Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Itinerary: Delhi / Jaipur / Agra / Gwalior / Orchha / Khajuraho / Allahabad / Varanasi
Delhi – It is the Capital city of India, with a population of around 20 million, every corner of Delhi has its own attractions, whether old part of the city or new Delhi, more commonly known as Lutyens Delhi, where still imperial style Buildings can be seen. Its monuments of the Mughal era and the beginning of the Muslim age in India are remarkable. Monuments like Qutub Minar and Humayun Tomb are already on the world heritage list of monuments. Thus, Delhi is rich in terms of tourism and it offers a large variety including its cuisine which can be experienced in its different quarters famous for different delicacies.
Drive to Jaipur. Check in to the hotel in Jaipur and visit the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). In the evening, explore the old town also known as the “Pink City”, and visit the temple of Laxminarayan.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan founded by the astronomer king Jai Singh II between 1688 and 1743. Visit the Amber Fort and climb the fort on an elephant’s back or by foot / Jeep. In the afternoon, visit the Astronomical Observatory (Jantar Mantar) and City Palace. Walk in the bazaars of the “Pink City” and discover its historical markets.
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan, also known as the Pink city of India, famous for its sprawling markets and lively people. On each corner of the city, you will find some attractions, thus markets specialized in jewelry, statues, clothes, spices, and everything that you can think of. The city attracts thousands of visitors from far horizons and keeps the hustle and bustle of this 18th Century city going on. Major attractions of the city are Amber fort and then adding charm to it, there is the City palace and Astronomical observatory founded by Raja Sawai Jai Singh, commonly known as Jantar Mantar which is among Unesco’s World heritage list.
Drive to Agra. on the way visit the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar between 1571 and 1585. On arrival check in to the hotel. Visit the Agra Fort, one of the most beautiful Mughal-style forts built by Akbar in 1565 and enlarged by his grandson Shah Jahan. In the evening visit the bazaars of the city of Agra.
Agra is the city of Taj – which means light, and still, Tajmahal is spreading its lights in the world, which is busy with different quarrels and disputes. It teaches them a lesson, that only love is eternal, rest is all, going to be diminished one day. This charming building attracts millions of tourists from all over the world and is the signature building of India. Apart from this, there are monuments like Red fort, Akbar’s tomb and Sikandara, and Itmad ud doula showing the great history and grandeur of the Mughal era.
Early morning visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built at the request of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute to his beloved wife, its construction has mobilized more than 20,000 workers and artisans from around the world. Back to the hotel for breakfast then depart for Orchha. On the way visit the fort of Gwalior. Check in to the hotel and visit the legendary city of Orchha in the evening.
Orchha is a small village located, near Jhansi, which is famous for its Bundelkhandi tradition. It is located on the banks of the Betwa river. Its rustic atmosphere gives tourists an attraction, which is unexplained. Once a tourist comes to Orchha, he is drained into the magic of Orchha. Famous tourist attractions of Orchha include Jehangir mahal, Bir Singh palace, Raja ram temple, and Laxmi temple.
Visit the palaces of Orchha, Jahangir Palace, Raja Mahal, etc., and then depart for Khajuraho. Check-in at the hotel. Visit the temples of Kamasutra. In the evening, explore the city of Khajuraho.
Khajuraho is also a world-famous site on Unesco’s world heritage list, famous for its temples of Kamasutra. These temples dating to the 11th century are exquisite examples of Indian art and culture, and progressive Indian society during the 11th Century. The Eastern and western clusters of Temples are worth visiting, in this small city, which has almost every facility and a wide range of hotels and guest houses.
Departure for Allahabad. Check in to the hotel and then visit the temple of Patalpuri. In the evening, visit Sangam (the confluence of three sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati River) and its ghats.
Allahabad is also one of the most important of the city in Uttar Pradesh, known for its famous Triveni Sangam, and Patal puri temple. The city witnessed the birth of a famous Indian leader – Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, who was the first prime minister of India.
Drive to Chunar and then transfer by boat to Varanasi. Passage on the Ganges through picturesque villages. Upon arrival, welcome by our representative and check in to the hotel. In the evening, visit the religious ceremony on the Ganges.
Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world, situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga for ages. The city has several attractions most important being it is a living civilization, and it gives a sharp focus image of Hindu Culture and traditions. There is the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple in the old city, near the ghats. It is also known for its Benares Hindu university and Sarnath temple and Stupa, which is about 15 km from the main city.
Early morning boat ride on the Ganges to see life waking – up on the ghats of the Ganges and then back to the hotel for breakfast. During the day, visit the Buddhist temple and museum in Sarnath, and visit the Manikarnika ghats (cremation) and Dasahwamedha (purification) of Varanasi. In the evening, visit the ancient city of Varanasi, the Chowk, and the bazaars.
Transfer to Varanasi airport to board a flight to Delhi. Welcome by our local representative and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, visit India Gate.
Delhi, the capital of India, is an ancient, medieval, and modern city. Visit Old Delhi: visit the largest mosque in India, the Jama Masjid, and the bustling markets of Chandni Chowk. In the afternoon, visit the Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar.
Transfer to the airport for the return flight.
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