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Rajasthan with Taj mahal & Ganges

  • Duration : 16 Days
  • Destination : Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi

Rajasthan is the state of wonders, colors, glaze culture and vibrant festivals. Rajasthan tour will take you on a captivating trip of aristocratic forts, palaces and land of kings which is full with fun and adventure.

This tour is specially designed by the Erco Travels, which brings to you a complete tour of Magical state Rajasthan with added attractions like Khajuraho, Taj Mahal and Varanasi. Explore the wonderful archeology and history of Rajasthan with the magnificent beauty of Taj Mahal. Varanasi visit of this trip is just like a cherry on the cake .A magnificent, divine and simple Varanasi tour shows you real Indian religion and holy culture. So packs your baggage for this special tour.

Lotus Temple, Delhi
Lotus Temple - Delhi

Day 01 : Delhi

Fly from your country to New Delhi, you will be greeted & assisted by Erco Travels Representative upon arrival. Transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : New & Old Delhi

Breakfast at Hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Jamia Masjid, enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar And 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Birla Temple, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar. Welcome dinner will be organized at Village Restaurant Bistro with Indian Cultural dances. Return Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03 : New Delhi - Mandawa ( 275 Km, 06 hours )

Morning leave for Mandawa through the villages of Rajasthan. Arrive & check in at Hotel Castle Mandawa, afternoon visit the 150 to 200 year old painted havelies (big houses) by the natural colors in the streets of the village. You can also watch the daily village life while watching the havelies. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : Mandawa - Bikaner ( 190 Km, 04 hours )

Morning leave for Bikaner was founded by Rao Biked Ji in 1488 A.D. Arrive & check in at the Hotel. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort founded in year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh who was general in the army of mighty Mughal emperor Akbar and rest of the Fort was improved by the successors. Afterwards visit Asia’s largest Camel Breeding Research Farm and local busy markets. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer ( 330 Km, 06 hours )

After breakfast leave for Jaisalmer enroute visit at 7th century Mahavira Jain Temple and 2000 years old Jija Mata Temple at Oscian village. Continue your drive drive to Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. after shifting his capital from Ladurva. Jaisalmer was the main caravan route from Far East to the Middle East, arrive & check in at Hotel Gorbandh Palace or similar for overnight stay.

Day 06 : Jaisalmer

Morning sightseeing of Fort ( 80 meters above plains ) & Jain Temples within the Fort built in 12th to 15th century which are very worth watching. The specialty of the Fort is that still approximately 5000 people are living inside. Visit Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the golden view of whole Jaisalmer city as whole city is built in yellow sand stones, when sun rays fall on the city, it give impression as golden city of India. Afterwards visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. Afternoon drive to Sam Sand dunes to watch sensational Sun Set by camel ride. Return to Hotel for overnight.

Day 07 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur(275Km) - Luni (40km)
Pichola Lake - Udaipur
Mehrangarh Fort - Jodhpur

Breakfast & leave to Jodhpur, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD after shifting his capital from Mandore to Jodhpur by the advise of a holy man. Arrive & check in at Hotel, afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort 125 meters above plains, Jaswant thada and Sardar market clock tower. After Sightseeing drive to Luni. Later an hours drive brings us to the world of animals - Luni, the palace amidst the more rustic life of Rajasthan.
After lunch we take you on a safari to discover the hidden beauty of the jungle life. Here you would be visiting the Bishnoi villages. Bishnois are a tribe that respects life in every form - animals trees and even dead branches. They are vegetarians and even in the villages they protect the animal life and don't let anybody practice hunting in the vicinity of their villages. They live in a joint family system where the oldest member is generally the head of the family. Then we would like you to witness the opium ceremony with the Patels - a rich tribe. It is a ceremony prevelant in this part of Rajasthan where the youth offers opium to drink mixed with water to the elders of the family when they come back from work in the fields. Night in Fort Chanwa in Luni.


Day 08 : Luni - Ranakpur - Udaipur ( 245 Km, 07 hours )

Breakfast and leave for Udaipur enroute visit 15th century Ranakpur Jain Temple built in pure white marble with 80 doms supported by 1444 different carved pillars. Continue your drive to Udaipur, founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 AD, ( Maha means great & Rana means warrior, so Maharana means a great warrior ). Udaipur is a beautiful city of lakes at the altitude of 577 MSL surrounded by Aravalli Hills. Arrive and check in at for overnight stay.

Day 09 : Udaipur

After breakfast visit City Palace, Jagdish temple built in 1651 AD, Fatehsagar lake Sahalion Ki Bari. Afternoon enjoy boat ride in lake Pichola to visit Jagmandir Island. Late afternoon, enjoy exciting cultural folk dances of Rajasthan at Meera Kala Mandir. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10 : Udaipur - Jaipur ( 348 Km, 06. hours )

After breakfast drive to Jaipur. This historic city was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh in 1727 AD after shifting his capital from Amer valley to newly formed and planned city of its time after consulting so many maps of the world and finally organized own religious map Shilpa Shastra with the help of a young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Batacharya. Maharaja Swai Jai Singh was a builder, astronomer, astrologer, soldier, philospher. Presently, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan & is world famous as the Pink City. Arrive and your first Stop will be at Amer Fort where from elephants will carry you to the Fort, gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants. After lunch visit City Palace Museum, Astrological Observatory, Hawa Mahal ( wind palace ) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and daily life. Check in at Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 : Jaipur

After breakfast full day sightseeing of Jaipur visiting Hawa Mahal (palace of winds ) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and life. Afterwards visit Amer Fort by elephant ride, that gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants. After lunch visit City Palace Museum, Astrological Observatory and local busy markets. Afterwards check in at Hotel Rambagh palace for overnight stay.

Day 12 : Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra ( 235 Km, 06 hours )
Akbar Tomb - Agra
Akbar Tomb - Agra

Morning leave for Agra enroute one of the most important place of Mughal era Fatepur Sikri founded by Akbar in 1569 AD as a ceremonial capital. But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water and Akbar went back to Agra. Continue your drive to Agra, arrive and check in at Hotel Clarks Shiraz. After change and wash visit one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal ( monument of love ), founded by 5th great Mughal Emperor Shahi Jahan in the memory of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum ( with love emperor called her Mumtaz ). After her death in 1627 AD, in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj means crown & Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace ) from 1631 to 1653 AD with twenty two thousand labors working since sun rise to sun set in twenty two years. The marble was transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 13 : Agra

After breakfast visit Agra Fort, was built by three emperors, Akbar & Jahangir in red sand stone & Shahi Jahan in white marble. The Fort is 2.5 Km long and during Mughal rule one third of the Fort was occupied by the army. When British ruled India, they repeated same tradition and now traditionally Indian army has occupied the same. Afterwards visit Itma-ud-ullha the baby Taj. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 14 : Agra - Khajuraho ( By Flight )

Transfer to Agra airport to board flight for Khajuraho. The temples at Khajuraho from probably one of the best examples of Indian art and architecture. Arrive and check in at Hotel for overnight stay.


Day 15 : Khajuraho - Varanasi ( By Flight )
Varanasi
Varanasi

This morning visit the Eastern and Western group of temples where fortnight sculptures celebrate the joy of life and love for which there is probably no equivalent in the world. Afternoon transfer to airport to board flight for 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. Arrive and check in at Hotel for overnight.

Day 16 : Varanasi - Delhi ( By Flight )

Early morning boat ride to watch the sunrise over the Ganges when hundred of people are worshiping & taking bath. Later tour the old city visiting the principles temples including Kashi Hindu University where more than fifty thousand students from all over the world are learning. Afternoon Transfer to airport to board flight for New, arrive and explore few hours in the busy markets of old and new Delhi. After farewell dinner transfer to International airport to board flight back to your country.