Day 01: Arrive in Delhi
Delhi, the capital city, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries and gardens. It is comprised of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi. Old Delhi takes you through the labyrinthine streets passing through formidable mosques and forts. The imperial city of New Delhi displays the finely curved architecture of British Raj.
Late evening arrive in Delhi. On arrival, you will be welcomed by our staff and transferred to your hotel in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
In the morning have sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi.
In Old Delhi, drive past Red fort, built in Red Sand stone this imposing fort is 3 Kms in perimeter with the height of the wall varying from 18 to 30 meters at places.
Visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India where more than 20.000 people can kneel in prayer. Completed in 1658 this Mosque has three gateways, four angle towers and two 40 m high minarets.
Visit Raj Ghat on the banks of the river Yamuna, Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948.
In New Delhi, visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple – This temple was build by G. D. Birla in 1938. The temple is dedicated to the goddess of prosperity and good fortune.
Drive past Janpath, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament, Government Buildings and India Gate. India Gate was built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers killed in the First World War.
Also visit Qutab Minar, ornamented by bands of inscriptions and by four projecting balconies supported by elaborately decorated brackets. It is 238 feet in height, 47 feet at the base and tapers to nine feet at the apex
Overnight in the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi / Jaipur
In the morning drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check in the hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 04: Jaipur
After breakfast, have excursion trip to Amber Fort with Jeep / elephant ride.
Amber Fort is situated on the crest of a hill seven miles north of Jaipur is Amber, capital of the Kuchwaha Rajputs from 1037 to 1728. Man Singh I built it in a style to rival Mughal grandeur and opulence. The city-palace is protected by towering outer walls, a further wall runs for miles along the hills surrounding the palace.
In the afternoon have sightseeing tour of Jaipur.
Make a photo stop at the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Hawa Mahal is a sample of the perfection of the architecture.
You will visit City Palace, a combination of conventional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. City Palace is a huge complex, which houses many courtyards, gardens and buildings. The city palace houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the city palace museum.
Also visit Jantar Mantar, built between 1716. It is located within the city palace. Jantar Mantar contains a collection of instruments for observing the movements of sun, moon, planets and stars. It was built to develop the interest of the people in Astronomy.
Later return back to Hotel for Overnight.
Day 05: Jaipur / Agra
In the morning, drive to Agra. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikiri.
Fatehpur Sikri is a beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire. The Mughals later abandoned this city for lack of water. Fatehpur Sikri had a short life of splendor. Once Akbar left it in 1585, it never regained its lost importance and has remained the well-preserved ghost city of India.
Later proceed to Agra. Upon arrival check in the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 06: Agra
In the morning visit the Taj Mahal (1631-1653 & Closed on Fridays), a poem in white marble, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal.
It took twenty-two years and hard toil of more than twenty thousand workers to construct Taj Mahal. The beauty of the Taj Mahal is enchanting and it reflects the marvelous beauty of architecture and richness of art of the Mughal period.
In the afternoon visit Agra Fort, built alongside the Yamuna River stretching almost 2.5 km. The fort’s colossal double walls rise 20 m in height and surrounded by a moat. The lofty battlements of the Agra fort cast its protective shadow over the far stretching mansions of nobles and princes built along the riverfront.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 07: Agra – Orchha – Khajuraho
In the morning transfer to railway station to board the train for Jhansi. Upon arrival in Jhansi drive to Khajuraho. Enroute visit Orchha.
Orchha: lies in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. The town of Orchha was founded in 15th century AD and in today’s world it is renowned for its numerous temples, palaces and forts. Highly popular amongst them are the Jehangir Mahal of Orchha (Classic Mughal architecture), Raj Mahal and Laxmi Narayan temple (mural paintings).
Later proceed to Khajuraho for overnight stay.
Day 08: Khajruaho – Varanasi (By Flight)
In the morning visit famous Western and Ester group of temples of Khajuraho.
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. They are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
Later in the afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi.
Upon arrival in Varanasi check in the hotel.
Later catch an early evening boat ride with us experiencing the mystical worship of the Ganges river. Come and hear about the rituals that have been used for centuries inside temples and in shrines along the river and wander the banks for a short while with us as well.
Day 09: Varanasi
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges followed by city tour of Varanasi. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast excursion to Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where lord Buddha preached his first sermon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Varanasi / Delhi / Departure
In the morning transfer to the airport to board the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival connect the further flight for onward journey.