Classical North India Tour

DAY SECTOR DETAILS
DAY 01 JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING
DAY 02 JAIPUR – FATHEPUR SIKRI – AGRA BY SURFACE
DAY 03 AGRA SIGHTSEEING
DAY 04 AGRA – JHANSI
JHANSI – ORCHHA – KHAJURAHO
BY TRAIN
BY SURFACE
DAY 05 KHAJURAHO – VARANASI BY FLIGHT
DAY 06 VARANASI SIGHTSEEING
DAY 07 VARANASI – DELHI BY FLIGHT

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01: Jaipur

This morning you will visit Amber Fort, the former seat of the Rajput rulers of Jaipur.

Afternoon sightseeing of Jaipur includes the City Palace known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork, jewellery, costumes, brassware, and pottery. Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.

In the evening visit the local restaurant to enjoy a 2-hour puppet show and dinner. While dining on a spread of traditional Rajasthani specialties, watch an entertaining show of lively, dancing kathputlis (puppets), carved from wood and brightly decorated with printed fabrics.

Overnight at Hotel

Jantar Mantar

DAY 02: Jaipur – Agra by surface (240 Kms/06 Hrs 30 mins)

After buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven from Jaipur to Agra en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century.

After buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven from Jaipur to Agra en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century.

n the evening proceed to see the ‘Mohabbat-the-Taj’ – a series of play depicting the saga of love. The true and immortal love of Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal- his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of mughal era; emaculate hardship of the artisans for 22 years that created the most precious specimen of craftsmanship... ‘Mohabbat-the-Taj’

Overnight at the Hotel

DAY 03: Agra)

Taj Mahal

Today morning drive to Agra.

Early morning, you will be taken for tour of the Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday’s.) Midway Tonga’s “horse carriages” would be waiting for you and will drop you at the gates of the Taj Mahal, taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build, the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the site by a fleet of 1000 elephants. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid 17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. After visit to the Taj, you will return back to the hotel for buffet breakfast.

After breakfast, you will visit Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. After visiting Agra Fort continue your tour with the visit to Itmad ud Daulah - The tomb of Itmad ud Daulah is sometimes called the 'Baby Taj' because of its resemblance to Agra's most famous monument.

After visiting the famous monuments return back to your hotel.

Overnight at the Hotel

DAY 04: Agra – Jhansi by train (0810 Hrs/1025 Hrs) Jhansi – Khajuraho by surface (170 Kms/05 Hrs)

Our representative will meet you at the Jhansi Station; you will be driven from Jhansi railway station to Khajuraho en-route visiting Orchha, a city frozen in time. It was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela chieftain, Rudra Pratap Singh, who built this new capital on large wooded islands on the River Betwa.

Place of interest in Orchha include the multi-tiered Jehangir Mahal & Ram Raja Temple, Laxminarain Temple

After your visit, continue your drive to Khajuraho and upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel where remainder of the day will be at leisure.

In the realm of architecture, Khajuraho holds a unique position. The temples here were built between 950 and 1050 A.D. by the Chandela dynasty, who claims descent from the Moon God and a mortal, Hemavati, with whom the god fell in love. Although famous for erotic depictions, these form only a small part of the Wealth of the site. Taken in totality, the sculptures of Khajuraho depict the everyday life of the people and the court in the 10th and 11th centuries.

Overnight at the Hotel

Ram Raja

DAY 05: Khajuraho – Varanasi by Flight

Varanasi

After buffet breakfast at the hotel, visit the Chandela Temple Complex. The tour of Khajuraho this morning concentrates on the famous erotic temples, which represent some of the finest examples of temple architecture in Northern India. The remote location of Khajuraho meant that the temples were unharmed by Muslim invaders and as a result, the intricately fine carvings are in very good condition and are said to represent life in heaven.

Later our representative will transfer you to Airport in time for your flight to Varanasi

Upon arrival you will be transfer your hotel, where remainder of the day will be at leisure.

Varanasi, the 'eternal city', and Hinduism's most important city, located on the banks of the sacred River Ganges, has been the center of learning & civilization for over two thousand years.

Evening proceed to witness the Aarti ceremony on Ganges.

Overnight at the Hotel

DAY 06: Varanasi

Very early in the morning you will take to the Walking Tour of Varanasi along-with boat ride on the Holy River Ganges. At sunrise the Hindu faithful flock to the river to cleanse themselves of their sins. You see the cremation ghats and the Deswameedha ghats. To die in Varanasi is to end the Hindu cycle of re-birth, thereby making it a popular place to end one's life. After sunrise you will visit some of the temples in the surrounding area.

After buffet breakfast at the hotel, visit "Bharat Kala Bhavan" which lies within the sprawling grounds of Banaras Hindu University

In the afternoon, you will proceed for an excursion to Sarnath, a major Buddhist center in the world. After achieving enlightenment at Bodhgaya, Buddha, the 'Awakened One', delivered his first sermon here.

Overnight at the Hotel

Bharat kala bhavan

DAY 07: Varanasi – Delhi by Flight Depart Delhi by International Flight

After buffet breakfast at hotel

Afternoon a representative will transfer you to airport to board flight for Delhi.

Upon arrival in Delhi you will be transfer to international airport to board flight for onward destination.

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