Appropriate trip season: August – April
Shabat in Chabad Hous Pushkar and Kathmandu
- Boat cruise in Udaipur
- Jeep Safari in Bishnoi village
- Camel ride in Pushkar
- Elephant ride in Jaipur
- Boat cruise in Varanasi
- Rajasthani Dance performance
- Bollywood Movie show in Raaj Mandir
- Rickshaw ride in Delhi & Varanasi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi/Mumbai – UdaipurTraditional welcome by our executive on your arrival at Delhi/Mumbai airport followed by transfer to the Domestic airport to connect short flight for Udaipur. Arrive Udaipur airport and transfer to hotel. Balance day relaxe at hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Udaipur
Day 02: UdaipurMorning proceed for the sightseeing tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace built in 1725; the grand City Palace is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola. One of the largest, most beautiful palaces in the state of Rajasthan, it is now a museum, royal residence and a luxury hotel. This intricately designed monument is an architectural wonder in granite and marble,
Also enjoy a boat ride on LAKE PICHOLA with its main attractions being the two palaces on the islands in the lake, Jagniwas and JAGMANDIRLake Pichola is about 4 km in length and 3 km. wide. Jagniwas was earlier the summer retreat of the prince of Mewar and now a five-star hotel. The city palace extends along the eastern shore of the lake.
- Udaipur Still ruled by a much respected Maharaja whose magnificent City Palace forms the heart of the city, Udaipur is one of the most mpressive cities in Rajasthan. Set at the southern end of the Aravalli Hills, Udaipur overlooks Lake Pichola with the world-famous Lake Palace appearing to float on the water. Over 400 years, successive Maharaja’s have created an architectural gem in the City Palace, with the original structure overlaid with countless courtyards, balconies and halls. The city has plenty to offer and is a great place to practice haggling, with crafts, textiles and miniature paintings particularly good buys in Udaipur’s stalls and shops.
Day 03: Udaipur – Ranakpur – Jodhpur (Surface: 140 Kms/ 06 hrs)Drive to Jodhpur en route visiting the famous Jain Houses at Ranakpur. After sightseeing continue your drive to Udaipur. Also enjoy a visit of Bishnoi Village an ancient and special tribal village of Jodhpur. Bishnoi village minorities live – weavers, potters and trible of gypsies. This tribal village still preserve an unique and authentic lifestyle and its people love the natural with zeal and dedicate their lives to preserve it. The local people of tribe would view a visitor with great wonder and curiosity, just as we view them.
After visit, check-in at the hotel. Jodhpur, A beautiful city, also known as “blue city” because its houses are painted blue. Downtown, on a steep rocky hill 125 meters high, towering fortress Mehrangarh – “ The royal Fortress”, which provides a wonderful lookout point at the city. Below the fort is the market of Jodhpur, Sadar, which is one of the most colorful variegated markets of Rajasthan. In market stalls can be found leather goods, spices, coloured fabrics, sarees and traditional clothing, jewellery, incense and more can be located.
Later enjoy, guided sightseeing tour visiting the massive Mehrangarh Fort – The most magnificent fort in Jodhpur is the Mehrangarh Fort. It is situated on a 150m high hill. Rao Jodha, the then chief of Rathore clan, constructed it in 1459. There are a number of attractions within the fort like several palaces, galleries, a museum, and so on. Jaswant Thada– Jaswant Thada lies to the left of the Mehrangarh fort complex. It is a royal cenotaph made up of white marble. It was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Some rare portraits of the former rulers of Jodhpur are also displayed here.
Overnight at hotel in Jodhpur
Day 04: Jodhpur – Pushkar (Surface: 170 Kms/ 05 hrs)Morning after breakfast, drive to Pushkar enroute enjoy beautiful and unique route to Pushkar, you can observe wildlife, deer, Monkey and more. Upon arrival check-in at Hotel.
Enjoy a short tour of main bazaar of Pushkar, a great place to buy souvenirs, clothes and handicraft. Towards evening, we will enjoy walking tour near Pushkar Lake and view the spectacular sunset.
- Every November in accordance with the lunar cycle, the normally tranquil lakeside town of Pushkar changes completely thanks to the camel festival. Thousands of colourful Rajasthanis come to trade and race camels or to enjoy the annual celebrations as the desert transforms into a huge tented city. The festivities are concentrated during a one week period but the day’s preceding the fair are just as exciting as the participants arrive from all corners of Rajasthan
Day 05: Pushkar (Friday)We will rise early and walk upto mountain overlooking the Pushkar river and view a spectacular sunrise. Return back to hotel and enjoy breakfast, we will go for a long and enjoyable camel ride. We’ll go south to the depth of the desert surrounding Pushkar, visit remote villages.
Return back to hotel and rest of day free for Organizing to Shabbat. Shabbat prayers and Shabbat meals at the Chabad House
- Riding on camels This trip is a historical journey back in time Beginning of the journey will be in the deserts surrounding Pushkar We will go through the desert ‘ reaching remote villages and experiencing ancient life as it was centuries ago. In the villages we’ll visit with local families, and will be exposed to their special way of life
- On Sabbat we’ll be guests at the Chabad House Pushkar, where we will eat the Shabbat meals and experience the unique atmosphere of the Sabbath. About 200 Israelis are gathered at the Chabad House and play together the “Yedid Nefesh” And “lecha Dodi” and then they all sit down to Shabbes dinner, rich with melodies and singing.
Day 06: PushkarShabbat prayers and Shabbat meals at the Chabad House. After the Shabbat meal and we’ll enjoy walk near central market of Pushkar.
Enjoy Rajasthani dance performance, fire and snake dance (witness snake that dance to the sound) during dinner.
- Pushkar – is indeed a very small town in terms of India, but it is a pilgrimage site for many Israelis too. At the height of the season in Pushkar there are about 500 Israelis. at the market’s main street you will find signs in Hebrew, inviting Israeli’s to eat falafel and to surf the Internet. The average Israeli is in Pushkar for two weeks
Day 07: Pushkar – Jaipur (Surface: 140 Kms/ 03 hrs)Drive to Jaipur – the capital of the state of Rajasthan popularly also known as the ‘PINK CITY’ as the buildings in its old, walled city are all constructed in pink-colored sandstone. Jaipur owes its name, its foundation and its careful planning to the great warrior-astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II (1699-1744). He laid out the city with its surrounding walls and six rectangular blocks by principles of town planning set out in an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. In 1728 he constructed the remarkable observatory, which is still one of Jaipur central attractions.
In the afternoon also visit the splendid City Palace & Museum which opens a door into the opulent world of the Rajput princes and the treasures with which they surrounded themselves. The City Palace complex is home to several palatial buildings constructed by influential rulers that reflect the blending of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. Maharaja Jai Singh II built Jantar Mantar, the world’s biggest stone observatory, between 1727 and 1733 AD. You’ll be amazed by the “tools” he used to study the heavens – and that still provide accurate information today – during a tour.
Further visit the Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal, a five storeyed wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Visit Galtaji temple popularly known as the Monkey Temple, due to the large tribe of monkeys who live here. Also enjoy an excursion to the splendid Amber Fort, an architectural masterpiece of great historical significance. Begun in the 16th century and built of red sandstone and marble, the seemingly rough exterior gives no hint of the warm and opulent ambiance of the interior, as you’ll discover this morning. Here you also get an opportunity to climb up to the fort on decorated elephant back. Proceed to visit milk market in Jaipur. Also visit the old city of Jaipur very colourful with colourful market and people. You can view the range of various Indian saree, Jewelery, copper objective and wood carvings.
Evening enjoy Bollywood movie show at Raj Mandir.
Overnight at hotel in Jaipur
Day 08: Jaipur – Agra (Surface: 240 Kms/ 04 hrs)
Morning drive to Agra en route visiting one of the most important place of Mughal era Fatehpur Sikri founded by Akbar in 1569 AD as a ceremonial capital. But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water and Akbar went back to Agra.
After sightseeing continue your drive to Agra. On reaching Agra check in to hotel.
Later, proceed to visit the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most admired architectural masterpieces. Witness this majestic marble-domed mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife to symbolize unending love. Return to hotel for breakfast.
- “Taj Mahal” – This is a mausoleum built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate his wife Parsee who died during the birth of their 14th child. The construction of the Taj began in 1630. 20 000 laborers worked for 23 years until the job was completed, thousands of elephants carried the red sandstone, and the building blocks were brought in from neighboring countries.
- Agra Fort is located 2.5 miles from the Taj Mahal, and is actually a walled royal city. The most important kings of India lived in the fort, and every king immortalized his reign with a building which was characterized by the spirit of the period. Visiting the fort is a fascinating architectural historic journey.
Day 09: Agra – Jhansi (Train)
Jhansi – Orchha – Khajurhao
Early morning transfer to train station to board your train to Jhansi. From Jhansi station we start our drive for Khajuraho en-route visiting Orchha.
- Orchha is a small charming village placed on the riverbank. In the past ORCHA was the capital of the Rajput queen, and today it is a quiet village built aside ancient palaces. A walk in the village is a fascinating historical journey. The women who wash the laundry at the river, the simple peaceful houses of the local people and the small and charming local market will give us a glance at the special life of the rural people in India.
Day 10: Khajuraho – Park Pana – VaranasiEarly morning drive from Khajuraho to Panna (40 Kms) to join the morning Jungle Jeep Safari in Panna.
Noon drive back to Khajuraho and fly to Varanasi
Before the evening we make an initial tour on the side of the famous river of Varanasi – The Ganges..
Overnight at hotel in Varanasi
Day 11: Varanasi – Kathmandu (Fly)Early in the morning we’ll cruise in the river, and later continue to a tour in the ancient city, the wine presses and the special narrow markets.
Later transfer to the airport to board flight for Kathmandu. Meet and assist upon arrival and drive to Nagarkot. Popular among the tourist from all over the world for its great beauty, pastoral quiet and stimulating sunrises. One of the best location for exciting view point over the Everest mountain and another snowy peaks of the Himalayas in the east of Nepal.
Overnight at hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 12: Nagarkot – KathmanduEarly morning we’ll go out to special trek at the high mountains in the Himalayas mountain ridge.
Later drive to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, check-in at the hotel. Shabbat meals & Prayer – Chabbad house Kathmandu.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 13: KathmanduShabbat meals & Prayer – Chabbad house Kathmandu.
After the Shabbat meals and we will take a walking tour in the markets of Kathmandu.
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 14: KathmanduAfter breakfast we’ll go out to Swayambhunath Stupa that resides in the valley of Kathmandu.
From there we’ll continue to a visit in Patan. During the day – a free time for shopping and Souvenirs in the tourist’s beloved central market – “The Thamel”
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 15: Kathmandu – Delhi – DepartIn time transfer to Kathmandu airport to connect flight to Delhi. At Delhi airport our representative will meet and assist you for transfer to hotel.
After proceed to visit the synagogue “Judah chaim” – Jews have lived in india since ancient times, and their communities are even mentioned in the Talmud. Later we will explore India’s bustling capital city the New Delhi visiting the Vijay Chowk, “Victory Square”, stopover at the Presidential Palace with its intriguing combination of classical and Indian design elements and the India Gate memorializing Indian soldiers who died in World War I.
Enjoy the Rickshaw ride at busy central street of Old Delhi, the Chawri Bazar Road and the Chandni Chowk. A poignant visit to Rajghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation and a memorial to this humble man who so changed the world.
Later, transfer to international airport in time to connect flight for back home