Day 01 ARRIVE
Assistance upon arrival at the airport and transfer
to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 DELHI-VARANASI
Morning after breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Old
& New Delhi. Among some of the most interesting highlights
of your city tour of Old and New Delhi are the Red Fort,
the Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat in the old city
area and the Government Buildings, a drive through the majestic
Rajpath to the India Gate, the Laxmi Narayan Temple, the
Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutab Minar etc.
Evening departure transfer to the Railway Station to board
train Magadh Express at 2000 hrs. Overnight on board train.
03 ARRIVE VARANASI
Arrive Varanasi at 0730 hrs. Assistance upon arrival
at the Railway Station and transfer to Hotel.
Afternoon excursion to Sarnath, the
fabled place bear testimony to its great past where
Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples
expounding the principles of Buddhism. Overnight at
Day 04 IN VARANASI
Early morning Boat-ride
on holy river Ganges. In Varanasi life and various
activities revolve around the river.
Life begins before dawn when thousands of pilgrims
– and devotees – come down to the river
to offer early morning prayers. Also visit the famous
ghats and enjoy a spectacular view of sunrise from
After breakfast sightseeing tour of
Temples of Varanasi including Durga Temple:
Dedicated to Goddess Durga, consort of Lord Shiva. Bharat
Mata Temple: This temple was inaugurated by Mahatma
Gandhi and houses one of the most perfect relief of India
carved out of marble. Tulsi Manas Temple:
Built in white marble this unique temple has the whole of
Ram Charit Manas (Ramayana) inscribed on
its wall. Well laid out landscaping around the temple adds
to its beauty and Banaras Hindu University.Overnight at
Day 05 VARANASI-KHAJURAHO
Late morning departure transfer to the airport to
board flight 9W-723 1225/1305 hrs to Khajuraho. Assistance
upon arrival at the airport and transfer to Hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Eastern & Western
Group of Temples. Western Group is the best known
as it is to this group that the largest and most typical
Khajuraho temples belong – the Kandariya Mahadeo.
Perfectly symmetrical, it soars 31 metres high. The main
shrine is in an almost perfectly state of preservation.
This shrine has an exquisitely carved entrance arch with
a multitude of themes: celestial beings, lovers, serenading
musicians – movement captured in stones and frozen
in time, yet retaining the warmth of pulsating life. The
stones seem to have taken on the sensuousness of the carved
figures. Eastern Group: Hindu and Jain
temples make up the eastern group, close to Khajuraho Village.
The largest Jain temple, Parsvanath, is in this group. Sculptures
on the northern outer wall make this temple the finest in
the group. The carvings are timeless, of a woman bending
thoughtfully over a letter, a damsel removing a thorn from
her foot. The sanctum has a thronefacing a bull, emblem
of the first Tirthankara, Adinath. The actual image of Parsvanath,
from which the temple derives its name was installed in
1860. Overnight at the hotel.
06 KHAJURAHO (DANCE FESTIVAL)
Morning after breakfast day free for leisure activities.
Afternoon visit to the temple to see various cultural
dances. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, depart by surface to Jhansi
en route visiting Orchha (165 kms/4 hrs drive) Orchha’s
grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time
and a rich legacy and the palaces and the temples
built by it Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century
retain much of their pristine perfection.
Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned
by graceful chattries has a spectacular view of soaring
temples spires and cenotaphs.
Late afternoon departure transfer
to the Jhansi Railway Station to board train Shatabdi Express
1755/2010 hrs to Agra. Assistance upon arrival at the Railway
Station and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 AGRA-FATEHPUR
Morning after breakfast half-day sightseeing tour of Agra
city – which includes: Taj Mahal,
built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, this beautiful mausoleum
is built of pure white marble and is an architectural marvel,
in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal.
Agra Fort built by
Emperor Akbar over the years 1565 – 1573 with its
maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers. Most
of the buildings originally built by Akbar were destroyed
and were replaced by his grandson Shah Jehan. The only surviving
structure from Akbar’s period apart from the solid
sand stone ramparts and the gateway is the Jehangir Mahal.
Afternoon depart by surface to Jaipur
(235 kms/6 hrs) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri,
the deserted capital of Mughal India. Among the principal
attractions of Fatehpur Sikri are the large audience halls,
palaces, the Mosques, the tomb of Salim Chishti, The Panchmahal,
and the Buland Darwaza, which is among the biggest gates
in Asia. Continue your drive and upon arrival in Jaipur
check-in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
09 IN JAIPUR
orning excursion to Amber Fort, the
ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the
Jagmandir or the hall of victory glittering with mirrors,
Jai Mahal and Temple of Kali. The highlight of the
visit is to take a ride on gaily decorated elephant
to the ramparts of the Fort.
tour of Jaipur city. Among the principal sights are
the Jantar Mantar or the Observatory,
Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal, The City Palace &
Museum. Jaipur is also a major centre of precious
and semi precious stones, jewellery, cotton textiles
and the typical Blue Pottery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 JAIPUR-DELHI
Breakfast at the hotel. Rest of the morning at leisure.
Afternoon depart by surface to Delhi (260 kms/6 hrs approx.)
and upon arrival optional dinner at one of the restaurants,
followed by departure transfer to the airport.