Delhi –Varanasi – Khajuraho – Jaipur
10 Days / 09 Nights
Day 01 : Arrive New Delhi International airport
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our representative & transferred to our hotel. The city of Delhi actually consists of two parts. Old Delhi, was the capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 19th Centuries. In Old Delhi you will find many mosques, monuments and forts relating to India’s Muslim history. The other is New Delhi, the imperial capital city created by the British. Rest of the day is free to for leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02 : Tour Old & New Delhi
This morning proceed on a guided tour of the Old Delhi includes the Red Fort, Raj Ghat - a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, Ashoka Pillar and the mile-long Chandni Chowk bazaar. Afternoon embark on a tour of New Delhi. Drive along Rajpath, the capital’s broadest avenue, for a view of the Parliament House, the President’s House and India Gate. Visit the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Birla Temple. Evening is free for leisure / shopping activities. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : Fly to Varanasi
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi - The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Often referred to as Benares, Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world. Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. Ganges is said to have its origins in the tresses of Lord Shiva and in Varanasi, it expands to the mighty river that we know of. Ganges in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away the sins of mortals. Varanasi has provided the right platform for all cultural activities to flourish. Many exponents of dance and music have come from Varanasi. Ravi Shankar, the internationally renowned Sitar maestro and Late Ustad Bismillah Khan (the famous Shehnai player) are all sons of the blessed city or have lived here for major part of their lives. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 04 : City Tour
After breakfast proceed on city tour of Varanasi. It is a mystical and spiritual experience as you watch people offering water to the Sun God and devotees taking holy dip in the Ganges followed by city tour is arranged covering the Vishwanath temple, the Bharat Mata temple & Banaras Hindu University. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 05 : Fly to Khajuraho
Today transfer to airport for flight to Khajuraho - The temple city of central India, is famous throughout the world for its exquisitely carved temples in stones. Thousands of visitors and tourists from all over the world flock together to envisage this immortal saga of Hindu art and culture engraved in stone by shilpies (stone craftsmen) a millenia ago. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing tour of famous erotic temples. The visitor to Khajuraho cannot but be attracted to the vivid erotic sculptures on the temples walls. The sculptures are mithunas i.e. couple in various erotic poses. Evening is free for relax. Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
Day 06 : Train to Agra
After a relaxed breakfast transfer to Jhansi train station & embark on your train to Agra. Late evening arrive Agra - In Uttar Pradesh is one of the most famous tourist spots of the country. The city, situated on the west bank of river the Yamuna, is known world over as home to a wonder of the world, Taj Mahal. Arrive & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 07 : City Tour
By sunrise visit the world famous Taj Mahal (closed on fri's) - one of the seven wonders of the world, a mausoleum built by Emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Return to hotel for breakfast. Later proceed for visit to Agra Fort - The high red sandstone ramparts of this great monument stretch for almost 2.5 km, dominating a bend in the river Yamuna, northwest of the Taj Mahal. The foundation of this majestic citadel was laid by the Emperor Akbar, and it developed as a stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Evening is free for shopping activities. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 08 : Drive to Jaipur
After breakfast we drive to Jaipur - The city of Jaipur is capital to the northern Indian state of Rajasthan, famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The city is mirror to every thing that Rajasthan signifies, be its culture, tradition, society, and, most important, the people. The old city of Jaipur has neat and broadly laid-out avenues, all painted pink, and that gives a magical glow to the city, especially in the evenings. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - 40 kms from Agra, the city of Fatehpur Sikri served as the capital of the Mughal empire between 1570 and 1586 during Akbar's reign. Arrive & check in. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 09 : City Tour
Today proceed for half day excursion to Amber Fort : 11 kms north of Jaipur is the ancient capital. The fort is superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hall side overlooking a lake. Here you have the opportunity to ascend the fort on Elephant's back (depending on availability) alternately by jeeps. Later proceed on city tour. Jaipur offers a plethora of touristic attractions to the traveller visiting Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - Constructed in 1799 is one of the major landmarks in Jaipur. This 5 storey building overlooking the main street is a stunning example of Rajput artistry, with pink delicately honeycombed sandstone windows. It was built to enable ladies of the royal house to watch the everyday life & processions of the city. City Palace : In the heart of the old city, it occupies divided into series of courtyards, gardens & buildings. The Palace is a blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. Jantar Mantar : Next to the entrance to the City Palace. An observatory begun by Jai Singh in 1728. His passion for astronomy was even notable than his prowess as a warrior. Evening is free to relax / shopping. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 10 : Departure
Today transfer to Jaipur airport for flight to onward destination.