The Jewel of North India with Varanasi
Day 01: Arrival Delhi ( Welcome to India!!)
Welcomes to India, pick up at the airport after that transfer to Hotel.
Delhi is the capital of India. This city belongs to Hindu epic Mahabharata. that time, there are two groups of warring cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, both descendants of the prince Bharata. This city was known as Indraprastha “City of the God Indra” during that era. Delhi was known by different name at different periods of time accordingly to the ruler whose reign was in Delhi. There were many dynasties as like the Sayyid , the Lodī ,the Tughluqs,The Mughals. Babur, the first Mughal ruler Babur, arrived in 1526 and made his base at Agra to the southeast (the state of Uttar Pradesh). His son Humāyūn ruled in 1530 and in 1533 founded a new city, Din Panah, on the bank of the Yamuna River. Shēr Shah, who overthrew Humāyūn in 1540, razed Din Panah to the ground and he built his new capital, the Sher Shahi, known as Purana Qila fort, in Delhi.
The next two Mughal emperors, Akbar (ruled 1556–1605) and Jahāngīr (ruled 1605–27), preferred to rule India from Agra.The next mughal emperor Shah Jahan built Red fort, and Jama Masjid and Chandani Chowk.
British power was restored and Mughal rule ended. In 1911 the British determined to shift the capital of India from Calcutta (Kolkata) to Delhi, and a three-member committee was formed to plan the construction of the new administrative centre. The key architect on the committee was Sir Edwin Lutyens; he gave shape to the city. The British moved to the partially built New Delhi in 1912, and construction was completed in 1931.Since India’s independence in 1947, Delhi has become a major metropolitan area.
Day 02: Delhi Sightseen with Guide
After The breakfast ,we start sightseen to delhi city with tour Guide.
Monuments : India Gate, old delhi , Red Fort,(out side) Qutab Minar, President's House, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, & Lotus Temple.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi to Jaipur drive 5 hours
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. Jaipur is the first planned city. King of Amber Maharaj Jai Singh 2nd founded Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan on 18 November 1727. .Jaipur was a small region near the major city of Amber. Even today, you can find the majestic fort of Amber where the kings lived and ruled (1699 to 1743) Amber was his capital. Amber lies 11 km away from Jaipur. The city was built with Vastu Shastra (style of architecture). Ancient Jaipur was divided into nine blocks. Two blocks were allocated for official buildings and the remaining were for public. Huge walls were built around Jaipur with seven strong gates.
In 1722, after the death of Jai Singh, the power of Jaipur started to decline. In 1818, Jaipur signed a treaty with the British .the supervision of British. When Prince of Wales visited India in 19th century, Jaipur was painted in pink colour to welcome of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales. Even today ,this city is called pink city also.
Later evening to see Brila Mandir (The God Vishnu) Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 04 Jaipur Sightseeing with Guide
After breakfast we will leave hotel to explore the secrets of Jaipur with Guide Elephant ride on Amber Fort.
Monuments : Amber Fort ,City Palace, Jantar Mantra, Hawa Mahal, Brila mandir, Jal Mahal ( water palace),
Shopping : Textile , Jewellery & Carpet
Day 05 Jaipur to Agra /on the way to see Abhaneri
Today after breakfast checkout and drive to Jaipur.
On the way will have the visit of Abhaneri : which is also known as Chand Baori is said to be named after a local ruler called Raja Chanda of Nikumbha Dynasty. It was built to preserve the water and give some respite from the scorching summer. It has 3500 steps and about 30 meter extended into the ground. The oldest parts of the step-well date from the 8th century onwards, but the upper stories were built around the 18th century during the Mughal era.
Overnight at Agra
Day 06 Agra sightseen with Tour guide
After breakfast the sightseeing of Agra with our Guide. Agra is a beautiful city, there are a lot of Mughal monuments & Hindu temples.It was re –designed by Sultan Sikander Lodi in the 15th Century. This beautiful city was founded way back in the year 1504.
Barbur captured the city in the year 1526.After that his grandson Akbar rebuilt Agra fort then his son Jahangir added some places in Agra fort .In 1631 ,His Grandson Emperor Shah Jahan built romantic marble structure in memory of his beloved third wife, Mumtaz Mahal . It is known Seven Wonders of the World and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site (Taj Mahal).Over all 20000 thousand workers spent around 22 year of their life to build this magnificent marvel.
Monuments :Taj mahal ( sun rise) , Agra Fort ,Baby Taj mahal ,Sun set Taj mahal other side of river.
Shopping :Marble Handicraft ,Leather,Hand made Embroidery work
Overnight at Agra!
Day 07 Agra to Khajuraho By train (bhopal shatabdi express / superfast train)
After breakfast, move to Agra Railway station to catch the train for Jhansi. Before the Khajuraho we will see Orchha, This is small beautiful villages situated on the bank of river Betwa. Orchha was founded in 16th century by bundela Rajput chief, Rudra Pratap. There we have a majestic fort and few other important attractions like King’s memorial locally known as chhatries and Temple of Lord Rama, who is worship as the King and as a God in both form here. After sightseeing to drive Khajuraho. The Khajuraho is famous for the Hindu temple and the Jain temples in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh.
Khajuraho is almost 175 kilometres far from Jhansi. Khajuraho group of temple are famous for north Indian temple architecture that is known as Nagra style these temple can be divided into two group mainly western and southern. The Kandariya Mahadeo it is the largest temple in Khajuraho western group which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The height of the temple is 31 meters. Other important temples of this group are Chaunsat Yogini Temple, Lakshamana Temple and Vishwanath Temple. Overnight Khajuraho.
Day 08 Khajuraho Sightseen with guide
Today we will visit the exquisitely carved group of temples; those are the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most of Khajuraho temples were built between 885 AD till 1050 AD by the Chandela dynasty . there were 85 temples at Khajuraho, when the great traveller Ibn Battuta noted them in 1335. But now 25 temples have very good condition, The most famous is the Kandariya Mahadeo temple built in the early 11th century CE and dedicated to the load Shiva. This temple decorated sculptures with intricate work.
Monuments : Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal and Ram Raja temple,the Kandariya Mahadeo temple
Evening Safari Panna National Park
Overnight at Khajuraho
Day 09 Khajuraho to Varanasi by Flight / Train
Next day , Early morning go to Panna National Park (safari)
After the breakfast to catch Flight / Train Varanasi.
Varanasi is the oldest city. Ancient name of this city was Kashi .Moden time ,we say Varanasi and Benares. This city is situted on the Ganges River & a central place in pilgrimage, death, and mourning in the Hindu Culture and Prayagraj, another Hindu pilgrimage site.
The city is the center of civilization and higher education for more than 3000 years. it was the first spot created by Lord Shiva. Here ,9 reincarnation of god vishnu is called lord Bhudha had first his first sermon Wheel of Dharma at Sarnath in 528 BCE.
Sightseen: Evening Ganga Aarti
Day 10 Explore Varanasi with Guide
Early in the morning, at sunrise, we will go to the Ganges River, where we will take a boat trip and see some of the Ghats and the famous crematoria. Then we will visit the city considered the oldest in the world. The visit contains the temples and alleys that are the highlights of the city. We will also visit the Benares Hindu University and the Bharat Mata Temple, which is a rather unique temple consisting of the map of India. Then we will return to the hotel and have breakfast at the hotel and around noon check out and leave for Sarnath. where we will visit the place where Lord GAUTAM BUDDHA gave his first sermon after clarification and in the same place where he met his first 5 disciples of his life, we will also visit the Srilanka temple, Buddha Tree and the museum.
Monuments :Saranath (Lord Budha Frist sermon ), The Dhamekha Stupa, the Archaeological museum
After that’s we take flight to return Delhi / international airport according to flight details.