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ROYAL RAJASTHAN & VARANASI

Delhi- Varanasi - Ahmadabad - Patan - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra

(13 Nights/ 14 Days) October 24- November 5,  2020


October 24- Day 1: Arrive New Delhi (By Air)

Late night arrival. Our representative will greet you at the airport and assist with hotel transfer. Relax and get acclimated to the new time zone.

Hotel: Le Meridian OR Similar

October 25- Day 2: New Delhi 

After lunch depart for sightseeing of the capital of India. Drive through Parliament house, India gate, Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi memorial. Aksherdham temple. Enjoy Light & Sound show. Observe Dusserah celebration in the city where king Ravana's effigy is burnt to celebrate victory of good over evil. Overnight in Delhi. 

October 26- Day 3: Delhi / Varanasi (By Air)

Morning visit to Old Delhi. See UNESCO site of Red fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s tomb,  Chandani Chawk. Depart for Varanasi. Enjoy evening aarti of river Ganges, a Hindu puja ceremony on the banks of the river where invocation is done with conch shell, ringing of the bells and fire offerings. A must see sight of spiritual India. Visit Silk saree weaving workshop and Sarnath where Buddha gave his 1st sermon. Overnight in Varanasi. 

Hotel: Taj Ganges OR Similar

October 27- Day 4: Varanasi - Ahmadabad (By Air)

In the morning take a sunrise boat ride on river Ganges to observe daily rituals of locals. Visit Silk saree weavers of Varanasi, a visit to Sarnath where Buddha gave his first sermon. In the afternoon transfer to  Varanasi airport for flight to Ahmadabad. Overnight in Ahmadabad. 

Hotel: Hyatt Ahmadabad OR Similar

October 28- Day 5: Ahmadabad

Welcome to Ahmadabad the UNESCO city of state of Gujarat. After breakfast proceed to see Textile museum. Later proceed for city tour to see various architectural monuments. Visit home of Mahatma Gandhi an inspirational place for all.  Enjoy a relaxing evening at Riverfront. Overnight in Ahmadabad. Enjoy authentic Gujarati dinner at rooftop restaurant 

*Dinner Included

October 29- Day 6: Ahmadabad -Patan (By A/C Vehicle)

In the morning depart for 11th century Sun temple. Hindu temple dedicated to Sun God. Proceed to UNESCO site of 'Rani ki va' an ancient step well architecture for water conservation in Patan. Visit 'Patola' textile museum to see Tie Dye art of Gujarat. Patola sarees are hand painted with natural colors. Observe this unique art done by traditional family. Overnight in Patan. 

Hotel: Grand Raveta OR Similar

October 30- Day 7: Patan - Udaipur (By A/C Vehicle)

Morning depart for Udaipur. En route visit unique architecture and intricate marble carving at Jain temple. The five marble temple complex is a holy pilgrimage place for Jains. Welcome to Udaipur 'City of lakes'. Enjoy an authentic Rajasthani dinner at rooftop restaurant adn settle in to hotel with Palace style ambiance. Overnight in Udaipur. 

Hotel: Trident OR Similar

*Dinner Included

October 13- Day 8: Udaipur 

Day starts with visit to Udaipur palace, Jag mandir, boat ride in lake Pichola., Sahelion ki bari. Panoramic view of famous lake palace hotel. An evening is reserved for an enchanting folk dance show by the local women. Overnight in Udaipur. 

Day 9: Udaipur - Jaipur (By Air)

Fly to Jaipur the 'Pink city'.  In the afternoon visit textile shop and block printing workshop. Enjoy camel ride at Jal Mahal. Overnight in Jaipur. 

Hotel: Trident OR Similar

November 1-Day 10: Jaipur

Full day city tour of Jaipur. Visit to Amer Fort. Fort was built by Rajput and Mughal emperors.  Unique fort with both Rajasthani and mughal architecture over 150 years. Attend local temple for evening aarati ceremony. Overnight in Jaipur. 

November 2-Day 11: Jaipur

Post breakfast sight seeing tour of Jaipur City palace, 16th century  observatory Jantar Mantar. Walk through a bustling bazaar of Jaipur and shopping at local markets. Later join culinary session of Rajasthani cooking followed by a meal. Overnight in Jaipur. 

*Dinner Included

November 3-Day 12: Jaipur - Agra (By A/C Vehicle)

Drive to Agra. In the afternoon visit iconic Taj Mahal and its picturesque beauty. No words or photographs can capture beauty of this majestic monument. Spent time admiring and soaking in its glory. Overnight in Agra. 

Hotel: Trident OR Similar

November 4- Day 13: Agra

Early morning private yoga session with view of the Taj Mahal OR morning spent at leisure. Post breakfast proceed to see Marble factory and Agra Fort. Overnight in Agra. 

November 5- Day 14: Agra- Delhi (By A/C Vehicle) - US Departure 

Morning @ leisure. Drive to Delhi for US departure. Flight back home

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Exclusion

  • All hotel accommodations at 4 & 5 star hotels 
  • All breakfasts
  • All internal flights
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Local, English-speaking guides
  • Privately escorted tours
  • Local transportation via air conditioned motor vehicle
  • All sightseeing fees
  • All cultural activities

Exclusion

Additional Information

Exclusion

  • Air transportation to and from India
  • Daily lunches and dinners (unless otherwise specified in the itinerary)
  • Tips and gratuity 
  • Visa processing fees
  • Travel insurance 
  • Vaccination charges
  • Any business meeting set up or contact services
  • Airline reservations outside of the package dates 

Additional Information

Additional Information

Additional Information

  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult traveler
  • Physical activity level – moderate. Walking, climbing and full day sightseeing is normal part of the itinerary
  • Limited wheel chair accessibility at many tourist spots 
  • Some flexibility is required for meal timing
  • Free consultation & assistance for Trip planning