Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi International airport meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi (Train depart at 17:35 PM and arrives Jaipur at 22:05 PM)
After breakfast we will go for a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India.
Further we will visit the monuments and historical places of New Delhi, here we will visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India.
We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo - Islamic Architecture.
In the evening transfer to the railway station to board the train for Jaipur. Upon arrival at Jaipur railway station meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Jaipur
After breakfast an excursion of Amer Fort, ascend Fort on Elephants back Capital of Rajasthan Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1728 A.D. It is also called Pink City because most houses in old city are pink colored. The city is surrounded by thick wall 20 feet high and 9 feet wide with eight gates. Ajmeri gate and the Sanganeri gate in the south, Chandpole gate in west and the Ghat Darwaza in the east are the main gates. The city is surrounded by the hills except in the southwest. Fort and the temples can be seen on the hills.
In the afternoon city sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting the massive City Palace - It is located in the mid of this walled city will provide an idea about the farsightedness of the founder of Jaipur Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. He left behind a legacy of some of the most imposing and magnificent architecture in the city. The City palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture and the ex-royal family still lives in a part of the palace. Further we will visit to Jantar Mantar (observatory), Palace of Winds, Birla temple. In the evening return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Jaipur - Agra (Train depart at 15:20 PM and arrives at 21:15 PM)
Morning free to explore the colourful market of Jaipur and do some good shopping of your requirements and collect some souvenir for the memory.
Later in the afternoon transfer to the railway station to board the train for Agra. Upon arrival at Agra railway station meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: Agra - Gwalior (Train depart at 14:30 PM and arrives at 15:50 PM)
Today we will visit the famous Taj Mahal at dawn. Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD).
After visit we will return to the hotel for fresh-n-up and breakfast. After breakfast we will visit the Agra fort, built by Akbar in 1565 as a military establishment. The Fort was made by red sandstone. During the reign of Shah Jahan it was partially converted into a palace.
Further we will Itimad-ud-daulah's Tomb or Baby Taj, this exquisite marble tomb was made by Emperor Jahangir's queen, Nur Jahan, in the memory of her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg during 1622-1628 A.D. Built entirely in white marble and inlaid with semi-precious stones, this mausoleum on the bank of the Yamuna River, exhibits a b Persian influence.
Later in the afternoon transfer to the railway station to board the train for Gwalior. Upon arrival at Gwalior railway station meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. After fresh-n-up we will visit the enormous 19th century Jai Vilas Palace. This Palace is famous for its ornate chandeliers & crystal. A few of the rooms have in converted into a museum filled with the Scindia dynasties memorabilia.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Gwalior - Khajuraho (Train depart at 12:45 PM and arrives at 19:30 PM)
Morning we will visit the huge Gwalior Fort - where a sun temple is believed to have been constructed within the area of the fort. Also visit Man Mandir which is a six towered palace & which forms the eastern wall of the fort. The fort has monuments dating back to 8th century A.D. onwards and is one of the largest forts in India. Also visit the Gujri Mahal, a turreted palace of stone now houses the archaeological museum. Gwalior also offers the Tomb of Muhammad Ghaus, a saint worshipped by the Mughals & the Tomb of the famous musician Tansen.
Later in the afternoon transfer to the railway station to board the train for Khajuraho. Upon arrival meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07: Khajuraho - Varanasi (By flight)
After breakfast sightseeing tour of Khajuraho visiting its Eastern & Western group of temples. These temples of Khajuraho were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. Starting our tour with a visit to Eastern group of temples, including the most important temples like the Chausath 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.
Further we will visit the Eastern group of temples visiting the Parsvanath 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. Here we will also visit the temples dedicated to lord Brahma, goddess Yamuna and lord Adinath.
Later in the afternoon transfer to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi airport meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. In the evening visit aarti darshan (light offering) at river bank. After aarti visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 08: Varanasi - Delhi (Train depart at 19:15 PM)
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later we will have an excursion to Sarnath. It enjoys the extraordinary privilege of Lord Buddha delivering his first sermon after attaining enlightenment 2500 years ago. It is about 10 km from Varanasi and holds a number of Buddhist sites that include the famous Dhamekh Stupa, the seat of the holy 'Buddha'. You can also visit the ruins of Dharmarajika Stupa and Mulagandhakuti Temple, where Lord Buddha is said to have rested and meditated while in Sarnath. The Ashoka Pillar built by the emperor Ashoka is a must see in Sarnath. The Lion Capital on top of this pillar is now the National Emblem of India and stands apart for its excellent artistry and carvings.
Later in the evening transfer to the railway station to board the train for Delhi. Overnight stay on board.
Day 09: Arrive Delhi (Train arrives at 07:40 AM)
Arrive Delhi in the morning. Upon arrival at Delhi railway station meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Delhi - Departure
Transfer to the International airport to board the flight for onward destination.
Tour & services Ends.