Day 1: Delhi
Around midnight arrival in
Delhi. Upon arrival you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
In the morning sightseeing in Old Delhi. Sightseeing of Old
Delhi includes "Rajghat", the place where Mahatma Gandhi was
Masjid, the great mosque of old Delhi. Today we also visit the
famous "Humayun Tomb"
which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in
India and "Qutub
Minar" which is 71 meter high and consists of five stories.
Before we proceed to the Hotel we drive through New Delhi where we
Government Buildings and Embassies.
Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur (by train)
In the afternoon transfer to the railway station for train to
Jaipur. Jaipur city owes its name, foundations and careful planning
to the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious
and semiprecious stones. In the late evening arrive in Jaipur and
transfer to the hotel.
Day 4. Jaipur
After breakfast we 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.
We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an Elephant.
Enroute to Amber we visit the
(Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small
casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool
air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without
being seen. In the afternoon we visit the
City palace 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. We continue
Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's
five remarkable observatories. Its complex instruments reveals us
the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.
Day 05. Jaipur - Agra (by train)
In the early morning transfer to the railway station for the train
Agra. Arrive in Agra by the afternoon and
transfer to the hotel.
In the evening we 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. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this
impressive memory home.
Day 06: Agra - Gwalior
Today we start our 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 we drive to Gwalior. After a break in the Hotel in Gwalior we
visit the famous Fort which was built by Raja Man Singh of Tomar
dynasty in the 6th century. The fort of Gwalior is considered to be
one of the most powerful Fort in India having a further advantage of
its unlimited supply of water. Most fascinating in the Fort of
Gwalior are the six huge doors to get in to the Fort. After the
visit of Fort we visit an old Hindu Temple (10th century) dedicated
to god Vishnu.
Day 07: Gwalior - Jhansi (train) - Khajuraho
In the morning transfer to railway station to catch the train for
Jhansi. Upon arrival in Jhansi, later drive to Khajuraho.
was the capital of the Chandela dynasty. The Chandela Kings claimed
descent from the moon. The temples of Khajuraho are among the finest
examples of temple craftsmanship in the whole of India.
Day 08: Khajuraho - Varanasi (by air)
Today we visit the temple complex of
Eastern Group and
to see the most beautiful temples in India. Most famous among them
is the Laxmana Temple which is dedicated to god Vishnu. The presence
of erotic sculptures in the Temples at Khajuraho is one of the
expression among others of the celebration of all human activities
displaying different aspects of Hinduism. In the evening flight to
Varanasi. The rest of the day at leisure. Varanasi is without doubt
India’s most sacred city and thus visited by over one million
people. Varanasi is also called the city of light. Buddha visited
this city in 500 BC.
Day 09: Varanasi - Delhi (train)
In the early morning we 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. After a break in the
Hotel we go for the sightseeing of the city of Varanasi. In the
evening transfer to railway station for overnight journey to Delhi.
Day 10: Delhi
In the morning arrive in New Delhi and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in New Delhi.
Day 11: Delhi (Departure)
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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