Day 01 : Arrive New Delhi International airport
Rich Heritage of India (10 days / 09 nights)
New Delhi | Varanasi | Khajuraho | Agra | Jaipur
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 Indias
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
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 capitals broadest avenue, for a view of the
Parliament House, the Presidents House and India Gate. Visit the
Humayuns 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
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
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
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
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.