Day 1 - 2 Delhi
Namaste! A warm Welcome to New Delhi India. After going through the customs and immigration formalities, our representative from Incredible India Travels will be waiting to greet you and assist you to your hotel.
The Capital of India –Delhi consists of two distinguishable parts New and Old Delhi with various Historical Monuments , Temples and Mosques. New Delhi is also referred to as ‘Lutyens Delhi’ is laid out symmetrically as a garden City with wide streets, widely scattered colonial – style summer houses and unspoilt gardens.
After breakfast in the morning you would be going on a combined tour of Old and New Delhi where you will visit the Jama Masjid Mosque, Red Fort and Chadni Chowk Bazaar, also called the Trafalgar square of Delhi. The tour of New Delhi you will be visit the India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar.
Day 3 - 4 Delhi / Varanasi
After breakfast get a drop at the Airport to make your way to the Holy City of Varanasi. At sunrise visit the ‘Ghats’ for a boat ride that takes you past an incredible scene of various people coming to pay homage. After your boat ride walk through a maze of constricted streets and alleys on your visit to a number of Temples dedicated to various Gods, Being the cultural Capital of India. Varanasi is also known as Kashi or Banaras considered as the home of Lord Shiva. This Holy place is situated on the banks of the River Ganga and it is believed that if you take a dip in the river, it has the power to wash away all sins.
Day 5 - 6 Varanasi/ Khajuraho / Jhasi
In the morning fly to Khajuraho. The political and religious Capital of Khajuraho of the Chandela Rajputs during 9th to 13th Century. Visit the Temples in the afternoon. You will notice that every square inch of these Temples are covered with sculptures depicting divine human forms in every aspect of life. It took over hundred years from 950-1050.
n the morning after breakfast drive to Jhansi via Orchha. Once you reach Orchha get a drop off at the railway station to get to Agra. On arrival in Agra get a transfer to the hotel.
In the morning after breakfast drive to Jhansi via Orchha. Once you reach Orchha get a drop off at the railway station to get to Agra. On arrival in Agra get a transfer to the hotel.
Agra is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World- The Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the Palaces and the fort is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire of which Agra was the Capital in the 16th and 17th Century. Its political center ended with the transfer of the Capital by Shah Jahan in 1634 to Delhi. Its architectural wealth has secured its place on the International Map.
The 16th Century Agra fort is home to many exquisite buildings: Diwan-I-Am (Hall of public audience), Diwan-I-Khas (Hall of private audience), The Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), Anguri Bagh (Wine yard), and The Musamman Burj (Jasmine Tower) where Shah Jahan died as a prisoner by his own son. Also visit the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of mirrors), After you visit the fort, you will be taken to visit the Magnificent monument of Love the Taj Mahal. It was erected by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Queen Mumtaz Mahal. It took 20,000 workers and took 22years to complete it. It is a dream in white marble in perfect proportion to the beautiful garden of fountains. It has a majestic entrance and a forecourt.
The main structure is crowded with a cupola and has minarets on all four sides. Deep underneath the main structure lie the cenotaphs of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. The Shrine surrounding them is beautifully decorated with precious stones.
Day 7 - 8 Agra / Jaipur
After breakfast in the morning prepare for your drive to Jaipur (250kms/5hrs.) On the way stop at the Walled City of Fatehpur Sikri. ‘Fateh’ in Arabic means ‘Victory”. It was built by Akbar the Great to celebrate the birth of his son. It was completed in the year 1574 and 14years later it was abandoned because of the whine of an imperial favorite and the City of Victory went for nothing. Visit the Palace where Akbar once played chess using slave girls. Visit the courtyards and the real stone Mosques. After seeing the Walled City, continue driving to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur you will be assisted to you hotel for a late lunch on your own.
Later on get ready for a joyful and entertaining evening. You will be visiting Choki Dhani village Resort. This resort is a little more than an hour’s drive but it is worth the wait as you can get a real feel of Rajasthan, where you will get to see puppet shows, folk dances, snake charmers, camel rides, magic shows and much more.
After an evening of fun and entertainment and a delicious Rajasthani dinner return to your hotel.
Day 9 - 10 Jaipur
Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony and architectural splendor. Built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Jai Singh II the Ancient heart of the Pink City: The Rugged Fortresses, Perched on barren hills, Fairy tale Palaces and broad avenues that dot the City. It was the only planned City of its time. Jaipur is also famous for cotton rugs, woolen carpets and the leather footwear especially the embroidered jutis.
In the morning step back in time and visit the Amber Fort a splendid fortress Palace home to many Temples, Palaces, beautiful marble mirror inlay work, the highlight of the tour is that you would be going up to the Amber fort on an elephants back.
In the afternoon visit the older part of Jaipur or Pink City because of its pink colored stone. Visit Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) where women of the court could see the processions from behind these beautifully carved walls without been seen. You will also see the City Palace, which has an excellent collection of miniatures, an armory of Rajput weapons and Rajasthani Costumes.
After breakfast you can relax or indulge in any last minute shopping. In the afternoon leave Jaipur in time to arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on schedule to check in time for your onward flight. Check in time for International Flights is three hours prior and Domestic Flights is two hours prior to departure.