A seventeen day tour which takes you through the best of North India, covering the culture and heritage in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur; the spirituality in Varanasi and Khajuraho; and the wild life in Ranthambore. This tour offers you to go through the most touristic places in the North of India with the best of services and the most luxurious hotel chains in respective cities. Here you have an opportunity to revisit history, meet the gods and watch the Indian tigers, all in one tour.
On day 3, you will take a flight from Delhi to Varanasi. Picturesquely situated on the crescent shaped left bank of the holy Ganges, Varanasi, one of the ancient seats of learning in India, is said to be a compound of the names of two streams, the Varuna and the Assi, which still flow in the north and south of the city respectively.
On day 5, you will take a flight from Varanasi to Khajuraho. Khajuraho was founded in the 9th and 10th century by the rulers of the Chandela Dynasty, and influenced by Tantrism. Eroticism becomes a theme of philosophical interest and the aim is sublimation of sexual relationship in the Sexual act or "Maithun", women being regarded as the incarnation of the divine energy.
Places to visit in Khajuraho include, the three famous temples of Khajuraho.
On day 7, you will travel overland from Khajuraho to Jhansi, enroute visiting the Orchha Temples. From Jhansi, you will take a train to Agra. The city of Taj Mahal, Agra. It is situated along the banks of the River Yamuna and attracts thousands of tourists every day from all over the world. Agra, with its laid – back lifestyle and its immense wealth of architecture, handicrafts and jewelery, is amongst the most remarkable city of the world.
On day 8, you will travel overland from Agra to Ranthambore. Ranthambhore was the scene of royal hunting parties. Today, it is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, busy in their normal pursuits – especially stalking or hunting and taking care of their young.
The land of the royalty, the city of kings, Jaipur. You will drive from Jaipur, and visit Fatehpur Sikhri en route, before taking a stop at Geejgarh Village for lunch. The city of Jaipur is the prime example of the culture and traditions of this region. In this land, towering forts were built as much for ostentation as for intimidating the enemy and desperate battles were fought by rulers who were great patrons of the arts.
Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan, was once the capital of the Marwar state. Drive from Jaipur takes about 6 hours. Jodhpur has a number of historical attractions and colorful markets which specialize in antiques.
The drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur take about 5 hours. En route visit the Ranakpur Jain Temple. Udaipur, the city combines real beauty with a picturesque association of a glorious past. It stands in a valley, amidst green hills on the banks of Lake Pichola. On little islands in the lake, from the water's edge, rise marble palaces that glisten like fairy castles.