Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi – Jaipur (by Road approx 5 hrs drive )
After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century QUTUB MINAR ,INDIA GATE and the THE GRAND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS ,THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE , MAHATAMA GANDHI MEMORIAL . Also visit LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE popularly known as BIRLA TEMPLE . Later drive to Jaipur .Late evening arrive jaipur & transfer to Hotel . Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 03 / Jaipur – Agra (By road approx 5 hrs drive )
After early breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. It's forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Later city sightseeing tour of Jaipur covering:
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Its five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Visit a rug factory and see the ladies at the intricate work or a gem factory and see the gem cutting and polishing process.Later drive to Arga. Late evening arrive Agra & transfer to Hotel . Night stay in Agra .
Day 04 / Agra – Orchha (By road approx 6 hrs drive )
After breakfast visit the magnificent TAJ MAHAL - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife Also visit the AGRA FORT - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Afternoon drive to Orchha. Arrive Orchha & transfer to Hotel. Night stay in Orchha.
Day 05 / Orchha - Khajuraho ( By Road approx 4 hrs drive )
After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Orchha this 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 .Later drive to 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 visit WESTERN TEMPLES of khajuraho while your guide explains the intricate meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture .Later transfer to hotel . Night stay in Khajuraho.
Day 06 / Khajuraho – Varanasi (by flight)
After breakfast proceed for halfday city sightseeing tour of Khajuraho covering ESTERN TEMPLES of khajuraho . Afternoon transfer to airport to board the flight for 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. Evening view "AARTI" ceremony on the Ghats. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 07 / Varanasi – Delhi (By Flight) - Departure
After breakfast enjoy 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 transfer to Varanasi aiport to board the the flight to Delhi to connect the onward flight.