India with Ilan Chester Delhi - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Agra - Vrindavan - Rishikesh October 21 - November 3, 2017
Saturday October 21: Arrive New Delhi Arrive New Delhi International Airport. You will be met at the airport on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Delhi (40 mins). Stay at your hotel in Delhi for 01 night.
Sunday October 22: Delhi – Udaipur Flight Early morning proceed to airport to catch your flight to Udaipur. Udaipur is a beautiful city, set amidst the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan, India. Known for its picturesque lakes, Udaipur also called 'the city of lakes'. The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city. Udaipur is regarded as one of the most romantic cities of the World and subsequently, also known as the 'Venice of East'. In context of Rajasthan, Udaipur is the second most-sought after tourist destination of the state, the first being Jaipur. Udaipur had been the capital of Mewar for centuries.
In afternoon enjoy boat ride on lake pichola, visit the Jag Mandir island. Visiting many Ghats (banks) of washing, bathing etc and enjoy excellent views of the Lake Palace and City Palace. Overnight at hotel in Udaipur. Hotel: Chunda Palace or Trident (in case of bigger group)
Monday October 23: Ranakpur temple excursion After breakfast, leave from Udaipur to Ranakpur – which is known for over six hundred years old the Jain temples. The cluster of temples, made of intricately sculpted white marble, come across as a marvelous feat of architecture. It would take anyone by surprise to learn that they were built in 1460, so well preserved & sparkling is the marble. The main temple is supported on 1,444 pillars – none of which is similarly carved. After the temple visit, enjoy your lunch at a vegetarian restaurant and drive back to Udaipur. Overnight at hotel in Udaipur.
Optional: In evening enjoy cultural show at Bagore – Ki- Haveli.
Tuesday October 24: Udaipur Sightseeing After breakfast enjoy the city tour of Udaipur – the beautiful 16th century city is considered to be the most romantic spot in India. Visit city palace, here you will see rooms with mirrored walls and ivory doors, colored glass windows and inlaid marble balconies and the peacock courtyard. Also visit the jagdish Temple (one of the largest temple of Vishnu in Rajasthan). Afternoon free for leisure. Overnight at hotel in Udaipur.
Wednesday October 25: Udaipur – Pushkar Drive (290 Kms / 5-6 Hrs) Morning leave for Pushkar, it is one of the most respected place for Hindus and referred as Tirth Raj or the king among places of pilgrimage. The town is situated around the beautiful Lake where people come to take a dip with deep religious faith rooted in their hearts. Upon arrival check into the hotel and later on visit the Pushkar Town, the colorful market of Pushkar and enjoy sun set at Pushkar Lake. Overnight at hotel.
Thursday October 26: Pushkar Morning visit the world famous Brahma Temple and the other famous temple of the town, stroll around the colorful local bazaar. Or you can visit the Savitri Temple -The one-hour trek up to the hilltop Savitri Temple overlooking the lake is best made early in the morning, the view is magical. Local bazaars of Pushkar are generally full with local folk from countryside & give you a chance to see more traditional people from Rajasthan and other parts of India. In afternoon, enjoy your leisure time. Overnight stay at hotel
Optional: You can enjoy camel ride in Pushkar.
Friday October 27: Pushkar – Jaipur Drive (150 Kms / 3 Hrs) Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check into the hotel and later on stroll around the pink city Or visit some temples etc. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Saturday October 28: Jaipur Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Amber fort. Here you will enjoy an Elephant ride. Visit the Amber fort and later return back to Jaipur city for sight seeing of other prominent monuments. Visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Also visit City Palace, where you can see Chandra Mahal, Shri Gobind Deo Temple and the City Palace Museum; also visit Jantar Mantar, a royal observatory with masonry astronomical instruments. In the afternoon you can visit the famous rug factory and gem factory, where you can see skilled artisans doing intricate work of gem cutting and polishing. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Sunday October 29: Jaipur – Agra - Vrindavan Drive (240 Kms / 4 ½ Hrs) Morning after breakfast leave for Agra, Enjoy your lunch on the way to Agra, Upon arrival visit Taj Mahal at sunset . It was built by King Shah Jahan as a token of his love for his deceased wife, and is undoubtedly the most romantic burial site in the world.
After visiting Taj Mahal, leave for Vrindavan. Vrindavan has an ancient past, associated with Hindu history, and is an important Hindu pilgrimage site. It is the site where According to Hinduism Lord Krishna spent his childhood days. Overnight stay at hotel in Vrindavan.
Monday October 30: Vrindavan – Delhi - Rishikesh drive (3-4 Hours) overnight train to Rishikesh (23:50 / 05:40) Enjoy breakfast in morning and by 08:30 AM departure to visit the Sandipani Muni Charity School, this school provide education for 1500 needy children fro kindergarten to the end of inter school. The school children are girls only, with boys allowed in kindergarten, they selected girls because the local culture at home boys are favoured and girls get less food, less medical care, schooling possibility and lesser opportunity in general”. Later on visit the cow shelter, which is located just next to the school, this cow shelter maintains abandoned cows, bulls, retired oxen, and orphaned calves. later on visit Krishan Balram temple and drive to Delhi.
Upon arrival at Delhi enjoy Dinner and later on proceed to New Delhi train station to catch overnight train to Rishikesh.
Tuesday October 31: Rishikesh Morning upon arrival at train station, you will be received and transferred to Rishikesh, (Hotel check inn /check out time is noon) Enjoy breakfast at hotel upon arrival. Rishikesh is a small town, lies in the foothills of Himalayas, scenically located where the Holy Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas. Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Ashram. Also Rishikesh is known as Worlds Yoga capital. Rishikesh is associated with Lord Rama and Laxman. There are many temples to visit in Rishikesh and someone can visit as many as they want. You will stay for three nights in Rishikesh.
Wednesday November 1: Rishikesh Morning have breakfast at hotel & later on enjoy white water rafting (Subject to weather conditions) and visit Neelgadu waterfall. Himalayan foothill trek to waterfall (trek is approximately 3 hours roundtrip).
Thursday November 2 : Rishikesh After breakfast proceed to Vashistha cave - the ancient Cave Ashram of Vashistha where his descendants and followers reside at the river ashram and have darshan of Vashistha’s Shiva deity. Afternoon free for leisure. In evening you should enjoy evening Aarti (prayer) ceremony at river Ganges. Overnight stay at your hotel in Rishikesh.
Friday November 3 : Rishikesh – Delhi Flight (50 Minutes by Air) Departure Morning after breakfast proceed to Rishikesh airport to catch flight to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you will be transferred to international airport to catch your flight to further destination.
All airport arrival & departure transfers by AC car / bus
Two domestic flights
12 nights’ accommodation on the basis of twin/Single sharing.
2 Meals per day (breakfast & Dinner, Only Vegetarian food)
Private AC car / bus for entire tour.
Overnight train from Delhi to Rishikesh in AC compartment
Services of English speaking tour guide for the entire tour.
Boat Ride in Udaipur
Elephant ride in Jaipur
Monuments entrance ticket as per the tour itinerary
White water rafting in Rishikesh
Himalayan Foothill trek in Rishikesh
Cultural show in Udaipur.
All applicable taxes.
Doesn't include -International airfare - India Visa - Photo & Camera Fees - Expenses of personal nature, mini bar, laundry, phone, etc. - Tips and gratitude’s for guide and driver - Any other services not mentioned at ‘includes’.