18 Days - 17 Nights (Depending in flight times)
Delhi > Mandawa > Bikaner > Jaisalmer > Jodhpur > Udaipur > Pushkar > Jaipur > Agra > Jhansi >Orchha > Khajuraho > Varanasi > Delhi
Day 01: Delhi (Midnight arrival)
On arrival at Delhi international airport, one of our representatives will collect you and transfer you to your chosen accommodation.
Day 02: Delhi to Mandawa (260km 5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will drive will take you on a short sight seeing tour around Delhi, here you will see 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. After the short sight seeing tour is done you will be driven to Mandawa, on arrival you will be left to rest til the next day.
Day 03: Mandawa to Bikaner (322km 5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will take you on a sight seeing tour around Mandawa before driving you on to Bikaner visiting the Lalgarh palace, Junagarh Fort and the Dasnok (Rat Temple). On arrival and check in at your chosen accommodation, you will be left you relax for the rest of the evening.
Day 04: Bikaner to Jaisalmer(335km 5.5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will drive you on to Jaisalmer. After checking in to your chosen accommodation you will be left to enjoy your free time.
Day 05: Jaisalmer
After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of Jaisalmer, this includes visit the amazing Jaisalmer Golden Fort, the Nathmaljiki Haveli, Patwa Haveli and the Salim Singh Haveli. Here is also a fantastic place to enjoy a stress less lunch. 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 06: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (255km 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 07: 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 08: 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 09: Udaipur to Pushkar (300kms 5hrs)
After Breakfast you will be driven to Pushkar, once you have Check-in to your chosen accommodation 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.
Day 10: Pushkar to Jaipur (145kms 3hrs)
After Breakfast you will be driven to Jaipur. After checking in to your chosen accommodation you will be taken for a leisurely stroll around the town where you can enjoy the local bazars and markets. Afterwards you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to relax and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Day 11: 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 accommodationto relax and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Day 12: Jaipur to Agra (250km 5hrs)
After breakfast your driver will drive you on to Agrastopping at the Fatehpur Sikri on the way.Once you have checked in to your chose accommodation you will be left to enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure.
Day 13: Agra
After breakfast your driver will take you see beautiful Agra fort followed by the world famous TajMahal (closed on friday) and you will end you sight seeing in Agra enjoying the sunset over MahtabBagh. Afterwards you will be left to enjoy your evening at your leisure.
Day 14: Agra to Jhansi to Orchha to Khajuraho (By Train and Car)
After breakfast you will be dropped off at Agra’s railway station where he will put you on the train to Jhansi. On arrival your driver will meet and drive you on to Khajuraho, 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 VaranasiBy Night Train: Departure 22.30pm
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 train station, here you will take the night train to Varanasi. Your driver will put you on your train to make sure your journey goes smoothly.
Day 16: Varanasi: Train arrival time 10.00am (No driver, just hotel transfer
Day on your own in Varanasi
Arrival in the morning around 10,00am an India Authentic Tours driver will collect you at the station and take you to your accommodation.
- Suggested things to see and do in Varanasi
In the evening visit the world famous Ganges River, the ghats (steps) will take you down to the river where you can enjoy the amazing sunset and the Aarti (Hindu ceremony).
Day 17: Varanasi to Delhi by Night Train: Departure 20.00pm
Day on your own in Varanasi
- Suggested things to do in Varanasi
Before breakfast go back to the Ganges river and experience an amazing, you can do this on a boat ride (weather permitting) afterward return to your accommodation for breakfast and the go for a stroll around all the little streets and ally ways, where you will find many hidden small temples. In the afternoon why not visit the KashiVishawnath Temple
Your driver will pick you up at a designated time and place and take you to the station, where he will put you on the train to Delhi to make sure your journey goes smoothly.
Day 18: Delhi Train, Arrival 11.30am followed by yourdeparture flight home
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.
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.