11 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi
India is a country where royalty and religion has been a tradition since ancient times. Over the centuries, the country has been testimony to the rise and fall of mighty empires, either due to internal wars or invasion by foreigners. On the other hand, India is famous for its religious tolerance as it plays host to people of diverse religious faiths. The ‘Royalty and Religion Tour’, beginning from Delhi, will cover Jaipur, Agra, Gwalior, Orccha, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
Arrive in Delhi followed by assisted transfer to the hotel for your stay. Have breakfast in the hotel. Post lunch, embark on a sightseeing tour of Delhi covering Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, Gandhi memorial, Jama Masjid, Birla Temple, India gate and Parliament area. Stay overnight in Delhi.
In the morning, leave by road for Amber Fort. Here you'll have to take an elephant ride to visit the entrance of this hill fort. Thereafter, we'll drive towards Jaipur for overnight stay.
In the morning, leave by road for Jaipur. The attractions you will visit here include Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Museum. In the afternoon, shop at the local bazaars such as Johari and Bapu. Later, return back to the hotel for night stay.
Post breakfast in the morning, take a road trip to Agra. On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri. It was built by Mughal emperor Akbar but was soon abandoned due to shortage of water. In the afternoon, arrive in Agra and move to the hotel for overnight stay.
Post breakfast in the morning, go out to explore the beauty of the famous Taj Mahal. It was commissioned by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife 'Mumtaz Mahal'. Besides, you will visit Agra Fort and the tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah. In the afternoon, either revisit the Taj Mahal and the local bazaars. Stay overnight in the hotel.
On the 6th day, leave by road for Gwalior. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel to relax. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour of Gwalior Fort. It is housed with some famous palaces such as Raja Man Singh Palace, Teli-ka-Mandira and the ancient temple. The city is also famous for its Indian classical music. Stay overnight at the hotel in Gwalior.
Post an early morning breakfast, take a road trip to the medieval monuments of Orchha. On the way, halt in Datia to see the hilltop Gobinda Palace. Some popular places you will visit here include Raj Mahal, Jehangir Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal. Stay overnight at the Sheesh Mahal.
On the 8th day, continue your journey towards Khajuraho, famous for its Chandela temples. By afternoon, arrive in Khajuraho and proceed to the hotel for overnight stay.
In the morning, venture out of your hotel and explore the sensuous temples of Khajuraho. The afternoon is free either to relax or revisit the temples. Overnight in Khajuraho.
On the 10th day, in the morning, board the flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival in Varanasi, move to the hotel. In the afternoon, explore the temples of Varanasi which include Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Tulsi Das Temple and Bharat Mata Temple besides Emperor Aurangzeb mosque. Overnight in Varanasi.
Early morning, enjoy boat ride on the river Ganges to witness the sunrise and rituals performed on the ghats. In the afternoon, drive towards Sarnath to visit the Buddhist temples and Sarnath Museum. Evening see Arti in the bank of Holy river Ganges, return back to hotel for night stay.
Today, in the morning, drive to the airport to board flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to the international airport to board flight back home.