Jewels of India on Oddroad. Visit Delhi, Varanasi/Kashi, Khajuraho, Orchha, Gwalior, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur.

Jewels of India
13 Nights/14 Days
by Ajay Prakash

Delhi, Varanasi/Kashi, Khajuraho, Orchha, Gwalior, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur

The Golden Triangle with Udaipur, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
Varanasi is the oldest living city in the world and the holiest. For a devout Hindu to die here, is to attain Nirvana - freedom from the cycle of rebirth. It is an amazing amalgam of the chaotic and the serene. That crusty old curmudgeon Mark Twain said "Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together!"
Khajuraho, whose origins are shrouded in obscurity, is an incredibly unabashed celebration of life. The dichotomy of the spiritual and the erotic desires of mankind amalgamate in the temple sculptures to leave you wonderstruck. Just a word of caution - unless you're an accomplished contortionist, don't attempt those poses!
Orchha and Gwalior have an old world historic charm with forts, palaces & temples.
Agra - the famous city of the Taj, combined with Jaipur and Udaipur makes for the most colorful Golden Triangle with a difference.

Tour prices start from US$ 1950 per person on twin share with daily breakfast and include all surface transport by private a/c car with fuel, tolls and taxes, English speaking guides for all city tours, boat rides at Varanasi and Udaipur and elephant ride at Amber fort.

Domestic airfares, camera and entrance fees at monuments, personal expenses like meals, beverages, telephone calls or laundry and tips and gratuities are excluded from the tour price

Prices start at Rs 120159 Per Couple

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Day 1 - Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi, the political and historical capital of India. Check in at your hotel the Svelte Suites or similar. Take a half-day city tour of New Delhi. Overnight Delhi.

Day 2 - Visit Old Delhi

Visit Old Delhi, the bustling Bazaars of Chandni Chowk, the oldest Mosque - the Jama Masjid. Visit the Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb. Later in the evening visit the Red Fort for the Sound and Light show. Overnight Delhi.

Day 3 - Delhi to Varanasi

Take your morning flight from Delhi to Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi, the most revered city of the Hindus, through which runs the holy Ganges. Check in at your hotel the Taj Ganges/ Clarks/Radisson or similar. Then set out on a tour of this city thronging with the devout whose chants reverberate in every temple. Overnight Varanasi

Day 4 - Varanasi

Early morning head for the ghats on the banks of the Ganges and go on the sacred river in a boat, watching the pious take a holy dip, hear the plaintive notes of the conch and the temple bells ring. Later take an excursion to Sarnath, see the gigantic Stupa, holy site of the followers of Lord Buddha. Overnight Varanasi

Day 5 - Varanasi to Khajuraho

Take your morning flight from Varanasi to Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho, renowned for its ancient erotic temple sculptures that remain in a very fine state of preservation. Check into your hotel Taj Chandela / Radisson / Clarks or similar. Freshen up and visit the temple complex. The most famous temples are the Lakshmana Temple, Kandaria Mahadev Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Chandragupta Temple and Parvati Temple in the Western complex. The Vamana Temple and the Adinath Temple are most well-known in the Jain Group of Temples in the Eastern complex. Overnight Khajuraho.

Day 6 - Khajuraho

Full day sightseeing of the huge temple complex. Later in the evening catch the Sound and Light show held in the Western Complex. Overnight Khajuraho

Day 7 - Khajuraho to Orchha 180 km

After breakfast drive from Khajuraho to Orchha 180 km. Check into your hotel the Orchha Resort/ Amar Mahal/ Bundelkhand Riverside. Visit the Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal and Rai Parveen Mahal. Beautiful murals adorn the walls of these palaces. Visit the Laxmi Naryan Temple. Relax at the Phool Bagh gardens. Overnight Orchha

Day 8 - Drive from Orchha to Gwalior 120 km

Drive from Orchha to Gwalior 120 km. Check into your hotel Usha Kiran Palace / hotel Gwalior Regency. Visit the imposing Gwalior Fort and the various temples, including the Surya Temple, which is a replica of the famous Sun Temple of Konark in Puri. Overnight Gwalior.

Day 9 - Drive from Gwalior to Agra 118 km

Drive from Gwalior to Agra 118 km. Check into your hotel the Mughal/Trident or similar. Visit one of the famous wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal. Overnight Agra

Day 10 - Drive from Agra to Jaipur

Drive from Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri, the splendid fort built in pink stone. In Jaipur check into your hotel Mansingh / Alsisar Haveli / Narain Niwas Palace or similar. Take a half day city tour of the Pink City. Visit the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 11 - Udaipur

After breakfast take a full day tour of the magnificent Amber Fort. Ride an elephant to the ramparts of the fort. After dinner, board your overnight train for Udaipur at 1015 pm. Overnight on a/c sleeper train.

Day 12 - Arrive early morning (6.00 am) into Udaipur

Arrive early morning (6.00 am) into Udaipur, the city of lakes. Check into your hotel Ram Pratap Palace/Trident/ Shiv Niwas Palace/Laxmi Vilas Palace or similar. Freshen up and take a city tour. In the evening take a boat ride on lake Pichola. Overnight Udaipur

Day 13 - Udaipur

After breakfast visit the famous Ranakpur Temples and the imposing Kumbalgarh Fort 100 km from the city. Return to Udaipur. Overnight Udaipur

Day 14 - Udaipur To Delhi

Transfer to Udaipur airport to catch your flight to Mumbai or Delhi to connect with your International flight.

Stay Options

City / No. of Nights Option 1
Delhi / 2 3-5 Star hotel
Varanasi/Kashi / 2 3-5 Star hotel
Khajuraho / 2 3-5 Star hotel
Orchha / 1 3-5 Star hotel
Gwalior / 1 3-5 Star hotel
Agra / 1 3-5 Star hotel
Jaipur / 1 3-5 Star hotel
Udaipur / 3 3-5 Star hotel

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Per Couple Rs 120159
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