Train Tour, North India Train Tour, Visit North India by Train

North India Train Tour

(11 Days / 10 Nights)

(Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Jhansi - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi)

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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 cremated and
Jama 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 see the India Gate, 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.
Jaipur is 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 Hawa Mahal (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 to 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 to
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.
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 Western Group 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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