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North India Unplugged
Duration : 19 Nights / 20 Days
Places Covered : Delhi - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Pushkar - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Varanasi - Kolkata
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
You would be warmly welcomed at IGI airport of Delhi by the representatives of India Tourism travel on the first day of your North India Unplugged tour. You will be assisted in your boarding and lodging at a comfortable hotel in the city center. Rest of the day will be all yours.
Day 02 : Delhi
Get prepared for your Delhi tour which includes the famous old monuments of historic significance. Delhi is a city of old and new monuments and attractions that are in complete contrast to one another. You would be amazed by this great combination or the co-existence of old and modern time monuments and places, together. Delhi is full of these monuments and historic places and is an imminent part of your North India unplugged tour. Its famous attractions are:
Red Fort: This fort was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1639 and was the venue of the first flag hoisting ceremony of independent India. It is made out of red sandstone and took 9 years to complete.
Chandini Chowk: This historic market attracts thousands of tourists each year and is the oldest market in the region.
Qutub Minar: This is a tower whose foundation was laid by Qutb- ud-din Aibak in 1199. The minaret was later completed by Shamsuddin Iltutmish, Qutubuddin’s successor.
India Gate: It is a monument built in the memory of Indian soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan War. It is 42 m tall archway and was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1931.
Connaught Place: The posh market has Victorian style buildings in the centre of Delhi and a popular shopping and hangout destination of Delhi. Built circularly, the marketplace is very popular among the shoppers and tourists alike.
Day 04 : Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer was founded by Maharaja Jaisal in 12th century. It was a commercial hub earlier but later people built buildings in the traditional style and so today it is a city of Havelis and palaces. We would visit the following places here:
Jaisalmer Fort: The marvelous Jaisalmer Fort was built by Maharaja Jaisal in 1156. It houses royal palaces, Jain temples etc. within its four walls. It protected the fort residents from numerous enemy attacks in medieval times.
Manak Chowk: It is a marketplace for trading camel products like hair, blankets etc. It is situated at the main entrance of the main market. Silver, jewellery and traditional Rajasthani items are traded here.
Patwon Ki Haveli: This haveli was built by the richest silk merchant of the area, Guman Chand Patwa between 1805 and 1855. It is a 6 storey mansion with five adjoining apartments for his sons.
Day 05 : Jaisalmer
Next day of North India tourism, Today you can spend time for the camel safari, one of the most interesting and thrilling experience that is offered by the State government. It is not possible to get these kind of experience and chance to take a ride over the camel back with the beautiful sand dunes desert. The camp starts from the desert fort town of Jaisalmer and each person is provided an individual camel to which a cart is been attached so as to hold the utensils, water and ingredients, carpets and everything needed for cooking and for accommodation. Food, mineral water, tents, carpets, mattress and escorts are been provided during this north india trip and coming to the entertainment part and the main highlight of this North India trip is that the local artists and the entertainers perform dance and music show at the moonlight, with a contrast of that of the hot breeze to cool climate in the night, the tourists can enjoy the show having dinner at the moonlight. The camel leader cooks a local Rajasthani cuisine that makes you feel heavenly and memorable whenever you recollect the memories of camel safari at Rajasthan in later days. Stay overnight there at the tent.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur / 280 Kms – 05 Hhrs
We will move to the second largest city of Rajasthan, Jodhpur on the sixth day of our North India Unplugged tour. The city’s foundation was laid by Rao Jodha, the Rathore ruler of the kingdom of Marwar in the year 1459. Trade was the main occupation of the people and so a separate merchant community was evolved, commonly called Marwaris. The specialty of the city is its unique buildings. All the houses here are evenly colored in pale, bluish and white colors. Rajasthani food is famous for sour and sweet taste with Roti, Daal and Kachoris being the main ingredients.
Day 07 : Jodhpur
Visit the handicraft shops which sell traditional paintings, mirror and patch work, and paintings. The colorful turbans and shawls are the main attractions of the shops. Take some of them as souvenir. Mehrangarh Fort: A grand mansion standing high at 125 m on a hill, its construction was begun by Rao Jodha. It is of great cultural significance and artistry. There is much for art and culture lovers in the place. and visit to Jaswant Thada.
Day 08 : Jodhpur – Ranakpur - Udaipur / 280 Kms – 06 Hrs
After breakfast, we will proceed for Udaipur, the city of island palaces. On the way, we will halt at the Jain pilgrimage centre, Ranakpur. The complex has many houses and complexes inside it. Among them, there is Adinath temple which is one of the five most significant and great holy places of Jains. Built on western Indian temple architectural style, the white marble structure looks splendid. The structure has 1444 pillars which have their unique designs. Some of them depict scenes of sun rise, sun set and beautiful floral patterns.Your overnight stay will be at a resort in Udaipur.
Day 09 : Udaipur
The city of Udaipur is often considered a romantic city because of its island palaces, temples and ghats. The lake city of Udaipur would be the next destination of your North India unplugged tour. Situated on the banks of River Pichola, it is a fairy tale like city.
City Palace: of Udaipur is a great draw for the travelers which is known for its magnificent display of Rajput architectural style. It houses several structures and museums which display royal Rajput dress and costumes, paintings of kings, utensils and more. Part of this grand palace has been converted into a luxury hotel which gives one the true feeling of royal Indian lifestyle.
Jagdish Mandir: It is situated at the entrance of City Palace and adorns a magnificent statue of Lord Vishnu created out of black sandstone. There are also statues of elephants and Garuda. There is the famous Lake Palace (Jag Nivas) that was built during the period 1734 – 1751 but is now a plush hotel.
Sahelion ki Bari: It was built by the queen of Udaipur and the name indicates it to be a place for maids of honor. It is a scenic place with flowers and fountains. Later you can do boat ride on the Pichola lake. Your overnight stay will be a resort in Udaipur.
Day 10 : Udaipur – Pushkar / 300 Kms – 07 Hrs
This day, we will drive to Pushkar, the place famous for the famed Pushkar Fair of Rajasthan. Pushkar has a number of temples, most famous among them being the Brahma Temple. Night bazaars depicting proud Rajasthan culture, attires and cuisines are a great draw for the tourists. Famous for its annual cattle fair, it is the centre of attraction for millions of foreign as well as domestic tourists. The ten-day fair takes place in October -November after Diwali celebrations. It is a place where animal traders gather in large numbers. Animals like camels, horses and cattle are exchanged here during the fair. Apart from the animal fair, food grain and other products of local farmers are also traded during the fair. There is plenty of entertainment in the form of local music celebrations by local folks, open air theatre plays and local food stalls. Pushkar has one of the few Brahma temples in India and the North India unplugged tour is incomplete without a visit to this destination. People take dip in the holy waters of Pushkar Lake to wash off their sins.
On the eleventh day of our North India Unplugged tour, we will go to Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan which is known for its palaces and forts. Also known as the ‘Pink City’, it is known for its great festivities and bustling markets, and is a paradise for fun loving people. The city of Jaipur is the most visited destination of Rajasthan. It boasts of the famed ‘Hawa Mahal’ which was built by Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. Hawa Mahal is a wonderfully cool palace providing relief to the visitors in the relatively hot environment of the region. This landmark of Jaipur was built for the royal women and has impressive paintings and carved ceilings.
Day 12 : Jaipur
Amber Fort: This fort provides a fantastic view of the town and the beautiful Maota Lake on its foothills. You can enjoy elephant safari to ascend to the top of Amber Fort, also sometimes called as Amer Fort.
Jantar Mantar: It is one of the five observatories constructed by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II. Out of the five observatories, this observatory is considered to have the most logical settings. It flaunts 16 instruments which look like giant sculptures. It has huge geometric instrument for studying the movements of stars, asteroids and orbits of other heavenly bodies.
City Palace museum: This palace houses many buildings which are open and airy. The museum displays miniature paintings, rare and large musical instruments, dresses and costumes, art and crafts, and weapons of medieval times.
If time permits- visit to Hawa Mahal Then take a walk in local bazaars which display traditional handicrafts and other curios of tourist interest.
Day 13 : Jaipur – Bharatpur / 220 Kms - 05 Hrs
We will visit wildlife sanctuaries and other historical monuments in Bharatpur this day. The place also boasts of traditional Rajasthan art & architecture.
Bharatpur bird sanctuary: The beautiful bird sanctuary was established by Raja Suraj Mal and other land owners of the region. Raja Suraj Mal later fortified it with precious metals collected from the coffins of the conquered Mughal Empire.
Iron Fort or Lohagarh: The strong built Lohagarh Fort has withstood many adversities during Maratha Wars. There is a State Museum which displays paintings, artifacts and coins of the medieval and ancient times.
Day 14 : Bharatpur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra / 70 Kms – 03 Hrs
This day we will go to Fatehpur Sikri which has been declared a world heritage monument by UNESCO. Commenced by Akbar, this red stone structure was built to honor Sheikh Salim Chishti, the revered Sufi Saint. Built during the period 1571 – 1585, it is a combination of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. Then continue on the drive to Agra. Overnight stay at Agra
Day 15 : Agra
The capital city of many medieval ruling dynasties, Agra is most famous for its majestic Taj Mahal mausoleum, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, it is a white marble marvel and attracts thousands of tourists yearly.
Taj Mahal: It is a monument devoted to Shah Jahan’s love for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The awe inspiring monument took 22 years to complete. It is the most visited monument of Agra city and is a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site.
Agra Fort: A great monument, it is a remarkable piece of architecture. Its construction was begun by Akbar and completed later by Shah Jahan in 1565.
Sikandra (Akbar’s Tomb) – It is built in red stone and white marble and was constructed by Akbar himself initially. Its construction was finished by his son, Jahangir later on in 1605.
Day 16 : Agra –
drive to Gwalior (130 Km-3 hrs drive)- overnight train toVaranasi (By train)- no hotel on this day
After breakfast visit to Itimad-ud-daula’s Tomb (Baby Taj) – The monument was built by Queen Noor Jahan in the memory of her father. It is situated in the midst of the Persian Garden. Its architecture is very similar to that of Taj Mahal. Then continue on the drive to Gwalior- visit to Gwalior Fort, Gujari Mahal & Museum, Man Mandir Palace. Later you will be transferred to the Railway station to catch your Varanasi train.
arrive @ 10.50 amby Train
on arrival at Varanasi Railway station, our Representative will welcome you there and you will be transferred to your hotel and relax. Varanasi is considered to be one of the holiest Hindu places in India. The city is 3000 years old and is the centre of Hindu religion and philosophy. It has numerous temples, some of them being centuries’ old. Later in the evening visit to the Aarathi Ceremony on the Ganges.
Day 18 : Varanasi –
city tour + Sarnathvisit
Early morning proceed for the dawn boat ride on the Ganges and have a spectacular view of the numerous Ghats. Then we shall proceed for the sightseeing of the “City of Lights” or the holy town of Varanasi- known as ‘Kashi’ in earlier times, it is situated on the banks of river Ganges.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple: It is a great and famous temple and landmark of the city which has a huge statue of Lord Shiva. It houses one of the twelve Jyotirlingas and was built by Rani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore. The painted floral carvings of the temple make it look stunning. The temple was destroyed by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 17th century but was later reconstructed by the rulers and devotees of the region.
Banaras Hindu University & Bharat Bhawan Museum: It boasts of some greatest collections of Indian paintings depicting history from 11th to 20th century. The most impressive collection there is the 10th century sculpture of the marriage of Shiva and Parvati as well as some other sculptures of Lord Vishnu belonging to the 11th century.
Then continue on the tour to Sarnathwhere it is believed that Buddha had come in 259 BC to preach Dharmachakra or The Wheel of Law as the first sermon after his enlightenment. Sarnath is the holy place for Bhuddhists and attracts thousands from East Asian countries. Visit the great central monument Dhamekh Stupa of 5th century AD which was built by Emperor Ashoka in the memory of Buddha at the exact location where he preached his first sermon. It was constructed by the Mauryan rulers to preserve Buddha’s morals. It houses many monasteries, Bodhi Tree and statue of the founder of the Asiatic Society, Anagarik Dharmapala.
Day 19 : Varanasi –FLY- Kolkata
This day, we will visit some of the major draws of Kolkata like Victoria Memorial, Fort William, Mother Teresa Home, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Howrah Bridge etc. Your overnight stay will be at a hotel in Kolkata city.
Day 20 :Kolkata - Departure
On this day you would be moved to the airport to board flight back to your home with sweet memories of North India unplugged tour.
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