a complete Guide for Delhi Hotel Booking Information
Highlights Of North India
Tour Duration : 08 Nights and 09 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur – Agra – Khajuraho – Varanasi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi where a traditional welcome awaits you with Garlanding of Marigold flowers.
Our representative will assist you at the airport & will transfer to your pre-booked Hotel.
Overnight stay in Hotel. .
Day 02: Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel.
Delhi is a mesmerizing city with a holding the magic of old & charm of new. Today you will start your discoveries in Delhi by visiting Old Delhi first. Even when Bombay and Madras were mere trading posts and Kolkata a village of mud huts, Delhi had been the seat of an empire for almost 500 years. Through the centuries, eight cities have been built on this site, by Hindu, Mughal and British rulers, each adding to their own flavor.

First visit Old Delhi, en-route stopping at Raj Ghat, a monument of peace on the bank of the river Yamuna where Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Drive past the Red Fort & visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Optional you can take a short ride by rickshaw through the crowded lanes of the Chandni Chowk bazaar (market).

Afternoon sightseeing of New Delhi which is in complete contrast to Old Delhi. The British planned & laid out the broad, tree-lined avenues and neat street grid of New Delhi (in contrast to the narrow alleyways of the old part of the city). Today the former "Imperial City" continues as the center of government for the world's largest democracy, while you will drive past the buildings of India's Parliament and President House. Nearby you will visit the India Gate, where a beautifully landscaped park surrounds a memorial to Indian soldiers who served Great Britain in World War I and Britain's 19th-century war in Afghanistan. Also visit Qutab Minar, a spectacular example of Indo-Islamic architecture topped by a 234-foot-high tower. Its construction begun in the 12th century, & is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and also well known as the symbol of New Delhi.
Return back to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (approx 265 kms – 5/6 hrs drive)
Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning leave for Jaipur – The Capitol of Rajasthan state & an important destination of Golden Triangle ciruit.
Arrive Jaipur & check in at Hotel.
Jaipur is an amazing destination for tourists in the desert sands of Rajasthan where modernity and tradition  live hand in hand. It is widely known as "Pink City" since it was colour washed pink to welcome Prince Albert ,the consort of queen Victoria of England who visited India in 1883 AD. The city was found by Jai Singh II, one of the greatest  ruler in 1727. It is the only city in  the world which is divided into nine rectangular sectors symbolizing nine divisions of universe in accordance with  Hindu architecture.
Afternoon visit Jantar Mantar – The Observatory, a remarkable astronomical and astrological observatory built in the 18th century. The giant sundials here are still accurate to two-tenths of a second!

Evening visit the local colorful bazaars of Jaipur including photo-shoot stop of Palace on Winds which is also refered as “Hawa Mahal” from outside. Hawa Mahal – an elaborate building encrusted with delicate honeycomb screens and carved balconies from behind which the royal ladies could watch the market activities below.
Return back to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: Jaipur
Breakfast at Hotel.
This morning enjoy an excursion to explore Jaipur's Amber (pronounced "am-er," with a silent &b") Fort-Palace located about 30 min drive from main city.  Take Jeeps to reach up to the Fort (you have an option of riding on the back of the decorated Elephant – subject to availability), a stunning and well-preserved 16th-century structure, built on four levels. Among its many splendors is the Sheesh Mahal, a small room whose ceiling, covered with tiny mirrors, looks like a sky filled with brilliant stars. Here, in Rajput times, a dancing girl held candles during a dance of love for her Maharaja.
Return back to Hotel.
Afternoon visit the famous City Palace - the main palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The vast palace complex occupies one seventh of the walled city of Jaipur. The complex is divided into a series of courtyards, sprawling gardens and buildings. It is home to several palatial structures like the Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Badal Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum which is filled with an array of textiles, arms, carpets, paintings and manuscripts.
Evening you have time free to explore the pink city on your own & independent activities.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur – Agra (approx 245 kms – 5/6 hrs drive)
Morning check out of Hotel & drive to Agra en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri, the mysterious ghost city founded by the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great in the late 16th century and capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. Although architecturally magnificent, the city suffered from a water shortage and was abandoned shortly after Akbar's death. The city occupies a sandstone ridge, and the area around it is enclosed within a 7-mile-long wall. You'll stroll about the fort and palace, and then continue driving to Jaipur.
On arrival check in at Hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure.

The city finds mention in the epic Mahabharata when it was called the Agrabana or paradise.The modern city was founded by Badal Singh in 1475 while Sikandar Lodhi made Agra his capital city. Lodhis where defeated by Babur to capture the city situated on the banks of River Yamuna and thus, the long association of Mughals with Agra started. The Mughal's love for architecture translated into beautiful monuments such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra. These monuments were built in the contemporary Mughal style. The glory of Agra was at its peak during the reign of Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. Akbar made it the center of art, culture, commerce and learning and Shah Jahan saw it in full bloom. Mughlai cuisine and the skilled craftsmen can still be seen in the narrow lanes of the city as a reminiscent of the lost times.
Day 06: Agra
Morning visit the world famous monument of love & passion - Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This breathtakingly elegant monument is one of the most beautiful masterpieces of architecture found in the world & is listed as one of the 7th Wonder of the World and a World heritage Monument by the Unesco,
Afternoon visit the sprawling Agra Fort (closed on Monday). This immense fort and palace were the seat of power for four generations of Moghul emperors; they ruled all of northern India from the early 16th century until the consolidation by British colonial rule in the early 1800s. Agra Fort's architecture is an almost perfect fusion between military might and lavish beauty.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 07: Agra – Jhansi (By train Dep : 0815 hrs Arr : 1045 hrs)
Jhansi – Khajuraho (approx 175 kms – 4hrs30 drive)
Early Breakfast at Hotel.
Later transfer to Railway Station to board an Express train to Jhansi - a center of Chandela civilization..
Arrive Jhansi & take a short drive to Orchha, a small off-the-beaten-path village on the banks of the Betwa River.
Enjoy a short sightseeing of Orcha which has a series of magnificent temples, dating back to the 17th century. They are still in use today and visited regularly by thousands of devotees. The soaring spires of Ram Raja Temple and the well-preserved murals of the Lakshmi Naraya Temple are especially worth a visit. 14 beautiful Chhattris (cenotaphs) or memorials are lined up on the Kanchana Glut of the river Betwa.
At Orchha you can have your Lunch.
Later continue your drive to reach Khajuraho in late afternoon.
Arrive Khajuraho & check in at Hotel.
Dinner & overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 08: Khajuraho / Varanasi ( By Flight)
Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning visit the Eastern and Western Group of temples of Khajuraho. The erotic stone carvings here have come to symbolize the important role of love and prajna energy in Hindu thought. British archeologists excavated these intricate stone carvings during colonial times, when they scandalized post-Victorian English sensibilities! The Chaunset Yogini are dedicated to the Goddess Kali, and the Bharatji temple has an eleven-headed image of Vishnu, the God of Preservation. The largest temple of all is the vihara, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Afternoon transfer to airport to board about 40 minutes flight to Varanasi.

Arrive Varanasi, meet & assistance on arrival & transfer to Hotel.
Later in the afternoon take a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets to the bathing ghats located alongside the sacred River Ganges. People flock in large numbers every day to bathe and worship in the temples built beside the riverbank. Feel the timelessness of Varanasi as the sun sets and as the temple priests perform Aarti (prayer), the sacred light ceremony, on the banks of Mother Ganga. The Aarti (prayer) performance is best viewed while having a boat ride on the river. After the puja (prayer) ceremony is completed, travel by rickshaws back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 09: Varanasi / Delhi (By Flight)
Early morning wake up for a brief boat cruise on river Ganges. Early morning is the best time to view & witness the holy city coming into life with the sunrise with devotees performing their daily religious rites. The time is perfect to photograph riverside temples and Ghats in a rich, golden dawn light. At stone steps on the river's edge, you can join the common people in a feeling of pilgrimage: for them, the heart of their faith, for yourself, a superlative cultural experience.
Return back to hotel for breakfast, followed by a guided walking tour of the local temples.
Afternoon enjoy a short excursion to the nearby ancient Buddhist learning center of Sarnath. Here, Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon to his disciples, as portrayed in Bernardo Bertolucci's film "Little Buddha." Also visit Sarnath Museum, which houses some of the greatest treasures of Indian Buddhist art, including Ashoka's Lion Capital—the National Emblem of India—and the beautiful Teaching Buddha, among the most beautiful sculptures in the world. You can explore and photograph excavated Buddhist stupas and pillars unearthed during the British archaeological explorations in 1836.
Later afternoon transfer to airport to board about an hours flight back to Delhi.
(You have an option of taking an Extension Tour of NEPAL by boarding VARANASI / KATHMANDU & returning back to Delhi by KATHAMDNU/DELHI flight. OR you can also take the NEPAL/BHUTAN Extension tour by coming back to Delhi)
Arrive Delhi. Evening at leisure for independent activities & last minute shopping. We suggest to visit a unique Kashmir carpet center to witness how these intricate hand knotted carpets are made.
Evening transfer to international airport to board flight for onward journey. INDIAN Legends Representative will assist you to complete the check in formalities at the airport.
(In case you have a next day early morning flight, you can prefer to stay overnight in Delhi).
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