Heritage Special

Heritage Special

Recommended stay time: 14 Nights -15 Days
Tour Circuit : Delhi - Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Orcha - Khajuraho – varanasi

Keypoints to visit

Delhi - Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, President House, Humayun Tomb & Qutub Minar, Optional Sound & Light Show at Red Fort with dinner at Chor Bizarre
Udaipur Sahelion ki Bari, Lake Pichola, stay at Lake Palace
Ranakpur – Jain Temples
Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
Pushkar Bramha Temple, Lake and other Temples
Jaipur Elephant ride to Amber Fort Palace , City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)
Optional Cultural evening at Chokhi Dhani
Fatehpur Sikri - Akbar's Residential Palace, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti
Agra - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandara
Khajuraho  Temple Complex - Kandariya Mahadeo, Chaunsat Yogini & others
Varanasi Excursion to Sarnath, Boat Ride & Explore ghats

Day to Day Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival by the International flight, you will be received by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Assistance on the check in formalities of the hotel.

Overnight at the Hotel.


Day 02  Delhi
Full Day Tour -
Today enjoy the guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jahan.

In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of theGovernor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight at the Hotel.


Day 03  Delhi / Udaipur ( By Flight )
Transfer to the airport to board on the flight to Udaipur. Upon arrival welcome and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the Hotel.


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Day 04  Udaipur
Today enjoy the city tour of Udaipur, visiting the City Palace, an intriguing collection of buildings contributed by various Maharanas (Kings) after Udai Singh & built in the year 1725. The magnificence of the Palace starts right from its entrance at the northern Tripolia Gate that brings us to the central courtyard, the best place to view the facade of filigreed balconies & ornate cupola-topped towers. Sahelion ki Bari (Garden of Maids of Honour) is an ornamental garden built by Maharana Sangram Singh for his daughter & the Ladies of the Queen's court. He built the garden with several fountains, pools & is decorated with chiseled pavilions & elephants. The fountains worked on the unique hydraulic technique devised in the year 1700 AD & work till today. Later we visit Jagdish Temple, the Indo-Aryan temple, built in the year 1651 AD by Maharana Jagat Singh, is the largest & the most beautiful temple of Udaipur with noteworthy sculpted images. We also enjoy boat ride on Lake Pichola, the beauty of the lake is enhanced by the surrounding hills, palaces, temples, bathing ghats & embankments. The Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) & Jag Mandir, the two island palaces on the lake look like pearls in the lake.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 05  Udaipur / Jodhpur  via Ranakpur (  260 Kms / 06 Hrs)
Today drive to JODHPUR, en route we will visit Ranakpur, renowned for some marvelously carved Jain temples in marble, created in the 15th century AD during the reign of Rana Kumbha.
Later we continue our drive to Jodhpur. Optional Tour - Sound & Light Show / Vintage Car Collection. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 06 Jodhpur / Pushkar ( 198 Kms / 04 Hrs )
Morning enjoy the HALF day guided tour of Jodhpur, visiting the Mehrangarh Fort (Majestic Fort), one of the most impressive & formidable structures anywhere in India. Built by Rao Jodha, this 5km long Fort is on a 125m high hill & has some magnificent palaces with marvelously carved panels latticed window. The Fort Museum houses an exquisite collection of palanquins, howdahs (Elephant saddles), royal cradles, miniatures paintings, musical instruments, costumes & furniture. We also visit Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in the year 1899 AD in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Within the main cenotaph are the portraits of various Jodhpur rulers. It is an architectural landmark of Jodhpur. Later drive to PUSHKAR.

Overnight at the Hotel in Pushkar.


Day 07 - Pushkar / Jaipur ( 160 Kms / 03 Hrs )
Pushkar,
an enchanting small town located exactly on the edge of the desert but is separated from it by Nag Pahar, the Snake Mountain. The town frequently visited by devotees lies to the side of the small Pushkar Lake with its multitudes of bathing ghats & temples. It also holds the most unique fairs of its kind in the world. It is a combination of an animal fair & the religious fair. Both the fairs are enchanting & have their own unique aspects & quality. As per the Indian calendar the fair is held in the first lunar cycle in the month of Kartik culminating on the Kartik Poornima (Full moon).

Here we visit Brahma Temple, said to be the only dedicated to Lord Brahma in India. This is the only temple of the god Brahma in the world. No pilgrimage of Hindu places is considered complete till the pilgrim bathes in sacred waters of Pushkar. Also some near by temples. Later drive to JAIPUR.

Overnight at the hotel in JAIPUR.


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Day 08 - Jaipur
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort (11 km); the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar, the Solar Observatory, an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We now visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows). Optional Tour - Chokhi Dhani with dinner. An evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel.


Day 09 Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (260 km - 6 hr)
Today we drive to Agra en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti. Later we continue our drive to AGRA. Later enjoy the half day city tour of AGRA, visiting Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.

Overnight Hotel in Agra.


Day 10  Agra / Jhansi ( By Train) Jhansi - Orcha ( 16 Kms / 30 Minutes )
Transfer to the railway station to board on the train to Jhansi. Upon arrival, you will be received and transferred to the hotel in Orchha. Enjoy the sighseeing of Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal and Ram Raja temple.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 11  Orcha  / Khajuraho ( 150 Kms / 04 Hrs )
Today drive to Khajuraho, and check in to the hotel. Later enjoy the city tour of Khajuraho temples, famous for the magnificent carvings depicting numerous exotic postures of the famous Kamasutra, ancient Indian work on sex. Only 22 temples survive of the 85 originally built. In fact, worship is still done today in the Matangeshwara temple, continuing an unbroken 1000 year tradition.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 12 : Khajuraho – Varanasi (by Flight 9W 724 at 1325/1410 hours)
In time transfer to airport to board flight to Varanasi - picturesquely situated on the banks of holy river Ganga. The city is the Oldest Living City of the World & traces of its existence are found around 10000 BC. On arrival Varanasi, transfer to hotel. Later in the evening we witness the Aarti ceremony at the ghats.

Overnight at the hotel.


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Day 13  Varanasi
Today we start our day with a boat ride on the river Ganges. Rise before dawn & step gingerly in the boat as the boatman starts rowing the boat. Later we take an excursion to Sarnath, the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha is said to have given his first sermon about the basic principles of Buddhism. It has been a premier centre for Buddhism & has a rich collection of ancient Buddhist relics & antiques comprising numerous Buddha & Bodhisattva images on display at the Archaeological Museum.


Day 14: Varanasi – Delhi ( By Flight )
Transfer to the airport to board on the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival you will be received our representative and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 15: Delhi departure
Transfer to the airport to borad the connecting flight to the onward destination.


Cost includes:

  • 14 Nights accommodation on twin sharing
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • All transfers, sightseeing and tours by Private chauffeur driven Car
  • Local English speaking guide during the sight seeing of the tour whereas visits at Pushkar/Ranakpur will be on your own ( without guide )
  • A/C chair car train fare for the sector Agra – Jhansi.
  • Boat ride in Udaipur & Varanasi.
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur.

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