Day 01 : Arrive- Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet & assistance at the airport & transfer to the hotel. Stay overnight at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi
Morning after breakfast visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the 'rickshaw ride' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur
Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur and on arrival, check-in at the hotel. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 04: Jaipur
After breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
BIRLA TEMPLE - Situated in the south of Jaipur, Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions India has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 05: Jaipur –Fatehpur Sikri- Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri, the birth story of this beautiful city is interesting. There, in a grotto in Sikri, lived a Muslim Saint, Sheikh Salim Chishti by name. Akbar hearing of his renown, asked of the blessings of a son, and when a son was born, not only was the child named Salim, the site for a mighty and ambitious project - a city - was chosen near the residence of the saint erected in k1569. Later proceed for city sightseeing tour of Agra, the home of the immortal Taj Mahal, the inimitable poem in white marble is the first expression of love of an Emperor Shahjahan for his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This great monument was completed in 1653 AD. Agra Fort, the imposing structure on the banks of the river Yamuna is replete with priceless examples of craftsmanship in the Mughal period, including the beautiful pearl Mosque; it was designed and built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD. Night stay in Agra.
Day 06: Jhansi(train) - Orchha
Morning after breakfast transfer to railway station for train to Jhansi. Assistance on arrival and transfer to Orcha. Arrive Orchha and check-in at hotel. Later visit Orchha. Orchha a historical site with magnificent temples and monuments. Some of the palaces were decorated with painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela School of painting. Night stay in Orchha.
Day 07: Orcha - Khajuraho
Morning after breakfast drive to Khajuraho and on arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit of Khajuraho temples Khajuraho, once the great capital of Chandela, now a quiet town, Khajuraho temples here were built during the Chandela period from 950 to 1050 AD. Almost intriguing as the sheet beauty and the size of the templesis the question of why and how they were built here as Khajuraho is isolated, 1000 years ago as it is even today. Night stay in Khajuraho.
Day 08 : Khajuraho-Varanasi
Morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day free.
Day 09: Varanasi
Early morning after breakfast boat cruise on river Ganges. After breakfast proceed for excursion trip of Sarnath, 7km from the city where 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. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 10: Varanasi – Delhi & Departure
Morning after breakfast departure transfer to airport for flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi and catch the flight for onward journey. Tour ends with sweets memories.