Varanasi Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! You will be met at Delhi International Airport for your midday arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Remaining day free.

India Gate

Day 2: Delhi

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.

The lofty Red Fort in Delhi

Day 3: Delhi - Varanasi

This morning we transfer you to airport to catch flight to Varanasi (SG 113 - 09:35 / 11:00) Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Remaining day free

Varanasi Ghats

Day 4: Varanasi

This morning enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). Remaining day at leisure or why join our fantastic optional half day tour of Varanasi (see details at enhance your holiday section)

Bathers in the morning

Day 5: Varanasi - Khajuraho

After breakfast we transfer you to the Airport for the Flight to Khajuraho (9w 723 - 12:00 / 13:10) Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to your hotel, later on 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.

The magnificent erotic temples of Khajuraho

Day 6: Khajuraho - Agra

Today we drive to Jhansi train station to catch the train to Agra (Shatabdi Express - 18:00 / 20:30 Executive Ac Chair Car) Enroute visit to Orchha to explore the well preserved complex of palaces and temples it is famous for. Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Agra

Taj Mahal & camels

Day 7: Agra

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. Remainder of the day is at your leisure.

The sunsets over the Mosque in the Taj complex

Day 8: Agra - Jaipur

This morning we will take a drive out to the ghostly fortifed city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandonded only 8 years after its construction due to droughts in the area continiuing on you will arrive in to Jaipur 'The Pink City'. In the afternoon enjoy some free time to relax.

Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur

Day 9: Jaipur

This morning we visit the delicate pink, magnificent fort-palace of Amber - a wonderful example of Rajput architecture just north of Jaipur. Subject to Government regulations, we will arrive in style riding on an elephant!Free afternoon-why you don't enhance your stay there by joining our optional city tour(see details in enhance your holiday section)

The steps up to the magnificent Amber Fort

Day 10: Jaipur

Day at leisure.Explore this magnificent place your own way

An elephant ride through the gates of Amber Fort

Day 11: Jaipur - Shahpura

Today we drive to Shapura Bagh, ideal place for stopover between Jaipur and Udaipur and explore India rural and village life, dare to say "real India".

Day 12: Shahpura

Day at leisure. Shahpura it is set in 30 acres of garden and pasture and surrounded by lakes it is a fantastic place to spend a day or two and simply go out for a wander in the village and interact with the friendly locals. Activities that can be arranged are picnics and barbecues in lovely remote places in the country nearby, cycling trips, fishing, boat trips, walking tours, bird watching walks around the lakes and hiking, visits to see traditional local artists at work.

Day 13: Shahpura - Udaipur

Today we drive to famous Rajastan city of Udaipur.

Maharaja City Palace

Day 14: Udaipur

This morning enjoy touring the imposing City Palace, a vision in soft yellow stone on the northeast promontory with breathtaking views of the lake. The City Palace is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. We then take you to visit Jagdish Temple and Sahelion ki bari. You will have free time to explore on your own or perhaps shop for colourful Rajasthani arts and crafts.

Jagdish Temple

Day 15: Udaipur

Day at leisure

Lakeside temple

Day 16: Udaipur - Delhi

This morning we transfer you to the Udaipur Airport for your flight do Delhi (9W 3301 - 0975:1015) Arrive Delhi and transfer to your hotel.

Raj Ghat

Day 17: Delhi

Today we transfer you to the airport accordingly to your international flight details.

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last updated - 25 Jan 2015 3:06 AM