Duration : 9 nights 10 days
Destination : Khajuraho - Varanasi - Orchha etc
India is a land of rich culture and heritage. Dotted with exotic temples and various pilgrimage this cultural Tour of 9 nights and 10 days take you to ancient cities of Khujaraho and Varanasi besides offering you a tour of three key cities of Golden Triangle- Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. In this tour you will get an opportunity to admire the exotic architecture of Hindu and Jain Temples of Khujraho, spend some amazing time at the forts and palaces of Jaipur and Agra and get a glimpse of modern India in Delhi.
The tour official will be at the airport or any other spot in the city to pick you. From here commences the lovely Delhi tour. Delhi is home to three main UNESCO World Heritage sites- Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and Red Fort. After you are done with these three you can do some shopping. Delhi is a shopper's paradises. You name a thing you will get here. From multi- brand stores to street shopping, designer outlets, it has something to offer to everyone. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Delhi.
In the morning the tour executive will have you transferred to the Pink City in a prepaid taxi. The journey takes roughly 5 hours. Jaipur is known for a perfect amalgamation of Rajasthani hospitality and modern living. Try the elephant ride at the Amer Fort and enjoy bird's eye view of the whole city. Enjoy Rajasthani cuisine comprising of dishes such as Dal, Baati Churma at Chokhi Dhani which is a popular village resort. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Jaipur.
One day is not enough to cover whole of Jaipur. The city has several wonderful places to see. Besides Amer fort, two other popular forts in the city are Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort. Both of these forts offering outstanding hilltop view. Then you can visit Hawa Mahal, also known as "Palace of Winds". This signature site of Jaipur is located close to City Palace. City Palace was home to royal family of Jaipur. It is breathtakingly beautiful. Jaipur is home to semi precious and precious jewelry. You must visit bazaars of Jaipur like the very famous Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, etc for a superb shopping experience. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.
In the morning the tour executive will transfer you to city of Taj Mahal- Agra. It will take around 4 hours 30 minutes to reach Agra and on way you can take a halt at Fatehpur Sikri. Revel in the beauty of this red sandstone city which is now totally in ruins. You can visit the Buland Darwaza and Tomb of Salim Chisti here. Once you done with sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri you can leave for Agra where you will be astounded by the beauty of Taj Mahal. This monument in pristine white marble stands testimony to deep love of Mughal emperor Shahjahan for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Overnight stay is in hotel in Agra.
The day will start with quick visit to Agra Fortand Tomb of Itimad-ud Daulah. In the afternoon you will leave in a private sedan to Orchha which is small town containing several fascinating temples. It takes 5 hours 30 minutes to reach Orchha. Once you reach Orchha you will check-into your selected hotel. There important landmark places in Orchha are Chaturbhuj Temple, Orchha Fort Complex, Shri Ram Raja Mandir, etc. Overnight is in a hotel in Orchha.
In the morning the tour executive will have you transferred to Khajuraho in a private taxi. It takes roughly 4 hours to reach Khajuraho. On reaching Khajuraho you will check-into the hotel of your choice. The erotic sculptures and ancient temples of Khajuraho will take you on a spiritual and religious journey to the ancient era where art and culture were predominant parts of life. These Khajuraho Temple are now UNESCO world heritage site. Overnight stay is in Khajuraho.
In the morning you will again step out for sightseeing of the city. Now you must visit Lakshmana Temple which is a 10th century temple built by Hindu king Yashovarman. Other key temples which you can visit are Devi Jagadambi Temple, Parshvanatha Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, etc. Overnight stay is in hotel in Khajuraho.
In the morning you will again leave for some sightseeing. Begin with Kandariya Mahadev Temple. Then you must visit the Lakshmana Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple and Western Group of Temples. In the evening you will leave for Varanasi on a train. Overnight is on board.
In the morning you will reach Varanasi and tour executive will be there to pick you from the station. From there you will check-into hotel of your choice. After getting ready you will first visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple and then visit the ghats. The ghats have a lot of religious significance for Hindus. Indulge in some shopping of Benarsi saris. Overnight stay is in hotel in Varanasi.
In the morning you will have to leave for Delhi as this is the last day of the tour. It takes 12 hours to reach Delhi by road so if budget allows you can book a flight. Once you are in Delhi you will take a flight to your home destination.