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8 Days Best of North India Tour

8 Days Best of North India Tour


Itinerary Summary

Beauty, which lies within the attractions of North India, is irresistible. It envelops the hearts with ecstasy, providing us the chance to take pleasure in the divine creativeness in various forms. Your expedition ends with best of north India 8 days tour.

SUGGESTED HOTELS:
 

PLACE
5 STAR HOTELS NIGHTS
DELHI THE QUTAB 2
JAIPUR CLARKS AMER 2
AGRA HOWARD PARK PLAZA / CLARKS SHIRAZ 1
KHAJURAHO CLARKS KHAJURAHO 1
VARANASI TAJ GANGES 1
  • Day 1:

    Delhi

    Arrival at Delhi:
    Company representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi. Transfer to your hotel. Relax.

    DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.

    Overnight will be at Delhi.

  • Day 2:

    Delhi

    After breakfast proceed for a day sightseeing tour of the city.
     
    Start with the sightseeing of Old Delhi. The tour will begin with a visit to Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi; drive past the Red Fort continuing to the Jama Masjid by bicycle rickshaws, one of Asia’s largest mosques. The magnificent Red Fort, overlooking the river Jamuna was built during the years 1638 - 48 when the Moghul Empire was at its peak. The tour continues toJama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques and which is viewed from the outside.

    People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet.

    Enjoy the rickshaw ride at Old Delhi.

    After visiting Old Delhi, you will be driven to New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New and Old Delhi is the division between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. The division in the walled city and New Delhi also marks the division in the life-styles. The walled city is all tradition where one will be able to glean a past life-style in all its facets, colours and spells. New Delhi in contrast, is a city trying to live up to the best of 21st century standards.

    Imperial Delhi will include the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the President’s residence. If time permits then visit the Lotus temple located in south of Delhi. It is lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. Its founder, Bahaullah (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahai as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.

    Enjoy the DANCES OF INDIA SHOW in the evening.

    Overnight will be in Delhi.

  • Day 3:

    Delhi – Jaipur

    (260 Kms/5 hr )

    Proceed for JAIPUR after breakfast and reach by noon.

    Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan a romantic realm of resplendent palaces, mighty fortresses and regal Maharajahs that lies in the western deserts and is an utterly unique part of India. Proudly belonging to the KSHATRIYA warrior caste and fiercely independent, the Rajput princes made fearsome foes. However, many of them realized that to maintain their wealth and authority locally, it was expedient to proclaim allegiance to the central power. Thus, many enjoyed a privileged position under the Mughal emperors and also the British Raj that followed.

    The bustling Rajasthan capital of Jaipur takes its name from its venerated founder Jai Singh II, who was given the title Sawai Maharaja by the Mughal. Literally translated this would mean ’one and a quarter’, suggesting that the Mughal thought this emperor to be more valuable than just ‘one’. Jaipur is known as the ’Pink City’ on account of the distinctive colour of its buildings. This did not, however, form part of the original plan, but dates back to 1856, when the city was given a wash of pink in honor of a State Visit from Prince Albert.

    This evening, visit the Birla Temple to learn more about the fascinating religious life of Jaipur. The marble structure, built as recently as 1985, houses ornate statues including one of Lakshmi (goddess of Wealth and Beauty) and Narayan dressed in gaudy robes, representing a Hindu vision of heavenly luxury. Carvings in the temple and on pillars supporting the covered walkways include images of the Hindu pantheon, as well as Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Francis of Assisi. Your visit will coincide with the AARTI Ceremony, which involves oil lamps being lit and waved, in order to awake and invoke the deity. Enjoy the experience and spend night at Jaipur.

    Overnight will be in Jaipur.

  • Day 4:

    Jaipur

    Proceed for morning excursion to Amber Fort after breakfast. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

    AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Man Singh I in 1592 started the construction. It was completed by his descendent - Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.

    Continue city sightseeing.

    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. It is a five-storey structure 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.

    Spend the evening shopping at one of the best textile and gems markets in India.

    Overnight will be at Jaipur.

  • Day 5:

    Jaipur – Agra

    (221 Kms/5 hr )

    Proceed to Agra after an early breakfast. Visit the monument of Fatehpur Sikri en-route.

    The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.

    Reach Agra and check in at hotel.

    Badal Singh established the city of Taj in 1475. Agra finds mention in the Mahabharat as Agraban. This city in those days was considered to be the sister-city of Mathura, which was more prominent than Agraban. Agra came into its own when the Lodhi Kings chose this place beside the RIVER YAMUNA to be their capital city. Sikander Lodhi made Agra his capital but Babar defeated the Lodhis to capture not only Agra but also laid the foundation of the Mughal Empire.

    Visit the TAJ MAHAL - one of the Seven Wonders of the World was built by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD and was completed in 1651AD. Taj Mahal - The symbol of Love was built in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal (Shah Jahan' s second Wife).

    AGRA FORT - Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.

    After Agra Fort we will visit BABY TAJ - The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj.

    Overnight will be at Agra.

  • Day 6:

    Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho

    By Train
    Train Name : Bhopal Shatabdi Express
    Train No. : 2002
    Departure : 0800 hr
    Arrival : 1024 hr

    Breakfast will be at hotel. You will be transferred to station for train to Jhansi.

    Reach Jhansi and proceed to Orchha, 12 km away.

    It is a medieval city founded by the BUNDELA rulers with palaces and temples of the 16th & 17th century – which has remarkably withstood the onslaught of time. The town is known for its CHATTRIS which were built in the memory of the kings and the place is flanked by the river BETWA.

    Proceed for sightseeing of ORCHHA sites within the Fort Complex. Enjoy your lunch at Orchha.

    Continue drive to Khajuraho.

    Situated in the northernmost part of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is famous for its enchanting temples and its legendary Khajuraho dance festival. The name Khajuraho is derived from the Khajur tree (the date palm tree) which is grown abundantly in the region. The Khajuraho Temples are dedicated to a celebration of womanhood, her myriad moods and facets. Famous for its erotic architecture, the carvings include, women writing a letter, applying eye makeup, combing her tresses, dancing & playing with her child. Her innocent, blushed, charming, seductive, ardent beauty, all depicted in exquisitely sculptured details. These temples have been designed and carved to lead the eyes from ground level upward till you seem to be looking at heaven.

    Reach Khajuraho. Transferred to hotel and relax.

    In the evening proceed for the SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW and retire for the night. Overnight will be at Khajuraho.

  • Day 7:

    Khajuraho – Varanasi

    By Air
    Flight : 9W 724
    Airline : Jet Airways
    Departure : 1330 hr
    Arrival : 1410 hr

    Breakfast will be at hotel.

    Proceed for a sightseeing tour of the FAMOUS TEMPLES of KHAJURAHO.

    Transfer in time to airport for flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi, you will be met and transferred to hotel.

    Varanasi is the World's most ancient living city. Crowded with temples, and its labyrinth of streets, the city attracts the maximum number of tourists. The religious capital of Hinduism, Varanasi is the carpet-manufacturing place ofIndia. It was previously known as Kashi - the city that illuminates. The present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the rivers Varuna and ASI. It is also called CITY OF TEMPLES. The shimmering red and golden water of the Ganges when rays of dawn falls on them, the high banks, the temples, the Ashrams, the pavilions all are an experience in themselves.

    Visit Sarnath 5 miles out of Varanasi for a day excursion: One of the holiest Buddhist sites in the world, where Buddha preached his first Sermon in 590 BC. Witness the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and then visit a fine Museum which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculptures found at the site.

    Spend the evening shopping in the lanes of Varanasi. Overnight will be at Varanasi.

  • Day 8:

    Varanasi – Delhi

    By Air
    Flight : 9W 724
    Airline : Jet Airways
    Departure : 1440 hr
    Arrival : 1600 hr

    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. (To start at 0500 hrs. for the best lifetime experience) For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we'll transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises.

    Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful come daily to the banks to bathe and pray while in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water's edge.

    Then return for a walk through the cobblestone streets along the banks of "Ganga". As shops are opening, the place now becomes a beehive of activity as the faithful are coming and going. Visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple while returning to the hotel.

    Return for breakfast to the hotel.

    Proceed for day guided tour of Varanasi including the Bharat Mata Temple, which features a big relief map of Mother India engraved in marble. Also visit the 18th century Durga Temple, commonly known as the Monkey Temple due to the huge population of the monkeys. Proceed to the Tulsi Manas Temple, crafted from white marble which features the entire Ramayana inscribed on its walls. Also visit the BHU considered as the biggest residential university in Asia. The University Campus houses an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

    Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi.

    Reach Delhi and you will be transferred to international airport for flight home.

THE TOUR WOULD INCLUDE:

  1. ACCOMMODATION AT SUGGESTED HOTELS,
  2. CITY SIGHTSEEING TOURS AS MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY,
  3. ALL AC CAR TRANSFERS WITH DRIVER,
  4. ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE FOR ALL MENTIONED TOURS,
  5. ALL CAR TRANSPORT FOR SIGHTSEEING,
  6. ASSISTANCE AT THE AIRPORTS & STATIONS ON ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE,
  7. DAILY BREAKFASTS AT HOTELS,
  8. AC FIRST CLASS TICKETS FOR TRAIN SECTOR MENTIONED,
  9. SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW AT KHAJURAHO WESTERN TEMPLES,
  10. LUNCH AT ORCHHA,
  11. ALL APPLICABLE TAXES AND SERVICE CHARGES,
  12. ELEPHANT RIDE AT AMER FORT – JAIPUR AND
  13. BOAT RIDE AT RIVER GANGES IN VARANASI

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