Exploring India with Taj
Duration : 10 Days / 09 Nights
Fly from your country to IGI airport New Delhi, where company representative will await for you and guide you to the already booked hotel in private A/C car. Relax from long journey. Over night stay will be at delhi hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel and then leave for full day guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Jamia Masjid, enjoy rikshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar and 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, - also known as Lal Quila, Raj Ghat - Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Birla Temple - Famous as swami narayan temple, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Government buildings & Qutab Minar. Welcome dinner will be organized at good hotel with Indian Cultural dances. Return Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning leave for Samode, arrive & check in at Hotel Samode Palace. Afternoon free to enjoy Samode village and the exclusive mirror frescos of Samode Palace. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. This historic city was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh in 1727 AD after shifting his capital from Amer valley to newly formed and planned city of its time after consulting so many maps of the world and finally organized own religious map Shilpa Shastra with the help of a young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Batacharya. Maharaja Swai Jai Singh was a builder, astronomer, astrologer, soldier, philospher. Presently, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan & is world famous as the Pink City. Arrive and your first Stop will be at Amer Fort where from elephants will carry you to the Fort, gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants. After lunch visit City Palace Museum, Astrological Observatory, Hawa Mahal ( wind palace ) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and daily life. Check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Morning leave for Agra enroute one of the most important place of Mughal era Fatepur founded by Akbar in 1569 AD as a ceremonial capital. But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water and Akbar went back to Agra. Continue your drive to Agra, arrive and check in at Hotel. After change and wash visit one of the wounders of the world, Taj Mahal ( monument of love ), founded by 5thgreat Mughal Emperor Shahi Jahan in the memory of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum ( with love emperor called her Mumtaz ). After her death in 1627 AD, in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj means crown & Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace ) from 1631 to 1653 AD with twenty two thousand labors working since sun rise to sun set in twenty two years. The marble was transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast visit Agra Fort, was built by three emperors, Akbar & Jahangir in red sand stone & Shahi Jahan in white marble. The Fort is 2.5 Km long and during Mughal rule one third of the Fort was occupied by the army. When British ruled India, they repeated same tradition and now traditionally Indian army has occupied the same. Afterwards visit Itma-ud-ullha the baby Taj. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Transfer Agra to Khajuraho. The temples at Khajuraho from probably one of the best examples of Indian art and architecture. Arrive and check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
This morning visit the Eastern and Western group of temples where fortnight sculptures celebrate the joy of life and love for which there is probably no equivalent in the world. Afternoon transfer to airport to board flight for Varanasi situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, Varanasi has been a center of pilgrimage and learning for over 2000 years and is considered to be one of the oldest surviving cities in the world. Arrive and check in at Hotel for overnight.
Early morning boat ride to watch the sunrise over the Ganges when hundred of people are worshiping & taking bath. Later tour the old city visiting the principles temples including Kashi Hindu University where more than fifty thousand students from all over the world are learning. In the afternoon drive outside the city to Sarnath where the Buddha first preached his message of enlightenment 24 centuries ago. Return back to Hotel for overnight stay..
Transfer to airport to board flight for New, arrive and explore few hours in the busy markets of old and new Delhi. After farewell dinner transfer to International airport to board flight back to your country.