Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Orchha - Khajuraho (08 Nights / 09 Days)
Day 01 : Delhi
Arrival in Delhi. Meet & greet upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Over Night at Hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast proceed to full day city tour covering :
Laxmi Narayan Temple - the temple built by the richest family of India and is the biggest temple in the northern region of India - and the temple is dedicated to Godess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu also called as Narayana.
Jama Masjid - got built by Emperor Shahjahan and at one time 20,000 people can offer there prayer and considered to be one of the best mosque of India. Walking tour of old city in the narrow lanes to see the culture and the real India. Walking tour is the most interesting feature of Old City.
Red Fort - the fort which got built by Shahjahan during the 17th century and is in good condition - and the important palaces are the Lahori gate, Elephants gate, The hall for the common audience, The ladies palace, The hall for entertainment, The hall for the private audience, The royal bath and the Pearl Mosque.
(Lunch at outside restaurant) After lunch sight seeing continues to......
Humayun's Tomb - the first Moghul monument in Delhi and is the memorial of Emperor Himayun is in a garden enclosed by lofty walls with gateway in the north and the west. Now is the time to proceed back to the hotel passing the 8th city of Delhi also called as ""Lutyens Delhi"" which covers the President house, India Gate, parliament house and the diplomatic enclave
Raj Ghat - Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in this serene spot on the west bank of river Yamuna. A must on every visiting dignitary's itinerary, it is a lovely park full of trees with the Gandhi Memorial Museum directly opposite it. Nearby are the memorial gardens of departed Indian prime ministers such as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri Indira
Qutab Minar - the oldest monument of Delhi - The 73 metre tall minaret started in 1193 AD by Qutab-ud-din Aibak and got completed later by his successors in the 13th centaury and the Iron pillar inside the mosque is a superb example - this pillar has withstood the challenges of passing centuries and still perplexes the scientists by remaining unrusted. Drive through India Gate, parliment house and president house. Night Stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi / Jaipur (247 Kms / 4.5 Hrs drive approx)
Drive to pink city, check in to hotel in Jaipur. After lunch proceed to half day city tour. covering :
City Palace - This former royal residence is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan mughal architecture and craftsmanship. The museum inside the palace has an array of galleries of rare paintings, exquisite miniatures, scholarly manuscripts, artefactsand traditional treatises on architecture. The present Maharaja of Jaipur still stays inside the Palace.
Jantar Mantar - Also called as the Observatory which Swai Jai Singh - the builder of the city has to his credit five observatories in different parts of the country. Jaipur one is considered to be the best and in working condition. Huge instruments in intricate masonry offer an accurate measurement of time, the declination of the sun and the altitude and the azimuth, the positions of the constellations in the sky for the day, the eclipses and the allied astronomical phenomena.
The Hawa Mahal is a great example of the Rajputana architecture, which was strongly influenced by Mughal style of architecture. This particular style of building that we observe in Hawa Mahal, uses the best features of Mughal architecture with other features that could better adapt to the inhospitable weather conditions of Rajasthan. Night Stay in Jaipur.
Day 04 : JAIPUR
After breakfast proceed to excursion tour to Amer Fort.Elephant ride one of the most famous ride in Amer.
Amer Fort - This is 11 kms from the city of Jaipur - and is dedicated to "Amba Mata" Hindu Goddess - the incarnation of earth and fertility. Amer Fort is overlooking the Maota Lake and is rated as a marvel of a bastion excelling in architectural and building skills. Amer Had the distinction of being the capital for six long centuries before Jaipur into being. You access the Fort by an Elephant Ride and is remarkable view and walk inside the fort. Later return back to the hotel to have yr. lunch and proceed to rest of the monuments after.
Evening free...... or time to visit factories of Indian Rugs, precious and semi precious stones, and other factories for which Jaipur is popular for. Night Stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 : JAIPUR/AGRA (233 Kms 5 Hrs drive approx)
After Breakfast for Agra - Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted city .which got built by the Third Mughal ruler " Akbar " and remained as capital from 1570 until 1585 and due to the water shortage the Mughal ruler Akbar was compelled to shift his capital from Fathepur Sikri to Agra . The Important Features of the fort are Shahi Darwaza ( Kings Gate ) ,Tomb Of Sheikh Salim Chisti , Palace of Jodha Bai , Birbal Bhawan , Panch Mahal , Hide and seek Palace, Hall for the Common - Private Audience. After lunch visit to Taj Mahal an architectural marvel in white marble. The Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, for his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal, is the finest example of Mughal architecture in India and a symbol of eternal love. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a sublime expression of architectural skill and a historic and romantic destination.The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, is a mesmerizing sight. This beautiful marble structure is considered to be aesthetically perfect in its design. Seeing the Taj Mahal by moonlight is truly an unforgettable sight. The enchantingly beautiful Taj Mahal, a monument to love, has to be seen once in your lifetime, preferably in the company of a loved one. Evening free to explore Marble factories and show rooms. Night Stay in Agra.
Day 06 : AGRA/JHANSI/ORCHHA (By Train) (Jhansi / Khajuraho is 4 Hrs drive approx)
After breakfast transfer to railway station to board train to Jhansi. pick up from Railway station drive to Khajuraho. enroute visit Orcha Fort and monuments. Lunch at midway restaurants. Orchha is a medieval city founded by Bundela rulers with palaces and temples of the 16 th and 17th century - which have remarkably withstood the onslaught of time. The river Betwa picturesquely flanks the city.Beautiful Palace Complex - Jahangiri Mahal and the Raja Mahal. Closely study the intricacies of the mural paintings in the Raja Mahal and visit the Laxminarayana Temple. Evening free . Night Stay in Khajuraho.
Day 07 : 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 by after noon flight to New Delhi
After a relaxed breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi to connect the onward flight. End of Tour.