Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
Day 1 : Arrival, Delhi
Upon arrival at India Gandhi International Airport, you are greeted by our representative and escorted to the hotel. After a brief introduction of your India tour, you will check in and have some free time on your own to adjust to the new time zone.
Day 2 : Delhi
After breakfast, start your tour today with the visit to Old Delhi to see Jama Masjid and then a unique glance at local life by an exploration to the bustling local bazaar of Chandni Chowk on a rickshaw. Pass by Red Fort before driving to New Delhi for Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in the world made up of bricks. Continue to visit Gandhi Smriti and Humayun's Tomb. After that, drive along with the city landmarks of India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings and stop for photo opportunity there. Finish today with an insight into the local religion at a colorful Hindu Temple - Laxmi Narayan Temple.
Day 3 : Delhi - Varanasi
After breakfast, drive to Delhi airport to board the flight to Varanasi. Arriving in Varanasi, our representative in Varanasi will greet you at the airport and help you settle down at the hotel. Evening witness the thousand-year-old Aarti Ceremony during which worshippers pray near the water by the light of candles and lanterns.
Day 4 : Varanasi
Wake up earlier for a boat cruise on the Ganges River in the sunrise, vivid picture of devoted Hindus bathe in the river offering the prayers against morning sunlight make the journey quite rewarding. Return to the hotel for breakfast followed by a brief city tour to Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple and Bharat Mata Temple which is dedicated to Mother India.
Day 5 : Khajuraho - Agra
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and be escorted to Varanasi airport for your flight to Delhi. Be picked up at the Delhi airport exit and your private driver will drive you to Agra (approx. 4.5 hours). Check into your Agra hotel upon arrival. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 6 : Timeless Taj Mahal
As the sun rises, the Taj Mahal quickly begins its glory. It's the best time to watch the world's famous man-made miracles, not only to capture the best Taj Mahal sunrise landscape but also to avoid the heat and The crowds of the Taj Mahal are later in the day. In the afternoon, continue to explore the ancient Mogul capital by a visit to Agra Fort. End this day at Mehtab Bagh which is also called Moonlight Garden, where you could enjoy a beautiful romantic view of Taj Mahal from a different angle.
Day 7 : Agra - Jaipur
After hotel check-out, head west to Jaipur (approx. 5 hours) stopping en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the former royal city and capital of Emperor of Akbar, boasting one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its peak.
Day 8 : Jaipur
Today, you have a full-day private tour of Amer Fort and Jaipur city. The morning journey starts with a jeep riding ascend to the entrance of Hillside Amer Fort, which is located in Amer, 11 km from Jaipur city. Inside, you can also visit the fabulous Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). Proceed to Nahargarh Fort on your way back to Jaipur. There is no better place to see Jaipur city than at Nahargarh Fort. Next will be Maharaja City Palace as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. This wonderful observatory is attracted by the mathematician as well as astronomers of the whole world. City Palace is a perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput, and European). Hawa Mahal is popular all over the world for its magnificent architecture, where you can stop for a photo opportunity. After that, you will be taken through the pink rose garden as well as business centers of Jaipur.
Day 9 : Jaipur - Delhi, Departure
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and return to Delhi by private A/C vehicle. On arrival, you could go to some markets for last minute shopping. In time, be escorted to the airport for your flight back home.