10 Days Rajasthan Tour with Golden Triangle & Varanasi
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations : Delhi, Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh, Ajmer, Jaipur , Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan, Varanasi
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
On arrival at the International Airport you will be received & escorted to your hotel. Check in the hotel. Have a very hearty breakfast at the hotel and then embark on full day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Delhi is the capital city of India. It is one of the most important cities of India. It is just not a city but it is a book – a book which says the history of India. This historic city has witnessed several kingdoms and many ups and downs. Seven times this city went through the pain of being built and rebuilt.
Today, Delhi is one of the most important tourism destinations in the country appealing tourists and travellers from all over the world. There are several magnificent monuments in the city narrating the saga of past. Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Old Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Rajghat, etc are historical monuments of Delhi tourists love to explore on their Delhi tours. Akshardham Temple Complex, Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Temple), Lotus Temple, Parliament House, President House, Government Building, etc all are architecturally beautiful monuments tourists love to visit. Board Overnite Train for Udaipur..
DAY 02: Delhi - Udaipur
Golden Triangle Tour with VaranasiUdaipur, is a royal city that had been the capital of Mewar rulers for centuries. The romantic city of Udaipur has a legend behind its origin and it goes like this. Once, Maharana Udai Singh happened to meet a holy sage when he was on his hunting expedition in the Aravalli Hills. The Sage counseled the King to establish a kingdom in the fertile valley that would be well-protected by the elevated Aravalli Hills. Subsequently, Maharana Udai Singh laid the foundation stone of Udaipur in 1557 A.D.
Udaipur also known as the City of Lakes, Vennace of East has been declared as the number one tourist destination of the World.
On arrival check in the Hotel. Morning after breakfast start your Udaipur city tours by visiting the magnificent City Palace and wandering through its beautiful rooms and apartments. Visit the terrific Jagdish Temple. Later visit the famous Saheliyon-ki-Bari. Later afternoon enjoy boat ride on picturesque lake – Pichola Lake,also visit the Sajjangarh Fort(also known as the Mansoon Palace). Evening visit the Vintage Car Collection & enjoy Rajasthani Dinner at Garden Hotel Veg Restaurant
DAY 03: Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to Kumbhalgarh. Built on a hilltop 1100 metres in altitude, Kumbhalgarh fort has perimeter walls that extend 36 kilometres in length , which makes it the third longest in the world after the Great Wall of China and the Great Wall of Gorgan in Iran. The frontal walls are fifteen feet thick. Kumbhalgarh has seven fortified gateways. Over 360 temples are within the fort, 300 ancient Jain and the rest Hindu. The vista from the palace top typically extends tens of kilometers into the Aravalli Range. It is widely believed that the sand dunes of the Thar desert can be seen from the fort walls.
According to legend the Maharana of Kumbhalgarh tried so many times to build the wall of the fort but each time failed to do so. They consulted a local pilgrim about their construction problems. The pilgrim advised that he be beheaded and after cutting his head to build a temple where the head should fall, and to build the wall and the fort where the rest of his body lay. Following his advice, they succeed in building the world's third largest wall.
According to popular folklore, Maharana Kumbha used to burn massive lamps that consumed fifty kgs of Ghee and a hundred kgs of cotton to provide light for the farmers who worked during the nights in the valley.
DAY 04: Udaipur - Jaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visiting the The Famous Dargah Sherif of Ajmer. Later drive to Jaipur.
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, better known as the land of kings. It is popularly described as the Pink City of India because mostly buildings are pink colored in its old city. It was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, a great ruler, astronomer, philosopher and soldier. Jaipur is globally acclaimed for its magnificent forts, elegant palaces, terrific temples, heritage monuments, museums, and more importantly charming look and exotic culture & tradition. On arrival check in the Hotel. Relax for some time, later visit the old market of Jaipur followed by a Dinner at Chokhi Dhani ( an ethnic village).
DAY 05: Jaipur
Golden Triangle Tour with VaranasiAfter breakfast start your excursion to Amber Fort enjoy elephant ride to ascend to the fort. Later Proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Albert Hall Museum and Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal & Birla Temple..
Day 06: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra, visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. On arrival at Agra check in the hotel.
Agra is a historically rich city of India. It is one of the ancient towns of India. It is widely acclaimed for its magnificent monuments like Taj Mahal – the Symbol of Love, Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daullah Tomb (the Baby Taj).
In the afternoon you will visit the splendid Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father.
DAY 07: Agra (Excursion to Mathura and Vrindavan) - Varanasi
Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunrise. Later take excursion to Mathura and Vrindavan, related with the birth and childhood Hindu god of Lord Krishna. In the evening you will be transferred to the Railway Station to board overnight train for Varanasi – the City of Temples.
DAY 08: Varanasi
Golden Triangle Tour with VaranasiOn arrival checkin the Hotel. Varanasi : formerly known as Kashi - the city that illuminates. The religious capital of Hinduism , Varanasi is the oldest living city of India & one of the worlds' most ancient. The present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the rivers Varuna & Asi.
Sarnath - the buried Buddhist city where Buddha preached his first sermon. After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya the Buddha went to Sarnath; and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park to set in motion the 'Wheel of the Dharma'. It is one of the most holy sites as in this place the stream of the Buddha's teaching first flowed. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 16th century BC to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple & the museum (closed on Fridays). At the museum is the Ashok Pillar with its four guardian lions, used as independent Indias' national emblem.
DAY 07: Agra (Excursion to Mathura and Vrindavan) -
Day 09 : Varanasi- Delhi
Early morning, leave for boat ride on the Ganges to see the bathing Ghats (river bank) & cremation site. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be a spiritually uplifting sight. The life on the Ghats bound in an endless string of rituals, ever-changing aspects of the river & the wide landscape across have fascinated visitors from all over the world. Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, city tour of Varanasi - Visit the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in Marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Benaras Hindu University which has an art gallery & the mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb. Afternoon, excursion to Ramnagar. Return by boat in the evening, enroute witness the religious ceremonies along the banks of river Ganges. Catch Overnight train for Delhi.
DAY 10\: Depart Delhi
Morning on arrival at Delhi you will be received at the Railway Station. Later check in to your Hotel. After breakfast enjoy last minute shopping at Delhi. Later drop to Airport to catch Flight back home.