Welcome to India !!!!
Arrive Delhi - the capital of modern India and one of the ancient cities of the world, identified with Indraprastha, the city founded by the Pandavas (heroes of the epic Mahabharata). Meeting with our representative and assistance at the airport later transfer to Hotel. Check-in and overnight.
After Breakfast Visit Old and New parts of Delhi - each with its specific charm and glory - makes a very interesting city for its sustenance to medieval and modern cultures at the same time and space. In the first half you will visit Old Delhi - including Jama Masjid (Mosque), Gandhi's Cremation Site and a Rikshaw ride to Red Fort followed by the visit of Humanyun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and a drive past the government buildings in Delhi. Return to hotel. Overnight.
Morning transfer to airport to connect 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. Later visit the Temples, Aurangazeb's Mosque and one of the biggest university of India. Evening view "Aarti" ceremony on the Ghats. Overnight at Hotel.
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 back to Varanasi. Overnight in Varanasi.
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Khajuraho .Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. 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. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast explore the Western and Eastern temples of khajuraho while your guide explains the intricate meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture. After the visit Free for the day. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning drive to Jhansi enroute visiting Orchha, In orchha visit the 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 Jhansi & transfer to railway station to board the train (1700=2000) to Agra . Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning at sunrise 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 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. Also visit Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved Mughal city built at the height of the empire's splendor. Post Lunch leave for New Delhi. Upon arrival Farewell Dinner at Ethnic Indian Restaurant before departing to Airport. Note – The monument of Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.
After breakfast transfer to Airport to board on your flight to Onward Destination.