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Golden Triangle and Khajuraho Dance Festival Vacations
(08 Nights / 09 Days)

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Delhi - Khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur
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24th Feb. 2009 / Tue / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

25th Feb. 2009 / Wed / Delhi - Jhansi ( By fast air-conditioned Train Dep. 06:15 hrs. Arriv. 10:48 hrs. )
Jhansi- Khajuraho ( By road ) Approx. 3hrs. and half drive Enroute visitng Orchha.
Morning transfer to railway station to board the fast air-conditioned train to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi raiwlay station meet assist and transfer to Khajuraho enroute visitng Orchha. 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. Continue drive to Khajuraho. On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening enjoy Khajuraho Festival of Dances draws the best classical dancers in the country who perform against the spectacular backdrop of the floodlit temples. The Khajuraho Festival of Dances draws the best classical dancers in the country who perform against the spectacular backdrop of the floodlit temples.

Once the capital of the great Chandela Kings, Khajuraho today is a quiet village of a few thousand people. It is also the setting of the Khajuraho Festival of Dances which draws the best classical dancers in the country every year, who perform against the spectacular backdrop of the floodlit temples.

With international status under the Government of India programme categories, this seven-day extravaganza is a unique treat for connoisseurs from all over the world.

The past and the present silhouetted against the glow of a setting sun becomes an exquisite backdrop for the performers.In a setting where the earthly and the divine create perfect harmony - an event that celebrates the pure magic of the rich classical dance traditions of India. As dusk falls, the temples are lit up in a soft, dream-like ethereal stage.The finest exponents of different classical Indian styles are represented -Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Manipuri, and many more. Night stay in Khajuraho.

26th Feb. 2009 / Thu / Khajuraho
After a leisurely 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. Evening enjoy Khajuraho Festival of Dances. Night stay in Khajuraho.

27th Feb. 2009 / Fri / Khajuraho
After a leisurely breakfast proceed for day excursion to Raneh Falls. Evening enjoy Khajuraho Festival of Dances. Night stay in Khajuraho.

28th Feb. 2009 / Sat / Khajuraho - Jhansi ( By road ) Jhansi - Agra ( By fast air-conditioned car Dep. 17:56 hrs. Arriv. 20:25 hrs. )
After breakfast visit local markets of Khajuraho. Later transfer to railway station to board the fast air-conditioned train to Agra. On arrival at Agra raiwlay station meet assist and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.

01st March. 2009 / Sun / Agra - Jaipur ( By road Approx 5 Hrs ) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast drive to Jaipur- the fabled “pink city" of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendours are now living monuments enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town" which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur in late evening & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.

02nd March. 2009 / Mon / Jaipur
Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. 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. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
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. Their five-storey structures 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. Night stay in Jaipur.

03rd March. 2009 / Tue / Jaipur - Delhi ( By train Dep 1745 Hrs Arr 2230 Hrs )
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. 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. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing.
JAIGARH FORT - The Western skyline is dominated by the extensive parkotas (Walls), watch-towers and gateways of Jaigarh. It is one of the few military structures of medieval India preserved almost intact containing palaces, gardens, open and covered reservoirs, a grannary, an armoury, a well planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon the Jai Ban the largest in the Country.
LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE - Situated in the south of Jaipur, Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions India has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Evening transfer to railway station to board the air conditioned train to Delhi, Dinner in the train. Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

04th March. 2009 / Wed / Departure
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 Qutab Minar ,India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President's House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Later transfer to airport for onward flight.

 

Cost Includes:
» 08 Nights accomodation as per the itinerary with daily breakfast.
» Surface travel by exclusive airconditioned car.
» All transfers, sightseeing, excursion as per the itinerary by exclusive airconditioned car.
» Local English speaking guides.
» Classical dance programme entry tickets for all 3 days.
» Train tickets for Delhi - Jhansi , Jhansi - Agra , Jaipur - Delhi by air-conditioned chair car.
» Elephant ride in Jaipur ( Subject to availability )
» All taxes, driver allowances, permit, parking , fuel charges.

Cost doesn't Include:
» Entrance fee to monuments.
» Camera fee, tips, laundry, porterege.
» Any item not mentioned in cost includes.

Hotels Selected- Luxury ( 5 * Dlx )
Delhi : The Oberoi / The Imperial
Khajuraho : The Grand Temple view
Agra : Oberoi Amar Vilas
Jaipur : Oberoi Raj Vilas

Hotels Selected- Royal ( 5 * hotels)
Delhi : The Metropolitan / The Lalit / The Grand
Khajuraho : The Grand Temple view
Agra : Jaypee Palace / Trident Hilton / Gateway Hotel ( previously known as Taj view )
Jaipur : Trident Hilton / Le Meridien

Hotels Selected - Classic ( 4 star )
Delhi: The Connaught / Hotel City Park
Khajuraho : Clarks / Ramada
Agra : Clarks Shiraz / Howard Park
Jaipur : Golden Tulip / Hari Mahal Palace/ Wall Street / Hotel Clarks Amer

Hotels Selected - Economy
Delhi: Gautam Dlx. / Hotel Blue Bell / De Gold
Khajuraho : Greenwood Khajuraho
Agra : Hotel usha Kiran/ Royale Residency / Taj Plaza
Jaipur : Nana Ki Haveli/ Dera Rawatsar/ Jas Vila

 
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