Arrival - You arrive in New Delhi by
International flight. After a traditional 'Swagat`
'(Welcome) our representative would assist
you at airport and our hotel for check in.. Relax
The capital of kingdoms and empires is now
a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of
the past and the present. Delhi is a perfect introduction
to the composite culture of an ancient land and
a window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.
Day 2:- Delhi
Breakfast at hotel. Full day tour of Old & New
OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would
entail visiting the RajGhat - the memorial
site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; JamaMasjid - the largest
mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most
opulent fort and palace of the Moghul
NEW DELHI - An extensive
sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit
to the Humayun's Tomb,
a drive along the ceremonial avenue -
Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament
House, the President's
Residence and would end with a drive through the
Enjoy the DANCES OF INDIA SHOW in the evening and
at Hotel. Day 3:-Delhi - Jaipur.
By Road 260 km/5 hr
The origins of the beautiful city of
.Jaipur. can be traced back to the eighteenth
century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended
the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur
today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana.
In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis,
it still retains it's
character and history - A beautiful fusion of the
yesteryears and modernity. Popularly
known as the .Pink
City because of the extensive use of the locally
abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor
of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria..
Jaipur thrills the soul
with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite
temples and lush gardens.
Reach Jaipur and check
in at hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of
. CITY PALACE - A delightful
blend of Mughal and
architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh
of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra
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.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade
of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent
landmark in Jaipur.
Its five-storey structure 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.
Overnight will be at Jaipur.
Day 4:- Jaipur -
Agra By Road 221 km/6 hr
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Morning excursion
will be taken to the Amber Fort. Climb the FORT
on elephant back in royal style.
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. It's forbidding
exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful
fusion of Mughal and
Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.
Drive to Agra visiting
The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar
built that as his capital and palace in the late
16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a
veritable fairytale city and its "ruins"
are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine
what the court life must have been like in the days
of its grandeur. Also visit the BulundDarwaza, the largest
gateway in the world.
Continue your drive to Agra and on arrival check-in
Overnight will be at Agra.
Day 5:- Agra
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Proceed for the
sightseeing of Agra.
TAJ MAHAL: The fifth Mughal
emperor, Shah Jahan,
built it in 1631 in the memory of his second wife,
a Muslim Persian princess. She died while accompanying
her husband in Behrampur
in a campaign to crush a rebellion, after giving
birth to their 14th child. Her death so crushed
the emperor that all his hair and beard were said
to have grown snow white in a few months. When Mumtaz Mahal was still alive,
she extracted four promises from the emperor: first,
that he build the Taj;
second, that he should marry again; third, that
he be kind to their children; and fourth, that he
visit the tomb on her death anniversary. He kept
the first and second promises. Construction began
in 1631 and was completed in 22 years. Twenty thousand
people were deployed to work on it. An Iranian architect
designed it and it is best appreciated when the
architecture and its adornments are linked to the
passion that inspired it. It is a "symbol of
Having buried her down at Behrampur, it was time
for the emperor to keep his promise and build a
tomb there itself. But by and by, it was felt that
it was virtually impossible to transfer all the
marble there, as it would cost an entire fortune
and an entire lifetime. So, when Agra was chosen
as the only alternative, astonishingly her grave
was uprooted and brought to Agra, only to be finally
transferred to the monument, completed twenty-two
After Taj we will visit
Agra Fort- which was built by Akbar
In 1525 AD. After Agra Fort we will visit Baby Taj
- The interiors of which are considered better than
Overnight will be at Agra.
Day 6:- Agra - Khajuraho
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer
to station for trin to .
and transfer to Orchha,
12 km away.
ORCHHA - a medieval city founded
by bundela rulers with
palaces and temples of the 16th and 17th century
- which have remarkably withstood the onslaught
of time. The city is picturesquely flanked by the
for sightseeing of ORCHHA sites within the Fort
Complex. Enjoy your lunch at Orchha.
Continue drive to Khajuraho.
Situated in the heart of
.india., in the state of madhyapradesh,
khajuraho is a fascinating village with a
quaint, rural ambience and a rich cultural heritage,
honoured by the world
as .india's. unique
contribution to human civilisation.
The chandela dynasty
built eighty-five temples here. Twenty remain as
indian architectural and sculptural
art at its most evolved state. Even ten centuries
after they were constructed, the temples of khajuraho
reflect an eternal philosophy relevant to all mankind.
The temples of
khajuraho is a world heritage site
and belong not just to .india.
but to the world. Khajuraho
is one of the few millennium destinations of theworld.
Reach Khajuraho. Transferred
to hotel and relax. Evening
free.Can go out for
Overnight will be at Khajuraho.
.Day 7:- Khajuraho
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for a guided tour of
the exotic temples of Khajuraho.
Transfer in time to airport for flight to
.Varanasi.. Upon arrival at
.Varanasi., you will be met and transferred
.Varanasi. is the world's
most ancient living city. Sunrise on the riverfront,
as seen from a boat, can be spiritually uplifting
sight. Crowded with temples, and its labyrinth of
streets, the city attracts the maximum number of
tourists. The religious capital of hinduism,
.varanasi. is the carpet manufacturing place
of .india.. It was
previously known as kashi
- the city that illuminates. The present name is
derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence
of the rivers varuna
and asi. Overnight at
Day 8:- Varanasi
Morning drive to DaswamedhGhat and take a boat
ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation
Ghats and witness the
living traditions of one of
world's oldest and most important religions. (To
start at 0500 hrs. for the best lifetime experience)
For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we'll
transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before
the sun rises. Board a boat with your guide and
proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise
the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful
come daily to the banks to bathe and pray while
in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers
from the water's edge. Return for a walk through
the cobblestone streets along the banks of ".Ganga.".
As shops are opening, the place now becomes a beehive
of activity as the faithful are coming and going.
Return to hotel for a sumptuous breakfast.
Proceed for a half day-guided tour of
.Varanasi. including the
Temple, Gyanapi Mosque,
.Benaras. Hindu University
and other important monuments.
Visit Sarnath 5 miles out of .Varanasi.
for a day excursion: One of the holiest Buddhist
sites in the world, where Buddha preached his first
Sermon in 590 BC. Witness the ruins of a once flourishing
Buddhist monastery and then visit a fine Museum
which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist
art and sculptures found at the site.
Transfer to airport for flight to
The Katmandu Valley, the political, commercial and
cultural hub of Nepal, is the first for the majority
of visitors to Nepal. Once a separate kingdom in
itself, it contains three fabled cities - Katmandu,
Patan and Bhaktapur.
Each is an artistic exposition of graceful temples,
elegant palaces, brick paved courtyards and quaint
streets. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage sites
in the valley.
Relax for the rest of the day. Overnight
Day 09:- Katmandu
Breakfast at hotel. Day tour covering
Swambhunath and Durbar Square. Shopping
and rest of the day will be at leisure.
Dhulikhel offers a traditional
atmosphere along with spectacular views. Situated
just 30 km east of Katmandu, this is a magnificent
place to spend the night and awaken to the sun rising
across the wide Himalayan range. Once an important
link in the ancient trade route to Tibet, Dhulikhel
has a glorious past, which can be witnessed in the
lovely buildings and intricate woodcarvings found
along the shop-lined streets and in the temples.
Overnight will be at resort with a panoramic view
of the HIMALAYAN RANGE.
.Day 10:-Dhulikhel -
.Kathmandu - Delhi
Leave after breakfast and proceed to Katmandu. Transfer
to airport for flight to Delhi. Reach Delhi and
will be received at international airport. Take
connecting flight to the next destination.