Day 01: Flight to India
Around Midnight arrival in Delhi. You are met by our
representative and transferred to your Hotel.
Day 02: Old - New Delhi
This morning is at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing in Old
Delhi. You will take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the Red
Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and
Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes Rajghat,
Jama Masjid, Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar. Before
proceeding to the Hotel you will drive through New Delhi
where you will see the India Gate, Government Buildings
Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur (about 270 km)
Today you will leave Delhi and drive
to the Pink City Jaipur.
Day 04: Jaipur
After breakfast you will drive to the ancient capital of
Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the
ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries
before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. You will
ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an
Elephant. Enroute to Amber you will visit the Hawa Mahal
(Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953
small casements with each having its own balcony. You
will visit the City palace in the afternoon which is
still the formal residence of the royal family, built in
a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In
the museum of the city palace we visit the private
collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. You continue to
Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai
Singh's five remarkable observatories. In the afternoon
you will have a walk through the colourful Bazaar of
Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block
printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In
the evening you will drive through the new city of
Jaipur and visit “Laxmi Narayan Mandir”, a Hindu temple
made out of white marble.
Day 05: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (about 260
Today you will leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in
India and drive through a series of fields, small towns
and villages in direction of Agra. Enroute you will make
a stop and visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an
imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar
the Great in the 16th century. Late evening arrival in
Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 06: Agra - Orchha
You will start today your sightseeing by a visit to the
Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal
emperors. The construction of this massive structure
began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the
time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the
impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit
of Agra Fort you will proceed to visit the most
beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring
monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty.
It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between
1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife
Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age
of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. After the visit of
Taj Mahal drive to Orchha.
Day 07: Orchha - Khajuraho
In the morning you will visit the temples and palaces in
Orchha and later drive to Khajuraho. Khajuraho was the
capital of the Chandela dynasty. In the evening arrive
in Khajuraho. The rest of the day at leisure.
Day 08: Khajuraho - Varanasi (by air)
Today you will visit the temple complex of Eastern Group
and Western Group to see the most beautiful temples in
India. Most famous among them is the Laxmana Temple
which is dedicated to god Vishnu. In the evening flight
to Varanasi. The rest of the day at leisure.
Day 09: Varanasi
In the early morning you will take a boat ride on the
holy river Ganges and enjoy sunrise on the boat. Ghats
(flight of steps) and the activities of pilgrims on that
are the principal attraction for visitors to Varanasi.
Thousands of pilgrims and devotees visit this city to
make holy prayers, to meditate and to purify themselves
through taking a bath in the holy river Ganges. In the
noon we visit the city of Varanasi.
Optional: A drive
can be organised to Sarnath (10 km). Sarnath is the
place where Buddha delivered his first sermon at deer
Day 10: Varanasi - Delhi (by air)
In Afternoon transfer to the airport for the flight from
Varanasi to Delhi. In Delhi rest of the day at leisure.
Day 11: Flight to Home
Around Midnight flight to home destination.
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