Day 1: Arrive Delhi Day 2: Delhi Day 3: Delhi = Lucknow (By Super Fast Train) Day 4: Lucknow Day 5: Lucknow = Varanasi (By Super Fast Train) Day 6: Varanasi Day 7: Varanasi - Khajuraho (By Air) Day 8: Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra (By Super Fast Train) Day 9: Agra
Greetings and welcome at Delhi airport followed by transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay is in New Delhi
Today tour Old Delhi, drive past Red Fort and explore Jama Masjid India's largest mosque. Also enjoy a rickshaw ride through the main streets of silver street Chandni Chowk. Chandni Chowk has mishmash shops, temples, mosques and craftsmen's workshops. Then drive to New Delhi for visiting famous India Gate and the splendid Lutyens architecture of the government offices.End the day with a visit to Qutab Minar, tallest brick minaret in the world, completed in 1368, and Humayun Tomb of the second Mughal Emperor. Overnight stay is in New Delhi. Tajmahal & Mughals Tour Map
Delhi = Lucknow (By Super Fast Train)
Morning you will be transferred to New Delhi Railway station to board your train for Lucknow. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
After breakfast visit city of Mughal Nawabs & Wazirs where they built Bada Imambada or Asafi Imambada in 1784. In this, one of the interior halls is said to be the largest domicile of the world. From outside one of the staircases goes to many labyrinths where it is very very easy to get lost. Visit Hussanibad Imanbada where inners are decorated with chandeliers, colourful coat and throne of the King. Continue your visit to Rumi Darwaza and the Residency which was the area of conflict during the year of 1857. Spend your night in Lucknow.
Lucknow = Varanasi (By Super Fast Train)
Morning check out from your hotel and board the train for Varanasi. Varanasi is Holy to Hindus and Buddhists alike. On arrival check in at your hotel. In the evening, move towards ghats by rickshaw, through narrow lanes of the city, as sunset move down for the evening Aarti ceremony along the Ganges River. Be a spectator to this ceremonial belief and a slice of India's ancient culture. Join with crowd of worshippers as they pray next to the water by the light of open flames, the fragrance of incense filling the air. Night stay is in Varanasi. Holy Rituals In Varanasi
Go up in the early hours to experience India's holiness upon holy Ganges from another perception - by private sunrise cruise. In the blue light of first light, travel through Varanasi's foggy, winding streets and board a private row boat, watching from the river as the sun rises and the banks begin to crowd with worshippers. Later return back to hotel for breakfast. Then explore the hidden city of Sarnath, the native land of Buddhism. Visit the ruins of a once-flourishing monastery and a museum with an exceptional collection of Buddhist art.
Varanasi - Khajuraho (By Air)
Morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, take wings for Khajuraho, abode to the biggest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples in the country. Spend the afternoon wandering between exquisitely carved temples.
Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra (By Super Fast Train)
Travel all the way through rural India, where 70% of the inhabitants live. Pass small villages of mud-brick homes and fields plowed by ox cart. After lunch, visit the vacant yet impressive 17th-century Orchha Palace. Afterward, board an express train to Agra. Check in to your luxury hotel. Night stay in Agra.
After waking you set to visit iconic monument at the sunrise where it garnish its pure white surface in rosy pink. Return to the Orchha Palaces hotel for breakfast.where it garnish its pure white surface in rosy pink. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Then, set off for a sightseeing tour, including a visit to the Agra Fort, where Emperor Shah Jahan, who constructed Taj Mahal as a catacomb for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, was captive by his son. From his perch, Shah Jahan was enforced to stare upon his lasting testament of devotion - and his own final quiescent place. At sunset, return to view the Taj Mahal again, and watch as the light dances off the brittle white marble10: Agra - Delhi (By drive) & DepartMorning check out from the hotel and drive to Delhi to board the flight for onwards journey.