9 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur -
Varanasi - Bodhgaya - Vaishali - Kushinagar - Lumbini - Kapilvastu -
Sravasti - Balrampur - Lucknow
Day - 1 -- » Arrive Delhi
On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel
where we will be holding rooms on ready occupancy basis, and as you step
into the hotel you will be having the first experience of Indian warmth &
hospitality, elegant ladies in traditional local costumes greet you with
garlands and perform the "aarti" ceremony. After having your
forehead anointed with the traditional red "Tikka", relax with a
non alcoholic welcome drink. Rest of the night to be spent at hotel.
Day - 2 -- » Delhi
the morning have your breakfast and be ready to explore the capital of
kingdoms and empires. Now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of
the past & present. In the first half of sightseeing trip you will visit
Qutub minar, Humayun Tomb, India gate, drive past parliament area &
Government buildings. Have your lunch, and relax rest of the day. Overnight
to be spent at hotel.
Day - 3 -- » Delhi - Agra
Today morning we will, after a wake up call, commence drive to Agra enroute
visiting Sikandara. On arrival "Chobedars" (gate keepers) usher
guests to the Lobby of the hotel where Hostess clad in silken flowing
dresses welcome the guests with flowers and "ittar" (perfume) in
traditional style. After check in, a few hours to relax and lunch. In the
afternoon visit Red Fort, The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulas and shop for
In the evening we have for you A Magical Mughal night : where guests with
traditional "Pagris" (turbans) and " Chunnis" (scarfs)
are welcomed with a shower of rose petals and "ittar" (perfume).
Traditionally attired attendants serve a sumptuous meal in Silver Thalis
(plates) on "bajot" (low tables) to guests seated on mattress.
Overnight at hotel.
Day - 4 -- » Agra
At dawn you will be taken to enjoy the spectacular view of the Majestic Taj
Mahal, also enjoy typical ride at Rickshaw upto Taj Mahal. Visit local
Bazaar (market) where you have collections of spectacular work on marble. In
the evening we will organize for you a Village fair Theme : A village
setting is created with bamboo huts, benches and stalls, villagers mingle
with guests and display their traditional skills such as doll making, puppet
making, pottery "pichwai" paintings and other crafts.
Entertainments with Monkey show, a palmist, a snake charmer and a
performance with dummy horse dancers and singers. Overnight to be spent at
Day - 5 -- » Agra - Jaipur
morning we will proceed further to Jaipur enroute visiting old deserted town
of Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival check in into hotel where we have for you
Maharajas welcome, a stunning tableau of decorated camels and
Elephants unfolds before you on the lawns of the palace-hotel. Ladies in
Rajasthani costumes perform the traditional garlanding, "aarti"
and "tikka" ceremonies while the music of the Shehnai welcomes
you, afterwards relax with welcome drink. Afternoon is kept purposely free
so as to provide you with some time to walk around and have a feeling of
city atmosphere which by itself is simply fabulous. Dinner and overnight at
Day - 6 -- » Jaipur
After breakfast an excursion to Amer Fort where sheer pleasure of a joy
ride on an Elephant is there for you. Explore the majestic fort on the back
of Elephant. In the afternoon enjoy half day city tour covering Hawa Mahal,
Royal Observatory, Nawab Sahab Ki - Haveli, City Palace, Johari
Bazaar In the evening we have for you RAJPUT WEDDING: a traditional Rajput
Wedding where the group members participate as the "baraat" (the
bridegrooms family and friends who form the wedding party) A festive
buffet meal, music folk dances and a few rituals would be performed during
the party. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 7 -- » Jaipur - Samode
After breakfast we will depart for Samode, on entering the village
decorated camels are awaiting there, your access to the palace would be on
the carts along with local musicians and amidst cobbled streets of the
village. On arrival in the fully lit palace you will receive a traditional
welcome by village elders garlanding them and the village belles full of
local attire showering rose petals at the group. Check into hotel. Relax for
some time and then join Cocktail arranged at Sheesh Mahal and the cultural
extravaganza at Durbar hall. Have your dinner being served while local
dancers and musicians entertain and spend your night at hotel.
Day - 8 -- » Samode - Mandawa
free at the palace or walk up to the fort. Enjoy camel ride to explore the
rural lifestyle. Later in the day drive to Mandawa. Check into the desert
Resort. Traditional welcome and check in into hotel. Evening enjoy Gala
bar-be-cue with camp fire and pegs, to add to dimensions of the starry night
there will be sweet music played by the desert dwellers. A totally
unforgettable experience. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Day - 9 -- » Mandawa - Delhi
Morning visit havelis & beautiful frescoes, an overview of Thar desert
would simply add to your joy. Drive back to Delhi. On arrival check in into
hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day - 10 -- » Delhi
Have your breakfast, check out from the hotel and take a short trip to Old
Delhi covering Jama Masjid, Red fort, Gandhi memorial, shopping etc. Then
drive to a country side farm in the evening on the outskirts of Delhi for a
gala farewell dinner along the poolside. Later transfer to International
Airport for flight back home.