Colorful Rajasthan with Nepal - 23 Days

Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Chittorgarh –Jaipur – Agra – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Kathmandu – Delhi

With Royal Palaces, Sand dunes and castles on one side to Glaciers, Mountain Ranges and Spiritual Temples on the other, this trip is a mixed combo with the former being a part of Rajasthan and latter of Nepal. This amazing trip is for those who want to drive into the culture of India and also want to experience a close encounter with Nature.


Day 1-2: Delhi

Our representative will receive you on arrival at the airport in Delhi and will take you to your hotel.

New Delhi the capital of India is one of the most charming & happening place in the world. With thousands of sightseeing places like India Gate, Red fort, Jama Masjid and of course The Connaught Place. This city has been beautifully planned with extra greenery to suite your eyes! Delhi is surely the travelers delight.

Activities: Our full day tour of Delhi will highlight the remarkable contrast between Old and New Delhi. We will visit iconic historical monuments like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and the Jama Masjid which is also the largest mosque in Asia. Form the mosque we will take a ride in Rickshaw to absorb the sights and sounds of the famous Chandani Chowk market in the heart of Old Delhi.

We will also visit the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Presidents residence, National Museum and modern wonders such as the Akshardham Temple.

lotus temple

Lotus Temple Delhi



Day 3: Delhi – Mandawa

By road in 4 hr. (250 Km)

Founded in the mid-18th century, Mandawa is a town inhabited by wealthy families and dominant merchants. There are many havelis adorned with beautiful wall paintings. However, over time, traders moved to other areas, leaving the havelis in the shadows of anonymity but the magnificence of these havelis did not diminish and now have become a major tourist attraction of the city.

Activities: We will visit several beautiful havelis like Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Chokhani Haveli & Bhagat Haveli.

City Palace, Jaipur

Mandawa- Chokhani Haveli



Day 4: Mandawa – Bikaner

By road in 4 hr. (190 Km)

Bikaner also known as the “country of camels”, is located in the north of Rajasthan. It is a fortress city built from red sandstone and surrounded by medieval walls. The city has amazing dunes and a beauty story that reflects the lifestyle.

Activities: We will start the tour of the city with a visit to Junagarh Fort which is a 16th century fortress that was never conquered; Karni Mata Temple also known as the “temple of rats”. According to local belief, rats are incarnations of the goddess Karni Mata and his early followers.

Hawa-Mahal

Hawa-Mahal



Day 5-6: Bikaner – Jaisalmer

By road in 5 hr. (310 Km)

Also known as the Golden City, Jaisalmer lies in the heart region of the Great Indian Thar desert. It is the best option to choose from if you want to witness & explore Desert life. The finely sculptured houses and temples are the major center of attractions too. Do a camel safari and see the sands change color with every passing hour.

Activities:We will start our excursion with a visit to the Patwo ki Haveli and Nathmal ki Haveli, Godi Sagar Lake and Museum; later will explore Jaisalmer Fort and Jain Temple. In the afternoon, we will visit the Bara Bagh Royal cenotaphs, Kuldhara, a 13th century deserted ‘ghost’ village 18kms away on the Sam sand dune road – once a prosperous Paliwal Brahmin settlement.

In the evening, we will enjoy nice views and rides over sand dunes with unusual Camel rides.

Mandir Palace Museum, Jaisalmer

Mandir Palace Museum Jaisalmer



Day 7-8: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur

By road in 5 hr. (270 Km)

odhpur also known as the “Blue City” is home to the daring Rathore Rajputs. Situated in the desert of Thar, the splendor that Jodhpur exhibits in its temples and palaces is what transforms it into a chaotically charming city.

Activities: We will visit the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest forts in India; Jaswant Thada and the Umaid Bhawan Museum. In the evening we will embark on a Jeep Safari to visit the “Bishnoi Village”, a community of nature worshipers who are committed to protecting trees and wildlife.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur



Day 9-11: Jodhpur – Udaipur

By road in 5 hr. (255 Km)

En-route visit to Ranakpur Jain Temples.

Ranakpur is located in a shady valley surrounded by lush green forests, to the north of Udaipur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is one of the most beautiful white marbled Jain Temple complexes in India and one of the five major holy places of Jainism.

Udaipur - Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, Swaroop Sagar… and the list of lakes in this city goes to infinity! Often referred to as the ‘city of Lakes’, Udaipur is located in eastern Rajasthan. With heart throbbing Palaces all around the city, Udaipur is a major tourist destination of India. “Dudh Talai” & “Gulab Bagh” is a must watch for nature lovers.

The magnificent ‘City Palace’ has everything that screams to you the history of this metropolis.

Activities: In Udaipur, our day excursion will include the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Bagore Ki Haveli, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Vintage Car Museum and a visit to the Crystal Gallery Museum of the City Palace. In the evening we will enjoy a boat ride on scenic Lake Pichola.

On the third day we will do an excursion to Chittorgarh. Basically Chittorgarh is a historical place commonly known as epitome of Rajput Pride, Romance and sacrifices. The places of interest include the fort of Chittorgarh which is also known as “water fort” as it has 84 water bodies and the Tower of Fame. It also has some magnificent palaces like Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace that provide excellent sight-seeing.

Pichola lake in Udaipur

Boats and palace on Pichola lake in Udaipur



Day 12: Udaipur – Pushkar

By road in 5 hr. (280 Km)

Pushkar is one of the five sacred Dhams (Pilgrimage Sites) of Hindu devotees. Pushkar basically relates it’s past and present with God Brahma. Apart from the religious value this place possesses, Pushkar also sees a large gathering of around 50000 camels in the month of October for the Great Camel Fair. Camels are decorated with Great interest and are traded. People can also do the camel riding to witness and explore the Great Thar Desert.

Activities: We will visit the Temples of God Brahma and Ghats.

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur

Jagdish Temple-Udaipur



Day 13-14: Pushkar – Jaipur

By road in 3 hr. (140 Km)

Jaipur the largest city in the state of Rajasthan is rich in heritage, culture and architecture with splendid forts, palaces, temples and beautiful quiet havelis. Apart from these captivating attractions, Jaipur also shows exquisite craftsmanship and stunning jewelry. These intricate artwork give life and color to the uniqueness of this pink city. In addition, the serenity of lush gardens and floral variety gives us fabulous scenery.

Activities: We will begin our Jaipur excursion with a ride on decorated elephants to visit the Amber Fort Palace, a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu style of architecture. Later, back in the city we will visit the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (the Palace of the Winds), Jantar Mantar – world’s largest stone observatory and the Birla Temple. In the evening, explore the Old City of Jaipur and visit Choki Dhani to enjoy an exuberant Folk Dance performance and a puppet show.

Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Pushkar – Jaipur - Jantar-Mantar



Day 15-16: Jaipur – Agra

By road in 5 hr. (255 Km)

Agra “the love city”, “the wonder city” or the “Taj city” whatever you call- it mean the same, the wonder of the world – The great Taj Mahal, which is perhaps the world’s largest token for love. Visit the massive structure master piece to explore the white marble mausoleum which is the pinnacle of architecture. Apart from Taj Mahal, Agra also has some other place of attraction like Agra Fort and Buland Darwaja.

Activities: Here we will enjoy the visit (at sunrise and sunset) to the legendary Taj Mahal, built as a memorial to the wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. We will also see the Red Fort, where Shah Jahan spent the last few years of his life after being imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb and Itmad-ud-daulah, at times also known as the “Baby Taj”. People also say that the interiors of this tomb are better than that of Taj Mahal.

While driving from Jaipur to Agra, we will visit Fatehpur Sikri which is also one of the best preserved collections of Mughal architecture in India. The finest example is the Buland darwaja which is stupendously made entrance gate to a mosque. We can also visit the Tomb of Salim Chisti which is a white marble encased tomb of Sufi saint Salim Chisti.

Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra



Day 17: Agra – Jhansi

By train
Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho
By road in 4 hr. (175 Km)

En route visit to Orchha where we can witness the magnificence of the ancient India. We will visit Ram Raja Temple, Jahangir Mahal and Chaturbhuja Temple which makes Orchha noteworthy.

Khajuraho Its name comes from the word Kajur in Hindi language which means 'date palm". Here we can see the largest set of Hindu temples of the country, famous for their erotic sculptures (famously known as Kama Sutra). The entire area is walled, with eight doors that allow the entrance to the complex. Each one of these doors is flanked by two palm trees. Originally there were about 80 temples of the remaining 22 in a good state of preservation.

The temples were built in a space of time of about a hundred years, between the 950 and the 1050 and are considered by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

Activities: We will visit the Western and Eastern group of temples which contains sculptures of lovers and women playing various musical instruments or performing actions such as make-up or bathing, temples decorated with erotic sculptures. See a giant statue of Lord Vishnu at the Chaturbhuja Temple.

In the evening we will enjoy the Light and Sound Show in the temple complex.

Khajuraho

Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho



Day 18-19: Khajuraho – Varanasi

By flight

One of the most ancient cities of the world often referred to as the ‘Spiritual Capital of India’, Varanasi is just abode of Gods. Located on the bank of holy river Ganga, religious souls from all over the globe gather here to take a holy dip into its sacred water. There are hundreds of ‘Ghats’ (embankments) there on which rituals are performed every evening. The mystifying spiritual essence in the air will surely make your mind pious and afresh.

Activities: We will enjoy an early morning boat ride on the Ganges following with visits to various temples on the Ghats. Later we will visit the BHU (the biggest university campus in Asia) and Bharat Kala Bhawan.

In the afternoon we will visit Sarnath, the place where the legendary Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma. You can also call it a “monument city”, as from the periphery to the center; Sarnath is full of magnificent architectural masterpieces. Murals [wall paintings] are just visual treats!

Varanasi

Khajuraho – Varanasi



Day 20-22: Varanasi – Kathmandu

By flight

Kathmandu is the capital and one of the most beautiful place of Nepal! It is basically conglomeration of cities like Patan, Kritipus and thimi. Surrounded on all sides by major mountain ranges Kathmandu is a visual delight for hill lovers. Also Buddhist and Hindu Pilgrims from all over the world visit Kathmandu’s religious sites such as Pasupathinath and Baudhnath.

The whole of Kathmandu offers a lively and unique atmosphere with myriad cultural treasures waiting to be discovered.

Activities: We will the visit the Durbar Square, the centerpiece, where temples, palaces and golden gates create a magical outdoor theatre; Baudhnath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple & Pasupathinath Temple. We will also visit Bhaktapur - best preserved Palace courtyards in old city center in Nepal and is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO for its culture, temples and wood, metal and stone work; and Patan – famous for the Golden Temple monastery.

Buddha wisdom eyes Kathmandu, Nepal

Buddha wisdom eyes Kathmandu, Nepal



Day 23: Kathmandu – Delhi

By flight

On our arrival in Delhi we will visit the famous Dilli Haat, an exotic and very picturesque bazaar with big variety of art & crafts from different parts of the country all together at one place. Here you will get a variety of things ranging from carved sandalwood, handlooms, jewelry, craft metals etc. If you have forgotten to take some souvenir from India for any of your friends or family, then this is the place.

As per your international flight schedule you will be transferred to airport for flight back home.
Tour ends!!

Namaste