Colors of India

Duration
16 Nights/ 17 Days
Destinations Covered
Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Bundi - Pushkar –Jaipur – Agra - Varanasi
Contact email addresses
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Day 01: Delhi - Welcome in Incredible India!

On arrival at International airport you will be welcomed and assisted by our representative and will be transferred to your hotel. Remaining day at leisure. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 02: Delhi

After having a leisurely breakfast, you will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi. Take a visit to the Qutub Complex and visit Quwwat ul Islam Mosque (the oldest mosque in India) and the world heritage Qutub Minar (the largest stone minaret in India).

Visit another world heritage site and the first of the famous garden tombs of Mughals- Humayun’s Tomb. Later, after lunch take a tour of Red Fort.

Take a rickshaw ride and visit the old winding lanes of Chandni Chowk market. Chandni Chowk is special place to be in. It is a unique market which carries the very essence of ancient India. With narrow streets, number of shops are lined together. The big market complex is divided into smaller markets - Naya bazaar and the famous Gadodial Market. While Naya Bazaar showcases wonderful selection of foodstuff in neat, colorful piles, Gadodial Market tends to be a whole sale spice market. A rickshaw ride on Chandni chowk roads is like an icing on the cake. The bumps and turns that you have on these roads make it quite an adventurous experience. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 03: Delhi - Mandawa (260km/5h30)

Early morning depart for the Rajasthan and today you will stay in ancient village Mandawa. This village situated in Sekhawati region of Rajasthan and famous for frescoed paintings. Later we will visit some of the excellent havelis. Stay overnight at your heritage hotel.

Day 04: Mandawa - Bikaner (192km/3h20)

After having breakfast you will proceed towards Bikaner. This city is known for camels and a imposing fort located in the center of city. This is the only fort in India which is located on a landscape (mostly are on hills). Later in the day you will be taken for a visit to this magnificent fort & then to the famous rat temple. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Bikaner - Pokharan - Jaisalmer (336km/5h25)

After having breakfast proceed towards Jaisalmer. This city also known as Golden city. On the way you will stop for visiting a few local villages and also the famous Pokaran fort. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 06: Jaisalmer

After breakfast enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. During the sightseeing tour, we will visit the second oldest fort of the Rajasthan. This is a fairytale like fort which seems like emerging from the sand. Also visit Jain temples and as well as you will visit the old part of Jaisalmer. In the evening we will take you to the sam sand dunes for an evening camel ride. If interested, you may also watch the traditional dance of Rajasthan. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 07: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (281km/5h)

Early morning drive to Sun city - Jodhpur. Afternoon visit to the beautiful fort of Rajasthan – Mehrangarh Fort, also visit Jaswant Thada. Evening walk in the old & traditional bazaars of Jodhpur. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 08: Jodhpur - Udaipur (250km/4h50)

After breakfast drive to Lake city - Udaipur . On arrival, check in at the hotel. On the way visit Ranakpur Jain temple.

Take a boat trip over Lake Pichola at sunset. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 09: Udaipur

Day is to take a guided sightseing visit to City Palace and Saheliyon-Ki-Bari (The garden of maids of honour with numerous fountains which shows unique life style of the royal ladies who once strolled here).Saty overnight at your hotel

Day 10: Udaipur - Bundi (268km/5h10)

After breakfast drive to Bundi.On arrival check in at hotel. On the way visit Chittorgarh fort. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 11: Chittaurgarh - Pushkar (219km/5h10)

After breakfast drive towards to holy town -Pushkar. Pushkar is known for an unbelievable Camel fair which held every year in October/ November. Later visit Bramha temple and walk around the sacred lake. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 12: Pushkar - Jaipur (146km/2h50)

After breakfast drive to Pink city- Jaipur. Afternoon visit to the old quartet of Jaipur. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 13: Jaipur

Take a guided tour of Amber Fort. Set in a picturesque location, Amber is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple of Kali are some of the prominent areas of interest. You will be provided the Elephants to ascend the fort to visit the complex.

Enjoy a tour of Jaipur city which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago. Visit the Maharaja's City Palace (apart of which is the home of the erstwhile royal

family), the Observatory, Ram Niwas Gardens, Hawa Mahal or the Palace of winds built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and drive past the old part of Jaipur city. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Jaipur - Fatehpur sikri - Agra (241km/4h35)

Drive to abandoned citadel of Mughal emperor Akbar known as Fatehpur Sikri after having a leisurely breakfast in the morning. Later drive towards Agra & check in at your hotel. Evening Indian Magic show. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 15: Agra - Varanasi (Overnight train)

You will be taken for a sunrise visit to the incomparable monument of eternal love- The Taj Mahal & later visit the historical Agra Fort. you will be transferred to the station nearest Agra on board the night train to Varanasi.

Day 16:  Varanasi

On arrival at the station in Varanasi, you will be greeted by our representative. Transfer to your hotel for check in evening visit the Ghats to witness the Ganga Aarti and walking in the street nearby. Overnight at Varanasi.

The crowded streets of Varanasi provide an excellent framework for some interesting photos of Fine Arts. Items include exquisite picture windows and balconies carved doors, stained, bright murals of gods and goddesses, skeins of silk shimmer of sun drying, lacquered wooden toys, and lots of pink hibiscus in India, and rose petals.

We recommend you take a boat ride on the Ganges to witness the aarti very dramatic (prayer) in the evening.

Day 17: Varanasi - Delhi (Departure)

Morning boat ride followed by a walking tour of backlane close. Sadhus, pilgrims, merchants, beggars, children of school age, people enjoying a cup of hot tea or a paan (local tract), the families mourning their loved ones, they are incinerated (beware of feelings and do it very discreetly) are some of the photo available. Strolling through the streets of Varanasi ghats and you will capture the spectrum of human emotions Mauj Masti or spirit of fun Mrityu,

 Later, an excursion to Sarnath. . At appropriate time, you will be transferred to Varanasi airport to board the flight to Delhi & on arrival Delhi you will transfer to the internation airport to board the flight to your country.

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