Day 1 - Delhi
Arrive Delhi. You are received and welcomed by the Know-Well India Tours representative at the airport & Transfer to hotel. He will present you the travel documents
Rest of the day free for independent activities.
Day 2 - Delhi
Enjoy full day sightseeing tour of -:
New Delhi: designed and built by the British in the 1920's it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. First you will visit two monuments from Delhi's past Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House.
Old Delhi: an ancient walled city. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Moghul Empire; Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colourful market of the old city.
Day 3 -Delhi - Mandawa
Drive to Mandawa - situted in Shekhawati region, known as "Open air art gallery of Rajasthan" covering towns such as - Nawalgarh - Dundlod - Mandawa. The Shekhawati region is famous for its beautiful painted havelis (mansions), constructed by merchants of this region in 18th and 19th centuries.
Day 4 - Mandawa - Bikaner
Drive to Bikaner. In afternoon enjoy the sightseeing of Bikaner. Fortified city situted on the ancient caravan route of Thar Desert. 32 Kms. From Bikaner is Deshnoke, famous for its Rat Temple. (Karni Mata Temple)
Day 5 - Bikaner - Jaisalmer
Drive to Jaisalmer, Driving through the Thar desert and arrive at Jaisalmer, one of the jewels in India's crown also known as Golden city. Exquisite wood and sandstone buildings dot the town and within Jaisalmer Fort are homes, hotels and shops hidden in ancient lane ways.
Day 6 - Jaisalmer
Visiting the Jaisalmer Fort - The oldest living Fort in the world having astonishing Havelis (Mansions) such as Salim Singh and Patwo ki haveli . In the afternoon, proceed to the Sam or Khuri village to experince Camel safari on sand dunes. View the sunset from the dunes, as the sky is set on fire. Return to the village for dinner amidst Desert Folk musicians playing desert symphony and folk dances.
Day 7 - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
Drive to Jodhpur. Afternoon sight seeing of Jodhpur. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha (after whom the city is named). The Fort is intricately adorned with long carved panels and latticed windows of exquisite designs in red sandstone. Also visit Jaswant Thada- an imposing white marble cenotaph built to commemorate the acts of bravery and generosity of the rulers in 19th century
Day 8 - Jodhpur - Mount Abu
Drive to Mount Ab, en-route visit world famous Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Admire the workmanship from the 16th century temples. The whole structure has 80 domes and 400 pillars. Lunch at homely resort. Continue your drive to Mount Abu.
Day 9 - Mount Abu
Morning visit the world famous Dilwara Jain Temple, Nikki Lake, Brahmin Kumari Ashram.
Dilwara Temple : These remarkable Jain temples are Mount Abu's main attraction and among the finest examples includes two temples in which the art of carving marble reached unsurpassed heights. The older of the temples is the ' Vimal Vasahi ', built in 1031 and dedicated to the first tirthankar, Adinath. In the front of the temple stands the ' House of Elephants ', with figures of elephants marching in procession to the temple entrance. The later ' Tejpal temple ' is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar, and was built in 1230 by the brothers Tejpal and Vastupal. The carving is so fine that, in places, the marble becomes almost transparent.
Nakki Lake : Nakki Lake is virtually in the heart of Mount Abu and is a big attraction with tourists. The lake takes its name from the legend that it was scooped out by a God, using only his nails, or nakh. Pleasant stroll around the lake, look for the strange rock formations.
Day 10 - Mount Abu - Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur. Afternoon free to take a walking tour on your own through the narrow lanes and back streets of Udaipur up to the Washing Ghats at the lake Pichola. Visit one of the fine downtown restaurants for an optional dinner.
Day 11 - Udaipur
Morning sightseeing of Udaipur visiting The City Palace and Museum is considered as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Pratap Memorial has the bronze statue of Maharana Pratap, the legendary warrior king of Udaipur. Jagdish Temple which was built in 1651 AD. Saheliyon Ki Bari is a small ornamental garden. Late afternoon enjoy boat-ride on Lake Pichola visiting many Ghats (banks) of washing, bathing etc and enjoy excellent views of the Lake Palace and City Palace.
Day 12 - Udaipur - Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, en-route visit Pushkar - The holiest place for Hindus. This is the place where Lord Brahma (the Creator) and his wife Saraswati (the goddess of learning and music) performed a ritual. Here we visit the only Brahma temple in the world before intermingling with the colors in the local bazaar. Pushkar is also world famous for its cattle fair, which is held each year in the month of October - November and continue drive to Jaipur.
Day 13 - Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, situated outside the walled city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts. You can have the unique experience of riding on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork. Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh-I, the founder ruler of Jaipur. Stop at Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a seven storied facade and one of the most picturesque monuments constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.
Day 14 - Jaipur - Agra
Drive to Agra, enroute visiting the deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city of yesteryears. In the afternoon reach Agra and check in at your hotel. Later proceed for the city sightseeing tour visiting The Taj Mahal, which is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work.
Day 15 - Agra - Orchha
Morning city sightseeing tour visiting The Taj Mahal, which is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. Also visit Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort), which retains the irregular outline of the demolished mud-wall fort of the Lodis. The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula is located in a walled garden overlooking the Yamuna.
Drive to Orcha. Situated on the banks of the Betwa River, Orchha has changed little over the centuries. Originally a hunting area, it became the centre and capital of the Bundelas. Orchha has more temples and palaces than any town of this size deserves! Spend time here exploring the palace and temples scattered across the peaceful countryside, walking in rural areas untouched by modern life and meeting the very friendly local people. You will have free time to stroll down the streets or walk along the river. May spend evening taking in the puja ceremony at the Ram Raja Temple, depending on the season.
Day 16 - Orcha - Khajuraho
Drive to Khajuraho, passing through the rural areas of Madhya Pradesh to the remote town of Khajuraho. Home to the beautifully preserved ancient and famous temples which are famous for explicit carvings depicting the full range of the Eroticism (Kama Sutra).
Day 17 - Khajuraho - Varanasi (By Flight or Night Train)
Morning sight seeing shows us the temples built during the 9th to the 11th centuries by the powerful dynasty of Chandela Rajputs. The temples with their erotic sculptures are a feast to the eyes. The Chandelas built 85 temples in all but today only 20 temples stand intact. Visit the eastern and western group of temples before being transferred to the airport to catch your flight/train to Varanasi. Upon your arrival at Varanasi, you will get assistance and transfer to your hotel. In the evening visit River Ganges by boat and see praying ceremony of holy river Ganges.
Day 18 - Varanasi
Varanasi, formerly known as Banaras, is one of the most important religious cities in India. When you walk the crowded streets of the old city near the Ganges River, you will see holy men, holy cows, and holy temples all over the place.
Early in the morning at the time of sunrise visit banks of the river Ganges and have boat ride to see the morning ablutions of the Hindus. See the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Gyanvyapi kund and the mosque attached to it. Also visit the Banaras Hindu University the largest residential university in India with more than 3000 residential students. Later visit Sarnath the sacred city for the Buddhist all over the world. It was here that Lord Buddha preached his first sermon to his first five disciples. Also worth visiting is the museum with artifacts dating back to 3rd Century BC. Visit the nearby ruins of the ancient seat of learning in Sarnath.
Day 19 - Varanasi - New Delhi (By Flight or Night Train)
In the morning, take a leisurely breakfast; later take a flight to Delhi. Arrival at Delhi and transfer to your hotel. You can visit Sikh Temple or you can walk around Cannaught Place. Take a dinner at one of the restaurants at this center of the city.
Day 20 - Delhi
This day you will be transferred to the International airport, 3 hours before boarding International flight for your onwards journey.
Our services end at New Delhi airport.
NOTE :- The itinerary is suggestive and can be customized.