Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
Day 1- Delhi arrival
Upon your arrival, you will be picked up by our staff member and escorted to your pre-booked hotel for some rest, the rest of the day is at leisure. Delhi is a hub for food junkies and Shopaholics, you can pay a visit to Paratha Gali of Chandani Chowk to try some delicious Indian food and Hauz Khas for shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2- Delhi excursion
Post breakfast, your Delhi excursion will begin with sightseeing of Qutub Minar- A 234 feet high minaret which was built by Mughal emperor Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak, India gate which was is a war memorial dedicated to the soldiers of first World War and lotus temple which is a fine example of the modern style of architecture with its 27 petal shaped marble leaves. Post this, you will pay a visit to the Red Fort which was a major political and ceremonial center of Mughal Dynasty. This fort is made of red sandstone in the Mughal style of architecture. You can surprise your taste buds with spicy street food of Delhi during the excursion. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3- Delhi-Jaipur transfer
Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Jaipur. After arrival at Jaipur, you may take some rest at your pre-booked hotel and check out the local Bazaar for traditional souvenirs. You may also plan to visit Chokhi Dhani resort to try the flavorful cuisine and folk dance of Rajasthan. Overnight stay at a pre-booked hotel in Jaipur.
Day 5- Jaipur excursion
The Pink City of Rajasthan is dotted with lots of heritage destinations that amaze every traveler who come to visit India. Post breakfast, you will be visiting Hawa Mahal palace or the wind palace with 953 windows and Jantar Mantar which is the biggest astronomical observatory to observe celestial objects with the naked eyes. Next to Jantar Mantar lies the City Palace, Jaipur which was once the home to the members of the royal family. Thereafter, you can visit the most renowned museum in Jaipur, Albert Hall, the oldest State Museum of Rajasthan which houses various artifacts, porcelain, Brahma Statue, Buddhist mural, and Lakshminarayan statue. You can gather some souvenirs from Bapu Bazaar and beautiful gemstones and jewelry at reasonable prices form Johri Bazaar of Jaipur. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur sightseeing
Post breakfast, you will be taken to the Amer fort, where you can choose to experience the elephant safari to reach the gateway of Amer Fort. Amer Fort is one of the most visited forts of India because of its unique blend of Rajput, Mughal and European style of architecture. Close to Amer Fort lies the Jaigarh Fort, built by Jai Singh II to protect Amer Fort. The Nahargarh Fort was also built by Jai Singh II as a retreat and lies close to the 2 forts overlooking Jaipur. Post this, you will be taken to the Jal Mahal palace which is situated right in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake welcoming various migratory birds in the months from November to January. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri
Post breakfast, you will be taken to Fatehpur Sikri, approximately 35 Km away from Agra, which boasts of world’s biggest gateway built by Mughal Emperor Akbar to memorialize his victory over Gujarat. You will visit the Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai’s Palace and the Tomb of Salim Chishti which is considered one of the finest examples of the Mughal style of architecture. Later on, you will continue your journey to Agra which is renowned for one of the New 7 Wonders of the World – Taj Mahal. It was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal who died during childbirth. It was built in 1643 with the help of 20,000 artisans by white marble. Upon arrival at Agra, you will be escorted to your hotel for some rest. You will visit this magnificent piece of art in the evening where you can enjoy the beauty of the Taj and Yamuna River with sunset. You can try the sweet delicacy of Agra ‘Agra Petha’ on the streets outside Taj and Mughal cuisine in Agra as well. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Agra – Orchha
Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Orchha which houses a Fort complex with a number of 16th-century forts. These include the famous Jahangir Mahal which was built in the 17th century A.D. to welcome the Mughal Emperor Jahangir during his first visit to the city. This complex also houses Raja Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, and Phool Bagh which enhance the overall beauty of the complex. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 9: Orchha – Khajuraho
Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Khajuraho, a small town in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh which has a group of monuments housing various Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temples which have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These were built between 950 and 1050 by Chandela Rajput Dynasty. After a tour of the complex of the complex, you will have an overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 10: Khajuraho – Varanasi transfer
Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh where you will be escorted to your hotel so that you have the rest of the day at your leisure after a long and tiring journey.
Day 11: Varanasi excursion
Post breakfast, you will set out on the streets of Varanasi, the holiest of the 7 sacred cities and the most popular religious hub in India with a multitude of pilgrimage sites. You will be taken to Kashi Vishwanath Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is among the 12 holiest jyotirlingas. The most sacred riverfront of India lies alongside Ganga with the name of Manikarnika. It is popularly believed that the dead bodies cremated here find salvation. The other famous sites you will a pay a visit to are Dhamek Stupa, Ramnagar Fort, and Chaukhandi Stupa. Overnight stay at your pre-booked hotel.
Day 12: Varanasi –Delhi transfer
Post breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi from where you can continue your beautiful journey and take back home some sweet memories from the trip.