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VARANASI WITH KHAJURAHO
 

Duration : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinatons : Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho – Varanasi - Delhi

 

 

 

Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi.

Day 02 Delhi
After breakfast , proceed for Delhi sightseeing- visit Red fort, Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Raj Ghat, India Gate, President's House ( from outside). Overnight stay at the Hotel in Delhi.


Day 03 Delhi - Jaipur (265 kms / 5.5 hrs)
Morning proceed to Jaipur by road, on arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit the Albert Hall and City Palace, a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture is now a museum, containing all the paraphernalia of Jaipur's princely past. Jai Singh, notable astronomer, built for himself the curious Jantar Mantar, an observatory of immense brick and mortar instruments of astonishing accuracy. Not far from Jantar Mantar, is the beautiful Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), tall and pink, faced with delicate pierced stone, it is not really a palace .The queens of Jaipur and the royal ladies once used this decorative facade to watch, unobserved, numerous festive processions winding through the streets of their city. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 04 Jaipur
In the morning half day sightseeing of Amber Fort and enjoy an elephant ride on the ramparts of the fort, for six centuries the capital of the state. Afternoon free for leisure / independent activities on your own . Overnight stay at the Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 05 Jaipur - Agra (By Surface 235 kms/ 4.5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Agra, en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri - a fascinating Ghost town, lies a little before Agra. Emperor Akbar, wearying of Agra built a new capital here, only to abandon it a few years later for lack of water. And there it remains its fortifications, massive gateway and palaces, in a wonderful state of preservation. Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone is the marble tomb of the Saint Salim Chishti, enclosed by delicately carved marble screens. Arrive Agra and check-in at hotel, later in the day visit Taj Mahal - built by a grief-stricken emperor, Shah Jahan, as a memorial of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, retains its pristine beauty. Agra Fort - perhaps the most moving view of the Taj Mahal is from a little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort across the River Yamuna. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Agra.

Day 06 Agra - Jhansi ( By Train) - Jhansi / Khajuraho (By Surface)
After breakfast transfer to railway station to board train for Jhansi . Upon arrival, drive to Khajuraho and then transfer to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Khajuraho.

Day 07 Khajuraho (By Air)
Half day sightseeing of temples, the Khajuraho temples were built in the short span of a hundred years, from 950 - 1050 AD, in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Of the 85 original temples, 22 have survived till today to constitute one of the world's great artistic wonders. Some of the famous ones are temples of Kandariya Mahadev, Chausath Yogini, Chitragupta, Vishwanath, Lakshamana Overnight stay at the Hotel in Khajuraho.

Day 08 Khajuraho - Varanasi (By Flight)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to Khajuraho Airport for flight to Varanasi, assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel . Evening at leisure on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel in Varanasi.

Day 09 Varanasi
The oldest city in the world, the city of Nirvana and Ghats, an ultimate pilgrimage, a city dedicated to the Gods. Situated on the banks of the river Ganges this city has been the Centre of learning for more than 2,000 years. The ancient names of Varanasi are Kashi and Banaras as described in the Hindu mythology. The present name is derived from two rivers Asi and Varuna. Later city tour of Varanasi, visit Vishwanath Temple. The gold plating on the shikharas was a gift of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1835. On account of this it is popularly known as Golden Temple. Bharat Mata Temple, a novel temple dedicated to Mother India. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath, here in this peaceful Deer Park, the Lord Buddha preached his first sermon more than 2500 years ago. The site is marked by the massive Dhamek Stupa which is believed to date back to 500 AD. The remains of the great Ashoka Pillar still stands before the main shrine. Later visit one of the oldest and famous, Banaras Hindu University. Overnight stay at the hotel in Varanasi.

Day 10 Varanasi - Departure (By Flight/train)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and transfer to Airport/Railway station for onward journey. Tour Concludes.

 
 
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