Best of North India with Taj
Duration: 13 Nights/14 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi – Delhi
Day 01: Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport, you'll be assisted and taken to your hotel. Delhi is the capital of the modern India, though it is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Stay overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
After having your breakfast, you will embark on a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will start your sightseeing with attractions in New Delhi. Visit the magnificent India Gate, a memorial for the soldiers who laid down their lives in World War I and Afghan War. Then you will visit places like Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Laxmi Narayan temple, National Museum, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House, Humayun’s Tomb, etc. After having your lunch, you explore the Old Delhi attractions. Start with the imposing Red Fort. It is one of the important forts of the Mughal period. Go over to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. From the Jama Masjid, enjoy a thrilling rickshaw ride to Chandani Chowk. It is a heritage market from the time of Shah Jahan. Move over to Raj Ghat to pay your respects to father of the nation. Explore the Delhi markets to pick up souvenirs. Return to the hotel. Have dinner and retire for the night.
Day 03: Delhi - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer
Early morning transfer to Delhi airport to board a flight to Jodhpur. Reach and proceed to Jaisalmer en-route enjoying a camel safari on the Sum Sand Dunes. Later on arrival at Jaisalmer, check in at your hotel. Stay overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 04: Jaisalmer
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for a full day sight-seeing tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone. Stay overnight at Jaisalmer.
Day 05: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakfast drive for Jodhpur arrive by noon and check into hotel. Jodhpur was once the capital of the former princely state of Marwar, the second largest city of Rajasthan, after Jaipur. The enchanting forts, temples, other royal residences and settlements retain its medieval character and comprise the town's multifaceted attractions. Evening free to visit the colourful markets.
Day 06: Chandela Forts
Morning proceed for a daylong excursion to Chandela Forts at Kalinjar (130km) and Ajayagarah (80 km). Return back to Khajuraho by evening and stay overnight.
Day 07: Khajuraho - Orchha
Morning you will be driven to Orchha. On arrival visit Jahangir Mahal Palace & Raja Ram Temple. Evening you will be transferred to Jhansi railway station to take a train to Agra. Stay overnight in Agra.
Day 08: Agra
Morning proceed to see the beauty of the Taj Mahal in the rising sun. After breakfast visit Agra Fort which is a UNESCO world heritage monument. Stay overnight in Agra.
Day 09: Agra - Eatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (5 hours drive)
Drive to Jaipur, en route stopping at the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Later continue drive to reach Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure.
Day 10: Jaipur
Morning move out for an excursion to Amber Fort. Enjoy a memorable Elephant ride upto the fort. Afternoon enjoy a tour of the city visiting the Maharaja's City Palace, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Palace of Winds. Also, drive past the rose-pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
Day 11: Jaipur - Udaipur
Morning transfer to Jaipur airport to board a flight to Udaipur. On arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel to check in. Later proceed for sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Jagdish Temple & Sahelion ki Baori. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Day 12: Udaipur
Morning proceed for a day excursion to Rankapur to visit famous Jain Temples. Enjoy sunset cruise at Lake Pichola. Stay overnight in Udaipur.
Day 13: Udaipur - Mumbai - Aurangabad
Morning transfer to Udaipur airport to board a connecting flight to Aurangabad. On arrival, you will be received by Amrapali representative and transferred to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure.
Day 14: Aurangabad
Enjoy day excursion to Ajanta Caves (Closed on Monday) - the first Buddhist cave monuments. The paintings and sculptures of Ajanta, considered masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, have had a considerable artistic influence.
Day 15: Aurangabad
Sightseeing tour of Ellora Caves (Closed on Tuesday) - cluster of monasteries devoted to Buddhism.Later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Aurangabad city visiting Bibi Ka Maqbara – also known as Mini Taj, a son’s tribute to his mother, the Queen of Mujghal Emperor Aurangazeb. Stay overnight in Aurangabad.
Day 16: Aurangabad – Mumbai