After a leisurely breakfast proceed for 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.
Morning transfer to airport to connect the flight for 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.
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.
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Khajuraho .Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel. 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.
Morning drive to Jhansi enroute visiting Orchha, In orchha visit the magnificient temples and monuments. Some of the palaces were decorated with painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting , Continue drive to Jhansi and transfer to railway station to board the train to Agra . Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel.
Morning 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 Agra 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.
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned Elephant for the climb to the main gate. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
After a relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal.
Morning drive to Udaipur. En route visiting Ranakpur - the largest and most beautifully preserved Jain Temples in India. Later proceed to see the fort of Kumbhalgarh. If Ranakpur is beauty and grace, Kumbhalgarh is all about power. Arrive Udaipur in the evening and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Udaipur.
After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour. Udaipur, built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh, the city has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queen# s resort for their friends) Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Evening at leisure.Night stay in Udaipur.
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Bombay. Arrive Bombay and transfer to hotel. Later half day city tour of Bombay, political capital of Maharashtra, and commercial capital of India, Mumbai is many cities in one. As the world's largest textiles market, a major industrial centre and the country's busiest port handling over 40 percent of India's maritime trade, it contributes around 50 percent of the national exchequer.