Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Kumbhalgarh - Udaipur - Ajanta - Ellora - Bombay - Madurai - Trichy -Tanjore - Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - MadrasDay 01 / Arrival Delhi
Welcome to India! Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport by our tour representative and then transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi
Breakfast in Hotel, after a leisurely breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New & Old Delhi. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House , Red fort , Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Overnight stay in Delhi.
After leisurely breakfast transfer to airport to connect the flight for Varanasi said to be the India’s most sacred city situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the world. As a place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples. Varanasi is the city which cannot be described, only experienced. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Evening view “Aarti” ceremony on the Ghats. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 04 / Varanasi
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats, visit the Temples, Aurangazeb’s Mosque and one of the biggest university of India. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms. East of Varanasi, is one of the Buddhism’s major centers of India. After attaining enlightenment, the Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon. Visit the deer park and the museum. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. The legendary temples of khajuraho are dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
Day 06/ Khajuraho - Agra
After breakfast explore the Eastern and Western temples of khajuraho. Later transfer to airport for flight to Agra. Arrive Agra & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Agra.
Breakfast in Hotel, after breakfast proceed for city tour of Agra. Taj Mahal - A white marble Tomb building 1631 – 1648 in Agra, seat of the Mughal Empire by Shah Jahan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum, the monument sums up many of the formal themes that have played through Islamic architecture. Its refined elegance is a conspicuous contrast both to the Hindu architecture of pre – Islamic India, with its thick walls, corbelled arches and heavy lintels and to the Indo Islamic styles, in which Hindu elements are combined with an electric assortment of motifs from Persian and Turkish sources. The Agra fort – situated on the banks of Yamuna river, north west of the Taj Mahal, this majestic fort was started by the Emperor Akbar and it developed as a strong hold of the Mughal Empire, under successive generations. This majestic fortness of red sandstone encompasses with in its 2.5 km long endosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. Afternoon drive to Jaipur - en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved Mughal city built at the height of the empire's splendor. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 08 / Jaipur
Breakfast in Hotel, after breakfast proceed for sightseeing & visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. The Amber Fort - set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Mughal Architecture, construct by Raja Mann Singh in 1592 and completed by Swai Jai Singh, the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful of art and architecture. Amber Fort is the classic and romantic fort palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. The City Palace located in the heart of the world city. The City Palace is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of the Palace. The building now forms the Maharaja Swai Man Singh II Museum and on display here are a wide array of royal costumes, some vary exquisite and precious pashmina (kashmiri) shawls, Benaras silk sarries sauganeri prints and folk embroidery. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
After breakfast drive to Jodhpur & transfer to hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Day 10 / Jodhpur
Breakfast in Hotel after breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Jodhpur visiting The Mehrangarh Fort, The Jaswant Thada and The Sardar market. Overnight stay in Jodhpur.
Morning drive to Udaipur. En route visiting Ranakpur - the largest and most beautifully preserved Jain Temples in India. Later proceed to see the fort of Kumbhalgarh. If Ranakpur is beauty and grace, Kumbhalgarh is all about power. Arrive Udaipur in the evening & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Day 12 / Udaipur
After breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour. Udaipur, built by Maharaja Udai Singh in 1559 A.D., the city has been described as the most romantic spot in India by Col. James Todd. Visit the Jagdish temple, Sahelion Ki Bari ( Queen’s resort for their friends), the City Palace museum, Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) and the Pratap Memorial. Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay in Udaipur.
Breakfast in Hotel, after breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Bmbay to connect the flight to Aurangabad. Arrive Aurangabad & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Aurangabad.
Day 14 / Aurangabad
After a leisurely breakfast explore the caves of Ajanta which offer a rich tapestry of images that speak of palaces, royalty, cultures and tales of everyday life of ancient India. Overnight stay in Aurangabad.
After breakfast explore Ellora caves. Carved between fourth and fifth century, the rock temples and monasteries of Ellora represent the three major faiths of India - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Like Ajanta, Ellora caves too are a fine example of cave temples with almost 34 caves with intricate interiors and ornamental facades .Later in the evening transfer to airport to board the flight to Bombay .Arrive Bombay & transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Bombay.
Day 16 / Bombay - Madurai
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight to Madurai , Arrive Madurai & transfer to hotel. All activity in Madurai is centered round Sri Meenakshi Temple in the heart of the told town. Overnight stay in Madurai.
After breakfast drive to Tanjore. Also called a city of temples, In Tanjore there are 74 famous temples - the most famous of which is the Brihadeshwara temple. In the evening explore the city including spectacular Rock Fort Temple. Overnight stay in Trichy.
Day 18 / Trichy - Madras
After breakfast transfer to railway station to board the train for Madras - a fascinating city with its ancient temples and unique culture, golden sandy beaches and a marvelous tradition of music and dance. Arrive Madras & transfer to hotel . Later visit St. Thomas Church, Kapaleshwar Temple, Fort St. George and drive past the Marina Beach. Overnight stay in Madras.
Breakfast in Hotel, after breakfast proceed for excursion to Kanchipuram & Mahabalipuram. In Mahabalipuram the most beautiful rock cut temples in the world. Situated on the shore of theBay of Bengal, Mahabalipuram was already a famous seaport in the 1st century AD. Kanchipuram known as the Golden City of a Thousand Temples, is one of the oldest towns in India. It is famous for both its temples, many of them remarkably well preserved and for its hand-woven silks. Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India and it is the only one associated with both Shiva and Vishnu. photography of the beautiful Shore temples at sunset. Overnight stay in Madras.
Day 20 / Departure
Transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey or way back home.