Get fresh and then visit Junagarh, Devi Kund, BhandasarJain Temple and Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 :: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (330 Kms – Approx 6½ Hrs)
Leave after breakfast for the Golden city of India – Jaisalmer. Enjoy the ride on the empty roads, watch the camels, and at certain places – the deers and other wildlife – upon arr. Later proceed for a walking-tour: havellis – Nathmalji ki Haveli, Patwon ki Haveli and Salim Singh ki Haveli. In the evening watch local dances at a restaurant while having dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 :: Jaisalmer
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the fort, bazaars and old havellis. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 :: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (Drive 280 Kms – Approx 5½ Hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Jodhpur. In the afternoon visit Meharangarh Fort situated on a low sandstone hill, Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing Marble Memorium built in 1899 and the museum located in the UmaidPublic Gardens. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 :: Jodhpur – Udaipur via Ranakpur (Drive 263 Kms – Approx. 5 Hrs)
Leave after breakfast for Udaipur visiting Ranakpur on the way – the beautiful sculptured Jain temples. Continue to Udaipur. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Relax and enjoy the surroundings. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 :: Udaipur
Breakfast and proceed for morning-tour of Udaipur. Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen’s resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Free-afternoon. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09 :: Udaipur – Pushkar ( Drive 301 Kms – Approx. 6 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Pushkar in the district of Ajmer. Visit the holy Lake and also the famous Brahma Temple. Pushkar is one of the most holy places for Hindus. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 :: Pushkar – Jaipur (Drive 138 Kms – Approx. 2½ Hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Jaipur. Jaipur is the pink city of India, jewel in the desert sands of Rajasthan – settled in the rugged hills of the Aravalis. The capital of Rajasthan, it was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this color. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. The city is remarkable for its marvelous architecture and town planning as it is for the lively spirit of the people who inhabit it. Upon arrival check-in to hotel and later proceed for a drive around the city. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11 :: Jaipur
Breakfast and proceed for full-day city tour. Visit Amber Fort – the ancient capital of the State and Sheesh Mahal, Maharaja’sCity Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal and through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 12 :: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (242 Kms – Approx. 5 Hrs)
Leave after breakfast and drive to Agra. On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted city built by the third mughal ruler Akbar remained as the capital of the empire from 1570 to 1585. The Important Features of the fort are Shahi Darwaza (Kings Gate), Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan, Panch Mahal, Hide & Seek Palace and Hall for the Common. Later continue to Agra. Upon arrival transfer to hotel – overnight stay.
Day 13 :: Agra – Varanasi (By Train)
At sunrise visit Taj Mahal, see the well preserved and beautiful architecture of the monument. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Later visit Agra Fort and Sikandra Tomb. Late-evening leave for Varanasi by train. Overnight travel.
Day 14 :: Varanasi
Upon arrival transfer to hotel – breakfast and rest. Later proceed for city tour: Durga Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Shri Kashi Vishwanath,Tulsi Manas Temple and Banaras Hindu University. Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 15 :: Varanasi
At sunise, visit the Ghats. Go for boat-ride to various Ghats: Dasawamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat and Lalita Ghat. Later proceed to Sarnath. Rest of the day free for independent activities – explore the bazaar. Later see the evening prayer at the ghats. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 16 :: Varanasi – Kathmandu :: ( Fly)
Leave after breakfast and transfer to the airport for flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 17 :: Kathmandu
Breakfast at the hotel. Later visit Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter, Mahadev and ParvatiTemple and other temples. Free-time, rest of the day. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 18 :: Kathmandu – Pokhara
After breakfast drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival check-in to hotel and relax. Later proceed for half-day city tour visiting PhewaLake. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 19 :: Pokhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Later visit Barahi Temple, Mahendra Cave and Pokhara Old Bazaar. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 20 :: Pokhara – Kathmandu – Delhi (fly)
After breakfast drive to Katmandu International airport for Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel – overnight stay.
Day 21 :: Delhi – Back Home (Fly)
Breakfast at the hotel. As per your flight timings leave the hotel and drive to the International airport. Departure.