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Day wise Travel Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrival Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi railway station, you will be met and assisted by our company representative. Transfer to your hotel for check in.
Proceed for a tour of Delhi. First visit Old Delhi, Visit Jama Masjid, Later, proceed for a guided tour of New Delhi. Visit India Gate, The war memorial arch, India Gate, was built by the British in the honor of the 70000 Indian soldiers, who lost their lives in the First World War and Second Afghan War. Afterwards drive past Rashtrapati Bhavan (President Palace), adjoining Government Buildings, Parliament house and drive through Rajpath, the royal street of New Delhi.
Continue Visit Qutab Minar is built in Indo- Islamic style and has five stories. It is one of the highest stone towers in India and has a diameter of about 14.32 meters/47 feet at the base and about 2.75 meters/9 feet the top.
Overnight in Delhi.
Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi – Jaipur
After breakfast check out the Hotel and Processed by surface to Jaipur. Check in Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.
About Jaipur: Known as ‘Pink City’ Jaipur was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. The Pink City name came for the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city, Jaipur's bazaars sell embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares. Western Rajasthan itself forms a convenient circuit, in the heart of the Thar desert which has shaped its history, lifestyles and architecture.
Day 3 : In Jaipur
After breakfast, full day local Sightseeing in Jaipur the Amber Fort - where you ascend up the hill "Maharaja-like" on Elephant back. The Fort is known for its exquisite mirrored halls and lofty ramparts and is a superb example of Rajput architecture. It is strategically located on a hilltop overlooking the lake. This magnificent fort has recently been wonderfully restored bringing back some of it past glory. During return, enjoy a photo-stop at Jal Mahal Palace. On city tour, visit the honeycomb designed Hawa Mahal ( Stop for Photo Shoot) also known as the "Palace of Wind" built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. It is an integral part of the City Palace, an extension of the Zenana (women's chambers) away, from where the royal ladies, who lived in seclusion, observed life on the outside without showing themselves. Afternoon visit Jantar Mantar, the largest of Maharaja Jai Singh's remarkable Observatories- still in perfect working condition. Its complex instruments, whose setting and shapes are scientifically designed, represent the high points of medieval Indian astronomy. Later, visit the Maharaja's City Palace, once a formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The City Palace also houses a well stocked museum and armory. Evening spend time at shopping, walking around or spend at leisure in hotel. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 4 : Jaipur – Agra
After breakfast check out the Hotel and Processed by surface to Agra. En route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Check in Hotel Overnight stay in Hotel Agra. Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital city, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned 15 years later due to severe water shortage- and now a World Heritage Monument. There are many magnificent structures within this city including the Halls of Public and Private Audiences- with stone column standing in the centre of the hall supporting a flat-topped throne. From the four corners of the building, there are stone bridges leading across the throne. The Panch Mahal or Five Storey Palace is a five storeyed building and the architecture- though Persian in style is similar to a Buddhist pagoda. Next visit adjoining Fatehpur- famous for its Buland Darwaza (of Towering Gate) and Sheikh Salim Chisti Dargah - the holy tomb of the famous Sufi saint who blessed Akbar with his only offspring and later Emperor Jahangir. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Agra Fort. The Fort was built by Akbar in 1565 and further developed by successive generations. This well-preserved fortress built of red-sandstone dominates a bend of the river Yamuna-- with a magnificent view of the Taj. The interior boasts of grand buildings which include the Royal Pavilions, the Diwan-e-Am (hall of public audience) and Diwan-e-khas (hall of private audience- usually reserved for other kings and dignitaries. Overnight at hotel in Aga
Day 5 : Agra – Varanasi
Early morning, visit The Taj Mahal during Sunrise, a monument of love from the Mughal Emperor Shāh Jahān which took 22 years to build and completed in 1653, in memory of his beloved wife, Arjumand Bano Begum, also known as Mumtāz Mahal. Situated on the banks of the River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal stands at the northern end of formal gardens. The white marble came from Makrana in Rajasthan and the red sandstone from Fatehpur Sikri. Precious stones like jade, crystal, turquoise, lapis lazuli, sapphire, jade, coral and diamonds were brought from far-flung places in Tibet, China, Sri Lanka, Persia and Afghanistan. It is believed that a fleet of 1000 elephants was used to transport the material. (Note that The Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays). Drive back to hotel to have your breakfast. Post breakfast, check-out and embark on a city tour. Visit Agra Fort. The Fort was built by Akbar in 1565 and further developed by successive generations. This well-preserved fortress built of red-sandstone dominates a bend of the river Yamuna-- with a magnificent view of the Taj. The interior boasts of Many grand buildings which include the Royal Pavilions, the Diwan-e-Am (hall of public audience) and Diwan-e-khas (hall of private audience) usually reserved for other kings and dignitaries. Late evening transfer to Agra railway station to board train to Varanasi. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 6 : Arrival Varanasi
Morning Arrive Varanasi. Varanasi is regarded as an auspicious place of cremation among Hindus. It is a magical city where the most intimate rituals of life and death take place in public on the city's famous Ghats. In past, the city has been known as Kashi & Benares, but its present name is a restoration of an ancient name meaning the city between two rivers - Varuna and Assi. Later This day visit the Dhamekh Stupa which is one of the prominent Buddhist structures in India. Dhamek Stupa was constructed by the great Mauryan King, Ashoka. Also visit Ashoka Pillar and Sarnath Museum. Evening attend an Aarti ceremony by the Ghats in Varanasi. Overnight at Hotel in Varanasi.
Day 7 : Varanasi – Bodhgaya
After breakfast drive to the Bodhgaya, On arrival at Bodhgaya, transfer to hotel. Bodhgaya- the place where Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment under the sacred Bodhi Tree. Overnight in Bodhgaya
Day 8 : Bodhgaya – Kolkata
After Breakfast Full day tour of Bodhgaya visiting Mahabodhi Temple, Animeshlocan Chaiyata, Mohanta's Monastery, Ratnagar, Archaeological Museum, Tibetan Monastery, Thai Temple & Monastery, International Buddhist House & Japanese Temple, Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, The Burmese Temple, The Chinese Temple & Monastery , Departure transfer Gaya Railway Station , Overnight in Train.
Day 9 : In Kolkata
Arrival Howrah Railway Station Check in Hotel, full day Kolkata city tour, visit BBD Bagh – the heritage area of Kolkata, Victoria Memorial, a building dedicated to Victoria, former Queen of the United Kingdom, Indian museum, Birla Temple, mother Teresa house . Enjoy a view of the Howrah bridge spanning across the Hooghly River.
Overnight in kolkata.
Day 10 : Kolkata Departure
Today after breakfast departure transfer Kolkata Airport board the flight back to Home. Service end.