Upon arrival in Delhi, our staff will meet you at the Airport followed by transfer to hotel. Later sightseeing of New Delhi where you visit the mighty Qutub Minar, the unique lotus shaped Bahai Temple, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Later in the afternoon, you will be taken on a tour to Old Delhi which includes a visit to Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid. Later return to your hotel and rewind overnight.
Today we will drive you to Jaipur which takes approx 5 hours by road. You will be transferred to your hotel upon arrival. Spend your evening at leisure or explore the local area before retiring to your hotel to spend the night.
Morning excursions to Amer fort for an elephant ride to the glorious hilltop fortress and the Kali Temple with its solid-silver doors. Later, an afternoon tour of Jaipur will combine the City Palace, the Royal Observatory (Jantar Mantar), and the Hawa Mahal and culminate in a traditional Rajasthani dining session. Retire to your room in the hotel in the night.
Leave Jaipur and drive through the countryside to the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri, built to commemorate the birth of Salim, son of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great. The complex's particular interests are the red stone mosques, courtyards and the palace where Akbar played chess using slave girls as pawns. Afterwards, proceed to Agra where your overnight stay will be arranged in a hotel.
The morning tour encompasses a visit to the Agra Fort complex which is a paradigm of the architectural styles of the Mughals. In the evening, enjoy the ambience around Taj Mahal which has been voted as one of the seven modern Wonders of the World. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 06: Agra - Khajuraho (Agra -Jhansi by train and by surface to Khajuraho)
In the morning we will transfer you to railway station. Here you will board the Shatabdi Express to arrive in Jhansi. Upon arrival, proceed by surface to Khajuraho. You will do a half day temple tour of Khajuraho Group of Monuments. Provocative maidens, dancers, musicians and embracing couples adorn these buildings of worship and are enduring icons of Khajuraho, often attributing the name Kamasutra Temple to Khajuraho. Return to your hotel for your overnight stay.
In the morning we shall transfer you to the airport from where you will board the flight to Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world. Also known as Banaras, the city has remained the center of the Hindu faith. A drive to Sarnath later in the day to the spot where Buddha first preached over 2,000 years ago is also a part of your itinerary today. The archaeological museum displays the Ashoka Pillar (264-226 B.C.), the emblem of independent India. In the evening a boat trip on the sacred river Ganges and be a witness to the renowned aarti ceremony by the bathing ghats of Holy Ganges. Return to your hotel to spend the night.
In the morning, explore the colorful Darbar Square and travel to the remarkable Stupas of Boudhnath, one of the largest in the world. Afternoon excursion to Patan and Bhadgaon, two of the valley's ancient cities, to see intricate woodcarvings and sculpture representing 18th century Nepalese architecture. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu