Splendors of North India

Stay Locations:
Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai
Best Time to Visit:
October to March
Shoulder Season :
September, April
Trip Soul:
Heritage, Spiritual, Culture, Fresco Art, Cosmopolitan, Shopping
12 Nights 13 Days

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax .

Day 2 : Delhi

Post breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for a full day guided sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, experience rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk (silver street), Raj Ghat in Old Delhi. Afternoon visit New Delhi covering Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, drive past India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan

Day 3 : Delhi – Varanasi by flight

You will be transferred to airport for your flight to Varanasi

Varanasi the ‘eternal city’ is one of the major pilgrimage spots in India. Varanasi is located on the banks of the sacred river Ganges. Over 2000 years the city has been a center of learning. Apart from being a pilgrimage spot in India, Varanasi is also considered as an auspicious place to die, establishing an instant route to heaven. This is a special place for the Sanskrit scholars and students from all over India are seen here

Evening experience aarti ceremony by boat. Accompanied by the hypnotic beat of drums, chiming bells, and the chanting of prayers, the ceremony ends with the release of hundreds of lamps into the waters of the Ganga. Return to your hotel after the aarti

Day 4: Varanasi

The day begins early with a Dawn Boat Ride on the holy river Ganges. The guide will pick you up from your hotel and will take you to the river Ganges. The City and the river Ganges come alive at dawn, when hundreds and thousands of devotees come to the river to worship the Sun God. The edge of the river looks amazing from a boat at sunrise and this sight is spiritually uplifting. Hinduism is deep and magical, it is everywhere; in the sight of a sparkling temple; in the sound of a sacred bell; in the prayer chants of the priests and in the smell of the flowers

Post breakfast visit city covering temples and Bharat Kala Bhavan

Afternoon visit Sarnath. Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha had preached his first sermon to his five disciples after attaining enlightenment. Visit to Dhamekh Stupa - one of the most visited and most revered Buddhist shrines in the world. Also visit Sarnath Museum.

Day 5 : Varanasi – Khajuraho by flight

You will be transferred to airport for your flight to Khajuraho. On arrival you will be met at Khajuraho airport and transferred to your hotel and check in . Rest of the day is free to relax

Khajuraho was once the capital of the Chandela Rajput’s of Bundelkhand. It is the dwelling place of the World’s famous 10th century Khajuraho Temples. These temples have attractive and erotic rock carvings and the carvings symbolize some of the beautiful specimens of the medieval Hindu architecture and sculpture in the country

Day 6: Khajuraho – Jhansi by surface Jhansi – Agra by train

Post breakfast visit Eastern & Western group of temples.

Eastern & Western Group of Temples: The Eastern group of temples includes the Lakshmi and the Varaha Temple, the Lakshmana Temple, the Kandariya Mahadev, the Mahadeva Temple, the Devi Jagadamba Temple, the Chitragupta Temple and the Vishwanath Temple. The Eastern Group of temples houses the Parasvanath Temple, the largest and finest Jain temple in the city as well as the Adinath Temple, the Shantinath Temple, the Ghantai Temple, the Javari Temple, the Vamana Temple and the Brahma and Hanuman Temple.

The Western group of temples includes the Matangesvara Temple, the only temple in Khajuraho where the daily rituals still takes place and the Chausath Yogini Temple, the temple which is in ruins now and is believed to be the oldest temple in Khajuraho

Later in the afternoon drive to Jhansi, the nearest railway station of Khajuraho, and board the Shatabdi Express train to Agra (18:40/21:10 hrs). On arrival check in at your hotel

Day 7: Agra

Morning visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal Evening experience Mughal Heritage walk.

Day 8 : Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur

Post breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri.

Evening experience bazaar, crafts & cuisine tour Jaipur offers a dazzling immersion into the riches of traditional India. The royal family and nobles of Jaipur had been patronizing various craftsmen and artisans in Pink City .Many of these traditions continue to this day, making the modern day Jaipur a favorable destination to witness India’s rich art & craft. Traditional methods are still used to produce valuable and highly prized items.

Day 9 : Jaipur

Today you will have a tour of Jaipur, the 'pink city'. Visit the fascinating Royal Observatory built by Jai Singh II, which houses the largest sundial in the World; the City Palace Museum and the Palace of the Winds and its impressive facade and finally the stunning Amber Fort

Day 10: Jaipur – Udaipur by flight

Early morning you will be transferred to Jaipur airport for your flight to Udaipur. You will met on arrival and transferred to your hotel

Evening experience Dharohar dance show at Bagore Ki Haveli

Day 11: Udaipur

Full day city tour of Udaipur, the Lake City. Your local guide will collect you from your hotel and take you to visit the highlights of this beautiful city including the City Palace, which was built in 1559 A.D and sits on the edge of Lake Pichola, the Jagdish Temple and the Garden of the Maid's Honour You will end the tour by taking a cruise on the Lake Pichola, passing by Jag Niwas Island, which is home to the famous Lake Palace Hotel

Day 12 : Udaipur – Mumbai by flight

Early morning you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Mumbai. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel

Afternoon visit city covering The Prince of Wales Museum, Victoria Terminus, Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Flora Fountain and Malabar Hill

Day 13 : Depart Mumbai

In time you will be transferred to Mumbai International airport for your flight back home