IN40: 9 Days Delhi - Varanasi - Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
On your arrival at Delhi airport, our local representative will meet you at the airport exit and transfer you to the hotel. You will relax for the rest of the day to get over the travel fatigue or to get adjusted to jet lag.
Day 2: Day tour to Old & New Delhi
Our Varanasi tour packages begin with the visit to the Old and New Delhi. In the morning, we will tour the Old Delhi, including the Raj Ghat, Chandni Chowk and Jama Masjid. Raj Ghat is a memorial mausoleum to Mahatma Gandhi, who is father of India. Later we will take a rickshaw in Chandni Chowk to see this busy shopping area. In New Delhi, our guide will take you to visit two UNESCO world heritage sites first. One is the Qutub Minar, the city's highest building, where we get the opportunity to see the elevated perspective of the city. The other is the first garden tomb - Humayun's Tomb. Then we will drive you past the India Gate, President's House and the House of Parliament, and finally reach the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib – a prominent Sikh houses of worship. End the day by transferring you back to the hotel.
Day 3: Transfer from Delhi to Varanasi by 1.5 hour flight
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Varanasi to start the Varanasi tour. Located on the bank of Ganges River, Varanasi is regarded as a sacred city with many temples. Upon your landing, our local driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After a short rest, we will have a city tour to visit the Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple and Bharat Mata Temple. Then we will transfer you to Sarnath (The Deer Park). It is said that the Buddha preached his first sermon here. We will also visit the Sarnath Museum (closed on Friday), which is the oldest Archaeological site museum in India. In the evening, we will witness the traditional Ganga Aarti Ceremony, which performed every day for about 1 hour.
Day 4: Transfer from Varanasi to Khajuraho by 1 hour Flight
A boat ride on Ganges River is a must of Varanasi tour for everyone. As the boat cruises along the river, we believe that we will be captivated by the river and the activities of the locals - the men bathing, the cremations, the clothes washing, etc. After the cruise in the early morning, we will transfer you back to the hotel for breakfast. Afterwards, we will transfer you to the airport to take a flight to Khajuraho. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations and famous for its large group of Hindu and Jain temples with erotic sculptures. After settling down in the hotel, we will visit the Khajuraho Temple Complexes, including Chausath Yogini Temple, Mahadev Temple and the Chitragupta Temple.
Day 5: Drive 5-6h to Jhansi with stop at Orchha & take train to Agra (2.5 hours)
This morning, a private land transfer will take you to Orchha, a small and beautiful town near the banks of Betwa River with numerous well-preserved ancient temples. We will visit some of temples with world-class mural paintings on the walls. Then we will continue driving to Jhansi railway station, where our driver will help you to take the express train to Agra. On arrival, our driver in Agra will greet you at the railway station and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 6: Day tour in Agra to Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
We believe that the Taj Mahal is the first must-see place in India in most travelers' bucket list. After the early breakfast, our guide will take you to enjoy the beauty of this marvelous architecture. At the same time, our guide will share the history background and love legend about the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Then we will turn to the nearby Agra Fort, an important 16th century Mughal monument. Inside the fort, we will see several fairy-tale palaces like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. The rest time is free for you.
Day 7: Transfer from Agra to Jaipur by car with the visit of Fatehpur Sikri (5-6 hours' driving)
After breakfast, we will set off for Fatehpur Sikri first. It once was a magnificent fortified city in the 16th century built by Emperor Akbar, but abandoned shortly after its completion. After visiting attractions in this city, we will continue driving to Jaipur. Known as "Pink City", Jaipur is one of most famous tourist cities in India. On arrival we will check in at the hotel. The rest of the day could be spent visiting the colorful bazaars of Jaipur at your leisure pace.
Day 8: Full day city tour in Jaipur
After breakfast, our guide will take you to Amber Fort, which is situated on a forested hill overlooking the Maota Lake. It is built in red sandstone and white marble and shows a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. We could ride an elephant or take a jeep up to the fort at own expenses. In the complex, we will visit the Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) and Sukh Niwas. Then we will drive to the Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven storeys. Followed is the Janta Mantar, an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. After that, we will see the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind). It is famous for its five-storey beehive like structure, which was designed for women from royal families viewing the bazaar on the street below. We will take you through the business center of Jaipur to the last destination today - Birla Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Transfer you back to the hotel.
Day 9: Private transfer from Jaipur to Delhi (5-6 hours driving) & Departure
Our Varanasi tour packages ends today. After breakfast, we will transfer you directly to Delhi International Airport and see you off there. Thanks for traveling with us. Nice trip home!
|Destinations||Luxury Hotels||Standard Hotels|
|Delhi||Le Meridien New Delhi||Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini|
|Varanasi||Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi||Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi|
|Khajuraho||Radisson Jass, Khajuraho||Ramada by Wyndham Khajuraho|
|Agra||Courtyard by Marriott Agra||Holiday Inn Agra MG Road|
|Jaipur||Hilton Jaipur||Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre|
Tour with us, you will enjoy
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec|
|Apr - Sep|
|Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels|
|Month||2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers|
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec||$1749 |
|Apr - Sep||$1459 |
|Tour Prices with Standard Hotels|
|Month||2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers|
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec||$1569 |
|Apr - Sep||$1379 |
- Economy class airfare of Delhi - Varanasi; Varanasi - Khajuraho.
- Economy class train ticket of Jhansi - Agra.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast.
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
- Service of English speaking guide as per itinerary.
- Monument Entrance fee as per itinerary.
- All presently applicable taxes.
- International flights into and out Delhi.
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Personal travel insurance.
- India Visa Fee & camera fees.