Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi
Classical India is one of the most sought after programs for any tourist visiting India. Classical India tour lets you catch a glimpse of immensely beautiful destinations of north India. Be it the beautiful architectural city of Jaipur built of Red sandstone or one of the wonders of the world – the Taj Mahal either the visit to the temple of Kama Sutra – Khajuraho or the boat ride on the Ganges river in the ancient city of Varanasi when the dawn hovers, name one beautifully exotic and spectacular destination, and north India never fails to surprise you with what it has store in for you. Spread over the span of eight days this tour lets you surrender in the tranquillity of north India. Pack your bags and this tour would be the most cherished travel experience.
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Arrival Delhi, meet &greet at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Delhi
Post breakfast proceed for historic city of Old Delhi to include magnificent Red Fort, The Jama Masjid, India`s largest mosque, Rajghat – memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandani Chowk. Afternoon sightseeing in New Delhi to include, Birla Mandir , Gurudwara bangla sahib, Qutab Minar, Drive pass India gate and Government buildings. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (By Surface 260 kms 06 Hrs)
Post breakfast drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Jaipur – Amber – Jaipur
Post breakfast excursion to Amber Fort riding on the Elephant back. Afternoon city tour of the famous “Pink City” which reminds of a glorious past and there is so much to see and enjoy here. Sightseeing includes City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar.Jaipur is renowned for textile block printing, blue pottery, carpet weaving, semi-precious stones. Overnight at hotel
Day 05: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (By Surface 240 kms 06 Hrs)
Post breakfast drive to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri designed by Akbar as his capital, was lived in for only a very few years. It is beautiful architectural city built of Red sandstone. Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel. Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Agra. Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal and the famous Red Fort. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan built the extravagant Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his most beloved wife and was imprisoned in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj by his son until death. Both buildings are truly spectacular and the Taj Mahal is now one of the wonders of the World. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Agra – Jhansi By train. Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho by Surface 180 kms 06 Hrs
Post breakfast transfer to Railway way station to connect Shatabdi express to Jhansi. On arrival drive to Orchha. Amongst the various imposing edifices, of particular interest are the Jehangiri Mahal, built by Raja Bir Singh Deo to commemorate the visit of Moghul Emperor Jehangir, the Raj Mahal and the Laxmi Narayan temple. Later drive to Khajuraho. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Khajuraho – Varanasi (By Surface)
Post breakfast proceed for city sightseeing of Khajuraho visit the most important and fascinating western group of temples. The temples of Khajuraho have been declared a ‘world heritage’ site by UNESCO in order to preserve the rich legacy of architecture, bequeathed to future generations by the Kings of the Chandela dynasty. These temples are famous for their intricate sculptures and erotic carvings that are one of the outstanding achievements of Indian art. Later drive for Varanasi.
Evening rickshaw ride till the river front to witness Aarti Ceremoney at River Ganges. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 08: Varanasi
This morning an early start for a dawn boat ride on the Ganges River. Ritual is a very important aspect of Hinduism and there is no better place to observe it than at the Ganges. You will view the thread ceremony, head shaving and food being offered to the departing souls. A walk through narrow twisting lanes will give you a chance to witness the various rituals of the pilgrims and followed by city tour including Bharat Mata Temple and Banaras Hindu University.
Drive back to hotel for breakfast.
Afternoon excursion to Sarnath (9 kms). This is where the Buddha preached his first sermon after getting enlightenment. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 09: Varanasi – Delhi (By Flight)
This morning an early start for a dawn boat ride on the Ganges river. Ritual is a very important aspect of Hinduism and there is no better place to observe it than at the Ganges. You will view the thread ceremony, head shaving and food being offered to the departing souls. Also along its bank witness devotees bathing, cremating their dead and doing laundry. A walk through narrow twisting lanes will give you a chance to witness the various rituals of the pilgrims and followed by city tour to see Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Mandir and Tulsi Manas Mandir . Afternoon flight to Delhi. On arrival transfer to some airport hotel for Dinner. Late evening in time transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward destination.