Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Khajuraho - Varanasi
9 Days / 8 Nights
Day 1: Delhi
Arrive in Delhi. Our representative will escort you from the airport to your hotel. Check in and relax. In the evening, visit the Lotus Temple, enjoy the festive market scenes and stroll along the India Gate. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi / Jaipur
Move for sightseeing in the morning. First explore the historic monuments of Old Delhi - Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and Humayun's Tomb followed by a tour of Lutyens' New Delhi. Visit the Parliament House, North Zone and South Zone, Rashtrapati Bhawan etc. After a brief shopping excursion to Connaught Place, pack your bags and head for Jaipur.
Arrive in Jaipur. Check in at the hotel, unpack and relax. Visit the festive markets of Jaipur. Eat and shop at the ancient Jaipur market lanes. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 3: Jaipur
A full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with the Amber Fort. Visit the Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Ganesh Pole, Narsingh Temple and Jagat Shiromani Temple within the fort followed by tour of the City Palace complex, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Laxhmi Narayan Temple. In the evening go on an extensive shopping excursions to the famous markets in Jaipur - Jauhari, Bapu and Nehru Bazaars. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 4: Jaipur / Agra
In the morning, go on a brief excursion from Jaipur. You can choose from trips to the Fort at Samode, shopping in Bagru, temple destinations in Sanganeer, jungle safaris in Sariska National Park and Ranthambore National Park. In the afternoon, leave for Agra.
Arrive in Agra. Check in at the hotel and relax. Visit the colorful local markets. A tour of Taj Mahal in the night, especially on a full moon, can be arranged. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 5: Agra
Go on a full day sightseeing tour of Agra. Visit Taj Mahal in the morning followed by tours of the Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Akbar's Tomb and Jama Masjid. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 6: Agra / Khajuraho
In the morning, go on a brief excursion to Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, and Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, Palace of Jodh Bai, Hawa Mahal, Panch Mahal, Birbal Bhavan, Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan-I-Am, Hiran Minar and Karawan Sarai. Leave for Khajuraho in the afternoon.
Arrive in Khajuraho. Check in at the hotel, unpack and relax. Attend the Sound and Light Show in the evening. The show documents the 4000 years old history of Khajuraho that will come handy on the next day's sightseeing tour of Khajuraho. Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
Day 7: Khajuraho / Varanasi
Move for a sightseeing tour of the fabulous Khajuraho temples renowned world over for their erotic stone sculptures and carvings especially in the temples within the Western Group. You can also visit the Jain temples that are prominent amongst the scattered Eastern Group of temples. After sightseeing of Khajuraho, leave for Varanasi.
Arrive in Varanasi. Check in at the hotel and relax. In the evening, attend the prayer service on the banks of Ganga (Ghats) marked by thousands of lighted diyas. Eat and shop for curios and souvenirs at the local market. Silk saris and handlooms are a specialty of Varanasi. You can also visit a silk and handloom factory to study the process behind the art. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 8: Varanasi
Move for a full day sightseeing tour of Varanasi. Visit the Buddhist center at Sarnath, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Alamgir Mosque, Durga Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple and the Banaras Hindu University. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 9: Varanasi / Delhi
Leave for Delhi in the morning. Arrive in Delhi. Our representative will escort you to the airport from where you will board the next flight home.
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