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11 days / 10 nights
trip to covers the classics

Departs on request. Custom itineraries and departures are available upon request.

Costs based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together, excluding airfare. Costs for a party of 3 or more available upon request.

Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho – Varanasi

Start with a tour of Delhi, before you continue on to the luscious, “pink city” of Jaipur, taking time to visit not only forts and palaces but the fascinating Jantar Mantar Observatory, a scientific phenomenon of its era. Your next stop is Agra, the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Your city tour of Agra will showcase many great example of spectacular Mughal architecture. Your journey will continue by railway, as you head to Khajuraho and then fly on to Varanasi, a city that dates back some 3500 years. Immerse yourself, with a visit to Samath where Buddha first preached; and spend the evening witnessing an Aarti (prayer) ceremony on the Ganges River, with thousands of others. Experience a morning boat ride, as the city awakens, before ending your vacation back in Delhi.

Day 1 Arrive Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to India! You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Delhi- the capital of India is one of India’s most beautiful and vibrant cities. Relax after your long journey.
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Day 2 Delhi

Depart for a full day of sightseeing, starting with a visit to Jama Masjid mosque, past Red Fort, Chandini Chowk and the bazaars, past India Gate, the Presidential Palace, Parliament house. Later in the afternoon visit the QutabMinar and lastly the mausoleum of Emperor Humayun.
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Day 3 Delhi-Jaipur

Drive to Rajasthan arriving in Jaipur also known as the Pink city in the afternoon.
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Day 4 Jaipur

Enjoy breakfast followed by sightseeing of Jaipur, starting with a visit to Amber Fort and The Hawa Mahal. Return to Jaipur to see the City Palace and Jantar Mantar, the observatory.
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Day 5 Jaipur-Agra

Drive to Agra, located on the banks of the Yamuna River and home to the famous Taj Mahal.
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Day 6 Agra

Early visit to the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue later to the Agra Fort a great example of spectacular Mughal architecture. Visit Diwan-i-am, the Khas Palace and Sheesh Mahal as well as Jahani Mahal, Jahangiri Mahal and Akhbari Mahal inside the Fort.
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Day 7 Agra-Jhansi-Khajuraho

Transfer to the Railway Station to board the train for Jhansi, where you are met and driven to Orchha. Enjoy lunch on the banks of the Betwa River and drive onto Khajuraho. This evening you will visit the Western Group of Temples to watch the Sound and Light Show and story of the Chandela dynasty.
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Day 8 Khajuraho

You will have a full day tour of Khajuraho, visiting temples like the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple. See the different types of carvings accompanied by the numerous stories
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Day 9 Khajuraho-Varanasi

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Varanasi, situated on the north bank of the Ganga River in Uttar Pradesh, where the history dates back some 3500 years. Visit Samath where Buddha first preached. This evening witness the Aarti (prayer) ceremony on the Ganges River.
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Day 10 Varanasi-Delhi

You will enjoy an early morning boat ride on the River and have a glimpse of the Sunrise. visit the shore temples, including KashiVishwanath temple. Transfer for your flight to Delhi where you will be transferred to your hotel.
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Day 11 Delhi-Depart

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.