Central India Splendour Holidays

Duration:10 nights - 11 days

Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Mathura – Vrindavan – Agra – Gwalior – Orchha- Khajuraho – Varanasi – Sarnath – Varanasi - Delhi

Day 01: Arrive Delhi - Jaipur (250 km- 5 hrs)

Upon arrival at Delhi by flight. We will do your traditional Swagat' (Welcome), our representative would assist you at the airport & transfer to your pre-booked hotel for check-in.

Later after breakfast you will check-out from hotel & proceed for half day Delhi sightseeing which includes Humayun's Tomb, Lotus temple (Closed on Monday) & Qutub Minar.

Later we will depart for Jaipur, the flamboyant capital of Rajasthan. On arrival at Jaipur, our representative will meet & assist you to check-in at our hotel.
Overnight Hotel- Jaipur (B)

Day 02: Jaipur Sightseeing

Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We now visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through Its 593 stone Jharokas (Mini Windows) Overnight Hotel- Jaipur (B)


Optional Excursion to Chokhi Dhani: Today we will take you for an evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, an ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Evenings at Chokhi Dhani are very special. A Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground and includes the entertainment by folk dancers and musicians. The guests can move around freely and enjoy the evening. Later drive back to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Drive Jaipur to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (250 km/ 5.30 hrs)

Breakfast at hotel then after drive to Agra en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri - built by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar in honor of Saint Salim Chisti, who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane Khas, Punch Mahal, The Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza. After visit continue drive to Agra and check in to hotel.
Overnight Hotel- Agra (B)

Day 04: Agra – Mathura and Vrindavan – Agra (60 km / 1.5 hrs / One way)

After early breakfast, we will visit the incredible architectural excellence of Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. later we visit Agra Fort, built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565. The red sandstone Agra Fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. This massive Fort is 2.5 km long & is considered as the predecessor of the Delhi Red Fort.

Later you will visit Sikandra, Akbar's tomb and to Mathura (Shri Krishna Janmabhumi Temple) & Vrindavan (Temples are close between 1200–1600 hrs), related with birth & childhood of Lord Krishna. In the evening return to Agra.
Overnight Hotel- Agra (B)

Day 05: Agra – Gwalior (Shatabdi Express Dep. at 0800-0930 hrs.)

Morning after breakfast on time you will transfered to railway station to board the train for Gwalior. Upon arrival our assistance will help you to check-in hotel.

Later in the afternoon you will do sightseeing of Gwalior city which comprises of visits to the Gwalior Fort, Jaivilas Palace and tombs of Ghaus Mohamed and Tansen.
Overnight Hotel- Gwalior (B)

Day 06: Gwalior – Orchha (125 km/ 03 hrs)

Day 06: Gwalior – Orchha (125 km/ 03 hrs) Morning After breakfast you will drive to Orchha. Orchha has a medieval town atmosphere attached to it. The Betwa River quietly flows by the town. The 16th century palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers appear to be suspended in time. Upon arrival our assistance will help you to check-in hotel.

In the afternoon you will visit Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal and Ram Raja temple.
Overnight Hotel- Orchha (B)

Day 07: Orchha - Khajuraho (160 km/ 04 hrs)

Morning After breakfast drive to Khajuraho, well known for its magnificent temples which are among the most creative examples of the Indian architecture. Only 22 temples out of 85 now survive. Khajuraho sculpture is sublime and affective, the centre of new imagery in art. The popular theme is woman: reflective, playful amorous. The carving also depict Griffins, Nymphs, Beasts, Demons in revolt, Gods in cosmic evolution, fear, doubt, jealousy, ardent love and consummate passion. Upon arrival our assistance will help you to check-in hotel.

Later in the afternoon you will do sightseeing trip to Khajuraho temples, built by the mighty warrior kings of the Chandela dynasty, in a truly inspired burst of creativity. The temples are famous for the magnificent carvings depicting numerous sexual postures of the famous "Kamasutra", ancient Indian work on sex. Only 22 temples survive of the 85 originally built. In fact, worship is still done today in the Matangeshwara temple, continuing an unbroken 900 years tradition.
Overnight Hotel- Khajuraho (B)

Day 08: Fly from Khajuraho to Varanasi – Excursion to Sarnath

Morning will be at leisure. Later on time you will transferred to airport to board the flight to Varanasi, the oldest and the holiest Hindu city, known for its Hindu traditional customs and rituals. Upon arrival our assistance will meet you at Varanasi airport and help you check-in at our hotel.

Later you leave for Sarnath at a distance of 13 Kms from Varanasi, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after Enlightenment. At Sarnath in the Ganges Valley of India, the Buddha proclaimed the law of faith. It was here that he taught the keys aspects of Buddhism the four noble truths, the eightfold path and the middle way philosophy.
Overnight Hotel- Varanasi (B)

Day 09: Varanasi – Delhi (Shivganga Express Dep at 1830 hrs)

Early morning before breakfast you will do boat ride on the river Ganges. We rise before dawn and step gingerly in the boat as the boatman starts rowing the boat. We wait for the daily miracle to unfold, as the Sun appears triumphantly over the horizon. The sound of conches and temple bells add to the delicate pink fabric of dawn. The formerly hushed murmuring of ancient Sanskrit 'Shlokas' now rises, in one voice, to a crescendo of unparalleled piety and joy. We return to our hotel for breakfast.

Rest of the day will be at leisure or free for personal activities. Later on time you will drive to railway station to board the overnight train for Delhi.
Overnight on board. (B)

Day 10: Arrive Delhi at 0700 hrs.

In the morning you will arrive at New Delhi railway station. Upon arrival our representative will meet and assist you at the railway station to transfer you to your pre- booked hotel.

Later in the afternoon you will do sightseeing trip to Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat, & then drive around India Gate & President's House.
Overnight Hotel- Delhi (B)

Day 11: Depart Delhi

On time we will transfer to International airport to board flight for onward journey with some sweet memories of the tour.

Our tour concludes: India Tour Makers thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the Airport for onward travel.


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