Journey by Rail to Rajasthan,Khajuraho & Varanasi

14 Nights/ 15 Days
Category:
  • Train Journey
  • rail 2
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  • rail

Description

Inclusion/ Exclusion

Package Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation in air-conditioned room on twin sharing basis.
  2. Daily breakfast at the hotels.
  3. Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
  4. Dinner and Camel safari in Sand dunes, Khuri
  5. Visit to the house of lower class family in of Khuri.
  6. Surprise traditional gift in Jodhpur
  7. Evening Aarti ceremony at Birla Temple in Jaipur
  8. Photograph in traditional Indian dress (Turban & Sari)
  9. Interaction with middle /business class family in Jaipur.
  10. Display of Marble Inlay Work in Agra (same intricate work done on marbles used in Taj Mahal.
  11. Visit to Kachauri Gali, classical dance programme at the temple in Varanasi
  12. Evening Aarti ceremony at Ghats of Varanasi.
  13. Boat ride in Varanasi.
  14. Train fare for sector Delhi – Jaisalmer, Jaisalmer – Jodhpur, Jhansi – Khajuraho, Khajuraho – Varanasi and Varanasi – Delhi in third air-conditioner sleeper class.
  15. Jodhpur – Jaipur and Agra – Jhansi in air-conditioner chair class.
  16. All pick up, drop, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by private air-conditioner car, including all toll tax, parking and interstate taxes.
  17. Personal language speaking guide during your sightseeing in Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
  18. All current applicable government taxes.

 

Package Cost Does Not Include:

  1. Items of personal nature like Porterage, Tips, Laundry and Mineral Water.
  2. Monument entrance fee.
  3. International / Domestic flight & Visa fee.
  4. All other items and services not mentioned above.
  5. Company will not be responsible for any loss / Damage of Baggage, Train / Flight Delay or Cancellations due to technical fault or Natural disasters, Road blockage, Strike, land slide, etc.

Itinerary

DAY 01  ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi and meet the representative at the arrival hall and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY02  DELHI – JAISLAMER
Morning proceed for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. On your visit to Old Delhi, we will take you to the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, besides Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana.

Evening departure transfer to the railway station to board train for Jaisalmer. Overnight on the board

DAY03  ARRIVE JAISALMER  &  DRIVE TO KHURI
Upon arrival our representative will greet you at Jaisalmer Railway Station. Later drive to Khuri (Sand dunes) and check-in at the Resort/hotel and relax amidst the comforts of your room.Late afternoon enjoy camel safari in the sand dunes up to the sunset point. Return to the resort for dinner amidst Rajasthani musicians playing haunting tunes. Overnight at the Resort / hotel.

DAY04  KHURI – JAISALMER
Morning is at leisure to enjoy walk in village to see local house or culture. Later drive to Jaisalmer city. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel and relax amidst the comforts of your room. Afternoon is free for individual activities or visit local bazaars. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY05  JAISALMER – JODHPUR
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of The Golden City – Jaisalmer. Visit the 12th century magnificent fort at Jaisalmer (This is the highlight of the tour). Also visit the beautifully and magnificently carved Havelis of Salim Singh ki Haveli and Patwon ki Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank.

Late in the evening departure transfer to the railway station to board train for Jodhpur. Overnight on the board

DAY06  JODHPUR
Early morning arrival at Jodhpur Railway station and transfer to the hotel for check-in (Early check-in subject to availability)

Jodhpur- The Gateway to the Thar desert, the city is known for its striking Forts, stately palaces and gracious buildings. Some of these are now India`s finest hotels. The city was built in 1459 by Rao Jodha of The Rajput clan. Later visit Mehrangarh Fort built by the city`s founder five centuries ago, Jaswant Thada, museum and local bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY07  JODHPUR – JAIPUR  
Early morning, departure transfer to railway station to board train for Jaipur. Upon arrival at Jaipur Railway station, transfer to the hotel for check-in and relax amidst the comforts of your room.
Jaipur was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old.
Late afternoon visit local bazaar and evening Aarti at Birla Temple. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY08  JAIPUR  
After your breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning excursion to the famous Amber fort. Make your ascend to the palace fortress on the gaily caparisoned elephant back. Tour the chambers and hallways of the Palace which are famous for the excellence of their design and decoration. Later visit Jantar Mantar – Observatory, which was built in 1700’s, yet even today still looks futuristic or almost surrealistic, the City Palace and the museum, the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY09  JAIPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA    
This morning after breakfast, drive to Agra (Approx 255kms / 5hours) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is 40kms before Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Agra city visiting the impressive Agra Fort, the local bazaar and of course, the most perfect architectural monument in the world – The Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world, this beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble, took 22 years and 22,000 craftsmen to build it. This monument was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 10  AGRA – JHANSI – ORCHHA – KHAJURAHO    
Morning transfer to Agra railway station to board train for Jhansi. Meeting upon arrival at Jhansi railway station and proceed to visit Orchha temples.

Later transfer again to Jhansi railway station to board train for Khajuraho. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 11  KHAJURAHO – VARANASI    
Morning visit the world famous 9th to 12th century Khajuraho temples. Late evening transfer to the Khajuraho railway station to board train for Varanasi. Overnight on the board.

DAY 12  VARANASI    
Morning arrive in Varanasi and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Post breakfast proceed for a panoramic city sightseeing tour of Varanasi including tour to Sarnath, the site of Lord Buddha’s first sermon after attaining enlightenment. At Sarnath we meet many Buddhist monks and followers before visiting local homes to see in-home silk weaving and soak up some local customs, culture and hospitality. Evening witness aarti ceremony at ghats. Overnight at the hotel

DAY 13  VARANASI    
Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges. Rest of the day is free to enjoy local bazaar (Optional) by own or for individual activities. Overnight at the hotel

DAY 14  VARANASI – DELHI  
Day is at leisure for individual activities or relaxations. In evening departure transfer to railway station to board train for Delhi. Overnight on the board.

DAY 15  DELHI    
In the morning arrival at Delhi railway station transfers to the hotel for wash & change. Later proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi including drive through the prestigious streets of the Diplomatic Enclave and then on to India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House) and Humayun’s Tomb. Finally your tour ends after visiting the Qutub Minar.

Late in the night departure transfer to International airport to connect your flight for onward destination.

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