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Overview
Enjoy the lanes of Old Delhi in a rickshaw, the enchanting Taj Mahal, onward to the City of Gardens, Participate in the mystic Aarti ceremony on the river Ganges, the world famous temples of Khajuraho known for their sculptures, palaces, temples and a lot more....
Detailed Itinerary

Meet upon arrival in Delhi & transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.

After Breakfast proceed with sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi

Old Delhi or Shahjanbad: The city built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who shifted the Mughal capital here from Agra in the 17th century. Drive past along the river Yamuna past the magnificent Red Fort to one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in the world, the Jama Masjid. Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk, the spine of Old Delhi, past jewelers spice merchants, food vendors, shopping arcades, workshops as well as residences.

Later proceed with visit to Qutab Minar Complex, visiting a myriad of monuments that combine both Islamic calligraphy and Hindu motifs, commemorating the onset of Islamic rule in India. Then proceed to Lutyen’s New Delhi, drive past the Rashtrapati Bhawan, (President’s Palace), Secretariat Buildings, Parliament House and the India Gate, a war memorial arch built in honor of soldiers who died in the Afghan Wars and World War–I. Visit the Humayun Tomb, the first great example of Mughal architecture in India and regarded as a prototype of the famed Taj Mahal of Agra.

Overnight at the hotel in Delhi

After breakfast, check-out from the hotel & travel by road to Agra. Upon arrival check-in at Hotel.

Later proceed for Agra Fort & Taj Mahal
Agra Fort - Built by Emperor Akbar on the west bank of the river Yamuna and beautified with palaces and gardens by Jahangir, Agra Fort today dominates the center of the city.

Evening visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the sill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 year to complete this 'Love Poem in Marble'. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)

Overnight at the hotel in Agra

Checkout from the hotel & transfer to railway station to board train for Lucknow
DEP: AGRA 0550 HRS 12180 LJN INTERCITY
ARR: LUCKNOW 1145 HRS
Meet upon arrival & check-in at Hotel

Overnight at the hotel in Lucknow

Full day city sightseeing to Lucknow - city of Gardens. It was the 18th-century capital of Nawab Wazirs and a center of culture and tradition. Visit the great Imambara, built in the 18th century. The absence of beams and pillars in the huge main hall is an architectural achievement. Also visit Lucknow Residency where the British Resident lived and the Picture Gallery exhibiting excellent full-size portraits of the Nawabs of Oudh.

Overnight at the hotel in Lucknow

Checkout from the hotel & transfer to railway station to board train for Varanasi
DEP: LUCKNOW 0700 HRS 14204 LKO BSB INTRCITY
ARR: VARANASI 1330 HRS
Meet upon arrival & check-in at Hotel

Evening proceed to downtown area in a rickshaw. Experience Varanasi intimately when you go on a leisurely rickshaw, ride through the narrow streets and alleys of Varanasi. In the evening the Ghats and temples are lit with oil-lamp lights or candles. Participate in an Aarti Ceremony (collective prayer) and watch the floating Diyas (lamps) on the river Ganges.

Overnight at the hotel in Varanasi

Early morning enjoy boat ride on holy river Ganges. The western banks of Ganges has a string of Ghats - the chain of stone steps, all built with pavilions, palaces and terraces, most of which are mainly used as Dharamsala where the pilgrims stay during their visit to the holy city. At dawn, the Ghats are abuzz with activity of the devotees performing their ablutions in the river or offering prayers to the rising sun and performing other religious rituals. A boat ride along the Ghats gives you vantage views of this activity. The sunrise on the Ganges is a soul-lifting experience. Later, visit the Vishwanath temple, also called the golden temple because of the gold-plating on its roof.

Return to hotel for breakfast
Afternoon: Walk the “Galis” (lanes) and “Mohallas” (neighborhoods) of Varanasi and get a glimpse in to the private world of the people who call this ancient city home. An expert will lead you through the serpentine lanes and showcase for you the unique character of each area visited. Also Visit to Bharat Mata Mandir, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, and Banaras Hindu University.

Overnight at the hotel in Varanasi

After breakfast transfer to airport to board flight to Khajuraho
DEP: VARANASI 1215 HRS AI – 406
ARR: KHAJURAHO 1440 HRS
Meet upon arrival & check-in at Hotel

Later visit the Western Group of temples, the most important temple being the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the largest and most typical of the Khajuraho temples. Visit the Chaunsat Yogini Jain Temple-dedicated to the 64 "Yoginis" or attendants of Goddess Kali. This temple stands apart from the rest. Also see the Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely sculpture of Lord Vishnu in his 11-headed form. The sculptures that adorn the temples depicts gods, Goddesses and amorous couples.
The Eastern Group of temples include the Ghantai Temple, Vamana Temple dedicated to the "Vamana" or dwarf incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the Javari Temple. There are also three Jain Temples with beautiful carvings and non-erotic sculptures.

Overnight at the hotel in Khajuraho

After breakfast transfer to Jhansi railway station (175 KMS/04 HRS approx.) en-route visiting Orchha
Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time, a rich legacy of the ages. For this medieval city, the hand of time has rested and the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of their pristine perfection. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful Chhatries, commands a spectacular view of soaring temple-spires and cenotaphs.

Thereafter continue drive to Jhansi & board train to Delhi
DEP: JHANSI 1520 HRS 12279 TAJ EXPRESS
ARR: DELHI 2225 HRS
Meet upon arrival & check-in at Hotel
Overnight at the hotel in Delhi

After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destination.

Inclusions

The above cost includes:-
09 Night’s accommodation on Twin/Double occupancy on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours to be by air-conditioned Toyota Innova
Monument entrance fees as per itinerary (1 visit per monument)
Service of Local English Speaking Guide as per program.
Assistance at airports by our representatives
Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
Evening rickshaw ride in Varanasi
Early morning Boat ride in Varanasi
Train Tickets: Agra/Lucknow, Lucknow/Varanasi & Jhansi/Delhi in AC Chair Class
All presently applicable Governments taxes

With Best compliments
Two bottles of mineral water daily in the vehicle
Traditional Indian welcome by flower garlands on arrival

Exclusions

The Cost does not include:
Any item of personal nature such as table drinks, Laundry, Telephone calls.
Camera fees (Still/video) at any monuments
Any tipping, gratuities or porterage anywhere
Lunches, Dinner unless specified
Any International airfare/Visa Fees
Any Domestic air fare

Domestic airfare: Price on Request
VARANASI/KHAJURAHO AI 406 1215/1440 HRS

* Flight operation between Varanasi – Khajuraho / Khajuraho – Varanasi is subject to operation in Summer time till 30 Sep 2019.

Notes

Rates not valid for period 20 Dec 2019 – 10 Jan 2020

Hotels 3*
Delhi The Regent Villa
Agra Hotel The Taj Vilas
Lucknow Comfort Inn
Varanasi Hotel Meadows
Khajuraho Golden Tulip

Hotels 4*
Delhi Justa Hotel
Agra Prime Plaza
Lucknow Fortune Park
Varanasi Hotel Meraden Grand
Khajuraho Clarks Khajuraho

Standard check in and check out time at hotels is 1400 hrs.

Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of accommodation not becoming available at any of the above mentioned hotels we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.

Our offer is based on usage of base category rooms at the mentioned hotels (unless specified otherwise) and if this category of rooms is not available we shall try to confirm accommodation in next available higher category of rooms and shall advise supplementary cost involved while conveying the status.

Trip Highlights

Delhi - Agra - Lucknow - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha

Departure Period

01 Oct, 2020 to 31 Mar, 2021
AUD 1,796 P P twin share
AUD 2,288 P P single

01 Jul, 2021 to 30 Sep, 2021
AUD 1,683 P P twin share
AUD 2,138 P P single

01 Oct, 2021 to 31 Mar, 2022
AUD 1,796 P P twin share
AUD 2,288 P P single

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