|Glimpse of Classical India
Day 01: Arrive Delhi Arrive at Delhi airport. Our Company representative will receive you at the International Airport and transferred to hotel for check-in. (Room reserve from 1400 hrs). Overnight Hotel – Delhi
Day 02 Delhi Morning Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for a full day guided tour of OLD and NEW DELHI. Being the current metropolitan and the capital, Delhi is also one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world. The Tour starts with visit to the historical Old Delhi visiting JAMA MASJID, Enjoy a Bicycle Rickshaw ride in the narrow lanes of Old Delhi. Photo stop at Red Fort. Continue visiting RAJ GHAT. The afternoon tour takes you to New Delhi starting with visit to Qutab Minar, the 72 meters high minaret. After admiring the huge minaret.
Late afternoon we proceed for the main part of New Delhi which is a drive by tour of GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, PRESIDENT HOUSE and India Gate which is also known as All India War Memorial. Then proceed to Birla Mandir which is your last tourist spot of the day. Evening free to enjoy shopping. Return back to hotel by 1900 Hrs. Overnight Hotel – Delhi (B)
Day 03: Delhi – Varanasi After an early breakfast, check out and transfer to Domestic airport to board flight for Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi by Noon Hours and proceed straight for guided tour of Sarnath. Sarnath is situated 13Kms to north-east of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. It is the place where Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon to his five disciples named Kaundinya, Bashpa, Bhadrika, Mahanaman and Ashvajit after he attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya (in present day Bihar).
Later check in at your hotel. Today evening enjoy a Bi cycle Rickshaw ride driving across this Holy City of Varanasi and attend evening “Aarti” prayers and rituals on the steps of Holy River Ganges. Overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 04: Varanasi – Khajuraho Early wakeup call and proceed for a River Tour at Ganges with a Boat ride. It is believed that Varanasi offers Moksha (freedom from life and death). The bathing Ghats of River Ganges in Varanasi reflect the realities of life, where you can see life and death together. Return to hotel for breakfast enruote walking past through famous Hindu Temples of Varanasi. Breakfast at hotel followed with check out and transfer to airport enroute drive past Benaras Hindu University. Connect your afternoon flight for Khajuraho.
Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon guided tour of Khajuraho. The tour includes a visit to the famous Chandela Dynasty Temples, which are set in a lovely grass park. These temples are amazing – rising in many peaks and spirals intricately carved and designed with statues and friezes. The erotic carvings on these temple walls have made this one of the most talked about tourist site in the country and, perhaps, unmatched in the world. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Khajuraho – Orchha – Jhansi – Agra Post an early breakfast, drive from Khajuraho to Jhansi (172 kms/5 hours) en route visiting Orchha. A beautiful medieval town, Orcha was once the capital of Bundela Kings. Built along the banks of the river Betwa, through a rugged countryside, it still retains the captivating air of a bygone era. Amongst the various imposing edifices, of particular interest are the Jehangiri Mahal, built by Raja Bir Singh Deo to commemorate the visit of the Moghul Emperor Jehangir.
The Raj Mahal and the Laxminarayan temple are both noted for their fine frescoes and mural paintings. Onward to Jhansi Railway station in time to board your train for Agra. The Shatabdi Express departs Jhansi at 1755 hours and arrives into Agra at 2030 hours. Upon arrival at the Railway Station, you are transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Agra.
Day 06: Agra – Jaipur Breakfast at hotel followed with Check out. This morning visit Agra the erstwhile capital of India under the great Mughals & known for Taj Mahal has always fascinated Indians & foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on the West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort & Taj Mahal at its nucleus.
Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind’s most remarkable creations. After early breakfast, we drive at 0800 hrs visit the incredible architectural excellence of Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal closed on Friday) , built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Later drive to Jaipur ( approx 5 ½ Hours drive ). On your arrival to the charming Pink City of India check in at your hotel. Time free for leisure. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 07: In Jaipur After breakfast, around 0830 Hrs proceed for guided tour of Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colorful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colorful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort (11 km); the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride or Jeep Ride “ Subject to Availability” to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar, the Solar Observatory, an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We now drive by Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds ) for a PHOTO STOP, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).
Day 08: Jaipur – Delhi & Departure. After an early breakfast at the hotel, leave for Delhi about 258 kilometers (approx. 5-hour drive) from Jaipur. Upon arrival in Delhi, meeting and assistance on departure at International airport to connect as per your onward flight .
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