Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Arrive Indira Gandhi International Airport at meet & greet our representative with Traditional Indian welcome. Transfer to hotel & check in.
Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern. Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 In Delhi
After leisurely breakfast visit to Old Delhi, was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jahan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jahan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red
Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce.
Also take a Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride through the narrow streets of Delhi's bazaar for an incredible insight into the lives of the millions of people who live in the city. As your Rickshaw ride travel towards bustling bazaar of Chandni Chowk, you will be immersed in real India, if you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce.
Afternoon proceed for New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar.Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House.
Evening visit to Swaminarayan Temple. Akshardham reflects the essence and magnitude of India's ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spirituality.
Hall of Values - Universal values for mankind presented through audio-animatronics and light and sound diorama presentations from the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan Giant Screen film - A giant screen film on an 8
5’ x 65’ screen that vividly portrays an 11-year-old child-yogi’s epic pilgrimage of India
Boat Ride - A 12-minute fascinating boat-ride experience of 10,000 years of India's glorious heritage. Learn about the discoveries and inventions of the rishi-scientists of India, see the world’s first university of Takshashila and sail through the caves of Ajanta-Ellora Garden of India - Sixty acres of lush lawns, gardens and exquisite bronze statues of India's child gems, valorous warriors, national figures and great women personalities inspire visitors with values and national pride Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 Delhi Q Udaipur –Ranakpur 90 km/2.30 hrs
After early breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight for Udaipur – the “City of Lakes” is perhaps the most romantic and beautiful cities of India. In contrast to its desert neighborhood it stands out with an enchanting image of white marble palaces, placid blue lakes, gardens and temples surrounded by hills and mountains. It was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 A.D. on the shored of Lake Pichola upon arrival check in hotel.
Later we leave to Udaipur en route visit to Ranakpur – one of the biggest and most important Jain temples; it is one of the five holy sites for the Jains. The main temple in the complex is “Chaumukha temple” or the four-faced temple dedicated to Adhinathji and built in the 15th century. It has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, all of which are different from each other. The Surya Narayana temple and the other Jain temples in the complex are also worth visiting. The magic of light & shade is really awe- inspiring. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 04 In Udaipur
Today sightseeing of Udaipur includes The City Palace – this is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, construction of which was started by Udai Singh. This white marble architectural marvel, standing majestically on a hill is surrounded by crenellated walls. This huge edifice 30.4 meters high and 244 meters long was added on to, by later rulers, but the additions are so well planned and integrated, it is difficult to believe that it was not conceived as complete structure, Visit to Sahelion-ki-Bari or “Garden of the Maids of Honour” was laid out for a group of forty-eight young women attendants who accompanied a princess to Udaipur as part of dowry, Partap Smarak: A memorial to the legendary warrior Rana Pratap, Bhartiya Lok Mandal Museum – a museum of folk arts, it displays a rich collection of folk musical instruments and paintings.
Late afternoon visit to Shilpgram Udaipur - The Craft Village (The artisan's village) An attraction no less of the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex is the open air Amphitheatre with a seating capacity of approximately 8000. Besides the major theatre festivals which the Centre hold here, it is hoped that this facility would motivate the local community as well as outside visitors to take a keener interest in theatre and the traditional folk performing arts.
One of the important objectives of Shilpgram is in the sphere of increasing awareness and knowledge of rural life and crafts, Craftsman were invited periodically to demonstrate their skills. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 05 Udaipur – Pushkar 400 kms 7 hrs
Leave for the father of Hindu pilgrimage, Pushkar. The drive takes you through the unexplored regions of Rajasthan and you witness the true colors of the locals. Late afternoon you arrive Pushkar and check in at the Jagat Singh palace hotel. Overnight at hotel Later we take you to the holy lake and the chief temple of lord Brahma, the creator according to the Hindu manifests. Pushkar is the most revered place for the Hindus. Lord Brahma the creator of this universe wanted to hold Vedic Yagna, while contemplating on the venue to hold this Yagna a lotus flower fell on earth and water spurted at three places. He decided Pushkar to be the venue. The biggest attraction is the temple of Lord Brahma the only one in the world. It is believed that who so ever has tried in building another one could not complete it and died Overnight stay.
Day 06 Pushkar – Jaipur 130 kms / 2h 30m
After breakfast countryside drive to Jaipur, On today’s drive to Jaipur through the Rajasthani countryside we see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored sarees of the region, camels, elephants & scenes of rural lives. Upon arrival check in hotel. Later visit to Sanganer village situated of outskirt of Jaipur Look at the teeming Jain temple from the 17th century and visit the traditional wood block painting, tie and dye fabric, paper factory and blue pottery that make the reputation of the craftsmanship of the city rose. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 07 In Jaipur
After breakfast visit the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort by jeeps. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. Also visit Jal Mahal from outside.
Afternoon visit to Maharaja’s City Palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art, The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble Temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Overnight stay at hotel. [B]
Day 08 Jaipur – Abhaneri – Agra 230 kms / 5 hrs
After breakfast drive through the Rajasthani countryside. We see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored sarees of the region, camels, elephants & scenes of rural lives. En route visit to Abhaneri one of the biggest baoris of Rajasthan. This vertiginous well was a source of freshness for noble families in the region. Upon arrival at Agra check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09 Agra – Gwalior 120 kms / 2h 30m
Early morning enjoy Horse cart (Tonga Ride) ride to the Magnificent Taj Mahal – The 7th Wonder of the World and Monument of Love in the warm glow of sunrise, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction are said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahmad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, what makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughal brought this concept to India, they elevated it to heights of incomparable artistry.
After breakfast drive to Gwalior - a mosaic of the Rajput clans. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Later visit to Gwalior Fort, Sas Bahu Temple, Karan Mahal, Gujri Mahal, Tan Sen Tomb and Jai Vilas Palace & Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10 Gwalior – Orchha 120 kms /2h 30m
After breakfast drive to Orchha - Jewel of Madhya Pradesh, the ancient capital of a Rajput kingdom. A medieval city founded by Bundels rulers with palaces and temples of 16th & 17th century situated on the banks of the Betwa upon arrival check in at hotel.
Later sightseeing of Orchha includes Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Praveen Rai Mahal, Lakshmi Narayan, Chaturbuj and Ram Raj temples. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11 Orchha – Dhubela – Khajuraho 170 kms / 4h
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho. En route visit to Dhubela, 110 km from Orchha - the kingdom of Maharaja Chhatrasal (4 May 1649 – 19 December 1731), is a historical place situated on Orchha – Khajuraho Road near Now gong (Mau Saniya Village) in Madhya Pradesh. Maharaja Chhatrasal was a medieval Indian warrior who fought against the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and established his own kingdom in Bundelkhand, becoming a Maharaja. He was one of the great warriors of Central India and his Empire had alliances with Maratha Empire and Mewar Empire. Great female warrior Mastani Bai (second wife of Bajirao Peshwa) belongs to Dhubela. Our drive continues to Khajuraho, upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 12 In Khajuraho
After breakfast visit to renowned Khajuraho group of temples dedicated to god and goddesses from Hindu mythology. Visit the world famous Chandela temples where forthright sculptures celebrate the Joy of life and love for which there is no equivalent in the world. Also visit the eastern group of temples of Khajuraho that consists of the Parasvanath Temple, which is the only Jain temple at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the sanctum. Visit Javeri temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 13 Khajuraho Q Varanasi
After breakfast transfer to airport to board the domestic flight AI405 departing at 1515 hrs to Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi airport at 1610 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to hotel & check in.
Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world. Also known as Banaras, this city has been the center of the Hindu faith for all of recorded history. Kashi, Banaras or Varanasi is the oldest living city in the History of Mankind. This City is acknowledged as the cultural Capital of the Oriental part of the Globe. This is treated as an embodied diving. India, the nation with diversified culture has one unity or common that is Varanasi where cultures from all the walks of this country congregated and accepted this city as their spiritual Destiny. Evening see “aarti” Ceremony on River Ganges at Dashashwamedh Ghat. Overnight stay at hotel
Day 14 In Varanasi
Today sightseeing enjoy the sunrise boat excursion on the Holy River Ganges to see the bathing Ghats and crimination sites. Watching people bathing and worshiping at the Ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.
The Spectacular 4 kms sweep of the Ghats is a unique sight, best view at dawn, in that "soft first light" when the river and Ghats have a timeless appeal. Life in almost panoramic details unfolds here from dawn to dusk as a steady stream of devotees-swelling to thousands of auspicious days-perform rituals by the Ganga. The Ghats are best approached by Dashashwemdha Ghat, where boats are available on hire.
After breakfast at hotel explore the Old City on foot, including the Bharat Mata Temple and stroll along the bazaars near to hotel full of shops selling, among other things, the world famous Banaras silk.
Afternoon day return excursion to Sarnath, 10 kms from the holy city of Varanasi. It is the blessed locale where more than 2,500 years ago Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon, after attaining Nirvana. Gautam Buddha with his five disciples formed the first Sangha along with Yasa of Varanasi and his 54 friends. The beginning of the celebrated Mantra, “Buddham Sharanam Gachhami” owes its origin to Sarnath. The three jewels “I go for refuge to the Buddha, I go for refuge to the Wheel of Law, and I go for refuge to the Sangha” first laid down here, have remained unchanged ever since. Hence rightly, every Buddhist Pilgrim after Bodhgaya endeavors to be blessed with a visit to Sarnath in his lifetime.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 15 Varanasi Delhi 1h 40m Q Onward Destination
Breakfast at hotel say goodbye to this fascinating and memorable tour. Later transfer to airport to board the airport to board the flight to Delhi. Arrive IGIA Terminal 3 to connect the international flight
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