There is much to see and experience in India and it is impossible to achieve everything in one trip. However, in Visit Beyond we have put together a special tour for those who want a taste of India's temptations and an exciting cultural diversity - you can experience Rajasthan's desert and Maharaja fairytale palaces, temples, camels, elephants, small cosy towns, and the fascinating snow-capped mountain peaks of the Himalayas, and a lot more.
Included: Accommodation: In upgraded budget hotels
Meals: 17 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
Transport: AC car w/road taxes and parking fees
Guide: Chauffeur who speaks basic English. Local guides for sight seeing in Jaipur and Agra
Others: Camel ride in Pushkar, 1 Jeep ride and with naturalist and park entry fees at Corbett tiger park. Not included: · Meals other than the one mentioned in “Included in price”.
· Visas, travel insurance (compulsory)
· Entry fees at the monuments
· Personal guide for the whole trip
All other expenses not stated as included in the above.
· Get up and close with all of India’s greatest temptations, cultural diversities, ancient past and impressive natural surroundings
· Experience Rajasthan’s desert and Maharaja fairy tale palaces, temples, camels and small cosy towns – and even catch a peak of Taj Majal at sunrise
· Experience the Wildlife in North India including leopards and Indian elephants and enjoy the fascinating snow-capped mountain peaks of the Himalayas
· Get lost in the mystic small towns of Manali, Mcloedganj and Dharamsala whilst getting to know more about India’s culture, religion and holy customs
Day 1: Delhi – Jaipur
Today, you will start your trip from Visit beyond Service Centre at 10:00 am and drive to Jaipur. Arrive in Jaipur and transferred to hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. If time permits you may visit Birla Temple. Overnight in Hotel. (B)
Day 2: Jaipur
Today you have a guided tour in Jaipur includes a visit to the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort, and Jantar-Mantar (a scientific observatory). The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is color-washed pink – the color of hospitality in Rajput tradition. Built in 1772 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony in architectural splendor. The only planned city of its time, a formidable wall encircles Jaipur. Overnight at hotel. (B)
Day 3: Jaipur - Bikaner
After breakfast, you will drive to Bikaner from Jaipur (250 km), which takes approx 5 hours. You visit Karni Mata Temple (Rat Temple) and a camel farm in Bikaner. Karni Mata Temple is an exciting and very different temple, filled with hundreds of sacred rats, which all run around freely among people. It is 600 years old and an important temple for Hindu pilgrims. Bring socks, as shoes are banned inside, and the floor is littered with cereal and rat droppings! Overnight at hotel. (B)
Day 4: Bikaner - Pushkar
After breakfast, you will drive to Pushkar (250 km) has a relaxed atmosphere and is an important city for pilgrims who come here to bathe in one of India's holy lakes. The afternoon is at your leisure, where we can recommend a walk around the lake. A small camel ride is also arranged. (B)
Day 5: Pushkar - Agra
Today after a long drive we reach Agra (270 km). Enroute we visit the ghost city Fatehpur Sikri. Time permitting; we'll go for a sunset view of the Taj Mahal. The evening is at your leisure. (B)
This is the best way to experience almost all of northern India in one trip
Child age: Up to and including 6 years of age.
Child price: 1 child is free of charge if sharing bed with parents. Children aged over 6 years will be treated as adult.
We do not recommend: to take children below 6 years for a jungle ride.
Upgraded budget hotels in standard room with AC (cooling only) and private bathroom.
Please note air-conditioning is not available in hotels at hill towns.
17 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners.
Be prepared for surprises as climate regularly contains large contrasts. The tour is not conducted during the period from 15th December to 31st March due to snow in the mountains. Further, only limited part of Corbett tiger reserve is open between July - October
Delhi, Jaipur, Bikaner, Pushkar, Agra, Moradabad, Corbett National Park, Haridwar, Shimla, Manali, Rohtang Pass, Solang Valley, Manikaran, Kasol valley, Dharamshala, Chandigarh