rajasthan with varanasi
Duration:17 Days / 16 Nights
Destination:Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra – Varanasi - Delhi
In order to explore the spiritual and religious beauty of India, you must visit Rajasthan and Varanasi. In our Rajasthan with Varanasi tour, we take you to the religious places of Rajasthan as well as pilgrimage capital of India – Varanasi. The trip takes you to Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra and Varanasi. Get ready to spend 17 days and 16 nights in lap of heritage and spirituality.
Day 1 – Arrival in Delhi:
Rajasthan with Varanasi Tour. The trip starts from National Capital of Delhi where our representative will welcome you at IGI Airport or Railway Station. Straight away check into your hotel and rest for overnight.
Day 2 – Delhi Sightseeing:
Spend a day exploring the heritage beauty of Delhi by visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar. Overnight stay in a hotel in Delhi.
Day 3 – Delhi to Mandawa (260 km / 5 hours):
Mandawa is a historical city located in Indian state of Rajasthan. Leave Delhi early in the morning and check into your hotel after reaching Mandawa. The town is quite popular for its open art gallery and wall paintings. Castle Mandawa is the best place to be at. Take a small walk of the hamlet to intermingle with local folks. Overnight stay in your hotel.
Day 4 – Mandawa to Bikaner (200 km / 4 hours):
Early in the morning, leave for Bikaner and Enroute visit breeding farm and Rat Temple (Karni Mata Temple). Upon arrival in Bikaner, check into your hotel. Later, go out for a city tour and visit Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace etc. Get indulged in other activities in free time. Overnight stay in a hotel in Bikaner.
Day 5 – Bikaner to Jaisalmer (330 km / 6 hours):
After your breakfast in Bikaner, drive for Jaisalmer and check into your hotel. Utilize rest of the day in exploring the city. Overnight say in hotel room.
Day 6 – Jaisalmer to Khuri Sand Dunes:
After morning breakfast, go out to explore the local attractions of the city. The trip starts with visiting the Jaisalmer Fort, which is a massive fort built by Bhati Ruler Rawal Jaisal in year 1156. Other worth-visiting places are Patwon Ki Haveli, Gadi Sagar Lake and Kuldhara Village, also known as Ghost Village. Return to your hotel for some rest. Later enjoy a camel safari in Khuri Sand Dunes and enjoy cultural folk performances. Overnight stay in a hotel in Jaisalmer.
Day 7 – Jaisalmer to Jodhpur (275 km / 5 hours):
After your breakfast, drive for Jodhpur, the Blue City of Rajasthan. On arrival, check into your hotel. Later, go out for the city sightseeing and visit the places like Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada Memorial, Clock Tower and Local Market. Overnight stay in your hotel.
Day 8 – Jodhpur to Udaipur via Ranakpur (250 km / 5 hours):
Early morning, leave for Udaipur and Enroute visit Ranakpur, a town popular for its Jain temples. The Ranakpur Jain Temple is dedicated to the first Tirthankara of Jain Sect. The temple is standing on 1444 pillars and every pillar has different carvings. After arriving, check into your hotel and rest for overnight.
Day 9 – Udaipur Sightseeing:
After your breakfast, go out for exploring the City of Lakes. Start your journey from City Palace Museum, Peacock Coutryard, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Boat Ride in Pichola Lake and Bagore ki Haveli. Overnight stay in a hotel in Udaipur.
Day 10 – Udaipur to Pushkar (287 km / 5 hours):
Early morning head towards Pushkar, the holy town in Rajasthan. The town is popular for the Brahma Temple and Cattle Fair, largest of its kinds in the entire world. Upon your arrival, check into your hotel. Later visit the Brahma Temple and Pushkar Lake and enjoy local sightseeing in the town. Overnight stay in your hotel.
Day 11 – Pushkar to Jaipur (143 km / 3 hours):
After visiting Pushkar, head towards the Capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Reach Jaipur and check into your hotel. Later spend your half day in exploring local attractions of the city including City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar Observatory and Hawa Mahal. After that, enjoy shopping in the markets of Jaipur. Overnight stay in your hotel.
Day 12 – Jaipur Sightseeing:
Spend your entire day exploring the important sites of Jaipur starting from Amber Fort. Located at a distance of 11km from Jaipur, Amber was the capital of Jaipur State. You may also enjoy elephant ride there. Later visit Jaigarh Fort where Jaivan – the largest cannon on wheels – is placed. After that, visit Hand Block Printing Market and buy some souvenirs. Overnight stay in your hotel in Jaipur.
Day 13 – Jaipur to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (240 km / 5 hours):
After breakfast, leave for Agra and Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is a historical town which was established during Mughal Dynasty. Sometimes remained a very prosperous town and served as the capital of Mughal Empire, this town is in ruins now. Keep driving and reach Agra and check into your hotel. Later visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Overnight stay in your hotel in Agra.
Day 14 – Agra to Varanasi by Night Train:
Spend your day exploring the best attractions of Agra such as Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb. In evening, catch the train for Varanasi. Overnight stay in the train.
Day 15 – Varanasi Sightseeing:
Reach Varanasi early in the morning and reach your hotel. Rest for a few hours and later go out for local sightseeing in Varanasi. Comfortable night stay in the hotel.
Day 16 – Varanasi Sightseeing:
The holy town of Varanasi is stuffed with many religious places. Start your day with boat ride on holy River Ganga. Also, enjoy the early morning offerings and prayers. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Later, proceed to attain enlightenment. Visit some temples of Varanasi such as the Golden Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Durga Temple etc.
Evening, around 6 PM, head towards Kashi Vishwanath Temple to attend the Ganga Aarti. The Aarti takes place at Dasaswamedh Ghat near the temple. Thousands of people visit this place every evening to attend the worship so it is very crucial that you reach in time to secure a good place. The best way to watch the aarti is reaching there in a boat. Overnight stay in a hotel in Varanasi.
Day 17 – Varanasi to Delhi by Flight or Night Train:
After breakfast, reach the airport or railway station to catch your flight / train for Delhi. The Rajasthan with Varanasi tour ends here.