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 Old & New Delhi.
Old Delhi -
A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would
entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was
cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
New Delhi -
An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi
would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along
the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament
House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the
Diplomatic Enclave. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla
Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi - Jaipur
Early morning transfer to railway station to board the train for Jaipur,
Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Later visit the Palace of Winds also
known as Hawa Mahal, this elaborate building,
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.
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. , now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen
sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters,
could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai
Singh's observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th
century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort) where
you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy
various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting
activities. Night stay in Jaipur
Day 04 : Jaipur - Agra
drive to Agra via 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 and transfer to
hotel. Night stay in Agra.
Day 05 : Agra
Morning at sunrise visit the magnificient 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. Evening
free to explore the rich handicrafts of Agra. Night stay in Agra.
Day 06 : Agra - Jhansi - Orchha
Morning transfer to railway station to board the train to Jhansi ,Arrive
Jhansi & drive to Orchha & transfer to hotel. Later tour of this
historical site with magnificient temples and monuments. Some of the palaces
were decorated with painted murals which represent the finest flowering of
the Bundela school of painting. Night stay in Orchha.
Day 07 : Orchha - Khajuraho
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho , The legendary temples of khajuraho are
an incomparable experience. Acknowledged as one of the world's artistic
wonders, these temples dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered
in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of
a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay
forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho has
achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Arrive
Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. Later explore the Western and Eastern
temples of khajuraho while your guide explains the intricate meaning and
legends behind each describable sculpture. Night stay in Khajuraho.
Day 08 : Khajuraho - Delhi (By flight) - Departure
After a relaxed breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi
to connect the onward flight.