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Temples of India

Duration

7 Nights / 8 Days

Places Covered

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

Overview

Temples of India

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi

Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Delhi.
Welcome to Vardhman's "Temples of India Tour"!
On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 2 Delhi

This morning after breakfast proceed on a City Tour.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Visit places like Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 3 Delhi - Jaipur

Early morning after breakfast drive to the beautiful Pink city-Jaipur.
Reach and check into your hotel. Relax for a while and later visit Jaipur.
Visit the Amber Fort on the way, a spectacular fortress-palace protecting a complex of palaces, temples, exquisite marble and mirror-inlaid halls and apartments. The highlight of the tour is an elephant ride up the hill at the Fort like a Maharaja !
Visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind), a high and intricately carved wall behind which women of the court were sequestered while watching processions. Also see the Observatory and the City Palace, which houses an excellent collection of Rajasthani costumes, miniatures and an armory of Rajput weapons.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 4 Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

This morning proceed for onward journey by road to the "Romantic City of Taj Mahal"-Agra (5.5 hours).
En route stop at the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Akbar the Great to commemorate the birth of his son. Visit the red stone mosques, courtyards and the palace where Akbar once played chess using slave girls as pawns. Continue drive to Agra.
Arriving Agra and check into your pre-booked hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 5 Agra

City tour of Agra.
Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World The Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Moghul Empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries.
The 16th century Agra Fort, houses a number of exquisite buildings: the Moti Masjid (pearl mosque), Diwane-I-Aam (palace for general audience), Diwane-I-Khas (private palace), Anguri Bagh (wine yard), Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors), and the Musamman Bhurj (Jasmine Tower) where Shah Jahan died as a prisoner of his own son.
After the tour of the fort, you will be taken to visit the magnificent mausoleum, Taj Mahal, erected by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Begun in 1631, 20,000 workmen took 22 years to complete it a dream in white marble which lies in perfect proportion to the elegant garden of fountains.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 6 Agra - Jhansi - Khajuraho

Morning transfer to Agra railway station to board train for Jhansi.
Arrive Jhansi and drive to Khajuraho. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival.
Relax for the remaining part of the day.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 7 Khajuraho - Varanasi

Visit the world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples.
Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple - the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath.
In the afternoon transfer to Khajuraho airport to catch flight for Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi and you will be transferred to your hotel by our representative.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 8 Varanasi - Delhi

Early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site, sunrise above the river, aarti… Watching people bathing and worshipping at the ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.
City tour of Varanasi and visit Saranath
Sightseeing tour of the City visiting the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in Marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University, which has an art gallery and the mosque of Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb, built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple. A walk through the old centre ("golden" temple, ghats...), Bharat mata temple, Kashi Viswanath temple.
Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renewed school of learning from 6th Century B.C. to 12th Century A.D. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist Temple and the Museum.
Evening transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight for Delhi.

On arrival at Delhi Domestice airport transfer (through shuttle service available free of cost at the airport) to the International airport to board the flight for your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories of "Temples of India Tour" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.

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