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Train Tour of North India With Ajanta - Ellora

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Duration : 16 Nights / 17 Days
Destinations : Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Aurangabad – Mumbai

The rail trail towards North India with Ajanta-Ellora offers a shortcut sneak-peak to the binding architectural, religious and traditional heritage of the country. Beginning from the sightseeing in Delhi, the entourage moves towards the oldest continuing city of the world – Varanasi. Nearby the pilgrim city is Sarnath, the site where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. The trail continues via flight to Khajuraho – the Kamasutra Temples famous for the cultural depictions of Chandela Kingdom. Drive in through Orcha and Jhansi to reach the ultimate destination in India – Agra famous for the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and its Red Fort.

After experiencing the pinnacle of India, this tour turns towards the west to unveil the gaudy royalty of Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Osian and Ranakpur. The idyllic amazement of Udaipur lies ahead in the tour unleashing its laidback spirit through lakes. An onboard flight schedule leaves a traveller in amazement through Aurangabad which is the base route for Ajanta and Ellora rock caves.

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi International airport. Our representative will be at the arrial longe to welcome you. He will assit you till check in at hotel. Overnight at the hotel

Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast Full day Delhi sightseeing tour visiting the Raj Ghat (Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar & India Gate (War Memorial). Drive past President House & Parliament House. Later transfer to the railway station to board the train to Varanasi by Train # 2560 Shiv Ganga Express dep. 18:30 hrs. Overnight on board.

Day 03 : Varanasi
Arrive Varanasi at 07:30 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. It was here that the Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon and set in motion the wheel of law of Buddhist faith. Evening visit river Ganga Ghat to attend the holy Aarti. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 : Varanasi
Early Morning boat tour on River Ganges to visit Bathing Ghats, return to hotel for breakfast. City tours of Varanasi visiting various temples and noted Banaras Hindu University. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 : Varanasi – Khajuraho
After breakfast transfer to Airport to connect Flight 9W # 723 dep. 12:20 hrs and arr. 13:00 hrs. On arrival transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Khajuraho Temples Kandariya Mahadeo Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Khajuraho SculptureDay 06 : Khajuraho – Orchha – Jhansi – Agra
After breakfast drive to Jhansi i.e.190 Kms or 4 Hrs drive. En-route visit Orchha Temples. Upon arrival transfer to railway station to catch the train to Agra by Train # 2001 Ndls Shatabdi dep. 17:56 hrs and arr. 20:25 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 07 : Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
After breakfast city tour of Agra visiting the world famous Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daula. Later drive to Jaipur, i.e. 232 kms / 05 hrs drive. En-route visiting the unique deserted Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri still in excellent state of preservation. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel. (Taj Remains Closed on Friday)

Day 08 : Jaipur
After breakfast visit to Amber Fort - Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Elephant ride / Jeep Safari is provided to ascend hill on top of which the fort is situated. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur visiting the Hawa Mahal - the palace of winds, the Observatory or the Jantar Mantar. Later transfer to the railway station to board the train to Jaisalmer by Train # 4059 Jaisalmer Express dep. 23:57 hrs. Overnight on board.

Day 09 : Jaisalmer
Arrive Jaisalmer at 12:45 hrs. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening drive to Khuri Village & Sand Dunes. It is a delight fully peaceful place with mud and straw decorated houses. Further proceed for 1Km away from village, you can magnificent patches of sand dunes. You can have camel ride here. People & village life can be seen on the way to Khuri in various villages. Overnight stay in the hotel

Day 10 : Jaisalmer – Osian – Jodhpur
After breakfast sight seeing tour of Jaisalmer including the 12-15th century Jain temples, Folk Museum, Gadi -sar Tank & the colorfully painted homes known as Havelies. Later drive to Jodhpur 295 kms or 6 hrs. Enroute visit the Osian Temples. Osian which is famous for cultural heritages and ancient temples. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 : Jodhpur
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Jodhpur which includes visit to the Mehrangarh Fort, Mahamandir Temple, Jaswant Tada, Clock Tower and Mandore Garden. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 12 : Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur
Drive Jodhpur to Udaipur which is 285 kms / 06 hrs, Enroute visit to the Ranakpur temples. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

City Palace, UdaipurDay 13 : Udaipur
After breakfast city tour visiting City Palace, drive around Fateh Sagar Lake, Sahelion ki bari (Queen's resort for her friends) and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir (Folk art museum). Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 14 : Udaipur – Aurangabad
After breakfast transfer to the Airport to board the flight for Aurangabad dep. 09:10 hrs and arr. 10:55 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Later tour of Ellora Caves (29 kms) encompassing 34 rock cut shrines representing Buddhist, Hindu & Jain art dating from the 4th to 9th century A.D. The most remarkable among them is the Kailash Temple, meant to be a replica of Lord Shivas celestial abode - Kailash is the best example of Rock cut architecture and an engineering marvel. Overnight stay in the hotel. (Ellora Caves are closed on Tuesdays)

Day 15 : Aurangabad
After breakfast visit Ajanta Caves. Ajanta Caves are 99 kms or 1 ½ hrs drive. Aurangabad and date back to the 2nd century BC. The 30 rock hewn caves are adorned with Buddhist sculpture and the frescoes portray in epic form the religious and secular life through eight centuries. Ajanta is famous for paintings and sculptures, considered as master pieces of Buddhist religious art. Also city tour of Aurangabad visiting Bibi-Ka-Muqbara, Aurangabad Caves and Daulatabad Fort. Overnight stay in the hotel. (Ajanta Caves are closed on all Mondays)

Day 16 : Aurangabad – Mumbai
Morning transfer to the railway station to board the train to Mumbai by train # 2072 Janshatabdi Express dep. 06:00 hrs and arr. 12:45 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Afternoon seeing tour of Mumbai the commercial capital of India includes Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine drive, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 17 : Mumbai – Out
After breakfast cruise across the harbour (9 kms) to see Elephanta Caves noted for huge rock cuts. Later transfer to the Airport to board the flight for onward destination




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