India Tour For First Timers – North India [12 Days]
You might have considered a lot about Indian Subcontinent but not have explored once. Are you visiting India for the first time? Then let us take you amidst the jewels of the country, you can discover about what exactly this magical continent is all about. This visit will make sure that you fall in love with the country and you will visit the country again.
Most recommendable travel program for first time traveller to India.
Country Region:- Northern India, Rajasthan
Departure/Return LocationNew Delhi
Departure TimePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM
Day 1 Arrive New Delhi
Day 1 Arrive New Delhi
Arrive at any time and welcome to India's bustling capital - Delhi!
Tonight, wander through the electric Karol Bagh market as your hotel is located in this vicinity or if you want to have rest then full day is for leisure and rest. Night stay is in Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi - Jodhpur
Day 3 Arrive Jodhpur
Day 4 Jodhpur – Udaipur
This morning take an auto-rickshaw to the bus station and board a local bus for an 8-hour journey to Udaipur. This romantic city is set amid the Aravalli Hills and curls around Lake Pichola, a man-made lake created in the 14th century.
On arrival in Udaipur take an auto-rickshaw to your hotel, get yourself check in at the hotel. After some relaxation explore twisting alleyways filled with shops and bazaars selling things like silver jewellery, shoes, bags, leather goods, and miniature paintings.
Day 5 In Udaipur
Enjoy a free day to explore the sights of Udaipur. See the palaces of Jag Mandir and Jag Niwas rise out of the water and their own reflections. Otherwise, you could tour the lakeside City Palace complex, the largest palace in Rajasthan, where you can check out vivid murals and royal antiques.
In the evening enjoy Rajasthani dance show. Night stay is in Udaipur
Day 6 Udaipur – Tordi
Morning get transferred to Udaipur railway station to board a day train for Tordi Garh. On arrival to a station near Tordi Garh you will be transferred to this heritage property which is located in the heart of Rajasthan. The village has everything that a discerning tourist expects in Rajasthan proximity, wilderness, cultural experiences, unspoilt atmosphere, hillocks, dunes, lakes, old step wells, archageological sites, temples, Jeep, camel cart and horse rides are just to name a few. Night stay is in TordiGarh
Day 7 In Tordi Garh
Full day is to enjoy the vicinity of this place. You can opt for many things such as camel cart ride to the dunes, jeep safari where you will see 300 years old step well or go for exploring the shepherd village. If you are good hiker then go for hiking to 400 years old Tordi fort nearby, or just simply have a village walk.
Night stay is in Tordi
Day 8 Tordi – Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur. then head out to explore Rajasthan’s capital which includes a visit to the market and the beehive-like Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal), built in 1799 so that women of the royal family could observe street festivities without being seen by the public. Your evening is free, so perhaps ask your leader to point out the best place to grab dal baati (dal served with wheat rolls).
Day 9 Jaipur – Agra
Set on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake, visit the Amber Fort, an excellent example of Rajput architecture. The Sheesh Mahal inside the fort is a must-see. As the walls are completely covered in little mirrors, the hall illuminates with the light of a single match. After the tour, you'll have further free time to spend as you wish.
Later carry on Jaipur's Royal City Palace or the observatory of Jantar Mantar to see a collection of intriguing astronomical instruments.
Late afternoon you will be driven away to Agra. Night is in Agra.
Day 10 Agra – Varanasi
Early risers will visit Taj Mahal for a very memorable sunrise. Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal attracts over three million visitors each year.
While you’re here, be sure to visit the spectacular Red Fort on the banks of the Yamuna River. Built in 1565 by Emperor Akbar, the fort was originally designed to be a military structure.
If you have extra time, you may like to continue onto Akbar's Mausoleum to pay your respects to the great emperor. In the evening, board a 12-hour overnight train to Varanasi (Third Class AC).
Day 11 Arrive Varanasi - River Ganges
On arrival in Varanasi this morning transfer to your hotel. Situated on the banks of the massive Ganges, the holy city of Varanasi, one of the ancient in India, symbolizes much of the mythos and culture of Hinduism and has been a center for the devotion of Shiva for over 1,200 years.
Many trusts that this is the site where the divine and significant worlds collide, offering it a mystical property that is heightened by the countless thousands of believers who voyage here to bathe in the sanctified waters of the River Ganges.
Later this midaf ternoon visit the Buddhist places at Sarnath where Buddha conveyed his first sermon after getting enlightenment.
In the evening join a memorable aarti ceremony on the banks of the river. The stunning ceremony comprises rituals accomplished by numerous priests, to the sound of bells, drums, cymbals, and Sanskrit mantras. Your opinion on Hinduism and the worship of the River Ganges will be much richer after the ritual and it is not to be ignored.
Day 12 Varanasi Depart - River Ganges