01: New Delhi
Around Midnight arrival in
Delhi. The cosmopolitan city
and capital of India is the main gateway for the travellers.
Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative
and transferred to the hotel.
02: New Delhi
Today in the morning we have sightseeing in Old Delhi.
The sightseeing in Old Delhi includes "Rajghat",
the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and
Jama Masjid, the great mosque of Old Delhi. Today we will also visit
the famous "Humayun Tomb" which is the first
substantial example of Mughal architecture in India and
"Qutub Minar" which is 71 meter high and was
constructed in 1199. Before we proceed to the hotel we
we drive further to visit
Lotus Temple and Laxmi Narayan Temple.
03: New Delhi - Agra (about 200
Today after having breakfast we drive through a series of fields, small towns
and villages to Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit
Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen
in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century.
This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was
abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been
generally stated that it was due to failing in the water
supply. In the evening arrive in
Agra. Evening free for
Today we start our sightseeing by a visit to the
Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors.
The construction of this massive structure began in 1565
under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his
grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive
imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra
Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of
Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with
a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal
Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial
to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace),
who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child.
We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive
05: Agra - Gwalior
After the breakfast we drive to
Gwalior. Gwalior's strategic
position between north and south India made its Fort an
important possession and several ruling houses captured
it. Some left almost as soon as they came, while others
stayed on to build and beautify the citadel. Today we
visit the fort of Gwalior. Evening free for leisure.
06: Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho
(about 330 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to Orchha.
Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in
time, a rich legacy to the ages. In this medieval city,
the hand of time has rested lightly and the palaces and
temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th
centuries retain much of their pristine perfection. After
the visit of Orchha we proceed for
Khajuraho. In the evening
we will arrive in Khajuraho. Khajuraho was the capital
of the Chandela dynasty. The Chandela Kings claimed descent
from the moon.
Today we visit the temple complex of
Eastern Group and
to see the most beautiful temples in India. The temples
of Khajuraho are among the finest examples of temple craftsmanship
in the whole of India. Most famous among them is the Laxmana
Temple, which is dedicated to god
Vishnu. The presence
of erotic sculptures in the Temples at Khajuraho is one
of the expressions among others of the celebration of
all human activities displaying different aspects of Hinduism.
Among all the temples, Kandariya Mahadeo and Chausatha
Yogini temples are world renowned for their exquisite
08: Khajuraho - Bhopal (about 383
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to railway
station for train to
Bhopal. Bhopal is the capital of
Madhya Pradesh. Upon arrival in Bhopal, you will be met by
an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the
hotel. In the evening we have sightseeing in Bhopal. We
will visit Taj -ul- Mosque, Birla Museum, Laxmi Narayan
Temple, Gandhi Bhawan and also enjoy the boat ride in
Day 09: Bhopal - Indore (about 187 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to
Indore was the historical capital of Holkars. Arrive in
Indore by the afternoon. In the evening we have sightseeing
in Indore. Sightseeing includes places like Lalbagh Palace
and Museum, the Chattri Bagh, the Bada Ganesh and Annapurna
Day 10: Indore - Ujjain - Bhopal (about 187 km)
In the morning we drive to
Ujjain. It is about 56 km from
Indore. Ujjain is one of India's holiest cities for Hindus.
It was earlier the capital of King Vikramaditya. It also
has one of the Saptapuries and Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Temple of Lord Shiva on the River Kshipra. Kumbha Mela
is held once in twelve years in Ujjain. We will visit
this holy temple and also the Bhairon temple, Harsiddhi
temple etc. Then we drive further to Bhopal.
Day 11: Bhopal - Varanasi (about 791 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to railway
station for a train to
Varanasi. Varanasi is without doubt
India's most sacred city and thus visited by over one
million people. Varanasi is also called the city of light
- Kashi or Benaras. Buddha visited this city in 500 BC.
Varanasi is regarded as one of the oldest and the holiest
city. According to the Indian chronicles, Varanasi was
established as a city around twelve hundred years ago
before the Christian era.
In the early morning we take boat ride on the holy River
Ganges and enjoy sunrise on the boat.
Ghats (flight of
steps) and the activities of pilgrims on that are the
principal attraction for visitors to Varanasi. Thousands
of pilgrims and devotees visit this city to make holy
prayers, to meditate and to purify themselves through
taking a bath in the holy river Ganges. In the noon we
visit the city of Varanasi. A drive can be organised to
Sarnath (10 km). Sarnath is the place where Buddha
delivered his first sermon at deer park.
Day 13: Varanasi - New Delhi
In the afternoon we drive to the airport for the flight
from Varanasi to New Delhi. In New Delhi we have rest
of the day at leisure. Rooms are available to get fresh
and change before we depart to the airport with Indo Vacations
14: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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