Ancient India Tour
14 Nights/ 15 Days 
Delhi –  Mandawa – Bikaner – Jodhpur - Pushkar - Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
AUD $1099* PP
Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrive Delhi

  • Arrive Delhi

  • Transfer to the hotel

  • Overnight at hotel

 

Your tour begins with an arrival into Delhi, where you will be met at the airport by our representative and transferred to the hotel and assisted with check in formalities.


Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02:

In Delhi Full Day Visit

Old Delhi came into prominence when Shah Jahan moved his capital from Agra to Delhi. You visit 300-year-old ChandniChowk market. A maze of lanes crowded with shops selling an extraordinary variety of items and food, the noise and crowds are a quintessential part of any Indian market. From here you continue to the Jama Masjid or Friday Mosque. This is India's largest mosque designed by Shah Jahan, and was his last architectural legacy. Originally it was called Masjid-I-Jahanuma, which means "mosque commanding a view of the world". In complete contrast to the noise and crowds of Old Delhi, is Raj Ghat a simple and stunning memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the main architect of India's independence. You pass through the Red Fort that dominates this area is the landmark. Built in the mid-17th century by Shah Jahan, it was plundered by the marauding armies of Nadir Shah and later by British soldiers.

Afternoon, we take our tour of New Delhi, visit QutabMinar, the tapering monument begun in 1199 was built to symbolize the supremacy of Islam. This structure was eventually the prototype of all minars or towers in India. We drive pass the India Gate, Presidential Palace and Parliament House.

 

Evening Free. 

 

Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

Day 03:

Delhi – Nawalgarh (Drive: 6 hours approx.) (B)

After breakfast, we check-out from hotel and drive to Nawalgarh, Nawalgarh is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Indian state Rajasthan. It is part of the Shekhawati region

Upon arrival check-in at hotel.

 

Rest of the day visit the Hevelies in Nawalgarh.

 

Evening return back to hotel.

 

Overnight at hotel in Mandawa.

Day 04:

Nawalgarh – Bikaner (Drive: 5 hours approx.) (B)

After breakfast Walk around Mandawa village later leave for Pushkar - the temple town. On arrival check-in at hotel. Evening visit Junnagarh Fort and Karni Mata Temple (popularly known as rat temple).

Overnight at the hotel in Bikaner.

Day 05:

Bikaner – Jodhpur (6 Hrs.) (B)

After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in at the hotel. Set at the edge of the Thar desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. The graceful palaces, forts and temples of the city bring the historic grandeur to life, while exquisite handicrafts, folk dances music and the brightly attired people lend a romantic aura to the city.

Evening free to visit Markets.

Overnight at the hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 06:

Jodhpur - Osian Camp – Camel Safari – Jodhpur (B)

After breakfast enjoy a tour visiting Jaswant Thada – a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II; Umaid Bhawan Palace – the only 20th century palace built under the famine relief project that gave employment to the famine struck population. It was completed in 14 years.


Afternoon enjoy a tour of Osian, In Osian you will visit Mahavira and Sachiya Mata Temples. Osian is a great centre of Brahmanical and Jain religions and contains the largest group of the Hindu and Jain temples in Rajasthan. Enjoy a Camel safari, visiting various villages in the remote areas and experiencing the desert wild life. Experience the stark beauty of this gateway to the desert. Return to Jodhpur for the night.

Overnight at the hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 07:

Jodhpur - Bishnoi Village - Jodhpur - Pushkar (approx. 185kms) (B)

After breakfast, checkout from hotel and take an excursion to Bishnoi village by Jeep. Bishnois are strong lovers of wild animals. It is because of their protection that in Bishnoi dominated areas, deer and antelope such as blue bulls, blackbucks, chinkaras and chousinghas are seen and can be spotted easily. Enjoy a village tour visiting the shepherd’s village, weaver’s village and potter’s village, and witness the intriguing village lifestyle.


Later depart to Pushkar. On arrival check in at the hotel. Pushkar is characterised by a picturesque valley, mountainous regions, uncommon scenic spots and several pilgrimage sites of importance. It has one of the most revered Hindu pilgrimage sites of India and houses the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world. The flow of tourists to Pushkar increases during the time of the camel fair in November. The locals are very hospitable, dressing up with their best during this much-awaited event. Their colourful veils, turbaned heads and colourfully dyed skirts, with the sounds of the ektara and Rajasthani folk songs, make the nights of the Pushkar equally pleasing.

Overnight at the hotel in Pushkar.

Day 08:

Pushkar (B)

In the morning, we will visit the famous Pushkar Lake that is believed to be the one and only worship place of Lord Brahma in the whole universe. We will also visit the Lord Brahma temple and Cattle fair ground where the world famous Pushkar Cattle Fair held every year, you will also enjoy a camel cart ride. Rest of the rest of the day is free for leisure or you can visit the local market or enjoy the hotel’s recreational facilities. An overnight stay at the hotel in Pushkar.

Day 09:

Pushkar - Jaipur (B)

After breakfast, you will drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur our representative will assist you to complete the check-in formalities in the hotel.

You have entire afternoon free to relax in the hotel. (Optional you can enjoy lighting at Jal Mahal Palace and visit of Markets).

Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 10:

In Jaipur (B)

After breakfast, we leave for excursion to Amber Fort. A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride (subject to availability) all the way up to the Fort entrance. This journey on caparisoned elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Fort visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory. En route to Amber Fort from your hotel, you will have a brief photography stop at HawaMahal - the Palace of Winds.

In the afternoon, we tour the city of Jaipur. We first visit the Maharaja's city Palace, the former Royal residence part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. The main entrance leads to the courtyard at the center, which is the Mubarak Mahal. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. On the first floor is the Textile and Costume Museum, which is the fine example of fabrics and costumes from all over India.

Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

Day 11:

Jaipur – Agra (B)

After breakfast, we drive to Agra, upon arrival in Agra check in at the hotel.

Evening free to visit local Markets in Agra

 

Overnight at hotel in Agra.

Day 12:

Agra (B)

At sunrise, we visit the world-famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the sill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this 'Love Poem in Marble'. After breakfast, we check-out from hotel and drive to Agra.

After visit return back to Hotel.

After breakfast, you will visit Agra Fort, Sikndraand Itmad –ud – daulah.

Agra fort, built by Emperor Akbar, reveals the Mughal talent for combining defensive architecture with beauty and design. This fort palace was begun by Akbar as a purely defensive citadel and was subsequently completed by two successive generations that added the delicate mosaic and magnificent marble palaces. The fort is the history of Mughal life in Agra and offers a magical view of the Taj Mahal.

Sikndra and Itmad-uddaulah, one of the most beautiful of Mughal tombs, stands across the river Yamuna from the Taj Mahal, nearly one and a half kilometers up-stream. Belonging to the age of Jahangir, it contains cenotaphs of the parents of the powerful MughalEmpressNurjahan, queen of Jahangir, an exceptional beauty and an astute administrator.

Afternoon free.

Overnight in the hotel in Agra.

 

Special Note: - Taj Mahal remains closed on every Friday.

Day 13:

Agra – Delhi (B)

After breakfast, you will check-out from hotel and drive to Delhi on arrival check-in at hotel.

 

On arrival in hotel, full day free.

 

Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 14:

Delhi (B)

After breakfast, full day free.

 

Overnight at hotel in Delhi.

Day 15:

Departure Delhi (B)

After breakfast in time you will be transfer to airport to board the flight for onwards destination.

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Travel Dates

  • May 2017 -3rd, 17th, 31st

  • Jun 2017 - 7st, 21st

  • Jul 2017 - 5th, 19th

  • Aug 2017 - 2nd, 16th,30th

  • Sep 2017 - 6th,13th

Inclusions

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival / departure at the airport by our office representative.

  • 14 night’s accommodation on sharing twin room Breakfast Basis at below mentioned hotels or similar available alternates at all the place.

  • All transfers, sightseeing excursion as per program using private air conditioned Vehicle.

  • English speaking local guide for all the visits as per program from 01 to 14 Pax and Accompanying English speaking escort from 15 Pax onwards.

  • Camel Safari with Lunch in Osian Village

  • Jeep safari in Bishnoi Village

  • Camel cart ride in Pushkar

  • Elephant ride (One way ride for ascending only) at Amer Fort. 02 pax on each elephant.

  • One time monument entry fee at all monuments mentioned in the program.

  • Government Service Tax 9%.

Exclusions

  • Any meal such as lunch / dinner. (Same could be provide with extra cost)

  • Any early check-in or late checkout.

  • Visa charges & Airport taxes.

  • Still or video camera fees.

  • Any tips to drive/guide/escort/restaurants etc.

  • Any porter-ages on arrival and departure at the hotel.

  • Any extras like table drinks, telephone calls, any tips, laundry etc. or any other items of personal nature.

  • Any kind of medical expanse during the trip.

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