DELHI- JAIPUR- AGRA – ORCHHA- KHAJURAHO- VARANASI
9 Nights 10 Days
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Upon your arrival in Delhi, your driver will greet you at Delhi International Airport and transfer you to your Hotel. Check in and Rest of the day is at your leisure and rest. Evening you might like to visit AKshardham temple. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi city tour
After breakfast, proceed at 0900 hrs for a full day tour in Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid- one of the largest mosque in the world, built by Shah Jahan to dominate the city, Red Fort- the largest monument in Delhi that was the residence of Mughal emperor of India for 200 years, Raj Ghat- a memorial built to commemorate the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, Qutub Minar- UNESCO World Heritage-listed tallest minaret, Humayun Tomb- another UNESCO World Heritage site, Lotus temple- Bahai house of worship, famous for it flowerlike shape, drive past Embassy, Diplomatic enclave, stop for a quick photo at India Gate and Rastrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Connaught Place and Delhi main shopping area. Be back for overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi to Jaipur (248 Kms/ 5 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur by 0830 hrs. On arrival, check in to the hotel. After some rest, proceed to visit Birla temple, Nahargarh Fort (sunset view over city). Evening visit “Chokhi Dhani” -a five star ethnic village resort for an exquisite Rajasthani traditional dinner with dance and music. Overnight stay at Jaipur hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur city tour
After breakfast proceed to cover city attraction covering Amber Fort. Enjoy Feel like a maharaja from the past as you ride up to Amber Fort on an elephant outfitted with traditional Indian draperies. Later visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (observatory), City Palace & Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur – Agra (240 kms/ 5 hrs), enroute Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast drive to Agra – a historical and romantic city of medieval India by 0830 hrs. Enroute stop at UNESCO World Heritage red sandstone complex of Fatehpur Sikri built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar and abandoned 15 years later due to water scarcity. Visit Buland Darwaza, Diwan-e-aam,diwan-e-khas. Then continue to Agra. On arrival check-in at hotel, later proceed for a half day city tour to Agra Fort- built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the Yamuna River. Later proceed to Taj Mahal for the most beautiful sunset view of “The Taj”. (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays). Overnight at Agra hotel.
Day 6: Agra – Jhansi – Orchha (train journey)
After breakfast, drive to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi transfers to the beautiful town of Orchha. Later on proceed for half-day tour of Orchha and visit Orchha fort, drive through a series of Hindu temples. Return to your hotel in the evening and stay overnight.
Day7: Orchha – Khajuraho (172 Km, 3-4 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. On arrival at Khajuraho, you will be transferred to your hotel & later after some rest, proceed for city tour of the exotic temples of Khajuraho. Visit the temples of Khajuraho, world famous for its erotic sculptures that present a picture of eternal, spiritual and physical love. Stay overnight at the hotel in Khajuraho.
Day 8: Khajuraho – Varanasi
After breakfast, drive to Varanasi. On arrival, transfer you to the hotel. After lunch, start for an excursion to Sarnath, enroute, visit museum. Visit the Buddhist temple and see Bodhi Tree. Return to your hotel in the evening and stay overnight.
Day 9: Varanasi city tour
After breakfast, proceed for a boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 10: Varanasi-Delhi
After breakfast, proceed for a little walk through narrow alleys of the ancient city of Varanasi. Visit the most sacred living temple – The Vishwanath Temple. Later, drive to Delhi to catch your international flight back home with sweet memories.