The Temples of India

New Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Orchha - Agra – Jaipur – New Delhi

Highlights of the Trip

- The Capital city, New Delhi (Qutab Minar, India Gate, Jama Masjid, Old Delhi Tour)
- Ghats of Varanasi including the famous Ganga Aarti
- Sculptured temples of Khajuraho
- Taj Mahal, Red Fort (Agra)
- Fatehpur Sikri
- Jaipur, Pink City Tour, Amber Fort

Day-wise Itinerary

DAY-1 Arrival in New Delhi

Upon arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, you will be escorted to your hotel. During the late afternoon, you will start your visit of the New Delhi which would include going past and visiting historical monuments including the Indian Parliament, Qutab Minar, India Gate and other close by monuments seeped in history.

This bustling city is the best combination of the age-old and the contemporary era. Delhi has two distinct parts – New Delhi, the city created in 1911 as the imperial capital of India by the British and the Old Delhi, the Muslim capital of India between the 17th and 19th centuries.

Overnight stay at the hotel (New Delhi)

DAY-2 New Delhi - Varanasi (1.5 Hour Flight)

In the morning after an early breakfast you will leave for Delhi airport for your onward journey to Varanasi, the holy city famous for its spiritualism. Once you reach the airport of Varanasi, you will be escorted  to your hotel. After relaxing a bit and post an early lunch, you will move out to explore the divinity of this city and try out some local cuisine including the famous blue lassi. Your trip to Varanasi is incomplete without visiting the Aarti by the banks of the holiest river Ganga. In the evening you will visit the evening Aarti which takes place at the mighty river Ganga’s ghat. It will give you an amazing experience as you watch thousands of people gathered to be a part of this spectacular Aarti.

Overnight stay at the hotel (Varanasi)

DAY-3 Varanasi Excursion & Varanasi – Khajuraho (7 Hour Train)

You will start your day with a peaceful boat ride in the Ganges river. The early morning boat ride will be one of its kind experience. As you cross the river ghats, you will see people taking dips in the river and sadhus performing their holy rituals. After returning to the hotel and having a refreshing breakfast, you will set out to explore the city. You will find Varanasi to be a mix of peace and chaos. The lanes and by lanes will take you to street shops, hawkers and a large number of temples, the most famous being Kashi  Vishwanath Temple. Varanasi is famous for its street food stalls selling a variety of sweets, blue lassi, kachori (a snack), tea and much more. Post lunch you will visit Sarnath, which is 20 km from Varanasi. Sarnath is a renowned place where Lord Buddha preached his teachings of enlightenment. It is known for its archaeological museum, the Ashoka Pillar and the Dharma Chakra. You will take a night train to Khajuraho.

Overnight stay at the hotel ( Khajuraho )

DAY-4 Khajuraho Excursion

Post a relaxed breakfast, around 11 AM, you will go out for Khajuraho excursion. Khajuraho temples are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for the Kamasutra sculptures dating back to thousands of years. The famous temples include the Vishvanath temple and the Kandariya - Mahadev temple which has the most sexual acrobatics.

Overnight Stay at the hotel (Khajuraho)

DAY-5 Khajuraho - Orchha (4 Hour Drive) & Orchha - Agra (4 Hour Train)

After an early breakfast at the hotel around 8 AM, you will start your onward journey towards Orchha, visiting the Orchha Fort which will take you to the architectural marvels of the 16th century, including the city palace and the temples. By late evening you will be boarding your train to Agra.

Overnight stay at the hotel (Agra)

DAY-6 Agra

After breakfast at the hotel, you will start your excursion of Agra with a visit to Agra Fort, one of the most powerful forts of the mughal dynasty. In the evening you will visit the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah which is known as Baby Taj and Mehtab Bagh which gives a magnificient view of the Taj Mahal.

Overnight stay at the hotel ( Agra)

DAY-7 Taj Mahal & Agra - Jaipur ( 250 km – 5/6 Hour Drive )

You will experience the beauty of the magnanimous Taj Mahal during an early morning visit of the famous monument. After that you will go back to your hotel and post breakfast, you will leave for your onward journey to Jaipur.  

En route, you will visit Fatehpur Sikri, the fortified ancient city, now – deserted, which happened to be the former capital of the Mughals, famously known as the ghost town. You will also visit the Abhaneri stepwells to see the intricately designed India’s largest and the deepest well called Chand Baori. You will reach Jaipur in the evening.

Overnight stay at the hotel (Jaipur)

DAY-8 Jaipur

You start your trip to this beautiful city by a morning ride towards Amber Fort on an Elephant back. This is one of the best forts in Rajasthan. Post that you enjoy the bustling markets of this royal city, including the famous City Palace with its rich history, the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and more. Enjoy the famous local cuisine, including the Dal – Baati – Churma and other vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. Optional activities include cooking demonstrations, pink city cycling tour and Elephant grooming activity.

Overnight stay at the hotel (Jaipur)

DAY-9 Jaipur – Delhi ( 270 km – 5 / 6 Hour Drive )

Post breakfast in the morning, you leave by road for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to your hotel for a relaxed evening.

Overnight stay at the hotel ( New Delhi )

DAY-10 Old Delhi Visit & Delhi Airport

Early morning around 6:30 AM you set out to experience the charm of Old Delhi on cycle taking you through the unique mix of colours, smells, sounds, tastes and unforgettable images of New Delhi. Starting with Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosque’s in India, you then visit the famous 17th century market which also happens to be the busiest, known as the Chandni Chowk market. Some other attractions would include the Red Fort and finally ending with a lavish breakfast and then back to the hotel. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the New Delhi airport for your onward destination.

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