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Classic Tour

North India Classic Tour

Summary

Type: Classic Tour

Duration: 21 Days

Best Time to Travel: September – March

Places you'll discover

Agra
Bikaner
Delhi
Jaisalmer
Jhansi
Jodphur
Khajuraho
Mandawa
Mount Abu
Pushkar
Ranthambore
Udaipur
Varanasi



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    North India Classic Tour - Itinerary

    Discover the magical cities of Rajasthan, each with own distinct character and history. Starting in Delhi with its mix of British and Mughal influences we head to Mandawa and its colourfully decorated havelis. We then head west to the walled city of Bikaner and onto the amazing sandstone city of Jaisalmer at the edge of the Thar Desert. In the blue city of Jodhpur visit the imposing Mehrangarh Fort and delight in the lake city of Udaipur before arriving in the pink city of Jaipur. Throw in a tiger safari, the Taj Mahal, the erotic temples at Khajuraho and the ancient pilgrimage site of Varanasi and you have a comprehensive north Indian experience.

    Day 1

    Delhi

    In the morning

    Arrive at Delhi International Airport and transfer to your hotel.



    Day 2

    Delhi

    Delhi
    In the morning

    Drive past the Red Fort and visit the Jama Masjid. Ride rickshaws through bustling Chandni Chowk ending at Rajghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s Cremation.

    In the afternoon

    Explore New Delhi including India gate and “Rashtrapati Bhawan” – the presidential palace. Also visit the 234-foot high Qutab Minar.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 3

    Delhi – Mandawa

    In the morning

    Drive to Mandawa in the area of Shekhawati, renowned or its extraordinary painted Havelis.

    In the afternoon

    Visit some of best preserved havelis before returning to the hotel.



    Day 4

    Mandawa – Bikaner

    Mandawa – Bikaner
    In the morning

    Drive to Bikaner founded in 1488. The old city is surrounded by an imposing stone wall with five gates.

    In the afternoon

    City tour of Bikaner including Junagarh Fort built Raja Rai Singh, a general in the army of Emperor Akbar.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 5

    Bikaner – Jaisalmer

    In the morning

    Drive east to Jaisalmer on the edge of the Thar Desert.

    In the afternoon

    Arrive in Jaisalmer late afternoon and transfer to hotel.



    Day 6

    Jaisalmer

    Jaisalmer
    In the morning

    Guided walk around the fort with its narrow cobbled streets and Jain temples.

    In the afternoon

    Camel ride at Khuri Sand Dunes.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 7

    Jaisalmer - Jodphur

    In the morning

    Long drive to Jodphur. As a legacy of its glorious past, Jodhpur boasts some stunning palaces, forts and temples.

    In the afternoon

    Remainder of the day is at leisure.



    Day 8

    Jodphur – Mount Abu

    In the morning

    Sightseeing tour of Jodphur including the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort, set upon on a rocky cliff. The museum within the Fort is one of the finest in Rajasthan. Later browse in Sadar Bazaar.

    In the afternoon

    Drive on to Mount Abu arriving in the later afternoon.



    Day 9

    Mount Abu – Udaipur

    Mount Abu – Udaipur
    In the morning

    Leave for Udaipur stopping en route at the beautiful Jain temple complex at Ranakpur.

    In the afternoon

    Continue on to Udaipur and check in at the hotel.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 10

    Udaipur

    Udaipur
    In the morning

    Sightseeing tour of Udaipur including the City Palace on Lake Pichola, the Jagdish temple and the beautiful garden surrounding the Pratap Memorial overlooking Fateh Sagar Lake.

    In the afternoon

    Free time at leisure.

    In the evening

    Boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit Jag Mandir Island with its Summer Palace.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 11

    Udaipur – Pushkar

    In the morning

    Stop at Chittorgarh, India’s largest fort en route to Pushkar.

    In the afternoon

    We arrive late afternoon in Pushkar.



    Day 12

    Pushkar – Jaipur

    In the morning

    Visit the Brahma Temple in Pushkar and the Dargah Sarif in Ajmer.

    In the afternoon

    Continue on to Jaipur.



    Day 13

    Jaipur

    Jaipur
    In the morning

    Visit Amber Fort, on the rugged hills outside Jaipur and ascend to the Fort on the back of trained elephants with mahouts.

    In the afternoon

    Jaipur city tour with the City Palace and Jantar-Mantar, an observatory constructed by Maharaja Jai Singh.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 14

    Jaipur – Ranthambore

    In the morning

    Drive to Ranthambore.

    In the afternoon

    Enjoy a jungle jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park for the chance to sight tigers.



    Day 15

    Ranthambore – Agra

    In the morning

    Another jeep safari followed by drive to Agra stopping at Fatehpur Sikri – the 16th century capital of the Mughal rulers.

    In the afternoon

    Arrive in Agra.



    Day 16

    Agra

    In the morning

    View the wondrous Taj Mahal, standing majestically on the banks of the River Yamuna.

    In the afternoon

    Proceed to the vast red sandstone Agra Fort.



    Day 17

    Agra – Jhansi

    In the morning

    Board air-conditioned train to Jhansi.

    In the afternoon

    Sightseeing in Orchha, founded in the 16th century and renowned for the exquisite Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris.



    Day 18

    Jhansi – Khajuraho

    Jhansi – Khajuraho
    In the morning

    Drive to Khajuraho, known for its temples dating back to the 10th and 12th century.

    In the afternoon

    Visit the famous temples with their intricate erotic carvings.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 19

    Khajuraho – Varanasi

    In the morning

    Following breakfast we transfer to the airport for the flight to Varanasi. Free time at leisure.

    In the evening

    We head to the famous ghats on the River Ganges to observe an evening Aarti ceremony.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 20

    Varanasi - Delhi

    In the morning

    Early in the morning we enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges where thousands of pilgrims chant prayers and bathe. Photographing the throngs of worshippers, for many this will be their personal highlight as we watch a sunrise from the boat.

    In the afternoon

    We drive out to nearby Sarnath, a holy site for Buddhists worldwide. After attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya the Buddha went to Sarnath; and it was here that he preached his first discourse in the deer park. Sarnath has been developed as a place of pilgrimage and a number of countries such as Thailand, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka and Myanmar have established temples and monasteries in the style that is typical for the respective country.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Day 21

    Delhi

    In the morning

    Transfer to Delhi International Airport for your onward flight.

    Included:
    Breakfast

    Additional Information

    What's Included?

    • Room accommodation in twin share
    • Private transportation by car/ minivan
    • Experienced English speaking Indian guide
    • Drinking water in car / minivan
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Airport arrival and departure transfers

    What's Not Included?

    • International Flights
    • Drinks during meals
    • Optional tours
    • Indian visa
    • Any personal expenses such as laundry, hotel phone etc
    • Tips and gratuities

    North India Classic Tour Summary

    Details

    Type: Classic

    Duration: 21 Days

    Best Time to Travel: September – March

    Places you'll discover

    Agra
    Bikaner
    Delhi
    Jaisalmer
    Jhansi
    Jodphur
    Khajuraho
    Mandawa
    Mount Abu
    Pushkar
    Ranthambore
    Udaipur
    Varanasi
    FROM
    £1299
    Per person based on 2 people sharing

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