From:Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Bandhavgarh - Jabalpur - Orcha - Gwalior - Agra - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi
Duration: 21 Nights 22 Days
☛On arrival at Delhi International airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel, where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Overnight at the hotel.
☛After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi visiting the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk, Later New Delhi to include Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple , Qutub Minar , built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening you can visit to see light an sound show at Red fort. Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.
☛Early morning after breakfast transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight 9W723 to Varanasi at 1040 hrs, arrival in Varanasi at 1150 hrs. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Relax for some time. Later take an excursion tour to Sarnath – 10 kms visit the deer park and Bodhi Tree where Lord Buddha perched his First Sermon, visit the Dhamekh Stupa. Drive back to Varanasi, Overnight at the hotel in Varanasi.
☛Early morning at the time of sunrise take a boat ride on the River Ganges and see the various Ghats with people ritually cleansing their sins. While on the boat you will also see the cremation ceremonies of dead bodies as per Hindi Rituals. After breakfast proceed on a tour of the temples of Varanasi visiting the Golden Temple dedicated to lord Shiva, the Durga temple dedicated to goddess Durga. Interestingly the Durga Temple is also known as the Monkey Temple due to the large number of monkeys found in the Temple premises. Overnight at the hotel.
☛Morning after breakfast day free for leisure. Later checkout and transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight 9W723 to Khajuraho at 1220 hrs, arrival in Khajuraho at 1300 hrs. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit Western group of Temples consisting of the massive Laxman Temple dedicated to lord Vishnu, the Laxmi and Varaha temples dedicated to Vishnu’s consort Laxman, the Kandariya Mahadev temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Chausath Yogini temple dedicated to goddess Kali. Also visit Archaeological museum with its collection of stone sculptures of the Chandela dynasty. Return to the hotel for overnight.
☛Morning after breakfast jungle excursion by jeep. The Park is spread over an area of 437 sq. km. The terrain is made of rocky hills, sal forests and grazing areas, formerly agricultural land. Evening, talk by a conservationist and tiger expert. Overnight at the lodge.
☛Early morning jungle excursion by jeep. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, trek to Bandhavgarh Fort situated at the highest point of Bandhavgarh hills. Also study the water management system. See the archaeological find of over 1000 years and study the unique topography of the Park from a birds-eye view, visit to the rural schools at Bandhavgarh Evening recap of the day’s activity, see the activities of Tiger Trust supported by the Lodge and walk through Medicinal Plant garden, study conservation practices of the Lodge such as solar cooking, solar water heating, vermiculture, and study the unique architecture of the Lodge, which is mud huts, and a unique Indian Village. A lecture on astronomy will follow, including stargazing with a telescope. Overnight at the lodge.
☛Morning visit the rural schools and the little town of Bandhavgarh. Later checkout and drive to Jabalpur. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Jabalpur.
☛After breakfast sightseeing of Jabalpur. Jabalpur is famous for its Marble Rocks and for the city resting on the banks of the Narmada River. After a picnic lunch at the grounds of the Marble Rocks, board a rowboat for the leisurely trek 2 kms, up the gorge and wait viewing the rocks by moonlight. The Marble Rocks are gleaming white, though are said to change colours as the sunsets. They are very, very impressive. Return to the hotel for overnight.
☛Morning after breakfast day free for leisure. Later checkout and transfer to the railway station to board the schedule train (Mahakaushal Exp) to Jhansi at 1610 hrs, arrival in Jhansi at 0255.On arrival transfer to Orchha 20 minutes bus ride. Overnight at the hotel.
☛Morning is free for rest. In the afternoon take a sightseeing of Orcha visiting Jehangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Raj Praveen Mahal, Ram Raja Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Phool Baugh, Dinman Hardaul's Palace, Sunder Mahal, Cenotaphs, Shahid Smarak. Orcha Palace and Panoramic view of Betwa River. Overnight at Orcha.
☛After breakfast checkout & drive to Agra enroute visiting the seven storeyed of palaces of Datia. Later proceed to Gwalior. On arrival in Gwalior visit the majestic Gwalior fort is one of the largest and mightiest forts in India. Also visit Sas-Bahu Temples are 11th-century temples of Lord Vishnu while Teli-ka-Mandir is a 300-metre-high Vishnu temple of the 9th Century. One can have lunch at Gwalior & proceed to Agra, on arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening free to relax, overnight in Agra.
☛Early visit to witness incomparable Taj Mahal with its’ speculative view at the time of Sunrise. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies, across the river Jamuna. Later visit the Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening you may visit to the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a Mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of the Taj. The show room conducts free sound & light show showing the eras of Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.
☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Jaipur enroute sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri the city built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, visit Bulund Darwaza, Jama Masjid, and Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti. Proceed to Jaipur. Arrival at Jaipur late afternoon, transfer to the hotel. Evening free for shopping and relaxation.
☛Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. Later late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. One can also visit Nahargarh Fort to see it illuminated over the floodlights. Return to the hotel for overnight.
☛After breakfast day free for leisure and individual activities optionally you can visit to Rani Sati Garden and Galta Temple. In the evening one can go for shopping and leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Jodhpur enroute visit the only Temple of Lord Brahma on the bank of Pushkar Lake surrounded by the Ghats and one can see devotees praying and taking a dip in the holy water of Pushkar Lake. Later proceed to Jodhpur, on arrival transfer to hotel. Evening free to relax, overnight at the hotel.
☛After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada (Mausoleums of the great Rajput Warrior) and Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, visit to Bishnoi Village - The Bishnoi tribe of the western Indian state of Rajasthan have, over centuries, made a unique blend of ecological sense and religious sensibility their faith's cornerstone. Later after lunch day free for leisure and individual activities. Overnight at the hotel in Jodhpur.
☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Bikaner. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later take a sight seeing tour of Bikaner covering Junagarh Fort – constructed between 1588 and 1593 by Raja Rai Singh, fort has a 986 meter long wall with 37 bastions & two entrances, Bandh Sagar Temple – The 16th century Jain temple, is the most important of this temple complex, take an excursion tour to Deshnok to see the Temple of Karnimata – at this temple rats are held sacred & roam freely within the temple complex. Spotting a white rat in this temple is believed to by lucky. Return to the hotel for overnight.
☛After breakfast checkout and drive to Mandawa. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit compact little town of Shekhavati region comprising of Forts and Havelis of beautiful frescoes. While touring this town a painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows leads to the bazaar. Its Havelis still bear witness to the rich & prosperous Marwari era of the 19th century. Worth visiting are the Aath Haveli complexes, Anandilal Poddar Haveli, Bansidhar Bhagat Haveli & Chokhi Haveli. Evening enjoy folk dance and music while you dine at the courtyard of the Resort. Overnight at hotel.
☛After a relaxing morning, including a well-deserved sleep. Checkout and drive to the Delhi. On arrival transfer to International Airport to board the schedule flight back home in the evening. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories.
The tour package will be inclusive of: hotel accommodation, air-conditioned car with English speaking driver (24 hours at disposal) for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel, and guide at the time of sightseeing, meals as per hotel package.