Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02 / Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting
the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated;
Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
The heart of Old Delhi lies in the area around Chandni Chowk, one
of the oldest market areas in India and certainly one of the busiest.
To explore this area fully would take days, but a great way to get
around and experience the vibrant atmosphere and array of sounds
and sights on display is by traditional cycle-rickshaw.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include
a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the
ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament
House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through
the Diplomatic Enclave.
Evening witness the Sound and light show at the Red Fort or ‘Lal
Quilla' as the fort is popularly known as, situated in Delhi depicts
the Mughal architectural brilliance. The 17th century historical
events come alive in the evenings at the fort with the sound and
lights of the Son-Et-Lumiere. The Red Fort can be entered from both
the Lahore and the Delhi gates. The Lahore gate being the principal
gate connects the Red Fort and the Chatta Chawk Bazaar beaming with
life. (except monday). Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 / Delhi - Jaipur (By road 270
Kms 05 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur - the fabled "pink city" of
the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur.
This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions
of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing
it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses
to the royal processions and splendors are now living monuments
Upon arrival In Jaipur check into your hotel
After wash and change, we will visit Sanganer. Centre of hand block
printed textile and handmade paper. The town is entered through the
ruins of two Tripolias (Triple Gateways). It manufactures the supreme
quality of handmade papers and hand printed textiles by using units
of block and screen printers. Traditional small floral prints form
the specialty of Sanganer block printers. One can explore the Kagazi
Mohalla of Sanganer, which is prominent for expert artisans. These
artisans are known as 'Kagazis' and observing these artisans making
lovely patterns on fabrics with block-prints, will definitely please
Evening visit Chokhi Dhani. Spread over 10 acres of beautifully
landscaped area for a rustic look, it is dotted with machaans & platforms
where different folk artists perform concurrently. A village fair
is created every evening as an ongoing celebration of the rich & vibrant
cultural heritage of Rajasthan.
The display of traditional huts and workmanship will take you back
to the times when splendor was unpretentious. Experience the rich
warmth and rustic charm of a typical Rajasthani Village at Chokhi
Dhani- the festivities never end here !!! Night stay
Day 04/ Jaipur
Morning, visit Amber Fort; enjoy flawless beauty of the Fort royally
with an elephant ride.
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort
palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and
completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior
belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu
styles finds it's ultimate expression.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani
architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area
in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev
Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the
five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the
country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments
is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is
a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone
plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies.
The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh,
the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay
Day 05 / Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra
(By road 245 Kms 05 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Abhaneri village, about 95 kms from Jaipur
on the Jaipur-Agra Road. A detour is well merited for its amazing
stepwell or 'baoris' and Harshat Mata Temple.
Step wells are the unique concept of India. These big tanks were
used as cool places of resort and water reservoir in parched days.
It was a ritual to wash hands and feet before visiting the temple.
Adjoining the Chand Baori, there is a temple, dedicated to Harshat
Mata. Raised during the 10th century, the wrecks of the temple still
boast of the architectural and sculptural styles of ancient India.
From here, continue drive to Agra, en route, visiting Fatehpur Sikri-perfectly
preserved red sandstone "ghost town" which was the estranged
capital of Mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when
its water supply failed.
Upon arrival in Agra, check into your hotel.
Rest of the evening is at leisure for your independent activities.
Night stay in Agra.
Day 06 / Agra - Varanasi ( By Train
Morning, visit Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world
surely the most extravagant _expression of love ever created. 20,000
men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's
beloved wife. The Taj is at its most alluring in the relative quiet
of early morning, shrouded in mists and bathed with a soft red glow.
As its vast marble surfaces fall into shadow or reflect the sun,
its colour changes, from soft grey and yellow to pearly cream and
dazzling white; it's well worth visiting at different times. This
play of light is an important decorative device, symbolically implying
the presence of Allah, who is never represented in anthropomorphic
Also enjoy the Tonga Ride to the most beautiful monument in the
After breakfast, visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone
fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction
was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566.
At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of
red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back,
the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of
private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend
an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock
Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.
After Agra Fort, the monument that is most important in Agra is
the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah or "Baby Taj" as it is called
sometimes. A highly ornate edifice, this mausoleum is considered
as the imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal as far as elaborate carvings
and inlay work are concerned. Though the structure does not have
much to offer architecturally, it makes a clear departure from the
earlier Mughal tombs built during the period and is softer and with
many inlay carvings. Later transfer to railway station to board
the overnight train to Varanasi.
Day 07 / Varanasi
Arrive Varanasi, on the banks of the sacred Ganges River,
is one of the oldest living cities in the world. For Hindus the city
is a very special place of pilgrimage. The relationship between the
sacred river and the city is the essence of Varanasi. Life on the
banks of the Ganga begins before dawn when thousands of pilgrims
come down to the river to await the rising sun and immersion themselves
in the sacred river to cleanse themselves of their suffering and
sins. To die in Varanasi is to ensure an instant route to heaven.
Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Varanasi and transfer to
Hindus consider that a dip in the holy Ganges washes away all the
sins and purifies the soul. Evening be the eye - witness of Holy
Worship or the Arti ritual on the Ghats of The Ganges. Night stay
Day 08/ Varanasi
Early morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way
of life of pilgrims by the Ghats.
After breakfast, proceed on a sightseeing of Varanasi (the oldest
and holiest city of India) Starts from the visit of Durga temple
called as the Sankat Mochan temple and the Bharat Mata temple and
Later drive 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 and later back to Varanasi. Night stay in Varanasi.
Day 09 / Varanasi - Delhi ( By Flight
After a relaxed breakfast transfer to the airport to board your
flight to Delhi.
Meet and assist upon arrival in Delhi and transfer to hotel. Rest
of the evening is at leisure to explore the local vicinity. Night
stay in Delhi.
Day 10 / Departure
Transfer to airport for onward flight.
Air fares are subject to change any time without any prior notice