Golden Triangle with Khajuraho Varanasi
10 Day / 09 Night
Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho- Varanasi – Delhi
01 Day – Delhi
On Arrival at Delhi International Airport will come to Receive Cicerone India Tours Representative and check in to hotel and relax . overnight at Hotel
02 Day – Jaipur
After breakfast to drive for Jaipur, and on the way take a lunch on the midway after arrive at Jaipur in the afternoon, check in to Hotel and relax. And in the evening take city tour , Birla Mandir, Moti Doongari Ganesh Temple . Overnight at Hotel.
03 Day – Amber / Jaipur
After breakfast visit the most graceful ancient fort, the Amer fort near Jaipur. Visit the fort in a royal style, with an elephant ride. Watch the marvelous palaces inside the fort palace as the history unfolds before you. The intricate carvings and beautiful floral designs mesmerize everyone.
Post lunch proceed for city tour visiting City Palace - where the former Maharaja still resides in a part of it, but rest now serves a s a Museum. Also visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by a great astronomer Sawai Jai Singh which till date can tell you the accurate time till 20 seconds. Drive past through Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds). The Hawa Mahal is the most important landmark of the city. This honey-combed building, known as the wind palace was originally built to facilitate the women of the royal families to watch the everyday life and the processions held in the pink city, without being seen by the people downstairs. Evening free to visit the handicraft showrooms in Jaipur. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
04 Day – Agra
After Breakfast to driver for Agra , on the way you visit Fatehpur Sikri a UNESCO World heritage site. It was a short lived capital of Mughal Empire (for 10 years only) as it later had to be abandoned due to shortage of water. Later drive to Agra, and upon arrival at Agra check in t Hotel and relax after take tour home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal emperors. Over night at Hotel
Visit Taj Mahal – the epitome of love; Agra Fort & in time permits, the tomb of Itmadullah
05 Day – Gwalior/ Orchha
Drive to Orchha on the Visit the massive Gwalior Fort, popularly called Gibraltar of India. The great Mughal Emperor Babur described it as, "The pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind". Also visit mausoleum of 16th century Sufi saint Ghous Mohammed and tomb of Mian Tansen (one of the ‘Nine Jewels’ of Emperor Akbar’s court) an extraordinary singer who could light lamps with his voice. Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time & a rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly: the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of their pristine glory. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris has a spectacular view of soaring temple spires & cenotaphs. Over night at Hotel
06 Day – Khajuraho
In the morning after breakfast drive to Khajuraho , arrive in the afternoon check in to Hotel and relax after move out for half day city tour to Eastern & Western temples.
In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho. The amazingly short span of 100 years, from 950 AD - 1050 AD, saw the completion of all the temples, in an inspired burst of creativity. Today, of the original 85, only 22 have survived the ravages of time; these remain as a collective paean to life, to joy and to creativity; to the ultimate fusion of man with his creator.
Overnight at hotel.
07 Day – Varanasi
In the morning after breakfast transfer to the Satna railway station to board on train for Varanasi. Or Khajuraho Airport to board on flight for Varanasui. Upon arrival meet to our representative and get transfer to hotel. Varanasi is India's cultural capital which has been the major pilgrimage destination for Hindus since ages. It is world's oldest living city and its origins are still not well known but devotees strongly believe that Ganges river in Varanasi has the ability to take away the wrongdoings of humankind. It became flourishing trade centre when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. It was a city of great wealth and religious important when the Chinese travelers Hiuen Tsang visited in the 7th century.
Evening enjoy Ganga Aarti at Ghat.
Overnight at hotel.
Day -08 Varanasi
In the early morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions.
Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river to view the sunrise (subject to Weather condition) which is nothing but life time experience. Thousands of faithful come daily to the bank or ghat of Ganges to take bath and pray while in the background temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water edge.
Afternoon visit Sarnath the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century BC to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum (museum closed on Friday).
09 Day – Delhi
After breakfast to leave for Delhi by flight, arrive in Delhi to Meet assistance for your Pick up at Delhi Airport and check in to Hotel and relax after take a city tour sightseeing of Delhi. Delhi in its three thousand years of existence has remained the capital of India and played a pivotal role in Indian history. The city is divided in two parts, old Delhi and New Delhi. Drive past the President's House, Parliament House (House of Representatives) and India Gate - War Memorial (stop for photography) and Laxmi Narayan Temple - a modern Hindu temple built by the Birlas, leading Indian industrialists. Also visit the Raj Ghat, where soul of the great Indian leader, the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi lies in peace. Evening enjoy a spectacle of INDIAN CLASSICAL/ FOLK DANCES followed by Indian Dinner on fixed menu basis at Local Restaurant. Over night at Hotel
10 Day –Delhi = In time transfer to Delhi International airport to take flight for your onward destination.