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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 - 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 14 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1970 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3640 US Dollar (USD)

India has more than the lion's share of spectacular temples - symbols of the diverse cultures and religions. Visit the ultimate monument of love - Taj Mahal, the tallest stone minaret in India - Quatab Minar and the Palace of Winds - Hawa Mahal in one comprehensive tour. In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Delhi, India. On arrival at Delhi’s international airport, we will meet at the arrival hall outside immigration and transferred to the hotel. Night stay.

Day 2: Delhi. Gear up for your tour of new Delhi to include Qutab minar, India gate, Humayun's tomb Afternoon visit the red fort comprising exquisite palaces reflecting Mugal Architecture. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Delhi To Varanasi. In the morning fly to Varanasi. Varanasi is one of the most important pilgrimage centres of Hinduism, an age-old city of colorful bazaars, temples and palaces on the banks of the sacred Ganges. Afternoon trip of the oldest existing city in the world. Overnight Stay in Varanasi.

Day 4: Varanasi

We take a dawn boat ride on the ganges, and witness the spectacle of pilgrims ritually bathing, priests invoking the dawn, people washing clothes or practicing yoga, and funeral pyres burning on the famous "ghats" that lead down to the holy river. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Early afternoon an optional excursion to the ancient ruins of Sarnath, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, may be available

Day 5: Varanasi to Khajurahou. The morning is free We can move around the Streets of the city to have the glimpses of the city.
Afternoon fly to Khajurahou.

Day 6: Khajurahou

Visit the temples in Khajurahou. Its temples depict aspects of Indian life a thousand years ago during the Chandela period. After the Taj it is the most frequently visited monument in India. Khajuraho is a unique example of indo-aryan architecture. There were 85 temples, which were built, and only 22 of them survive today. Unlike other temples Khajuraho temples are said to have a theme, which comes in front while going through the temples. A celebration of woman kind, her myriad moods and facets. There are carvings of a woman writing letter, applying makeup to her eyes, combing her tresses, dancing, and playing with her child. Innocent, coquettish, smiling, seductive, passionate and beautiful, all depicted in intricate detail, sharply etched, sculpted with consummate skill. One opinion says Chandelas were followers of the tantric cult, which believes that gratification of earthly desires is a step towards attaining the infinite liberation, nirvana.

Day 7: Khajurahou To Agra. Visit Temples in the morning. Afternoon drive to Jhansi to catch the train to Agra. Night stay in Agra.

Day 8: Agra. The highlight of your tour will be this morning‘s visit to the glorious Taj Mahel, built by Shah jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaj. Later explore the imposing Agra fort. Night stay in Agra.

Day 9: Agra /Jaipur. Early morning travel to Jaipur, where we transfer to the hotel. En-route visit the evocative city of Fatehpur sikri, built by Akbar in ad 1569 as his new imperial capital, but abandoned after only 14 years.

Day 10: Jaipur

In the Morning drive to Amber, the old capital of Jaipur, to visit the hill-top palace of the rajput rulers. In the Evening visit the Hawa mahal (palace of the winds) from which the ladies of the court could watch life outside without being seen and Visit the astronomical observatory and city palace. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, costumes, miniature paintings, carpets and an armory. Evening is free for shopping and market walk Night stay in the hotel.

Day 11: Jaipur/Delhi Drive to Delhi. Night Stay. Tour concludes.

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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transfers
- Local air fare and train fare
- Sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary
- Hotel accommodation
- Entrance fees for the Monuments
- Tour leader and local guides (English).

Price Excludes:
- Visa and airport tax
- Medical care and travel withdrawal, luggage and health insurance
- Meals other than specified
- Personal expenses
- Any insurance for any change in program due to circumstances beyond or control or emergency
- Any increase in Government taxes, fuel increases, etc.

About This Supplier
Location: India
Joined InfoHub: Feb 2007
Client Request Served: 31

M15860 is an Indian Tour Operator & a unique travel company that combines the arrangement details and cost benefits of group travel with the freedom of individual travel. Each trip includes organized tours to show off the highlights of the area--feel free to join these tours, Or steal away to find your own vacation...

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