Best of India Tour

Destination Covered
Delhi – Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur – Pushkar – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra – Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Sarnath – Varanasi – Mumbai
Tour Duration
21 Nights/ 22 Days

Overview

India, the world's seventh largest country by area and home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, has much to offer visitors from all over the world. With our India tour packages, you can experience the magnificence of nature, the thrill of adventure, rich heritage, soul-soothing spirituality, and vibrant culture of India. With our Indian vacation packages, you can see the best of India.

Tour Highlights

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

When you arrive at Delhi International Airport, a representative from our organisation will meet you and assist you with transports to your accommodation. Later in the afternoon, you will be driven to Akshardham Temple.

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

Breakfast is served in the hotel. After that, go on a full-day Delhi city tour that includes both Old and New Delhi. The contrast between old lanes, tombs, minarets, and colonial architecture from the British heydays is well-known in Delhi. The city trip includes stops at the Mughal Emperor Humayun's Tomb, the Qutab Minar tower complex, Quwwat-ul-Islam, India's oldest surviving mosque, Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, and Red Fort (Drive Past), India's emblem of power. Later, in the centre of Delhi, drive past the President's House, Parliament House, and secretarial offices. Staying in a hotel for the night.

Day 03: Delhi – Mandawa (280 km-6 hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Mandawa, Rajasthan, where you will check into a hotel. Explore the neighbouring region, which is home to colourfully decorated havelis and traditional merchants' houses, and pay a visit to Castle Mandawa, the kingdom's heritage hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04: Mandawa – Bikaner (220 km-5 hr)

After breakfast, depart for Bikaner. Arrive and check into the hotel. Prepare to visit Bikaner later. The sand dunes that are distributed throughout the region, especially from the north-east to the south, are a unique feature of Bikaner. Bikaner is one of the oldest cities in India, and its past richness can still be seen in the form of red sandstone palaces and forts that have withstood the test of time. The city is known as "camel country" since it has some of the best riding camels in the world. It also houses one of the world's largest camel breeding and research facilities.

Day 05: Bikaner – Jaisalmer (340 km- 6 hr)

Breakfast is served in the hotel. Proceed to Jaisalmer, the Thar Desert's heart, stopping for lunch along the way. Check into the hotel as you arrive. Drive to Khuri Village in the late afternoon to take in the grandeur of the magical sand dunes. In Jaisalmer, take advantage of the chance to go on an unusual camel safari. In the hotel for the night.

Day 06: Jaisalmer Sightseeing (Stay overnight at desert camp)

Breakfast is served in the hotel. Engross yourself in a full-day city tour of Jaisalmer. A visit to havelis noted for their intricately carved fretwork, jali screens, and the magnificent Jain temples will be included in the sightseeing. Visit Maharawal's historic palace, which is lavishly painted in Rajput style. Relax in the late afternoon on Gadi Sagar, the oasis that led to the city's establishment, and visit the Royal cenotaphs in Bada Bagh before taking in the desert sunset.

In the evening, check into the desert camp and enjoy a night stay in a deluxe tent, which includes a folk dance performance. Stay at theTent for the night.

Day 07: Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (260 km-6 hr)

Drive to Jodhpur after breakfast. Make your way to Jodhpur and check into your accommodation. Spend the night in the hotel.

Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan, as well as the state's recognised second metropolitan metropolis. It was originally the capital of the same-named princely state. Marwar was the name of the kingdom's capital. Jodhpur is a major tourist destination with numerous palaces, forts, and temples nestled amid the harsh Thar Desert setting.

The city is renowned as the "Sun City" because to its bright and sunny weather all year. The historic city is encircled by a wall with multiple gates and surrounds the fort. Because of the blue colours used to paint many of the residences in the ancient city area, Jodhpur is also known as the "Blue City." However, over the last few decades, the city has grown significantly outside of the wall.

Day 08: Jodhpur Sightseeing

Begin your full-day tour of Jodhpur with a stop at the beautiful Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, and Mehrangarh Fort, the ramparts of which tell numerous legends about the region. From the Mehrangarh Fort's hillock, Mandore Garden, and Clock Tower, you can get a breathtaking view of the city's meandering streets and iconic blue-coated buildings.

Day 09: Jodhpur - Kumbhalgarh – Ranakpur – Udaipur (300 km - 5 hr)

Visit the distant Kumbhalgarh Fort on your way down south to Udaipur, whose impenetrable fortification still dominates the surrounding landscape. After that, travel to Ranakpur to see the beautiful marble Jain temples. The scenery softens to a feeling of luxury as travellers approach Udaipur, with the serene setting of lakes against the backdrop of the Aravallis. Check into the hotel as you arrive.

Day 10: Udaipur Sightseeing           

Visit the City Palace in the morning, then relax in the afternoon with an exquisite boat ride on Lake Pichola (subject to water level) and a visit to Jag Mandir's Island Palace. There's plenty more to see and do in Udaipur, including the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Sahelion Ki Bari, Crystal Palace, and so on. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 11: Udaipur – Pushkar (250 km / 5 hr)

Breakfast is served in the hotel. Make your way to Pushkar and check into a hotel. Explore Pushkar Lake and the Bhrahma Temple in the afternoon. You can also go on a camel safari or ride in the desert (Optional). Overnight stay at the hotel.

Pushkar is the only place in the universe where the creator of the universe, Lord Brahma, has a temple. The town has its own beauty and is known around the world for its annual cattle show.

Day 12: Pushkar – Jaipur (140 km / 2 hr)

Make your way to Jaipur. Arrive in Jaipur and check into your hotel. In the evening, we will go to the Chowki Dhani resort (optional) near Jaipur, which is designed in the Rajasthani manner. In the evenings, there are a variety of activities available, including a puppet show, camel ride, folk dances, and music, as well as a Rajasthani meal. Staying in a hotel for the night.

Day 13:  Jaipur Sightseeing

After breakfast, tour the pink city of Jaipur, including Amber Fort, which is home to a magnificent fort and palaces, and where travellers can ride elephants to the battlements. After that, see City Palace, the majestic Hawa Mahal, and Jantar Mantar, an 18th-century observatory. In the evening, visit a vibrant local market such as Johari Bazaar, Tripolia Bazar, or Chandpole market. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra       

Breakfast is served in the hotel. Take the road to Agra. En route, stop in Abhaneri to see Chand Baori, a 13-story stairwell with 3,500 tiny steps in the village of Abhaneri. It is one of India's deepest and largest stepwells, extending around 30 metres (100 feet) into the ground. It was built in AD 800, directly across from Harshat Mata Temple. Later, explore Emperor Akbar's desolate city of Fatephur Sikri, which was abandoned four centuries ago but is still immaculately preserved. Check into the hotel upon arrival.

Later in the afternoon, go on a guided tour of Agra Fort, a spectacular red sandstone fort on the banks of the Yamuna River. Then go to Itmad-ud-tomb. Daula's (Baby Taj). Later, take in a sunset vista of the Taj Mahal, one of the World's Seven Wonders. The Taj Mahal, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, is the epitome of extravagant love. Staying in the hotel for the night.

Day 15: Agra – Jhansi (By Train)/ Jhansi – Orchha (20 Km/ 40 minutes)

Visit the majestic TAJ MAHAL from the east entrance this morning. After breakfast, be driven to the Agra railway station to join the Jhansi-bound train. Meet our agent upon arrival at Jhansi train station, who will greet you, and then transfer to Orchha. Visit Phool Bagh, the Orchha fort complex, Laxminarayan Temple, and Raja Ram Temple on a local sightseeing tour. All of these are the main attractions of the area and can provide an enthralling experience.

The Orchha fort complex is a must-see site in town, featuring a multitude of palaces depicting stories from the past. It is the country's sole place where Lord Rama is revered as a ruler rather than a god. Phool Bagh is a beautiful garden in Orchha that exhibits the royal monarchs of the Bundelkhand dynasty's excellent creative sensibility. It also represents the natural splendour of the area in the past.

Day 16: Orchha – Khajuraho (195 km/ 4 hrs)

After breakfast, you will be taken to Khajuraho. Check into the hotel, then go shopping in the local markets in the evening. Stay for the night.

Day 17: Khajuraho Sightseeing

We will leave after breakfast to explore Khajuraho, seeing the Western and Eastern Groups of Temples. We will see legendary temples such as Chitragupta Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, and Adinath Temple on our day tour, which are said to have been built by Chandela monarchs in the 9th and 10th centuries A.D. The unusual and old engravings on these temples have made them famous. After seeing some of the Chandela monarchs' outstanding wonders.

Later, see the Kalinjar Fort, Ajaigarh Fort, Vaman Temple, and Parsvanth Temple, among other notable sights. In the 10th century, the Kalinjar Fort was thought to be the heart of the Chandella monarchy. After that, return to the hotel for the night.

Day 18:  Khajuraho – Varanasi (By Air)

Check into the hotel after arriving at the Varanasi railway station. Relax and enjoy the Hindu ceremony of Aarti later in the evening.

Aartis also refers to the songs chanted in praise of the deity during the offering of lights. Hindus in India consider the Ganges to be a goddess. Aarti is performed at the Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi every evening. We may view it from the Ghat or from a boat on the water. It's a stunning, resonant, and epic display with a meticulous choreography incorporating ceremonies done by multiple priests to the accompaniment of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras. Stay in the hotel for the night.

Day 19:  Varanasi – Sarnath – Varanasi (10km/ ½ hrs)

Enjoy a boat ride in the early morning. Start your following day with an early morning boat ride. One of the great attractions of Varanasi is sunrise boating on the Ganges. On the banks of the Ganges, observe the Hindu way of life. Varanasi has a number of temples along the Ganges River's bank. The Ganga Ghats [Banaras Ghat] are a place where life and death coexist. Varanasi has a number of Ghats along the Ganges River where Hindu cremations can be seen. Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Assi Ghat, Shivala Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Darbhanga Ghat, Ahilyabai Ghat, and Kedar Ghat are some of the most well-known and renowned Ghats in Varanasi.

After the boat ride take a small walk into the oldest part of Varanasi, famous for its narrow street. Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple area, also known as the Golden Temple. (The temple itself is open to Hindu only), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) & Bharat Mata Temple.

After that, drive to Sarnath, which is about 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) from Varanasi City. The Buddha opted to deliver his first speech in a Deer Park in Varanasi. It elevates Sarnath to the status of one of the most revered Buddhist sites. Sarnath is also associated with Jainism, in addition to Buddhism. At Sarnath, there are numerous Buddhist monuments and edifices. The Archaeological and Excavation Area (Sarnath, Deer Park), Chaukhandi Stupa, and Dhammek Stupa (worship the Ganges as goddess) are the primary attractions of Sarnath. Return to Varanasi and enjoy shopping in the local markets. Stay at the hotel for the night.

Day 20: Varanasi – Mumbai (By Air)

After breakfast, transfer to the Amritsar airport for your trip to Mumbai. Arrive in Mumbai and book a hotel room. Stay for the night.

Mumbai was called the "City of Dreams" because of the vast opportunities it provides, particularly in Hindi cinema. The city is the capital of Maharashtra and sits on the Arabian Sea's churning waves. Its cityscape may be reminiscent of New York's. However, in addition to the bustling nooks, Mumbai has held to its tradition and history and takes great pride in it. It is undeniable that this metropolis competes fiercely with even the most developed cities in the globe, let alone in India.

Day 21: Mumbai sightseeing

After breakfast, go to Elephanta Caves, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Garden, Juhu Beach, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, and Chaupatty Beach for a full day of sightseeing in Mumbai. Visit the Haji Ali Dargah Mosque if time allows.

Gharapuri (The City of Caves), around ten kilometres from Mumbai Harbor, is home to Elephanta Cave. The caverns are divided into two categories: Hindu Caves (which include five caves) and Buddhist Caves (consisting of two caves). The caves were built using a rock-cut architecture that dates from the 5th to 8th centuries. The caves have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Prince of Wales Museum is also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Just a few kilometers away from the museum is where the landmark of Mumbai stands, The Gateway of India. Take a leisure stroll in the Hanging Garden, which is perched at the top of Malabar Hill, overlooking the beautiful Arabian Sea. This manicured terrace garden is festooned with a huge variety of plants and flower species. Juhu Beach, the popular beach of Mumbai is thronged with visitors. Some of Mumbai’s best street food and restaurants are located here. Marine drive is located in the heart of Mumbai, just beside a busy road. However, the city's horns and screeches do not really disturb the peace that can be found here while sipping a cup of coffee and simply unwinding. Staying in a hotel for the night.

Day 22: Mumbai – Onward Destinations

Breakfast is served in the hotel. Transfer to the Amritsar airport to catch a flight to Delhi and connect to your next flight.

  • 21 Nights accommodation in listed hotels/ similar
  • Our company representative for all arrival and transfers
  • All accommodation will be on Double room in every hotel
  • Meal plan on CPAI basis in all hotel (Breakfast + Room)
  • Private Air condition Vehicle as per itinerary
  • Train fare in AC Coach from Agra to Jhansi
  • English speaking tour guide at each destination for 01 day (Except Mandawa/ Pushkar Orchha & Amritsar)
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi
  • Entry & dinner at Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur
  • Tonga ride in Agra
  • Abhaneri Village tour
  • Boat ride at Udaipur, Lake Pichola
  • Camel ride at Jodhpur
  • 02 bottle mineral water per person/ per day during the trip
  • All applicable toll charges & Govt. taxes are included
  • Meals specified other than inclusions
  • International & Domestic flight cost
  • Supplement Camel ride/ Safari at Pushkar
  • Laundry fee, Camera fee
  • Entrances fee can be paid directly in monuments
  • Guiding and any personal expenses will be paid by you.
  • All other items and services not specified in inclusions
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