Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
of tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the
cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid
and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Check-out from the hotel
at 1200 hrs.
visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's
Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a
modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament
House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping
Day02 Morning transfer to New Delhi rail-station for Jaipur
train. Arrive & transfer to hotel.
tour of Jaipur. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour
coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince.
Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is
260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace, the Observatory &
Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose
residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State.
Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with
mirrors. Ascend the Fort on Elephant back. Later transfer to
rail-station for Agra train. Late evening arrive Agra. Transfer to
hotel. Overnight Agra.
Day04 Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the
Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to
enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing
the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Also
visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in
memory of her father. Afternoon free.
Day05 Morning transfer to rail-station
for Gwalior train. On arrival in Gwalior, transfer to hotel.
Afternoon visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an
archaeological museum), The fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka
Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of
transfer to rail-station for Jhansi train. Arrive Jhansi & drive
Day07 Morning visit the
world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings
between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset
Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple,
Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed
Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple
of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Visit
the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple
- the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent
sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple
dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those
dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath. Afternoon free.
to airport for Varanasi flight. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to
hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Varanasi.
morning boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry 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.
Check-out at 1200 hrs. Evening transfer to rail-station for New
Delhi night train. Overnight onboard train.
Day10 Morning arrive New Delhi & transfer hotel. Day at
leisure. Overnight Delhi.
Day11 Morning transfer to airport. End of our services.