Best of India

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days

Destination Covered: Agra - Delhi - Jaipur - Khajuraho - Orchha - Varanasi -

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Tour Highlights

Itinerary

Arrive New Delhi airport and meet our representative with garland welcome & transfer to hotel & relax.  Overnight in Hotel at Delhi.

After breakfast leave for guided sightseeing of old & Modern Delhi.

Visit the great Jama Masjid, the largest mosque of India, after that enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk (Silver Market) to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jahan. Later enjoy the visit of India Gate, famous monument built in memory of soldiers who died in 1st & 2nd World War, Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House) & Parliament House.

We will also visit World Heritage Site,Humayun’s Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562 & in the last visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 11th Century. It is the tallest (72.5 m) brick minaret in the world. Overnight in Hotel at Delhi.

After Breakfast drive to Jaipur. Jaipur is also known as Pink City because many buildings are still washed in Pink, the traditional color of welcome. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. In the evening visit colorful market of Jaipur. Overnight in Hotel at Jaipur.

After breakfast enjoy the sightseeing of Jaipur including the 16th century’s Amber fort with elephant ride, after that visit the Magnificent City Palace (Royal Museum), Jantar Mantar (the Astronomical Observatory) & Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Overnight in Hotel at Jaipur.

After breakfast, straight drive to Agra, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri (The Ghost City), here we visit Emperor Akbar’s Residential complex, Mosque, Tomb of Salim Chisti & Buland Darwaza – the World’s Highest Door. Later drive continue to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later visit World’s Heritage Agra Fort built in Red Sandstone. Overnight in Hotel at Agra.

Early morning visit the India’s most celebrated monuments Taj Mahal in Sunrise built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz.  Later back to hotel for breakfast & after that straight drive to Orchha.  Orchha is a town situated near the Banks of Betwa River.

Arrive Orchha, check into the hotel & relax. Later visit 14 cenotaphs, memorials to the rulers of Orchha, grouped along the Kanchan Ghat of the river Betwa, after that visit 17th Century Jahangir Palace, a magnificent palace in Orchha. Late evening visit Ram Raja Temple that dedicated to Lord Rama & see the worship ceremony.  Overnight in Hotel at Orchha.

After breakfast drive to Khajuraho. It is famous for its enchanting temples & its erotic architecture, built by Chandela dynasty thousand years ago. The name Khajuraho is derived from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree) which is grown abundantly in the region.

On arrival check into the hotel & relax. Later visit the famous Western group of temples are designated as the World Heritage Site and is enclosed within a beautifully laid out park. The Lakshmana and Vishwanath Temples to the front and The Kandriya Mahadev, Jagadami and Chitragupta Temples displays the best craftmanship of Khajuraho. Overnight in Hotel at Khajuraho.

Morning after breakfast, visit the Eastern Group of Temples comprises of two historic Jain temples – the Adinath Temple lavishly embellished with sculpted figures, and the Parsvanath Temple, the largest Jain temple, sculpted with charming detail.  Later back to hotel for early lunch & later transfer to the airport for flight to the holy city of Varanasi. It is one of the oldest extant cities in the world; its name derived from its position on the banks of the Ganges, at the confluence of two legendary rivers, Varuna and Assi. On arrival, pick-up & transfer to Hotel. Evening enjoy the Aarti Ceremony at the Ghats. Overnight in Hotel at Varanasi.

Enjoy an early morning boat ride along the river Ganges and see the famous bathing ‘ghats’ & other panoramic views in Sunrise & also visit the Temples & Ashrams on the ghats. Later back to hotel. In the afternoon drive to visit Sarnath, it is said that lord Buddha preached his first sermon here, setting in motion the Wheel of Law. Pilgrims from around the world come to Sarnath, and there are monasteries here constructed by Buddhists from several countries including China, Burma, Tibet and Japan. Evening free for own activities. Overnight in Hotel at Varanasi.

After breakfast visit to Tulsi Manas temple & Banaras Hindu University. Later back to hotel. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, pick-up by our representative & transfer to hotel for wash & change. Later transfer to airport to board your return flight.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India trip.
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