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Ancient North India
Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orcha - Gwalior - Agra -
Jaipur - Samode - Mandawa - Delhi
13 Nights / 14 Days



01 Day: Arrival Delhi:
Welcome to the mesmerizing land of India. As per your scheduled flight, our representative will met, assist and escort you to the booked hotel. All documents will be handed over to you with traveling brief and interaction for any query in terms of tour and services. Rest of the time is for leisure and overnight at the hotel.

02 Day: Delhi:
After breakfast take a sightseeing tour to explore New Delhi: - Drive along side the widest street of capital - the Rajpath to observe the royal view of the Parliament House, the President House and the India Gate, Humayun's Tomb which is considered by historians as one of the most magnificent architectural edifice of the Mughal era, Qutub Minar - built in 1199 rises to a height of 72.5 metre from a base of 14.32 metre and Birla Mandir - a colourful and modern Hindu temple. Later embark on sightseeing of Old Delhi visiting mighty Red Fort - an imposing red sandstone fort built in the 17th century, the Raj Ghat - where the mortal remains of Mahatma Gandhi were cremated, the Jama Masjid - one of the largest mosque and architecturally beautiful monument in India, the imposing Ashoka Pillar - built by the Firoz Shah Tughlak and bustling Chandni Chowk Bazaar. In the evening you can visit to see light and sound show at Red fort. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

03 Day: Delhi - Varanasi (By Air):
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Varanasi: Sandwiched between the rivers Varuna and Ashi as they join the Ganges, Varanasi takes its name from its location. It is also known as the city of a thousand temples. Later take an excursion tour to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after he got enlighten in Bodh Gaya, located at 10 Kms from Varanasi; visit at Dhamekh Stupa marks the place where Buddha preached first sermon and it signifies the "seat of the holy Buddha", as he proclaimed his faith, then see the Ashok Pillar with 4 lions which is the national symbol or emblem of India, built in 3rd Centaury BC., symbolize both Ashoks's imperial rule and the kingship of the Buddha. In the evening walk through the myriad of narrow lanes in the old city, past the many ancient temples, shrines and little shops crammed with customers looking for the famous silver & gold brocades for weddings or even for cremation cloth. Explore the oldest cultural city of India, by visiting the most famous temple; Kashi Vishvanath or Golden temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the deity is one of the twelve Jyotilingas. Followed by the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir. Overnight at the hotel.

04 Day: Varanasi:
Early morning take a boat ride for a pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Varanasi was already old when Rome was founded, a flourishing trade centre when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. It was a city of great wealth and religious important when the Chinese travelers Hiuen Tsang visited in the 7th century. Also visit the Banaras Hindu University and Alamgir Mosque, built by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb at a place where a majestic Krishna temple was located. This temple was destroyed and the Mosque was constructed. Overnight at the hotel.

05 Day: Varanasi - Khajuraho (By Air):
After breakfast, checkout of the hotel and transfer to the airport to board the flight for Khajuraho. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. The city of Khajuraho has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO because of its temples and related structures built between 950 and 1050 A.D. The very name, Khajuraho, arouses strange dreams even in daytime. Of full bodied feminine forms frozen in stone, so real that you wonder whether they might come alive at a touch. The temples are scattered in an area of 8 sq km. After relaxation take a sightseeing tour of Western group of Temples consisting of the massive Lakshmana Temple dedicated to lord Vishnu, the Laxmi and Varaha temples dedicated to Vishnu's consort Laxman, the Kandariya Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Chausath Yogini temple dedicated to goddess Kali. Also visit Archaeological museum with its collection of stone sculptures of the Chandela dynasty. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

06 Day: Khajuraho - Orcha (180 kms: 4 hrs):
Early morning visit Eastern group of Temples visiting Jain temples of Parsvanath, Adinath, and Shanti Nath followed by visit temples of Vamana and Brahma/Hanuman both dedicated to lord Vishnu. Later check out of the hotel and drive to Orcha. Orcha 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. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

07 Day: Orcha:
After breakfast, take a city tour of Orcha visiting Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Raja Ram temple - is the only place in the country where Lord Ram is worshipped as a King, Shiva Mandir, Panch Mukhi Mahadev Mandir and other cenotaphs "Chhatries" on the bank of river Betwa. Later visit Fort Palace of Raj Mahal - the first palace within the Orcha citadel, Jahangir Mahal - built in honour of Mughal emperor Jehangir, Phool Bagh - beautiful garden of the royal rulers of the Bundelkhand dynasty, Diwan -I- Khas and Rai Praveen Mahal - built for the beautiful courtesan and poetess, Rai Praveen. Overnight at the hotel.

08 Day: Orcha - Gwalior - Agra (208 kms: 5 hrs):
After breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Agra. Enroute take a city tour of Gwalior the entire city is a visual and aesthetic feast, for the builders of Gwalior were great architects., visiting the majestic Gwalior fort, Jai Vilas Palace which is an Italianate structure which combines the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural modes, Scindia Museum, Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum - is a place where you can find the extensive collection of stone carvings with rare and atypical antiquities, Sas-Bahu Temples dedicated o Lord Vishnu, Teli-ka-Mandir is a Pratihara Vishnu temple of a unique blending of architectural styles. Later visit Surya Mandir dedicated to the Sun God, the Tombs of legendary musician Tansen and Ghous Mohammad, Man Mandir or Chitra Mandir or Palace of Paintings because of the tiled and painted decorations of peacocks and other birds. Later proceed to Agra. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later in the evening you may visit the souvenir markets of Agra. Overnight at the hotel.

09 Day: Agra:
In the relative quiet of early morning visit to the Taj Mahal when it is the most alluring. Shrouded in mists, the color of the Taj changes from soft yellow to pearly cream to dazzling white. Taj Mahal is a sublime experience of the greatest love story ever told. This monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles and is one of the wonders of the modern world. Later visit to the Agra Fort, designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., with barricaded wall of red sand stone; it houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Meena Bazar, Moti Masjid, Sheesh Mahal, Musamman Burj where from Taj Mahal is visible in all its beauty from one side of the fort. So very ironically, Emperor Sahahjahan, prisoner of his son Aurangzeb in his old age was put in a cell from where he could gaze at the Taj Mahal at a distance, from his cell in the fort. After relaxation in the evening you may opt to watch the 80 minutes new theatrical show: Mohabbat E Taj at Kalakruti Mandal, where they enact the history behind the Taj Mahal. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.

10 Day: Agra - Jaipur (240 kms: 5 hrs):
After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Jaipur. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, this is today a deserted city, which was built during Akbar's regime as a capital. Here you will get opportunity to see incredible Bulund Darwaza - the largest gateway in the world, and the Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, a well-known Sufi saint of India. Also visit other historical sites such as Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-khana-I-khaas or Hall Of Private Audience, Palace of Akbars' Queen Jodha Bai, Birbal's Palace, Panch Mahal and Jami Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri. After visit proceed to Jaipur. On arrival, check in the hotel. In the evening hop on to the Cycle Rickshaw and explore the colorful and vibrant markets of Jaipur, famous for Textiles, Gems, Carpets and handicrafts. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.

11 Day: Jaipur:
After an early breakfast take a sightseeing tour of Jaipur, visiting Amber fort, a classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing, followed by visiting City Palace, a delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple, City Palace Museum Visit to 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. Their five-storey structures 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. In the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator white marble temple, glitters in the in the night, at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

12 Day: Jaipur - Samode - Jaipur (Excursion 45 kms: 1 hr one way):
After breakfast take a excursion to Samode, the old caravan city of Samode locked up in its walls and dominated by the castle. Visit the famous Samode Palace which is about 400 years old and full of ancient historical delights, the Sheesh Mahal- the hall of mirrors followed by visit to Samode Bagh which is a fascinating garden. In the afternoon take camel cart ride to explore the Samode Fort and the semi desert village of Samode, witness the culture and traditional of villagers. Later drive back to Jaipur. Rest of the evening is free for shopping in the local markets. Overnight at the hotel.

13 Day: Jaipur - Mandawa (170 kms: 4 hrs):
After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Mandawa. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. A former palace - before spending the remainder of the day visiting the stunning havelis and wandering around the township. Mandawa town located in the Shekwhati region was founded in the 18th century, the medieval fort of Mandawa dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. The Chokhani and Ladia havelis and the street with Saraf havelis are some of the splendid examples of this region's havelis. The Binsidhar Newatia Haveli has some curious paintings on its outer eastern wall-a boy using a telephone, and a European woman in a car driven by a chauffeur. The Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli has some defaced erotic images. Overnight at the hotel.

14 Day: Mandawa - Delhi (275 kms: 5 hrs) - Onwards Journey (By Air):
After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Delhi airport to board the flight for onwards journey with happy memories of your holiday to India.
 
 
 
 
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