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Duration: 11 Nights/ 12 Days
Price: Starting USD 700
USD 882 per person
Destination :Delhi, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho, Varanasi, Delhi
Region: North India
Validity: Till March, 2017
This is the most popular trip for under two-weeks. If doing your travel by train please ensure you book as early as possible ( a month and a half in advance is advisable ).
If you are looking for a diverse tour of North India, there is nothing like this one. This trip covers it all- Taj Mahal, Forts and Palaces, Minarets, Erotic Temples, frozen in time city of Orchha or the oldest continuously inhabited city of Varanasi. This is a packed 12 day tour that will showcase the diversity of history and culture of India. If you are not particularly interested in one thing and are looking for a variety in your trip then this is the one for you. The trip combines two essential trips – the golden triangle with Orchha, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
This trip will give you a great window to explore the history of the region but also give you an insight into the spirituality of the country and how it binds all together.
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All our itineraries below are bare-bone versions. While our Budget tours are private guided tours meant to be assisted with our on-ground customer support available at your disposal 24/7 while you are on a tour with us, being on a private tour you have flexibility to add or subtract activities within a city as per your interest or in consultation with us or your tour guide or as per available time. Our itineraries are made to deliver optimal travel routes and experience.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Day 02 : Delhi
Arrive Delhi, as per your flight schedule pick up from New Delhi airport and transfer to hotel, day at you rest, Overnight stay at Hotel.
Depending on your arrival time, you can also go for some short tour on this day
New Delhi’ also commonly referred as “Delhi”, is the capital of India. Perhaps one of the most interesting capitals in the world , with its mix of old and new.
Day 03 : Delhi To Jaipur
Delhi’s place in the Indian history is depicted in its architectural heritage. Even today you can see the glimpses of history in its various monuments (or what’s left of it) present around the city. Delhi has a long and fascinating history and there are plenty of things to see. There are structures in every nook and corner that speak of Delhi’s heritage .There are cultural happenings all over the town that shout out for its deep-seated root.
After breakfast, day city tour to visit the historical and cultural marvels of Old Delhi, today you will visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid (India Largest Mosque). Additionally you can take a walk or Rickshaw ride through the silver street of Chandani Chowk, visit Rajghat (memorial to Mahatma Ghandi), after lunch proceed toward New Delhil to visit India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the war, Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, evening free to explore the local markets, Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04 : Jaipur
After breakfast, half day city tour to visit Humayun’s Tomb (a World Heritage site) , lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple and Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, later after lunch transfer from Delhi to Jaipur [260 Km, 4.5 Hrs], arrive Jaipur and check in hotel, after some rest, evening free to relax or visit Choki Dhani, an ethnic village resort with an exquisite Rajasthani touch, it has a festive celebration every time in a different manner with a preview of real Rajasthani village culture in fun, entertainment, games, shopping, rajasthani cuisine, folk dance, music and much more, Overnight stay at hotel.
Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. Shopping, Culinary Delights, History and Culture, Forts and Palaces, it has it all .
Day 05 : Jaipur To Agra
After breakfast, full day city tour starting with an excursion to Amber Fort with an elephant ride, a visit to City Palace, Jantar Mantar (a virtual museum about the astronomical observatories built in 1700’s), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds built of red and pink sandstone in 1799, a unique five-storey exterior with its 953 small windows called Jharokhas. If time permitting you can explore the old pink city, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 : Agra
After breakfast, transfer from Jaipur to Agra [250 Km, 5 Hrs.], on the way stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in AD 1564 in honour of the Muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chisthi. Fatehpur Sikri was intended to be the capital city but the shortage of water and unrest in the north-west made Akbar abandon it after 14 years . One of the major attractions of this city is the marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisthi, continue your drive to Agra, arrive and check in hotel, take rest, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel.
Agra is not only the erstwhile capital of Hindustan it is also the present tourism capital of the country .The city situated on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, is located about 200 kilometers south of the national capital New Delhi. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal emperors from 1526 to 1658 and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Day 07 : Agra To Jhansi To Orchha
Early morning if interested you can again visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, ( it opens at 6:00 A.M.) later after breakfast your guide will meet you at the hotel to start your day city tour to visit Red Fort (red sandstone Fort built by emperor Akbar in 1565), Itmad-ud-daulah ( a mughal mausoleum also known as Baby Taj) & Sikandra, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel. (If interested you can again visit the Taj Mahal at Sunset).
Orchha, a medieval city placed on the banks of river Betwa literally means a 'hidden place'. Today this little village under deep slumber has wonderfully preserved the spirit of its illustrious past. Adorned with splendid temples, cenotaphs, striking forts, chhatris, the capital of the Bundela Kingdom breathes history in every detail. The glorious monuments of 16th and 17th centuries built by the aesthetically inclined Bundela rulers hold lingering echoes of its rich history-a heady mix of war and peace, creation and destruction. Orchha is surrounded by thick Dhak forest where every dawn is embraced by chirping of birds, where the scenic water body adds to the picturesque environ, the place appears like a sweet reverie. One cannot stop getting drowned in the melodious rythm of river Betwa.
Day 08 : Orchha To Khajuraho
After breakfast, as per your train schedule transfer to Agra railway station to take your train to Jhansi, arrive Jhansi, pickup from station and transfer to hotel, after some rest visit the Orchha Fort, The Ram Raja Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Chhatris, evening free to explore the local markets, Overnight stay at hotel.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Khajuraho temples are one of the seven wonders of India, Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples and has awed generations of people with its architectural brilliance, intricate carvings and sculptures. Originally there were said to be 80 temples at Khajuraho, of which about 22 remain today. These temples are divided into three sections or zones, namely, western, eastern and southern, according to their location. While the brilliant architecture and symmetry remains a point of amazement, the Khajuraho temples mainly in the limelight because of the incredible erotic art and carvings. Although the erotic sculptures make for just 10% of the temples, the temples have become synonymous with love and erotica.
Day 09 : Khajuraho To Varanasi
After breakfast transfer from Orchha to Khajuraho [175 Km, 4 Hrs] , arrive and check in hotel, after some rest, day tour visit the famous Khajuraho temples, including theWestern Group Of Temples
(Devi Mandap, Varaha Mandap, Lakshman Temple , Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Mahadev Shrine, Devi Jagdambi Temple
), Eastern Group of Temples
(Brmha Temple, Javari Temple, Vamana Temple
), Southern Group of Temples
(Duladeo Temple, Chatur Bhuj Temple
), evening free to visit the light and sound show of Khajuraho temples, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 : Varanasi
After breakfast, as per your train schedule transfer from Khajuraho to Satna station [120 Km, 2.5 Hrs.] to board your train to Varanasi, arrive Varanasi, pick up and transfer to hotel, take rest, evening free, Overnight stay at hotel.
The city of Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Also known as Banaras and Kasha, the city is situated on the banks of Ganges River and is one of the holiest cities in the country.
Day 11 : Varanasi To New Delhi
The culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the River Ganges and the river's religious importance. The city with its medieval labyrinthine layout has been a cultural and religious centre in North India for several thousand years. Varanasi is a city that will overload your senses. Expect your senses to be assaulted by the sounds and smells of thousands of people going about their lives, crowded streets filled with rickshaws and street sellers, the odd cow, Sashes, mourners, pilgrims and everything you did not think existed. It a surreal experience and not for the fainthearted.
After breakfast, visit the Sarnath, one of the Buddhism’s major centers of India, deer park and Museum, evening visit the Ganges and temples around Ghat, later enjoy boat ride and “Aarti” ceremony on river Ganges, Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12 :New Delhi Departure
Early morning visit the Ganges at Sunrise, enjoy boat the ride, after breakfast, day city tour to visit the famous temples of Varanasi, later in the evening as per your train schedule transfer to Varanasi station to board your train to New Delhi, this will be an overnight sleeper train journey.
Morning arrive Delhi, as per your train schedule pick up from station and transfer to hotel, take rest, later as per your flight schedule transfer to New Delhi airport to take your flight for your onward journey.
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