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The Land of Kings Tour : 17 Days - 16 Nights (Depending on flight times)

Delhi > Mandawa > Bikaner >Jaisalmer > Jodhpur > Udaipur > Pushkar > Jaipur > Agra > Jhansi >Khajuraho> Varanasi > Delhi

Day 01: (01.03.2016) Delhi
On arrival from your international flight, one of our representatives will transfer you to your chosen accommodation.  After breakfast you will take a rickshaw around Delhi’s famous ChandniChowk, and to see the Lotus Temple.  This totally depends on the time of the international flight.  If one arrives late at night these sights will be added to the next days tour.

Day 02: (02.03.2016) Delhi
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and take you on a sight seeing tour around Delhi, which will enclose the following places and monuments:  The QutubMinar, India’s gate (War Memorial) the Presidents House, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings, the Raj Ghat (cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), and the Jama Masjid.  We will end the days sight seeing by driving past the Red Fort (closed on Monday) After the tour is finished you will be returned to your chosen accommodation.

Day 03: Delhi to Mandawa (280km 5.5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Mandawa.  After checking in to your chose accommodation and having a short rest, you will be picked up in the later afternoon by your driver who will take you on a sightseeing tour.  This will include the architecturally amazing medieval fort of Mandawa and its beautiful painted and carved archways. Once the sightseeing is over you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 04: Mandawa to Bikaner (195km 3.5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Mandawa.  Before checking into your chosen accommodation you will be taken to see the beautifulfresocedhavelis, once the trading place of the rich.  Now many of these traders have moved into the larger metropolitan cities.

Day 05: Bikaner to Jaisalmer (335km 5.5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Jaisalmer.  On arrival you will dropped off at the amazing Jaisalmer fort, one of the only forts still habited in India.  Here you can enjoy a walk through the small streets, do some local shopping at some of the bazars, enjoy a tranquil lunch and be amazed by the beautiful view from the walls.  Once you have seen the fort you can take a stroll outside around the Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli and thePatwon–Ki-Haveli.  These also provide small local shops and beautiful architecture.  Once the sightseeing is over you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 06: Jaisalmer
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Gadsisar Lake,Jaisalmer's only source of water for a long period.  Afterwards you will be taken to visit to the BadaBagh (Royal Gardens).  Afterwards you will be taken back to your hotel for an afternoon rest before experiencing the Khuri sand dune at sunset where you can also enjoy an evening meal with local specialties and dance.  After the show has finished, you will be returned to your chosen accommodation for the night.

Day 07: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (278km 5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will drive you on to Jodhpur.  After checking in to your chosen accommodation and you will be taken to visit the Mehrangarh fort (an illustrious work of magnificence) followed by the JaswantThada  (TajMahal of Marwar).  Afterwards you will be taken to your chosen accommodation and left to rest

Day 11: Jodhpur to Udaipur (255km 5hrs)
After breakfast you will drive on to Udaipur.  On the way you will be taken to visit the beautiful Jain Temple in Ranakpur.  After checking in to your chosen accommodation, you will be left to have a short rest before being taken for an early evening walk around the city of Udaipur.

Day 12: Udaipur
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of Udaipur this includes the Jagdish Temple, City Palace and Sheliyon Ki Bari and in the evening you will enjoy boat ride at lake Picholabefore experiencing a local dance show.  Once all is over you will be returned to your accommodation to relax for the evening.

Day 10: Udaipur to Pushkar (300km 5hrs)
After Breakfast you will be driven to Pushkar, once you have Check-in to your accommodation, the Master Paradise you will be taken to visit the Bharma Temple (the only one in the world) followed by a walk through the local streets of Pushkar.  Once all is over you will be returned to your accommodation to relax for the evening.

Day 11: Pushkar – Jaipur (145km 2.5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Jaipur

Day 12: Jaipur
After breakfast you will be taken to Jaipur’s beautiful Amber Fort.  After the fort you will be taken on to explore the Pink City of Jaipur including the Jantra Mantra observatory, the HawaMahal (Wind Palace) and City palace where the royal family still resides.  Afterwards you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to relax and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 13: Jaipur to Agra (250km 5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and drive you on to Agra.  After checking in to your chosen accommodation your driver will take you to the world famous TajMahal followed by the beautiful Agra fort.  Afterwards you will be returned to your chosen accommodation.

Day 14: Agra to Jhansi to Orchha to Khajuraho
Before breakfast you will be driven to the see the world famous TajMahal.  Afterwards you will be returned to your chosen accommodation for breakfast.  After checking out you will be picked up once again by your driver who will drop you off at Agra railway station where he will put you on the train to Jhansi.  On arrival your driver will meet and drive you on to Khajurjo, stopping at Orchha on the way. Here you can have a stroll around, visit the ancient temples, go into some local art shops where you will find beautiful paintings done on Sanskrit paper and enjoy lunch.  After lunch your driver will drive you onto Khajuraho where you will be taken to your chosen accommodation and left to relax and enjoy your evening

Day 15: Khajuraho to Varanasi (By flight)
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and take you on a sightseeing tour of Khajuraho.  Here you will not only see the world famous Karma Sutra Temple, but also the Lakshmana Temple, the Matangesvara Temple, the Varaha Temple, the Visvanatha and Nandi Temples, the Brahmanical Temples and a group of Jain Temples.  After your sightseeing is complete you will be transferred to Khajuraho airport to catch your flight to Varanasi.  On arrival your driver will pick you up and take you to your chosen accommodation where you will be left to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 16: Varanasi
After breakfast you will be taken to wander the small streets of the holy city of Varanasi.  Here you will see hundreds of small Hindu Temples and places of prayer.  Varanasi is not only one of the holiest cities in India when it comes to the Hindu religion, in Varanasi there is also a large number of Muslims, therefore you can also see theShrKashiVishwanath Muslim Temple whilst walking through the small streets.  After you have completed tour through the streets you will be returned to your chosen accommodation for a short rest before returning the Ghats (the steps down to the river Ganges) here you will experience a beautiful sunset followed by the “Aarti” Hindu Ceremony.  Afterwards you will be returned to your chosen accommodation for the night.

Day 17: Varanasi to Delhi (by flight)
Before breakfast go back to the River Ganges and experience an amazing, you can do this on a boat ride (weather permitting) afterward return to your accommodation for breakfast.  After breakfast you will be check out of your chosen accommodation and your driver will transfer you on to Varanasi airport where you will fly on to Delhi.
If you have a late flight a driver will collect you and there will be an opportunity to do some last minute shopping and have dinner before being dropped off at the airport to catch your international flight home.

Departure

All our tours are guidelines. If you wish to change anything please do not hesitate to contact us.  All are tours can be done using diverse categories of accommodation. Homestay’s Heritage, 3*, 4* and 5*, a mixture is also possible.  All our tours can also be done using trains and planes alongside having your private driver.  At IAT we live under the “motto” everything is possible.

 

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