Every year a large number of travelers go to India to discover the main attractions of the country. In lack of inspiration for your next vacation? Why not opt for the discovery of India and its countless attractions? One of the best times to discover the country is during the Diwali festival. As a reminder, the festival of Diwali or Divali is an important holiday in the Indian world. It is the festival of Lights inseparable from the festival of Dusshera (which takes place 20 days before). During this famous holiday, the Indians offer each other gifts. Fireworks are also fired. The festivities last 5 days, of which the 3rd day remains the most important. This is the day dedicated to the goddess Lakshmi. This 3rd day is also the last of the year of the Hindu Vikram calendar, used in the north of India. To better discover this part of the country, nothing better than a Tour of North India and Rajasthan
After breakfast, get ready to experience a unique adventure rich in emotions and discoveries in Delhi. Upon your arrival at the airport on the night of October 22, 2019, you will be very well received by our guide. You will then be transferred directly to your hotel. Take the time to rest quietly. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
23 October , 2019: Delhi
On Day 2, after breakfast, get ready to discover the beauty of the Indian capital. Delhi will not leave you indifferent. It is a city full of charm just waiting to be explored. Also note that this is the main gateway to the country. It is a dynamic and charming city that is worth the visitr on a North India trip. The city of Delhi mixes wonderfully modernity and ancestral culture. There are many sights to discover in the heart of the city such as Hamayun Tomb, Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Rakabganj Sikh Temple and Rajghat and many more. Then you will have dinner and spend the night at the hotel.
24 October , 2019: Delhi - Mandawa (Shekawati)
After breakfast, get ready to take the road to Mandawa (280 km / 6 ½ hours drive). Discover the beautiful region of Shekawati. This is one of the must steps of any India trip. This stage of the trip will allow you to discover the famous Havelis. As a reminder, these are small mansions of rich merchants with beautifully crafted decorations. The facades of these unique hotels are painted with charming scenes and the inner courtyards are adorned with painted and carved pillars. As an indication, most of these Havelis date back to the 18th and early 20th centuries. These are the main sights of the region. You will also discover the main cities of the Mandawa region: Fatehpur, Jhunjhunu, Nawalgarh, Mandawa and Ramgarh. One thing is certain, you will not have time to get bored between visiting these beautiful cities. A multitude of curiosities are to discover.
25 October , 2019: Mandawa - Bikaner
The next day, after breakfast, from Mandawa, you will discover Bikaner during your tours in North India. After breakfast, take the road back to Bikaner (180 Kms / 3 ½ hours drive). For those who do not know yet, Bikaner is a city in Rajasthan, and main town of Bikaner district. It is a tourist city located in the northwest of the state of Rajasthan. It is also an almost obligatory stage of any trip to India. Bikaner is located about 190 km north-northeast of Jodhpur. Note that this is the 4th largest city in Rajasthan. It is surrounded by a crenellated rampart and was once a must step on the road of caravans. Note that a Camel Festival in Bikaner takes place every year during the month of February. Among the sights of the city are Junkagarh Fort, Bika Ki Tekri (or Old Fort), Lalgarh Palace, etc. The "tuk-tuk" walk is also a "must" once there. It is a nice way to discover the many facets of the old city proposed by the travel agency in India. Then, dinner and overnight at the hotel are part of the rest of your program.
26 October , 2019:Bikaner - Jodhpur
Your trip to Rajasthan must go through the discovery of Jodhpur. It is a city in the state of Rajasthan in the Thar desert, in the north-west of the country. On day 5, departure from Bikaner to Jodhpur. 243 Kms or 4 hours drive are waiting for you. At the end of the day, you will settle down quietly at the hotel. Note that this is the largest city in Rajasthan. Each year, a large number of travelers rush to discover the many faces of the city. Do not miss Mehrangarh Fort. It is an Indian fort perched on a hill 125 m above sea level. It is the most impressive citadel of the region overlooking the old town with houses painted in blue. Then our guide will show you a succession of courses and palaces. Jaswant Thada is also part of the "must-see" during this India Tour.
October 27, 2019: Jodhpur - Jaipur
On Day 6, after having your breakfast at the hotel, get ready for an unprecedented adventure on the road towards Jaipur (330 kms between 4h and 5h by road). Discover Jaipur. It is the capital of Rajasthan full of curiosities to discover. It is nicknamed the "pink city". It owes its name to its palaces, its Havelis and its forts built in pink sandstone. Among the highlights, do not miss the discovery of the Palace of the Winds, the City Palace of Jaipur, Jal Mahal, Fort Jaigarh, etc. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
October 28, 2019: Jaipur - Amber Fort - Jaipur
Day 7 in Jaipur, do not miss the discovery of Amber Fort. This is one of the main sites of the city, not to be missed. Discover a unique site just waiting to be explored. The fort is in Amber. It is a beautiful city that is close to Jaipur. It is a mandatory step on a tailor-made trip to India in Jaipur. The Amber Fort is renowned for its characteristic elements of Hindu art. We start the day with the discovery of Amber Fort. We will continue the walking tour of the various palaces and the Temple dedicated to the goddess Kali around. On the way, we will pass the Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal). Dinner and overnight at the hotel. It is important to note that to go up to Amber Fort, the elephant ride is essential. This is one of the best ways to explore the fort. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
29 October , 2019:Jaipur
During your budget tour in India, take the time to explore the city of Jaipur. Many are the curiosities to discover in the heart of the city. On Day 8, you will have free time to explore this beautiful city in complete freedom and without constraints. Discover at your own pace the many attractions of Jaipur.
Stroll the streets of the city according to your desires. It is an assured change of scenery for tourists. Once night falls, you will have the opportunity to watch the screening of a Hindi film in a local cinema.
30 October 2019:Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
After breakfast, drive to Agra (235 Kms or 6 hours drive). On the road, do not miss the visit of Fatehpur Sikri. It is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It was the imperial capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1584. Note that it was built by Emperor Akbar. Once on site during your budget India tour, take the time to find out more about the history of this beautiful Indian city. Its monuments, magnificent palaces and mosques ... will not leave you indifferent. Then, discover Agra. It is the industrial center of the state of Uttar Pradesh. The Taj Mahal is one of the must-sees to discover. The visit of the UNESCO-classified Red Fort of Agra as "World Heritage" is also needed. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
31 October 2019: Agra - Delhi
After breakfast, departure for the visit of the Taj Mahal! On Day 10, take the time to discover the beauty of India's most famous site. This is the Taj Mahal. This picturesque masterpiece of white marble is worth a look at least once in his life. It is also the emblematic monument of the country. It would be a mistake to leave Agra without discovering the splendor of this historical monument. After this unique tour full of emotions, departure for Delhi mid-morning (4 to 5 hours drive). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
November 1, 2019:Delhi - Paris
On November 1, 2019, after the last breakfast in Delhi, you will be transferred to Delhi Airport. This tour in India during the Festival of Lights in India offers you some nice surprises! Have a good stay !