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Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel with the rest of the day yours to relax after your long flight.
Today we explore both Old and New Delhi - the order of New Delhi is a huge contrast to the unorganised chaos of the Old City. But both are just as appealing. Taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more.
After breakfast we depart Delhi, and drive to Jaipur. Arriving here we transfer you to your hotel and the rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure before our guided sightseeing tomorrow.
Look out for the snake charmers that dot our route as we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where you will enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. The afternoon is free. Extend your sightseeing with our Jaipur Up Close enhancement - tour the City Palace which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory. See the Enhance Your Holiday page for details.
After a relaxing breakfast we will head off to Agra home to of India's most famous monuments - the Taj Mahal. En route we will also pay a visit to the ghostly former Moghul city of Fatehpur Sikri - the fortified ghost city abandoned soon after its construction because of water shortages in the area.
After breakfast we head out to view the magnificent Taj Mahal. Enjoy your own time to explore and a guided tour of this once powerful Moghul emperor’s monument to love. Later we visit Agra fort built under the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565 that contains numerous palaces and a white marble mosque and the Baby Taj. Rest of the afternoon free.
Today we will take you to the train station for the train to Jhansi, where on arrival we will meet you and take the drive to Khajuraho - en-route stopping in Orccha to explore the well preserved complex of palaces and temples it is famous for.
In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Chandela Dynasty temples built between 950-1050 AD. Immortalised in stone, the carved temples depict Indian life a millennium ago, including erotic scenes from the Kama Sutra. Later transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi.
Varanasi - a city abundant with temples and labyrinthine streets. In the early morning of we will enjoy a boat ride on the holy Ganges River. Later in the day we embark on a tour of India’s spiritual city. This evening consider at sunset re-visiting the ghats for the evening pilgrimage, a little different from the dawn ritual.
This morning is free for you to explore on your own or just relax until we transfer to Varanasi airport for your flight to Delhi. On arrival we will check you into the hotel.
We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.
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