Duration :- 10 Nights/11 Days
Destination :- Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi
Day 01: Delhi
Pickup from Airport / Railway station and transfer to pre booked Hotel. Check inn to Hotel. Delhi: It is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi's rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast full day sight seeing of Delhi visit Jama Masjid, Jama Masjid is a one of the greatest & largest mosque of old Delhi in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Chandani chowk & Red Fort from out side, The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city. Akshardham Temple, Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom an d bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.. After lunch, Visit Humayun Tomb, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Quatab Minar, It is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. India Gate, At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919 continue visit President House, Birla Mandir, Market, etc... Over night at Hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. Arrival and check inn to Hotel. Jaipur: Jaipur a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trappings of a modern metropolis but yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller. Jaipur is named after its founder, the warrior and astronomer sovereign, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh (ruled 1700 to 1743). The decision to move out of his hilltop capital Amer was also compelled by reasons of growing population and paucity of water. After several centuries of invasions the north was now quiet and the wealth of the kingdom had considerably increased. Pm trime free at leisure. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 04: Jaipur
After breakfast proceed to Amber Fort, It is situated about 11 kilometres from Jaipur and was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachwahas of Amber, before the capital was shifted to the plains, the present day Jaipur. The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. After Lunch visit City Palace, city Palace is located the heart of the walled city, the City Palace Complex gives you an idea about the farsightedness of the founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. He left behind a legacy of some of the most imposing and magnificent architecture in the city. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh built many buildings but some of the structures were also built by later rulers. The palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture and the ex-royal family still lives in a part of the palace. Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observatory built by Raja Jai Singh II in 18th century. Check out detailed information on history, architecture, and visiting hours of Jantar Mantar. Hawa Mahal, The poet king Sawai Pratap Singh built this palace of winds. This is easily the most well-known landmarks of Jaipur and is also its icon. Located in the City Palace complex, it is best viewed from the road outside. This five-storey building overlooking the busy bazaar street is a fascinating example of Rajput architecture and artistry with its delicately honeycombed 953 pink sandstone windows known as 'jharokhas'. It was originally built for the ladies of the royal household to watch everyday life and processions in the city from their veiled comfort. Over night stay at Hotel
Day 05: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra on the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, Founded in 1569 by Mughal emperor Akbar as his new capital, Fatehpur Sikri, a short distance from Agra, was the first planned Mughal city. Later his descendant the emperor Shahjehan was to construct Shahjehanabad in Delhi to rival the beauty of the legendary Persian city of Isfahan. Created from the local red sandstone Fatehpur Sikri was an architect’s delight featuring end number of stunning elements to add to its Indo-Islamic beauty. Continue drive to Agra, arrival and check in to Hotel. Late PM Visit one of the wonder of the world “The Taj Mahal”, Taj Mahal known as the "monuments of love" Built by Shahjehan as a fabulous memorial of refined elegance and superb craftsmanship for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Over night at Hotel.
Day 06: Agra – Gwalior
After breakfast drive to Gwalior. Arrival and check inn to Hotel. Gwalior is a historical and major city in the Central India, and the city and its fortress has been ruled under several historic northern Indian kingdoms. From the Tomars in the 13th century, it passed to the Mughals, then the Marathas under the Scindias (1754). After lunch half day sight seeing of Gwalior, Visit, Gwalior Fort, Sas Bahu ka Mandir & Gujari Mahal. Over night stay at the hotel.
Day 07: Gwalior – Orchha
After breakfast drive to Orchha. Arrival and check in to Hotel. It was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput chieftain, Rudra Pratap, who chose this stretch of land along the Betwa river as an ideal site for his capital. After lunch sight seeing of Orchha visit the, Rai Praveen Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple & Chhatris. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 08: Orchha – Khajuraho
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho. Arrival and check inn to Hotel. Khajuraho, The creators of Khajuraho claimed descent from the moon. The legend that describes the origin of this great dynasty is a fascinating one: Hemavati, the beautiful young daughter of a Brahmin priest was seduced by the moon god while bathing in the Rati one evening. The child born of this union between a mortal and a god was a son, Chandravarman. Harassed by society, the unwed mother sought refuge in the dense forest of Central India where she was both mother and guru to her young son. The boy grew up to found the great Chandela dynasty. When he was established as a ruler, he had a dream-visitation from his mother, who implored him to build temples that would reveal human passions, and in doing so bring about a realization of the emptiness of human desire. After lunch visit, Temples - the western group, The Eastern Group, The Southern Group & enjoy evening with light & sound show. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 09: Khajuraho – Varanasi
After early breakfast drive to Varanasi. Arrival at Varanasi in the evening and check inn to Hotel. Varanasi, The holy city of India, is also known by the name of Kashi and Benaras. Kashi, the city of Moksha for Hindus since centuries, is known for its fine-quality silks, 'paan' and Benares Hindu University and Avimukta of the ancient days, Varanasi is the most popular pilgrimage point for the Hindus. One of the seven holiest cities, Varanasi city is also one the Shakti Peethas and one of the twelve Jyotir Linga sites in India. In Hinduism it is believed that those who die and are cremated here get an instant gateway to liberation from the cycle of births and re-births.
Day 10: Varanasi
Early morning, take tea in the hotel and proceed for Boat ride at River Ganges. Arrive at Dshaswmedh and board Boat. Enjoy sunrise on boat in Ganges, visit another Ghat during boat ride, it will teke 1-2 hrs. after boat ride visit Vishwnath Temple, one of the Jyotirling in India. Back to Hotel. After breakfast visit rest of the places in Varanasi, Sharnath, Sarnath is a just 10 km from the Varanasi city. It is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. Back to Hotel. Over night at Hotel.
Day 11: Varanasi – Delhi – Departure
After breakfast drop to Airport/Railway Station to Board flight/train to Delhi. Arrive at Delhi and transfer to airport/railway station to board flight/train for next destination.