Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in
Day 02 : Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate
buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the
British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar ,India Gate and the grand
government buildings, the President's House, Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi
Memorial, Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple.
Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi - Jaipur (By Train)
Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board
the airconditioned train to Jaipur. Breakfast in the train. Arrive Jaipur
and transfer to hotel. Later sight seeing tour of Jaipur covering:
City Palace -
A delightful blend of Mughal and
traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over
one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal,
Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
Jantar Mantar -
This is the largest and the best
preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts
of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical
instruments is still in use.
Hawa Mahal -
The ornamental facade of this "Palace
of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey
structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and
elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by
Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night
stay in Jaipur.
Day 04 : Jaipur - Agra
Morning visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily
described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set
against the backdrop of the wooded hills. Later drive to Agra enroute
visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town"
which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and
deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel.
Evening at leisure. Night stay in Agra.
Day 05 : Agra - Varanasi (By Train)
at sunrise visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the
world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000
men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's
beloved wife, Also visit the Red fort - the rusty and majestic red-
sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the
construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall
of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove
of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the
Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral
inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock
Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Later
transfer to railway station to board the overnight train to Varanasi .
Day 06 : Varanasi
Arrive Varanasi, said to be the India's most sacred city situated on the
western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in
the world. As a place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples
dotting the city, sunrise on the river front as seen from a boat can be a
spiritually uplifting sight. It has a fascination uniquely its own, a
quality of sublime beauty, a timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city
which cannot be described, only experienced. Meet assist at the railway
station and transfer to hotel. Later sight seeing of Varanasi (the oldest
and holiest city of India) covering Temples, Aurangazeb's Mosque and one of
the biggest university of India. Evening view "Aarti" ceremony on
the Ghats. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 07 : Varanasi
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of
pilgrims by the Ghats. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms. East of Varanasi,
is one of the Buddhism's major centers of India. After attaining
enlightenment, the Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon.
Visit the deer park and the museum and later back to Varanasi . Night stay
Day 08 : Varanasi - Delhi (By Flight)
After a relaxed breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive
Delhi & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 09 : Departure
Transfer to airport for onward flight.