Majestic Rajasthan with Banaras Tour
Travel the vast deserts to the fertile Ganga River Basin on the
Majestic Rajasthan with Varanasi Tour. Experience the polychromatic, rustic,
and diverse languages, and cultures. From UNESCO heritage sites to exquisite
Mughal architecture to Rajasthan’s royal splendour. Perhaps the best
introduction to the vast Indian Tourism, experience the ‘Rajasthan Varanasi
Best Tour Package’ with Moustache Escapes.
Arrive at the Delhi airport with greetings from our representative and transfer to one of the best hotel in Delhi. Night at the hotel.
After a replenishing breakfast at the hotel, visit the former Capital of the Mughal Empire. Now serving as modern India's capital, Delhi is distinctly divided between the old and the new city. The sightseeing tour takes you to the old Delhi Market, whose streets converge on the Red Fort. The symbol of the Mughal Imperial power was home to the throne of the Empire for more than 200 years. Proceeding opposite the Red Fort, we head to the Jama Masjid, a mosque that can accommodate up to twenty thousand devotees and one of the unique tourist place in Delhi. Meanwhile, you will stroll through the commercial district of Chandni Chowk, Khari Baoli, and numerous bazaars as you traverse through the best Delhi Tourist places. You will also discover the famous Qutub Minar, which may very well be the face of Delhi Tourism. Conclude your eventful day in Delhi by paying your obeisance at Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.
On the 3rd day of the Royal Rajasthan with Varanasi Tour and Travel after a breakfast buffet at your hotel, you will leave for Rajasthan at the semi-desert province of Shekhawati, which extends in a triangle between Delhi, Jaipur, and Bikaner. In the 14th century, trading centres along the caravan routes were created in the region. Visit those charming trading centre villages of Mandawa and Nawalgarh Rajasthan with splendid testimonies of Marwari Art. Known as the Open Art Gallery, many wealthy traders settled in Mandawa. That settlement resulted in exquisitely built architecture and opulent facades visible to everyone on the streets. Experience the intricate and vibrant fresco art, Havelis are the best places to visit in Nawalgarh, also known as the Golden City of Rajasthan. Retire for the night at your hotel in Mandawa.
Sticking to the schedule, next up is Bikaner, the former princely capital of the 15th century, founded by Rao Bikaji, a Rajput chief. One of the best places to visit Bikaner, discover Fort Junagarh, built in the 15th century, has thirty-seven bastions and a wall nearly one thousand metres long. It is accessed by a long ramp and several monumental doors with numerous palaces and temples. The fort is a maze of corridors, staircases, and interior courtyards adorned with opulent facades, balconies, and sculpted windows. The tour also includes a visit to the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum of Bikaner with an opulent collection of sculptures, terracotta, paintings, and musical instruments. Take a stroll through Bikaner’s markets as the sun sets over the desert city. Discover the authentic taste of the typical Indian pastries and snacks of this region which are liked by the whole country. After the city tour and tasting the delicacies you may want to retire for the night in your hotel in Bikaner Rajasthan, to rest up for the amazing experiences lying ahead.
In the morning, depart for a scenic day drive to Jaisalmer, a romantic city, seemingly unchanged since the Rajput Middle Ages. An outpost on the Thar Desert, the distant city, Jaisalmer once controlled the crossing of many caravans that ensured trade between western and northern India. After checking in at the hotel, visit Vyas Chhatri, the hill of cenotaphs to discover the decorative chhatri of the Maharawal of Jaisalmer. Under the dome of each chhatri is a small stele representing one or more “Sati ''. A sati is a sovereign who set herself on fire so as not to survive without her husband. Such practices may have been abolished over time but provide a context for Hindu traditions and rituals. After an eventful arrival at Jaisalmer, spend a night at the hotel in Jaisalmer to experience the full glory of this desert town the next day.
The Best Rajasthan with Varanasi Tour & Travels in Jaisalmer takes you on a walk in the citadel to temples to palaces in which the decorative art of the Rajputs is constantly evident. There again, the beautiful Jaisalmer haveli of the merchants will allow you to evoke the prestigious past of this merchant city. In the heart of Jaisalmer, you will discover the Jain temple, the magnificent library, and the palace of the former notables. Late afternoon departure to the Thar Desert for a thrilling and majestic camel ride in Jaisalmer Rajasthan’s Thar desert dunes. Admire the vibrant sunset over the dunes of the Thar at the end of the camel ride. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner with an unforgettable moonlight show. After returning to Jaisalmer, retire for the night at your hotel in Jaisalmer.
On the 7th day, a hearty breakfast later, we head towards the Jodhpur Blue City. Fort Mehrangarh, the Fort of Majesty with the harem, sumptuous reception, and the room of the cradles, the curious little palace of mirrors and royal palanquins. Also see the Jaswant Thada Jodhpur, known as the Jaisalmer Taj Mahal of Rajasthan, a white marble mausoleum built in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh and serving as the cremation ground for the Marwari Rajput family. Circumambulate the bazaar around the Clock Tower to witness the Marwari crafts, artworks, and merchants of all kinds. The stalls of this market are overflowing with sari fabrics, spices, grains, fruits, vegetables, and flavorful delicacies worth overeating for a night in a hotel in Jodhpur.
After having breakfast at the hotel in Jodhpur, depart by Jeep 4x4 to discover the village of Bishnoi to a traditional welcome with masala tea. After a tour of the village and its local culture, embark on a drive to Jaipur via Pushkar. As there are plenty of unique gems to visit around on the Splendid Rajasthan with Varanasi Tour.
A few kilometres from Ajmer, Pushkar is one of the most sacred places in Hinduism and also a place of pilgrimage. The town is formed around the nucleus of Pushkar lake, the ghats allow pilgrims to descend to bathe in the sacred water. Also, catch the most famous, colourful, and large camel fairs in India known as the Pushkar Mela, held in November of every year. Explore the Brahma Temple also called the Pushkar lake temple, the sole temple in the world devoted to the creator of the Universe. After the visit to the holy temple and lake, continue your drive to the pink city. Spend overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
Start your day with a Jaipur tour in the capital of Rajasthan with an elephant ride to Amber or Amer Fort, an opulent example of Rajput architecture. While strolling in the palace constituting labyrinths and underground tunnels, we will successively discover rooms set with mirrors or the old harem. The Top and Best Rajasthan with Varanasi Tour Package also includes the Jaipur sightseeing tour, including a visit to the water palace (Jal Mahal) where you can take the photographs with you as a souvenir. After Jal Mahal, we proceed towards the City Palace, King's residence turned museum displaying royal clothes, ceremonial canopies, and beautiful miniatures. You will then discover the observatory of Jai Singh, the astronomical King, and admire the sublime facade of the Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal). The Hawa Mahal is a must-visit place to visit in Jaipur. Finally, a rickshaw (Tuk-Tuk) ride will allow you to discover the lively bazaars. You can also explore the dark and narrow streets where craftsmen create intricate and colourful masterpieces using simple tools. In the evening, enjoy the spectacular view of Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) and the night street food delicacies around the temple. Night at one of the best hotel in Jaipur.
On the 10th day of your Majestic Rajasthan with Varanasi tour, you will proceed to Fatehpur Sikri, via Abhaneri step-wells, post-breakfast. The stepped well, Chand Baori is a deep, symmetric building with a magnificent temple on one side. This picture-perfect step well is a piece of architectural and visual marvel. The other three sides descend 3,500 terraced steps over 13 storeys to a depth of 100 feet. The building was built in the tenth century and honours the goddess of Joy. Proceed to Fatehpur Sikri, the short-lived capital of Akbar. This city of palaces abandoned by its master remained miraculously preserved. The buildings bring together elements from all the religions of the Empire, translating in stone Akbar's wish to unite a common faith around his person. Witness the best places to visit in Fatehpur Sikri with its Muslim pavilions, Buddhist friezes, and other Christian foliage. You will continue your journey to the former Mughal capital and the home of one of the seven wonders of the world, Agra. Arrive overnight and stay at one of the best hotel in Agra Uttar Pradesh.
On the 11th day of the No. 1 Rajasthan with Varanasi Tour, the Agra tour starts with the Taj Mahal after a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel. This majestic monument was built in memory of the late Mumtaz Mahal by the emperor Shah Jahan. It is a magnificent work of love in white marble whose construction began in 1631 and lasted 22 years. More than 20,000 workers and artists were recruited throughout India and Central Asia as well as French and Italian decorators to complete his work. After experiencing this grand symbol of love and the best Agra place to visit, proceed towards the red fort built by Akbar in 1565. Originally designed as a fort, it was later transformed into a palace also where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, for emptying the royal coffers in the construction of the Taj Mahal. Afternoon Visit to the tomb of ITIMAD UD DAULAH: the first Mughal building of white marble to have so widely used the principle of “pietra dura”. Bid adieu to your tour and travels in Agra as you get on an overnight train to Varanasi. An overnight journey on Indian Railways is the most authentic travel experience in the country.
Transfer to your hotel in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh, for some breakfast after a warm welcome at the station by our representative. Your Varanasi tour package already included in the Classic Rajasthan with Varanasi Tour begins with SARNATH. According to legends, it is said to be the birthplace of Buddhism. Indeed, it was there that the Buddha had the revelation of 'The Wheel of the Law', his first sermon. On the site, there are still remains of the buildings erected by Emperor Ashoka himself, including the main temple of the 6th century, the column of Ashoka, and the Dhamek Stupa. Continue with the museum which contains one of the pillars that Emperor Ashoka had erected in the 3rd century BC; truly one of the unique place to visit in Varanasi. It was designed as a Buddhist monastery that now contains superb ancient art. The most serene part, in the evening, is experiencing the GHATS, the giant stairs descending to the Ganges, to attend the spiritual Arti ceremony which is performed by Hindu priests. Night at the hotel.
On the final day of your Varanasi tour plan, in the early morning, take a ritual bath in the sacred river where Hindus offer their prayers. You will get a good view of the ghats on a BOAT RIDE along the shore lined with palaces, temples, and walls. You can observe the rituals beside the Ghats of men, women, Brahmans praying, and others doing yoga or meditating. Take it all in during breakfast and then transfer to Varanasi airport to catch a flight to Delhi. Our Majestic Rajasthan with Varanasi tour concludes here.
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