Day 1: Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi , meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi
Today, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour covering Laxmi Narayan Temple, Parliament House, India Gate, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Humayun’s Tomb, and Qutub Minar Complex, Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi – Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, The capital of Rajasthan was found by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. The city was painted pink in 1853 to honour Prince Albert. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Explore the nearby locations or markets in the evening and return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur enjoy an elephant ride to Amber Fort. In the afternoon, take a road trip to the Jaipur city covering City Palace, Jantar Mantar,Hawa Mahhal and the local bazaars etc. Post sightseeing, return to the hotel for night stay.
Day 5: Jaipur – Agra
Morning drive to Agra via Akbar’s deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, an almost perfectly preserved 4oo year old Mughal capital. After lunch visit Agra Fort- a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates. Evening free to explore the Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.
Day 6: Agra
Early morning visit the magnificient Taj Mahal at sunrise- one of the seven wonders of the world and is known as the epitome of love.17years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife. Night stay in Agra.
Day 7: Agra – Gwalior – Orchha (by surface)
Morning drive to Gwalior, arrive Gwalior proceed for sightseeing tour of Gwalior known for its spectacular hilltop citadel. Within walls lie Jain statues, Rajput Palaces, Hindu temples and a Victorian school. Later drive to Orchha , a historical site with magnificient temples and monuments. Some of the palaces were decorated with painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting. Night stay in Orchha.
Day 8: Orchha – Khajuraho
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho Khajuraho- the legendary temples of khajuraho are an incomparable experience. Acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders, these temples dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel.Night stay in Khajuraho.
Day 9: Khajuraho
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of khajuraho- famous for the legendary temples of khajuraho built in the 9th and the 10th century. Acknowledged as one of the world’s artistic wonders. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Night stay in Khajuraho.
Day 10: Khajuraho – Varanasi (by flight)
After a relaxed breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight to Varanasi – said to be the India’s most sacred city situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the world. As a place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples dotting the city , sunrise on the river front as seen from a boat can be a spiritually uplifting sight. It has a fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime beauty, a timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city which cannot be described, only experienced. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Later half day sightseeing tour of varanasi visiting the temples and in the evening view “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats. Night stay in Varanasi.
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms. East of Varanasi, is one of the Buddhism’s major centers of India. After attaining enlightenment, the Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon. Visit the deer park and the museum and later back to Varanasi. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 12:Varanasi – Delhi Departure
Transfer in time to the airport to connect the flight back to delhi.