Best of India Tour

Delhi - Udaipur - Deogarh - rohet - Jodhpur - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

Best of India Tour

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Day – 01 Arrival – Delhi

At the airport, you will see that Tree Trunk Travel representative is waiting to give a warm welcome and later he will escort you to your hotel, previously reserved.

After upon arrival in Hotel discuss your tour itinerary with our representative in Lobby and after that our representative will help you to check into formalities

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 02 Delhi:

Morning we will start our day to explore the Delhi. Delhi is the largest metropolis by area and the second – largest metropolis by population in India. Delhi is divided in two parts (like other city in India) – Old Delhi and New Delhi. We will start our tour from Old Delhi. A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would include visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India.

NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.

Highlight of the Tour: The Highlight of the tour is the Rikshaw ride in Old Delhi. We will pass throught the Chandni Chowk by the Rikshaw. The rikshaw pullers here take you on a ride through various routes. The Rikshaw ride give you a chance to glance at the colourful street of the place. Chandni Chowk is very colourful & you will find the hustle and bustle market.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 03 Delhi – Udaipur (SG 2437 – 1015 / 1210 Hrs)

Morning transfer you the airport to board the flight to Udaipur.

Meeting & assistance upon arrival in Udaipur. Udaipur was named Best City of the World in 2009 by Travel + Leisure. Udaipur is also known as the “Venice of the East”, and the Kashmir of Rajasthan. It is claimed that Jag Mandir of Udaipur was the inspiration behind Shahjahan’s creation of the Taj Mahal.

Highlight of the tour: The highlight of the Udaipur is boat ride at Lake Pichola. Evening enjoy boat cruise on Lake Pichola – the shimmering waters of the Lake combined with the City Palace in the background, serve as a magical way to end your day in Udaipur.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 04 Udaipur

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Udaipur. We will start the tour to visit The City Palace – is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum with a large and varied collection of glass, porcelain figures and miniature paintings. Following the tour we will visit the Jagdish Temple. It is located only 150 mts from the city palace is the famous Jagdish Temple. This fine Indo-Aryan Temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 and enshrines a black stone image of Lord Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the universe. A brass image of the Garuda is in a shrine in front of the temple.

Later visit the Saheliyon ki bari or the garden of the Maids of Honour, is in the north of the city. It is a small ornamental garden with fountains, stone elephants and a delightful lotus pool.

Evening rest of the day with leisure. The car & driver will be available on disposal basis.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 05 Udaipur – Deogarh (135 Kms) (03 Hrs)

Morning drive to Deogarh. Upon arrival check into Hotel.

Deogarh lies on the borders of Mewar, Marwar and Merwara, about 80 miles north-east of Udaipur. Its chieftain known as ‘The Rawat’ was one of sixteen umraos (feudal barons) privileged to wait upon the Maharana of Udaipur, the capital of Mewar. Such feudal estates, called thikanas were granted by the ruling Maharana to a nobleman either due to blood relationship or for an act of bravery. Deogarh is also renowned as a school of miniature painting. Some Deogarh miniatures adorn the personal collection of the present Rawat Sahib. Frescoes of this art form can also be seen on the fort walls. The Mahal also has some exciting rooms to browse through – Sheesh Mahal – the colourful hall of mirrors, is just one of them.

In this evening we will enjoy the High tea at seeing sagar. After much anticipation the illustrious Deogarh family have finished converting one of their forts into an exceptionally luxurious villa, and created the magical ‘Fort Seeghh Sagar’

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 06 Deogarh

After the breakfast we will proceed for the Train ride in primitive area of Aravali Hills.

This train ride is a dramatic way to come in contact with the locals. The train was originally started by the British to unite the regions of Mewar and Marwar, who didn’t enjoy the friendliest of terms at that time. The journey starts from Kamblighat (10 minute drive from Deogarh Mahal) where the station master single handedly mans everything.

The ride ends at Phulad and you drive back to Deogarh which takes about 30 minutes. This is also the highest track on the Western Railways, one can hardly believe how Rajasthan at such a height. The train doesn’t have a name. It just has a number – 222. So you chug on train no 222 through tunnels and bridges, past quaint railway stations where the famous book and movie “The Man Who Would Be King” of Rudyard Kipling unfolds. The landscape is rugged, yet stunning, cinematic and has a “in the middle of nowhere” feeling to it.

After the train ride come back to the hotel. Evening is at leisure to enjoy the property.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 07 Deogarh – Rohet (150 Kms) (03 Hrs)

Morning we will drive to Rohetgarh. Rohet is a quaint place that is found in the south of Jodhpur settled by the Bishnoi community. It has a major centre of attraction is a 375 year old fortified desert home which stands on the banks of a small lake teeming with birdlife.

The refined family still resides in the Rohet Garh, renovated in the traditional Rajput style. Travveing within this city is quite interesting through jeep, camel or horse safaris into the desert and Bishnoi tribal areas.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 08 Rohet – Jodhpur (40 Kms) (01 Hrs)

Morning we will enjoy the Jeep safari in tribal village. Rohet Safari’s – Pioneered by us seventeen years ago, this program still remains our main highlight. Showcasing the best of the land, it is a complete cultural experience, which encompasses all that this region has to offer. From the warm and hospitable people, to the various customs and ceremonies and the abundant wildlife, guests have the rare privilege of being welcomed into people’s homes and interacting with them. They get to experience and understand a way of life that takes them closer to their roots.

They meet the ‘Premier ecologists of the world’, the Bishnois, who have protected nature for more than 500 years and are responsible for the very survival of species like the Black Buck antelope (India’s most beautiful antelope and a rare and protected species today). They share a beautiful relationship with this special animal, wherein the antelope stays close to Bishnoi habitation, never leaving it, and displays complete trust in the Bishnoi people. Guests also meet the Raikas (shepherds) with their glorious costumes, and the Paliwals and Meghwals, the Brahmin farmers and weavers respectively.

Later drive to Jodhpur. Upon arrival check into Hotel.

An interesting walk around the colourful Sadar market and the Clock Tower is the best way of exploring the heart of the city. You could also sample the culinary delights of Jodhpur apart from visiting the famous antique shops of Jodhpur.

Rest of the day is at leisure and can be spent enjoying the hotel facilities or exploring the city on your own.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 09 Jodhpur – Jaipur (280 Kms) (06 Hrs)

Morning we will start the tour of Jodhpur. We will visit the Mehrangarh Fort – Perched on a high hill, it takes five kilometres by a winding road to reach Mehrangarh – considered by many as the most impressive fort in the fort-studded Rajasthan. Originally built by Maharaja Jodha Rao, the fort was added to by successive rulers of Marwar. Of the seven massive gates to the fort, a few like Jayapol and Fatehpol were commemorative structures built to celebrate the Marwar rulers’ victories over various enemies. Inside the fort is a series of courtyards and palaces. Entered through Surajpol, the Jodhpur Museum houses an excellent collection of artifacts of Rajasthan. Following the tour visit to Jaswant Thada. While in Jodhpur, remember to visit this white marble cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II.

Later drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check into hotel.

Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 10 Jaipur

Proceed for a 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. 

Rest of the day with at leisure to enjoy the local bazaars of Jaipur. Jaipur is also known as the shopper’s paradise. Jaipur is a city of vibrant colors and markets (bazaars) of Jaipur verify this fact. Jaipur’s colorful markets offer a great break to stop and shop on you tour. Usually tourists include shopping and visiting the lively markets of Jaipur in their itinerary. While moving through the markets, you will come across the vivacious culture of this region. Jaipur is the perfect place to shop for Handicrafts, antiques, jewelry, gems, pottery, carpets, textiles, metalwork and leatherware.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 11 Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (250 Kms) (05 hrs)

After the breakfast we will drive to Agra enroute we will visit the Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri bears exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization at the end of the 16th century. It offers a unique example of architectural ensembles of very high quality constructed between 1571 and 1585. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning, notably at Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi).

Later continue drive to Agra. Upon arrival check into the Hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 12 Agra

Morning we will visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Taj Mahal is UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, Taj Mahal enthralls visitors with its shimmering beauty. Standing proudly on the banks of River Yamuna, with the winding river at back and lush green, landscaped gardens in front, the Taj Mahal leaves one speechless with its ethereal beauty. At sunrise, when it is bathed in the pinkish glow of the rising sun, the Taj Mahal holds your gaze. It is also a great time to take some unforgettable pictures! Later transfer to Hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, we will visit the Agra Fort. For built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 13 Agra – Jhansi (Bhopal Shtabdi – -0810 / 1045 Hrs) – Khajuraho

Morning transfer to train station to board the train to Jhansi.

Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Jhansi train station and drive to Khajuraho.

Upon arrival check into Hotel.

Sound & Light Show: – The Light and Sound show on the Western Group of temples complex the reminds the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and mark out the story of the exclusive temples from the 10th Century to the present day. The 50-minute fascinating show is held in every evening and it runs in Hindi and in English.

Amitabh Bachchan, biggest of Bollywood stars, narrates the story of the magnificient temples and his majestic voice attributes a special effect to the show.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 14 Khajuraho

After the breakfast we will start the tour to visit Temples. The temples are grouped into three geographical divisions: western, eastern and southern.

The fascinating temples of Khajuraho, India’s unique gift of love to the world, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, were built between 950 and 1050 A.D. The divine sculptures in these temples, are a tribute to Life itself, embodying everything that is sublime and spontaneous about it. We will visit the Kandariya Mahadeo: This is the largest, and most typical Khajuraho temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it soars 31 m high. The sanctum enshrines a lingam, while the main shrine is ornately carved and depicts various gods, goddesses, apsaras (heavenly maidens) in elaborate detail.

Chaunsat Yogini: The oldest surviving temple in the group (900 A.D.), this is the sole granite temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. Another Kali temple, which was originally dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is the Devi Jagdambe temple. Following thr tour explore the Chitragupta Temple: Dedicated to the sun-god, Surya, this temple faces eastwards to the rising sun.

Vishwanath Temple: The temple enshrines a three-headed image of Lord Brahma. Lions guard the northern entrance to the structure, while elephants flank the southern flight of steps that lead upto it. A Nandi bull faces the shrine. Later visit to Lakshamana Temple: The lintel over the entrance of this temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, shows the holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva with Goddess Lakshmi, Vishnu’s consort. The sanctum is adorned with a three-headed idol of Vishnu’s incarnations, Narasimha and Varaha and Matangeshwara Temple: This temple, which happens to be outside the precincts of the western group, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It boasts of an eight feet high lingam. Eastern Group Parsavanatha Temple: The largest in the group of three Jain temples, the Parsavanath image in this temple, was installed in 1860.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 15 Khajuraho – Varanasi (9W 2424 – 1345 / 1435 Hrs)

Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, And looks twice as old as all of them put together ” – Mark Twain

Meeting & assistance upon arrival at Varanasi airport and transfer you to the Hotel. After rest & relaxe we will start our tour of Varanasi. Varanasi is the oldest city of the world. Varanasi is more than 3000 years old and is famous as the city of temples. In Varanasi, there are temples at every few paces. Looking at the number of temples in Varanasi, it is hard to believe that a large number of them were demolished during the medieval times.

We will start our tour to seeing the BHU University. Later we will visit the Bharat Mata Temple. Durga Temple and the several Ghats of Varanasi.

In this evening we will enjoy the sunset boat ride and evening aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat. A group of priests daily in the evening at this ghat perform “Agni Pooja” (Worship to Fire) wherein a dedication is made to Lord Shiva, River Ganga (the Ganges), Surya (Sun), Agni (Fire), and the whole universe. Special aartis are held on Tuesdays and on religious festivals.

Overnight at Hotel

Day – 16 Varanasi – Delhi (SG 119 – 1535 / 1655 Hrs) Delhi / Departure

Morning we will start our day with sunrise boat ride at river Ganges. Later come back to the hotel for the breakfast. After the breakfast we will explore the Old Varanasi and take the real taste of Old city.

Later we will visit the Sarnath Temple. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms & East of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. The celebrated Mantra, ‘Buddham Sharanam Gachhami’, owes its origin to Sarnath. On the day before his death Buddha included Sarnath along with Lumbini, Bodh Gaya and Kushinagar as the four places he thought to be sacred to his followers. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places.

Afternoon transfer you to the airport to board the flight to New Delhi.

Upon arrival in Delhi, we will transfer you to international airport to board the flight to back home.

  • Visit the UNESCO world Heritage sites
  • Enjoy the Rickshaw Ride at Old Delhi (Chandni Chowk)
  • Boat ride at Lake Pichola
  • Primitive Train ride and village walking tour
  • Explore the Bishnoi Village and their traditional home
  • Horse Carriage ride at Cloak Tower Bazzar
  • Enjoy the Elephant ride at Amber Fort
  • Explore the Colourful and hustle bustle market of Jaipur
  • Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal
  • Beautiful Temples at Khajuraho
  • Witness Evening aarti and Boat ride at Varanasi

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