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Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Day 02 : Delhi
Day 03 : Delhi – Jaipur (approx. 268 kms / 5 to 6 hours’ drive)
Day 04 : Jaipur
Day 05 : Jaipur – Ranthambhore (approx. 170 kms / 5 hours’ drive)
Day 06 : Ranthambhore
Day 07 : Ranthambhore – Kalakho (Approx. 168 kms / 4 hour drive)
Day 08 : Kalakho
Day 09 : Kalakho – Bharatpur – Agra (Approx. 170 km /approx. 4 hrs)
Day 10 : Agra
Day 11 : Agra/Delhi (Approx. 4 Hours’ Drive/Depart Delhi
Day 11 : Agra – Jhansi (Train)- Orchha – Khajuraho (Approx. 175 km / 4 hour drive)
Day 12 : Khajuraho
Day 13 : Khajuraho – Varanasi (Flight: 9W2424 ETD: 1405 ETA: 1455)
Day 14 : Varanasi
Day 15 : Varanasi – Delhi – Departure (Flight: 9W 2424 ETD: 1525 / ETA: 1655)
After clearing Customs and Immigration, step into the receiving area, where our representative will meet you and escort you to the hotel.
Even at the time when Bombay and Madras were mere trading posts and Calcutta was a village of mud huts, Delhi had been the seat of an empire for five hundred years. Through the centuries, eight cities have been built on this site, by the Hindus, the Mughals and the British, each adding their own flavor. In a matter of minutes you can be transported from a sprawling, elegant garden city to the ancient twisting alleyways of Old Delhi.
Overnight at hotel (No meals)
After breakfast, experience the combined charm of Old and New Delhi.
The day begins with a drive past the Red Fort & Jama Masjid followed by a Rickshaw Ride through the bazaars of Chandni Chowk.
Thereafter drive past the historical India Gate, the President’s estate and the Parliament House and visit Gandhi Smriti. The day is concluded with a visit to the capital’s most striking monument; the 70 meter high Qutab Minar.
Overnight at hotel (B)
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur.
On arrival, check in to the hotel.
Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, is popularly known as “The Pink City” for the color of the buildings in its wonderful old city.
Rest of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast, embark on a half-day excursion trip which will lead you to Amber Fort. En route make a photo stop at the palace of winds, the Hawa Mahal. A visit to the City Palace in the afternoon which now houses the Royal residence and museums with a fine collection of textiles and costumes, armory, manuscripts, paintings followed by a stopover at Jantar Mantar would wrap up the day.
After breakfast, drive to Ranthambhore. Check-in to your hotel in time for lunch.
Thereafter, visit DHONK. Dhonk is a responsible enterprise making handicrafts in and around Ranthambhore. It aims to provide a sustainable livelihood to people living near Ranthambhore.
Overnight at hotel (B, L, D)
The Ranthambhore National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild.
Early morning, take a game drive in the park.
After lunch resume the search for tigers during the afternoon game drive.
After a leisurely breakfast, leave for your next destination – Kalakho.
Dera Village Retreat is located in a beautiful, serene valley of the Aravali Ranges.
A visit here gives us an opportunity to engage with local communities, experience the authentic Rajasthani culture. On arrival you will be greeted at the Dera Village Retreat.
Overnight at the Dera Village Retreat (B, L, D)
After breakfast, camel safari will take you to a nearby village where the colorful Meena tribes reside. Meet the villagers and learn about the rural Indian life. Later, in the afternoon enjoy hiking to the nearby hills.
The Abhaneri Stepwells (also known as Chand Baori) is another experience that is a must see. This architecturally impressive structure is over 1000 years old. BBC Travel has called it one of the 7 Unknown Architectural Wonders in the World.
There is also a temple adjoining the stepwell for visitors to explore.
After breakfast, proceed to Agra, stopping at Bharatpur enroute for a visit and lunch at the local restaurant.
Bharatpur, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to be resident. It is also a major tourist center with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a World Heritage Site.
Arrive Agra and check-in to your hotel. Rest of the day is free.
Overnight at hotel (B,L)
After early breakfast, proceed to visit the Taj Mahal. Behold the glorious sight of the sun casting its mellow rays on the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world and surely the greatest symbol of love and devotion. (The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)
In the afternoon, visit the Agra Fort which over the years has acquired all the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace. Later visit the tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah.
After breakfast, the morning is free. Room/s will be available for use till 12 Noon.
In time check-out and leave for Delhi International airport to board your onward flight.
In time transfer to railway station to board train to Jhansi. Thereafter, a drive will take you to Orchha where you will visit the Ram Raja Temple and the Laxmi narayan Temple.
After the visit drive to Khajuraho and check-in to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel (B, L)
Visit the famous Khajuraho temples (World Heritage site). These temples, which completed a thousand years of their existence in 1999, come to life with sculptures that deceive one into believing that they are celestial and alive.
Overnight at the hotel (B)
Enjoy a tranquil, rejuvenating morning after which, you leave for the airport to board the flight to Varanasi. Our representative will guide you to the hotel in Varanasi. An enjoyable Rickshaw ride would take you to the banks of the holy River Ganges from where you will witness the beautiful and captivating Aarti Ceremony late this afternoon.
Experience the River Ganges in its pure form through a boat ride early in the morning flavored with walking tours of the temples around the ghats. Soon after, embark on an excursion to Sarnath (40 min drive) a major Buddhist pilgrimage center where Buddha preached his first sermon. Finally, conclude this remarkable day with a visit to the famous Weavers of Varanasi.
The morning is free.
In time, check–out from the hotel and transfer to Varanasi airport for your flight to Delhi
Arrival Delhi and connect to your onward International flight.
Prices Valid From: October 2018 to September 2019
Prices Not Valid From: 20 December 2018 to 10 January 2019
The above Air fare supplement in economy class (based on Special Fares available as of now which are subject to change at the time of issuance flight tickets).
*Baggage allowance in all domestic flights within India is 15 kg check-in baggage + 7 kg hand baggage (Economy class)