01: Flight to India (New Delhi)
midnight arrival in
New Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and
capital New Delhi is the main gateway for the travellers. Upon arrival, you
will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred
to the hotel.
02: New Delhi
morning is at leisure. In the Afternoon sightseeing of Old
Delhi. We will take a Rickshaw Ride parallel to the
Fort through the old city and famous Silk Road and Silver Bazaar. Sightseeing of Old
Delhi includes "Rajghat" 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. We will also visit "Qutub Minar" which
is 71 meter high and consists of five stories. In 1199 work
began on this tower, which was intended to be the most glorious
tower of victory in the world. Before we proceed to the
hotel we will drive through New Delhi where we will visit the
India Gate, Government Buildings and Embassies.
03: New Delhi - Jaipur
we leave Delhi and drive to the Pink 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. After a break in Jaipur
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 reveal us the secrets
of medieval Indian astronomy.
breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of
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 will visit
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 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
we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi
Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble.
We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony.
Jaipur - Ranthambore
we leave the pink city Jaipur and drive to
Ranthambore. After a break and refreshment in Ranthambore we
will have a jungle safari in
Ranthambore National Park. Ranthambore National Park
is surrounded by the Vindhyas and the Aravali mountains
and covers an area of 392 square km. The Tiger remains the
biggest attraction of the Ranthambore National Park. If
you are lucky enough you might have an encounter with
06: Ranthambore - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
the morning we drive to Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit
which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed
by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city
constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly
as it had been built. It has been generally stated that
it was due to failing in the water supply. In the evening
Agra. Evening free at leisure.
07: Agra - Gwalior
We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the
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 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. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to
take this impressive memory home. In the afternoon we will
drive to Gwalior. The distinctive and colourful hill fort
of Gwalior on the North - South corridor was the key to
control of the Central Provinces. The chieftain Suraj Sen
in the name of a hermit saint Gwalipa, founded Gwalior,
We will arrive in Gwalior by the evening.
the morning we have sightseeing of different palaces, museums
and palaces of 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 and also provide it a natural
defense. Most fascinating in the Fort of Gwalior are the
six huge doors to get in to the Fort. Gwalior earned itself
the reputation of being one of the most impregnable fortresses
of North and Central India. After the visit of Fort we visit
an old Hindu Temple (10th century) dedicated to god Vishnu.
09: Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho
the way to Khajuraho we visit the city of Orchha from middle
age, once capital of its own state. Orchha was found by the Bundela
chief Raja Rudra Pratap on a beautiful site as capital on
an island of rock on a blend in the Betwa River. Orchha
contains three palaces, each built by succeeding Maharajas
in a similar style being the Jahangiri Mahal most beautiful.
After the visit of Orchha we drive through the colorful
villages and proceed 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.
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. Evening free for leisure.
11: Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh National Park
the morning from Khajuraho we will drive further to visit
Bandhavgarh National Park. Bandhavgarh National Park covers
an area of 105 square km. lies in the Vindhyan Mountains.
The animals found in this area are Tiger, Leopard, Sloth
Bear, Gaur, Sambars, Chital, Nilgai, Chinkara, Wild Pigs. It is the same place where white tigers were first originated.
In the evening we visit the Bandhavgarh National Park.
12: Bandhavgarh National Park - Kanha
the morning we leave the Bandhavgarh National Park and proceed
to visit the
Kanha National Park. Kanha National Park is
perhaps the largest wildlife sanctuary in Asia. It covers
an area of over 1945 square km and was established in the year
1974. This park is a home of animals like Tiger, Porcupines,
Jackals, Sloth Bear, Jungle Cat, Macaque, Dhole (wild dogs),
Bison, Barasingha and a wide variety of birds.
13: Kanha National Park
the morning we explore the
Kanha National Park and have a
jungle safari. If you are lucky you
will get to see the rare hardground Barasingha, which is
found only in Kanha. After
the Safari we leave the Kanha National Park.
14: Kanha National Park - Khajuraho
the morning we will drive to
Khajuraho. Upon arrival, you
will be transferred to the hotel. Evening free for leisure
15: Khajuraho - New Delhi (by air)
the morning transfer to airport for flight to
arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Evening
at leisure (Opportunity for the last shopping). After having the dinner we leave the hotel for the airport.
16: New Delhi
midnight flight to home destination.
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