Duration : 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destinations : New Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambhore - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi - New Delhi .
Day 01: New Delhi (ARRIVAL): Welcome to India!!!
Arrive Delhi. Assistance on arrival by our representative. Transfer to your hotel by air-conditioned vehicle. Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Later visit Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Then drive along Rajpath, where we can see President’s residence atop the Raisina Hills, & India Gate. Post lunch we will visit Ashardham Temple. Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. Overnight stay in New Delhi
Day 02: New Delhi:
After breakfast visit to Red Fort It is the opulent fort of old Delhi. The Red Fort was built when Shahjahanabad replaced Agra as the capital of the Mughal rule. Located in the eastern end of Shahjahanabad, the Red Fort is symbolic of not just the pomp and splendor of the Mughals but also their architectural prowess. Then we will go to Jama Masjid. Our next stop will be Humayun’s Tomb. Post lunch we will we will go to Qutub Minar. It is a tallest stone minaret. This red and buff colored sandstone structure of Qutub Minar has a unique towering presence. Considered to be the tallest tower of India, the history of Qutub Minar is quite interesting as its height. Overnight stay in New Delhi
Day 03: Jaipur:
Today after breakfast precedes to Jaipur the “Pink City” of Rajasthan. The City was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later day free at leisure. Overnight stay in Jaipur
Day 04: Jaipur:
After early breakfast, Journey architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort on the back of a gaily-caparisoned elephant true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. Afternoon venture back into the city tour: Visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD). Also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Evening [optional on own] visit Chokhi Dhani an Ethnic Rajasthani Village Resort. Overnight stay in Jaipur
Day 05: Ranthambhore:
Morning after breakfast drive to Ranthambhore. Arrive & check in at your hotel. Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in northern India. It is situated in Sawai Madhopur. Ranthambhore was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India, and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambore became a national park in 1980. In 1984, the adjacent forests were declared the Sawai Man Singh Sanctuary and Keladevi Sanctuary, and in 1991 the tiger reserve was enlarged to include Sawai Man Singh and Keladevi sanctuaries. Overnight stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 06: Ranthambhore:
Early morning for Jungle Safari, drive in open jeeps / Canters into Ranthambore reserve to look for the great diversity of birds and mammals and some of the major predators in this reserve including leopards and tigers. Overnight stay in Ranthambhore.
Day 07: Agra:
Morning after breakfast drive to your onward destination to City of Taj - Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Upon arrival in Agra you will be checked in a Hotel. . Later visit to Agra Fort. The Agra fort was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565. The impressive red sandstone fort. Evening free at Leisure. Overnight stay at Agra.
Day 08: Khajuraho:
Early Morning after breakfast visit Taj Mahal – one of the 7 wonder of the world. This beautiful mausoleum in white marble was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, for his Empress Mumtaz Mahal after her death in 1631 A.D. considered a symbol of eternal love. Later transfer to Railway Station to board a Train to Jhansi. On arrival drive to Khajuraho. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Khajuraho
Day 09: Khajuraho:
Morning proceed for sightseeing trip for the most beautiful temples of Khajuraho. Built between 950 and 1050 AD by the Chandela kings, the temples are truly elegant. However, it must be mentioned that only 22 of the original 85 temples have survived the onslaught of
time. Overnight stay at Khajuraho
Day 10: Varanasi:
Transfer in time to airport to board the flight to Varanasi. Varanasi 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. Meet assist at the railway station and transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing of Varanasi (the oldest and holiest city of India) covering Temples, Aurangzeb’s Mosque and one of the biggest university of India. Evening
View “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 11: 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 centres 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. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 12: New Delhi (DEPARTURE):
After a breakfast transfer to airport to board a flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi & transfer to International Airport to board your flight for your onward destination.
· Welcome Dinner at Jaipur.
· Invitation to Indian family house to experience real culture and tradition.