Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
of tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat
and Shanti Vana - the cremation
sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama
Masjid and drive past Red Fort
and Chandni Chowk. Check-out from the hotel.
visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din
Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb,
India Gate (War Memorial Arch ),
Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern
Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House,
Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings
and Connaught Place shopping centre.
transfer to New Delhi rail-station for Jaipur train.
Arrive & transfer to hotel.
tour of Jaipur.
Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan
was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in
honour of a visiting Prince. Built by Maharaja Jai
Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260
years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace,
the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens.
Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose
residential & business areas.
visit Amber Fort.
Amber Fort was the ancient capital
of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal
or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors.
Ascend the Fort on Elephant back. Later transfer
to rail-station for Agra train.
arrive Agra. Transfer to hotel.
visit the world famous Taj Mahal
built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for
his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains.
the Agra Fort containing the Pearl
Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience.
Also visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by
Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father.
transfer to rail-station for Gwalior train. On arrival
in Gwalior, transfer to hotel.
visit the Man Mandir, Gujari
Mahal (today an archaeological museum),
The fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu,
Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas
Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and
the Mausoleum of Tansen.
transfer to rail-station for Jhansi train. Arrive
Jhansi & drive to Khajuraho.
Day 07 :
visit the world famous Khajuraho temples
were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD
and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset
Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali,
The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta
or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image
of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples,
Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva,
which is the largest & most typical of temples.
Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath
Temple - the only Jain Temple surviving
at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the
outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated
to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those
dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath.
to airport for Varanasi flight. Arrive Varanasi
and transfer to hotel.
Rest of the
day at leisure.
Day 09 :
morning boat excursion on the river Ganges,
a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. People bathe
early in the morning to offer the prayers to the
rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika
& Harishchandra where funeral pyre
burns day and night. Every pious Hindu believes
that to die in Kashi and to be
cremated on banks of the Ganges
is to attain release from the cycle of birth and
to rail-station for New Delhi night train.
Overnight onboard train.
arrive New Delhi & transfer hotel. Day at leisure.
transfer to airport. End of our services.