Welcome to Delhi! After clearing Customs and Immigration make your way through the terminal. Your representative will greet you at the 'meeting point' at the exit and transfer you to your hotel check in and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure exploring the sights and sounds of Delhi.
After breakfast at the hotel, we proceed followed by a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Including Jama Masjid - this immense mosque is the largest in India, Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire, nearby we enjoy the rickshaw Ride in the local markets of Chandni Chowk and Kinari Bazar. In New Delhi visit 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, the India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President's House and Parliament House all dating back to the time of British Raj. Enjoy your evening at leisure and have a comfortable stay at the hotel.
After breakfast we drive to Jaipur - the fabled "pink city" of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors, are now living monuments. Arrive and check in to the hotel. In the evening we proceed for cultural evening at Chokhi Dhani - An ethnic village resort, the vitality of Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as children dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women, festooned in bright clothes. Gaily caparisoned camel, horses and bullock carts offer joy rides. A traditional Rajasthani dinner will be served. Enjoy the evening and have a comfortable stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we visit the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber - ascend the imposing fort on a painted elephant. We wander among glittering inlays and the Hall of Mirrors. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. We stop to view the elegant Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds" prominent landmark in Jaipur. - this elaborate building, now little more than a faade, Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork is encrusted with delicate screens ,carved 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.After lunch tour of the Maharajah's City Palace, now partly a museum display a unique fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajput armoury and costumes. Later we visit the unique 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. Situated in the heart of the city where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century.
After breakfast drive to the city of Taj, Agra, enroute also visit the evocative city of Fatehpur Sikri - Built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century, it is a veritable fairytale city built of red sandstone, and its "ruins" are in pristine condition. On arrival at Agra we check in.
Afternoon we leave to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the Seven Wonders of the World and 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. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of the tour. Later tour of the imposing Agra Fort - built of red sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates.Evening free to explore the local handicrafts and shopping centres of the city where one can look for marble inlay work, fine quality carpets, Zari and embroidery, leather goods etc. Enjoy your comfortable stay in Agra.[Taj Mahal remains closed on every Friday].
After breakfast we drive to Orchha - once the capital of Bundelas, Orchha is a village, set amongst a complex of well preserved palaces and temples. Though Orcha was founded in 1531, its golden age was during the first half of 17th century. When Jahangir visited the city in 1606, and a special palace, the Jehangir Mahal was built for him.Later in the day we tour the historical site with magnificent temples and monuments. Some of the Palaces were decorated with painted murals, which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of Painting. Enjoy your stay at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho - the legendary temples of Khajuraho built in the 9th and the 10th century is an incomparable experience. Acknowledged as one of the world's artistic wonders. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures.Afternoon we arrive and check in to the hotel. Later we visit the exquisite 10th century temples of Khajuraho. Enjoy the evening at Khajuraho and a comfortable stay at the hotel.
Early breakfast and we drive to 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 riverfront 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, evening we arrival at Varanasi check in at the hotel. Enjoy your evening at leisure and have a comfortable stay at the hotel..
Early morning we take a Boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats later back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast visit to Bharat Mata Mandir, Benares Hindu University, New Vishwanath Temple, Durga Temple, Ramnagar Fort, Sarnath. Evening we take the rickshaw ride to the holy river Ganges, and take the boat cruise to view the "Aarti" ceremony on the Ghats. Evening at leisure and comfortable stay at the hotel.
Early breakfast at the hotel, check out and transfer to the airport with the sweet memories of your vacation and the experience which you can share with your family and friends and cherish all your life.