The Ganges | Varanasi | India
FROM: AUD $2,535 pp

Khajuraho is famed for its stunning temples which display exceedingly artistic aspects of Indian life a millennium ago. How and why they were built still remains a mystery. Varanasi is said to be the holiest city in India and is a place of Hindu pilgrimage.

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Trip Highlights

Khajuraho - the intricate and beautiful erotic temples
Kashi Vishvanath Temple - Hindu Temple dedicated to lord Shiva
New Vishvanath Temple - white marble temple open to all religions
The River Ganges - India's holiest river
Bharat Mata Mandir - temple dedicated to Mother India


3 breakfasts included
Early morning boat ride on holy Ganges
Economy class flight - Delhi - Khajuraho - Varanasi, Varanasi - Delhi
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
Chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle
3 nights standard hotels
Guided sightseeing in Khajuraho and Varanasi
Arrival and departure transfers on days 1 and 4
Entrance fees to all included sights

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Laundry, drinks, items of a personal nature


Day 1

Delhi - Khajuraho by Air

Delhi - Khajuraho. Drive to the airport for your included flight to Khajuraho. Upon arrival to Khajuraho you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Khajuraho

Day 2

Chandela Dynasty Temples

Khajuraho – Varanasi. In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Chandela Dynasty temples. The temples rate as one of India’s greatest attractions and were mostly built during a major creative burst of genius from 950AD to 1050AD. Remarkably enough, these ancient temples are incredibly well preserved. The temples were built during the Chandela period, a dynasty that survived for five centuries before falling to the mighty Mughal onslaught. Their sheer beauty and immense size has confounded experts as to why and how they were built in Khajuraho, a small town then and still a relatively small town now.

To build temples of such size and with such skill at such a momentous pace would have required many, many skilled hands. Around the temples are bands of intricately carved stone work detailing Indian life and style a millennium ago. There are also various acts from the famous Kamasutra depicted on these monolithic temples. Later transfer to the airport for your included fight to Varanasi.
Overnight: Varanasi  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Holy Varanasi

Enjoy an early morning boat ride on the Ganges to view the sunrise from the boat. From dawn to dusk the Ghats (riverside steps) are thronged by thousands of devotees, who perform their holy rituals in the hope of attaining eternal salvation, the ‘nirvana’. Later enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city with its an incredible array of temples and ancient buildings. There are 2,000 temples and shrines in Varanasi, but the holiest, Vishvanatha, is closed to non-Hindus. The Durga Temple, which can be visited, is teeming with monkeys (hold onto your valuables). Further downstream on the eastern bank of the Ganges is the Ram Nagar Fort. It isn’t one of the country’s best, but it does have a fascinating, if gruesome, collection of weapons. Take a walking tour of the Islamic section. The streets are filled with Arabic music and veiled women. It’s here that famous Varanasi silk is dyed, dried and woven.
Overnight: Varanasi  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Varanasi – Delhi

Varanasi – Delhi. Transfer to the airport for your included fight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel (should you have booked additional accomodation for this night) or transfer to the international terminal for your onward flight.

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Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Khajuraho & Varanasi - 4 days
AUD $2535
AUD $380

In Brief

Trip Type
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 3
The architectural brilliance of the temples in Khajuraho.
Varanasi Highlight
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