Discover classical India like never before. The package will give you a wonderful insight into the religious and cultural heritage of incredible India that cannot be seen elsewhere. During your tour, you will experience something different and unforgettable in each city. Delhi will offer a combination of everything like magnificent forts, mosques, food and shopping. Agra will take you back to the golden period of the Mughals. Jaipur will offer you a glimpse into the grandeur of Rajputana’s and Varanasi will lift up your religious spirits.
Day 01 Arrive Delhi (By Flight)
Arrival in Delhi. Assistance and transfer to the hotel. Special welcome with a flower garland.
Day 02 Delhi
Breakfast. In the morning, visit the ancient Delhi including: The Red Fort (exterior), the Jama Masjid, the longest mosque in the InDay and Raj Ghat, the tomb of Mahatma Gandhi. Enjoy a fascinating ride on the Rickshaw (man-drawn cart) at Chandni Chowk to see its markets and bazaars.
In the afternoon, visit to New Delhi: Qutub Minar, InDay Gate, Presidential Palace and Parliament. You will also visit the Temple of the Sikhs (Guruduwara Bangla Sahib).
Day 03 Delhi – Jaipur (By Road) (265 Kms. / 5.5 hrs. appx.)
Breakfast. In the morning, departure from New Delhi to Jaipur by road. Arrival in Jaipur and check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon, panoramic city tour. We can also enjoy an Aarti ceremony at the Birla Temple.
Day 04 Jaipur
Breakfast. In the morning, excursion to Amber Fort. Ascent to the fort on elephant back (subject to availability) or by jeep if elephants are not available. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit of the city: City Palace. Stop to take photos at the Palacio de los Vientos. Finally, visit the Astronomical Observatory.
Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.
Day 05 Jaipur – Abhaneri/ Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (By Road) (226 Kms. / 5H)
Breakfast. In the morning departure to Agra.
On the way visit Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri.
Arrival in Agra. Registration and lunch at the hotel. Free afternoon.
Abhaneri, also spelled Abaneri, is a village in the Dausa district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Abhaneri is popular for the Chand Baori step well and Harshat Mata Temple.
Fatehpur Sikri is a small city in northern India, just west of Agra, founded by a 16th-century Mughal emperor. Red sandstone buildings cluster at its center. Buland Darwaza gate is the entrance to Jama Masjid mosque. Nearby is the marble Tomb of Salim Chishti. Diwan-E-Khas hall has a carved central pillar. Jodha Bais Palace is a mix of Hindu and Mughal styles, next to the 5-story Panch Mahal that overlooks the site.
Day 06 Agra
In the morning, visit the Taj Mahal. Enjoy a “tonga” ride from the parking lot to the Taj Mahal (one way, return by electronic bus) (The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays).
Also visit the Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar, Itmad-ud-Daula, Sikandra and Mehtaab Bagh.
Welcome to the amazing tourism city of the TajMahal – Agra, India. The seat of the great Mughal rulers for ages Agra, India offers its treasure trove for all the tourists from India and abroad. Even though Agra, India is synonymous with the Taj, the city stands in testimony to the great amount of architectural activity of the Mughals. TajMahal is the epitome of love, poem in white marble, one of the Seven Wonders of the World besides being the pride of India.
History of Agra is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the history of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich history of Agra. Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babur (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort; Jahangir beautified it with palaces and gardens. Shahjahan marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj. The post-Mughal era’s history of Agra saw the rule of the Jats, Marathas and finally the British taking over the city.
Day 07 Agra – Gwalior – Orchha (By Road) (240 Kms. / 5H appx.)
After breakfast, drive to Orchha.
On the way visit Gwalior.
Gwalior is a city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It’s known for its palaces and temples, including the Sas Bahu Ka Mandir intricately carved Hindu temple. Ancient Gwalior Fort occupies a sandstone plateau overlooking the city and is accessed via a winding road lined with sacred Jain statues. Within the fort’s high walls is the 15th-century Gujari Mahal Palace, now an archaeological museum.
Gwalior Fort is a hill fort near Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, central India. The fort has existed at least since the 10th century, and the inscriptions and monuments found within what is now the fort campus indicate that it may have existed as early as the beginning of the 6th century.
Day 08 Orchha – Khajuraho (By Road) (180 Kms. / 4H 30M appx.)
After breakfast, visit of Orchha.
Later, transfer to Khajuraho.
On arrival, city tour of Khajuraho.
Overnight in Khajuraho.
Orchha is a town in Niwari district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. The town was established by Rudra Pratap Singh some time after 1501, as the seat of an eponymous former princely state of covering parts of central & north India, in the Bundelkhand region.
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India, about 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures.
Day 09 Khajuraho – Varanasi (By Flight)
Breakfast, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Varanasi. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy the prayer ceremonies in the ghats of the Ganges River.
Day 10 Varanasi
Early in the morning, cruise on the Ganges River to see Hindu rituals in the Ghats. Return to the hotel for breakfast and later, tour of the city of Varanasi, which includes the temple of Bharat Mata and passing by the Hindu University of Varanasi. In the afternoon, visit the Sarnath, the place where Buddha gave his first sermon and we will also visit its excellent museum.
Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites. Along the city’s winding streets are some 2,000 temples, including Kashi Vishwanath, the “Golden Temple,” dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
Day 11 Varanasi – Delhi (By Flight) / Depart Delhi
Breakfast, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Delhi.
On arrival, meet assist and visit local market.
Transfer to restaurant for dinner.
Later, transfer to Delhi International airport for flight to onward destination.
|City||Night (s)||5* Standard||5* Deluxe|
|Delhi||02||Crowne Plaza||Le Meridien|
|Jaipur||02||Radisson Blu||ITC Rajputana|
|Agra||02||Jaypee Palace||ITC Mughal|
|Orchha||01||Orchha Palace||Orchha Palace|
|Khajuraho||01||Radisson Blu||Lalit Temple View|
|Varanasi||02||Radisson Blu||Vivanta by Taj|
– Welcome on arrival with fresh flower garlands.
– Meet to attend airports / hotels by our office representative.
– 10 nights in accommodation as per the program.
– Daily breakfast and dinners.
– 01 TL FOC from 10 Pay Pax onwards.
– Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi Airline ticket in economy class.
– Cover all the main / main monuments and tourist attractions of each city.
– Entrance fees to the monuments.
– Local English / French / German / Italian / Spanish / Chinese / Russian speaking guide.
– All transfers, tourist visits, excursions according to the program in a private vehicle.
– Boat trip on the Ganges river in Varanasi.
– Aarti ceremony on the holy river Ganges.
– Jeep / Elephant Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
– Visit Taj Mahal.
– All taxes.
– International Air Fare
– Visa Fees
– Travel Insurance
– Personal expenses and drinks.
– Accommodation in good hotels.
– Check-in / out time is 12 noon at most of the hotels.
– Extension to other places is also possible with a minimal extra cost.
– Additional nights are available at each place with minimal supplement.
– A visa is required and must be obtained prior to your departure from your Country.
– If quoted hotel is not available, we will provide one of a similar category and standard.
– Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
– In case the government changes presently applicable taxes, increase in airlines prices, fuel surcharge our rates will need to be adjusted accordingly.
– In Asia, there is no relevance between the distance and time of travelling, as it depends upon the condition of the roads and congestion of the traffic.
– While every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes etc that are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes.
– Clients must be fully insured, as the company cannot accept liability for loss or damage to client’s property, medical emergencies or any other loss suffered by them whilst on tour.
– In Case of issuing Domestic or International air tickets, SGV is not responsible for any refund if the flight is delayed or cancelled, as it is the responsibility of airline.