Ganges & Rajasthan

Duration: 14 Nights / 16 Days

Highlights: Delhi - Shekhwati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Rohet - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bundi - Jaipur - Agra - Orcha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - /Delhi

Cost: On Request - [Escorted Group or Private Journey]

Since time immemorial, the India Subcontinent has captured the imagination of the traveller with its rich mosaic of religions, culture, legend and people. This classical journey unveils the mysteries and legends surrounding the dramatic ad varied settings of the British capital of Delhi; the holy city of Varanasi; the intricately carved temples of Khajuraho; the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra; the blue city of Jodhpur and Desert in Jaisalmer; the lakes and palaces of Udaipur. Savour the flavour and spirit of this astonishing land of contrasts.

Day 1 : Arrival at Delhi
Depart for Delhi. Arrival at Delhi in the late evening. Welcome with flower garlands, Transfer to the hotel, overnight

Day 02: Delhi / Shekhawati (Surajgarh) (180 kms)
Morning visit of Old & Delhi, Afternoon drive to Shekhawati (Surajgarh), Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 03: Shekhawati (Surajgarh) / Bikaner (310 Kms)
Morning visit of haviles and later drive to Bikaner, Arrive at Bikaner. Afternoon visit of Junagarh Fort and Temples. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 04: Bikaner / Jaisalmer (330 Kms)
Morning drive to Jaisalmer, Late afternoon visit of Royal Cenotaphs and viewing the setting sun over this city. Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 05: Jaisalmer
Morning visit Fort and Havellis, Jaisalmer is also called 'the Museum City'. Late afternoon, proceed for a short camel ride in the sand dunes in small village. Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 06: Jaisalmer / Jodhpur / Rohet or Luni (334 kms)
Morning drive to Jodhpur, upon arrival, Afternoon visit to Meharangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Later continue to Luni, Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 07: Luni / Ranakpur / Udaipur (256 Kms)
Early morning jeep Safari in Village, Morning drive to Udaipur, en route visit of Ranakpur 15th Century Jain Temples of India, proceed for the romantic city of Udaipur also known as "The White City", Late afternoon boat ride on Pichola Lake, Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 08: Udaipur / Chittorgarh /Bundi (256 kms)
Morning visit the magnificent City Palace built in the year 1725. Drive to Kota, en route visit Chittorgarh, Upon arrival. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 09: Bundi / Jaipur (230 Kms)
Morning visit of Fort and havelis, Afternoon proceed to Jaipur, upon arrival, check in at hotel, Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 10: Jaipur
Morning visit the Amber Fort - built in the time of Mughals. A ride on elephant back along the ramparts of the Fort. Afternoon visit to City Palace, (Jantar Mantar) - the ancient Observatory, Hawa Mahal, the exotic Palace of the Winds and finally, visit the picturesque and lively bazaars of the walled city. Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 11: Jaipur / Bharatpur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra
Morning drive to Agra, en route visiting Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, proceed for FatehpurSikri - the extraordinary city built by Akbar the Great, deserted 14 years later. Proceed for Agra, Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 12: Agra
Early Morning visit of the World famous Taj Mahal, Morning visit of Red Fort and city, Afternoon visit of Itmad Ud Daulah's Tomb, rest of the day free. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 13: Agra - Jhansi (Train) – Orchha – Khajuraho (175 Kms)
Moning transfer to railway station for train to Jhansi, upon arrival, straight drive to Orchha. Visit of fort and temples, later proceed for Khajuraho, Overnight at the hotel (B,L,D)

Day 14: Khajuraho / Varanasi (flight)
Morning visit the temples renowned for their erotic sculptures,later transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi, arrive, Afternoon visit of Saranath and evening ceremony Aarti on River Ganges, Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 15: Varanasi / Delhi (flight)
Early morning boat ride on the river Ganges, at this hour it is full of pilgrims, and is an amazing place to witness the living traditions of one of the worlds oldest and the most important religions. Return to the hotel, Later, take a walk through the narrow lanes and colourful bazaars in the heart of the old city and also visit the historical Temples, later proceed to the airport to catch a flight for Delhi upon arrival, transfer to hotel where few rooms will be available for wash & change.
Farewell dinner and later transfer to airport for flight to Paris. (B,L,D)

Day 16: Departure Delhi (Flight)
Board on a flight to your outward destination

Tour packages include:
Accommodation in base category of rooms in the mentioned hotels or similar.
All transfers / tours and excursions by one AC chauffeur driven vehicle.
All meals (on Full board basis) as listed in the program
Farewell Dinner in Delhi
Sightseeing as per package details.
Service of airport representative during the arrival and departure transfer.
Service of French speaking accompanying for throughout the tour.
Boatride in Udaipur, Varanasi
Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
Camel ride in Dune, Jaisalmer
Tongaride in Bikaner
Rickshaw ride in Jaipur
Monument Entrances fee at all sightseeing spots.
Flight in India (Domestic) for sector Khajuraho/Varanasi / Delhi in normal class
Agra = Jhansi in a/c chair car in Shatabdi Express train
One bottle of mineral water will be provided on a daily basis on vehicle
Half bottle of Beer during each major meal
Gratuities to driver and accompanying guide, driver and assistant
All applicable current taxes imposed by Government of India

Tour package does not include:
Airport taxes & airfares to/from/within India
Personal expenses such as bottled or alcoholic beverages, telephone calls or personal equipment like sleeping bags etc…
Visa and Insurance of self and baggage.
Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and airplane delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, taxes etc… Any mandatory supplement by hotels on room or meals from 20th Dec' 2012 to 10th Jan' 2013 of the mentioned year or thePushkar period supplement

Important Note:
The cost has been calculated on the existing tariffs/conditions and any change in the costs or modification in tax structure will oblige us to revise the same.
Additional service, if any, during the trip have to be paid by the clients. If you wish to extend full or partial credit, you may please solicit the same in advance.
Kindle note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of any of the above-mentioned hotels not becoming available we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.

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