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Innovative Destinations offers the specialized tour package of north India like golden triangle tour packages,India Rajasthan Tour Packages , udaipur tour packages and many more north India tour.

 Forts & Palaces of North India (19 Nights / 20 days)

Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Agra –Jaipur –Ranthambhore –Pushkar –Udaipur –Jodhpur– Jaisalmer– Bikaner– Mandawa

  (B)-Breakfast - (L)-Lunch - (D)-Dinner 

Day 01: New Delhi Arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: New Delhi begins visiting the tomb of Safdarjang on the way to Qutab Minar, impressive medieval tower of victory of Persian world is 73 m high. Within the Qutab complex, amidst the ruins of Quwat-ul-Islam mosque, stands the Iron Pillar which has withstood inclement weather and has not rusted for over 1500 years. After the visit, sit and meditate in the Bahai Temple and then drive through New Delhi includes the Embassies, government buildings and India Gate. Visit Humayun's Tomb - considered to be the front runner of Taj Mahal.
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Later in the day of your tour begins with the sightseeing of Old Delhi. Visiting Jama Mosque built in 1650 AD, followed by a drive past the impressive Red Fort built by Shah Jahan, creator of the Taj Mahal. Then proceed to Raj Ghat which is the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of the largest wholesale market of India.

Day 03: Delhi - Varanasi Fly at 0940 hours to reach 1120.
Varanasi Tour
Varanasi is the microcosm of Hinduism, a city of traditional classical culture, glorified by myth and legend and sanctified by religion, it has always attracted a large number of pilgrims and worshippers from time immemorial. To be in Varanasi is an experience in itself an experience in self–discover an eternal oneness of the body and soul. To every visitor; Varanasi offers a breathtaking experience. The rays of the dawn shimmering across the Ganges, the high-banks, the temples and shrines along the banks bathed in a golden hue soul stirring hymns and mantras along with the fragrance of incense filling the air and the refreshing dip in the holy waters gently splashing at the Ghats. Varanasi, the land where experience and discovery reach the ultimate bliss.

In the residential neighborhood of Varanasi lies Sarnath, the site of the deer park where Lord Buddha is said to have given his first sermon about the basic principles of Buddhism. The Dhamek Stupa is one of the few pre-Ashokan stupas still standing, though only its foundation remains. Also remaining is the Chaukhandi Stupa commemorating the spot where Buddha met his first disciples (in the 5th century or earlier, BC). An octagonal tower was built later.

Later visit the Ghats for Ganga Aarti where priests offer prayers to River Ganges for the welfare of humanity.

Day 04: Varanasi - Khajuraho Visit the Ghat in the morning to enjoy life on the banks of the Ganges.

Later fly in 1150 to reach 1250 hours in Khajuraho. After upgrading and lunch, visit the
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Western group of temples. The whole area was surrounded by a wall with eight gates, each flanked by two golden palm trees. There were originally over 80 Hindu temples, of which only 25 now stand in a reasonable state of preservation, scattered over an area of about 20 square kilometers. Today, the temples serve as fine examples of Indian architectural styles that have gained popularity due to their explicit depiction of sexual life in medieval times.

Greatly influenced by the Tantric school of thought, the Chandela kings promoted various Tantric doctrines through royal monuments, including temples. Sculptors of Khajuraho depicted all aspects of life. The society of the time believed in dealing frankly and openly with all aspects of life, including sex. Sex is important because Tantric cosmos is divided into the male and female principle. Male principle has the form and potential, female has the energy. According to Hindu and Tantric philosophy, one cannot achieve anything without the other, as they manifest themselves in all aspects of the universe. Nothing can exist without their cooperation and coexistence. In accordance with ancient treaties on architecture, erotic depictions were reserved for specific parts of the temples only. The rest of the temple was profusely covered with other aspects of life, secular and spiritual.

Day 05: Khajuraho - Agra Today we drive to Jhansi. On the way visit Orccha Fort.

Orchha was founded in 1501 AD, by the Bundela chief, Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha, and also built the Fort of Orchha. He died in an attempt to save a cow from a lion. The Chaturbhuj temple was built during the time of Akbar, the Queen of Orchha, while
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Raj Mandir was built by 'Madhukar Shah' during his reign, from 1554 to 1595. Raja Ram Temple is built on a square base and has an exterior almost completely flat, relieved by projecting windows and a line of delicate domes along the summit. The Jahangir Mahal is built on a rectangular base and is relieved by a circular tower at each corner surmounted by a dome, while two lines of graceful balconies supported on brackets mark the central story. The roof is crowned by eight large fluted domes, with smaller domes between them, connected by an ornamental balustrade.

Continue driving to Jhansi to board the fastest train in India to Agra to arrive at 2015 hours

Day 06: Agra Morning at sunrise visit Taj Mahal when is the best time. Return to hotel for breakfast. After the update, visit the Agra Fort and Itmad Ud Daula.
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Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World, built by Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. This mausoleum took 22 years to complete with a work force of 20,000. Craftsmen and master builders came from all over Asia to participate in the great work - from Baghdad, Shiraz, Delhi, Samarkand and Turkey. The marble, the best, was mined in Makrana near Jodhpur. Precious and semi-precious stones were imported from distant lands: Jasper from Punjab, jade and crystal from China, turquoise from Tibet, Lapis from
Afghanistan and Ceylon, Chrosolite of Egypt, Amethyst from Persia, Agate from Yemen, Malachite from Russia, Diamonds from Golconda and mother of pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Agra Morning drive to Agra. Visit Taj Mahal in the afternoon followed by Agra Fort and Itmad Ud Daula.

Day 07: Agra to Bharatpur to Jaipur After breakfast drive to Fatehpur Sikri the deserted capital of the Mughals.

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Bharatpur to Ranthambhore After the visit continue driving to Jaipur visiting Chand Baori and Harshat Mata temple on the way. Arrive late afternoon. Relax at the hotel.

Day 08: Ranthambhore Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. Tigers can be easily spotted even in the daytime. The best times for tiger sightings at Ranthambore National Park are in November and May. The park's deciduous forests are characteristic examples of the type of jungle found in Central India. Other major wild animals include leopard, nilgai, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear, southern plains gray langur, rhesus macaque and chital. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles, as well as one of the largest banyan trees in India.

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This morning we will give you a jeep safari in the park where you get to see the great variety of flora and fauna, including the king, the tiger.
Again in the afternoon we take you for another ride through the jungle to see the tiger.

Day 09: Ranthambhore to Jaipur This morning will be our third jungle safari and after the ride we check out and drive to Jaipur. Arrive late afternoon. Later visit Laxmi Narayan Temple followed by dinner in an ethnic village style Indian restaurant, very famous by the name of Chokhi Dhani.

Day 10: Jaipur This morning we ride an Elephant to the hilltop to visit the Fort in Clouds call Amber Fort.
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The splendid fortress / palace of Amber was taken by the Rajputs Kachhwaha in the mid-12th century. The Kachawaha Kings dominated around for the next six centuries? Amber was also the privileged place of the alliance between the Mughals and the Rajputs. The astronomer king Sawai Jai Singh II, famous for his Jantar Mantar ascended the throne in 1699. He soon decided to build a new city in the plains: JAIPUR was designed according to the principles of Shilpa-Shastra and the capital moved here in 1727, the city attracted merchants and craftsmen who eventually shaped this irresistible bazaar.
In the afternoon we will take you to the City Palace and Museum, Jantar Mantar.

Day 011: Jaipur - Pushkar The most important temple in Pushkar is the Temple of Lord Brahma, one of the holy trinity of Hinduism. In fact it is the only Hindu temple in the world where Lord Brahma is worshiped. The temple enshrines an idol of Lord Brahma size. The main attraction of
Pushkar is the Pushkar Lake which is considered sacred like the Mansarovar Lake in Tibet. Pushkar has become a place of Hindu pilgrimage because of this holy lake. Legend has it that this lake was consecrated to Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe when a lotus fell from his hand in the valley and a lake emerged in that place.
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On arrival visit Brahma temple followed by a walk in the narrow lanes of Pushkar market.

Day 12: Pushkar to Chittorgarh to Udaipur

Chittorgarh is the largest fort in India and the largest in the state of Rajasthan. The strength, clarity known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar. Thus, the fort represents the quintessence tribute to the nationalism, courage, medieval chivalry and sacrifice exhibited by the Mewar rulers of Sisodia clan and their kinsmen and women and children, between the seventh century and 16th century. The rulers, soldiers, the women folk of royalty and commoners considered death as a better option than dishonor against the surrender to the foreign invading armies.
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After the visit, continue to drive to Udaipur. In the evening a boat ride on Lake Picchola.

Day 13: Udaipur Morning visit the City Palace, followed by a visit to the Jagdish temple. Later in the garden of royal maidens and Lok Kala Mandal.
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Udaipur also known as the City of Lakes, was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana Agency apart from its history, culture and scenic locations, it is also known for its Rajput palaces of the time. The Lake Palace, for example, has an entire island in the Pichola Lake. Many of the palaces have been converted into luxury hotels. It is often called the "Venice of the East" and is also known as the "Lake City". Pichola, Fateh Sagar, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state.

Day 14: Mount Abu Today we do a day return trip to Mt. Abu.
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The Jain Dilwara temples of India are located about 2 ½ kilometers from Mount Abu, the only hill station of Rajasthan. These temples built by Chalukya between the 11th and 13th centuries AD are world famous for their stunning use of marble. The five legendary marble temples of Dilwara are a sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains. Some consider them to be one of the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world. The marble temples have an opulent entrance, the simplicity in architecture reflecting Jain values like honesty and frugality. The temples are in the midst of a series of wooded hills. A high wall surrounds the temple complex. Although the Jains built some beautiful temples at other places in Rajasthan, some believe that there are close to them in terms of architectural perfection. The ornamental detail spread over the minutely carved ceilings, doors, pillars and panels is simply marvelous.

Day 15: Udaipur to Jodhpur drive to Jodhpur visiting Ranakpur temples.
Ranakpur Temple: beautiful Jain temples carved mark the glory of this famous place. Marked as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in the 15th century. During the reign of Rana Kumbha and are enclosed within a wall. The four sides of the central temple is dedicated to Adinathji the temple is an amazing creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars all carved clearly and no two equal beings is impressive proof of the feeling genius of architecture that enhances the charm of the place.
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Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert.
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The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. Also known as the "Blue City" due to the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. The old town surrounding the fort and is bounded by a wall with several gates. However, the city has expanded greatly outside the wall in recent decades. Jodhpur lies near the geographic center of Rajasthan state, which makes it an ideal base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists.

On arrival visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umed Bhawan Palace and Mandore Gardens.

Day 16: Jodhpur - Jaisalmer Breakfast at hotel, drive to Jaisalmer by surface visiting Osian en route. After arrival visit Kuldhara, the 84 villages deserted by Paliwal community in one night by the tyrannical king of Jaisalmer. In the afternoon, take camel safari on sand dunes followed by folk dances and gala dinner. Stay overnight in Swiss tents.

Jaisalmer situated amid picturesque Thar Desert, the Jaisalmer city commands premiere position some of the tourist attractions. The name Jaisalmer induces a dramatic picture of utter magic and brilliance of the desert. The hostile terrain notwithstanding the warmth and color of people is simply overwhelming which is scattered throughout Rajasthan.
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Day 17: Jaisalmer Breakfast at the camp. After breakfast proceed for a half day tour of Jaisalmer, visiting first the Jaisalmer Fort which is made of sand stones and locally known as Sonar Quila, the Jaisalmer Fort is a dominating structure between the sands. The Jaisalmer city is also revered for its havelis. Among many of them are Salim ji ki haveli and Nathmal ji ki haveli as the most striking. Visit also Gadsisar Lake and take a close look at the migratory birds that are fighting amorously.
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Day 18: Jaisalmer to Bikaner Bikaner is famous for its ancient havelis. Bikaner was founded in 1486 by Bika, one of the fourteen sons of Rao Jodha. Bikaner - Lying in the north of the desert state, Bikaner is dotted with many sand dunes. More popularly called the camel country, Bikaner is renowned for the best riding camels in the world. The exotic camel safaris, its magnificent forts and the worshipping places of this town are well known.
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Visit Junagarh and camel breeding farm.

Day 19: Bikaner to Mandawa / Alsisar After breakfast at the Karni Mata Temple in Deshnoke.
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After visiting the temple drive to Mandawa to observe OPEN AIR ART GALLERIES like mansions. Mandawa, a remote feudal principality in the center of the Shekhawati region, was a trading post in the ancient caravan routes that stopped here from China and the Middle East. The town that grew around the fort soon attracted a large community of traders, who settled here. Visit the enormous Havelis with fascinating murals and painted frescoes Rajasthan built by wealthy merchants in the 19th century. The havelis are mansion of a unique residential architectural style that evolved around courtyards to serve the purpose of family security, privacy of women as also protecting the inhabitants of the long, harsh summers. Later visit Nawalgarh and Dundlod

Day 20: Mandawa to Delhi After breakfast, visit the mansions in Alsisar and drive to Delhi. Later transfer to airport to connect with your flight back home.


TOUR COST: US $ 2700.00 per person on twin sharing basis.

What we have planned for you in this proposed trip.
01. Holiday Exclusive with our years of experience in travel planning.
02. Boutique hotels that have character, old world charm of the palaces.
03. Excellent guides in each destination, to conduct sightseeing as per their interest.
04. Company owned luxury car with personal driver.
05. A great mix of heritage, culture, nature, luxury and authenticity, while on tour.
06. An exclusive meeting with an Indian family over a drink followed by dinner at an authentic ethnic Indian village style restaurant in Jaipur.


Hotel suggestion as below

Day

Destination

Hotels

Day 01

Delhi

The Park

Day 02

Delhi

The Park

Day 03

Varanasi

Taj Ganges

Day 04

Khajuraho

Taj Chandela

Day 05

Agra

Jaypee Palace

Day 06

Agra

Jaypee Palace

Day 07

Ranthambhore

Shergarh

Day 08

Ranthambhore

Shergarh

Day 09

Jaipur

Marriott

Day 10

Jaipur

Marriott

Day 11

Pushkar

Pushkar palace

Day 12

Udaipur

Ramada

Day 13

Udaipur

Ramada

Day 14

Udaipur

Ramada

Day 15

Jodhpur

Polo heritage

Day 16

Jaisalmer

Swiss Tents

Day 17

Jaisalmer

Bry's Fort

Day 18

Bikaner

Laxmi Vilas

Day 19

Mandawa

Castle Mandawa

Day 20

Delhi

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