Day 01:- Delhi Arrival Followed By Old Delhi Sightseeing
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk. India Tour Packages Special: Rickshaw rides in 400 years old bazaar of Chandni Chowk. .
Detail Itinerary :- On your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi, you will be greeted by a representative of India Tour Packages and given traditional Indian welcome. Your luxury car with chauffeur will take you to the pre-booked luxury hotel. Refresh, relax for some time, acclimatize to the new ambience and then proceed for old Delhi sightseeing which includes Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk .
Concrete historical evidences suggest that Delhi has been inhabited since 6th century BCE. Delhi remained capital of many ancient and medieval rulers and after independence from British rule in 1947, Delhi again became capital and seat of Indian republic. Now Delhi is a splendid mélange of old and new and grown as modern metropolitan city.
Delhi's 7th fort- the Red Fort was built by Shahjahan in 1647. Post independence, the massive Red Fort has partially turned into military barrack. From the ramparts of Red Fort, the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on Independence Day. Jama Masjid of Delhi is one of the finest specimens of Mughal architecture. Jama Masjid of Delhi, the largest mosque in India, was built by Shah Jahan during 1644-58 and is venerated by the Muslims because of it being a repository of rare relics of Muhammad like the Koran written on deerskin, a red beard-hair of the prophet, his sandals and his footprints, implanted in a marble block. Chandni Chowk of Delhi is a cluster of market, monuments and residences. The visit of Chandni Chowk bazaar, designed Jahanara and built by Shah Jahan in 1650, offers several aspects of exotic India like the medieval lifestyle.
During the Old Delhi tour, you will enjoy the rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk bazaar. This will be an exhilarating as well as uniquely Indian experience on Luxury North India Culture Tour with India Tour Packages.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: New Delhi sightseeing
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : India Gate, Sansad Bhawan (Parliament House), Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House), Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb and Lotus Temple.
Detail Itinerary :- After having sound sleep and sumptuous breakfast in the hotel, you will be perfectly ready for the enchanting but busy days ahead. The 2nd day of Luxury North India Culture Tour will take you to New Delhi's monuments tour. Since Delhi's history dates back to 6th century BC, Delhi has rich lineage of monumental heritage. India Tour Packages has gleaned the best of monuments to showcase before you so that you could have real feel of India's charming diversity and old-world-charm. India Gate (a war memorial built in red sandstone), Rashtrapati Bhawan (with 340 rooms built in 1929, inaugurated in 1931 and rechristened in 1959 is spread in 130 hectares), Sansad Bhawan (a circular building, designed by British architect Herbert Baker and supported by 257 granite pillars), Qutub Minar (72.5 metre high-world's tallest brick minaret, built in 13th century at Hindu temple site and by rubbles of Hindu temple), Humayun's tomb ( a true precursor of Taj Mahal, built in 1565 as the first mature specimen of Persian inspired Mughal architecture) and Lotus Temple of Bahai faith.
Return to hotel for overnight stay
Day 03: Delhi-Varanasi (By Flight)
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : Buddhist monuments, Ashoka Pillar & Museum (Sarnath).
India Tour Packages Special : Ganga Aarti-Ganges Worship Ceremony at Dashaswamedh ghat.
Detail Itinerary :- Having taken sumptuous breakfast at Delhi hotel, you will move for New Delhi airport to board flight for Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India. Welcome to Varanasi, world's oldest living city. Also known as Kashi or Benares, Varanasi is the holiest pilgrimage of the Hindus since ages. Situated on the western banks of holy river Ganga, Varanasi is characterized by Hinduism, spiritualism, mysticism and Indian philosophy. On arrival at Varanasi, you will be taken to the designated hotel of your stay. On the 3rd day of Luxury North India Culture Tour, you will see Sarnath, one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. The remains of Buddhist monuments, ravaged by the Muslim invaders, and exquisite museum of Sarnath will bring you in a different world.
After visiting Sarnath, you shall be taken to Dashaswamedh ghat of Varanasi. Here, at Dashaswamedh ghat, Ganga Aarti (Ganges Worship Ceremony) is performed every day. The evening 'aarti' will unfold several aspects of Hindu religious practices. Varanasi situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, Varanasi has been a center of pilgrimage and learning for over 2000 years and is considered to be one of the oldest surviving cities in the world.
Return to hotel for Overnight stay in Varanasi
Day 04: Varanasi sightseeing – Khajuraho (by air)
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : Varanasi Ghats Tour, Varanasi Temples Tour.
India Tour Packages Special : Varanasi Ghats Tour on boat. Sound &Light show in Khajuraho.
Detail Itinerary :- Ghats are special in Varanasi. The ghats, stone-built embankments with wide steps, expose before you daily routine of the people and river Ganges importance in Hindu religion from birth to cremation. To have panoramic view of ghats, you will be having a boat ride in river Ganges alongside the ghats. Varanasi tour will a lifetime experience and one of the finest moments of Luxury North India Culture Tour. After Varanasi ghat tour, return to hotel, refresh, have delicious breakfast and move on for Varanasi temples tour. Varanasi is known for its temples though most of the temples are not as old as the Varanasi city as such. The Muslim invaders, specially the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, caused devastation to the temples, town and Hindu populace. Nevertheless, Hindus demonstrated their secular resilience by resurrecting new temples at some of the older places. Prominent temples are Kashi Vishwanath, Durga Temple, Sankat Mochan Mandir, Tulsi Manas Temple, Bharat Mata Mandir and New Vishwanath Temple.
After Varanasi ghat tour and Varanasi temples tour, proceed to Varanasi airport to get the flight for Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India. Upon arrival at Khajuraho, India Tour Packages representative will assist you to transfer to the designated hotel. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Proceed to visit Western Group of Temples of Khajuraho
Khajuraho temples are evidence of architectural genius flourished during 9th to 12th centuries under the tutelage of Chandela kings. Out of 85 temples, only 20 temples are surviving. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, Khajuraho temples, especially Western Group of Temples, ooze with passion, dance, music and finesse of creative arts depicted in sculptured images.
After visiting Western Group of Khajuraho temples, attend Sound & Light show in the same complex. The 50 minutes show gets you to know about each and every detail about these fascinating temples of Khajuraho.
Return to hotel after sightseeing for overnight stay.
Day 05: Khajuraho – Orchha (by car) - Agra (by train)
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : The Orchha Fort, Rajaram Temple and Jehangir Palace.
India Tour Packages Special : Lunch on the bank of river Betwa.
Detail Itinerary :- After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, drive to Orchha, a village town in Uttar Pradesh which is located on the periphery of Madhya Pradesh. Orchha offers you an exotic view of rural India along with some of finest monuments of medieval India. The massive Orchha Fort-Palace-Temple complex houses several architectural marvels of medieval India. Thus, the Luxury North India Culture Tour takes you to hitherto non-descript town with rich cultural and monumental heritage. After Orchha tour, you shall be taken to the best restaurant of Orchha, on the banks of river Betwa. Have delicious lunch and proceed for Jhansi to board train for Agra. On arrival at Agra, you will be received by India Tour Packages representative and taken to the designated hotel for overnight stay in Agra.
Day 06: Agra sightseeing tour
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Baby Taj and Sikandara.
India Tour Packages Special : Tonga ride and viewing Taj Mahal at the time of sunrise.
Detail Itinerary :- Agra boasts of being home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites- Taj Mahal & Agra Fort. Like Varanasi, today on the Luxury North India Culture Tour, you will be taken to the world famous Taj Mahal at the time of sunrise when the Taj Mahal looks most beautiful. Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Arjumand Bano Begaum aka Mumtaz Mahal, is the zenith of Mughal architectural finesse. Built in Makrana white marble, Taj Mahal is said to be 'epitome of love' and 'love story in white marble.
After visiting Taj Mahal at dawn hours, return to your hotel. Relax, refresh, have breakfast and move for Agra city tour which includes Agra Fort, Baby Taj, Sikandara and local market known for its marble and handicraft items. Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula, built in white marble, is known as Baby Taj and in some ways precursor to Taj Mahal in drawing inspiration. Sikandara is famous for Tomb of Akbar. Meanwhile the sightseeing,
Day 07: Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur (By Car 232 Kms/7Hrs)
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : Buland Darwaja, Panch Mahal, Jodhabai Palace (Fatehpur Sikri); Birla Temple & Albert Hall (Jaipur).
India Tour Packages Special : Cultural night with Rajasthani dinner in Chokhi Dhani.
Detail Itinerary :- The 7th day of the Luxury North India Culture Tour enters into a new phase. The Luxury North India Culture Tour takes you to royal Rajasthan- the land of kings, forts, palaces and desert. After having delicious breakfast in Agra hotel, you will proceed for Jaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan. En route visit deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri which was built as Mughal capita by Akbar but had to abandon it due to paucity of water. But the monuments are still evidence of grand vision and its implementation. Watch out Buland Darwaja, Panch Mahal, Jodhabai Palace, Birbal Palace etc. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, proceed on for Jaipur
On arrival at Jaipur, check in at the designated hotel for lunch and relaxation. Early afternoon, move for visiting Albert Hall Museum and Birla Temple. Albert Hall showcases many exquisite things and specimens of art. Birla Temple of Jaipur is made of white marble in classical 'Nagar Style' of temple architecture.
After visiting Albert Hall and Birla Temple, move on for Chokhi Dhani where exotic aspects of Rajasthan await for you. See and experience various niceties of Rajasthani culture in Chokhi Dhani and taste spicy cuisine of Rajasthan.
After enjoying cultural evening in Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur; return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08: Jaipur Sightseeing
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal & City Palace.
India Tour Packages Special : Ride like a Maharaja on a caparisoned elephant to reach Amber Fort.
Detail Itinerary :- Your tour of majestic, mammoth and magnificent Rajasthan starts from today. Every monument of Rajasthan, Jaipur being no exception, is testimony of the valour of Rajputs but along with that these monuments reflect the greatness of the Rajput rulers as great patrons of art. Major tourist attractions of Jaipur are Amber Fort (built of red sandstone and white marble during 16th-18th centuries), City Palace (home to many exquisite buildings like Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas, the Diwan-e-Aam and a museum), Jantar Mantar (an observatory, built in 1718 in stone and marble with numerous scientifically designed instruments to study the movement of stars), Hawa Mahal (a sandstone screen with 593 finely screened windows, used as a veil by the royal women folk to watch the proceedings on the road below without being seen), Jal Mahal (a palace amidst Man Sagar Lake that was meant for regal duck shooting parties).
Along with sightseeing of various famous monuments of jaipur, you will have an exotic experience of Maharaja like elephant ride on Luxury North India Culture Tour. After visiting famous monument of Jaipur, you can explore vibrant and bustling local market known for handicraft products namely carpets, printed clothes and jewelry.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09: Jaipur-Pushkar (By Road 146 Kms/ 2 ½ Hour)
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple etc.
India Tour Packages Special : Ride like a Maharaja on a caparisoned elephant to reach Amber Fort.
Detail Itinerary :- Pushkar, a very prominent Hindu pilgrimage, is across the globe is renowned for its Pushkar Fair. Pushkar is home to only temple of Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe. Pushkar Lake is another holy place. Pushkar Lake, a semi-circular lake with 52 ghats, Brahma Temple, Pushkar Fair and rustic way of life are prime attractions of Pushkar. Religion being integral part of Indian way of life, visit of Pushkar on Luxury North India Culture Tour will unfold many aspects of cultural life of India, particularly Rajasthan. Have lunch in lake side restaurant. Spend evening at leisure to explore Pushkar on your own. Watch out various rituals on the ghats of Pushkar Lake.
Later in the evening return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 10:- Pushkar-Jodhpur (By Car 241 Kms/5 Hour)
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace & Jaswant Thada.
India Tour Packages Special : Visit of local market of Jodhpur that is known for its handicrafts.
Detail Itinerary :- March on the journey to Jodhpur after having sumptuous breakfast in Pushkar hotel. Jodhpur had been erstwhile Marwar-Mandore capital. On arrival at Jodhpur, you will be received by India Tour Packages representative will greet you and take you to the designated hotel. Relax, refresh and move on for visiting famous monuments of Jodhpur.
Jodhpur, known as Blue City, is the second largest city of Rajasthan after Jaipur. The Luxury North India Culture Tour has opted for Jodhpur in your Rajasthan itinerary so that a Rajasthan visitor essentially visits Mehrangarh Fort, India's one of the best kept forts. Mehrangarh Fort's rugged structure, quintessential Rajputana architectural niceties, highly ornate palaces, latticed balconies, Asia's second largest cannon on its rampart etc make it a prime attraction of Rajasthan. In addition to Mehrangarh Fort, visit Umaid Bhawan Palace and Jaswant Thada. Umaid Bhawan Palace is a classic example of Rajput & European architectural blend. Umaid Bhawan Palace is divided into three parts these days. One part is converted into a luxury heritage hotel, being managed by Taj Group of Hotels. Second part has been converted into a museum showcasing arms, regal articles and finer specimens of Rajput art. The third part of the palace is still inhabited by the Jodhpur king. The Jaswant Thada, a cenotaph built in white marble, is also worth visiting.
After sightseeing tour of Jodhpur, explore local market for exceptional handicraft items.
Later in the evening, return to designated hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11:-Jodhpur-Kumbhalgarh via Ranakpur (By Car 225 Kms/4 Hour)
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : Ranakpur Temple and Kumbhalgarh Fort.
India Tour Packages Special : Morning visit to artisans' village in Jodhpur.
Detail Itinerary :- After leisurely breakfast in Jodhpur hotel, embark on your journey to Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh. Ranakpur is a small town nestled in verdant green backdrop of Aravali hills. Though it's a non-descript town by any standard but Jain Temples of Ranakpur have turned it into hot tourist destination of Rajasthan. Ranakpur Jain Temple, built in white marble and supported by over 1444 ornately carved pillars, is designed as 'chaumukha'.
After Ranakpur sightseeing, begin your march to Kumbhalgarh. Upon arrival in Kumbhalgarh, you will be transferred to the pre-booked hotel to freshen up. Thereafter, proceed to visit Kumbhalgarh Fort. Kumbhalgarh Fort has tremendous importance due to three reasons- (1) Kumbhalgarh Fort has been unconquered till date and has been inaccessible due to its hostile topography. (2) National hero Maharana Pratap was born in Kumbhalgarh Fort. (3)There is another fort, Kartargarh Fort, is located within Kumbhalgarh Fort.
Later in the evening, return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 12:-Kumbhalgarh/ Ranakpur-Udaipur (By Car 64 Kms/ 30 Minutes)
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : Lake Palace (Jag Niwas Palace)
India Tour Packages Special : View of medieval Udaipur while enjoying boat ride in Lake Pichola.
Detail Itinerary :- The last leg of your fascinating Luxury North India Culture Tour brings you to Udaipur, erstwhile capital of Mewar- the bastion of glorious Sisodia Rajputs. Udaipur, the city of lakes, is known as Romantic City of Rajasthan. The second most sought after tourist destination of Rajasthan, Udaipur is also said to be the 'Venice of East'. Mewar and hence Udaipur have special significance in the history of Rajasthan as well as India. Valour of Sisodiya Rajputs, indominatable spirit for independence and cultural patronage to Rajput art and architecture are all evident in the monuments of Udaipur.
You will depart from Kumbhalgarh/ Ranakpur after enjoying sumptuous breakfast. The journey to Udaipur offers picture-perfect panoramic view. On arrival at Udaipur, you will be received by India Tour Packages representative and taken to the reserved hotel. Spend the day at leisure visiting local bustling market. Late afternoon, you will be taken to the Lake Pichola for boating and viewing Lake Palace or Jug Mandir Palace. Lake Palace, the best example of Rajasthani architecture, is built of white marble amidst Lake Pichola on a natural rock foundation. The Lake Palace or Jag Mandir Palace was built in 17th century.
Return to hotel for overnight stay in Udaipur hotel.
Day 13: Udaipur city sightseeing tour
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights : City Palace, Jag Mandir Palace and Saheliyon Ki Bari.
Detail Itinerary :- Amazingly beautiful city of Udaipur and its fabulous monuments beckon you with open arms. Tastefully enjoy salubrious breakfast in the hotel and sally out for sightseeing of Udaipur on Luxury North India Culture Tour.
Visit City Palace, an architectural marvel of Rajasthan. City Palace of Udaipur, the largest palace complex in Rajasthan and stunning buildings with highly decorated pavilions, palatial rooms, mesmerizing courtyards, latticed terraces, is located on the banks of Lake Pichola. Within the City Palace complex is situated Udaipur's biggest and most beautiful Jagdish temple. The 'Zenana Mahal' within the palace complex has been converted into a fabulous museum.
Another worth visiting tourist destination of Udaipur is Jag Mandir Palace, built in yellow sandstone and marble. Its stunning beauty and architectural finesse can be gauged from the fact that Shah Jahan took several ideas, especially pieta dura work, from Jag Mandir Palace and implemented it in Taj Mahal. Also, watch out the eight statues of elephants which are carved out of white marble
Saheliyon ki Bari is another medieval place to visit while touring Udaipur.
Spend evening at leisure and return to hotel for overnight stay in Udaipur hotel.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 14: Udaipur-Delhi-Departure (By Air)
Luxury North India Culture Tour Highlights :
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Detail Itinerary :- Today your Luxury North India Culture Tour comes to an end when you board flight at Udaipur to move for Delhi to eventually lead to your home. After relishing sumptuous breakfast in Udaipur hotel, you will be driven to Udaipur airport. Board flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, you will be taken to Indira Gandhi International Airport by India Tour Packages representative.
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