Places to visit: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Sarnath – Delhi
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days
Day 01: Aboard – Delhi
Arrive in Delhi at International airport , on arrival guest will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel . overnight .
Day 02: Delhi
Founded by Tomar King Anangpal, ruled by a series of Hindu & Muslim dynasties and later the Britisher . Who imparted their style to it. Delhi , the imperial city abounds in architectural wonders mostly of the modern designs of Lutyens. Every part of Delhi ,every building of Delhi is worth looking at Morning sightseeing in Old Delhi. Sightseeing includes Red Fort , built by Shah Jehan which houses the Diwan-I-Am and The Diwan-I-Khas, The Moti Masjid, The Rang Mahal , The Khan Mahal and Hamman , The Jamma Masjid built by Shah Jehan can accommodate as many as 20000 worshippers and Raj Ghat , the simple memorial of Mahatma Gandhi .
Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi which includes The Laxmi Narayan Temple built by the Birlas, Humayuns Tomb built by Nawab Shuja-Ud-Daulah, Qutab Minar, The Tallest stone tower in India built by Qutb-Ud-din Aiabak and Government buildings, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India gate etc. Overnight at hotel .
Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur ( 260 kms ) enroute visit Samode , afternoon arrive in Jaipur . overnight at hotel .
Day 04: Jaipur – Amber – Jaipur
The Pink city , so called for pink tint of its sandstone buildings. As auspicious colour in Rajput culture , pink was associated with hospitality, built by Jai Singh II , it is now one of The World`s major Gem centre both for cutting and selling. The city is built on dry lake bed in a wild arid landscape with hilltop fortesses and walls surrounding it . Laid out according the ancient principles of town planning as described by Shilp-Shastra ( treaties on architecture). Jaipur represents the Univers through its division into nine rectangular blocks. Relaxed and easy going , jaipur has an abience of timelessness.
Morning excursion to Amber Fort with Elephant ride , afternoon city tour in Jaipur . Sightseeing includes Hawa Mahal , a multi layered palace with a profusion on windows and stone screnes . Jantar Mantar is an observatory raised in the 18th century by an Astronomer King . The city palace , former residence of the ruling family, also houses a museum. Rumour has it the palace still hides the treasures of Jaipur & Amber Palace , block printing and bazaar etc. overnight at hotel .
Day 05: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra ( 235 kms ) enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri . Fatehpur Sikri designed by Akbar as his capital , was lived in for only a very few years . It is beautiful architectural city built of Red sandstone , before that visit a Rajasthani village too . Evening arrive in Agra . overnight at hotel
Day 06: Agra
Morning after breakfast sightseeing of Agra . The city of architectural magnificence . The capital of Moghuls during the 16 & 17 th centuries , Agra still retains the abmience of a rich and elegant past . A relaxed laid back life style , majestic monuments, intricately worked handicrafts and exquisite Jewellery , all from the attractions on this Royal city , which is washed by the waters of The Yamuna .
Sightseeing of Agra includes visit of The World famous Taj Mahal. 20,000 worker worked for 22 years to complete it. The Agra fort is blend of architectural styles used during the region of he Three Emperors , Itimad-Ud-Daulah , marble cutting centre , bazaar etc. Overnight at hotel .
Day 07: Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho
Morning transfer to railway station to connect Shatabdi express to Jhansi at 0800 hours , on arrival drive to Khajuraho ( 172 kms ), afternoon at leisure to use the hotel facilities .
Day 08: Khajuraho – Varanasi
Morning visit the most famous and facinating Khajuraho temples . Khajuraho is known for its elaborately sculpted temples depicting every aspect of Indian life ten centuries ago . Well preserved the sculptures depict gods , goddesses , warriors , animals and amorous couples . This little village is also host to the increasingly popular annual Khajuraho Dance Festival . The largest and most important temple here is the kandariya Mahadev temple , for the great detail of its 31 mt. High main spire .
Chaunsat Yogini ( temples of 64 yoginis ) is the oldest surviving in the western group. Other temples on note are Devi Jagadamba temple , Chitragupta , Lakshmana , Varaha and Mangateshwara which is the plainest temple here . The more expuisitely carved of the eastern temples are the Ghantai , Adinath , Brahma , Javeri and Vamana temples .
Afternoon transfer to airport to connect flight to Varanasi at 1330 hours , arrival in Varanasi at 1410 hours and transfer to hotel . Rest of the day at leisure . overnight at hotel .
Day 09: Varanasi – Sarnath – Varanasi
Early morning boat ride on the Ganges and followed by the city tour includes :
Varanasi: the eaternal city . The most scared pilgrim centre in India and a major tourist attraction . An ancient centre of learning . Varanasi has always been the seat of renowned universities having been known as Kansi and Benaras at different times , the city is now known by its ancient name which means the region between the two rivers Varuna and Asi . Situated along the west bank of the Ganges devout Hindus belive that death at this place ensures certain entry into heaven . Varanasi is at its best at break of dawn at dusk when chantings ring through the air and sacred lamps afloat light up the water . The city is also known for its silk and cotton handlooms . A land of temples the main attractions here are Vishwanath temples . The Gold plating on its shikharas was a gift from Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Lahore .
The Bharat Mata Temple: dedicated to the Indian nation , it is unique in that instead of deities it enshrines the most perfect relif map of India carved in marble . The Durga Temple commonly known a monkey temple dedicated to goddess Durga , The Thulasi Manas temples and Benaras Hindu university .
Afternoon excursion to Sarnath ( 9 kms ) an important pilgrimage centre for Buddhist . This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon after getting enlightenment . The city is famous for its magnificent stupas , monasteries and temples . overnight at hotel.
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