DISCOVERY OF NORTH INDIA

Duration8Night/s 9 Day/s

LocationUttar Pradesh

New Delhi- Mandawa - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

Day 1: New Delhi

Arrive at Delhi airport, meet and greet by our representitive. transfer to the hotel. In afternoon visit Indira Gandhi Museum, President House, and Parliament House and later enjoy a night view of India Gate. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi / Mandawa (242 Kms / 5 Hrs)

Today after morning breakfast, we take a city tour of Delhi, visiting Qutab Minar- a perfect minaret towering 102 mtr into the sky, Lotus Temple, Humayun's Tomb, and Laxmi Narayan Temple in New Delhi. We proceed for the colourful province of Rajasthan. Afternoon we take a tour of this rural and feudal center of the country-Mandawa. We meet the local folks, who maintain an air of dignity in their style and culture. Evening we visit the colourful Mandawa bazaar.Overnight at the your hotel.

Day 3: Mandawa / Jaipur (155 Kms / 3 Hrs)

Today after morning breakfast we take city tour Mandawa. Driving through the Rajasthani country we head for the famous city of Jaipur-the pink city and the capital of Rajasthan.Overnight at the your hotel.

Day 4: Jaipur

Morning after the buffet breakfast at your hotel full day sight seeing to visit Amer Fort while enjoying the Elephant Ride. Followed by sight seeing of City Palace, Palace of winds, Observatory and water palace. Evening free at leisure cum shopping activities in the markets of Jaipur famous for exporting Handicrafts and Jwellery. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 5: Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra (265 Kms / 5 Hrs)

Short drive gets us to Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful capital built in 1640 by the Mughal King, Akbar the Great. We also visit the artistically designed mausoleum of Salim Chisty who is reputed to have prayed for a son for Akbar leading to the birth of Salim Jehangir, the builder of the Taj. On arrival, hotel transfer. Overnight at the your hotel.

Day 6: Agra

Today after morning breakfast, Agra tour begins with the spectacular Taj Mahal, probably the best-known World Heritage Site. Next we visit Agra Fort followed by Agra town and bazaar. Later we have free time for shopping for replicas of the Taj, handicrafts and various other curios that the descendants of the builders of the Taj are famous for.

Day 7: Agra / Jhansi ( Train ) Jhansi / Orchha / Khajuraho ( 174 Kms / 04 Hrs )

Morning after buffet breakfast at your hotel transfer to Railway Station to board the Shatabdi Express (Dep. 08:17 Hrs / Arr. 10:47 Hrs ) to Jhansi. Upon arrival drive to the Khajuraho while en-route visiting the Orchha to visit the Orchha Fort & Palace. Later proceed to Khajuraho. On arrival check into your hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 8: Khajuraho- Varanasi (Flight)

Our Khajuraho visit begins with the series of temples that have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After our sightseeing of Khajuraho we take a short flight to the holy city of Varanasi amongst the oldest living cities on the sub continent. Varanasi is also famous for its Banarasi silk sarees and we visit some of the houses where they are woven. Evening is free to enjoy this 5000-year-old city and experience sunset on the Ganges. Overnight at the your hotel.

Day 9: Varanasi - Delhi (Flight)

Early morning a serene experience begins as we take a sunrise cruise on the River Ganges- A site that has to be seen and experienced, as it is so different from anything else in the world. Later we tour Sarnath, visiting local homes to see in-home silk weaving and soak up some local customs, culture and hospitality. After visiting Sarnath we return to the hotel for check-out and later we take flight for Delhi. On arrival, transfer to the airport to onword destination.

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