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Essence of North India

Essence of North India

18 Nights/19 Days

Accommodation
Accommodation

5 STAR HOTELS

HERITAGE STAY (JAIPUR)

Meals
Meals

18 breakfasts

1 lunch

4 dinners included

Tour Guide
Tour Guide

English-speaking tour guide

Max Group Size
Max Group Size

Maximum 8 people

Attractions
Old & New Delhi SightseeingTaj MahalTiger SafarisGrand Palaces/FortsColourful Culture of North IndiaIndian Cuisine Cooking ClassAncient TemplesCamel SafariBoat Ride On Lake PicholaDesert SunsetUNESCO World Heritage SitesCultural Dance Performance & Dinner Around BonfireRural VillagesHoly VaranasiBoat rides On River Ganges
Trip Route
Delhi Agra Fatehpur Sikri Ranthambhore Jaipur Pushkar Udaipur Ranakpur Jodhpur Jaisalmer Bikaner Mandawa Delhi Flight to Varanasi Flight to Delhi
Itinerary
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Day 1: Delhi, Welcome To Incredible India!

You will be greeted & assisted by our representative at Delhi international airport and later transferred to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.

Day 2: Delightful Tour Of Old Delhi

Your day would begin after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, you get yourself ready for a personalized guide tour, which begins from the Old and Historic Delhi. The first halt is Red Fort- declared as world heritage site by UNESCO. Advance to the Jama Masjid – standing at a whopping 135ft it is regarded as the biggest mosque in India.  Get back to the 300 years old real Mughal times of Old Delhi, and this is not possible if you do not go through the dingy and narrow by lanes and alleys. The guide will arrange a cycle rickshaw tour, which will let you catch a closer insight of old era and the very illustrious Anarkali Bazaar of Chandni Chowk. At Chandni Chowk, we would further take you to Khari Baoli Spice Market – the largest spice market of Asia, which is a true delight for eyes. It’s truly unbelievable to see that the spices which we normally see in small sachets & packets are here seen in big sacks & carts. A wholesale market with carts full of different spices and people busy negotiating the prices, it’s really a scene. Old Delhi is also the sparkling haven for food connoisseurs. This is the place, where you will relish tasting the unique traditional Mughal delicacies, which are prepared by expert cooks, who have inherited the trade from their forefathers. As you walk through the lanes and alleys, the feeling of Mughal architecture also takes your imagination by stride. Later enjoy visiting Famous Tea house to savour the exotic, characterful and fragrant teas. Lose yourself in its charm, be a part of a truly impeccable experience. and taste the different flavor of Masala Tea. Late afternoon you will visit Akshardham Temple – biggest Hindu temple of the world.   In the evening you return to your hotel and paint a picture of places you visited in your vivid memory. Make the overnight stay in your hotel room a memoir of the events of which you were the part. 

Day 3: New Delhi Tour

Welcome a new fresh morning in your life. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, and spruce up yourself for a tour of New Delhi.

This morning, you will be given almost 2 hours English guided walk tour of the streets of inner city of Paharganj and the area around New Delhi railway station, led by a child who was once living and working on the streets. The Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk is conducted by kids who used to live in the streets of Delhi before joining the Trust. The guides are adolescents who have been fully trained as local guides and who want to improve their communication and speaking skills. City Walk gets the children's stories heard, gives people a view of their world through their eyes. Over the years, thousands have taken the Walk and empowered a number of children, helping them to join mainstream life. Later, you will drive pass the imposing boulevards and buildings such as President’s Residence, India Gate, and many more in Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi). 

Next, visit Raj Ghat (Gandhi’s memorial), Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus temple and the 12th century Qutab Minar all through the day.

Later unwind and relax in your comfy hotel. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 4: Delhi – Agra, Tour Of Romance And Exaltation Begins At Agra

After breakfast, you pack yourself for a road trip to Agra – the Old Capital of Mughals. On arrival, check-in at your hotel. Relax for a while in your hotel room and then visit Agra Fort - a UNESCO world heritage site - known for great Mughal architecture and overwhelming expanse.  Return to your hotel in the evening and relax overnight in the room.

Day 5: Agra - Ranthambhore

At dawn, visit the incomparable Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world, to observe the effects caused by the reflections of the changing colors of the rising Sun on this masterpiece. This momentary reflection of romance will captivate your heart by awe.    Return back to your hotel for a delectable breakfast, while a part of you is still living in romanticism. After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive towards Ranthambhore, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri- a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was once the capital of Mughal Empire. Reach Ranthambhore by late afternoon and make a check in at your wildlife resort. Have the relaxing evening as you take the enjoyable retreat in an appetizing dinner.

Day 6: Ranthambhore, Living The Rustic Jungle Life

Early morning head for your first jungle safari in an open 4WD jeep in your ever-growing pursuit for animals and the imposing sight of tigers. If lucky, you may get a chance to see the king of the jungle trading the rugged terrains in his natural habitat.  After lunch and spending a brief leisure time, you continue with an afternoon jeep safari trail inside the jungle to get the chance to encounter the elusive tiger. Return back to your resort and enjoy a comfy stay all night.

Day 7: Ranthambhore – Jaipur

Morning after breakfast you will be transferred to The Pink City of India”. On arrival, make a check in at your hotel. In the evening visit ‘Chokhi Dhani”- an ethnic village resort. It is an excellent place to enjoy Rajasthani dishes and to observe village lifestyle and great cultural infusion. Don’t fail to be the part of delighted Puppet show, Magic show and cultural performances inside Chokhi Dhani. Here you will also have the option to enjoy Camel ride, Bullock cart ride and Elephant ride.

Day 8: Jaipur, The Pink City

The morning is fresh as ever for you, and this is when you will have an excursion to Amber Fort. You will be provided an elephant ride to ascend the Fort. Later, you may also visit ‘Mahout’s (Elephant owners) Colony’ to catch the tempting view of baby elephants. Afterwards visit the Maharaja's City Palace (the home of the erstwhile royal family) and Hawa Mahal (the Palace of winds).  As the evening sets in, be a part of a Cooking Class. Learn to cook local delicacies and relish your taste buds with these delectable dishes. Return to your hotel and live a memorable night.

Day 9: Jaipur – Pushkar, The Inspiring Pushkar Drive

Morning after breakfast, you make the checkout and a road drive will take you to Pushkar. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Visit the Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake during the day. Later, take a stroll into the meandering alleys of Pushkar and come across vibrant, colorful markets. Return back to your hotel and stay overnight. NOTE:  If you travel during the month of November, it will provide you once-in-the-lifetime opportunity of attending the world famous ‘Pushkar Camel Fair’. “Pushkar” is known world over for its very colorful and culturally entertaining cattle (camel) fair. This is a time when camels and other livestock are briskly traded on a huge expanse of sand dunes bringing together impressively looking peoples and tribes from all over North India. Women wearing colorful local dresses and men wearing fluorescent colored turbans could be seen everywhere trading their livestock, enjoying the ongoing carnival activities, buying jewelry, checking the right shade and quality vermillion from the heaps of different kinds, buying food and snacks from the temporary stalls and singing and dancing on the local tunes. Various cultural shows and competitions are organized by the tourism department where locals and tourists participate with the same zeal and the right spirit and attitude. In the evening there are cultural performances where local artists perform excellent song and dance sequences. The whole atmosphere is abuzz with fun and frolic. This year Pushkar Camel fair would be hosted from 03rd to 11th of November 2019.

Day 10: Pushkar – Udaipur

Morning after breakfast, checkout and drive to reach Udaipur. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Remaining day is at leisure. If you wish you have time to look around in the markets near Lake Pichola. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 11: Udaipur, The City Of Mosaic Architecture And Lakes Welcomes You

During the day enjoy the sightseeing tour of Udaipur, which includes City Palace, Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum (has an interesting collection of dresses, turbans, musical instruments, dolls, paintings, the traditional puppets etc.). Your visit to Shilpgram craft village will be a new experience altogether. Enjoy an afternoon cruise on the calm waters of Lake Pichola in Udaipur (subject to water levels) and later visit the island of Jag mandir. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 12: Udaipur – Jodhpur, You Make Entry To The Thar Desert

Make a morning checkout from your hotel and take the road drive to Ranakpur. On arrival, visit the beautiful Ranakpur Jain Temple. It is the largest and one of the most complex Jain Temple in India. Later you will be transferred by road drive directly to Jodhpur – “the Sun city of India”. On arrival, check in at your hotel.  Plan your evening for strolling in the old markets around Clock Tower-a completely spell bound surrounding. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 13: Jodhpur – Jaisalmer, The Golden City Awaits You

After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jodhpur which includes visit to Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada. Later you may also visit the splendid Umaid Bhawan Palace and its fabulous Museum. Check out from your hotel room in the noon time, and then take the road drive to Jaisalmer. On arrival, make a check in at your hotel. Relive the time in hand in complete leisure and composure. 

Day 14: Jaisalmer

After breakfast, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. At first visit the Sonar Fort- the only Indian Fort which is still inhabited; there are intricately carved stone houses and a beautiful Jain temple. Later you will visit the beautiful Patwon and Nathmal Ji Ki Havelis, with some of the finest carvings. This fortress city owes its great wealth to the camel caravans, which used to ply the trade routes of the Thar Desert. The trade routes are built on Sandstone, which takes on a golden glow in afternoon light. Later in the evening you will enjoy a camel ride on the sand dunes to enjoy the spectacular desert sunset. Later enjoy cultural dance performance & traditional dinner around bonfire. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 15: Jaisalmer – Bikaner

In the morning take an adventurous road drive to the Thar Desert region to reach Bikaner. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Later visit the historical Junagarh Fort- a 15th century Fort, followed by the visit to unique camel research and breeding farm in the evening. Stay overnight at heritage hotel.

Day 16: Bikaner – Mandawa, Catch The Close Glimpse Of Rajputana Architecture  

After enjoying the breakfast, you will be driven to Mandawa-The city of Havelis and unique architectures. The rich merchants constructed their lavish havelis here and embellished them with beautiful paintings on religious, historical, folk and social theme. On arrival, check in at your heritage hotel. After brief leisure proceed for the sightseeing tour of Nawalgarh. The major attractions are The Fort, Poddar Haveli Museum, Khendelwal Haveli, Moraka Haveli and Ghair Ka Mandir. You may also visit the nearby towns such as Mandawa and Mukundgarh to see some of the oldest and the best preserved Shekhavati paintings in the region. This region is like an Open Art Gallery where you may see hundreds of Havelis with beautiful paintings and carved doors/windows. On arrival at Mandawa, enjoy the visit to Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli and Jhunjhunwala Haveli feature among notable tourist attractions in Mandawa. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 17: Mandawa – Delhi – Varanasi

This Morning after breakfast checkout from your hotel and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Delhi international airport to board a late afternoon flight to Varanasi. You will be welcomed and assisted at Varanasi airport and transferred to your hotel to check in. Varanasi is one of the oldest and living cities in the world. Stay overnight at your hotel.

Day 18: Varanasi, Holy City

Early morning transfer to the Ghats of Holy River Ganges to take a holy boat ride – a very spiritual deed. After breakfast explore the Varanasi visiting Kashi Vishawanath temple, Banaras Hindu University, Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple and various other attractions located in the narrow lanes. Later take an excursion to Sarnath here Buddha delivered his first sermon to the world. In the evening visit the Ghats of Varanasi to witness the sprawling Aarti possession– an unforgettable experience. You will also have an evening boat ride. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 19: Delhi Departure

This Morning after breakfast checkout from your hotel and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Varanasi airport to board a direct flight to Delhi international airport for your onward journey. Tour ends.
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Accommodations

Accommodations
  • Delhi - Vasant Continental - 5 Star
  • Agra - Jaypee Palace - 5 Star
  • Ranthambhore - The Tigress - 5 Star
  • Jaipur - Alsisar Haveli - Heritage Hotel
  • Pushkar - Ananta Resort & Spa - 5 Star
  • Udaipur - Justa Sajjangarh - 5 Star
  • Jodhpur - Indana Palace - 5 Star
  • Jaisalmer - Marriott Resort & Spa - 5 Star
  • Bikaner - Narendra Bhawan - 5 Star
  • Mandawa - Vivaana Haveli - 5 Star
  • Varanasi - Ramada Plaza - 5 Star
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Tour Highlights

Delhi:

  • Tour of Old Delhi
  • Red Fort - UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Jama Masjid
  • Rickshaw ride tour of Chandni Chowk.
  • Anarkali Bazaar
  • Khari Baoli Spice Market
  • Famous Tea house - taste the different flavor of Masala Tea
  • Akshardham Temple – biggest Hindu temple of the world
  • New Delhi Tour
  • President’s Residence
  • India Gate
  • Lutyen’s Delhi
  • Raj Ghat (Gandhi’s memorial)
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Lotus temple
  • 12th century Qutab Minar

Agra:

  • Agra Fort - UNESCO Heritage Site
  • The Master piece Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world
  • Fatehpur Sikri- UNESCO Heritage Site

Ranthambhore National Park:

  • Early morning & Afternoon Tiger safaris of Ranthambhore

Jaipur:

  • Chokhi Dhani - Ethnic Village Resort
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort
  • Mahout’s (Elephant owners) Colony - Catch the tempting view of baby elephants
  • Maharaja's City Palace - Home of the erstwhile royal family
  • Hawa Mahal - Palace of winds
  • Traditional rajasthani cuisine cooking class

Pushkar:

  • Brahma Temple
  • Pushkar Lake

Udaipur:

  • Boat ride over Lake Pichola
  • City Palace
  • Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum
  • Shilpgram craft village
  • Island of Jag mandir

Ranakpur:

  • Jain Temple

Jodhpur:

  • Mehrangarh fort
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace & Museum

Jaisalmer:

  • Sonar Fort
  • Camel ride on the sand dunes
  • Desert sunset
  • Cultural dance performance & traditional dinner around bonfire

Bikaner:

  • Junagarh Fort- a 15th century Fort
  • Camel research and breeding farm

Mandawa/ Nawalgarh:

  • Poddar Haveli Museum
  • Khendelwal Haveli
  • Moraka Haveli
  • Ghair Ka Mandir.
  • Shekhavati paintings
  • Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli
  • Jhunjhunwala Haveli

Varanasi:

  • Morning and evening boat ride over River Ganges
  • Witness the sprawling Aarti possession– an unforgettable experience
  • Kashi Vishawanath temple
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple
  • Sarnath - Buddha delivered his first sermon to the world

Inclusions

Inclusions
  • Accommodation at the specified hotels.
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • All meals i.e. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during your stay at Ranthambhore.
  • Cooking class with dinner in Jaipur.
  • Entrances to Chowki Dhani with Dinner, puppet show, magic show & folk dance performances.
  • Services of English speaking tour guide during all sightseeing tours.
  • Entrance fee, 2 Jungle safaris at Ranthambhore National Park.
  • Services of an English speaking Naturalist during the jungle safari tours.
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur to ascend at Amber Fort.
  • Camel safari over Sum Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer.
  • Boat ride over Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • Rickshaw ride to Chandi chowk and Khari Bowli spice market.
  • Morning and evening boat ride over River Ganges in Varanasi.
  • All Entrance fees to the monuments. 
  • Camera fees.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Toyota Eitios Car (for 2 persons), Toyota Innova Car (for 4 persons), Tempo Traveller (for 6/8 persons).
  • Airport pickup and transfers.
  • State tax, toll taxes and driver allowances.
  • Assistance at all pickup and departure points.
  • All applicable taxes.
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Non-Inclusions

  • Any kind of personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and beverages. 
  • It also does not include meals not specified.
  • International airfares. 
  • Visa Cost.
  • Optional, suggested or unspecified activities. 
  • Insurance and Medi claim.