Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Dholpur - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
Explore India’s “Classical Journey” with visits to Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Dholpur, Gwalior, Orchha, Khajuraho and Varanasi! Start the tour exploring this fascinating cultural and historical centre of India i.e. Delhi - the capital of India. Continue to explore Jaipur which is also called the Pink city which has its spectacular forts and palaces. Proceed to the Mughal city of Agra which is the home to the monument ever built for love that is Taj Mahal. You will continue to visit the small town of Dholpur and experience the royalty by staying at the Raj Niwas Palace followed by drive to the historic city of Gwalior Enroute visiting Mitawali, Padavali and Bateshwar temples, then continue to Orchha Enroute visiting Sonagiri and Datia and explore the Orchha Fort and centotaphs of the Royal Kings. The exploration will further take you to the city of Khajuraho which is famous for its erotic temples and end the tour with a visit to one of the oldest cities in the world namely Varanasi or Benares where you will enjoy witnessing the Aarti ceremony on the River Ganges followed by an early morning boat ride and a visit to Sarnath where Gautam Buddha first taught the Dharma.
Day - 1Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Traditional welcome on arrival followed by Garlanding and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 2In Delhi - Full day tour of Old & New Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive past the mighty Red Fort, proceed to visit Jama Masjid followed by a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandini Chowk. Afternoon drive past the Government buildings of Lutyen’s Delhi followed by a visit to Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 3Delhi - Jaipur
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur (265 km / 6 hrs). Arrive Jaipur and transfer to your hotel. Evening explore the local markets and enjoy a heritage walk through the old city. Overnight at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 4In Jaipur - Full day tour of the pink city
After breakfast, proceed to explore the Jaipur pink city with a photo-stop at Hawa Mahal. Continue to visit Amber Fort by on way Elephant Ride and return by Car / Jeep. Afternoon visit to the Jantar Mantar (Observatory) followed by visit to the City Palace and it’s museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 5Jaipur - Agra - Enroute visit to Abhaneri Stepwell
After breakfast, drive to Agra (240 km / 6 hrs) and enroute visit to the Abhaneri Stepwell. Continue to Agra and on arrival proceed to your hotel. Late afternoon visit to Agra Fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 6Agra - Dholpur - Visit to Taj Mahal at Sunrise (subject to weather conditions)
Early morning visit to Taj Mahal at Sunrise (subject to weather conditions). After breakfast, drive to Dholpur (55 km / 1 hr) and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon proceed to Chambal Safari followed by a boat ride at Chambal River and visit to the Ghariyals breeding farm. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 7Dholpur - Gwalior - Enroute visiting Mitawli, Padavli and Bateshwar Temples
After breakfast, drive to Gwalior (65 km / 1 ½ hrs) Enroute visiting the fortress at Mitawli, Chausat Yogini Temple at Padavli and visit to the Bateshwar group of temples. On arrival proceed to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 8In Gwalior - Full day tour of the fort city
After breakfast, proceed to visit Jai Vilas Palace and Maharaj Bada. In the afternoon visit to Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple and Teli Ka Mandir. In the evening enjoy Sound & Light Show at Gwalior Fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 9Gwalior - Orchha - Enroute visiting Sonagiri Jain Temple and Datia Palace
After breakfast, drive to Orchha (120 km / 3 hrs) Enroute visiting Sonagiri Jain Temple and Datia Palace. Continue to Orchha and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon proceed to visit the Orchha Fort including visit to Jehangir Mahal, Raja Mahal, Rai Praveen Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple and Royal Cenotaphs. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 10Orchha - Khajuraho - Afternoon visit to the Western group of temples
After breakfast, drive to Khajurhao (180 km / 4 hrs) and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon proceed to visit the Western Group of Temples and enjoy Sound and Light show in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 11Khajuraho - Varanasi - Take a flight
After breakfast, proceed to visit the Eastern and Southern group of temples. In the afternoon take a flight to Varanasi. On arrival, proceed to your hotel. In the evening witness Aarti Ceremony at the Ghats of the River Ganges. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 12In Varanasi - Early morning sunrise boat cruise followed by visit to Sarnath
Early morning enjoy sunrise boat ride on River Ganges followed by visit to Kashi Vishwanath Temple from outside. Return to the hotel for breakfast. In the morning visit to Bharat Mata Temple and Banaras Hindu University. In the afternoon proceed to visit Sarnath and its museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 13Varanasi - Delhi - Early morning visit to a Akhara and flight to Delhi
Early morning proceed to visit a local wrestling unit to witness men exercising in a traditional way. Morning is at leisure. Later proceed to the airport for flight to Delhi. On arrival, proceed to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day - 14Delhi Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Your room is held till 12 noon. Transfer to Delhi international airport in time for your flight for onward destination.