North India Tour

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15 Days
Moderate
Overview
  • Tour of cultural, historical places, the gems of North India.
  • In the scenic and picturesque spots, world’s best National Parks.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:

Arrival in Delhi via respective airlines.

Day 02:

Delhi by train to Karauli.

Day 03:

At Karauli (30-40 km)

Day 04:

Drive to Ranthambore (60 km)

Day 05:

Ranthambore – Bundi (40-50 km)

Day 06:

Bundi – Bijaipur (100 km)

Day 07:

Bijaipur – Chittorgarh – Bijaipur (70 km)

Day 08:

Bijaipur – Udaipur (60-70 km)

Day 09:

In Udaipur

Day 10:

Drive to Kumbhalgareh ( 2hours)

Day 11:

Kumbhalgarh- Ghanerao Castle (16kms/4½ hrs)

Day 12:

Ghanerao Castle- Ranakpur (18km/5hrs)

Day 13:

Kumbhalgarh- Ghanerao Castle (16kms/4½ hrs)

Day 14:

Drive to Jodhpur:

Day 15:

Morning fly to Delhi to connect international flight.

 

Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Delhi via respective airlines.

 

On arrival in Delhi you will be received by our staff and transfer to respective hotels. Delhi with two region New & Old parts both has its specific charm and glory an interesting city for its tinge of medieval and modern cultures at the same time. Old Delhi, built by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in the 17th century, still retains its medieval character to a great extent and almost indubitably reminds one of the crowded old towns of the Middle East; New Delhi is like any other modern city with tall buildings and massive shopping complexes.

Day 02:

Delhi by train to Karauli 1 hr journey.

 

Morning after breakfast on leaving the Hotel in Delhi, transfer to board on a train to place called Hindaun then followed by a drive to Karauli for an hour. Karauli an old, holy city was founded in 1348 AD, however, legend has it that this princely state was established by Raja Bijal pal Jadon, the 88th descendent of Lord Krishna, as far back as 995 AD.

At Karauli you will be staying at the beautiful heritage hotel in Bhanwar Vilas Palace which was built as a royal residence in 1938 by Maharaja Ganesh Pal Deo Bhadur. The palace is designed in a colonial style, and the interiors are furnished in art-de-decor period furniture. The palace complex and square provides a home to a variety of plants and animals. In the evening, explore on a bicycles the palace grounds. Overnight in Karauli

Day 03:

In Karauli – visit places of interest distance 30-40 km.

 

Drive to Kaila Devi National Park. (Option of Bike ride to the Park) The park is one of the best parts of the Tiger Project and is a buffer zone to Ranthambore National park. The typical features of the sanctuary are numerous deep gorges breaking the ground; the tour includes a visit to local villages located on natural habitat inside the sanctuary.

Evening time to explore the 500-year-old Karauli city palace full of frescos, fine stone carvings and paintings, within the city palace is a famous lord Krishna temple (Madan Mohan ji) attend the evening Aarti (religious ceremony) before returning to the hotel. Overnight in Karauli

Day 04: 

Drive to Ranthambore 60 km 3-4 hrs journeys.

 

Early morning drive through the country to Ranthambore National Park with post lunch then a ride in a jeep for safari inside the National Park to observe a glimpse of the elusive tiger and other wildlife of the park.

Earlier the private hunting preserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur, Ranthambore was once 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. However, its royal heritage prevails and manifests itself in the picturesque ruins that dot the park. There are lake palaces, cenotaphs, old fortifications and a majestic thousand year old fort on a height overlooking the park.

At one time excessive trophy hunting nearly wiped out the tiger population in Ranthambore like other parts of the country. Fortunately, Ranthambore was selected as one of the sites of Project Tiger of the country. Fortunately, Ranthambore was selected as one of the sites of Project Tiger — a collaboration between the Government of India and the World Wildlife Fund to rehabilitate the Indian Tiger. Nearly extinct at the beginning of their efforts, the program has been highly successful. The tigers can be spotted quite often even during the day, at their normal, pursuits – hunting and taking care of their young. With the strict measures that have been taken for their conservation, they seem quite accustomed to human activity and are not disturbed by it.

Besides tiger, Ranthambore is home to mammals such as leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cats, sloth bear, reptiles such as marsh crocodile and a large variety of bird-life that includes Jacanas, painted stork, black stork and white necked stork which are seen along the water bodies. Peafowl are found in abundance and other birds include Bonelli’s eagle, crested serpent eagle, the great Indian horned owl, quail, partridge, spurfowl and paradise flycatcher. Overnight in Ranthambore

Day 05:

Drive to Bundi 40-50 km  3-4 hrs.

 

Morning drive leads past to Bundi through interesting rural villages and the Aravali hills. It is a scenic ash felt route, heading south west, going past fields and lakes, then finally reaching at Bundi, it is a former capital of a once princely state in Rajasthan that fills a narrow valley in the oldest hills of India, Aravalis. 

The town sits still and massed, spreading across the floor of the valley and straggling up the bare hills. Evening time visit the majestic Bundi fort on stone steps and ramps which were built for horsemen and chariots. Overnight in Bundi

Day 06:

Drive to Bijaipur 100 km  3-4 hrs.

 

After breakfast drive leads to Castle Bijaipur, on reaching in the afternoon. 
Free at leisure after lunch at Hotel in Bijaipur for exploration.

Bijaipur: 
Located in the hills and surrounded by forests of Jacaranda and Flame of the Forest, overlooking the farmlands in the valley, Castle Bijaipur is a 16th century castle converted into a comfortable heritage hotel. The Castle is still home to the ruling family who run it not as a hotel but as a ‘home’ where people can come and experience traditional Rajput hospitality.

Day 07:

Drive or bike to Bijaipur – Chittorgarh – Bijaipur 70 km.

 

After breakfast drive or bike to Chittorgarh Fort and explore the majestic fort, after a picnic lunch, then return back to the castle.

Chittorgarh, once the capital of the Sisodia Rajputs of Mewar, represents the core of Rajput pride and bravery. It was here that the chivalrous Rajputs — men and women — repeatedly gave up their lives, preferring death to dishonor and surrender. Throughout its history, this fortified settlement saw siege but refused to bow before the invaders. The ruins of the great monuments at Chittor speak eloquently of the many grim and glorious deeds of heroism and sacrifice. Overnight at Hotel in Bijaipur.

Day 08:

Drive to Udaipur 60-70 km

 

Morning after breakfast a scenic drive for 3-4 hours to Udaipur, another ancient city with full of history. Rajsthan is replete with fantastic hilltop fortresses, exotic fairytale palaces and gripping legends of medieval chivalry and heroism, no city is quite as romantic as Udaipur. ‘The city of lakes’, as Udaipur is called, is one of the most sought after destinations in entire India for relaxing. The city has three huge lakes within its limits and a large number of palaces and other monuments worth visiting. It is surrounded by the ancient Aravali Mountains where wildlife still abounds, overnight at Hotel in Udaipur.

Day 09:

In Udaipur for sightseeing tour.

 

Morning a short drive from the hotel takes you for sightseeing of Udaipur city. Visit to the City Palace which stands on the crest of a ridge overlooking Lake Pichola. The largest palace in Rajasthan, it was built at various periods but still preserves the harmony of design, enhanced by massive octagonal towers surmounted by cupolas. Now a museum, it is a labyrinth of courtyards richly decorated with inlaid mirror-work, galleries covered with frescos, temples and roof gardens which afford a wide panorama below. Sahelion-ki-Bari (Garden of the Handmaidens) is a good example of the Hindu art of landscape gardening on a princely scale. Ornamental pools with finely sculptured cenotaphs of soft black stone are surrounded by a profusion of fountains. The Jagdish Temple in the old town was built in the mid-17th century and has a remarkable bronze statue of Garuda, the mythical bird, facing his revered master Lord Vishnu. The shops and craftsmen’s ateliers in the narrow streets of the bazaar justify endless walks.

Day 10: 

Drive to Kumbhalgareh  2 hours ride.

 

After breakfast a short drive leads to Kumbhalgarh, in the afternoon having lunch   visit to the  Kumbhalgarh Fort, a massive 15th-century walled fortress that is so steeled against its enemies that it was conquered only once. The defeat was not due to a lapse in security—it was the result of the enemy having contaminated the fort’s water supply. Fort sprawls in an area of 36kms. Walk through part of it.

Day 11:

Kumbhalgarh- Ghanerao Castle 5 hrs 16 kms.

 

After breakfast, Visit Kumbhalgarh Fort and then walk down through Kumbhalgarh Wild Life Sanctuary to Crocodile Dam (Thandi Beri). Pack lunch on way or late lunch at Forest House. Continue to road (3kms walk) and then drive to Ghanerao. Outside Ghanerao take a walk through the village.

 

Overnight stop at Ghanerao Castle Hotel.

Day 12: 

Drive to Ranakpur 5hrs 18 k.m.

 

Morning after breakfast, starting the safari passing through wildlife sanctuary inhabiting by many species of birds, lunch is at a “step well” and then continue towards the famous Ranakpur Jain temple. After visiting Jain temple a short drive to night stop at Hotel Maharani Bagh or similar.

Day 13:

Trek to Ghanerao and to Sumer 5 hrs then drive to Jojawar 2 hrs:

 

Morning start hiking from the hotel through some interesting scenic villages, lakes and ponds, an opportunity to observe the local culture of the “Godwad” region. After lunch walk through exotic flora & fauna and chance to see some wildlife. 

On reaching at Sumer drive to Jojawar visit the local bazaar which is full of colour, fabric, jewellery, leather articles with overnight at Hotel Rawla Jojawar.

Day 14: 

Drive to Jodhpur: 

 

Four hours drive in the morning leads to Jodhpur.  Jodhpur was the main center of Marwar, Rajasthan’s largest princely states and a fierce rival of the feudal states of Jaipur and Udaipur. The city is dominated by Meherangarh Fort, an ancient fortress with crenellated walls that once gave protection during the battles fought by the warring Rajput states.

Afternoon – tour of Jodhpur which includes mesmerizing walk up to the uninhabited Meherangarh Fort through the narrow, winding streets of Jodhpur’s medieval bazaars, walking through the Loha Pole—one of the entrance gates to the fort then pass by a wall where you can see the handprints of the widows of the Maharaja Man Singh. His wives committed sati, burning themselves alive on their husband’s funeral pyre following his death in 1843, a part of the tradition of the Rajput code of honor. The British outlawed sati but it still occurred throughout the 19th century and into the 20th. Tour leads to Jodhpur’s Meherangarh Museum, a group of former palaces. One of these palaces, the Moti Mahal (the “pearl palace”), still houses the throne on which all the former rulers were crowned; other palaces contain fascinating artifacts such as a solid silver elephant saddle and ornate cradles built for the infant princes.

Day 15:

Morning fly to Delhi to connect the International flight. 

 

Morning transfer to domestic airport for the flight to Delhi on reaching at Delhi airport then transfer to the hotel for refreshment and by late evening transfer to the International airport for your homeward flight.

 

Includes / Excludes

Price includes following services: Price includes following services:

  •  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotels as per itinerary on full board basis (Except Hotel in New Delhi, only breakfast is included).
  • Airport transfers in New Delhi and Jodhpur.
  • Train journey from New Delhi to Karauli on AC Chair.
  • Guided sightseeing tours as per itinerary with English speaking guide and applicable entrance fees
  • Transportation as per itinerary by private AC vehicle.
  • Internal flight Jodhpur / New Delhi   

 

Our price does not include followings:

  • International flights to / from New Delhi.
  • India entry visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner while in New Delhi.
  • Travel, Medical, and Personal insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
  • Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.

Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom.

We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.

 

Chitwan National Park

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies.

The park is spread over an area of 932 sq kms and located in the lowlands of Nepal. The forest cover is predominantly Sal, interspersed with tall grasslands, small hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains.

Standard Packages are of 2 nights and 3 nights. Chitwan can be reached both by surface and air.

 

Bardia National Park

The park provides excellent habitat for endangered animals like the rhinoceros, wild elephant, tiger, fresh water Dolphin and many other species of mammals along with over 200 species of birds.

Standard Packages are of 2 nights and 3 nights. Bardia can be reached both by surface and air but since it will be too far to drive from Kathmandu, we offer the packages by air only.

 

Kathmandu

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites.

 

Pokhara

Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and expeditions start from here. Around Pokhara one can go boating on lakes, bird watching, paragliding, fishing, ultralight flying or even pony trek besides regular treks. Pokhara can be reached by air as well as surface.

 

Nagarkot

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent. An array of luxury resorts has made this place enjoyable for all kinds of tourists.

 

Tibet

Tour in Tibet offers a fabulous journey with awesome beautiful picturesque landscape and its colorful people and their culture, tranquil lakes, numerous high passes with stunning views of the mountains. Enriched by the ancient most lavishly decorated monasteries and temples with chanting saffron colored monks, ever smiling faces of people and their typical lifestyle all contributes to this trip a memory of your lifetime. A land so rich in culture, tradition and steeped in religion with its unique landscape, casts an enchanted spell that holds you in thrill and excitement. A journey of a life time, at the roof of the world with exciting adventure on route, and breathe-taking views of range of snow capped mountains. This is truly a stunning trip starting with a panoramic drive or flight over the gigantic Himalayas, a tour of great historical cities of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse in the comfort of the spacious land cruiser and standard Hotels that Tibet has to offer.

 

India

The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape of historical cities, jungle, valleys, arid desert to high beautiful Himalayan peaks which makes it a traveler’s destination from sand, sea to snow.

 

Bhutan

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year. Bhutan has retained its religious and cultural values despite of encroachment of modern civilization in the every nook and corner of the world. Unspoiled majestic virgin peaks, unique cultural heritage preserved for many centuries, an architectural style like no others, a land of full of warm hearted and friendly people have made Bhutan a truly unique destination. You will still find its past in present.

 

ACTIVITIES

River Rafting

Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to explore the Arcadian Nepal. It involves excitement, scenic views and challenge. Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers. Of all these regions, river Trisuli and the Bhotekoshi are the main popular rafting rivers for short trips. The rivers sometimes offer hair raising roller coaster rides. The float down stream is exhilarating and the scenery of the valley gorges between Himalaya and min Himalayan range is equally captivating. So whatever duration or level of excitement you need we have it.

 

Mount Everest Flight

Mountain flight is truly a memorable experience that one should not miss out in Nepal. If you feel you have not seen enough mountains, the mountain flight is the right choice to rejoice with spectacular panoramic mountains’ views. The bird’s eye view of the 6 mighty mountains above 8,000m out of the 14 from a close range is simply unbelievable. The one hour magic flight will make it possible for you to view uninterruptedly all the enchanting beauty of lofty and snowcapped mountains beyond your imagination. Above all is towering figure of Mount Everest amidst cluster of mountains spread all over Nepal and Tibet will mesmerize the onlookers with its astounding charm and grandeur. It is a great personal pride for you to hover above the clouds closer to the highest peak of the world-a-feat to be achieved only through mountain flight.

 

Bungy Jumping

Just imagination of jumping down from a bridge of 160m above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is enough to make your heartbeat run faster. It is the thrill of Bungy jumping as it there is no fun for real adventure lover if challenge is not so hard and difficult. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 kms away from the Tibet Border.

The Bungy bridge happens to be the only privately owned bridge in Nepal. It has been specially designed for Bungy Jumping with a 4X safety factors and has a loading factor of 41,500kg or 4.5 tons according to Swiss measurement.

 

Paragliding

Paragliding is relatively new adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites while floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and the jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas.

The main area for flying in Nepal is the Annapurna region, more specifically the Pokhara valley. This lakeside town is Nepal’s second city, nestled at the foot of the Annapurna Himal. The views commanded from here of 3 of the world’s 8000m peaks, are unsurpassed. At an altitude of 800m ASL the subtropical climate means that year round, it is short and T shirt weather. The micro climate of the valley makes it an ideal area for flying, with far more constant conditions.

 

Ultralight Flight

Ultralight aircraft is being operated from Pokhara. It has an unique blend of both mountain and plateau area. While flying over the Pokhara valley, you will not miss the scenic beauty of both the Himalayas and the most famous lake of Nepal, Phewa Tal. The flight will be a journey through nature. Don’t miss this truly unique experience.

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