Classical North India Tour (07 Nights - 08 Days)

Classical North India Tour

Routing: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi


Tour Highlights
Jaipur Elephant ride to Amber Fort Palace , City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)
Agra Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandara
Orchha Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Ram Raja temple
Khajuraho  Temple Complex - Kandariya Mahadeo, Chaunsat Yogini & others Optional Sound & Light Show
Varanasi Excursion to Sarnath, Boat Ride & Explore ghats

Detailed Itinerary:-.


Day 01: Mumbai - Jaipur (Morning Flight)

On Arrival meet and greet at Jaipur airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. After wash and change today Jaipur sightseeing. Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.

 

Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.

Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The centre of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).

Overnight Hotel - Jaipur

Day 02:Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (260 km - 6 hours):- Today we drive to Agra, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti.

Further we continue our drive to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.

Overnight Hotel – Agra

Day 03: Agra – Jhansi (by Taj Express Dep.1015, Arr1340 hrs.) & Jhansi – Orchha - Khajuraho (166 km/ 04 hrs):- Early morning, we visit Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years.

Post breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to railway station to board the train for Jhansi. Upon arrival, drive to Orchha. Orchha has a medieval town atmosphere attached to it. The Betwa River quietly flows by the town. The 16th century palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers appear to be suspended in time. Upon arrival, meet assistance and check-in hotel.

Here we will visit Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal and Ram Raja temple. Later we drive to Khajuraho, built between 950-1050 AD by the mighty warrior kings of the Chandela dynasty, a truly inspired burst of creativity. Contain stunningly explicit erotic sculptures. They were rediscovered in the 20th century, is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Optional - Sound & Light Show

Overnight Hotel – Khajuraho

Day 04 Khajuraho Half Day Tour :- Today we visit Khajuraho temples, famous for the magnificent carvings depicting numerous exotic postures of the famous Kamasutra, ancient Indian work on sex. Only 22 temples survive of the 85 originally built. In fact, worship is still done today in the Matangeshwara temple, continuing an unbroken 1000 year tradition.

Overnight Hotel – Khajuraho

Day 05: Khajuraho – Varanasi (Flight):- In time transfer to airport to board flight to Varanasi. Varanasi picturesquely situated on the banks of holy river Ganga. The city is the Oldest Living City of the World & traces of its existence are found around 10000 BC. Other than being a very holy city for Hindus, it also holds a very significant association with Buddha's life & Buddhism.

On arrival Varanasi, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for own activities.
Later in the evening we witness the Aarti ceremony at the ghats.

Overnight hotel - Varanasi

Day 06: Varanasi Half Day Tour :- Today we start our day with a boat ride on the river Ganges. Rise before dawn & step gingerly in the boat as the boatman starts rowing the boat. Witness the daily miracle to unfold, as the Sun appears triumphantly over the horizon. The sound of conches & temple bells add to the delicate pink fabric of dawn. The formerly hushed murmuring of ancient Sanskrit Shlokas (hymns) now rise, in one voice, to a crescendo of unparalleled piety & joy. Later we explore the city by foot to get the feel of this oldest living city of the world.

Half Day Excursion
Later we take an excursion to Sarnath, the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha is said to have given his first sermon about the basic principles of Buddhism. It has been a premier centre for Buddhism & has a rich collection of ancient Buddhist relics & antiques comprising numerous Buddha & Bodhisattva images on display at the Archaeological Museum.

Overnight hotel - Varanasi

Day 07: Varanasi - Delhi (Flight):- Later in the afternoon transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival, meet assistance and transfer to hotel.

Overnight hotel - Delhi

Day 08: Delhi Departure

Today morning afterbreakfast check-out from hotel and guided Delhi sightseeing. we will visit Qutub Minar: The tallest hand carved brick minaret in the world at 72.5 meters, it is one of the finest examples of Indo- Islamic architecture. The construction began in the 12th century by the slave king Qutubuddin Aibak, from whose name the minaret gets its name. In the same complex is a mosque and iron pillar, which has not rusted even after 1,500 years.

Humayun's Tomb: The mausoleum of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It was built in 1570 by the emperor's widow, Haji Begum. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was the first garden tomb of India and a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture, with high arches and formal gardens (charbagh).

Red Fort: One of the most spectacular pieces of Mughal Architecture is the Lal Quila or the Red Fort. Built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648, the Red Fort has walls extending up to 2 kms. in length with the height varying from 18 mts. on the river side to 33 mts. on the city side.


Late Afternoon transfer to international airport to board flight for onward journey.


TOUR END

Deluxe Pacakge Per Person Cost Twin Sharing Basis on 4* Hotel INR 115000 Per Person
Standard Package Per Person Cost Twin Sharing Basis on 3* Hotel INR 110000 Per Person


Airfare Supplement:

  • Extra as per actual For: Khajuraho – Varanasi & Varanasi – Delhi sector.

Remarks:-
  • Please note that airfares are subject to change without prior notice.

Package includes
  • 07 Nights' accommodation on twin sharing at the selected pacakge hotel.
  • Daily breakfast in all hotels.
  • A/C transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Services of English speaking guide during the sightseeing tour.
  • Personal assistance during the arrival and departure.
  • AC Chair Car Train fare (from Agra to Jhansi)
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur at Amer Fort.
  • Boat Ride in Varanasi

Package does not includes
  • Govt service tax 5%
  • Any Monument entry fee & camera fee.
  • Any International or Domestic airfare.
  • Any optional service.
  • Any expense of personal nature such as hard/soft drinks, laundry, phone/fax calls, tips etc.
  • Any other expense not mentioned in the "Package includes".

For Bookings and Other Tailor Made Tour Packages Please Contact: Mr. Ravinder Rawat
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