Treasure of North India
An interesting itinerary to discover the most beautiful cities of northern India, Delhi, the capital of India, steeped in ancient culture, the bizarre Jaipur, with its splendid monuments, the romantic Agra with its marvelous Taj Mahal, Khajuraho with its magnificent erotic sculptures and Varanasi, the holiest city in India. A journey that allows you to learn about different aspects of India, both purely cultural and deeply spiritual.
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Meet and assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, tour of Old Delhi. Panoramic visit of Red Fort, built in 1639 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (who also built the Taj Mahal) and since 2007 UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit of Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques of Asia, also commissioned by Shahjahan and completed in 1656. Passing through Chandni Chowk market built in the 17th century by the emperor himself. Visit of Raj Ghat, site of the cremation of Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi, drive through government buildings, which represent the largest liberal democracy in the world. Visit of India Gate, the arch erected in memory of the Indian soldiers who left their lives fighting for the British Army during World War I. Visit the Qutub Minar complex, a tower of 73 meters, engraved with verses of the Koran, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, which is one of the finest monuments in India. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Delhi / Jaipur (Km.270 - approx 6 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, known as "Pink City" because its colours of pink sandstone buildings that characterise beautiful Old Town. Jaipur was founded in 18th November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, after whom the city is named. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Jaipur
Breakfast and excursion to the famous Amber fort, 11 kms. from the city, Amber was the ancient capital of the state and the seat of all the Rajput dynasties until the founding of Jaipur. The construction of this fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh I. This magnificent fort is built in yellow and pink sandstone and white marble. Return to the city and stop in the front of the Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal, built in 1799 to allow the ladies of the court to observe, without being seen, the daily life in the streets. Visit of City Palace, still the residence of the royal family although a part of its is open to public. Followed by a visit of the Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory, the World Heritage site, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734 on the model of similar structures already erected in Delhi. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur / Abhaneri / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra (Km.245 - approx 5 hrs)
Breakfast and leave to Agra enroute visiting Abhaneri, one of the most beautiful step well of Rajasthan built by local King Chand in 08th century. Proceed for Agra and enroute visit of Fatehpur Sikri, located 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569. The city was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Its palaces and pavilions are perfectly preserved by red sandstone. Continue on to Agra, the city of love. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Agra
Breakfast and visit of Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose construction was ordered by Emperor Akbar in 1565. Visit the Mausoleum of Etimad-ud-Daula also know as baby Taj for his beautiful architecture. In the evening visit of famous Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), the magnificent monument built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: Agra / Orchha / Khajuraho (Km.190 - approx 5 hrs)
Breakfast and transfer to agra railway station to board train Shatabdhi Express for Jhansi , departing at 08:11 and arriving at 10:45 hrs. On arrival in Jhansi, meet with our staff and leave for Orccha, medieval town of Bundela rulers who ruled in the 16th and 17th century. Visit of Jehangir Mahal palace, built in 1606 to host the emperor Jehangir. Time at leisure to walk in the local market. In the afternoon, drive to Khajuraho, built by Chandela dynasty, came to power in Central India between the 10th and 11th century and home to about 25 temples added as World Heritage site and famous for depicting scenes of daily life as well as erotic. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Khajuraho / Varanasi (by flight)
Breakfast and visit of the magnificent Jain and Hindu temples, sacred emblems of Indian architecture with the countless erotic figures. In the afternoon transfer to airport to boarding flight for Varanasi, one of the oldest and holy city in India. Visit the evening ceremony Aarti on the bank of the river Ganges. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Varanasi / Delhi (by flight)
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges to observe the rituals of purification, offerings and prayers of the pilgrims during the sun rise, the fragrance of incenses and mantras of priests make the atmosphere mystic. Walk in the ancient city hosting the Golden Temple and the Mosque of Aurangzeb. Late afternoon transfer to the airport to boarding flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, meet with our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 10: Departure from Delhi
Transfer to airport to connect flight for onward destinations.
We wish to inform you that all our trips can be changed as per to your requirements!