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Discover India

Duration: 24 Days / 23 Nights

Destination Covered: Delhi - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Jaipur - Agra – Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Bhopal - Indore - Dhar - Aurangabad - Mumbai

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Overview

The Discover India tour efficiently reflects the diverse aspects of India. It is an explorative tour that allows you to have a closer look at the history, culture, architecture, fashion, art and folklore in both the ancient and modern times. India has always been quoted in words for the mysterious ways of the people, their lifestyles and its inseparable culture.

Trip Highlights
  • Enjoy elephant ride to Amer Fort in Jaipur
  • Guided tour to City Palace, Royal Observatory and Hawal Mahal, at Jaipur
  • Excursion to major tourist destination of Dhar covering places like Phadke Museum, Bhoj Shala, Jheera Bagh Palace and the Lath Masjid
  • Sightseeing tour of Agra covering places like Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb
  • Explore the major hotspots like Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Juhu Beach, Gateway of India and Marine Drive in Mumbai
  • Explore the Elephanta Caves in Mumbai
  • Explore World Wonder Taj Mahal
  • Short trip to Durga Mandir, Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi.
  • Guided tour to group of famous Chandela dynasty temples
Itinerary Details
Day 1:Arrival at Delhi

After arrival at Delhi airport, meet our representative who’ll guide you to one of our listed hotels. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi

On the 2nd day of the tour, move out on a city tour of Delhi. While on the tour visit major tourist attractions like Birla Mandir, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, India Gate, the Jama Masjid, Humanyun Tomb, and President’s House. In the evening visit Red Fort to witness the impressive light and sound show. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3:Delhi - Udaipur

In the morning after breakfast, get transferred to Delhi airport in time to board a flight to Udaipur. On reaching Udaipur check-in at one of our hotels. After relaxing for a while move out on an excursion to the grand City Palace located on the banks of Lake Pichola and also enjoy boat ride at the lake , subject to water level. Enjoy comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Udaipur

Post breakfast, embark on a city tour of Udaipur. Visit some of the major tourist hotspots covering the City Palace Museum, Sahelion Ki Bari, Folk Art Museum and Jagdish Temple. In the afternoon pay a visit to the Monsoon Palace situated on the hill, that enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. In the evening visit the Bhartiya Lok Kal Mandal that showcases an interesting collection of folk art items like , ornaments, Folk dresses, masks, puppets , dolls, folk deities and paintings. You can attend the puppet shows and the folk dances that are conducted in the adjacent open air theatre. In the evening pay a visit to the Nadga and Eklingji Temples built with a double storied porch on the bank of Lake Bageela. Rest for the night in the hotel.

Day 5:Udaipur - Jodhpur

On the 5th day of the tour depart to Jodhpur- “The Sun City”. The city is bestowed with mesmerizing and scenic landscapes. The city is renowned as the sun city since it features bright and sunny weather throughout the year. On your way to Jodhpur, stop midway to visit the Jain temples at Ranakpur. The group of temples is built out of marble, featuring 108 carved pillars with no two pillars exhibiting similar design. On reaching Jodhpur, check-in at one of our enlisted hotels. After taking some rest, embark on an excursion to beautiful forts and palaces including the Mehrangarh fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jaswant Thada and the Raj Ka Bag Palace. Post lunch visit other charms of Jodhpur including the Government Museum and the beautiful Umed Garden.  Return to the hotel in the evening for overnight stay.

Day 6:Jodhpur - Jaisalmer

In the morning after an early breakfast, leave for Jaisalmer by surface. Stop midway to visit the ruins of an ancient city called Osian, at Osian village. The drive to this township make you pass the undulating terrain and is punctuated by little hamlets and the desert stretches. Also visit the Sun Temple, Kali Temple and the Sachiya Mata Temple at Osian. After the visit resume your drive to Jailasmer. The Jaisalmer city commands for the major tourist attractions scattered all over Rajasthan. As you reach Jaisalmer, check-in at one of our listed hotels. The day is to be spent at leisure. In the evening visit the Jaisalmer Fort- a dominant structure between the sand. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7:Jaisalmer

The next morning after an early breakfast, embark on a guided tour of the city. Jaisalmer is also revered for its havelis. Pay a visit to Salim Singh-Ki-Haveli and Patwon- ki-Haveli which are most striking amongst the other havelis. After lunch, explore the other major tourist attractions like the Jain Temples, Bada Bagh, Government Museum, Folklore Museum and the Amar Sagar Lake. In the evening you have the option of witnessing a mesmerizing sunset against the Sam sand Dunes, enjoying a camel ride. Also enjoy folk dances, ethnic food and bone fire in the starry night at Sam Sane dunes. Overnight stay at the Luxury tented accommodation.

Day 8:Jaisalmer - Bikaner

Post breakfast, drive straight to Bikaner- “The camel City”. On the way to the Bikaner halt midway to visit the Pokhran Fort which features some of the exquisite palaces like the Rani Mahal, Phool Niwas and the Mangal Niwas. Also visit the Pokhran Museum, housed inside the fort’s premises showcasing paintings , pottery, weapons and the costumes of erstwhile Maharaja’s of Pokhran. After the visit resume your drive to Bikaner. The city is fortified by a 7 Km wall with five gates. This magnificent city contains royal forts and palaces. As you reach Bikaner, get accommodated in one of your listed hotels. Spent the day at leisure. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9:Bikaner - Jaipur

In the morning after breakfast, proceed for a full day excursion to some of the major tourist hotspots covering Junagarh Fort, Raj Ratan Bihari Temple, Rasik Shiromani Temple and the Karni Mata Temple.  Also explore the Chintamani Temple which is the part of Bandh Sagar Temple complex. After the visit, continue to drive to Jaipur. While on your drive to Jaipur you have the option of visiting Mandawa, if time permits. It is a small beautiful town known for its beautiful havelies and forts. After reaching Jaipur, get transferred to one of our listed hotels. Evening free for rest and relaxing. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10:Jaipur

Post breakfast, leave for Jaipur by road. Upon arrival, check-in at one our enlisted hotels. Later in the day explore the major tourist attractions of the city including the Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Central Museum and Birla Mandir. In the later part of the day move out for an excursion to the Amber Fort which is accompanied with the exciting joy ride on an elephant. The afternoon remains busy with the city tour featuring City Palace along with the Royal Observatory and Hawal Mahal. The evening is reserved for visiting the famous markets of Gems, Textiles and handicrafts. It is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. Enjoy dinner at Chokhi Dhani while admiring the village ambiance with folk dance performance and puppet shows. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Jaipur - Agra

Post breakfast, leave for Agra by road. Stop midway to visit Fathepur Sikri and explore places like Salim Chisti's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal etc. Later in the day visit the Itmad-ud-Daula's Tomb that provides the visitors with some interesting insight into Mughal architecture. Another must watch architectural wonder, is The Red Fort that is frequented by hundreds of visitors every day. In the evening visit the Oswal Emporium where they have a mini Taj Mahal replica inside their showroom. It took 10 years in building this mini replica of the Taj. One may also enjoy the free light and sound show depicting Taj Mahal through the ages. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12:Agra - Delhi

Early morning visit the beauty of Taj Mahal – “the seventh wonder of the world – at the time of sunrise, and fall eternally in love with its beauty. This alluring white marble monument with intricate designs in its interiors never fails to enchant a visitor. Later visit the Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. Later drive to Delhi, en route; you can visit Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Delhi.

Day 13:Delhi - Varanasi

In the morning after breakfast, transfer to airport  to board a flight to Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi, check-in at one of our listed hotels. In the afternoon take an excursion to Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city. Then enjoy a boat ride in the holy river Ganges on a visit to bathing ghats. Also pay a visit to the Stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum. Later in the day enjoy a City tour of Varanasi which would cover places like the Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple and the Alamgir temple. In the evening you have the option of exploring the Banaras Hindu University for visiting the Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb. Night at the hotel.

Day 14:Varanasi - Khajuraho

Early morning visit the holy ghats of Ganga, at this time it is full of pilgrims. Enjoy a boat ride at the Ganga ghat admiring the religious traditions being performed there. After the ride return to the hotel and checkout from the hotel. Get deported to airport to board a flight to Khajuraho. Upon arrival, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while, proceed on a guided tour to Khajuraho. Start driving towards the group of famous Chandela dynasty temples. These temples are known worldwide for their spectacular erotic , sculptures and carvings that leaves the visitors spellbound. The Western Group of Temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu includes the Kandariya Mahadeo temple, the Matangesvara Temple , the Lakshmana Temple, and the Varaha Temple. Spend overnight at the hotel.

Day 15: Khajuraho - Bhopal

Post breakfast, head straight to visit the Eastern Group of Temples of Khajuraho, including visits to the Jain temples of Adinath, Shanti Nath and Parsvanath. Later in the day pay a visit to the Archaeological Museum that exhibits a wide collection of stone sculptures that were built in the times of Chandela dynasty.  After the visit, get transferred to Satna to board the train to Bhopal for an overnight journey.

Day 16: Bhopal - Sanchi - Bhopal

In the morning on reaching Bhopal, meet our representative who’ll escort you to one of our listed hotels. After taking some rest, move out on an excursion to Sanchi. It is the home to Stupas the magnificent structures of ancient India. These Stupas have been declared as the world heritage sites by UNESCO consisting relics of the Buddha. The Sanchi Stupas contains ornamented depiction of from the life of the Buddha and his previous incarnations. Another major attraction to view is the Ashoka Pillar that is kept in museum maintained by the Archaeology department. Later in the day return back to Bhopal and pay a visit to the National Archives. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 17:Bhopal - Indore  

Next morning after breakfast, leave to visit other major tourist attraction of Bhopal city including places like Secretariat, Fatehgarh Fort Taj-ul-Masjid, Sadar Manzil Vidhan Sabha and Moti Masjid. Check out after from the hotel in Bhopal to reach Indore. As you reach Indore, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Rest of the day at leisure. In the evening embark on a visit to Lal Bagh Palace and the Bodhi Sheesh Mahal. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 18:Indore - Mandu - Dhar

Next morning, start your drive towards Dhar. Stop mid way to visit the city of Joy Mandu. The city is perched along the Vindhya ranges and is located at an altitude of 2000 feet. The major tourist hotspots to visit include Ashrafi Mahal, Rewa Kund Group, Hindola Mahal and the Jahaz Mahal. After visiting resume your drive to Dhar. As soon as you reach Dhar, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Enjoy an overnight stay at Dhar.

Day 19:Dhar

Post breakfast, set out to explore the picturesque view of the district that is placed among the lakes and trees surrounded by barren hills. Pay a visit to the Bagh caves that is famous for its paintings. Other major tourist attractions to visit include Phadke Museum, Bhoj Shala, Jheera Bagh Palace and the Lath Masjid. Return to the hotel in the evening for overnight stay.

Day 20: Dhar - Aurangabad

Start your day with an early breakfast, drive straight to Aurangabad. On the way to Aurangabad one can stop at Dhule for Lunch. Post lunch, resume the drive to Aurangabad. As you reach Aurangabad, check-in at one of our hotels. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the surroundings. Spend night at the hotel in Aurangabad.

Day 21: Aurangabad - Ajanta - Ellora - Aurangabad

Next morning after breakfast, get started for a guided tour to the World Heritage site of Ajanta and Ellora caves in the afternoon. Located 30 kilometers away from the North West of the city. These caves showcase a strong spiritual connection with 5 caves dedicated to Jainism, 12 caves to Buddhism and 17 to Hinduism. Rest and relax enjoying an overnight stay at the hotel. The Ellora caves is the house of 34 monasteries. Also explore the area for the exclusive uninterrupted sequence of monuments. After the visit to these stunning caves return back to Aurangabad for an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 22: Aurangabad - Mumbai

In the morning transfer to Aurangabad airport to board a flight to Mumbai. On reaching Mumbai , transfer to one of our listed hotels. Later in the day move out on an excursion to the sightseeing of Mumbai. The major hotspots to visit include Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Juhu Beach, Gateway of India and Marine Drive etc. Overnight stay in Mumbai.

Day 23: Mumbai

After breakfast, proceed towards Elephanta caves for a sightseeing tour. These caves are located on an island that is a few miles away from the Gateway. These caves can be reached by Ferry from the Gateway of India. This rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. The Elephanta caves comprise of seven caves of which Mahesh Murti cave is of great importance. In this cave Lord Shiva is  shown as a creator, protector and destroyer. In the afternoon board a cruise back to Gateway of India, after lunch pay a visit to Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, Parliament House and Jain Temple. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.

Day 24: Mumbai - Hometown

Post breakfast, transfer to the Mumbai airport to board a flight for your onward journey. 



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