Arrive Delhi, Welcome and assistance upon arrival at the airport. Later transfer to the hotel.
Morning free to relax and adjust to the time zone. Afternoon city tour of Old & New Delhi.
Old Delhi - Visit Jamma Masque (1650 AD). Drive through fabled Chandni Chowk (Silver Street) and visit Red Fort (1639 - 48 AD) built by builder of Taj Mahal - Emperor Shahjehan and famous for its delicately carved inlaid and marbled royal chambers. Raj Ghat where father of the nation memorial museum, Firoz Shah Kotla (1354 AD) ruins of the fortress and the Ashok Pillar (300 BC).
New Delhi - Visit Humayun`s Tomb (1565 AD) aptly called predecessor of Taj Mahal. Drive past Safdarjung`s Tomb (1753 AD), 72 meter high Qutub Minar (12th Century AD) - One of the most perfect towers in the world, nearby amidst the ruins of Quwate-Islam mosque stands the iron pillar which does not rust and has stood the vagaries of weather for 1500 years. Orientation drive through New Delhi viewing Embassy area (Diplomatic Enclave); Government Buildings ( 1921 -30 AD), Central Secretariat, Parliament House, Visit India Gate (1921 Ad). Evening optional LIGHT AND SOUND SHOW followed by dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel drive to Sariska ( Apprx. 4 hours ) and reach by noon time. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel.Sariska is situated in the northern part of Aravali hills. Sariska has an area above 479 square km and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1973 by the government of India.In noontime we take a Jeep ride to watch the activities of Sambars, Chitals, Nilgais, Chausinghas, Jackals, Wild boars, langurs etc. If we are lucky enough today we might have an audience with the Tiger, which are numerous in this park. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel. drive to Jaipur (Apprx. 3 hours ) and reach by noon time. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. After noon city tour of Jaipur.
Hawa Mahal, JaipurJaipur -The pink city is a constant reminder of the Rajput culture, their hospitality, and bravery. The City Palace a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture houses a museum containing rare collection of arts manuscripts, miniature paintings, armory of guns and swords more than 400 years old, costumes of former Maharaja (King) and maharani (queen) of Jaipur. Nearby is Jantar Mantar (1728 Ad) a perfect obserbvatory built by Maharaja Jaisingh with its 90 feet high sundial. Drive past Hawa Mahal palace of wind, which is also a landmark of Jaipur. Leisurely walk around Jaipur`s vibrant and colorful bazaars rubbing shoulders with brightly attired and smiling Rajasthanis. Overnight at the hotel.
This morning after breakfast visit Amber Fort - you are transported back in time today, riding like royalty a top elegantly draped and painted Elephants, up into the high mountain Fortress of Amber. Afternoon free to explore this Rajasthani Capital City ( The Pink City ) on your own.Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Agra ( Apprx .5 Hrs )Via Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri popularly known as the ghost town was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. Built by Emperor Akbar in honor of a Saint Salim, it is said to be replica of mosque at Mecca.Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Agra.
Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal (1653 AD). For majority of tourists visit to India is incomplete without seeing the wonderful Taj Mahal. Moghul emperor Shahjehan built this white marbled monument in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Semi precious stones are intricately inlaid into the marbles in various patterns showing an impressive craftsmanship. Other important monument is Agra fort with its Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), Dewan-e-Aam, Dewan-e-Khas, octagonal tower Jehangir Palace - famous for its Hindu Persian architectural style. (Taj Mahal closed on Friday). Overnight at the hotel .
After breakfast proceed to the railway station for a super fast two hour train to Jhansi. Upon arrival transfer by road to Enquire NowKhajuraho ( Apprx. 4 hours ).
Khajuraho - Khajuraho, once a religious and political capital of the Chandela dynasty who ruled Central India between 9th and 13th century. Its major tourist attractions are the temples depicting erotic sculptures and figurines. The temples are divided into eastern and Western temples and boasts of Chandela art. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel.
Afternoon visit the Eastern & Western Group of temples. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon city tour of Varanasi.
Ganga Ghat, VaranasiVaranasi -This sacred city over two thousand years old is the holiest city of the Hindus and a great center of learning and civilization. It has now more than 200 temples and shrines. Visit Bharat Mata temple, Durga temple, Banaras Hindu University etc. Drive past the bazaars, brocades & famous Banarasi silk sari shops. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning sunrise boat cruise over holy river Ganges will take you to is famous bathing ghats where hundreds of pilgrims can be seen cleansing their souls by taking a holy dip. Also visit its burning ghats where bodies are cremated after performing the last rites according to ancient Hindu customs.
Afternoon city tour of Sarnath- A place where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining the enlightenment under a Banyan tree. It is a holy place for the Buddhist and thousand of Buddhist pilgrims visit Sarnath from all over the world. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free for exploring city on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Transfer to airport for your onward destination / Optional Extension tour.
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