Covered Destination : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi
- Kathmandu - Delhi Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive at Delhi International airport, you will be received and assistance
and you will be transferred to pre-booked Deluxe /
Luxury hotel. Overnight stay will be at the hotel
Day 02 : Delhi - Sightseeing
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, take a full day sightseeing tour of
New Delhi and Old Delhi New Delhi visit includes Qutab Minar, one of the
earliest remains of Imperial Delhi (13th century AD) Humayun's Tomb-the
fine monument believed to be forerunner of Taj Mehal, India Gata, Parliament
House, President's House, Secretariat Building, Laxminarayan Temple and
The Connaught Place.
Delhi is just not a city but it is a book-- a book
which narrates the history of India. The city was built and destroyed seven
times and has been witness to the various events which has brought India
through the history books. Seven times this city went through the pain of
being built and rebuilt.
Today as the capital of India Delhi is the seat of administration and the
monuments which tell the saga of a bygone era stand there. These icons are
testimony to the grandeur of past and also an attraction for the tourists.
With an area of 1483 sq. Kms, Delhi is all set to acquire full statehood.
The charm of Delhi has attracted Emperors, Conquerors and poor in equally.
It is correctly said that Delhi is a land of 'Dilwalas' or for people with
heart. This phrase acquires a true color when one goes around the lanes
Day 03 : Delhi - Jaipur
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be driven to Jaipur. Upon
arrival, check-in will be at your pre-booked Deluxe
/ Luxury hotel. Evening will be free for leisure activities. Overnight
will be at Hotel.
Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, is popularly
known as the ' Pink City ' because of the pink-colored buildings in its
old city. It sits on a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded
by barren hills surmounted by forts and crenellated walls. This buzzing
metropolis is certainly a place of wild contrasts and a feast for the eyes.
All through, Jaipur has retained its strong Rajputana flavour tempered by
several influences - the mughal being the most prominent. The region's strong
cultural heritage is distinctly evident even today. The city is a visitor's
delight. From the intricate, delicate looking Hawa Mahal to the graphic
forms of the Jantar Mantar - an open air observatory of outsized astronomical
instruments, the Badi Chaupar lined with shops and business establishments
on both sides to the majestic fort-palace at Amber; from the colorful fountains
of life to the sublime Birla Temple; from the architectural delight of the
City Palace to the serene Jal Mahal.
Day 04 : Jaipur
Today after a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will take excursion to Amber
Fort, set in a picturesque location. Amer is a fascinating blend of Hindu
and Muslim architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Mansingh in red
sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting
apartments. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple
of Kali are some of the prominent areas of interest. Elephants are provided
to ascend the fort to visit the complex.
Day 05 : Jaipur - Agra
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be driven to Agra visiting
en-route 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. Overnight will be at your
pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury hotel.
Day 06 : Agra
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, take sightseeing tour of Agra. Agra,
the home of the immortal Taj Mahal, the inimitable poem in white marble
is the first expression of love of an Emperor Shahjehan 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.
Agra is famous as the home to one of the Seven Wonders
of the World -the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums,
the fort and the palaces in Agra is a vivid reminder of the opulence of
the legendary Mughal Empire. Agra was their capital for nearly a hundred
years from 1564. A pleasant town, with a comparatively easy pace, Agra is
known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by artisans who
are hereditary craft persons. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold
thread embroidery and leather shoes.
Day 07 : Agra - Khajuraho
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Khajuraho.
On arrival; you will be transferred to your pre-booked
Deluxe / luxury hotel. Rest of the day will be free.
Day 08 : Khajuraho
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, take full day sightseeing tour of
Khajuraho. 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 temples
is the question of why and how they were built here as Khajuraho is isolated,
1000 years ago as it is even today. The temples are superb examples of Indo-Aryan
architecture and depict images of gods and goddesses, warriors and musicians,
real and mythological animals and in great detail - women and sex.
Khajuraho, once the great Chandela capital, is today
a village of about a few thousand people in the interiors of central India,
in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Tradition records the existence
of eighty five temples, of which only twenty five, strewn amidst lakes and
fields, have survived. The temples at Khajuraho, brilliant examples of medieval
Indian architecture, were built under later Chandela kings between AD 950
and AD 1050. Each ancient structure in India has a fascinating story to
tell. But few match the temples of Khajuraho.
Day 09 : Khajuraho - Varanasi
After a leisurely breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to the airport
for flight to Varanasi. On arrival, you will be transferred to you pre-booked
Deluxe / Luxury hotel. Afternoon, you will be take city sightseeing
tour. Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world, believed to
be founded 3000 years ago, is one of the 7 holiest cities of Hindus. It
was a flourishing trading centre 500 BC when the Buddha came to Sarnath
to preach his first sermon. Visit the Vishwanath Golden Temple, the abode
of great God Shiva, Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir
and Banaras Hindu University.
The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate
pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Often referred to as Benares, Varanasi
is the oldest living city in the world. These few lines by Mark Twain say
it all: "Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older
even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together".
Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would
attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and re-birth. Abode
of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the origins of Varanasi are yet unknown. Ganges
in Varanasi is believed to have the power to wash away the sins of mortals.
Day 10 : Varanasi
Early morning boat cruise on river Ganges. Thousands of pilgrims throng
the water's edge, bathing, worshipping, and meditating. On stone platforms
under palm leaf umbrellas, the Pandas-Brahmin priests preside over rites
and rituals. The boat trip will cover various ghats including the cremation
sites. Because every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi (Varanasi)
and to be cremated on the banks of the Ganges is to attain release from
the cycle of birth and death. Afternoon, you will visit Sarnath Sarnath,
7 km from the city where Buddha preached his first sermon more than 2500
Day 11 : Varanasi - Kathmandu flight
After breakfast at hotel, in time you will be transferred to the airport
for flight to Kathmandu. Assistance on arrival and will be transferred to
your pre-booked Deluxe / Luxury hotel. Rest
of the day will be free.
Day 12 : Kathmandu
Morning city sightseeing tour to visit Machhendra Nath Temple, a two tiered
bronze roof pagoda, Hanuman Dhoka - the historic seat of Royalty, Durbar
Square which houses Teleju temple built in 1549 AD, figure of Kal Bhairav
- God of Destruction, statue of King Pratap Malla, Temple House of Kumari
- the residence of living Goddess.
Day 13 : Kathmandu
Morning visit Bhadgaon (Bhaktapur) means the city of devotees, situated
at an altitude of 4600 ft., 13 kms east of Kathmandu. Durbar Square - the
main Square of the city contains the Lion Gate with the lovely stone figures
of Hanuman. Boudhnath - the colossal Stupa, one of the biggest in the world,
has the all seeing eyes of the Buddha. The shrine is ringed by houses of
Goddess Mani Jogni. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels
and is situated 8 kms east of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Temple - situated
5 kms east of Kathmandu on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, the temple
of Lord Shiva with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for
its super architecture. It is a centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of
Day 14 : Kathmandu - Delhi flight
Transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi Assistance on arrival and connect
flight for onward destination.
The tour includes
a) Accommodation in the prescribed category of hotels on twin sharing basis
with breakfast on regular basis.
b) A/c Transport of high standards with soft beverages and mineral water
served during drives with compliments.
c) Entrances at all the monuments and services of an excellent personal
guide at all the destinations.
d) Assistance upon arrival and departure by our skilled representatives
at all destinations.
e) Meals as prescribed
f) All internal flights and Train (1st A/C).
a) International flights from Varanasi to Kathamandu & Kathamandu to
Delhi With Taxes Extra.
b) International Flight From Your Country to India and Back.
c) Any tips for the porters, drivers or the tour guides.
d) Any drinks and beverages during the paid meals, if not specified.