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Taj Mahal with Temples and Ganges

Day 01: Indira Gandhi

On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal II you are met and transferred to your hotel Rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.Humayans Tomb
The visit of the old city ( belongs to XVIIth century) includes the Great Mosque, Jama Masjid and the Red Fort, a perfect example of Mughal architecture built by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1639 and 1648. Enjoy cycle rickshaw ride around the colorful giant bazaar, Chandni Chowk.
In the new part of the city visit - the Qutab Minar (built in XIIth century), a splendid monumentminaret of the Afghan period. Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, and the Mausoleum of Humayun - a huge building that inspired Persians, is the precursor of the Taj Mahal. Rajpath, the equivalent of the Champs Elysees in France, the India Gate (erected in the memory of unknown soldiers died during First World War), The Parliament, and the house of the President. Later evening to escape the crowds, visit the Birla Mandir - a Hindu temple which is modern and colorful.
Overnight in Delhi

Day 03: Drive Delhi – Jaipur (270 kms)

After breakfast drive by surface for Jaipur. Popularly known as the Pink City, was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Designed in accordance with Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture.
On arrival in Jaipur, check into hotel. Rest of the day spend at leisure visiting the surroundings.
Overnight in Jaipur

Day 04: In Jaipur

After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting -- The Amber Fort situated on the one of the ancient ranges Aravali Hills, 11 kms from Jaipur which was the ancient capital of Jaipur Maharaja, a good example of Rajput style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes you to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings and a temple of Kali. Later visit City Palace and Observatory. City palace is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The son of the last maharaja and his family still reside in the part of the palace. Observatory – Jantar Mantar, built by Jai Singh in 18th Century which is the finest observatory built by Jai Singh out of five Observatories.
Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 05: Drive Jaipur – Agra (265 kms) via Fatehpur Sikri

After breakfast drive by surface for Agra, the city of Seventh wonder of the world. En-route visit Fathepur Sikri, this magnificient fortified city was the capital of the Mughal empire between 1517 and 1585, but had to leave because of Shortage of water. After the visit, continue your drive for Agra.
Agra which is known for its world famous buildings constructed by the Great Mughals, situated on the bank of the river. On arrival in Agra, check into hotel. After a short rest proceed for the half day sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort, the construction of the massive fort was began by Emperor Akbar followingwith the addtions by the different Mughal emperors followed by a visit of Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah -- which was built for the Chief Minister of Jehangirs who was also the father of Nur Jahan, wife of Jehangir. Very often it is also called the «Baby Taj « because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal.
Overnight in Agra

Day 06 :Agra – Jhansi (by train) Jhansi – Orchha (20 kms)

Humayans TombEarly morning the sunrise visit of the famous TAJ MAHAL This spectacularwhite marble mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jehan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Its a most extravagant monument ever built for love. The shimmering reflection in the water channels are truly breathtaking. After visiting Taj Mahal drive to Agra railway Stationto board train for Jhansi. Met on arrival at Jhansi railway station and drive for the delightful village of Orchha, once the capital of the Bundela rulers. A place less known than others, is a beautiful complex of palaces and temples coming from the sixteenth century. On arrival check into hotel. Orchha is a just a village, set among a wonderful complex of well preserved palace and temples situated near betwa river. After a short rest proceed for the sightseeing tour of Orchha visiting the Rajmandir, Jahangir Mahal and the temples.
Overnight in Orchha.

Day 07 : Orchha -Khajuraho (180 kms)

Morning after breakfast drive to Khajuraho - a place famous throughout the world for its erotic temples. Beautiful temples are the unique gift of India to the world. They represent life, love, happiness, shown in all shapes and emotions of life. On arrival in Khajuraho, check into hotel. The temples of Khajuraho are one of the India’s major attraction. Afternoon tour the spectacular ninth to thirteen century temples of Khajuraho, built by Chandela kings. The temples are beautifully carved with graceful statuesof Gods and Goddesses.
Overnight in Khajuraho.

Day 08 : Khajuraho – Varanasi (by flight)

Humayans TombMorning at leisure. Afternoondrive to Khajuraho airport in time to boardflight for Varanasi, the city of Lord SHIVA, situated on the bank of the sacred Ganges is one of the holiest place in India and an important destination for pilgrims. Varanasi has been a center of knowledge and civilization for over 2,000 years. It is probably the oldest city of India, and one of the oldest in the world. Varanasi has always been a major cultural center for music, knowledge, and the art of silk weaving. Met on arrival at Varanasi airport and transfer to hotel. After a short rest proceed for an excursion to theancient Buddhist site of Sarnath, a centre of Buddhist worship built by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC.
Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 09 : Varanasi

Very early morning take a dawn boat ride on the Ganges where you willsee the Hindu rituals of thread ceremony, removing of hairs, offering food to the departed souls,bathing, laundry and the cremation of the dead.After the boat ride walk through the fascinating narrow twisting lanes of the city to watch the performance of various Hindu rituals by the pilgrims.
Later after breakfastproceed for the city tour of Varanasi visiting Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to lord Shiva, Durga Temple and Benares Hindu University.
Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 10 : Varanasi – Delhi (by flight)

Day at leisure and later in time transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight for Delhi. Met on arrival at Delhi airport transfer to the Indira Gandhi International airport to connect flight for back home.



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