Desert and Ganga Tour
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Nawalgarh/Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Pushkar - Samode - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Sarnath - Varanasi -Delhi
Tour Package Duration: 17 Days /16 Nights
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
Arrival at airport is followed by reception and traditional greetings by our representative. Thereafter you are transferred to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi
Breakfast follows a full day city tour of old and New Delhi covering Jama Masjid, the Red Fort, Rajghat, India Gate, National Museum, Qutab Minar etc. Evening at leisure and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi/ Nawalgarh
Early morning you will be driven to Nawalgarh. You will reach Nawalgarh in the afternoon (six hours drive from Delhi).
You will be taken for sightseeing in the evening. Nawalgarh is home to some of the finest frescos in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Attractions at Nawalgarh are a huge fort with colorful bazaar and numerous Havelis with elaborate architecture. Some of the prominent Havelis are Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Aath Haveli, Hodh Raj Patodia Haveli etc. Hotel Roop Niwas is a beautiful heritage property.
Day 04: Nawalgarh/Bikaner
In the morning you will be driven to Bikaner. In the evening a sight seeing tour of Bikaner is arranged. It covers Junagarh Fort (one of the most imposing Forts of Northern India), Museum, Camel breeding farm and township. Spend rest of the time at leisure. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Bikaner.
Day 05: Bikaner/Jaisalmer
On the fifth day of the tour you will be driven to Jaisalmer. After reaching Jaisalmer you will be transferred to hotel, thereafter a brief excursion to Gadi Sagar and Sunset Point. You will have the evening at leisure. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 06: Jaisalmer
After breakfast a full day city tour of Jaisalmer begins. Excursion covers the Jaisalmer Fort, Jain and Hindu Temples, Patwon-ki-haveli, Salim Singh-ki-haveli, Nathmalji-ki-haveli and the museum. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 07: Jaisalmer/Jodhpur
In the morning you will be driven to Jodhpur. After reaching Jodhpur you will be transferred to hotel. A brief excursion follows in the afternoon. The excursion covers Meherangarh Fort, museums, clock tower and Spice Market.
Day 08: Jodhpur/Pushkar
In the morning set out for Pushkar, one of the holiest places in India. Reaching Pushkar you will be transferred to hotel followed by a city tour, covering Hindu temples (including the world famous temple of Lord Brahma), Pushkar Lake, Ghats and township. Overnight will be at hotel in Pushkar.
Day 09: Pushkar/Samode
The next destination in the itinerary is Samode. From Pushkar you will be driven to Samode. Samode is famous for its magnificent Havelis, mansions and handicrafts. On reaching Samode you will be transferred to hotel. It follows an excursion to Samode palace (set amidst fairy tale surroundings, having a wealth of frescos). The ornate interiors of Samode palace are a fine example of the Rajput Haveli architecture. Overnight will be at hotel in Samode.
Day 10: Samode/Jaipur
On the tenth morning you will be driven to Jaipur. After reaching Jaipur you will be taken for a city excursion of Jaipur. The excursion covers the Amber fort (elephant ride while ascending the Amber fort), City palace, Jantar Mantar (observatory), Hawa Mahal and ancient bazaars. Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Day 11: Jaipur/Agra
Get ready for one of the most memorable experiences of your life, as the next destination is Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal. In the morning you will be driven to Agra, visiting Fatehpur Sikri on the way, the magnificent fortified Ghost city. The afternoon excursion at Agra includes the Taj Mahal, the Agra fort and Itimad-Ud-Daulah's tomb. Evening will be at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
Day 12: Agra/Jhansi/Orchha
In the morning you will be transferred to the railway station to board the express train to Jhansi. From Jhansi you will be driven to Orchha. Sight seeing in Orchha covers Palaces, museum and Hindu temples. Evening will be at leisure. Overnight will be at hotel at Orchha.
Day 13: Orchha/Khajuraho
From Orchha you will be driven to Khajuraho, the temple town known for its beautiful, exotic and stunning temple sculpture and craftsmanship. The places of interest at Khajuraho include the Hindu Temples (built by the Chandela rulers) and the township. Overnight will be at hotel in Khajuraho.
Day 14: Khajuraho/Varanasi
Explore the beauty of the Khajuraho temples. The excellent craftsmanship of these temples highlights the zenith of temple architecture and sculpture in ancient India. In the evening you will be transferred to Airport to catch the flight to Varanasi. Reaching Varanasi you will be transferred to hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 15: Varanasi
The excursion in Varanasi begins with a boat ride on the holy Ganges. Other places of interest at Varanasi are Ganga Ghats, temples, Bharat Mata temple, Vishwanath temple and the Benares Hindu University, the largest residential university in India. You have the luxury of leisure in the evening. Overnight will be at hotel.
Day 16: Varanasi/Delhi
After breakfast set out for an excursion to Sarnath, the place associated with Buddhism as Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to his disciples. The places of interest at Sarnath are the Buddhist temples, the Dhamekha stupa, the Chaukhandi stupa and the archaeological museum. In the evening you will be transferred to the railway station to board the train to Delhi. Overnight on train.
Day 17: Delhi
On reaching Delhi you will be transferred to hotel for wash and change. The whole day is at leisure. Late in the evening transfer to Airport to board the flight for onward journey.