Places to Visit: Delhi Jaipur Agra With Orcha Khajuraho Bhandhagave Varanasi Delhi
Day 1 DELHI (EARTH)
Arrive in India's busy capital, transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 DELHI
Delhi's history dates back 2,000 years; eight successive cities were built by various rulers in and around present day Delhi. Few capitals in the world have as many monuments of which Delhi is justly proud. Our tour today includes full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 DELHI / JAIPUR
You drive today to Jaipur - the rose pink capital of Rajasthan. Surrounded on all sides by rugged hills, crowned with forts, Jaipur is aptly called the "Pink City" of India. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4 JAIPUR
Full day sightseeing of Jaipur city and the famous Amber Fort where an elephant joy ride will be provided. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 JAIPUR / AGRA
You drive to Agra today via Fatehpur Sikri, the once fabled Mughal capital which now lies quietly but wonderfully preserved. You continue to Agra - the capital of the Mughals and home to the Taj Mahal - one the seven wonders of the world. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel, rest of the day free.
Day 6 AGRA
Today you visit the Taj Mahal, the monument of love built by Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 AD in memory of his queen. You will also see the Agra Fort. You can take a stroll in Kinari bazaar, the old market, which is a fascinating place to wander about. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 AGRA /ORCHHA/ KHAJURAHO
You take the morning train to Jhansi and then drive to Khajuraho visiting Orchha en route. Once the capital city of the Bundelas, Orchha is set among a complex of well preserved palaces and temples. You will tour the Jehangir Mahal and the famous Ram Raja Temple, which was originally a palace but was turned into a temple when an image of Lord Ram was temporarily installed and proved impossible to remove. After spending a few hours in Orchha You will continue to Khajuraho, the city famed for temples and emblazoned with erotic carvings. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 KHAJURAHO
Full day sightseeing of Khajuraho. You will visit the western and eastern temple complexes, superb examples of IndoAryan architecture, liberally decorated with erotic figures depicting the whole kamasutra. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 KHAJURAHO / VARANASI
You will today to Varanasi - one of the rnost fascinating and the oldest cities in the world. In the afternoon. You will visit Sarnath, the site where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. Overnight at the hotel in Varanasi.
Day 10 VARANASI (WATER)
Early morning cruise on the River Ganges. Thousands of devout Hindus descend to the holy waters of the Ganges for purification. Later we will visit the city and the University. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 Departure
Depart VARANASI for your journey back home or your onward destination.