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North India Tour A little about your dream Travel...Duration : 19 Nights / 20Days
This itinerary covers "one of the seven wonders of the world-Taj Mahal" with Rajasthan, a region known for its rich heritage and culture, beautiful historic monuments, vibrant cities and of course fascinating Forts, Palaces, Temples. Rajasthan is the most colorful region in India exhibiting splendor and royalty in every walk of life. It is truly said "a land of valiance and chivalry" , which is endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces, waves of sand dunes and serene lakes. No other region in the country assembles as many paradoxes of India as does the desert land of Rajasthan. Imagine the thrill of being in Rajasthan. Better still, come and experience the land of fantasies with a tour package of your dreams !!
Destinations : Delhi-Agra-FatehpurSikri-Jaipur-Pushkar-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Haridwar-Risikesh-Chandigarh-Amritsar-Mumbai

Day 01: Arrive Delhi (by international carrier)

Arrive Delhi, Welcome and assistance upon arrival at the airport. Later transfer to the hotel Rest of the day free and adjust the time zone. Overnight at hotel

Day 02: - Delhi
Morning after breakfast start full day city tour of Old & New Delhi. New Delhi - Visit Humayun's Tomb (1565 AD) aptly called predecessor of Taj Mahal. 72 meter high QutubMinar (12th Century AD) - One of the most perfect towers in the world, nearby amidst the ruins of Quwate-Islam mosque stands the iron pillar which does not rust and has stood the vagaries of weather for 1500 years. Orientation drive through New Delhi viewing Embassy area (Diplomatic Enclave); Government Buildings ( 1921 -30 AD), Central Secretariat, Parliament House, Visit India Gate (1921 AD). Old Delhi.- among your stops are theJama Masjid (Mosque), drive through Red Fort, built by Shahjahan; Visit Raj Ghat; a memorial to MahtamGandi; Ashoka Pillar and the mile -long ChandniChowk Bazar

Day 03:-Delhi
Early Morning after breakfast start some sighseeing and shopping and day free at own work

Day 04 :-Delhi-Agra : By Surface (apprx. 265 kms)
Morning after breakfast Morning after breakfastdrive to Agra - The Royal seat and capital of the province of yesteryears, Agra the City of Mughals. On arrival meet our representative and check-in at hotel Later visit Taj Mahal - One of the seven wonder of the world. A pristine monument of undying love. Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder, which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from it's stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen. Thereafter visit Agra Fort - The first of the great mughal buildings where three Mughal emperor left there foot prints. Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. Overnight in Agra. {NOTE : Taj Mahal remain close on FRIDAY}

Day 05 :-Agra-FatehpurSikri-Jaipur : by Surface (apprx. 235 kms)
Early morning after breakfast at hotel and drive toJaipurenroute visit Mughal city of FatehpurSikri, a master piece of Muslim architecture.Continue to Jaipur upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to the Hotel Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - Gateway to Rajasthan. Also know as Pink city, as all buildings have a pink tint to them. It is an unselfconsciously medieval city, with stately palaces, colorful bazaars (market) and a fort brooding over the city. Graceful women in swirling skirts and viels of red, yellow, orange and magenta, laden with silver jewellery, straight tall men in Turbans and luching carts drawn by camels, do nothing to dispel the illusion. Visit City Palace museum, Observatory and Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06 - Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort. AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing. CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 07 :- Jaipur – Pushkar -By road(approx. 179 kms)
After breakfast drive to Pushkar, Pushkar boasts temples, though few are as ancient as you might expect at such an important pilgrimage site, since many were deserted by Aurangzeb and subsequently rebuilt. The most famous is the Brahma Temple, said to be one of the few temples in the world dedicated to this deity. It's marked by red spire, and over the entrance gateway is the hans, or goose symbol, of Brahma, who is said to have personally chosen Pushkar as its site. Night stay in Pushkar.

Day 08:-Pushkar-Jaisalmer :By surface (apprx. 330 kms)
Breakfast at hotel and visit the un-usalJunagarh Fort, built on the desert plain itself, instead of a Hilltop. The Palace complex with its sumptuously decorated interiors, ornately lacquered walls and dazzling colored glass are perhaps the best preserved example of its kind in India. Afternoon drive to Jaisalmer, a fascinating city rising from the heart of the "Thar Desert" like a golden mirage. The commanding fort etched in yellow sand stone stands in awesome splendor. Check-in at Hotel z After breakfast visit awesome Jisalmer Fort, housing the entire township within its ramparts. Lovely Nathmal-ji-Ki Haveli and Patwon - Ki- Haveli, three beautifully sculptured Jin Temples build between the 12th & 13th centuries; and five interconnected Palaces. No trip to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip to the picturesque Dunes of Sam, where you will enjoy a " Camel Ride, cultural show , dance , food , with full of colors !! Check-in Camp Dinner and over night at Camp

Day 09 :-Jaiselmer-Jodhpur :By surface (apprx. 310 Kms)
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Reach Jodhpur meet our representative and check into hotel Afternoon city sightseeing of Jodhpur. The imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Once the capital of the Marwar state, it was founded in 1459 AD by Rao Jodha-chief of the RATHORE clan of Rajputs who claimed to be descendants of Rama - the epic hero of the RAMAYANA. The massive 15th century AD Mehrangarh Fort looms on the top of a rocky hill, soaring 125 Mts. Above the plains. The city is encompassed by a high wall -10 km long with 8 gates and innumerable bastions. You will also visit JaswantThada Memorial &UmaidBhawan Palace Museum. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10:-Jodhpur-Delhi by road (approx. 635 kms) orby flight
Early morning after breakfast proceed to delhi after reach Delhi start some shopping and sightseeing night stay in delhi.

Day 11:-Delhi-Haridwar By road (approx. 243 kms)
Early morning after breakfast proceedharidwar provides opportunity to experience the holy river Ganges, sacred bathing ghats, ancient temples, ashrams, hymns of priest & various holy rituals by Indian pilgrims. Haridwar is truly kaleidoscope to culture of India. Haridwar literally means Gateway to God. Haridwar is one of the most famous holy cities in India. Haridwar is widely visited by Hindus across the world. Hindus from all around the world try to have tour in Haridwar once in lifetime. After reach Haridwar visitHar Ki Pauri, temple, Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Daksh Temple, Maya Devi Temple are some of the main temples that deserves a visit while Haridwar travel for short period. Shantikunj Ashram is also one the most visited place during tour in Haridwar overnight stay in Haridwar..

Day 12:-Haridwar-Rishikesh-Haridwar
Early morning after breakfast drive for Risikeshin Sanskrit Rishikesh is a name of Vishnu that means 'lord of the senses'. The place gets its name after Lord Vishnu who appeared to 'Raibhya Rishi', as a result of his tapasya (austerities), as Lord Hrishikesh. In SkandaPurana, Rishikesh area is known as 'Kubjamrak' as Lord Vishnu appeared, under a mango tree. The name Rishikesh is loosely applied to an association of five distinct sections encompassing not only the town but also hamlets and settlements on both sides of the river Ganges. Ater reach visit Ram Jhula, LakshmanJhula, a little further north; and the assorted Ashrams around Swarg Ashram on the east bank. One can reach the famous NeelakantaMaha Deva Temple from here. Later back to haridwar overnight stay at haridwar..

Day 13:-Haridwar-Kurukshetra-Chandigarh-By road
Morning after breakfast Later drive for chandigarh on the way visit Kurukshetra Chandigarh is the best planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. JawaharLal Nehru envisaged and Le Corbusier executed. City Beautiful. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's Serenity and a city are two diametrically opposite concepts, which however, get belied in preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads. India's first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city rightly called "THE CITY BEAUTIFUL". Arrive and check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Chandigarh- it is the best-planned with best architecture city in India. Your half day city tour includes the Secretariat, Assembly Chambers, High Court, State Library, Rose Gardens, Botanical Garden, University and the beautiful lake. Overnight at Chandigarh.

Day 14:-Chandigarh-Amritsar-By road(approx. 246 kms) or By Flight.
Early Morning after breakfast drive for Amritsar with air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy bottled water during the drive to the Wagah border. Here, watch the lowering of the flags ceremony, which takes place each evening before sunset. Also referred to as the Beating Retreat border ceremony on the international level, this daily military ritual has been practiced by both India and Pakistan the Border Security Force and the Pakistan Rangers since 1959. Witness the brash parade of soldiers from both sides of the Wagah border, which once served as the only road linking the two countries. Watch as the infantrymen stand at attention and the border's iron gates are opened as the two nations flags are lowered in perfect unison with the setting sun. The spectacle ends with the folding of flags, followed by a curt handshake between opposing soldiers and the closing of the gates. Later visit the Golden Temple, considered the Sikhs spiritual and cultural center. Amritsar, meaning pool of nectar, was founded in 1579 by Guru Ram Das the fourth Guru of the Sikh religion. Learn about his son and the next Sikh guru, Arjun Dev, who built the famous and important shrine. At the Golden Temple, set amid a pool of holy water, visitors and devotees from all faiths are welcome. You'll get a glimpse of the Sikh temple tradition of offering daily Guru-KaLangarafree, community meal that began in the 16th century. As you watch the community kitchen feed up to 10,000 people, learn about this Sikh principle of equality and the practice of eating together. After your visit return to your hotel.

Day 15:-Amritsar Delhi -by road (approx. 535 kms) or By flight
After breakfast at your hotel, embark on a sightseeing tour of the old city of Amritsar Begin with a morning visit to JallianwalaBagh, a public garden within the city and the site of a notorious massacre of Indians under British rule in 1919. See the memorial that commemorates hundreds of pilgrims who gathered for a Punjabi New Year festival and were killed under the orders of General Dyer, the British lieutenant governor of the Punjab, who had banned all meetings and demonstrations in the province. Amid today's pleasant park atmosphere, learn more about the tragedy of the JallianwalaBagh Massacre and the Indian freedom struggle that ensued. Next, visit the beautiful Ram Bagh Gardens and the remains of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's summer palace-now a national museum. Hear from your guide how the former Raja of Punjab named the garden in honor of his devotion to Guru Ram Das. Admire the statue of the legendary Raja upon his horse and marvel at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, a three-dimensional mural that depicts the important life events of the legendary Sikh king. In the evening, will transfer to your hotel .

Day 16:-Delhi
Shopping & singhtseeing.

Day 17:-Delhi-Mumbai -By Flight
Arrive Mumbai, meet and assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Mumbai.

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Mumbai covering Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine Lines &Chowpatty Beach, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan (where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay) and then to Dhobi Ghat. Also visit Afgan Church, Flora Fountain (Bombay nerve centre), Colourful Crawford Market and Marine Drive. Night stay in Mumbai.

Early morning after breakfast start some sightseeing and shopping overnight stay in Mumbai.

Day -20:-Mumbai overnight or departure.
Departure .
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