11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS
DELHI-JAISALMER – JODHPUR – RANAKPUR – UDAIPUR – PUSHKAR –AJMER – JAIPUR – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA - VARANASI- DELHI
India is described by many people as the ultimate travel destination - this is a country with a bit of everything like culture, nature, beaches, cuisine, art, wildlife, music, dance, spirituality, temples, mountains, rivers and more. Travelling in India will change your view of the world forever and Indian Panorama Tour packages can help you get here. We begin by assisting you to plan your fabulous and memorable Panorama Tour of India.
Explore the hidden treasures of India, Embark on an unforgettable escapade that starts off with the capital city of Delhi. Enjoy and experience the wonders of magical pink city Jaipur and desert city Jaisalmer. Make your way through Agra and Witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal, then pass through sacred city of Varanasi to observe ancient spiritual rites. In the early morning at the Daswamedh Ghat take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges. See the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions.
Begin your tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Arrive into Delhi. Welcome to 'Vardhman's Indian Panorama Tour'. On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transfered by our representative to hotel.
Rest of the day free at leisure
OPTIONAL TOUR: Watch Sound & light show at Red Fort in the evening.
OPTIONAL TOUR: A visit to Akshardham Temple [Closed every Monday].
This morning after a leisurely breakfast we will proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple , a modern Hindu Temple , Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi .
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi. Enjoy the Dances of India show in the evening.
This morning after breakfast we will transfer you to the airport to board the flight for Jaisalmer.
On arrival at Jaisalmer, we will transfer you to your prebooked hotel.
Later, in the forenoon visit the sand dunes.
A short drive to Sam Sand Dunes to explore the desert on camel and enjoy barbecue sunset dinner on extra cost. Camel the ship of the desert was domesticated thousands of years ago primarily for the purpose of making tedious journeys through the unrelenting Thar Desert. You can also see the patterns and motifs created by the shifting sands and air.
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for full day sightseeing tour of The Golden City - Jaisalmer. It is in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are all built of yellow stone. The city is a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and elaborate balconies. Visit the JAISALMER FORT - The oldest living Fort in the world. See the Patwon-Ki-Havelies, Salim-Singh-Ki-Haveli and Gandhi Sagar Tank. Also visit Barabagh Hill.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Enjoy short camel ride to Sand dunes.
This morning after breakfast we drive to Jodhpur.(4 – 5 hours’ drive)
Upon arrival at Jodhpur check into your hotel.
Fresh up & then visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill, including Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memoriam built in 1899 and the Museum located in the Umaid Public gardens.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Bishnoi Village Jeep Safari, Jodhpur - Traditional Lunch Included.
Breakfast at the hotel.
In time transfer to airport to board the flight for Udaipur via Mumbai
On arrival at Udaipur, transfer to your hotel.
City tour of Udaipur
Visit the City Palace, Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar Lake, Sahelion ki Bari (Queen resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk Art Museum), the Winter Palace and the big City Palace with museum, short drive to the tempels of Nagda and to the temple complex of Eklingji (by 6 PM if possible), boat trip: Jagmandir Island.
In evening drive to airport to board a flight for Jaipur and upon arrival, transfer into hotel.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Private Boat Ride at Udaipur
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Jaipur.
On arrival at Jaipur, transfer to hotel.
Later, you will experience the wonders of this magical pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort - which is set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements. Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory - The Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that give accurate predictions till date. The City Palace reflects a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Elephant Ride at Amber Fort/ Tonga Ride.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Visit to Choki Dhani with dinner at Jaipur, a village Resort.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to Agra.(Two plus four hours’ drive)
Enroute visit Fateh Pur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri is a small city in northern India, just west of Agra, founded by a 16th-century Mughal emperor. Red sandstone buildings cluster at its center. Buland Darwaza gate is the entrance to Jama Masjid mosque. Nearby is the marble Tomb of Salim Chishti. Diwan-E-Khas hall has a carved central pillar. Jodha Bais Palace is a mix of Hindu and Mughal styles, next to the 5-story Panch Mahal that overlooks the site.
Proceed to 'Romantic city of Taj Mahal' – Agra
On arrival transfer to hotel.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Mohabbatein Taj show in Kalakriti .
City tour of Agra
Visit Taj Mahal, Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles. Transfer to the airport for flight to Varanasi.
Early morning Boat Ride at the dawn. Boating in the Ganges at the sunrise in Varanasi is one of the main attractions and best experience a traveler can ever had. Observe Hindu's way of life on the bank of the river Ganges. There are number of temples on the bank of the Ganges River in Varanasi. It is at the Ganga Ghats [Banaras Ghat] where you can see life and death together. There are numbers of Ghat alongside Ganges River in Varanasi where you can see Hindu cremation as well. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Assi Ghat, Shivala Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Darbhanga Ghat, Ahilyabai Ghat and Kedar Ghat.
Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple area which is also known as the Golden Temple of Varanasi. The entry inside the temple is for Hindus only, but the temple premises, surroundings, neighborhoods, its nearby market place, lanes, alleys are open for general public.
Return back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, visit Sarnath, approximately 10-12 km from Varanasi City. Sarnath near Varanasi is where the Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon in a Deer Park. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism. There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices at Sarnath. Also there are Jain temples as well. Many of Jain Teerthankars or Jainism Prophets are believed to be born here. The main attractions of Sarnath are archaeological and excavation Area (Sarnath, Deer park), Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhammek Stupa (DhamekhaStupa), Dharmarajika Stupa , Mulagandhakuti Vihara, Ashoka Pillar (Ashokan Lion Pillar), Ashokan Lion-Capital (the national emblem of India) and the Archeological Museum.
Later, in the evening proceed to see the Ganga Aarti. Gange aarti is the magnificent event during evening in the Varanasi that one must not miss to see it. It makes us to experience the great feelings while Gange aarti become in process. This beautiful ritual makes every moment of the evening period special and fills with the spiritual thoughts.
Breakfast at the hotel. In time transfer to airport for flight to Delhi / Mumbai.
Arrive Delhi / Mumbai transfer to International airport to board the flight for your onward journey to back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of your “Indian Panorama Tour” escorted by Vardhman Vacations.