1DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN DELHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Our friendly representative will be at the airport to greet you as soon as you enter the arrivals area and you will be driven to your hotel in comfort and safety. Delhi is known for its rich and diverse cultures, history and heritage is the ideal place to explore the pulse of India and its people. (Hotel Booked by Yolo India Tours). Overnight stay in Delhi.
2DAY 02 GUIDED CITY TOUR OF NEW AND OLD DELHI
The morning begins with a refreshing breakfast. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and be ready to show you the best of Old and New Delhi. The tour will start with Old Delhi where you will visit the Jama Mosque- the largest mosque in India. In continuation, we take a Rickshaw ride (Pedicabs) through the 300-year-old Chandni chowk bazaar to explore the historical lanes of Old Delhi and Asia’s largest spice market. At the end of the rickshaw ride, we move on to Raj Ghat, the memorial of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. It is a peaceful place with beautiful gardens. Later we head to British Delhi (New Delhi) and drive past the official home of the President of India (Rashtrapati Bhavan) and India’s highest legislative body the parliament building. Also, visit the Iconic India gate memorial to 90,000 Indian soldiers who died during World War 1. Our last visit for the day will be Qutub Minar UNESCO world heritage site Overnight stay in Delhi.
3DAY 03 DELHI TO JAIPUR (280 KMS / 5-6 HRS DRIVE)
After leisurely breakfast we drive to the Pink City of Jaipur by road, passing through rural villages, Aravalli hills, and agricultural land. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is completely yours. If you wish to visit some places, transport is available for you and your options are: Galta Ji is a large Hindu temple complex that lies 10 km outside of Jaipur city. Galta Ji Jaipur is a unique Hindu temple as it is centered on a natural spring that has been channeled to fill seven large pools. In these pools, pilgrims come to bathe away their sins while, at quiet moments, the playful monkeys can be found swimming in the holy waters. The temple is also home to a large colony of monkeys and this has given rise to the common name of the complex, the monkey temple. OR Laxmi Narayana Temple is an example of marvelous architecture. There are idols of Hindu Gods and Goddess, Hindu symbols, and ancient quotes. On walls, mythological events are carved and there are idols and images of saints, philosophers,s, and historians like Buddha, Socrates, Zarathustra, and Confucius. You can witness the temple prayer at sunset. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
4DAY 04 JAIPUR CITY TOUR
Today you go out all day on an excursion, back to Amer Fort, 11 km outside of Jaipur and the former medieval capital, built by Raja Man Singh the commander of the Rajput Akbar army in 1592. This landmark is a splendid representation of Rajput architecture. Enjoy your drive up to the fort passing through some of the oldest houses and temples of the old city. After that thrilling ride, you'll steady your feet and be awestruck by the marvelous sight before you, marble palaces, mosaics, paintings, mirror works, carvings, mural walls, and engravings. When touring Amber Fort, don't forget to visit the 17th century Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), a chamber decorated with an array of mirrors on the walls and ceiling. The Zenana courtyard is a place you must see. It is a private women's residence designed with one corridor but different rooms so that the Maharaja (King) could visit the wife or concubines of his choice, at his pleasure without the others knowing. After visiting Amer fort, return to the city en route to stop for a picture at Jal Mahal (Water Palace), is a five-story high palace located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. The four-floor stay under the water it is only the fifth floor that is visible. Your next visit is to the glorious City Palace; when you visit you get a feel for the wealth of Jaipur's royal family, one of the richest in India. For a beautiful display of intricate craftsmanship, see the superb peacock gate, which shows off spectacular and bright peacock images at the entrance that will make you go WOW! Visit one of the best museums in India with an art gallery and exhibits of royal costumes and medieval Indian armaments. Admire an exclusive collection of regal costumes and marvelous shawls like the pashmina. In the middle of the complex stands a pink and white marble-paved gallery where the Maharaja conferred with their ministers called the Diwan-I-Khas (Hall of Private Audience). It is here that you will find what is considered to be the biggest silver object on earth; these are two mammoth silver vessels 1.6 m tall. Afterward, you will visit Jantar Mantar, a gigantic solar observatory with a brilliant display of Indian architecture that shows the scientific expertise that existed in medieval India. It is made up of some 14 most important geometric devices which track the location of stars, measure time, predict eclipses, as well as the earth's orbit around the sun. It will be a surprise to you when you see that these instruments which the ancient people made of stone can carry out the same measurements of time and the sun's movements as our modern-day technology. Drive past Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), which was built so that the royal ladies could view the Royal processions without anyone seeing them. If you have ever seen a giant beehive then that gives you an idea of the look of this five-story building. The Hawa Mahal is beautifully decorated with latticework and has some 953 tiny windows (Jharokhas). Overnight stay in Jaipur.
5DAY 05 JAIPUR TO AGRA (260 KMS / 05 HOURS DRIVE)
After a delicious breakfast drive to Agra. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. After washing and changing, we visit the Wonder of the World Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The evening will be at your leisure. Overnight stay in Agra.
6DAY 06 AGRA TO JHANSI (TRAIN) - JHANSI TO KHAJURAHO BY DRIVE
Today we wake up early to board the train for Jhansi. morning transfer to railway station to board the Shatabdi train to Jhansi. Train Name and Number: 12002 / Bhopal Shatabdi (08:02 Hrs from AGC / 10:45 Hrs to Jhansi). On arrival in Jhansi meet our representative and drive towards Khajuraho. Evening free to visit the Light and Sound Show at Khajuraho Temple. Overnight stay at Hotel in Khajuraho.
7DAY 07 KHAJURAHO SIGHTSEEING - EVENING OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO VARANASI
Right after a filling breakfast, you will be collected by your guide and taken to the Eastern and Western Temples of Khajuraho. back to Hotel. Late Check out as per the train schedule. Train Name and Number : 21107 / Kurj Bsb Link Express (23:50 Hrs from Khajuraho and 10:50 Hrs to Varanasi) Overnight on board.
8DAY 08 ARRIVE VARANASI
Arrive in Varanasi at 10:50 Am morning. Pick up by our assistant and transfer to Hotel. Relax till the evening. In the evening visit to be a part of the Evening aarti ceremony of the River Ganges. Back to Hotel.
9DAY 09 VARANASI SIGHTSEEING
We will wake up early for a boat ride at sunrise is one of the experiences not to be missed when in Varanasi. It gives a glimpse of morning life along the Ghats and stunning views sun rising from the eastern horizon. Later we will take a walk on the narrow streets to reach the heart of the city to experience the lifestyle of the people, feel the culture of the city and also visit Manikaran Ghat: The ancient Hindu cremation place. We return to our hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon we will do a most popular excursion to Sarnath located 13 km northeast of Varanasi. Another sacred place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon is a deer park. Dhamek Stupa, Founded by king Ashoka in 249 BC, is one of the most prominent Buddhist structures in India. Also, visit the Archaeological Museum, Sarnath The buildings form half of a monastery in the plan. There are five galleries and two verandas. The antiquities in the museum are datable 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD. Return to Varanasi. The evening will be at your leisure. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
10DAY 10 DEPARTURE AT VARANASI AIRPORT
After breakfast departure transfer to the airport to catch a flight for Onwards Destination. Please note that Our tour service ends after the airport departure in Varanasi.