|Destination: Delhi - Mathura - Agra - Gwalior - Jhansi - Orcha - Khajuraho - Allahabad - Varanasi - Lucknow
Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI..
Welcome to India. Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: IN DELHI
Morning tour of the crowded streets of Old Delhi (by cycle rickshaws), the Friday Mosque, the Red Fort, Purana Quila, Lodi Tombs and Humayuns Tomb. Afternoon tour of New Delhi will include visits to the Embassy area, India Gate, the Secretariat Buildings, the Presidents Palace, Parliament House and the Raj Ghat Memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: DELHI – MATHURA (Sri Krishna Janmashtami)
Morning after early breakfast, depart Delhi by surface to Mathura. On arrival , check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit some of the beautiful temples of Vrindavan - The City Of Temples - Vrindavan, around 15 km from Mathura, is a major place of pilgrimage, on the banks of Yamuna. Attracting about 5 lakhs pilgrims every year, it is noted for its numerous temples- both old and modern.
Day 04: MATHURA – AGRA
Morning after breakfast, departure by surface to Agra upon arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit to the 16th century Agra Fort and the exquisite white marble architectural masterpiece - the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, this beautiful mausoleum is built of pure white marble and is an architectural marvel. Built in the memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. The building was conceived as a garden tomb with the mausoleum rising at the far end of the complex with the river Yamuna flowing below. Beneath the dome are the cenotaphs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jehan.
Day 05: AGRA - GWALIOR
Morning after early breakfast departure transfer to the Railway Station to board Shatabdi (0815-0930 Hrs )to Gwalior. Assistance on arrival at the Railway station transfer to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Gwalior city. Visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum), The fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. Overnight at the hotel.
Day06: GWALIOR – JHANSI - ORCHA
After having early breakfast in the morning Departure by surface to Orcha en route visiting Jhansi a must see tourist destination of U.P Jhansi Fort, Jhansi Museum, Rani Mahal not only gives an insight to the history and heritage of Jhansi but whole of Bundelkhand region. In Jhansi Museum you can see the old weapon used by the rulers dresses, statues and photograph represent the chandela dynasty. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: ORCHA - KHAJURAHO
After breakfast, visit to the Orchha Fort. Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time and a rich legacy and the palaces and the temples built by it Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of their prestine perfection.
Day 08: IN KHAJURAHO
Morning after breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Eastern & Western Group of Temples. Western Group is the best known as it is to this group that the largest and most typical Khajuraho temples belong – the Kandariya Mahadeo. Perfectly symmetrical, it soars 31 metres high. The main shrine is in an almost perfectly state of preservation. This shrine has an exquisitely carved entrance arch with a multitude of themes: celestial beings, lovers, serenading musicians – movement captured in stones and frozen in time, yet retaining the warmth of pulsating life. The stones seem to have taken on the sensuousness of the carved figures.
Day 09: KHAJURAHO – ALLAHABAD
Morning after breakfast Morning after breakfast, optional revisit of the Temples. later departure by surface to Allahabad (293 Kms Approx) Upon arrival check in at the hotel . Rest of the day free . Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: ALLAHABAD – VARANASI
Morning after breakfast sightseeing tour of Allahabad City Allahabad is an ancient city of India and one of the holiest, since it is here that the river Ganga and Yamuna meet at the Triveni Sangam (triple stream confluence) along with the invisible river Saraswati.
Day 11: VARANASI
Early morning Boat-ride on Holy River Ganges. In Varanasi life and various activities revolve around the river. Life begins before dawn when thousands of pilgrims – and devotees – come down to the river to offer early morning prayers. Also visit the famous ghats and enjoy a spectacular view of sunrise from river Ganges.
Day 12: VARANASI – LUCKNOW
Morning after early breakfast departure by surface to Lucknow (296 kms approx). Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh – city of Gardens was the 18th century capital of Nawab Wazirs and the centre of culture and tradition. Visit the great Imambara, Jama Masjid, Picture Gallery, The Clock Tower, Roomi Darwaza, Residency and Dilkusha Gardens. Overnight at the hotel.