Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi , the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India. Meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel . Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi- Agra ( By road Approx 4 Hours)
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi :
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
NEW DELHI- An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue- Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Evening drive to Agra & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.
Day 03 / Agra-Jaipur ( By road Approx 5 Hours)
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Agra:
TAJ MAHAL : Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some ofthe best inlay work ever seen.
AGRA FORT : Fort built in red sandstone with its magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and the beautiful gardens. This is where Emperor Shah Jahan was kept under house arrest by his third son Aurangzeb and spent the last year of his life viewing the Taj Mahal from across the river Jamuna.
Afternoon drive to Jaipur enroute visiting FATEHPUR SIKRI -the deserted red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of it's grandeur. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 04 / Jaipur-Delhi( By road Approx 5 Hours)
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 wasstarted 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. Afternoon drive to Delhi & transferto hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 05 / Delhi – Bhubaneshwar ( by Flight)
After Breakfast checkout from the Hotel and transfer to Airport to board the flight to Bhubaneshwar .Arrive Bhubaneshwar, meet assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon proceed for city tour covering PARASURAMESWARA TEMPLE:The state's oldest surviving temple, built in 650 A.D. DHAULI A complex which has Emperor Ashoka's rock edicts, and dates back to 03rd sanctuary B.C. LINGRAJ TEMPLE This temple, of the 11th century A.D. is also a fine exponent of the architecture of this region. Night stay in Bhubaneshwar.
Day 06 / Bhubaneshwar
Full day excursion to Buddhist triangle of Udaigiri, Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri. Night stay in Bhubaneshwar.
Day 07 / Bhubaneshwar – Puri ( By road )
After breakfast drive to this pious Indian town. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Rest of the afternoon free to relax at beach. The fine white sands of Puri beach and the roar of the breakers rolling in from the Bay of Bengal have fascinated visitors throughout the ages.. Night stay in Puri.
Day 08 / Puri
Today we will see Famous temple of LORD JAGANNATH PURIThe -one of the four most famous holy pilgrimages of the Hindus, (MATHS Monasteries) here are around 150 MATHS, located in narrow lanes, also see LOKNATH TEMPLE. Night stay in Puri.
Day 09 / Puri - Konark – Bhubaneshwar ( By road )
After breakfast drive to Bhubaneshwar, enroute you will see famous Sun Temple at KONARK - known as crowning glory of Orissan temple art. Arrive and transfer to hotel . Night stay in Bhubaneshwar.
Day 10 / Departure
Transfer to airport to take the flight - train to onward destination.