Ghats & Temples Tour
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Duration: 08 Days/ 09 Nights
Day 01: Delhi
Your memorable tour starts with arrival at Delhi Airport where you shall be cordially received by our representatives and after a traditional Indian Welcome, check-in at a luxury hotel. In the evening, proceed for sightseeing of Delhi-still preserving the bygone royal age charm within its historical monuments. Our visits shall cover Red Fort (Red sandstone monument), Jama Masjid (Sacred Mosque) and Chandni Chowk (traditional markets, narrow alleys, Haveli).
Dinner & overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi-Jaipur (260 km-5 hrs)
Morning drive to Jaipur and upon arrival check-in at a royal Haveli. One of the most culturally rich cities of India. Several dynasties including the Rajput clan ruled here and left their indelible mark in the form of monuments & forts that comprise our chief visits. In the evening, a short excursion trip to Chowki Dhani- a traditional Rajasthani resort designed to bring the old culture alive. Entertain yourself with various cultural programs like Puppet shows, song & dance program etc.
Overnight stay at Jaipur Hotel.
Day 03: Jaipur-Agra (232 km-430 hrs)
Full day sightseeing of Jaipur visiting Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar (Astronomical Observatory) and Amber Fort (most frequented monument in the city). At Amber fort, you shall take a joyful ride upon the majestically dressed elephant to reach to fort’s entrance located atop a hill. In the evening, indulge in shopping for some traditional handicrafts in Jaipur’s local market. Later on, we proceed towards one of the most famous cities in India worldwide- Agra with a drive lasting aprox. 430 hrs. and upon arrival check-in at a luxury hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Agra
After a leisurely breakfast, our best guides shall take you on sightseeing of Taj Mahal-the eternal symbol of love. Located on the banks of River Yamuna, the monument continues to draw thousands of visitors from around the globe, who come here to experience this one of 7 wonders of the world. Some other monuments located in Taj’s vicinity are also worth visiting. Later, proceed towards Jama Masjid-the largest Mosque in Asia and the Agra Red Fort.
Dinner & overnight stay at Agra hotel.
Day 05: Agra-Jhansi-Orchha-Khajuraho
Morning transfer to Agra railhead for train to Jhansi and upon arrival meets with our representatives who shall assist & drive you to Khajuraho. En-route visit Orchha temples believed to have been built during 16th and 17th centuries by the Bundela rulers. The temples exhibiting rich artistic acumen of bygone age are in remarkably preserved state. Later, continue towards Khajuraho and upon arrival check-in at a hotel. Overnight stay at Khajuraho.
Day 06: Khajuraho
Full day sightseeing of Khajuraho including the village life and the world-renowned temples. The town is famous for the masterful depiction of sensual, erotic sculptures. These temples were built by Chandela dynasty between 950 AD to 1150 AD and are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex comprising of Eastern, Western & Southern group of temples shall be covered in detail with our expert guide explaining the depicted meaning of famous sculptures.
Day 07: Khajuraho-Varanasi
Morning transfer to Khajuraho airport for flight to Varanasi and upon arrival meets with our representatives who shall assist & transfer you to the hotel. Post lunch set out to explore the city known as the preserver and essence of India. With a history dating back to 3000 BC, the heritage city has much to offer in terms of sightseeing. Visit Banaras Hindu University(BHU), Assi Ghat, Dashaswamedh Ghat, Bharat Mata Temple and the main shrine in Varanasi- the Vishwanath Temple.
Dinner & overnight stay at Varanasi hotel.
Day 08: Varanasi-Delhi
Early morning proceed for a boat ride upon the tranquil waters of Holy Ganges, witnessing devotees offering prayers on the riverfronts, priests chanting ‘Mantras’ and ringing of temple bells filling the air with their sweet music. According to Hindu mythology, a dip in the sacred waters of Ganges relieves one of the sins and having ones last rites performed here results in divine attainment of ‘Nirvana’.
Later in the day transfer to Varanasi airport for flight to Delhi and upon arrival check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09: Departure
Day time free for leisure activities. Just relax at the hotel or indulge in some last minute shopping before transferred to International airport for your onward/return journey.